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  1. raevenzero

    Ryan's 80 Build/Swap

    I gave up on trying to plan around the dump on the GM8 turbo. Today, I received deliver of an hx35 which will give me more options for running a down pipe. I plan on dropping between the fender and the frame into the back of the fender well. It will run straight back to the rear tire and turn...
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    Ryan's 80 Build/Swap

    Just wanted to give a quick update since I haven't posted in a little while. I have the hydroboost done. It took some creative bending of the stock Chevy lines. The only real modification I had to make was the pressure line to the steering box. I cut off the o-ring style connector on the...
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    Ryan's 80 Build/Swap

    She's in. I have the entire drive train slanted so that the t-case is a couple of inches more to the passenger side. I still have exhaust, linkages, wiring, brakes, fuel, and cooling lines to go. I made an adapter plate for the hydroboost system, but the center hole was too large and I am...
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    Definitive 1" Body Lift How To

    Awesome. I hope it's helpful. It isn't a great production, but there isn't much info in this area. You might be able to make a spacer too, just make sure that you have enough extra linkage to make up the difference. Also, my 80 is a '91 so keep that in mind.
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    Definitive 1" Body Lift How To

    Here's what I did. Though I'm currently making a relocation bracket for my 4l80e swap.
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    Ryan's 80 Build/Swap

    Exactly. I didn't think about it the first time. I have started it 2 more times and it started right up both times. Both of those times I gave it a little more glow plug after start and it cleared up fast. I always did that on the Chevy too. I'm done staring the engine now. I installed the...
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    Ryan's 80 Build/Swap

    A couple of local guys came over yesterday and we pulled the engine, transmission, and transfer case. Next is cleaning up the engine compartment and definitely the shop.
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    Ryan's 80 Build/Swap

    I remember seeing the 40. I think it had the 6.2. We talked about the 62, but I can't remember if it was turbo or not.
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    Ryan's 80 Build/Swap

    That would be great to see, Larry. The LS seems like a great powerplant for just about everything and I can't wait to see that one on a trail. This 6.5 won't make a lot of power, but it will be torquey, efficient, and stupid simple. Also, it was "free", which is the best part for me.
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    Ryan's 80 Build/Swap

    I started filling it with oil last weekend and noticed a problem. There was a ding in the front crank seal that likely happened when I was trying to figure out what was wrong with the first harmonic balancer I installed. It was for a different year of engine and was way too shallow to fit on...
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    Ryan's 80 Build/Swap

    It's Detroit Alpine Green. I'm hoping it holds up. I sprayed the block down with Purple Power and oven cleaner, then steam cleaned it. I have a few places where the paint didn't stick very well, but I will touch it up as I can. Hopefully it will help me spot leaks in the future.
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    Ryan's 80 Build/Swap

    Thanks Larry, you too! I just did intake tubing and received some steel plate to make an upper intake manifold. I'm hoping to have that built this weekend and start looking at getting the engine started. Once I verify that it runs and has oil pressure, I'm going to start pulling the engine...
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    Ryan's 80 Build/Swap

    Before and After...
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    Ryan's 80 Build/Swap

    I found some pictures of the new heads being installed. These have the later precups for more power than the stock heads. This engine was originally rated at 200hp per the sticker on the valve cover, so I'm hoping for a little more with the better precups and turbo.
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    Ryan's 80 Build/Swap

    Nothing exciting to post yet. My engine is *mostly* together and I finally got my transmission back after 9 months at a shop. Work has been busy and the weather lousy, but I'm starting to put the pieces together. I'm expecting things to really take off very soon and thought I would start a...
  16. raevenzero

    Welcome to Veterans' Highway!

    Welcome! I spent some time in Germany about 15 years ago. In fact, I met my wife there. I bet things have changed quite a bit, especially in the last year. Are you retiring in June, or just PCS'ing stateside?
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    Ideas for improving the 2LTE

    I don't have too much to add on this except that the pictures show quite a bit of body lift. Factor that into any plans you are making.
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    BSLCA BS... ie.. local chat..

    I've been waiting almost a year for a transmission rebuild, but I should get some traction on my 80 once that is done.
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    Anyone do a tube bed on a 4runner?

    I still haven't done this. I bought an 80 series and have been working on it. Every time I see the 4Runner sitting there, I start thinking about this. I've been looking at new bodies, but I've already got the cab-forward straightended out. I think a tube bed will happen as soon as I get the...
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    BSLCA BS... ie.. local chat..

    I'm so mentally ready to make some good trips. Things are starting to line up for me to dig into the 80 build and I think it will be ready for something good next year.
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