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Engine / Re: Annoying Orange, 20r Build for the 1980 Pickup
« Last post by 300k on Yesterday at 11:53:34 PM »
Dang nabbit. Didn't log on much yesterday and I missed the first fire. Nice job!

H8PVMNT, a greasy thumbs up back at you! :)
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Newbie Questions / Re: Gear oils being used
« Last post by :)bestgen4runner on Yesterday at 09:33:07 PM »
As I remember, when I spoke to a Redline tech rep, they recommended MTL for my W56 transmission.  It made a very noticeable difference in shifting.

I 100% concur
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Parts Wanted / Re: Dash pad
« Last post by Beastcrawler85 on Yesterday at 09:03:07 PM »
Bump
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Newbie Questions / Re: Gear oils being used
« Last post by Gnarly4X on Yesterday at 08:27:08 PM »
For lubrication purposes, yes, but Redline is GL-4 instead of GL-5 (that is GL-4 compatible) and works much better with the transmission syncros. You can feel the difference.

As I remember, when I spoke to a Redline tech rep, they recommended MTL for my W56 transmission.  It made a very noticeable difference in shifting.

This time I tried Mobil 1 75W-90 Synthetic.  I noticed a much smoother shift and quick gear mesh than the non-synthetic I had in before.  I can't effectively compare the two (MTL vs Mobil 1).  Since my high ambient temperatures here in AZ can get up to 100+ degrees for 3 to 4 months, I decided to try the Mobil 1 75W-90.  For a W56 transmission, my 1986 Toyota Repair Manual says:  Oil Grade:  API GL-4 or GL-5, Viscosity: SAE 75-90 or 80W-90.

I would bet that Mobil Oil is aware of any issues with "yellow metal" and synchro gear corrosion, and have formulated their gear oil to meet the required synchro lock up on the shaft during shifts.  The brand of synchros is probably more important for proper synchronizing than the gear oil.  My transmission shop here said they only install Toyota factory synchros in these transmissions because the alloy is the best for proper synchronization.

I believe I could not tell the difference between Redline and Mobil 1 in my transmission as far as shifting.

Redline is an excellent choice, but at the time I was adding gear lube, it was way more difficult to source.  Difference is price for 7 quarts was about $50, so Mobil 1 was a little more economical and budget friendly at the time.

Gnarls.
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Project Research and Build-Ups / Re: :)bestgen4runner's build page.
« Last post by :)bestgen4runner on Yesterday at 07:44:04 PM »
Itís a gimmick. I ran something similar and went to a regular shackle

They are a bad idea. They will want to unload on you on steep decents, had a friend run the same kind of shackle and it was super sketchy watching him go down the rock wall at walker or old Reiter. If you want more flex out of your springs just inboard them.

Ok so that is official shot down.
Thank you
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Project Research and Build-Ups / Re: :)bestgen4runner's build page.
« Last post by joeyf on Yesterday at 07:13:32 PM »
They are a bad idea. They will want to unload on you on steep decents, had a friend run the same kind of shackle and it was super sketchy watching him go down the rock wall at walker or old Reiter. If you want more flex out of your springs just inboard them.
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Annual TLCA Rubithon / Re: 30th Annual Rubithon 2018
« Last post by bad coco on Yesterday at 06:29:26 PM »
We have received notice that after June 1st, the price for AirMedCare Network ďAMCNĒ, formally CalStar, will be going up even for plan memberships.  The new price will be $65 for the entire household.  The price for those not a part of Rubithonís Group will be going up to $85.

Please feel free to offer this application to your family and friends as well.

Another item that AMCN advised Rubithon of is that after this yearís event, they will not allow us to send in a check to cover all the participants that signed up for the event.  They have advised us that AMCN is now requiring each individual pay for themselves for the household coverage.  This means that we will have to change the way we offer registrations for next year, but no need to worry about that for now.

I am attaching the PDF that has the application to it.  If you have any issues, feel free to email me at chairman@rubithon.com and I can email you the PDF directly.

Thanks for your understanding,
Eric Agee
Rubithon Chairman
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Project Research and Build-Ups / Re: :)bestgen4runner's build page.
« Last post by Rockcrawlintoy on Yesterday at 05:41:23 PM »
Itís a gimmick. I ran something similar and went to a regular shackle
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Project Research and Build-Ups / Re: :)bestgen4runner's build page.
« Last post by :)bestgen4runner on Yesterday at 05:19:04 PM »
 
                                                                       

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