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    • archie73
      Actually, she was talking about a kit cobra last night- her dream car. I’ve offered to build one in the past, but she’d rather have things for the house. I’m not a go fast guy, but I enjoy building stuff. Since she declined I picked up the ford...
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      Another “ I haven’t done anything, except drive it” post- I feel a need to post, but life is busy and I haven’t had much time to work on it. Fortunately, it’s to the point where my wife and I are arguing about who gets to drive it. It’s a good...
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      My adapter plate clocked my tc a bit, so my AA crossmember had a bit of a cock eyed angle. I notched it an inch and half to clear the floorboard- never had any issues. You’ll be fine clearancing it a bit. Those things are way over built.
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      Small update. Weather finally turned to topless weather- it’d been a abnormally cold&wet spring! So I’ve been driving it as much as possible and loving it. Ever since I did the LS swap, I’ve had no temperature gauge in the cluster. With the ecu...
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      archie73 replied to the thread Potential purchase.
      Huh, those are 22 plates. How did this one not pop up on my radar. I’m over the pass if you pick it up, I’d love to check it out.
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      I’ll second the Taurus fan. I was getting lack luster results from my Be Cool electric fan- worked well enough around town and I even crawling. However, when pulling a hill over the pass it’d boil over every time. Installed the Taurus unit with...
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      archie73 replied to the thread rear body mounts.
      I could be mistaken, but I think it’s a big no-no to drill that last hole. Water jacket(?) is behind it. Congenital wisdom on LS swaps is to just go with out. I did.
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      archie73 replied to the thread How is everyone doing?.
      Were you in my neighborhood Bob?
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      How tall are the seat bases? I have Montero sport seats and they’re super comfy, but they’re a bit tall, I look through the top third of the windshield. Miata’s are pretty plentiful and would be easy enough to come by…
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      archie73 replied to the thread 1979 FJ40 Rebuild.
      I’m afraid this is a true reflection of my rig as well…
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      Tech: Fixed the wiring for the drivers seat. Now wife can almost reach the pedals again. Seat heaters would be nice- I need to hook those up some day… Oil leak from the (freshly installed) transfer case seems to have slowed. Maybe it’ll stop...
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      archie73 replied to the thread 78 FJ40. my free new money pit..
      You still working this thing?
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      archie73 replied to the thread Undercoating. Ugh..
      Hell I’m just jealous of the lack of any real rust!!! The sight of that tub is a thing of beauty.
    • archie73
      Made it out of Mother’s Day and managed some time in the garage this morning. Nothing monumental, but needed none the less. For the first time in ~20 hrs the evaporative system is hooked back up to the gas tank. I’ve never had much issue with out...
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      archie73 replied to the thread In Tank Pump - 1982 FJ40.
      I followed @reddingcruiser lead and used an intank pump out of a Tahoe(2004?). It’s already matched to the 5.3, which made sense to me. Additionally, I like the idea of being able to go into most parts stores and they’ll have a replacement. It...
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      archie73 replied to the thread Build: 40/80 Trash Panda.
      Are you planning to widen the body to make up for the ‘80 wms? Or is this a dedicated wheeler?
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      archie73 replied to the thread Build: 40/80 Trash Panda.
      If no one is looking, you gotta do what you gotta do… I was getting the axle under it so I could easily roll it off the trailer. OSHA wasn’t quik enough to catch me.
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      So it’s back on the road. Had the driveshaft retubed. Since the same moron will be driving it, I bought a spare driveshaft from Valley Hybrids. Had that resized while I was at it. Transfer case is back in place. Shifting nice and rolling around...
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      archie73 replied to the thread Build: 40/80 Trash Panda.
      Glad to see the progress!!! Believe me, there is no disrespect meant in that moniker. I’m currently working on a bastard f100 and keeping my mutt ‘40 alive. The struggle is real.
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      I like the Taurus fan in my 40. Using a Volvo relay to help with the power spike of it coming on. My wiring on the other hand needs help…
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      archie73 replied to the thread Build: 40/80 Trash Panda.
      Do I spy a bastard 45? I like custom.
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      archie73 replied to the thread Fire extinguisher.
      Right below the hip bar on the cage. It’s never in the way and easy pin to pull out if needed. I went wheeling with the local club a few years ago and there was an axle failure on the side of the highway. The hot axle shaft came off the...
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      if you were closer I have an extra here in Idaho.
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      archie73 replied to the thread Booster for 74 fj40.
      I’m home for the weekend, this is how my booster sits. It’s a tight fit for sure. Not being a purist, it’s acceptable to me. Parking brake is operation as is the choke cable. I used the OEM holes and brackets. As I recall, I did have to fiddle...
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      archie73 replied to the thread Booster for 74 fj40.
      So I’ve been stuck at DFW for 6 hours. So I did some digging on my phone for pics. This is the best I could findthis pic was taken during tear down, so it’s more cluttered than it is now. It’s a bit tight but not as bad as it looks. I can other...
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