Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Cody, Wy
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Oh, my friend, been there, done that. Years ago a cutting horse trainer I ran around with said he'd trade me another cutting saddle if I installed a used engine in their beat-to-hell ranch feed truck, a Toyota (or Mazda) worn out pickup. He had an engine lined up from a guy who dealt with Japanese engines that had to be removed from cars in Japan every so many years and were shipped over here. Got it in, didn't pass USA smog, hunted down the right smog stuff (agony), with correct smog stuff installed something wouldn't clear the bellhousing, so had to change all that (agony), month down the road turned out it had a head gasket leak, the seller (real nice guy) paid for a gskt set, and some of my labor (more AGONY). I was never so glad to see the last of that piece of crap in my life. Still got the saddle, but figure that sucker is worth about $5000 of my blood sweat and tears--- especially TEARS!
Heavy truck and diesel mechanic (thankfully retired after 30+ yrs)
'91 F-250 SC 4X4, 5spd. ATS Turbo, 3:55 diff.