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Title: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 01, 2015, 11:19:38 AM
Needs: ebrake freed up, new alt belt, fix/ figure spaghetti shifter issue. Looks like loose bushings all over.

Check timing belt, plugs, clutch cable, choke. Cold start was very difficult.

Insure it

Plate it?

Paint it


Parts Notes:
Toro cross-reference stuff? http://minitrucktalk.com/threads/interesting-mitsu-engine-info.934/#post-5464

full parts breakdown, english: http://www.partsbase.org/mitsubishi/mighty-mits-mmna-us-1988-1995-u14t-qhpdl2m/
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 02, 2015, 10:26:34 AM
so it's stuck in reverse since I parked it at home the first time.

The shitty shifter seems to have made me fight the shift finger right out of the reverse fork leaving it with reverse engaged. Found a parts drawing that shows how the mechanism works. Probably have to pull extension housing off the trans to fix. It's like a rear shifted Toy case with the linkages coming in the back side. Hopefully simple matter of clean it up, drop the driveshaft, I think pull the rear trans mount, split the case, shift it out of reverse with the shift rail, and be all set.

Just what I was hoping for with a new purchase!

Mini - 0
Ranger - 1 (it runs/drives/starts/forwards and backs all on its own)
mowzer - (-1) (minor electrical fire last night. undiagnosed. I ripped the battery out and let it sit. fawk me.)
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 02, 2015, 10:27:45 AM
(http://static3.megazip.ru/M/d13/d13a38695f29f7fce2345448bc45546d.png)
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 02, 2015, 10:28:29 AM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/02/b1bf7e09f7dd8853905807f63bc4fc46.jpg)


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 02, 2015, 10:32:49 AM
Ooh, I just had a thought - I wonder if I can coax the reverse fork back through the reverse light switch hole. that'd be pretty ideal!
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: rejeep on March 02, 2015, 10:37:31 AM
can we see pictures of this thing or just the broken bits?
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 02, 2015, 10:43:58 AM
once it's back out of the mini garage :)
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 02, 2015, 01:57:46 PM
pulled the switch, can pry but not moving easily.

mild concern about getting the linkages set properly for reassembly, but I think I will have to split it to fix it :(
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: Nick on March 02, 2015, 02:17:18 PM
I can only imagine the amount of stuff you are going to accumulate by the time you are 50. You are going to need some serious property  :)
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 02, 2015, 02:48:44 PM
Kim's dad has like 1200+ acres in the north country.... I just need barns :)
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M on March 02, 2015, 03:36:49 PM
Details?
Manuf model year engine 4wd tire size etc...
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: rejeep on March 02, 2015, 05:23:35 PM
Kim's dad has like 1200+ acres in the north country.... I just need barns :)

Put a ring on it and let's go camping and cut some trails.. WTF. That's like what I'm looking for..
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on March 02, 2015, 05:24:28 PM
 :o
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 02, 2015, 10:33:17 PM
Drove it to work. Sorry no pics yet. No ponies and lots of oil smoke. Made it through the snow on the trail bridges better than I expected. Not sure how it'll do with softer snow on warmer temps.

Stalls a lot when cold. Probably need to bump idle up a bit. Reminded me why carbs suck...


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: etk300ex on March 03, 2015, 07:57:09 AM
trail bridges?   :o
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on March 03, 2015, 09:10:28 AM
Needs: ebrake freed up, new alt belt, fix/ figure spaghetti shifter issue. Looks like loose bushings all over.

Check timing belt, plugs, clutch cable, choke. Cold start was very difficult.

Insure it

Plate it?

Paint it


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you skipped all of these things and just made it move haha
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on March 03, 2015, 09:32:41 AM
How wide, long, tall, and weight is this thing
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 03, 2015, 10:17:32 AM
Roughly 5' wide, 11' long, I'd guess around 6' high with the high cab, maybe a bit more. should be around 1300#, probably around 70/30 front/rear bias. Once all else is dealt with, I might think about bobbing it to 8.5' long to go across a trailer or truck bed, if that's something that would help out in places.

TONS of oil smoke on cold start and at high R's. not yet sure how bad consumption actually is but it burns a bunch. Must be a 571 fleet thing? Hopefully the other fleet members don't learn from those two motors.

The starter only clicked this morning. unknown issue at this point. I did top off oil before I tried to start it - if valve seals are completely shot I maybe could have hydro locked it with oil? Suuuuper long shot, I highly doubt that. fully charged jump box at lunch and see what it does. Battery is supposedly a year old but isn't stamped. Could be a stuck starter or a stuck motor though it was running fine when I shut it off, and coolant is full & in good shape visually.

bah.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on March 03, 2015, 10:43:04 AM
this thing is sweet!
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 03, 2015, 10:43:58 AM
good purchase all around so far!
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: rejeep on March 03, 2015, 10:44:37 AM
um hello.. a picture would be nice sir..
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: etk300ex on March 03, 2015, 10:46:14 AM
we've all seen it on the facebook :P
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: rejeep on March 03, 2015, 11:16:05 AM
not on the book...
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: etk300ex on March 03, 2015, 11:24:41 AM
then no pic for you!  lol
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: TrailTamer on March 03, 2015, 12:23:47 PM
Oh lord. A project already.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 03, 2015, 12:29:46 PM
to tide you over, here's the fb pic

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10390015_10100349115296978_5133722986831483892_n.jpg?oh=8a84fb32e21a5ece098169cf3bb82ad7&oe=558F88C9)
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 03, 2015, 02:28:20 PM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/03/f69c1b177acda74173d169c7592f07e8.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/03/95de257fe2053c9fbadbe710ffa88f37.jpg)


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: Harrison on March 03, 2015, 02:39:30 PM
What's it have for a motor? How is parts availability?
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 03, 2015, 02:43:02 PM
I think I'm finding that all "mighty mits" models (this is a '93 model year of such) have the older 550cc wedge head 3cyl. JDM units past 1990 have 660cc hemi head motors.

