I have decided to take this poor beat up Pajero and turn it into a rally raid truck!
So, 2.4 liter 4g64T twin cam engine looking to make between 300-350hp and around the same amount of torque when done.
The trucks curb weight is 3260lbs so it should scoot along pretty well, looking for a 0 to 60 time in the 4.5 second range roughly.
The drivetrain is going to stay 2WD/4WD selectable as the KM145/32 trans has proven itself reliable up to 400hp or so I've heard, maybe in the future I will upgrade the trans to a SS2 out of a newer 5speed montero to give me the option of 2WD/AWD/4WD or maybe not....
Doing a complete overhaul of everything to get it abuse worthy. There's something like 10+ yrs of deferred maintenance lurking under this thing and a tired trans that howels like a WRC gearbox. haha, poor little truck's had the **** beat out of it off road for many years.
Found a factory mechanical LSD at pick n pull!
LSD trip FTW! haha
packages with car stuff yea!!
Poppin in the bouncy bits!
aaand this is why you don't get in a hurry.... bent oil control ring FTL haha.
Getting it ready 4 paint
Oh boy, mail santa brought me a box!
and better than ever!
Next comes this
It's been slow going lately, were in the middle of moving the shop to a bigger building so .....
Artsy piston shot!!!
Cleaned the head, no more dirty thoughts....