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04-01-2015 11:41 AM
JM93LiftedYJ The axle bows down pretty good. I need to get my Dad in the driver's seat to see what it does. I tried doing it myself yesterday standing on the rockers and pop the clutch in gear. Just couldn't get a good look. Since I've locked the front, there seems to be a bit more drag. I jack it up in 2wd and spin the front tires, and there's a bit more resistance. But then again, I am spinning both tires now as well as the d/s into the t/c.

Like I said, I'll still wheel it. I'm no wheres near into it as I was. If I find a decent ATV for a swap, I'll do it for sure. I'm not all that interested in selling it for cash. I'm also not into the whole bouncing thing. I see the guys from DWE just smashing their rigs and I have zero desire to do that. Call me a pussy or a shitty wheeler, but its just not my style. I like creeping along. I also like doing the go around because they sometimes need more finesse than the actual way. My buddy in the Big Dumb Chevy moves right along. I try to keep up with him, but I'm getting burnt out of it. With the ATV I can still get out and wheel with him, but not have to worry about the cost of broken parts and keeping up with the times.
04-01-2015 11:21 AM
supazuk94 even with leafs i never saw a need for an anti wrap in the front not sure why you have issues
come wheel with us this summer and i will help you eval why you are having issues and i will help you with they cage. I'm thinking of redong my cage maybe cut mine off and weld it up on yours
04-01-2015 10:45 AM
JM93LiftedYJ Its not as fun as it used to be. I'm just not getting as much seat time as I would like. At this stage, an ATV would be better for what I do. I'm going to fab up a slip-style anti wrap bar for the front. There's a lot of time and money involved with wheeling. I'm getting to the point of my life I just want to start and go. With an ATV I can fire it up, put a 2" receiver on it, put on a plow, load it in the back of my truck, etc. Another couple years we're looking to buy a bigger house and we're hoping to do sheep and alpacas. Between tending to animals, gardens, the house, yardwork, and well, life, I really don't have the motivation to be spending hours in the garage. Dub around with stuff, sure. Dump in 1000 hours of garage time for 40h of wheeling time? Pass.

I've gotten a few hits on the listing. Everyone is asking cash price. I don't have the slightest idea. I won't get anything near what I have in it. I'll be at Diehards the end of the month if I still have it. Got the front antiwrap I can do, a few touch ups here and there, but overall its good to go. I'll be interested in how it does with the front locked now. We'll see how it does up in Maine, but lost just about all interest in wheeling. Been doing it for 15 years now. Right now an ATV just seem a better way to go.
04-01-2015 10:25 AM
supazuk94 Seriously just have fun .. I never try to keep up. I let the rig just happen. I only upgrade when i break or have found good deals ...
03-31-2015 10:50 PM
YotaAtieToo Like others have said, just stop trying to keep up with anything. There is absolutely no reason you need to link it. If it's ready to wheel then just wheel it, have fun.
03-31-2015 07:07 AM
JM93LiftedYJ
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Originally Posted by ecoast View Post
bummer...hate to see anyone leave zuks; they are getting harder and harder to find...

maybe you'll still have it to wheel at that event you mentioned to me. I'll be coming north this season!
So far I've only been mocked at so I'm sure I'll be there. I'm just throwing it out there to see what bites. I'm still going to use it, but I am on the lookout for a change. Its been a great rig, I just wish I built something that I could get more seat time. An old beater small black muscle car or a tractor for the yard would be way more practical.

If I still have it this winter, I guess I'll drop more money for a bunch of HREW and heims. Cut the exo off, redo that, and link it.

