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Vincent J. Brunasso

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  1. $30 in La Verne/San Dimas or can ship on your dime. Never mounted, never used. Been in the trailer and will never get used.
  2. Good info to have when you go up against anit-access nuts or when you stumble upon a clueless someone that might be legitimately "just asking". The Myth of the "Fragile" Desert By Don Fife
  3. Tested OK by Hi Torque today. $50 La Verne / San Dimas area.
  4. I have one that works. Just had it tested today. $50
  5. I have a Buggy Works 5-seater, 3.2, Megasand 4E. 246 RWHP. I have run 4 sets of tires trying to hit the right tire. It came with some big Extremes (would have to look to be able to tell you for sure which one as I kept 1 as a spare). Point is they were way too much tire. I went to Padla Trak plus with the No 2 cut and they worked great but thought I could do better so I went to Sand Tires Unlimited and went to their next bigger tire - but they killed the performance. So I went to Padla Trak with No 1 cut on them - all I did was spin the tires (BTW these are for sale for $400 = half what I paid). So I am back to the Padla Trak with the No 2 cut along with some shock rebuild/adjustment to get the suspension dialed in which is a big part of it. Playing around to get the right tire pressure made all the difference in the world - 8 was way too low and 15 too high - 13 just right. Now the car screams - keeps up with LS1 cars no problem. Keeps right with them in a drag. Here's some explanation from Kar Tek's web site about selecting rear tires and how wheel travel comes into play: Kar Tek - Sand Tires Unlimited Padla Trak Good luck.
  6. From the description of it running with no spark plug connected to the pack and not running with the plug connected to the coil pack, it seems you already know which pack and plug it is. The first thing I would do is install a new spark plug or move the plug to a different pack and see if the problem migrates with the plug. I had a bad coil pack but it would run OK when cold, get hot, then start back firing under a load. The trouble shooting advice above is part of what I did to find the bad pack. A few trips later same symptom but a different pack. That said, generally the symptoms of a bad coil are not what you are experiencing according to my experience and http://easyautodiagnostics.com/honda/3.0L/...on-coil-tests-1 Whatever the case and for future reference, packs are cheap enough to change the set of 6 because, according to some sources, they are a maintenance item and should be changed periodically. Honda coil packs on eBay Good luck and keep the rest of us Honda guys posted.
  7. When the signs come down. http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/...pril/isdra.html
  8. New closures Here's the old closures: http://www.americansandassociation.org/php...8&mode=view
  9. thanks for the info any idea when they will ? before oct ? The PMV CH has a complex boundary = not a straight line. There will be many "cul-de-sacs" that could confuse a rider. Anti-access groups will be waiting for us to accidentally ride into the CH. The ASA internally discussed asking the BLM to install a buffer zone that is laid out in more of a straight line. It would carry a warning that the area is open but you are headed toward a dead end where the PMV CH signage is located. Bottom line is that it will take the BLM some time to sort it all out. The BLM understands that we want every acre possible back. But marking it must be done in a way that keeps us all out of court. It looks like re-signing the main closure may take months but could be open for the next riding season in September 2014. It will be interesting to find out what the BLM's final solution is. As for riding into the large main closure right now: I suppose that it could be argued that you violated a closure marker and therefore broke the law. Just because it was due to come down might not be considered relevant by a judge. Also, because the PMV CH is not yet marked, it could be difficult to argue that you stayed out of it. Perhaps to error on the side of caution is best for now. The small central closure is open for motorized recreation on May 3 as soon as the signs come down.
  10. IIRC Carsonite is the manufacturer of the closure stakes - and they have a puller. http://www.carsonite.com/products1.asp?cat...3&type=1120
  11. At that time, CBD was chomping at the bit to close the rest of the dunes. They had wanted to ask for it in court but did not feel they could get away with it. So they waited for an opportunity to document that the BLM had not posted the closures as per the court order. It would also "prove" that the BLM did not have the resources to administer the closures. If that were the case, it would have been easy to go back to court claiming that BLM was in contempt and ask that everything be closed. So we made the painful decision to "head 'em off at the pass" so to speak. And yes, each one we pounded in made us mad but more resolved to fight. One good thing came out of it - we did experiment with pulling some stakes out. A rope can be tied very close to the sand with a knot that cinches up around the stake - you tie the other end to your buggy and just slowly drive away and the stake follows you. I'm not sure what kind of knot that was - any good trucker will know. Nicole mentioned that BLM was in the process of procuring stake removal tools but I haven't heard an update.
  12. Your help is needed to start removing the closure stakes. http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/re...ab-d4ae52844279
  13. The GPS coordinates of the critical habitat / new closures are listed in the document at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2008-02-14...-545.pdf#page=1
  14. From the ASA Attorney Dave Hubbard: It was also mentioned that there is a good chance that the 9th Circuit would deny any such request.
  15. It is unclear what the BLM intends to do at this point. ASA is working to find out. I would imagine that installing and maintaining stakes along the erratic boundaries of the PMV CH will pose some colossal logistics problems. It will be interesting to see the BLM's solution.
  16. http://americansandassociation.org/dunes-i...ly-reopen-dunes
  17. You'll need to read to page 2: http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/mar...rnment-n1813160
  18. FYI http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/...dranewfees.html
  19. I also use Autowave. Mike gets 246 RWHP out of my normally aspirated 3.2. Bottom end torque is fantastic. He says he can get even more by adding Type S cams and intake. Mike is easy to work with and IMHO is a reputable guy - he runs a great operation. I like the fact that he has a dyno and can duplicate problems that he couldn't otherwise.
  20. http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/elcentro/re...cs/isdramp.html
  21. http://www.asasand.com/files/newsletter/currentnl.pdf
  22. http://arc.asm.ca.gov/member/65/eContact/65_2348gmaax3pz.htm

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