making a bra... thats got you looking

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 22:26
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Looking at making a bra for the 79 series 4.5L V8 land cruiser tray back.........the turbo intake sits on top of the bonnet like a great white shark with its mouth open......

whilst I have yet to do a water crossing with this new vehicle..it will be doing them in time for sure..........and I envisage the possibilty of water surging up the bonnet and down the air intake........not that my intention is to ford that water depth too often ...if ever..... but Murphys law does happen........but if I am going to make a bra then make it fit all.....dont need any smart comments from that either!

my thought were to run it up over the bonnet so as to loosely cover the intake to prevent any possible surge / splash going down it...definately not a seal but would restrict air I would imagine

appreciate any comments thanks

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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 22:30

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 22:30
Water going down your bonnet scoop won't matter - will just make your intercooler more efficient!
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Follow Up By: Moose - Friday, Apr 11, 2008 at 15:04

Friday, Apr 11, 2008 at 15:04
G'day Phil
Will not a gush of water through the scoop end up over the motor and if that's hot isn't that a potentially bad situation? Not sure as I know bugger all about scoops - just pondering!
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, Apr 11, 2008 at 21:28

Friday, Apr 11, 2008 at 21:28
Gday Moose,

I'd guess it may be possible to crack something thats very hot, but never heard of it happening. As far as heat goes, you're supposed to stop, and let the motor (and diffs, turbo, gearbox etc) cool down before plunging into water above the bonnet.

The electrics on Toyotas are well sealed - even the petrol motors handle water crossings well.
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Reply By: Twintrail(W.A.) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 22:40

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 22:40
had my troopie up to the bonnet on the olt with no problems. was more concenerdwith the alternator wich is below water linebut had no problems. must be a new bread of toyota. regards twintrail
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 22:46

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 22:46
Bungarra,

truck's looking good.

Did you have the bullbar when you visited us?

Garden looks nice and green too.

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Follow Up By: samsgoneagain - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 23:54

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 23:54
not a truck ,doodle brain, ute
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Friday, Apr 11, 2008 at 00:06

Friday, Apr 11, 2008 at 00:06
Hey Sam, whose brain has gone again...

I have one. If I want to call it a truck, I'll call it a truck.

Doodle.

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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Friday, Apr 11, 2008 at 08:54

Friday, Apr 11, 2008 at 08:54
It ain't a ute Sam- it's a tray-back......doodle brain !!!!

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Follow Up By: Gronk - Friday, Apr 11, 2008 at 09:01

Friday, Apr 11, 2008 at 09:01
Its a tray-back truck !!!!!

Its got the power of a truck
It rides like a truck
It handles like a truck
But its also a tray-back !!!!!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Friday, Apr 11, 2008 at 12:04

Friday, Apr 11, 2008 at 12:04
Come on Gronk,

surely you can fit some more exclamation marks in.

Gronk... gronk.... I'm sure that's what I call Number 2's in the bush.

Yep. GRONK.



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Follow Up By: Gronk - Friday, Apr 11, 2008 at 13:26

Friday, Apr 11, 2008 at 13:26
???????? Don't understand ?? You saying they aren't a truck ??

Or you having a go at my name ??

If you are making that sound for no. 2's, then I would get it checked out............soon !!!!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - bungarra (WA) - Friday, Apr 11, 2008 at 21:41

Friday, Apr 11, 2008 at 21:41
G'day Gone Bush

the "truck" is mine the garden is hers........as we know they are a bloody brilliant vehicle and comfortable.......call it by whatever name you like.......I couldnt care less

the bar was on when we visited but have been adding the HF and working on all the electrics in the canopy........thats all finished now...dual batteries under bonnet and another 2 under the tray charged by solar and alternator.......will never run out of amp hours I think!

now finishing off the storage system inside.....will be off end of the month hopefully

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 00:33

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 00:33
Bungarra, could you do me a favour please and measure how far the bullbar sticks out in front of chrome grill?

ie, chrome grill to outside of rubber over-riders.

It's a tight fit in my garage.

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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Friday, Apr 11, 2008 at 08:02

Friday, Apr 11, 2008 at 08:02
bungarra,

The turbo intake is via the snorkel, air goes down the snorkel, through the air filter, into the turbo passes through the inter cooler and ends up in the motor.

The scoop that is on the bonnet _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx air in so that it can cool the inter cooler which has air passing through it which comes from the turbo which has passed through the air filter which has come from the snorkel.

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Follow Up By: Moose - Friday, Apr 11, 2008 at 14:59

Friday, Apr 11, 2008 at 14:59
All together now "the knee bone's connected to the thigh bone, the thigh bone's connected to ..."
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