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by Red Truck
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Body and Suspension Mods
Topic: Carpet is getting wet
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: Carpet is getting wet

My approach to finding leaks is to shine a bright light around the suspected area, at night or on a dark day. The pinhole rot-spots show up pretty well. In your case, I'd shine from under the floor pan, with the carpets removed. I'd approach the rear window weatherseals with a friend and a garden ho...
by Red Truck
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Valve Adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Valve Adjustment

In case you're unsure, the procedure in the 'how to' guide is under the diesel section, but also works on your gasser. The cylinder/valve steps are the same. TDC can be determined, more accurately than the crankshaft pointer, by removing a spark plug and placing a rod in the plug hole, and watch for...
by Red Truck
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Top Speed
Replies: 23
Views: 364

Re: Top Speed

Reminds me of the time long ago when I fixed my slipping clutch problem by pulling out the bunched-up floor mat from behind the pedal!! Hah!
by Red Truck
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Choke issues I think
Replies: 28
Views: 595

Re: Choke issues I think

Check out Carbs Unlimited, at carburation.com. Their DCH340 kit KT-5549C goes for $37.00. They have a toll-free number with people to yak at who actually know about their products and applications. I might've gotten the last rebuild kit for a dch340 that Rock Auto offered, but I have used Carbs Unli...
by Red Truck
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Front end rebuild - calipers won’t fit over brake lads
Replies: 14
Views: 290

Re: Front end rebuild - calipers won’t fit over brake lads

You're right, Spider, and that's what I get for doing math in my head....and no, I don't do my own Federal taxes!
by Red Truck
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Front end rebuild - calipers won’t fit over brake lads
Replies: 14
Views: 290

Re: Front end rebuild - calipers won’t fit over brake lads

I agree they're different, that's what I'm trying to point out. In other words, if his replacement/new pad thickness is greater than .580 inches, it's likely they're the wrong part. Another consideration: My Haynes manual says the 1981-1983 disc rotor standard thickness is .492 inches, with the late...
by Red Truck
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Front end rebuild - calipers won’t fit over brake lads
Replies: 14
Views: 290

Re: Front end rebuild - calipers won’t fit over brake lads

I can't seem to edit my previous post....but I just looked at Rock Auto's selection for brake pads for both your 82 and my 87, and I see that your 82's pad thickness (new) is .580 inches. The same dimension for my 87 is given as .602 inches. That's almost a quarter inch. I'd say you have the wrong p...
by Red Truck
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Front end rebuild - calipers won’t fit over brake lads
Replies: 14
Views: 290

Re: Front end rebuild - calipers won’t fit over brake lads

Maybe I'm missing something here, but is there a reason you can't hold up and/or compare the old parts to the new ones, note any differences, and zero down the offending part? In that the new calipers and disc rotor appear to bolt up, it would focus my attention on the pads. A couple quick dial cali...
by Red Truck
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Front end rebuild - calipers won’t fit over brake lads
Replies: 14
Views: 290

Re: Front end rebuild - calipers won’t fit over brake lads

I replaced my calipers about 4 yrs ago, and looking at the receipts, noticed there was a difference in the calipers/rotors depending on model years. I used Rock Auto's BeckArney 0760357 (L) and equivalent for the (R) on my '87, and they both fit fine. The OEM numbers are 8941247781 and 7821. My poin...
by Red Truck
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: My P'up! (Introduce yourself here)
Topic: My welcome aboard
Replies: 7
Views: 883

Re: My welcome aboard

Heck, and I've been waiting all these years for your response!! (kidding). Back 'atcha for kudos on your son, a fellow squid. I was Destroyer-Navy myself, or 'targets' as far as your son was concerned. We could go on with the bubblehead/skimmer barbs, all in good fun. I've got a navy buddy from 1975...
by Red Truck
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: My P'up! (Introduce yourself here)
Topic: Aloha
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Aloha

I found my '87 in 1990 off the Hickam "lemon lot". We got our state Safety and Emission stickers from a gas station (then) called Speedy's, it was just west of the stadium on Kam Hwy, towards Pearl City. We used to hand him a 12-pack of Primo, he'd hand us the sticker. Parts came from NAPA...
by Red Truck
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Neutral Switch
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: Neutral Switch

I believe it's a neutral switch, and it's part of the emission control system. According to my Haynes manual, it's part of the Coasting Fuel Cut (CFC) circuit. When the gearbox is shifted into any gear, that neutral switch is activated, allowing the Coasting Richer circuit to activate. I think there...
by Red Truck
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Oil leak help
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Oil leak help

Maybe you haven't discovered it yet, and it took me a while, but there's a factory OEM parts source on this very wonderful website. It's proved invaluable to me many times over. It's under Parts, Sources for Parts, Need a Factory Part Number?, click on the first akadia.ru link, and choose your rig. ...
by Red Truck
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Electrical Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Upgrades
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 10
Views: 834

Re: What is this?

I'm about 99.9% sure that's a w-shield wiper timing controller. I've got one, it works great. Mine was from JC Whitney, from the early 90's. Took a while to figure out the wiring installation, it's a universal application kit. The only difference I see is mine has a green wire in place of the yellow...
by Red Truck
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: General Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Stock air filter adapter for Weber 32/36?
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: Stock air filter adapter for Weber 32/36?

Thanks, these are about what I was looking for. I figured there must be an adapter out there that would fit on an Isuzu, but made for a Toyota or Datsun or Suzuki/whatever, but I haven't had the luck to find one yet! The first one you mentioned might work; my air cleaner doesn't have the 'clamp and ...