Project daily driver 1991 4Runner

warrpath4x4

Adventurer
I am back from Dallas and got a total of about 10 minutes to work on the 4runner this weekend.

here is the routing of the CAI hitting the engine hook




putting it in a bind against the overflow tank


i ordered up an extension and a new elbow and adapter


but i think it may be a little too long, i may need to shorten it up a little to align things better


and i still need to build a heat shield.
 

warrpath4x4

Adventurer
last weekend i got the fan, alt, water pump, and associated bracketry removed, tried to test fit the new CS144 alternator but it doesn't look like it will work (without more mods than i want to do right now) so i found a stock size 130 amp unit to put back in that is supposed to be here Monday. I will put the CS144 in my 72 K5 next spring when i revamp the electrical system in it. I have yet to put anything back together between the cold weather and the cold my son gave me i have not done much of anything.
 

redthies

Renaissance Redneck
Call me crazy, but why didn’t you just remove the engine hook and put it in your tool box? You’ll only ever use it to pull the motor.
 

warrpath4x4

Adventurer
Call me crazy, but why didn’t you just remove the engine hook and put it in your tool box? You’ll only ever use it to pull the motor.
because then it was going to hit the valve cover, spacing it out i can get the angle i want for the air filter box/heat shield. plus i got enough junk in my tool box drawers.
 

warrpath4x4

Adventurer
finally getting over this cold, wasted some time Saturday installing the water pump..... only to realize after installation that its the wrong pump. apparently someone swapped the block out with a pre-85 block, all the mounting holes match up but the top of the water pump wont seal. pre 85 is a straighter design than the later swooping design.
 

warrpath4x4

Adventurer
What rear bumper are you using, and what prompts the desire for a PS cooler?
right now it just has a stock bumper, i am going to build my own bumpers for it.

the power steering cooler on it right now is crumbling, so i am just replacing the worn items. Heat builds up in the fluid and can damage pumps and also break down the chemical makeup of the power steering fluid. I have seen more than a few Toyota's that needed bigger power steering coolers but those were mainly rock crawlers.
 

warrpath4x4

Adventurer
Finally got some time to work on the 4Runner yesterday with our weird weather were having.

i was wrong when saying the power steering cooler needed replaced, it was the A/C condenser, and since the A/C doesn't work i don't see the point in keeping extra parts on the rig.


much more space now


and without the condenser and everything else in the way, the radiator will get more air flow


i had planned on keeping the A/C fan but its a little rusty


this is what its suppose to look like


with the rust in the front of the frame i was fearing what i was going to find when i pulled their little skid off that was bolted under the radiator... but i was pleasantly surprised.
 

warrpath4x4

Adventurer
snow finally melted enough to work on it a bit yesterday afternoon (after other projects). pulled the upper intake off to get room to try a pipe wrench on the broken thermostat bolt that was sticking up. it started to move, I re position the pipe wrench and SNAP... now its broken off flush. This has been the worst bolt to try and remove, I tried heat and PB blaster before it broke, then after it broke, even more PB blaster and heating iron. Im going to go pick up some left handed drill bits today, worse case scenario i drill it out bigger and tap it.
 

warrpath4x4

Adventurer
ordered up some parts today, 4.7:1 transfer case gears from rocktactics, and a trail gear winch plate from some random Amazon seller. I am going to build a bumper off the plate (eventually), and beef up the rusted frame where it mounts to.
 
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