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  1. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    A little bit of progress today....sm465 top cover and D18 is all installed. Getting the clutch figured out as well....
    https://www.beamingpix.com/images/2021/10/24/PXL_20211025_025719680.jpg

    The...
  2. Re: 2021-10-22 - Kelly Flats with James & Michael

    Thanks - those work perfect!
  3. Re: 2021-10-22 - Kelly Flats with James & Michael

    Hey Jim...I can see your videos just fine...I even downloaded to my computer and they play and view just fine...but when I import them into my video editing software I run into a problem...looks like...
  4. Re: 2021-10-22 - Kelly Flats with James & Michael

    Great meeting you as well...thanks for all the work the club does with trailwork in the area....
  5. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    Yup, bleeding the front brakes seems to be more difficult than it should be...I put in a Willwood dual circuit MC over a year and a half ago...With that I also had to basically make a new front...
  6. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    Steering is finalized, brakes MC and lines (with a bit of re-bending) are back in and bled. Starting to come together....
    https://www.beamingpix.com/images/2021/10/24/PXL_20211024_061352665.jpg

    I...
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    Re: 1977 J10 Honcho "Magnum"

    If you get a chance...post a picture of looking along the axle tube so we can see the pinon angle and driveshaft..You sent one to my phone earlier today, but that was with the shims still, and the...
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    Re: 1977 J10 Honcho "Magnum"

    Nice...I think no shims is the way to go....
  9. Re: 2021-10-22 - Kelly Flats with James & Michael

    Wow what a spectacular day yesterday was. Although the second half of the trail is easy two-track - the soft smooth dirt made it super enjoyable to just cruise along and the scenery was great. The 2...
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    Re: Regear advice - shop recommendations?

    You definitely wouldn't want the locker engaged at highway speeds on snowy/slippery roads (unexpected engagement is the downside to auto lockers)....but with a selectable in the off position, its...
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    Re: Regear advice - shop recommendations?

    Yes....the electronically sensored LSDs (and lockers in some cases) require a certain amount of differential wheelspin to engage. The standard collection of aftermarket LSDs and lockers you are...
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    Re: Regear advice - shop recommendations?

    I remember getting quotes for my locker install....I ended up doing it myself....doesn't mean that is the right choice for anyone else, just that diff work is pricey when paying shop rates.

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    Driveline set-up

    After working on setting up my 58 drivetrain as well as some discussion with Ty today as we looked at his suspension, and more specifically the rear axle shims associated with his leaf springs, I...
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    Re: 1977 J10 Honcho "Magnum"

    I sent out some requests to see if anyone can get some pics or measurements of their J-truck set-ups....hopefully hear back tomorrow to confirm we are doing it right. Glad the shim rotation went...
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    Re: 1977 J10 Honcho "Magnum"

    Kind of cluttering up Ty's thread here....but if you've come this far, Zihuatanejo isn't much farther... some 'light' reading on drivetrain and setting up driveshaft angles with pinon and...
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    Re: 1977 J10 Honcho "Magnum"

    edit - I see I tarry'd too long writing this while eating dinner and so forth - Ty has already said it all....

    I stopped by Ty's today to see some of the issues he is dealing with....And I am...
  17. Thread: Mid-week run?

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    Re: Mid-week run?

    Coffee in hand, earplugs in....I'll be heading out in a few minutes....
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    Re: Regear advice - shop recommendations?

    2 thoughts - I am just guessing, but:
    1) In short, the torsion style LSDs are great, but they are still and LSD - they are not a locker. They are a really good aggressive LSD, but you can get one...
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    Re: Traction Boards??

    even with the gear reduction in the portals, was wondering when turning 39s or whatever was going to make you want more go....do they make big block mercedes gas engines? Forced air would work....but...
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    Re: 1977 J10 Honcho "Magnum"

    I read through the details once...and I will do so again as I am sure I didn't pick up on everything. As one who has worked with a number of leaf spring lifts on a few different vehicles, it would be...
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    Re: Regear advice - shop recommendations?

    Engine size also plays a role in this...but I think 4.56 gears is a pretty sweet choice. If it was a Rubicon with 4.10, it probably wouldn't be worth the change, but stepping up from 3.73s will make...
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    Re: Regear advice - shop recommendations?

    You are correct, the truetrac is definitely a limited slip, not a full locker or auto locker. I only mentioned it due to the previous statement about a torsion based auto locker:



    Paul can...
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    Re: Regear advice - shop recommendations?

    So if I may...I am a bit of stickler for terminology, but I would like to clarify that an auto locker is NOT an LSD. An auto locker is a full locker - just like a selectable - just that they engage...
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    Re: Regear advice - shop recommendations?

    Nice....good to know there are still thin vs thick gears...I am not totally dated yet.
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    Re: Regear advice - shop recommendations?

    I am not 100% familiar with 'modern' D44s, but yes, the carrier break 3.92....Going from 3.73 to any gearing numerically higher than 3.92 (say 4.57), then yes, the ring gear changes and it will not...
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