My partner Kenny stopped by today to give the Toyota 22re a listen... Things didn't sound quite right to him either. Pulled the valve cover to find the timing chain kinda' loose. Heck with it, time to put the spare engine in. It seems the spare engine has a non stock cam in it. Here are some snap shots of the cams in both engines:
Notice the quick lift with little duration
Notice the lift and longer duration on the spare 22RE
We are also going to try and use the injectors from the 1988 engine in the 1986 spare engine. What we are thinking is, if we do this we can use the computer from the 1988 in the 1986...
Who knows how this will turn out but we plan to have fun doing it!