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Forum: California Jeep Forum Today, 09:20 AM
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Posted By Black Magic Brakes
Stuff you may be interested in.

As some may know, I assist various companies from time to time with projects to see if they can be turned into products and I get a fair bit of enjoyment from it. Some work, some don't, this one...
Forum: California Jeep Forum 03-28-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By Black Magic Brakes
There is no need for that on either the C Gussets...

There is no need for that on either the C Gussets or the sleeves. The sleeves are plug welded and the weld needs to be done in one shot per hole or it will be hard to fill correctly.

The inner...
Forum: California Jeep Forum 03-27-2015, 09:58 AM
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Posted By Black Magic Brakes
The reason you should pull at least the upper...

The reason you should pull at least the upper balljoints is the tapered pin that goes into the top of the knuckle rides in a plastic bearing up in the body of the balljoint. They don't like much heat...
Forum: California Jeep Forum 03-26-2015, 07:05 PM
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Posted By Black Magic Brakes
It's hard to tell in the pic but it looks like...

It's hard to tell in the pic but it looks like there is some rust right next to your thumb at the edge of the pitman arm seating line in the crack if it was still whole. If so, your assessment would...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-25-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,971
Posted By Black Magic Brakes
If you pull on a wrench too hard and it slips off...

If you pull on a wrench too hard and it slips off while your thumb is pointed at your face, bits of the end of your nose will suffer heavily. If you do it two times in a row, you may want to re-think...
Forum: California Jeep Forum 03-24-2015, 08:52 PM
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Posted By Black Magic Brakes
There's nothing to win Steve, it's not a contest....

There's nothing to win Steve, it's not a contest. I'm just trying to find a way for us to get along and get this worked out so the rest of the fine folks don't have to watch it. It isn't that hard,...
Forum: California Jeep Forum 03-24-2015, 08:48 PM
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Posted By Black Magic Brakes
First off Steve, I saved you the trouble of...

First off Steve, I saved you the trouble of looking up two things, how to spell "throw" and what you actually said to Bob and it is fairly plain to see if didn't duck he'd be covered in something...
Forum: California Jeep Forum 03-24-2015, 05:59 PM
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Posted By Black Magic Brakes
Folks have warned me that you have a way of...

Folks have warned me that you have a way of trying to twist things around to make yourself look good and I hadn't really paid attention to it until now.

Really, following up behind a group of...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-24-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By Black Magic Brakes
Nope, the only wiring difference under the center...

Nope, the only wiring difference under the center console that is different between and auto and a manual is the small black lamp holder for the light in the bezel for the auto shifter.

I've...
Forum: California Jeep Forum 03-23-2015, 08:47 PM
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Posted By Black Magic Brakes
I don't know that the DS balance is going to...

I don't know that the DS balance is going to eliminate it but we need to get it out of the picture so we can concentrate on other stuff it isn't it.

I did think that perhaps at some point you...
Forum: California Jeep Forum 03-23-2015, 08:12 PM
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Posted By Black Magic Brakes
Maybe this time you won't need a guide to get you...

Maybe this time you won't need a guide to get you over to the trailhead. :)



But, iffen you do, you've got my number and you know I'm always willing to help those that have lost their...
Forum: California Jeep Forum 03-23-2015, 09:05 AM
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Posted By Black Magic Brakes
Rim size?

Rim size?
Forum: California Jeep Forum 03-23-2015, 09:03 AM
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Posted By Black Magic Brakes
I'm not a shop, not very honest, and I suck at...

I'm not a shop, not very honest, and I suck at fixing stuff, but if you want to make a short trip to over behind Canyon Lake, I can take a peek and see what it needs. ;)
Forum: California Jeep Forum 03-22-2015, 09:39 PM
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Posted By Black Magic Brakes
What size tire, what size rim, what budget, which...

What size tire, what size rim, what budget, which off road?
Forum: California Jeep Forum 03-22-2015, 08:13 PM
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Posted By Black Magic Brakes
If there is one thing I can't stand, it's...

If there is one thing I can't stand, it's intolerance.
Forum: California Jeep Forum 03-22-2015, 08:10 PM
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Posted By Black Magic Brakes
If you ever wind up out in JV with us, come on up...

If you ever wind up out in JV with us, come on up to the head of the line where I'm spotting and I'll show you many examples to learn how to evaluate a tire's performance from.

There are lots...
Forum: California Jeep Forum 03-22-2015, 04:16 PM
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Posted By Black Magic Brakes
I have spoken with many folks over the years...

I have spoken with many folks over the years about strokers in TJ's. To this day there are those that still say it can be done reliably, somewhat cost effectively and swear by them. That is right up...
Forum: California Jeep Forum 03-22-2015, 02:19 PM
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Posted By Black Magic Brakes
And then I just wound up with a 99 4.0 complete...

And then I just wound up with a 99 4.0 complete that needs a minor rebuild due to a rod knock. If I knew anyone that was well versed in making a stroker live and work reliably with pretty much a "do...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-22-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By Black Magic Brakes
The venerable Ford 9" is an awesome axle with...

The venerable Ford 9" is an awesome axle with lots of aftermarket support. The only issue in a TJ that you may run into is due to the hypoid offset being the highest among any axle you are likely to...
Forum: California Jeep Forum 03-22-2015, 12:30 PM
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Posted By Black Magic Brakes
I've been offered a set of new front and rear...

I've been offered a set of new front and rear axles if I want to build another rig for myself. HP 60 front with 1 ton outers and my choice of hubs. Rear would be a HP 60 with a set of Super 60 gears...
Forum: California Jeep Forum 03-22-2015, 12:26 PM
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Posted By Black Magic Brakes
Metric 33-16's. I think the only 15's I have are...

Metric 33-16's. I think the only 15's I have are on Kat's XJ. (and you thought I didn't like rigs with rectangular headlights and here I even own one) :mooning:
Forum: California Jeep Forum 03-22-2015, 12:04 PM
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Posted By Black Magic Brakes
Kat's new style All Terrains are pleasant so far...

Kat's new style All Terrains are pleasant so far which also means I may have not been paying attention to my tire list earlier. I have too many tires I think especially since I can't remember what is...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-22-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By Black Magic Brakes
Rust is caused by exposure of bare metal to the...

Rust is caused by exposure of bare metal to the elements, salt and similar accelerate the rust. Sitting moisture accelerates it. The worst would be dirt and mud inside the frame that holds the salt...
Forum: California Jeep Forum 03-22-2015, 08:30 AM
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Views: 378,963
Posted By Black Magic Brakes
That's going to be your particular struggle Tony....

That's going to be your particular struggle Tony. There are a lot of better tires, they are all better in some aspect to what you have and each of them has something that is better than the others. ...
Forum: California Jeep Forum 03-22-2015, 08:14 AM
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Posted By Black Magic Brakes
Yes, it does reduce it to the absurd to disprove...

Yes, it does reduce it to the absurd to disprove your position that there is no empirical evidence to support a lot of what is being discussed. The only thing you need is some more bits of...
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