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    Ownership Verified: EyeMWing's Correct-Wheel-Drive Lesbaru

    .... I also just remembered the thing has a cabin air filter. That's been in there awhile... And a regular air filter. Hm. Guess I am going shopping.
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    Ownership Verified: EyeMWing's Correct-Wheel-Drive Lesbaru

    State of the union: The car is filthy, dirty, skanky, wore the fuck out, tired, and in need of a suspension. Sitting at ACTUALLY a quarter million miles. Seems like I've been saying 'about a quarter million' forever, but it's actually there now. Leaving on a coast-to-coast roadtrip in 4 days...
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    What is Dead May Never Die - EyeMWing's sorta big red box

    Not on the 231. Shifter is a shaft through the side of the case and is only removable after the entire thing is gutted.
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Jeep work day today. In typical EyeMWing project car fashion, "3 hours allotted for task" turned into "all day and didn't even finish". Tomorrow, I prep the BRZ for the cross country holiday run. Trans oil, diff oil, rear brake pads, engine oil, vaccuum cleaner.
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    What is Dead May Never Die - EyeMWing's sorta big red box

    Initial "fuck with it" pass isn't working (I welded a nut to it. Twisted the nut right off several times....), so I'm just going to rig some way to fill it through the breather. Will do that and get it back in the Jeep in January.
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    What is Dead May Never Die - EyeMWing's sorta big red box

    Okay. So this thing got promoted above the Whambulance in the priority queue because it should be easy to get driveable for the rally. Needs a tcase, tires and tags, and it's under 10k lbs so I can do the stupid tag hack. Grabbed a wrong-year tcase from a scrapyard (actually did this like a...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    I never said drag racing guys made any sense. I mean, they love the shit out of manualized powerglides. Two speeds... Their love of manualized transmissions probably comes from the same place as their love of carbs. Electronics scare them. And getting a transmission to shift right where you...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Drag racing guys like their torque converters because they'd eat clutches.
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    Unverified Ownership The Whambulance

    Here's the procedure for getting to the caliper bracket mounts (also, changing the rotors. And wheel bearings.)
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    Unverified Ownership The Whambulance

    Bad news. Gonna have to suspend this project. Out of time to do it, and costs are mounting. Why? Well, I went to bleed the brakes. Step 1 was making sure all the bleed valves moved. Naturally, I snapped one off straight away. Gonna have to take that caliper off and drill that out. Second...
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    Unverified Ownership The Whambulance

    This may be a problem. It's a removable bracket but parts sourcing on these is a "find the paper book" affair. It's too hefty for me to weld. Also, I can't safely do the air bags in this spot. I'm gonna have to outsource both of those items and the cost is probably going to be formidable.
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    Unverified Ownership The Whambulance

    Notes: Monroe 65409 (rear shocks - perished bushings) - Rockauto $61 Goodyear 578-92-3-309 bellows. Possibly 2B12-309 (rear air springs) - Somewhere? Around $100? Call around for these, they're apparently expensive as hell to ship. Brake pads looked kind of ridiculously beefy. Gotta pull an...
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    Unverified Ownership The Whambulance

    I mean, I had backed them off from 500ftlb (that was a god damned workout) and all it was doing was overcoming the schmutz-in-the-threads torque. Except for one of them.... Where the dingus who installed the wheels last had put the alloy simulator centercap cover offcenter (it clamps in under...
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    Unverified Ownership The Whambulance

    Tires old enough to effing vote. The carcasses on these 2 are 1999 or 1989. The recaps are 2002. On the other side (I did get them off but it was dark so no pics yet), one of them was a different carcass coded 1989 or 1999 with a 1999 retread, and a 1989 or 1999 with no retread. My suspicion...
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    Unverified Ownership The Whambulance

    Drilling out screws is gonna be a theme. Drilling out screws and dulling drill bits on the stainless diamond plate the bastard goes through even more so. I need to buy a drill doctor.
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