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#991539 - 05/12/11 04:42 AM Re: suzi the psychic * [Re: rascott]  
rascott  Offline
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aptos, california *****
got some interesting parts in the mail today.
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i won't have this ready for the next run 'cause that's only a week away.
mabe for the june foray.
i put suzi's mud boots on.
things won't be so frozen this time.


'89 kick w/some modifications.
some intentional.
suzi the psychic gets me fishing.
kj6esv

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#991540 - 05/12/11 06:01 AM Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rascott]  
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Sweet! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />


#991541 - 05/15/11 02:10 PM Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rascott]  
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tcase- i couldn't just let it go:
so i took it apart some and started to make more room in the case.
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aside from the grinding and fitting was dealing with bearing pressings, headscratchin', take more apart(lots of case filings), clean out and clean in, and japanese wood box it back together, it is going well.
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so i almost have it back together.
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someday i'll get the rest of the fsm.

tcase0516
so i kept having the same problem at the final assembly- the gearbox would bind up at final torque of the intermediate housing bolts.
it appeared the counter gear/shaft was binding and needed some shim adjustment.
i confirmed this with mike at trailtough- i knew he knew what i was talking about, took about 0.008" off one of the countershaft shims, and it fit fine.
now what?
only have 2 nights left, and it's raining.

0517uptag
couldn't help myself- i drained suzi's tcase and pulled the driveshafts last night. picked a downpour to do it and got wet.
if i pull her tcase out tonight, and put this "new" one in wednesday night, i should be able to roll thursday morning.
it could happen.
i go see where my brother is with his miss bitchy project.
trail friday morning?
it could happen.
weather may lighten up some too.
it could happen also.

Last edited by rascott; 05/17/11 08:14 PM.

#991542 - 05/19/11 05:15 AM Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rascott]  
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i'm getting older, and i was worried that the last couple of wrench sessions, done in less than ideal conditions, might have been unrealistic.
last night i removed and replaced tcases.
it didn't rain all the time.
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i put the cleaner one in.
this evening i installed all the sticks(3), driveshafts(2), plugged in the harness and speedo, and filled the box w/oil.
i've only moved her around in the driveway, but can only grab 2nd doing that. in low range, i mean.
looks like i met my goal and will be leaving in the morning.
i look forward to this.


'89 kick w/some modifications.
some intentional.
suzi the psychic gets me fishing.
kj6esv

#991543 - 05/24/11 02:29 PM Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rascott]  
rascott  Offline
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made a run that turned into a wrenching session.
i helped my brother get his miss bitchy funtional.
we repaced the clutch and fuel pump, resized the gas tank, made some nessessary electrical repairs/modifications, and installed his 2m radio.
sunday we test run and tried to get to the bear river reservoir, but found road closed and local knowledge confirmed things still snow blocked up there.
looks like we are ready for a june run, so this was a good weekend.
suzi's gearbox seems to work fine.


'89 kick w/some modifications.
some intentional.
suzi the psychic gets me fishing.
kj6esv

#991544 - 05/25/11 03:54 AM Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rascott]  
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richard, sorry about the snow...maybe some Mattracks will be a good next option...??

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#991545 - 05/25/11 06:40 PM Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rxinhed]  
rascott  Offline
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oh yea!
i have seen video of those tracs on sidekicks bombing thru the snow. it looks like great fun, and effective too!
i could have used those a couple of weeks ago.......
not sure how i would get suzi from here to there. i can't imagine them on the hwy............
i was being selfish on this run. it's in my best interest to help my brother get miss bitchy in shape for next month- he's a good trail partner.
we figure hittin the e f carson(his first time this season).
i hope to run the dusy ershim with him next year(mabe).
i need to get some info on suspension mods for his "87 montero. seems some lift can be had by adjusting the torsion bars? mabe some shackle lift in the back?
any thoughts on that?


'89 kick w/some modifications.
some intentional.
suzi the psychic gets me fishing.
kj6esv

#991546 - 05/27/11 04:22 AM Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rascott]  
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that Mitsu is off topic <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

but you can use the front lift shackles for a solid axle Toyota p/u on the Mitsu rear springs, a helper spring to increase the arch (but harsher ride), and Gen II Montero upper control arms to provide some additional lift up front

I have run 33" tires on my Raider with no mods, but don't know if your brother is already doing so


#991547 - 05/27/11 03:53 PM Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rxinhed]  
rascott  Offline
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ahh! periferal connection.
thanks for the tips- i need to investigate the a-arm thing- and the toy shackles. mabe torsion bar crank(or does that screw w/alignment?). 31" tires helped, but any lift will help. we "resized" the gas tank successfully, but that probably won't work again. lots of stuff underneath is getting pretty beat up.
i've looked through the mitsu archive. some interesting posts.
suzi the psychic and miss bitchy get along well. i have an interest.


'89 kick w/some modifications.
some intentional.
suzi the psychic gets me fishing.
kj6esv

#991548 - 06/10/11 10:32 PM Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rascott]  
rascott  Offline
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Posts: 439
aptos, california *****
looks good to run this next weekend.
my brother and i are taking the girls(miss bitchy and suzi the psychic)back to the e f carson.
i'm sure we'll have no problem getting in from markleeville on this run, and will probably go out thru nevada.
this will allow me to see how suzi's new gearbox works.

i may modify my exhaust a little- i want to reduce the pipe size past the muffler- with the idea of mabe putting another muffler in line somewhere.
i want to make her a little quieter, and it seems that i get a little more smoother power with a 2" reducer on the tail pipe..........? i don't grok that backpressure thing.


blogentry061111
made up a 2" tailpipe- didn't add an extra muffler 'cause of the pieces i found, but it is quieter with the reduced pipe size. i'm interested to see how she runs.

Last edited by rascott; 06/12/11 05:29 AM.

'89 kick w/some modifications.
some intentional.
suzi the psychic gets me fishing.
kj6esv

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