My 1972 Gen2 build

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    Ah that's right the Speedhut is a GPS speedo. Fancy

    Dang I'd love to be at only 2500rpm at 65mph, sounds like I'm a little bit higher at around 3k at 65. My W50 has a lower 5th gear ratio than your W58 so that would explain some of it. You have 4.10 gearing too, right?
     
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    I just scrolled back through your build and watched your videos - OMG I literally had to backtrack because I thought I saw myself, like easily could be mistaken as brothers hahaha
     
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    Picked up a MSD Street Fire ignition box for cheap a couple weeks ago just need to install it now. Maybe sometime this next week.
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    And heres a few pics
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    @jetas I mean, did you make the oil pressure and water temp sensor connections, if so what and how? About the gauges, I am wondering which size you went with? 4"? TIA
     
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    I got the 4" gauges and i used the sensors and wiring that Speedhut supplied. A couple of adapter fittings between the sensors and engine and it was done.
     
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    Another update! Finally got the MSD Street Fire ignition box installed over the weekend, bad news is i killed the truck. Had it running for a bit while it warmed up, noticed an occasional misfire but nothing i hadnt noticed before. Took it around the block and it was completely bogging out and missing. I luckily made it into the garage.

    made some changes, tried some things and still nada. I think my issue may be at the distributor since i verified that i have spark going to it. Idk the age of the cap and rotor on it as i got it used, but im guna be ordering some stuff and hopefully il get this sorted out soon
     
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    Havent ordered shit, i do have another distributor that i pulled the magnetic pickup coil thing from and swapped into my current dizzy. Guna charge ip the battery tonight and see what it does
     
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    Picked up a battery yesterday. Threw it in the truck and nothing. Triple checked the wiring and nothing. Jump started the truck because thats how i got it started the last few times i had messed with it and it fired right up.

    had to flip the pickup coil wires because it wouldnt rev past 2k(my mistake) and it Sounds a lot stronger at idle. Took it for a spin and it pulls really nice and the snap crackle pop from the exhaust is definitely a lot louder.

    I mounted the box behind the driver side high beam so i pulled that light so the box would get some good air flow. Going to get one of the headlight funnel things the BMW guys use for the intake to clean up the look of it

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    My truck does that to me too... At times I can only get it to start if I use my other vehicle to jump start it. I'm not sure what the permanent solution is. I was thinking my battery was just shot.
     
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    Havent driven it much at all since the install but it starts up fine now, just takes a little more cranking to start.
     
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    I see, so what exactly did you flip? The wire running from the coil to the distributor?
     
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    Flipped the wires from the dizzy to the MSD box, i got it running but it wouldnt rev past 2k and if it did it was very rough. so i flipped them and it ran like normal.
     
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    Good read on your progress from start to finish. I remember it was a drive from Moreno valley to Oxnard. Smelled like Onions but great people there. Had a travel position for an air compressor company, had two or three accounts in or near Oxnard. The valley looks great as you come down the pass in the spring memories...

    I left California in 2016. Got to come back to collect the rest of my items and search a few bone yards for parts for the 74 Hilux. Got to replace those front drum brakes as an upgrade. Oh well, parts are parts..
     
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    Thank you. Took me a long time to get it driveable but its been a great learning experience and il be doing a lot more in the future.

    honestly there isnt much of an onion smell here anymore. There are many many hemp fields out here now so early morning breezes make it smell amazing out here. Do you know of any hidden gem junkyards out here in CA @74RN22
     
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    Imports Only was once an Ecology Auto Parts but I believe they are now known as LKQ Inc. In Fontana 15228 Boyle Avenue (909) 356-1860 (Call them before you make that drive) which is the Cherry Street Exit from the I-10 California Speedway Exit.

    My favorites were around Ontario Ca. 2025 South Milliken Avenue (909) 390-5270 just off the 15 South of I-10 and North of the 60 Hwy, Those are the easy ones that i kept flyers from those guys.

    i purchased my 1973 Toyota Celica from U-Pick and Save in Pomona 1560 East Mission Blvd (909) 623-6108...

    You know you have a 1977 Hilux in your own back yard for sale, Right?
     
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    Il keep those in mind if i go part hunting. And yea ive seen the one for sale. I tried purchasing it from the old man that owned it(original owner) about 7 years ago, he said he wanted to give it to the govt and get $1000 for it, think he realized it was only a deductible and bever went thru with it. That truck is in very rough shape on the outside. Rust has done a number on it. @74RN22
     
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    You are speaking of California Rust which is in no way like rust from New York State. At least there is more metal than holes in the panels. Having originally lived in Central New York where a new trucks life span is usually five years of less, If it have been around for 40 years and can still be identified as a vehicle, It is fixable...

    Frame is solid at least, I'm a engine guy so exteriors are for those who can breath paint fumes.

    I was around too much of these fumes for too many years, I don't like that heated iron spike headache that I get in the center of my skull, when I'm around paint...I can mask up and sand for a while, but fresh paint...Ow!
     
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    The rust thing is true, but i have to say a lot of body panels would need to be replaced on that thing tbh. Theyre not worth saving.

    i love the smell of paint, i dont sit there and inhale the stuff but passing by the body shop at work i take a nice big breath.
     
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