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Old 01-03-2012, 04:25 PM   #126 (permalink)
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Pictures of the pedal mod? You arent done with this changeover yet?
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:31 AM   #127 (permalink)
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i think i found a radiator that will work. its out of a bronco 2/explorer. its pretty compact, has the right inlet/outlet sizes and they are pretty much in the right place.

Mikey--havent got snow tires yet, we dont get snow anymore.

Didnt get much time in the shop this weekend. Monday i helped out murphys law motorsports with prepping their rig for koh. Work has had me all over the place, so evenings have been out to.
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Old 01-07-2012, 03:03 AM   #128 (permalink)
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got some more tube onto the front end and the radiator mount a little more done.

today i am going to remount the airshocks, once they are in, i can see what i have for space to tie the lower radiator mount in.

Also, my inner redneck came out today because i was sick of my fab tools never being where i wanted them to be.. heres is my solution.
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:05 AM   #129 (permalink)
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nice work. now get it done
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:22 AM   #130 (permalink)
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front air shocks are mounted and all of the front clip is burned in. Still have to do a bar to tie the upper shock mounts together and protect the radiator.

its good to have it on all 4 tires again.
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:58 PM   #131 (permalink)
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would this work better?
Some of the Subaru rads are pictured without the filler neck on a tank.

All of the Toy, Honda and hyundai Rads I found have one or both of the outlets in the wrong spots.

You can see lots of Radiator diagrams Here

Looks like other decent alternatives are
the 94-96 5.0 mustang 24x14 core 1 7/32 in 1 3/4 out
00-05 Nissan Sentra 27x14.5 core 1 3/8 inlet 1 3/8 outlet
93-98 Subaru impreza 27x13.375 core hose connections not listed.

That was 45 minutes and Im not looking anymore
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:26 AM   #132 (permalink)
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no, those are all way to wide. although the height of the ranger one im using sucks, the width is ideal. itll work for now.

the big highlight of this weekend was that i started the motor! It didnt start on the 1st or 2nd try, but then i found a loose engine to chassis ground and i grounded the ignitor. after that it fired up while i was checking for spark.

i also got the winch mounted and robbed the fuel lines off the tacoma to use on the sami.

next up is to pull the trans/tcase and modify the firewall for exhaust and the clutch slave cylinder.

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Old 01-09-2012, 05:40 PM   #133 (permalink)
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where is the "just right" width line?
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:14 AM   #134 (permalink)
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18" core or so is the max width..

i cut the tranny tunnel wider last night and made room for the clutch slave cylinder and exhaust.

i think i might be able to make the stock downpipe work, but its gonna be real tight!

im working close to home for a change, so im putting in some evening time.
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:57 AM   #135 (permalink)
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The tacoma i bought for parts came with a centerforce clutch which i was happy about, unfortunatly because it sat for some time and mice moved into the bellhousing the fingers on the pressure plate are seized up. luckily i have a friend who just pulled a w59 out of his buggy and is going to give me his clutch which is like new.

until i get that im going to start on the little things, like moving the battery, fuel lines, exhaust, etc
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:25 AM   #136 (permalink)
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Nothing looks that much different so there are no pics, but i got a lot done this weekend.

Got my t/c pump bracket from lc engineering ( i think its a chilkat part) and had to modify it because it put my pump out of alignment with the other pullys.

Got the winch solenoid pack all mounted up.

Got the wiring pretty much finished, aside from looming everything. got the computer mounted.

got my power steering cooler mounted and cleaned up some of the hose routing

got the battery box moved and battery in.

started on the exhaust. i trimmed the downpipe and believe that i will have enough room to sneak the pipe under the pass side to the back.

Got the new clutch in and tcases back in.i screwed up by mounting the clutch master cyl so low because i lost a lot of leverage on the clutch pedal. i may redo this mount, but will see how it works for now.

