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by Retired BLM Rig
Sun May 20, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Aznom Atulux
Replies: 1
Views: 38

The Aznom Atulux

These will sell like hotcakes!!! :vomit:

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Clickable link for Tapatalk

Here's the full article on Jalopnik. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
by Retired BLM Rig
Sun May 20, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Current Classic Project
Replies: 16
Views: 388

Re: The Current Classic Project

Well the Caddy is on hold for now waiting for customer approval. In the meantime, here's one that I worked on last year. Pantera - 1.jpg Pantera - 2.jpg Pantera3.jpg Pantera4.jpg The power is provided by a Ford 351 Cleveland mated to a ZF transaxle Pantera5.jpg Maybe it wouldn't be so bad if I bough...
by Retired BLM Rig
Fri May 18, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe
Replies: 55
Views: 1379

Re: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe

Unfortunately rural living does have its drawbacks. I used to live in a place that took four hours to get to the nearest airport.

Here’s something for owners of late 14 - early 15 trucks to be aware of.
https://chrysler.oemdtc.com/TSB/09-002-15A.pdf
by Retired BLM Rig
Fri May 18, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe
Replies: 55
Views: 1379

Re: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe

One cylinder head removed, lifters deemed to be "ok", however a borescope exam found damage to the cam (second lobe up from rear most lobe) which required removal of the other cylinder head. My suspicion is a collapsed MDS lifter which never recovered from eco mode and tore things up. I'm being tak...
by Retired BLM Rig
Thu May 17, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Current Classic Project
Replies: 16
Views: 388

Re: The Current Classic Project

So one of my service writers used to work at a classic car shop and after they went out of business a lot of his old customers followed him to his new gig. Thats why I have such an inordinately high number of these vehicles that I work on. Plus I guess they figure the oldest guy in the shop should k...
by Retired BLM Rig
Tue May 15, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Current Classic Project
Replies: 16
Views: 388

Re: The Current Classic Project

Just finished this one today. It's a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray split window with a 327 and a two speed Power Glide transmission. The story I got was that it had been a show car at one time, which was evident from all the parts that had been chromed, but after being stored in a garage for the last 38 y...
by Retired BLM Rig
Sun May 13, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Another Government Wagon Auction
Replies: 49
Views: 4557

Re: Another Government Wagon Auction

A 2011 in Taos, NM. This one may go cheap due to the holes in the body, unless you got creative with stickers, emblems, massive fender flares or a wrap to cover them up. It looks like one of DamageWagon's siblings. 81QSCI18189018.jpg Or there's this 2012 in Coeur D Alene, ID. that appears to be int...
by Retired BLM Rig
Sat May 12, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Current Classic Project
Replies: 16
Views: 388

The Current Classic Project

Finishing up a valve job on this beast. Made it breathe fire before I left work tonight. It's not a 426 Hemi, but it's close (I think that came a year or two later). Dodge has a long history of performance minded production vehicles. 1963 Dodge Polara 500 - 1.jpg 1963 Dodge Polara 500 - 2.jpg 1963 D...
by Retired BLM Rig
Wed May 09, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Sleeping Platform Build
Replies: 11
Views: 424

Re: Sleeping Platform Build

I'm curious... what kind of storage tubs have you found to fit under your platform?
Also, it's hard to tell in your slideshow pictures but it doesn't look like there's a support leg under the forward cross board, does it flex much or is it secured somehow that I can't see in the picture?
by Retired BLM Rig
Sun May 06, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Power Wagon Apparel
Replies: 39
Views: 3017

Re: Power Wagon Apparel

Saw these jackets on Ebay. Unfortunately it says they're made in Thailand. It looks like they copied as many emblems as they could and slapped them all on one jacket. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dodge-Ram-2500-Power-Wagon-Jacket/163032163627?hash=item25f579652b:g:tLQAAOSwc2FaFpjB s-l500.jpg https://www...
by Retired BLM Rig
Sat May 05, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Sleeping Platform Build
Replies: 11
Views: 424

Re: Sleeping Platform Build

Nice! :idea:
by Retired BLM Rig
Sat May 05, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Get Togethers (GTGs)
Topic: MOAB 2018 - CANCELLED
Replies: 172
Views: 9219

Re: MOAB 2018 - CANCELLED

:rockon:
by Retired BLM Rig
Fri May 04, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe
Replies: 55
Views: 1379

Re: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe

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The original Ram Power Wagon at Renfest.

