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drove 6 hours. owner said it he would easily drive it 4 hours because that is as far as he has ever gone in it.


in the parking lot half a mile from his home.










went to fill it up with gas. before heading home. 1/4 mile down the road.
get in to start and click click.... dead battery. figures.



new alt/belt later.(battery was 2 months old)

start on the highway...
30 min later...



1 hour after the hose.



back on the road. made it 15 min. check engine light. vss finially popped up. (speedo didnt work.)

was sold the wrong one. got the right one and it works.



after 3 days of ordering and getting the wrong parts.


check engine light again. vacuum leak. the boot at the end of the intake between the tb and maf. cracked. made my own intake out of parts i had on my car when i got home but taped it up to make it there.



made it 20 miles before the CEL again.

Knock sensor.(still have to fix that one.)

it took 18 hours to get home. was kinda P.O. at the seller for saying it would make it and stuff... i knocked what he was asking down by 800. he countered with taking 1000 off. so in the end i paid that 1000 in parts and tools to make it home. kinda sucked but is what it is.

cleaned up the plastics.(in progress. first coat on pass fender flare)


after fresh wash.


i hate chrome.




cleaned up the frame.





gonna be rhino lining the frame when i get time.

now i got a p2700 code. trans friction element. its a 5 speed. code poped up while i was on the beach hittin some puddles. code dissapeared by the time i got home.(i have a odb bluetooth scanner i keep in each vehicle i own.)
 

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What a journey thus far! Sounds like your are handy with the wrenches, the First Gens can be a solid truck - just needing small repairs to keep'em running along. Welcome to CF.
 

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That's... quite the story. Welcome. After hearing your mention of driving on the beach, and seeing the Winn Dixie, I'm guessing FL?
 

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Well.
First yea fl. I live near the skyway bridge. And go to gandy and around that area. Few little mud pits. But my area is mainly city no outdoor stuff besides water sports.

In the end he was askin 5. I said 4200 he countered with 4 for a v6 manual in florida it was the 2nd one in 2 months for sale.

All was going great. Got 2 8 inch subs a box the 2 6.5 and 5.25 speakers. Put my amp under the seat. Subs behind back seat. Played well enough. Use to 2 12's class d with 8000w so the 8's are quiet. But they work great for a work truck.

Cleaned up the plastics and had my daughter stich the seat up.(she is learning) put 2500 miles on sofar. Picked up a truck for my bro. Had to get a motor. Alot of driving. And ran 100%

For many years i use to be ase cert. Lost a finger kinda.(was sewn back on and kinda works.) I know my way around a motor.

Untill yesterday.
Go get lunch. Drive back all is normal. Park go back to work get off and no start. Figured it was the stupid ghetto terminal(on order) so i jump iy. Smells like it flooded out. Pull the dist cap
And it was a lil corroded. Its 8 months old. So with the cap off bumpnit and dist doesnt move. Had to tow home. Beleave the tb gave out. I will be replacing the belt and wp this weekend. And Ordering a jdm motor from miami. Gonna try to order a sc one but depends on price. A import one with under 40k is 800 right now. But the alt is on the pass side. Gonna look into the diff in the next couple of days when i have time. Just hoping belt will get me by for a few weeks. Court in a diff state death in family (wifes side this morning) so she is flying north. Bro's motor just gave out. Pulled from a running truck 3 days ago. After buying the truck and blowing it up in under 10 hours.

But for now back to a motorcycle in the rain season. (Main reason for getting the truck). Tow my bike to nc are get to work dry... just means the trip in a few weeks is off.
 

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lol you could have bought my truck and it would have actually made it home.


good luck, sorry to hear the seller was a poof.
 

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the start of why the dist is not spinning(waiting on a puller due to leg cant ride to get one. another awesome thing that has happened this week.

just missing a few teeth...



will get to pulling the balancer later.(when ever the puller gets delivered. or i will borrow my moms car to get a new puller my self tomorrow when not medicated)

back to running again!!! new belt tent and wp bled and running. just have to fine tune the distrib setting when i get a light (sometime this weekend)
 
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