3 speed wide ratio trans (4th is locked out and may or may not have splines on the main shaft under it) and is governed to 25mph. No tach. Speedo non-op. Temp and fuel gauges seem to work. Carbureted. Running better on fresh fuel today. Needed some extra load on the electrical to crank so there's probably a dirty connection somewhere.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 03, 2015, 02:45:00 PM
All parts available in japan, no issues other than shipping & waiting. Getting things here is a little tougher but there are several distributors who keep stock, and some random things cross - like same motor used in Toro commercial mowers for several years apparently so easy to get carb parts, plug wires, probably rebuild parts...
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on March 03, 2015, 03:21:07 PM
actually looks in good shape and not rotted out. 

what are the university rules on this again?
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: cracker on March 03, 2015, 03:25:16 PM
what are the university rules on this again?

LOL...
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 03, 2015, 03:26:03 PM
nailed it.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on March 03, 2015, 03:39:03 PM
no i thought you said your department was allowed tech vehicles or something that have parking spots, whats your point of doing this....
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 03, 2015, 03:40:52 PM
the idea is to make it an indispensable tech vehicle to the department and hope the actual permission follows...
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 03, 2015, 03:42:34 PM
right now it's still a little too "special" (in the way the janitor is special) to just hang a set of keys in keywatcher and let anyone use it. maybe in warm weather that won't be the case but for now it sure is. I bumped idle up a bit and didn't stall at all on the way here though. That's a large improvement over last night. It also idled the whole time I was home at lunch, warming up... I'm sure that didn't hurt.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: etk300ex on March 03, 2015, 03:49:03 PM
anyone want to start a pool on impound day?
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: Ryan on March 03, 2015, 03:51:47 PM
Slap "Maintenance Vehicle" on the side of it and it will not get a second look.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 03, 2015, 03:52:09 PM
closest date or price-is-right rules? does a wheel lock count as 'impound'?
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on March 03, 2015, 03:55:27 PM
Ill give it to April 15th
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: Wingman on March 03, 2015, 04:16:39 PM
March 25
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: dubt on March 03, 2015, 04:44:30 PM
march 18th
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: cracker on March 03, 2015, 04:57:43 PM
April 7th
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: jacel86 on March 03, 2015, 05:15:43 PM
Yesterday.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M on March 03, 2015, 05:17:32 PM
March 6th
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: jaysenodell on March 03, 2015, 05:50:11 PM
March 11.


Then the ticket for "too many unregistered vehicles" and "operating an unlicensed auto sales facility" shortly after that.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on March 03, 2015, 05:55:01 PM
tough crowd!
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: tony on March 03, 2015, 06:42:16 PM
March 27

What's top speed
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on March 03, 2015, 07:30:19 PM
any progress with insurance or paper work?
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: dubt on March 03, 2015, 07:49:43 PM
the paper work sounds like the hard part
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on March 03, 2015, 07:53:55 PM
i bet you could get a Maine plate with an email and 100$


they would let me do it for my plow truck
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 03, 2015, 10:21:27 PM
Tell me more? Haven't worked on it yet.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: JEEPWERX on March 04, 2015, 07:36:27 AM
Put timewarner or RGE stickers. No one will ever look twice.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 04, 2015, 08:10:07 AM
UR stickers... Neither of this utilities would ever be on campus.


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on March 04, 2015, 08:40:27 AM


Please fill out the one page quote form and email back to delma@staabagency.com for a quote once Delma or Natasha get the quote the can call you or email you the total amount due and what is need to complete the registration
 
The State of Maine will only register vehicles that are 1990 and up, and 10,000 lbs. or less
if the vehicle is a 1990 thru 1994 the title needs to already be in your name, if the vehicle is a 1995 or newer we will need the original title
 
any questions please call the Staab Agency 207-549-7541
 
thank you
Kathy
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on March 04, 2015, 08:41:54 AM
just call them, they would do my 1979 truck, and the title is not in my name, its signed by sellar.  It seems their posted rules are flexible, and they just help you to get it done. 

you have to get insurance first though.  that was easy in my case.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 04, 2015, 09:29:15 AM
Sounds a little sketchy for POV (personally owned vehicle) but seems a decent option if a maine llc happened to own it. and my trailers. and everything else...
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on March 04, 2015, 09:50:27 AM
LLC would make you a company as in commercial?

no thanks!
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: rejeep on March 04, 2015, 08:07:34 PM
just throw an orange triangle on the back... legal

http://www.safeny.ny.gov/slowmove.htm
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on March 04, 2015, 11:39:52 PM
might be on to something there as

"Maintenance machinery" 


no chance in being legit agricultural
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: rejeep on March 05, 2015, 05:58:15 AM
9.9 out of 10 people seeing that thing if properly marked will look the other way....

Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 06, 2015, 10:41:05 AM
still a smoker at high revs, otherwise running well.

triangle will be here monday. just ordered valve seals. picked up a compression tester last night. hopefully have a chance to take a look at that this weekend. I doubt it'll be good news but hopefully it won't be bad news.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: JEEPWERX on March 06, 2015, 12:51:57 PM
Ha ha. Triangle Prob is the safest bet. Throw a traffic cone or two in the bed. No worries.
No registration means no tickets!
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on March 06, 2015, 12:52:53 PM
and no way to located which impound lot! lol
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 06, 2015, 12:55:07 PM
valve seals NLA from that source. hrmph.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 06, 2015, 05:25:31 PM
hopefully correct seals and a replacement turn signal ordered. we'll see if those do better than NLA.


