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Seems as though on the forum swap we lost a couple months worth of updates on the is the missing posts. ;)

June 10/2015

Today I gave Patches a good cleaning...inside and out. Noticed my E-brake pedal assembly had come loose AGAIN! This is the third time in just over a year. This time it got lock nuts and washers instead of the OEM hardware. And I greased the drive train as well.

Then pulled the skid plate off because it was rattling every time I hit a decent size bump. It was the center part that rests against the tranny cross member. It was worn through the paint to make shiny metal. I cleaned everything and then added some Neoprene/foam gasket material. Should quiet it up for a while.

I also swapped out my 93 LE tailgate since the latches were starting to fail and only the RH side was actually grabbing...barely. I swapped for one of my earlier tailgates. The center brushed aluminum trim panel was missing the "Dodge Ram" emblem, so there were 3 holes visible.

So I dug through my box of misc ram emblems and made this up. I had a set of "Ram 150" emblems, so I cut off the 150. And the "Cummins Turbo Diesel" was cut off a junk set of "Power Ram 250/cummins turbo diesel" emblems. A little black paint along the edges where they were trimmed, and some 3M trim tape and voila!

General BS and Laughs / On the truck and on the way, finally
« on: April 07, 2015, 04:27:56 PM »
Congrats!  Looks like a sweet rig it's going for a ride in!

The other night I started obsessing over a Hydro boost conversion for my crewcab.  I then saw a craigslist ad for a 2000 cummins ram being parted out.  Several E-mails, and a phone call later had me over at the guys house pulling a hydro boost set-up!

Was a little disappointing that it was leaking out the back once I got it out and could inspect it..  So I wasn't going to take it, but he was willing to sell it at core charge value.  Figured I went 45 min out to his place I may as well return with something. ;)

Nice guy, he bought a nice 90 2wd 1st Gen with the insurance settlement from his 2000. We chatted diesel trucks for a bit before I headed out.  

Now to see if I can find a reseal kit for this unit, and then a "How to" on how to Re/Re it.

Well today I swapped in a NEW Napa Master Cylinder.  I was going to get one locally here in BC, but the best warranty I could find was a 1 year only!  Just across the boarder at the US Napa I could get a new unit with a lifetime warranty!  Seemed like a no brainer to me. ;)

Gave it a coat of paint, but as other s have found the lid leaked before I even got it on the truck. :(

Here you can see the reason for the leaking.  The old "Made in the USA" seal vs the new generic no name brand.

 I cleaned up the old seal and installed it on the new cap and so far no leaks.

Quote from: POLARACO
Why not just leave it there and just disable it?  

Just the actual heater mechanism within the housing cause a bit of an air having an open plate could increase air flow, and perhaps grab me a little more in fuel economy? 

As you know's the accumulation of the little things that eventually help with the increase in fuel economy.

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Project 48 Desoto...aka: Fernando
« on: March 31, 2015, 08:14:13 PM »
Quote from: dana44
Looks great, getting a lot done. Love the hockey tape, found the same thing in 3M cloth tape at an electronics store, much more original looking that black sticky plastic electrical tape, which tends to fall apart from oil and heat over time,

Thanks!  I agree...I love the cloth tape, compared to that vinyl stuff.

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Project 48 Desoto...aka: Fernando
« on: March 31, 2015, 08:13:28 PM »
Quote from: POLARACO
Hey Brian

Twin manifold For the 25" long block?

Today was spring service time.  Air/oil/fuel filters and oil change, and grease the truck.  

Also got a low mileage head from a 95/96 Ford F700 truck...supposed to be about 25K km's.  Truck was an insurance write off and parted out, and my friend got most of the engine parts for the P-Pump motor.  It had been sitting for a few years, I bartered for it.

Fresh after delivery...These heads are definitely a 2 man job to carry!

The underside looked worse then it was.  A little bit of time spent with a wire brush and then some 120 grit sand paper cleaned it up nicely.

I really like the air intake set-up.  It is a grid heater delete spacer and a 3" air inlet horn!  

Thinking of adding the grid heater delete to the crewcab from around April to Sept, then swap the grid heaters back on for the cooler seasons.

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Project 48 Desoto...aka: Fernando
« on: March 28, 2015, 07:20:23 PM »

Then it was onto the forward harness.  I was shocked when the wiring fit within the factory firewall grommet and bracket!

Again I think it has plenty of wire!

And the fuse box and wiring run to the front and back.  It's nice and clean with everything up out of the way.

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Project 48 Desoto...aka: Fernando
« on: March 28, 2015, 07:16:46 PM »

Then get it sorted a little better and fed down through the package tray area and into the trunk.

The old rear harness...

And the new wiring strung....

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Project 48 Desoto...aka: Fernando
« on: March 28, 2015, 07:13:41 PM »

I first mounted up the fuse box, then tried to tie the new wiring to the
 old wires to drag them up through the pillar post on the drivers side. 
 That did not work since the old cloth wire kept catching on things
inside the pillar.  I eventually had to cut the old wiring and carefully
 drag it out of the pillar.  Then had to feed a stiff wire down through
the pillar and tape the wiring to it and drag it back up and through.

And all strung up above....

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Project 48 Desoto...aka: Fernando
« on: March 28, 2015, 07:07:18 PM »

So I started stringing the wiring through out the Desoto the last few
days.  First I had to sort it and wrap it. I like to use hockey tape to
wrap my wiring, cheap and looks good IMO.

 to organize it, and wrap it up and tape up as many of the wires so it
would have less things to get caught as it was fed throughout the car.

I think there is going to be enough wire....;)

General BS and Laughs / BACON
« on: March 23, 2015, 10:41:53 PM »
Did any of you check out Denny's a couple years ago when they had their bacon promotion?  You could get a Bacon Ice Cream Sunday!  Yeah I had one!

General BS and Laughs / It's 2015..
« on: March 21, 2015, 05:05:11 PM »

My daughter was recently part of a "truth or dare" with her
friends....she's almost 14.  She eventually had to write a "Love note"
for someone she did not particularly like, and give them said note.....
 Her note was this, "I love you like diarrhea, I just can't keep it in!"
  She made me so proud!

General Mopar Discussions / Hemi Dart at 2015 Detroit Autorama
« on: March 18, 2015, 11:35:27 AM »
Quote from: POLARACO
I like the grill they used.  Makes the car look much better

I have to agree with you on that one as well.  Looks much better then the OEM one.

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