My Pajero build. The Whale mk2.

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Re: My Pajero build. The Whale mk2.

Postby Chris443 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:25 pm

mudlva wrote:Did ya make ya hawse a bit smaller than drum size?
I make mine at least 2-3 rope dias smaller per side to allow for side winching.
It does stop the perfect level wind. But how often do you winch perfectly straight

Yeah the hawse opening is 50mm total width less than the drum. Just have to buy some plazma rope for it now to replace the steel cable.

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Re: My Pajero build. The Whale mk2.

Postby cornflake » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:33 pm

ill be watching this build with ur front end conversion been looking at this for the last 5 months but yea u got shit sorted nicley

u will have fun when turbo loads on the 2jz

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Re: My Pajero build. The Whale mk2.

Postby Chris443 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:08 pm

Bit more progress this weekend. Got the winch cradle half complete, its looking good but ran out of argon for the tig so will hopefully do some more next weekend.
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And mocked up the new geolanders with the big flares.
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Re: My Pajero build. The Whale mk2.

Postby Chris443 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:11 pm

The motor with its water to air intercooler, and non vvti inlet manifold, to delete the fly by wire throttle body.
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Postby Chris443 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:15 pm

And the rebuilt and shimmed 9.5" lsd head. Can't wait to see how this performs. The guy at the diff shop said its tight as a nuns c**t :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: My Pajero build. The Whale mk2.

Postby Chris443 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:17 pm

The jig i have been working on over the last few weeks. Picks up on the trailing arm mounts and sets the pinion angle, so i can put them all back exactly in the right spot once the axle housing has been cut and widened
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Re: My Pajero build. The Whale mk2.

Postby skidmark » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:55 am

Looking forward to all the progress shots, looks sweet so far
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Re: My Pajero build. The Whale mk2.

Postby lax2wlg » Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:52 pm

Chris443 wrote:Hey that setup of yours looks pretty promising so far! I like what you have done, is it still factory track width?


Thanks mate, standard width currently, Running 7" rims really deep backspacing that hug the hubs and 33x9.5 BFGs, rebuilt 8" 4-pin front Nissan LSD with solid pinion spacer. Final drive ratio 4.875:1. And transfer 2:1. So no where near low enough.
Upper a-arms are about 10mm longer but will be extended 50mm from the centre of the upper BJ mount with brackets made from same strength material as arms, very little leverage then use massive lower balljoint as upper because it will be load carrying.

Steering... I want to go inverted Y-link (eg Jeep Wrangler, Cherokee etc) which will be a total one off, I've never seen it done before on IFS but if I can get the tierod/draglink to follow the arc of the arms, I don't see why it wouldn't work.

Great progress on the build
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Re: My Pajero build. The Whale mk2.

Postby BlakeNZ » Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:56 am

getting rid of the factory throttle control, does that mean you are not going to use the factory ECU?

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Postby Chris443 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:15 pm

BlakeNZ wrote:getting rid of the factory throttle control, does that mean you are not going to use the factory ECU?

You got it, factory ecu is locked and almost impossible to use, im going to run a link extreme for the motor, and a pcs tcm2000 to control the transmission.

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Postby Chris443 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:20 pm

lax2wlg wrote:
Chris443 wrote:Hey that setup of yours looks pretty promising so far! I like what you have done, is it still factory track width?


Thanks mate, standard width currently, Running 7" rims really deep backspacing that hug the hubs and 33x9.5 BFGs, rebuilt 8" 4-pin front Nissan LSD with solid pinion spacer. Final drive ratio 4.875:1. And transfer 2:1. So no where near low enough.
Upper a-arms are about 10mm longer but will be extended 50mm from the centre of the upper BJ mount with brackets made from same strength material as arms, very little leverage then use massive lower balljoint as upper because it will be load carrying.

Steering... I want to go inverted Y-link (eg Jeep Wrangler, Cherokee etc) which will be a total one off, I've never seen it done before on IFS but if I can get the tierod/draglink to follow the arc of the arms, I don't see why it wouldn't work.

Great progress on the build
Sweet thats sounding very decent. Will make for some interesting reading too about the steering setup too, sounds good. Is the 10mm longer arm to correct a factory design problem? I don't have much experience with terranos, but it seems a common mod to do.
Sure you probably already know this, but just beware of the lvvta requirements on the construction of the load bearing arm, they are pretty particular, its what my tech approval im working through at the moment is for.

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Re: My Pajero build. The Whale mk2.

Postby BlakeNZ » Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:31 pm

just in case you weren't aware, the 2jzgte trans doesn't have a kickdown cable, and so relies on the factory ECU to control line pressure, which means that people who don't compensate for that tend to burn their transmission out. So make sure whoever sets up the TCM2000 increases the line pressure when the throttle is buried.
Strong trans, I know a guy who drag raced for years with 350rwkW with a standard 2jzgte auto trans. But i bet you already know all this...

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Re: My Pajero build. The Whale mk2.

Postby Chris443 » Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:52 pm

Managed to get some time to work on the truck this weekend. First up my sump pan is all notched and finished to clear the diff, and sump bung relocated to make oil changes easy as
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Re: My Pajero build. The Whale mk2.

