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Re: 1973 HILUX Racer 4508
« Reply #960 on: Oct 10, 2012, 10:03:39 AM »
Hey Steve I may have missed it but how did you wire up the motor? Re-work the factory harness or MS?
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Re: 1973 HILUX Racer 4508
« Reply #961 on: Oct 12, 2012, 12:24:21 AM »
theres a three heavy wire plug that goes to the fuse block, i put power to two of the wires. then there is one wire on the ecu that i put power to. thats it, i didnt use the auto trans or any factory gauges, ign., fuel pump, etc. there is also a two wire plug(probably 14-16 gauge) at the back of the block toward the driver side, one of those two wires powers the starter. i basically just followed the wire diagram on all data.
let me know if you need anymore info or help.
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Re: 1973 HILUX Racer 4508
« Reply #962 on: Oct 12, 2012, 04:39:16 PM »
just read all 33 pages... very well done! nothing like buildin' your own "E" ticket ride then floggin' the stuffin' out of it. keep on it!!!!

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Re: 1973 HILUX Racer 4508
« Reply #963 on: Oct 12, 2012, 05:17:18 PM »
is this racer the same yellow truck i saw in your backyard years ago?
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« Reply #964 on: Oct 12, 2012, 07:46:11 PM »
Yes.
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Re: 1973 HILUX Racer 4508
« Reply #965 on: Oct 14, 2012, 06:36:56 PM »
theres a three heavy wire plug that goes to the fuse block, i put power to two of the wires. then there is one wire on the ecu that i put power to. thats it, i didnt use the manual trans or any factory gauges, ign., fuel pump, etc. there is also a two wire plug(probably 14-16 gauge) at the back of the block toward the driver side, one of those two wires powers the starter. i basically just followed the wire diagram on all data.
let me know if you need anymore info or help.

Awesome. Thanks Steve. Still trying to figure out if I can make my pile pass smog with a 1UZ and an R150 but really leaning towards this setup.
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Re: 1973 HILUX Racer 4508
« Reply #966 on: Oct 15, 2012, 12:46:12 PM »
Awesome. Thanks Steve. Still trying to figure out if I can make my pile pass smog with a 1UZ and an R150 but really leaning towards this setup.

Any plans for MarlinCrawler to make products for 1UZ/R150 conversions?

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Re: 1973 HILUX Racer 4508
« Reply #967 on: Feb 12, 2013, 10:05:48 PM »
KOH was an amazing trip!!
short recap of my week
got down there friday afternoon. went shock tuning sat. morning, got the shock pretty dialed in. we went for one more run to make sure we liked the tune, started choco thunder and pulled the four bolts out of the case on the front output housing. so we pulled the cases sat. night, my teammate brought a case up for me sunday. we got everything back together sunday night. went to do some pre running monday after i teched with flying colors. got us lost and ended up going down outer limits, so i turned around, got bound up going up a tricky section and broke another cromo 80 inner. talked to the owner of nitro gear and had an inner overnighted from WA. we didnt get it until wensday, so we slapped it in, went to the drivers meeting and went to bed.

race day
 started off the race getting a little off track, ended up following the LCQ course for a minute. we got turned around and back on track headed toward back door area. going over short bus(1/4 mile into the race) i taco'd my rim, only took us about 15 min to get it changed out(i left my tire at back door wich still hasn't been returned to me). then we hit the desert passing people like crazy, about 45 miles in started to hear a weird noise. got out checked out my drive lines and everything felt fine. so up and over the sand hill at mile 48.5 and to main pit. everything was good. made are way to aftershock with no problems, then hit the first trail plug and battled that for a while. got done with aftershock and headed to hwy 19/20 cruising about 30mph i hear a loud clanck and striping sound. get out to find my drive line 100ft of the side of the course. i ended up grenading my CV joint. so my co-drive hiked 2 miles up hwy 19/20 to pit 2 to get my spare drive line. about 2-1/2 hours later we are back on course and back into traffic. finally make it through 19/20, through pit 2, fissure, down jack, and headed up the sand hill just before choco thunder. as we are headed up the sand hill i hear gears strip and come to a stop. i fidget with my cases and discover i lost my low range in my front crawl box. no biggie i still have my 4.7s. so i head up to chocolate thunder and make quick work of it, then its down to wrecking ball. at this point i know im a few minutes from timing out and pretty tired. the first obstacle was blocked, so hit a tricky bypass. a little frustrated and knowing im going to time out, i start using my v8 a little too much....pop goes my front ring and pinion. we ended up making it about half way up wrecking ball with a blown R&P before we called it quits.
was the time of my life and ill be back at it again with better parts and more experience to get that W(or at least F for finish)
gotta give a huge thanks to everyone that helped me to get here. wouldn't have made the race without my dad, getting my truck done while i've been working 7-10 for the last 4 months.
and my co-driver Craig (red rocket on here)for hiking 4 miles to get me a drive shaft, thanks buddy.
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Re: 1973 HILUX Racer 4508
« Reply #968 on: Feb 12, 2013, 10:22:54 PM »
Congrats dude! Great job racing, your :pokinit: looked legit flying past us. And you forgot to mention you got engaged!!!
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Re: 1973 HILUX Racer 4508
« Reply #969 on: Feb 13, 2013, 08:20:12 AM »
Hoohoo, way to go Steve! Great race, I got to watch you and Bret climb Chocolate Thunder one after the other. It was great seeing all you guys there.  Thank Bret for the tire plug kit and your dad for helping us with our pit on Friday.

