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    What did you do on your 70 series today?

    You and I have some of the same things going at the same time. I will be starting tire carrier within 3 weeks. A couple of points I have been considering and will implement: Rear rack/carrier must not interfere with use of high lift jack, Any carrier that covers the left rear door must have a...
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    Builds 1985 JDM 3B Engine Rebuild and Other Stories

    Your fit and alignment looks so good, even all your mounting bolts line up.. I'm going to have to do some rework on mine now.
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    Builds 1985 JDM 3B Engine Rebuild and Other Stories

    Looking good..... The rear bumper I made recently is a uglier, simpler version of what you are doing, but we do have angled body-hugging Rock sliders for the rear quarters in common. If you remove it from the truck to complete Welds 360 for strength and then bolt back on. Be careful about...
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    Builds 2008 LX Live Camera Car and Overlanding Build.

    Don't mean to sound bossy just don't want you to buy the generator on my advice and think it will work for you without the capacitor. I can't guarantee it will work for you. I learned about adding a boost cap. to run AC's with small generators off of the internet. I tried it and it worked for...
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    Builds 2008 LX Live Camera Car and Overlanding Build.

    Don't forget the SPP6 boost capacitor to add in to your AC unit. This Capacitor must be in the line before the power switch so and you must run the genset for 20-30 seconds to charge up the capacitor prior to turning on the AC. Also if your AC compressor trips the generator off, you have to...
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    3b with Garret Turbo

    I know it's been awhile since your post. I have a BJ73 that I turbo'd and have it dumping into the stock exhaust system. I have fuel set for a little smoke similar to factory non-turbo amount. It's enough fuel to get me about 12-13PSI max boost. On a 0-100K run with the AC going on a mild...
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    Builds 1985 JDM 3B Engine Rebuild and Other Stories

    That's really cool. I'm looking forward to hearing about your EGT decrease numbers with the universal bullet style intercooler and if you can get it to fit under the hood. After install of my OME springs and increase in vehicle height by 2.5"(air resistance) my EGT's are high more often than...
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    AC solution for sleeping in the car

    This generator: With this boost capacitor: Is what I have used to run and start a 5000BTU window AC. It is a very small light 4 cycle generator and runs 4-6 hours on a gallon of fuel. If you place it 50ft or more away from the truck with exhaust facing away chances are you won't hear it...
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    Builds 1985 JDM 3B Engine Rebuild and Other Stories

    Does the new grill give more room in front of the radiator for intercooler, or aftermarket condensor?
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    BJ74 Poptop, modular top camper or something

    You have a cool project on your hands. I guess you are going to use the old top as a Mold to make a new cap that fits over your old one. Roof top campers seem to be really popular now. I think it comes from desert camping in AU which has alot of dusty environment and poisonous...
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    LJ78 2L-TE vs Delica L400 4M40

    Totally agree with FJben here. There are simple cheap ways to do some mods to make a older non collectible stock vehicle better for wheeling: DIY longer shackles on the back, DIY body lift using hardware store parts and rubber boat trailer rollers, good used 31-33" mud tires that someone...
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    LJ78 2L-TE vs Delica L400 4M40

    81' Isuzu diesel pickup was my first vehicle. It was excellent as well as getting 43mpg when diesel was $.75 gallon I drove more than most of my friends at 16. Isuzu is actually the oldest car manufacturer in Japan. They make a good vehicle. One exception to that is the turbodiesel troopers...
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    Builds 1985 JDM 3B Engine Rebuild and Other Stories

    Looks great, glad you're back on the road!
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    Builds 1985 JDM 3B Engine Rebuild and Other Stories

    Forgive my ignorance here I do not know if there is a electric pump in the tank of the 70 series. If there is a pump in the tank then perhaps it is bad or not getting power. If there is no pump in the tank and fuel must be sucked from the tank by the IP then I would suspect an air leak...
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    What did you do on your 70 series today?

    Finished installing my new springs today. The stock springs were fairly flat and the bushings were cracked. After installing the winch and bumper on the front she was a little nose low and I only had 1-2" between the axle and the rubber bump stop. 2-3" in the back. I installed a set of old...
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    What did you do on your 70 series today?

    In addition to this some high load time on the highway with some injector cleaner in the tank is good for any vehicle, especially if it is one that sat for a long time in disuse/misused conditions or only around town/around the farm use.
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    What did you do on your 70 series today?

    There is a SEA FOAM tune up in a can item that is a spray can with a spray tube that you spray into your intake a little at a time while running the engine at about 2K rpm. It cleans sludge/dirt/carbon off of everything to include sensors in your intake tract. It may even clean baked on...
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    Builds 1985 JDM 3B Engine Rebuild and Other Stories

    Use a can of WD 40, or put some diesel in a trigger spray bottle. Remove your rubber elbow from the intake manifold and spray the WD40 or diesel into the manifold while someone else is cranking. It will catch and fire and spray again to keep it going until it sucks and pumps it's own fuel. You...
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    Builds 1985 JDM 3B Engine Rebuild and Other Stories

    It's going to be interesting to see if your hood closes with that intercooler where it is. I have a 3BII, maybe the valve cover is taller. I don't think I have that much room between my valve cover and the hood.
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    What did you do on your 70 series today?

    Fix 2 broken wheel studs. The steel rims dug into the aluminum spacers on high spots so they in effect became loose. They vibrated and 2snapped off. Must tighten and recheck lug nuts when using steel rims on Al spacers. Started replacing my springs with OME medium 2" springs. I intended...
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