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Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Reply #210 on: Dec 05, 2017, 09:18:20 AM »

Alrighty, got the bar off. Drives, and stops fine. I'll have to see how it is on the freeway while I'm driving.


So how'd it work on the freeway with out the rod ?

 
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Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Reply #211 on: Dec 05, 2017, 09:19:19 AM »
So how'd it work on the freeway with out the rod ?
Ehhh it's okay, I'd say it's better in some aspects. Seems to stay put more in it's lane now.

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Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Reply #212 on: Dec 05, 2017, 09:23:28 AM »
Gotcha,

 I think i'll stick with my rod and bracket. My truck typically doesn't see freeway speeds but I'll say 50 Mph is fast enough. Your DD'ng yours so that's completely different.
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Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Reply #213 on: Dec 06, 2017, 11:34:19 AM »
After driving my truck for a couple days I can say that it drives fine without the torque rod. I'd say it drives even better.

I've been prepping for my trip this Monday and I'll post some pics of the stuff I'm taking with me.

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Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Reply #214 on: Dec 06, 2017, 01:01:59 PM »
After driving my truck for a couple days I can say that it drives fine without the torque rod. I'd say it drives even better.

I've been prepping for my trip this Monday and I'll post some pics of the stuff I'm taking with me.

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ive heard of people replacing the torque rod with a shock. so it still allows flex but still retains the function of the torque rod.
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Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Reply #215 on: Dec 06, 2017, 01:15:41 PM »
How would that function as the torque rod? A shock absorber has linear movement. The solid rod with a bushing on each end does not allow any linear travel. I suppose if it had a ton of axle wrap a shock absorber could aid in slowing it down but I don't see it functioning as the torque rod did.
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Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Reply #216 on: Dec 06, 2017, 02:21:59 PM »
Isn't the torque rod for reducing or preventing the axle housing from rotating forward or back and cause the spring pack to flex?   :dunno:

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Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Reply #217 on: Dec 06, 2017, 03:13:12 PM »
Ive never done it, just know of people who have.
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Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Reply #218 on: Dec 06, 2017, 03:35:40 PM »
Ive never done it, just know of people who have.
A shock is $30, $30 I could put towards highsteer ;)

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Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Reply #219 on: Dec 06, 2017, 03:41:53 PM »
Alrighty, time to show the spare parts I'm bringing

As H8PVMNT recommended, a fuel filter.
Along with that, 2 belts for the powersteering and one for the water pump/alternator

And some rad hoses, upper and lower (Bringing about 2 gallons of Toyota pink 50/50 with me)

And a bunch of fuses and a box of random hardware I've accumulated.



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Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Reply #220 on: Dec 06, 2017, 03:47:42 PM »
Pc the same model as the truck has to go with you to.
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Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Reply #221 on: Dec 06, 2017, 03:50:48 PM »
And for some more interior pictures. I'm quite proud of how my interior looks and how clean I keep it, I hate garbage so my truck stays clean all the time.

I got a free set of floor mats and they fit great, so hopefully the snow stays on those... (If SLC sees snow this year)

And the shift boots I made, which I love and can't wait to make more.

And finally the oil pressure gauge I installed, it's mechanical, I'd really prefer an electrical one so I'll probably get one soon along with an A Piller gauge pod.

Running 10W-30 I get about 70PSI at cold idle, which I think is pretty darn good for this motor.




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Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Reply #222 on: Dec 07, 2017, 03:52:28 PM »
Picked up a coil/ignitor for my truck today, as I was told a spare is a good idea.

However, this one is way different than on my 85, they guy said he believes it's an 82, does anyone know if the wiring for this is basically the same?
I looked and the plugs are a bit different.



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Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Reply #223 on: Dec 07, 2017, 04:30:59 PM »
I think that is a pre-83  EFI ignitor. Could have been put on the 82, though. I have the twin brother of that one on my truck.

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Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Reply #224 on: Dec 07, 2017, 04:38:07 PM »
I think that is a pre-83  EFI ignitor. Could have been put on the 82, though. I have the twin brother of that one on my truck.
Any idea on how to make it work on my truck?

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Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Reply #225 on: Dec 07, 2017, 05:04:48 PM »
Plug the long wire into the distributor. The plug with two wires plugs into your wiring harness, while the one with three sits there and does nothing at all.

At least, that's how mine is hooked up, and it works.

