Join Date: Aug 2001
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As you always do... You make a good point.
This project that my buddy and I have taken on of getting this Jeep ready for this race is intended to do two things. Be fun, and allow us to dispose of this Jeep when the race is over. (If you have a vehical with a title (we do) the junk yard will buy what ever is left of it from you when the race is over, and they will load it on their trailer free of charge)
I have a lot of other fun and exciting things going on in my life right now, so I am not willing to be under this Jeep for the next week solid. As I said I only see myself spending one to two more days on this.
Right now the case works in 2wd. We can drive the Jeep around, and we can race. But it would be much more desirable to have 4wd.
If I open up the case and attempt to change the chain I run the risk of somthing going wrong, or not 100% the way it should (this seems to be the norm for me when I work on anything that says jeep on it, and there is a deadline) If that happens and I have the case open and I am unable to get it back together before the race I have two issues on my hands. 1) I won't get to be a part of this race, and I think it is going to be a ton of fun. 2) Now I am stuck with Jeep in my shop that has a totally useless transfer case. A Jeep that I (we, my buddy and I ) was hopping to dispose of to the Junkyard. (and take our $100 from them for scrap and have some more fun with it)
My main objective is to make sure this jeep makes it to the start line. if I cut an access hole in the back of the transfer case and try somthing... even if it doesn't work... I can take everything out, seal up the hole, and run the jeep in 2wd.
I figure a somewhat busted Transfer case in 2wd, is much better than a totally busted Transfer case and no wheel drive.
I don't know how much sence that does or does not make, but that is my reasoning behind my plan.
If I had more time, or if the intent was to use this jeep again after this race, I would fix the transfer case the right way. No question about that.
In this situation I feel like I am making the correct call for the maximization of fun.
Once apon a time I played with legos... Now I have a Jeep