Postby Chris443 » Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:59 pm

Also got a mate at work to cnc fold up a extrusion for making my radiator support removable. Have cut the panel now and started drilling off the doubler underneath for some fasteners.
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Re: My Pajero build. The Whale mk2.

Postby Chris443 » Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:16 pm

BlakeNZ wrote:just in case you weren't aware, the 2jzgte trans doesn't have a kickdown cable, and so relies on the factory ECU to control line pressure, which means that people who don't compensate for that tend to burn their transmission out. So make sure whoever sets up the TCM2000 increases the line pressure when the throttle is buried.
Strong trans, I know a guy who drag raced for years with 350rwkW with a standard 2jzgte auto trans. But i bet you already know all this...

Have been talking to a guy here in chch who has tuned many of these transmissions with the same controller, he has a few files to send through, good to get it going and some fine tuning will hopefully be all thats needed. And yeah really strong transmissions, looking foward to seeing how it performs thats for sure!

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Re: My Pajero build. The Whale mk2.

Postby Chris443 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:12 pm

Productive day today, the motor is in!
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Postby Checkerhead » Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:08 pm

Looking good Chris. Nice to see progress. It's an interesting build. Looking forward to seeing it out and about.

You'll probably be finished in time for the Reefton teams challenge at the end of April eh? :lol:

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Re: My Pajero build. The Whale mk2.

Postby Chris443 » Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:16 pm

Time for an update,many hours have gone into the truck in the last few weeks, but my engine mounts are now all finished. The motor sits exactly where i want it, and its looking really nice in the hole!!
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It dosent look like much work but that lot took me around 40 hours to make. Base is 10mm, sides are 7mm and backing is 3mm. Using y60 safari rear control arm ends and bushings for the mounts. They have come out well, fair to say I bloody love my tig!!!

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Re: My Pajero build. The Whale mk2.

Postby Chris443 » Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:18 pm

And all painted and attached to the truck.
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and there it is, a 2jz bolts onto a pajero just like that :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: My Pajero build. The Whale mk2.

Postby SMOKEY » Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:43 am

Excellent build Chris, please keep us updated in this post. I figured out who the author was with the photo of the LWB Paj on the home made ramps and bingo ----- I know who this is. Now don't put to bigger tyres on and upset Uncle MUZZA. Your engineering and Fab work has surpassed Dads and Uncles agriculture back yard modifications --- but hey--- they did and do work.

KEEP AT IT,

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Re: My Pajero build. The Whale mk2.

Postby Chris443 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:00 pm

SMOKEY wrote:Excellent build Chris, please keep us updated in this post. I figured out who the author was with the photo of the LWB Paj on the home made ramps and bingo ----- I know who this is. Now don't put to bigger tyres on and upset Uncle MUZZA. Your engineering and Fab work has surpassed Dads and Uncles agriculture back yard modifications --- but hey--- they did and do work.

KEEP AT IT,

FITZY.

Bloody hell, Fitzy! Dad said he saw you the other day, good to hear from ya. Thanks for the kind words, Murray has been helping out a lot with this truck, both Dad and him are pretty keen to see it going i think.
Anyways hope all is good mate,
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Re: My Pajero build. The Whale mk2.

Postby Chris443 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:44 pm

Got my wheels back from pine engineering a few weeks back, they look amazing, very pleased with them. Now to fit up the tyres.
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Re: My Pajero build. The Whale mk2.

Postby BadCo » Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:50 pm

I'll be keeping an eye on this grouse thread.

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Re: My Pajero build. The Whale mk2.

Postby Chris443 » Thu May 05, 2016 10:01 pm

So I've been laid up with a crook back for the last few weeks. Turns out its hard on the bank account too....
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Re: My Pajero build. The Whale mk2.

Postby Chris443 » Thu May 05, 2016 10:02 pm

And also managed to get a set of rear swaybar disconnects.
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Re: My Pajero build. The Whale mk2.

Postby Rusty » Sat May 21, 2016 10:38 am

Neat TIG welds there fella!

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Re: My Pajero build. The Whale mk2.

Postby Chris443 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:07 pm

Rusty wrote:Neat TIG welds there fella!

Thanks Rusty, slowly improving, I really don't get as much time on my tig as I'd like but getting there.

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Re: My Pajero build. The Whale mk2.

Postby Chris443 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:12 pm

Tyres fitted to rims last week. Getting these dirty for the first time is gonna make me cry a little I think haha.
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Re: My Pajero build. The Whale mk2.

Postby dvk-kp » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:34 pm

Looking good mate, guna look better buried in a mud hole at full noise! 8)

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Re: My Pajero build. The Whale mk2.

Postby Chris443 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:14 pm

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Nothing to interesting to report lately, been working on a few wee sideline projects, mainly a watercooler for my tig torch and a few other bits to make my life easier. Turbo manifold adaptor is finished, turbo placement is sorted so fabrication of the exhaust is up next. 3.5" piping is on order so hopefully have some more visual progress next few weeks ☺

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