Tomorrow I'm picking up my first Sammi down in L.A. and driving it back home. Once I get it there's going to be some stuff I'll play with so I guess I'll be around looking for advice, etc.
The enginehas been rebuilt( long block or short I don't know), replaced water pump, oil pump, alternator, carb either rebuilt or replaced, replaced entire clutch assembly(pressure plate,disc, throw out bearing and pilot shaft bearing, transmission and transfer case(including all new bearings, bushings, and seals, new radiator, fan clutch, entire exhaust system, brakes, upholstery, and soft top. The body is free of rust, dents and scratches but the paint is a bit dull.....gee whizzzz, I can live with that for awhile.
The owner tells me that while towing it behind his RV, (I think I understood this) one of the support wheels in the rear went out and caused the Sammi rear tire take a hell of a ride. I read a little about these Sammi's being towed in N and didn't take it all in but maybe you guys know. This will not be towed by me anywhere so I didn't pay much attention to it.
I'm putting a great amount of trust in this seller but he seems to be as anal as I am and my gut feeling is it'll be fine. I don't want to make a rock crawler out of this Sammi as I have a Rokon that'll take me anywhere I have the kahoonas to go. But I will need to do a tire change to start out with and will have to look into this Web carb thing as well. From doing my homework I see the best way to get more power to start with: a K&H air filter, a MSD Ignition System, a Tri-Y Header exhaust and a 2" free flowing pipe. That being said, I just wonder what % changes will 'REALLY' take place?
This is going to be my hunting rig and run around town with. I need to figure out how to mount my high lift jack and maybe get the spare tire up on a cargo roof. I have a small little trailer I can pull to carry the Rokon and other gear so maybe I'll not need the cargo rack. Here's what I have been driving for the last 20 years or so
Big change but 10 mpg is no longer a write off as I recently retired....hence a small rig I can take the dogs hunting in.
Hope this all comes out as this is my first post here. When I get back I'll drop in again for an update. Wish me luck.