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by RAPTOR DRIVER
Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Boardmanville Access?
Replies: 37
Views: 5352

Re: bordmenville

What's to keep you from pushing your vehicle across the tracks where they cross 78?

I know, they will nail you for just being on the shoulder of the highway.

Dean
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:25 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Wash Road Construction Completed
Replies: 34
Views: 4528

Re: Wash Road Construction Completed

They need to put up one more big sign at the beginning of our new wash road:

NO UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD VEHICLES ALLOWED

Dean
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Pressure washer
Replies: 24
Views: 2651

Re: Pressure washer

I bought the little orange electric power washer from Harbor Freight about six months ago and have really enjoyed using it, after I re engineered the trigger valve in the spray wand handle. :roll: The way it comes from the factory the simple act of tightening the hose connection at the wand during a...
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: GPS • Two-Way Radios
Topic: early present from santa
Replies: 14
Views: 5023

Yeah, they are spring loaded. Someone said something about using a conductive grease on the terminals as a way to keep the conection live...whadaya know bout dat? I had those problems on my old Garmin when I first got it. As said in other posts you need to keep the batteries from moving around and ...
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:37 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Why are they 12 hours off?
Replies: 13
Views: 1596

I prefer this site. The information is pulled from the same RAWS site at the ranger station, but I like the way it is presented better here and the time is expressed in local Pacific Standard Time. :D 24 hour info here: http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/queryF?s=CAU&d=16-Dec-2007+17:24&span=25hours...
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: AT&T CELL SERVICE ON GECKO ROAD
Replies: 14
Views: 2502

The reason I started this thread and the question I still have is if anybody knows why the AT&T cell service in that area has changed so drastically. It was consistently unusable over the course of a four day period in exactly the same location where the service has always been very decent in the pa...
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: AT&T CELL SERVICE ON GECKO ROAD
Replies: 14
Views: 2502

"Who is right"? It is definitely not right for you to make the insinuation that either of us is misrepresenting our experiences with AT&T cell service on Gecko road. Rick and I camp in different areas along Gecko road. Rick says his AT&T service has always sucked where he camps. I am saying that the...
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: AT&T CELL SERVICE ON GECKO ROAD
Replies: 14
Views: 2502

I have had there same AT&T cell service for many years of camping in Roadrunner and this will be the second season with the exact same phone. When it is crowded down there, it was only sometimes necessary to move around in camp to get a cleaner signal but most of the time I could make and receive ca...
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: stolen: Tatum Black Widow sand car from Roadrunner 9/29/07
Replies: 16
Views: 3887

Nobody at Tatum has bothered to return my email to them about this either. I guess if anybody still cares they could give them a call and see what they say.

Dean

Tatum Motor Sports
8741 N 79th Ave,
Peoria, AZ 85345
Phone 623-979-0808
Fax 623-979-8383
E-mail tmotorsports2@qwest.net
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:02 am
Forum: ATV & Motorcycle
Topic: 4-Stroke Carb Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 2491

The best carb tuning advice you will get anywhere is from Dynojet. Part of what you pay for when you buy one of their products is their great tech support. Call or email them and tell them if you have changed anything, even the tires. Tell them what kind of fuel you will be using, where you are goin...
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:22 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: AT&T CELL SERVICE ON GECKO ROAD
Replies: 14
Views: 2502

AT&T CELL SERVICE ON GECKO ROAD

Does anybody know what happened to the AT&T / Cingular service in the Gecko road area? I have always had decent service there, but when we went a couple of weekends ago it was terrible. It could take as many as ten or more attempts to make a call. When I did get through the call would be quickly dro...
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:20 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Chaparral Sale this weekend [Oct06]
Replies: 13
Views: 1718

Woodglue wrote: I wanted to get some paddle tires for my son's quad, but someone told me that they don't make them that small. :?
No problem, Scat-Track will make whatever you want.

http://www.skat-trak.com/

Dean
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: stolen: Tatum Black Widow sand car from Roadrunner 9/29/07
Replies: 16
Views: 3887

The CHP was there for a lot longer than you would think he would have been if he was only telling the guy the car had been repossessed. Don't the repo guys have to notify the local authority's before they do the deed? The guy said he was looking for photos of the car but couldn't find one. I presume...
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: Camera • Video • Computer • Internet • Website
Topic: Stephen Colbert explains the whole AT&T thing!
Replies: 2
Views: 3670

That was a bad link for the video. This works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtFtcp4mNzA&mode=related&search= By the way, does anybody know what happened to the AT&T / Cingular service in the Gecko road area? I have always had service there but last weekend it was terrible, It could take as many as...
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Saving four bucks could really hurt!
Replies: 7
Views: 2537

I made the left hand turn across the highway to dump my tanks there last weekend and I agree that it's a severe safety hazard. I have a very short rig, a truck camper with a small trailer, and even though there was very little traffic at the time and I waited until I could see no oncoming vehicles, ...
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:24 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: stolen: Tatum Black Widow sand car from Roadrunner 9/29/07
Replies: 16
Views: 3887

I just came back to look at this and I see that there has been no new information posted about the Tatum car. I just sent an email to the Tatum company asking them if they had heard anything about it.

