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Title: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: w squared on December 06, 2011, 06:56:26 PM
There will be a CJA sanctioned run in Waiparous on New Year's Day

The focus of this run is to be stocker-friendly. We will have a group headed up to Margaret lake - 100% family friendly and open to as many people as we can.

Requirements:
Good MT, AT, or winter tires, and be prepared to air down to 15 psi please. (NO MINIMUM TIRE SIZE)
Full sized spare tire.
Good front and rear tow points.
Lots of warm clothing, and a change of footwear for everyone in the vehicle
Lots of food and water for everyone in the vehicle
Patience and a good attitude - we will be moving at a speed that is comfortable for the slowest member of the group

Good Ideas:
Recovery Strap
Shovel
CB Radio
Something to cook over a fire at Margaret lake if the weather is good.

I will be leading the run, and Apeman will be tailgunner. If there are other members that would like to volunteer, we can line people up to mid-gun, and perhaps lead/tail-gun a more challenging group if we have a big turn-out.

We will meet at Smitty's for 9AM. Please have a full tank of fuel and be ready to roll when you show up.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: Knox on December 06, 2011, 09:47:59 PM
I should be good for this, you can put me in the middle, or tail whatever if we break into groups.

Family is still in town visiting, runs looks like a no go for me.

Ok scratch that, visiting family Is coming with, still available to help with stockers
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: apeman on December 07, 2011, 05:31:34 AM
CB Radio is a good bonus, i will run tail gunner as i usually bring spare shafts, parts, and tools plus, looking forward to seeing everyone out for a great start to the new year.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: NUXJR on December 07, 2011, 08:22:21 AM
If I make it back from the boxing day trip in one piece would like to join in on this on.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: BlackYJ on December 07, 2011, 11:31:26 AM
CB Radio is a good bonus, i will run tail gunner as i usually bring spare shafts, parts, and tools plus, looking forward to seeing everyone out for a great start to the new year.

Try not to celebrate "TOO MUCH" with wine the night before  ;)
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: AstraX on December 07, 2011, 12:11:47 PM
If the wife is stuck working, I will be there.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: Anton on December 08, 2011, 07:17:51 PM
Well finally i am free and have time to get out. need to get the CB up and running again.

Would be nice to have some fun again.

Anton
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: newfie glass on December 08, 2011, 08:48:52 PM
I may be out for this one. Does it have to be a jeep? I may have my blazer ready to go by then.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: tubby on December 08, 2011, 09:28:01 PM
Try not to celebrate "TOO MUCH" with the box of wine from Co-op  the night before  ;)

Fixed it for you.

Remember who you are dealing with here
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: TL-Iguana on December 08, 2011, 09:55:33 PM
I may be out for this one. Does it have to be a jeep? I may have my blazer ready to go by then.

About the only vehicle I will have thats wheelable right now is my Ranger ;)

I followed a rainbow out to a garage and found a leprichaun. The rainbow ended in a potted cactus on his porch, but there was no gold :( Just promises of axles that would fit my XJ... One of these days I will again have the Jeep workin :D
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: RUBICON13 on December 09, 2011, 07:40:33 AM
I should be in.

Is there a meet-up time and place?

Thanks,

Jeff
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: hornblower on December 11, 2011, 03:17:55 PM
I'm in on this. Should have the new bumper and winch on by then.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: comanche killer on December 11, 2011, 03:27:33 PM
I should be in for this one
I will lead a  second group if need be
I'll be going throw my rig tomorrow to see what needs fixin ::)
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: homeguy on December 13, 2011, 10:32:34 PM
I'd like to make it to this.  Just dont have a cb yet.  Just put an m8000 on the bumper tonight. Ok?


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Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: SilverFox on December 13, 2011, 11:18:22 PM
In for this one too.

Be happy to help where needed.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: w squared on December 14, 2011, 08:22:41 PM
I'd like to make it to this.  Just dont have a cb yet.  Just put an m8000 on the bumper tonight. Ok?


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For sure!
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: homeguy on December 14, 2011, 08:36:00 PM
Great!


