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About johnj92131

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    San Diego, California
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  1. johnj92131

    Cherokee vs Comanche Blower Motor

    Nader's book was "Unsafe at Any Speed". He had a Chapter on the 60-63 Corvair swing axel rear suspension and some wrong claims about how it worked. I own 2 Corvair's. A 69 convertible with 25k miles and a 67 coupe
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    Still lurking around.

    If you are interested in doing a VW TDI engine swap into your Comanche, take look at my build thread: https://comancheclub.com/topic/52550-86-diesel-mj-to-vw-tdi-conversion/
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    Sad End to Comanche TDI project?

    Yes, you are right. Thief could have had handgun. Son spent 10 years, Army Special Ops. Two combat tours. Sometimes training just kicks in.
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    Sad End to Comanche TDI project?

    Got the TDI Comanche back on Friday night. Wildernest is gone, Tailgate was painted black, plates were changed, registration documents are gone. But it is home now. Thieves are dumb. And this one was really stupid DUMB. He drove the stolen truck back to the same apartment complex he stole the truck from to visit a girl. My son walked out of his apartment to smoke in the back alley. He sees the Comanche double parked in the alley, calls the San Diego Police to tell them he found the stolen truck. The tell him stolen cars are a low priority, so it could take up to 6 hours for a police response. He checks the VIN with the cops, yes it is the stolen truck and cops will eventually get there. So son gets a couple of his neighbors to wait with him and see who comes back for the truck. Eventually a fellow come out from one of the apartment and approaches the truck. Son confronts the fellow, telling him the truck is stolen and he is not leaving with the truck. Fellow threatens to kick sons @$$ and take truck. My son stood his ground with a kitchen knife in his hand. Son told fellow he had a choice to make. 1. Stick around and wait for cops. 2. Try to kick sons @$$. 3. Walk away right now. The fellow decided to leave on foot without the truck. Cops never showed up, Son reported car recovered on Saturday morning. I got new plates, etc Monday morning. Ignition switch will have to be repaired. But right now the truck is safe in front of my house. Have to say I am totally surprised to see the truck again, much less with not too much damage/loss. And most of all just how stupid this thief was.
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    Anyone ever Fly and Drive?

    I would have to ask, "How many Florida Jeeps have spent much/most of their early life in the winters of the northeast?" Especially if it is 4 x 4 that is not necessary? And are sellers in Florida more honest than sellers "out west"? My answer is you go west because there are many more "survivers" to chose from. Also air fare from N.Y.C. or BWI to L.A. or San Francisco is much less than from West Virginia to Florida. Last summer I flew from San Diego to Pittsburgh for about the same money a fellow flew from Virginia to Pittsburgh for the same event.
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    Sad End to Comanche TDI project?

    Checked with San Diego Police Dept this afternoon, still no sign of the TDI Comanche. Missing 8 days now.
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    Sad End to Comanche TDI project?

    About 20/25 minutes. Depends on traffic. His place is very urban, mine is very suburban. He is just off a main heavy traffic street, very easy access. No garage. We are well off a main street, at the end of a development with only one way in/out. Also a "better" neighborhood - not that it means much. Anita parked her car in the driveway and says somebody went thru her center console just a few days ago. Funny, they missed about $60 in cash in the car. At least he finally bought his own truck! A 2008 Ford Ranger, with 83K miles. Will be interesting to see how long that truck lasts.
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    Sad End to Comanche TDI project?

    Here is the build thread, See picture on 5th page about 3/4 down:
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    Sad End to Comanche TDI project?

    Hopefully, somebody needed a ride for a little while and the truck will simply be abandoned. That happened with a 1990 Mazda truck I owned. Doubt the thief knew anything about the truck having a TDI engine in it. If he keeps it for long, he/she may even try to put gas in it.
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    Sad End to Comanche TDI project?

    Perhaps a sad end to the Comanche TDI project: The truck was stolen from my son''s place on Thursday morning, between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. No word on the truck, likely too soon to expect any news.
  11. Perhaps a sad end to the Comanche TDI project: The truck was stolen from my son''s place on Thursday morning, between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. No word on the truck, likely too soon to expect any news.
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    Comanche bed cover question.

    You don't say where you are located or how far you are willing to travel. But a few suggestions. 1). Craigslist 2). Used shell/topper dealers. 3). Talk to a couple of local body shops, how do they locate old shells for insurance jobs. 4). Comanche club for sale and wanted ads.look at all the old ones, may still be available. Hopefully this will help
  13. johnj92131

    Someone needs to do something here. :)

    Jeep Driver, I am pleased that it only took a few videos to get you to wear your seat belt. In 1968 my uncle Cooper was ejected from his truck in a 30 mph accident in Los Angeles traffic. He had turned right just one block away from the accident site. So he could not have been going faster than 25/30. Net result - my uncle was killed when he hit the pavement. And yes, his truck had seat belts, he was just on a short work trip, so did not buckle up. That is what it took to get me to use my seat belt for the last 50 years.
  14. Someone correct me if I am wrong. But doesn't the term "durometer" describe the harshness or softness of any bushing? So a .75 rating should be the same across different bushing materials? True or not? A .75 urathane bushing should be no more or less harsh than a .75 rubber bushing?
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    Men who ponder.

    How it turns out? My guess - higher temperatures and less lubrication with aftermarket products. May be even a Banks diff cover that works like stock and has BLING.