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General BS and Laughs / It's 2015..
« on: February 10, 2015, 08:29:19 AM »
Nice, low 70s, and I just got radiant heating installed and up and running. Go figure.

Tech- - ELECTRICAL / Alternator on RB 383
« on: February 10, 2015, 08:28:29 AM »
The RB uses a little thick plate that bolts to the existing head bolt holes in the head and then a screw end on it for a longer bolt, and a little tube washer that was about an inch, inch and a half in beteen to take up the space. Might be what you need. It is RB specific for the taller block and using the big block heads (compared to the B block deck height).

Tech- - ELECTRICAL / Alternator on RB 383
« on: February 09, 2015, 08:37:05 PM »
See that top bolt on the alternator? Need to get a bracket on the back side of that bolt, give it strength and keep it from bending, otherwise it will. Yeah, my Dad bent mine when he decided to do a hard pull on my '68 Charger when I ran a 361 big block in it.

Tech- - ELECTRICAL / Alternator on RB 383
« on: February 07, 2015, 08:20:37 PM »
Stock little coil bolted to the manifold. I think there were only two or three years they used the double field wire alternators. It is in the wiring diagram and like I said, took me a while to whittle out the wiring with all the sensors and narrow it down to the second field wire going to the coil.

General Tech / Serpentine belt retro
« on: February 06, 2015, 07:29:12 AM »
Never done it myself or know anyone else that has, but make sure the routing turns the water pump in the correct direction. Attaching the needed pulleys shouldn't be too difficult, but adding the tensioner might be the fun part as to where to attach it. If I were doing it, I would get pictures of existing setups to help locate everything.

Tech- - ELECTRICAL / Alternator on RB 383
« on: February 06, 2015, 07:24:20 AM »
Quote from: POLARACO
Ed  I need to correct you.  The 12V for the charging system comes from before the ballast resistor.  The voltage going to the regulator is what it reads.  You can't go to the coil because that is 9 volts

We are both right. Had this problem on a 84(?) Ramcharger. The second field wire attaches, too, not instead of. With the wiring diagram for the two field wire alternator, it powered all the sensors (about five of them) and to the positive side of the coil. Once all the sensors were deleted, that wire had to go to the coil to keep charging. It was weird, but wouldn't charge otherwise.  Not to worry, it took em about an hour to trace the connection with the wiring diagram.

Tech- - ELECTRICAL / Alternator on RB 383
« on: February 03, 2015, 06:57:30 AM »
Ditto. If there are three wires (a second field wire), the last one whatever color it is goes to the positive side of the coil. They are usually on the Lean Burn systems and it is used to power all the sensors and ties into the coil. Without it, it won't charge (ask me how I know).

Tech- - ELECTRICAL / Alternator on RB 383
« on: January 31, 2015, 04:03:59 PM »
Definitely need the RB brackets. A wiring diagram that matches the alternator would be a good idea, too, make sure things are wired properly after the fact.

General BS and Laughs / It's 2015..
« on: January 30, 2015, 05:03:57 PM »
I usually stop by more often but my computer took a crap and is being fixed, buddy is letting me borrow one until it is fixed. Still waiting for parts, but needless to say, not "surfing" as much as usual.

General Mopar Discussions / ECO Diesel Ram 1500 Test Drive
« on: January 22, 2015, 07:40:46 AM »
Thanks for the info, will keep it in mind at a later date, too many projects to think about a new vehicle (story of our lives, right)?

General Mopar Discussions / ECO Diesel Ram 1500 Test Drive
« on: January 20, 2015, 06:50:15 PM »
Well, for the price, and in the future, that is exactly what I would be looking for. 4 doors are for construction working trucks for a work truck, not for driving around town or working by one's self t haul things, so yes, I want a 2 door pickup truck, and this diesel sound more in my size over a giant pickup (more of a big pickup by my standards).  Heck, a wrecked one, I would pull a Dakota body off the frame, box and beef it up, and install it in a Dakota (wish they had built that)!

General Mopar Discussions / ECO Diesel Ram 1500 Test Drive
« on: January 19, 2015, 11:28:40 AM »
Definitely thanks for sharing. It doesn't come in a 2door does it?

What about the brake flex line having damage inside and fluid is causing a block because the inner lining has a hole or crack and fills with fluid, blocking the pressure? As far as the steering cluck goes, check the bolts on the steering box itself, which can come loose, or a crack in the frame where it attaches. Didn't you do work on that? Look for shiny spots for contact locations.


General BS and Laughs / MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL
« on: December 29, 2014, 11:56:07 AM »
Yep! Ain't it cool?  NOT!!!!!!

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