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Re: 81 Toyota pickup 2wd SOLD
« on: Aug 26, 2011, 06:43:56 PM »
Picked up this project a week and a half ago.  Probably won't make it 4wd but the thought is tempting.

EDIT: NEW PROJECT:
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Re: 81 Toyota pickup 2wd
« Reply #1 on: Aug 26, 2011, 06:46:57 PM »
more pics... first order of business was to remove the nasty carpet in the bed.

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Re: 81 Toyota pickup 2wd
« Reply #2 on: Aug 26, 2011, 06:53:55 PM »
Now to the main problem... The motor.

It's been a couple of years since I have tore into the 22R motor and if I remember correctly the timing mark on the cam has to be at the 12 O'clock position when the pully mark on the crank is at TDC.  IF this is the case who ever installed the timing chain put it on exactly 180 off at the cam. 

My biggest concern is that the valves have been bent... Any thoughts? Who ever did the work went through and adjusted the valves as if it were correctly timed. 

When cranking over the motor it sounds as if it has no compression (high piched cranking/little resistance to starter) as it would if the timing was incorrect.

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Re: 81 Toyota pickup 2wd
« Reply #3 on: Dec 08, 2011, 09:06:15 PM »
So it's been a while.  I knew this would be a no rush project but it's taking way longer than I expected. 

Finally got the whole motor tore down to timing chain.  As I suspected I think the valves are bent.  I couldn't find my feeler gauge in the dark so I just guessed on the valve lash.  But it feels like I have awesome compression on #2, little on #3 and #4 and hardly any on #1.  Anyways once I get a feeler gauge in there I will know for sure. 

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Re: 81 Toyota pickup 2wd
« Reply #4 on: Dec 09, 2011, 09:40:04 PM »
That looks like a very clean 2wd and would be fun to wheel ha. Have fun on the rest of the way it will be rewarding!


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Re: 81 Toyota pickup 2wd
« Reply #5 on: Dec 09, 2011, 10:37:00 PM »
wow very clean

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Re: 81 Toyota pickup 2wd
« Reply #6 on: Dec 17, 2011, 12:18:33 PM »
Valve lash correctly adjusted. Definitely has some bent valves.  I think that #2 cleared the wrath but every other cylinder managed get one or both valves bent.  

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Re: 81 Toyota pickup 2wd
« Reply #7 on: Dec 17, 2011, 02:07:16 PM »
super clean.. i had a reall clean 77 like this.. except the motor ran better then any rig i have ever owned... crazy
1984 4runner. Trailgear fronts, custom backs with shackles, 36 iroks, hi steer, hybrid 20+22r motor, full exhaust, lowsy weber, power everything, rear heat, power Antena,  sr5, altimeter,  back seat eliminator, tube bumper

1981 2wd long bed parts getter. All stock, sr5

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Re: 81 Toyota pickup 2wd SOLD
« Reply #8 on: Jan 13, 2012, 07:12:15 PM »
SOLD IT.  Bought it for cheap, didn't put much money into it and I essentially made $10 for every hour I worked on it.  Sad that it is gone, but I didn't have the money to build it up like I would have liked to so I will keep saving til I have the money to do that on a different rig.

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Here's what I bought to replace the 81.  Liked the 81 but didn't want to mess with pulling the head.  

Found this 78 that needs a clutch for starters.  Did some research on it and now I really want to do a Wolverine 4x4 Conversion.


missing part of the grill, but I have the emblem!






don't know why this was removed

Cancer



motor


bling!

damaged fender

good fender


Use your imagination:

Picked up the above trailer earlier this summer.  Just happens to have this era bed on it, although I believe the bed is older than the body (more like 73-75 from my research).  My truck is even a long bed so it should bolt right up!
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Re: Re: 81 Toyota pickup 2wd SOLD
« Reply #10 on: Jan 24, 2012, 07:44:16 PM »
Update: 
It drives!  Previous owner said it needed a clutch but I fired it up the other day just for kicks and I threw it into gear.  Transmission is hard to shift but so far I have gotten 2, 3 and R to work.  Still can't get first to work, but I am assuming that is why the previous owner thought the clutch was bad. 
The bad:
It has a massive oil leak...  Looks to be coming from the main seal up front.  Not really that bad but it'll need some immediate attention.
Progress:
Slapped a few welds on the exhaust system and added the muffler. I  probably did more harm than good.  I did a horrid job and none of it lines up. So I will have to re-do some of it.  Well I will have to re-do all of it eventually.  But as of currently I'm just trying to make it a runner.
No cat on it. Not sure when they were required.  Hopefully I won't need one.
Motor seemed to run a lot better with the exhaust on.  But I still need to drain the old gas and put some fresh in.  Then I will see if it will pass emissions before I decide to register it.

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Re: 81 Toyota pickup 2wd SOLD
« Reply #11 on: Feb 27, 2012, 08:20:46 PM »
Update:
Exhaust welded up, no major leaks and will hold up for a decent while









Oil leak fixed.  New harmonic balancer (old one was worn at oil seal).  New seal, old one was way brittle.




Messed with the carb.  It ran great til it warmed up then it idled at 2k rpm. Whatever I did made it worse and now it won't start.  Seems to be a fuel issue. 

Bent door :( Total Bummer.  We pushed the truck in and out of the driveway in order to install Mega Mormon's e locker axle.  When we pushed it back up the driveway the door flew open and contacted the fence.  The truck immediately stopped and bent the crap out of the door.

Old spark Plugs-installed new

changed oil - old filter(it was huge):

bed for it

Huge Flex!  I think it's a 1 ton suspension

sticker I plan to get

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Re: Re: 81 Toyota pickup 2wd SOLD
« Reply #12 on: Feb 27, 2012, 08:26:03 PM »
Playing around with wheel/tires






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Re: Re: 81 Toyota pickup 2wd SOLD
« Reply #13 on: Apr 13, 2012, 09:23:36 PM »
Well I bought a new toy so the 78 had to go to make room for the new bike!  I bought me a CRF450R.  It's my first bike and I have a lot of practice til I will be good on it.  Super fun bike though.








 
 
 
 
 

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