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« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2010, 09:28:11 PM »


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You removed the stacks???
 
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« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2010, 05:26:32 AM »

No more stacks?????????????????  Now it can't be a "Big Red Express"
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« Reply #32 on: April 10, 2010, 03:54:01 PM »


         







               Oh BTW the truck isn't white, it's a very faded and chalked out
beige.



Here's what it would look like if it was freshly painted...












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« Reply #33 on: April 10, 2010, 03:54:23 PM »

Well finally got some time today to work on the truck.



Since the V-band flange was toast on the original exhaust, I picked up
some used 3" exhaust from a Cummins truck a guy parted out.  Was a good
score for $40!!  Straight pipe, no muffler, and the rear half of the
exhaust was almost new, just dirty and dusty, a few SOS pads later it
looked almost new, the front half was in great shape as well.



So I cleaned and installed everything, using all the clamps, hangers,
and stuff from the two exhaust systems, they were also almost all new
parts as well.  I only had to buy two 3" band clamps for $30.  I then
sold some parts for $40 today, so the whole exhaust system only cost me
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68 Chrysler Station Wagon 440/auto
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« Reply #34 on: April 10, 2010, 04:18:40 PM »

Cool
 
That sucker wants to breath
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« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2010, 05:37:01 PM »

Well I was hoping to get RAE on the road today...but things happened.



I picked up my 2 piece drive shaft this morning, had to get the front
half shorted a bit since it was pushed TIGHT against the output shaft
seal on the NV4500...Not good. I also had the 2 pieces balanced together
 as well.



I got the drive shafts back in and decided to take RAE around the block.
  Fired it up and gave it some throttle and shifted gears...AND the RPM
didn't come back down, I tapped the throttle thinking something was
stuck, and the throttle went even higher!!  Quickly shut the truck off
and drifted to a stop.  Found out that the throttle shaft was sticky as
all heck.  So off it came, dismantled everything, sanded and cleaned all
 the parts, lubed everything and re-installed...Works great now!!



Then I noticed that the truck wasn't braking right.  Set the
E-brake...Nothing...Hmmm I just adjusted everything up tight I should
have E-brakes.  Brought the truck back into the driveway and jacked it
up, put E-brake on and I could spin the wheel easily.  Had my daughter
hold the brake pedal down to the floor and I tried to spin the rear
wheel...again turned easily.



So off came the wheels, pulled the axles...another bad thing...they were
 so covered in rust and debris I was absolutely shocked.  I just changed
 the diff fluid, but now I have to drain things again,  clean all the
rust and debris out of the axle tubes and then put everything back
together.  Hope there is no major damage from the previous owners and
myself running this dana 60 with all that debris inside.



I didn't have a socket to fit the 2 1/2" nut that holds the drums and
bearings on so I had to make something work...and no I didn't use a
chisel and hammer...  I used a set of big
flat welding clamps, I was able to grab the side and spin the nut loose,
 but the PO sure used a chisel and hammer though.



Anyway got the drums off and found things unhooked, one bad drum, one
set of brake pads that are turning all soft and flaky, never seen this
before?  So tomorrow I go shopping for proper socket for the axle nut,
drums, and shoes, seals etc....$$$



Sorry for the long winded post...

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« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2010, 06:09:32 PM »

Hey Bri
 
Take a couple of clicks for us so I can see what you are talking about.
 
Think about those wheel cylinders too.  May as well.
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« Reply #37 on: April 26, 2010, 09:17:01 PM »


I'll grab some pics tomorrow.  BTW This is a full floating Dana 60.

Been reading and researching all evening and I think I will be heading across the line to NAPA, since they seem to have new drums and riveted shoes for a reasonable price.  And with the CDN dollar at par it just makes good financial sense...

Oh and the wheel cylinders are new.  They just didn't replace or repair anything else.

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« Reply #38 on: May 10, 2010, 12:20:46 PM »













               Well RAE is on the road, almost a week now, and I'm lovin' it!!



All the servicing is done now.  Rear end is all done, getting all the
rust and crud out of those axle tubes was a major pain!!  But they were
almost spotless when I put it all back together.  New drums and shoes,
serviced all the E-brake and brake hardware and everything works great
now.



Serviced the front rotors, cleaned and repacked the bearings, new seals,
 and had to cut through all the nasty glazing on the rotor surface by
hand, but way better braking now.



