73 hilux with old 20r

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  1. Babyyota

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    Yeah I saw you talking to him asking to ship would be dope if he could because I would be interested in the preface lift grill and lower valence since mine is all busted up
     
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    Yeah but he is a stand up guy that didnt want to do anything illegal. He wasn't trying to start an export business.
     
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    Yeah if only I can get the address to the shop I have friends that still have families over there could possibly get them and just give them some extra cash for the troubles but we’ll see
     
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    Dont go though automotive touch up paint for color match paints. They take way to long. Order my paint on june 20th. Called today and they said they are still mixing it. Should of went local. Thought because they have the code it wouldn't take long. I have read this was a problem before covid. Could of had it within a week.
     
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    Got the tach and speedo installed. I think I'll replace the sheetmetal with abs. Is flashes out some. I have the sensor on order and the plug is already here. IMG_20200715_205750_968.jpg
     
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    Just buy some vinyl at michaels and wrap the mount. 12"x12" sheet is $2
     
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    I was talking about for the tach and speedo but I definitely should do that to the 3 gauge mount.
     
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    Oooooh! My bad.
     
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    Going deep into the hole. Time to let out what's happening. Waiting on some orders from lce. Ditching the 4 barrel for dcoe 40's. Realized they dont have ported vacuum. So I ordered the dui shorty without vacuum advance. Also got the ajustable cam gear, degree kit, carb flow meter, crank scraper, oil pickup, oil pan(from orileys), live wires, billet wire loom, billet water pump pulley, and more hardware like timing cover bolts on the way. Though the sidedrafts won't really do much with my head I figure they are totally tunable and can work on pretty much any engine from my research. Still need to purchase the tuning manual. No vacuum advance does bother me some. It would be nice if lce had the solex carbs with ported vacuum. Or had a service to add it. The biggest thing I dont like about the dui is no built in rev limiter. I might get an ignition box to add that. I dont really want to spend any more on the ignition. Maybe if I would of got that paint already I wouldn't be making these questionable decisions right now. Lmao
     
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    Assembled the bottom end today. Messed up the head gasket opening it. Sucks but oh well. Need to degree the cam and check clearances. Hoping to be done this week or so. IMG_20200728_181125_330.jpg
     
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    Paint is finally here. After 40 long days. Screenshot_20200801-120643_Photo Editor.jpg
     
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    Engine is going to look good in there
     
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    Thanks. Now I just just to keep everything clean. It's already proving a challenge. But at least now it's not years of oil and it's just dirt.
     
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    Painted everything else for the most part. Still some spots to touch up. The clear could use another coat or two on the passenger side. Firewall as well. Should of got a single stage. Didnt know they offer one. First time ever doing a 2 stage. Didnt know how well the clear covers. I should of bought a gun and a gallon. I didnt have to many problems rattle canning. But after 10 cans of spraying it's hard to grip shit. You feel it in the wrist.

    Wrapped the wires. Used fabric wire tape. Goes on pretty easy. Got my wire soldered also. Been needing to do that. I was playing the temporarily permanent game. Only forgot to run my tach wire. Did forget to make a battery hold down. Looking at it, it seems I just need a 90 bracket of some sort to use the stock mounting holes. One from the core support to the bottom of the tray. I was going to do the HVAC apprentice allthread hack but this should be cleaner. And I dont have to weld on anything painted so that's a win. 1596420312507_7048666355_3b56b037.jpg
     

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