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04 Jul 2021 05:24 #236370 by Lambert
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Always beneficial not to be pouring fuel straight onto the floor, much more economic!

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05 Jul 2021 17:30 - 05 Jul 2021 17:31 #236428 by Riccy
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Info pack from Martin arrived today, many thanks. But where to put the numbered rally card? 

I will probably tie it to the front bar next to the number plate somewhere for the day. Dont want it falling off or disappearing on the way to the meet.

The sticker i am hoping to get on the windscreen where the rear mirror is, some trial and error needed to avoid the gopro I usually film with.

 

Looking forwards to the meet and seeing everyones cars, putting names to faces and driving some black tracks 

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18 Jul 2021 15:45 - 18 Jul 2021 15:54 #236782 by Riccy
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The BigJimny meet at Tong was a good day out. Superb to see so many cars of all different types of Jimny. I had a bit of fun charging around the tracks and the burger van was good too   A massive thank you to Martin and James for organising a great meet up. 

Broke down on the way home, but only slightly. Traced the problem to the trottle position sensor with my handy tablet PC. Turned out the wiring was a bit loose in the plug so fiddled and sprayed a bit of wd40 in to sort that on the roadside thankfully. 

 



This weekend was the Jimny Jaunts North Yorkshire 2 day outing. Met up at the tebay truck stop and had a brekky, then off to explore

 

 

Very dry and dusty at the back of the group so we took turns on gate duty. Sadly Dave Wright's panhard snapped and I discoved why my transfer was getting noisy (leaky t-box :-( ). Patched Dave up and he managed to find somewhere to weld it up at the next town so he met the rest later at the hotel. I however had increasing noise until it got to a point mid afternoon where I felt it unwise to continue. They left me top gear style to find my way home. 
I made it to Richmond and found a garage, but they had no gear oil unfortunately. Carried on and made it to Penrith. Stopped for fuel and it started making more noise. Continued to as far as Sebergham where it started making machine gun noises and wouldnt move :-( 
Onto the greenflag app which worked perfectly and even got them to bring a flatbed vehicle first time and in good time too. Quickly loaded up as in a bad place and unloaded off at home by 8pm. 

 

 

This morning was fish out the box and start stripping it down to see what was wrong. Watched a few youtube vids and looked over Martin's guide (very helpful) and decided that it was within my abilities to rebuild it. Hardest thing was getting the in/out flange nuts off, the rest came apart with no drama. 

And it was obvious to see that the machine gun noise was the teeth stripping off...

 

 
 
anyhoo... I had been thinking of a 6.4 gearset anyway, but could do without the cost of it just now. Ive contacted James Priestly for a price on the Sumo gearset as it has good reviews. Thankfully the casing is ok. 

Stripped it down fully and have given it all a good clean in parts washer solution to get rid of any remaining particles hiding in there as well.

 

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18 Jul 2021 18:17 #236787 by Lambert
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Looks expensive. Good luck.

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19 Jul 2021 15:40 #236809 by maverick
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He's on the "timer clock" as Henryd is 15th August

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19 Jul 2021 16:50 #236810 by Lambert
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Ha ha. Best get back in the shed Riccy.

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24 Jul 2021 16:18 #236928 by Riccy
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Lobster box rebuild then.

After cleaning it all down I put some nice red paint on the parts over the course of the week

 

 

And the box of 6.4 Sumo gears arrived from James Priestly very quickly

 

 

Following Martin's guide on building the box up was really helpful. It all went together pretty easily

 

 

Shaving a bit off the casing to allow for the bigger gearset:

 

 

And also the top casing/cover:

 

test with just the countershaft gear in and it works with no catching anywhere

 

Gearsets in and ready to go back together. Some checking of the shims and they seemed correct (following the guide method of assembing without gaskets to test it)

 

 

 

Welded up the speedo drive as its not needed and will be better without the gear in there anyway

 

And rest of the ancillary bits back on

 

Back in the cage

 

and back in the car

 

Topped up with nice new oil and out for a short test run. By far the quietest lobster box I've ever heard :-) 

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The box on the bench:


Wheel speed with high and low range (on axle stands):



Test run out to visit mam tomorrow and hopefully thats the end of expense for now!
 

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24 Jul 2021 17:41 #236930 by gv42
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A good rebuild Riccy
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24 Jul 2021 18:26 #236933 by Dirtbird
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Riccy what kind of money for the Sumo Gear set and where?

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24 Jul 2021 18:34 #236935 by Reason2doubt
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Great work! Looks very well refurbished with a lick of paint!
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25 Jul 2021 06:38 #236944 by Riccy
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Thanks for the replies! 

Riccy what kind of money for the Sumo Gear set and where?

I got it through James Priestly, who has some kind of deal on with jimnybits where he can supply most of their stock, for a lower price than their website. Here's a link to the set I have on Jimnybits site:  www.jimnybits.com/sj-samurai-suz-6-4-sp-...r-case-gear-set.html

I should say that its for an SJ transfer (sometimes known as rocklobster box) as that's what I have in Ulysses, but there are kits available for the Jimny box too. I chose the Sumo over Trailgear as it had better reviews and is apparently much quieter.

 

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Pickup/tipper, R7me gearbox & 6.4 Rocklobster, 31" Toyo MT, 2x ARB air locker 3.9 diffs in braced axles, 6" total lift, Floating rear conversion, Raptor painted, CB, Recaro's, Caged, etc, etc...

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25 Jul 2021 08:44 #236945 by Dirtbird
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Riccy thanks for the comeback. Right off the bat think Ill be looking at using the spare MK3 transfer box out of my doner Jimny getting hard to find SJ's over here now. Listen thanks for the info. J

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