I'm really excited about bringing this survivor back to original specs.
I realize that alot, rather most original parts are no longer available new but I would like to get it back to as original as possible.
With that being said, your comments would be appreciated and help me get this 40 repaired correctly.
It's an early '79 with a Feb. build date with factory Power Steering and a currently inoperative Nippon Denso factory installed Air Conditioning.
As far as I can tell, it was originally sold new in Graham, WA and I am the 5th owner. It had 67,000 on the 5 digit odometer so I am guessing that it had 167,000 miles on it. It certainly doesnt look like 267,000 but I may be wrong. ( I have been many times before.)
I have already removed an aftermarket tape deck, speakers and all associated wires. Three wire tapped wires under the dash were heat shrinked and rewrapped with electrical tape. I was happy to find the original, un-molested radio 12V +/- plug & speaker plug behind the dash. Now I need to find a 1979 radio to install.
* Edit - Radio found & installed.
I'd also like to replace the front bumper with an original bumper as this one was modified by a previous owner to be flat towed. Thus the 2" receivers that are incorporated into the factory bumper.
* Edit - Bought a new factory bumper but was hesitant to cut it up in order to lower the winch with the @powthief winch support bracket (see page 5).
Tomorrow I will be picking up alot of parts from my local Toyota as they support our local LC Club, ONSC.
Carb to air cleaner gasket, thermostat and gasket, red coolant, brake pads and shoes, oil filter, air cleaner and new u-joints.
However, I am in need of this vacuum valve for the distributor (pic from another 1979). Does any one know of a suitable replacement? This one is supposedly discontinued.
*Edit - City Racer has these valves for sale on his website. They are they superceeded part number and are blue and black. Not original color but functionality is the same.
I am looking for a couple of other parts to complete this 40.
- the AC lines and evaporator firewall grommets
*Edit- AC lines firewall grommets found. I'll add part numbers later.
- AC condensor
- Radiator (for factory AC)
- AC idle up solenoid
*Edit-early 40 ND AC didn't have the idle-up solenoid like the later 40'a and 60's did. The idle RPM was set 100rpm higher than non-AC 40's.
If any of you have these and would like to sell, please post up!
Thanks and I look forward to posting more progress shots.