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- Aloha Mike -
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The new driveshaft is here, I'm glad it has a gold tone to it, makes me feel better. The black shaft is one of my earlier 3", this one is 4" 7075. I'll have to do some tunnel adjustments I'm pretty sure.





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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Pretty!

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- Mike -
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Nice!!!

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- Aloha Mike -
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Thanks,Well after resting getting home from work I put the driveshaft in, and checked clearance. Not sure I like how close it is, but the rear suspension is pretty "tight", so side to side movement is minimal, and there should be no body roll. Don't tell my wife I used 1/2 a roll of saran wrap.









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- Mike -
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That's awesome, keep it clean!

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Pulled & reinstalled the gas tank today and installed the new sending unit. Fuel gauge reads correctly now!

On the downside... I spilled about 4 gallons of gas in the driveway right outside the house which the smell then completely filled the house.... Yeah I got in a bit of trouble. Should have known better than to attempt any kind of gas tank shenanigans with the wife home!

Noticed my jamb nuts on the adjustable upper arms were loose... so i need to recheck measurements and torque them down. May put some locktight on the threads.

The tailpipes and mufflers have shifted over to one side and the tire is rubbing on a tailpiple, so i need to tweak that...
I've also had a weird rattling noise coming from the rear drivers tire area... Nothing obviously rubbing or loose. Happens sometimes when its just sitting still. Going to try and figure out what that is before i put it back down.

anyway- was a good day to work on the car (except for the smell of course!)



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- Shane -
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nothing :( but i did a bunch of yard work...

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- Aloha Mike -
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Used the blue tip wrench, and a little hammer, now there's room. I just pushed it back to the sharpie line, big difference at ride height.

 

 

 

 



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- Shane -
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saturday i got the fuel plumbing changed back to carb.carb is on.just need to run wires to the electric choke and fuel pump.found a pair of rear leafs,just need to clean/paint 2 per side and add them to my packs and i can button up the rear end.i am currently in california for 2 weeks at cummins school.im here for the weekend thinking about going to the pomona swap meet sunday,gonna hit the local dirt track races saturday eve..

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I spent several hrs today blueprinting the shift rods for my inline shifter. There was interference in several places, and a bent rod because of it. 3-4 shifter stud bent 5-R rod because the stud was too long, put it the V blocks to straighten. I took .125 off of the nut, and shortened the stud about 5 threads. 1-2 was rubbing at the ear, and also shaft to shaft on 3-4. I took .050 off of the ear face for 3-4, and another .050 off of the back side of 1-2 ear, and counterbored the ear for the bolt to sink in also.









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Looks like the mill is paying for itself already.

Getting close?


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- Aloha Mike -
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I'm hoping, but small stuff like this keeps popping up. It has been suggested to finish putting it together, and run it, then paint it during the winter. We'll see, hoping this Summer.hmm



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- Aloha Mike -
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This is a picture that would not load the other night for the shifter rods, this is where they were touching. I guess it's progress if you have to take things apart to make them look nice after all the grinding, sand blasting, and sitting for 6 years. The upper/lower control arms will be painted, and the housing will to be repainted, after the ARB mounts are welded in. 2nd chassis recert is Saturday too.







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Drove it to work for an afternoon meeting and ran out of gas on the way home.... still need to figure out that gauge. 



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Bskredsvig wrote:

Drove it to work for an afternoon meeting and ran out of gas on the way home.... still need to figure out that gauge. 


 If you disconnect the sending wire at the trunk connector, and ground it, does the gauge read empty?

Good ground connection at the sending unit ground strap?

 

 

 



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No it’s in the gauge. 



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i get to come home today! hoping to get some work done on the truck this weekend!

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Drove it to work!



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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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You are over the line. Must have an agreement to avoid dings?

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Brettd85 wrote:

You are over the line. Must have an agreement to avoid dings?


We'll i am extremely cautious about door dings and scratches afterall. It would be impossible to replicate my cars flawless finish

 



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