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Discussion in 'SD- Dakota Territory Cruisers' started by Cavalier2000, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. Cavalier2000

    Cavalier2000

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    Good morning.
    I am new to the area figured I would come have a look see. I have an 89 bj74. Nothing too crazy. Just seeing what is all out there in this area.
     
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    40Habits Sure... why not

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    Welcome to the Black Hills! We are having a meeting at Thirsty's this Friday at 7:30. You are more than welcome to come.
     
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    I may. Sadly my cruiser is sitting at my parents house in stl broken. It didn't like the road trip from Florida to here. Probably doing a head gasket, just need to find the piece to do a compression test first.

    This the only forum for the group?
     
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    I would love to see your 74!!!!! Only rode in one diesel cruiser for about 5 minutes. Come to the meeting. Very easy going group.
     
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    I don't have a lot of pictures on this phone. I am going to be towing the cruiser up here so I can work on it easier but for now


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    Looks pretty sick. I would love to help you throw a head gasket in it too if you get it up this way.
     
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    My plan is to borrow a truck, rent a trailer. Sell my soul to the devil and get it up here. I'm a ginger so the last part will be difficult but... Yea

    I need to order this compression tester piece and then start with that. Oh and test the turbo. Thankfully my first shipment of stuff came in so I have some tools. Lol my other 2 tool boxes will hopefully be here next month!
     
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    Ginger huh......we have one of those in Club already no more room sorry. @Redgrrr
     
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    Redgrrr I have a problem with 40s SILVER Star

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    Look out once we are accepted......
     
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    Lol yea you can't have the ginger quota off too much.

    As far as machine shops around here... How are they? It's a diesel which makes things more expensive but as long as they can do the work correctly is what I need.
     
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    40Habits Sure... why not

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    I have used Johnson Machine and they have always done a great job.
     
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    Ok I'll give them a check out.

    This diesel shop by the "feeding South Dakota" (it's right down the road from my apartment)

    Is it worth a crap?
     
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    I have a buddy who is a diesel guru. If you get your truck here I bet we can get it running no problem. Rapid Diesel is what your referring to. Do ok work but very pricey and I bet they have never worked on a Toyota before.
     
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    Fair enough. I'm still waiting on a piece to go a compression test. I guess they are actually making the piece still. But I'll head down this weekend and pick up the cruiser
     
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