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Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: Vinman on December 15, 2011, 07:18:04 AM
 I may be in on this run, a good shakedown for the new to me heep.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: thayer03 on December 15, 2011, 08:12:35 PM
I think this would be a good outting for the Waggy! I'll be there with the full size!!
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: Corbitto on December 23, 2011, 07:55:00 PM
Just got the jeep a month or so ago so not ready to wheel yet.  be cool to meet some people and talk jeep for the newproject  I do have my superduty though is it possible to tag along or is it jeep only? Thanks
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: homeguy on December 23, 2011, 07:57:04 PM
I'm just wondering where we meet up and what  time it would be that we meet?  Looking forward to seeing everyone there.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: RUBICON13 on December 24, 2011, 08:39:09 AM
Corbitto,

I am running solo in my Jk if you want to call shotgun. I can meet you at Smitty's and I think you can leave your vehicle there for the day. Let me know.

Jeff
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: w squared on December 24, 2011, 10:11:50 AM
Just got the jeep a month or so ago so not ready to wheel yet.  be cool to meet some people and talk jeep for the newproject  I do have my superduty though is it possible to tag along or is it jeep only? Thanks

I'm going to suggest that riding shotgun might be better. The problem with a full-size that's not set up for wheeling is that if you do get stuck, it's very hard for the smaller and lighter vehicles to get you un-stuck.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: w squared on December 24, 2011, 10:13:41 AM
I'm just wondering where we meet up and what  time it would be that we meet?  Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

First post updated - we're meeting at Smitty's at 9 AM. Please stop to fill up first, and then come on over to Smitty's.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: homeguy on December 24, 2011, 10:43:34 AM
First post updated - we're meeting at Smitty's at 9 AM. Please stop to fill up first, and then come on over to Smitty's.

Sorry for asking.  Smitty's in Cochrane?


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Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: Corbitto on December 24, 2011, 11:09:10 AM
maybe i will jump in shotgun.  my truck is an 11 superduy with 6" lift and 37" superswampers.   rear locker.   goes pretty good in the mud i have played in but havent really tried out the deep snow yet.  would air down for sure. 
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: morerpmfred on December 24, 2011, 11:12:39 AM
I would be more worried about the ice on the hills then the deep snow.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: Corbitto on December 24, 2011, 11:21:18 AM
yes what i do know is ice and swampers are not friendly lol
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: w squared on December 24, 2011, 11:29:03 AM
Sorry for asking.  Smitty's in Cochrane?


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No need to be sorry  :). Your post made me realize that we hand't specified the time and place, so I went and did that. Thanks for the reminder.

Yes, Smitty's in Cochrane. We almost always "circle the wagons" there before we do open runs in Waiparous.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: WhiteOut on December 24, 2011, 11:39:15 AM
I'll be there, have to try some new toys out.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: Anton on December 26, 2011, 10:00:45 AM
So looks like my plans for getting a compressor for the jeep got crushed again! . I Hate doing this again but i hope one of you folks would be able to land some air in the end of the trip for the drive home.

Thanks allot.

Anton.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: jpthing on December 26, 2011, 10:20:14 AM
I am hoping to be there.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: Silver Troll on December 26, 2011, 11:35:03 AM
Don't mean to be one of those guys but I gotta ask. I don't have the cash for a full size spare 35", January will bring more goodies. Can I still squeeze in with you guys? TJ Rubi on 35s. This is a kiddie ride and I want to take the pregnant wife out for a first time. Something like this soft ice cream ride should be just right; pending on the hill condition up to the lake.

Will take no for answer and catch the next trail project instead.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: comanche killer on December 26, 2011, 12:52:38 PM
Don't mean to be one of those guys but I gotta ask. I don't have the cash for a full size spare 35", January will bring more goodies. Can I still squeeze in with you guys? TJ Rubi on 35s. This is a kiddie ride and I want to take the pregnant wife out for a first time. Something like this soft ice cream ride should be just right; pending on the hill condition up to the lake.

