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Messages - Eric Koning

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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / New guy from freeport, il
« on: November 05, 2014, 03:26:15 PM »
Alright, thanks. Maybe I will let my dad forget about it for awhile because he is pretty frustrated with it now. lol. He runs a one man welding shop so he works on it during his free time. Usually by time he gets a chance to work on it he gets interrupted and forgets where he is at.


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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / New guy from freeport, il
« on: November 04, 2014, 03:05:48 PM »
yes I have a manual on a cd and we have printed off what we need. Part of issue is these diagrams aren't layed out like they use to be. Before you could follow one wire all the way through. Now one wire will be on multiple pages at least thats how the cd is


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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / New guy from freeport, il
« on: November 04, 2014, 12:46:03 PM »
Alright wiring gurus that have put an efi in an old car. Need your help bad. We have the original engine harness from the 97 ram including the trans wiring. My dad was positive we could get this figured out. We are having problems with how to make this wiring work while getting rid of all the wiring that goes inside the car for like the dash and stuff. My dad is at the point of making me spend $1000 on a harness that I dont really have. His issue is that all wires go from one relay to another and we arent sure how to do that with only keeping the correct ones to make the car run. Has anyone made up a diagram from when they did theirs?


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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / New guy from freeport, il
« on: August 20, 2014, 03:00:55 AM »
47re that came with the motor.  What sounds strange?


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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / New guy from freeport, il
« on: August 19, 2014, 05:27:13 PM »
Little update. We slobbered some paint on the firewall and frame. Cleaned up, painted, and mounted the 5.9 and trans. Afterwards we found out we had to change the tunnel because the drive shaft would rub on it. Sure did suck cutting up the orig floor for that. lol. Never owned an old car where we didnt have to replace the floor and I finally get one we dont need to but then cut it up. We are putting in 4 bucket seats because thats what I have and orig seat was tore up and uncomfortable. We mounted the drivers seat. Got the new brake booster, mc, and peddle hung. Next step is to run brake lines. Put the disk brake conversion kit in the front. In the rear there is a ford 8.8 rear end(came with it and Im fresh out of 8.75s) Have all new brake stuff for that. Turns out it has a Limited slip 3:73 gear which should work great with the od trans. Shortly the wiring mess will come along. Not looking forward to that. lol


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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / New guy from freeport, il
« on: July 07, 2014, 02:03:27 PM »
Sorry Carrman, didnt mean to hurt any ones feelings. The fact of the matter is I would have to buy a tank anyways or make one so why not go with one that is already set up for efi where i can buy the parts cheaper? Also if I ever have to service the tank in any way it is easier to get to.


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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / New guy from freeport, il
« on: July 06, 2014, 05:09:00 PM »
For some reason I dont care for the surge tank idea. Dont know why just dont. As far as modifying the original tank the problem is the way the tank is made it would be hard to match the seem on it so it doesnt leak. I will be putting a 20 gal tank in and if I wanted to could go with a bigger one. We will be filling from the original spot on the left wing of the car too. Room is not an issue where we are putting the new one and in fact I will still have room for a tool box.

Im not too concerned with originality, If I was, I wouldnt be putting a computerized motor and trans in. For the most part the car will look original, just will have more modern, more reliable in todays driving conditions, and easier to find parts for.


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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / New guy from freeport, il
« on: July 04, 2014, 07:38:09 PM »
So I have three of these original tanks and all three are rusted out at the bottom lol. What we thinking about is putting the gas tank under the floor in the back of the wagon. I have alot of room there. I found a few 90s tanks and one in particular is a brand x but I can get if for under $120 then I just need to add the orig fuel pump for that tank for $60. We really considered building our own tank but by the time I buy all the material, fittings, pump, and sending unit I will be over the amount of the brand x. We got some other work done on the car this week, mostly pulling all the door handles off and getting 57 years of dried up grease off and reinstalling them. Its the small things that seem to take the longest. Oh well keeps me out of trouble. lol


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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / post in classifieds
« on: July 04, 2014, 04:36:55 AM »
Ok Polaraco, sorry to annoy you again but Im not able to post in the parts for sale section. I have a bit over 10 posts and I guarantee you Im not a spammer.  lol


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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / New guy from freeport, il
« on: June 18, 2014, 03:12:27 PM »
I was able to get some work done on the car this past saturday. Pulled the front clip off and the engine/trans out. Unfortunately I have limited time to work on the car so this will be a slow moving process. We were discussing our options with the gas tank. I can make one to match the original which might be an issue with modern pump because the tank is 22" tall or the other option is to build my own tank and put it where the spare tire goes under the floor. The issue with that will be running the plumbing for filling the tank. decisions decisions  lol


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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / New guy from freeport, il
« on: June 11, 2014, 02:32:01 PM »
We decided today that we would go with a rack and pinion, I think. lol  Found out the pressure for the 57 is 750-800psi and the 97 5.9 is rated at 1600.


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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / New guy from freeport, il
« on: June 09, 2014, 02:07:41 PM »
Quote from: dana44
Not sure why the original 5.9 pump won't work with the original power steering box, fittings would be the only thing I would think would need to be matched up. There is a serpentine belt for the pump so you may not want to go through the problems associated with fitting a different pump and matching a belt to make a GM pump work. The EFI fuel system has no return line, so that shouldn't be an issue, either.  Check around different EFI cars for shapes as far as tanks go, you may find something that has the same outlet location and the pump inside, needed pressure (45-48psi is where the pressure is), otherwise, external pump is the better setup for simplicity and not worrying about the size and shape of the pump or tank, make a tank you want.

Pretty sure the 5.9 pump will put to much pressure to the 57 gear box and blow the seals.  I think I will go with the external fuel pump. Just dont know the exact one I need for the efi. So many to choose from lol. Im just going to copy the orig tank because it sits behind the quarter panel and fits around the wheel well.


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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / New guy from freeport, il
« on: June 09, 2014, 03:48:45 AM »
I really want to have the fuel injection. My gas tank has holes in it so I was going to have some one bend the material up for me to match the orig tank and then we were going to weld it up. So at this point I can modify the tank for a return line with no problem. How about the power steering? I have read that a gm power steering pump will have lower pressure but havent been able to find what the orig system can handle.  I know that the 5.9 is rated at 1600 psi although it doesnt have that all the time.


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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / New guy from freeport, il
« on: June 09, 2014, 02:55:34 AM »
yes thats what i meant. lol


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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / New guy from freeport, il
« on: June 08, 2014, 01:03:07 PM »
What psi pump do I need to run the fuel injection?



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