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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #180 on: Aug 31, 2018, 07:34:59 PM »
Rubber sandwich on the bolt.

jam nut...nut....washer....rubber.....engine mount.....rubber.....frame mount.....rubber.....washer.....bolt head

Thanks for the suggestion, I may well try that.

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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #181 on: Aug 31, 2018, 07:40:48 PM »
easy fix, use a rubber bolt :cheese:

I tried that, but the the hardware store ran me out when I tried to pay them with rubber money  :yupyup:

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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #182 on: Aug 31, 2018, 11:50:26 PM »
How are you gonna handle the wiring harness? It sounds like it might be a pain to get the dash working. Either way, can't wait to see how it turns out!! I bet it'll do 100 on flat ground...

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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #183 on: Sep 01, 2018, 03:41:42 AM »
I plan to put on a carb and simplify my life. The temperature sender never worked anyway, (I think something to do with incompatibility between the charade and rocky parts) so I'll use the aftermarket gauge I put in. The oil pressure warning light is driven by a switch, at most I will need a resistor to make that work. The charging circuit on the alternator should be the same voltage, and I'm going to start out with the Daihatsu alternator anyway, so the battery light in the dash should work.

Aside from that, there isn't much wiring on a carbureted engine. But surprises are the name of the game here, and I'm sure I'll run into something I don't expect. Maybe once it's working I'll figure out how to get the 22RE in there. That will probably involve a new wiring harness and a new gauge cluster, at least.

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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #184 on: Sep 01, 2018, 09:07:07 AM »
I plan to put on a carb and simplify my life. The temperature sender never worked anyway, (I think something to do with incompatibility between the charade and rocky parts) so I'll use the aftermarket gauge I put in. The oil pressure warning light is driven by a switch, at most I will need a resistor to make that work. The charging circuit on the alternator should be the same voltage, and I'm going to start out with the Daihatsu alternator anyway, so the battery light in the dash should work.

Aside from that, there isn't much wiring on a carbureted engine. But surprises are the name of the game here, and I'm sure I'll run into something I don't expect. Maybe once it's working I'll figure out how to get the 22RE in there. That will probably involve a new wiring harness and a new gauge cluster, at least.

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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #185 on: Sep 04, 2018, 07:36:30 PM »
Pretty badass Lewis!
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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #186 on: Sep 04, 2018, 07:58:47 PM »
In other news, I will soon be getting around to putting the W56 with a 4.7 t-case into my pickup, which will free up the G52 for the Daihatsu. Plums, apples, corn, green beans, dry beans, and other miscellany have had to take priority in recent days.

H8PVMNT: you will be happy to know I'm probably going to at least start out with a carburetor on this engine. Let's start a shade-tree sleeper build competition. I think with my no-welder Daihatsu-Toyota (Toyotsu?) build I'm currently winning.

Tune in over the coming weeks for more exciting Toyotsu news!

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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #187 on: Sep 05, 2018, 04:04:53 AM »
Do you need a carb manifold?  I could send you one from my stash.   :thumbs:
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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #188 on: Sep 05, 2018, 07:13:20 AM »
This is exciting stuff. Eager to see more.

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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #189 on: Sep 11, 2018, 04:00:00 PM »
Here is a W56 lying beside the Rocky transmission. The W56 is several inches longer, with the shifters 10" further forwards. But the 22R sits about 3-4" further back, which means that I only have to relocate the shifter about 6". I am contemplating welding a great big dog leg in the shifter.



There's also another cross member that will foul the transfer case, the one that holds the torsion bars. I think I'm going to have to cut out the middle and gusset it. I'm gonna need the world's shortest rear driveline; at this point it might be easier to stretch the frame and swap on a Hilux or 4Runner body :-\

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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #190 on: Sep 11, 2018, 04:32:44 PM »
at that point, you're better off SAS'ing and 4 linking the rear. and stretch the wheelbase that way
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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #191 on: Sep 18, 2018, 04:14:21 AM »
An L52 is about 5" shorter if you can find one.
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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #192 on: Sep 26, 2018, 09:21:51 AM »
An L52 is about 5" shorter if you can find one.

I have one for sale, but its in Oregon  :disturbed:
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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #193 on: Sep 26, 2018, 09:27:47 AM »
Whereabouts? I may be making a trip to Oregon in October sometime.

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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #194 on: Sep 26, 2018, 09:32:09 AM »
Also, did you end up getting an intake? I have one for sale if you didn't get one already.

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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #195 on: Sep 26, 2018, 10:24:51 AM »
Whereabouts? I may be making a trip to Oregon in October sometime.

About 40 minutes west of Portland
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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #196 on: Sep 26, 2018, 01:50:29 PM »
I have an intake now. I'm just waiting on the clutch and other stuff to start putting it together

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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #197 on: Oct 03, 2018, 05:53:14 AM »
Finally got around to putting the clutch on yesterday, and pulling the EFI setup off to prepare for carburetifying this engine. The cap screw by the thermostat fought me all afternoon, resisting allen wrenches, vice-grips, and cold chisels until I just got the right-angle grinder and cut the head off. Fortunately, this bolt is not needed on the carb intake manifold.

Less fortunately, there are a couple of coolant passages that do not exist on the carb manifold. I guess it's time for some custom block-off plates, huh?

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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #198 on: Jan 13, 2019, 07:01:15 AM »
Updates?

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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #199 on: Apr 06, 2019, 01:21:00 PM »
Long overdue update:

The 22R is sitting on a block of wood under the hood, bolted to a W56 with a 4.7 transfer case, a new Aisin clutch, and a new starter motor. The current transmission cross member is a chain, winter and life happened before I could make any more progress. On the upside, my welding skills have been improving enough that I can contemplate fabricating proper motor and transmission mounts.

The discouraging part is that my truck will probably need a new engine and transmission this year, further setting back work on the Rocky :sad2: I'm trying to have faith that it will someday move under it's own power again.

Edit: I noticed this winter that the doors do not seal against snow. :(

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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #200 on: Apr 06, 2019, 03:06:05 PM »
Did you pick those items up locally (engine, tranny, tcase) or get them from Marlin or some other online vendor?

You had previously bolted the 22 to the stock Rocky mounts. That doesn't work? Or were you concerned about the angle...or something else?

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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #201 on: Apr 06, 2019, 03:17:58 PM »
I decided the setup was just a little too sketchy for my liking, plus there were concerns about the bolts transmitting vibration to the frame. Also I was worried about the angle, and with the transmission in place the placement is just a bit wrong. Also I now have a decent welder and enough skill to confidently attempt fabricating and installing proper brackets. I got the transmission and transfer case from H8PVMNT one state away, and the engine locally.


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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #202 on: Apr 06, 2019, 03:52:32 PM »
I'll be interested to see if you have anythign to post up as you go. I will be researching for months before I do it. I have enough other things to wait on before doing it.

Did you keep the stock rear axle?

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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #203 on: Apr 06, 2019, 03:57:22 PM »
I've kept the stock axle for now

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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #204 on: Apr 16, 2019, 02:59:42 PM »
Lewis, did you do anything regarding how everything aligns, from the motor/tcase back to the rear axle? In other words...I know you didn't hook anything up, but how close are they as they sit now?

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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #205 on: Apr 16, 2019, 03:24:02 PM »
They are about 5-10 degrees off. I will have to reroute a brake line to make them any better.

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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #206 on: Apr 16, 2019, 03:41:26 PM »
Are you trying to have a rear axle that is completely level with the tcase output, or a cardan type shaft? In other words, you're 5-10 degrees off from perfectly level, or what you need for a cardan CV thingy?

 
 
 
 
 

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