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Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Reply #226 on: Dec 07, 2017, 05:07:53 PM »
Plug the long wire into the distributor. The plug with two wires plugs into your wiring harness, while the one with three sits there and does nothing at all.

At least, that's how mine is hooked up, and it works.
I'll go try and see, thanks!

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Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Reply #227 on: Dec 09, 2017, 01:23:45 PM »
I did a thing today.

Took both data plates off their original Locations and stuck them on my dash and glove box, I kinda like the look, reminds me of the old Jeep data plates.

Kinda cool to look at!

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Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Reply #228 on: Dec 09, 2017, 05:39:28 PM »
The "5-0" an the Smog police won't like that at all, just sayin'.   :_oops:
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Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Reply #229 on: Dec 09, 2017, 05:42:55 PM »
The "5-0" an the Smog police won't like that at all, just sayin'.   :_oops:
Good thing I live in salt lake, no emissions or safety. Cops don't give, still have the vin where it matters.

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Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Reply #230 on: Dec 11, 2017, 04:22:05 PM »
Made it to Nevada, truck did just fine. Burnt some oil, I was running 10W-30, I've been filling it up with some 15W-40 diesel oil, my truck likes 10W-40 so I am doing the 15W-40 because I figured if anything the additives in the diesel oil would be helpful.

Driving all the way to San Diego tomorrow, wish me luck.

6 hours in these trucks gets a little cramped.

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Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Reply #231 on: Dec 11, 2017, 04:49:56 PM »
I would try and stick to the same oil  :twocents:
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Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Reply #232 on: Dec 11, 2017, 04:54:44 PM »
I would try and stick to the same oil  :twocents:
Agreed, I just don't wanna chance it running out. It's only got a quart of delo in there now, and whatever left with 10W-30. I'll probably change the oil when I get to San Diego.

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Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Reply #233 on: Dec 11, 2017, 05:02:06 PM »
I brought about 7 extra quarts of 10W-30, I figured a quart of 15W40 would be fine.

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Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Reply #234 on: Dec 11, 2017, 05:08:13 PM »
Glad it's running good. Have a safe trip
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Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Reply #235 on: Dec 11, 2017, 06:38:46 PM »
Glad to hear your truck is doing well on the trip. Yes, 6 hour trips get a little cramped in these trucks. I've done some long road trips in mine, and it's always felt real good to get out and stretch my legs, and stop listening to the roar of the leaky exhaust for a while.

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« Reply #236 on: Dec 11, 2017, 06:40:25 PM »
Glad to hear your truck is doing well on the trip. Yes, 6 hour trips get a little cramped in these trucks. I've done some long road trips in mine, and it's always felt real good to get out and stretch my legs, and stop listening to the roar of the leaky exhaust for a while.

Safe travels to San Diego!
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Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Reply #237 on: Dec 12, 2017, 02:03:24 AM »
Made it to Nevada, truck did just fine. Burnt some oil, I was running 10W-30, I've been filling it up with some 15W-40 diesel oil, my truck likes 10W-40 so I am doing the 15W-40 because I figured if anything the additives in the diesel oil would be helpful.

Driving all the way to San Diego tomorrow, wish me luck.

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Hey Toybrota,

How much oil is the engine using?  Do you see any exhaust smoke?

Although mixing different motor oil is not a critical issue, I'd stick with the same brand and type... just increase the viscosity.

Increasing the viscosity can help reduce oil burning and add some lubrication protection.

When I did the sand dune trips to Glamis, knowing my little engine was going to be tach'd out most of the time, I changed oil to 10-40 synthetic and added a 1/2 can of STP Oil Treatment.

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Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Reply #238 on: Dec 12, 2017, 04:59:13 AM »
Hey Toybrota,

How much oil is the engine using?  Do you see any exhaust smoke?

Although mixing different motor oil is not a critical issue, I'd stick with the same brand and type... just increase the viscosity.

Increasing the viscosity can help reduce oil burning and add some lubrication protection.

When I did the sand dune trips to Glamis, knowing my little engine was going to be tach'd out most of the time, I changed oil to 10-40 synthetic and added a 1/2 can of STP Oil Treatment.

Gnarls.
No smoke at all, between SLC and beaver Utah it used about half a quart.

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Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Reply #239 on: Dec 12, 2017, 05:09:25 AM »
May be some blow by eating the oil. Oil choice is a debate I don't care to get into. I will give you my personal experience and preference. 15w-40 rotella in a 22r does just fine. I run it in mine. Always have and see no reason to ever change.
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