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Old 08-13-2016, 12:06 AM
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strangely not one has mentioned it's a huge amount smaller then the 38s....

their powers are anything but amazing.
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Old 08-29-2016, 04:12 AM
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A company spends all that money, in marketing, research, product support ... and throws it all away with poor quality products
I wasn't going to call out Howell EFI, but this is ridiculous.

To remind. The '40 died at a stop light and wouldn't restart. It was blowing the main fuse for the computer. After 4 hours of diagnosis, I thought I found the issue and fixed it - no, I just spent needless money. I presumed that Howell had done a good job - that was a mistake on my part.

Electrical tape is a wonderful, TEMPORARY wire cover. While it was covered by the loom, the problem was when they soldered the joints, they didn't trim the flash (the pointy ends of the wires) nor did they crimp them flat.... best practice is heat-shrink tubing... which it has now.
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Mind you, I wouldn't be so irritated if I'd not already bought a harness at UPullIt that I simply needed to do what I did today to the Howell harness - that is, trim, solder and cover with heat shrink. Secondary to the above issues is they didn't trim the ends of the plastic so it could rub its way through the wire.... oh yeah, the irritation... $400 I spent on their crappy work.

notice the nice, sharp edges and the forced 90 degree bends that bent against the loom cover?
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that ball in the middle, had nice ends sticking out - that's what shorted and why when I originally loosened the harness, everything worked again
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why not heat shrink? because everyone loves to look at electrical tape falling off?
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I feel better about my soldering too
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What's really special is the short wires that are soldered on both ends.... black wire must be hard to come by?
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5 solder joints, one wire.... no heat shrink....
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note the electrical tape coming off a main power wire? this was the short
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if only it had looked this good before I re-did it
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I re-ran the wires a bit
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and finally got around to the 2nd defrost hose
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drilling hole
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believe it or not, I think I'm going to leave it like this.... no pinch or rub possible
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I still need to loom the rest of the wires and find out why the gauge isn't working (again)

my table will get cleaner this week...
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Old 10-03-2016, 02:51 PM
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I haven't updated in awhile.

The radio/dash install went great
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basically this is an example of the stupid little nut and bolt stuff that takes forever but needs to be done - in this case, I'm still not convinced I need a snorkel. I live in Washington and I'm not sure there is any place in the state where there is a legal water crossing that is higher then this.... so why have a snorkel? I may change my mind, but that would be after I blow up a motor...
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I made an executive decision and decided on a top-end custom top... which starts with a stock soft-top frame work
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not done yet, but I'll post pics when its done

and then I spent a lot of time fixing Howell EFI wiring problems.... $400 for a harness that I had to take apart and fix. Howell, when I asked for help, ignored me.... so I advertise for them...
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So this is stupid.... this tells you little about how a vehicle will perform off-road, but it's like a dyno number - it gives you an idea of what the performance will be

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it also shuts down the trolls. The score was 1008. My H3, which is pretty capable off-road, would probably score in the 600-700 range (by way of comparison to a stock, offroad vehicle)
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Old 12-31-2016, 04:21 AM
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I laughingly call this my "no toyota to be seen" picture. If you add up the sum total of the three rigs in the forefront, you wouldn't have enough parts between all of them to make one, all-Toyota vehicle
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but this is the natural habitat of what I built it for.

I think it turned out okay
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my dog in his natural habitat.... when it snows, you can't drag him inside
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off to our left is a dog
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a dog with jowls a flyin'
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who woofed at me because I'm laughing to tears
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time for 4 paw drive
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time to head back to the rig to fall asleep
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that, my friends, is a typical day of 4wheeling, SBG style.
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