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      I'd just install it. They probably have everything adjusted properly.
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      Yes, angle finder. I find using the lower trunion bearing cap is easier. Dont use the studs or nuts, they could be slightly off. You should be able to catch the edge next to the nuts so that the finder is on the plate. I think, FSM say 1*...
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      This is correct. Park your truck so the tires are pointed ahead. Loosen both clamps and rotate the drag link until the steering wheel is positioned as you like it. The FSM and Haynes manuals have the proper tape measure distances for all the...
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      Might scan this thread: https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/40-series-power-steering-gearbox-ssts-rebuild.113223/
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      hobbes reacted to RodrigzCrzr's post in the thread I have angered the Cruiser Gods with Like Like.
      Well I guess we all relate whether a Land Cruiser or Lancia. Fact is we drop it and we just know we have lost it. I hate that! Great story @hobbes.
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      hobbes replied to the thread I have angered the Cruiser Gods.
      Land Cruiser abyss? You must have never owned a 1970s spaghetti car (Italian). My first car was a Lancia Beta Saloon. To own it, I just had to get it working. That engine bay ate everything. Nothing dropped ever hit the ground. Nor did it...
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      hobbes reacted to Dianna's post in the thread I have angered the Cruiser Gods with Like Like.
      Update #1: Cleaned up that connection and put it back together with a waterproof connector and purrrrrrrr!!!! My master cylinder rebuild was a success, my brakes, even without bleeding them yet, are better than they were with an aftermarket...
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      hobbes replied to the thread I have angered the Cruiser Gods.
      Try a known good battery and check/clean the battery ground and especially the starter ground. The starter ground gets overlooked a lot.
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      4 on the tree. What a time to be alive!
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      hobbes replied to the thread Weber VS stock.
      Unless I’ve missed something it’s a mini truck, and the engine in question does not appear to be a F series engine.
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      hobbes replied to the thread Weber VS stock.
      Try this link. https://forum.ih8mud.com/search/5424737/?q=Weber&t=post&c%5Bchild_nodes%5D=1&c%5Bnodes%5D%5B0%5D=8&c%5Busers%5D=Weber+Sarge&o=date
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      hobbes replied to the thread Weber VS stock.
      This might not be the best place to ask. The mini-pickups did not have the same engine as the Land Cruisers. Webers, out of the box, were never a great setup for the F series motors. But you have a different engine. Make sure the people...
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      hobbes reacted to ColoradoFJ40's post in the thread Valve stem spring keepers with Like Like.
      If you don't have an air rail I would strongly recommend a homebrew set up. I dont have a welder or much for fab skills but the studs down the middle of the block could have something mounted to them to give you leverage. I wouldn't waste your...
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      hobbes replied to the thread Valve stem spring keepers.
      Mine smokes pulling away from a stop light, so I assume it’s the valve seals. Just don’t need a one day job turning into a two week job right now, so I might order the tool ahead of time. I don’t have an air rail, so I might need a different...
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      hobbes reacted to ColoradoFJ40's post in the thread Valve stem spring keepers with Like Like.
      You take all of the spark plugs out first. Then feed the rope into the plug hole. The thicker the diameter rope the better. Once you feed a good amount in. Like 3 or 4 ft. You can slowly rotate the engine by hand and it will raise the piston and...
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      hobbes replied to the thread Valve stem spring keepers.
      Thanks! On the rope, did you spin the motor by hand to compress the cylinder space with the rope in it? Or did you leave the engine mostly static and just fed in rope?
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      hobbes reacted to ColoradoFJ40's post in the thread Valve stem spring keepers with Like Like.
      Yep. Tried that too. Our springs are too strong and stretch the zip ties. I was hoping that might work.
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      hobbes replied to the thread Valve stem spring keepers.
      I need to do this soon. Thanks for the tool link. Little late, but this guy does it with zip ties. About 6 minutes into the video. Think I’ll just buy the tool…
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      hobbes replied to the thread WDYD Fuel System.
      Try here. Later year EVAP system if you cannot find yours. http://content.cruisermanuals.com/books/npph/#p=21 Good discussion here: https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/hooking-up-charcoal-canister-and-fuel-seperater.460078/
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      hobbes replied to the thread WDYD Fuel System.
      A separator is just a plastic piece with some tubes to allow a small amount of fuel to settle out of the vapors. If the plastic cracks you will smell fuel in the cab. You can make sure air passes freely thru it, but there shouldn’t be fluid...
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      hobbes replied to the thread WDYD Fuel System.
      The charcoal canister? As stated in post #5, there is no line that connects to the bottom of it. It is a vent line. Below is a photo courtesy of CCOT. You should verify your fuel tank hoses are hooked up the same. No liquid fuel should be...
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      hobbes replied to the thread WDYD Fuel System.
      Is the "front tank" OEM? Do you still have the fuel vapor separator? Should be behind a panel behind the passenger seat.
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      hobbes reacted to gonzopancho's post in the thread 1FZ in a FJ40? Yes Sir! with Like Like.
      The other path is “keep it Toyota”. Yes you can make power for less with an LS, but there is a certain “art” to having a toyota drivetrain in a LandCruiser. This is my 72. The motor is just for placement. It gets a coilpack 1fz-fe from a 100...
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      hobbes reacted to AntFarm's post in the thread WDYD Fuel System with Like Like.
      The purpose of the charcoal canister is to absorb and filter fumes from the fuel tank. By 9/77 or so it was also connected to the carb float bowl for the same purpose. It is not supposed to ever have liquid fuel in it. That’s why the OEM vapor...
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      hobbes replied to the thread WDYD Fuel System.
      EVAP system. Hard to tell from your description what tank is doing what. Are both pressurizing? Is it only after fueling? If so, see Romer’s recent thread...
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