My other vehicles are through LibMut. They won't bind insurance on a greymarket vehicle. Guess I'll be trying State Farm, and failing that, going to Progressive. Other paperwork is all done to see if NY will plate the thing, I just need insurance.

orange triangle on it since lunch ;)
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: rejeep on March 06, 2015, 11:45:39 PM
It's like the triforce I tell you....
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 07, 2015, 12:35:40 AM
  ∆
∆ ∆
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on March 07, 2015, 02:17:41 AM
progressive online is the best.  they will insure anything for 45 days.  after 6 recreations of the policy, your are grandfathered in. 
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 12, 2015, 12:55:23 PM
State farm insured.

Need a VIN rubbing and weight slip to process title/reg since there is no title and it is a short VIN. Then, we'll see if Albany kicks it back after that.


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on March 12, 2015, 12:57:52 PM
nice, progress
Title: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 15, 2015, 12:36:28 AM
Checking out some 13" wheels and tires at 1400 tomorrow. Minimum ramp length to get on the tow rig flatbed is 8' and that may still have breakover issues. Cheap 6' ramps going back to HF :(


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 15, 2015, 03:08:49 PM
Ordered some 3mm spacers for the front. No true rub but appears to be exactly 0 clearance from rim edge to spring cup on strut and from sidewall to the first couple coils.

Currently big n littles. Studded 185/80r13 on the back and all season 175/70r13 on the front. Have two matching 175/70 loose to swap once ice season is 100% done.

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/15/43b2da901f2f4c4763443caca2dd75c2.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/15/049ff623079c49ae6dc31646bc2f84fb.jpg)


Could remove the flares now and look JDM!
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/15/398cea1c17dbf6cfa6aa24615e3e9eec.jpg)


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: Callelle on March 15, 2015, 04:10:18 PM
I want to sit in the bed just to take up half the load limit >.>
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 15, 2015, 05:27:53 PM
1480# with full tank of fuel. Thanks to Smike for bringing me a floor jack ::)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/15/b4f359881a9da07490cbcb012ff83020.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/15/2d248a2fb1d017fdfeab56de4e426bf2.jpg)


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: Wingman on March 15, 2015, 05:29:28 PM
 :o


 :-[
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: dubt on March 15, 2015, 05:41:47 PM
oh myyyyy'
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: Nick on March 15, 2015, 05:55:24 PM
Hahaha
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: tony on March 15, 2015, 08:14:26 PM
Lol
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: JEEPWERX on March 15, 2015, 08:44:44 PM
Poor little guy looks so sad.


Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on March 15, 2015, 08:47:23 PM
thing is sweet.  took it like a champ.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: JEEPWERX on March 15, 2015, 09:01:52 PM
Mini bro class?
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 18, 2015, 12:31:19 PM
Dmv doesn't accept math.

Scale ticket for X with no evidence of what was on the scale means something, but Y - Z = X is no good. Hrmph.


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on March 18, 2015, 12:59:24 PM
you tried to pull it on one pad and they cant measure 1300lbs?
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on March 18, 2015, 01:02:05 PM
thats so funny- they will accept a weigh ticket that you could tell the scale people to put anything, truck name, or vin number on it though

i had to do it for my 4500

completely random
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 18, 2015, 02:46:59 PM
What they'll hopefully accept: (http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/18/956480d295b7c8e83419806291a71597.jpg)


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: jaysenodell on March 18, 2015, 03:00:53 PM
Apparently all you need to register something down here is cash. According to a neighbor, if you have a photo of a witness taken "mid build" (like the state Mark's Willy is in) your home built can be registered by bringing that witness in with you. You have to affix a vin like tag to the vehicle but...


I suddenly see a mini truck in my future.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 18, 2015, 03:04:34 PM
Good to go until Albany says otherwise. Now I can get parking tix :(

I shall call him Gus

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/18/ec4d39880078c5ac825200eb1311642a.jpg)


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M on March 18, 2015, 03:08:07 PM
(http://pix.iemoji.com/sbemojix2/0474.png)
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on March 18, 2015, 03:55:35 PM
nice work mike

cant believe they did it for you
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 18, 2015, 04:11:59 PM
Albany could kill the whole thing - NH probably shouldn't have registered it in the first place, and it's deep into grey here, so we'll see. 

I can't wait to get the valve seals replaced and hopefully kill the oil smoke.

It needs front amber and rear red side marker lights on it in case it gets inspected for compliance... It also needs a broken rear turn signal lens replaced, a rear plate light installed, and the backup light fixed for inspection. Speedo cable or speedo is broken. Governor isn't disabled, but 4th gear is permanently locked out on my transmission so even though it's governed to 25, it'll probably only do 30-35 at redline if I bypass that (which from what I read requires doing a standalone ignition, bypassing a fuel pump relay, and make a new distrib holddown to set advance properly - or from what I was told at purchase, swapping in the distributor he gave me).

I love tooling around in the little thing, not so sure how I'll feel about that with normal size traffic around me.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: Wingman on March 18, 2015, 05:14:59 PM
You are not allowed to name your own junk...
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 18, 2015, 05:20:36 PM
I didn't name it. DMV named it.... :)
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: jacel86 on March 18, 2015, 06:17:58 PM
Gusgus says "bring it on Albany!"(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/18/ad2ba0916485692ff8b5a2ba47542222.jpg)
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: luvmyxj on March 18, 2015, 06:21:53 PM
not to suprised. iirc didnt a guy in the club have one of these he would drive to wp, he would show up on street tires and put atv tires on when he got there
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: JEEPWERX on March 18, 2015, 06:37:28 PM
Good stuff mike.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: dubt on March 18, 2015, 06:47:29 PM
Yes, wheeled a101 with him
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 18, 2015, 06:50:50 PM
He knew nothing about how it got plated.


