1/79 FJ55LG-KA

Discussion in 'FJ55 Iron Pig Preservation Society' started by RAGINGMATT, Jun 15, 2018.

  1. RAGINGMATT

    RAGINGMATT Factory Focus-Point Mind-Set Approch..... Supporting Vendor

    Messages:
    2,485
    Media:
    21
    Likes Received:
    1,298
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2007
    Location:
    East Coast
    20170212_165543.jpg DSCN3068.JPG DSCN6226.JPG DSCN6227.JPG DSCN6228.JPG
     
    RUSH55 and USMC22 like this.
  2. RAGINGMATT

    RAGINGMATT Factory Focus-Point Mind-Set Approch..... Supporting Vendor

    Messages:
    2,485
    Media:
    21
    Likes Received:
    1,298
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2007
    Location:
    East Coast
    1/79 FJ55LG-KA Regular Maintence ,

    Today

    My Trusty Union Sango C-110 Filter & Mobile 1 10W40 High Mileage , My Long term Reliability Recipe


    DSCN7439.JPG DSCN7438.JPG DSCN7440.JPG
     
    USMC22 and 71greenpig like this.
  3. RAGINGMATT

    RAGINGMATT Factory Focus-Point Mind-Set Approch..... Supporting Vendor

    Messages:
    2,485
    Media:
    21
    Likes Received:
    1,298
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2007
    Location:
    East Coast
    1/79 FJ55LG-KA

    Super Bright Blue LED Bulbs Cluster Meter Upgrade



    DSCN7443.JPG DSCN7445.JPG DSCN7446.JPG
     
  4. PabloCruise

    PabloCruise SILVER Star

    Messages:
    17,078
    Likes Received:
    1,825
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2004
    Location:
    Northern Colorado
    That is a '79 Pig?

    She looks to have the earlier turn signals, and does not have a '79 grille. Some parts swaps may have take place...

    Cool Pig though!
     
  5. onemanarmy

    onemanarmy

    Messages:
    2,807
    Likes Received:
    847
    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    appears to have the later left side gauge cluster, with the brake and fasten belts warning lights integrated.

    need to see the rear/taillights
     
  6. FJ40 MATT

    FJ40 MATT

    Messages:
    2,970
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    100
    Joined:
    May 14, 2009
    Location:
    Brick, NJ
    I think that truck was being sold by vintage offroad a while ago, so that explains it
     
    RAGINGMATT likes this.
  7. bobm

    bobm WTF

    Messages:
    3,705
    Media:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1,896
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Location:
    GREAT STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LIVE FREE OR DIE
    Twas
     
  8. RAGINGMATT

    RAGINGMATT Factory Focus-Point Mind-Set Approch..... Supporting Vendor

    Messages:
    2,485
    Media:
    21
    Likes Received:
    1,298
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2007
    Location:
    East Coast
  9. RAGINGMATT

    RAGINGMATT Factory Focus-Point Mind-Set Approch..... Supporting Vendor

    Messages:
    2,485
    Media:
    21
    Likes Received:
    1,298
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2007
    Location:
    East Coast
    The engine was running a bit rich after a comprehensive tune up , also i could grab the upper RAD hose with my hand after a long

    drive and hold on to it without getting burned by heat , so I suspected a Stuck open Thermostat or No Thermostat at all ?

    When removing the upper housing , One of the 8mm bolts came out way to easy and covered with Silicon ,

    It was broke off and the Re-Installed by the PO Glue-Style :mad:


    Well , Come to find out the thermostat was Indeed stuck Wide-Open , Its also is a Aftermarket part

    Aftermarket parts SUCK ! PERIOD ..................


    After Too Much PB blaster with no success , I opted for a torch & heat method

    It still would not budge !


    DSCN7447.JPG DSCN7448.JPG DSCN7450.JPG DSCN7451.JPG DSCN7453.JPG
     
  10. RAGINGMATT

    RAGINGMATT Factory Focus-Point Mind-Set Approch..... Supporting Vendor

    Messages:
    2,485
    Media:
    21
    Likes Received:
    1,298
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2007
    Location:
    East Coast
  11. bobm

    bobm WTF

    Messages:
    3,705
    Media:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1,896
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Location:
    GREAT STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LIVE FREE OR DIE
    Happened in my Fj40 years ago. Drill them out and install Stainless steel heli-coils, and use Stainless steel bolts, you will never have a problem with that again.
     
    SirBarton likes this.
  12. RAGINGMATT

    RAGINGMATT Factory Focus-Point Mind-Set Approch..... Supporting Vendor

    Messages:
    2,485
    Media:
    21
    Likes Received:
    1,298
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2007
    Location:
    East Coast
    The broken stud has all-ready been heli coiled , and cross threaded at that
     
  13. bobm

    bobm WTF

    Messages:
    3,705
    Media:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1,896
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Location:
    GREAT STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LIVE FREE OR DIE
    Oooppsssyyy
     
  14. RAGINGMATT

    RAGINGMATT Factory Focus-Point Mind-Set Approch..... Supporting Vendor

    Messages:
    2,485
    Media:
    21
    Likes Received:
    1,298
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2007
    Location:
    East Coast
    I sourced a complete thermostat Housing Kit from Racer65 & installed it successfully

    I also used 00295-00103 Toyota OEM FIPG ( Oil Pan & Cam Shaft Housing Sealant ) on all gasket surfaces

    I opted for a Silicon 5/8 Heater Hose from oil cooler i sourced form NAPA , This stuff is easy to work with and clamps well Too !

    i used All New stainless steel OEM-Type Hose clamps from CityRacer as well
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2018
  15. RAGINGMATT

    RAGINGMATT Factory Focus-Point Mind-Set Approch..... Supporting Vendor

    Messages:
    2,485
    Media:
    21
    Likes Received:
    1,298
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2007
    Location:
    East Coast
  16. RAGINGMATT

    RAGINGMATT Factory Focus-Point Mind-Set Approch..... Supporting Vendor

    Messages:
    2,485
    Media:
    21
    Likes Received:
    1,298
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2007
    Location:
    East Coast
  17. bobm

    bobm WTF

    Messages:
    3,705
    Media:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1,896
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Location:
    GREAT STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LIVE FREE OR DIE
    Put anything on the bolts? So it don't happen again :)
     
  18. PabloCruise

    PabloCruise SILVER Star

    Messages:
    17,078
    Likes Received:
    1,825
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2004
    Location:
    Northern Colorado
    Much better!
     
  19. PabloCruise

    PabloCruise SILVER Star

    Messages:
    17,078
    Likes Received:
    1,825
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2004
    Location:
    Northern Colorado
    You thinking anti-seize?
     
    bobm likes this.
  20. bobm

    bobm WTF

    Messages:
    3,705
    Media:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1,896
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Location:
    GREAT STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LIVE FREE OR DIE
    Yup :)
     
    PabloCruise likes this.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.