EDIT: To add, punched in RuffStuff for their link kits. So its ~$1000 for a link kit per side with the DOM. So there's $2k. Another $1k for air shocks. Then another $1k or so for some HREW for the exo and channeling for the rockers. Nevermind the miscellaneous for weld, hardware, driveshafts, and other bullshit. Talk about a downer. Swapping in the Toy's has been the worst decision I've made. I need to get out of wheeling so badly.
03-31-2015 06:46 AM
ecoast bummer...hate to see anyone leave zuks; they are getting harder and harder to find...

maybe you'll still have it to wheel at that event you mentioned to me. I'll be coming north this season!
03-30-2015 03:31 PM
JM93LiftedYJ Ready to Wheel Suzuki Samurai Trail Rig/Buggy for Trade



Motor:
1.3L
Harley Davidson 40mm Carb
Single Wire GM Alt
PSC Reservoir
PSC 1400PSI PS Pump
Surplus Center 6" Ram

Suspension/Steering:
Full Hydro
RuffStuff hi-steer
YJ SOA Springs
Bilstein 5125 Shocks

Axles/Tires:
Early 80s Toyotas
4.10s
Welded front/rear
DavezOffroad truss front/rear
Rear Discs
Line Locks
Trail Gear Creeper Flanges
Antiwrap Bar Rear
35" Boggers on 8" Rims

Other Crap:
RC9500S Winch w/ Rope
Brand New Marine Battery
6.5s T/C w/ Kong Mount
100:1 Crawl Ratio
Tracker Seats
Spare Transmission
10Gal Fuel Cell w/ Foam
Full Exo
Six Point Harness
NOT STREET LEGAL


Build thread: http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/suzuk...0-tin-can.html
Videos (search around): https://www.youtube.com/user/Rhevin/videos

Bought samurai three years ago. Wheeled it stock. Cut the body, swapped in Toy axles. Locked the rear. Wheeled it. Lately I swapped in a marine battery and locked the front. Haven't wheeled it yet this year.

Not interested in selling outright just yet. Looking to trade. Things of interest:
Pair of ATVs
STREET LEGAL muscle cars. No interest in drag racing. Small block and a five speed.
4WD Tractor w/ Bucket and Backhoe
Pickup Truck Campers (8' Bed)

Summary:
Been wheeling 15 years. Looking to get into something more practical. The Tin Can has been a great rig. If you have something to trade, run it by me. Worst I'll say is no thanks.

email: JM93LiftedYJ@comcast.net
PM Me @ Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum - View Profile: JM93LiftedYJ
03-30-2015 03:31 PM
JM93LiftedYJ Figured I'd bump this up.

Locked the front:


Dialed in the HD Carb. Works great.

Swapped in a marine battery. Redid my battery hold down.

Need to come up with some storage. Moving down to a 5gal fuel cell would help.

Here's a pic of it from the other day:


Runs great. Fires right up. Ready to wheel. I'll be at Diehards next month with a few friends. Which leads me to my next post.
10-16-2014 09:53 AM
supazuk94 If your not having fun, your not wheeling with the right people ..
I just got orders to base Boston so I will be back home wheeling next summer .. (those that don't know I am overseas on deployment)
Try to take a step away for a while. Stop trying so hard to make a buggy over night and try to just have a good time.
I don't always hit the hardest trails or go with the wildest people I just go out to be with the people I am with.
Just a thought but i was really looking forward to wheeling with the tin can
-j
10-13-2014 06:40 PM
Hyde802 Whaaaaaa? Bummer to hear.
08-28-2014 06:07 PM
JM93LiftedYJ


Trailer is getting another tire tomorrow. Saturday it will be on the trails. Open to offers.
08-28-2014 05:05 PM
Beat95YJ
Quote:
Originally Posted by JM93LiftedYJ View Post








For Sale

1996 F250
5.8
8' Bed
4x4
4.10s
new fuel tanks
new balljoints
Current inspection sticker


Samurai Buggy
Full hydro
Toy axles
4.10s
6.5s
35 Boggers
Six point harnesses
Tracker seats
fuel cell
Harley CV Carb
YJ springs

CrossCountry trailer
Could use new deck
Just put a new tire and rim on it today
Have ramps

It all goes. Package deal. Haven't come up with a price, but feel free to give offers. Everything runs and drives. Buy it all now and you can wheel it. Its all fueled up and ready to go. This will get you into some of the hardest trails in New England and built enough to compete at places like Vermonster. Both the truck and samurai have been great rigs, I'm just getting burnt out of the whole sport.

