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So what did you do to your Mini Truck today

Discussion in 'Mini Lounge' started by PedroNZ1, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Well-Known Member

    You use eBay, and set the location search filter to world wide. The trick is knowing what other names for your truck to use. Or, a part number for your shock from an after market manufacturer.

    The S80 series Hijets had KYB shocks as OEM, and the Hijet was sold in the EU under a couple of different names. And, manufactured in Italy under license by Piaggio as the Porter. I found the KYB part numbers on the Japanese KYB site, took a bit, using Google Translate. There are a couple of folks on the forum now, who live in Japan, and they might be able to help out by finding the KYB numbers for other trucks, and avoid the inaccuracy of Google Translate.

    Knowing that the KYB part numbers are 6333117, and 6333118, they were pretty easy to find on eBay.
     
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  2. SDK1968

    SDK1968 Active Member

    ill pm ya ...
     
  3. Limestone

    Limestone Active Member

    SDK,
    Okay so let me see, on this forum, Roll Tider 123, started a thread called, New Struts? Heavier Springs? or Replace Both? You might remember it! Jig's and Fixtures, had a post on, 10/30/2019, in regards to the title, that started me on what I needed and ordered! Go ahead and review that, and, then I remember that Jig's instructed me to go to ebay and use the world wide search, and in UK, I was able to find what I needed per the KYB # that he provided me for my unit! Sorry, I don't remember what unit you have, so I'm not sure if the same struts or different ones are needed for your application! I hope this helps! Good Luck. and keep us posted!
    Limestone
     
  4. Limestone

    Limestone Active Member

    SDK,
    Sorry, I had several distractions, I just saw Jig's post! I'm glad that he was able to weigh in!
    Limestone
     
  5. Limestone

    Limestone Active Member

    Ohkei,
    You were right! I spoke with my friend today, and he found out that he did get the bug and tar remover from his wife yrs. ago, and the name of it is Citrol! I looked it up and the main ingredient in it is Limonene!
    You nailed it! I also noticed that it's not very cheap, as far as price goes, but I'll tell you, if I ever have to do it again, I'd order some!
    Limestone
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2020
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  6. SDK1968

    SDK1968 Active Member

    ^^ citricell & sentinell 777 are also citrus based solvent/mastic/glue removers... 5 gal is about $60 at most of your industrial supply places.
     
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  7. Limestone

    Limestone Active Member

    So I did find that Goo Gone contains D-Limonene! No wonder, that was working pretty well too! I just wasn't prepared to buy a gallon of it!:eek:
    Limestone
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2020
  8. Limestone

    Limestone Active Member

    Finally got back to the Mini! With all the yard work,. I was waiting on some parts, to rebuild a backpack blower,(rings etc...) and outside upkeep, that I truly do enjoy. She was sittin there just like I left her. I threw a set of Iridium plugs in her and fired her up, with a few small adjustments, and setting the timing to what I thought she liked, she's running pretty good, in the shop! As it's cooled down to an enjoyable 70 degrees, from mid 90's, and high humidity! I can turn the AC off in the shop, and enjoy, the breeze! I plan on taking her out shortly, while it's cool out, and running her, just to shake some cob webs off! It hasn't been out of the shop since last fall! I plan on leaving her out, while I rebuild the backpack blower, then clean up in the shop, before I pull her back in, later! I definitely am anxious to jump in her later, after sitting outside all day in the mild weather, firing her, right up and taking her for a spin around, just to get a little more feel for, what I have planned next! Stay healthy everyone!
    Limestone
     
  9. Limestone

    Limestone Active Member

    Well, I was able to get her out and about a little, and after I got the backpack blower rebuilt, I took her through the back forty, and around the property, just to see how she responded! I was pretty happy with her, when a friend stopped by with some vegetable plants that need to go in the ground this weekend! So there goes the mini plans for the weekend, as I was at least able to get a couple acres of grass cut today! Take Care all!
    Limestone
     
  10. Ohkei Dohkei

    Ohkei Dohkei Active Member

    I've been on vacation, came back and the general was waiting for me. Fired right up!
     
  11. Limestone

    Limestone Active Member

    I hope you had a great vacation!
     
  12. Ohkei Dohkei

    Ohkei Dohkei Active Member

    I did. My vacation is a bunch of work, but I have a great time. Killed some hogs, and caught some nice fish on the AL coast. Luckily Mrs. Dohkei enjoys it as well.
     
