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Re: 1975 W200, 440/727, Dana 60s, 8" lift, 35's
« Reply #50 on: August 29, 2018, 11:46:36 am »
Nice work!!! I like the use of the 72-74 steel door panels, and those turned out great.

Did those arm rests come with the interior door handles/openers. I've picked up a pair of these steelies, and want to put them in my '73 crew cab. I got ahold of the correct arm rests, but have no door handle/opener for these panels, and don't want to use the ones that came with fiberglass door panels.

Also, is there any additional hardware for securing the arm rests to the door panels, besides the #14x1" pan head screws? Reason I ask is, with the fiberglass door panels from 72-74, there is a metal bracket that goes on the backside of the door panel that the screws run through before going through the door panel and into the arm rest for these door panels. I figure it's to give additional strength to that area of the door panel, for people pulling on this area to close the door, being a fiberglass panel.
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    1975 W200, 440/727, Dana 60s, 8" lift, 35's
    « Reply #51 on: September 3, 2018, 10:05:13 pm »
    The arm rests are reproduction. The originals I had weren’t great, so I bought reproduction arm rests off eBay for a ‘69 B body (same arm rests).

    The interior door handles came with the SE door panels, but the steel panels used the same handles.

    The arm rests screw directly into the door, the door panel only has clearance holes in it. No other brackets required.
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    1978 D100 Utiline - 225/NP445, 9.25"
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    Re: 1975 W200, 440/727, Dana 60s, 8" lift, 35's
    « Reply #52 on: October 27, 2018, 10:50:56 am »
    The cam sprocket bolt came loose, and apparently my 440 is an interference engine.  All 16 valves made contact, at least 3 of them are bent.   :(
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    1978 D100 Utiline - 225/NP445, 9.25"
    1975 W200 Club Cab - 440, 727, Dana 60's,  4.10 gears, Sniper EFI
    1969 Roadrunner - 383, 727, 8.75", 3.21 gears

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    Re: 1975 W200, 440/727, Dana 60s, 8" lift, 35's
    « Reply #53 on: October 28, 2018, 07:39:37 am »
    That's not fun. Are you just going to fix it or build a new 440?
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    Re: 1975 W200, 440/727, Dana 60s, 8" lift, 35's
    « Reply #54 on: October 28, 2018, 09:18:03 am »
    oh man sorry to hear that! :(   
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    Re: 1975 W200, 440/727, Dana 60s, 8" lift, 35's
    « Reply #55 on: October 28, 2018, 06:03:33 pm »
    I've got a new timing chain set, cam and a set of Edelbrock E-Street 75cc heads.  It'll be back on the road soon.   {cool}
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    1978 D100 Utiline - 225/NP445, 9.25"
    1975 W200 Club Cab - 440, 727, Dana 60's,  4.10 gears, Sniper EFI
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    Re: 1975 W200, 440/727, Dana 60s, 8" lift, 35's
    « Reply #56 on: October 29, 2018, 03:52:50 am »
    SWEET!!!!
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    Re: 1975 W200, 440/727, Dana 60s, 8" lift, 35's
    « Reply #57 on: December 27, 2018, 08:09:14 pm »
    It's together and running again.  I still have a couple minor issues to fix, but it's done. 

    I installed:

    Edelbrock 75cc aluminum E-Street heads (now it has 9.3:1 compression).
    Summit SUM-6400 cam and lifters (Adv Dur 288 in/298 ex, Dur @ .050" 214 in/244 ex, LSA 112, Lift .446 in/.466 ex).
    Summit double roller timing chain.
    New water pump, fuel pump, fuel filter, belts, hoses, spark plugs, cap/rotor, plug wires, and thermostat.
    Mopar valve covers.
    ARP head bolts, intake bolts, valve cover bolts, and exhaust manifold studs.

    "Since I was there" I rebuilt the leaky power steering box and installed crossover steering using an Off Road Design Dana 60 crossover steering kit, Borgeson steering shaft, and Dodge Connection 2wd steering box frame brace bracket.  I also installed some new rubber inner fender splash shields for good measure.
    « Last Edit: December 27, 2018, 08:26:30 pm by tv_larsen »
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    2001 Dakota Quadcab - 5.9L, 46RE, 231/231 doubler, Dana 60/Sterling 10.25", ARB/Detroit, 5.38 gears, 37" KM2's
    1978 D100 Utiline - 225/NP445, 9.25"
    1975 W200 Club Cab - 440, 727, Dana 60's,  4.10 gears, Sniper EFI
    1969 Roadrunner - 383, 727, 8.75", 3.21 gears

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    Re: 1975 W200, 440/727, Dana 60s, 8" lift, 35's
    « Reply #58 on: December 27, 2018, 08:51:51 pm »

    When I installed the AC dash...

    Do tell - was that hard?  I have an AC dash I want to put in one of my vehicles but didn't know if it COULD be done and if it was straight up swap or involved welding/cutting, etc?
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    Re: 1975 W200, 440/727, Dana 60s, 8" lift, 35's
    « Reply #59 on: December 27, 2018, 09:31:49 pm »
    Do tell - was that hard?  I have an AC dash I want to put in one of my vehicles but didn't know if it COULD be done and if it was straight up swap or involved welding/cutting, etc?
    The only difference between an AC dash and a non AC dash is the cut-outs for the vents.  So yeah, it bolts right in.  You do have to remove the windshield though, there are several screws under the windshield gasket.
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    1978 D100 Utiline - 225/NP445, 9.25"
    1975 W200 Club Cab - 440, 727, Dana 60's,  4.10 gears, Sniper EFI
    1969 Roadrunner - 383, 727, 8.75", 3.21 gears

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    Re: 1975 W200, 440/727, Dana 60s, 8" lift, 35's
    « Reply #60 on: December 27, 2018, 11:45:50 pm »
    Got it.  That's very doable - thanks a $1M!
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    Re: 1975 W200, 440/727, Dana 60s, 8" lift, 35's
    « Reply #61 on: January 15, 2019, 12:58:21 am »
    So the 44 year old Thermoquad had some drive-ability issues.  It had a major off idle stumble, and the choke was in-op making cold starts a real bear, even after a rebuild.  The factory exhaust crossover through the intake is non-existent with the Edelbrock heads, the factory choke timer wasn't working (and new is not available), and I tried an aftermarket divorced choke that didn't work at all.

    I decided it was time to bin it and replace it.  So I bought a 750 CFM Holley Street Demon.  I bolted it on, primed it, and it instantly started and idled when I bumped the key.  The throttle response is awesome.  When it warms up outside I'll get some driving done and tune it, but I think it's real close, the exhaust is not rich at all.
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    1978 D100 Utiline - 225/NP445, 9.25"
    1975 W200 Club Cab - 440, 727, Dana 60's,  4.10 gears, Sniper EFI
    1969 Roadrunner - 383, 727, 8.75", 3.21 gears

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    Re: 1975 W200, 440/727, Dana 60s, 8" lift, 35's
    « Reply #62 on: January 15, 2019, 09:52:47 am »
    those are sweet - a great alternative to the standard Eddys and Holleys {cool}  -  I bet it sounds all kinds of good when the rear sewer pipes crank open too 8)
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    Re: 1975 W200, 440/727, Dana 60s, 8" lift, 35's
    « Reply #63 on: January 21, 2019, 10:49:42 pm »
    Sounds like the 'ol 440 will have quite a bit more power! The truck looks great!
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    Re: 1975 W200, 440/727, Dana 60s, 8" lift, 35's
    « Reply #64 on: September 23, 2019, 07:34:23 pm »
    Just found this post now, as you linked it from another post recently.

    Just want to say I really like what you've done and you have an awesome truck!
    The rim/tire combination looks amazing.

    How has the 440 been treating ya since you put all that work into it? The new carb makes all the difference?

    Did you do the electrical re-wiring yourself? I see a few 'newer' looking circuits in the engine bay :P

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    Re: 1975 W200, 440/727, Dana 60s, 8" lift, 35's
    « Reply #65 on: September 27, 2019, 04:17:04 pm »
    So those dog dish caps are deep enough to go on over the front hub?   You don't have to get the ones with the hole in the middle for the front hub to stick through?  I love the look.

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    Re: 1975 W200, 440/727, Dana 60s, 8" lift, 35's
    « Reply #66 on: September 29, 2019, 04:17:06 pm »
    Just found this post now, as you linked it from another post recently.

    Just want to say I really like what you've done and you have an awesome truck!
    The rim/tire combination looks amazing.

    How has the 440 been treating ya since you put all that work into it? The new carb makes all the difference?

    Did you do the electrical re-wiring yourself? I see a few 'newer' looking circuits in the engine bay :P

    Cheers!
    Thanks.  I've have been chasing an elusive part throttle miss.  I'm also not pleased with the cold start/choke/high idle features on this carb.  The high idle is nearly impossible to adjust with the carb installed.  When the high idle is actually set properly, it won't fully return to the base idle when the choke is fully open.  I suspect a simple Edelbrock AFB is in the future, maybe a Holley Sniper EFI system, we'll see.

    Re-wiring?  If you're referring to the relays and fuses on the driver's fender, those are just circuits I installed 20 years ago to run some auxiliary lights.

