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#61 70Blazer OFFLINE  

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Posted September 28, 2012 - 04:00 PM

My 70 Blazer on air ride. Not a daily, but an often driver.
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I've been driving this daily, a 70 Mercury Montego.
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This is my hauler, 00 GMC sierra
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Posted September 28, 2012 - 05:36 PM

Had one of those once. If you ever get into the top end, caefully read the manual on cam belt tension.
I broke 3 camshafts by tightening the belt too much. The only good part of that is the cam is very easy to change.


The crank bent in this one..........I think someone over heated it wat one time.

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Posted September 28, 2012 - 07:16 PM

My 70 Blazer on air ride. Not a daily, but an often driver.
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I've been driving this daily, a 70 Mercury Montego.
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This is my hauler, 00 GMC sierra
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My 70 Blazer on air ride. Not a daily, but an often driver.
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I love the blazer. Not many 2wd drives out there. not many 4x4s either in that body style.
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Posted September 28, 2012 - 08:14 PM

Thanks SS, it's my baby. Also very rare, less than a thousand produced for 70. 70 is first year for 2wd.

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 08:06 AM

That's a sweet 70 Blazer. :-)

I drive this around , a 1997 e38 . Got it last year and it is a real clean and strong runner.

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I also drive a 2003 Dodge Sprinter Cargo super high top ( ala Mercedes T1N body) that has the 2.7 L in-line 5 cylinder turbo diesel, a 1972 Winnebago on a Dodge B300 chassis, ( 360 turning a 727 trans) and the wife has a nice 4th gen 4 Runner with the v-six.

I was running this sweet 36 V electric bike for a year or so, but got an upgrade this spring. Ended up selling this Ultramotor Velocity to a friend of mine. ( but I kept the trailer LOL)

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My new daily driver has two wheels, a 4,500 watt motor and a 72 V Lipo battery. Stealth Electric, made by some crazy Aussies :-) They sure know how to make an e-bike.....


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Here's a shot of the business end. 4,500 Watt motor, sporting a 203mm disc brake. Suntour VOXX 9 speed gearbox near the cranks, and yes, that is a motorcycle shock on a bicycle . :orangecool:

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Posted October 05, 2012 - 07:33 PM

2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins with 268,xxx miles and counting. Hoping to see 500,000 but not sure the Dodge parts will make it.

Nice truck. The Cummins will last twice that long. But your right about the other parts. Is it an auto?

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Posted October 09, 2012 - 07:11 AM

Nice truck. The Cummins will last twice that long. But your right about the other parts. Is it an auto?


It is an auto. Rebuilt at 200,000 with better everything including torque converter.

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Posted October 09, 2012 - 09:40 AM

We have three oldies, so to speak. A'93 Nissan HB, 107k mi w/ 10k on a fully rebuilt engine, an '89 Century w/ 114k mi and an '01 Chev 1/2 4WD w/ 100K mi. We love all three because they're paid for and I can do most of the maintenance on them. The chev hauls what the HB can't, including our pontoon boat and 22' camper. The HB gets 26-30 mpg so it's my main runaround rig. The buick gets 26-28 hiway and it's quiet and comfortable for trips.
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Posted October 09, 2012 - 12:48 PM

Checking to see if Medicare will cover this:

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Posted October 15, 2012 - 09:34 AM

marlboro180:

Awesome combo. Assuming mixed commute (moderate hills / flats) how many miles can you get out of a charge on the bike?

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Baby hauler: 2001.5 b5.5 VW Passat 1.8 turbo. Numerous updates and modifications.

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Toy: 1993 VW Fox. I built from the shell up, custom suspension, motor swap, custom body work, custom interior, etc.

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Also have a Chevy 1500, and a Cavilear in the household but those are the wife’s, :smilewink:
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Posted October 16, 2012 - 06:18 AM

marlboro180:
Awesome combo. Assuming mixed commute (moderate hills / flats) how many miles can you get out of a charge on the bike?


Orangejulius,

Were I to see that Fox pull into a campsite , I would just have to wander over and check things out. Neeat ride :-) That Baby hauler looks pretty sweet too.

As to the bad boy electric assist bike, most of the time I am seeing ranges in the 50 mile territory. I can head downtown ( 20 ish miles) fart around ( 4-10 miles) , and head home ( another 20 ish miles) with no recharging in between. There are about 12 miles of hilly riding on my route, and a bit of elevation change.

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Posted October 16, 2012 - 06:42 AM

I am going to get a load of dirt this morning.....It gets worked regularly.

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Posted October 16, 2012 - 06:45 AM

Poncho, love the truck! sweet color.

marlboro180:

Wow! That is impressive. So how does the system work? Does the electric motor work in conjunction with you peddling to ease your efforts? Or is it purely one mode of power or the other? Twist type throttle, or a system that modulates based upon your input? Very cool. Its nice that battery technology has finally caught up to EV technology and its making this more viable. I am into Radio control myself and run Lipo batteries, a 4s 65c 5000mah will get my one rig going 70 mph + for about 20min of run time… a huge advantage over the old nicad and nimh 6cell 4500mah that net me 8min run times at 45mph.

Thanks! The fox gets a lot of attention; mainly because no one can figure out what the car is.

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Posted October 16, 2012 - 07:06 AM

Poncho62,

That truck is fantastic. I just love seeing a nice classic rig out on the road doing some work. There is a fella here that hauls stuff with a clean rodded C-10, and it makes me smile every time I see it.

Orangejulius,

Yeah, Li-Po's sure make the things viable, and I hear you on the RC stuff too. I have an RC plane that fles for 20 min on one charged up lipo, and the battery is the size of a wadded up stick of chewing gum.

On the bicycle, the battery is the size of a loaf of bread, and it resides in the 4130 Cro-Mo frame. On the right handgrip, one half of the grip twists just like the throttle on a motorcycle. Just twist that to assist in your pedaling, and it just erases hills...or , just twist the grip by itself and hang the frig on. Acceleration curves, top speed, etc. are all programmable via a little computer on the top of the frame.


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Posted October 16, 2012 - 01:31 PM

Nice truck Poncho




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