My 1982 P'up Diesel

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boodadude
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Location: Memphis TN
Isuzu vehicle(s): Silver 1982 Isuzu P'up Diesel 4spd 4WD DLX

My 1982 P'up Diesel

Postby boodadude » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:20 am

Hey All,
I just wanted to say hi from Memphis TN. I'm a high school student who recently acquired a diesel silver 1982 Isuzu P'up DLX 4WD 4 speed (phew) from my brother (supersummerfun) who doesn't need it anymore. The truck has a veggie-oil conversion system but there is a leak from somewhere that I can't pin down. There are some rust spots but as far as I can tell it is just surface rust. Current problems include the previous owner's hack-job wiring, low idle, numerous small oil leaks, glow plug malfunctions (I'm pretty sure it is the fuse next to the battery), and the aforementioned veggie oil leak. Overall, I love the truck. Memphis recently got a lot of ice, and the truck never skipped a beat. I affectionately call it the IScruzu (It Screws U), but it is the opposite. It is a reliable and fun little truck that I am sure will serve me well for the time I have it. I know this is rambling, but what do I want to do? If I had my choice I would probably change the gearing or install some sort of overdrive transmission so the engine is not screaming at 3300 RPM doing 60 down the highway. I would also turbocharge it if at all possible, but that is way in the future. Any advice on what would be best for this truck is appreciated :) Thanks for having such a great resource for a [now] somewhat obscure truck!
-Ben Owen
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Having fun in the recent snow!

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JoeIsuzu
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Location: Germantown (next to Elvistown), TN
Isuzu vehicle(s): Original owner, '83 LS Diesel, 5-spd, 2wd, Long Bed, restoration in progress!

Re: My 1982 P'up Diesel

Postby JoeIsuzu » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:08 am

Welcome to the site, Ben. My boss first spotted this truck in the CBHS area, then I spotted it in the parking lot from our office window. See viewtopic.php?t=24180

Jack

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puttputtinpup
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Location: Winston Salem, NC

Re: My 1982 P'up Diesel

Postby puttputtinpup » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:32 am

Welcome to the site! Nice looking Pup!

boodadude
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Joined: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:49 pm
Location: Memphis TN
Isuzu vehicle(s): Silver 1982 Isuzu P'up Diesel 4spd 4WD DLX

Re: My 1982 P'up Diesel

Postby boodadude » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:43 pm

JoeIsuzu, putputtinpup: Thanks!

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Rjonesy
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Isuzu vehicle(s): 1986 Turbo Diesel Space Cab LS
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Re: My 1982 P'up Diesel

Postby Rjonesy » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:59 pm

Ben -

As a high school teacher I just felt I needed to compliment you on your written communication skills. So important for success but getting rarer all the time. Kudos!

BTW - nice truck!

Bob

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puttputtinpup
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Re: My 1982 P'up Diesel

Postby puttputtinpup » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:39 pm

Rjonesy wrote:Ben -

As a high school teacher I just felt I needed to compliment you on your written communication skills. So important for success but getting rarer all the time. Kudos!

BTW - nice truck!

Bob
yes, he is very well spoken. His post is complete with commas, capitalization, and punctuation. This makes for very easy reading and comprehension.


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