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: etk300ex on March 19, 2015, 06:16:38 PM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/19/64d153cbf71a82d5e17a3fe47f7bc60c.jpg)


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: JEEPWERX on March 19, 2015, 07:27:45 PM
Wtf don't give him ideas.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on March 19, 2015, 07:41:47 PM
in sure there are parts out back!
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 19, 2015, 07:45:05 PM
Do not need...


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 19, 2015, 07:45:25 PM

in sure there are parts out back!

True...

But: do not need.


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Title: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 22, 2015, 06:24:22 PM
161-151-145 compression. Not great but enough that I expect valve seals to fix 'er up.

Plugs & mfgd socket
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/22/70d79eb6c173338898fe7e1165ac447d.jpg)

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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: JEEPWERX on March 22, 2015, 06:52:49 PM
That's a sweet tool!
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 24, 2015, 12:16:58 AM
If I had a head gasket (and timing belt fir good measure-ohc), I'd be doing this on the bench. 4/6 done. Serious pain in the ass. Hardest pair should be done - like 2.5 hr to do the middle pair, right under the rear cab wall.


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 24, 2015, 11:37:54 PM
Done!

Night drive around my long block through the park and back was still giving some smoke but it smells like rich mix, not oil. Starts easier and runs better w fresh plugs and clean 5w30.

Total pain, but I figured out some tricks so it got easier.

Clean/ new air filter next. Need to pull it and see if a spectre unit matches up. Air box was deleted so no stock lookup.


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 27, 2015, 06:13:16 PM
In 2 weeks I've burned 3.5 gallons. Hah.

Haven't looked at speedo to see where it's broken, so no clue on miles. Ballpark 60-70? Should be about 6 miles per day I've driven it plus some extra running and a trip to main st.

Smoking starts 2/3 to redline. good to 20mph w current gears. Wish enabling 4th was easy. I'd drive this all over but 20mph just isn't quite enough for primary city steets and I don't want to be a mosquito machine.

Haven't found any good swap options. Not putting real money into it anyway until I feel a bit more secure w a title in hand. Be that a swap of any sort or re ringing the motor.


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: TrailTamer on March 27, 2015, 08:20:18 PM
What HP the engine is rated at? Maybe 30?
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: rejeep on March 28, 2015, 12:06:27 AM
Gm van drivetrain.   Done
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on March 28, 2015, 02:30:35 PM
~45hp

Auto parts are too big. anything bigger than about a 1 litre is going to have to stick through the bed or something.

Kim needed to move it after I left today. I gave her a quick tour before I left and later got this :)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/28/bc6f71b58d41777def90ac0c37c12551.jpg)


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: dubt on March 28, 2015, 02:37:56 PM
She's a keeper
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: carchameleon on March 29, 2015, 09:14:44 AM
She's a keeper
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on April 15, 2015, 05:09:48 PM
Swapped out the 5w30 for some 20w50 racecar oil and cut the smoking in half or less.

Still clearly needs a rebuild but it's happy enough to drive for a while I think.
I knocked the partly broken driver mirror glass out last week :( Funny very convex thing. Haven't brought it to my favorite glass man yet to see if he can make something fit in it.

No sticker yet, but I might drive it that far down Elmwood now once I my tail light lens comes in. That's been a month now, so hopefully within the next 3 weeks. Maybe it'll be a race between NY title and tail light lens?
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: JEEPWERX on April 15, 2015, 05:45:25 PM
This vehicle needs to be in KOH pits 2016.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on May 15, 2015, 11:11:06 AM
Snapped the clutch cable running around for work on weds. Longest replacement I could find in stock with the right ends is about 6” too short :(

Gonna have to use some cable clamps and a piece of the old cable, and make a new retainer for the trans end. Bah.

No replies on my favorite drivetrain donor. May contact a guy with a dismantled goldwing trike down by Philly next week. Would rather not go that far but options for things with reverse that I can make talk to a solid rear axle are ridiculously limited. It’s a big thing in the minicar and ultralight buggy/ rail world. Was doing some reading yesterday.

The legit f-n-r boxes are $1300-2500!


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on May 15, 2015, 06:15:44 PM
YES!!(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/15/c7b409fd9a26cbc01512e55da764408c.jpg)


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: dubt on May 15, 2015, 07:26:29 PM
this is great

Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on May 16, 2015, 09:42:03 PM
15/32 instead of 11/32 is the right belt. Cured squeal! Need to go a smidge longer if I have to replace again.

Clutch cable temperm fixed. Drilled motor mount for cable trap and used 5-6” of old cable to reach clutch arm.

Hackey, but I’ll take saving $120 or waiting weeks for jdm via mitsu dealer.


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on May 16, 2015, 09:42:29 PM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/16/22ffc2749e95d762c1a1dc105e1f6da1.jpg)


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: JEEPWERX on May 16, 2015, 11:07:41 PM
Congrats on title
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: rejeep on May 17, 2015, 08:39:32 AM
title=money to be spent...

congrats... another project..
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on May 17, 2015, 08:43:41 AM
Yup! Makes me feel better about drivetrain shopping. Though, the more I think about it, a stock motor without a limited transmission would really be more than enough.

Lack of real reverse sucks if I want to be able to move trailers with it and such.


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: rejeep on May 17, 2015, 09:56:49 PM
Canada and Mexico Craig's list
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on May 17, 2015, 11:00:03 PM
I watch kijiji, never seem to be parting them.


