Builds Weenie 3 - Bringing another 40 back from the dead

wngrog

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New stock style master landed tonight.
Tomorrow we stop.

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In the mean time, the last major piece is being built via @orangefj45 .... dual seal speedo housing. The truck has a front output tcase leak, but when I go in to rebuild the parking brake I want the rear sealed up tight too.
Pray for brakes....
 

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I primed up the pressure bleeder and gave the new master a good bleed.
I kept getting air in the rear brake circuit so I went back to the old fashioned way and got it just right before moving over to the truck.

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The bummer here is that I can’t use my Motive Bleeder with the dual reservoirs

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So I reverse bled and BOOM......brakes it is.

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Georg got the double sealed Tcase housings finished. It’s headed my way Wednesday plus lots of parts for The Mustard 78


I’ll be resealing the Tcase. The front was leaking and I have to do the ebrake rebuild so I wanted extra insurance the new owner won’t develop a rear output leak down the line and foul up his new ebrake.

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@wct49 put the fear of God in me over lifting the Weenie on a 2 post with no top so I waited until my jack stands came in

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I had an annoying drip on the Tstat housing and cracked it open to find it had a piece broken off. Luckily I had a good one here.
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Beno sent me a plastic fan for this model truck. I read the metal ones can be dangerous and I did not want to kill the new owner.
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Got it up in the air. Raining and we are high and dry
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So a week later and nothing is dripping from the drivetrain.

Happy as a pig in slop.

After “finishing” this one last week the new owner and I bounced around a couple ideas of what else and we landed on a Mosley Motors alternator rebuild and a gear reduction starter.

I mailed out the old charge box Monday and Mosley put a quick turn on it for me. I got it yesterday and slapped an @SMG sticker on it as the other one was not salvageable

Also got this sweet overflow bottle and bracket from @ToyotaMatt. Toyota quality overflow bottles are a critical part of the system in these old trucks. Great product.

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Another great product from Matt is this choke cable. It’s a bitch to install in an FJ40 but it’s worth it.

This guy has been sitting a week and it fired right up. The new plastic fan is so much more quiet.

 

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Love having no leaks or drips. I only have one on the oil pan drain washer. Dime siZed after a few days. Changing that with upcoming oil change
 
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One of the plans I have had was to clean up the floor real good and Lizard Skin it from below.

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I scrubbed and scraped and cleaned and realized no matter what I did under here I would simply be making what rust is under here worse by locking it in between layers of this stuff.

Soooo.......Fluid Film it is. I am happy with this decision.



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Don’t laugh at the exhaust.
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I laughed at the exhaust....sorry
 
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