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Old 04-30-2016, 11:22 PM   #1
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our new burb

Picked this gem up today for a whopping sum of $475 bucks. It is a 91 1500 Scottsdale. It looks to be mostly original. The only thing that is said to be wrong with it is a cracked flywheel. It will start and run. Seems to have a quite severe fuel leak at the back of the motor. We plan to fix the flywheel and fuel leak and get tires and after we get it inspected and registered lower it. I just picked up the trailer a few weeks ago and just got it inspected today. Never towed anything with it. only loaded my 64 beetle on it to see if it would go up the ramps. Anyways it held the big ole girl. Even more surprising is how well the truck towed it. The truck for sure knew it was back there but did not complain much at all. It did not even really squat much. I did keep it in 3rd the whole time. But we made the hour drive back with no issues. I do need help finding lowering stuff of it. it has been far too long scene i have looked for lowering stuff.
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Old 05-02-2016, 07:27 AM   #2
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Re: our new burn

Nice score!
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:53 AM   #3
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Pulled the trans last night. Went pretty well. Had my 8 year old daughter under there helping me. Did find some more broke stuff. Found out why the flywheel broke too. The trans mounting bolts were complealy backed out on the driver side. Also the rear trans mount was busted and the rear u joint was about to escape. Other then that I seen no rust at all. The rear main seal is not leaking. Hope to pick up the extra parts I need today and put the new flywheel back on it and start it and see where it is leaking fuel out the back of the motor.
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Old 05-04-2016, 11:44 AM   #4
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Re: our new burb

Awesome score for the money! Looks like a straight forward fix for the flexplate/transmission. Any updates on the fuel leak yet?
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Old 05-04-2016, 03:38 PM   #5
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Not yet. I plan to put the flywheel on tonight and maybe run the motor and see where it's coming from
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Old 05-04-2016, 11:01 PM   #6
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Got the flywheel installed and started the motor up. Found fuel leak was a hole in the return line from rubbing the cab. With no replacements available that I have found so far I chose do cut the flex line off the steal line then put hose over it and double clamp it to the original return line that goes from the tbi to the frame. At the frame line I just moved the nut back and crammed the hose over the flare where the o ring went. Also double clamped that hose. I chose to cut the line cause it is all pre bent to go around all the crap on the intake manifold. Dorman sells hose ends that are a few inches long but then I would have to had a longer rubber hose and run it threw the intake junk. Started it up and no leaks yay!!! Also got the trans bolted back in place and mostly hooked up. Just need the converter bolts and the drive shaft and install new u joint. The mount I picked up at work for the trans was complealy incorrect so we had to go back to the store and pick up the correct one. Think so far I have about 50 bucks in parts.
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Old 05-04-2016, 11:04 PM   #7
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Crappy picture of hose. Wish I would have got one before I installed it. I bent the lines so they do not rub on anything and will zip tie them together so they don't rub each other.
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Finished up the flywheel swap today. Also installed new driver window and rear latch deal. Fired her up and took it down the street. Seems to do well. I do have a check engine light on though. Had it before so will have to figure that out soon. Also found a second bad U joint. Will buy both of the other u joints and have all new ones. But job is done and it runs and drives.
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Old 05-11-2016, 07:48 AM   #9
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Took the ole girl for a test drive last night..... Only has first and second gear. Dang it. It also runs very very rich. Trying to decide if we are gonna fix her or sell her. Just wish I knew someone that would rebuild this trans pretty cheap.
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700R4 or TH350?
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700r4
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Yeah that's a tough one. Might be worth it to ask around and see what you can get a stock rebuild done for.
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Old 05-11-2016, 03:38 PM   #13
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Good score. I'm not sure where your from but there is a guy near me in Pensacola, FL who rebuilds TH350s for $350 and 700r4s for $700. Good luck and keep us posted.
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I am gonna try and sell it. We have 5 cars already. No money for trans. If it does not sell I will fix it. Thanks though
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Found a cheap trans so I suppose we will keep the old girl. Hope to have the trans next weekend.
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Ya. He had it loaded up on the trailer and had a guy come look at it and passed on it. So the wife wanted to wash it cause the bottom was filled with mud while it was up on the trailer and I think she fell back in love. Today she was trying to figure out how to buy a transmission with the money we have. Guess next time we won't wash it...
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Got the burb all fixed up. New trans and converter, new upper and lower ball joints, new shocks all the way around and new tires. I'm in love with the tires. They were 55 bucks each from discount and are amazing looking. The transmission is also amazing. Shifts nice and firm. Was nice and clean and guy I got it from was super nice and helpfull. Will see how long it lasts but so far I am very happy. Took her out for a longer test drive and hit about 70 and it was just smooth as silk. Got to love old burbs. They just ride so good. Just need an exhaust pipe to make the exhaust exit the rear side and maybe bring the front down a little more and should be ready for the road. Will have to get better picture of it.
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Looks great. What size tires did you go with?
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Stock. 235/75/15
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Hate the way you have to load pictures.
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Congrats on getting it going, I missed that it's a barn-door truck. What's next for it?
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Lower the front a bit more. Maybe a half coil. Then exhaust and get it plates. Far far into the future air ride and new drive train. Turbo LS or something. Just hope the current motor can last a few years.
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