I still have the truck and it's been great. I've had no other brake issues since. I never got around to rebuilding the original. Since the repair, this was a daily driver vehicle. I wouldn't hesitate with the Fenco.
Still for sale. I didn't notice any difference in mileage before the tires and after. When mileage is as bad as it is on these trucks, it's hard to see a change. Just think, 1 mpg is almost 10% change. There might have been a change before and after, but nothing noticeable and I don't notice...
The accelerator cable can get stiff. Mine is not buttery smooth but pretty good. My first 80 had one that was really stiff and I replaced it and then it was silky. I think they just get corroded with time in the sleeve.
Yes, I still have it. I've had two different people say they were buying it but after looking into shipping, they both backed out. I'll be putting it up for sale locally soon. I was hoping another IH8mud enthusiasts would end up with it.