She may not be pretty but she will be. This is the 1994 Jeep Cherokee Andy bought awhile back for off-roading in Oklahoma. I've got it now and will be doing some work. Things that it needs to have done
Driver door (I have a replacement) - door handle disconnected/missing/broke
Door cards - clean/fix/replace
Rear-end - Diff was welded to make it permanently locked
Rust abetment - plenty of rust all around to address.
Front fenders - Replace
Front marker/blinker lights - Have the lenses, just need to install
Rear bumper - May do something beefy
Carpet and headliner - bad shape, need to replace
Exhaust - replace/fix
Engine/Transmission/Transfer Case - clean check for leaks, flush and AMSOIL
Transmission mount needs to be fixed/bolt rusted out - Plenty of rust to deal with
Spent the weekend of Jun 22nd and 23rd up in the Boise National Forest supporting the 2019 Idaho Rally. Need to get my HAM license (Juli as well) as that would have been helpful during the rally. There was a wide range of vehicles out there and Subaru as well as AMSOIL (a Primary ARA Sponsor) got the win with Team Seehorn #56 getting the overall win as well as the Light 4WD class. I managed to take several hundred pictures at the station Juli and I was at on Spanish Fork. Follow my instagram (@d.w.croft and @jwcmotorsports) for pictures. Facebook at JWC Autocross and Rally (JWCAXR)
May 4th and 5th was another Autocross weekend. Prior to taking the Impreza back out I did a flush of the power steering fluid. This Subaru along with most of my vehicles call for Automatic Transmission Fluid in power steering system. A couple months ago I had flushed the fluid on the 2003 Subaru Legacy and had an idea on how to do it easier.
I disconnected the low pressure line that goes to the reservoir from the power steering rack. I connected a clear hose to the hard line coming from the rack and ran it in to a 1 gallon jug that was braced in a drain pan (just in case). The front of the car was on jack stands so I could turn the wheels easily. As I turned the wheels fluid pumped out of the line to the jug. I would stop after about 7 lock to lock turns and fill the reservoir. After almost 3/4 of a quart was flushed, I briefly started the car, this pushed out about 1/2 a quart. I filled the reservoir and turned the wheels lock to lock several more times until only fresh red fluid flowed out of the clear line, roughly 1.5 quarts total. I reattached the resicore line and started the car, turning the wheel lock to lock a few more times. I made sure the level was at full-cold. Before the morning runs on Saturday I checked the level (after 55 miles of driving).
Now the only fluid that has not been swapped to AMSOIL is the clutch which used brake fluid, my plan is to get that changed this week (13-15 May 2019). I also have new tires, Bridgestone Potenza RE71-R which are excellent for Autocross (and legal for my class) .
The whine of a power steering pump is probably the most common sound of a car problem I hear. And along with coolant and brake fluid one of the least maintained. Step up to AMSOIL products and provide a fluid that is designed to take the abuse of these systems. AMSOIL also had a power steering fluid for those vehicles that don't use an automatic transmissoin fluid.
To verify what AMSOIL product you need, I suggest using the AMSOIL Vehicle Lookup tool or contact me directly.
This past weekend I participated in Autocross weekend event put on by the Snake River Region of SCCA here in SW Idaho. I had worked on the 2002 Subaru Impreza TS changing some bushings, and steering components, as well as replacing a bad head gasket and the timing belt and it's components to include a new water pump. While I didn't win my class, I did have a great time and learned what else needs to be replaced on the car. The good news is the work I had done held up and with AMSOIL in the engine, transmission, and rear differential it ran great for a 17-year-old car with 110k miles.
As for my AMSOIL business, I'm up to 7 customers. I want to grow the business by 1 customer per quarter this year.
With gas prices going up why not step up to synthetic oil that can save you money by extending your change intervals as well as increase your miles per gallon. And if you drive a more modern car with a turbo and/or direct injection AMSOIL Signature Series offers protection that exceeds the industry standards.
To purchase or learn more, head on over to my business page
I have the following for sale and in stock in Mountain Home Idaho. Call (208-598-2902) or email (email@example.com) me for pricing. Click on any of the items below for more information or to purchase online. If you sign up as a Prefered Customer you get better prices, shipping cost breaks and earn credits for future purchases. The cost of a 6 or 12 month Prefered Customer can easily be recouped on the first purchase. I recently had a customer save over $100 after signing up as a Preferred Customer.
This past week, I installed skid plates on my wife's 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek. They were purchased from Primitive Racing in Oregon. Although we will not be doing any serious off-roading in the XV (that is reserved for our '02 Wrangler). During the 2018 Idaho Rally talked with some of the Primitive team and decided that some protection would be good considering potential road hazards (tires, rocks, lost loads), and the off-roading we do. I film most of the work I do on vehicles and this install was no exception. The first video is done and on YouTube. You can check it out below. The Mid and Front armor videos are in editing progress.