  13. Limestone

    Limestone Active Member

    Ohkei,
    Sounds to me like your blessed, the same way I see myself! Especially during these crazy times! Getting back to nature is always the best!
    Limestone
     
  14. Limestone

    Limestone Active Member

    Well, been trying to get back to the Mini, but between, work, yard work, finally finishing getting the garden in, the fridge went down, got those parts in yesterday! Momma's happy! So with the back pack blower rebuilt, the dog gone walk behind string trimmer, isn't working up to snuff! Really is a back saver! Acting like a compression issue when pushing her into higher weeds, more load on the unit! Will test it later, to determine what's needed. Sound's like the rings are tired, like me!:D Dying to get back on the Mini, maybe later!
    Limestone
     
  15. Limestone

    Limestone Active Member

    Okay so I never did get to the mini today, had a 100 ft. tree snap off at about 10 ft. up. It's an old 2 ft. dia Elm tree, that was dead, and on my list to remove. Minimal damage, except when it snapped off, it wedged itself into the ground resting on a pine tree. I'll winch it over and down tomorrow, and start chopping it up. More firewood! Tore down the string trimmer, ordered a piston kit, while waiting for parts, I'll be playin Paul Bunyan! o_O
     
  16. Limestone

    Limestone Active Member

    Summer is here in full swing! Hot humid, bright sunshine, not complaining at all! Got the tree cleaned up, logged and skidded to a shaded clearing in the back wooded area. Will cut and split that in the fall. That allowed me to get all the grass cut! Got the parts for the walk behind string trimmer. With the head soaking in some Awesome degreaser juice, I'll finish cleaning that up, and hone the cylinder lightly just to take the glaze off, then install the new piston and rings, put her back in service, and then get some weed wackin done along the crick, and around the patio! Workin on some different ground cover around the patio, with more flowering color, Spring, Summer, and Fall! Will do a little planting to help momma out, getting the soil ready! With having a three day weekend again, Gonna get to the mini and re familiarize myself with where I'm at on it! Take care all, and God Bless!
    Limestone
     
  17. Limestone

    Limestone Active Member

    Staying busy with the yard work, besides being super busy at work, and in the high heat and humidity, it takes a little out of ya! The walk behind string trimmer is doing what it's supposed to. Had to shoot a couple woodchucks trying to eat momma's flowers, can't have that! Been enjoying watching the young deer with spots(fawns) play in the yard. With the heat and humidity, the garden is doing well. Putszed around in the shop a little yesterday, and plan on visiting the mini today!
    Limestone
     
  18. Limestone

    Limestone Active Member

    So Sunday I decided to finally put a new set of blades on the tractor, did some adjusting, to get it ready for cutting Mon. eve. I was able to do a little clean up in the shop, spent the am. with the Mrs. pulling some weeds and just mainly spending time together in the garden! Finally got back to the Mini with some small stuff, making a few notes, on some of the next steps I'd like to take! Got ready to cut Mon. eve., and I heard a noise that I didn't like, so I stopped and checked it out, and the adjustment bracket for the belts, spot welds broke off of the "z" bracket,. I was able to remove the deck and re weld and install and get back to cutting like I planned. Taking the night off, and going for a walk in the park with Momma!!! God Bless, and don't forget to take time to smell the Roses!
    Limestone
     
  19. Limestone

    Limestone Active Member

    Well, I'm pretty happy with the walk behind string trimmer that I rebuilt, as well as the backpack blower, as I have a lot of perimeter to try to keep the weeds down. I'm not really a spray on chemical guy, for all the obvious reasons, so a little elbow grease, and some time, and hard work, does the job. With the so called dog days of summer upon us, heat and humidity are just what the Dr. ordered for the garden. Starting to reap the benefits of are efforts. The Mrs. has really stepped up in that area as in others, as usual! The kid's are due in next weekend, so that will be fun! I glance at the Mini every day when I hit the garage, and first chance I get, I'll get back to her! Take Care all!
    Limestone
     
  20. Ohkei Dohkei

    Ohkei Dohkei Active Member

    Took a trip to the hunt camp and sent Ohkei Jr. out to fill a few feeders. Truck came back covered in mud and sounded terrible like it was missing. Dropped the rear hatch to find a spark plug wire had come off the distributor cap. I'm always amazed at how that sort of thing doesn't happen when I drive it or if I ride in it with him...
     
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