1980 SR5

Discussion in '1976-1983 Build-Up/Project Threads' started by Liquidhandwash, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. Liquidhandwash

    Liquidhandwash Member

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    I replaced the front crank seal, but it turns out it wasnt really leaking that bad, the front timing cover has a crack in it. Looks like the chain has rubbed from the inside or something has been crashing around in there. It's a bit strange as there is no timing chain rattle or other strange noises, so I cleaned it up and put JB weld over the crack. Seems to have fixed the problem.
    I dont really want to spend to much time or money on the engine, as I would like to replace it with something a bit more modern. The head on an 18 r is truly horrable, pre crossflow, intake and exhaust bolted together, cast iron, 2 timing chains, that said it goes really well, the fuel injection has brought it to life.
     
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    Screen Shot 2019-06-09 at 2.52.50 pm.png Screen Shot 2019-06-09 at 2.56.07 pm.png Not much to report Ive replaced the shocks, and im trying out these wheels I got for free, I dont relly like the look of them, but they are very light weight and fit great.
    Just been driving around doing a bit of turning on the ECU. The engine goes like a rocket, very easy to smoke the tires at the lights, and soo much fun in the wet.
     
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    Is that the gas tank in the bed?
     
  4. Liquidhandwash

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    Yep, another on the to-do list, as its been shorten the gas tank wont fit back in the hole. I was thinking of getting a fuel cell and mounting it in where the gas tank used to be, but as you may of guessed this is a real budget bulid, so Ive been keeping my eyes open for a cheaper option for now.
    Do you like the wheels? They look better in the photos than they do on the truck.
     
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    Why not relocate the tank to the back of the frame? Should fit between the frame rails?

    And honestly those wheels dont do anything good for the truck. But for free fckit
     
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    I looked at fitting the tank in the back, but its just a little too big, I might be able to find a tank off something else that will squeeze in there. You right those wheels are hideous. still looking for a bumper too
     
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    Looking good. Wheels meh, but better than some.
     

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