Discussion in '1984-1988 Build-Up/Project Threads' started by Justin Danger, Aug 14, 2016.
some of that ol roadhouse corn shine, good for lemonade and octane boosting haha!
I just went ahead with 8 and 12 hot, but now i am getting way more ticking from the rear (i think it is cylinder 4). I rewarmed up the engine re-checked the lash, and all is within spec, but still more noise.
Tomorrow new spark plugs come in, so I will put some work in then
Well, the noise seems to diminish a bit with warmup, so I think I will just call it the ol 22rattle.
I was reading around and found this over on ls1tech.com: "...i like to think of turbo lag as foreplay!!!!!!!!!!!"
Cali coast is probably cool, but once you go West (even though you are moving East) you won't look back.
Ever lived in a state with barely a million people...total?
Edit - don't cheat yourself out of Idaho on the way. Avoid I-84. You can PM me for pointers on some of the best mountain road driving and camping you'll ever see.
Well, took my trip up through northern Cali and Oregon, and Betsy went lame the day before my return home. If you are curious as to why, check out my thread on "problem at speed".
For my trip, I removed the passenger's seat for storage. I joked that this was Betsy going monogamous.
I decided a little luck wouldn't hurt, so I hung a horseshoe from her bumper to collect all that luck.
On my travels I got to see many beautiful parts of this western coast, and drive some wonderful roads.
One of the most gorgeous places I have ever been was Modoc National Forest in the NE corner of Cali. It was over 30 miles of washboard dirt road to get to the campsite, but so worth it.
It was lightning and hail storms for a couple days, but golly were the mornings beautiful.
And finally, on my way home, this is the last stretch of highway I was on before all of the misfiring problems occurred.
Cheers Fred! It was truly an adventure of man and machine! I am now prepping for my move to Montana, so it is time to lift Betsy a bit for clearance loaded down. Just a matter of removing the blocks and turning back up my torsion keys.
Funny enough, lifting the ol girl a bit is getting me excited for getting to MT and dropping her again.... low.... lower.... maybe lower than before! MUAHAHAHA.
On my way to moving to montana with everything I own in the back, Betsy started misfiring again. This time it was baaaad, like really really bad. I tried to swap some things up (anticipating that this may happen, I packed for whatever I could think of to fix this issue), but alas nothing worked. I ended up walking a few miles in the hot northern california sun to a used car dealership.
I am now the owner of a 2012 Chevy Colorado. I got Betsy shipped back to a buddy's place where he can take it to a shop that I know and trust will find what needs to be done, no more and no less, like it should be. I packed up all my stuff in the new truck, and carried on through the next few states and finally got to my new home in Montana. The new Chevy feels twice as big as Betsy, but armed with my knowledge and skills learned on my past two yotas, I plan to do some cool stuff to this modern pickup.
After this whole deal people have asked me if and when I am just going to give up on that old toyota. My answer was simply: "When it is no longer legal to own and operate an internal combustion motor".
Sucks about the yota, but just think, once its fix you can put some time into it and get things done to it that you couldn't before. Hope the repair isn't anything to bad.
Yeah, it is at the point where I have no idea what is wrong. I just hope it isn't too bad considering I just had to shovel out the cash for a new truck.
I just see it as Betsy's transition from DD to project truck..... gosh I will miss those mpgs though...
Hopefully more (in your words) "lemonade out of lemons" (although you must be fully stocked with lemonade by now)! Nice combo (other than the expense) - having a reliable DD and a project.
Sad. I know the feeling after throwing the timing chain on my trusty 89 this winter.
They will live again.
I'm trying to shop around for a shop to take Betsy to. One of the head studs has stripped out of the block, and was wondering what a reasonable price for that repair would be. Truck is in California, and I am in Montana, so without looking the mechanic in the eye, they don't know how much I know, and I don't know if they're trying to scam me, but if I had an idea of how much the repair should be, that would get me in the right direction.
Also trying to pay off the new truck, so an idea of how much I might have to shovel out for the ol' girl will give me an idea of whether repairs are in the near future or after getting a bunch more paychecks.
It looks like I will have to do some more saving up, but I think I will be going with a 22RE Performance rebuilt long block. I'll go for the dual row timing chain and ARP studs, hope it will last!
The snow and ice is building up here in Montana, so driving a 2000lb 2wd truck with no heat.... I'm fine with having to wait and save to bring her back to life.
22reperformance is like 6 months out for a rebuilt 22rte, so I am looking elsewhere, found a place with a short block for a reasonable price, about 2 weeks out.
I've been away from Betsy for the past 5 months just plotting and planning what I want and need to do to her, for the holidays I got to see her, and did some work under the hood. After replacing the TPS, and adjusting a few things I was able to get her going enough to drive to the movie theatre and back.
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