I have YouTube videos uploading now for more details. I'll post those once done uploading. CL ad will follow.

Thank you.
GLWS.
08-28-2014 04:52 PM
JM93LiftedYJ







For Sale

1996 F250
5.8
8' Bed
4x4
4.10s
new fuel tanks
new balljoints
Current inspection sticker


Samurai Buggy
Full hydro
Toy axles
4.10s
6.5s
35 Boggers
Six point harnesses
Tracker seats
fuel cell
Harley CV Carb
YJ springs

CrossCountry trailer
Could use new deck
Just put a new tire and rim on it today
Have ramps

It all goes. Package deal. Haven't come up with a price, but feel free to give offers. Everything runs and drives. Buy it all now and you can wheel it. Its all fueled up and ready to go. This will get you into some of the hardest trails in New England and built enough to compete at places like Vermonster. Both the truck and samurai have been great rigs, I'm just getting burnt out of the whole sport.

I have YouTube videos uploading now for more details. I'll post those once done uploading. CL ad will follow.

Thank you.
07-12-2014 04:45 PM
JM93LiftedYJ Yeppers.
07-12-2014 04:14 PM
[486] Awesome!

You do have an air filter on it this time, right?
07-12-2014 12:33 PM
JM93LiftedYJ Tin Can now has a fully operational Harley CV carb. At 4000RPM, in 4LO, first gear, I drop the clutch and the front end takes off. What a HUGE difference. It idles a little rough. No worse than before though. But holy shit this thing takes right off. Made a few mistakes on the way, but she runs great. Interested to see how it does on the trails and hill climbs now. I'll have to get a video of how everything looks.
07-11-2014 04:18 AM
JM93LiftedYJ I think this will work after work today. I kinda...made an oops on the carb install. The reason the fuel was everywhere was because, well, sometimes it helps if the carb isn't backwards.
07-10-2014 07:41 PM
[486]
Quote:
Originally Posted by JM93LiftedYJ View Post
Well, there is a return line on the pump. Not sure how it works on the stock system, but does the return line take affect before the fuel is pumped to the carb? As in the fuel enters the pump, detects that the carb is full, and sends it back to the tank? Or does the fuel have to travel through the carb, detect the fuel bowl is full, then it sends it back to the tank? Not sure if any of that makes sense.
Fuel pump gremlin sucks fuel from tank.
Fuel pump gremlin spits into internal fuel pressure regulator.
Internal fuel pressure regulator gremlin spits into pump outlet to the carb until it hits 7 PSI or so. Whatever extra beyond that goes into the return line.

I tried to make the explanation funny, but I'm not tired enough to laugh at even my own joke. Huh.

So the pump pumps fuel and the carb just takes what it needs off of the regulated low pressure feed line. The rest of the pump's flow returns to the tank.
07-10-2014 09:39 AM
JM93LiftedYJ Well, there is a return line on the pump. Not sure how it works on the stock system, but does the return line take affect before the fuel is pumped to the carb? As in the fuel enters the pump, detects that the carb is full, and sends it back to the tank? Or does the fuel have to travel through the carb, detect the fuel bowl is full, then it sends it back to the tank? Not sure if any of that makes sense.

I read I could install a Jeep filter (http://www.amazon.com/FRAM-G3583-In-.../dp/B000AMW0F6) between the carb and the pump. Perhaps thats another option?

I bought like 30 of those rubber boots for the vacuum lines today. When I get out of work I'll start blocking off ports and see if I've missed something.
07-10-2014 08:56 AM
[486]
Quote:
Originally Posted by JM93LiftedYJ View Post
I just can't seem to get by the fact of having no return line for the fuel. When the fuel bowl fills up, won't the pump keep pumping fuel?
Not many carb systems have returns.

The needle and seat should stop the flow, and the pump might have a regulator in it.
07-10-2014 05:52 AM
JoeCamel
Quote:
Originally Posted by JM93LiftedYJ View Post
I didn't go through the carb because this thing was so clean. The guy told me that someone had just gone through it and installed larger jets. I mean, the thing looks brand new.

