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Old 03-16-2014, 09:46 AM
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Good score!!
It will be nice to have it look like it always had a manual transmission.
I also got the trans wiring harness and 4Wd dash light.
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Old 03-17-2014, 03:47 PM
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I pressure washed the engine the transmission and under the cab. I probably will hit it again once or twice before I start tearing it apart.


Yeah it was real and it was fun but wasn't real fun
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about a week ago I completed (with DTR help) installing a borgeson box and shaft, crossover steering and a fludamper. my clutch chatter reduced significantly. feels smother at all engine speeds and seems quieter. The crossover and borgeson setup along with new 315/75/16 Good Year duratrac tires have my rig handling like a new truck!! Thanks everybody!!
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I did a little work on my front spring hangers I drilled pilot holes and cut nine 1.5 and two 2.25 holes it the part that ties the left nd right hangers together. and redesigned the hangers to accept 52" and stock 48" springs.


See post #22 in this thread for a drawing of the front part I worked on today.
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Replaced 3 u-joints on rear shaft in effort to reduce driveline shudder. Road trip this weekend for results
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:23 PM
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I started a template to cut out the side plates for my front spring hangers. I got as far as I could without cutting as I am waiting for the plasma cutter. I will post a how I did it in my build thread when I get restarted.
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Fixed Most of my Stupid Mistakes replaced the Right shut off solenoid for the fuel and now it turn's off by the Key . I thought the cold start was the fuel shut off and replaced that the first time . Now at least I know Better . Plus turned down the fuel screw because I was on edge of run away and didn't realize it till I started asking question's
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:04 PM
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I did some day dreaming and came up with the idea to make a PTO cover for my Getrag with the filler up higher And why not add a place for the temperature sender?
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I did some day dreaming and came up with the idea to make a PTO cover for my Getrag with the filler up higher And why not add a place for the temperature sender?
Look into Trans cool units, they are finned aluminum, comes with a temp sender port, and hold a 1/2 QT extra fluid each.
Geno's is where I ordered mine.
I have them on a few of my 5 speed trucks

I just remove the top PTO bolt hole to fill from, using a squeeze bottle.
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Look into Trans cool units, they are finned aluminum, comes with a temp sender port, and hold a 1/2 QT extra fluid each.
Geno's is where I ordered mine.
I have them on a few of my 5 speed trucks

I just remove the top PTO bolt hole to fill from, using a squeeze bottle.
They are nice but too pricy right now. I had thought of making a set out of aluminum with tubes running through them. But I didn't get around to building a cooler for the TIG welder last winter.
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They are a little pricey, but they come in a pair, so I add one cooler to each truck, so I can do two trucks with one set.
I install them on the side that doesn't have the driveshaft on it, to make it easy to work on things.
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They are a little pricey, but they come in a pair, so I add one cooler to each truck, so I can do two trucks with one set.
I install them on the side that doesn't have the driveshaft on it, to make it easy to work on things.
That makes sense. I just can't help myself I like making things
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I picked up some more iron for my front spring hangers.
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How cold? Those grid heaters were on for a while!!
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