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#31: Re: The Purple People Eater Author: spaldamLocation: Fountain Hills, AZ PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:21 am
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I finally finished off the first tank full with the new wheels and tires (and half of it with the new sliders).

I calculated 17.5 MPG. That's better then what my 1st TRD SE averaged with the 6MT, but about 2 MPG less then I was averaging on this FJC.

The next tank full should go faster as I'll be driving it more this next week then I did the last two weeks.

P.S. With the bigger tires my speedo is now dead-on with the GPS. This likely accounts for some of the difference in MPG (.5 - 1 MPG), as before it was reading fast; making it appear like I went further then I really did on a single tank.

Update: 2nd tank full was very similar as the first. 17.4 MPG.
Update: 3rd tank full was with a bit more agressive driving, and still go 17.2 MPG.

#32: Re: The Purple People Eater Author: spaldamLocation: Fountain Hills, AZ PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:24 pm
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Jim, This one's for you:



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#33: Re: The Purple People Eater Author: JimbolioLocation: Tucson PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:18 pm
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To dark underneath to edit. BUT, you have the right idea.

BTW, so far so good on the Denso MAF

#34: Scheduled maintanance Author: spaldamLocation: Fountain Hills, AZ PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:11 pm
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This last Saturday I finally got the wife and Kids on board to organize the garage (somewhat at least) since it still had boxes all over the place from moving in in January, so I could start setting up my poor excuse for a shop, and get some much needed maintenance done on the FJ:

Oil had gone a little over 10K miles since last change, and the were most likely the original ones with 141K miles on them.



Since I had to pull the intake to get to the sparkplugs anyway, I left the crappy dust magnet AirRaid out, and put in the stock one I got from pazzo_fj:



I also found a bird nesting in the tree in our front yard:



P.S. I forgot to mention I got an ODB II Scanner for Christmas that I can use with my phone or tablet.


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#35: Re: The Purple People Eater Author: spaldamLocation: Fountain Hills, AZ PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:51 pm
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I recently added a '10+ front stock skid to my FJ to replace my broken one until all my extra cash stops going to the house fix-ups (hopefully by the end of the year).

www.azfj.org/index.php...487#204487

Before:


After:

#36: Mini-Me Author: spaldamLocation: Fountain Hills, AZ PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:12 pm
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Here's my latest addition to the FJ:



Also wired up a 7 pin plug, and will be working on adding the brake controller tomorrow evening.



I mounted it on top of the stock trailer plug mounting bracket, behind the rear bumper so it won't get smashed when I'm off-road like my tailpipe:



(yeah, I'm going to need to trim that a bit.)

Now I need to find some color matched paint, paint it, clear coat it, and christen it "FJ's Mini-Me"

Next I need to get rid of that heavy, worthless hydraulic brake cylinder and re-weld the pintle hitch down lower, and lift the FJ so it stays level.

#37: Re: The Purple People Eater Author: spaldamLocation: Fountain Hills, AZ PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:16 pm
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I just got done updated the Original Post with all the other little things I've gotten done over the last year, and fixed or removed all my broken links and pictures.

Why haven't I gotten the alarm done yet???


#38: Re: The Purple People Eater Author: spaldamLocation: Fountain Hills, AZ PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:17 pm
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All my links are broken again because I re-did my web-site... I don't have time to fix them now, but you can watch my video on reinforcing the lower link mounts on the frame:

youtu.be/_VVaB9Ka69E

#39: Re: The Purple People Eater Author: spaldamLocation: Fountain Hills, AZ PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 4:19 pm
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My Front Control arms R&R video:

spaldam.com/fj-cruiser...s-replaced


#40: Re: The Purple People Eater Author: gliderazLocation: avondale PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 8:22 pm
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Im a star. ....lol

#41: Re: The Purple People Eater Author: spaldamLocation: Fountain Hills, AZ PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:35 pm
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Anyone skilled at pulling dents out of a rear door? I just need it to be aligned a little better so the door opens smoothly without catching on the weather stripping, and some my rear window will actually latch.



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