Saturday, February 16, 2019

Transfer removal done...

Well, it's been war, some casualties, but I finally got the BW out.
Ready to start putting it back together.

It's a boy!

Never hit am extension wrench with your head... Never!!

Well, hello gorgeous!

It feels so empty...

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Transfer swap, chapter 2,

So, I have decided to check the exhaust as well and of course, it has big holes on the last part, I got that out of the way and removed driveshafts. Cables and links mostly out.
Next chapter, BW removal and some pictures for now:






Saturday, January 05, 2019

Transfer swap, chapter I, top access

The VC I replaced a couple of years ago, it's bad, and I am done with the Borg Warner transfer, so I have decided to start the swap.
I don't have much time these days, so this will take me some time, for now, I was able to provide access to the top of the transmission/transfer.
More soon.




Monday, May 08, 2017

Land Rover art

My daughter Ali is getting quite good at drawing and I thought I would share this one she did of our dear LR back in Spain:

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Baja Mexico 2017

So, we did it again, we went down to Bahia de Los Angeles this time. great trip, I'll describe with pictures, most of them mine a few "borrowed" from Jared (RedRover).

The trip begins with a clean car. and all load secured.... wouldn't last long.



We reached San Ysidro, got some pesos....


And we are in Tijuana

Road trip, up and down La Rumorosa:




We start offroad, this is Laguna Salada:



Camping time


We saw this little guy


The first break-down, Disco I refused to start, they headed back with the other 2 cars from Baja Land that were going to stay only for the weekend.


We continued on just 4 trucks,


We decided to call it a night, we even found a cheap hotel, with good food around the corner in a tiny village. Ivan's truck was giving all sorts of problems, so we decided to check with a local mechanic to try to figure it out.... there is always time for a few songs.


We were ready to go through Mike's Sky Ranch and beyond. Turns out the center diff wasn't engaging on Ivan's truck either, which made the going up complicated slopes extra fun (i.e. winching and pulling)


We tried to engage it manually but the truck being a million degrees didn't help.


It was pretty all around.


 Getting into Mike's Ranch







 We made it! now time to find a ranch or place to stay.





This was my rear view for most of the hard spots, me pulling Ivan's truck :)


Nice spot


We made it to the ranch, with showers and all, plenty of animals around... and a very annoying cat.





It's so green after the rain.

 La Lobera surprised us for many reasons, specially to know, that the avalon factory closed because the water temperature raised some 20-30 degrees and the avalon died or was dropped into deep cooler sea.... global warming for you.






This time we tried the lobster specialty.


We had a chance to camp at the beginning of the Mission of Santa Maria trail, which brought great memories from last year.

After a few kilometers and a lot of potholes, we made it to Bahia de Los Angeles:


Room with a view for sure:


Nice spot.... not many people around, just my kind of beach.



Such great colors at sunset.


Luismi, joined us, they were traveling from Honduras and made just in time for some tapas and cigars.


We had a great time on the beach.



Our local hero, Don Chilo, and his dog Pit


Of course, Ivan truck thought is was a great moment to destroy a tire before leaving :)


Half way up, Cataviña, time for a delicious Coco.


Dinner (or whatever, not sure about the time, food).


Lots of kilometers, but very amazing views all over.


Ensenada, too windy for camping, so we decided on a cheap hotel.


Must stop for tacos.

We made it to Tijuana



And after almost 5 hours at the border, we made it to the US, trip home wasn't bad, despite a 20 minute delay between San Diego and L.A.

The RRC made it home, without problems, and could keep 70+MPH when needed.



The whole trip: