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Open Discussions / Re: So I bought a '78 W200.
« Last post by dodge82273 on Today at 02:07:35 AM »
ya oughtta sell the body trim parts to a restored type fella afore they get lost in a mud hole , you don't need them .
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Vehicle Help / Re: Choke Question-89' FI 360
« Last post by SidWho? on Yesterday at 11:25:15 PM »
Shoot, I would have just adjusted the rod and not known any better.  Thanks, gentlemen.
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Technical Discussion / Re: Is this a dana 44 or Dana 60 front?
« Last post by SuperBurban on Yesterday at 11:21:00 PM »
Not trying to hijack this post. But your response caught me off guard, about the steering box and linkage. I picked up a set of Dana 60's from a '91 Cummins W350, for the "80 Dodge W150. I might be in the same boat as him, when it comes to steering. I have a 4" lift with the dropped pitman arm. I thought I was all good after getting Jungle Jim's leaf spring plates, front and rear. and the ORD high steer kit. I don't like to mess around with steering. Probably don't have enough lift for the high steer kit. This might also help the OP.
The pics are from a 77, he has an 86. The 77 and earlier has the steering box mounted so the shaft comes out the side, and swings downward. The later trucks have the steering box mounted at a slight angle, with the shaft mostly com in out the bottom, and swinging to the side. Its a year thing, not a D44/D60, or 1/2 ton - 1 ton thing.

This link explains them a bit better.

http://ramchargercentral.com/open-discussions/rp-steering-on-older-4x4-trucks/msg2787025/#msg2787025
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Technical Discussion / Re: 1973 W100 shock torque
« Last post by ToxicDoc on Yesterday at 10:43:47 PM »
I think they're in the neighborhood of 35 lbs, but it's been a while.
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Vehicle Help / Re: Choke Question-89' FI 360
« Last post by ToxicDoc on Yesterday at 10:41:53 PM »
if needed:
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Sometimes it can be cheaper to purchase a Big Block (383ci - 440ci) truck from the same era even if the engine is down or not working or look for somebody parting out a truck to get all the parts you need.
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Vehicle Help / Re: Choke Question-89' FI 360
« Last post by jerseybud on Yesterday at 09:32:50 PM »
I would make the Idle motor "relearn" - procedure is around this site somewhere.

If it drives well then its prbably an adjustment issue.  If it was coughing and sputtering, then its a systems control issue
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Open Discussions / Re: So I bought a '78 W200.
« Last post by Creeper on Yesterday at 09:27:57 PM »
I think we found its limit.  ::) A few buddies and I hit the hole tonight in the dark, we're hopefully going over tomorrow, I'll get pictures probably.
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Technical Discussion / Re: Is this a dana 44 or Dana 60 front?
« Last post by 88raminator on Yesterday at 09:23:40 PM »
Its a D44HD, also known as an 8 lug D44. The steering box, and linkage to the axle, is different then your truck, otherwise it is a drop in swap. Only thing you would gain, is the 8 lugs, and slightly larger brakes. And gain the poor bearing design of a full time axle. Not worth the hassle in my opinion.
Not trying to hijack this post. But your response caught me off guard, about the steering box and linkage. I picked up a set of Dana 60's from a '91 Cummins W350, for the "80 Dodge W150. I might be in the same boat as him, when it comes to steering. I have a 4" lift with the dropped pitman arm. I thought I was all good after getting Jungle Jim's leaf spring plates, front and rear. and the ORD high steer kit. I don't like to mess around with steering. Probably don't have enough lift for the high steer kit. This might also help the OP.
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Vehicle Help / Re: Choke Question-89' FI 360
« Last post by SidWho? on Yesterday at 09:09:47 PM »
No, not that high, more like 1000-1200 but never comes down any. RC is new to me but I took it in for smog and it passed with unbelievably low numbers so I'm split between the last owner adjusting the idle control up, my flapper delete or installing new EGR.  A vacuum leak is not impossible but I think I''m good there.  When in gear its about perfect but from neutral to drive it "accentuates :)" the Dodge clunk.  Thanks for the reply
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