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What did you do in the garage today?

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I saved the fun part until the end. $400 plus shipping two ways to have the harness fixed to where it's just plug and play . I think ill give it a try for that. View attachment 280816

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That's one of those, if it fixes it ,it will be worth it all day long. GL🤞

Now that's a work light!
 

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Just trying to get the wires I need sorted out. I only need map, eot and a tac signal to make the trans shift. Then stuff like coolant, temp , ac , etc. . At least that's what I have read.

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JMZ would rather play than pay.

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Small stuff today. Been finishing up the current DRZ project, waiting on one wire to show up tomorrow and I can wrap that up for now. Today it was time to give the Land Cruiser some attention. 10mm_nut was completely transparent about the non functioning motorized passenger seat when I bought the truck for him. He explained, and I've found, that these things strip their gears out routinely and is a common issue. Common enough that a company called Gamiviti makes replacement gears for them.

First pulled the seat and started taking things apart following the directions in the Gamiviti youtube video. Lots of screwy things to remove but pretty easy, just follow along and stay organized.

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Usually it's just one gear, but both of mine on the passenger side were stripped. Thankfully I ordered enough gears to do both gears on both seats. Here's a new gear next to two worn gears.

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I also took Gamiviti's suggestion to install a set screw to keep the end cap (also provided by Gamiviti in their kit) to keep it from coming out again. It's pretty loose so seemed like a good idea to do it.

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Works like it's supposed to now. Now my son will be happy to have a little more legroom when he rides again.

I'm pretty much an expert on this process now so the drivers seat will be easy next weekend. See, I was putting in the last screw in the front trim piece when the screw slipped out and went down into the seat. As I was fishing it out, there was a washer in there next to it. I started looking over my work and it looks like one of the washer's I installed on the drive shaft came off while I was fiddling getting the motor on. Had to take it all apart again to get that washer back in there. I was kind of glad that I dropped that screw actually.

Then I rearranged things in the garage so I could get the GSX-S out and go for a rip. Beautiful day for a ride.
 

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Suspension head out on trip to spa for a makeover?
 
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Found out 1/4-28 tap fits perfect in stripped 6mm holes and I don't have to waste a $45 valve cover gasket on my KZ

Next time I do valves I will helicoil them back to what they are supposed to be
 
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Since the previous owners hacked up the stock radio spot I decided to just shove one of my commercial Motorolas in there. Need to get a trim ring made up for it.

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Productive evening

Got the valve cover down on the KZ. I love ebay. Got this long tap cheap. Cut the stripped 6mm threads to 1/4-28 and didn't even have to take off the valve cover

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Got the carbs back together too. Found the cold start problem - nearly all bowls had passage clogged. some very hard orings on what looked like a fairly freshly kitted carb. The hard rings were not part of carb kit, but I had bought them separately. Also installed 6 Sigma jet kit.

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Not my garage, but it is my stuff.

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I somehow missed that the race edition Beta had KYB suspension.
 
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