ROTW- CruisinGA

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by CruisinGA, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. CruisinGA

    CruisinGA

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    This will be updated with more pics plus current ones tomorrow...


    Rig description (nitty gritty detail):
    everything listed has been done by yours truly

    Started with a completely bone stock 10/73 (3spd) FJ40

    Under the hood:
    original F.5 (in 2F's clothing)
    Jim C carb
    late 2F electronic ignition
    2F waterpump/oil cooler/ t-stat setup
    2F fan clutch/7 blade fan
    2F valvecover
    45 (vs 35) amp alternator
    York OBA compressor
    Saginaw P/S pump

    tranny/tcase:
    N.O.S. Military surplus SM420
    Spaceghost aluminum plate adapter
    Charlie Glabe linkage adapter
    freshly rebuilt 3spd tcase

    Front Axle:
    disc conversion using '79 cruiser knuckles and yooper's knuckle centering SST
    Late-Model 27 spline heat treated Longfields
    Chro-moly inner axles
    EZ-locker (borrowed from David- when he makes me give it back it will get either an Aussie or another ARB, whatever my wallet allows)

    Rear Axle:
    New gears/bearings
    ARB Air Locker
    All new drum parts (Thanks Kevin!)

    Interior:
    Recovered stock buckets (PO)
    bedlined floor (crappy PO job
    Alpine headunit (cool motorized face deal)
    Pair of weatherproof boston speakers
    bolted home-made security box
    Custom guage panel with liquid filled guages for OBA and switches for the ARB
    In-progress full Metal-tech cage
    Bear modified rear jump-seat-chuck missing (must have smelled good to him)

    Exterior:
    In-progress winch bumper
    In-progress Metal Tech Radiator hoop

    Chassis:
    Minitruck P/S
    Skyjacker 4" SUA lift
    Skyjacker shocks
    SOR greasable A.I. shackles
    Currently building skidplate and sliders


    Coming soon:
    re-doing underhood wiring a la Urban Land Cruisers cables with some additions. (relays, aux fuse blocks, external-shunt ammeter)

    Springover! (the whole reason for the 420 was to have the gearing for much larger tires than 33's. This project will be for next summer)
     
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  2. bad_religion_au

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    was the alternater a bolt in replacement, or did you have yours rewound
     
  3. 71-CRUISER

    71-CRUISER

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    Damn Baily you have been busy. Look forward to seeing it at Greyrock.
     
  4. CruisinGA

    CruisinGA

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    It is a 2F alternator I grabbed from the shop. My alternator is part of the York bracket, which will mount just about anything, so I'm not sure if a 2F alternator would work with the F mount low on the drivers side. I would imagine that it would.

    It never ends...

    Sure hope I can make it to Greyrock.
     
  5. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    Nice Bailey. How come you didn't swap the 3 speed for a 4 speed since you were rebuilding it?
     
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    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    which tranny would you prefer? i think 420 is a great choice.

    when you regeared, did you go stock 4.11 or lower?
     
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    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    :doh: I saw the 3 speed tcase rebuild and missed the 420 :doh: Need more coffee!!!
     
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    This thread sucks without pics.. (someone had to post it :crybaby: :crybaby: )and your avitar doesn't count :D

    Nice list of mods :grinpimp:
     
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    need pics
     
  10. CruisinGA

    CruisinGA

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    I know, this date really snuck up on me and I didn't have any pics ready.

    Ige- The rearend was going bad soon after I bought the truck, so I purchased some stock gears and a bearing kit, ended up buying a used third instead, so I had the gears and an extra third sitting around until I bought the ARB, at which point they all went in together. There is virtually zero slop/noise (aside from the inherent SM420 whine) in the drivetrain. :D I LOVE it.

    Here are a few s***ty ones I snapped tonight on my way in from the garage. Worked on cruisers today from 9 am till 11 pm.


    Keep in mind that a few days ago there was no drivetrain in the truck, most everything is thrown together to get it driving while I tighten up details.

    York suction is normally attached to a fitting on the air cleaner, and the wires are normally neater.
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    Crappy pic of how it sits. (Better one in daylight tomorrow)
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    SM420- Yay!
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    Another bad pic.
    The wood is there temp. until the tranny tunnel goes back in, which won't be until I finish up all the details. I would have no seat in there at all, but my mom saw me backing out of the garage sitting on a five gallon bucket with no seat belt and flipped out. :D
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  11. CruisinGA

    CruisinGA

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    Here are some pics from the 420 swap.

    If I was to do it again, I would not pull the drivetrain, however I am glad I did for my first time. This was the first time I had ever done clutch work aside from seperating trannies and engines, so it made things easy to do them sitting on a stool on the shop floor.

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    This hoist rocks. By myself I can have the average 40 engine pulled in less than 3 hours, working at a standard pace.
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    This was the clutch disc that came out. It has about a 2 years on it, came from JTO. :rolleyes:
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  12. nuclearlemon

    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    holy sheite!!! no tires...just floats in the blackness...cool mod!!! :flipoff2:
    rotw2.jpg
     
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    Oh what do you know, I found a picture we can add... :flipoff2:

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    Speaking of the NOS 420. Did it come with the top plate? If not where did you find one.
     
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    Good thing mom was around,, whew... you could have killed yourself. Those wood blocks are definitely safer than a bucket. ;)

    Just curious about what the "standard" work pace is and where I can find a definition of it? I want to make sure I'm not overworking myself. :D
     
  16. CruisinGA

    CruisinGA

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    :D

    Standard is working by the hour. :D

    Accelerated is working on my own truck at the shop and it has to be out of there by the next day.
     
  17. CruisinGA

    CruisinGA

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    The top plate it comes with is for some sort of remote linkage.

    I posted a want add on pirate, cost me $75.
     
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    rusty_tlc Dain Bramaged Member

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    Where do you get NOS mil sm420's?
     
  19. CruisinGA

    CruisinGA

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    I could tell you to search, but instead I'll just tell you. :flipoff2:

    Call the number at http://www.avettruck.com, Steve (the owner IIRC,) is a good guy to talk to.
     
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