• 2014 Meet and Greet and March Work Day

    This weekend ONSC got together for our annual Meet and Greet. We had a great turn out this year with well over 60 people in attendance. Saturday was also our trail clean up and work day for March and we got busy working on our adopted trail Wolf’s Den to get it ready for opening day at Uwharrie National Forest.

    Thanks to the Monks for the use of their property once again to host this event.

    Thanks to all the great members that showed up and to those that brought sides.

    The pig the club provided was great as always.


    Here are some pics from the weekend.











  • January 2013 Uwharrie Work Day

    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.

    Thank you to everyone who came out!!


    Load of stone #1
    Jackknife Johnny hard at work.


    First load of stringers
    2nd load of stone
    New river crossing

    The Crew


    Getting brunswick stew at the end of the day

  • December Camping trip and X-Mas Party

    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!


    Burn Barrel
    Trail Repair.
    John and Mike frying up turkeys.
    Terry’s last outing with ONSC for the next couple of years. He just moved to Hawaii and took his FJ62 with him!
    Meatball signing his poster.



  • 80 Series Fuel Pump Sock Filter Replacement

    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 is the sender float


    Be Careful Pulling this out
    Be Careful Pulling this out


    Here you can see the dirty fuel sock at the end of the pump.

    Dirty Fuel Sock
    Dirty Fuel Sock


    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

    Dirty vs Clean Filter
    Dirty vs Clean Filter
    New filter on
    New filter on

    After you get the new filter on reverse the process and once again be careful with the fuel float arm.


    Part numbers are as follows:

    Filter, Suction (fuel sock) P/N 23217-11010
    Clip, Fuel Pump (used to attach sock to pump) P/N 23219-03010
    Gasket, Fuel Suction P/N 77169-60010

  • Charlotte Cars and Coffee

    On The first Saturday of every month the Charlotte crew descend onto the Charlotte Cars and Coffee event that is held in the parking lot of Matti’s Diner across from the Filmore and the Beer Garden.


    After the event we normally grab lunch close by. This event has been added to the calender on the website to remind everyone.


    Pics from past events.






  • Mike A’s HAMOM – November 2nd 2013

    In preparation for Mike A’s upcoming move to Colorado, he hosted a HAMOM to get a bunch of work done on his blue FJ62, Burt.  We were able to complete the following things:

    • Front ARB install and axle rebuild
    • Rear Lock-Right install
    • TSM T-Case Emergency Brake
    • Saginaw power steering pump
    • Front IPF driving lights

    Thanks for having us over Mike and good luck on your move to Colorado!!


    Terry and I arrived at 7:20am.


    Saginaw PS pump

    Enjoying some brews after a great day wrenching!



  • Cruising the Carolina’s, Logan’s Run 2013 Sponsors

    For the third year of Olde North State Cruiser’s flagship event, we have been blessed with great sponsorship!

    THANK YOU to all of our sponsors!!

    This year, our sponsors are as follows: 


    ELS 3x3

    Donating: Several LED light Bars




    CC sign


    Donating : a 40 series rear asssy from CCOT




    Donating: 6- $50 gift certificates for anything that they sell.





    Donating: Toyota swag and parts



    There are also many donations from people and companies wishing to remain anonymous as well as donations from the club itself.

    Some examples are are hand held CB radios, ARB recovery gear, $500 Mickey Thompson gift card, SOR gift card, free club membership, free admission to next years event, and more!!


    Thank you to all of our sponsors and everyone else that has worked to make CCLR 2013 a great event!!


  • Cruisin’ the Carolinas – Logan’s Run – September 13-15 2013


    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



    Edit: check back shortly for prices and a link to make a paypal payment or payment through a credit/debit card.