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    Took a break on the frame. Decided to take a peak in the engine. This was a junkyard motor I got from a friend and oh my goodness. Please change your oil on a regular basis.
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    Rock40 reacted to franken45's post in the thread Another FJ40 to FJ45ish Thread with Like Like.
    A little paint and a test fit for the hood, fenders and front bib. Actually, there were quite a few steps in between here but I figure everyone has seen enough body work pics to last a lifetime. So I didn’t add those here.
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    Started modifying the dash for all the extras it needs. This was a big factory hole in the upper left section of the dash that needed to be filled in so an updated wiper switch could be installed All silicone bronze filler here Laying out...
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    Back at it. The hydroboost rod needed to be significantly shortened, I came up with this and it threads together securely
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    Went ahead and welded nutserts into the tunnel. This way the shift boots and rings can be easily installed or removed without a back up wrench I also cut out the hole for the Ranger a bit bigger to match the shift boot ring Had it with all...
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    Rock40 replied to the thread 1HDT HDJ81 Misfire.
    Everything is measured in MM related to the plunger stroke
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    Wow. That’s awful. I’d be considering blasting that with some glass beads. There are some fairly small passages in those that can clog up pretty easy with that old fuel garbage
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    Rock40 replied to the thread HDJ80 undiagnosed "knock".
    They require a special timing tool which attaches to the rear of the IP. You measure the plunger stroke
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    Cut out the rest of the bad spots today. This is the lower portion of the B pillar Body work :( Plasma cut out the last little bit, basically the very inside floor corner of the rear cab. I didn’t want to play around with welding anywhere...
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    Rock40 reacted to dan1554's post in the thread Builds 1-HDT rebuild - late 2019 start with Like Like.
    The wait for parts continues, but I did get stuff back from the powdercoater with fresh ceakote, so pics!
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    What’s left of a battery. How this stuff gets inside a rocker is beyond me Just a mess of spot welds Rocker coming off... Unfortunately, the new panels are only “close” to the original. I should be able to straighten it out with a...
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    Time for a little body repair on this 52 year old cab while I wait on some exhaust parts Driver cab corner and rocker. Using a Blair cutter to break the spot welds loose Peeling away the cab corner Up inside the rocker. 1st glance I got...
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    Rock40 replied to the thread 1HDT HDJ81 Misfire.
    You probably already know this but just so it’s been said......timing the IP is extremely precise. It’s frankly not at all like advancing or retarding gas engine timing with a distributor. A very small movement/rotation of the IP will net a HUGE...
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    Rock40 replied to the thread 1HDT HDJ81 Misfire.
    The manifold is a 2 piece design and it looks like the smoke is coming from that union, could be that it's worn or damaged. That's quite a bit of smoke tho...
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    Air is getting in somewhere for sure. I had a lift pump fail on a Land Rover once. It actually ran fine but was super hard to start as it was sucking in air. You may try bypassing the filter/primer to rule it out
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    Rock40 replied to the thread 1HDT HDJ81 Misfire.
    @ubguessin, I have the correct IP timing tool that I used on my FT to get it timed right. It was WAY off when it came in from the UK. Reading your thread, I wouldn't be bringing the vehicle back to any of those repair shops. I can recommend...
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    Rock40 reacted to mudgudgeon's post in the thread 1HDT HDJ81 Misfire with Like Like.
    To tune these you need to make use of boost gauge, and either an EGT gauge, or an AFR gauge. If they aren't using gauges, they are really fxcking with what they don't understand. Yes, you can tune by the seat of the pants, but they either be...
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    Starting the exhaust. 3” 16g from the manifolds back. All mandrel bent with a crossover from dual to single. Driver side: Driver side underneath. Short flex pipe and a small cat because IH8STINKYEXHAUST Hard to see but this is the...
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    Turns out nobody makes heavy stainless flanges for the 8.1 liter, at least not that we could find. So....got a chunk of 1/2” 316 plate to start from scratch Cutting this 1/2” with the plasma was slow but doable Done:
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    Rock40 reacted to GLTHFJ60's post in the thread Builds Moonshine - A Build Thread with Like Like.
    Lots of tack welds and waiting time later, we got it welded up. I was able to avoid warping by spacing the tacks out and waiting for the tailgate to cool between rounds. Finally, the welds were blended out. I'm very happy with the result...
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    Rock40 reacted to GLTHFJ60's post in the thread Builds Moonshine - A Build Thread with Like Like.
    Moving on to the tailgate, this is where we left off. Nearly 3" of the outer skin was chopped off, and about an inch of the inner structure was chopped as well. She was quite rotten. Cut some strips out on my plasma table to make nice long...
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    Rock40 reacted to GLTHFJ60's post in the thread Builds Moonshine - A Build Thread with Like Like.
    Weekly rust update. We're moving right along. Got the DS front door and the tailgate fixed up and ready for paint this weekend. Also made progress on stripping the body. After rust converting with ospho, the skin and structure were...
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    Mounting the tilt column was tackled today. Flaming River stainless column and mounting components, Sparco steering wheel Support bushing at the firewall Had to notch the dash just a bit for the upper support block Installed and the DD...
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    Rock40 reacted to 559Fj40's post in the thread Early Fj40 Rock Crawler Gets a Refresh with Like Like.
    Just reached out to them with an email to see what they think. Thanks for the recommendation.
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    Rock40 replied to the thread Help Bent the oil pan. 92 3FE..
    I'd suspect that part of the rotating assembly is potentially contacting the bottom of the pan, depends how much it bent really. If it was me I'd be pulling it apart/off to inspect it but I know others will chime in. Pics would be helpful.
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