annual snow days

tomorrow is 80-something so i thought it relevant to remind you that it looked like this a couple weeks ago. 

   

hoarding trannies

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fun fact: out of all its contemporaries, the 1UZ was apparently the only engine to be FAA approved for powering an aircraft.

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rear end

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x36+ x72+x83

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five lug x3. a first?

uses x8 front struts w spindle hub and brakes, x3 tophats lcas and crossmember, x7 steering rack with mounts and column.

differences are relatively minor between most of the parts involved.

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xXx

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road trip comings and goings

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made a one-day 16 hour trip to pick up some parts and ended up driving back with a car.

one step forward, two steps back

the extent of this engine’s sludge factor can be seen in better detail with the pans off. front main was toast. cam seals equally bad.

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weight reduction…

… in the form of 16lbs of caked on sludge and dirt, now mostly gone.

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