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spazomatic last won the day on February 10 2015

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About spazomatic

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    USMB is life!
  • Birthday 05/10/1976

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  • Location
    castle rock
  • Interests
    metal fabrication, 66-77 broncos, gunsmithing
  • Occupation
  • Biography
    openminded genius, often an idiot
  • Vehicles
    1984 GL, 2006 Baja, 1974 Bronco, 1987 dodge w250
  1. I used Isuzu pickup rims. But they do stick out and would not work at stock height. Since I'm at stock height, I had Dr. Sawsall adjust the fenders. 3" from the diameter of the front, and 1.5" from the rear. Now I can run 205x75-14s with no rub. mines an 84 GL, but the same principles apply.
  2. Gotta love those easy fixes. The fans will come on with the heat selector on defrost, too.
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    Attack of the mice, now TWICE!#

    Oh how I hate rodents in cars. On an ea81 car, the spot they can gain access through, are the round holes in the front inner fenders, towards the rear. I'm pretty sure the holes are cowl drains. Anyways, on mine I used a few sheet metal screws to affix some expanded metal (heavy duty metal screen). Also, if your shifter boot has any holes, they'll jump in through that, too. Mine was, so I attached expanded metal over the opening, beneath the rubber boot. Leave sharp edges pointed down, on the areas that need to be removed, to clear the shifters movement. Unfortunately, I did that after I had had to completely dismantle the interior to R&R the heater/ac plenum, fan and heater core, and ac evaporator. You fellas running around with old pee and poo soaked rodent nests, and even dead rodents within your heater aren't doing your driving comfort or health any favors! It's a pain, but the best option, if you mean to keep your car; tear it all out, clean all the pieces thoroughly. On the heat and/or AC coils, spray with bleach and really blow them out well. Once you're done, your car will smell much nicer, you won't have debris fly at you when the air is on, and chances are, your heat and AC will work better as well.
  4. Im going to suggest tightening the axle nut. I chased a similar problem in my 84, and tightening the nut on the end of the axle (runs through the hub) fixed it.
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    New guy with a '06 baja

    Looks identical to mine! You have good taste! Do you know its maintenance history? How many miles on the clock?
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    Prevent theft

    Find the power wire for your fuel pump. Plumb in a switch and locate it somewhere hidden. (I like it up under the dashboard) I keep my car dented, dirty, with some rust. It wont get stolen
  7. Heres mine. Ive posted these before, but whatever. I cut 1.5" from the rear, and 3" from the front using just a sawzall. Measured carefully and drew it out so it would still look somewhat normal, and not like somebody took a sawzall to it. The rear has several layers, so i riveted them back together after the cut. These pics are with 195-75-14 BFGs. Its now sitting on 205-75-14s, and i had to massage with a BFG, the reinforcement rib that runs through the front fenderwell to fit those. And no lift!
  8. You guys've been busy! I finally got around to fixin my electrical woes after having all of the dash/HVAC out. Blinkers didnt work still, after i had it all together. Thought it was a bad turn signal switch. Nope. Wasnt getting power to the yellow wire that powers the blinkers. (Hazards worked fine) Dug around for a bit without tearing it all apart very far again. Said nuts to it, and soldered a wire on in the signal switch, giving the yellow wire power, stolen from the hazard circuit. Bingo! Cleaned the carpet, installed my seats, double checked to make sure all my I's were dotted and T's crossed. Took her for a spin! Woohoo! Alls well. It hasnt left my driveway since maybe last august. It finally came up as a priority to get it finished, as my old beater Dodge truck busted something in the front axle....and i needed the spot in front of the garage that the subie was in. Plus, i was getting tired of having a derelict automobile just sittin there.
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    84 GL turn signal switch

    Well thank ya much for that, but its one of the late EA81s. .
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    84 GL turn signal switch

    Thanks bud, i went and looked at car-part.com, and didnt have any luck there either. I appreciate your response though. Looks like im scrounging in junkyards again! Oh well, the weather for it is beautiful! And who knows what treasures I'll find
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    Exhaust manifold cast piece? Need help

    Oh whoops. I missed that key part
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    Exhaust manifold cast piece? Need help

    Wy not just leave them in? On mine, i removed the threaded pipe from the spacer, then cut them to just 2" long, heated the end, hammered the end flat, and welded them shut, and reinstalled into the spacer. Now the spacer is just acting as an adapter between the pipe and the head.
  13. Where do you all recommend I buy a turn signal switch? Maybe im just google-illiterate, but i cant seem to find a new one on this newfangled interweb thingy. I looked on rockauto, and they dont seem to have any. I checked the sites for brick and mortar local parts houses (autozone, napa, etc) and came up with zilch. And i refuse to try partsgeek...they hosed me on parts and it was never resolved. They took my money and i didnt get my parts. If any of you have a line on a new part, please chime in! Otherwise i'll be scavenging at junkyards.
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    EA81 timing discussion

    I set timing by ear anyway. Advanced as much as it will take without causing detonation. If i do throw a light on it, its just for curiosity sake.
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    weber woes

    Good deal, glad you got it running right