Some shots of the Cruiser.

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by klinetime574, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. klinetime574

    klinetime574 Positive Vibes SILVER Star

    Messages:
    5,372
    Likes Received:
    591
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2006
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Stickers are awesome.

    [​IMG]

    Reppin' Mud

    [​IMG]

    I spy a rice burner. :) (Anyone know what it is?)

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Vroom.

    [​IMG]

    Sorry for the weird lighting I used our oldest camera.

    Caution Tech Starts Here...:eek:

    So my alternator is on the fritz. I tightened the belt the other day and it jumped from 8 to 10. Next day back down to 8. Today got the cruiser up to a whopping 74mph (the fastest I've ever gotten it) and the volts climbed the 13 and then dropped. Sound like a alternator rebuild is needed?

    And here is a dumb question: Could inaccurate timing cause dieseling?

    Thanks Guys!
     
  2. FZJ80ismybaby

    FZJ80ismybaby

    Messages:
    559
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2007
    Location:
    Charles Town, West Virginia
    i dont know about the alternator, but nice rig, those are the wheels from JToutfitters right?
     
  3. klinetime574

    klinetime574 Positive Vibes SILVER Star

    Messages:
    5,372
    Likes Received:
    591
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2006
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Eagle 058's I got them off ebay from a seller that had 5 for $390 with free shipping. :clap:
     
  4. smkymntn

    smkymntn

    Messages:
    1,728
    Media:
    18
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2008
    Location:
    Palm Harbor, Florida
    S13 in the background- I would change out regulator before replacing alternator. 38.00 from toyota Cdan or Ralph Hayes with mud discount.
     
  5. klinetime574

    klinetime574 Positive Vibes SILVER Star

    Messages:
    5,372
    Likes Received:
    591
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2006
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Nice eye smkymntn. Thanks for the tip about the regulator. Is there any way to see if mine has failed?
     
  6. smkymntn

    smkymntn

    Messages:
    1,728
    Media:
    18
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2008
    Location:
    Palm Harbor, Florida
    I still have a soft spot for the S Chassis's, you have not driven a fun car till you drive one with a S14 Sr20DET swap. Still may have to tell myself I need another one

    -Others with more knowledge than I will chime in, but if you check with a multimeter what the alt is actually putting out it will help diagnose your issue. How does your fusable link look?
     
  7. Trapper50cal

    Trapper50cal TEQ Frame of Mind Supporting Vendor

    Messages:
    6,157
    Likes Received:
    1,381
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2005
    Location:
    Durango, CO
    I thought it was a Silvia;p

    Great 60 shots....super clean
     
  8. GLTHFJ60

    GLTHFJ60 Rum Runnin' SILVER Star

    Messages:
    23,855
    Likes Received:
    8,655
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2005
    Location:
    Durham, NC
    Hey klinetime574, :flipoff2::flipoff2::flipoff2::flipoff2::flipoff2:

    As for the alt, change the VR. A bad alt usually does not work at all, as opposed to jumping voltage.
     
  9. Rob Faucett

    Rob Faucett SILVER Star

    Messages:
    526
    Media:
    1
    Likes Received:
    52
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    I am now an alt/vr expert (/retard). Get a new VR (actually called an IC by Toyota) from Cruiser Dan. If that is the problem you are good. If not then you need a new alt and you should get a new VR when you do that anyway!


    BTW - There are approx 300 people on Mud that know this stuff better than I. The above is what I learned from them.
     
  10. Joe_E

    Joe_E

    Messages:
    3,552
    Media:
    39
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    152
    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Location:
    the NJ word..
    You youngins and your raised white letters....;)

    Truck looks good bro.
     
  11. hank14

    hank14

    Messages:
    2,451
    Media:
    1
    Likes Received:
    104
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2004
    Location:
    Texas
    Your cruiser's lookin' great. Hard work pays off.

    I would agree your voltage regulator is not working. When mine went out, I would get high spikes in voltage on the dash meter.
    I bought a new Bosch alternator when my local alternator shop said they couldn't get the parts to rebuild my factory one (they didn't look very hard). A $40.00 VR would have fixed it, though. Live and learn.

    The FSM has a troubleshooting guide for it and the alternator. Basically, you should get 14-14.7 Volts at 2000 rpms.

    Keep us posted.
     
  12. sterling

    sterling SILVER Star

    Messages:
    661
    Likes Received:
    1,320
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Location:
    the Dek GA
    Local parts store will test the alternator for free on or off the truck
    If you do get a replacement alt. make sure and have them bench test it before it leaves the store....recently got a remanned one and it was dead right out of the box:rolleyes:
    Nice rig btw
     
  13. CMD82

    CMD82

    Messages:
    577
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2004
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    Tech off.... Cruiser looks great, that is the same color as mine. I hope after my diy resto it looks half that nice.

    Tech back on....

    I got my alternator rebuilt for ~$80 a couple years ago without any issues since.
     
  14. sl33py

    sl33py

    Messages:
    2,160
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2004
    Location:
    Emerald City
    nice truck! it might be worth getting a spare Alt. I picked one (ND) up here on mud for 50$ as a spare w/ VR on it. It's a quick swap if you need to troubleshoot, or carry for a spare just in case.

    are you getting the battery and brake light coming on or flickering too?

    GL!

    rob
     
  15. AKcruiserfreak

    AKcruiserfreak

    Messages:
    2,306
    Likes Received:
    56
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2006
    Location:
    North Pole, AK
    Sounds like a VR is in my near future as well.

    I am also curious as to what causes these rigs to "diesel". Mine's timed perfectly and still does it. I am not sure what shape the carb's in, but that's my next guess.

    TK
     
  16. jeverich

    jeverich

    Messages:
    355
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Location:
    Point Judith Area, RI
    chrome

    Too much chrome....:flipoff2:

    Looks very nice!
     
  17. klinetime574

    klinetime574 Positive Vibes SILVER Star

    Messages:
    5,372
    Likes Received:
    591
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2006
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    WOW a lot of replies!

    That S-chassis is my brothers it has a CA18DET which is pretty fun stuff. :D

    It technically is a silvia since it has the engine it came with it in Japan except it has the US front end.

    I like my letters I wanna show off my expensive tires haha

    VR it is. gotta call CDAN

    My Brake light doesn't come on and the battery light is fine.

    I like my chrome. (It doesn't rust here :flipoff2: )


    Thanks for all the help guys.
     
  18. jvazquez53

    jvazquez53 El Tractor

    Messages:
    3,353
    Media:
    13
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    280
    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Location:
    San Juan Puerto Rico
    That's one clean and beautiful 60.:)
     
  19. kling-on

    kling-on Kool Arrow

    Messages:
    5,497
    Media:
    12
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    119
    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2003
    Location:
    Pimpin part in SanAntonio TX
    UBER clean I wish my paint looked like that
     
  20. klinetime574

    klinetime574 Positive Vibes SILVER Star

    Messages:
    5,372
    Likes Received:
    591
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2006
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    My paint isn't perfect on the front end. Stupid cheap paint job that my Dad had done a long time ago. Guy did terrible prep work.

    The bad lighting hides it :)

    I'll take some better shots to prove my cruiser isn't perfect. haha
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.