Builds Maytag. 1967 LPB, a daily driven survivor

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Because I was getting incredibly tired of having exactly zero visibility with the canopy on.. I replaced my mirror with a rear-view camera from Amazon. Brand is Vantop it was $99 and it works great!

What you'd see out of a normal mirror

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What you see with the camera

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Camera mounted on the license plate frame

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Video in action



Also has a front camera and works as a dashcam recorder if you add a micro sd card
 
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Well not a great day in my neck of the woods.

Temporarily closed my business in the interest of social distancing, so I've got a bit of time.

I haven't been driving the 45 lately as it recently developed a pretty gnarly exhaust leak at the manifold (2nd port from the front). Decided since I've got the time I'd tackle that.

Well.. everything came off smoothly.

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Once off I discovered the heat rise valve was VERY stuck partially open, so that might explain some of my issues with performance before it's warmed up.

Decided to separate the intake and exhaust and work on that as well as give them some nice paint (Yes I know the gasket is NLA, was going to make one with remflex)

Well once I got them separated that's when things went downhill. Not only was that flange surface rusted to hell, I also discovered what appears to be a crack.

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Needless to say that won't do... Luckily I found a good intake/exhaust combo. I'll just have to wait for that to get shipped.

These projects always have a way of getting out of hand don't they?
 

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Decided to separate the intake and exhaust and work on that as well as give them some nice paint (Yes I know the gasket is NLA, was going to make one with remflex)
The entire gasket kit (including head gasket, side cover and valve cover gasket) along with the manifold gaskets is still avaialable from Toyota...for now. I would recommend buying a kit or two while they are still available. They are +/-$70.00 each per kit.
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When we last left off I had discovered my early manifold to be cracked, and needing replacement.

Luckily I found one for sale on the early FJ25/40 marketplace from @Jdc1. He was able to get that out to me super quick. Thanks again!

The heat riser even works!

Yesterday set to work freshening it up. New studs fresh paint etc. I wanted silver paint for the exhaust manifold, but given the current situation and the fact that silver paint was going to take 2+ weeks to ship i opted to just go black and get her back on the road.

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