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  • Captain
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    Sorry for inserting a like subject in your story.
    It took 3 posts to get the little bit of the Timber Cruiser's upgrades as I live in the Iron Triangle of Area BFE of Wisconsin. And phone, internet service is sketchy.
    ​​​​​​I can share these with you thru a PM in the future.
    Again, please accept my apology

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  • Captain
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    Because I know you would look here.
    All is GOOD....

    that is it ....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by Captain View Post
    And of course found some other things that needed attention too !!
    So for the unexpected extra work, all things are Good for another 49,000 miles
    not sure why you're adding this to my FJ40 build page....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    time to remove stuff


    thankfully when I bought the hard to find seal before, I bought 2

    t-case out

    now that I have a lathe, I'll make this really square

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  • Captain
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    And of course found some other things that needed attention too !!
    So for the unexpected extra work, all things are Good for another 49,000 miles

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  • Captain
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    Then New Tires Click image for larger version

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    Good Idea, rear brakes were at the end of their service life !! Click image for larger version

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  • Captain
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    Well my Off Road compadre......
    I bought swap meet rims, sand blasted them, flat black painted Click image for larger version

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    Last edited by Captain; March 18, 2020, 04:15 PM.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    well, $300 later and there is new, old hotness

    and y'all said Toyotas cannot fly


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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
    so I didn't get much done today. beside picking up the Land Rover, installing a new microwave, and installing a drain on a water container the '40 got ignored....ish

    seat base

    I'm going to remove the electronics and simply use a key.

    but of course to install that I need to take advantage of unexpected nice weather and haul the shell to get sand blasted


    and pull the transmission from the frame so I can do some finish work on the clutch, etc


    pull the tailshaft off


    nothing looks broken


    basically I need to hone out the seal area a bit more to get a seal installed

    and for those who wonder how this happened... yeah, me. I don't know why it came out but I had it apart to put the seal in place (which is why I was looking in old pictures - to find out what seal I need...).... dagnabit all.... now you all won't think I'm perfect.... worst of all is you'll have proof.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    $325 for an 80k transmission... that works. my plan is to swap then rebuild this trans and put it on the shelf....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    good news is it was a Hummer transmission.... means I can replace it with a brand new part for pretty cheap... how cheap - $200 for a high mile, $1500 for brand new..... time to argue .... errr.... negotiate with a wrecking yard.




    I know, I know, why don't I just find the bolt that's floating around inside:

    1) it's a 'special' bolt meaning no one seems to make it

    2) it's probably stuck to a magnet inside the case - and I have enough trouble already without that gremlin popping up at the worst possible moment

    3) the synchros were marginal from the beginning


    and.... having spare parts about (an entire transmission) is good practice (especially when they're dirt cheap)

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  • Captain
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    WEIRD AIN'T IT !
    I was thinking this Only happens in my shop.
    Even was straining the barn cat's litter box too see if that they went thru the "Black Panther" !! Click image for larger version

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    and while you're collecting your thoughts to respond to the missing part inside the transmission ... consider this - there are 4 bolts on the top of the transmission. All are in the same spot until I go to put it back together... now one has been changed for another bolt.... there is no one in the shop and the mice died long ago.... probably I'm just seeing the spooky action at a distance - and to think, they made a huge collider in Switzerland to prove what I just did in my shop.

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  • silver_bullet
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    Wow...Best of luck Buddy!

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    So I had all these plans today... started some of it

    moving dirt around and "compacting" it with my FJ40 (which looked a lot like me playing in the dirt


    unfortunately
    this became necessary



    truly this is what I get for using used parts....

    it should look like this

    problem is I have no idea what it looks like together.... maybe it has a pin driven in? it's not threaded....
    so I considered

    call the current config 28

    4L65e
    is 27 1/2 (and bolts right in)


    non-computer
    700r4 is 24 1/2

    I'm leaning away from swapping right now mostly because I don't want to put new clutches in the 4l65e or buy a computer for it.... I think just a button head came off and hopefully is now attached to the magnet on the drain.... I will drain and pray.... that said, if I do maintain the manual, I need to swap synchros because the current ones are not happy.

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