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Truck Norris first firing finally happening

Postby derf » Fri May 06, 2016 4:38 pm

So I think I'm ready to try to fire up Truck Norris on Sunday. I'm going to be wheeling on Saturday. Anyone interesting in coming by and poking fun at me while I try to figure out what I screwed up?

Edit: now rescheduled and actually going to happen.
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Re: Truck Norris first firing on Sunday

Postby REDONE » Fri May 06, 2016 9:08 pm

I would love to but it's mother's day. :idea:
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Re: Truck Norris first firing on Sunday

Postby derf » Fri May 06, 2016 10:12 pm

Good point.
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Re: Truck Norris first firing on Sunday

Postby REDONE » Sun May 08, 2016 2:40 pm

How's it going? Fire up first try?
79 J-10 (The Money Badger) KE0LSU
304/Performance Fuel Injection TBI/MTA1/SP2P/Magnum rockers
T18/D20/D44s/33" Mud Claws
Grizzly Locker Rear
4" front spring drop, 5" rear shackle flip
Chevy style HEI (ECM controlled)
Dolphin "Shark" gauges in a fancy homemade oak bezel
3/4 resto, rotting faster than I've been fixing it.

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Re: Truck Norris first firing on Sunday

Postby bigun » Sun May 08, 2016 2:51 pm

REDONE wrote:How's it going? Fire up first try?

I wonder does covering it with gasoline and setting it on fire count as firing up? :-bd

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Re: Truck Norris first firing on Sunday

Postby REDONE » Sun May 08, 2016 4:08 pm

I don't think derf would go that route. :lol: I can see him getting so mad he hurts his foot kicking something, but not setting it on fire. Presumption aside he really attacked the details so I would guess any issues he ran or is currently running into are big obvious things that can be easily addressed once identified. ;)
79 J-10 (The Money Badger) KE0LSU
304/Performance Fuel Injection TBI/MTA1/SP2P/Magnum rockers
T18/D20/D44s/33" Mud Claws
Grizzly Locker Rear
4" front spring drop, 5" rear shackle flip
Chevy style HEI (ECM controlled)
Dolphin "Shark" gauges in a fancy homemade oak bezel
3/4 resto, rotting faster than I've been fixing it.

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Re: Truck Norris first firing on Sunday

Postby will e » Mon May 09, 2016 5:11 am

I know when I did a first firing I covered attacked all of the details and the darn thing wouldn't fire.


You guessed it, 180 degrees off...
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Re: Truck Norris first firing on Sunday

Postby REDONE » Mon May 09, 2016 6:15 am

Heck yeah buddy! :-bd
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304/Performance Fuel Injection TBI/MTA1/SP2P/Magnum rockers
T18/D20/D44s/33" Mud Claws
Grizzly Locker Rear
4" front spring drop, 5" rear shackle flip
Chevy style HEI (ECM controlled)
Dolphin "Shark" gauges in a fancy homemade oak bezel
3/4 resto, rotting faster than I've been fixing it.

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Re: Truck Norris first firing on Sunday

Postby derf » Mon May 09, 2016 7:36 am

Well, I did get some work done this weekend. But I got a late start and there was more to do than I thought. So no test fire just yet. I'll try to tackle the rest of it this week and maybe be ready to try it out next Saturday.
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Re: Truck Norris first firing on Sunday

Postby Nikkormat » Mon May 09, 2016 12:31 pm

Posting to get notified of updates...

I'm not available but I want to know how this goes!
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Re: Truck Norris first firing on Sunday

Postby BRUTUS » Tue May 24, 2016 1:29 pm

Truck Norris update?
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Re: Truck Norris first firing on Sunday

Postby derf » Tue May 24, 2016 3:15 pm

On hold while I was putting the Atlas into the Wrangler (along with an upgraded clutch) in time for my Moab trip. Which got delayed because the Atlas has the wrong input shaft. No worries though, they're sending me a new planetary box with the right input shaft and it's just 6 bolts to swap it over in the garage.

I will get back to everything when I get back from Moab after this weekend.

While it sucks not to have the Atlas installed in time for Moab, I'm still going as a passenger so I'll get to take a lot of pictures and video.

Besides, I'll be heading out to Moab again at the end of June with another group so I'll get to drive the Atlas equipped Wrangler then.

And, oh by the way, in case you're wondering about what I'm doing while the truck and Wrangler are apart, I picked up a 2001 XJ to use as a daily driver a couple weeks back.
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Re: Truck Norris first firing on Sunday

Postby derf » Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:44 am

So after much wailing and gnashing of teeth, I am actually and truly ready to fire up the truck. I'd like to do it some evening this week. I need a hand with a couple of last minute adjustments and it would help to have an extra set of eyes to watch a few things when I prime the oil pump.

Also, I could use a camera operator to film the event.

If anyone has some free time and wants to come over, let me know.
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Re: Truck Norris first firing finally happening

Postby Blake » Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:55 am

man I'd love to come over and watch it run, but I'm busy building my own junk

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Re: Truck Norris first firing finally happening

Postby BRUTUS » Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:10 am

Yeah with Ouray next week, I can't get away because I have some work to do on my rig as well.
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Re: Truck Norris first firing finally happening

Postby REDONE » Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:45 am

Dang it derf! I just got the duty phone, I'm on call in Golden right up until the morning I leave for Ouray!
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4" front spring drop, 5" rear shackle flip
Chevy style HEI (ECM controlled)
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Re: Truck Norris first firing finally happening

Postby derf » Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:02 am

There are a couple of guys in the Jeep club who might be able to help so no worries for anyone who can't make it.
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Re: Truck Norris first firing finally happening

Postby Nikkormat » Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:50 am

Sorry, I work weekends. Good luck!
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1974 Cherokee - 401 Jeep with Trans Am Red and White two tone
1974 J10 - Ex 401 Shortbed Pioneer with Black and White two tone
1986 Grand Wagoneer - Gold and Crispy with a very sad 727
1990 Grand Wagoneer - Dover Grey and in pieces
1991 Grand Wagoneer - Spinnaker Blue and almost on the road to it's new owner
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Re: Truck Norris first firing finally happening

Postby derf » Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:58 am

Nikkormat wrote:Sorry, I work weekends. Good luck!


I'm doing it in the next couple of nights, before the weekend.

But fighting your way across town through traffic may not be worth it.
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Re: Truck Norris first firing finally happening

Postby Nikkormat » Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:02 pm

Sorry I thought you said weekend. I don't think I can make it tomorrow night either.
Gabe, "reformed" Jeep hoarder.

1974 Cherokee - 401 Jeep with Trans Am Red and White two tone
1974 J10 - Ex 401 Shortbed Pioneer with Black and White two tone
1986 Grand Wagoneer - Gold and Crispy with a very sad 727
1990 Grand Wagoneer - Dover Grey and in pieces
1991 Grand Wagoneer - Spinnaker Blue and almost on the road to it's new owner
1998 Cherokee - It gets 20 MPG AND has a Lund visor!


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