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Old 03-27-2013, 09:28 AM   #183
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Thanks for all in input.
My problem is I keep asking people that claim 'to know' and because I've been 'away' from engine rebuilding for some time I tend to believe the 'to know'ers.
When I first got it running (w/oil pressure) and it ran like some plug wires were wrong. (Think it was 5-7 crossed) So, I asked and got the "Oh, you got the cam sprocket in the wrong key hole." So down we go with this 'cam's off' in mind and of course the cam timing was fine.
I made a BIG error back in 1997 by getting rid of all my shop manuals after I retired, disabled. Had this great plan to sell everything and hit the road. Got almost everything sold, but life happened, became the care giver for my patients.
I have it together again and it RUNS smooth! Of course, had to put a new thermostat in. The 195 degree (old one) didn't start to open on the stove till the water was in a rolling boil. Then I have a 'code' on the computer and for some reason my 'old' code reader decided to die on me. Having trouble getting the radiator to hoses to stop leaking. And as I was running it I pushed on the brake thinking I'd put her in gear and NO BRAKES! Have a leak somewhere in the rear brakes.
The wife decided to keep a dog that adapted her, so now I'm replacing fence I've been meaning to for the last 10 or so years after a grass fire destroyed it over 10 years ago.
I start getting some back injections Friday, so maybe I can get off some of these dang pain pills and maybe find a working brain.
I'll be gone most of April flying off to far away lands. Maybe one day in May will be that magic moment when rubber means road.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:44 AM   #184
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Glad to here you have it running. So was the problem the crossed plug wires?
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:16 AM   #185
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Mel,

No advice today, just a sympathy note. Sorry for your misfourunes with the project.

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Old 03-30-2013, 06:39 AM   #186
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No advice today, just a sympathy note. Sorry for your misfourunes with the project.

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Must have been the crossed wires. After I tore it apart and fixed it (wrong) then tore it apart a fixed it back (the way I had it) I got the wires on right and it runs.
Been side tracked on other things..... Back pain, microwave died(new one is the back of the car, old one is still over the stove), horse fence replacement (new dog won't stay inside old broken and brittle from grass fire so 10-15 years ago fencing), car maintenance, back maintenance (shot yesterday, no heavy lifting till Monday). I need to save my body for my trip next week to Louisiana and sleeping in tent.
Works will continue! Just the 'To Do' list keeps growing.
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Any updates?

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Old 04-11-2013, 08:36 AM   #188
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Any updates?

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Just got back from a bicycle ride (Cycle Zydeco) in Louisiana. Ran into a bunch of Airstreamer on caravan at the would famous 'Fred's Lounge' in Mamou, LA last Saturday.
Had to service the '01 Dodge 5.9: new thermostat, clean the battery post, check/clean the K&N filter. Well replace the K&N filter. A dang squirrel got in the air box, packed it full, eat thru the stainless steel mash and the filter medium. Time to go Squirrel hurting!

As far as an update:
I'm ready to vacuum down the A/C but can't find my R-134 adapter. Well pick one up today as I run around town.
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Mel,

So the AC thing means the 454 lives and breathes?

Intake debris in a 5.9L, scarry stuff, hope it somehow didn't get into the big 6.

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Mel we saw the Cajun Rally participants too as we came home from Tennessee on Interstate 49. That is a great rally. We dropped our LY off at Premier RV this morning for the Banks Power Pack install. We got about 9.5mpg pulling the Taurus X on our trip to Tennessee. I don't look for big mpg pickup but it should give her more power to pull grades.
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Well Mell a K&N is not much of a barrier to dirt or mice.

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Just got back from a bicycle ride (Cycle Zydeco) in Louisiana. Ran into a bunch of Airstreamer on caravan at the would famous 'Fred's Lounge' in Mamou, LA last Saturday.
Had to service the '01 Dodge 5.9: new thermostat, clean the battery post, check/clean the K&N filter. Well replace the K&N filter. A dang squirrel got in the air box, packed it full, eat thru the stainless steel mash and the filter medium. Time to go Squirrel hurting!

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I'm ready to vacuum down the A/C but can't find my R-134 adapter. Well pick one up today as I run around town.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:06 PM   #192
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Mel we saw the Cajun Rally participants too as we came home from Tennessee on Interstate 49. That is a great rally. We dropped our LY off at Premier RV this morning for the Banks Power Pack install. We got about 9.5mpg pulling the Taurus X on our trip to Tennessee. I don't look for big mpg pickup but it should give her more power to pull grades.
I got the inlet for the Banks on my scrap trailer. Could have made you a right deal.
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She moved under her own power day Drove out into the yard, jacked her up, took the front wheels off and power washed 20+ years of grease off out from under the front of it. the A/C has 2 cans of juice in and no leaks(need more). The brakes still have a problem. Maybe with it all cleaned up I can find the brake leak (I'm thinking new master cylinder) and I still have the computer code light on. Maybe this week I can get the front finished and drive her to a 'code reader'. Not good idea to drive around w/o all the front bolted back together. the skin may peel off.
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Mel,

You need to start a new thread to inquire as to how fast do you have to go to get the skin to peel off, should be a doozey!

Congrats with getting it moving under its own power and your PERSERVANCE Hoo Ray!

Code reader, assuming CEL MIL is on, how big of a piece of black tape do you need, I'll mail it today!

Nice job Mel.

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You need to start a new thread to inquire as to how fast do you have to go to get the skin to peel off, should be a doozey!

Congrats with getting it moving under its own power and your PERSERVANCE Hoo Ray!

Code reader, assuming CEL MIL is on, how big of a piece of black tape do you need, I'll mail it today!

Nice job Mel.

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Don't think I want to know the 'peel off' point

one of the first mods I did was to install TBI. The wiring harness connectors are all crimped (not soldered). So, now 10+ years later the connectors are failing and being I had the harness pulled back for the 4 times I had the engine in/out I'm sure another plug/pin/connector is open. A code reader will tell the story.
Need to take my cardboard pattern and start cutting me a new air dam and get this think on the road!
New sound proofing in the dog house is on my list now that the air cleaner housing and cruise control are rubbing the insulation off.
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Mel,

Several years ago I had an '85 2.2L Caravan and believe it or not, I converted it from carb to fuel injection with a cyl head, manifolds, intake, fuel pump, misc stuff and I had to marry a 60 pin bulkhead harness from the TBI to a 40 pin harness from the carb. I did complete it and crimped, soldered and shrink wrapped those connectors, ran it for 4-5 years before trading it in. Couldn't hardly tell it wasn't factory with the carefull harness marriage I did.

Peel off test, it'd look like a bit fat tuna chasing a Prius trying to swallow it whole!

Get it Mel!

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