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Forum: General Tech Forum Yesterday, 08:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 770
Posted By SteveH
Some shifters come right out with the...

Some shifters come right out with the 2-screwdriver method, others are more difficult - but I have always been successful with 2 screwdrivers.

Removing the cover is a separate issue, due to the...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-24-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 295
Posted By SteveH
Welcome. More details on your 60? The rest of...

Welcome. More details on your 60? The rest of your 'fleet'?
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-19-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 269
Posted By SteveH
I once did this on my wife's FJ60 in about 1994...

I once did this on my wife's FJ60 in about 1994 and she lost 2 lug nuts completely. Scared me to death to think of what might have happened.

My new method is that I leave off the center caps from...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-18-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By SteveH
Ahh - Michigan - my home state. Ugh. Your basic...

Ahh - Michigan - my home state. Ugh. Your basic strategy (especially the POR and rustproofing idea) sounds very good.

In spite of your wanting only a trail-grade repair, I'd find a local junkyard...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-18-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 404
Posted By SteveH
My experience with Pacol was less than...

My experience with Pacol was less than satisfactory (especially product quality) and seeing this on their site:

When merchandise is "out of stock," we follow our normal procedure of processing an...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-17-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By SteveH
With half-bald Blizzaks, my Sienna AWD (with...

With half-bald Blizzaks, my Sienna AWD (with non-defeatable traction control) would move 12" up my driveway and stop. Over and over. Hopeless. Very frustrating. My driveway is fairly steep,...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-13-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 404
Posted By SteveH
I would not use a torch.... After grinding off...

I would not use a torch....

After grinding off the surface coating (bondo or paint), I used a $9.99 Harbor Freight right-angle grinder and slicing disks to cut out the metal. I also used an air...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-13-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 404
Posted By SteveH
This body has been repaired before - with filler....

This body has been repaired before - with filler. Use a hammer to break off the bondo and paint, and wirewheel/grind it all the way down to the metal, and assess the actual rust holes vs. surface...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-13-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 866
Posted By SteveH
Good for them but just utterly disappointing and...

Good for them but just utterly disappointing and embarrassing for the feds!

Gee - reminds me of firearm dealers run out of biz. by the Feds for questionable reasons. I don't think embarrassment is a...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-11-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 424
Posted By SteveH
Agreed - the previous image looks good,...

Agreed - the previous image looks good, clearance-wise.
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-11-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 424
Posted By SteveH
I run a minitruck pump with a remote reservoir,...

I run a minitruck pump with a remote reservoir, which takes up less space, but it seems to me that lowering your pump in the engine compartment would move the belt away from the upper radiator hose,...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-09-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 189
Posted By SteveH
You'll wish you had a full week there - but...

You'll wish you had a full week there - but you're on track for the good stuff. I found Crazy Horse to be more compelling than Mt. Rushmore, but you need to see both. The Chapel in the Hills was...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-06-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By SteveH
Let's hope they all buy OEM parts at the...

Let's hope they all buy OEM parts at the dealership and keep the parts stream going for a bit longer!
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 01-27-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By SteveH
The Lucas power steering additive worked wonders...

The Lucas power steering additive worked wonders on my noisy FZJ80 pump (a 1 year old Toyota reman that got noisy). It may buy you some time. I put in about 1/2 of what the directions on the bottle...
Forum: General Tech Forum 01-27-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 95
Posted By SteveH
Using OEM weatherstripping will make this...

Using OEM weatherstripping will make this infinitely easier - good job on getting that.

Use true contact cement (either solvent-based or water-based) or 3M weatherstrip adhesive, and follow the...
Forum: General Tech Forum 01-26-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 424
Posted By SteveH
That was a lot of work - congrats. Looks much...

That was a lot of work - congrats. Looks much like my fully smogged '78. Best wishes in rounding up the last little bits and getting it back on the road!
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-25-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,674
Posted By SteveH
Got mine yesterday

Got mine yesterday
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 01-24-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By SteveH
Sold!

Sold!
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 01-22-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By SteveH
Thanks - I will list it a bit higher on CL. And I...

Thanks - I will list it a bit higher on CL. And I realize that any van can be a work van if you pull out the interior - I hadn't really considered that, since the interior is so tricked out on this...
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 01-22-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By SteveH
1992 Chevy Conversion van for sale

1992 Chevy conversion van for sale. 174K miles, 350 TBI V8, 700R4 Transmission. Runs perfectly (idles better than any v8 I have owned), good condition overall, good tires. BUT - the headlight wiring...
Forum: General Tech Forum 01-21-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 170
Posted By SteveH
If you end up a long, leftover fan belt some day,...

If you end up a long, leftover fan belt some day, cut it and keep it around. You can wrap it around the pulleys, mark it with chalk and measure it for length.
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 01-20-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 351
Posted By SteveH
A plug for having a press - I have straightened...

A plug for having a press - I have straightened FJ40 and 62 bumpers in mine, and found it useful for a host of projects that I never knew I could use it for. The only thing I've never done is press...
Forum: General Tech Forum 01-13-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By SteveH
Removing the old glass is not hard at all. I use...

Removing the old glass is not hard at all. I use a handful of screwdrivers to start prying the weatherstripping away on the inside. Then I use strips of wood (or even paint stirrers, cut down) to...
Forum: General Tech Forum 01-09-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,706
Posted By SteveH
Another modern oil (not SF rated) with high zinc...

Another modern oil (not SF rated) with high zinc and high phosphorous.

Quaker State 'Defy' motor oil for high mileage vehicles. Zinc 1071 PPM, and phosphorous 990 - outside the normal spec....
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 01-09-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By SteveH
I bought a 3" plastic intake hose at Pep Boys, of...

I bought a 3" plastic intake hose at Pep Boys, of the sort typically used by low-riders for custom intakes. Fortunately, it was black. It fit pretty well and looks ok.

It's designed to be crinkled...
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