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    New guy in Las Vegas

    Hi,

    I recently became the owner of a 1987 Ram 50 Sport. Its a little rough around the edges, but in good shape overall. Good body, engine needs a little TLC but I think I can manage. Anyway, I live in Vegas which means virtually no rust on this beauty. I think this one is for keeps, been going trhu a rough patch with trucks lately (long story). I will try and post some pictures today, of the truck and the horrible spark plugs that came with it


    Basically I got a good deal for the truck, I traded a small car that I did not need for it. It was running rough yesterday when the guy brought it over, I am never one to back down from a challenge, so I decided why not, let's trade. Value of the car was about equal so we went "even trade".

    Today, after work I decided to stop by the auto part store, some things have to be bought there. So i picked up a set of NGK's for it. Gap them, and went to work.
    There was so much oxidation on the plugs it was running with that I do not know how that engine managed to keep going. Anyway, swapped them out, and it runs a little better. Tomorrow I will start on vac hoses and all the electrical I can manage.

    I saw some pictures earlier of two barrel carbs, mine has a small carb, I mean is a two barrel but it looks small, I never had one of these trucks. More pictures coming tomorrow. My question is this, how hard is to do a carburator kit? I have done some GM carbs in the past, and a couple of Holleys, just dont want to get in too deep here.

    Anyway, this is me, Pedro, in Las Vegas, I will do my best to attach photos, what few I have, and more to come later on.

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    Is that the one I saw on Sin City's Parts on FB?

    Welcome BTW. There's a bunch of us here in Vegas.

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    Tanks for the welcome. I don't know, he says he has one for parts, that might have been the one. I think I made a mistake and thought I had a 2.0l and now i think is a 2.6l. It is the 4X4 and somewhere under the hood i read 155? Here is some engine bay pics... Click image for larger version. 

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    greetings welcome to the forum i'm also new but like it here, I tried to rebuild a stock carb and really failed ended up buying a webber, iI reccomend getting the mikuni rebuild advise from someone who's done it and succeeded

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedroelmalo73 View Post
    Tanks for the welcome. I don't know, he says he has one for parts, that might have been the one. I think I made a mistake and thought I had a 2.0l and now i think is a 2.6l. It is the 4X4 and somewhere under the hood i read 155? Here is some engine bay pics... Click image for larger version. 

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    Welcome!...its a 2.6 (155.9cid=2,555cm3)

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    Thanks for clearing that up for me. I didn't do a lot today, the wife demanded attention, anyway what I managed today was to find that my exhaust has a leak after the cat. At the joint. I installed the stereo that came with her correctly, it works even if its a cassette player. And screwd down the boot for the shifters. I had some big screws laying around so free. Also bought her a gas cap. It was missing.

    Anyway, I had figured (like an idiot), that after I had changed those spark plugs (first pictures) the engine would stop shaking...😒 if i bring up the idle it smooths out a little but emissions here in nevada requieres 800 or under to pass. 😡 i checked vacuum hoses and all look ok, feel ok. I will do rotor, cap and wires as soon as i got more money, but for now im thinking about taking EGR valve off and cleaning it. Anything else I can do for free??

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    [QUOTE=ragragtimetime;40311]clean the sub-egr:
    Do I need to open up the sub EGR or do I just spray carb cleaner inside and hope for the best?? EGR valve was dirty as hell. Carbon build up. Clean now. Runs better. Not "shake free" but getting there

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    the sub egr control valve should move freely...yes best to remove it & clean with carb cleaner inside...research this site for a pic of a removed sub egr...what i'm getting at is: there are a few tiny pieces, ie- clip, pin, spring, ball....its easy to remove & clean....just don't drop them.

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    cool thanks Ragrag. I will do my best tomorrow during the day, as of today, I went and bought oil, oil filter, air filter, also bought the fuel filter but the one on the side of the tank doesn't look like the one I got at Auto Zone. Anyway, I will take some photos tomorrow when I can see better.

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