Been slowly getting more work done. De wired the engine harness of un needed BS.
Put the Dash in to get a feel for everything and where i want to put the ignition. Im dumping the key barrel so ill just stick a "key" in the slot and turn to ign on then wire in a push button cuz the turn to start part takes a high amount of tourque for how it will have to be mounted.
Been spendint most time cleaning up and refreshing the engine. the outsides anyway. Changing timing belts and idlers and cleaning up the oil pump and pressure valve. Pulled that out and polished the pore and piston. changing the water pump and oil seals etc. The engine has a little varninish but over all not in bad shape. pressure valve on the bottom.
i went to put on the oil pan from the original engine (a '95) and it wouldnt go in. the pickup was hitting it. This engine is a '92 or so and it seems at some point they changed the pan and pickup.
The newer pan is on the bottom and it is shorter by wider. I decided to change to the newer one as it gives the car a little more ground clearence.
differences in the pick ups
My crank pulley is pretty nasty and i want to change to a lightened one but ill get around to that. Its pretty heavy.
I also cleaned up the valve cover some. all the pain is off so i degreaed it and got all the corrosion off and decided to leave it like that. But i polished the "TOYOTA" letters. A bit of a play on an old motor in a nely built car type thing... or some crap.
My clutch came in too. Got a sprung hub for the wife to cut down on the harshness a bit.
Also got the biggest joke when i went to check the original engine when i was replacing the waterpump on this one.
I still cant figure out how the car made it the 10 miles to my house...I need to find the person that worked on this car and beat them with a tourque wrench.