Sharing a couple pics here because i think you chaps might enjoy them. I managed to get my brumby together in time for the Cannonball Run here in NZ. I had a few small issues i might mention in case anyone wants to chime in with some advice.
1) RHF Outer CV joint started to seize and run super hot. Massive shuddering in the steering and dangerous handling ensued. I was a few hundred miles from home so cut the CV boot off and doused it with CRC/WD40. With repeated applications, it came smooth and would run quietly for about 50km between re-lubes. Covered another 600km since that fix and now im home safe so its time to fix it. Had never seen one seize before!
2) To take the load off the front axles, i used 4WD for short stints on the highway. I discovered the rear diff is whisper quiet in 2WD but howls like a woman scorned in 4WD. I wonder whats broken in there.
3) Oil pressure was iffy at best. I dont trust my save-barn gauges much since their tachometer is a blatant liar, but it indicates about 10-15psi hot idle with 30psi highway running. Getting a maximum of 45psi when warming up on the way to work.
Enough text, PICTURES!