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: matt on May 18, 2015, 12:08:47 PM
That would be cool with a tdi and a sami trans.   ;)
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on May 18, 2015, 12:54:02 PM
would need some counter weights up front because the drive line would have to be in the bed :)

is the speed thing a gear issue or power issue?
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on May 18, 2015, 01:24:22 PM
Gearing. 4th is disabled internally. Gear is present but collar is solid instead of splined for the shift dog to engage. Also electronicly governed rpm and speed limits in place. Much easier to fix than the trans.


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: rejeep on May 18, 2015, 02:09:21 PM
2 speed rearend
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on May 18, 2015, 02:43:23 PM
Any 2 speed rear I've ever seen would dwarf the entire vehicle.

ALso, having looked casually into them when thinking about dumpbus building and RPMs, all 2 speed rears seem to be geared with low gears, and then a lower option. like a 5.x and a 8.x ratio. nothing like a 2-3:1 and a 5:1.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on May 18, 2015, 02:50:49 PM
sami case in it backwards!
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on May 18, 2015, 02:51:05 PM
lift it and bigger tires
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on May 18, 2015, 03:00:50 PM
sammi full drivetrain could be fun. I think there's enough room to keep it pretty low on solid axles. I don't want to be without it for that long though! :)
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: etk300ex on May 18, 2015, 03:05:42 PM
:facepalm:
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on May 18, 2015, 03:06:48 PM
#justjealous
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on May 18, 2015, 03:17:00 PM
* lugs and 19.5's
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on May 18, 2015, 03:27:20 PM
I see the resemblance...
(http://cdn.mkimg.carview.co.jp/minkara/userstorage/000/005/546/856/1c58e8d4de.jpg)
(http://www.motorstown.com/images/peterbilt-372-04.jpg)
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: matt on May 19, 2015, 12:16:47 PM
sammi full drivetrain could be fun. I think there's enough room to keep it pretty low on solid axles. I don't want to be without it for that long though! :)

I know a guy with all the parts.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: Ryan on June 08, 2015, 09:13:38 AM
Look at these.

http://stgeorge.craigslist.org/snw/5062318025.html
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on June 08, 2015, 10:15:52 AM
Awesome.


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: rejeep on June 08, 2015, 10:34:22 AM
I would see if he has a tranny and be done...

or just skid one up and ship it.. ::)
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on June 23, 2015, 10:23:12 PM
New toad. Hoping to drag it over and get stickers for it and the eagle tmw.


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on June 23, 2015, 10:23:35 PM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/23/7e9a9aada53ec83b8a71a4fbd6de4a48.jpg)


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: rejeep on June 23, 2015, 10:54:48 PM
Is that my tow bar???
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on June 24, 2015, 12:00:58 AM
Had to make longer arms for it, but it’s still around... only mount points are all the way out at the edges. 36” arm was too short. Made some 48s.


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: rejeep on June 24, 2015, 09:40:21 AM
that's awesome...

dragged my YJ up to Rochester back in 2007 when I moved with my 1998 5.9..
5.5 hr drive that took 7  :-\
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on June 24, 2015, 09:43:44 AM
tow bars are for the birds and look 100% death trap to me, i would never ever use one with anything i cared about on either end. 
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: rejeep on June 24, 2015, 09:46:28 AM
tow bars are for the birds and look 100% death trap to me, i would never ever use one with anything i cared about on either end.

yup, agree....
worst drive of my life...
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: Wingman on June 24, 2015, 10:06:11 AM
Towed a 1967 pickup from TX to NY via tow bar behind a 1993 Suburban.

Not fun.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: jaysenodell on June 24, 2015, 10:35:13 AM
I think you have the the right combo for towbars. The big RVs towing cars/jeeps seem to be fine with the tow bar. HUGE mass difference though.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on June 24, 2015, 11:25:58 AM
Huge mass difference is key. I think the mini is a potentially great toad.

I flat towed an engineless quad cab 2500 Ram up from NC with my truck when I bought it. It was fine when everything was fine, it was a white knuckle expirience on the road and a broken headlight in a parking lot when it started snowing. Absolutely horrible.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on July 20, 2015, 11:16:14 AM
Anyone have any ideas on cutting what's missing on this gear?

(http://i.imgur.com/kU1Xv2c.jpg)
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: rejeep on July 20, 2015, 11:19:20 AM
wait, the spacer is in place of 4th or the spacer is blocking 4th from being engaged?
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on July 20, 2015, 12:47:35 PM
you need the syncro set on the right to look the the set on the left. 

i think i understand that is part of the gear that the spline isnt cut hmmm. 


if i had 2 or three of them id take a cut off wheel too it, but success might be limited.  probably just try and get the right gear to swap onto your shaft that's cut already
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on July 20, 2015, 01:51:47 PM
I was thinking the same on a cutoff wheel.

the splines aren't cut on the gear. should look like the others.

getting the right gear or even a part number for it isn't easy. There's another guy finally interested in working on it, may make some progress.

I'd like to repower, but I'd rather have a 4th gear if it can be done. Would keep the smoke much more manageable if I can keep RPMs lower. And would give me a workable ultra light duty RWD trans to adapt to another motor if I find one.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on July 20, 2015, 02:44:24 PM
how hard is it to take apart the trans to hand one gear thats cut already, and the other one thats not to a machine shop, and how much is it worth to  you?  200-300$?  not sure a legit shop could do that for less.     mill and an indexed angle turn table manually?  maybe something Matt M could do?
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on July 20, 2015, 02:46:44 PM
Yeah it's not worth real shop rates to me. Probably worth less than $200 to me.

