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Title: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on November 15, 2020, 04:10:33 PM
so i just booked april 27th thru may 1st in cowboy camp for the spring dune trip. i got site 638 and only 10 spots left.
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: fabr on November 15, 2020, 07:30:28 PM
OK by me. WHo else is going to be able to make those dates work?
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on November 16, 2020, 08:45:35 AM
i spoke with mike about the 1st week of may and that didnt work for him but the last week of april did. there are more open slips 1st week of may.  but ya do those dates work for other?
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: BrianN on November 16, 2020, 12:31:30 PM
I can share my spot with someone if it helps.
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on November 16, 2020, 02:18:41 PM
i can as well if need be. the brians are always willing to help  ;D
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Post by: dsrace on November 18, 2020, 09:09:16 AM
looks like cowboy is booked out for that week/weekend. who all got sites reserved?     carl you planning on that trip? or shooting for st a trip in aug 2021....... if the gov doesnt shut the country down ?     aug is a long ways out but i hope to make that trip.
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: fabr on November 18, 2020, 09:25:48 AM
I have 1236 Main reserved.........................
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on November 19, 2020, 07:17:47 AM
I have 1236 Main reserved.........................

not a bad idea!  at the rate they keep hiking camp fees there may be a few in town camp sites  ;D
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: fabr on November 19, 2020, 08:35:28 AM
I've been looking at other properties in town thinking the same thing. Unfortunately,the prices are way up from what I paid for our 2 places. It seems sxs people have really helped with that. LOL!!!! Hell,I could easily double or more my money if I sold now.
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on November 21, 2020, 06:16:46 AM
I've been looking at other properties in town thinking the same thing. Unfortunately,the prices are way up from what I paid for our 2 places. It seems sxs people have really helped with that. LOL!!!! Hell,I could easily double or more my money if I sold now.

i bet you could double your money. you do make several trips over there per year, for that reason it works out great. i dont and couldn't justify the expense of the property or maintenance. i have considered it but .....ya  ;D. i personally really like st a dunes far more than LS and if it was a few hrs closer i would make that trip yearly. if i was retired like mitch and mike i damn sure would  rofl i bought the ss minnow so i could make a couple more trips per year, solo but this year has been sooooooo crazy at work that i could not get time off.   
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on March 08, 2021, 11:13:12 AM
who all is still planning on the april dune trip? i plan on it and sandracer1 said his group will be there as well.
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: fabr on March 08, 2021, 12:56:08 PM
Me and at least one bike sailor.. perhaps his brother as well. Older guys but accomplished riders. One owns a mx vacation operation based in Cali.
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: big dave on March 08, 2021, 03:38:08 PM
I'm still in. had the car out this weekend. for a once over. looks like its ready to go. booked my sight so long ago i forget were I'm staying. lol
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: BrianN on March 08, 2021, 04:45:04 PM
I'm in. Is it still the end of April? I think I have a spot reserved from April 27-May 1.
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on March 09, 2021, 07:16:34 AM
i definately need to fire mine up and take it for a run. did work on it at all this winter. been doing some remodeling so no time or room.  i usually run a 50/50 mix on coolant.  i truly hope i didnt thin it out now that we saw -32* ambient. poor thing spent the winter on the toyhauler under the cover.
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: fabr on March 09, 2021, 07:23:33 AM
50/50 is supposedly good to -35 before gelling occurs with freezing just below that. Hope your thermometer was accurate.
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: budlight69 on March 09, 2021, 09:23:46 AM
Wow, -32 would be brutal.  Only saw about -12 here, but the buggy was inside.  I have reservations but the pickings were slim when I made them.  I spoke with sandsavior (JC) the other day, he is hoping to come down for some sand time.  He had shoulder surgery, so has been laid up for a while.  Starts rehab this month. 
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on March 09, 2021, 09:28:37 AM
Wow, -32 would be brutal.  Only saw about -12 here, but the buggy was inside.  I have reservations but the pickings were slim when I made them.  I spoke with sandsavior (JC) the other day, he is hoping to come down for some sand time.  He had shoulder surgery, so has been laid up for a while.  Starts rehab this month.

brian strange found out cowboy was booked as well. not sure where he found a spot but he'll be there with his new to him taz car.  hope jerry makes it as well and i am clear at the end again as that was all that was left when i booked.  yes -32* !! i sent brianN a pic of the temp gauge so he understood that 10* in his area was a heat wave compared to at home  LMAO
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: BrianN on March 09, 2021, 11:10:56 AM
Wow, -32 would be brutal.  Only saw about -12 here, but the buggy was inside.  I have reservations but the pickings were slim when I made them.  I spoke with sandsavior (JC) the other day, he is hoping to come down for some sand time.  He had shoulder surgery, so has been laid up for a while.  Starts rehab this month.

