more beef than a butcher stall at a vegetarian food fair
What material did you use to make the wedge? aluminum, steel?Ya the driver side can be reused and the outer passenger side Ubolt buuut the it's wider cause it's made for 3in springs and one major hiccup I ran into, the inner bolts and the plate have to be absolutely perpendicular to the diff.
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So my fix was to custom fab a 9 degree wedge plate to put under the plate, through bolted to the spring pack like a reverse zero rate block.
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F'n tall truck problems ...
I threw my 87 on CL. $1500 for a running truck seemed reasonable. If it doesn't sell by the end of the month I'll part it, all the options will be great adds to the stripper cab I'm building.
Dude that's nuts. Cl charges for car ads now? Pphhh..m may as well use ebay now. Screw paying for cl ads. Worthless!
I finally got around to tinkering on the 85. Finishing up some of the minor details.
Rolled out a glow plug control panel the other day. The wire leads for the wts and wif are patiently waiting behind the panel for installation in the panel. I'll get to it at some point. May use the OEM lighted insert. Or some simple LEDs. Haven't decided.
Nice to be done with most of the dash carrier and instrument panel. A few of my lights need to be replaced. They went dead. Or maybe something more nefarious... however I'm banking on dead lights. I did use the original lights. Should have just bought some new ones. :facepalm: noticed that last night.
Had some fun last night and drove her around a bit.
Made another intake pipe as well. Fear not.. the filter location is temporary. Not going thru the hood just yet. Want to finish the overall design on the 94 first. But it's always fun making new parts!
Installed the seatbelts and the majority of the remaining interior crap... seatbelts, sun visors.. mirror... 4wd panel... all those tiny little details.
I hate the camo seat covers. If I keep this thing I'm getting some black covers.
I guess at some point I'll reproduce the OEM door panels in sheet metal. Been contemplating that. The plastic ones are totally fine. I just dont like plastic.
Anyway... just making a 6.2 post. Been a while.
Careful on the stack opening. I remember velocity stacks people used on street strip cars, sometimes the air would flow over the top, and cause mixture distribution problems on carbs. Seems with the filter you have, you would need an excessively tall scoop, which might have the local authorities hounding you. Because you're just feeding a turbo, it probably won't be as sensitive. Looks like a cool idea tho, once you get it perfected. :thumb:I plan on manufacturing a fully integrated filter housing that mounts in between the turbo and upper intake plenum over the passenger valve cover. Utilizing a velocity stack at the filter entrance (pointing stright up) into a hole in the hood, that's covered by a nice hood scoop (that I'll likely have to roll out on the wheel and roller) and I do plan on making some attachment form to apply an optional snorkel down the line.
Left picture is drive, right picture is coast.
I got desperate and already pressed the bearing.
Having serious doubts and second thoughts now.
Thinking of buying a new bearing and changing the pinion shim from .039 to .036