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31  General Category / Club Announcements / Re: Website Picture Uploading on: May 08, 2009, 12:34:17 PM
I made a youtube account,  put up a couple trial videos.  do a search for "tacowillys"
32  General Category / Club Announcements / Website Picture Uploading on: May 02, 2009, 04:42:51 PM
For those that have been having problems with uploading your pictures to the website, I found a handy little tool to use.  A large picture file takes forever to upload and often errors out.  If you resize the picture before you upload (the site resizes them anyways) if saves alot of time.  I found a tool for Windows XP on the microsoft page called ImageResizer  on the lower right of the web page.  Its free to use and have.
After the program is installed you can right click on any picture and choose to resize it in 4 different sizes. I've been choosing the large format (1024X768).  Once selected it makes a new file with a (Large) extension at the end.  You can upload about 10 pictures at a time to the site before it gets too upset.
You can also resize multiple files by selecting (highlighting) all of the files and following the previous directions.  Hope this helps some people out.
33  Technical / Electrical / Electric Fan on: April 23, 2009, 08:36:52 AM
I know alot of people have converted their vehicles to electric fan so I wanted to share a link for a good write up.  I used the same fan on my CJ7 for several years without any problems.  It fits the radiator almost perfectly. I just use the low speed setting.  I am not running relays, and found out that the high speed setting will burn up a 30amp switch.  So if you plan on using it that way definitly use a similar relay setup as suggested.
34  General Category / General / Re: Date Change: Rausch Creek Now March 28 on: April 08, 2009, 05:00:58 AM
There is always the expensive way of buying something that she really wants and hopefully that overshadows what you bought for yourself.  "Here's some diamonds.... by the way, I bought new tires for the Jeep."
35  General Category / General / Re: newbie here on: April 07, 2009, 08:53:16 AM
We do whatever is available.  Everybody has their own preference but it all seems to be a mixture.  Up in this area its mostly mud and hill climbs.  If you want rocks, Rausch Creek in PA is about the only really good game.  Most of the trails we run can take a fullsize vehicle with some finesse
36  General Category / General / Re: Date Change: Rausch Creek Now March 28 on: March 31, 2009, 08:04:00 AM
There are three standard ways that I know of:

1)  Lie and dont tell her.
2)  Tell her that it is "Essential Equipment"  You need that rollcage to protect your body incase something may happen.  You need the lower gears so you wont burn up your clutch again.  You need the lockers to keep you from having excessive tire speed and reving you engine to high. Be creative and make the consequences of not having your "Essential Equipment" dire.
3)  This is the best one...  Get her to love wheeling as much as you do.
37  General Category / General / Re: Date Change: Rausch Creek Now March 28 on: March 31, 2009, 04:16:24 AM
As the build up continues...
38  General Category / General / Re: Date Change: Rausch Creek Now March 28 on: March 30, 2009, 05:18:47 AM
Did you go into any of the mud holes there?  Thats normaly an easy way to loose a clutch.  Mud and grass/sticks get packed between the clutch fingers and pressure plate housing causing the clutch not to fully engage.  How did everybody else do?
39  General Category / General / Re: Date Change: Rausch Creek Now March 28 on: March 26, 2009, 07:31:23 AM
I think you just screwed yourself Pat.  Never say never.  Hans has been out of town for work and I dont think he will be back in time to go.  If I hear different Ill let you know.
40  Technical / Mechanical / Re: hydro assist on: March 25, 2009, 08:42:33 AM
You could always do the crazy thing an just put the fitting in and see how it works.  Sometimes there is no use in over engineering things.
41  General Category / General / Re: Date Change: Rausch Creek Now March 28 on: March 25, 2009, 08:40:25 AM
As normal, Im dropping out.   On a positive note: the new radiator works too well.  Now I have to put  a thermal switch on the electric fan and possibly a higher temp thermostat.  Have fun, take lots of pictures and post em!
42  General Category / General / Re: Date Change: Rausch Creek Now March 28 on: March 20, 2009, 11:33:19 AM
I should be doing a test drive tonight to see how things work.  My new junkyard radiator is already seeping alittle bit at the aluminum/plastic tank connection.  Its not bad now but who knows whats going to happen when it gets up to operating temp.  I should still be good to go for next weekend.  Hopefully its warmer.
43  Classifieds / Wanted / Dump hoist/box on: March 18, 2009, 12:38:06 PM
Iím looking for a 2-3 ton hoist mechanism for my superduty pickup.  I would even look at a complete 8-10 foot dump box or flat bed. Preferably a complete electric/hydraulic system.  The box/bed condition doesnít really matter as long as the hoist frame is solid.  Iím sick of unloading wood manually.
44  General Category / General / The not so random people you see on youtube on: March 13, 2009, 09:07:40 AM
So here I am doing my normal lunchtime offroad video watching on youtube and I find the following:

Looks like it was fun!
45  General Category / General / Re: Date Change: Rausch Creek Now March 28 on: March 12, 2009, 06:49:56 AM
I should be set to go for that weekend as long as my new radiator/exhaust set up doesnt catastophicaly fail.  I still havent gotten it all together to road test.  Its cold out and im lazy.  I think Hans was up for going too.  He has to replace a motor and tranny mount but he is even lazier than I am so who knows.
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