I just had a nice 79 MX32 Cressida shipped to me from a seller here on JNC in Seattle, WA to South-eastern MA. I picked it up at the shipping hub on Thursday, and drove it home about 45 minutes on the freeway. It ran pretty much flawlessly, but I noticed some smoke from under the hood when I stopped for some food with my sons. I popped the hood, and didn't notice anything odd, but did get a puff from around the drivers side of the engine near the firewall when I opened the hood up. The temperature gauge was smack dab in the middle which seemed normal, but I did hear a gurgling noise from the area of the radiator. I just took the car out again on local surface roads, and when stopping I popped the hood and heard the gurgling noise again. I didn't dare open that radiator cap, should I while it is hot still or wait a little bit? Any ideas?
The previous owner replaced the engine, and it looks like a fresh water pump. Radiator is the stock Toyota unit or so it looks to be. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Please don't tell me the engine is toast!!!