brian strange found out cowboy was booked as well. not sure where he found a spot but he'll be there with his new to him taz car.  hope jerry makes it as well and i am clear at the end again as that was all that was left when i booked.  yes -32* !! i sent brianN a pic of the temp gauge so he understood that 10* in his area was a heat wave compared to at home  LMAO
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You Yankees be tuff suns-a-guns!
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on March 09, 2021, 05:49:36 PM
thanks brianN for posting that pic. i had deleted it but that was half wat to work that morning. damn cold
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: Carlriddle on March 24, 2021, 03:33:39 AM
Thermometer here don’t have - on them, and riots in street begin at 32*.
Sadly life intrudes in vacation again. Too many other logs on fire.

Oh and not enough antifreeze does bad things. Oh how I know.
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on March 24, 2021, 01:12:19 PM
i looked underneath the rail and just saw a few oil drops. i have never been able to stop 100% of the drips on any ford!   i will have to get the cover off and check the water level to know for sure. was nice there was no green slick down the floor though! -32* is no joke and pretty rare for ambient temps. windchill isnt a concern and we do commonly see -25 to -40* with wind chill. thats the coldest 2 or 3 weeks of winter though, doesnt last long.  thank the good lord we didnt get any real wind while it was -32* !! that wouldnve been brutal!

carl, get that rail all fixed and prepped. you wont even recognize the place when you finally make it back lol

Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: big dave on March 29, 2021, 10:51:27 AM
Great to hear. all the green stuff stayed in it.  :nw.
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on March 29, 2021, 11:51:51 AM
drove it up to the garage yesterday. best oil psi i have ever seen ..... on cold start.  missed the sound of that turbo at cold start high idle!!   need to clean it, change the oil and address the exh gasket issue somehow. i have a few things to do to the truck as well. still had the green stuff in it. i normally mix it 50/50% but i couldnNt remember if i topped it off a couple times with water.
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: Enemy on March 30, 2021, 06:22:17 PM
I found a spot for the trip, just not sure if I can get the time off to do it. Gunna have to stop by the DS compound and check on the busa this week, I am confident my antifreeze held up through the engineered blast freezer event, just not sure about my water heater! What is rv antifreeze good for??
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on March 30, 2021, 07:01:45 PM
that is an excellant question. i do not know , but now that you meantion it i will have to go look as i fill mine with it too.
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on March 30, 2021, 07:03:56 PM
i did look in my rails radiator and its full so all good there! changed the oil last night..... black as coil after 2 trips.
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on March 30, 2021, 07:09:22 PM
-50*
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Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: budlight69 on March 31, 2021, 11:14:48 AM
I'm getting my rail ready.  We took the M/H out last weekend so it all works good.  This is what happens to the timing covers when you don't tighten the header nuts.
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on March 31, 2021, 07:11:27 PM
oops  ;D
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on April 05, 2021, 08:48:21 AM
hit 84* here yesterday..... that sun was nice but thats damn warm to quick after our cooler winter!    so 22 days until i head down or about 22 days  :D   whos ready already?
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: fabr on April 05, 2021, 01:01:01 PM
I'm ready but I'll be sxs'ing it this trip.
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on April 05, 2021, 06:54:31 PM
what happened?
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: BrianN on April 06, 2021, 09:15:13 AM
I'm ready but I'll be sxs'ing it this trip.
Nooooooooo. We need your  buggy in the group!
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: fabr on April 06, 2021, 09:58:17 AM
Here's the story. I bought a Dart Iron Eagle block to build a 427" SB2.2. SB2.2 blocks have different cam location and weird lifter bores. Nothing about a true SB2.2 is "normal". In other words ,Dart is in no hurry. Engine is torn down and still waiting for the block.  beathorse.gif~c200 It'll take a miracle at this point to happen in time. :nw n  I'll just tag along at the back of the pack. It's all good anyway. A day on the dunes beats most anything else no matter what you bring. I've actually put a lot of miles on the blue beast and it has been fun for sure. Can't wait to get the torque of the big cubes though.
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on April 06, 2021, 10:12:28 AM
busa rail??
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: fabr on April 06, 2021, 11:00:27 AM
Still has bad 2nd gear.
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on April 06, 2021, 12:28:37 PM
priorities priorities  :m
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: fabr on April 06, 2021, 05:19:10 PM
You mean like a floating dock for the pond? Going to LS too often? Stuff gets in the way!
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on April 07, 2021, 06:53:38 AM
You mean like a floating dock for the pond? Going to LS too often? Stuff gets in the way!

yes, like the floating dock  ;D :m
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on April 07, 2021, 06:56:07 AM
is there really such a thing as going to the dunes too often??   :D now if it was a weekly trip then possibly but since you have 3 diff style rides to dune in that does add layers.

Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on April 07, 2021, 06:57:29 AM
hell i would be happy with once a month!   i bet brianN makes it once a month as well as budlight and mike.
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: fabr on April 07, 2021, 07:28:09 AM
is there really such a thing as going to the dunes too often??   :D now if it was a weekly trip then possibly but since you have 3 diff style rides to dune in that does add layers.
Actually 4 different rides if you count the 450R quad.
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on April 07, 2021, 10:03:15 AM
my mistake  :D  i havent seen you ride those in a while.

so look what showed up today!
(https://i.postimg.cc/xX018w0d/IMG-20210407-110248.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xX018w0d)
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: fabr on April 07, 2021, 10:35:15 AM
cool!
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Post by: BrianN on April 07, 2021, 11:11:03 AM
my mistake  :D  i havent seen you ride those in a while.

so look what showed up today!
(https://i.postimg.cc/xX018w0d/IMG-20210407-110248.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xX018w0d)
I think you are secretly giving me the finger!
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on April 07, 2021, 11:51:03 AM
my mistake  :D  i havent seen you ride those in a while.

so look what showed up today!
(https://i.postimg.cc/xX018w0d/IMG-20210407-110248.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xX018w0d)
I think you are secretly giving me the finger!

 LMAO  good eye  :m
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: BrianN on April 24, 2021, 10:27:07 AM
Hey fabr, any lucky updates on having your buggy at the dunes for this trip?
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: fabr on April 24, 2021, 11:42:47 AM
Long story of one thing after another going wrong. It's a damn good thing I have a machine shop to fab stuff.  :nw  I'll fill you guys in when we meet up BUT,IF no other gremlins pop up I'll have it there with the 360 bolted back together. Big motor will not be ready.  Hope the repairs hold on the 360. Only have enough e85 at the dunes for 2-3 good runs but some seat time in it is better than none. 
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Post by: budlight69 on April 24, 2021, 12:15:28 PM
Good to hear.  When are you coming down fabr? 
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Post by: fabr on April 24, 2021, 04:20:02 PM
Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning . Who knows . :m I'll know for sure Monday.
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on April 25, 2021, 10:40:07 AM
my mistake  :D  i havent seen you ride those in a while.


(https://i.postimg.cc/xX018w0d/IMG-20210407-110248.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xX018w0d)


i really like that simple tool!
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on April 25, 2021, 10:42:28 AM
Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning . Who knows . :m I'll know for sure Monday.

after spending several hrs fishing the rest of the stud out of my exh manifold for the turbo...... every thing is back together and seems to be running good. used that rtv copper gasket maker to seal the manifold. it had 4 days to cure before start up so we'll see how it does on this trip.   

glad to hear your bringing the beast. you'll get the other motor in once it's sorted out.
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: fabr on April 25, 2021, 10:59:09 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/xX018w0d/IMG-20210407-110248.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xX018w0d)


i really like that simple tool!
It is kick ass isn't it!! It's one of those tools that you look at and say why would I ever need something like that.Until you have it that is. Then you say I don't know how I ever got along without it.
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: fabr on April 25, 2021, 11:01:33 AM
Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning . Who knows . :m I'll know for sure Monday.

after spending several hrs fishing the rest of the stud out of my exh manifold for the turbo...... every thing is back together and seems to be running good. used that rtv copper gasket maker to seal the manifold. it had 4 days to cure before start up so we'll see how it does on this trip.   

