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Re: Old Blue
« Reply #240 on: Apr 13, 2018, 06:29:54 PM »
I was able to work all day on blue...In the rain.  :thumbdown:

I got the transmission assembled while doing that it slipped and when I caught it I cut my thumb on the gears. They are surprisingly sharp!

I attatched the Transfer case and got it strapped onto Zippos hand truck to haul down to old Blue in the street

I think the  transmission may have gone in even easier than it came out, if thats even possible. Gotta luv first gens.

I got the clutch hydraulics hooked up and the starter installed and wired back up.

things left to do:
- install shifters
- Install cross member
- install transmission, t-case, and diff gear oil
- install driveshaft
- bleed brakes
- install front wheel bearings and seals
« Last Edit: Apr 15, 2018, 06:22:32 PM by helipilot77 »
-1987 SR5 4runner, 1KZ-te turbo diesel with custom 3" S.S. dump pipe, R-151f transmission, marlin dual ultimate transfer cases w/ triple shifter, SAS, 35's
-1984 SR5 Tercel 4wd wagon bone stock - given to my nephew
-1:10 scale RC 4wd crawler w/yota axles, R2 2 speed enclosed dig tranny and 1st gen 4Runner body by BigBird
-My build thread http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98969.0
-My front axle service write-up http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=97311.0[/ur

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Re: Old Blue
« Reply #241 on: Apr 13, 2018, 07:28:10 PM »
That's a scratch  :thumbs:
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Re: Old Blue
« Reply #242 on: Apr 15, 2018, 03:31:56 PM »
Today I had a break in the rain and filled up all the fluids, installed the cross member, driveshaft and rebuilt and installed the shifter then finally bled the brakes. Before I opened up the front wheel hubs I took it for an extensive test drive around the neighborhood. It was oddly quiet. Transmission shifted beautifully and drove great. I am pretty sure that it was the transmission after all. Thanks again to Zippo "The gear master".  :thumbs:
« Last Edit: Apr 16, 2018, 01:38:01 PM by helipilot77 »
-1987 SR5 4runner, 1KZ-te turbo diesel with custom 3" S.S. dump pipe, R-151f transmission, marlin dual ultimate transfer cases w/ triple shifter, SAS, 35's
-1984 SR5 Tercel 4wd wagon bone stock - given to my nephew
-1:10 scale RC 4wd crawler w/yota axles, R2 2 speed enclosed dig tranny and 1st gen 4Runner body by BigBird
-My build thread http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98969.0
-My front axle service write-up http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=97311.0[/ur

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Re: Old Blue
« Reply #243 on: Apr 22, 2018, 02:39:10 PM »
This weekend I put the parts that Zippo donated to good use on the passenger side. I filmed the whole process in time lapse in hopes of adding it to my axle service write-up thread.
-1987 SR5 4runner, 1KZ-te turbo diesel with custom 3" S.S. dump pipe, R-151f transmission, marlin dual ultimate transfer cases w/ triple shifter, SAS, 35's
-1984 SR5 Tercel 4wd wagon bone stock - given to my nephew
-1:10 scale RC 4wd crawler w/yota axles, R2 2 speed enclosed dig tranny and 1st gen 4Runner body by BigBird
-My build thread http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98969.0
-My front axle service write-up http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=97311.0[/ur

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Re: Old Blue
« Reply #244 on: Apr 22, 2018, 02:56:10 PM »
What gasket(s) are you using for transmission shifter?
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Re: Old Blue
« Reply #245 on: Apr 25, 2018, 06:48:59 AM »
What gasket(s) are you using for transmission shifter?
Ones that came in the marlin W-56 rebuild kit. For the shifter base to transmission I reused the original rubber baffle/gasket with the captured washers at the bolt holes. Nothing is leaking yet.
-1987 SR5 4runner, 1KZ-te turbo diesel with custom 3" S.S. dump pipe, R-151f transmission, marlin dual ultimate transfer cases w/ triple shifter, SAS, 35's
-1984 SR5 Tercel 4wd wagon bone stock - given to my nephew
-1:10 scale RC 4wd crawler w/yota axles, R2 2 speed enclosed dig tranny and 1st gen 4Runner body by BigBird
-My build thread http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98969.0
-My front axle service write-up http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=97311.0[/ur

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Re: Old Blue
« Reply #246 on: Sep 03, 2018, 11:07:30 AM »
The rear driveshaft U-joint was going bad. time for a genuine Matsuba replacement. Vibrations solved.

-1987 SR5 4runner, 1KZ-te turbo diesel with custom 3" S.S. dump pipe, R-151f transmission, marlin dual ultimate transfer cases w/ triple shifter, SAS, 35's
-1984 SR5 Tercel 4wd wagon bone stock - given to my nephew
-1:10 scale RC 4wd crawler w/yota axles, R2 2 speed enclosed dig tranny and 1st gen 4Runner body by BigBird
-My build thread http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98969.0
-My front axle service write-up http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=97311.0[/ur

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Re: Old Blue
« Reply #247 on: Sep 20, 2018, 07:34:26 PM »
I have been needing to use Old Blue for a daily driver lately but now that my 4runner is running again I needed to take back my battery that I had temporarily donated to Blue while I drove it since the battery that was in it had died. So I picked up a new red top optima yesterday for the Old girl.
-1987 SR5 4runner, 1KZ-te turbo diesel with custom 3" S.S. dump pipe, R-151f transmission, marlin dual ultimate transfer cases w/ triple shifter, SAS, 35's
-1984 SR5 Tercel 4wd wagon bone stock - given to my nephew
-1:10 scale RC 4wd crawler w/yota axles, R2 2 speed enclosed dig tranny and 1st gen 4Runner body by BigBird
-My build thread http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98969.0
-My front axle service write-up http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=97311.0[/ur

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Re: Old Blue
« Reply #248 on: Oct 08, 2018, 09:05:18 PM »
Last week I drove Old Blue all the way from Seattle to Montana across the continental Divide and back and she did GREAT! of course the engine was trying to escape from the motor mounts but with H8PVMNT's help we put the bolts back in before I headed home and everything went fine. While I was at H8PVMNT's place I put together a front driveshaft with some parts I had brought along. After getting it all welded up I took it for a drive at 70 mph with the hubs turned in and there were only very slight harmonic vibrations that would be unnoticeable if I wasn't looking for them.


-1987 SR5 4runner, 1KZ-te turbo diesel with custom 3" S.S. dump pipe, R-151f transmission, marlin dual ultimate transfer cases w/ triple shifter, SAS, 35's
-1984 SR5 Tercel 4wd wagon bone stock - given to my nephew
-1:10 scale RC 4wd crawler w/yota axles, R2 2 speed enclosed dig tranny and 1st gen 4Runner body by BigBird
-My build thread http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98969.0
-My front axle service write-up http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=97311.0[/ur

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Re: Old Blue
« Reply #249 on: Oct 08, 2018, 09:38:28 PM »
Very nice! We've done something similar, but with no intentions of ever going back to Seattle :gap:
Keep it TOYOTA!

In the past years, I used to get a lot of calls from Jeep owners wanting to go slow like the Toy trucks.

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Re: Old Blue
« Reply #250 on: Oct 09, 2018, 08:47:09 AM »
Go Go Old Blue!  :thumbs:
I am 1/5th of Perfect Fit
SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
H8PVMNT [03:30 PM]: I can go both ways.

 
 
 
 
 

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