Finally got motivation and a break in weather to tear into the van last night. I figured I was just going to start tearing until I found the leak, as I suspected bad intake gasket was making it seem like the HGs were seeping.
I know what I need to do.
That your car will break the tires loose shifting into 2nd gear:
Went to the JY Saturday morning, pulled the new wiring to match my computers and transmission, then went home and swapped it all around. By 2 pm Saturday, she was back up and running, and........................SHIFTING!
Started out my Friday afternoon by losing a drivetrain:
As most of you know, I’ve been working on my latest addition, 1994 Plymouth Acclaim 2.5L/Auto (well was). This is the day I brought her home:
Picked up the trans donor:
Hopefully caught a break. Found a “transmission donor” :
Dug deeper into the wiring and computers on the car this weekend (like I have been for a while now), came up with nothing. Everything is working like it should be electronically.
Got the engine and trans mated last night:
Got the hood/fender done on Saturday. My 2 cousins and my 2 oldest daughters did all the paint work:
Left work at 2 yesterday, decided I needed to really get cracking, so I went home and started ripping the old drivetrain out, finally!
Got a little farther last night. Got both axles tore out, removed the front motor mount and the trans mount, so they could be Poly filled, decided to carry the graffiti into the inner fenders:
Had some paint laying around so I started playing last night. Figure I’ll wing it for the engine bay. This is what I have so far:
Here’s the build on our other Voyager, which is sadly no longer in my possession.
Made more progress on the project last night.
So my junkyard 22re that I need to swap into my 4runner came with a clean title, 33x12.50s, factory AC, decent interior and a bunch of Lucas-grade electrical gremlins. Oh, and rust.
Got her almost back together this weekend. Just need some longer bolts for my plenum, to get my TB spacer made, and then bolt it all back together.
Went to the junkyard Saturday morning to pull the engine bay harness I need to do my swap. I show up there thinking this is going to be an easy disconnect and go like the van was, man was I wrong. The plug for the harness is buried behind the dash, requiring you to remove the dash to get it out. After about 3hrs at…