Author Topic: Gnarly4X's 22RE Rebuild  (Read 213988 times)

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Re: Gnarly4X's 22RE Rebuild
« Reply #300 on: Aug 29, 2016, 04:41:33 PM »
I had that 215 in a hand-me down 1980 Toyota with cat sized rust holes in it.  It was a pretty cool engine, I have to say.  The carb didn't like angles at all but it got 16-17 mpg highway and was not lacking for power at all.  I ran it with stock gears and 33s.

My nephew who is Mopar expert has a friend who has a good number of these 215 aluminum block engines and would build one for me for my truck.  I have always wanted to do a swap in my trucks.   

Back in my sand duning days, my good friend and ex-drag racer Steve Korney, raced a sand rail with a 215 with two bottles on it, one nitrous and one propane... guess what the propane was for??

It was EXTREMELY quick on the sand!


1986 XtraCab SR5 22RE 5speed W56B, ~26,000 MI after break-in, DIM (Did It Myself) rebuilt engine - .020" over, engnbldr RV head, OS valves, 261C cam, DT Header.


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