I had been looking for an old Toyota, but everything I found was astronomically priced. I found this on Craigslist and managed to buy it without getting murdered. It's an 1974 International Harvester 100. Quite the oddball truck. It's got an AMC/Jeep 258 inline 6, 727 Torqueflite trans, power brakes, and front discs. The last owner put a 10-foot satin black paint job on it and promptly scraped the passenger side on something. Doh! I can't find a lick of rust on this thing, so eventually I'll straighten and respray it.
I just ordered a bunch of stuff from Rockauto and Summit. I'll be putting in an HEI distributor, new wires, trans filter, eliminating the smog pump, carb rebuild. I threw some new tires on it today. It's loud, slow, stinky and I love it.
whats it got for a carb? a 2 barrel? if it does i'd upgrade to a 4 barrel manifold and then pick up one of the new holley efi setups and make it super reliable.
Yea, original Carter 2bbl. I was just looking at guys doing junkyard GM EFI setups and they are pretty cheap to do. The other option is guys are swapping the head and intake off a newer 4.0. I guess they flow much better and it bolts right onto the 258 block.
Picked up a 4.6L stroker motor with 500 miles on it. I'll go from about 115HP stock to about 270 with this motor. I'm going to convert it to fuel injection, electronic ignition, and serpentine belt. I'm leaning towards an AW4 overdrive transmission, too. The price was just too good to pass up, $800 for the entire engine, harness, CPU, EFI and intake, everything for the swap. An LS V8 would have been fun but this thing will have PLENTY of power for this little truck.