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« Reply #60 on: June 29, 2010, 06:07:08 PM »

What do you want to bet the 2nd generation used the same parts?  I mean in the 2 wheel drive.
 
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« Reply #61 on: June 29, 2010, 06:59:33 PM »

The diesel tie rods and even the adjustment sleeve parts are readily available, it's the diesel lower ball joint/steering knuckle (not sure is that is the right term) that is the hard part to get.  I need to find a 2wd diesel from 89-93 to get those parts from.




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« Reply #62 on: June 30, 2010, 06:10:08 AM »

let me call my dealer parts guy and see what he says.  He was dishing out parts back then too
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« Reply #63 on: July 22, 2010, 10:35:15 PM »

Well I've been having all kinds of fun.  My "off the road for a couple weeks" is turning into a lot longer then that....



My injection pump re-seal seemed to go OK, no problems really, but after
 I got it all back together the truck would not fire.  I tried for 3-4
days and could not get more then a sputter out of it.  The guys on my
cuumins diesel board have been giving me all kinds of help and advice,
but it just won't fire.



I have since pulled the injection pump out again, and I'm going to tear
it down because I found a bunch of metal shavings in the bottom of the
pump.  Those shavings were not there before.  So something is not right.

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« Reply #64 on: July 22, 2010, 10:35:35 PM »

Well since I'm retrofitting my A/C system...all new, no factory parts
under the hood other then the compressor...will do a update when
complete.



Anyway I needed to use the space where the radiator overflow tank is
currently placed.  Also I will be running the tubes for the IC one day
through this area as well, and the BHAF too.



So this is the factory set-up...







And this is where I decided to put the new overflow tank, behind the battery.





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« Reply #65 on: July 22, 2010, 10:36:13 PM »

But before I could do any of this I had to figure out what kind of tank I
 was going to use.  I spent a couple days in the wrecking yard and
couldn't find anything that would work.  SO one evening I was sitting
thinking about things when it occurred to me that I already had the
perfect unit, it was on my 68 Chrysler T/C wagon...but it is a washer
fluid reservoir, not an over flow tank, but I can make it work.







So onto E-bay I went and found a tank for a 65/66 C-body (Newport, New
yorker, Monaco, Polara) This tank is slightly different then the one on
my wagon, since the pump is not attached to the tank, it's a remote
unit.  So therefore the tank just has a small spigot, not the big hole
to mount a washer fluid pump.  Much better for my plans.







I just used a vacuum plug and a small zip strap to secure it nice and tight.

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« Reply #66 on: July 22, 2010, 10:36:49 PM »

Now came the positioning of the tank.  Since it needs to mount on a
flush surface I decide to cut a notch out of the inside of the fender.
But first I had to relocate one of the horns just down the way.



I lined up the tank then marked off the area I needed to cut out.  Used
my handy dandy dremel and a few cut off blades and out it came.  Dressed
 up the sharp edges with a fine flat file







Then I used a pencil to mark where I needed to drill the mounting holes.
  Had to use a fat washer behind the mounting area since I didn't get my
 cut perfectly flush...not a biggie.





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« Reply #67 on: July 22, 2010, 10:37:25 PM »

Now came the fun part.  Since this was a washer fluid unit it obviously
doesn't have the overflow design built into it.  I over came this with
another wrecking yard run and an overflow cap from a late 90's Plymouth
Sundance I think?







Unfortunately the cap was too small to fit the new tank so I had to get
creative.  So I looked at the design and figured I could make it fit on
top of the factory cap.



So first I needed to drill a big hole for the main line going into the
tank, then I drilled a smaller hole just to the side for the over flow.











I then secured the over flow cap, with it's original gasket as well, to
the new cap with a pal/speed nut.  I found this in my tin of speed/pal
nuts for cars I parted over the years.  But I'm sure you could find one
at the parts store.





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« Reply #68 on: July 22, 2010, 10:38:05 PM »

Now I had to run the hoses.  The one inside the tank was shaped perfect,
 just had to cut off about 3-4" and with the S-curve in the hose it
dropped over perfectly to the deepest side of the tank.  The outflow
hose tucked up nicely to the side.  The hardest part was trying to get
the hose connected to the rad since the nipple off the rad points in the
 opposite direction.







I managed to make an old vacuum fitting work, I needed a 180* unit and
didn't have time to run up to the parts store and see if they had one or
 not.  So once I got that sorted out I secured the main hose with a
couple zip straps and an old wire holder.  I think it turned out OK, and
 I still have lots of room for my big 1000 crank amp battery I have in
there now.











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« Reply #69 on: July 23, 2010, 02:33:59 AM »

I love when a little "engine-nuity" comes up with a slick solution.  Good job. 

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« Reply #70 on: July 23, 2010, 08:37:09 AM »


Quote from: Commando1
I love when a little "engine-nuity" comes up with a slick solution.  Good job. 

Thanks Stan.....and it's still all mopar as well.....

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« Reply #71 on: July 24, 2010, 06:05:20 AM »

Brian
 
That only has one battery?  Wait until winter
 
Looks like you are completing the conversion the right way
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« Reply #72 on: July 24, 2010, 02:00:41 PM »


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That only has one battery?  Wait until winter
 

I'll keep it plugged in in the winter so I hope to have no issue with it starting.  That is my old battery, I just bought a new 1000 cranking amp unit, 850 amps below freezing.....I could always get one of the battery warmers I found on the wife's 02 Concorde...factory set-up hooked through the block warmer line as well.

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« Reply #73 on: July 24, 2010, 05:10:07 PM »

Yeah OK, that's when you are home.  What about work when you are being a Bean delivery boy?  Mannnn  you can't be late with deliveries to Hortons. . . .   LOL
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« Reply #74 on: July 24, 2010, 06:07:54 PM »


Quote from: POLARACO
Yeah OK, that's when you are home.  What about work when you are being a Bean delivery boy?  Mannnn  you can't be late with deliveries to Hortons. . . .   LOL

Yeah I've thought about that as well....I think there is a plug in not too far away, might have to carry a 100' ext chord to plug it in when I get back to the yard.  I'm usually about an hour before I get my trailers parked and all my paper work done, so it would at least give it a bit of warmth before I try starting it.

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