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Georgian Pickup Drifter
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Well for those of you who remember me...Im back driving the truck, while dropping a new engine in the accord, and I think im gonna keep the truck as my daily and start doing some work to it again...man how ive missed the ice cold ac...:) Ill get some pics up as soon as I can. XD
 

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Georgian Pickup Drifter
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Heh thanks guys....got some minor issues to address, before I wrecked the truck a long time ago my 5spd tranny blew, so we swapped in a 4spd then I had the wreck like a week later. Now that im driving it, I notice that my gas mileage blows with the 4spd, so im probably gonna swap back to a 5spd, also need to work out an exhaust deal...find some mixed touch up paint to redo the roof, and get mroe 4wd/4runner parts to go on. Also think im gonna raise the front up about an inch, either using some spacers, or torsions.
 

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Is this kind of like a horror movie????

When are you going to paint your truck????

Is it true what the people in Alabama say about Georgians????

Is the Miami heat going to win the championship????

How cold is it in Alaska anyhow????

But anyhow, You are always welcome here brother:welcome:
 

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Georgian Pickup Drifter
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Is this kind of like a horror movie????

When are you going to paint your truck????

Is it true what the people in Alabama say about Georgians????

Is the Miami heat going to win the championship????

How cold is it in Alaska anyhow????

But anyhow, You are always welcome here brother:welcome:
Well the truck is kind-of painted now hahaha. Yall will see when I get pics up....right now not to worried about appearance, since the passenger apron and aftermarket rad support I got are not up to my liking....when I eventually replace them, itll get a real paintjob lol.

I dont know lol what do they say about Georgians? :)
 

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Georgian Pickup Drifter
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You Know...

Georgia, the place where men are men,,,,,,and sheep are scared :naughty:

Never heard that one...lol....im sure it is true somewhere....there are a lot of **** in Atlanta. XD


On another not im now running a 4runner front bumper, and trying to get ahold of a grille and 4wd/4runenr fenders and a new hood.

Also my throttle is sticking so im gonna clean my throttle body a lube my return spring...also my cat may be clogged, so Im gonna take it off and see if I can see through it tonight...if not its getting the axe. Just replaced plugs, dizzy cap, rotor button and air filter last night...used an entire tank of gas this past week....i remember my truck being cheaper on gas so im thinking its this 4spd.

I ended up having a flood in my passenger floorboard because dirt dobbers build a nest in the drain tube....cleaned it out yesterday, and not i gotta pull up the floor covering and vacuum and dry the floorboards.
 

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Georgian Pickup Drifter
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Well after pulling the cat and checking it, its clean so gonna put it back on. Took off the dashpot and reed valve resonator and put on a filter. Still have some sticking in the throttle...gonna lube it up and see.

Im guessing the power loss could be a dirty fuel filter....It has sat for like 4 years....but I did crank it up every week to every other week.
 

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Well after pulling the cat and checking it, its clean so gonna put it back on. Took off the dashpot and reed valve resonator and put on a filter. Still have some sticking in the throttle...gonna lube it up and see.

Im guessing the power loss could be a dirty fuel filter....It has sat for like 4 years....but I did crank it up every week to every other week.
Clean the throttle but hold back on lubing the return spring. Lubing it will attract dirt and over time likely make things worse. Usually just cleaning the throttle plate and bore gets it right.

Obviously you want to start with the simple things so changing the fuel filter is a great idea. However I've seen a lot more fuel pumps going bad since the change to ethanol as a oxygenator in our fuel. It is typical to see them go bad after setting for a long tome as well.

Also make sure you check your ignition timing. If it is way off that would inticate a jumped timing chain and would kill the power output.
 

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Georgian Pickup Drifter
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Clean the throttle but hold back on lubing the return spring. Lubing it will attract dirt and over time likely make things worse. Usually just cleaning the throttle plate and bore gets it right.

Obviously you want to start with the simple things so changing the fuel filter is a great idea. However I've seen a lot more fuel pumps going bad since the change to ethanol as a oxygenator in our fuel. It is typical to see them go bad after setting for a long tome as well.

Also make sure you check your ignition timing. If it is way off that would inticate a jumped timing chain and would kill the power output.
Yeah i lubed it up already lol but I used a moly based gun oil thats supposed to reject dirt...gues well see lol, also put a stiff carb return spring on it to pull it back when it can and it helped some. Just cleaned out the tb...but it was already pretty much spotless from the last time I cleaned it before I parked the truck. Im thinking it might be a fuel filter since it haqs been sitting and not driven on the road a lot since I parked it. Ive gotta check my timing...but my damn timing light broke last night. XD so now gotta go over to a buddys prob tomorrow and make sure its on spec. Timing chain and everything was done maybe 20k before I parked the truck so it should be good. Gonna change the oil back to regular from synthetic since the synthetic didnt like my seals after 218k lol. XD
 

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Georgian Pickup Drifter
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holy shoot, 218k? haaha

good luck man!
Eh shes just starting to get broken in lol. My accord has 439k. XD Its about to hget another motor though (performance oriented)
 

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Hey Mushroom, question about that oil. I got 223k and just did a cylinder head swap. I put conventional motor oil in after the rebuild, but I'm about to do an oil change. Just so happens I've got about 5 quarts of synthetic sitting in my kitchen. It's good motor oil, should I give it a shot or sell that stuff and go conventional?
 

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Georgian Pickup Drifter
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Hey Mushroom, question about that oil. I got 223k and just did a cylinder head swap. I put conventional motor oil in after the rebuild, but I'm about to do an oil change. Just so happens I've got about 5 quarts of synthetic sitting in my kitchen. It's good motor oil, should I give it a shot or sell that stuff and go conventional?
Not saying it will happen and its not really bad. (mine only drops a tiny drip once every week or less so its not much of a leak). But it may slip past some of your seals if you havent replaced them in a while. The synthetic oil lubricates very well, its just super slippery and can work its way past seals like it did in my truck. My truck was pretty much stock with 216k miles when I changed. I would just stay with regular oil, I plan to swap back. Honestly to me theres no point.
 

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Georgian Pickup Drifter
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Had a bunch of stupid crap happen this past weekend. So Sunday my fan/alt belt stretched out and flipped upside down on the pulley (didnt break) causing the water pump to stop turning while riding down the freeway. So I tried to limp it on which was a bad idea, temp hand moved a little towards the middle and little did I know the used radiator I got off of ebay had jb weld on some stressed seams (they sanded it and painted it black I didnt even know.) Well since the seam was already split before it just popped loose when the heat hand hit middle way and I started losing coolant.

SO yesterday replaced both belts, all three rad hoses, and the radiator....$220 worth of stuff, and the aftermarket radiator doesnt even fit that good lol. Only real good thing is my truck runs even cooler now. I let it run for like an hour and took it on a HARD drive and came back and let it run sitting for like 30 mins and it only got a fewm mms above the C. :)
 

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Isn't it bad if the motor runs too cool? I always thought that if the needle didn't get to the middle of the gauge under normal conditions, there was something wrong -- too much antifreeze, etc. A warm motor is under more compliant stress conditions than a cold motor.
 

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Georgian Pickup Drifter
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Isn't it bad if the motor runs too cool? I always thought that if the needle didn't get to the middle of the gauge under normal conditions, there was something wrong -- too much antifreeze, etc. A warm motor is under more compliant stress conditions than a cold motor.
I would rather have it running a little warmer, but at the same time It gets pretty hot in Ga throughout the summer and Im kind of glad its not getting too hot. These plastic aftermarket radiators crack like crazy when they get too hot. Im running Toyota red antifreeze diluted 50/50 with distilled water.
 
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