My 1972 Gen2 build

Discussion in 'Pre-1975 Build-Up/Project Threads' started by jetas, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. jetas

    jetas Grand Toyotaholic

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    So on sunday during my 60 mile round trip to the park my gas gauge took a dump. I think it was the shitty Thai sending unit that failed me again. Not sure when il drop the tank but its going to have to happen again.
     
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    Well ive had the tuck on jackstands all week, messed with the sending unit a bunch and ive gotten it to read within range but i hook it up to the gauge and when the sending unit is in the Full position the gauge only shows half, at Empty it shows empty. So its going back in tonight screw it.

    Il be ordering an aftermarket sendig unit along with the quad gauge from Speedhut. Il find a way to make it all work with the tank
     
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    Sounds like it will be much better once you get through the headaches. I hate dealing with gas tanks....
     
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    jetas Grand Toyotaholic

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    Well another issue arose. Went to change the seal at the pinion, and now im in the middle of changing the pinion bearings. FML
     
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    jetas Grand Toyotaholic

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    Shes back on the road now. Put some miles on it and its doing good. I think i need to adjust the carb some. For some reason it doesnt like reving past 4000 under load. Sometimes it doesnt rev past it at all
     
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    Had a coworker help me diagnose the rev issue. Turns out the vac advance on the 20R dizzy wasnt functioning, stuck or busted either way it wasnt working. Pulled the 22R dizzy out of the parts bin, bolted it on and wired it.

    Shes cruising right along now. So far acceleration is a lot smoother especially from 3k rpm and up.
     
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    Great stuff Jetas. Do you have an IG?
     
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    jetas Grand Toyotaholic

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    Yezzir

    @yeyyyey
     
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    Well here goes another update.

    When i had the truck up and tore the axle apart i noticed the massive exhaust leak i had at the flange, now i understood why i always stunk after driving it. This gave me the opportunity to make a change. I finally was able to use the Cherry Bomb turbo muffler ive had in the garage for the last 6 years.

    Its so much more quiet and comfortable to drive. Still not 100% happy with it but itl have to do.

    Oh and my tires came in on tuesday for the 17s il be running. Shoukd be getting em mounted this weekend
     
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    Updating with some pics. Getting it cleaned up a little for All ToyotaFest this coming weekend

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    Looking good! Hoping to be at toyotafest as well.
     
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    jetas Grand Toyotaholic

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    Im hoping for a good turn out of trucks this year
     
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    These photos give me GTA San Andreas vibes
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    Truck is looking straight!
     
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    jetas Grand Toyotaholic

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    Haha a lil bit lol @KS.ID
     
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    Well All Toyotafest was a success, good mount of trucks. Didnt mingle or socialize much, i was running on 2 hours of sleep and im a shitty people-meeter lol. But the guys I did talk to were cool people.

    I ended up having to drive the truck out to Long Beach. It was a fun little trip. But made me realize what "improvements"(mods) need to be made.

    Didnt take many pics sadly but i keep finding pages on instagram posting pics and im asking to have them sent to me.

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    Il be notching the rear, relocating the gas tank, modifying the exhaust AGAIN, and relocating the front shocks in the near future.

    I may also try to modify some control arms for some extra drop using an extra pair I have
     
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    jetta looks like your missing turns in the front , might know someone with a oem oldschool pair
     
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    Im going to shave those holes. I have the lights but i pulled em off a log time ago
     
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    Nice thread!!
     
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    Thank you
     
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    What's the reason for relocating the tank?
     

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