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Old 11-14-2009, 05:39 PM
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Welp, I decided to go ahead and pull the head on the 40 today. I figured since it had a bent pushrod and a leaky manifold gasket (Found the issues during PM for the 40's only run) I might as well dig in and see what else is up.

Got a lazy start at around noon after a nice brunch with Allison anfter having been out of town for 8 days.

Didn't quite get the head off today since I got caught up in all sorts of other things on the truck I started cleaning. I'm gonna get the coolant pipes, brackets and misc. doodads replated, and am getting the air cleaner powdercoated black again.

Kinda taking my time and de rusting the parts in the tank as I go. It has been working really well. I'll post more pics of the results in the morning. Found a guy that does Cad plating in broomfield, Im gonna give him a buzz monday and take him a box of parts if it seems like a good deal.

Also planning on putting a big order in with Boulder Toyota on monday for all the random gaskets and bolts that are trashed.

Gunn will do the head.

One of the funny things I found was what looked like an old cardboard box peice being used as the thermostat housing gasket. I thought that was pretty funny. There have also been a ton of standard nuts forced onto the metric studs in places. Kinda frustrating but par for the course.

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1. engine bay before
2, 3.Air rail I got from Elliot. Welded on the last pipe. FIgured I'd fix his and get it recoated. Mine looks like it is going to come off in a billion peices.
4. Power steering pump from a 60. gonna freshen it up since I am taking stuff to get plated. Might as well get a rebuild kit while I'm at Boulder toyota. It is low mileage and is super tight still.
5. Thermostat housing gasket. Nice. This one made me and Allison laugh a bit. Had Hylomar all over it too. reminded me of my British car days.
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:37 PM
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That gasket is sweet!

Good to see something in my junk pile may actually be put to good use. It was about 5 mins from hitting the trash can.
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:00 PM
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Who is doing the plating in Broomfield?
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Old 11-14-2009, 10:20 PM
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I'm gonna give these folks a buzz. Maybe it'll work out. Never used them or talked to them.

http://www.cadplating.com/
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Hey Marco,

If you get stuck on anything, my buddy Barry from North Carolina just moved here. He rebuilt his 40 from the ground up, it has a Toyota Diesel he imported and installed.

Anyway he might be a good resource also. Not sure if you want a Toyota Diesel but he can get them.

Give me a shout if you want his info.
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You do more with your rig in a day than I do in a month......
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Got it stripped down to the short block. Camera is dead and the charger is at work. I was surprised, but my air rail came off easily. I guess soaking it in Deep Creep and PB blaster overnight helped everything.

Hopefully tomorrow I can get the head to gunn for a rebuild and a .050 shave, and the parts to the coaters.

The head gasket looked perfect, and the cylinders look really nice.

Matt, I decided I gotta knock it out, so I locked myself in the garage! It's fun now, but i'm sure the honeymoon will wear off soon.. don't worry.
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You do more with your rig in a day than I do in a month......
x2...Although for me it would be a year, maybe 5
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Is that a Natural light 12-pack gasket? I normally use a Milwaukee's best.
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Is that a Natural light 12-pack gasket? I normally use a Milwaukee's best.
Dude, I think it might be.. I honestly didn't really look at it that closely.
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