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I will be starting a rebuild for my 1981 Toyota 22R engine. Is there anything particularly "peculiar" in rebuilding a 22R? Tentatively I plan to get the valves done, and while the engine is apart I'll work on cover plates for all the exhaust components that I won't be reinstalling, hone the cylinders and install new rings and bearings. I also need a new timing cover and have one bolt hole to repair in the block. I plan to do some work on my alternator bracket too, as the one I used to install the 10si alternator was a hurry-up arrangement and is pretty flimsy. If the money's available,I'll order a 105 amp alternator for the truck too. (You might have noticed I'm sold on these. LOL) When I'm ready to install the engine, I'll be installing a ceramic puck clutch. Speed
Hi all! It's good to be back! My computer melted down and I lost ALL my contact info for EVERYBODY-even my utilities,but I'm getting everything back,on a donated computer. I'm not sure whether to put this here or in the Jeeps Forum. I have a 1981 Toyota 4X4 pick up,but the whole cab and bed is not only rusted out,it was rolled back around '84-5. Everything still works,the left door is bent badly enough it's hard to shut or roll the window up or down. I have a plan though. I've located a couple of mid 50's-early 60's Willys Jeep pick ups,one is just the frame,cab,bed and front group-no drivetrain at all. I still have to look it over closer. The other one is,from what my friend tells me,a complete truck less the engine. What I want to do is strip the Yota down to frame and running gear,and use a Jeep truck body on it. I believe the weight,length,width and track is compatible. I'd use the Jeep heater (MUCH less complicated),Yota clutch and brake pedals,possibly Yota wipers and except for the Jeep speedometer use aftermarket gauges and switches and maybe the Yota bench seat. The big Q on the bare Jeep body is rust-it came from about 50 feet from a lake,so I'm assuming I'll have to at least put floors in the cab and bed,it might be worse. I think I have a relatively good handle on what I need to do here. Has anyone done this conversion? What would you expect to be the hard-to-make-work areas? I'll need to locate a converter for the speedometer cable-Toyota transfer case to Jeep gauge. If I can't find a way to use the Toyota wipers,I'll have to find used linkage etc. and order an electric conversion kit from Newport Engineering ($$$) I'm pretty sure I can make everything else work. Speed
Hi Moses; Hey,on a 22R,what's the deal on milling the head? I think this engine might have a head gasket leak from #2 to #3 cylinders. It isn't transferring any fluids,doesn't show signs of leakage outside,but 2 and 3 seem to falter until about 2000 rpm,where it smooths out,but still lacks enough power to pull 5th gear with any degree of authority. STILL gets GREAT mileage though. Well,gotta sleep a little. Speed