    So those dog dish caps are deep enough to go on over the front hub?   You don't have to get the ones with the hole in the middle for the front hub to stick through?  I love the look.
    Thanks.  Yes, they easily cover the big Dana 60 hubs in the front.  The profile of the wheel center actually helps, the surface that the cap snaps onto is about 1"-1.5" from the wheel mounting surface, meaning the center cap doesn't have to be as deep.
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    2001 Dakota Quadcab - 5.9L, 46RE, 231/231 doubler, Dana 60/Sterling 10.25", ARB/Detroit, 5.38 gears, 37" KM2's
    1978 D100 Utiline - 225/NP445, 9.25"
    1975 W200 Club Cab - 440, 727, Dana 60's,  4.10 gears, Sniper EFI
    1969 Roadrunner - 383, 727, 8.75", 3.21 gears

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    Re: 1975 W200, 440/727, Dana 60s, 8" lift, 35's
    « Reply #67 on: September 30, 2019, 07:33:15 am »
    That's good to know, I been trying to source a set with the hole in the 2 front ones because I thought it was necessary for the hub.  Thanks.  I love that truck.

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    Re: 1975 W200, 440/727, Dana 60s, 8" lift, 35's
    « Reply #68 on: July 20, 2020, 01:24:50 pm »
    I have started a Holley Sniper EFI conversion with an in-tank fuel pump.  I used Lokar throttle and kickdown cables, and installed a Powermaster one wire 100 amp alternator to make sure the truck could support the extra electrical draw.

    To start off, I installed the EFI with the stock ignition and fired it up last night.  It was getting late so I just let it idle up to temp.  Throttle response is amazing.  I'll drive it a bit, make sure everything is good, then I'll install the Hyperspark ignition with timing control. 
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    1978 D100 Utiline - 225/NP445, 9.25"
    1975 W200 Club Cab - 440, 727, Dana 60's,  4.10 gears, Sniper EFI
    1969 Roadrunner - 383, 727, 8.75", 3.21 gears

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    Re: 1975 W200, 440/727, Dana 60s, 8" lift, 35's
    « Reply #69 on: July 20, 2020, 03:17:20 pm »
    very nice {cool}
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    Re: 1975 W200, 440/727, Dana 60s, 8" lift, 35's
    « Reply #70 on: July 21, 2020, 04:42:19 am »
    SWEET!!!
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    BIG BLOCKS RULE !!!!!!!
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    Re: 1975 W200, 440/727, Dana 60s, 8" lift, 35's
    « Reply #71 on: October 12, 2020, 09:11:02 pm »
    I installed a different stereo because the old one was dead, and put green LEDs in all of the gauges.   8)
    2015 Ram 2500 - 6.4L Hemi, Crew Cab Outdoorsman
    2001 Dakota Quadcab - 5.9L, 46RE, 231/231 doubler, Dana 60/Sterling 10.25", ARB/Detroit, 5.38 gears, 37" KM2's
    1978 D100 Utiline - 225/NP445, 9.25"
    1975 W200 Club Cab - 440, 727, Dana 60's,  4.10 gears, Sniper EFI
    1969 Roadrunner - 383, 727, 8.75", 3.21 gears

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    Re: 1975 W200, 440/727, Dana 60s, 8" lift, 35's
    « Reply #72 on: October 13, 2020, 08:11:19 am »
    that's a real nice rig you got there {cool}.

    I used to have a really clean '78 W150 club cab 4x4, with a 440/auto, half-ton - it was such a nice truck and it's the one I really wish I'd have kept... :'(
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    Re: 1975 W200, 440/727, Dana 60s, 8" lift, 35's
    « Reply #73 on: October 13, 2020, 02:23:10 pm »
    Wow!
    I can't believe I've missed this thread for so long. I'm glad I found it!
    Love your truck... it has a 440 in it!  ;D
    I'm glad you got it going again from being disinterested in it. And I like that you continue to improve it.
    Keep it up!
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    Re: 1975 W200, 440/727, Dana 60s, 8" lift, 35's
    « Reply #74 on: October 16, 2020, 05:36:54 pm »
    I installed a different stereo because the old one was dead, and put green LEDs in all of the gauges.   8)

    Those lights look really bright. Does the dimmer work with those LEDs?
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    Re: 1975 W200, 440/727, Dana 60s, 8" lift, 35's
    « Reply #75 on: October 17, 2020, 01:14:47 am »
    Thanks guys.

    Those lights look really bright. Does the dimmer work with those LEDs?
    Yes, the LEDs are still dim-able, just like the original incandescent bulbs.
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    2001 Dakota Quadcab - 5.9L, 46RE, 231/231 doubler, Dana 60/Sterling 10.25", ARB/Detroit, 5.38 gears, 37" KM2's
    1978 D100 Utiline - 225/NP445, 9.25"
    1975 W200 Club Cab - 440, 727, Dana 60's,  4.10 gears, Sniper EFI
    1969 Roadrunner - 383, 727, 8.75", 3.21 gears