Resto-mod on my 55 has begun

scrapdaddy

Standing on the corner
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Been wondering about this idler pulley lately. Something could be done there
At the least, I would change all those idlers out for new. I have @ 85,000 miles on mine and all were loose feeling compared to the new ones. With my kind of luck something as simple as an idler would ruin a fun weekend. One good thing about the Chevy motor, you can have that idler replaced at any street corner on any day.

I look forward to seeing this beast up and running.
 
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Agree...both times we went through my build everything hanging on the engine got replaced. Pulleys, belts, hoses, alternator, starter, fuel pump, etc. etc. etc. Like oil changes, cheap enough insurance. Especially when paying GM prices rather than Toyota OEM or worse.
 

landcruisnman

1972 FJ55 "Iron Giant"
 
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At the least, I would change all those idlers out for new. I have @ 85,000 miles on mine and all were loose feeling compared to the new ones. With my kind of luck something as simple as an idler would ruin a fun weekend. One good thing about the Chevy motor, you can have that idler replaced at any street corner on any day.

I look forward to seeing this beast up and running.
I plan on replacing all items on the front of the motor. My buddy told me about an AC compressor that will go in the idler spot. I'll find out more about that. I still have a lot to do.
 
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must be nice. haha.
Well Dakota Digital seams to have a device that will plug in the the mechanical speedo and create a pulse. Then you need another Dakota Digital device to make the pulse match what the GM ecu wants to have. I am trying to find out if that will work before I dive in too much.
 
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