Hey everyone! i have been using this site for over a year now and decided to become more active with the forum.
I bought a 1989 4wd RAM 50 2.6 5 speed last year from my boss who was the second owner. He got it from some little old lady at 80k miles. He was a supervisor at the construction company we worked at and had the shop go thru it constantly and had all of the fluids changed. I got it with 142k miles on it for 800$.
Awesome little truck! right after i bought it i changed the oil and drove it 1500 miles from north dakota back to nevada no problems just more gas than i thought. the best i ever got was 20mpg stock. its getting 12.5 now. Im pretty sure the carb is at fault. ( maybe leaning out the carb????)
My thought was just to rebuild the carb but if its coming off i don't want it back on so I'm going with a weber upgrade.
Of course now i want to get far into making this little truck more capable of keeping up with todays traffic i can't get to 70mph.
and it smokes bad ( burning oil) 90% sure its the valve seals. but still need to check compression
Heres my thoughts:
-new ignition coil cap rotor spark plugs wires
-new valve seals
-New 32/36 weber carb k614 ( will i need an electric fuel pump to run this and a regulator?)
-carter p4070????? ( if required)
- pacesetter 70-1020 headers
- high flow muffler
since I'm taking the valve cover off and springs and cam??? is there anything i can do there? i don't want to pull the heads.
Im still new to these truck and motors am i headed in the right direction? am i missing anything?