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  1. Dang, Shep. Here's to a quick and uneventful surgery followed by a shirt and full recovery. Just make sure they don't start putting animal parts in you. Unless they give you the ability sniff out gold :^)
  2. The guy on the left is Brad Jones of GPAA. He appears to be holding Will's two-pounder. Will's story is a very interesting one (well worth tye read) and the worlds of gold prospecting and carousel horse carving will never be the same. As I heard it, a neighbor all but took care of him and was left a good portion of Nugget Man's estate.
  3. Well, I git myself a nice little prize psckage from Australia the other day. I limed, commented, and shared a Coiltek post on Facebook. Lo and behold, I won! What'd I get? An 18x12 coil, control box cover, t-shirt, hat, and stubby holder (aka beer koozie)! Yer dang right I'm excited! Can't wait to get ta swingin that bad boy around and pimp my box with a new cover. Those Aussies sure are serious about keeping a drink cold. That koozie has twice the insulation of our US models! The shirt is one size too small, but I'll still wear it, as it will frame my gut that much more nicely And now I have a Coiltek hat without sweat rings to wear to those more formal occasions.
  4. Was out there and had a blast, as always. Was an epic week of racing this year. Just gets bigger and better every year. Congrats on getting back after it with such a bum luck bushwhacking. 5th out of 25 starters. For all of you, here's how tough this race is: 154 Ultra 4 cars started Friday's main race. 32 finished. That number is up from last year's 29 finishers. These are truly the toughest one day races in the world.
  5. It already has some good pinstriping on it. I normally tell folks to roll up their window because I can't be bothered with missing limbs on the trail :^) Plans: build a rack inside to better hold gear, selectable lockers front and rear, stronger axle shafts. The tires are 35x12.50 BFG Mud Terrain KM2, and are about as big as you want to go on that front axle.
  6. It's the annual new years at Stanton. You have to be GPAA and pay the fee, or be LDMA.
  7. Happy now? (Not sure if file uploads work on mobile)
  8. We go in on Boone road off Old Woman Springs, but I do know where Bessemer Mine rd is. I have the CA claim maps for Google Earth, will take a look this weekend and plot to my GPS so I don't wind up on the wrong end of the barrel. May look up owners and ask permission. Worst they can do on the phone is say no.
  9. Those that don't know, The Hammers is the Johnson Valley OHV Area between Yucca and Lucerne Valley in Commiefornia. From my past reading, there is gold to be found in the northern areas of the place, and there was an active claim in there last time I looked. While I am going for race car testing and tuning, I think I'll take along my ML and swing it over some not-often hit hillsides and washes while there. I shoukd be abke to cover some good ground by pushing the car between areas, no? 100mph in the desert goes by quick like
  10. Got me a real early Christmas gift in the form of a 2001 Jeep TJ, then I put new shoes on him (Jeeps are hims, not hers). Other than that, it's all about the kiddo come Christmas in these parts. Now I have a street legal 4x4 to get me places. Just gotta get some stuff fabbed up to have a little more storage.
  11. GlennM

    TRUE 4X4

    Nope... no bed for him to fill up with 3 tons of crap "just in case" That and the approach/departure angles aren't negative values, so I would end up bashing it into things
  12. I asked, and wasn't too keen on the idea. I'll ask him again when he's got a few in him. That'll be about 17:05 on Friday.
  13. I do know the owner of one of the large tracts of land up there (around 12,000 acres) which includes the peak of Weaver Mtn. It's a boulder farm that he's turned the lower part into an off road park. Although he doesn't like prospectors on the land, he did say he would allow me (I did some announcing for some rock crawling and other events they had on the property), and his manager knows where the gold is. I'll approach him with the idea and see what he says. Know, though, he will be very strict about holes and other such stuff. That's his biggest complaint with prospecting.
  14. It's Craig Santy. Look him up on IMDB (he's gotten rid of the bleach job). The thing he's asked of me: Find a couple travel trailers capable of sleeping 6-8 each to use for 4-6 weeks starting July 20th. There's some money on the table as well as GPAA and LDMA packages, and advertising for whomever. He's also in need of a few quads for filming days. Any and all equipment will be well taken care of and they're on the hook for wear/tear/breakage. It does look interesting, but I'm having a really hard time getting any takers. Anyone here want your name out there?
  15. I'm a social media addict. There, I said it. I, for one, like that they've broadened the share of folks who sell. Otherwise I likely wouldn't have a Blitz on the end of my swingin stick. Bill got my purchase and has given excellent support. Big bonus is it was business with a friend, and we're still friends.
  16. Yep. You have to sample pan your tailings to let you know what's going on. If the dirt isn't looking like water falling over the riffles (as opposed to just a little ripple in the stream) you could be over feeding. Angular material is harder to run than finer or rounded materials, so smaller gold could get blown out since the airflow has to be greater. Every spot will be a bit different. Test runs with sampling if tailings will lead you to the right setup for a given spot. Good luck!
  17. Such is the way of the Off Road community.
  18. My brother had one of those tethered planes. I crashed the living not out of it in a parking lot and broke the motor in half. Thank God I could run faster than him. Sucks that he was my ride home, though. Was one helluva long walk...
  19. Very cool. my little girl loves going anywhere Daddy is going. She's getting better and better at panning and she finds all sorts of stuff around the neighborhood with her little metal detector. She's so rambunctious that I'm fearful of letting her roam free in the desert (and mom would kill me if she got hurt) Good on ya, man! And Congrats to the young'n on her first (of many) nuggs!!
  20. I heard the gubmint found out about his stash o gold and hauled him off to the pine tree day camp for failure to pay a tax.
  21. GlennM

    TRUE 4X4

    On that truck, you're looking at about 525# difference in weight, or one big woman makin your seat sag That accountants for: 375# weight difference of front end plus 150# for t-case and driveline. That shouldn't equate to more than .5-1 mpg difference, if that. Either way, people do get stuck and need a tug every now and then. Most often it's due to not knowing the vehicle thru and thru or underestimating the gravity's ability to hold you right where it wants to
  22. GlennM

    TRUE 4X4

    Really? I manually figure my mileage (2WD Duallie, quad cab, 7300# dry curb weight) and get 17-20 mpg around town and highways at 65-75mph. He must constantly have his foot stuck through the floor for that mileage. Being a 2WD, I don't take it too many places (the rhino is for that) and have only gotten stuck once... from which the 4WD version of my truck yanked me out. Wouldn't have gotten stuck if not for the damned Wilderness boundary and my personal refusal to cross it in my vehicle. darn near could have killed me a couple different ways (heat, bees, exhaustion), so I think boundary be damned if ever in that scenario again. All I have is the factory limited slip in the rear and years of mild to wild off road driving experience.
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