I figured out the mounting. It actually didn't come out that bad. The only oops I had was boring the hole too large. I took some 20ga and made up a little restrictor plate thing. Worked great. I also used hi temp RTV on everything.

I just can't seem to get by the fact of having no return line for the fuel. When the fuel bowl fills up, won't the pump keep pumping fuel?


I would get some gasket material and make gaskets for the places you used RTV, as it does not hold up to gas well.

IIRC those carbs need a pressure regulator if you retained the sami fuel pump.
07-10-2014 04:25 AM
JM93LiftedYJ
Quote:
Originally Posted by gssfc View Post
Sounds like float is stuck or maybe needle and seat have crud in them. Did you go through this carb and make sure it was clean before ya bolted it in?

Take a piece of paper and trace the intake pattern, then transfer to steel plate. Then take old carb and center punch the 4 holes for the studs. That should get you close. Make sure you gasket it. You don't want air leakage. You're gonna suck all sorts of crud into the engine, plus lean isn't good either!

Tim
I didn't go through the carb because this thing was so clean. The guy told me that someone had just gone through it and installed larger jets. I mean, the thing looks brand new.

I figured out the mounting. It actually didn't come out that bad. The only oops I had was boring the hole too large. I took some 20ga and made up a little restrictor plate thing. Worked great. I also used hi temp RTV on everything.

I just can't seem to get by the fact of having no return line for the fuel. When the fuel bowl fills up, won't the pump keep pumping fuel?
07-09-2014 08:29 PM
gssfc
Quote:
Originally Posted by JM93LiftedYJ View Post
So the Harley carb is mounted. I made a dumbass mistake and on the bottom adapter I drilled the hole way too big. It wasn't until I fire the rig up that the engine went full bore. Looked under the intake, and there was the 1/2" gap letting air straight in. Quick solution, make a restrictor plate. Did that and, well, it solved the motor running full bore. But, the engine only runs, and barely runs at that, with the throttle wide open and on full choke. It just seems like the motor is getting way too much fuel. Its seeping right out of the fuel bowl. Its everywhere. When I flick the throttle, fuel squirts right out of the intake.

Now, I've blocked off every vacuum line by using rubber tubing with small bolts threaded into them. Tomorrow I'll go to the hardware store and get a pile of those little rubber boot things.

So yea, the Harley carb only has the fuel in line right? There is a port on the top of the carb my buddy said to block off; which I did. Just seems like there is way too much fuel. Tomorrow I'll see if I can get a friend or two over to see about tuning a couple things. But its almost there. Just need to work out a few bugs is all.
Sounds like float is stuck or maybe needle and seat have crud in them. Did you go through this carb and make sure it was clean before ya bolted it in?

Take a piece of paper and trace the intake pattern, then transfer to steel plate. Then take old carb and center punch the 4 holes for the studs. That should get you close. Make sure you gasket it. You don't want air leakage. You're gonna suck all sorts of crud into the engine, plus lean isn't good either!

Tim
07-09-2014 06:53 PM
JM93LiftedYJ So the Harley carb is mounted. I made a dumbass mistake and on the bottom adapter I drilled the hole way too big. It wasn't until I fire the rig up that the engine went full bore. Looked under the intake, and there was the 1/2" gap letting air straight in. Quick solution, make a restrictor plate. Did that and, well, it solved the motor running full bore. But, the engine only runs, and barely runs at that, with the throttle wide open and on full choke. It just seems like the motor is getting way too much fuel. Its seeping right out of the fuel bowl. Its everywhere. When I flick the throttle, fuel squirts right out of the intake.

Now, I've blocked off every vacuum line by using rubber tubing with small bolts threaded into them. Tomorrow I'll go to the hardware store and get a pile of those little rubber boot things.

So yea, the Harley carb only has the fuel in line right? There is a port on the top of the carb my buddy said to block off; which I did. Just seems like there is way too much fuel. Tomorrow I'll see if I can get a friend or two over to see about tuning a couple things. But its almost there. Just need to work out a few bugs is all.
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