Will take no for answer and catch the next trail project instead.

for what size rim do u need I have 2 35x12.50r15 sitting at work u can have one free/need these gone   ;D 
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: binare on December 26, 2011, 01:25:14 PM
If i can make this ill have air to spare.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: Silver Troll on December 26, 2011, 04:00:38 PM
for what size rim do u need I have 2 35x12.50r15 sitting at work u can have one free/need these gone   ;D 

Wow, I will definitely take one of these off your hands! Even if she's bald just so I got one. But I prob won't be able to get her mounted on a rim in time. I'll shoot you a pm and let me know when and where I can meet you.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: XJHERO on December 26, 2011, 06:00:24 PM
full size spare was stated no one said it had to be on a rim!
 :P
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: Anton on December 27, 2011, 11:09:36 AM
Are We having a breakfast at smith's at 0900 hrs or just meeting up and going?


Anton
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: WhiteOut on December 27, 2011, 11:52:50 AM
Are We having a breakfast at smith's at 0900 hrs or just meeting up and going?


Anton

Meet up at 9 I think. I might have breakfast at 8 though.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: homeguy on December 27, 2011, 01:12:03 PM
I've got air


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Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: Silver Troll on December 27, 2011, 04:52:25 PM
full size spare was stated no one said it had to be on a rim!
 :P

Nice! So is this a quote from the president? That still you Nathan?
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: JackstandJohnny on December 27, 2011, 07:06:22 PM
I'll be there, have to try some new toys out.

its not a night run Fras ;)  how are you going to show off all your lights?
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: w squared on December 27, 2011, 08:47:29 PM
Nice! So is this a quote from the president? That still you Nathan?

Nah...it's just a quote from our friendly neighbourhood pewp disturber.  ;)
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: Silver Troll on December 28, 2011, 12:01:53 PM
Well I got a full size spare now so I'll see you boys at smitties.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: XJHERO on December 28, 2011, 12:47:27 PM
Nice! So is this a quote from the president? That still you Nathan?
Hell no not the prez just just reading between the lines hehehe

Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: NUXJR on December 29, 2011, 02:50:04 PM
Anyone else gunna be there early enough for breaky?
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: Vinman on December 29, 2011, 06:11:30 PM
Anyone else gunna be there early enough for breaky?

8:00 am at Smitty's for breakie?
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: MOABICON on December 29, 2011, 07:37:14 PM
I'm in.......Will be at Smitty's in Cochrane @9a.m.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: apeman on December 29, 2011, 10:05:12 PM
I should be able to make ut for breakfast. .see ya there
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: Asia on December 29, 2011, 11:46:10 PM
I haven't been out in awhile, count me in.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: NUXJR on December 30, 2011, 12:10:49 AM
I haven't been out in awhile, count me in.

Will be great to see ya out there Tommy ;D
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: Anton on December 30, 2011, 09:09:18 AM
Wow i am needy this time lol, was wondering if some one can bring The device that celebrates the CB. I finally got it all working but i don't want to burn it if u use it. Thanks allot guys


Anton
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: w squared on December 30, 2011, 09:31:13 AM
I would be happy to, but SWR meter is currently on loan. Anyone else planning on coming out that has an SWR meter?
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: NUXJR on December 30, 2011, 09:35:24 AM
Holy smokes!!!!  Looks like we could have 18 units out for this one :o.  Please confirm if you plan to attend or not.  I'll be there for breakfast for sure.  Sounds like apeman, vinman, whiteout are there for breaky too.

So far:

wsquared
apeman
astrax?
anton
rubicon13
nuxjr
hornblower
comanche killer
homeguy
silverfox
vinman
asia
thayer03
whiteout
jpthing
binare
silvertroll
flatlanderjeep

Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: Delco21 on December 30, 2011, 10:12:20 AM
Ah what the hell

IM IN

Add the commander to this fine fleet of rigs
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: WhiteOut on December 30, 2011, 10:47:13 AM
Todd,

I'll mid or tail for a second group.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: NUXJR on December 30, 2011, 10:50:12 AM
Todd,

I'll mid or tail for a second group.

Diddo
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: Dirt Addiction on December 30, 2011, 10:54:03 AM
You can count me in as a maybe on this one. I really want to but it all depends on what time I actually end up going to bed at New Years... Hehe..
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: Anton on December 30, 2011, 11:05:50 AM
Holy smokes, It's going to pretty sweet run with all this rigs! Cant wait til 2012!!!!!

