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I'm back. My new 83 720.

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In an attempt to rid myself of an expensive monthly payment for an 07 Tacoma I picked up this beauty.

 

1983, 104k miles, original paint, original interior, all original engine bay with dealer option A/C and power steering. It feels good to be back in an old Japanese mini truck.

 

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More to come, possibly a build thread.

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Z24 are prone to head gasket failures at 100K intervals. Factory recommendation is to re-torque the head bolts every tune up. A monkey can do this. On a cold engine loosen only one bolt at a time and torque to 60 ft lbs. Now do the next one and the next, in any order until done... and you're done. Good insurance. Nice truck BTW and I like the gray.

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Nice truck.

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome back.  :thumbup:

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one of the cleanest i've seen! dig the Z striping on the side.

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Damn that's clean!!

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Thanks for the tip Mike! May have to do that before winter hits.

 

Tdc, the stripe is cool but it's gotta go. I'm a Pinstriper and wouldn't be caught dead with vinyl on my vehicle. I may do a long silver leaf stripe to replace it.

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Sooner the better. Replacing the HG is  or can be reasonably easy, but failure to block the timing chain tensioner and allowing it to fall out ads 4-6 more hours to the job. If you don't know about the chain tensioner find out before starting the job. Re-torqueing is even easier.

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Good to see you back.  Clean truck now you need to buy another for a project!  LOL

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