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    No. Get along without it or get another one.
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    Pin_Head reacted to tacocat's post in the thread Bought another landcruiser needs HG with Like Like.
    When it comes to DIY HG rebuilds, @jcardona1's thread is the best. All the other DJ's want to touch it's breast. https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/evolution-of-a-land-cruiser-my-80s-build-thread.711362/page-3#post-8385780
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    Look for a truck from the south west, like CA, AZ, NV, NM, UT. Rust is like cancer: It keeps popping up and you never win.
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    Rust is like cancer. It keeps popping up and you never win in the end.
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    Pin_Head replied to the thread Alignment help.
    One thing I noticed is that you have negative toe in on the right and + on the left, so the rear wheels are pointing right and it might be crab walking a bit. Check for bent or misadjusted control arms on the rear if you have them.
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    Pin_Head replied to the thread U-joint cap not tight.
    I know some mechanical engineering professors that don’t know which hole the oil goes in for their car, but yet they do know how to build some cool machines.
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    Pin_Head replied to the thread U-joint cap not tight.
    X2 on the locktite. I didn’t know that the UAW represents mechanics. I was IAM (aka IAMAW) while I was turning wrenches. Now the UAW represents graduate students and teaching assistants at the university who don’t know which end of a wrench...
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    Pin_Head replied to the thread U-joint cap not tight.
    My experience is that Neapco U-joints fit loosely in the yoke compared to OEM. You should need to press them in. Any slop of play is bad.
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    Pin_Head replied to the thread 1980 FJ40 Smog hose help.
    I’m sure the smog police have better things to do. There was a guy in my cruiser club that worked for CARB (CA Air Resources Board) and they went around busting smog shops that took bribes or made mistakes. Taking a payment for falsifying a...
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    Pin_Head replied to the thread Adjusting rear drum brakes.
    Somebody might have swapped the cylinders or adjusters to the wrong side If they loosen.
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    Pin_Head replied to the thread 1980 FJ40 Smog hose help.
    Thank your luck stars for ignorant smog techs. They can get busted for that kind of mistake, so they are usually more observant.
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    Pin_Head replied to the thread 1980 FJ40 Smog hose help.
    2F distributors and igniters are petty much the same from ‘79 and up. It should not be hard to fine one. Post up a WTB add in classifieds or maybe you can trade your GM distributor for a late 2F distributor. X2 on it probably will not pass...
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    Pin_Head replied to the thread Headers red hot at 3000 rpms..
    Having the timing retarded will even make cast iron manifolds glow red. Is your centrifugal advance sticking?
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    Pin_Head replied to the thread Not shockingly failed emissions.
    So it is only failing CO, which means it is running rich. Either too much fuel or too little air. Check for a dirty filter or obstructed air duct first. It could also be a leaky injector bad MAF or oxygen sensor or a number of less likely...
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    Pin_Head replied to the thread Not shockingly failed emissions.
    I’ll be another guy. Post up your emissions numbers and what is failing and by how much. Otherwise, there is nothing to go by except is your check engine light on? Are there any OBD-II codes set (if the year of your truck is appropriate). I...
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    Although it is very oxidized and corroded, a complete PTO winch with no cracked or broken feet could be worth at least $500 when it comes with the transmission and transfer case. They are rare and hard to find in any condition.
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    For the cordless tools, all of them have outlasted their batteries in my experience. Makita, Dewalt, Milwaukee, Rigid, Porter Cable etc. The replacement batteries are so expensive, you can just buy another tool with new batteries. The lithium...
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    If it was an electrical misfire, it would set the CEL and throw a code telling you which cylinder(s) misfired. Since there are no misfire codes, it is more likely a fuel problem. Checking the fuel trim can help point you to the problem...
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    I have to throw a shoutout to Metabo. I love their grinders. The ones made in Germany only. There is a Metabo line made in China that is just a rebranded Hitachi. Be careful with the name brand tools sold in the big box stores and pay...
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    A Cruiser was found in Kentucky. Its buyer was very unlucky. When she got it home, its gasket was blown. And fixing it is kind of sucky. The people on this forum can help it suck less.
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    They are pretty easy to rebuild with no special tools and if you have a manual, then you can be sure of the parts. I’m pretty sure that there is someone in the PHX/Tempe area that can do them. If not, Tourist Transmission in SLC does them and...
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    Pin_Head replied to the thread Best Carburetor for 2F.
    No smog pump, no problem. It is that “anything else” that could be a problem, depending on which carb you have. For example, some of the things that most people think are “smog” are actually early electronic engine control, like the power valve...
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    Pin_Head replied to the thread Best Carburetor for 2F.
    Short answer: Yes Longer answer: It depends on the year and what you mean by “desmog”.
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    If it doesn’t whine in 4th and it does in 3rd, then I would suspect it is in the transmission. Likely a worn bearing on the third gear / output shaft that allows the gear to tilt under load.
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    Pin_Head replied to the thread 77 carb rebuild confusion.
    It may be a little large. The stock size for CA was 124, which may be small. Do you have access to an ultrasonic cleaner? They work well. If you have dirt in your accelerator pump well, I image it is everywhere.
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