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Forum: General Chit Chat Today, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By SteveH
I would dolly tow it or get a bigger truck and...

I would dolly tow it or get a bigger truck and trailer it. If you dolly tow it (rear wheels on the ground), it might be a good idea to remove the rear drive shaft. With the mods to your truck, I...
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 04-20-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 276
Posted By SteveH
Thanks, Jeff!

Thanks, Jeff!
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 04-18-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 276
Posted By SteveH
Art - thanks for thinking of my needs. I bought a...

Art - thanks for thinking of my needs. I bought a complete set of glass and redid my interior with locally source parts, so I'm good there. I was thinking of the transmission and drive shafts for an...
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 04-17-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 276
Posted By SteveH
What is the production month? Is this a late 85...

What is the production month? Is this a late 85 with the 'spacer' style transmission, or do you know offhand?
Interior color?
Right-rear mud flap (not completely rusted out)?
Forum: General Tech Forum 04-16-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 196
Posted By SteveH
Be sure the choke is fully closing, and I'd vote...

Be sure the choke is fully closing, and I'd vote for clogged main jets or a stuck float.
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-12-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 501
Posted By SteveH
Maybe Cruisers just move around the world - they...

Maybe Cruisers just move around the world - they leave the U.S. for the middle east, and we import them from Japan and Australia. Musical chairs, of sorts.
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 04-11-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By SteveH
Sold - thanks!

Sold - thanks!
Forum: General Tech Forum 04-11-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 159
Posted By SteveH
One reasonably good way to test the VR is to...

One reasonably good way to test the VR is to check the voltage at the battery under these conditions:

Engine off - should be 12.65+ - battery voltage
Engine running - should be 13.xx - considerably...
Forum: General Tech Forum 04-10-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 159
Posted By SteveH
Yes - check voltage regulator. Some of those era...

Yes - check voltage regulator. Some of those era regulators have been discontinued by Toyota, FWIW. My '78 showed some of the same symptoms. I also later had the charge wire melt off and cause...
Forum: General Tech Forum 04-10-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 29,941
Posted By SteveH
Looks great - that Volvo PS pump fits about as...

Looks great - that Volvo PS pump fits about as well as anything could. You might put a sleeve (plastic, like Jeeps and Fords use) on the upper radiator hose, so that a flying/loose/oscillating belt...
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 04-08-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By SteveH
Pending - thanks!

Pending - thanks!
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 04-07-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By SteveH
FS: Colo Springs - FJ40 half doors - Bestop

Bestop half doors in excellent condition. Some dust and cobwebs, but no scuffs or snags/flaws in the vinyl that I can detect. $254 on Amazon - $100 here.

Located in Colo Springs. Includes latch...
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 03-31-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 139
Posted By SteveH
I have the usual 1.25" between the bump stops and...

I have the usual 1.25" between the bump stops and axle on my FJ62 (244K miles), but the rear springs (which have an extra leaf in a '62) seem to be in good shape.

I don't want the truck nose-high,...
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 03-30-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 139
Posted By SteveH
Can you remove a leaf from each pack to make them...

Can you remove a leaf from each pack to make them less heavy duty, or is that recommended/allowed?
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-30-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By SteveH
Sharp looking seats!

Sharp looking seats!
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-26-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 277
Posted By SteveH
Inwardly I was hoping that it was the elusive '77...

Inwardly I was hoping that it was the elusive '77 carb that I've been searching for for so long

Matt,

Do you just want a '77 carb (in particular) for the correct emissions fittings? Or, is this...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-24-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 240
Posted By SteveH
Clarification: I was only suggesting the electric...

Clarification: I was only suggesting the electric heater (vent) 'fan' - not opening the heater valve (which would cool the engine).

Anything to put a load on the engine and make it work harder.
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-24-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By SteveH
If you want a durable cheap cooler, consider...

If you want a durable cheap cooler, consider buying a 4' piece of steel brake line and a tubing bender. Bend it into a set of ovals that will fit along the driver's side inner fender. Cut off the...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-24-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 240
Posted By SteveH
Add a couple gallons of E-85 to the tank, too....

Add a couple gallons of E-85 to the tank, too. Get the engine as hot as possible - test it on a hot day and run the A/C and heater fan on high to load up the engine while you're waiting.
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-13-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 307
Posted By SteveH
or look and see how close the magnet is to the...

or look and see how close the magnet is to the coil when you rotate it to near TDC... eyeballing it is OK for these purposes...

The standard rule is to use a paper matchbook cover between the coil...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-13-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 307
Posted By SteveH
On the side of the carb there is a diaphragm...

On the side of the carb there is a diaphragm style fuel pump, I'm thinking I should pull the cover off and spray it down with carb cleaner. But if there's a formed rubber gasket in there and I mess...
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-12-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 190
Posted By SteveH
This guy has posters, but I recommend a...

This guy has posters, but I recommend a person-to-person cash-only transaction. He's in Denver somewhere:

http://denver.craigslist.org/pts/4310021466.html
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-11-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 509
Posted By SteveH
Great looking truck with a drool-worthy...

Great looking truck with a drool-worthy transmission.

I would go slowly on rejetting - my federal spec FJ60 ran great around these parts with a stock carb. You might redo the idle mixture according...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-10-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 136
Posted By SteveH
Can you cut away the inside of the race very,...

Can you cut away the inside of the race very, very carefully with a carbide tipped die grinder bit, and then finish splitting it with a cold chisel, and then collapse the race?
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-06-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By SteveH
Great story Ricardo - better than mine! Slick...

Great story Ricardo - better than mine! Slick trick of bypassing the filter.
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