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    • Blomdala
      Blomdala replied to the thread Builds First LC, HZJ77 Build.
      Started working on a plan for a skid plate. Saw some nice examples (@Gun Runner 5 your old 77), so I started measuring my plastic one. Glad I kept it! However, my Autodesk skills have suffered over the years of not using it lol. I’m starting to...
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      Blomdala replied to the thread Builds First LC, HZJ77 Build.
      Well I’m anxious to hear about this, mine is like @JDM Journeys and is dead until the vehicle is warm for awhile. However, I think my pump is due for a rebuild so I figured I’d replace things then.
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      Blomdala replied to the thread Builds First LC, HZJ77 Build.
      You’re all good, people were losing interest in my lack of vehicle related updates 🤣
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      Blomdala replied to the thread Builds First LC, HZJ77 Build.
      Were you installing your aneroid?
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      Blomdala reacted to JDM Journeys's post in the thread Builds First LC, HZJ77 Build with Love Love.
      Oh man! That's exactly why I was pulling it... To check the filter for sediment. Now I have filter and solenoid coming. Does it look like there's a potential path for air via the resin, down into the pump? Or am I barking up wrong tree I wonder...
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      Blomdala reacted to ATL Cruiser's post in the thread Builds First LC, HZJ77 Build with Love Love.
      Mine crunched today too when I took it out. Thankfully, I had a spare on hand. Make sure to grab a new mesh filter to install below it (22602-56350)
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      Blomdala replied to the thread Builds First LC, HZJ77 Build.
      Ouch! I hate that sound/feeling with old plastics.... Definitely better to not have that fail while out and about. I was actually thinking of adding another ring terminal to the solenoid as back up if I have an issue in the future, I could clip...
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      Blomdala reacted to JDM Journeys's post in the thread Builds First LC, HZJ77 Build with Haha Haha.
      Eh front coils are for wusses. And dentists. 🤣🫣 (And jealous buddies) I tried to unbolt the harness from the top, yes the 8mm nut, and the whole thing made a crunching sound as it tried to rotate. I can see a crack in the resin now and...
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      Blomdala replied to the thread Builds First LC, HZJ77 Build.
      I took a lot of machining and CNC courses in college, so manufacturing has always been an interest to me. I got really into 3d printing at home and for work in 2015 before I had my first child and it was a blast. I took a little break with moving...
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      Blomdala replied to the thread Builds First LC, HZJ77 Build.
      @Rigster Its so nice to have it drivable again... Always puts a smile on my face! More importantly I would like to take it to cruise moab this april so I have other things to focus on to get it ready, not wondering if it will start! I hope your...
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      Blomdala reacted to Rigster's post in the thread Builds 2002 HZJ76 Build with Love Love.
      Thanks. Owning a land cruiser is not for the faint of heart to be sure. Most of us would not be able to afford one of these if we could not do our own maintenance and troubleshooting, especially with the stealerships charging $200/hr and...
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      Blomdala reacted to Rigster's post in the thread Builds 2002 HZJ76 Build with Love Love.
      Yeah, methinks the warmer climate would be very lovely right about now!! If thems folks will have us. Having land cruisers will likely up our chances a fair bit! I did not realize you needed a solenoid as well! I ordered mine direct from the...
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      Blomdala reacted to Rigster's post in the thread Builds 2002 HZJ76 Build with Love Love.
      Ok, it has been a long time coming and I have been a little too busy with life and family to spend much time with the Land Cruiser. However I took today to (I had hoped) to get this air in fuel issue resolved. So, I had proceeded to hook up...
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      Blomdala reacted to Rigster's post in the thread Builds First LC, HZJ77 Build with Love Love.
      In this case, I was referring to his starter solenoid, where we ordered fuel pump solenoids. @Blomdala, while I am ecstatic for you to have your treasure back on the road, I am with you on wanting to understand and know what the issue is/was...
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      Blomdala replied to the thread Builds First LC, HZJ77 Build.
      I forgot to share this picture yesterday, I was able to get my 3-D printer out of storage finally and on some counter space to use. So I made my favorite engine block print for a coworker.
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      Blomdala replied to the thread Builds First LC, HZJ77 Build.
      I do! It was one of the first things that I purchased, even before I received the truck lol. Glove boxes are really helpful but not when everything falls out haha.
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      Blomdala reacted to JDM Journeys's post in the thread Builds First LC, HZJ77 Build with Love Love.
      On the plus side you do have a Doug's tub? 😉
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      Blomdala replied to the thread Builds First LC, HZJ77 Build.
      If there wasn’t a smell, I would say maybe, but it smelled like a short and no clicking. But I never found it so I can’t rule that out I guess!
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      Blomdala reacted to AirheadNut's post in the thread Builds Another Prado in Montana with Like Like.
      Overdue for an update here. On Christmas eve I hit the road, 300 miles home through the mountains. A couple hours in I started noticing odd behavior in the windshield wipers and the voltmeter: the wipers would occasionally halt mid-wipe, and the...
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      Blomdala reacted to JDM Journeys's post in the thread Builds First LC, HZJ77 Build with Haha Haha.
      I have the f/c solenoid on order. Lol I think so does @Rigster ? There must be a pandemic! Lol. Okay. Maybe too soon for those jokes. Maybe 2024? https://www.megazip.net/zapchasti-dlya/toyota/solenoid-assy-fuel-cut-2239056291 That's what I...
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      Blomdala replied to the thread Builds First LC, HZJ77 Build.
      Did yours fail??? I do have an update…. But I’m not proud of it. I disconnected my solenoid, still blew a fuse. At this point I’ve disconnected every major component that is related to that fuse (including the gauge cluster). I inspect the...
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      All finished
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      Here are some final assembly shots when I got everything looking titties, prior to realizing I used the wrong springs.
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      Alright @Rigster, everyone here is my recap on the coil conversion I completed last year now on my HZJ77. I will not focus on the step by step process, as I feel this is not a beginner project, it requires decent fabrication and suspension know...
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      Blomdala replied to the thread Builds First LC, HZJ77 Build.
      I appreciate the kind words! I've been saving for about 8 years to make this dream happen, and having to do all the work was the only way to make it happen for me by now haha. My back hurts but I'm happy lol. As far as my issue, It will crank...
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