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Old 08-12-2012, 05:32 PM   #176
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Glad to hear it is running good. Sucky about the Cummins though. I'm surprised they would cut corners like that. How is the power with those massive weighted tires? What is your overall gear ratio at the tires?
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:19 PM   #177
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Glad to hear it is running good. Sucky about the Cummins though. I'm surprised they would cut corners like that. How is the power with those massive weighted tires? What is your overall gear ratio at the tires?
Right now I don't think much good about Cummins factory and their reman's

I've never bothered with figuring the ratios, the drivetrain is SM465, 203, 205, 6.72:1, ~48-50" tire. It's so low that the motor spins up fast on hard ground and starts in gear. Makes me a little concerned and thinking about an auto trans at times. Really don't want to deal with the cooling tho. But if someone dropped off a C6, 2wd w/diesel bellhousing I'd take it
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:51 AM   #178
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I just can't leave it alone. the new engine

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Old 04-20-2013, 10:13 AM   #179
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Good choice.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:15 AM   #180
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Sweet! Thing is going to be awesome!
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:10 PM   #181
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Thanx for the help today Chris It would have taken me two days to get that exhaust done by myself!
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:05 AM   #182
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Progress continues but for the hours invested it sure is going slow. I've got the 4b installed, mounts welded out, tranny cross member set, still needs two holes drilled, new clutch slave cylinder & master installed and bled, kudos to Novak for a really fine slave cyl. Built new cross member in front of engine, new power steering pump bracket, still trying to get a belt that fits. Exhaust plumbed all the way back and up, still need a bracket behind the cab. Got started on the engine to cooling line replumbing. Still lots of work left there. Rebuilt the hoop behind the cab cause I didn't like the fit of the prior one and I needed new radiator mounts.

The most difficult task was building a new radiator shroud. The prior one was sheet metal. It flexed too much and allowed the fan to hit the radiator. With the diesel swap I went to a larger radiator, too large really but it's what I had, and built a new shroud. Keeping it flat with all the welding was impossible. Figuring out where to cut and bend it to flatted it took many hours and several tries. The flat rounds were made by hand. Cut a long strip and use a hammer. It's pretty simple once you get the hang of it. This shroud should take quite a beating and not damage the radiator.





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Old 06-02-2013, 12:32 PM   #183
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Forgot, I had to make a new upper cross member cause the 4b is taller than the SBC

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Old 06-02-2013, 12:36 PM   #184
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Some other pics

The hoop behind the cab



yes something is crooked. I got the lower rails from the rock rails to the 'fenders' out of wack along time ago and decided I wasn't going to cut it up and start over again. So I tried to make up for it in the hoop. Pics like this make me think I should have fixed it.




The lower rad support (crappy pics) might make sense when you get to the radiator pic. It's just a .5" bolt run thru and cut off.



upper rad mount, 1" solid round drilled for bolt.



lower radiator mount slot, lands on that .5" bolt.



upper rad

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Old 06-02-2013, 12:56 PM   #185
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Lower cross member and power steering pump bracket



Other side shows problem with lower radiator hose. This needs to point straight out. It's some kind of cast, aluminum maybe, that incorporates the alternator mount and cab heat ports so fabbing a replacement will be painful. The factory part is 230$!

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Old 06-03-2013, 09:40 PM   #186
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Looking good Scott. Cant wait to see it rolling!
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:47 AM   #187
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Was watching this a while back, then forgot. So now I am certainly subscribed!
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:28 AM   #188
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you make very nice square tube bends !
lots of work and care put into that. very nice
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:47 PM   #189
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I built a new lower outlet but forgot to take pics... After getting tired of paperwork today I did some more tinkering. This is the only thing I took pics of. It started life as a bolt. It was made to hold the pull cable for the fuel shut off.



in its final home

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Old 07-14-2013, 08:49 PM   #190
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Someone asked why I switched to a diesel engine. I say it's cause there were two things from the original deuce I wanted, the axles and the stack



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Old 07-14-2013, 08:51 PM   #191
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New air filter and intake. Waiting on parts to finish

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Scored a pto for the t19 (thanx Josh!). It only fits in one spot and points right at the cross member

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New rear air bags and hopefully the last change there!

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Radiator line clamps along the frame rails

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Old 08-16-2013, 02:04 PM   #196
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Changes to the rear suspension pretty much done. Depending on how much the internal bump stops squish I may have to add a spacer under the air bags.

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Old 08-20-2013, 09:22 PM   #197
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After the Cummins transplant I had to move the tranny x-member forward one bolt hole. I've been putting off drilling the frame rail for the 2nd bolt. Finally did it today. Went thru the floor cause it was too much to drill from the bottom.

hole in floor w/new bolt hole



from the bottom w/new bolt in




so now I need to either weld in the slug or find a removable plug. I am thinking a removable would be good for draining the cab. Not like it'll ever get in that deep a water, more for washing out the cab.
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:43 PM   #198
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Scott , I seen you in town today. anychance we can meet up and swap the t-case for the saw ?
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:39 PM   #199
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Well it's getting close..... again

Started up the 4b and found the clutch wouldn't engage About that time 84Shortbed showed up w/a gauge to check the COs. They need a bump.

After a bit of trimming on the clutch slave rod we got it working just right. Thanx for the help

We, I should say Chris, also figured out my belt tensioner needs to be replaced. It's causing the belt to jump a groove. Amazon to the rescue.

Still got a hundred odds and ends to take care of but maybe, just maybe, it'll see some trail time this year
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:21 PM   #200
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Still plugging away.

Here is the winch mounted. Still need to fab the fairlead

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