What have you done to your CUCV today/lately - Part 2

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Keith_J

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Went swimming last Friday. Actually on the "high"way. Torrential rainfall had washed grass onto the road, it was night and what looked like wet pavement was about 10" deep of grass/leaves etc and water. Went from 40 MPH to 15 fast enough to trigger the seatbelt lock and cause a good bit of retention of my upper body mass. Took three cycles of the wipers to clear the windshield. Massive adrenaline dump. No hydroplaning, the Cooper Maxx STs have awesome wet grip.

No sheet metal redesign, nothing harmed. Just finished cleaning out the debris from the truck. The water did a great job cleaning the mud and grease from the transfer case.
 

Another Ahab

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Went swimming last Friday. Actually on the "high"way. Torrential rainfall had washed grass onto the road, it was night and what looked like wet pavement was about 10" deep of grass/leaves etc and water. Went from 40 MPH to 15 fast enough to trigger the seatbelt lock and cause a good bit of retention of my upper body mass. Took three cycles of the wipers to clear the windshield. Massive adrenaline dump. No hydroplaning, the Cooper Maxx STs have awesome wet grip.

No sheet metal redesign, nothing harmed. Just finished cleaning out the debris from the truck. The water did a great job cleaning the mud and grease from the transfer case.
Man. Glad you are OK, that must have been a sphincter-slipper!!

Moving water is deceiving stuff. Sad story here not too long ago (Ellicott City, MD) about flooding and moving water:

- There was a rain "dump" (like 3"-5" in an hour or something), and this town in the area (Ellicott City) got flooded. Guy noticed a lady in distress across a street in town, I think he was even active duty on leave or something, he walked out into the moving water in the street, crossing to help her out and that was it:

- Gone

His body was found a half-mile downstream a day or two later. That was sure sad.

Moving water doesn't always look like much. But when it's moving, and moving fast, it needs respect. It'll fool you. Even in a vehicle.

I think I read once (maybe it was that same news article), that even just 6" of fast moving water can carry a car off if it hits the wheels broadside under the right conditions. Who knew?!
 

Keith_J

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The thing is I know this road very well, I know where it floods, normally. Grass and leaves created a fence dam, causing ponding. It wasn't moving water, I was just going 20 MPH under the posted limit, should have been going 40 under posted. I checked the air filter, not a speck of water. Recall I have a cold air inlet, almost factory but without the water/snow separator.

On other CUCV accomplishments, I got my digital volt/ammeter mounted properly. It rides next to the rear view camera display unit on the radio mount center dash. Real simple 1/4" MDF, 1/8" roundover, coated with epoxy to seal and flat black paint.

This meter is an Amazon $15 special, measures the left alternator current and total system voltage. I can assure you, 27SI alternators will put out 100 amperes..for a few minutes until they heat up. Makes me wonder about the #8 wire connecting the alternators to the batteries as the 8 feet of wire means a half volt drop.

Here are the images. I think it turned out pretty professional.

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Volvo740turbo

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Installed a th400 bought from orlieys auto parts.
3 year unlinited miles warranty
Cheaper to buy new than tonsend it to the transmission shop who messed it up for me for 900 dollars last august
 

MarcusOReallyus

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Moving water is deceiving stuff.
It is indeed. We have a low water bridge near me that is underwater anytime the river rises. It used to be single lane, too. You just take turns. One dark evening a young girl (19, IIRC) tried to cross during a storm. She got swept off. She managed to call 911 as the car was going under. Pretty sad call.

It did cause the county to finally rebuild it. It's about 2 feet higher, and two lanes, with gates that get closed when if floods.

On other CUCV accomplishments, I got my digital volt/ammeter mounted properly. ....
Here are the images. I think it turned out pretty professional.
Looks really nice, Keith. :beer:
 

Another Ahab

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It is indeed. We have a low water bridge near me that is underwater anytime the river rises. It used to be single lane, too. You just take turns. One dark evening a young girl (19, IIRC) tried to cross during a storm. She got swept off. She managed to call 911 as the car was going under. Pretty sad call.
Oh, Lord, that is so sad. I am sorry.
 

cucvrus

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Could be. Might just be age.
I agree. I have seen that on a few. They have withstood a lot of years and vibration in that time. I had a few come apart in pieces and send the pieces thru the case/bell housing. Minor blemish. Replaced the flex plate and moved on. Easy way to change flex-plate with one man and no removal or lowering of transmission/transfer case. Coming soon to the Mr Rusty thread. Have a Great Day. Take advantage of the great weather. I will be today after work.
 

Strych9x1

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Brought home another project. A 1984 M1009 without a complete engine that will make a great canidate for a Cummins 4BT transplant (happen to already have one from a Frito Van :))
I would like to hear about your 4bt progress. That's the same idea I have. But im conflicted because there's a 7.3 sitting in my barn not doing anything.
 
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