Anton
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: RUBICON13 on December 30, 2011, 12:30:30 PM
Im in and will be at Smitty's for breakfast at 8am.

Looking forward to another good run with this group of people.

Jeff
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: comanche killer on December 30, 2011, 05:05:32 PM
We be there
We'll try and make it for brakefast ::)
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: homeguy on December 30, 2011, 06:37:24 PM
I'll be there with my passengers for breakfast... See you all there.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: Jrama on December 30, 2011, 09:23:46 PM
 I'm in, if there is anyone interested in partaking in a second "more challenging" group I'd be more than interested.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: Anton on December 30, 2011, 09:41:53 PM
It was stated to have some thing to cook over fire. Do we need to bring fire wood?
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: w squared on December 31, 2011, 08:35:29 AM
It was stated to have some thing to cook over fire. Do we need to bring fire wood?

It's an optional - both bringing something for over the fire, and bringing wood. There's not a ton of deadwood sitting around at Margaret lake - it's already been picked over pretty good, but I'm sure that we could scrounge something up while on the way if the consensus is that we do want to have a fire.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: Anton on December 31, 2011, 09:04:06 AM
Sounds good. Now I know how u guys do it. See u all at 9. Happy new year.

Anton
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: heep-a-lop on December 31, 2011, 09:19:23 AM
i might come out for breakfast if i am up and around... no wheeling yet though still need to get front two hooks and some chains...
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: RUBICON13 on December 31, 2011, 09:35:28 AM
PASSENGER SEAT AVAILABLE FOR ANYONE WHO IS INTERESTED FOR THIS RUN...

For anyone who wants to go on this run but doesn't have a ride: I am offering my passenger seat. If interested, please pm me. I am driving a 2007 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon with a 2.5" OME lift. So, I may go on a more challenging trail run if that is available depending on what happens at the driver meet-up.

I just ask that you dress for the conditions including extra clothing just in case, and that you bring enough food and water for the day. As usual, no alcohol on run per CJA rules and no smoking in my Jeep. I am NOT asking for any fuel money etc. Just come along and enjoy the ride (if we get stuck I might ask you to hook-up the tow strap/winch cable as necessary).

I will be at Smittys for breakfast at about 8am.

Thanks,

Jeff



Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: heep-a-lop on December 31, 2011, 09:47:53 AM
we will see how i am feeling not going out the night before but have a curfew have to be in by( legal related)... so cant get stuck out there....
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: WK2008 on December 31, 2011, 11:39:17 AM
I'm in, if there is anyone interested in partaking in a second "more challenging" group I'd be more than interested.

I think if we get enough rigs we can look at doing two runs. I would love to do the more challenging run but will help on the sticker run as mid gunner it tail gunner if needed.


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I am here: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=50.954952,-114.120715
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: NUXJR on December 31, 2011, 12:05:57 PM
I think if we get enough rigs we can look at doing two runs. I would love to do the more challenging run but will help on the sticker run as mid gunner it tail gunner if needed.


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I am here: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=50.954952,-114.120715

I think ya need a cb if ya wanna be a gunner there budski ::)  Or did ya get one for Cmas? ;)
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: WK2008 on December 31, 2011, 12:20:01 PM
Nope but I could be convinced to pick one up today


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I am here: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=50.954894,-114.120645
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: Knox on December 31, 2011, 03:00:36 PM
I would be happy to, but SWR meter is currently on loan. Anyone else planning on coming out that has an SWR meter?

I'll have my (Simons) swr with me
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: apeman on December 31, 2011, 04:33:02 PM
Quote
I think if we get enough rigs we can look at doing two runs. I would love to do the more challenging run but will help on the sticker run as mid gunner it tail gunner if needed.
Chances are there will be a split in the groups, judging by the size, but thats a descision that will be made by the coordinators/trail leaders.
Unfortunately, you need to be a member to be lead/mid/tail gunner, on a CJA run event.This run should count towards said membership.

