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  1. Hello, little update/ hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I tried yet again to free my front pipe from the manifold with a huge breaker bar. All I managed to do was sheer off one bolt. I’m still needing to do the shop vac test. A question I have is what are some good options if I end up replacing the manifold with a header. I would like to keep the emissions system intact (I think I do anyways) so I’m looking for a manifold that will accommodate the egr tube and the other two tubes. Please drop that knowledge :) I learned to weld so I could do my own exhaust a while back. It’s ugly but it freaking works and saved me a few hundred bucks. I reused all my old pipe and it fits a little funny now. Thinking I could pull it all out and weld in some new pipe and install the header. Just lack experience here and am wary to order anything with out knowing it will work. Sorry for any stupidity. And thanks so much for the help.
  2. Oh man, let me know if you grab that. I was going to try and get the cash together and swoop it. I would grab the brush guard and some other stuff for sure!
  3. Rat baby

    Lack of tach.

    Sprayed down the whole carb big time with cleaner. Lots of gunk came off and right away she was idling at 700. It’s been about a week and I notice the idle is creeping back up to the 1k mark. Still purring nice though.
  4. Very helpful. The shocks I was looking at said they would lift my rig 1-2” but now I understand what I’m really after is something to help under load. The last load of wood I got had me bouncing big time. Not very fun. Don’t like to strain my old girl. Would I just need bags on the back or would they be needed up front too?
  5. I have an 84 720. She is my daily driver and work truck. I make trips with heavy loads of fire wood, soil and gravel. My rig is all stock and I run 15” tires. Hoping I can get a small lift from the right shocks. Any feedback is greatly appreciated!
  6. Rat baby

    Lack of tach.

    Ok right on. I’m doing a carb inspection today. Cleaned it a week ago and man it sure liked that.
  7. I have an extra oil pressure and battery gauge if you need em.
  8. Rat baby

    Lack of tach.

    She was up to temp. I don’t have AC. I will check my choke. I’m sure some of my vacuum lines are cracked. Been trying to replace them all. Could this be a factor? Thanks for the help.
  9. Time Left: 18 days and 3 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    81 720 4x4 grill emblem

    $15.00

  10. Rat baby

    What is this?

    Thank you! Very helpful. Loving all the knowledge you guys drop. So many improvements getting done, thanks Ratsun!
  11. Rat baby

    What is this?

    Do you know where to get one for an 84 720?? 🙂
  12. Rat baby

    Lack of tach.

    Hooked up the tach dwell meter to coil. Says I’m idling right around 1k. Sticker on my hood says 800 is money. When turning my idle adjustment screw it didn’t want to come down any lower.
  13. Rat baby

    What is this?

    Been reading and looking quite a lot but can not find what this part is or a part number for it. It had a little red cap that fell off. It doesn’t seem to make any difference if it’s hooked up or not. Just can’t stand not knowing. Thanks!
  14. Time Left: 16 days and 22 hours

    • WANTED
    • USED

    Looking for the right tail light hopefully with the black trim so I don’t have to paint any ugly chrome. My girl backed into my baby in her lame Jeep 😕

    $20.00

    Eugene, Or

  15. This advert is COMPLETED!

    • WANTED
    • USED

    Looking for the right tail light hopefully with the black trim so I don’t have to paint any ugly chrome. My girl backed into my baby in her lame Jeep 😕

    $20.00

    Eugene , Or

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  17. Rat baby

    Lack of tach.

    Looks like I’ll have to open her up again to adjust the needle slightly. I put it right on 0 when I assembled it but it must hang a little below that when off. Hooked up a tach dwell and it’s a few hundred rpms off. That said I’m still idling a little high. I have been fixing some vac. hose and it seemed to pick up the idle. Can I just adjust at the carb?
  18. Rat baby

    Lack of tach.

    I was wondering the same thing! The two small screws look to line up. That would be great. **Edit** Guts swapped! Tach looking and working amazing! Had to channel my inner Macgyver to make it work, but hot damn am I feeling good about this one. The 81 square tach was about an 1.5” taller then my 84 round. They had the circuit board mounted right behind the tach and some tall brass posts. I was able to snip a few wires, and screw it in to my combo meter with zero alterations to the meter box. Ran wire through the plug hole and mounted the circuit board on the back or the meter box. The 84 tach had the circuit board BELOW the tach so it would fit in a more shallow box. I did not think I would be able to pull it off but oh man was I happy to see it work!
  19. Rat baby

    Lack of tach.

    Pulled a square tach out of a 81 720 today. hooked right up and works fine. Of course it doesn’t fit but at least I know that’s all I need. Thanks for the help
  20. Rat baby

    Lack of tach.

    Thank you. I see the white wire with a blue stripe on negative post of ignition coil. same wire going to resistor. I’m going to go check for spark now. Is it possible to have a bad coil and not know it? I’ll see if I can wake up the tach but sounds like a replacement would be prettty easy.
  21. Time Left: 14 days and 10 hours

    • WANTED
    • USED

    I’m in Eugene Oregon. Would love to bolt up a brush guard on my girl.

    NO VALUE SPECIFIED

    Eugene, Or

  22. Rat baby

    Lack of tach.

    Can I run new wire and just hook the tach up like it’s an aftermarket to see if it works?
  23. Rat baby

    Lack of tach.

    Thank you. I’ll check and clean connections on coils and continue to inspect.
  24. Rat baby

    Valve cover gasket.

    so I should run a light diesel oil datzenmike? I want to take the best care possible of this baby. Thanks
  25. Rat baby

    Valve cover gasket.

    Really excited to do the valve cover. I’ll be checking the valve lash too. Just need a day without rain. Does anybody have strong feelings about how to properly clean the engine? I have gotten some conflicting info. That said I pressure washed it two times. The first time I left her run. The second she was off. Just curious what some opinions on this are. I got some engine degreeser but I don’t want to pollute the ground around me with that crap. Thanks
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