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Pull the selector hub off, one at a time, duct tape some plastic on, just to avoid debris, and go for a drive.
Does the lock hub dial shift the transfer case?
It's going to run like a top
Bring a spare ignitor if you have one and a fuel filter wouldn't hurt. Those two parts can strand you and the ignitor can be tough to get.
Do the carb trucks have a fuel filter? I've searched in vain for one on mine...One other thing I carry with me always is an alternator. I was once on a paleontology expedition where one pickup's alternator went out in the field miles from help; If we hadn't had other vehicles and had been further in the boonies, that could have been bad.Beyond that, definitely an ignitor; A bad ignitor has stranded me before. Maybe also a fuel pump unless yours is a reasonably good shape OEM one.Good luck and safe travels!
One other thing I thought of (that you may have thought of): Check drain plugs on engine, transmission, and differentials. I say this because my dad used to own a Ford Courier, but the transmission plug fell out on a highway trip, and he didn't know about it until the transmission was toast. (Then he bought a Toyota).This failure mode is probably rare, but ever since hearing that story I try to check my drain plugs occasionally. They have never shown any hint of coming loose, but it's a quick and simple check that might someday save a bunch of money and hassle.OK, my $0.02 are fast becoming $2. Hope it's useful, though.
this thing is looking pretty rad. you need to finish the look with the Skys crawler springs or RUFs so the axle is moved way forward
.... I can't stand how awful and dangerous this steering is ....
Are you referring to the Toyota stock steering, or your truck's specific steering? When you say "dangerous", do you mean dangerous because it's defective, or dangerous for some other reason? Gnarls.
Did you relocate your torque rod or is it at a steep angle?
It's the stock push-pull setup, with a dropped drag link. If I step on the brakes it pulls to the right.
Interesting....The only stock Toyota steering failure I had on both my 1986 IFS and 1985 straight axle, was a bent tire tie rodfrom going airborne about 10 feet in Mexico on the beach at about 55 MPH. The other failure was on my 85 on Pritchett Canyon, I backed up gently with the wheels cranked too far over ona slight incline and busted the knuckle arm. It was totally my stupidity! I had a spare and had it fixed in about20 minutes. I did not have a drop drag link on either trucks. I 4-wheeled many years on some of the most difficult rock crawling trails in AZ, CA, NM, and UT, with Toyota factory front steering system. I have never had any of my trucks pull the steering due to the factory stock steering. I never once felt anydanger and problems with the Toyota factory steering. I have had a steering pull because of a brake disc issue. I guess I have just been lucky. I’ve not heard of Toyota factory early truck steering design referred to as “push-pull”. I thought push-pull is a steering technique while driving. I always thought Toyota’s early truck steering system design is a basic tie rod,pitman arm, shock damper, and recirculating ball bearing. Gnarls.
So is it an aftermarket drop arm or a stock one at a steep angle like 85bucket says
Dropped Draglink from procomp, and the anti-wrap bar is completely stock. I think the issue is that it's lifted, using an upgraded dropped Draglink but the anti-wrap bar is stock, no difference in it's length. So, when I push on the brakes it doesn't work like it should and it pulls. At least that's what I've gathered.
I'm not saying your pulling issue is NOT the steering.My 85 was lifted about 4" from stock. Are you sure you don't have a front brake issue?Gnarls.
I mean it's all entirely possible. On your truck was your torque rod or anti-wrap bar stock? I'm assuming you ran a dropped Draglink too. I can go ahead and bleed the brakes, that would probably do something Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk