It turns out the tank i had no matter what could not be re-certified. It was old, rusty and on the inside had some rust. So i found two local tanks on craigslist that fit the description. Made in 1998′ there were a few differences. Notably the fact the propane valve is 90* upward versus […]
1977 Toyota Chinook
Propane Tank Refurbish?
The Manchester 20lb horizontal tanks are expensive in the sense that they are highly sought after. They are technically exempt since they were built before 1998 and are non OPD valve retrofittable. The valve-cores are replaceable, and the surface rust is easy to clean and prepare a new paint-job. I was hesitant and looked at […]
Got the Chinook over to the DMV and registered! Still waiting on front brakes to show up. Still outlining the work that needs to be done on the door frame and sealing/re-framing the roof. The sink faucet needs to still be installed, and a base 3D printed to replace where the hand pump faucet was.
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 […]
Window Vents 3D Printed
I was able to re-create the flimsy sun damaged weep hole vents that were originally on my 1977 Toyota Chinook. All 8 print in about 2 hours /w 1.75mm ABS plastic filament and .1mm layer height on my Reprap Prusa i3. I’ve published the part on Youmagine
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 […]
Intake is Fixed
The new intake block plate looks great. As always, LCE Engineering delivers. Cleaning the old silicone off took the most time, next to removing the manifold with the carburetor on it. Drained half my coolant before disconnecting all my hoses. Drained the remaining coolant and gas from the carburetor by holding it upside down for […]
The Intake is leaking!
So it turns out the metal coolant plate under the stock intake isn’t a very good design. it’s a dissimilar metal from The Aluminum Intake and it looks like it’s Stamped Out of sheet metal and coated in zinc. I cleaned mine since it was super corroded and thought I could reuse it but apparently […]
Worked on outlining the changes i need to make to the ignition. This includes the replacement of points to Pertronix electronic ignition. Got a replacement Accell coil, and confirmed that its resistance/voltage allow for the removal of the white resistor. It supports higher voltage, like the flamethrower coils. Otherwise the voltage is too low for […]
Toyota 20R engine started
We reinstalled the gas tank and got a gallon or two of gas in the tank. We then did a compression test, and confirmed compression stroke /w top dead center on the first piston. Reinstalled all new Silicone vacuum lines and Placed the timing angle at 13* (high altitude) and turned the 20R engine over! […]