Author Topic: Gnarly4X's 22RE Rebuild  (Read 199079 times)

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Re: Gnarly4X's 22RE Rebuild
« Reply #960 on: Oct 18, 2017, 07:06:24 PM »
Yay, back on the build!

Any thoughts on the 261 cam and what your plans are on that end.

I'm at 5k-ish miles on the rebuild and I am loving my setup. I have also driven my buddies rig a few times on big road trips (which is a recent rebuild with 35k miles, DT/open exhaust and a 252 cam) and my truck is just destroying it on all fronts. Better pickup and better mpgs, and quieter valve train. Granted, it is a bit apples to oranges since he is running 33's and 410's, and I am 35s / 529s. I still have to do my first valve adjustment after the rebuild so I am hoping to gain a littler performance there.


Yes, Im back at it.

Very happy to read that your engine is catz-a$$!!  :beerchug:

Im concerned that you have NOT adjusted the valve lash before 5,000 miles!!!!!????  :yikes:

Im not feeling the power with this rebuild that I thought Id feel.  I still have some tuning to do, but its feeling sluggish.  Only 200 miles on the break in, but I think it should be more peppy than it feels.  :smack:

I talked to my good friend engine builder and off-road racer today. When I get the tranny back in and the rear diff seal fixed Im going to let him listen to it and drive it.  :greengrin:

Ill post up a report.  :D

Gnarls. :spin:
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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