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If you’ve been following along with my plan to eliminate my Lucas ignition system you know we’ve had some struggles. Remember the goal, to replace the expensive and moderately reliable Lucas parts with easy to source, available in nearly any auto parts store, inexpensive (sometimes with a lifetime warranty) ignition parts. No one wants to[…]
Day Three We woke in Picture Canyon. Erik and his team planned to return to Oklahoma City. We made a big breakfast cooking everything we hadn’t eaten so far on the trip. By the time we finished cooking eating and packing up Mr. Fisher and I had to change our plans too. The trek up[…]
Two hundred fifty thousand miles. You can drive to the moon (238,000 miles), drive around the moon’s equator (6,786 miles) and have plenty of miles left to find a good parking spot with 250,000 miles. That’s probably no big deal today when you are thinking about cars. I know several Japanese based autos that have[…]
I bought a second aluminum medical transport chest. I read an article on Overland Bound about having a three trunk system. Pack 3 Cases describes a system where you have three cases ready to go at all times. Adjusting your kit to have the optimal amount of gear for getting out and getting on the trail.[…]
I added a mount for some tablet based navigation. I also added a mount for my phone due to the Oklahoma summers melting the suction cup windshield mounts. Installing it was a bit of a challenge. Under the plastic dash cover which the Evil German Dude gave me quite a lashing over poking holes in[…]
This week was the last week I will use Lucas Ignition parts. If you are a regular reader of my blog you will remember that I recently updated all my ignition parts to correct some poor performance and rough running. I’ve had a few run-ins with Lucas the Prince of Darkness… Ignition Coil Strikes Again[…]
I ‘ve noticed lately that I am getting 404 reports from Google. I looked and noticed a couple of obvious posts were missing. The Capulin Volcano posts were missing. I’ve been putting them back up as I have time. But today I wanted to share an ignition module issue with another RRC owner and it[…]
Day Two This is part two of the Capulin Volcano Northwest Passage. We went to meet Fall and were not disappointed. She was in full force on the Volcano with a North wind putting a chill on things. Warning this is a huge post with tons of pictures. We drove to the Volcano. We stopped[…]
I really wanted to get out on the trail this fall and I felt like it was my turn to plan and lead a trip. I looked for a non-OU-Football weekend and found two one in September and one in November. The initial inspiration for the Capulin Volcano trip was seeing a similar trip in OutdoorX4 magazine. We had some interest in the trip from several people in the Oklahoma Land Rover Owners group but in the end only two of us made the commitment to the overland adventure.
Mr. Fisher and I got the Big White Bus loaded and started out on a pleasant Saturday morning and headed to our rendezvous with Erik O’Neal and his Discovery 2 in Okarche, Oklahoma. […]
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I’m a former United States Marine, a grandpa, a dad, and a husband. I haven’t aspired to be much in life beyond all that. That’s probably a good thing, because those four things consume my every waking thought. This blog is about my ownership of a Land Rover here in Oklahoma. I also occasionally blog about history, Oklahoma’s freakish weather, family, and even sports. My aim is to entertain and instruct when possible. I encourage you to comment or you can contact me by email at okierover @ gmail dot com or at the social media site links found on the blog. Thanks for reading and Happy Rovering.
Bolting stuff on and off.
Getting the Big White Bus from point A to point B
Motor and Transmissions
Oily metal bits spinning and magic stuff happening
The key is to keep the magic smoke inside the wires