Liver Eater’s Last Ride
Heartbroken and outta luck, Ike Trafton and Tim Taylor gave up the ghost on a lonely road in Mongolia.
Ike Trafton sends the following post:
How to load a 4 ton car without a winch or lift truck:
– Simply back up to an embankment
– Use a pick-up and a section of cable to control the cars roll (and block a high speed road in the process)
– tie it down with old cables through the wheels (you can always re-powder coat)
..and voila, finished!
Now for the 100 kilometer drive to Ulaan Baatar – hoping the Liver Eater doesn’t break loose under braking and take us out for what we did to her.
More updates later …
Ahhhhh, yes, tow trucks…. First in Mongolia when we broke the mounting for the rear radius rods (and thereby tore out the driveshaft and the brake lines) – and then in Russia when we had fuel delivery problems as a result of all that fine Mongolian sand. Tow trucks… My single largest expense on P2P 2013 – but at least we finished!
Ouch. Loren cocking and Jenny Mah had a similar time with tow trucks
Hope all gets repaired in Ulan
Don’t miss cashmere shopping. I wish I bought more?
Lee Ann and Tony