glad to hear your bringing the beast. you'll get the other motor in once it's sorted out.
Unless your turbo header flange goes over 700ish degrees you will be golden.No gasket at all will seal better than the gaskets you have been using.  ;)
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: fabr on April 25, 2021, 11:14:11 AM
Speaking of fishing crap out of engines I have a tale about that as well. This damn thing has fought me tooth and claw. Oh well,life is good otherwise. :m
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on April 26, 2021, 11:44:38 AM
well the head rarely sees 210* as coolant capacity is fantastic. not sure on the flange, never checked it. i do know the end of the header will turn red some times just like the exh housing.
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on April 26, 2021, 11:46:00 AM
yes those pliers are very handy. yes its a tool you never considered and now wouldnt do w/o ..... like eps in a rail  rofl
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: fabr on April 26, 2021, 01:06:03 PM
yes those pliers are very handy. yes its a tool you never considered and now wouldnt do w/o ..... like eps in a rail  rofl
Damn right!
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: BrianN on May 02, 2021, 07:16:10 PM
I got home late Sunday afternoon.  That was a fun trip for me. I couldn't ask for a better group of people to dune with!
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: fabr on May 02, 2021, 07:38:07 PM
I had a great time as well. I wish those with carnage speedy repairs.
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: budlight69 on May 03, 2021, 10:04:35 AM
Mine is getting torn down right now.  Still drove onto the trailer.  Technically Jerry drove his onto the trailer, just kinda limping though.   :m
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on May 03, 2021, 11:56:58 AM
very nice pics budlight69!!  always a great trip no matter what, with this group. the group of friends make the biggest difference.
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Post by: dsrace on May 03, 2021, 11:59:06 AM
future duners in the last pic!
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: budlight69 on May 03, 2021, 03:04:17 PM
1 more
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Post by: dsrace on May 03, 2021, 03:14:30 PM
great pics budlight.    i really like the deck/play pen on this toyhauler.
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on May 04, 2021, 01:21:10 PM
new post for fall dates.
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Post by: dsrace on May 04, 2021, 01:23:50 PM
btw......i really enjoyed having my daughter, grandson and son in law at the dunes. so much so that forgot to get the brand new go pro hero 9 out until friday. so just footage of the camp and various scenes. i only shot some night footage and will have to make my way through that to see what was usable besides seeing the headlights. i do like the fact that the cam eye pivots on some kind of gimbal. makes btter footage.
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on May 04, 2021, 06:17:36 PM
enemy after a good run.....  ;D ;D ;) :m
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: fabr on May 04, 2021, 08:06:37 PM
 :m :m :m :m
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on May 08, 2021, 06:04:46 AM
https://youtu.be/bf_VJFIfW3I
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on May 08, 2021, 10:36:47 AM
https://youtu.be/ltQ_k2kzYMg
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: Enemy on May 08, 2021, 11:54:15 PM
Fantastic trip as always!
And THANK YOU Jerry for welding my header back together and giving me a couple more days in the sand, big hug big Brother!!
I wish we had the material to help you out after this one, but I did get to pay it forward. Took the Brute out for a toodle and found a couple guys in a side-by-side stuck in the the fluff on the steep East trails in the trees, got some good use out of the winch and got him out, said they have been there a few hours!
I got a few clips~n~pics...

http://vimeo.com/547058867 (http://vimeo.com/547058867)

Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on May 09, 2021, 08:23:30 AM
didn't know anyone got that on video.....what other video's did you or anyone else get? i bought a brand new go pro and the only footage on the sand that i got was a night ride. i know i know but this one takes a little more learning than the hero 2. somehow i switched the 1 push turn on and record function off. got some footage of the camp ground.
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: fabr on May 09, 2021, 09:24:31 AM
 :nw My kids gave me the newest version of gopro for Christmas. I forgot all about it until time to leave. :m  Damn fine cam but too many features. All I really need is start/stop record and rewind.
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: Enemy on May 09, 2021, 04:47:50 PM
More of the "casual turn"  ;D
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: Enemy on May 09, 2021, 04:50:54 PM
Ok, that's all I got!
Brian, since ya got a new GPro you should sell me yer old unit!!
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: Enemy on May 09, 2021, 05:28:40 PM
Fabr! Since you got a new GPro, care to sell a Replay? I love that little cam, but my sound has been shit from the start, otherwise handy and compact with a great picture.
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: budlight69 on May 09, 2021, 05:53:31 PM
Great pics enemy; that was a damnnn wall! 
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: dsrace on May 09, 2021, 07:24:42 PM
Ok, that's all I got!
Brian, since ya got a new GPro you should sell me yer old unit!!

i have two with remotes i will.
Title: Re: april 2021 group trip dates
Post by: fabr on May 09, 2021, 08:24:58 PM
Fabr! Since you got a new GPro, care to sell a Replay? I love that little cam, but my sound has been shit from the start, otherwise handy and compact with a great picture.
You are aware that Replay is out of business and apple quiktime is a thing of the past as well? I haven't looked around much but the conversion software I tried sucked big time.  Have you found something that works well ? They are great cams for sure. Too bad,IMO,that GoPro eventually killed them off.  Back to your question I think I'll keep them since I do have 2 monitors for them that work pretty well as back up cams.