Dean
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:20 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: stolen: Tatum Black Widow sand car from Roadrunner 9/29/07
Replies: 16
Views: 3887

I went to his MH to tell him that the guys camped next to me had an air card and were on line if he wanted to get the details posted right away. That's when he said he didn't even have a photo with him. There was a CHP in his MH making out a report at the time.

Dean
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: stolen: Tatum Black Widow sand car from Roadrunner 9/29/07
Replies: 16
Views: 3887

stolen: Tatum Black Widow sand car from Roadrunner 9/29/07

This may have already been posted elsewhere, I haven't looked. Saturday Morning a guy came into our camp at the east end of Roadrunner and asked if we had seen or heard anything unusual in the early morning hours. He said that they had arrived at Roadrunner (west end) late Friday evening and unloade...
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Good times at the SSSS
Replies: 20
Views: 2764

Bummer! That wasn't the case at first. Some of my Glamis buddies and I have been going down to San Diego for the Unlimited Hydroplane races on that same weekend for many years. When they first started having the Sand Show it was on a different weekend and we were able to go to both. We get into our ...
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:04 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Good times at the SSSS
Replies: 20
Views: 2764

What are the dates of next year's show?

Dean
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:11 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Patton’s tank in the dunes: myth resurfaces
Replies: 22
Views: 4323

As for the BLM taking them out - let's see... Over 50 years old and they have historical value and can't be disturbed. They'll have to put an interpretive center in... If there's only two of them out there and nobody has seen even one of them for years the Center for Mechanical Diversity will proba...
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: What’s New in the ASA Store? It’s a great time to ask!
Replies: 2
Views: 837

I ordered a season pass and a shirt. The shirt page says they cost $12.00

http://www.americansandassociation.org/ ... t=0&page=1

When you add the shirt to your cart the price jumps up to $15.00.

Dean
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Thu May 10, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: killing gophers
Replies: 11
Views: 2122

Years ago we were remodeling a hill side home, pretty much the entire property including the landscaping. Gofers had been a real problem there for years so the landscape subcontractor buried a layer a layer of heavy gage welded wire mesh a couple inches below the surface before they rolled out the s...
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: train derail at wash 38 to 40
Replies: 28
Views: 6703

:shock: The Union Pacific just can't seem to keep'em on the tracks out there, I saw this on the morning news today. Dean MECCA, Apr. 4, 2007 - Blue cheese dressing and concrete sealant spilled into a canal leading to the Salton Sea when 28 cars in a freight train derailed in the Southern California ...
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Patton's buried tanks
Replies: 47
Views: 9926

Those 2 are no longer there either. Our group went to check out the train wreck site (still lots of trash around from that - are they going to do a thorough job of cleaning it up or just the bulldozer type of cleanup?) near the Clyde crossing. Then went to show the old shot up vehicles to some folk...
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: train derail at wash 38 to 40
Replies: 28
Views: 6703

We were there on 3/31/07 and Union Pacific has the whole area cleaned up now. Dean Bill standing on the concrete pad where the old tower once stood http://i9.tinypic.com/2l8g6ki.jpg All new switch http://i14.tinypic.com/3ycdpnk.jpg Entire area scrapped clean on both sides of the tracks, Tom having a...
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Patton's buried tanks
Replies: 47
Views: 9926

Oh ya the tanks, sorry :lol: The only thing I can add to that story I think we heard from Neil Hamada years ago. We asked about the buried tanks and were told that there was one particular older gentleman that spent quite a bit of time in the dunes trying to find them. He never found them of course,...
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Patton's buried tanks
Replies: 47
Views: 9926

Cool photos of the plane wreck. We used to collect all of the large pieces and rearrange them as close as we could to where they should have been so it looked like a plane again. We would often debate over what each part was and where it should go but eventually we would get it laid out pretty well....
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:46 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: train derail at wash 38 to 40
Replies: 28
Views: 6703

OOPS !
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: train derail at wash 38 to 40
Replies: 28
Views: 6703

Raptor Driver, That first picture almost looks fake! It does look a little funny. I posted it full size at first and it looked a lot better but it completely blew out the page so I resized the first two photos a couple of times before I found a size that fit better. The hard part was faking the vid...
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: train derail at wash 38 to 40
Replies: 28
Views: 6703

Sad to see the tower gone, that was a really cool destination for our group rides. We have watched a number of trains fly past just below us with their air horns blasting from that tower. Very exciting and a little scary. After this I guess we had good reason to be a little nervous about what could ...
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Nevada Takes Steps to Protect Butterfly
Replies: 5
Views: 794

Nevada Takes Steps to Protect Butterfly

(03-20) 14:38 PDT Reno, Nev. (AP) -- Federal land managers working to keep a rare Nevada butterfly off the list of endangered species have closed scores of off-road vehicle trails at one of the biggest, most popular sand dunes in the West. In all, the Sand Mountain Recreation Area encompassing the m...
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Patton's buried tanks
Replies: 47
Views: 9926

Cool, water your own seeds :lol:
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Patton's buried tanks
Replies: 47
Views: 9926

So you are actually talking about the half dead Enchanted Brown Fiberglass Boundary Steak Forest.

