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    Oil gauge not working

    You can ground the wire to test if you see action on the gauge. The needle should move up, but don't do it too long past seeing that it rises or you can damage the gauge. If that doesn't work, you'll need to pull the cluster and check connections/power to the gauge.
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    Project Blind Confidence

    Found the right adjustment screw on the INSIDE of the steering box towards the engine, and got the steering tightened up. I don't know how much I tightened because I had to work the nut up and down on the screw to get it to move in. On the test drive I could feel the other slop in the system now...
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    Project Blind Confidence

    it was set a while back, but I haven't checked it recently. I'd have to go get a timing gun to check it again. I returned the one I was borrowing.
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    Project Blind Confidence

    I was headed down that path before I found the plugged port. It will be next thing I try if there are still issues.
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    Project Blind Confidence

    Aha, I'm looking at the wrong side. I watched a video on my phone and the guy had the steering box turned on it side in the vise. I couldn't see over to the inside of the thing to notice the screw so I thought that must have been it. Thanks!
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    Project Blind Confidence

    I didn't let my silicone cure the first try on my thermostat. 24 hrs is a long time, and I've got things to do! Well, 6hrs gave poor results and a growing puddle on the ground. Resealed the thermostat and gave it the recommended 24 hrs. Everything sealed up and I commenced the task of burping...
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    Project Blind Confidence

    Happy 4th everybody. I did some troubleshooting on the 40 yesterday to see why it was running hot. Some searching pointed to being low on volume if it wasn't cooling at highway speed. I pulled the radiator and flowed some water through it. It seemed to be coming through at a reasonable rate...
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    Project Blind Confidence

    Happy Fathers day to me! I got to take the 40 camping for a overnighter. It was hot, but it was a lot of fun. I made sure to pick a campsite that was through some rough terrain so I could try out 4WD. Overall the 40 did great. I did notice the steering was a little looser on the way back than...
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    Project Blind Confidence

    Work has been more hectic the last few weeks with places opening back up so time with the 40 has been limited. I got some time to do some troubleshooting on the rattle I was getting on the back doors. Findings: 1. The driver side lower latch was turned around backwards because the sloped side...
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    Project Blind Confidence

    The wife called the 40 "swiss cheese" last week. I've still not fully recovered. I channeled her lack of foresight into motivation for more frame painting. It's still not very fun. I've got a monster plate across the rear with a hitch. I'm not sure when 3 inch balls were used, but I have one...
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    Project Blind Confidence

    I had some time to test drive yesterday. Shifts started like butter but got a little more noisy during the drive. Going into 3rd has a metal sound when it goes in like the gears aren't matching up. It's not a grinding just a metal to metal clank. Double clutching gets rid of it. I'm guessing it...
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    Project Blind Confidence

    I made a quick job out of a slave cylinder install yesterday. I've lost about half the reservoir in the few trips I've made. I couldn't figure out why my pedal would hit the firewall. Pedal feels stiffer now and doesn't go to the floor. Looks like it's been leaky for a while. I also bought a...
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    Project Blind Confidence

    I'm still having some strange temperature response with it trending hotter than I expect. I reinstalled my shroud as I heard it helps. Based on the pain of getting it off, I cut it in half to make it easier to manage for maintenance. It took pulling both of the supports from the sides of the...
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    Project Blind Confidence

    Sad that this was the last day of tball. I gave my son the option of cars and he picked the 40. I did a little rust preventative on the underside last night. I still can't believe they put the under coating on bare metal. Its held up really well over the years, but I was expecting some kind...
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    Project Blind Confidence

    I made it home without issue. It did start to trend hot about halfway after stopping for gas, but it never went over the hot line on the gauge. I pulled into the driveway (on an incline) and it started bubbling through the overflow. I'm guessing I released another air pocket. Damn these things...
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    Project Blind Confidence

    After the last few successful outings, I decided to try to drive to a work event. It was small highway driving, about 30 miles each way. My speed sweet spot seemed to be about 57. I woke up early and completed my bezel flip to look presentable.
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    Project Blind Confidence

    I realized I took too much off the edges with the template. I thought about keeping enough edge to round off to the template, but then I spaced out and moved the template up to the edge to get the corners to the right profile. I've added a couple of weld beads around the corners and will have to...
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    Project Blind Confidence

    Ok reality check. I'm I crazy for thinking I can pull this off? I've done some measurements (probably inaccurate but close) of the door. For a patch pannel on the lower door, I'd need a slightly rolled contour on the top with a straight bend on the bottom. Could this be done with a homemade...
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    Project Blind Confidence

    The rattle work would also just be to make sure my rear doors don't fly open. I'm pretty sure the wire in the drivers side, rear door is broken and just bouncing around inside the door. Also, the latch on the top keeps popping off so the top is rattling/unsecured as well. I I bought a new catch...
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    Project Blind Confidence

    I've made a mess out of the driveway, but I think I've gotten the air out of the cooling system. Lots of bubbles. I had a nice drive to pickup some diner. The next task sounds like the rattles in the back doors.
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