This past weekend, a group of us from ONSC made it out to participate in the USFS Uwharrie Work day, the first of 2014!! We got a TON done. Tasks for the day included removal of one of the corduroy bridges on Wolf’s Den trail, collection of stone from the middle of Dutch John and deposition of said stone on Wolf’s Den to replace the corduroy bridge.
It took a lot of effort to move the stone and remove the wood stringers, but we got it done! Here are some pictures.
On the first or second Wednesday of every month, we have a monthly meeting at the Tyler’s Taproom in either Apex, NC or downtown Raleigh, NC. On January 8th, we had our meeting and had an awesome turnout!!
This past December, ONSC held the annual Camping trip and X-Mas party at the Monk’s property in the Uwharrie National Forest. We ate, we drank, we kicked tires and had a Dirty Santa gift swap!! It was a blast.
THANK YOU Kenny and Lydia!! I look forward to next year’s event!
One of the most glossed over replacement part for the 80 series land cruiser is the fuel sock filter that attaches to the fuel pump. It is just as important as replacing the regular fuel filter. I had ordered a replacement one a while back and not got around to actually doing it till today.
First thing is to take the gas cap off of your filler neck to discharge the tank of any pressure.
To get to it you need to roll the front seats up and pull the carpet back from the front/back split right there.
You will see a little oval panel right away with 3 screws on it.
Take the panel off and you will be rewarded with this sight.
You will need to unhook the wiring harness and disconnect the two fuel lines that attach to the plate. One fuel line pulls off after loosening the hose clamp, the other can be removed by taking out the banjo bolt in the picture. After that you will need to take out the small screws around the new panel and you can pull the fuel pump up…. BE CAREFUL it is very easy to bend the fuel level sender arm and if done so your fuel gauge may not be very accurate.
Here you can see the dirty fuel sock at the end of the pump.
To remove the sock filter you need to remove the black gasket at the bottom as well as the clip underneath it that the sock is attached to. You don’t need to replace these two parts but I went ahead and did it anyway.
The difference between the dirty and clean stock will amaze you
After you get the new filter on reverse the process and once again be careful with the fuel float arm.
It’s that time of year again when members of the southeast’s community of Cruiser Heads get together to honor one of our fallen members and have a fun weekend of wheeling in the beautiful Uwharrie National Forrest.
We will have easy, intermediate and advanced groups with guides to take you through the trail system.
Group dinner Saturday night included in your ticket price with a raffle afterwards.
This is a very family friendly group and trip so please bring the whole family along for a weekend of fun.
Even the kids like to get in on the action.
There is also Badin lake within walking distance for swimming as well as boat launches if you feel the need. The forest is also littered with hiking and horse trails.
Uwharrie Forrest is located off of Highway 109 between Denton and Troy. Camping will be at Badin lake group camp which a map to can be found here
Once again, the members of NCFJ Cruisers invited ONSC to attend their annual Car Show @ Leith Toyota in Raleigh. The car show was on April 27th and we had a great turnout! All proceeds from show admission, the raffle our food donations went to benefit The Victory Junction and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC.
We had an excellent time and would like to thank the members of NCFJ Cruisers for inviting us! We look forward to attending next year!