On topic, like the dealer, I too haven't been sleeping. I took a otc sleep aid so I could get up early and start the water pump and damnit if I haven't been knocked out until now. Anyway, gonna eat some lunch and swap a water pump.
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You have no idea how jealous I am. I have a 1970 J 4000 thats currently in pieces. I have EVERY single part needed to rebuild it sitting in are barn (and field) except for one, the D60 rear end. I have a waggy 44 rear in the barn that I could use but I would much rather find a 60, which isn't easy. My plan is to start restoring it this winter.
OT: painted my mirror relocation brackets. Used Rust-oleum bedliner and threw some clear coat over it.
Installed a Rubi 44 front housing with Detroit TrueTrac, 4.88 gears, Currie ramped diff skid, and Ten Factory shafts. Also rebuilt the rear to match the front. Now I just need to shorten the front driveshaft and the project will be complete. It is nice to have power again.
Picked up some throttle body cleaner and a gasket. Cleaned the t-body, iac, and map. Sounded like I had a wild cam for a minute and thought maybe I screwed something up. Idles nice and smooth. Now I gotta ditch these Bosch +4 my guy put in when he installed the motor, for some ap985's
Replaced the bad RC bushings with the Energy bushings that came in today and reinstalled control arms. Discovered a brake leak which means I still can't drive the POS. Limping to the service center next door and letting them fix it.
In other news, I ordered some nice Trico Conventional wipers from RockAuto for $11.34 shipped thanks to Trico's wholesale sale. They're going fast so jump on there if you need some new quality wipers.
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