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Old 04-09-2012, 08:53 AM
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Come now soon-to-be PE, 60MPH is how many miles per minute? Bueller, Bueller?

Mile markers, a flat section of highway, a steady foot and the second hand on your watch. Assuming you wind your watch (and let's be honest, who doesn't, right?), you don't even need power or satellites. That is the true Cruiser speedo checking method.
before I had a GPS I'd spend my time on the hwy doing this. kinda fun.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:49 AM
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And Toyota advertised the FJ40 to be able to cruiser at 85 mph all day with 7 grown men inside

somehow i just can't see that happening in a 40ty.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:02 AM
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Yes. I inherited that from the PO and haven't been able to justify replacing it considering everything else the 40 really needs...
Get a new dash from this guy http://fj40dash.com, then you can hit it with a hammer, miss and get a new windshield too!
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:56 PM
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Get a new dash from this guy http://fj40dash.com, then you can hit it with a hammer, miss and get a new windshield too!
yawn. Needs storage.
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:09 PM
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Finally got some video from the drive up I-70 to Georgetown a couple weeks ago. I didn't get a video of Mt. Vernon Canyon (drat):

Genesee:
Genesee WB

Floyd Hill WB:
Floyd Hill WB

Floy Hill EB:
Floyd Hill EB

Registered 55-60 mph (actual 60-65 mph I'm pretty sure with 31" tires) on a 6% grade, going up from 6000 feet.

Let the snail races begin!
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:18 PM
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That sounds great Matt. I wish my 40 would do that! My list of 40 projects grows faster than my son. With 31s on, my 40's speedo is very close to right on when I pass through the radar speed trailers.
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:10 PM
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Matt, with your speedo broken, your gauge looks EXACTLY like mine...I need to get together with you and do a little brain storming...I'm jealous of the power you have up those hills...
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Matt, I just noticed I lost my rubber grommet like you did in the first picture! Mine wasn't as washed out as yours though. I had read this thread a few months ago and was bummed because you mentioned that SOR didn't have the part. I looked on MUD after this and found a post you made that mentioned you think part number 61 is the actual grommet that the torque rod goes through! So, ordered and thanks for your due diligence!
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I would be scared to death to drive my 40 at anywhere near the speeds you guys drive at. Slow and steady. 55-60 is my tops.

Im running a Troll Hole carb, and it really helped with power especially on the low end.

Im pretty sure my secondary is working, I know how it drove when it wasn't working, but Im still going to try the paper clip trick. Good hint.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:40 PM
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Nice. I like my light switch where it is, but I will have a tach one day! Your 77 is a lot quieter than mine rolling on 33x12.5 MTs is at those speeds. When my speedo reads ~63-64ish Mr. Sat Nav says I'm doing 70 and that I pulled from 70 to 80 up a 4% grade tonight in 5th gear on the way back from Nashville. Very pleased to see that. I have no idea what the compression is on my motor, but it was blue printed and balanced 18K ago and people have told me it's peppier than their 2fs. What is considered good compression numbers on a 2f?
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