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What did you do to your Land Cruiser/Toyota/Lexus 4X4 this week?

Discussion in 'AZ- Copper State Cruisers' started by murf, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Rusty 1970 FJ40

    Rusty 1970 FJ40

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    Front Diff opened up...

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    Third member guts... with existing spider gears

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    ... and now with new Aussie Locker. Super easy install.

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  2. LandCruiserPhil

    LandCruiserPhil Peter Pan Syndrome Supporting Vendor

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    Somebody has too much money and got a system

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  3. brettwilm

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    I'm hoping that by being extra conscientious (a.k.a. "slow") about cleaning and repainting parts on my front hubs and axle job, that my rear main seal will stop leaking. Or I'll obtain a superpower of my choosing. Either one would be good.

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    Oh and...thanks murf for the help with parts!
     
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  5. Rusty 1970 FJ40

    Rusty 1970 FJ40

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  6. Rusty 1970 FJ40

    Rusty 1970 FJ40

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    Brettwilm,
    Are you reusing your existing knuckles or installing new ones..., I am asking because I am hoping you also have an alignment tool that I have been trying to get a hold of...
    Your parts look great as I am doing pretty much the exact same thing right now.

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    I am re-using (albeit cleaning and repainting) my knuckles. The 80 series knuckle is shimmed only from the top so there is no need, or way to do it for that matter, to "center" the knuckle--so no special alignment tool. The only special tool I got other than the hub socket is a seal/race install tool kit from Autozone which I will return when I am finished.

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  8. Rusty 1970 FJ40

    Rusty 1970 FJ40

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    Thanks, I guess that I am just "privileged enough" to need a second set of shines.
    Long Live the Land Cruiser!
     
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    Gah, just banged-in my lower trunion races, what a pain in the keister. Well on the bright side, your 40 will always be cooler than my 80!
     
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    It should be easier if you freeze the races first.
     
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    Thanks metro, damn, I forgot about that (rookie mistake). Hub races going in freezer now--
     
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    Up on jack stands for a short while what I replace the shocks and put on new steelies with caps (33" bfg rubber pending from flagstaff).
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    Added my PCV catch can with copper Brillo action.

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    Rusty 1970 FJ40

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    Copper Brilo... what does that do... I want some
     
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    Ace hardware store.

    The Brillo disrupts the air flow and helps capture the airborne oil that comes from the PCV. I've seen people use scotchbrite pad to perform the same function in this setup.

    We are Copper State Cruisers after all :hillbilly:
     
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    Stepmurr Lookin' fer the end of that old white line SILVER Star

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    Figured it was time to blow the cobwebs out of the '40!
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    First was replacing the manifolds' gasket
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    I chose Remflex
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    Manifolds back on & carb remounted
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    Closeup of the Remflex - quite meaty!
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    Stepmurr Lookin' fer the end of that old white line SILVER Star

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    This is the part that burned out on the exhaust pipe where it entered the manifold
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    Working with parts store 90 & 45 degree bends lead to some interesting compromises
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    This last section came out truly bizarro to keep it away from the shocks & leave somewhat straight out the side
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    The last exhaust system I welded up for the 40 was too close to the frame and floorboard, as the PTO gear took up too much room. When I got the 40 the exhaust was run under the skidplate and about 8 inches above the ground:frown:. I managed to fit the tubing above the skidplate, but it was tight against the side frame and about an inch below the floorboard. This generated way too much heat and I almost caught some papers on fire one time.

    The Orion transfer case allows much more room for a better route;)
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    Plenty of room at the manifold too
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