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Re: 1991 4Runner
« on: Nov 13, 2019, 03:42:59 PM »
Just over a year ago the wife and i went and picked up this 91 4Runner. this will be a run down of some of the stuff thats been done but mostly it just sat with snow covering it last winter and little time to work on it through the summer.

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1991 4Runner
22RE
5-speed
3" (or 4) lift
33" tires
4.88 gears
ARB locker in rear but needs a compressor (have not verified locker yet)
sun roof

day we brought it home





already has a header and EGR block off


found this in the back cubby








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Re: Re: 1991 4Runner
« Reply #1 on: Nov 13, 2019, 03:55:54 PM »
It needed a bunch of maintenance, the steering box leaked, water pump leaked and it snowballed from there to a bigger alternator, big 3 upgrade, Supra AFM, 4 hole injectors, aluminum V6 radiator with electric fan, cold air intake, battery relocation, de-vacuuming the engine, removal of the A/C,

CAI 1 (hit the hook)


CAI 2 (too long)


CAI 3 (fits just right) i am going to build a shroud for the filter


stripped the AFM wiring out of the harness and re-routed to the passenger side with split loom


gonna have to patch that


battery fits good on the driver side, need to build a tray though

 
look ma, no hoses (or less anyways)



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Re: Re: 1991 4Runner
« Reply #2 on: Nov 13, 2019, 04:10:26 PM »
while changing the thermostat of course one of the housing bolts snapped, couldnt get it out, drilled it but of course the bit slipped and wasnt square on, tried fixing it anyways. got it running for the first time in a year and had a geyser of coolant spraying out.



picked up a used lower intake in better shape, i was not very happy with Toyota engineers. who the hell runs a harness through the middle of the intake.


so i cut it between the webbing and on the new one.

perfect time to relocate the fuel filter while im here


this is also when the new 4 hole injectors came in since one of my old ones came out like this


but i got it all back together and running... but the RPM's were bouncing between 1500 and 2000 pretty rapidly, turns out i had the TPS  installed on the wrong side of the tangs and there for out of adjustment.

i still have an issue with the timing mark on the crank, its supposed to be at 5* but with the engine running smooth the timing mark is about 8 o'clock.

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Re: Re: 1991 4Runner
« Reply #3 on: Nov 14, 2019, 09:17:06 AM »
I have a 4.70 kit i still need to install in my transfercase

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Re: Re: 1991 4Runner
« Reply #4 on: Nov 14, 2019, 09:28:57 AM »
When i bought this rig it had an ARB locker in the rear but had never had air hooked up to it, I found the receipt in there where the PO bought a built 3rd member and the hose/switch kit was with it. I have a Viair compressor and a tank i am going to install and hope I dont need to replace any o-rings.

and now that i have 11 posts i can finish uploading pictures lol

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Re: Re: 1991 4Runner
« Reply #5 on: Nov 14, 2019, 09:38:09 AM »
first time in a year the grill has been back in it.



most of the time i am only able to put 15-30 minutes of work into this thing with work, commuting for work, family, farm, and traveling a lot during the summer for this guy





well were pretty much caught up, the next steps are replacing the o-ring to the heater pipe under the intake (didnt have a new one when it went back together and its weeping), bumpers, OBA, 4.70's and drive it.

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Re: Re: 1991 4Runner
« Reply #6 on: Nov 18, 2019, 10:30:23 AM »
re-aligned my steering wheel to the steering box to the pitman arm yesterday, installed the new steering stabilizer and the idler arm and bracket. did some more timing adjustments and cleaned it out (started looking like a tool box).

Then drove it to town and filled it up with gas!! runs pretty good but i still need to do some more adjusting on the idle, when i come up to a stop it stumbles and wants to die but corrects itself.

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Re: Re: 1991 4Runner
« Reply #7 on: Nov 25, 2019, 07:56:55 AM »
one step closer to getting my ARB working, pulled the side panel off so i could remove the cubby. apparently my 4Runner is special because it has a cubby on the left and right side. I still need to install the air tank and finish wiring the compressor.



The black circle is the air inlet
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Re: 1991 4Runner
« Reply #8 on: Dec 05, 2019, 08:13:57 AM »
Planning on taking it to Sunnyside this weekend for the lighted implement parade (not entering, just watching) to put some freeway miles on it.

parts have been trickling in to get the air tank installed and the ARB working, ordered up a winch with synthetic line, and picked up a nice kinetic recovery rope last night from tractor supply. 7/8" X 20' 24,700 lbs breaking strength Ditch Pig for $80. amazon and homedepot show them for $92 and NAPA wants $192

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Re: 1991 4Runner
« Reply #9 on: Dec 05, 2019, 12:32:37 PM »
Good find WARRPATH,  It's  nice to see an early gen brought back to life.  They are still my favorites.

 
 
 
 
 

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