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Old 08-29-2018, 09:04 AM
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Tire/Wheel combo looks great! The video of it running doesn't appear to be working lol
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Old 08-29-2018, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by jakey poo View Post
The video of it running doesn't appear to be working lol
Itís working great for meÖ


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I finally installed the most of the cooling system. I ordered a radiator from CX Racing along with two electric fans. To install the fans, I enlarged the radiator opening on both sides by about 1". Also, I had a heck of a time installing the plastic retainer clips because the clips kept stripping. I need to make a custom top radiator hose but overall I'm happy with the final results.








The engine is almost complete. Other than the top radiator hose, I need to install a vent line from the gas tank to the fuel evap canister(?) and secure it until I can find a suitable factory replacement, clean up the wiring, and have a custom exhaust installed to attach the 2jz exhaust manifold to the original exhaust system. The engine compartment almost looks factory.




Here's a side shot. Hopefully I can get her on the road next week and paint her by the end of the year.
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Old 09-19-2018, 08:12 AM
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What a clean install! Looks like it was meant to be there.
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Old 12-11-2018, 08:33 PM
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Since my last post I've been trying to track down why the engine was running like crap. I replace the spark plugs and preformed compression test with results of 200 lbs +/- 5lbs.Awesome! Unfortunately, the engine would not start after the plugs were installed due to no spark. At the time, I thought it was caused by me not disconnecting the coil and distributor before starting the compression test. So I replaced the distributor, coil, and igniter. Still no spark. Then I replaced the ECU with a CA version for the 2jz and it fired right up but would no idle at all. I sent my Federal ECU to a repair shop in Florida and the runner is now back up and running. However, it has lack of power at wide open throttle and excessive fuel consumption. Most likely this is due to the TPS not being adjusted correctly which is PITA to fix. I've adjusted at least 10 times without luck. I'm also looking into a possible vacuum leak and the mass airflow sensor. The good news is the runner has passed emissions and drives great under normal driving conditions (not WOT).





I ordered a driver's side battery hold-down from North West Toy's located in Oregon. It's kinda pricey but worth the expense considering the quality.





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I had a spare top from my old 1985 Toyota 4Runner lying around and decided to cut the back half of the top and remove the side windows. I also rebuilt the front axle by replacing all the bearings and seals and installed new rotors, calipers, and pads. Unfortunately, my phone took a crap and I lost those pictures. Next time I install the 1/2 top, I'll shoot some pics for you but the rest is history.

Here's a picture with the rock-lights installed!


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WOW! Somebody likes a challenge . This is cool.
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I thought about a 2jz swap. I didn't have the courage. Good on you. Keep it up man this thing is rad.
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