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Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

Post by flybynight » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:43 am

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I watched this:



Then I prayed to JESUS & bought a lottery ticket :clownshoes:
So you can go all mad max Dakkar ?

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Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

Post by MPMalloy » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:04 pm

flybynight wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:43 am
MPMalloy wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:17 pm
I watched this:



Then I prayed to JESUS & bought a lottery ticket :clownshoes:
So you can go all mad max Dakkar ?

[YouTube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hao2Cl7G-QQ[/YouTube]
I guess so. I hear that these vehicles are the end all/be all BOVs. I don't think those sources prep.

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Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

Post by lailr » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:42 pm

I prepared my BOV/CUCV today by buying a flywheel :vmad: :vmad: :vmad:

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Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

Post by NT2C » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:53 pm

lailr wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:42 pm
I prepared my BOV/CUCV today by buying a flywheel :vmad: :vmad: :vmad:
Hope you checked the starter too and made sure it was correctly shimmed.
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Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

Post by majorhavoc » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:01 pm

I, ah, gassed up the car again even though it was only down a quarter of a tank. No evidence I can see that any kind of fuel shortage is in the offing. But I'm just anxious in general lately and keeping the car topped off seems to help.

After last night's New England snowstorm (and - sigh - yet another power outage) I decided to keep the traction aids, snow shovel and cold weather gear in the vehicle for a few more weeks, along with my first aid kit and 3-day GHB.

Does last Friday count? That's when I took delivery of an OEM spare tire kit. My new-to-me car, a 2016 Kia - get this - doesn't even come with a spare tire. Not even a donut or jack. It comes with a "mobility kit" - a 12 volt compressor and what amounts to a glorified can of Fix-a-Flat. Apparently the weight savings from eliminating a spare tire, jack and lug wrench allow car manufacturers to eek out an extra 0.5 mpg on their EPA mileage certification so they can advertise a better fuel economy rating. You know how many miles to a gallon even a Toyota Prius hybrid gets when it's immobilized due to a blown sidewall? That's right: zero. Ridiculous.

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Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

Post by Confucius » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:10 pm

majorhavoc wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:01 pm
I, ah, gassed up the car again even though it was only down a quarter of a tank. No evidence I can see that any kind of fuel shortage is in the offing. But I'm just anxious in general lately and keeping the car topped off seems to help.
It would be a distribution failure if that were to happen, not a supply failure. Everyone is at pretty much maximum inventory. Most crude contracts are purchased weeks or months ahead of time, so with the huge drop in demand, refiners had to shove everything wherever they could fit it. WHOOOOLE lot of gasoline out there right now. On the open market in some parts of the country, gasoline is actually cheaper than crude...

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Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

Post by majorhavoc » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:41 pm

Confucius wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:10 pm
majorhavoc wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:01 pm
I, ah, gassed up the car again even though it was only down a quarter of a tank. No evidence I can see that any kind of fuel shortage is in the offing. But I'm just anxious in general lately and keeping the car topped off seems to help.
It would be a distribution failure if that were to happen, not a supply failure. Everyone is at pretty much maximum inventory. Most crude contracts are purchased weeks or months ahead of time, so with the huge drop in demand, refiners had to shove everything wherever they could fit it. WHOOOOLE lot of gasoline out there right now. On the open market in some parts of the country, gasoline is actually cheaper than crude...
I know. I think this generalized anxiety I feel right now is that whatever reserve resiliency our society possesses, it's being stretched a bit thin at the moment. This whole COVID-19 thing. It's going to get worse before it gets better, but it will get better. Of that I have no doubt. It's this vague sense that if anything else major were to happen at this particular point in time, I'm wondering if things could go sideways in unexpected, unpredictable ways. I don't know what it would be: a major earthquake, a dire national threat, some major political upheaval. Maybe I'm just projecting my own internal strain onto society in general. I just hope that fate and world events conspire to stay calm while we deal with this one crisis.

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Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

Post by NT2C » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:27 pm

I just realized that there's a word missing from the thread title. Hmmm... To fix it or not to fix it?
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Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

Post by majorhavoc » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:35 pm

NT2C wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:27 pm
I just realized that there's a word missing from the thread title. Hmmm... To fix it or not to fix it?
"do" or "do" not. There is no try.
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Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

Post by NT2C » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:59 pm

majorhavoc wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:35 pm
NT2C wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:27 pm
I just realized that there's a word missing from the thread title. Hmmm... To fix it or not to fix it?
"do" or "do" not. There is no try.
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No, there is no "do".

