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Forum: General Tech Forum 05-19-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 152
Posted By RicardoJM
Frontrange is correct, you will need a 4 speed...

Frontrange is correct, you will need a 4 speed bell housing. I edited my post.
Forum: General Tech Forum 05-19-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 152
Posted By RicardoJM
Subzali's links should cover it - more...

Subzali's links should cover it - more specifically both Jeff's used the three speed t-case. IIRC, Zepp included specific part numbers needed to mate the two up. In my swap, I used the four speed...
Forum: General Tech Forum 05-11-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 347
Posted By RicardoJM
Isaac, I have the FSM for the 99 LX470. Book one...

Isaac, I have the FSM for the 99 LX470. Book one is primarily devoted to detailing the trouble shooting steps. You are welcome to borrow it for whatever insight it may provide. I was having issues...
Forum: General Tech Forum 05-03-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,369
Posted By RicardoJM
You are going to love your new engine. It is...

You are going to love your new engine. It is coming together nicely. :D



There are not cold specifications. You set them to .008 and .014 check them after you break in the cam. :thumb:
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-02-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By RicardoJM
Follow up... I tested the old thermostat this...

Follow up...

I tested the old thermostat this afternoon and it failed to open.
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 05-02-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 45
Posted By RicardoJM
I picked one up from Marshall ( troll hole on...

I picked one up from Marshall ( troll hole on Mud) for my 71. They are no longer available from Toyota.
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 05-02-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 84
Posted By RicardoJM
For 11, you can also get a brush at the local Ace...

For 11, you can also get a brush at the local Ace and use a spring from a pen.
Forum: General Tech Forum 04-29-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 950
Posted By RicardoJM
+1 :d

+1 :d
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-28-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By RicardoJM
It is in the mid 80sK. Relatively low miles for...

It is in the mid 80sK. Relatively low miles for the age. The service records we have indicate the thermostat failed open last fall and was replaced. They further go on to indicate the thermostat...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-24-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By RicardoJM
The cooling system :D, ask me how I know. ...

The cooling system :D, ask me how I know. Seriously, in my research, the head does not do well if overheated. There is quite a bit of plastic in the cooling system components and after many years...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-21-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By RicardoJM
Local BMW Resources

My youngest son recently picked up a 2003 325XI and had the expansion tank blow out on his first drive. We had a shop replace the expansion tank, but the car would overheat very quickly. I signed...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-15-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By RicardoJM
Welcome, did you see my old FJ40 in Austin? The...

Welcome, did you see my old FJ40 in Austin? The fellow that bought it drove it from Slaughterhouse Gulch trail home to Austin last summer.
Forum: General Tech Forum 04-02-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By RicardoJM
I bought a used engine and junkyard...

I bought a used engine and junkyard transmission/t-case to swap into my 40. The output shaft on the tranny was severely worn and I bought another used transmission. The engine developed a coolant...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-31-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By RicardoJM
A Troopie is a nice rig. Post up some pics of...

A Troopie is a nice rig. Post up some pics of what you have.

I would not fret too much about the wiring harness until you have the engine. As you source the engine, it would be great if you...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-26-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,097
Posted By RicardoJM
You do have the vacuum shift control levers in...

You do have the vacuum shift control levers in the cab. If they work, it would be cool to keep them as you can have shift on the fly 4WD. If you decide not to keep them, you can source the parts to...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-23-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,097
Posted By RicardoJM
Yes, well to move between hi and low. Disconnect...

Yes, well to move between hi and low. Disconnect the arm from the tcase and manually move the lever. There are three distinct stopping points, low, neutral and high.

If it is vacuum shift, there...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-18-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 18,579
Posted By RicardoJM
Oops. You are correct, it is the side cover. I...

Oops. You are correct, it is the side cover. I edited my post above. :o
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-18-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 18,579
Posted By RicardoJM
The crack should not be there. A couple of...

The crack should not be there. A couple of options...


Weld the crack
Replace the valve cover


With both you would need to remove the side cover. If it were me, I would replace the side cover. ...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-18-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 18,579
Posted By RicardoJM
I'm not sure you both are on the same page. ...

I'm not sure you both are on the same page. Zach, this post (http://risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showpost.php?p=13618&postcount=36) has the pictures that might help.

I have seen a few variations...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-08-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,369
Posted By RicardoJM
Don't worry about it, everything works better...

Don't worry about it, everything works better without the handles. They are always slipping off when you don't want them to or not moving when you do want them to. :D
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-08-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,369
Posted By RicardoJM
Does the big ole nut have a locking tab?

Does the big ole nut have a locking tab?
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-01-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,369
Posted By RicardoJM
Have you removed the starter? The parts causing...

Have you removed the starter? The parts causing the binding may be there.

You can also use a pry bar or large screw driver to move the fly wheel a couple of teeth at a time.

Will an extension...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-01-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,369
Posted By RicardoJM
Nice work Kurt. Once that engine is on the...

Nice work Kurt. Once that engine is on the stand, it won't take long to strip it down and get it to the machine shop.
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 02-18-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,170
Posted By RicardoJM
I don't have any input on the rig. The guy that...

I don't have any input on the rig.

The guy that bought my 40 lives in Austin. He booked a one way flight to Denver; Nattybumpo joined us for a run on Slaughterhouse and the he drove that 40 back...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-12-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,369
Posted By RicardoJM
With it "nose in", will there be height issues...

With it "nose in", will there be height issues (garage door) that will be a factor in getting everything up and over the frame. With the front grill removed, you don't need a bunch of height - but...
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