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    Ron Davis radiator advice

    Had the RD on order, but decided to go with the Koyo. My wallet thanks me, I thank you Marco!
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    Upgrading stock alternator to 130/150 amp

    About to install a new factory 150A Sequoia Alt on my stock 97 80. It seems my stock alt is not charging. I've ordered Bill's nicely made bracket and have that ready to go. After seeing this video. What are you guys doing to upgrade the rest of the system? I've sifted through about 20pages...
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    Upgraded SS +1.5 Valves & Mild Cam Head Gasket Rebuild Thread

    How did it work out with the Kelford cams Scott? Which valves did you end up using? Were you happy with the results! Very nice.
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    Upgraded SS +1.5 Valves & Mild Cam Head Gasket Rebuild Thread

    Oh wow nice, didn't know you already explored this route. Did you ever test it out? We ended up going with Manley valves as Ferrea was more than I wanted to spend for a refresh. I will have to check in with my head builder on how he tackled this fitment.
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    Upgraded SS +1.5 Valves & Mild Cam Head Gasket Rebuild Thread

    This might be of some interest to you guys. I don't think this has been done yet, or at least documented here on mud. Like I had mentioned initially, My goal was to free up the breathing a bit via cams, light headwork, and valves. Right at the very edge without throwing any codes. What I...
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    Upgraded SS +1.5 Valves & Mild Cam Head Gasket Rebuild Thread

    Ha! I had high hopes with for MLX. A bunch of back and forth with Cometic, multiple 100mi trips, detailed photos requested. I'll be honest, it was kind of a drag. They really did their best in trying to not warranty the HG. At one point they had told me to drill out the rivets on the HG and...
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    Upgraded SS +1.5 Valves & Mild Cam Head Gasket Rebuild Thread

    Tell me about it. What was more disheartening was to have to wait another 5 weeks for the MLS HG. Didn't want to chance that the replacement MLX was built on the same JIG or template... Glad your enjoying the updates. I was wondering if anyone was really interested in this mod. But I...
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    Upgraded SS +1.5 Valves & Mild Cam Head Gasket Rebuild Thread

    Circling back to this HG journey. Didn't post for a while since I was dealing with a Cometic HG mfg defect. After waiting over a month on the Cometic MLX HG, I noticed when I dropped it onto the deck, the HG did not go on without a fight. The locating dowels didn't line up, and when...
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    Ron Davis radiator advice

    Thanks Zonker. I saw your awesome thread on your findings. Pulled the trigger on a RD, as well as just a koyo to get my rig out of the shop. Lead time with RD is now 6 weeks. The shop didn't feel comfortable JB welding the pinhole as a temporary solution. Wish I could hear your fans at full...
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    Ron Davis radiator advice

    I can see all that when it gets translated to the price tag 😅.
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    Ron Davis radiator advice

    Did you opt for the trans cooler in the radiator or the version without? If I can remember correctly Joey and Scott here on mud mentioned they would have gone without the trans cooler (built inside) option. Good to know on your experience with them, thanks for sharing. I just ordered the...
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    Ron Davis radiator advice

    Thanks Phil. If you had to do it all over again, which one would you do? Is your RD still going strong?
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    Ron Davis radiator advice

    After a couple of days of scrubbing through radiator threads I thought I'd ask since I haven't found any threads on RD trans cooler deletes. About 5yrs ago, I opted to replace my original radiator on my 97 at 116k. Having not doing my usual extensive research I chose to go with the earlier...
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    1fz-fe wiring harness

    I just did the same, but only replaced the injector housing clips, all 6 of them. If I were to do it all over, I'd replace the whole harness, but my vehicle is relatively low mileage. I'd get a new harness, Heat shield wrap the important parts near the EGR valve area, all the way back on the...
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    Cryogenic Ring and Pinion Treatment

    http://gearinstalls.com/harrop1ericyu.htm Here's a few pics of what got frozen on mine. It's been about 6yrs and knock on wood nothing broken. Just get it done, peace of mind.
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    1FZE Naturally Aspirated Upgrade (CLOSED)

    Sorry to hear man. How long is it taking you to get your head gaskets from Cometic? Mine took a month, and now they are saying it's 5weeks. Are you using MLS or MLX?
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    Upgraded SS +1.5 Valves & Mild Cam Head Gasket Rebuild Thread

    Thanks much appreciated 👍 80ft/lbs for the OPEL ARP-209-4702
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    Upgraded SS +1.5 Valves & Mild Cam Head Gasket Rebuild Thread

    Steves Machine Shop in Azusa, CA.
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    Upgraded SS +1.5 Valves & Mild Cam Head Gasket Rebuild Thread

    Thanks SNLC, wanted a confidence check. Trying to find OTRAM's vid with moly fingers on a smartphone, not so smart. Much appreciated
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    Upgraded SS +1.5 Valves & Mild Cam Head Gasket Rebuild Thread

    Anyone know the torque specs offhand for ARP headbolts? This is with the cometic MLX HG. I’m at the shop trying to double check on my phone. Having a little trouble with it. Thanks in advance
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