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Forum: The Garage Today, 10:13 PM
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Views: 345,101
Posted By troidus
Did you end up with worms? Or was the steak just...

Did you end up with worms? Or was the steak just extra crunchy with a bit of tanginess?
Forum: The Garage Today, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By troidus
Then the speedometer head may need work. Not...

Then the speedometer head may need work. Not sure what would be involved, but I assume there's some kind of motor drive in there for the needle.
Forum: The Garage Today, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By troidus
My Camry has a cabin filter, but one time on...

My Camry has a cabin filter, but one time on recirc (the damper for which is upstream of the filter) it sucked a loose piece of paper out of the glove box and into the damper, blocking airflow. I...
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 02:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,020
Posted By troidus
Sorry to hear that. Hope she's OK. Mind any...

Sorry to hear that. Hope she's OK. Mind any neck stiffness that comes on over the next few hours.
Forum: The Garage 04-18-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,610
Posted By troidus
Make sure it isn't a tire first. Yes,...

Make sure it isn't a tire first. Yes, driveshafts can be balanced, but that's not the first place to look for a vibration problem.

Have you done any testing, such as pushing in the clutch at...
Forum: The Garage 04-18-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By troidus
Unless he means to stack the 2x12s flat, but that...

Unless he means to stack the 2x12s flat, but that seems unlikely.

Would there be any benefit to doweling the 4x4s? 1" dowel 2" long on 2' centers would tie each 4x4 to its neighbors above...
Forum: The Garage 04-18-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,610
Posted By troidus
If that one is yours, it looks like it's all...

If that one is yours, it looks like it's all lined up properly. Phasing is important, and with that splined joint in the shaft it could possibly be assembled a bit "off". Here are a couple of videos...
Forum: The Garage 04-18-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,610
Posted By troidus
To eliminate the tires as the cause, if they're...

To eliminate the tires as the cause, if they're the same size do a front to back swap. If it's one of the tires, then the vibration should move to the steering wheel. Since the transfer case lever is...
Forum: The Garage 04-17-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,610
Posted By troidus
It just means that it's likely stock, so the...

It just means that it's likely stock, so the parts monkey should be able to give you the correct kit for it.
Forum: The Garage 04-17-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,610
Posted By troidus
Hopefully you made sure the zerks face the...

Hopefully you made sure the zerks face the driveshaft and not the yokes, so you can get a grease gun tip in there, and if you're really anal, you want to make sure the zerk bores are mounted in...
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By troidus
You might have to sign for a quantity bigger than...

You might have to sign for a quantity bigger than a quart, though.
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,404
Posted By troidus
If this were JM, I'd tell you to mail it to the...

If this were JM, I'd tell you to mail it to the EPA office in DC, marked postage due.

It's old enough that unbagging it would probably make a huge mess. Best to not disturb the original...
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,610
Posted By troidus
The idle mixture screws affect idle and early...

The idle mixture screws affect idle and early part-throttle operation. Beyond that, you're on the main jets and metering rods and those aren't typically screw-adjustable.

I did write up the...
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,610
Posted By troidus
It needs to be disassembled and cleaned first,...

It needs to be disassembled and cleaned first, and all of the cracked lines replaced. Once you know it's passing fuel as it should and doesn't have any air leaks, then you can think about adjusting...
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,020
Posted By troidus
Toyota uses solid cam followers and the lash is...

Toyota uses solid cam followers and the lash is adjusted by swapping in new lifters with different heights. The manual says to do it every 60k.
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,610
Posted By troidus
I had to pull a Ford pumpkin once. My oldest...

I had to pull a Ford pumpkin once. My oldest sister had been under her car with a quart jug of Pennzoil gear lube and was checking to see if she had enough clearance to top off the diff straight...
Forum: The Garage 04-13-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,624
Posted By troidus
Certainly the early ones did. A '67 Yenko...

Certainly the early ones did. A '67 Yenko Corvair is probably fun as hell to drive, though.
Forum: The Garage 04-13-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,938
Posted By troidus
Happy wife, happy life. :D

Happy wife, happy life. :D
Forum: The Garage 04-13-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,624
Posted By troidus
The alignment specs on the '85 T-15 Jimmy I had...

