Kids project today. Painting the wire tap insulation cuts with liquid electrical tape. I’m thinking it would be a good idea to paint 3 layers with a days drying period in between for good protection. There are no instructions with this product. I love it when the kids want to help on the Cruiser!
Reading up threads on this it seems some advocate the stock wheel as perfect and some a 3.5” backspace. I’m running a 2 inch lift. Looking for clarification. I like the wider stance idea for stability. Im guessing this has some to do with which springs one is running and maybe running flares or not.
Interesting how a properly working radiator cap causes the system to bleed air and reservoir to go up and down when hot or cold. Saw a thread somewhere about doing a tranny fluid test to look for contaminated fluid on a white napkin by checking for a ring around the edge of the drop. Fluid looks...
Hood support installed. The rubber grommet is grooved so it just works in the hole on the radiator support top trim. Then just snap the retainer on the left side and put your rod through the grommet and you are done! Kids enjoyed helping with it.
It would be nice to fix one thing at a time with a build. But, in the real world of builds multiple things need to be tackled while researching fixes, locating parts, waiting on parts, tools, budgets, and time. I’ve had a goal to tackle at least one thing every month whether working on the truck...
eBay. They are called wheat bulbs. Just pay attention to the size.
Picked up some more parts. Seat belt clips, radiator cap as the other one was seeping, gear shifter trim (going for black as the chrome ones seem to separate) and solved the part number for the 33 tooth speedometer gear.
Ordered some parts. Saw these 555 ball joints for sale under the Ultra-Power brand and I needed an Air Filter so I decided to order both. Very impressed with the quality.New air filter on left. Denso on the right.
Follow up on the bottle jack, the tip in that thread got it going again. Time will tell.
The wiring harness flex loom on the tranny/transfer case is brittle and missing some pieces. Need to rebuild as well. Wires look good though. Probably caught just in time. Not sure if this is heat or age...