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  1. Godfather90

    Builds My R2.8 Cummins FJ40 (RJ40) daily driver build

    So you can either have a heavy custom flywheel made, or button it up and enjoy it. Clutch isn't causing this sound. I had a 50lb flywheel made for mine to avoid this. It still makes some noise of course, but nowhere near what it used to make with a standard gas flywheel. Heavy flywheel makes it...
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    Builds My R2.8 Cummins FJ40 (RJ40) daily driver build

    Lets check to see how it responds to the situation I described. Fire it up at idle and with your foot off the clutch and the truck stationary (driveshafts cannot be spinning) gently push it into gear (try 4th gear) and increase the force slowly and see if the sound quiets down. Don't jam it in...
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    Builds My R2.8 Cummins FJ40 (RJ40) daily driver build

    This is a sound caused by the torsional vibration of the 4 cylinder diesel engine. A heavier flywheel will calm it down a bit. It's the sound of the mechanical backlash of the gear train when unloaded. It is likely to get worse when the gear oil heats up. Many manufacturers use a dual mass...
  4. Godfather90

    CruisD64's FJ62 Thread

    You don't want to put it in the lower hose. I'm sure there is another location that will work. Is there an oil cooler that uses engine coolant? That would normally be on the back side of the thermostat. Poke around there has to be a spot. Mike
  5. Godfather90

    CruisD64's FJ62 Thread

    Yes you need to be on the other side of the thermostat. What you are measuring is only the coolant outlet temp. It's not going to read much of anything until the thermostat opens. Mike
  6. Godfather90

    CruisD64's FJ62 Thread

    I would not worry about 207. As for the location of your sender, it must be located in the loop of the engine that circulates when the thermostat is closed. I'm not familiar with the engine you have but typically coolant circulates through the head and heater core and sometimes a portion of...
  7. Godfather90

    2F Nightmare Saga- Looking For Advice

    Is this a multi layer steel gasket? What do the head bolts look like? Can you mock assemble the head in block with no gasket? You can use Fuji paper to check the interface between the two under clamping. There's about a million ways to go about this. The block and head were decked? Or are...
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    Builds Mike's 1978 FJ40 Turbo Diesel Refit Project and Cross Country Road Trip!

    Split case should be better at dissipating heat than what I've got due to the aluminum case and increase in surface area. I'm sure the standard gear set is a little happier at high speed over the 4:1 set as well. My intermediate case runs cool. It is always exactly in the middle between...
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    Builds Mike's 1978 FJ40 Turbo Diesel Refit Project and Cross Country Road Trip!

    I worked with Dakota Digital and developed this gauge to communicate via CAN with my cluster. I then made the bezel to fit where I wanted it. They make the screen for another application with its own bezel, but my application had a different footprint. As for the transfer case, I didn't get...
  10. Godfather90

    Builds The Clustertruck Rides Again - Refurbishing a 1975 Chevota

    The distance I am referring to is the distance the tie rod riling is outboard of the king pin. If the steering is in front of the axle it is supposed to be outboard of the kingpin to create proper ackermann steering. If the steering is behind the axle it will be inboard of the kingpin axis...
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    Builds The Clustertruck Rides Again - Refurbishing a 1975 Chevota

    I used to know what RCV rated their axles for angle-wise, but its been a while and I don't want to spread misinformation. As for the OEM stuff I'm really not sure on that one. Hard to get your hands on that type of data. Mike
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    Builds The Clustertruck Rides Again - Refurbishing a 1975 Chevota

    We'll do ~26* before: And 0.25 on the one side nets ~3.8* more angle: So its actually a ~2.4' reduction in radius which is huge. Definitely noticeable. You need to check your felts hitting the shank of the knuckle ball as well. I have RCV shafts/joints and they can handle a lot more...
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    Builds The Clustertruck Rides Again - Refurbishing a 1975 Chevota

    Actually if its 7.6" between the stops I made a mistake. One second.
  14. Godfather90

    Builds The Clustertruck Rides Again - Refurbishing a 1975 Chevota

    OK so I'm going to make a bunch of assumptions here just to get us an idea. So it looks like a 0.25* movement in the stop on rear of the knuckle the inside tire is going to get you ~1.9* more steering angle on that side. Now Ill just assume you get 27.1* on the inside tire now with 95%...
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    Builds The Clustertruck Rides Again - Refurbishing a 1975 Chevota

    If you measure the distance between the two steering stops I can tell you easily. Mike
  16. Godfather90

    Mojave Road after Thanksgiving

    There is a possibility I will be down. I wonder if my Rav4 would make it haha
  17. Godfather90

    SAS Solid Axle Summit #4 Official Thread 2020

    I have a quick question for you guys, There was a vendor there selling leather keychain stuff. Does anyone have their contact information handy? Thank you, Mike
  18. Godfather90

    SAS Solid Axle Summit #4 Official Thread 2020

    I'm headed up to Moab the 17th and staying on BLM land. Any chance some of you guys will still be around? I'll be up for a week. Would be nice to just meet some fellow cruiserheads maybe for coffee or something if there's no time for wheeling! Mike
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    Builds Mike's 1978 FJ40 Turbo Diesel Refit Project and Cross Country Road Trip!

    Mine passed through the grommet through the floor and then had nothing on the other side. No nipple/bead for a hose even. On the other side of the floor there is nothing. It must have been a vent or drain of some sort? Mike
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