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Old 11-07-2015, 05:33 AM   #113
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Mel,

Just got back from the PO, its in the mail as they say.

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Gary, Received a present in the mail today. Now I have no reason to delay.
Can't quite make out your return address though

Thanks
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Old 11-07-2015, 05:43 AM   #114
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Remember I had to take down the hdy jacks pump? And I thought it'd be a good idea to find a different new location? Well I put the dang thing back up above the transmission. Guess what??? Got to find the different location now. It's in the way to get the transmission bolted up.
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Had to cut some steel out too. This keeps up and I'll have less weight then with the 454.
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Old 11-07-2015, 06:00 AM   #115
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Mel, don't know if you already have a gear venders overdrive installed, but now would be a good time to do this. While you are in there. Especially if you are going to shorten the front drive shaft anyway.

The ability to split gear for hills, both climbing and descending is excellent.
As well as dropping RPMs while cruising . A great addition for drivability.

Wish you well on the engine install. Thanks for posting the details. Most helpful for for gasser owners thinking of going diesel.

Cheers Richard
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Old 11-07-2015, 09:29 AM   #116
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One little change leads to two new little changes, which lead to four more little changes,,, and so on, and so on.........




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Old 11-07-2015, 02:47 PM   #117
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Mel,


Just saw this (and realized I didn't subscribe to it before). Will get part numbers and pics when it stops raining today. Will also get you the list of part numbers for the filters and belts.
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Old 11-07-2015, 02:53 PM   #118
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yes it did. I haven't found any other front original cummins. So that adds to a whole new level of research since it is so unique and me with out any mechanical ability!

However, I am extremely happy with the set up.
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Old 11-07-2015, 08:29 PM   #119
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Been (too) slowly slugging away.
Got the tanny bolted up and the rear cross member back under the tail shaft housing. About 1 1/2" farther back, so, got the e-brake and yoke back on then measure to the carrier bearing and get the drive shift shorten.
Built this frame to get the head back on top of the block. because I left the dang thing!!!
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Want's going to be really fun is pulling torque on those head bolts on my knees. Usually takes me a couple day to get the torque down.
I can see the original air inlet is of no use. It goes over the injector tubes and no room for that.
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Old 11-07-2015, 08:43 PM   #120
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You are AWESOME!
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Amazing! As soon as it stops pouring enough for me to get outside I will get some pics for you.
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Old 11-08-2015, 06:32 AM   #122
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yes it did. I haven't found any other front original cummins. So that adds to a whole new level of research since it is so unique and me with out any mechanical ability!

However, I am extremely happy with the set up.
Very cool! If I had the time and money (and energy!) I'd do a Cummins diesel or ford 7.3 turbo diesel conversion myself.
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Old 11-08-2015, 08:19 PM   #123
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Well, my hoist system kind-a sucked, but I got the head back on. Started the torquing sequence. They say do it in three increases. I started at 50 and went up 10 pound till I got to 130 pounds. Real chore to get all the push rods in the lifter and in the rockers. I'll let it set for a day and re-torque. Let me tell you, it's dang hard pulling 130 pounds of torque on your hands and knees! When the head stops sinking the exhaust manifold is next. Looking like more steel is coming out to make room for the turbo.
Mel and his grinder will win over.... I hope.
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Mel,

Sounds like quite the job torquing! I think I would probably take out the front seats so I had room to work. I am a fat klutz, so the more room the better!

Here are the pics of how my engine sits and the air intake. Which reminds me.... I have to clean the engine this winter and put a turbo cover on...

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How many miles on it? Good time to pull the timing cover and make sure the Killer dowel pin is locked in place by a retainer.
Mel,

This is great advice, its the one built in Achillies Heel of this engine series. Easily fixed or checked but can go from annoying to aw SNAP if allowed to.

Details all over the web. I even did my '97 but it was after the fact, nasty.

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Old 11-10-2015, 06:55 AM   #126
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Wxbuoy, nice looking dog house! Looks like it's wider to the right than mine.
Where's your alternator?

I had to make some more scrap iron to get the turbo in. Diffidently going to need a turbo blanket or I'll have fried wife toe's for supper after that first trip
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Have a high alternator mount brackets coming in today:
3934117 bracket, belt tensioner $33.16+shipping
3930888 connection, water inlet 164.51+shipping
3930820 support, alternator 28.72+shipping
3920862 brace, alternator 30.86+shipping
3976833 tensioner, belt 113.24+shipping

With the new bracket, need a:
8349 22si alternator, 145 amp 245.00
Which I'm going to go paid for today.

Not sure how I'm going to connect all the 3" pipe for the intercooler. My plan was to mount it under the right wheel well, but that don't look ideal now that I have the cooler?????

I'm in a pattern, go to town in the AM, play with AS in the PM.
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