Additionally this week, I got a call from a guy passing through Mountain Home in need of some AMSOIL 2-cycle oil. I didn't have any and lost out on a sale. So, we inventoried the storage cabinet, and I placed an order for Diesel, Snowmobile, UTV/ATV and Light Truck/Cars products. Now I hope I can sell it all over the next 5 months (that's my goal). I have what I need for personal use, which includes the cars I will race in Autocross this year. When I set up the business, I was hoping to just keep it online, so far after 2.5 years, I have 7 customers, Let me know if you would like to be one.
Why I switched to AMSOIL and now have become an Independent AMSOIL Dealer.
In 2008 I was fed up with the "free" oil changes the dealership was giving me on my truck and I saw AMSOIL for sale in a Boise ID store. Looking at the cost, and the 10,000-mile guarantee, I figured this would be a cheaper option. I've changed the oil in most of my vehicles over the previous 20 years and only had taken the "free" ones as it was "included" in the purchase.
Right away the truck ran better, after a couple hundred miles it was getting better gas mileage. When I went back to the store to get more for my car, they were out (store closing). So I searched online and found they only sell through authorized dealers and I could buy what I wanted online. And they have oil filters to that work with their oil. At that moment I was hooked, and only on very rare (emergency) situations have I used anything but AMSOIL.
When you look at the cost of an oil change, most people are put off by the high cost. But if you break it down you can see the cost is not that high. Extended drain intervals and improved fuel economy, the cost of the oil change are further offset.
Now, why should you change to AMSOIL?
Do you own a retail business? Would you be interested in selling AMSOIL products? You can sign up to be an AMSOIL Retail account if you are a business that operates out of a storefront or outlet with public access for customers and your business sells merchandise at retail prices or provides products as part of service. Retail accounts cannot resell AMSOIL products online or through retail catalogs.
For more information and to sign up click on this link. Retail Account Registration.
If you are a business or government agency you may purchase AMSOIL products for vehicles and equipment used exclusively for business purposes. Commercial accounts cannot resell AMSOIL products. Examples of qualifying business include but are not limited to:
Landscapers, golf courses, cemeteries, parks & recreation departments
Over-the-road, owner-operator, taxi cab, local delivery and other fleets
Road construction, earth moving, mining, excavating and similar companies
Plumbing, electrical, residential and commercial contractors
Farms, ranches and other agriculture related businesses
For more information and to sign up click on this link: Commercial Customer
Would you be interested in Synthetic oil, AMSOIL OE is a more economical option while still providing outstanding protection for your vehicles.
Ask me how AMSOIL may help you get better performance out of your vehicle. Check out the AMSOIL link to the left for information on any AMSOIL product.
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At JWC Motorsports we proudly use AMSOIL products and are Independent AMSOIL Dealers as well
You can read through the project pages for information on our vehicles and the AMSOIL products we use. You can also e-mail me with any questions you may have.
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Early in my life, I learned that I enjoy cars, trucks and all things motorized. My brother-in-law taught me about working on cars when I got my first one. It was a 1974 Pontiac LeMans. Many problems with that car but we got it running pretty good. Ended up selling it and buying a 1976 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Had that car for many years. Sold it while stationed in Virginia. While serving in the United States Air Force I was a computer technician most of my career but always had a passion for motorsports. In 1991 I was on temporary assignment to San Jose California and scored tickets to the the Indy car race at Laguna Seca and a pit pass for Bobby Rahal's pit.
In 2007 the Air Force moved the family to Idaho. We got into ATVs, and when the boys started to drive we picked up our first Subaru, a 1986 Subaru GL Wagon with a manual transmission. Currently, we have 4 ATVs, 1 Subaru Impreza, 2 Subaru Legacys, a Subaru XV Crosstrek, Dodge Durango, RAM 1500 Laramie, Jeep Wrangler X and a Land Rover Discovery. In the Projects / Fleet pages, you will see some more on these vehicles as well as some of the others we worked on.
Since I retired in early 2018, JWC Motorsports and became more of my retirement project. I wanted to create a business based on something we enjoy, and having been an AMSOIL user for 7 years, we decided to become Dealers in 2016. We have several projects in the works, in 2017 it was a 2000 Subaru Outback, that one is on YouTube. I've been doing some work on the other vehicles in the fleet but the next big project is the 2002 Subaru Impreza TS. I will be writing up what we do, documenting with pictures and videos to be posted.
We are members of SCCA and I am setting up the 2004 Neon for Autocross events in 2018. I have picked up another Subaru for racing and maybe even Rallycross. I need to sell the 1996 Land Rover or part it out. If you are interested in buying the Land Rover or the Arctic Cat 250's, email me.
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