so here is my intro, my need help and advice first post I have no clue what I am doing while on here so any tips would be awesome. I JUST WANNA DRIVE MY TRUCK!!!
OKay so here it is... I bought this truck six.. wait, eight months ago and have done nothing but put money into it. I drove it once, for an hour, and it broke down on me. I bought this 1984 dodge power ram 50 4x4 2.6l 5 speed. coolest truck i have ever seen(besides my 96 cummins but the guy said it needed a timing chain.. my dad looked at me and frowned.. I smiled and said "i'm the one paying for it" BOY DO I WISH I WOULD HAVE SWALLOWED MY WORDS RIGHT THEN! I tore everything apart and here is what happened, the timing chain, was indeed, shattered. nonetheless, my farthest back rocker arm was broken off. It was a line bored head so I said great, have to buy a new head. bought a new head and it turned out that the head that I had on it at the time was warped twice and resurfaced twice. bad mistake becase it was done pourly. then found out that the catalatic converter that came straight off the head had exploded and melted shut. so I put new pace setter 4 to 1 headers in it with a custom built exhaust. got a new head, rv cam, weber carb, new alt, starter, dist cap and wires and plugs. got everythinmg right? got it timed and tuned.. drove it 12 miles and when i got to my girlfriends house, hit a speed bump and my oil light came on? i looked under the hood and there was a hole the size of a dime in my timing case cover. i yelled the fbomb plenty times, kicked the trucka few times and... well.. got the truck home and found out that the bolt holding the gear that rests on the silent shaft inside the timing chain had backed out and got caught in the gear and had threw my chain all around my case did all types of wonders. so i got a new timing chain set and am hesitant on putting it in. I need help! what did i do wrong?
and any tips in how I lift this thing in the front? i can't find any lifts for this exact truck anywhere!
here are the only pics i have of the truck... in front of the driveway.... :'(
I have so many plans for this baby.