Nissan Pathfinder VG30i EFI Swap

Nissan Pathfinder VG30i EFI Swap

Nissan VG30i EFI Swap Part 2 – Bolting up the EFI

In the last post we removed all the parts for the MPFI swap from our donor 1995 Nissan Pathfinder “The Cheapfinder.” Now the time has come to put the Pathmaker Rig under the knife and pull off all the TBI parts so I can bolt up the parts off the 95.
The list of parts you need to remove is essentially identical as in Part 1 so head over there for all the details and we’ll pickup this from a torn down VG30i. Continue reading →

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Nissan Pathfinder VG30E EFI Removal

Nissan Pathfinder VG30E EFI Removal

Nissan VG30i EFI Swap Part 1 – Stripping the ’95

It was finally time to tear apart the 1995 Nissan Cheapfinder project and get the EFI stuff off the engine before sending it to the scrapyard to get turned into a cube. The reason for the effort and the reason you’re likely reading this is to do an EFI Swap on your Nissan Pathfinder or Hardbody with the VG30i Throttle Body engine. Since the Pathmaker rig is a 2dr 1987 Pathfinder it sports the old VG30i and it was time for an upgrade.
Why go thru the effort you may ask? “Free” Horsepower! Continue reading →

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Team No Stickys

Team No Stickys

Team No Stickys made it out for a day of Full Body Rig Rock Crawling

With some wet weather in the month of September signalling the start of wheeling season we got together for some back country wheeling with Team No Stickys. Continue reading →

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Reiter Rock Crawl 2019

Reiter Rock Crawl 2019

Reiter Rock Crawl 2019 was another awesome wheeling event!

For the second year in a row I went down to the Reiter Rock Crawl and once again it did not disappoint. The 4th running of the event featured 3 classes of rigs. A Stock-Mod Class, a Sportsmen Class and an Unlimited class. Continue reading →

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Trailer Box Build – Pathmaker Speed Shop

Trailer Box Build – Pathmaker Speed Shop

Never Ending Trailer Project

The list of things keeps getting smaller on the trailer repair list and a new axle has been ordered to replace the bent old one that was taking out my tires. I cut off the old U-bolts, because you don’t reuse U-bolts, and dragged the axle out from under the trailer. Continue reading →

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Island Cup 2019

Island Cup 2019

The Island Cup 2019 rock racing event took place over three days in early May at Frogstompers OHV and turned out to be the biggest and baddest Island Cup event yet! Continue reading →

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March Trail Wheeling

March Trail Wheeling

March 2019

Trail Wheeling and Extreme Rock Crawling Trip

We went out with a serious group of rock buggies for some backcountry trail wheeling. With an awesome group of ricks including the MogStang, the Rotten LS Powered 4 wheel steering buggy, 3 Toyota buggies and 2 Suzuki buggies it was shaping up to be an epic day in the woods! Continue reading →

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Snow Day Rescue

Snow Day Rescue

Snow Day Trail Wheelin Rescue Mission

After having to leave Mikes big block Ford buggy in the woods for a few nights it was time to get out and drag that fat girl home. This time with Jon in his oneton Toyota buggy with some modified skidder chains and Mike in his Toyota diffed Suzuki buggy. With two 33″ tires strapped to Mikes rig, a bunch of extra straps, batteries, hand tools we headed back up the trail. Only a few days had gone by but it was a completely different trail. Most of the snow was gone and the few inches that were left were soft.

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Snow Day Trail Wheeling

Snow Day Trail Wheeling

Snow Day Wheeling

 

Even tho we live in Canada, we live in the warm and wet side of the country so we don’t get a ton of snow in the winter. With a fresh dump of over a foot and a ton of unprepared people the town practically shuts down. So it was a great excuse to do some mid-week, Snow Day Trail Wheelin!

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Ford Taurus E-Fan Install – Pathmaker Speed Shop

Ford Taurus E-Fan Install – Pathmaker Speed Shop

2 Speed Ford Taurus Electric Fan Upgrade

With my knuckles back on the Pathmaker Rig it was time to shift from “need to” projects to a few “want to” projects. The PSC Full Hydro steering on my rig has been working great for me, except that my pump likes to get nice and hot and whine after some hard use.

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2018 Trail Wheeling Highlights

2018 Trail Wheeling Highlights

2018

Happy New Years everyone…2018 was a great year for trail wheeling. With many back country trips as well as trips to my favourite OHV Park, Frogstompers and even a trip for some Competition wheeling with the Back Door Fab team down to Washington State. 

Of course  season of wheeling leads to some epic video as well as a ton of fantastic photos. Continue reading →

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Windshield Install – Pathmaker Speed Shop

Windshield Install – Pathmaker Speed Shop

Nissan Pathmaker Windshield Install

It was finally time to get around to installing the windshield that I pulled out of the Project Cheapfinder in a previous BLOG POST and toss it into the Pathmaker rig. Never having done it before this was going to be an interesting learning experience for me. My good friend Rich owns a glass shop in Kamloops BC Family Glass and he gave me a few pointers on what I should do. Of course I completely forgot everything he said right away so any screw ups are definitely my fault! Continue reading →

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