The alignment specs on the '85 T-15 Jimmy I had called for positive camber. GM wanted the front tires to scrub when the front axle was engaged.
Forum: The Garage 04-12-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,624
Posted By troidus
Cars with solid front axles have positive camber.

Cars with solid front axles have positive camber.
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,624
Posted By troidus
It makes perfect sense for an empty trailer to...

It makes perfect sense for an empty trailer to have positive camber when unloaded if the design makes it have zero camber when loaded. You want the tread flat against the ground when the loading is...
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,624
Posted By troidus
http://blog.easternmarine.com/trailer-axle-camber-...

http://blog.easternmarine.com/trailer-axle-camber-what-its-all-about/
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,938
Posted By troidus
I totally forgot about that. And it'll be much...

I totally forgot about that. And it'll be much easier to slip a ring terminal on the post there than trying to figure out how to attach to the battery.
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,938
Posted By troidus
I wouldn't want the harmonic distortion from the...

I wouldn't want the harmonic distortion from the fan motor affecting the power going into the radio. That's another advantage of using a relay straight from the battery--the battery will function as...
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,938
Posted By troidus
A basic relay has a coil and a contact inside,...

A basic relay has a coil and a contact inside, with two connectors on the outside for the coil circuit and two connectors for the line and load wires. The coil is a low-draw item, so it can use...
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,938
Posted By troidus
I'm just astonished that it has only five fuses...

I'm just astonished that it has only five fuses from the factory. By 1972 there were eight fuses or circuit breakers on the Gran Torino and nine on the Chevelle, with options for connecting...
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,624
Posted By troidus
Yikes. I'll have to check mine, because I added...

Yikes. I'll have to check mine, because I added disc brakes. I assumed they were welded.
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,938
Posted By troidus
Oh, and that lower fuse that's marked 20A,...

Oh, and that lower fuse that's marked 20A, apparently the slot is too short for a conventional fuse, so you either have a 14A in there or something called an AGX or AGW fuse. The 65s used a 14, but...
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,938
Posted By troidus
If you don't mind running an extra circuit, run a...

If you don't mind running an extra circuit, run a line from the battery (fused right at the battery) into the cabin. Put a relay under the dash, trigger the relay from the original radio circuit,...
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,938
Posted By troidus
If you put in a new fuse and it blew, you have a...

If you put in a new fuse and it blew, you have a short somewhere. Now you get to really dig into the diagnostics.

Did it blow as soon as you turned on the key, or only when you put it in...
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,938
Posted By troidus
Looks like the turn signals and reverse lamps are...

Looks like the turn signals and reverse lamps are on the same fuse, so if the turn signals work, then you should have 12V on one side of the plug on the transmission switch. Check for voltage at the...
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,938
Posted By troidus
I see that you checked the fuses for continuity. ...

I see that you checked the fuses for continuity. Make sure you have power, too.
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,938
Posted By troidus
Looks like it. Before replacing it, lift the car...

Looks like it. Before replacing it, lift the car up and secure it and put the transmission in reverse. Go find the plugs underneath and disconnect them from the harness one at a time and use your...
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,938
Posted By troidus
That's the right setting. Voltage sounds a bit...

That's the right setting. Voltage sounds a bit low, but not bad. What happens if you probe one pin and the socket body?
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,938
Posted By troidus
DCV 20. (Dang editor won't stay all caps unless...

DCV 20. (Dang editor won't stay all caps unless I have extra text in the message.)
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,624
Posted By troidus
Check this out: ...

Check this out:

http://www.etrailer.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/pics/2/0/20545I-EZ-72-10_18_250.jpg

See how it's curved upward in the middle?
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,938
Posted By troidus
Looks like a dual-function switch for both...

Looks like a dual-function switch for both reverse lights and neutral safety, bolted to the driver's side of the transmission. Two two-wire plugs, one for each circuit, or possibly a single 4-wire...
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,624
Posted By troidus
OK. Sometimes that plate is welded to the axle,...

OK. Sometimes that plate is welded to the axle, so you can't easily change its location. Looks like you don't have that problem.
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,624
Posted By troidus
Are the spring perches also 2-1/2" farther apart?...

Are the spring perches also 2-1/2" farther apart? That'll make installing it a lot more involved.
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,624
Posted By troidus
Some of them have a camber bend to them. And if...

Some of them have a camber bend to them. And if it was heat treated in any way, that could introduce a weak spot.
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