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What have you done to your Land Cruiser this week?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by ocdbeetle, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. bwalker16527

    bwalker16527 1974 FJ40 SBC V8 350 TH400 SILVER Star

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    Did you give him the 012 code for cygnus white? I need to do this same job very soon ans I am concerned about getting the dull almond color some have complained about.
     
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    Here is the leftover can and mixing recipe.

    Maybe it will help

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    Brutal Tranny swap.

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  4. bwalker16527

    bwalker16527 1974 FJ40 SBC V8 350 TH400 SILVER Star

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    Thanks that is great, I am using Nason paint also. I will use the same recipe.
     
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    Drove it to Ouray to co-host the first Solid Axle Summit. Have driven 7 passes in the last three days over 12,000'.
    Will post pics as I get them. Bad service. Awesome group of folks from all parts of the country.
     
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    Vossie #thecrazycruiserman

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    Picture update on wiring overhaul so far. Detailed more in my build thread.

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    I had and hour and a half to spare this morning, before getting back to loading the truck and trailer for our trip"

    So, Chester and I took 44 for a highway drive out to the DNWR turnoff and back... About 50 miles total.

    This is the first time I've had a chance to drive 44 since I figured out what was causing my aux tank fuel pump to not pump fuel.

    I said before that Mark's (@65swb45) rebuild of my spare Aisan carb was great... Let me be clear... It was phenomal!!

    You know, sometimes things change so slowly that you don't even notice they changed?

    I'm reminded of a story I told before... Dianna and I bought our first color TV in Tucson, in 1971. Three years later, her parents came to stay with us for several months, on their move from Vegas to Texas. Dianna's Dad took one glance at the TV and said, "what's wrong with that TV.". I asked, "What do you mean?". He replied, "You have to strike a match to see it!"... We hadn't even noticed it was so dim.

    Well, apparently 44's fuel delivery issues are an example of "slow change"... this morning, I drove up a grade that has long been challenging, when both tanks are full and 44 is loaded for a trip... I could seldom reach 60 mph... And only with a tail wind.

    This morning, both tanks are full and 44 is loaded and she cruised at 75 mph... and she was "running against the wind" and made the hills look like they were standing still!! :cool:

    Mark told me that her 2F should now run like an SBC... More like a Hemi, if you ask me!! :D

    I still don't understand how my fuel delivery system worked flawlessly for 2 years, from the coil+, and suddenly failed on a 108* drive.

    But, I'm a retired (twice) software developer... All I know about auto mechanics is what I've,learned since I bought 44 in Feb, 2014...

    At any rate, here's what 75 looks like... If you need your Aisan carb rebuilt, tuned and performing like a 4-barrel, call Mark!!

    I can't wait to get back home, during cooler fall weather, and take Chester in a long 44 trip... We have places to go and things to see!!

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    Danny, I'd make sure you're getting the correct power to the positive side of your coil... and either swap it or carry a spare. Something changed on that trip... and I want to be sure to see your pictures when you're back from your next without delays ;)

    Glad to here your Asian Carb is working so well. Almost makes me wish I still had an F series, but that ship sailed a very long time ago.
     
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    Thanks John!

    I, also, want to make it back, without delay, so I definitely have a good spare coil, as well as a good coil in place. I also have good spares, for every component of my fuel delivery system, including the ability to bypass it all, using one of the Carter pumps... Or, even, my original OEM pump.

    If this ever recurs, I'll have to spend a few hours, to allow the engine compartment to cool sufficiently, to bypass it all.

    I'm very pleased with how well 44 is running right now... I have my carb cooling fan wired to a toggle switch, allowing me to run it when I deem it necessary. But, I'm going to install a 2nd and, possibly, a 3rd 12v fan under the hood, to draw more air through the engine compartment.

    My snorkel pulls cooler air, to the carb, from up high. But, it's damned hot out here... Especially, with headers and especially in July and August... I suspect the engine compartment heat is causing electric component issues, at times... Perhaps the heat of the oil in the coil has actually caused coil degradation at times... So, I'll make sure I have a fan blowing over the coil, igniter and battery.

    But, I have until next summer to work all that out.

    Cheers!!
     
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    These trucks were made to withstand the heat of the desserts all over the world. They should be fine without a fan cooling ignition parts.
    I understand why you want to go that route but I would expect the problems to come from somewhere els.
     
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    I just rolled my 40 back further in the barn, and my daughters forward so my son can move the engine hoist between them and pull the 6.2 CUCV engine I was going to use if I ever get a buyer for it.

    I need the dizzle to go so I can use that cash towards an LS 6.0 whenever I can be home enough to dig back in to working on my truck.
     
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  12. bwalker16527

    bwalker16527 1974 FJ40 SBC V8 350 TH400 SILVER Star

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    Wire wheeled the running boards today. Ready to prime and paint. 20170813_161008.jpg
     
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    Freshened up the faces of some Aisin short body hubs.

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    NLXTACY Wits' End Supporting Vendor

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    Just got everything primed in time for the big move back east - AZ to TN... the cover and wrap was a nice idea but it only lasted 100 miles befor shredded....

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    I agree, Michael... But, I've shot my headers, with an infrared thermometer, on cool days, and they run at 450*, when the engine is at operating temperature.

    So, my concern is not with the FJ40, per se... It's the heat caused by the headers.
     
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    Maybe you can wrap them, it wil take away some of the exhaust heat under the hood.
     
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    ruined my door... yeah I'm pretty mad at myself. :flush:

    But... I ordered new front blinker lights and doors!
     
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    Fixed some of one rear seat. DSCN1353.JPG DSCN1354.JPG
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