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  1. They are far from NOS, but if your handy with cleaning them up and repairing the tab, its the only blacked trim pair I have.
  2. Which are you looking for, long or short wheel base roll bar?
  3. This was mounted in my 86 Comanche when I bought the truck. Not sure of the make. It is in good condition, but needs a cleaning. The pistons are getting a little weak for holding up the lid and I do not have any keys for the lock. Just want the thing gone. Thanks.
  4. Do you still have a complete set of bench seat belt receivers? I also need a center seat belt set up for a bench. Gray in color. Thanks. Sorry, just saw your message to pm. So done.
  5. And I will pull the plugs and also do a compression test to get some numbers and confirm things. If for no other reason, maybe someone else will get something out of this too. I recently removed the throttle bore and cleaned it, replaced a bunch of questionable vacuum hoses, cleaned up and replaced the air box and all its connections, all electrical connections pertaining to the TBI and sensors, and started on a couple of Cruisers tips. I was having stalling issues when pushing the clutch in while down shifting to slow down. Doing all that cleared up about 98% of the stalling. 100% would have been better though.
  6. Looks kind of white to me, but could be bluish. I can't trust these eyes no more. But, it's not as heavy or thick as I expected. I will try to post the videos I have of the engine running and tail pipe smoke tomorrow. I seem to be having a computer issue right now.
  7. Yeah, your right. I pretty much know where this is heading. Guess I was just having a fleeting moment of denial. But to reference what you said in you last line... Its Like starring in a mirror some days. Lol 86_2.5_Knocking.html
  8. I am looking for some guidance, opinions and recommendations, not necessarily in that order, from the wealth of knowledge that exists on this site. So my 86 2.5 has been developing a knock (no, not just a ticking) in the last couple of months, along with smoke exiting the tailpipes. I also noticed that the last time I changed the oil a few months ago, which was very black, the new oil became very dark within a few days afterwards with very little driving. This is not a DD and it currently sits more than it is driven. I have also noticed that it seems to have a lack of power from just a few months ago. I have not done all of the tests that everyone is probably thinking to themselves right now, compression test, leak down test, etc., because I haven't the tools and have not had the chance to get to it. My question is, do you think with what I have told you that this 2.5 may be worn out? The odometer reads around 168K, but I am not sure it is even the original engine. You can also see from the attached picture that these two dark circles on this piece of OSB were created when I fired it up. It was placed about 18 inches behind the tail pipes and appears to be oil spots. I will try to get a video of it running and post it if anyone thinks that will help. Do you think I need to start looking for another 2.5, or could I be missing something else other than what I already fear is the obvious? Thanks.
  9. Yup, and the first time they catch you driving without them they will be more than happy to take your money then... and never let you forget it about it.
  10. I feel your pain about the emission issues. I just recently registered my 86 with classic plates after it has been sitting in my driveway for 5 months. I believe the 2.5L is slowly giving up the ghost after developing a "louder " knock and some tailpipe smoke. No way will it make it through inspection until I get that resolved, which is going to take some time. If you don't need your truck for a DD than the classic tag route can work for you, in some states I guess. Good luck with it.
  11. If you still have them, I am interested in the taillights if they are in good shape, no chips or cracks, etc.
  12. Got pictures? What kind of tranny and what's it all out of.
  13. Thank you for that info.
  14. I think it would be very beneficial. Sooner or later many of us are going to need or want the information. And neighbor, let me know if you ever need an extra set of hands on a project. I am always willing to learn.
  15. Looks like most of that paint and body damage is compliments from the good ole blazing Georgia sun. Very nice truck though... and you beat me there by one day.
  16. Great detailed info guys. It's definitely the little things that make a difference in the end results when doing these things. Thanks again.
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