Builds Weenie 3 - Bringing another 40 back from the dead

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I let it run and burn off the 2 quarts of oil I spilled trying to fill the motor without the valve cover on.
It all looked good and the oil ended up starting to flow pretty good so I buttoned it up.
That’s a HUGE win.

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I need an exhaust donut but the manifold sounds good. I adjusted the timing.
It’s humming along nicely. Hopefully I can get back on it later in the week

 

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Next thing I need to figure out is why I have no power to anything. No lights. No wipers. No blower fan.
Power is good on 12v and switched 12 on both sides of the fuse box and to the back of the cluster but nothing works except the Ignition.
This big ole diagram came in today, maybe I can figure it out.

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I was able to spend some time on Weenie 3 today. First thing I did was redo all the main grounds and add some.


I individually tested all the lights, horn and blower with a jump wire.

Good.

I added a new ground from battery to motor.

Battery to fender.

Motor to firewall.

Power to the fuse box. Both sides. Hot and switched 12.

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I was still not getting anything to the switches so I pulled the fuse box and cleaned it up good.
Reinstalled it and mostly have lights now. There are some little oddball things going on but they work.
Win.
The problem now, since I removed the fuse box my ignition is spotty. It will crank and run and if I wiggle the plug on the fuse box it dies.
I went ahead and ordered a new one from @Racer65 Hopefully that will fix all this
 

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This thing was leaking out of the clutch master like crazy so I bought a new set and replaced them.

I have a good pedal now but I still don’t know if the clutch is good.
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I’m at that crossroads mentally.
If it was
Something I was going to keep I would 1000% replace the clutch now. Interior is out. It’s a 3 speed so it’s fairly light.
But damn. That’s a lot of work. I’m leaning toward going ahead with the clutch though. I assumed the position to do it. Now I need to talk myself into it.
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This is why all my trucks have way more spent on them than they are worth.......
 

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Since pulling the transmission is in my future, and you’ve probably done this a couple times - do you always pull the interior and transmission hump and go in from the top or have you done it from underneath? If so - any preference?

I’m kicking myself because all of this was out of my way last year - now I have a nice fresh interior I might need to pull (again) because I tripped and fell on a H41 that I “needed.”
 

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Since pulling the transmission is in my future, and you’ve probably done this a couple times - do you always pull the interior and transmission hump and go in from the top or have you done it from underneath? If so - any preference?

I’m kicking myself because all of this was out of my way last year - now I have a nice fresh interior I might need to pull (again) because I tripped and fell on a H41 that I “needed.”
I do it from below, on ramps with a transmission jack. Having the tranny hump off makes it much easier.
 

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Way to go wngrog! These threads are a total inspiration. If you get bored I know of a 1960 FJ25 that could use some rustoration...:hmm:
 

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I got these beautiful covers for the seats and when I took the seats apart the bottoms were so rusted I could not make them work.

Sooooooo........I had to source a new set of 74+ seats in good condition. Not easy. Not cheap.

Worth it in the end. @Cruiser Corps makes these things super easy to install and snug.

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Today was my birthday so I spent the day undisturbed playing with Weenie 3 all day.

I got 7 hours in

Seats. Done.
Fuel Tank cleaned and treated.
Fuel Tank cover cleaned and rust converted.
Instrument cluster cleaned and new speedo cable
Tranny hump patched
Interior cleaned and patched and final coating of rust converter before I do the floor areas (only) with Lizard Skin

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