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    I'll take the front frame triangle brackets - paypal at the ready please PM me
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    erics replied to the thread Welcome to the Family 1981 HJ47.
    Would love to hear stories the roof rack could tell... looks like it is "experienced" and has quite a span between the front and rear support bars. Great truck!
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    erics replied to the thread 1986 FJ 60 from CRC.
    anti-invesrsion shackles are on backwards...
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    erics replied to the thread What is causing my 40 to overheat?.
    way to double down on technology with the cool toy!! Why not just grab a FLIR camera vs a $30 cheapie IR temp gun? I'll let others advise on radiator coolant flow but your assumptions seems likely to me... I'd still want to know actual temp the...
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    erics replied to the thread What is causing my 40 to overheat?.
    I would check the actual engine temp with an IR thermometer so you know exactly what's going on - gauge could easily be lying to you.
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    I've confirmed I have a set - flange pattern is holes in 2 5/8" center to center square... I'd sell both for $200 plus shipping PM if interested...
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    I'm sure I have them in the pile - do you know distinguishing characteristics (ie compressed length, flange pattern spacing)? Is there something specific about 86-87 vs 85 with the "long" transmission?
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    erics replied to the thread violent shaking of cruiser--why?.
    yes, when things reverse direction you can see play at the ends if there is any
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    erics replied to the thread AC idle up issue.
    for posterity sake... https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/oem-idle-up-vsv-replacement-cheap-on-fleabay.1208178/
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    erics replied to the thread violent shaking of cruiser--why?.
    cant tell what it is but one of your pics shows a missing castle nut and cotter pin at a link end... in addition to trying to move things by hand you can lift front end off the ground and watch as someone turns the wheel back and forth. As...
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    erics replied to the thread Carb Question.
    I have an OEM carb built in dec 73 I'd sell for $175... PM me if interested
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    if still in need I have one - PM me...
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    erics replied to the thread violent shaking of cruiser--why?.
    simple to check for wheel bearing play - jack up each wheel and try to wiggle tires side to side and top to bottom (like you're tying to force tire out of perpendicular plane from axle) just fixed similar wobble on fj60 - play was obvious and...
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    erics replied to the thread Stock Carb Question.
    The AC idle screw only controls the degree to which the idle is increased over baseline (ie bumped up) when AC is engaged... it's located on the front side base of the carb - you can see the idle up vacuum diaphram in in upper left of pic in your...
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    erics replied to the thread Help with pricing my 40 please.
    I'd talk to Greg Overton at lcnation... @overton
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    If you strike out locally I have several options in Des Moines - PM me an email or cell # and I can shoot you some pics
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    erics replied to the thread ID these dizzy's please?.
    fascinating - had no idea the connection between MAF and SOR... brings interesting aspect to Mark's story above about Marv's advice regarding the "hand grenade"... thanks for sharing!
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    erics replied to the thread ID these dizzy's please?.
    Mark i'd be curious for how many actually got out in the wild, what MAF did alongvthe way, etc... in my best 60 min voice "...the rest of the story..." if a vendor put out a defective part today that definitively destroyed vehicles there would...
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    erics replied to the thread ID these dizzy's please?.
    I wonder how pervasive the problem actually was, IE how many defective units made it out to cause havoc before it lapsed out of stock or was fixed... if the number was indeed thousands, then that's pretty notable but if tens or hundreds then less...
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    erics replied to the thread ID these dizzy's please?.
    Ouch, Black Death indeed! Proud heritage from MAF... though Downey you said past tense so did they acknowledge and respond to the issue? Or at least correct it with a proper gear going forward after discovered? Very interesting - seems like this...
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    erics replied to the thread ID these dizzy's please?.
    thanks Mark - how does it kill?
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    Can an average joe set this up appropriately or is a dizzy machine or other equipment needed? In other words could I just pop this in to replace a failed dual diaphram advancer in a 79 dizzy to provide just "normal" advance without HAC? How...
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    erics replied to the thread ID these dizzy's please?.
    thanks for the replies guys - I'd since confirmed by playing with them that the suspected 74 is vacuum retard - when vacuum is applied it rotates internal plate clockwise (same as rotor). Dizzy, not sure what you mean by the barb is either inside...
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    erics replied to the thread ID these dizzy's please?.
    ooops here is aftermarket unit
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    looking to confirm what i've got here... OEM with black label has points - thinking might have come from a 74 I parted? is it vacuum advance or retard? OEM with green label I'm thinking is from a 79, same as the igniter/coil? wondering if the...
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