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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #270 on: Jul 20, 2004, 11:49:14 PM »
I like the trubo rad! gives me   :idea: for the next time my 83 need cooling help. do you think there enuf room for a small elet. fan behind and one in front of the rad?

If you ask marlin he'll tell you to stick with a stock clutch fan.  But adding a turbo Rad is a good idea

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #271 on: Jul 23, 2004, 05:50:04 PM »
What type of battery are you thinking of getting? I'm running an Odessey, and I'm loving it. 900 Cold cranking amps and 5" tall 6x6 sq. Plus is a dry cell, so you can mount it in any postion except upside down.
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #272 on: Jul 23, 2004, 08:38:46 PM »
What about Optima   :dunno:
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #273 on: Jul 25, 2004, 05:35:57 PM »
So BigMike does it run, you need to update this buildup :slap:

Looking good :biggthumpup:
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #274 on: Jul 25, 2004, 05:40:02 PM »
Hes been busy as all hell working on it.  Im sure he'll be around to update it.  not only has he been busy wrenching on his truck but he's been doing a good job of kissing some ace! 
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #275 on: Jul 27, 2004, 08:45:34 AM »
Hes been busy as all hell working on it.  Im sure he'll be around to update it.  not only has he been busy wrenching on his truck but he's been doing a good job of kissing some ace! 

Ya whats going on BigMike ? I haven't been around in a few days and theres nothin new  :dunno: And WT how do you know he does such a good job kissing  :moon:  :headscratch:
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #276 on: Jul 27, 2004, 09:37:29 PM »
Hey guys...

WT is right as I have been pretty busy. Actually, I put in more time Sunday (14hrs) then I did the entire past week. Since most of the larger jobs have now finished, I have found it to be more difficult to find motivation for the little things that need to be finished in between the larger tasks.....

Basically, last week I didnt work at all since the radiator and fan install, and then I got re-excited when the gas tank came in from WT. I began converting the chassis over to the EFI long bed tank Friday night and had it all done by Saturday night. I felt really dumb because it took me a whole day to get just the tank in. Then, on Sunday, I replaced the contacts in the starter and got the starter installed + wired, removed the hood and hinges and painted the underside of the hood black. I then cleaned up alot of my fuel lines and finalized their positioning and made it look really professional. Then I fabricated a new high pressure power steering line, it took me a while to get it setup up and braized, and then I installed a power steering cooler on the return (low pressure) line. Then after that, I worked on installing the fan shroud which I am pleased to say that the stock '81 shroud fitted all but perfectly; the lower section of the shroud needed some trimming but the fan shroud is now installed and it looks great :thumbs: Also I was able to get the exhaust manifold pipe, dispite the work I had to do with the exhaust studs, and everything is working a-o-k with the exhaust.

So I did alot on sunday, starting at 10am and until midnight, which is 14 hrs :sleeping:
And I am sure you are all wondering where all of the pictures are, so dont worry, I have them back at home
and I will post them up later tonight!

Alright, so the next step is to install the exhaust system, get the battery mounted, and finish the interior wiring. Which brings me to another point of "idle". I'm not going to build the battery mount until I get an optima battrery which is smaller than the behemoth battery that the truck came with. So Im not going to do the tray until I can find a reasonably priced red or yellow top... Then, the exhaust, I think I will just install the tripple cases right now so I can figure out how I am going to route my exhaust. Yes, that's right, I've not told you about this yet now have I? hahahahahaha I've been planning on running tripple cases ever since I bought the truck. I will run stock 2.28 x 2.28 x 4.70. We can discuss why I want to do this route another time, but I just want to be lower then 223:1 and also have an option of stock 2.28:1 low range.

So the battery task needs to wait.
And the exhaust task needs to wait.
So the wiring. Well, Here's what I'm gonna do. Its a bit different from my original plan, but here goes.. I was planning on getting the wiring working with the stock '81 interior, smoging the truck, and then remove the interior and rewire it all using the '90 interior that should be here next week (?). But now, what am I going to do about the speed sensor? The 3RZ computer needs to have the speed sensor hooked up in order to keep the check engine light off and away from the ref/smog guy, but HEY! if I am going to install a '90 interior, then why not just use the '93-'95 instrument cluster that is designed for that speed sensor. Also, my truck's speedo cable is broken so I need to replace it (temporary) even if I want to use the stock interior and drive it around..

So the wiring is on hold until I get the new interior. I could start removing the '81 interior, but this friday I will be leaving for LA to pick up my gf from LAX (wont return until Sun night) so I have been busy preparing the MR2 for a road trip. So ive been pretty busy, but not much is happening right now with my truck..

I will post up the pics from my progress this past weekend, so stay tuned!

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #277 on: Jul 27, 2004, 09:43:16 PM »
WHOO-HOO!!! ALMOST PICTURE TIME!!!! YAY!!!  :_order: :_order: :_order: :_order: :_order: :_order:

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #278 on: Jul 28, 2004, 12:05:27 AM »
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I have them back at home
and I will post them up later tonight!

Well Im home now but its to late!


:sleeping: :sleeping:

I'll take some nice pics in the daytime tomorrow-

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #279 on: Jul 28, 2004, 08:59:46 PM »
Any pics yet?

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #280 on: Jul 28, 2004, 09:03:09 PM »
Mikes a lazy blob  :headshake:
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #281 on: Jul 28, 2004, 10:15:17 PM »
Hey Mike a while back you wanted a bigger gas tank...I dont know if you already resolved that issue but here it goes...I found this searching the web  :yumyum:

 www.arbusa.com

go there and under products go to the "Long Ranger fuel tanks" and read on  :thumbs:
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #282 on: Jul 31, 2004, 12:00:30 PM »
He said that he just got the longbed tank in from WT  :screwy:
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #283 on: Jul 31, 2004, 01:57:45 PM »
I know but I wanted to see what he thought of it :slap:
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #284 on: Aug 01, 2004, 06:32:03 PM »
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I have them back at home
and I will post them up later tonight!

