King of the Hammers 2014 - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Go Back   Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups > Jeep > Jeep-Short Wheelbase

Jeep-Short Wheelbase All discussion of short wheelbase Jeeps: CJ, TJ, YJ and JK



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-26-2013, 04:16 PM
Sawzall Poster Boy
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ft. Wayne, IN
Posts: 626
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
barrelroll is on a distinguished road
Default King of the Hammers 2014

Anyone planning on going? For those of you that haven't been it's worth the trip. It's a week of racing and good times in the desert of southern california at this little OHV area known as Johnson Valley. It builds up to the King of the hammers race on Friday which is a 100 + mile race that's a mixture of desert racing and rock crawling. Race Date if Friday February 7th. To top it off there's about 30,000 spectators and every odd ball known to man seems to make an appearance.

I should be out there from Tuesday or Wednesday of race week on. I'm sure we could use extra hands. I should be out there pitting for my boss Stan Haynes 4408 as long as we can close up the shop for a couple days.

I know 2 old guys that should come out in one of their rock star busses and either drag the Tonka or stainless jeep along. They would have a blast.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 10-27-2013, 11:46 AM
Jim_Lou's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
Posts: 11,307
Thanks: 12
Thanked 14 Times in 9 Posts
Jim_Lou has much to be proud ofJim_Lou has much to be proud ofJim_Lou has much to be proud ofJim_Lou has much to be proud ofJim_Lou has much to be proud ofJim_Lou has much to be proud ofJim_Lou has much to be proud ofJim_Lou has much to be proud ofJim_Lou has much to be proud of
Default

You're probably right about someone who would have a ball. Unfortunately we just got back from eight weeks in the motorhome with the Jeep in back, mostly in California, and don't have the time or money for another trip. And in late February is the 100 Acre Wood Rally in Southern Missouri for which I'm a member of the organizing committee, host of the comm network, and 000 car driver.
__________________
EVERYTHING's easy for the guy who doesn't have to do it.
B. Dash Fabrication

Last edited by Jim_Lou; 10-27-2013 at 02:34 PM.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 01-05-2014, 10:30 AM
jeepgod's Avatar
Keyboard Implanted
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Wildomar, CA
Posts: 4,618
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
jeepgod is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

i'll be there... co-driving for #911... Have a spot in the main race... just finished re-wiring the car...

__________________
Survival is instinct, Living takes guts!
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 01-07-2014, 04:47 PM
Jim_Lou's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
Posts: 11,307
Thanks: 12
Thanked 14 Times in 9 Posts
Jim_Lou has much to be proud ofJim_Lou has much to be proud ofJim_Lou has much to be proud ofJim_Lou has much to be proud ofJim_Lou has much to be proud ofJim_Lou has much to be proud ofJim_Lou has much to be proud ofJim_Lou has much to be proud ofJim_Lou has much to be proud of
Default

Well, Howdy do! Good to see you're still kicking. Good luck at the race!
__________________
EVERYTHING's easy for the guy who doesn't have to do it.
B. Dash Fabrication
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 01-16-2014, 12:13 PM
Sawzall Poster Boy
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ft. Wayne, IN
Posts: 626
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
barrelroll is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeepgod View Post
i'll be there... co-driving for #911... Have a spot in the main race... just finished re-wiring the car...

Good deal, I'll be there pitting for 4408 Stan Haynes. Prep is almost done on the boss's car. Car goes to the dyno Saturday to get a final tune on the LS3 swap. I'll be living at 201 Nitto in the Branik Motorsports pit for the week. If anyone is out there, sing by for a beer, ask for Andy.

Jeepgod I think I made some axle shafts for that car.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 02-06-2014, 09:48 PM
elusive's Avatar
Keyboard Implanted
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: temecula, CA
Posts: 4,879
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
elusive is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Couldn't make it to the race but I blessed the widia car last saturday. Good to see this forum still kicking.
__________________
It's not what you have. It's what you do with what you have
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 02-10-2014, 05:48 PM
Sawzall Poster Boy
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ft. Wayne, IN
Posts: 626
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
barrelroll is on a distinguished road
Default

How did the Widia car do?

Good meeting you Pat by the way.

4408/ Branik was a big fat DNF. We missed the Chocolate Thunder closing time by about 1/2 an hour. The car was still driving and drove in to the trailer. It wasn't for a lack of effort and they were pushing right until we were told they wouldn't be allowed through pit 2. They blew 2 tires, 2 drive shafts, and 2 brake lines. We'll give the car a once over once it's out of the trailer, it got back to Indiana just as I was leaving work today.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 02-23-2014, 11:18 PM
jeepgod's Avatar
Keyboard Implanted
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Wildomar, CA
Posts: 4,618
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
jeepgod is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Yes it was good to meet you Andy!! Thanks for stopping by.

We started 127th out of 157 racers on Friday. After being beat off the line by a much faster car David settled into a very fast pace, we average 48 mph for the first 30 miles, which enabled us to pass 28 cars while only being passed by 5, and we ended up passing 2 of those 5 down the road. At one stretch on a dry lakebed we hit 85 mph and passed three cars in a total brown out (dus...t cloud that limited our visibility to about 50 feet), by far the most nerve racking portion of the race. Unfortunately, at race mile 30 our fantastic run ended when our transfer case blew up. We were able to continue on, but at a much slower pace since we only had rear wheel drive, so it took us some time to get back to main pit, which was at mile marker 52. At main pit the crew took over and tore out the transfer case and took it apart. After tearing it apart, it was apparent it was broke beyond repair. With all the rock trails ahead of us and time running short, we decided to call it a day. Many thanks to our crew and those other crews around us that helped out. Great job guys!!!!!
Only 32 cars finished the race.


The car is torn down and upgrades will be happening soon... our next race is the Badlands in June!!! Some of you folks ought to stop on out.

__________________
Survival is instinct, Living takes guts!

Last edited by jeepgod; 02-23-2014 at 11:21 PM.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 02-24-2014, 07:13 PM
WILL's Avatar
Official Historian
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Hot Springs, AR
Posts: 8,297
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
WILL is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeepgod View Post
The car is torn down and upgrades will be happening soon... our next race is the Badlands in June!!! Some of you folks ought to stop on out.
Is that the Badlands in Attica, Indiana?
__________________
"As the circle of my knowledge grows, so grows the circumference of the unknown." - Isaak Newton
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 02-25-2014, 09:38 PM
Sawzall Poster Boy
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ft. Wayne, IN
Posts: 626
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
barrelroll is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WILL View Post
Is that the Badlands in Attica, Indiana?
Yep Will, I believe it's the last weekend of June. Will I should be down pitting for my boss at the Ultra 4 race in Hot Springs the first weekend of April if you want to swing on by.

It's a bummer the T-case took you out. The badlands race is a blast.

Branik's car still hasn't been torn apart and we have a ton of work and leaks from just about every orifice to fix. Time to start burning the mid night oil to get ready for Hot Springs.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0
Copyright 1994-2009, VerticalScope Inc. // Off Road forums & discussion groups sitemap
side by side | atv | dirtbike | snowmobile | sandsport | competition | land use | Jeep | Toyota | Ford | GM