I think back then it was called the Wench Mob.
by Retired BLM Rig
Thu May 03, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe
Replies: 55
Views: 1379

Re: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe

:nopics: So I'll add a couple for the readers enjoyment. I did this one 6 months ago. IMG_1147.JPG IMG_1149.JPG IMG_1148.JPG Unfortunately your sorrows will not end until someone does a thorough inspection of every component of the valve train. I suspect a valve job and possibly rocker arms may be r...
by Retired BLM Rig
Tue May 01, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New grille, old emblem
Replies: 11
Views: 1211

Re: New grille, old emblem

I decided to join the old emblem team since they don't make a grumper for the 3rd gen. :lol: Here I am testing the emblem on Cleghorn. I think it helps the articulation. :wink: Had you put your tow mirrors in the erect position I believe you would have gained another 100 or so articulation points. ...
by Retired BLM Rig
Tue May 01, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New grille, old emblem
Replies: 11
Views: 1211

Re: New grille, old emblem

I decided to join the old emblem team since they don't make a grumper for the 3rd gen. :lol:
Here I am testing the emblem on Cleghorn. I think it helps the articulation. :wink:

Old Emblem on Cleghorn - 2.jpg
The front of the truck is better represented now, since the Feds deleted the door emblems.
Old Emblem on Cleghorn - 1.jpg
by Retired BLM Rig
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Low_Sky's 2015 Power Wagon Laramie
Replies: 37
Views: 3785

Re: Low_Sky's 2015 Power Wagon Laramie

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by Retired BLM Rig
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
Topic: Easy Ideas for Hot Food on the Trail
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: Easy Ideas for Hot Food on the Trail

I have used the tailgate for the camp stove/toaster & microwave. Camping with no electricity & the microwave dings, that usually gets some people's attention, then they start asking questions & I tell them I have 2 batteries & a 2000/4000w inverter set up & a 270 amp alt. Also use a 2 piece toaster...
by Retired BLM Rig
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
Topic: Easy Ideas for Hot Food on the Trail
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: Easy Ideas for Hot Food on the Trail

I did see the Hot Doggers & Muffpots as I was looking around. Nothin like a hot meal out in the snow.


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Hot Dogger
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MuffPot
by Retired BLM Rig
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Another Government Wagon Auction
Replies: 49
Views: 4557

Re: Another Government Wagon Auction

Another 2010 in Eldorado Hills, CA.
Lower miles than the last one, but it has a dimpled tailgate, tweaked front bumper and a missing console/seat, just to name a few obvious things.


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by Retired BLM Rig
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Head Gasket
Replies: 104
Views: 7130

Re: Head Gasket

PDavey, after a year and a half of use, can you provide any feedback about performance improvements, fuel economy/consumption after doing your camshaft? Was is worth it? Would you do it again?
by Retired BLM Rig
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Hardwired Lockers with OEM Knob
Replies: 528
Views: 36355

Re: Hardwired Lockers with OEM Knob

Ok guys, enough of the connector pin-out pictures, this is the best diagram I can come up with. Hopefully it will help you figure out what you want to know about the locker system. Sorry that it's two separate images, just print them out and tape them together if you need to get the big picture. Pin...
by Retired BLM Rig
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Hardwired Lockers with OEM Knob
Replies: 528
Views: 36355

Re: Hardwired Lockers with OEM Knob

BLM Rig, do you know if G/H are a common ground, or a floating ground that's only grounded when C/D are hot? If G/H are common and always grounded, one should be able to tap only into C/D right by the smart bar and save a lot of wiring. Would diodes be necessary to keep from back feeding +12V into ...
by Retired BLM Rig
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Hardwired Lockers with OEM Knob
Replies: 528
Views: 36355

Re: Hardwired Lockers with OEM Knob

Reloaderguy wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:19 pm
So which is the locker power out from the smartbar?
Pin C is power going out to the front locker.
Pin D is power going out to the rear locker.
by Retired BLM Rig
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Hardwired Lockers with OEM Knob
Replies: 528
Views: 36355

Re: Hardwired Lockers with OEM Knob

I already have a bypass. Maybe one of you guys that want to bypass your lockers can try jumping the pins i mentioned earlier and see what happens. I'm pretty sure that jumping those pins would result in a dead short and a blown fuse, unless I'm misunderstanding your meaning somehow. :secret: Isn't ...