David Tracy
David_Tracy
Sr. Technical Editor, Jalopnik. Always interested in hearing from auto engineers—email me. Cars: Willys CJ-2A ('48), Jeep J10 ('85), Jeep Cherokee ('79, '91, '92, '00), Jeep Grand Cherokee 5spd ('94).
1/14/20
9:09 AM
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No no, I want to hear from you! I have tons of infrastructure questions!

1/13/20
4:20 PM
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Let the record state that I wore pleated khakis even though I knew they wouldn’t show up in the picture. 

1/13/20
4:17 PM
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The dude who led the nine-speed team got in trouble, I was told. I don’t know the extent of the trouble, but botching a launch doesn’t come without consequences. 

I myself worked only with eight-speed folks, as I was on the JL program.

1/13/20
4:01 PM
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To be clear, I don’t want propriety information! I just want to learn how stuff works. I’ve added a line to the story to make that clear.

1/9/20
11:58 PM
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If it had been a pilot bushing, I’d have just used bread like I did before. But because it was a bearing, and I’d read that this free rental tool worked quite well, I figured I might as well. Could save me a couple of desperately-needed minutes.

1/9/20
11:46 PM
2

Keeping it factory original on this one. I’ve go two other XJs for off-roading.

1/9/20
11:17 PM
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I sorta have. On multiple occasions, I’ve driven cars with blown slave cylinders. Which meant disengaging the clutch was impossible. 

1/2/20
1:04 PM
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This one’s nicer, definitely. But as I will discuss in my forthcoming story, mine is an absolute beast.