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Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

Post by lailr » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:17 pm

NT2C wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:53 pm
lailr wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:42 pm
I prepared my BOV/CUCV today by buying a flywheel :vmad: :vmad: :vmad:
Hope you checked the starter too and made sure it was correctly shimmed.
Yes, it is.......It hung open, and created several bad spots on the flywheel

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Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

Post by NT2C » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:37 pm

lailr wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:17 pm
NT2C wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:53 pm
lailr wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:42 pm
I prepared my BOV/CUCV today by buying a flywheel :vmad: :vmad: :vmad:
Hope you checked the starter too and made sure it was correctly shimmed.
Yes, it is.......It hung open, and created several bad spots on the flywheel
Cool. I used to own my own shop and you'd be surprised at the number of flywheels we had to replace because people did their own starters (how hard could it be?) and left out things like required shims, washers, etc.
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Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

Post by lailr » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:45 pm

NT2C wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:37 pm
lailr wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:17 pm
NT2C wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:53 pm
lailr wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:42 pm
I prepared my BOV/CUCV today by buying a flywheel :vmad: :vmad: :vmad:
Hope you checked the starter too and made sure it was correctly shimmed.
Yes, it is.......It hung open, and created several bad spots on the flywheel
Cool. I used to own my own shop and you'd be surprised at the number of flywheels we had to replace because people did their own starters (how hard could it be?) and left out things like required shims, washers, etc.
I've got the Doghead Starter relay mod going on too, from over on Steelsoldiers..

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Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

Post by NT2C » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:57 pm

lailr wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:45 pm
NT2C wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:37 pm
lailr wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:17 pm
NT2C wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:53 pm


Hope you checked the starter too and made sure it was correctly shimmed.
Yes, it is.......It hung open, and created several bad spots on the flywheel
Cool. I used to own my own shop and you'd be surprised at the number of flywheels we had to replace because people did their own starters (how hard could it be?) and left out things like required shims, washers, etc.
I've got the Doghead Starter relay mod going on too, from over on Steelsoldiers..
Smart.
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Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

Post by lailr » Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:04 pm

NT2C wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:57 pm
lailr wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:45 pm
NT2C wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:37 pm
lailr wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:17 pm


Yes, it is.......It hung open, and created several bad spots on the flywheel
Cool. I used to own my own shop and you'd be surprised at the number of flywheels we had to replace because people did their own starters (how hard could it be?) and left out things like required shims, washers, etc.
I've got the Doghead Starter relay mod going on too, from over on Steelsoldiers..
Smart.

CUCV, back up and running!

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Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

Post by MPMalloy » Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:09 pm

lailr wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:04 pm
NT2C wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:57 pm
lailr wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:45 pm
NT2C wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:37 pm
Cool. I used to own my own shop and you'd be surprised at the number of flywheels we had to replace because people did their own starters (how hard could it be?) and left out things like required shims, washers, etc.
I've got the Doghead Starter relay mod going on too, from over on Steelsoldiers..
Smart.
CUCV, back up and running!
PICS! :D

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Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

Post by lailr » Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:22 pm

MPMalloy wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:09 pm
lailr wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:04 pm
NT2C wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:57 pm
lailr wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:45 pm
I've got the Doghead Starter relay mod going on too, from over on Steelsoldiers..
Smart.
CUCV, back up and running!
PICS! :D
Never been able to unload photos....have some in my phone though

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Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

Post by lailr » Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:44 pm

[img<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/187868139 ... ed-public/" title="CUCV"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/497 ... d8c0_k.jpg" width="2048" height="1536" alt="CUCV"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>][/img]]

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Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

Post by NT2C » Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:53 pm

lailr wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:44 pm
[img<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/187868139 ... ed-public/" title="CUCV"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/497 ... d8c0_k.jpg" width="2048" height="1536" alt="CUCV"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>][/img]]]
Yeah, that's not going to work on here. Needs to be a direct link to the image, nothing else, wrapped in an image BBcode.
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Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

Post by MPMalloy » Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:48 pm

She's awful purdy. :D I'd love one of those.

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Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

Post by lailr » Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:06 am

MPMalloy wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:48 pm
She's awful purdy. :D I'd love one of those.
It's got a little rust, and a Plexi glass back window.... I picked it up from an auction for $300, it had been sitting for 3 years.....I put new batteries in it, started it, and drove it home. Tires not even dry rotted that bad.

Fixing it a little at a time. Would like to make it a little more civilian comfortable too

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Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

Post by lailr » Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:09 am

AAANNNDD, after replacing the flywheel, I have a large T Fluid leak around the pan seal........


Probably wait until after the Pandemic clears up to take it back out of service though, just monitor and add

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