My 1972 Gen2 build

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  1. jetas

    jetas Grand Toyotaholic

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    Got the diff and axle shafts torqued down, bolted up the driveshaft and filled up the diff and topped off the trans which apparently sucked down a whole quart.

    Engine feels happier with the the 2" exhaust. And the drivetrain feels so much smoother. Amazing what proper oil levels and properly assembled shit can do for your ride lol
     
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    What did you do to the diff - regear it?
     
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    jetas Grand Toyotaholic

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    Had the shop pull it apart/inspect/adjust it. I had replaced the seal on it a few years back and i cant fuckin remember why i pulled it apart and after it was all put back together and in the truck i found one of the pinion shims sitting on the floor. It had been making a shitload of noise since then so i just figured id take it to someone who knew wtf they were doing lol
     
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    What size of pipe did you have on there before? 2 seems like a solid size. I see people getting 2 1/2 and 3 inch on a stock na motor and it makes me scratch my head.
     
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    Had 2.25" on it and the muffler was right behind the cab and dumped right at the muffler. The couple times ive driven it its been soo nice with a quieter exhaust.

    super weird since im used to it making a crapload of noise
     
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    Nice, did you switch up the glass pack to something different? I love a nice loud exhaust but it gets old after driving for even a little. I started liking intake sound more. Even with the downdraft weber can get a pretty mean growl going.
     
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    I had switched from a glasspack to a cherry bomb turbo muffler a long time ago. But i drug thru the muffler since i mounted it too low.

    the louder tone was nice before, made me feel fast. I need to get a video of the exhaust now. It still has a nice tone but its no where near as obnoxious as the old setup
     
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    So did your diff need that extra shim?

    I'm also planning and dumping the exhaust right after the glass pack, but I might have to take your route and bring it all the way back past the axle.. It will be driven almost daily. Sound clip would be awesome!
     
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    Pretty sure it did need it. Because the contact marks on the ring gear were on the outside. The backlash was also way off.

    il try to get a video of it soon
     
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    Got the exhaust heatshield delivered earlier. Slapped one on in the back, going to put another under the cab.

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    I was just looking at the gold thermo tape/wrap at AutoZone.. but I've seen race teams use this style more so then anything.. were you wire it in place. Are those clamps under the shield?
     
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    I considered wraps and tapes but this was just way easier to install. 5 hose clamps hold it on. Gotta warm it up and take it for a drive and see how well it works
     
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    Gotta watch, some of that thermal wrap isn't meant to get wet.
    I do like the heatshield you got jetas. Where did you get it from ?
     
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    That's because they can wick fluid up. Bigger concern near headers because oil from a valve cover leak can saturate the wrap then you have a fire.
     
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    Yea they say to wet it just to initially wrap it but thats its.

    i got it from Summit Racing, Thermo-Tec brand
     
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    Drove the truck down to Long Beach over the weekend for All Toyotafest. Had a pretty cool time there. Put a solid ~160 miles on the truck round trip and for the most part it was all good.

    Still hearing some sounds i dont really like that i need to hunt down.

    Ended up having a small moment of realization while at the show, i think i may have fixed my starting issues on the electrical side. The wires going to the plug to the Alt werent holding too well in the plastic plug itself so i had taped it together to hold it in and thought it was fixed. Well now i pulled the tape and the plug fell off the wires lol. Got a new plug and it fired on the first try after sitting for a few days which wouldve normally not happened.

    anyway enough of this shit, onto some pics
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    Man, your pictures always look professional! How often do they have Toyotafest?
     
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    Lol. Most are iphone pics, very few DSLR pics.

    and Toyotafest is annual. Theres a few mini truck meets coming up pretty soon. Il post em up when i find out the dates
     
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    Maybe it’s the angles lol. Yeah post up the meets
     
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