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Old 10-19-2016, 10:34 PM
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Well this project has hit a snag. The donor engine, which runs like a scalded ape, has a dowel pin that came loose. At some point, after it decided to vacate its residence, it chipped a cam gear tooth, broke the gear housing, and lived in the pan until, at some point, it got stuck on the magnetic drain plug and was gone forever. Good thing I drink, because I may have become upset when I found this problem today.
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Oh no...I'll have a Miller for you...
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After replacing the front gear cover and every seal and gasket that was leaking oil I finally got the engine and transmission mated together and installed. I had to relocate 2 crossmembers and I need to get all 3 drives shafts built. Progress is slow but moving ahead.
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Glad you got it back together. I'm really jealous that you have a 5 speed with a man pedal.
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Glad you got it back together. I'm really jealous that you have a 5 speed with a man pedal.
Thanks man. The amount of tedious work is endless and I am not even messing with the body! I am not sure of how many "man hours" I have invested but its over 75. I do repair work on the side for customers and I told everyone that I am taking off the months of October and November. So I would like to have this thing chugging around on its own very soon.

And to reply to your quote, I have no love for the slush box.
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Nice looking work coming from a guy who hates slush boxes too!

You may want to look into a little extra bracing for they divorced mounted NP-205.
I had that set up on my '72 with 38s and it would rock forward and backward as I shifted it from reverse to a forward gear and gave it some power. Using the "man pedal" of course.
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Nice looking work coming from a guy who hates slush boxes too!

You may want to look into a little extra bracing for they divorced mounted NP-205.
I had that set up on my '72 with 38s and it would rock forward and backward as I shifted it from reverse to a forward gear and gave it some power. Using the "man pedal" of course.
I was surprised that the OE transfer case crossmember was riveted and welded in. I do plan to build some kind of bracing it. Did you brace the crossmember or the transfer case?
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I installed a special bracket that was a brace to the T-case.
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I sent a few pictures. It was a rather crude brace I had made as I was using the truck basically as a trail rig / mud truck.
It did fix the problem which helped me not blast out the rear driveshaft as often.
The U-joint would bind with the large lift, and the really short driveshaft on a short bed truck with that divorced NP-205 T-case. The rocking T-case made it only bind more.

You should have a much better driveshaft angle with less [no?] lift and the longer crew cab length.
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I sent a few pictures. It was a rather crude brace I had made as I was using the truck basically as a trail rig / mud truck.
It did fix the problem which helped me not blast out the rear driveshaft as often.
The U-joint would bind with the large lift, and the really short driveshaft on a short bed truck with that divorced NP-205 T-case. The rocking T-case made it only bind more.

You should have a much better driveshaft angle with less [no?] lift and the longer crew cab length.
I got them and thanks. I will try to do something similar. With the cost of the two shafts I just had made, I can't afford to blow one out because I didn't take the time to truss up the transfer case.
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I pulled it out today to make some money in the shop. I'll be happy when Johnny Tractor is not the motivating force.
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