Engine Rebuild

The engine is back from being bored, pistons and rings in hand. Identifying work that needs to be done on the transmission. Assembling the low and top end of the engine. Cleanup of bell housing and oil pan. Clutch kit is on order.

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Suspension Day

Installed new front and rear shocks on the Chinook. Also took the time to replace most of the linkages and ball joints. The old upper and lower ball joints had about a cm of grease and dirt coating them. A shop towel or bin came in handy to collect all the junk i scraped off […]

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Engine Transmission Pull

With a cheap harbor freight hoist the 20r engine and R43 transmission have been pulled. The block crank and head will be taken to a local shop to get bored honed and rebuilt. Cylinders didn’t look to bad for 80k miles. Since the Chinook had a blown head gasket, my guess is that it overheated […]

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Rear Drum Brakes

Replaced rear wheel cylinders and brake pads including hardware. Ran into an issue where the passenger side rear wheel for some reason was a millimeter or so off and had to lightly file down for the replacement part to fit. The original wheel cylinders look way cooler since they have to old school Toyota logo […]

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