L60Boerne's Santa's Sleigh

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Postby Edgar » Fri May 24, 2019 3:48 pm

Very sorry to hear about your mother's home. Here's to a speedy recovery for all.
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Postby L60Boerne » Fri May 24, 2019 9:04 pm

Patrol friends,

God works in many ways and always in the favor of His followers. He has blessed my Mom through this experience in many wonderful ways.

Now we got her squared away at 5 PM then at 6 PM we got a call to help fill sandbags for my Uncle's house as the Arkansas River was just 5' feet below his door. Well, sad to say it looks like he will have a rough couple of days. Still he will be fine.

Just never lose your faith. It is apparent...Patrollees have lots of that!

I appreciate all of your support and help.

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Postby plateaucal » Sat May 25, 2019 9:02 am

Well, they are sand bagging up in Lake City as well. So when you are done saving Arkansas, Colorado awaits.
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Postby jAyL60 » Sun May 26, 2019 8:33 am

Prayers go out to you and yours L60Boerne’s, and everyone throughout the country defending against natural forces! Nothing changes perspective faster than water in your living room or fire in your backyard!
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Postby Flaggoni » Mon May 27, 2019 2:29 pm

Tulsa, Oklahoma and surrounding areas are currently in bad shape, and precariously close to epic flooding. Dams are at capacity and levies are old and seeping. More rain forecast.
I’m personally on high ground, but many homes nearby are flooded.
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Postby plateaucal » Mon May 27, 2019 4:19 pm

plateaucal wrote:Well, they are sand bagging up in Lake City as well. So when you are done saving Arkansas, Colorado awaits.


https://kdvr.com/2019/05/27/army-corps- ... g-efforts/

Under control here. But the melt hasn't even started. https://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/ftpref/st ... tgrb19.gif?

Weird year.
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Postby L60Boerne » Mon May 27, 2019 7:48 pm

Thank you for all your well wishes. If you know a farmer in Oklahoma or Arkansas you can kindly ask them to stop praying for rain. The flooding is truly epic as Bill said. I grew up near Lock & Dam 13 on the AR River. The water is 10' OVER the concrete locks. It is hard to describe what that means but it seems impossible to a guy who has seen those locks 500 times. I'd think the river below the locks must be 75-100' higher than normal.

I'll be in Lake City in a few weeks. Hopefully they will be spared but my buddies filled sand bags as week.

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Postby mdawg4x4 » Tue May 28, 2019 12:23 pm

L60Boerne wrote:Patrol friends,

God works in many ways and always in the favor of His followers. He has blessed my Mom through this experience in many wonderful ways.

Now we got her squared away at 5 PM then at 6 PM we got a call to help fill sandbags for my Uncle's house as the Arkansas River was just 5' feet below his door. Well, sad to say it looks like he will have a rough couple of days. Still he will be fine.

Just never lose your faith. It is apparent...Patrollees have lots of that!

I appreciate all of your support and help.

Patrolling again soon,
L60Boerne


Good to hear about your mom. ALl that AR River water has to hit the MS River eventually. The MS Delta has been flooded for so long they may not get crops in this year. The residents at Eagle Lake, North of Vicksburg, have been flooded several times over the past few years, with this year being one of the worst.

jAyL60 wrote:Prayers go out to you and yours L60Boerne’s, and everyone throughout the country defending against natural forces! Nothing changes perspective faster than water in your living room or fire in your backyard!


I saw the pictures of the avalanche up near Animas Forks access! WOW that is a lot of snow. 120' deep over the road and mixed with trees wiped out as it came down. Then there is the huge boulder over near Mancos!
We have actually cancelled our off road plans for our August Durango trip, so we will be in the Grand Cherokee rather than the Wrangler. We may still make it to Lake City, just not the route I had wanted to follow. My cousin said some of the passes may not open until way later than normal, if they do at all.
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Postby L60Boerne » Tue May 28, 2019 2:31 pm

Yes, the Lake City trails are in a mess at this time but I think they will open by Labor Day...though that is not for certain as the problems are on a large scale.
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Postby L60Boerne » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:53 pm

Greetings Patrollees Worldwide,

Though I am no Nissan Ninja like so many of you gifted mechanics I too get surprises when I lift the fender or hood like......how many mechanics and invoices it takes to fix something.

