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Forum: Trip and Event Reports 05-31-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By RicardoJM
Sweet cruiser. Is Buddy walking the beach in pic...

Sweet cruiser. Is Buddy walking the beach in pic #5?
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-30-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 27,255
Posted By RicardoJM
Sorry, I am of no help. I have Warn premium hubs...

Sorry, I am of no help. I have Warn premium hubs on the Bronco and wanted to do the same. I searched the interwebs high and low and did not find information/detail on how to fully disassemble. I...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-07-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,051
Posted By RicardoJM
Matt is probably right on both points. I don't...

Matt is probably right on both points. I don't know when the cutoff was for bolting the bell housing to the frame. As you lift the engine and tranny off the frame, it might appear that you are...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-07-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,051
Posted By RicardoJM
Is the bell housing also free?

Is the bell housing also free?
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-02-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By RicardoJM
You are on the right track. Measure the outside...

You are on the right track. Measure the outside diameter of the steering shaft (write it down as Measurement 1), measure the inside diameter of the tube (write it down as Measurement 2).

Head to...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-02-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By RicardoJM
I ran a bearing. I do not have the part number...

I ran a bearing. I do not have the part number and did not make a note of it in my power steering conversion thread. I believe I found it a the local ACE hardware.
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-02-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 859
Posted By RicardoJM
I ran 33x10.5 BFGs on stock steel wheels on my...

I ran 33x10.5 BFGs on stock steel wheels on my FJ40. You definitely will see the tire is pinched and has a cup/crown. Even though I drove my 40 most days, I only averaged about 10K miles a year. I...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing 02-23-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,034
Posted By RicardoJM
Craigslist for used gear. I fly fish a bunch. ...

Craigslist for used gear.

I fly fish a bunch. The last few years, I've skipped the waders. Just a pair on neoprene socks and my wading boots with some light weight quick dry pants. Fall and...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-17-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 879
Posted By RicardoJM
Fixed it to reflect what Steve meant to...

Fixed it to reflect what Steve meant to say.:D



Wowsers - Australia sounds like an excellent adventure.

We will keep in touch and look forward to working on cars and trucks when you return. ...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-08-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,022
Posted By RicardoJM
If the voltage at the battery is greater than 12...

If the voltage at the battery is greater than 12 and less than 14.5 when the engine is running, the charging system is good.

Corrosion, flash rust, dirty connections, poor splice can all result in...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-06-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,051
Posted By RicardoJM
You have PM regarding stand and hoist.

You have PM regarding stand and hoist.
Forum: General Tech Forum 01-12-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By RicardoJM
I have 192k on the clock now. I bought it with...

I have 192k on the clock now. I bought it with 62k on the clock in 2003.
Forum: General Tech Forum 01-12-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By RicardoJM
The starter on my 99 LX470 has been replaced...

The starter on my 99 LX470 has been replaced twice. The last time I DIYd the job and posted up this thread (http://risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=20457). It has been a while, but I...
Forum: General Tech Forum 12-02-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By RicardoJM
Steve, I'm no help on if that is the mounting...

Steve, I'm no help on if that is the mounting bracket. IIRC, I bought the 60 series big cap distributor that I ran in my 40 from you. :D I collected spare distributors and coil/igniters but...
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-16-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,262
Posted By RicardoJM
Happy birthday Sascha!!!

Happy birthday Sascha!!!
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-04-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By RicardoJM
Arbor plates for a hydraulic press.

Arbor plates for a hydraulic press.
Forum: General Tech Forum 10-27-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By RicardoJM
I also got mine from Kurt. The rebuild went...

I also got mine from Kurt. The rebuild went smooth and the master and slave worked flawlessly.
Forum: General Chit Chat 10-10-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 711
Posted By RicardoJM
Justin, I have hoist and stand that you are...

Justin, I have hoist and stand that you are welcome to and am probably closest to you. Kurt used them for his 2F engine rebuild and you are welcome to borrow them for as long as you need.
Forum: General Tech Forum 10-04-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By RicardoJM
FIP must be the TLA used in the Black Forest for...

FIP must be the TLA used in the Black Forest for FIPG; AKA Toyota Form In Place Gasket :D. This is the black gasket maker that is often used in place of gaskets on Toyotas. Very good stuff. ...
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 10-01-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2,995
Views: 246,790
Posted By RicardoJM
That is a very nice Bronco. The early Broncos...

That is a very nice Bronco. The early Broncos (just like the FJ40s) in preserved and/or restored condition are increasing in value each year.
Forum: General Tech Forum 09-21-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 659
Posted By RicardoJM
If you can manage with the height restriction, do...

If you can manage with the height restriction, do it as a single unit. If not, put in the engine (w/ bell housing) first and then come back and to the transmission and t-case.

As i recall, your...
Forum: General Tech Forum 09-03-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By RicardoJM
I also have an OBDII code reader. All vehicles...

I also have an OBDII code reader. All vehicles sold since 1996 adhere to the OBDII standard and any OBDII code reader should be able to provide the code(s) stored in the computer and clear the Check...
Forum: General Tech Forum 09-02-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By RicardoJM
I'm with Dave on this, don't see a VIN. My...

I'm with Dave on this, don't see a VIN. My recollection is that my 40 tag had just the Frame No.
Forum: General Chit Chat 09-02-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By RicardoJM
The write up is for an earlier model carb than...

The write up is for an earlier model carb than what came in the 77 model, so there will be some minor differences. Pinhead (on IH8MUD) has video's posted up on youtube that go through the process as...
Forum: General Tech Forum 08-31-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By RicardoJM
When I built my F engine (several years ago),...

When I built my F engine (several years ago), Gunn Automotive did the machine work and were able to source all new freeze plugs. You might want to give them a call to see if they have a source.
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