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Old May 3rd, 2009, 10:11 AM
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Back on the road

After far too long, the 110 is finally back on the road. The big intercooler, Pendy radiator, remote oil cooler and 1.2 transfer case are all in. Left to do is the final hookup of the D2 parking brake linkage (which is slightly too short to get to the right hand side of the seatbox). With the 1.2 xfer case, she actually moves, and well, too.

Once I source a new stereo (any suggestions there?) I'll install the tuffy console. Additional oil pressure and volt meters are on their way to go in the middle of the dash. Soon enough I'll look into turning up the fuel and boost. Sliders still need to be welded up and installed as well. If I hit the lottery I'll look into the soft door tops all the way round from Badger.

Massive thanks to Ray for all the hours helping with the installation -- I owe you big.

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Old May 3rd, 2009, 11:55 AM
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Congrats, it will be nice to have it on the road the way you want it.
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congrats!

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Old May 3rd, 2009, 12:42 PM
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Sweet! When can I pick it up?
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 12:46 PM
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 01:17 PM
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Sweet. I hope you are not leaving the door tops off in the rain!
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Sweet. I hope you are not leaving the door tops off in the rain!
since it has those nice Exmoor trim trackers seats.....
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 02:24 PM
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since it has those nice Exmoor trim trackers seats.....
That are now covered in nice Exmoor trim waterproof seat covers!
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 04:37 PM
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Sweet. I hope you are not leaving the door tops off in the rain!
I have to admit, I've switched from thinking it looked like a rolling concession stand to liking the look-it's a bit different than the 'Hey, it's the UN' to a little bit more of "Oh crap, it's Blackwater". That thing pulls like a freight train now too.
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 05:12 PM
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So what it only rolls for a no bid contract?

Seriously, the more I think about this thread I don't believe it. I want some proof like a photo more than a mile from your house, or see it pull up in my driveway before I'll believe it. Heck, if it makes it Jay's I'd take that
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 05:14 PM
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Then let's put together a Jay's evening!
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 06:18 PM
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We should def look toward Jay's...I'll bring my newly re-engined truck too; back to the scene of the crime where once long ago it started puking coolant that eventually led me to the point where the realization of the slipped cylinder sleeve that killed my 4.0 came about (i.e. MAR).

The 4.6 is nice...very nice.
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 10:47 PM
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Looks great Tony...inspiration for what I am about to attempt...
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Yes lets do Jay's soon. Off topic Charles you going to be home this week? I finaly got the last of the bushings I've been waiting on and want to try and replace them before I have to give up the explorer again.
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Old May 4th, 2009, 09:01 AM
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Yeah should be here all week Tyles. Agreed a Jay's run is in order. Maybe the rain will throw some dirt on the poser trucks even (if we're lucky). Probably should move the discussion to our NHH thread to see if we can scare up some interest.

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We should def look toward Jay's...I'll bring my newly re-engined truck too; back to the scene of the crime where once long ago it started puking coolant that eventually led me to the point where the realization of the slipped cylinder sleeve that killed my 4.0 came about (i.e. MAR).

The 4.6 is nice...very nice.
Oh, look forward to seeing it, but you sir HAVE NO TASTE!
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Old May 4th, 2009, 10:20 AM
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Oh, look forward to seeing it, but you sir HAVE NO TASTE!
See, here we go...we were having a nice conversation and now it goes south.
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Old May 4th, 2009, 10:32 AM
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See, here we go...we were having a nice conversation and now it goes south.
LOL. This may not make it any better, but I meant to quote

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Old May 4th, 2009, 10:56 AM
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yeah I doubt blackwater is using white 110's. If it was a black tahoe with blacked out everything, then I would start worrying. especially if you are "against us."

as for the doortops off, I used to roll that way too in the series, back before I lived in this "high crime area". But I would try to put them back in if it was raining out, even if they aren't bolted down. it won't take long for the rain to make a mess of that 110. Particularly as it slowly fills and gets behind the lower dash through the parcel tray and defroster vents, inside of the doors, and the t-pieces. those areas are very slow to dry and also accumulate all kinds of other crap that just stays wet between rains.

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Old May 4th, 2009, 11:07 AM
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Truth be told, I ran my old 90 without a roof (much less doortops) for many springs and summers. What I found over the years was that there were enough innate leaks in at least that truck that water would get in regardless. The trick was in drying it out. By leaving it as open as possible when the weather cleared, the truck would dry out quickly (even in Ren's hard to reach areas), and if you dry out those places that don't immediately drain or air dry, you're fine. If I left it buttoned up the water would just sit. After 8-9 years of owning that truck, it only had the smallest areas of surface rust, even behind the dash and in the doors.

So, once this week's monsoon has stopped, I'll dutifully go out and dry out what is still wet and life will be good.

YMMV.

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yeah I doubt blackwater is using white 110's. If it was a black tahoe with blacked out everything, then I would start worrying. especially if you are "against us."

as for the doortops off, I used to roll that way too in the series, back before I lived in this "high crime area". But I would try to put them back in if it was raining out, even if they aren't bolted down. it won't take long for the rain to make a mess of that 110. Particularly as it slowly fills and gets behind the lower dash through the parcel tray and defroster vents, inside of the doors, and the t-pieces. those areas are very slow to dry and also accumulate all kinds of other crap that just stays wet between rains.

enjoy!
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