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Re: 1973 HILUX Racer 4508
« Reply #970 on: Feb 13, 2013, 09:42:45 AM »
Wow cool story man!! :beerchug:

I'm curious to hear what happened to the Crawl Box
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Re: 1973 HILUX Racer 4508
« Reply #971 on: Feb 13, 2013, 11:58:44 AM »
Your rig looked pretty sweet! Congrats on the engagement!
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Re: 1973 HILUX Racer 4508
« Reply #972 on: Feb 13, 2013, 12:06:52 PM »
Wow cool story man!! :beerchug:

I'm curious to hear what happened to the Crawl Box

Me too, it had a slight wine as soon as I got to the lake bed.

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Re: 1973 HILUX Racer 4508
« Reply #973 on: Feb 13, 2013, 02:03:19 PM »
Me too, it had a slight wine as soon as I got to the lake bed.



I didn't touch that part.
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Re: 1973 HILUX Racer 4508
« Reply #974 on: Feb 13, 2013, 09:00:11 PM »
Had the time of my life co-driving. Thanks for giving me the opportunity. Can't wait til next year!

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Re: 1973 HILUX Racer 4508
« Reply #975 on: Feb 13, 2013, 10:46:17 PM »
Had the time of my life co-driving. Thanks for giving me the opportunity. Can't wait til next year!

Uhhhhhh..... He didn't tell you..... Nevermind. Great seeing you out there!
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Re: 1973 HILUX Racer 4508
« Reply #976 on: Feb 14, 2013, 06:40:28 AM »
Uhhhhhh..... He didn't tell you..... Nevermind. Great seeing you out there!

Don't instigate, I'll be back next year!!
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Re: 1973 HILUX Racer 4508
« Reply #977 on: Feb 14, 2013, 07:59:28 PM »
Who is tuning your shocks?
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Re: 1973 HILUX Racer 4508
« Reply #978 on: Feb 14, 2013, 08:37:21 PM »
i had Wayne from altech tune the shocks. he did a great job and the truck felt good in the whoops. unfortunately a am not as happy with the shocks themselves.
not only where the f-o-a's not valved as i specified, but 4 brand new shocks all had metal flakes in them. within 10 mile into the race the shocks felt like crap in the rear, even with me ditching my spare it was bottoming out like crazy and just sloppy in the rear. i think i lost about 1-2" of ride height in the rear, im assuming theres not much nitrogen left in the shocks. ill be going with some bilsteins as soon as i can afford it.
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Re: 1973 HILUX Racer 4508
« Reply #979 on: Feb 14, 2013, 08:43:54 PM »
Say no more. We've herd this story before.  :shake:

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« Reply #980 on: Feb 15, 2013, 10:14:14 AM »
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Re: 1973 HILUX Racer 4508
« Reply #981 on: Feb 15, 2013, 06:09:55 PM »
i had Wayne from altech tune the shocks. he did a great job and the truck felt good in the whoops. unfortunately a am not as happy with the shocks themselves.
not only where the f-o-a's not valved as i specified, but 4 brand new shocks all had metal flakes in them. within 10 mile into the race the shocks felt like crap in the rear, even with me ditching my spare it was bottoming out like crazy and just sloppy in the rear. i think i lost about 1-2" of ride height in the rear, im assuming theres not much nitrogen left in the shocks. ill be going with some bilsteins as soon as i can afford it.

Wayne knows his :pokinit:. Steve can call me if he wants to talk shocks.




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Re: 1973 HILUX Racer 4508
« Reply #982 on: Feb 16, 2013, 12:11:52 PM »
i had Wayne from altech tune the shocks. he did a great job and the truck felt good in the whoops. unfortunately a am not as happy with the shocks themselves.
not only where the f-o-a's not valved as i specified, but 4 brand new shocks all had metal flakes in them. within 10 mile into the race the shocks felt like crap in the rear, even with me ditching my spare it was bottoming out like crazy and just sloppy in the rear. i think i lost about 1-2" of ride height in the rear, im assuming theres not much nitrogen left in the shocks. ill be going with some bilsteins as soon as i can afford it.

Would you mind telling car 4509 about it.
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Re: 1973 HILUX Racer 4508
« Reply #983 on: Feb 16, 2013, 12:25:10 PM »
Why, is he a foa guy?
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Re: 1973 HILUX Racer 4508
« Reply #984 on: Feb 16, 2013, 03:06:39 PM »
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Re: 1973 HILUX Racer 4508
« Reply #985 on: Apr 14, 2013, 05:05:49 PM »
finally pulled the truck apart to figure out what all i broke. pretty surprised at how much carnage i found inside the front crawl box. bearings completely blown apart, cage ripped apart on some, lots of blue metal, and broken teeth. looks like the case got very hot. the adapter was even killed in the mess of breakage
ring and pinion looked decent for running half of wrecking ball with it broken, all the teeth are still on the pinion.
i see some marlin parts in my future


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Re: 1973 HILUX Racer 4508
« Reply #986 on: Apr 14, 2013, 05:15:19 PM »
That v8 causing you some issues.....

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Re: 1973 HILUX Racer 4508
« Reply #987 on: Apr 14, 2013, 05:36:36 PM »
That's racing. It's a whole new world on parts.
Usually when you hear a funny noise or smell gear oil, you stop and figure out what's going on. When your racing you put those noises and smells in the back of your mind and keep motoring.
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Re: 1973 HILUX Racer 4508
« Reply #988 on: Apr 14, 2013, 10:08:14 PM »
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