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Today I removed the batteries and dropped the fuel tank.

I cut out the bulges in the bed above where the fuel fill tube sits then patched it up, now the ice box/reservoir can sit directly on the bed floor, then prepped the bed and shot the raptor liner.

 

 

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It is definitely running much better since I swapped the 24lb injectors back into it, the 30s were just too much for the ECM to handle.

 

Hopefully soon I can get it out and drive it again.

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36 minutes ago, Jesse J said:

so how come this is useful? not a criticism genuine question

it gives you the ability to control the gas while your feet are on the brake and clutch, useful when crawling

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1 hour ago, MiNi Beast said:

oh nice. how you connect it on throttle body? use a tranny cable ? 

 

I 3D printed an adapter to use an open slot in the stock bracket, the throttle is a mountain bike friction shifter so it uses a bicycle cable.

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42 minutes ago, Jesse J said:

so how come this is useful? not a criticism genuine question

 

It frees up a foot which is especially handy in a manual transmission rig, I also have a hydraulic hand brake giving me even more options when multitasking on the trail.

 

The hand throttle can be set to operate like a thumb throttle on a quad or it can be set to lock at a specific rpm.

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It's definitely not a necessity, but it cost about $20 to put one together.

 

Besides the normal advantages of a hand throttle, my main thinking was my screwed up knee, it can get pretty uncomfortable on long drives so I figure it would be nice to be able to give it a break on the trail.

 

I want to start driving the truck more and hit some trails again, so anything that might help is worth a shot.

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Not much of an update but, I got the battery box bolted back down and I added a power disconnect.

I thought about changing up the battery arrangement but decided to just leave them for now.

 

I also installed a fuel gauge for the fuel cell.

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Since I was in there doing the fuel gauge, I decided to hook up the stereo.

 

I disconnected it in 2014 when I did the MPFI harness swap and never got around to hooking it up again, it has just been filling a hole in the dash all this time.

 

I rarely used the stereo since retiring it from daily driver duty years ago, but now it works if I decide too.

 

 

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Today I finished up the wiring in the bed and started trying to figure out a home for the spare tire, after trying a few ideas I ended up with it sitting partially over the battery box.

 

I think it should work out good there.

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