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Re: HB'S RS or ISUZU FEVER

Postby wmorrisiii » Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:56 am

Nice! And I totally agree with the lift vs the back. Just be sure to rotate lifts you use as the Troop can occasionally, sometimes, not often (all lies) be on it longer than anticipated :lol: this is your son-in-law though so you should have a free pass.
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Re: HB'S RS or ISUZU FEVER

Postby itsmehb » Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:58 pm

wmorrisiii wrote:Nice! And I totally agree with the lift vs the back. Just be sure to rotate lifts you use as the Troop can occasionally, sometimes, not often (all lies) be on it longer than anticipated :lol: this is your son-in-law though so you should have a free pass.


Agreed, and I can leave it there till I'm finished. Just can't move it there till Sept. I guess that's ok as it will be cooler here.

And Arch, where in the world have you been. Haven't seen a post from you for a while
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Re: HB'S RS or ISUZU FEVER

Postby archmckinnon » Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:08 am

I've been in Montana for the last few month's. I'll be heading home sometime in the next two weeks.

Your RS is really looking good! You prefer the wiener set up over the fuel injection system?




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Re: HB'S RS or ISUZU FEVER

Postby itsmehb » Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:01 am

archmckinnon wrote:I've been in Montana for the last few month's. I'll be heading home sometime in the next two weeks.

Your RS is really looking good! You prefer the wiener set up over the fuel injection system?

Wow, you do get around. Montana is one state I never made it to. It's not on my bucket list, at least for this year. You sure avoided a spell of hot weather here.

Yea, don't know how this conversion will turn out. The itec when running right is probably better, but mine never was quite right. Travel safe.




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Re: HB'S RS or ISUZU FEVER

Postby itsmehb » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:25 am

A little progress to report. Got the 89 moved out to the airport where our son has a hanger with a lift. Put the Trooper up on the lift and got the fuel pump installed. Now just have to plumb in the lines, put in a new filter and figure out the wiring and we should be good to go.
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Re: HB'S RS or ISUZU FEVER

Postby finefettle » Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:37 am

Fantastic work. What a good looking Trooper. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: HB'S RS or ISUZU FEVER

Postby itsmehb » Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:17 pm

A quick up date. Pictures will follow. Got everything hooked up and when I tried it for the first time it didn't start. Was dejected as I had just worked a while on it and nothing. Put it to bed for a week or so. Went back out to the hanger and the first thing I checked was the spark. Bought one of those inline spark checkers at harbor freight. As I was cranking it stumbled and tried to start. Probably from the fuel I poured in the carb last week. Anyway, spark confirmed. More fuel poured in the carb. Kicked off, but wouldn't stay running. Thinking I had mis-wired the fuel pump, I hooked 12 volts directly to the pump and it ran. So I know the pump is working. Rechecked the wiring and confirmed the wiring hooked up right. So now with fuel pump running and spark available it should run. I had left the electric pump in the tank, after reading one of the members here had left his pump in and it ran fine. Mine wouldn't. Figuring the pump was somehow restricting the fuel from reaching the new electric pump, I decided to drop the tank. What a breeze that is when one has a lift available. Removed the tank pump and renewed all the fuel lines. Put it all back together and it runs fine. The new head appears to have fixed the problem of pressurizing the cooling system. Just have to check the ignition timing on my next trip there.
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Re: HB'S RS or ISUZU FEVER

Postby bradzuzu » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:00 pm

I'd be skeptical of trying to pull fuel through another pump too.. Sounds like it's almost ready for some drive time again !!
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Re: HB'S RS or ISUZU FEVER

Postby hessmess » Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:57 pm

Thats what I was thinking, time for a test drive. Be interesting to see how you like the carb. Some folks swear by it. Others seem to run out of fuel on a steep incline.
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Re: HB'S RS or ISUZU FEVER

Postby itsmehb » Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:53 am

Thanks guys, too early to crow about the conversion. I need to wait till I can get it dialed in better than it is. I haven't checked the timing yet. It idles finally below 1000 rpm. Something the itec would never do. And the installation eliminates lots of maint. headaches with hard to access parts on the itec. But it doesn't run any better than the itec did. Right now it's still out at the hanger where I can keep it inside. I have 1000 invested in new tires and restored wheels and have no room in the garage now. Too tempting for someone with low morals who wants to visit midnight auto parts for there needs.
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Re: HB'S RS or ISUZU FEVER

Postby archmckinnon » Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:58 am

Harry.........4:30 am? I suspect you have the "TROOPER FEVER"


I'm anxious to hear how your carb set up runs!!!!!




