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Postby riverdadd » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:21 pm

hello all, i've just joined. i live in central VA, a close family friend has passed and i inherited a 87 trooper 2... getting it up and running as it has sat. I'm researching the forum to get a foothold. as I understand it, I have the 2.3 with a carb. i'm happy to make the trooper a runner again!!
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Re: new guy

Postby riverdadd » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:30 pm

Hi again.... replaced the worst burnt valve i have ever seen... ordered the weber conversion, thats the next upgrade. . this will be a property vehicle that my daughter will learn to drive a stick.....more to come

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will post pic of valve
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Re: new guy

Postby SRN » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:07 pm

Welcome! Good luck with the work, lots of info here. If you have questions about anything, make sure to put it in the relevant sub forum so people see it.
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Re: new guy

Postby giusedtobe » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:47 pm

Welcome. Post some pics.
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Re: new guy

Postby fourzeedee1 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:55 pm

Welcome! I roll an '86 carby so hit me up with any specific q's!
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Re: new guy

Postby MrDunge » Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:03 pm

Awesome welcome to the club. I am near Charlottesville, so if you need anything feel free to reach out
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Re: new guy

Postby riverdadd » Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:31 pm

thanks all for the welcome!! I just completed the weber upgrade..... WOW .... it behaves now..... no more wild idle or fuel starved bucking!! really woke the motor. ( As much as I can tell)

all my previous experiences were barely running with a burnt valve and a crappy original carb, so anything is an improvement..... I actually drove it at hyway speeds to local fuel station and filled the tank. . it handled well enough!! i'm happy....

plans for trooper..... let daughters and nieces and nephews beat it on our property and learn to drive a stick!! ( i think all kids should know how)

to help with this plan, jack idle to about 1200 rpm and put it in 4 low. let them get used to the process, then back idle to 900 or so!!... it has a radio.... thats all kids care about!!

happy 4th to all. RD
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Postby giusedtobe » Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:43 pm

riverdadd wrote:thanks all for the welcome!! I just completed the weber upgrade..... WOW .... it behaves now..... no more wild idle or fuel starved bucking!! really woke the motor. ( As much as I can tell)

all my previous experiences were barely running with a burnt valve and a crappy original carb, so anything is an improvement..... I actually drove it at hyway speeds to local fuel station and filled the tank. . it handled well enough!! i'm happy....

plans for trooper..... let daughters and nieces and nephews beat it on our property and learn to drive a stick!! ( i think all kids should know how)

to help with this plan, jack idle to about 1200 rpm and put it in 4 low. let them get used to the process, then back idle to 900 or so!!... it has a radio.... thats all kids care about!!

happy 4th to all. RD



Your kids will be in the distinct minority. My 19 & 21 year olds can't even drive a stick. I'll probably let them learn to drive on mine as well once its driveable.
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Re: new guy

Postby DSUZU » Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:01 pm

Wow! Like 7 days from first post to up and running. My first Trooper was an 87. The original carb always ran like crap. Always flooding (even with a kit and I KNOW WHAT I AM DOING with carb rebuilds. I swapped to a junkyard Weber 32/36 off an Opel Kadett and it had better power and better gas mileage.
My oldest learned to drive a stick on our 97 2.6 powered Rodeo. My youngest doesn't want anything to do with a stick shift :roll:. When you get a chance, post us a picture of this "jewel". And as always, if you need anything, we're here. Dennis
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Re: new guy

Postby wmorrisiii » Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:34 pm

In Lynchburg with an 87 and a 90. Look forward to seeing some pictures as you progress. As an aside to Dsuzu, 8820 post??? It seem like yesterday was the 5000 milestone. Thank you for all of them Dennis, a lot of help and good advice there.
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Re: new guy

Postby riverdadd » Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:22 pm

Thanks all, i need to learn how to get pictures up. i don't really have a social footprint or off site web image site. i guess im just an old school dinosaur.... but i do like to make something old run again!!!

wife says i have an old car problem...... i told her that a 30 year old car was cheaper than a 30 year old blond!!

she says " enjoy the cars"
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Postby giusedtobe » Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:48 am

riverdadd wrote:Thanks all, i need to learn how to get pictures up. i don't really have a social footprint or off site web image site. i guess im just an old school dinosaur.... but i do like to make something old run again!!!

wife says i have an old car problem...... i told her that a 30 year old car was cheaper than a 30 year old blond!!

she says " enjoy the cars"


I feel your pain Lol. I think many of us are not exactly millenials and not social media savvy. If you have pictures saved on your computer or phone if your using that, just below this box your typing in there is a tab that says "Upload Attachment", click that and then "Choose File" select the photo you want and then click "Add the file". If you have kids learning to drive I am sure you are not older than I am Lol.

Look forward to seeing the pics. BTW I'm 7 months in on my "non runner" and its still a "non runner" so congrats on the fast work.
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Re: new guy

Postby Enemigo » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:13 am

I had all these ideas about putting the truck into low in order to reach my 12 year-old to drive stick earlier this year (Trooper needs a clutch away), but she was able to learn in about five minutes with no fancy tricks on my part.
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Re: new guy

Postby DSUZU » Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:17 pm

giusedtobe wrote: If you have kids learning to drive

If you have kids about ready to drive, I'm sure THEY know how to upload pictures :D. Could be a great "dad - kid time "can you help me with this?. (I always say that all this new technical stuff should come with a 14 year old kid) Dennis
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Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years. 1994 Amigo devoured to provide head and EFI system.
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Re: new guy

Postby riverdadd » Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:44 am

i hope this works!! here is the valve
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Re: new guy

Postby SRN » Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:15 am

Enemigo wrote:I had all these ideas about putting the truck into low in order to reach my 12 year-old to drive stick earlier this year (Trooper needs a clutch away)...


Thats how I learned to drive. When I was 7 my dad put his Samurai in 4-Low and took me out into the fields behind the barn at my Grandma's house. Great memories.
Consequently, every car I own is/has been a manual. My wife owns an auto, though. :roll:
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Re: new guy

Postby SRN » Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:16 am

riverdadd wrote:i hope this works!! here is the valve

OUCH!
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Re: new guy

Postby Tusker » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:49 am

@riverdadd, welcome to the community! I hope you find as resourceful as I have. Great people on here for sure!
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Re: new guy

Postby 6079smithw » Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:11 pm

riverdadd wrote:i hope this works!! here is the valve

What Tusker said!
Valve has seen better days fer sure... Welcome to the 'Zoo! :hello2:
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Re: new guy

Postby riverdadd » Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:27 am

Hi guys, had my 3 nephews in from KC, so far 1 nephew and 2 daughters have picked it up pretty well, manual shifting and all.

trooper is running great and doing its job, property vehicle duties!!
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Re: new guy

Postby riverdadd » Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:52 am

hi guys.... here are some pictures....133K miles
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