My 1972 Gen2 build

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    A design I've seen for optimum performance you might want to look at doing is a few vents around the perimeter with rubber flaps on the outside. This way you have more area to push air through when driving without the fan. When the fan is running it pulls them shut.
     
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    Got any pics of that?
     
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    That sound ingenious. But wouldn't the rubber dry and crack due to heat exposure?
     
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    They might. They sell replacements.
     
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    Thats interesting. Wonder how much more it really works
     
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    I like it. Maximizing air flow while able to restrict it in certain conditions..
     
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    Pretty much expect i wouldnt really call restricting. Its allowing the more dominant source of air to have the entire surface of the radiator to get its air from.
     
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    Got the truck on jack stands AGAIN. Currently the tranny is out, pulled it apart last weekend to check the bearings. Everything checked out from what i could see by just removing the cases.

    Pulled the head off to finally remove all the carbon buildup from the combustion chambers and pistons(not sure why i didnt do it the last 2 times i had the engine apart) Found a few exhaust studs that either were loose or came loose on disassembly.

    guna be dropping the engine hopefully about 1" to try to get the driveline at a happier angle
     
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    keep an eye on the tie rod, when I lowered mine, I could only go about 3/4" without modifying the tie rod. Of course I have a 93 , so not sure how yours is configured.
     
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    Thank you for that. I was so concerned with only making sure the drag link was clearing that i forgot i need to cycle the steering.

    im going to cut the motor mounts on the chassis side probably today and i'll be ordering some new bushings and sleeves and fab everything else.
     
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    Sounds like the tools are coming back out too!! Haha
     
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    Had to buy a new reciprocating saw because i didnt want to risk it using the death wheel
     
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    Yea, I have a miter w/o a shield I use too.. should probably toss it but ehh still does the job!

    Ever thought about electric power steering?! I want to adapt an MR-S pump into mines but would need a rack!
     
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    I actually have considered it, as much as i dont want to add any more electronics into this thing it would be cool.
     
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    Truck is back together finally. Im not 100% happy with the result but at this point it is what it is. Im done tearing it apart for a while. I really want to just drive it and enjoy it as is.

    I lowered the engine about 1", i dont actually have measurements BUT i also somehow moved it forward about an inch while also decreasing the angle a few degrees. I didnt realize it til reassembly and im at a point where i need to be able to daily this thing for a while.

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    Ended up having to make a new fan shroud, used some steel sheet i had laying around, not what i wouldve wanted to use but i also got Covid throughout this and i had to make due. Moved the exhaust hangers forward also. Its been a shitshow trying to get this thing ready to drive. but its finally back on the ground
     
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    Hope Covid wasn't to harsh on ya. Drive and enjoy young man. :waytogo:
     
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    Thank you bro! Luckily it wasn't too much worse than a cold. Im just ready to go back out into the world
     
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    Drove the truck out to the Mattel Legends Tour show in El Segundo on Saturday, planned to hit the Minitruck Revival Neptunes Cruise on the way back home but was too late. Heres a few pics from last week and Saturday.

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