Engine Rebuild

The engine is back from being bored, pistons and rings in hand. Identifying work that needs to be done on the transmission. Assembling the low and top end of the engine. Cleanup of bell housing and oil pan. Clutch kit is on order.

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Mellow Sous Vide Teardown

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Started the teardown of the crash/burn crowdfunded sous vide cooker by cook Mellow. The site is offline, the service and app are offline and it is an IOT Brick. A Simple teardown reveals the following “MC_ECU_V05” custom pcb running electric imp silicon and software with built in wifi: Electric Imp Secure IoT Connectivity Platform they […]

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Toyota 20R engine started

We reinstalled the gas tank and got a gallon or two of gas in the tank. We then did a compression test, and confirmed compression stroke /w top dead center on the first piston. Reinstalled all new Silicone vacuum lines and Placed the timing angle at 13* (high altitude) and turned the 20R engine over! […]

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Suspension Day

Installed new front and rear shocks on the Chinook. Also took the time to replace most of the linkages and ball joints. The old upper and lower ball joints had about a cm of grease and dirt coating them. A shop towel or bin came in handy to collect all the junk i scraped off […]

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