The biggest things left are the driveshafts and exhaust. if it warms up, i hope to test drive this week and have it ready for the snow run this weekend.

i gotta get my new snow tires ready!
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Clutch pedal push really hard? I wondered how that was going to work out.
I hate to say this but your Steering res is probably going to have to move.
There is plenty of room to stick your clutch master next to your vac booster. You may have to re-modify your pedal or make a new one. I ended up making a new one.
I'll try to get you some pitchers.

Pics of new snow tires?
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:16 AM   #138 (permalink)
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got the driveshafts built so there isnt a ton left to do.

got the new snow tires mounted up and ready to go. 40x17.50 dick cepek fun countries. its like wheeling in the 1980's!

jesse--im going to have to get creative with the clutch pedal set up.
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What did you end up doing to the wheels? Or did you end up finding some wide ass 6 lug things?

Here is a picture of my 'interior' clutch stuff.

Here is the outside

Plenty of room. Thats a jeep CJ clutch master.
Homemade pedal/lever. 10 mins with the smoke wrench and 20 mins with the grinder. It fits but doesnt have much extra room. I had to make an extra bkt to keep the pedal shaft bolt from bending. You have some cooler tools than I did so you should be able to whip one up in not too much time.
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:55 PM   #140 (permalink)
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im gonna laugh if I can still wheel circles around you in the snow

that winch work for suckdown?
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:46 AM   #141 (permalink)
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mikey--it should, unless it rips the whole front of the chassis off. yah i dont know how these tires will do, should be better than krawlers. it rained all night, so there isnt much snow left.

Jesse--my 5 lug rims magically became 6 lug....with my magic stepbit and welder along to help.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:19 PM   #142 (permalink)
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i just got back from 2 successful test runs. All i can say is that this motor is incredible in comparison to the 1.6l. there is still a lot of work to do, but it is ready for the snow run this weekend.

we have a few inches of crusty snow right now and i had no trouble crawling around with the fun countries!

The most fun was getting out in the open and opening it up. i ran out of trail and control before i ran out of power. gonna need some coilovers and a helmet real soon.

i moved the clutch master up a few inches to take more advantage of the clutch pedals leverage. it works better now, but i folded the stock pedal right up. it will need some reinforcement for sure.

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Old 01-19-2012, 03:31 PM   #143 (permalink)
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we're supposed to get some more snow tonight, maybe it'll land there too.

good thing you added all that power - with those heavy ass axles
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The tons look killer under that! Nice Sammy!
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:11 AM   #145 (permalink)
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mikey-the big dumb fun countries are lighter than the krawlers so it makes up for it! i had to add more power after i couldnt make it up the hills at king of the hamburgers because of the heavy ass axles!
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The most fun was getting out in the open and opening it up. i ran out of trail and control before i ran out of power. gonna need some coilovers and a helmet real soon.
Here we go.

Nice to not be stuck in low range isnt it?
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i made some more progress last night. i glued on my old glasspack muffler to quiet things down. the whole exhaust will need to be done over, but at least its together for now.

i was going out for a night run last night so i wired up a single 55w light so that i could see and realized my battery wasnt charging. turns out you need the red wire and the white wire from the alt to tell it to charge.

i beefed up the stock sami clutch pedal so it wont twist and fold up again. i may look into other brake/clutch set ups.

I cant wait to get out and beat on it today. well see what happens.
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Old 01-22-2012, 03:25 AM   #148 (permalink)
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Considering how much is left to do on this POS it performed well yesterday in the snow. the increase in power makes it a lot more fun than the old 1.6 for sure.

The cepeks leave something to be disired in the snow, iroks are still king of winter wheeling tires, and i really need to find a set.

i burned up 4.5 gallons of fuel in about 4 hours, but there was a lot of full throttle hot laps around the fields so its understandable. my buddy with a 1.6 used about half that.
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that thing has some nut, too bad it wouldn't turn in the snow....

just fix your clutch and gas pedal - then I'll "test" it again for ya
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it moved no doubt about it! it also sounded real healthy. it was a good day out in the snow!
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