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      NikP reacted to thorslc1977's post in the thread Barn find FJ55 with Like Like.
      It runs!!! Fuel pump not working but I rebuilt the carb and filled float bowl with syringe and fired right up. No radiator so no continued running but I have donor vehicle arranged to solve that. Next up trans/T-case.
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      NikP replied to the thread Builds My New Project.
      A local illustration artist rendered my "raft gitter". Super cool. He has more renderings coming.
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      NikP replied to the thread Just get her drivable.
      That was 5 months ago and we're still not there...🤪. If he played with the distributor under throttle we could at least have instant feedback if timing changes anything. If it does, then he can spend whatever time it takes to get it set...
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      NikP replied to the thread Just get her drivable.
      Since your winging timing anyway, why not play with the distributor by turning it one direction or another with some throttle applied? If it clears your backfire, keep adjusting. If it doesn't, throw it away.
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      So the question is, do you rub the leaves? Did you have to put on longer steering stops? Did it ruin your turning radius? EDIT: I need to read more carefully. Can you answer the last 2 questions?
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      NikP replied to the thread Has anyone installed AC Recently?.
      Several, including me, used the Classic Auto Air System. I've been quite happy with it. https://www.classicautoair.com/shop/complete-ac-systems/custom-colder-universal-air-conditioning-system/
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      NikP replied to the thread Meet “Marge” our new Piggy.
      Yep, the outer beltline part number glues to the outside of the door panel. Mine are still holding up and haven't come loose.
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      NikP reacted to gonzopancho's post in the thread 1978 Barn door FJ55 "daily driver" with Like Like.
      Front end Friday
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      Loosen the hood-to-hinge bolts and move the hood toward the front of the vehicle slightly. If its binding on the apron that's the only adjustment to make. If there's no more adjustment on the hood, you may have to loosen the hinge where it...
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