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The Chick Magnet gets bigger brakes

In the past I’ve shared my adventures with my 1992 Toyota Pickup truck, a.k.a. the Chick Magnet.  I’ve had the truck for about sixteen years and it has been a journey of repair and improvements.  It got the Name “chick … Continue reading

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The Bouncing Speedo

As you may know my daily driver is a 1992 Toyota Pickup truck.  Pickup is capitalized because that was the model name that Toyota gave its mini-truck.  This red truck started its life as the most basic (cheap) truck that … Continue reading

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My Last Stop in AZ–LC Engineering

Its going to be hot today.  Very hot.  No more tongue in cheek comments about dry heat.  These are record-breaking temperatures.  I have plenty of water in the P71 and I keep two chilled bottles in the console. Today I … Continue reading

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The Red Pickup–to Live Again

Over the past couple of days I have been devoting time to pulling the damaged engine and performing the installation of the new motor from LC Engineering. Once the intake parts were bolted to the new motor Mark couldn’t resist … Continue reading

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The Red Toyota–a solution in sight

After a valiant attempt to find a quick solution to the problems with the motor in the red Toyota pickup things went bad.  Very bad. First it was discovered that a cam lobe was worn way down.  So a new … Continue reading

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The Red Toyota Pickup Lives – Again

It was just shy of a three hour drive back to my engine builder’s shop in Mooresville, NC, but I was excited to make the journey.  It was build day and I would be allowed to participate.     Most … Continue reading

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A New Heart

    This year you have seen me invest in a new paint job and a set of wheels and tires for my 1992 Toyota Pickup.  I even chose it to convey me on my recent road trip to Cape … Continue reading

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