See y'all at breakfast tomorrow.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: Silver Troll on December 31, 2011, 04:37:52 PM
Can't make it. Wife's sick.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: binare on December 31, 2011, 04:47:04 PM
Cant make it either... Louise is callin my name.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: w squared on December 31, 2011, 07:52:30 PM
Updated:

Definitely looks like we'll be breaking into two groups. So far we've got myself, Apeman, Comanche Killer, WhiteOut, and Silverfox that are experienced members that have volunteered to take on lead/mid/tail responsiblities. WK2008 has volunteered, and may have a CB installed in time to help out.

I will bring waivers, but it's be great of everyone could bring a pen or two with them. We invariably seem to have the trail leader's pen freeze up or run out of ink when we're signing waivers.  ???

Okay...so far here's who we have:

W Squared
Apeman (Tailgunner)
NuxJr
Anton
Rubicon13
Hornblower
Comanche Killer
Homeguy
Silverfox
Thayer03
Whiteout in a ZeeJay with a Toyota logo
FlatLanderJeep
Asia
Delco21
Knox
WK2008


Maybe:
AstraX
Vinman
Jrama
JPThing
heep-a-lop
Dirt Addiction


Meeting is at Smitty's in Cochrane for 8AM if you wanna have breakfast at Smitty's. We will be meeting in the parking lot a 9AM to check with folks to make sure that we're meeting all of the requirements, sign waivers, and possibly break into two groups. Please have all your advil, beef jerky, sunflower seeds, cigars, and a full tank of fuel on board before you arrive at Smitty's.  ;)
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: newfie glass on December 31, 2011, 10:00:58 PM
looks like i wont be out for this one as i still haven't fixed my t case leak in the blazer.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: Vinman on December 31, 2011, 10:22:22 PM
I'll see you guys for breaky at 8:00
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: thayer03 on December 31, 2011, 11:45:33 PM
Will be there as long as I can get my driveshaft in and get my tag alongside up in time. Likely meet u all for 9am! Look forward to getting the Waggy out!
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: Anton on January 01, 2012, 12:42:06 AM
I'll have my (Simons) swr with me

Thanks Knox I hope it will show good readings on the cb. See u all in the new year.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: heep-a-lop on January 01, 2012, 08:51:29 AM
sorry guys didnt feel like getting up this morning.... next time for sure and hopefully by then i will be wheelable... try these crushers out....
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: homeguy on January 01, 2012, 08:15:23 PM
Thanks to Wsquared and all those who made this run possible.  I had a great time.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: RUBICON13 on January 02, 2012, 08:29:16 AM
Great run guys!

Now, I have some idea of what it is like to luge frontwards and backwards! LOL. Although, I think the guys on the luges have more control... Getting into reverse on the way down backwards definately helped slow me down and gain some control. Thanks for the great advice guys!

Also, I now have an excuse to get new fenders and maybe even a V8 (we'll see how changing out the spark plugs work to get my sixth cylinder back). I was definately lacking power on the ride home.

Look forward to the next open run!

Jeff
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: Anton on January 02, 2012, 01:18:34 PM
Well how do i start. First of all, thanks for the great run, it was my first winter off roading and again it was the best ride ever had. I think I am in love with winter off roading, thank you all for the great spotting and advices that I had. I was in pretty scary spots and I thought that's it we are going to flip! but again with all the instractions that I had in the past rides and this one I did not panicked and knew what to do. I never experienced sliding sideways down hill on a jeep and you guys walked me though it with no problems.

I would love to become a member and wheel with you guys as much as i can. Can't say how much i am thankful for the great group we had.

 Can't wait for the next run..

Thanks again

Anton
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: RUBICON13 on January 02, 2012, 01:22:05 PM
Well, this really sucks...went out and started the jeep up first try and it us running perfectly again... no v8 in the near future... ;) :P Definately going to change out the spark plugs though.
Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: homeguy on January 03, 2012, 12:36:49 AM
Don't put e3's in it.  I tried that once.  2 cylinders were misfiring with in 200 kms.


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Title: Re: CJA New Year's Day Run
Post by: jpthing on January 03, 2012, 10:47:05 AM
I had a lot of fun. **Thanks** to the organizers and to the guys who made it happen.