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Haha! Me? Big words?
At the factory, they sometimes put dielectric grease on some connectors (it's a light grease that conducts electricity and looks like Vaseline). Over time it can dissipate, or was never put on. Then, moisture, dirt, or corrosion can interrupt or add resistance to the connection. It probably isn't the issue in your case, as your Jeep has had an easy life.
I haven't had an issue either, but I watch for it. My old Dodge truck that I had for 22 years used to make a fuss on a charging relay once in a while. It only had 52k and still had the original wiper blades.
Anyway, it's most likely bad. I would try and get a factory part if you can. A lot of the parts store stuff is garbage.

Yeah, I know what you mean about the old guys with cool stuff that just sits. Another thing you see up here is something real desirable sitting on the front lawn of some dump of a house. It'll be rough but maybe able to be saved. They put it where everyone can see and it looks like it's for sale. They want people to stop so they can say "I'll NEVER sell that. I'm going to restore it." Then they'll tell you how much it's worth and how rare it is. They'll leave it there till it rots into the ground. Very common here.
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Congratulations on winning the page Jay.. :D
I once found an old series one Land Rover abandoned and rotting in a orchard it only had a few thousand miles on the clock and the owner said everyone who sees it wants to buy it but he wouldn't sell. I told a friend who must have powers of persuasion and he actually bought it, the sad thing was he couldn't finish restoring it and offered it to me when I had nowhere to keep it.. :(

This is the series two abandoned where I used to live ...my landlord wouldn't sell it either :(
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Thanks Jay…..I’ll hit the Dodge dealer ….soon……

I’ll join GK on the congrats on the win………..I’ll send you the old throttle response sensor via overnight………what night I’m not sure yet…..

What is it with these Land Rovers……what are they, built like tanks?

It’s so humid the windows are all wet on the outside….mid nineties all week…..
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Jay, I finally threw off the procrastination, pried the BMW out of its warm corner of the garage and went for a ride. It was only about 125 miles but the morning was perfect, cool and clear with very little traffic on the road. I headed south through the mountains and past the ancient little Mexican villages, then out into the flat ranchlands. Due to this area being in our monsoon season, the roadsides were green and lush. The view in the picture below is toward the Sandia Mountains, about 40 miles away (the farther ones in the background) the base of which is where I live.
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Awesome Walt! Glad you got out. Looks like a nice ride.
Today I shifted gears and took the Jeep for a little ride. No wheeling, just some back dirt roads up through West Athens and South Solon.
I've really been itching lately for an XR650L or a DRZ400S. I KNOW I don't need 3 bikes, but I have a solid use for all 3. :D
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Hey Six,
Old Rovers are just cool. I don't know as they were any better than a Jeep, but they are really neat. I just always liked the old ones.
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I envy you two wheelers, my bike days like my horse riding are just happy memories now.

BTW the first Land Rover was built on a Jeep chassis and had a central steering wheel :o they were intended for farmers and were capable of being used as light tractors, steel was hard to come by for domestic vehicles so aluminum was used for the bodywork. As much as I loved my Land Rovers I have always wanted a Willys Jeep.
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I've never driven a series 1 Rover, but would jump at the chance.
I have however driven, and owned, a Willys. They are just awesome. There's just something about them.
As long as you aren't in a hurry.

Riding my bike out of town last night, I passes a military Willys MB on Madison Avenue. I had to smile at how small it looked on the road these days. And, it had to be almost wide open. :D
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You guys have all the fun….here I am at 70 and am not allowed to have a bike……just as well, I don’t do nothing anyway…..

When I was a kid back in the sixties, military Jeeps could be had on the cheap….my uncle had one and put a plow on it……there’s a few around here but rarely seen…..there is a guy behind the lawn mower junkyard that has a nice condition Jeep from the Korean War but I’ve never seen it on the road…

One track mind since 1970….Winchesters & Colts…..nothing else mattered. If I see one for sale that’s nice and drivable, I’m gonna buy it….

