I just bought an 88 reg cab 2wd 22re pickup auto with a bad motor in it for $200. Has 159,000 miles on it. The frame has no rust on it at all, although the body has a few small spots.
It did not finish the drive home however. Some previous idiot used 8 gauge wire for the battery terminals and when the truck stalled out at a red light it wouldn't start because the wire was all fried. So I have to tow it home (which would be better for the motor anyway)
I plan on building it for 1/8 mile racing. The block and head should be good so I will just get a rebuild kit. I'll build it to be able to handle NOS.
Any thoughts as to whether I should put a carburetor motor in (possible?) for added tuning.
Will post pics when I get the truck home tomorrow. had to leave it in the parking lot where it broke down. After I got home I realized that I forgot to get an address where I left it so hopefully I can retrace my steps and find it. That would suck trying to spend all day looking for it. Thoughts, comments, and advice appreciated.
Oh and as always I don't have a lot of money to spend (the kind to drop in a chevy 350 say). It doesn't have to be a rocket ship but I would like it to be faster than my taco (times in sig)