Well Im home now but its to late!


:sleeping: :sleeping:

I'll take some nice pics in the daytime tomorrow-

So where are the pics  :_order: :_order:
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #285 on: Aug 03, 2004, 06:36:42 PM »
well are you done yet :beerchug:
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #286 on: Aug 03, 2004, 08:18:06 PM »
Sorry guys, I've been really really busy. I stayed in LA this last weekend so there's nothing new. Also, last week I worked on my daily driver instead of the '81 so that I could go to LA.

Tomorrow I will go to Costco and buy an Optima battery, and then I need to build the battery tray and get it mounted. After that, I will wire the battery up to the starter and into the main engine bay fuse box, which then powers the entire vehicle......after which I want to just straight-up plug all the harnesses in and get the ecu plugged in, find the clutch-start plug and jump it and then hot wire the ignition of the T100's harness (since I dont have the T100's ignition and Im not going to use the '81 interior so there's no point in wiring it up anyways) and then I just want to hear the thing run. I still need to get an EFI throttle cable and convert over to it... but I just want to make sure this engine runs and that everything is peachy king. I've decided to route the exhaust straight down and cross over to the drivers side behind the oil pan and in front of the bellhousing, above the front drive line. This way I can just route the exhaust normally and I wont have to mess with the e-brake equipment. My local exhaust shop sells some mandral pipe, but it's not aluminized, so I've gotta order some piping from Summit still...

That's where I'm at right now. I'll change the oil and filter, install a new fuel filter, add some coolant and ps fluid, etc, wire up the fuel pump, and then just plug everything in and fire it up. It will only be temporary as the entire interior will be removed once the new interior is sent my way, so Im not going to do any wiring at all right now..

About the pics, I haven't been able to take any in the day light, but I'll post up what I've got! Enjoy!

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #287 on: Aug 03, 2004, 08:24:47 PM »
Here Im getting the 3rd gen xtra cab gas tank (is that right WT?) installed... This is about a 6 gallon increase over the stock carb tank, so if im getting 20 mpg, that's good for an additional 120 mile range which is awesome!

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #288 on: Aug 03, 2004, 08:28:39 PM »
Of course I had to relocate the rear shock crossmember for the longer tank..

Also the bed had to be *slightly* clearanced to fit the larger tank. After the 1/2" body lift, that will be great, maybe not even a problem for all I know..

I don't have any pics, but the filler neck is right at the top of the frame, so I think I will have to dent the neck slightly to clear the frame once the hose is on.

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #289 on: Aug 03, 2004, 08:31:58 PM »
Here's a shot of what everything back there looks like. The clearance to the rear axle is not an issue (also it will be relocated about 2" back in a couple of months when I do the suspension) and the brake portioning valve did not need to be relocated. The crossmember got placed just in front of it :thumbs:

My fuel lines look like that installer knew what he was doing. I must have been :beer: or :sleeping:         :yupyup:
« Last Edit: Aug 03, 2004, 08:42:49 PM by BigMike »

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #290 on: Aug 03, 2004, 08:36:03 PM »
I also replaced the contacts for the starter and painted the underside of the hood black, the latches, and some other misc items. Now only the radiator support needs to be painted black to match the engine bay. It's looking pretty good, but like I said I dont have any good outdoor pics of it yet... I'll get some this weekend.

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #291 on: Aug 03, 2004, 08:38:40 PM »
And finally I fitted the fan shroud, which required triming off the very bottom of it, and I made my own high side PS line and installed a PS cooler which I do not have a picture of at this time :smack:


So that's it for now. I'm not sure if I will update any during the week, so check back Sat and Sunday nights!


Cya
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #292 on: Aug 03, 2004, 08:39:50 PM »
man thats close! :o
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #293 on: Aug 03, 2004, 08:45:23 PM »
that's cool. my friend and i saw you working on that while picking up our parts a couple weeks ago. we came back and he wanted an sas kit but you guys were busy working. we didn't know who you were but we guessed. looks good. awesome truck.

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #294 on: Aug 03, 2004, 08:46:47 PM »
man thats close! :o
oh it's not bolted down in that pic 'cause I'm fitting different Alternator belts. But still, with it bolted down its less than an inch. I compared it to Marlin's setup with his 3-core Toyota diesel radiator and they were about the same. Marlin said that his fan has contacted his radiator on two occasions but it was not bad.

I dont know what will happen. Just have to get it going and drive it through some river crossings to know for sure.. :dunno:

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #295 on: Aug 03, 2004, 08:48:01 PM »
Thanks robrocketanski. I cant wait to get it on some rocks!

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #296 on: Aug 03, 2004, 08:59:00 PM »
Looking good there Mike  :beer:

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #297 on: Aug 03, 2004, 09:52:34 PM »
Hey Mike, you mentioned getting to the interior pretty soon.  Well I am still interested in the steering column cover and the steering wheel.  Just to make sure, those parts are black correct?  And I am also interested in the door latches and arm rests if they are black.  Nick
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #298 on: Aug 04, 2004, 03:28:02 PM »
well that tank fits like a champ up in there it even has the same color dirt on it. Talk about custom  :yupyup: Looks good BigMike , your still getting after that thing  :thumbs:
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #299 on: Aug 05, 2004, 12:59:49 AM »
Wednesday:

Bought an Optima red top today at Costco. $99 bucks. I wanted to check out yellow tops, but their selection was horrible. And the blue marine battery was almost $150 so I just settled with what they had.....

So Friday night I will build a mount for the battery, now that I have it, and get it mounted and wired in!


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