Getting the 1970 220 diesel to the field
Always nice to live close to something you buy :) So Yeah, i was pop starting it the whole way back to the field bassically, Pulling the glow plug knob out and everything, and it was barely running. Turns out, it just wasn't digging the old fuel from 2005. :) Right after i put some new diesel in it, after this video, it was running fine. But yeah, in the video, i was holding it floored most all the time, and it was just barely running, then suddenly it would rev higher. And if i let off the pedal for a second, it would drop way back down again, and hang there for a while. haha, just some weird stuff. 55HP brand new! :) Now, i had an 86 Diesel VW jetta, and don't listen to any of the clowns that say they get 50mpg all day long. The one i had, had a little notebook in it, with all the mileage, and gallons of fuel purchased since it had about 100 miles on the engine :) And the best the owner of that ever got, was 54mpg, on a trip to virginia. I'm assuming doing about 55mph all the time. I went to tennessee a few times, and got about 35mpg or so going about 80mph for 6-7 hours :) At 300,000 miles. :) It was getting a little old and tired at that point. Thats about how far those engines go, before something bad happens. But my average MPG was 42. Which is awesome, and i was never complaining, and the previous owner got about the same, maybe a bit higher, when it was younger. But thats the truth, they don't do 50 like people claim. supposedly the newer turbo 1.9's got near 50. turbo's always help. But Yep, with the 1.6L at 52 hp, in the very light 1986 jetta, i got 42mpg. Now this old heavy pig :) 2.2L, 55hp, They get around 25-low 30's from what i've read. As far as i know, 4th isn't over drive either, so that can't help. But its a bigger engine, way less efficient, putting out about the same hp while using more fuel, and the car is seriously heavier. So i don't blame it. But i do still really want to get this viciously ugly front end of a car on the road, and start running it on used motor oil :) Oh yeah, and once is started running good. We raced it against the CT90, and the CT90 blew it out of the water. Left it standing still :) The 300SD is governed at 4900RPM, this thing is governed at 4350 rpm from what i've read. so thats gotta limit top speed. And this footage is from a month ago, maybe a little bit more.
1985 Dodge W100 Slant 6 Resurection 2014
Bringing this beast back to life. Been sitting for a few years i think. Since the shifter got stuck in 1st, and the ignition system stopped igniting :) Things going to be so much fun.
~NFM~ 1984 Dodge W100 225ci VS 1991? S-10 Blazer
Just sean and drew chasing each other around for a while :) Bough the blazer from mike so now its a field field vehicle. They're pieces of shit durability wise, but i want to keep it around for a long time because it is fun just to creep through the woods in sometimes. Has full Exhaust, brakes, heat. Good mild romp machine. So we're gonna try not to destroy the thing. Though drew might not have gotten the memo on that, based on him jumping it a little. This is a NFM, not for mike video, because i know he's gonna say the video sucked or something, and i don't feel like fucking hearing it. For some reason it really bothers me when he complains about the videos. But other then the fact that the ignition system was wet, and it was misfiring, sean was beating the crap out of the old 225 slant 6, and i wanted to share that with you guys. :) those old 225's are un killable. And they sound cool too when you rev them like crazy. The crank, and power steering pulley both wobble like crazy, so it throws the belt off at anything over about 4 grand, so the whole video, sean's driving with no power steering, and the belt is hanging down you can see it in a few shots. :) Ah, and that thing hasn't had brakes in a few months :) Blew a line in the front.