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    ACC Garage Family Reunion, May 14-16, 2021

    I will not be able to make it, unfortunately. Still working to get the engine back in.
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    Aftermarket or reman Steering gear box worth it?

    I just had mine rebuilt by Redhead with a 105 series sector shaft and tapped ports for hydro assist. It's not installed yet but based on their reputation, I am pretty confident it will have been done correctly. My opinion is if you want to be sure of quality, DIY rebuild with OEM parts, buy...
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    ACC Garage Family Reunion, May 14-16, 2021

    OK, cool. I've been to Choccolocco several times but never camped. Will @BMThiker or someone else from this group reserve sites based on the headcount list, or should we book our own site?
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    ACC Garage Family Reunion, May 14-16, 2021

    Will this be a kid friendly event? I have a 6 and 3 year old. I'd love to make it out either way as long as I can get my engine back in the truck on time.
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    Builds 1996 Land Cruiser Build - "Kronk"

    Good explanation. Thanks for sharing!
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    Builds 1996 Land Cruiser Build - "Kronk"

    I understand how to adjust the bar itself, but what are you going to measure to know when the axle is centered?
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    Builds Spyduh's Crawler80 Build

    Sorry to keep mucking up your thread @spyduh but for all who are interested in the Rampt Customs steering box kit, Kris @ Rampt said they are going to change the outer panhard brace to fit the LHD trucks. Just let them know when you contact them since their site won't process international...
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    Builds Spyduh's Crawler80 Build

    KOH sure looks fun! How does the steering feel after the plates were welded in? With the plates installed, the steering box now sits outside the frame further by the distance of the plate. The shaft going from the steering wheel to the box now sits at an angle compared to stock, but I am...
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    Builds Spyduh's Crawler80 Build

    Nice work on the steering box reinforcements! My steering box is fine but my engine is out at the moment. And I'm a glutton for inflicting "while I'm in there" punishment upon myself. How much easier do you think it would be to weld in those plates with no engine in the way? Is it worth delaying...
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    Checking valve clearances; head is on bench

    OTRAMM has a great video on this procedure: Whether you do it on the bench or attached to the block the video was enough to walk me through it easily. I had one valve out of spec, and of course it was the hardest one to reach #6. The procedure to adjust that one recommends removing the cams...
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    Builds Spyduh's Crawler80 Build

    I found this one on the interwebs, but not sure where spyduh is getting his. https://www.the4wdshed.com/80-series-steering-box-chassis-repair-plates
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    Imminent HG failure? Or normal coolant use?

    From 277k miles when I purchased it until it blew the head gasket at to 296k miles, I had been losing a bit of coolant. I just kept it topped up until it finally blew on a trip. It was apparent when I pulled the motor apart that cylinder 6 had been getting steam cleaned by coolant for awhile...
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    New EGR head gasket conspiracy theory / how to REALLY delete the EGR (if you believe it could/ should be deleted in the first place)

    I'm liking this freeze plug idea. But I like the ability to remove/ reverse with the manifold. Any pictures? Do you use a sealant with freeze plugs or just press em in dry? I have wondered about exactly how I would seal up the head. I think It might be best to leave one side "open" to...
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    New EGR head gasket conspiracy theory / how to REALLY delete the EGR (if you believe it could/ should be deleted in the first place)

    Awesome @bigredmachine ! Glad I'm not the only one to have the thought. @vegasfj40 I really don't want to get into that here if I can help it. It has been discussed in lots of other threads. There is evidence, non-evidence, name calling, information, misinformation, intelligent and well...
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    New EGR head gasket conspiracy theory / how to REALLY delete the EGR (if you believe it could/ should be deleted in the first place)

    I'll start this with, I'm still not sure I want to delete EGR, mostly because after I rebuild my engine from a cylinder 6 head gasket failure, I have to pass emissions ONE MORE time in Georgia before the truck is 25 years old and no longer requires emissions. I just don't want the extra headache...
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