What did you do to your TJ today?

We went and got the TJ muddy today… Winona area north of HS… Beautiful day for wheelin

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Started the weekend with a trail fix. Replaced the TPS to clear a Check Engine Light code before heading into the woods. Despite going very slowly and exercising great caution, the plastic clip was just too brittle and broke. Zip ties to the rescue.
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Hit the road and after two hours of driving the code cleared itself. Did Walking Stick Road just south of Highlands, NC. Then camped at Earl's Ford east of Clayton, GA. Had a pit bull walk up to our camp. Fortunately she had a collar with the owner's number on it. Turns out she had been missing four days. Poor girl was starving.

Drove over to Cooper's Creek area and drove Duncan's Ridge.
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Then camped Sunday night at Mulkey Gap.
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It started to sleet a little bit as we packed up camp Monday morning.
We found two more cemeteries this weekend.

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Good time, with good people.

If you haven't already - This Standard Motor Products S-1905 Pigtail worked for me after I had to do the same 'redneck repair' after breaking mine.

I was able to de-pin the OEM plug and keep the OEM wire ends. They went into the new connector like butter. I used a de-pin tool - but only because I literally bought it for this job. A very small (jewelers-style) screwdriver will do the job to de-pin.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B9Q1GO8/?tag=wranglerorg-20
 
Ken White Locker switch mod- probably do the Gold Coast switches to get then away from the shifter.

What do I think? First thing I’ll do to any Rubicon I own.

The flexibility to run them for different scenarios and to not have to deal with the sequence of locking is fantastic- my F250 E Locker had me convinced it would be a good move and I am so glad I did it.

Hats off to @Jerry Bransford and @Hog for lighting the path a little.

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I know that I'm going to need a winch for the front of my TJ at some point. Any recs for a middle of the road to lower end winch?

I have an Engo that won some winch trials a bunch of years ago. Still working and the customer service was pretty good when I need a new remote.
 
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Looks like you need to clean out that engine bay.

Also, looks like Private Samual J. McCall was 59 years old. Seems old to be fighting in a war at that time. I love finding old cemeteries in the woods. Found a few up in western Mass. and CT a few years ago. Very cool.

59. Do you remember when you were 59 Andy? Those were the good ole days, FDR had the new deal going, economic growth was on the horizon and Willy’s was engineering the first Jeep.
 
After a bunch of rain lately, then a few inches of snow, my brother stops by to visit for 10 minutes. He immediately points out condensation in the reverse light portion (driver side light) of my new BM led lights. Passenger side light is fine. I just removed the light and there's no visible chips or cracks inside or out that I can see with my old eyes. Still works fine though. :unsure:

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Wait. Just out there on blast Ya didn’t even tag @mrblaine At least let him know
 
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I haven't liked the winch setup on the Jeep since I got it and also discovered it runs a bit hotter with the winch mounted. Got a flat plate to replace the raised Smittybilt plate, found the new no packaging Warn fairlead on Ebay for $20 shipped, one little nick on it and the radius is huge. Came across a never used Off Road Only winch rope and mounted it per Blaine's instructions. Changed the chrome tow hooks for TJ hooks. Cleaned the gear drive out and re-greased. And lost almost 35 lbs. Much better. (y)
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Changed the light bezels too!
 
I never understood the popularity of the ALGOL descendant languages' syntax. I respect their power and flexibility, just think their syntax could be better - the trailing semicolons drive me nuts!. I was a machine code/assembly guy, with a bit of Pascal (another ALGOL descendant with trailing semicolons) thrown in. But I never could grok OOP.

UNIVAC 1106/1108 Assembler and DEC PDP-8i and 9 Assembler, followed later with FORTRAN 66, then C, C+, MS BASIC, TRS80 BASIC, C++, DataFlex, SQL, VB. Now learning Python.
 
I never understood the popularity of the ALGOL descendant languages' syntax. I respect their power and flexibility, just think their syntax could be better - the trailing semicolons drive me nuts!. I was a machine code/assembly guy, with a bit of Pascal (another ALGOL descendant with trailing semicolons) thrown in. But I never could grok OOP.

And likewise I've never understood why anyone would want to write assembler when 3GL's exist. And even then, I wouldn't have a career in tech if 4GLs didn't exist. Fun fact, my FORTRAN professor was part of the F77 committee. That was the first time I had experienced the importance of indentation. That was at least a minute ago....