First, the good news. I replaced the skids on Santa's Sleigh. Christmas in June found a new suspension and a new set of Dreestone d503 bias ply tires under the bonsai tree. Result 100% victory. All Bias Ply for my off road/ranch vehicles from now on. I'd never heard of Dreestone but I'll buy more. Deep treads..excellent lugs and longer lasting for ranch/hunting duty than BFGs at 35% lower price. Can't use them on concrete too much but we are never on concrete with Santa's Sleigh.

Second, The bad news.Both Eddy the Eagle and Saint Scott have taken multiple swipes of my credit card at fixing this problem with Santa's Sleigh. The condition persists. When left overnight or several days...It cranks like it has a baby's breath of life left in it. After 2 seconds the cranks become rolling then 2-7 seconds later it kicks off and runs perfect. It runs absolutely great for 4-5 hours over one or several. After about 4-5 hours of operation it dies while running then will not re-fire. It turns over like a crock with a yearling wildebeest leg but no fire. Unusual things.....the wire running to the negative battery terminal is hot at the terminal, the new fuel pump is pumping fuel. The new aftermarket carb seems to be working fine. It has an Petronics electronic starter with waterproof distributor cap. New HD coil.

The only super hero left on the planet that can crack a Nissan nut is this forum. Hunting season is starting we we need to get Sant's Sleigh back in air. Any help is most appreciated. I've asked Saint Scott (he is a Saint because he is from Eden, TX) to get back in the fight and keep swinging. He will drive back to the ranch tuesday or wednesday.

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PS, I'll back in Lake City this weekend. Command and Control Vehicle 7 (white 63 Patrol) received new oil and a brake adjustment. 65 Presidio Patrol is just back from Ready with the Wrench's garage with a new exhaust manifold. I will add my, new to me, oil sending unit to my spare parts inventory barn secured deep in a grove of radiant aspen trees.
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Postby L60Boerne » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:57 pm

Greetings,

Santa's Sleigh has a new NAPA carb. It works great when it works. Since it is likely made in China the bowl needle sticks.

I hate to trash it but I'd consider a really good cast off if anyone has a working OEM carb.
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Postby plateaucal » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:44 pm

Regarding the starter, what exactly did you pay for? I think I mentioned this before, but as the starter bushings wear the rotor will ground on the stator causing a significant volatage drop and slow turn over. Old starters are simple. They usually just need new bushings and brushes now and then. Is this the same problem I had at the Lair?
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Postby plateaucal » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:48 pm

Now if the battery is dying while sitting, then you need an ammeter. You need to check the amp flow at the battery terminal. Then you work it back, circuit by circuit, at the fuse box until you find the culprit. Now that being said, some batteries develop internal shorts and can die that way.
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Postby RiverPatrol » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:38 am

I think what he is describing is that when he fist goes to start it, it will crank slow at first like a low battery than suddenly start cranking normally and finally start. If that is the scenario, it sounds as though the distributor drive gear is off by one tooth.
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Postby L60Boerne » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:20 am

Greetings from a Chilly Lake City,
Well, you are both right. I'll bet it is a tooth off and it is the same problem. The running to a stop with a dry bowl can only be fixed with a fixed or new carb. I will say that carb is excellent when it works. It is by far the best running of the three. We will tap the bowl through this hunting season then either replace or fix it next summer.

I'll get the model of that carb because somehow it doesn't change the OEM manifold to oil bath locations. I know Eddy the Eagle really had a hard time getting it tuned when he installed it. He made several calls to the manufacturer but he did get it tuned expertly.

Plateaucal...you hunting this week? I'll send you axis picks from The Lair, we have a better way to hunt them this year. If not both Patrols seem to running good. Ready with the wrench Rene did some work on Presidio Patrol's transmission and it is shifting faster than EW's answers on whether her plans will require huge tax increases. CCV7 got the brakes adjusted and oil inspected. Apparently nothing out of the ordinary in the oil.

We leave next Saturday. Probably tunnelling back in for Christmas to New Years staycation next.

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