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As of last Sunday I became the proud owner of a 1979 Toy Truck.
I'd like to keep it relatively stock, clean it up a little and basically restore it.

Can you guys point me in a good direction for a source of parts? I'm interested in improving the performance of the engine as well as some mild mods for improved wheeling capability.

I must admit that in the past I only saw these mini trucks as things to part out for the benefit of my Land Cruiser projects. But now I see them in a whole new light ! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
I'm going to have fun with this new Toy!
 

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If you're looking for toyota engine stuff, here are the places to go...
LC Engineering
DOA Racing Engines

My personal recommendation is to talk to Tim at DOA... He knows Toyota engines like no one else. The standard modifications that usually result in good performance from the engine are:
  • Quality rebuild involving machining of the block... duh.
  • Header and free flow exhaust. LC Engineering, Downey, and Doug Thorley seem to be the standards in this area.
  • Camshaft. TRD, DOA, and Crane all seem to be fairly popular around the board. The TRD appears to be just a Crane with a 50-state legal approval.

Now go do a search on "Header" "Cam" and such, and click away. This is one of the more frequently discussed topics.</font>

[ 08-29-2001: Message edited by: MasterYota ]
 

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Thanks, I'll be reading this forum as well! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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and the first thing to do to improve the off-road capability is to remove the sway bar.
 
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