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  1. coolwind57

    Who am I talking to?

    My hot, much-younger wife and I: I'm in a band: My project bike, 1983 Yamaha Venture: And, "Warrior" before I put his foglights on:
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    4.0 overheat

    I'd go open system, man. One of the best things I ever did. May solve your issue outright, but at least it'll make it easier to troubleshoot in the future. You're thermostat may be dead now.
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    thoughts on 3x5 sticker to honor Don

    Good work, Pete
  4. Yes. Same here. Tap that bad boy when its removed from the engine. I too have a bored out 60mm Renix TB from Meanlemons. I'm very happy with it. That dumb plastic vacuum MAP hose (and the two pieces on the ends) causes more people to curse over irratic rpm and idle issues than about anything.
  5. I'd be curious of what you did (if anything) that made it better. You've got mine and Pete's curiosity stirred up.
  6. My first thought would be to check that MAP sensor vacuum line. It runs from the MAP sensor on your firewall to a port on the side of your throttle body. A poor connection or a crack in the hose effects critical vacuum, which makes your vehicle run like hell--especially at idle. Your symptoms are nearly exactly the same as mine when I discovered a bad connection here. Mine put out a horrible unburned fuel smell at idle too.
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    I recently ordered Euramtec interior flip to replace my aggrivating stock pillar lights. Bought them from Southern Rods and Parts and they arrived about 4-days later, from SC to my home state IN. Modification of the existing pillar light holes was extremely simple: I just cut MAYBE an 1/8" of the thin plastic pillar cover on the forward vertical side. Simply used a utility knife, as again the plastic is so thin there. No need for cutting to enlarge the horizontal sides. Once you snap the two pieces of the light assembly apart, the mounting half pops right in your newly enlarged hole. A couple of things I learned: Changing the bulb required me to separate the two pieces of the light assembly (unless someone else knows a trick that I couldnt figure out). To pop the two pieces apart, stick a flat screwdriver in between either of the two ends of the assembly, prying the two tabs. The interior lense assembly pops out from the front. I eliminated the stock harness connector and wired in new female spade connectors onto the 3 Jeep wires. The BLACK with TRACER wire went to the center terminal. The SOLID BLACK to the end that has the diode. The RED goes to the opposite end. This is if memory serves me correctly. Lighting was really improved, but if you really want to go big, get this light from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EJO3QIK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Don't make the mistake like I did and be looking into this thing when you accidently make an electrical connection. I was seeing spots for several minutes afterwards. This pair looked to be of quality as I unwrapped them. Even came in their own, nice little storage box like you'd see when you buy jewelery. These things are insanely bright and when installed, light up my cab as bright as a lightning storm. Best upgrade for ol' Warrior I've done in a long time. Highly recommend.
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    MJ Radiator

    Yes, that would be great. I tried a time or two and couldn't figure it out. Please feel free to advise.
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    Pillar lamps