I haven't torn down the transmission. As small as it is I can't imagine it's a horrible job to get it down that far. I'd definitely have to pay attention since I've never taken apart a manual trans before.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: KingtheZJ on July 20, 2015, 02:49:42 PM
What's the manufacture of the teams? If New Venture I can check my gears to see if something happens to be the same. Unlikely.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: KingtheZJ on July 20, 2015, 02:51:23 PM
If you can, measure the OD of the part that needs to be cut
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on July 20, 2015, 02:54:16 PM
are synchros available for it?



id pull the gear, clamp a syncro to it as a guide and go nuts with a cut wheel in a controlled jiged manner, then taper the teeth as best as possible.  worst you have is something that grinds when attempting to go into 4th. 



maybe something can be welded from spencers pile you your gear if it was spun down then pressed together / welded  (using your gear)
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on July 20, 2015, 03:16:14 PM
Good ideas.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on September 05, 2015, 03:38:18 PM
Needs more left-right support. Angle brackets underneath are surprisingly stout fore-aft.

I want to make a mount for the right front corner as well, probably a more common home for it - but more work needed there than here to span the engine cover.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/05/ede3a9718451245230457e5afb5c1868.jpg)

Also, I need a third AC for the garage!

This will be it for today, gotta be at work at 1800.


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on September 05, 2015, 05:22:04 PM
Fuck halfassing it. Done. Structure welded to the frame under the bed. Well, maybe birdshitted? But it’ll do.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/05/53675078d3d1bcb292ca8afd83dee9de.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/05/f5f780392fd41aca7c47d3ff654a475e.jpg)

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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on November 13, 2015, 06:28:44 PM
Donor motor found. Check it out Sunday on my way to Cleveland, still in the car – so I even get to test drive it! Pinto 2 L.


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: rejeep on November 13, 2015, 07:11:07 PM
1.
Crane looks perfect where it sits.  Nice counter balance to driver and no blind spot issue.
2.
Have a lot of literature on pinto engines.  Use to be a common flat fender swap
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on November 15, 2015, 11:19:47 AM
 now having looked at this, thrown a tape measure on it, and heard it run, I have a couple of questions you may know something about:
– Are there oil pan options available? This appears to have a front sump pan, and it appearsto be a few inches taller than the drawings I looked at indicated
-  should there be a timing belt cover?
- i'm sure it will not be an issue to find, but any info on verifying camshaft timing,  setting spark timing, and verifying spark advance…

67,000 miles, And almost clean enough to eat off of. Previous owner screwed up timing, and it is a stubborn start


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on November 15, 2015, 11:22:11 AM
I will also need to whip up an intake horn, and poop out a airbox. The stock round air filter housing above the valve cover will be no good for me


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on December 07, 2015, 10:16:56 AM
Ordered intake horn, motor still isn't out of the car. Glad I'm not in a rush but I'm starting to get annoyed.


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on December 18, 2015, 01:29:45 PM
motor out. he lost my number. picking it up this weekend.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on December 20, 2015, 11:11:38 AM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/20/ce7c2ef884394d549bb11b79fc930903.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/20/141cd2a57ffa116ef2ce2c656f71f7ab.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/20/e957f9bb67fdeddc1015aa092d8ad8a1.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/20/7fdccf24b29b6c3751d05c2d25a8f8f4.jpg)


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: rejeep on December 20, 2015, 12:35:47 PM
whats that out of?
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on December 20, 2015, 12:36:30 PM
the '74 Pinto in the first two pics is the donor.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: matt on December 21, 2015, 12:03:30 PM
Trans looks long
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on December 21, 2015, 12:12:39 PM
sure does.
found no options for a bolt-on shortening option.

may be in the market for a T4 or T5 instead of this FOG, it appears that the same bolt pattern lasted all the way up through the Rangers we race.

Initial searching makes it look like it's a 1pc mainshaft that runs out the trans through the full length of that tail housing, I would expect to find diameter issues in trying to shorten that output and respline it, but I may dig into what I could do for a "hack and tap" with smaller splines. Sucks that the shifter is ALL the way back too, but if I hack the extension I should be able to move it all the way up to the back of the case. Top shift or rear shift is under the bed either way but it would be nice not to be into the damn fuel tank.

More garage reorg tomorrow afternoon, and some actual measuring and comparing.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on December 22, 2015, 04:25:27 PM
Yup, too long. Would be just right to put in pivoting front mounts and no driveshaft. Fuck.

Also much taller than the drawings I looked at, would give me 2” to the ground under the pan at stock height. At best.

Gonna have to see what other options I can find.

I could push it forward a decent bit especially if I move the radiator. Up/down I could shorten the pan a bit but seat clearance is the limit to going up and thats complicated au best.

Decided to look at wiring anyway, can’t get it to crank. Was going to grab a coil and confirm timing now that I adjusted the distributor. If I’m going to sell it I’d like to make it run “on the stand”

Was expecting to give the starter 12v and have it crank. Looks like external solenoid setup. Instead it just arcs like a dead shor. And does nothing. Wtf? It started the car 3 weeks ago. I saw it.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/22/1553b7a226ce38647c9e5b661a568a4f.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/22/e907e55c7f6a062dfc8dc7bb79c4e786.jpg)


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: matt on December 26, 2015, 09:37:45 PM
what about a 22re with 5 spd and t-case?  or samurai?
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: rejeep on December 27, 2015, 11:08:31 PM
Popular Willys swap
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on December 29, 2015, 07:45:32 AM
Sammi/ tracker maybe. I think a 22r is similar size to this. Need samples and a measuring tape...