Think the throw out bearing is going, squeals once in a while when
engaging/disengaging the clutch.  So the tranny will have to come out
since it's a sealed bearing and there is no access to the clutch or
offending areas.



But I've put on almost 325miles and used maybe 10 gallons of fuel....  That is mixed Hwy
 and city.  It got 42 miles to the gallon when I drove it home on the
initial purchase.  Compared to the 360 which was getting maybe 300+
miles to 30 gallons.



Just bought a Tach and Pyro kit for it, with a dual pillar gauge pod,
not cheap but necessary.  Will get a boost gauge as well once I get an
intercooler set-up on.



Sure nice to be able to haul the entire family in the truck now.  Hope
to use RAE for our family vacation this year, but need to do a retro on
the A/C system first.







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« Reply #39 on: May 10, 2010, 12:54:55 PM »

If you look around, you should be able to find a factory dash with the controls heater/Evaporator assembly, pretty cheap.  Does that engine have a vacuum pump on it?  If so, you have it made.  If you tird to hook to the intake, that engine will swallow the cab.
 
I'll have those intercooler demensions for you in a day or so.  That would be a nice adder.  Probably good for 2 more MPG.
 
That's great mileage for a stick.  Are you sure the Odometer is accurate?  Sounds very high
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« Reply #40 on: May 11, 2010, 07:23:46 AM »


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I'll have those intercooler demensions for you in a day or so.  That would be a nice adder.  Probably good for 2 more MPG.
 

No rush on the IC deminsions, but I appreciate it.

As for the mileage...who knows.  We all know the top half of the tank is bigger then the lower half so that could be throwing things off.  As well the speedo could be off too, will have to get the wife to pace me in her car and check the speedo and Odo.  But even if the numbers are higher then they should be it's still getting WAY BETTER mileage then the old gasser in the old 3/4 ton dodge.

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« Reply #41 on: May 11, 2010, 07:26:36 AM »

No arguement.
 
You have a portable GPS?  You can clock it with that too.
 
Maybe it has a really tall rear in it?  Not sure of the ration, but typically, sticks a 4.11's or 3.40's?
 
Maybe you are lucky or everything is all down hill there.
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« Reply #42 on: May 11, 2010, 08:50:39 PM »


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No arguement.
 
You have a portable GPS?  You can clock it with that too.
 
Maybe it has a really tall rear in it?  Not sure of the ration, but typically, sticks a 4.11's or 3.40's?
 

Portable GPS...Man I abhor those things.  Wouldn't personally own one but might be able to borrow one for a day.

The rear gear is 3.54, Dana 60.  But need new tires, thinking of getting some 235/85/16, BF Goodrich Commercial TA's from Tirerack.com.  Great prices, and better then anything I can find locally, here in Canada and the US.



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« Reply #43 on: May 12, 2010, 06:41:09 AM »

Hold up on that. . . . .
 
Look at the Firestones.   Really nice all around tread design.  The last set, which was not messed with by human hands, (Long Story) went to 70,000 miles and were still serviceable, but not 4 wheel drive good, tread wise.  I forget the name on the ones I have now. . .
 
I just bought a set of 285/17's, 10 Ply,  mounted and balanced for less than $1000, US.  The Goodrich are 500 more.
 
Also, I got a better deal locally than from Tire Rack.  Check it out.   My Dodge Stealership was the best price.  That worked out because my tires needed to be programmed to the truck.  Remember, you have to pay shipping which is more than the cost to mount and balance
 
This is the third truck I have installed these tires on. . .   The ones I have are a newer design.  They stick like glue, have a good roll efficiency, ride real good, and, as said, wear like iron.  Hard to get all that in a tire.  Not knocking the other brands, it's $$$$ and these have out performed any others.
 
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« Reply #44 on: May 12, 2010, 07:12:53 PM »

Thanks for the advice Steve, but I researched everything last night, and decided on the BFG's I stated above. 

I priced out things locally and they were going to be huge money!!  I ended up getting the set off E-bay for $484 plus $95 shipping., Tirerack.com was going to be $525 plus $114 shipping.   This is almost half price what the local shops wanted for the same tires.  Will cost be about another $75 to mount and balnce so I'm still coming out way ahead on this one.

Now I need a new power steering box, leaking pretty bad.  And the motor needs a valve adjustment as well, doing that next week.  Also the throw out bearing seems to squeal every so often when engaging/disengaging the clutch.


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