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Brian

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Re: 84 Dodge One Ton Cummins crewcab conversion....
« Reply #810 on: September 07, 2015, 12:18:02 AM »

July 06/2015

My left turn signal bulb in the dash popped on, and stayed on, while I was out getting groceries. It does this if a running light is out. Checked the truck and my lower front fender side amber light was out.

Got home and popped in a new bulb...nothing. Hmmm try another bulb...nothing. Go get test light...have power to plug so should come on. Checking out the tangs in the plug and they looked a little compressed. So grab a pick and bend them out, insert 3rd bulb and still nothing.

OK now I'm getting cheesed. So go grab a couple alligator clip jump wires. Test all three bulbs...only one was working. OK put working bulb in again, still nothing. Decided to test connectors while bulb is in socket. Had test light on the ground, and had power on one side. Then switched test light to positive, no ground coming into bulb.

OK so I probe the wire on the outside of the connector....still no ground. Now I figure it must be a bad splice or broken wire. So I start pulling the wrap off the wiring. Noticed that the front turn signal/marker bulb also used the same wires, so figured they must join somewhere and that would be where my problem was. I Got it all off all the way back to the inner fender and the big bundle of wrapped wires there...Still no splice.



I then went and got my FSM and started looking at the wiring diagrams. Appeared that there was no splice in the engine compartment. I went back out and was looking at things and then noticed that the front amber bulb was burnt out as well. I thought what would be the odds that if the front signal bulb was out, that the side bulb would not work either...well after a new front bulb the side one started working....

So there ya go folks I learned something new today, it only took me an hour or so to figure it out. Lesson learned is....if you have front side marker light out, and a new bulb doesn't fix the problem...check to make sure your front marker/signal light bulb is in good shape and working properly.
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Brian

02 Chrysler Concorde Lxi
84 Dodge Crewcab, Cummins/5speed
68 Chrysler Station Wagon 440/auto
48 Desoto 2dr Sedan flat 6/3spd manual

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Re: 84 Dodge One Ton Cummins crewcab conversion....
« Reply #811 on: September 07, 2015, 12:21:13 AM »

Aug 17/2015

Well last night I decided to install my "new to me" turbo. It's a H1C with a 14cm exhaust housing. A generous local 1st gen owner gave it to me...Thanks Daniel!

Took about 20 minutes to pull the old turbo...then about 90 min to get the new one in and running.

Old vs new







Once the turbo was in and mounted I ran into my first problem. The 1993 turbo drain would not clear the waste gate actuator. Thankfully I had a 24V unit to use. It cleared the turbo fine, but would not quite make it to the drain tube connection off the block.

24V drain tube...



Solution for it being just a bit short, and helped with proper alignment as well.





Then I had to remove my exhaust system to get everything lined up and mounted properly. That took a while. Got it running last night and went for a drive. Not as much boost as I thought it might make, but I have not touched the IP except for rotating the stock fuel pin....more fuel might help there. But it definitely spools up quicker on my shifts. Truck doesn't bog and struggle as much either.

Here is a pic of it this morning all installed....



Over all I'm pretty happy with it so far.
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02 Chrysler Concorde Lxi
84 Dodge Crewcab, Cummins/5speed
68 Chrysler Station Wagon 440/auto
48 Desoto 2dr Sedan flat 6/3spd manual

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Re: 84 Dodge One Ton Cummins crewcab conversion....
« Reply #812 on: September 07, 2015, 12:22:13 AM »

Aug 21/2015

I replaced the coupler I used on my turbo drain last night. I had just used some old hose I had lying around....it fit so on it went. I was informed by a friend that the turbo drain does in fact have pressure, and a lot of heat. So I should be using a hose that is oil resistant, and capable of withstanding pressure, and 150*C (300*F) heat minimum.

With that crummy cheap hose I was using I was running the risk of it failing and then loosing all my oil. Motor would be cooked before all the oil pressure gauge registered the loss.

So I used the coupler off my spare 89 motor....the turbo drain, to crank case hose coupler. Clearly this part is rated for the job, so off t came, cleaned it up and installed it last night. I can now drive without having to watch my mirrors looking for oil spraying out from under the truck.
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02 Chrysler Concorde Lxi
84 Dodge Crewcab, Cummins/5speed
68 Chrysler Station Wagon 440/auto
48 Desoto 2dr Sedan flat 6/3spd manual

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Re: 84 Dodge One Ton Cummins crewcab conversion....
« Reply #813 on: September 07, 2015, 12:43:39 AM »

I'm surprised you didn't retro a piece of braided hose in like the later turbos have.  They have flat flange fittings on the turbo with a flare fitting.  The 24 Valve systems have it.

Side note, I just installed a new 4" exhaust with a resonator.  The truck is quiet as a mouse now.  I also have a home grown exhaust brake I made.  Installed that too.  Can't test it until I find a suitable valve.  I need one with an air release.
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Re: 84 Dodge One Ton Cummins crewcab conversion....
« Reply #814 on: September 14, 2015, 12:01:19 AM »

I spent the day selling at a local old car swap meet...one of the last of the year for this area.  Also brought my 48 Desoto down to sell as well.

Loaded up and ready to go yesterday evening.  My friend, and neighbor went down too with some GM stuff...(That's his 63 Impala) We were down at the swap meet for 6am this morning.





Set-up and selling. 



This was the first swap meet I've ever sold at and I sold a lot of stuff!  Not many "Mopar only" guys at most swap meets.;)
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02 Chrysler Concorde Lxi
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68 Chrysler Station Wagon 440/auto
48 Desoto 2dr Sedan flat 6/3spd manual

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