Doesn't sound like junk to me. If you look at the cars the techs on our team has they are all almost over 100,000 by far. I have a 1990 Integra with a 1998 JDM GSR engine swap and every bushing and suspension part replaced, gauges galore and custom interior and I have about 2500 hours into all myself. That includes when I had to work on it all night to get to work in it the next day. It is fully restored like new and it took me years and tears and everyone said I should get rid of it. Well, its a VTEC now with over 200HP and it weighs about 2000Lbs. So it gets up and goes especially when the VTEC kicks in. I have beat alot of cars except for an S2000. It sounds like your truck will be pretty fast. If your tranny cooler leaks a little don't freak out. You can always replace the pipe fitting and get an aftermarket radiator that will cool better for $200 or less.
I think you will be OK. One other thing you can do is put JB Weld around it if it leaks becasue its brittle and you can usually pop it off with a chisel. But its a gamble.
Good luck and Its no peace of junk. I would give you my website so you can see my cars but we can't do that any more. Just put carrepairlinks together with a www and a com and check it out. I hope this doesn't get me in trouble but you'll see my 340 Dart swinger and it was the sleeper.
Come back anytime you need us you will fiind our techs are very helpful.
Monday, August 19th, 2013 AT 3:06 AM