    Ah. You got me. Also called a one-directional-current thing-a-ma-jiggy.
  10. I did not jumper it. I'm pretty sure I just left it hanging.
  11. I suppose I didn't really answer your question with my first response: I completely removed the entire proportional block and tossed it in the trash. I copied the majority of my write-up for you to ponder upon. Pluses and minuses to everything, my friend. This thing I did drives a couple of people crazy that I "illegally" removed my brake warning light. These same guys have probably cut out their catalytic converter. Anyhow: MY SITUATION: Original front disc and rear drums. Height Sensing Valve (HSV) half-assed deleted by PO. Still had 2 old crappy rusty brakes lines running to rear. Acceptable brakes as a whole, but redoing it all because I already have the truck apart anyway and didn't like the rusty, brittle looks of things. Plan is to renovate brake system for added reliability and maybe even get some added performance as a bonus. I chose to start things off by trying Cruiser54's front Proportional Valve (PV) trash and replace procedure. This seemed logical as a way of simplifying things and perhaps improving front brake performance.. Plus He's got real-world experience doing this and it has worked for him multiple times. I figured at least to me, that the MJ PV was designed to work a system that included the additional second brake line to the rear (to be used in cases of front brake failure) AND a system including a well-working HSV. Since I now have neither, the MJ PV is no longer being used exactly according to its design with those two aspects missing. The MJ PV meters the front brakes down considerably after the brake line run into it from the master cylinder. Just look up some of Cruiser54's pictures of those tiny little orifices in there. Remove entire PV and then T-off to your front calipers, using an inverted flare brass T. You should get better braking because the small orifices of the prop valve to the front brakes are eliminated. You're now running near-full opening size of the hard brake lines that are coming off direct from the master cylinder. Makes sense to me so I did it: and here's a view from side/bottomp: Now technically I should experience slightly better front brake because I have larger interior diameters running from the master cylinder on through to the calipers. Because I am eliminating some front and rear "bottle-necking" I used to have at the now-removed PV, I agree with many others here that an Adjustable Proportioning Valve (APV) may be a good idea FOR THE REAR BRAKES. This should eliminate any rear brake lockup that I may experience if I am running a heavy payload. The original intent of this thread was to see where other guys were mounting their APVs. I ended up deciding on mounting mine under the hood after all. Even though TJ1 had a cool location on his rig, I ultimately sided with HOrnbrod's opinion of not having brake lines inside my cab. Mounting near the rear of the bed would likely affect longevity and stable function due to full exposure to elements. I completely eliminated my two old hard rear brake lines and ran a new single line back there the the axle. So here's where I ended up mounting my APV: I chose the Speedway APV because it is compact and appears to be simple and tough. Another cool feature is that it allows for full shut down of fluid to the rears, which can possibly come in handy when working on your brakes. REMINDER: If you've read much on the topic of HSV deleting/PV deleting/running a single line to your rears, keep in mind that you'll lose that safety feature that allows full braking to the rears in cases of front brake failure. Speedway didn't have comprehensive flow specs on that mini APV that I show in the picture. it shows gpm and max psi and states that it can be completely shut down whatever line it is controlling if desired. I was curious of flow characteristics during "fully open" setting. FYI for the benefit of anyone interested in this particular device, I sent them a message and here's their response: Perry, I just spoke with one of my techs and he stated that it will not be fully open when the valve is fully open, there will still be some restriction there. Thinking around 20% restriction, so it'll flow 80% of the fluid that a straight line will. As far as I know, we do not offer a proportioning valve that will flow as if there is nothing there while fully open, however the purple proportioning valve might flow a little better as it is not a complete shutoff valve while fully closed, there will likely still be a bit of resistance there. https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Speedway-Purple-Adjustable-Brake-Proportioning-Valve,23498.html My brakes ROCK now! Got my MJ running last night and took her for a spin. My brakes were not so bad to begin with. But now they are excellent! Feels like I have 4-wheel disc brakes. Many thanks to Cruiser54 for the advice on ridding the front proportional block. I have killer good brakes, and I now have the ability to adjust the rears (or shut them down if I choose to)"" Additional notes: 1. It took some active shopping around to find the correct sized fittings/adapters to use stock flare fittings and MC orifices with new....I didn't want to have to cut double flares on new and factory brake lines, so I had to use my brain a bit during shopping to avoid cutting/flaring. 2. By design, I certainty now have isolation of from and rear brakes, for sure! Front and rear have two different and very separate paths. They obviously already have two different reservoirs inside your master cylinder. My system continues from there to NOT cross paths with each other. As I had mentioned in my original comment on this thread above, there are advantages and disadvantages to nearly anything you do. I'm pushing full volume to my front brake calipers now instead of dealing with a factory bottle neck. Overall, front-and-back, I can say that I've got superior braking ability compared to what I originally had. And at great cost and time savings. Disadvantage is that I may lose some "fail-safe" capabilities, if you will. I will no longer have a working brake warning light. I weighed perceived consequences, and then decided on my course of action. This method works for me, no regrets. 3. If I lose my front brakes, I still have rear brakes, although the addition of the aftermarket adjustable prop valve doesn't give me full 100% use of the brake line ID. I do not know to what degree my rear brakes assist my stopping if I suddenly lose my front. In my 35+ years of driving, I don't recall ever running into the loss of brakes of either end, so I'm not too worried. I can shut down my rear brakes totally if I want to. If you like to show off and do burn-outs, then this is a nice feature! This isn't me, but I give it as an example. Shutting down rears is also nice if you're working on your rear brakes and want to shut off fluid completely.
  12. This is what I did: 1. Removed front proportional block. Install inverted flare T to the front brake lines. 2. Removed both rusty lines going to rear (Height Leveling Valve had already been bypassed by PO). 3, Installed single brake line to rear, with adjustable proportioning valve installed under the hood near the master cylinder.
  13. i deleted my brake distro block altogether with no regrets. Freaked a couple people out here on the forum, but Cruiser54 has successfully done a few. I've had no negative issues and much-improved braking with even the stock booster. It's another option for you to look and and evaluate.
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    Pillar lamps

    Got my Euramtec lights in just now. Not bad looking and quick shipping from Southern Rods and Parts. Four days since I ordered, from South Carolina to Indiana. Interesting. They used a resistor connecting a link between the second and third spade connections.
  15. For those looking for a new TPS, I just noticed that Rock Auto has the TH67 on clearance for $16.09. Amazon sells them for $39.99. It's my understanding that this is a fairly reputable TPS brand.