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  • BuickBuickBuick. Sorry, I'm idling.

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    • out of an abundance of curiosity and the desire to really irritate the folks who seem to think a plan is something to follow - I took this picture


      I think that shaft is give or take the same - 27 spline, it mic's the same - so an adapter and the ax-15 would bolt up to the np 205... but it's longer


      anyway, with that Stiney/Beagle distraction put off to the side... I needed my engine stand back so I assembled the other motor and turbo 350 to start some motor mounts
      Of course, like all things SBG, I had other crap... err.. stuff to do first like remove the last of the stock steering components... this FJ40 was so special, it had 2 steering stabilizers... neither of them attached on both ends.


      I can't wait to try the cover to see if I can get the transmission this far above the frame... if I can, then there will be a flat to the bottom of the frame skid plate (better break-over angles)


      I'm also not sure it's going to be back this far... rear drive line angles are going to be an issue with the 2.5 mile travel rear suspension (okay, a slight exaggeration) so the motor could move forward... but I'm going to run a mechanical fan.... anyway


      stay tuned for the next exciting installment of how the FJ40 rolls.
      Doing it all wrong since 1966

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      • Is it to remain front steer?
        Of all the paths you take in life - make sure a few of them are dirt.

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        • Yep, but I'm using a scout box then will make high-steer plates to replace the stock, Toyota parts.
          Doing it all wrong since 1966

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          • no pictures, but the crank in the newest 350 is garbage... no worries, I have the other crank - and I pulled the mains and the rear most cap off - and it's fine... not great, but fine. were this a top-drawer build, I'd have it, at minimum, polished.... but I can't catch a nail and there's no real ridge between the rods... however, I need to press new cam bearings in the motor. I also got a ton of casting sand out - so I'm going to pay to check for cracks and for flatness before I put this one together.
            Doing it all wrong since 1966

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            • What makes the crank garbage?
              http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...-consolidation

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              • Originally posted by Russell View Post
                What makes the crank garbage?
                spinning .030 off one side when the crank doesn't get oil.

                fortunately, I have more


                and good pistons/rods


                bonus on the block, it spun the cam bearing so much that they're completely copper - frankly, it's a first for me - normally if they starve that long for oil; the crank is welded to the main caps - yet not these, the mains looked prestine .... so I'll be putting new cam bearings and having the block hot tanked/pressure cleaned
                Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; October 2, 2014, 09:29 PM.
                Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                • Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
                  .... so I'll be putting new cam bearings and having the block hot tanked/pressure cleaned
                  Not to interrupt your lab in a tennis ball factory work ethic or anything, but I think you want to clean/check *then* put the bearings in... hope this helps.
                  Flying south, with a flock of bird dogs.

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                  • Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
                    spinning .030 off one side when the crank doesn't get oil.

                    fortunately, I have more


                    Talk to me like I eat glue, I dont see it / understand. The main is worn down .030?
                    http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...-consolidation

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                    • I already tossed the bad crank... that's the good crank. Which glue do you prefer?
                      Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                      • Originally posted by Beagle View Post

                        Not to interrupt your lab in a tennis ball factory work ethic or anything, but I think you want to clean/check *then* put the bearings in... hope this helps.

                        really? is that how you do it? you're sure that's not a Ford specific procedure? weird - I'll have to ask crotchety, old machinist dude if that's true.... better yet, I'll tell COMD that you said to do it that way this should go great, I bet he didn't know that...

                        I use two machine shops - one is Mr. "you need to convince me to do what you want to do"/"I'll get to it eventually" and COMD, Mr. Convince is the better machinist, but COMD gets it done for a reasonable amount... the first time I was in COMD's shop, he was chewing a guy out for some major sin of buying the wrong oil filter for a 300 Buick motor that he rebuilt... and I'm not talking mild... cussing, yelling, eventually the guy with the Buick told COMD to "blank off" and left... I almost did to, but COMD has a Jekyl / Hyde personality and so far, we've been okay... and for the record, COMD was totally wrong - but no matter.
                        Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; October 3, 2014, 06:26 AM.
                        Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                        • Crotchety old machinist dude sounds like a hoot. Makes you wonder what Smartass "I'm superior to you" punk with a CNC machine center is gonna turn into when he gets old?
                          Flying south, with a flock of bird dogs.

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                          • no one is perfect, so COMD is just that... still, I'd rather COMD than punk... and their worst qualities combined are not worse than Jim Green - you know the type, the one who claims he knows what he's doing, doesn't have a clue, then when he's called on it - blames the tape measure.
                            Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                            • Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
                              I already tossed the bad crank... that's the good crank. Which glue do you prefer?

                              I still don't get it but don't worry get back to it. I feel like a snack
                              http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...-consolidation

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                              • and I have the axle - this one actually has bits inside...

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