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Re: HB'S RS or ISUZU FEVER

Postby itsmehb » Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:20 am

Arch,
Yes I am. This is my first stop every day after I put on a pot of coffee. And to think I spent the first 60 years without this damn internet! Guess I'm hooked like these kids with there cell phones.
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Re: HB'S RS or ISUZU FEVER

Postby archmckinnon » Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:41 am

Well I for one are glad you do. I've learned quite a bit from you!!





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Re: HB'S RS or ISUZU FEVER

Postby itsmehb » Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:37 pm

itsmehb wrote:Thanks guys, too early to crow about the conversion. I need to wait till I can get it dialed in better than it is. I haven't checked the timing yet. It idles finally below 1000 rpm. Something the itec would never do. And the installation eliminates lots of maint. headaches with hard to access parts on the itec. But it doesn't run any better than the itec did. Right now it's still out at the hanger where I can keep it inside. I have 1000 invested in new tires and restored wheels and have no room in the garage now. Too tempting for someone with low morals who wants to visit midnight auto parts for there needs.


Well today, got the timing dialed in. I hadn't checked it and since I had replaced the head and did the weber conversion and it was off quite a bit. It was actually on the right side of the TDC mark when I first checked it No wonder it didn't run very well. Got it set around 10 before tdc and it runs real well and starts easily. After putting up with idle problems ever since I got it, I now have a nice idle speed around 900 rpm. And I'm glad I got the manual choke version.as the more control I have over everything the better. I installed the fuel filter between the tank and the carter pump. That's the only way they'll provide a warranty for the pump. I'll be checking the plugs after I run it a bit to see how the jets are performing. I'm running it without a regulator as suggested by redline, when using the carter 4070 pump. We'll see how it does once I take it for a long ride.
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Re: HB'S RS or ISUZU FEVER

Postby itsmehb » Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:20 am

Trooper back home in garage. Thought I'd post a better picture of the fuel pump installation, and the pile of stuff doing a conversion removes. Missing from the picture is the pcm and the air cleaner.
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Re: HB'S RS or ISUZU FEVER

Postby archmckinnon » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:04 am

I can't wait to hear how it runs!
Good job Harry!




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Re: HB'S RS or ISUZU FEVER

Postby itsmehb » Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:32 pm

archmckinnon wrote:I can't wait to hear how it runs!
Good job Harry!

Hi Arch,
So far it runs good although I haven't gone over probably 25 miles. Itching to get started on the exterior, but may just wait till the new year. Have lots planned for the rest of the year. are you settled in Austin yet?......Harry




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Re: HB'S RS or ISUZU FEVER

Postby archmckinnon » Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:37 pm

Harry, if you love the outdoors this is the place to be! Unbelievable sunrises and beautiful sunsets!





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Re: HB'S RS or ISUZU FEVER

Postby itsmehb » Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:00 am

Arch,
Good to hear. I do like the sun rises and sets here in Tx.
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Re: HB'S RS or ISUZU FEVER

Postby itsmehb » Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:12 pm

I'm really satisfied with the weber conversion. It runs smoother with no idle issues. I bought the weber used and never opened it up to see what size the main jets are. I did intend to fine tune it with jet sizing, but not sure that will be necessary. I pulled one of the plugs this morning and it's a nice tan color and with the way it runs I may call it good.
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Re: HB'S RS or ISUZU FEVER

Postby wmorrisiii » Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:53 pm

That has been quite a project and obviously a successful one. Congratulations!
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Re: HB'S RS or ISUZU FEVER

Postby itsmehb » Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:17 pm

wmorrisiii wrote:That has been quite a project and obviously a successful one. Congratulations!


Yes, it was but so far very satisfied with how smooth it runs and idles. Now time for some relaxation, leaving in the morning for a 7 day cruise.
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Re: HB'S RS or ISUZU FEVER

Postby itsmehb » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:42 pm

FINALLY, got around to having the front end aligned. Took the front end man close to three hours. He had fits with the camber shims. I guess there very hard to get to and it took quite a long time. He put almost 9 miles on the RS just doing test rides till he was satisfied. I had it done at Dallas frame and alignment. They do entirely frame and front end alignment and they do it right. It drives straight and now on to some cosmetic issues.
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Re: HB'S RS or ISUZU FEVER

Postby archmckinnon » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:24 pm

They are the best in Dallas Harry. How does your turning radius feel?




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Re: HB'S RS or ISUZU FEVER

Postby itsmehb » Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:00 am

archmckinnon wrote:They are the best in Dallas Harry. How does your turning radius feel?




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I really like the turning radius of the RS. I was by your old business when I was getting the RS aligned. Looks closed, though there are cars in the rear yard. Hope all's well down there in Austin......Harry
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