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Old 11-10-2015, 11:50 AM   #127
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I sure hope you're not weakening the framework too much with all the cuts you've made. Just a thought. Might want to consider some reinforcement once everything is installed.
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Old 11-11-2015, 07:26 PM   #128
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I sure hope you're not weakening the framework too much with all the cuts you've made. Just a thought. Might want to consider some reinforcement once everything is installed.
That is in my plans
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Old 11-11-2015, 08:02 PM   #129
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Checked on the fan. Wanted to use the Chevy fan blades, but they would clean the crank pulley, so the dodge fan blades get used.Click image for larger version

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Not too much clearance from the radiator frame though.
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Here's how it looks with the intercooler on the radiator frame. Got the turbo out duct turned to point up rather then down toward he left wheel well.
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The alternator shop had the 'bus' 175Amp+ alternator in stock, so I bought it. The trouble is it's really really BIG and goes within 2" of the inlet to the turbo, so, back the the 22 si 145amp, which I have to order.
I got the wrong water inlet too. The one I got turns 90 degrees down right into the frame. And of courses the guys at Cummins didn't have a clue about the p/n of a straight one. W/O engine s/n they can't find their butts. Will cut the one I got off and weld it on straight.
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Old 11-12-2015, 09:44 AM   #130
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Here's the air cleaner I used on my retrofit. Very happy with it.

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Old 11-13-2015, 08:08 AM   #131
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Air Dog, Your air inlet looks good!! My turbo is mounted higher plus I have the front wheel.
My plan is to find some flexible tubing to go over the alternator and out the front over the radiator.
Had to cut a big amount of the alternator bracket out to clear the water outlet. Ran a string around the pulleys to get the belt length. The phrase that fits now is: 'Houston, we have a problem.' Can't use this water inlet, don't clear the belt.
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Good think I kept the chuck I cut out of the bracket. Can weld it back together.
Today go on the hurt for a different water outlet. Friend said I should look at the Case fork lift they have where he works. It has a 4 cummins.
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Old 11-17-2015, 04:19 PM   #132
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I've been hard at it. Spend all day in Oklahoma City looking for the next part, then get home about 3:00 and work.
Dangit! they changed the format for pictures! Well I ain't reloading them.

1)Got my engine stop figured out.

2)Those two little aluminum tubes next to the oil filter is the A/C out/inlets. Going to the get my hoses to the A/C shop still today.

3)Got the water outlet that points up and the piece welded back into the alternator bracket. But not the right belt yet.

4)And my fairing as it looked before going to my local votech. They've had it for a week now. I can see why the instructor isn't out working for a living. Have yet to get him the follow verbal instruction. Going to get in today, do or not!! I'll just pop rivet it.

I'm off to town AGAIN: belt, A/C hose and sound/heat insulation.
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Old 11-17-2015, 08:15 PM   #133
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The A/C setup has changed from what I had envisioned. So I get to make another trip to the A/C shop to get them crimped after I mark the the fitting. Good! Still real tight to the oil filter
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I've been on the search for this sound proofing material like is around the dog house. But in all of Oklahoma City, none!
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My fairing has untold numbers of pop rivets in it now, plus some welding. Then I've painted it with the Rust-Oleum metallic charcoal 22442224 spay paint. Went to 4 different Wal-marts to find one can of it. So I ordered it to be delivered to my local Wally-World and got a text that it had arrived within 10 minutes. They had it in back.
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Took the radiator back to get the 2 inch lower replaced with a 1 7/8" only to learn this evening that no 1 7/8" is available. Time to stretch that baby over the 2"er?
Worked some on the mess of the wiring harness and mounted the cruise control. Getting close!!!!
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Old 11-19-2015, 12:30 PM   #134
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Now Mel, just remember to purge all old gas this sucker only wants #2.

You do know about the primer on the fuel pump?
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Old 11-19-2015, 01:02 PM   #135
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For hood/dog house insulation check out the products made by Dynamat. They make products specifically for under the hood applications. This is top shelf material. An automotive supplier could get this or possibly in another brand. A friend put this in this 7.3 Ford and quieted down the interior considerably.

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I got my Boom Mat from Speedway Motors.
It is about 3/4" thick and looks very similar to the material Jackson Center used. That Butyl stuff is pretty heavy. I was afraid it would make my engine cover too heavy.
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Old 11-21-2015, 03:36 PM   #137
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The Dynamat can get pretty heavy. It's designed to reduce noise across a wide spectrum of frequencies. It take mass to attenuate the lower frequencies. Thus the weight requirement.
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Old 11-21-2015, 07:06 PM   #138
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Mel,
A couple of years ago, I posted in the 4BT swap forum...
Great place to post if you run into an issue, but here is a link to that thread, where they talk about Dave's install and what they see as far as alternator and turbo mounts..

Airstream Motorhome diesel conversion... advice and input requested....
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I found some sound proofing in the form of a black mating called 'Black Magic'. Peel & stick and when it sticks it's there! Then I just drove from one truck parts outlet to the next. At Mack Trucks I got a piece of form made to go in one of the trucks cavities for sound proofing.

Well drat! I can't load any more pictures I'm full up. Guess I need to delete some to add some.
More to follow.
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Old 11-23-2015, 04:03 PM   #140
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can't figure out how to delete my old pictures. Anyone have that secret in their pocket?

Did get the fairing bolted on and the two coolers attached to it. Had to backup and cut some of the rivets I put too close for the end tanks to clear. Then some spacers needed to be added.
After that, I just sat there and stared at it. After a while I started looking for my lower radiator hose.... I call the radiator guy to see if I had left it there... No. I did find it and with the radiator fan fair in place it looks like the stock Dodge lower will work just fine. Now the upper is still a problem to be solved.

Hope the radiator will be ready before Thursday too. About time to turn the 12v on and see if the shop fills with smoke and fire. If not I can bump it around, get the converter bolts in and the valve lash set.

Then with radiator full of water, transmission full of oil it will be time to see if it will come back to life!

So close, but so far.

Dang I hate this no pictures
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