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1980 Hi Lux- Rebirth
« on: Jan 03, 2003, 07:40:18 AM »
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Hi folks,

I'm a noob here, but this is the gist of it.

I have a 80' Toy on stands,  Basically stock with 31"s with a 20r w/ 275k, a thorley tri-Y and Weber Carb.  Stock L43.  

It took a corner to corner 20mph collision on a single lane mtn rd on the drivers side.  So a little TLC is needed there too.

I basically want to first get her running smog legal, then move through it to make a rubicon capable sunday driver.

I'm seeking some advice,

Should I go for the EFI 22r (complex) or 22r/20r LC Head with Carb (jetted for 5k ft)[simple].

I plan on the Marlin L52HD with a single crawler trans case.

Some form of Lockers / gears for 33" tires- Trac Lok rear ARB front (suggestions?)

My driveshafts are roached - I'm thinking of getting South bay (local) build me some Spicer shafts F/R.

I'm pretty sure my Birfields are roached too.  Not to mention at about 35 mph I got a wicked shimmy (Steering stabilizer or Tie rods?)

I've had this truck since '84 (sentimental) and it is time to get busy.

I had so much grief smogging it in the past I just bought a new vehicle and it has been on stands since.

Any ideas/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks a bunch.


« Last Edit: Dec 31, 1969, 04:00:00 PM by 1056988800 »

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Re: 1980 Hi Lux- Rebirth
« Reply #1 on: Jan 05, 2003, 12:31:42 PM »
i'm not sure about the smog legalities, but according to  http://www.lcengineering.com/home.htm you can get more HP out of the 22rblock and 20rhead combo.,  i had my 20R  (almost300,000miles) bored .030 over then using LC's stage 2 cam, weber 32/36 carb, and many other LCengineering parts,  :~~: :~~: i'll probably end up parked again, when i grenade the L-43 :thud:but i'm saving for a L-52HD anyway
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Re: 1980 Hi Lux- Rebirth
« Reply #2 on: Jan 06, 2003, 02:45:36 AM »
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:help:

I'm seeking some advice,

It is time to get busy.




22RE, L52HD, Lockers good, driveshafts I like Toyota stuff with heavy wall tubing, Go to a dual case first. If you later want lower gears(and you will) The 4.7 are a drop in.
Birfs not roached but something in the front is loose. (whole nuther story) Look for worn spring bushings etc.

You did not mention any thing about springs or lift. There are many options there too to look at. The best advise I can give is to get it all figured out BEFORE you start work to avoid doing things twice. like drivelines or something.

Good luck, keep us posted, Scott

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Re: 1980 Hi Lux- Rebirth
« Reply #3 on: Jan 09, 2003, 08:00:05 AM »
:beer: :beer:

If you want to keep it simple and cheap, I'd go with a 22r motor (unless you get a 22re motor and system cheap)  stick with the stock 22r carb.  I've thrown away my 38 weber and I know Marlin ditched his 32/36 in favor of the stock carb.  Go with Downey springs 3" front and rear with good shackles.  Go to the junk yard and find 2 wheel drive spring under u-bolts and plates 3/4 ton is ideal (longer u-bolts) and flip them over, you'll have a cheap u-bolt flip setup that fits your rear housing also get's the shock out of the way.

Save your money and get a later trans, I was gonna have Marlin build me a L52HD, but it still isn't as strong as W-56 or a G-52. get a budbuilt skidplate, have a welder scab 2.75" onto one side and your in.  Then have Marlin build your new driveshafts.  Here's the question though ,, can you afford a dual setup  if you can now is the time.   :up: :up:
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Re: 1980 Hi Lux- Rebirth
« Reply #4 on: Jan 30, 2003, 11:57:03 AM »
If ya wanna do it right, go with the R151 and 23 spline cases.  :.order:
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Re: 1980 Hi Lux- Rebirth
« Reply #5 on: Jan 30, 2003, 04:54:10 PM »
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Should I go for the EFI 22r (complex) or 22r/20r LC Head with Carb (jetted for 5k ft)

The EFI allows for more power throughout the band and also much more torque at lower engine speeds which we all love while Crawling. Also EFI will allow for very steep climbs without having to worry about Float Levels and Fuel Pressure, etc as you would with a Carb. Also altitude changes do not effect an EFI (brain + O2 sensor).

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you can get more HP out of the 22rblock and 20rhead combo.

This is true mainly because the 20R flows better. And if you've got a tig welder, you can branch the intake and use 22R EFI intake and components with it! This would be the ultimate setup apart from the 18RG head.

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Some form of Lockers / gears for 33" tires- Trac Lok rear ARB front (suggestions?)

Avoid Easy Lockers like a pleauge.
If the skys the limit, I say ARBs or Toyota Electric Diffs.

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My driveshafts are roached - I'm thinking of getting South bay (local) build me some Spicer shafts F/R.

Sounds good but make sure they dont use the cheaper and plentiful Chevy Joints as they are larger and stick out for rocks to chew up.

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I'm pretty sure my Birfields are roached too.

Longfields.

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Not to mention at about 35 mph I got a wicked shimmy (Steering stabilizer or Tie rods?)

Tires out of balance.

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I've had this truck since '84 (sentimental) and it is time to get busy.

It looks like its time to get busy and reply to all of us! Let us know what you have decided to do!  :greengrin:

Regards,
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