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Old 03-20-2021, 06:10 AM   #161
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I’m going to try reinstalling the front diff tomorrow. Then all that is left is replacing the slave cylinder and the hydraulic line then she will be back on the road.
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Old 03-21-2021, 02:51 AM   #162
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Slave cylinder replaced. Had to use the old hydraulic line. The one i ordered was the 2wd line. Completely different banjo fittings. The 2wd uses a shorter banjo bolt. The old line looked good…..no cracks or splits. The pathy can now move under its own power.

I wrestled with the front diff a little bit. I have the front two mounts close. Foul Mouth suggested removing the rear crossmount on the diff housing. I will do that in the morning. The darn chunk is just cumbersome and having the majority of the weight offset just doesnt help one bit. I will try my damnest to get it done. I want it back on the road by tomorrow evening.
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Thanks for that video. My perspective of that view has been laying on my side or on my back. Now that i see the crossmember in place, i know why it was such a headache removing the front diff. It finally came out, but i had to use one big ass pry bar. I really wasnt worried about how it came out. I really hope that taking the rear bracket off stabilizes the weight a little.

Maybe i need to bust my ramps out. The front is only on jack stands and the tires are still on as well. When i tried messing with it yesterday, the pinion end was digging down in the dirt. I used a couple of ratchet straps to help move it around, but it was still dragging.

As soon as the fog burns off I think i will get my ramps. More room cant hurt.
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Old 04-05-2021, 03:28 AM   #165
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Done and back on the road.

I bought a trans jack and used that to install the front diff. I cheated…..I took the front crossmember out and attached it to the diff. Then i used the jack to raise it right into place.

Thanks to everyone who provided info along the way. Much appreciated. I crown myself the VG33 WD21 swap guru lol
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Two days ago she had the final test. My stepson is in the Army and was flying to his duty station in Germany. He had a 40 minute layover in Atlanta. We hauled ass to ATL Hartsfield and got to see him before he left the states.

I am so fucking proud of the young man he has become. Not many things get me teared up, but seeing him grab his momma and hug her, (i have it on video) made me realize this is it…..three years will pass before he comes home.

I feel it was one of the last things i had to do…..i had to get her there to see him before he left. Covid has robbed us all of a lot of things, including his graduation from both BCT and AIT. Yeah it was online, but it still sucked not to see it in person. I will never forget the feeling of my brothers Navy grad ceremony in Wakegon Illinois. 1000 sailors marching and singing anchors away while lining up was unreal.

Well i am glad to report that after driving around a couple hundred miles in town was a good big test. No leaks, no issues other than it needed a carb adjustment for the warmer weather. I kept it at 65 on the way down. Checked it out when we got to ATL and it was perfect. Didnt have to add anything. I drove it about 75 coming home. 330 miles round trip over 5 hours with a near 17 mpg suits me.

And the roar of that weber just sounds so fuckin cool.

It does have a very minor vibration around 70. I would just about bet the farm it is the rear bushings. I have new ones for the 4 link, but the panhard rod pair is on backorder. So my next project is the rear bushings. I need to get that done before the death wobble starts.
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Old 04-13-2021, 08:42 PM   #167
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A vacuum line came loose this morning. It ran so bad it had a miss and felt like it was down a cylinder. Talk about scaring the shit out of me……
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Hope the vac line, coming loose, is not an ongoing thing... watch for it.

Also, rubber shrinks. I always factor this in when cutting vac lines.
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It was capped off with a plug. Guess it came off. I used the line and bolt trick this time lol
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