Dean
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:25 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Patton's buried tanks
Replies: 47
Views: 9926

What about the plastic tree forrest? Why? Is that out there? I heard that more than 1/2 of them are dead now anyway... :shock: :? :D :roll: :lol: So in other words there are no coordinates for your "Plastic Tree Forest" because you made that up and it doesn't exist? How about your Roxy Dog Memorial...
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: Sandrail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle • Buy & Sell
Topic: Project Buggy SOLD!
Replies: 6
Views: 2044

When you find out the price, could you find out what the ratio's are in the trans axle? Stock? close ratio? Ring & pinion? Oh, what CV's it is set up for? Axels & cv's included? Other parts? Compression ratio of the Corvair engine (if known) ect, ect.. Asking for a buddy that NEEDS a 4 seater (with...
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:33 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Patton's buried tanks
Replies: 47
Views: 9926

Those things are so cool I can't even find any prices listed. I have been reading about how they can cure "Butt Sickness". I am getting to the age where supplemental dietary fiber is a necessary part of every day so maybe I could get Blue Shield to help pay for them. http://www.clarksynthesis.com/kn...
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:06 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Patton's buried tanks
Replies: 47
Views: 9926

What other types of video do you like to watch while your sitting
on the tactile transducer ? Maybe I should get one! :lol:

What have you heard about the plastic forest?

Dean
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:46 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Patton's buried tanks
Replies: 47
Views: 9926

OK, sounds like I had the Duncan Idaho thing pretty screwed up. It's been a really long time since I saw the movie and there is no way I would have been able to spell Kwisatz Haderach, that's **** impressive! :lol: You have me very curious about this plastic tree forest. I have never heard of hat on...
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:49 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Patton's buried tanks
Replies: 47
Views: 9926

Remember when the "Flag" box was the Duncan Idaho Box? Does that have anything to do with the book DUNE, by Frank Herbert? If not how about a little FYI? That was a cool movie, Duncan Idaho was the chosen one who saved the people of the desert planet by releasing the hidden water. (or something lik...
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: Sandrail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle • Buy & Sell
Topic: Project Buggy SOLD!
Replies: 6
Views: 2044

tomlinville13 wrote:Where is the sandrail located???
He's in Lakewood.(Long Beach area)

Dean
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:25 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Patton's buried tanks
Replies: 47
Views: 9926

OBSESSED wrote: What about the plastic tree forrest?
Why? Is that out there?
Plastic tree forest???? I need to see that. Got the cords?

Dean
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: Sandrail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle • Buy & Sell
Topic: Project Buggy SOLD!
Replies: 6
Views: 2044

sanddune911 wrote:Need more pics!
:lol: I know, I left out all of the shots he took from underneath and the aeriel photos :lol:

Dean
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: Sandrail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle • Buy & Sell
Topic: Project Buggy SOLD!
Replies: 6
Views: 2044

Project Buggy SOLD!

This buggy has been sold 4/2/07 A friend of mine got out of dunning before he finished this one and he is selling it as is, no parting out. He is collecting his recipts and thinking about a price now so all I have to post for him now is this list and photos. Make an offer Please Contact Mike 714 719...
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Heads up to Washington state off-roaders!
Replies: 3
Views: 718

by RAPTOR DRIVER
Fri Mar 02, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Heads up to Washington state off-roaders!
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Heads up to Washington state off-roaders!

Heads up to Washington state off-roaders! http://blog.seattletimes.nwsource.com/davidpostman/archives/2007/03/sen_kline_tells_offroaders_to_buzz_off.html "I would be happy to ban the use of the internal combustion engine off-road, by anyone without a handicapped sticker, subject to a stiff fine. May...
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Worlds Smallest Blown V8
Replies: 25
Views: 2549

More small engines

http://www.nvbackflow.com/engines/

Dean

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by RAPTOR DRIVER
Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: train derail at wash 38 to 40
Replies: 28
Views: 6703

Isn't that right in the area of the Clyde RR siding switch, the tower and the crossing? I wonder if the switch malfunctioned or if the tower was damaged? We always climb the tower and check out the switch when we go out there. We can usually see signs of resent maintenance work on the switch but the...
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Tue Dec 12, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: New Interagency Pass
Replies: 1
Views: 432

New Interagency Pass

Any chance this new pass would be good at Glamis and Dumont?

http://www.doi.gov/news/06_News_Releases/061205.html

Dean
by RAPTOR DRIVER
Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:42 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Your Avatar and Username
Replies: 55
Views: 8427

Blaster_chick wrote:Hey, I now have a very fitting avatar :lol:
I thought you wanted to use this one

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