Some Scouts Work Harder than Others

6 04 2012

I’m a bit of a purist and I pamper my ugly little Scout as best I can. It’s not even painted yet and I had to restrain myself the other day when I saw my dad set his coffee mug down on the hood.  Would you set your coffee mug down on the Mona Lisa?  I think it is safe to say that I’m Smeagol and my Scout is a shiny Gold Ring.

Getting right to the point.  I will NEVER NEVER EVER NEVER go off roading with my precious.  In fact, my scout will probably never even see a dirt road or worse – a gravel driveway!  And if it does, you can be assured that I’ll either driving 1 mile per hour or finding a different way to get where I’m going.

All that being said, I have total respect for guys that do this:

But in the back of my head, I’m thinking… Couldn’t they have just parked at the trail head and hiked in?  Did he start to cry when the bumper hit the rock at the end?  Is there a helicopter available to carry the Scout back out?  Why did they do this?  Are they being chased by a very slow bear?

mc

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Hello Summer 2012

2 04 2012

As you may have guessed – I’m treating these 50 degree April days like any other ordinary 80 degree August day.  Therefore, the top is off and Goo has been dropped off at my mechanics for some engine work and roll bar welding.

These may be the last 2 pictures with Goo being roll-barless.

Roll bar parts

Additionally, I noticed that my center lever (next to the gear shifter) was slipping and trying to engage the front axel.  A quick adjustment and PRESTO – no more grinding in 3rd gear.  Mystery – SOLVED.

Goo will be back home soon with a smooth running engine, fancy roll bar and waiting for new paint.  Life is good.

mc