97 and I’m headed back out on the Kubota. Those big boomers we had last week or so grew the grass 8” or more but the ground is still all cracked up like a dry lake bed….
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My brother had an old flat fender Jeep; it was an early 50s CJ-2A, a civilian model if I remember correctly. It was around for decades and if I'd known he wanted to get rid of it, I would have taken it off his hands. But without telling me, he sold it for beans just to get rid of it. What a pity.
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During Korea they still used MBs and GPWs. There were tons left from the war. I call Korea the "surplus war", cause that's what we fought it with. Even the K-rations.
They went to the M38 soon after. The M38 was the equivalent of the CJ3A. Quickest way to tell is it doesn't have a split windshield. It was a little more beefed up over the MB, but still used a flat head. They are very rare, as few were made before the adoption of the M38A1.
The designation makes it sound like a small change, but it wasnt. The M38A1 was the military version of the CJ5 from 1955. It had the round fenders, little larger size, heavier construction, and the F-head Hurricane engine. As far as I know, this was the last incarnation of the Jeep in military use.
The AM General M151 abomination does not count. That "thing" is not recognized by me, and calling one a "Jeep" will bring a swift and certain violent reaction from me. :D
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Wow! I take that back……on buying a military Jeep. 5 G’s will get you a beat up non running project vehicle…..10 will get you something that runs but has issues……seems like 15-20 will get you a decent restored one……..on up to 53 for one with 9,000 miles on it.

I don’t get it…my buddy bought this deuce and a half for around $7500, put 4 into it for a super paint job and all the tools hanging on the side along with the proper numbers and sold it (what he tells me)…for 18. Run flat tires with 11K on the odometer with an Allison automatic trans. Diesel with a turbo.

But I tell ya, that thing will beat you to hell…..body and ears…..and that’s on a
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Theeerrrrrrrrr’sssss Ole Yeller….still running strong after 35 years…..
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Yup. Like anything WW2 since Band of Brothers came out, prices have shot up out of sight.
Those old M35s and 5 tons were cheap cause they surplused off a pile of them. Remember the cheap M1 carbines? Those days are over!

Wow! There's a blast from the past. Who's that guy on the left? He's wearing one of my T-shirts and belt buckle, but I don't recognize him. :D
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Oh! That guy who is wearing your shirt and belt buckle? I was driving over to Targetmaster and I used the back roads where people throw their old appliances out. This guy had a rucksack full of old toasters and some still had bread in them…..so I picked him up and gave him a ride…nice guy….but he collects weird stuff..says he has a garage full of non working toasters. He said he likes the Pennsylvania toasters because they were $20 new, not like the .99 ones where he comes from.
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Haha a .99 cent toaster? That'd be a big deal here.
Maybe a four slicer for $1.89? :D
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What does it say on the belt buckle, Jay?
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Speaking of toasters, if you bought one in the 50’s, it was still going strong in the 70’s……..junk today lasts about 5 years, if dat. I heard Rossi is making toasters….guaranteed to toast 8 slices of bread.

We just bought a newfangled top-of-the-line toaster………think it was $39…. :D

Still got the old one outside. It worked great but the only way to clean them proper is take them outside and give them a minute of 90 pounds of air pressure……stopped working after that.

Little cooler today at 92……we are going to get storms sometime tonight……

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Haha it's a Harley Davidson belt buckle from 2008.
It's an oval shape and comfortable. I alternate sometimes between it and Colt and Winchester buckles. I have a pile of old buckles. Liked em ever since I was a kid. It was the biggest reason to go to the fair when it hit town. Used to cruise all the biker type leather and buckle vendors.
Good times!

On a side note....
I'm pretty sure we have the longest continuois running agricultural fair in the US. Been going for over 200 years.
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Yup. Toasters have probably burned down more houses than any other appliance. With dryers a close second.

It's 84 here. That's stupid hot. We drove to Bangor today and hit the Red Wing store for my annual pair of boots. I'm stacking them babies up before I retire. I got 3 more pair coming. I also got another Amish gun belt. Couple inches longer than my other one for IWB holsters.
We hit Geagans pub and I got some fire wings and a cold brew. Then we went to Sam's. After we got everything that my parents and the kids wanted, there wasn't any room for the stuff we wanted. :D
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Buffalo wings were invented by a Sicilian in Buffalo. 110° here but it is a dry heat.

Hemp hats seem to resist sweat. This after a week at 110°in golf.
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Went outside to cut the back 2 ….started up the semi-mighty Kubota and said F.I……the humidity is so bad I had a hard time breathing.

Those Redwings are the best…..yes, keep stacking them up…..it would take me at LEAST 3 years to wear out a pair and I don’t sit back…they get used….Still have 3 pairs two of which are the tall heeled 10” loggers….the AMERICAN made ones, not the Chinese Redwings….i had them too and there’s a world of difference.

Yea Jay……..the biggest problem with dryers is that people don’t clean them. I pop off the back twice a year and vacuum and clean the exhaust pipe…..I’m lucky as the dryer sits in the basement with a 6’ flexible pipe that goes directly outside……many people have a dryer with a 20’ pipe that runs through their house before it goes outside….thats a burn down…..lint and air has nowhere to go and backs up the heat..my son had that in his old house…….he was telling me it takes 2 hours to dry a load so I toad him to check da back and the exhaust pipe….clogged……he had to make some sort of a contraption to push it all outside and said he had a couple of wheelbarrows worth of lint.

Most people don’t know that, especially college educated people…..our dryer, a Maytag is around 20-25 years old but the heavy stuff we wash goes on the clothesline……that’s another thing, people don’t know what a clothesline is, especially college educated people.:D

I got something outside which is gonna make you laugh….pictures later.

Dang Fred…you live a clean life…..give that hat to me or Jay and it’d be all greased up and stained in a week.
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Let me step out of character to post something for Six, historical of course.
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Those 10” loggers with the big heels make me tall….like you!….big…tall….mighty….

Took me 10 minutes to find a place on the dresser to take this pic.

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Fred…..I’m ahead of you…..saw that last year….some sort of petrified turd from a Viking……that is funny. Did you know they find turds all the time in high elevation mountains, especially the Andes……today they found some frozen dead guy who died in an avalanche 20 years ago. Along with his papers, clothes, two $20 bills, he had a knapsack full of turds from previous mountain climbers…..
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I've tried those loggers a couple times but I can't wear them. The high heel bothers my foot right where it slants down. I can't remember the model I wear, but they are insulated, with the regular heel height. They AIN'T CHEAP! Glad I ain't paying for the full boat.
I keep 2 pair in service at a time. When I start a new pair for work, motorcycle riding, and casual wear, I put the old pair into "woods service". They see hard use in the wet and mud while cutting wood or working at camp or whatever.
Just for reference, my "good pair" have been in use for a good 7 years. My old pair since about 2012. Still no holes, still don't leak. The inside is broken down a good bit, and the soles are worn, but they aren't cracked.
Unless something really big changes, I will only wear Red Wings. I can wear them all day every day and they are comfortable and tough. By the time I retire, I should have more than enough for the rest of my life.
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New AC unit going on.
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Jay, you know what happens? Guys stock up on stuff before they retire. Take boots for example….like you, all I’ve ever worn are Redwings and I still wear them during the rare occasion where the temps and what I’m doing requires a solid boot…….those,ones I took a picture of…about 10 years old…wore them maybe 10 times……..I have an identical pair that I’ve used maybe 30 times……..I have a beater pair that I started using 5 years before I retired and those are the ones I’ll use regularly. Soooooo comfortable……

I’ve got $400 Danners for the snow etc….but most of the time anymore I just slip on a pair of cheap zip up military boots…or sneakers….

You know the old saying…….$1,000 worth of boots, hat and belt buckles and not a nickels worth of clothing in between…….holds true for rednecks like us……

Fred…what’s all those garage doors….emergency housing for migrants? If not, they soon will be after Newsome gets his way…..:D—-00
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Red Wings, ah Red Wings, this pair over 30 yrs old but alas, foot length grew.
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Ya know Fred….the same thing happened to me…as to foot growth……..I don’t think our feet grow longer but get fatter and wider and the next size up fits better. I used to be an 8 when I was a teenager , then a 8.5 in my twenties, and I now wear a 9.

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Yeah too bad, put some good miles on those. Laced tight they can be ok except for going down hill when it jams the big toe.
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You can always put a shoe stretcher in them…..I have one, it’s a wood thingy in two pieces then you tighten the screw. …….or, in your case, you can just put the front of the boot on a drill press and drill holes where your toes come out….

That boy of mine sure grabs out of life what he can…..I used to.

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