What have you done to your Land Cruiser this week? (53 Viewers)

4Cruisers

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Not to either of my FJ40s, but for another MUD member's FJ40. I refurbished a '75 2F vacuum retard points distributor and converted it to vacuum advance. I used a new NipponDenso advancer with an almost identical vacuum advance curve as the '77 2F distributors. And I added a new NipponDenso external condenser so it can be run with the coil alone, bypassing the igniter. Other new Toyota/NipponDenso parts include:

- mechanical advance weights with Teflon sleeves
- ignition points
- points damper
- points shield
- rotor
- cap
- miscellaneous hardware

Next on tap to refurbish, a '77 2F distributor.

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Sniper did well. However, I had to get used to the loss of power due to altitude. Other than that, no problems.

The really only issue was on my way back, but wasn't my Sniper. About a mile from the top of Monarch Pass, my sniper screen threw some high AFR's red codes and shut off. A quick call to @FJ60Cam, he diagnosed the issue. Clogged fuel filter, so I changed both on the side of the road. After covering my arms with fuel, I stopped at the top to clean myself up, then proceeded to hauled a$$ to Trinidad, CO for the evening.
Did the distributor behave as well?
 

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Well crap guys, I'm just looking for a small storage shed ,like 12x20 to put my mower in!

Looking at 12 or 14x20 here too - sooo close to this mess of a foundation being over so I can start on the actual shed... can’t wait to get the mower out of the garage and free up the other garage bay.

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Working on electrical issues and suffering/benefiting from "while I'm in there". PO identified "electrical issues" in that his 24 volt LatAm BJ would burn out bulbs repeatedly. Lo and Behold, he was using 12v bulbs. I sincerely hope that this is issue. Ordered semi-sealed beam halogen 7" headlights since one headlight was burnt out, but here's where the scope creep occurs.

1. Replacing all the bulbs with LED... which meant tracking down a source for 24v brake/taillight 24v bulbs - Over view of Odd Iron Off Road and offerings for Land Cruisers and off road vehicles Great resource for landcruiser lighting items
2. Using LED means replacing Relay. Queue Odd Iron Off Road.
3. While I wait on the led bulbs to get here (some were lost by our glorious Post Office - delivered to wrong house), I checked a couple that I have and the tailights work. So that's good.
4. And what would a good LatAm import be without a fast and dirty respray. So I'll be taking the respray off of the lamp bucket assembly (that starts tonight)
5. Missing a couple of adjuster springs, so I ordered those from Toyota.

HOPEFULLY, using the right bulbs everywhere and a new relay specific to stop the LED hyperflash will fix all my lighting issues. That, and upgraded headlights will have it all nice for night driving for considerably less than $100.
 

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