Recent content by Spieg

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    U-joint/yoke issue?

    I agree the U-bolt fastener is stronger than the straps. You do need to be careful not to over tighten them though.
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    Best battery

    I'd heard rumor (no evidence if true) that Odyssey was a JCI product?
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    What is your go-to solution for carrying extra fuel?

    NATO Jerry cans and a jiggle siphon.
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    Best battery

    Most small towns don't have an Autozone. None of the Autozone stores in my area STOCK Odyssey batteries of any size/group (just for the heck of it I called all 3 Autozones near me and asked). They will ORDER one though, and that can take a week or more to land in the store. This can be a huge...
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    Best battery

    Would also agree on Odyssey. Only caveat being difficult to get a warranty replacement in a lot of places (you're not going to find one in a small town LPS).
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    Headlight and Indicator Light Issue

    By chance do you have LED signal lamps? The change in polarity when headlights are on can cause some LEDs to not work correctly.
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    hydraulic clutch conversion?

    I prefer hydraulic over mechanical for off road (less issue with frame flex messing up your clutch linkage geometry). I'd recommend using a bell with external slave for easier service/repair.
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    bigwalton Postal teardown/rebuild - what would you do?

    Denver to La Ceiba just shy of 3,000 mi (each way). My Scrambler has never been on a trailer (tow truck a couple of times but no trailer).
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    Fuel tank compatability from 4 cyl to 6 cyl

    Either OEM size (15 or 20 gal) could be had with 4 or 6 cyl engine. Sending units are specific to tank size.
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    bigwalton Postal teardown/rebuild - what would you do?

    LOL - How many countries have you driven it in? If less than 6, then you have some catching up to do! :smokin:
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    Brake Drums out of Round?

    I'd also try to have them turned to even out the surface (or return them for another set - just on principal that they should be made right in the first place). Don't want any pulsing in the brakes.
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    Brake Drums out of Round?

    Is the problem with just one drum or both (if just one you could swap them and see if the dragging occurs on the other side). A brake/machine shop should be able to test the drums for run out to see if they're warped (this would be unusual on new drums in my experience). Could also be that an...
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    Fuel filler hose with body lift issue

    Not familiar with that product, but the hose routing on a Scrambler is pretty twisted (I could see it easily forming a kink in the line). I'd probably opt to cut a shaped hose at a midpoint and install a short extension.
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    Ford 7.3 Godzilla swap?

    Yes I do (2 of them now actually). It was a pretty easy swap, but I would consider a Coyote or LS if I was doing it today.