1988 HJ61

Silveredition

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Hmm, I’m no expert in reading dyno reports but would note the correction factors they have used in these two tests are vastly different? Does this mean the improvement in the second test is largely because they’ve re-rated the raw results by 1.3 for the second run and .94 in the first test? I don’t understand the difference given the dyno is at the same location and the temperate indicated is within .2 of a degree?

G'day mate, I saw the correction, but didn't understand it due to the temp etc all being so similar...
The 60 certainly feels more powerful at 11.5 psi. I have been driving it around at 10psi for about 6 months now, and that was a huge improvement over the standard 7.5psi... I will now stop increasing boost before something bad happens!!
 

Silveredition

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Well, it has been an expensive week! I have had an intermittent clutch issue that would sometimes prevent it from going into gear, and would start to ‘take up’ as soon as the peddle was lifted off the floor, but wouldn’t engage properly until it was quite a way out... I decided on getting a new Exedy HD clutch put in, and it is now fantastic! Here is a photo of what the issue was...
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The next issue was a leaking front crank seal. I struggled to find anyone who could replace it as the crank nut (or bolt?) requires a torque of 410Nm, which is apparently around twice what other cars require- so most mechanical workshops either don’t have a torque wrench that goes that high (or want stupid $ to replace it - Toyota wanted $1000 in labour alone!!). I wasn’t going to let anyone do it up ‘tight enough’.
I should now hopefully be reasonably leak-free for a while...
 

SeaJay

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was the wrong clutch used? or wrong flywheel bolts? what was it rubbing on to wear down the rivets like that?
 

Silveredition

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Axle82 is spot on - the spring came out and broke (or broke and came out) and bits were floating everywhere - including nearly wearing the rivers away! Also, the throw out bearing (if that is what it is called - the smaller of the 2 bearings) was totally seized, and spinning on the shaft...
 

Silveredition

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I have had a good run since the clutch replacement with no issues... A trip to Exmouth towing the boat went without hiccup - except for the front right tweeters cutting in and out randomly.... I am not a car stereo guy, but apparently the previous owner was... the front speakers are $800 MB Quart splits, with a Pioneer 4 channel amp and rear Alpines.
I worked out that it was the amp as I could wiggle random wires and get the speakers to intermittently work.
A trip to a car audio shop didn’t help in my quest for a cheap fix, so I decided that if I was going to spend $ that it had to be better than before.
A 5 channel Pioneer Amp and 12” Rockford Fosgate P2 sub are certainly overkill, but it sounds better than before!
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I also changed the oil....
 

Silveredition

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Beautiful rig mate. Love those 12H-T engines. Keep the rust at bay and she will serve you well for many years
Thanks mate!
Yeah - I love it!! It is my daily driver with 565000kms on it now and it goes great!
The rust is the hardest thing to keep on top of with them!! Next is to remove all the old caulk in the gutters and clean up a few spots, re-caulk and paint. After winter....
 

Silveredition

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New tyres x 6! Thought I would try something different from the Bridgestones... At $165 each (31x10.5 R15) fitted / balanced / new valves / old tyres disposal fee, they were a fair bit cheaper than the Bridgestones too...
Will see how they wear, but so far they are quiet, and I like the look of the chunky sidewalls....
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Silveredition

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With not much happening on the 60, I thought I would post a pic of my latest purchase....
A 1975 (the year I was born) Suzuki RV125 Fat Bike...
To make it relate to my 60 - I am intending on making (or looking into making) a tow bar mount to carry it....
It just needs some tidy-up to go over the pits to get it registered (I hope)!!!
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Silveredition

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I am currently sitting in a caravan park in Exmouth - having towed the boat up here again with the 60... it now has a new headliner and cargo net under it (for pillows / blankets etc), a reversing camera to make hooking the boat up easier, and a Raptor - Lined roof(soon to be the whole car....) it is also a lot muddier after the 45mm of rain Exmouth had the first couple of days we arrived...
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shanegtr

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Nice 60. They are a good rig if you have one with no roof rust. And that 12ht is a fantastic engine.
 

Silveredition

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This morning we decided we would go for a drive down south and check out some camp spots and coastal access tracks... The Margaret River Pro is on at the moment and Margaret River is crazy with people everywhere, but it is great to find some spots on the coast with no one else in sight!
We passed a guy in a Troopy heading away from the beach who warned us how soft the beach was - I think he had been there for a while!
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Silveredition

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A couple of photos with the new LED headlights in, with daytime running lights..
 

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dno67

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What are.they like at night ?
I'm finding more and more cars mainly fitted with LED headlights blinding me, even up high in the truck. Seems the spread of light in a lot of them is poorly focused.
 

Silveredition

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What are.they like at night ?
I'm finding more and more cars mainly fitted with LED headlights blinding me, even up high in the truck. Seems the spread of light in a lot of them is poorly focused.

They seem to have a good cut-off. I think I have them adjusted too low, but would prefer that to blinding people. Also, they are the only ones I could find that meet ADR’s and are DOT approved, so hopefully better than some others...
 

dno67

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They seem to have a good cut-off. I think I have them adjusted too low, but would prefer that to blinding people. Also, they are the only ones I could find that meet ADR’s and are DOT approved, so hopefully better than some others...

It's interesting, l see lot for trucks using complete headlight assemblies and they don't seem to cause the blinding problems (your square lights also look like a complete assembly) so it's possibly just the LED globes that cause the blinding issues. In tuff conditions, LEDs seem to be a good choice for longevity.
 
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