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FJ40 Winch Challenge Truck

afrikanz

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I'll try & put these in order........

The day we picked her

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then few more after

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afrikanz

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Various pics takemn of my FJ40 along the way :D

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Cage fibally done! Preparing it for a lick of paint........

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Brett

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Very nice.

How does it get on compared to the generic winch challenge vehicle?
 

afrikanz

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Till now, only really done a couple of events to test her out. Had a few minor problems. First event, had faulty alternator & suffered a slight missfire on the second one. Hopefully she's all good now. Carb serviced & ready for thus weekends first round.
 

afrikanz

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Had first round of the winch challenge, last Sunday...... Got everything ready, car loaded on trailer...... only to realise that the head gasket was blown, big time! Really did go boof........... Oil, water & gunk everywhere..........

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afrikanz

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Next event, 11th of April, not giving us much time.
3 optionns.........

1- Replace th HG
2- Put in the chevy V8
3- Find 80 series 4.2 engine + box & put them in heehee


The chevy V8 is ready so maybe thats the way forward..........

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Jon Wildsmith

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That looks messy! Why do you think it blew in such a spectacular way?

nice plate ;)
 

afrikanz

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Jon Wildsmith said:
That looks messy! Why do you think it blew in such a spectacular way?

nice plate ;)

Car was running ok but noticed that rad was empty....... So, we started filling it......... & filling it.......... & kept going. Did wonder where the water was going, thought big block & big engine. That's till we started her up.......... All the water had been going straight into the sump. Engine throw the mixture up thru the rocker cover, thus the mess!

Think engine was overheated last time out. Lesson learnt tho, to buy awater temp gauge!
 
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