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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-16-2001, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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My adventure home...

I should have known the ride home from Zookimelt wouldn't be easy when we had a torn valve stem on the Sami. But, things got worse...

In Ohio one of my tow points on the Sami broke loose and the car was all over the place. Luckily we had pulled off of the highway to get something to eat when it happened. If we had been traveling at 70mph I most likely wouldn'y be here right now! I had to drive the Sami home from Ohio to Maryland. Between trying to get a valve stem replaced on a Sunday and a 50mph drive through the mountains, a 12 hour trip suddenly became 20 hours...

At least I can say someone was looking out for me for the tow point to have broken in a parking lot as opposed to the highway!

AARRRRRRRG! 1987 Red JX 'vert, 4.5 BREEZE SPOA, SJ410 T-case (next week), 29 Super Swampers... more to come.... AARRRRRRRG!
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good thing we changed that axle lube then huh? glad to hear yall made it home safely though. lookin forward to next time man.
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Well if its any consolation there Capn, I lost the muffler to my folks truck someone in Morgantown West Virginia, the truck died in the middle of the construction zone in Columbus, and we had to pull all the wires under the hood and reseat them and the truck came back to life (thank god).

Anyway had a really good time and look forward to doing it again next year.

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AAAAAARRRRRRRGG!!!!! Glad you made it home. We got in at 1 am here.

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Hey Jason; Hey Rob,

I'm glad you all made it home OK. I was gonna email you two to see if you made it home but desperately needed sleep first. I am BEAT!

I had a great time! We'll need to see about getting together and doing some wheelin' again.

I'll see you here on the board....

AARRRRRRRG! 1987 Red JX 'vert, 4.5 BREEZE SPOA, SJ410 T-case (next week), 29 Super Swampers... more to come.... AARRRRRRRG!
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Re: My adventure home...

We had a simular thing happen to a rig in our group. Everyone has chains from the tow bar to the tow rig but most dont put chains from the tow bar to the sammi. I think I will be doing that from now on

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i always run a chain from the truck to the zook, just in case

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I had a chain (15 feet of it, double wrapped) but it was still bouncing aroung like a puppy on fire. It scared the hell out of me. Luckily I remember someone saying don't jam on the brakes if the tow point goes so I just coasted to a stop. The rental truck has a small dent which I think can be covered with dirt before I take it back[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]. The tow bar was bent to hell so it went back to PepBoys. The lady was a little dumbfounded.

AARRRRRRRG! 1987 Red JX 'vert, 4.5 BREEZE SPOA, SJ410 T-case (next week), 29 Super Swampers... more to come.... AARRRRRRRG!
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glad you made it home ok , their is no denying someone is up there looking out for us sometimes.nice to have met you .hope your welded gear work well for you .
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I wasn't the one with the welded rear...

AARRRRRRRG! 1987 Red JX 'vert, 4.5 BREEZE SPOA, SJ410 T-case (next week), 29 Super Swampers... more to come.... AARRRRRRRG!
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