So Ive had this truck only a couple weeks now, its gonna be a fun project that i plan on restoring and moding to keep up with my buddy Drew who has an 82 and is a member here.
It has the 20r and 4spd transmision and the day i drove it home its overheating. When it gets hot it starts sputtering and dies so i have to let it cool and it fires right back up. It sounds to me like a headgasket and water is getting in the cylinder. If anyone has any advice feel free to chime in.
I have ordered several parts to start my engine rebuild and they have all shipped and should be here any day now so i thought Id go ahead and start my build thread and update as I make progress..
Weber 38 from WeberCarbsDirect elec choke.. $249
Block off Plates from LCE.. $150
Radiator From Advance Auto $120
Pace Setter Header from Summit Racing $160
Fuel Regulator and Gauge from Summit $60
So right now Im between $700 and $750 into my engine and I plan on ordering the ENGBLDR rebuild kit with .30 over pistons and a 261C Crawler cam. I feel like this will be a good investment baceuse my motor will be ready to carry me down the trails for many years once completed.
The body on this truck is pretty straight, it does have a spot on the bed where it is rusted through and the floor plans are in pretty bad shape. I plan to start the body work and begin painting while its down for a few weeks while im rebuilding the motor. Im very anxious to get the motor and body work done so i can make a few purchases from Old Man Emu and get me some tires. Like I said this is just getting me started, I dont have anything cool to post yet but Ill post my progress and get to the fun stuff pretty soon..
So there's my truck i know she's not pretty just yet but i see some potential.. Thanks for having me here at Tacoma World! Im fairly new to all this so if any of yall professionals wanna lend a helping hand and give some advice or constructive critism my ears are open..