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  1. renolaw

    Failed piston coating?

    Blueprinted 4.6 stroker built 7 years ago. Recently a serious and random tap tap tap from somewhere inside. Compression test shows very bad on cyl 5 & 6. Oil analysis shows high level of aluminum and babbit material. So..... out she comes. Ugh. Major kluster eff. Anyone ever hear of...
  2. renolaw

    Rubicon Scramble 2016

    The 20th something annual eights on the rubicon. All welcome, even non 8s. We have the large group site reserved sept 22-25 right sling the river. Only cost is $25 fee to the caretaker to cover ur fees. All else free. Come in from loon lake or the short run from tahoe. Always a good time...
  3. renolaw

    Rubicon Scramble 2015

    The annual popular Rubicon Scramble is set for Sept 25-27. Some go in a day early and others stay a day longer. We have the very nice Dirty Dozen camp site reserved for the event. No cost other than the $20 paid to camp host. Some start at Loon Lake, others from Wentworth Springs and yet...
  4. renolaw

    Rubicon Scramble 2014

    IIRC this is the 18th or 19th annual Scramble over the Rubicon. We just received formal confirmation-- the annual Rubicon Scramble is a GO and we have Dirty Dozen Camp locked in September 18-21 for our exclusive use. All welcome. Come checkout all the pretty 8s. MB in reno
  5. renolaw

    Rubicon Scramble 9/19-22

    I know, short notice, but a lot ofSCramblers will be on the trail this week end and we have the dirty dozen site all reserved. All welcome!
  6. renolaw

    Looking For Tan Diesel Scrambler

    Looking to connect with the owner of a well built tan 3.0l diesel powered Scrambler. We chatted on Jamboree and parts were loaned to him. Only shot is of his dash. Anyone know how to reach the owner? He's from CA.
  7. renolaw

    Rubicon Scramble

    September 6-9 all long jeeps tackle the legendary Rubicon Trail. Join us for fun and sun. Later in year fewer bugs, less bears and cool evenings. We have a large level, shaded camp area right along the Rubicon River reserved for this run-- room for about 50 rigs. Come join us! I'm losing...
  8. renolaw

    2100 Rubicon Scramble

    The 15th annual Rubicon Scramble is set for September 8-11, 2011. Bring our your long jeeps and guest rigs. We have reserved camping area at Rubicon Springs and all are welcome. Just pay the mandatory camp fee to the caretaker. Basic plan is to enter the trail at either loon lake or...
  9. renolaw

    Rubicon Scramble 2011

    We are all dialed in for the annual Rubicon Scramble. So make it a run to remember. All welcome! June 16-20, 2011 mb
  10. renolaw

    2010 Rubicon Scramble

    The 15th annual Rubicon Scramble is a GO for June 24-28. We have the Dirty Dozen camp area reserved for this special event run. Your only cost is to pay the caretaker the standard camp fee. Always a great time. Come see some other long jeeps. mark
  11. renolaw

    nevada poser

    getting near end of the trail spied this small gully and-- why not take a pic? the heep worked flawlessly in the dry waterfalls earlier. taken last year behind our property-- can't wait for snow! The 37s look small in deep snow my rig but not me, i took the pic
  12. renolaw

    got stuck today

    our club did a run today-- had 45 rigs turn out-- and there is a frozen section of the trail that i just happened to slip into-- that was a nasty hole-- all locked up and couldn't go anywhere. had to use my axe to open up the hole a bit... had to get a winch from another rig sitting in the...
  13. renolaw

    off topic, but look at this stuck!

    a fellow wheeler went for a spin last w/e in his FJ and thought the frozen carson river was safe to traverse...OOPS! And he drove it home after several hours of effort. mb And look at his KC light, 1/2 full of water...
  14. renolaw

    last w/e mud run pic

    getting all flexy in the gully behindthe house. sorry for unframed pic. mb
  15. renolaw

    No More Pinging

    My Mopar'd 258 always pinged hard under load, especially w/ a loaded pack mule trailer. Tried all sorts of ideas to get it eliminated, but gave up and just lived w/ it. So two weeks ago leaving for a day run there is this awful smell in the cab, like ur following a smoky diesel truck. Quick...
  16. renolaw

    Booty-fab gas tank

    On the last Rubicon Scramble a carb'd '8 bashed in his tank so well it broke the fuel pick-up. McGyver to the rescue. We slapped in a jerry can, a 12 volt fuel pump and plumbed it to the fuel rail. Then to power the pump we used the KC lights' relay, so when it started to sputter, just kick...
  17. renolaw

    What's in ur bed?

    Tired of an empty Scrambler bed? Or is it too full of goodies? Here is my solution. Tuffy tool drawer, raised off bed w/ 4" homebrew" spacers and custom mount to hold hi-lift, Pull-Pal land anchor, shovel and axe. All independently hard mounted for easy access. Not shown is the Powertank...
  18. renolaw

    ***? Mirror covered Scrambler

    Once I thought I'd seen it all, look at this: a mirror covered Scrambler--- what were they thinking? LOL
  19. renolaw

    Not a CJ8, but close...

    nice one-off long TJ.
  20. renolaw

    Ready for camping?

    here are a few pix of the matching packmule trailer that pops up to a nice comfy camper. Trailer now sports 8 lug spindles, so all the wheels match and are interchangable. ready for the trail-- optical illusion, flag is on bldg. pop uo ready for action oops! pay attention driver! Treg...