'97 Taco life + times, the chronicles of...

Discussion in 'Member Garages' started by JayQQ97, Jul 7, 2022.

  1. JayQQ97

    JayQQ97 Well-Known Member

    welcome to the taco adventure! :cool:...
    this is my old truck of 25+ years aged, the picture is from a couple of years back...
    it currently has almost 262,ooo miles

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    The truck is still on the original clutch parts, except for the hydraulic master/slave that was replaced last year because that 3rd pedal would not fully return from near the floor after reversing backwards, and had to pull it back up proper with the toe!
    the clutch bearing is making a wee bit of chatter, but nothing too pesky at the moment, awhile back it was diagnosed as the source of this insane gremlin rattle that popped up a few years ago (more ranting on that later!!)

    it also has diffrent shoes onit currently... truckin' with Michelin defender LTX, which are MUCH less road noisy on the concrete trails than those GoodYear duraTrac are, but the Michelins are not great wheelin' in the blizzards like those duraTracs are
     
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    JayQQ97

    JayQQ97 Well-Known Member

    Bot this hood @ hFreight
    I am a wee Curious as to how durable that viewing lens is... It came with two

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  4. RedWagon

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    Very nice truck.
     
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    JayQQ97

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    So I started with this black aluminum oxide and the blast outofabucket setup.
    The Project going nowhere in a hurry... That chassis primer put on a couple years ago did not come off easily as the rotten Toyota coating did, which is a good thing I reckon!
    But it's chipped a bit with that rusty dimple in spots so it needs a redo

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    Got this far...


    This tool setup with some sanding drums maybe worth a try for the full removal of that chassis primer without that blasting media shooting back at I getting everywhere!
    Gonna cost the truck some more coin
    I will have some other uses for it on the porch, so that is a bonus
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    JayQQ97

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    LOL
    TY!
    It's having some big old issue pains at the moment...
     
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    JayQQ97

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    Found this grease on muffler
    Looks like it came from driveshaft slinging it
    Should I be concerned?
    IMG_20220710_115355_361.jpg it's on the fuel tank side as well
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    JayQQ97

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    Uh oh... spotted Another one of those rocker rubber rocker flaps came off under
    Will have to spray inside rocker area and rubber cork it

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    rustcure CF3k sprayed inside rocker panel area
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    spray inside rocker bottoms passenger front.jpg

    new rubber cork stopper plug bot @ ace is the place
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    JayQQ97

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    So how long are the taco drum brakes good for
    Adjustments?
    Cleaning?
    Lubing?
    Removing drums that are seized?

     
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    JayQQ97

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    ... need to get some fresh 7-ton stands for the rig and get those front wheels off

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    JayQQ97

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    Juiced up the taco today with 77$ of the finest of shell fuel with the ethanol blended 87 octane
    17.7 gallons got the rig another 460 miles to 261757
    Haven't juiced it up since the end of June I reckon
    Added 6oz of that yellow lucasOil fuel treatment
    That stuff dispenses so much smoother at 95 ambient temp in Fahrenheit than it does at near or below freezing temps, go figure!
     
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    JayQQ97

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    cardboard shield stuck underneath there good... 200+ miles of freeway speed and has not blownOut

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    JayQQ97

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    ... am trying to replace part 47131 on this diagram
    the brake pedal switch cushion part that just arrived the other day

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    i cannot tell if its visible in this picture of where exactly the cushion is supposed to go, the old one might have fallen out (I did not know what it was at the time found on the mat)

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    JayQQ97

    JayQQ97 Well-Known Member

    ... how much nasty foreign road particle matter do you reckon can get into this unplugged opened rear brake drum peep hole over a 4k mile stretch on paved roads (for the most part)

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    new peep plug install
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    JayQQ97

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    JayQQ97

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    the trucks AC is getting taxed out there today in the high 90s
    i feel that it ought to blow colder but IDK... don't have a thermometer to check onit
    333
     
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    JayQQ97

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    original brake shoes look decent with meat on 'em still

    IMG_20220720_120025_819.jpg Driver rear brake drum removal today, it finally came off!
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    JayQQ97

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    juiced up the taco @ BP in the flood plain known as Pacific jct. 72$. ... down to 409c now before discount ... 5$ less from last week :eek:
    17.8 gallons of 87 octane got the rig another 460 miles (again) to 262217
    i am still on the hunt to get a 500 mile onna full tank... is it impossible feat 2 do?
     
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    JayQQ97

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    Picked up a new roadmap so I don't get lost wheelin' on those treacherous hawkEye trails

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    JayQQ97

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    carFax records indicate the last engine coolant full exchange done 144k miles ago, the radiator and block was drain/fill at timing belt/water pump schedule 65k miles ago
    so i should get the whole system cleaned and filtered out, plus check condition of that lower radiator hose that is still the original one, the top sprung a nasty leak 144k miles ago when the coolant system was purged last several years back
    got that scheduled with a 10 per cent coupin for next week on the 27th...

    https://www.bgprod.com/services/cooling-system/
     
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    JayQQ97

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    truckin' to savage today

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