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  1. New brake line made by a local parts shop is in, but the fuel lines cracked open in the process. Gonna price this out, but I'm getting pressure from shewhomustbeobeyed to scrap the job and cut my losses. Anyone got fuel lines laying around?
  2. Thanks! Looks like where the fluid was dripping from, it can only be from the hard line rusting, so I think I'll go into it with that as my approach. I'll keep y'all updated on the progress.
  3. Diagnosing a rupture in my rear brake system from 180 miles away, the fluid is leaking from the area directly above the rubber loops that captive the e-brake lines on a 4 door wd21. Wondering if someone can take a look under, and possibly photograph to give me an idea of where the junctions/transitions from hard line to flex hose lie under there. Thanks, Travis
  4. Joa, While I do not live in your area, so I cannot comment on what kind of shops would do a body lift for you, I'd assume most offroad shops would if you gave them the instructions/kit. Here are your options for body lifts, 2" or 3"- https://www.4x4parts.com/nissan/body-lifts-pathfinder-c-117_354.html It is not entirely complicated, in fact it was the first thing I ever did mechanically on any vehicle. There are good writeups on this site, and more than enough people have done them if you run into trouble so perhaps you will decide to do it. If you're still looking for a shop to do it, I suggest contacting a local offroad forum or club to see who they trust to do work on their rigs, and give them a call to see if they are interested in doing it. While it isn't like cutting springs or changing coilovers, I wouldn't say that it is any more difficult or invasive. Unbolt a few select items for clearance, unbolt body, lift, rebolt, and change a few things (gas fill tube, steering column etc).
  5. For anyone else who likes replacing bolts & such as long as you have them off, here are the stats on the ones I replaced this time around- Balljoint 4 upper mounting bolts- m8x1.25 25mm Auto Hub Bolts- m8x1.25 65mm (apx 65) Anyone who can't find the auto hub bolts, here is a site that sells them, also in SS http://www.mcmaster....-screws/=if4h7r
  6. I have that compressor, I use it to fill up two 7 gallon tanks before entering the dunes, then I have enough air to go from single digit psi in my 33's, to ~40. Actually the compressor will do 3 without hiccuping, but I can enslave my passengers to man a tank each and get done quicker. I also fill up another 7 gallon at home for use in cleaning carbs, mostly using an air nozzle, or blowing crap of my bench. I love mine, use it year round for cars, motorcycles, bikes, tanks, and such, no complaints. I paid around $50-70 for mine, and got it a couple years ago, (probably 2-3)
  7. Just some quick info- The twelve point bolts on the shaft required a 12mm socket I only found it necessary to undo the autolocking snapring, and the upper balljoint to remove, waiting for parts to come in so not certain if they will go in the same. If you can get the shaft to lock to the hub, you can put the lug nuts back on and put a small floorjack/2x4 between one and the floor at 3/9 o'clock to halt the shaft for easy bolt removal, also works for cranking on the hub bolts I'll update with any other tips/tricks when I get the shipment in to finish my front end. I've ordered two duralast remans with a lifetime warranty for 57 a pop, $100 core charge. Autozone said they should take half a day to arrive, so hopefully tomorrow. First side removal took about an hour, but I'm familiar with the hub n such, and waited for some pb blaster to settle in, second side removal was about 35 minutes, not including time to put it on stands and take the wheel off, as I put the entire front end up first thing.
  8. Depends on when the money is "due" really, I'd probably be interested in one.
  9. if I'm not mistaken, there is a slip joint on the shaft.
  10. Given that r50s have struts, isn't backspacing a little more important?
  11. new gun or new tv?

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    2. craftsman67


      Both!!! but if only one gotta go with the gun...

    3. OldSlowReliable


      I can use a tv in my dorm, can't store my firearms on campus...

    4. craftsman67


      Is your dorm co-ed? If this is the case you shouldn't need a tv! lol.

  12. think of any motorcycle on the road. no strut covers on the forks for a reason. (save for a few that do it for looks)
  13. Founder of NPORA. simplest way I could explain...
  14. there's a topic on cv shaft replacement that has pictures of hub dis-assembly and such. I think its in the how-to's, but may be wrong.....
  15. 150 for 4 is no deal atall. even if they were NIB
  16. Depends on where you mount the cb....otherwise pull up carpet, lay down coax, lay down carpet.
  17. I've had mine mounted in two places, which may or may not work for you....they both WORKED for me, but only one really served my needs. 1st- Under the radio. My pathy has the abs module mounted under the radio in a box sorta thing molded to the dash, but my small cobra cb fit perfectly in that cavity, and with some finesse did not interfere with the auto shifter/transfer case. Last- On the back of my center console. I have no armrest (haven't for years) so attaching it facing straight up there has really worked wonderful. I kept my mic mounted to the center console right next to the ebrake on the upper most facet...works great, out of the way for 90% of the time I'm not using it. 18ft of cable has done me well, although 12 feet or so would probably work just as well. I have a fair amount coiled (correctly) under my rear seats, and some to spare for the back. This will depend greatly on where you decide to mount it.
  18. That's all great and dandy but for two things- Philosophy of use- Most 4 wheelers don't care about range. I know my cb only needs to communicate within my group (anywhere from 2 trucks to 50 trucks) who are all reasonably within line of sight, or shouting distance.....so a low/mid mount fiberglass cb is better than a roof mount whip that will be a PITA.... This isn't a 'criticize people's cb setups' thread...its a wanted ad for a tail light.. ---------------- More power to ya! I love my tire carrier for that same reason, no holes in the body panels, and it keeps it away from most danger! Food for thought- the jeepers typically use a little bracket that screws into the body where the tail light is, and protrudes with the cb mount....
  19. I know bikes primarily, but are you sure your timing is right? 0 compression definitely sounds valve related, and its possible you bent some valves..... just my observations though..
  20. anyone running a clutch fan and mechanical fan?

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    2. OldSlowReliable


      I was just curious if an el cheapo efan plus the clutch fan would result in better cooling, or interference.... I don't want to spend 200-300 on a dual fan, plus have to upgrade my alternator (it isn't exactly a powerhouse)

    3. 180sx


      unless you can get an e fan that doubles what the mech fan can pull, then there is no point to it. just a restriction.

    4. OldSlowReliable


      aside from engine bay access, efficiency (fan doesn't fit in shroud from body lift) which will help pull air through my transmission coolers infront of the radiator..

  21. My muffler is in two pieces..

    1. nunya


      a true "dual chamber"!

    2. Extreme90path
  22. screw the beetle, two motorcycles for $800...

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    2. OldSlowReliable


      bought! As I drove up they cranked it over and one started, so they drove up the price to 1200, I talked down to 900

    3. MrT


      What bikes?

    4. OldSlowReliable


      82 750 maxim, 83 virago 500


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