And so it begins

Discussion in 'SD- Dakota Territory Cruisers' started by Cavalier2000, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. Cavalier2000

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    So it's time for me to take a crap or get off the toilet. I spent the weekend organizing the garage enough to basically squeeze the cruiser in there to work on it. I'll use this as a progress type of thing... And for pictures in case I forget something.

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    After some careful moving and stacking

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    There is not much room in there but I'll make it work. I hope to have the entire top end taken apart this week.
     
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    Hopefully you can have it running again by the classic!!
     
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    That's like the 20th right? My parts just left Japan lol
     
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    So I didn't get as far as I wanted today, but I wanted to hang out with my kids as well so I stopped early.

    1st thing I did was pull the radiator and I took it over to Dakota Radiator. He said "at least $500" so i left pretty quickly. (so a new radiator will be in my budget.

    Radiator, fan air box removed
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    I got the turbo removed and this was my first time removing a turbo, exhaust down pipe and exhaust mani without breaking a single bolt (considering this is factory 1989 i used alot of pb blaster)

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    Turbo ended up being in better shape than i thought to be honest. no shaft play amd still spins fine. that being said it is going to be sent off to get a basic rebuild considering its age
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    Anyone wanna make a down pipe for me lol

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    And here is the mani removed
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    So that is my current position. Next it looks like remove a bracket or 2 and pump and the exhaust side of the head will be done. the intake side looks like more of a headache but fairly simple (just alot of vac lines) but we will see what tomorrow brings.
     
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    So what did you determine was wrong? A headgasket?
     
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    Headgasket was indeed blown. Had that been the only issue and i would be happy.

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    Broken pushrod and a broken lifter. looks like i need to order some more parts and inspect the cam.
     
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    I took some more pictures but i was kind of pissed off so they don't look well. I will go back out there tomorrow when i remove the lifters and take some more.
     
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    Ouch, yeah a headgasket would have been just fine.
     
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    Yea my heart sank when i pulled the valve cover and saw the first push rod dropped. But I will check out the cam and see how far the damage is. Hopefully its just a clean up and new lifters and pushrods. but i will know more tomorrow. didn't wanna keep working while pissed off haha
     
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    Well don't give up on it....you can't just go down to the dealership and by one of those.
     
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    No I have friends in Japan that can order it for me. And I have military friends there can can mail it to me with their US address so it's cheaper.
     
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    So the injectors are getting checked and i ordered an adjustable wastegate actuator but i havent touched the rest of it yet. ended up getting a new vehicle for my girl so I am doing all my anal touch ups on it
     
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    So head is dropped off. Won't know anything for 3-4 weeks.

    They finally called on the injectors... Looks like I get to buy new ones.

    The company emailed me on the radiator I ordered and said its unavailable so I'm back to square one.

    I did get my actuator in and paint a few parts.

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    This simple fix is getting expensive.... Quick
     
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    I need you to be more active in the 70 series section!

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    And post you damn cruiser in the registry. I've been following it trying to find you!
     
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    Damn white people and registering s***...

    I've gotten a few messages telling me to register it there. Still haven't done it yet though lol
     
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    Well you don't got to now, cuz I can just mud-stalk you
     
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    I'll allow it.
     
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    well Toyota so nicely stopped making the radiator and injectors... So the injectors are being rebuilt ($450) and I'm looking at options for a radiator.

    Some parts came in though.

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    @beno can get some parts that are listed discontinued here in Oki.
     
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    I get all my parts from oki lol Hibiki has been my parts guy
     
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