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my 88 pickup I just bought

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by matthew5olson, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. matthew5olson

    matthew5olson [OP] Well-Known Member

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    K&N cold air intake, doug thorley headers, rear sensor simulator, flowmaster 40 series, magnecor plug wires, Royal Purple synthetic gear lube, airaid throttle body spacer, Hyperground system, flex-a-lite elec fan.
    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)
     
  2. matthew5olson

    matthew5olson [OP] Well-Known Member

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  3. Colton

    Colton Reagan/Bush '84

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    :woot:

    Awesome!
     
  4. Wren

    Wren Well-Known Member

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    great buy but only if it was 4x4 but you probably have a reason for it so good job :proposetoast:
     
  5. 98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 :POOPCORN: Thor

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    Why is the motor bad?

    Welcome the pre2taco club brother!!!
     
  6. matthew5olson

    matthew5olson [OP] Well-Known Member

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    knocks real bad. prolly bad rod bearings as it does it through the whole rpm range. it only has 159,000 on it though. somebody didn't treat it to nice I think. Frame is immaculate though.
     
  7. 98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 :POOPCORN: Thor

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    I know what you mean. The body is falling off mine but the frame looks brand new. Go figure. Maybe toyota will get it right one of these millennium. :notsure:
     
  8. matthew5olson

    matthew5olson [OP] Well-Known Member

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    K&N cold air intake, doug thorley headers, rear sensor simulator, flowmaster 40 series, magnecor plug wires, Royal Purple synthetic gear lube, airaid throttle body spacer, Hyperground system, flex-a-lite elec fan.
    I just read your build. I was disappointed that you didn't finish until I realized you just bought your truck too. The body on mine is a lot better than yours (although I'm afraid of what is under the bedliner too). I have to do a whole engine rebuild though. I wish it was just a head gasket issue. I had a 4 cyl head milled, cleaned and tested about a year ago (2.2L gm) and it came to 160 I believe.
    I'm building mine for the race track so I'm gonna try to get a few extra horses when I do the rebuild. I'm also gonna make it strong enough to withstand some nitrous.
    Not sure what your intentions are for the truck but I have a set of running boards, a bedliner, and a bug shield (on the hood) if your interested. I was gonna try and sell em so if you want you can have first dibs.
    Also you live in PA right? I have family in lancaster which I think theres a beech creek out there.
     
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