Dice...... The 1978 Jeep Wagoneer

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Tim and Kelsey get lost..
Nice work! Dice should be cool as ice. Haha, oh man that was a bad joke.
It just hit me today that I have 2 vehicles without power steering or AC.... in AZ.... in summer. This will be fun!
 

DGarman

What could go wrong?
I really ought to ditch my AC too. Its all there, its all connected, but it doesnt work. The dang under dash unit has been falling and breaking more and more over time as well, I currently have it propped up with a section of 2x6 haha. When I lived in Vegas it was always a "one day" project. But, then after driving it around vegas in the 115* heat for 5 years, and not having AC, I think I'm okay with it no matter where I live in the future.
Nice work! Dice should be cool as ice. Haha, oh man that was a bad joke.
It just hit me today that I have 2 vehicles without power steering or AC.... in AZ.... in summer. This will be fun!
Hey Doc! Hey Tim!
I've been "daily driving" Old Iron for so long now...... I don't even think about AC!
Small price to pay to be able to drive a classic!
 

DGarman

What could go wrong?
Been getting ready for Overland Expo..... Dice will be in the booth if anyone wants to take a look at him.....

A couple weeks ago the carb started acting wonky..... rough idle..... rough transition from the idle circuit to the main circuit..... ran fine at highway speeds..... it's the universal 600 cfm Holley four barrel.....
Added a can of Sea Foam since I was on a road trip..... seemed to help after a 100 miles or so...... but it still wasn't right.....
No worries..... I had a 670 cfm Holley Truck Avenger that's been sitting around for a couple years.....
Got around to putting it on today..... fired right up..... no leaks..... perfect idle..... adjusted the float levels.....
The Butt Dyno says it performs better than the old carb..... and I know from experience it will work WAY better off road.

Out with the old.....


In with the new.....



I definitely need to clean up the PO's vacuum line routing..... amongst other things.....

Now..... I know someone will ask why I didn't go with fuel injection.....
First..... I like Old Trucks..... even with all their quirks..... (maybe I especially like their quirks)..... when you start adding new technology to Old Trucks..... you don't have an Old Truck anymore in my opinion.....
Second..... the Holley Truck Avenger works awesome off road..... Dice is the 4th Old Truck I've had one on.....
They work so well off road that folks will ask you what fuel injection system you have.....

Anyway..... that's the latest on Dice..... Looking forward to seeing everyone at Overland Expo!
 

DGarman

What could go wrong?
Dice and me had a great time at Overland Expo West!..... It was great to see a lot of you there.....
Dice hauled the booth all the way there and back with no complaints.....



He was pretty much the center of attention in the booth!







He even provided a dry place out of the wind and rain to roll out my Ellis Canvas Bedroll.....



All in all it was a great weekend!
 
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