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Date sent: 26 May 97 02:11:54 EDT
From: Edwin Pedersen
To: John Meister **firstname.lastname@example.org**
Subject: Ol' White's Intro
Owner: Ed Pedersen
Charter Member FSJ-list
Western Canada Regional Cordinator IFSJA
BIO 40 yrs. young, married, 2 girls, 11 + 13
Employed by Reliable Parts Ltd. ( Major appliance parts supplier)
Loc Maple Ridge B.C. Canada ( Near Vancouver)
Ol' White is a '79 Cherokee Wide Track ( Chief " S " model)
Dana 44's 3.54 gears with stock breather tubes on F+R diffs
and engine intake. AT ( TH400) QT (BW-1339) 258 I6 with 169,700 miles.
Low range reduction unit option + Emergency drive
Factory bush bar 31 x 10.50 Sport Kings AT M+S
Ol' White was " rescued" just as it was being pointed
towards the junk heap. One of my brothers had owned
& neglected it for several years, and when I got it, needed
some TLC to bring it back to life.
The best _good_ news about it's revival came from what was
thought to be a major engine problem ( " piston about to
come through the hood noise "), turned out to be just a loose
torque converter. Tightened down the bolts that were hitting
the frame, and presto, noise went away. :))
Ol' White is first and foremost a true "Bush Wagon".
Paint is flaking, rust is picking on the fender flares and
the floor boards, and the engine is a bit tired.
But when I aim the grill in the direction of where I want to go,
steep hills, mud, and deep water does not faze him.
It sure is nice to not to have to worry about " bush rash +
character dents", the benefit of having a " Road Warrior".
The Vancouver/ Fraser Valley area offers an unlimited
number of old and new logging roads to explore, offering
ease of trails ranging from easy day explorations to hard
core trails, and everything in between. Most of my outings
are day trips poking around inactive logging spurs, trying
to find the perfect view of the Fraser Valley 5000 ft. below,
and I am never disappointed in what I find.
Read about Eddie's adventures
Trip report from the Fraser Valley...
Wake Zone adventures...
None really, just want to make him dependable.
I am extremely happy in the way he performs in stock condition.