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: rejeep on December 29, 2015, 12:48:46 PM
Couple of 4cyl GM engines you can size up ;)
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: Harrison on January 19, 2017, 09:05:28 AM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170119/dd6931b4949d9ce9bf606e34ea46ac9a.jpg)
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: rejeep on January 19, 2017, 10:08:09 AM
perfect.. will fit on trailer nice with a NE CJ :D
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on January 19, 2017, 11:47:08 AM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170119/dd6931b4949d9ce9bf606e34ea46ac9a.jpg)

that looks like a really nice example!
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on January 19, 2017, 11:47:34 AM
I dropped mine through my trailer once. they're SKINNY
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on August 30, 2018, 10:47:23 AM
hopefully picking up a 4cyl microsquirt next week, then I don't need to F with the VW ECU, and can learn some things about maybe going that route on the big cars next time around.

I wanted to tackle this last year at this time. This year maybe I can actually do it. Almost all the parts collected.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M on August 30, 2018, 12:22:46 PM
Went to court today in Manassas VA (overweight, no cdl, no ifta, no name on door).  All charges dismissed. Phew. 
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on August 30, 2018, 12:26:09 PM
Several of us might love to hear the details on that if sharable.
Congrats!
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M on August 30, 2018, 01:57:56 PM

Deleted, will post in members only forum later
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on October 04, 2018, 09:14:15 PM
Poked at this a little bit last night. Trying to firm up some bad plans. I think I need to build an intake manifold or at least part of one (it’s a split mani) I could use the engine height reduction (intake comes over the valve cover) and I think I also need to change to a cable throttle with IAC instead of DBW with the microsquirt.

Trying to decide on a couple other things

Current plan is that center diff (vw transaxle) will be open; full time 4x4, but really a one wheel wonder. I don’t think welding the center is a good idea; wheelbase is too short and pavement will be majority of use. Maybe put a lunchbox in the amc20 rear and call it a day? If it sucks, figure out what to do from there be it locking the front too and/or welding the center and doing lockout hubs in the front. Driveline disconnects look to be $6-800 and that’s just not worth it to me. Though a locker or two and converting to lockout hubs probably come close to that. But it’s $0 to start which a disconnect is not.

Rear suspension I’m figuring on reusing factory leaf springs. They seem fine. Either factory shocks or put some fresh bushings in the Edelbrocks.

Front suspension is what I’m really stuck on. 5 link with Astro power steering box and 2.0 air shocks is what I’m kinda leaning towards. Relatively KISS & cheap. Not planning for long travel. 8” would be huge. I bet it has 4 now. Other option is some leaf springs but I always make fun of leaf spring solid axle swaps, approach angle never works out - but the front axle is set pretty far back.



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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: TrailTamer on October 04, 2018, 09:43:44 PM
Ask one of Jokinens to come up with a locker for the transaxle? Hmm.

Need that much of suspension travel? What about use some trailer leaf springs?

What front axle you’re going to use?
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on October 04, 2018, 10:14:58 PM
narrow track d30 & amc 20, procured.

could get a really good limited slip for the transaxle, similar price range of around 800 iirc. no used market for them.

light trailer springs could do.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on October 04, 2018, 10:23:46 PM
2k axle weight is lightest double eye spring listed. could possibly lose a leaf. that may be nearly perfect on a 4 leaf pack.

need to see how leaf springs could lay out under there too, but this is at least some length options to think on. thanks for the idea! Wildly cheaper to try than linking it. OTOH strut towers are fine coil/shock structures and I have frame to work from behind there. Not much structure from the footwell forward. (don't crash.)

https://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-Trailer_Suspension-hs-2000_lbs-sz-Double_Eye_Springs-pc-Leaf_Springs.aspx
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: Ryan on October 05, 2018, 10:11:52 AM
Top speed of 30mph at 5000 rpm.  ;D
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on October 05, 2018, 10:31:27 AM
what is the purpose of this unit?   snow plow?  pit vehicle? 



i dont get it. 
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on October 05, 2018, 01:30:24 PM
Pits. Daily. Town runner that fits in joe if I’m lucky. Probably plow if I find a light duty 7-8’ blade like yours on the zj.

Current top speed is 27 with a smoke screen.




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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: Ryan on October 05, 2018, 04:32:43 PM
Have you done calculations to see what top speed will be?

My transaxle buggy would do about 20mph at a reasonable rpm. 5.38 (I think) and 37" tires.

If you do not weld the transaxle diff it will be like an AWD car, probably good enough for described uses.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on October 05, 2018, 06:31:28 PM
2.72 gears. 3.4 R&P. 0.756 o.d. (I think. Could be 0.837)

Not fully settled on tire size and don’t yet know how happy a vw 2.0 is screaming. Calcs are one thing, going deaf or fearing rod exit is another. Motor redlines at 6300.

Hoping for a comfortable 55.  On 33s (if I did my math right just now) that’s 4000 rpm.


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on October 05, 2018, 06:32:21 PM
4300 if it’s the taller 5th.


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: TrailTamer on October 05, 2018, 06:42:04 PM
I have a CJ D30 here with locking hubs & disk brake. Possibly free (George's)
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on October 05, 2018, 09:12:20 PM
Ready for a scrap run. Probably won’t do tomorrow in the rain.

Everything I own is way expired. Probably flat tow this to scrap, drop for inspection, then get reg renewed, and once that’s set, cycle through everything else for inspections. Probably plate the TDI while I’m at it. Why not spend it like I’ve got it. Maybe do glass in the 1.8t and make it a step closer to perfect too.

I hate inspections.


(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181006/38faff65d64651866b6d6dc88a6ef3d1.jpg)

My d30 is disk and full time. I plan to start with the simpler awd setup and go from there if I’m not happy with it. Stock with atv drive tires and an open diff this thing was a surprising snow monster.


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on October 07, 2018, 07:44:57 PM
Extra ready.

Anyone every try to buy scrap from metalico? I don’t know if that’s a thing they do. Would love to buy a hundredish pounds of lead for the brolite rear bumper for scrap price easily. Watched way too much about lead smelting on YouTube this weekend and it seems an easy thing to try. Metal funnel and dump some molten mess in a couple drilled holes.

Hundred pounds per gallon.


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on October 07, 2018, 08:30:47 PM
new level of stupid.


turn it off. 
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on October 07, 2018, 11:14:18 PM
pffff
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: M4wdFab on October 08, 2018, 07:55:20 AM
way less effort and more practical to just use steel at 2/3s the density of Lead... especially if your only talking 100lbs.  shit thats like two 1 ton rotors......
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on October 19, 2018, 07:31:11 PM
Papered.

Still smokes like a tire fire. Didn’t fix itself while off the road.


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: Harrison on October 21, 2018, 08:56:47 PM
Needs more Lucas?
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on October 21, 2018, 10:48:14 PM
Didn’t work in an hour of run time.

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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: TrailTamer on October 22, 2018, 06:33:48 PM
Run thicker oil?
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on October 22, 2018, 06:56:23 PM
It would have to be gear oil. 20w50 didn’t help.


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: rejeep on October 22, 2018, 07:04:19 PM
The only bottle that fixes problems is alcohol

And that usually causes more.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on October 22, 2018, 09:38:13 PM
I would have been beyond shocked if it made any difference whatsoever.

It’s a motor I have no love for so I’m happy to test potions in it.

Stuff just looked like Lucas.


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: rejeep on October 22, 2018, 10:24:17 PM
A lot of people swear by the blue devil brand of stuff.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: dubt on October 23, 2018, 11:01:49 AM
I used blue devil to fix my old mini van head gasket leak. It worked.... but only kept the van a few months after trying it. So can not attest to the longevity of the fix. For comparison its was leaving a white smoke screen behind it while running. After it didnt smoke at all. It was like 4 hour job when i did it if i recall correct
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on October 23, 2018, 01:05:43 PM
Blue Devil doesn't make snake oil for ring seal/compression. Just for head gaskets.

My problems are stuck rings/ scored walls.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: Harrison on October 23, 2018, 04:26:05 PM
Lucas is just petroleum goop with no additive package. Use to thicken oil when 20w50 isn’t enough. Just an attempt to keep oil thicker at temp so it doesn’t get by. It’s only use is for milking stuff along IMO but that’s the goal here.

If rings may be stuck, I’d do MMO or Seafoam. Mercedes diesels are known for sticking rings from carbon. Wagon and 240D have both had rough running shakes remedied with this treatment and then synthetic oil after. Takes time though.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on October 23, 2018, 06:23:56 PM
Sea foam in crankcase?


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: rejeep on October 23, 2018, 06:45:48 PM
Sucked through the brake Booster
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: Harrison on October 23, 2018, 08:51:33 PM
Sucked through vacuum line won’t really reach rings. Right in the crankcase is where I’ve used it.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on October 23, 2018, 09:13:15 PM
I may have a goal of either fix or kill via snake oils. Could be fun.


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: Harrison on October 23, 2018, 09:26:27 PM
Absolutely. I’d not dump Lucas, Seafoam, etc into crankcase of anything I cared about and/or wasn’t on its last legs.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on October 23, 2018, 10:00:05 PM
I’m a Lucas believer. It seems to give an extra moment of cushion in case of lost oil pressure.


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Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: Harrison on October 23, 2018, 10:29:55 PM
...in a 5.3 you don’t really care about that actually has a chance of seeing zero oil pressure. You’d never run it in your TDI or any Cummins you own is my point. 99.99% of people buying it are throwing money at diluting the additive package in their oil :)
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on October 24, 2018, 08:02:47 AM
Lucas helped got the dumpbus home after rings vacated #6 and I was having minor issues keeping oil inside of it

so not-not in any Cummins I own ;)
But point taken.

It goes in motors-at-risk
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on October 24, 2018, 11:11:11 PM
today's dumb windshield time thought: if I did links instead of leaves, could I line things up so as to have little enough change in driveshaft length that I could just let the CVs at the transmission take up the length change?

more of a design challenge than anything that would actually be a reasonable consideration. certainly would be more expensive. but a thought exercise I thought you could all make fun of me for :)
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on July 26, 2019, 07:33:26 PM
messaged on this. Planning to go to Attica tomorrow with 571 if I get off my ass and wrap it up tonight. Will grab if I can. Fuck the NA motor, I know this 1.8t from the charcoal  04 Jetta sedan I dailied and I liked it a lot. I know it'll be happy in the rev range I'll be geared for.

https://buffalo.craigslist.org/pts/d/grand-island-2005-vw-volkswagen-new/6914695992.html
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on July 26, 2019, 07:40:42 PM
bonus of turbo: IDGAF what the intake looks like. A stupid log for easy packaging will be just fine since I'm shoving air into it. Ditto on exhaust once it gets past the built-in rotary muffler.

 I've been worrying on intake every time I consider packaging.

Once 571 is out of winter maintenance, Joe gets car shelves to fit both toys, driveway gets thinned, and Gus gets the knife. Door stack in the back yard goes too. and any useless rubber & wheels too. Couple days of cleanup will go a long ways.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on July 28, 2019, 09:00:32 PM
Lots of garage .org today. More tomorrow. Excited to start on this.

Lots of bites on Beetle parts. Surprising.

I think I need to get my engine hoist back from Troy.

I think I may sketch out quick ramps In Joe for easy double loading before I start. SO NICE to not have the buggy in the garage.
Title: Re: MMTR Mini
Post by: mr.mindless on November 18, 2019, 08:36:06 PM
I shoulda renewed reg on this in October. Inspection is up now and I can’t renew. Damnit.

This state is a pain in the ass.