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  • Captain
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    Like A Two Stoke.
    Where Did be That Extra HP come from. .....
    just Before it Grenades..

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by Captain View Post
    I did not read far enough back to see which engine you have now.
    But in any case, I have done Chuckle Head things in the past.
    Are any of the exhaust bolts a "Through Thread" into the water jacket ? Or like ME, Picked Too Long a Bolt, running it in with a Impact,......And NOW It IS !!
    Seal the Offending Bolt ......
    ​​​​​​​Problem "Feeex'd".......
    They're Vortec heads (862s IIRC), they can crack - I'm not sure I remember where I got them but they were on PF1. The motor is a short block I bought after the first motor seized. There's no water in the oil, so until that happens, again, I'll run it.

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  • Captain
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    I did not read far enough back to see which engine you have now.
    But in any case, I have done Chuckle Head things in the past.
    Are any of the exhaust bolts a "Through Thread" into the water jacket ? Or like ME, Picked Too Long a Bolt, running it in with a Impact,......And NOW It IS !!
    Seal the Offending Bolt ......
    ​​​​​​​Problem "Feeex'd".......

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by Deaf Bob View Post

    Headgasket...
    derby car gets too hot, headgasket spits water out the pipes.
    I have the opposite problem with this one, I fight to get it warmed up
    at this point, I think it's just leaking into the exhaust.... so I'm going to run it until it burns down
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; December 18, 2022, 12:47 PM.

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  • Deaf Bob
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
    I win

    ~ish

    but the doors are on and since the high tomorrow is supposed to be 9 degrees...


    need to swap the tires then this is getting to work. Fun new issue is it seems coolant is leaking into the exhaust... ah well, be a good time to make it a diesel....
    Headgasket...
    derby car gets too hot, headgasket spits water out the pipes.

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  • Captain
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
    I win

    ~ish

    but the doors are on and since the high tomorrow is supposed to be 9 degrees...


    need to swap the tires then this is getting to work. Fun new issue is it seems coolant is leaking into the exhaust... ah well, be a good time to make it a diesel....
    We Call Them "PROJECTS" for a Reason.......
    They are NEVER DONE !!
    This Phase is Finished,
    But others Always Surface Later.

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  • silver_bullet
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    Wow! Diesel swap sounds interesting tho....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    I win

    ~ish

    but the doors are on and since the high tomorrow is supposed to be 9 degrees...


    need to swap the tires then this is getting to work. Fun new issue is it seems coolant is leaking into the exhaust... ah well, be a good time to make it a diesel....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by Captain View Post
    Sorry, my misteak.
    My wife's JoKe has plastic fenders....

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  • Captain
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    Sorry, my misteak.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by Captain View Post
    Just happened to notice.......
    Plan on a Ventilation Project?
    The Applicator is precariously resting on that left plastic fender flare........
    DOM tube with sheet metal on top.... very little plastic on this one,

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  • Captain
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post

    this is my 7th FJ40. I've had both makers of soft top and several hard tops including a corrugated top (early FJ40).... I like this one best of all, in part, because of the soft top. The material is the same stuff Mercedes makes their convertible tops out of - so it's insulated. This is the warmest FJ40 I've ever had. if I have the heat blasting, I have to have the the window down because it's way too warm.... my first soft top, that was NOT the case.... miserable thing (Best Top), the other thing is this top also has the coolest name "Trollhole" - named after the guy who developed it .... I won't explain his name you'll have to search... it's a bit, well, wicked.
    On the Timber Cruiser, (87 Samurai)
    I'm on my 2nd Best Top. They seem to put up with my abuse.
    For Heat, FIRST that Factory Heater is Not Very Good to begin with. I made a Liner out of a Leopard Pattern Dollar Store Blanket. Leave it in year round.
    It keeps the soft top from "Flapping" at Highway Speeds,
    And does keep it cooler from the Black Top in the Summer Sun.
    Also, I have, I call it a Half Wall. It's a After Market piece that goes vertically behind the seats, straps to the Roll Bar, and holds the Little Bit of Heat to the forward area. Put it in late fall, remove it for "Drive With Your Top Off" Day come spring.

    But after the last Major Makeover last year's Winter Lay Up,
    It's not going to be Driven in the Salty Roads anymore.
    It's winterized, snug under it's Car Cover in the Lower Barn, battery tender plugged in, with two trays of Mice Deterrent Moth Balls......

    Again, Nice Rig.....
    One of these years, maybe see you at Mohab....

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  • silver_bullet
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    Originally posted by Captain View Post
    Just happened to notice.......
    Plan on a Ventilation Project?
    The Applicator is precariously resting on that left plastic fender flare........
    PLASTIC?!?!? Blasphemy!

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  • Captain
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    Just happened to notice.......
    Plan on a Ventilation Project?
    The Applicator is precariously resting on that left plastic fender flare........

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Assembly commences

    the hinges fit quite well

    and then one bolt.... I had this apart 10 years ago.... I don't know how I'm going to get it out but I went onto other things because I was getting a bit warm

    a bit of advice, lube the pins before trying to install. It's a good, tight fit - and you need to leave the hinges loose to align everything.... I fought this side for a bit and eventually took the top hinge back off the door and put it together....


    tomorrow I'll figure out how to get that last bolt out - it's in an impossible spot (the top, innermost bolt)...

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