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Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
« Reply #100 on: November 8, 2018, 02:16:07 pm »
Went to the junk yard. I found a wayoneer up on its side that had a yoke still. The OD and spline count are right. The u-joint caps may not fit, but if they don't then I'll just have to hit it with my die grinder a little.



The Waggy should use a Spicer 1310 yoke joint; your Dodge will be a Detroit 7260 joint...

I have a spare rear 7260 t-case yoke for a 241 if you need it (just cover shipping). I converted to 1410's and just took this one off!
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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #101 on: November 9, 2018, 10:08:53 am »
    That'd be awesome, actually. I'll PM you
    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #102 on: November 15, 2018, 09:16:56 pm »
    Finally! I figured out why the old girl has had that weird missing at mid throttle. I should've tried it sooner, but y'know.

    I first noticed a bit of a difference when I took the truck for a spin without the air cleaner. Seemed to help a little bit. Odd, I thought. Maybe those modifications I made we're causing an issue. I was also suspecting that the open style carb adapters/spacers may have been causing an issue.

    I ran out to Advance and grabbed a cheap 9" air cleaner and the separated barrel type carb adapter. I asked the guy at the counter if they had any kinds of coupons or discounts right now, and he told me he might have just the thing for me.  He had a lightly used Edelbrock 14" air cleaner with a hand full of gaskets that he'd give me for $15, including one of the reusable type gaskets that will also act as a heat barrier. Score.

    I ended up getting the adapter and the much nicer air cleaner for a cool $35.

    I got back and installed the new pieces, right after I knocked the hard edges on the adapter with a round file. I fired the truck up and holy cow, immediate difference. No stumble on first throttle, no weird mid throttle missing, just smooth power.

    It is running pretty rich now, but that I can cure with the Jets I have. I'll have to tune on the accelerator pump some more again as well, but I'm so glad to finally get that sorted. Plus, the new stuff looks nicer IMO.

    EDIT: Oh! I almost forgot. I also wired the radiator fans up with a relay so they'd always be on of the truck was on. Gonna be nice to not have to worry with a switch every time.

    « Last Edit: November 15, 2018, 09:19:44 pm by Alex_M »
    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #103 on: December 5, 2018, 08:38:32 pm »
    Been a few days since I updated. The tags on my Silverado expired November 1, so I've been driving the Dodge the last week or so. I'm sure I'll get tags eventually...

    Anyway, she's been running like a top. She rolled over and then right on past 1000 miles since I got it. I think it's around 1500 now.

    I did get some parts in. Acellerator pump came, a timing light (finally, now for some timing tape), and a tachometer. I've also got a jet kit on the way to finally get the mains tuned in. It's getting better all the time though. I averaged 11.3 mpg over the week which I'm pretty pleased with so far.

    I will say, I'm considering sending the tach back. It lags some and I don't really trust it. The cheapo timing light is great though. Anyway

    Oh! And I also pulled the toolbox out of my Silverado and dropped it in the Dodge. It's been nice having it in the Dodge.

    I also almost forgot that I moved my vacuum gauge into the cab, and I put the stock muffler off my 03 Land Rover on it to quiten it down. Makes the exhaust leak at the headers way more prominent, but I'm taking care of those soon.





    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #104 on: December 11, 2018, 10:15:42 pm »
    We got some snow dumped on us this weekend. I never measured, but we got somewhere around 8 inches. My grandparents ended up with 16 inches. I woke up first thing and decided to go see what the 4 lane looked like. Had a blast drifting around for a while. Nobody was around but the occasional plow truck, but they weren't doing much good; it was covering right back over. Here's the pictures from the escapade. Some of my favorite pictures to date.

    Also jetted the carb down 4 sizes; #62 jets. Seems pretty happy with those so far. No more eye watering exhaust fumes in the cab is nice. I've also got a red pump cam in the #2 position, but I might try the pink again. Other than that I haven't really done anything. I did order a new distributor, one with vacuum advance. It should be in in a few days to replace the factory distro without vacuum advance.



    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #105 on: December 12, 2018, 12:31:05 pm »
    "Look out the window... "What?"... "Snow!"

    That's cool!
    500 c.i.- Scat Crank, Scat Rods, Indy Aluminum heads, Comp XR280HR Cam, Six-Pack, Milodon 8 qt. Pan, 727  (reverse-manual, low band apply, 5 clutch disc, 3 qt. xtra. pan), N.P. 205, Ford 9" rear axle (4:11, 31 spline axles, Detroit Locker, converted/ disc brakes). Dana 44 front (converted/ disc, 4:10, Tru-Trac limited slip). Hydra Boost Brake Booster, Gear Vendors OD. 600+ ft. lbs. of torque

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #106 on: December 12, 2018, 07:26:03 pm »
    It was a blast. Big snows, specifically driving in them, is the only think I really get excited for when it comes to winter.
    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #107 on: December 18, 2018, 07:51:39 pm »
    No pictures, but here's an update.

    I swapped the distributor out for one with vacuum advance. I also learned the factory distributor didn't have any mechanical advance; it was a solid shaft. I was unaware that was the case. Turned out I was running ~15* of timing all the time. Swapping the new distributor made a world of difference in power (shocker, right?) As well as gas mileage. Two tanks in a row she's gotten 13.1! Not too bad considering the carb is too big, intake is mismatched with the heads, and the 33" tires.

    I also worked on straightening up the rear axle. Not sure if I'd mentioned it or not, but one side was 1-1/2" further forward on one side than the other, making it drive down the road sideways. I made a plate to move the eye forward on top of the factory lift block. Doesn't fix the root issue (haven't found it yet, all looks normal) but fixes the problem for the time being.
    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #108 on: December 18, 2018, 11:30:58 pm »
    Vacuum advance is a must for the street.
    I'm glad you got that corrected.
    500 c.i.- Scat Crank, Scat Rods, Indy Aluminum heads, Comp XR280HR Cam, Six-Pack, Milodon 8 qt. Pan, 727  (reverse-manual, low band apply, 5 clutch disc, 3 qt. xtra. pan), N.P. 205, Ford 9" rear axle (4:11, 31 spline axles, Detroit Locker, converted/ disc brakes). Dana 44 front (converted/ disc, 4:10, Tru-Trac limited slip). Hydra Boost Brake Booster, Gear Vendors OD. 600+ ft. lbs. of torque

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #109 on: December 18, 2018, 11:51:48 pm »
    The difference was night and day. I'm running about 12* in it now and it seems pretty happy at that.

    I am chasing something else now though. It sounds like a rattling, but it doesn't sound like detonation. Only happens at part throttle. Goes away at light thetottle and at full throttle, and the timing doesn't matter. Might be a power valve, but it's got a 9.5 in it now. I might have to try a 10.5 or so.
    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #110 on: December 19, 2018, 03:03:31 am »
    root issue with springs could well be a broken spring center bolt .
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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #111 on: December 19, 2018, 08:29:10 am »
    The spring pack stayed together when I had the axle unbolted from it, so I don't think that's the issue. Good thought though. I didn't Co Sider it. Of course, could be that on the other side. I'll check eventually.
    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #112 on: December 19, 2018, 12:58:23 pm »
    the center bolts also bend into s shapes with out breaking .... but the main leafs don't shrink or grow longer ... LOL
    78 to 93 parts trucks
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    87w150 44/corp727 kandy w/ ghost bats/summer
    86-D/W100 44/corp/318mag/carb/4500/aka shit box/winter
    93w150short/44/corp/360/le/mag "caddie"
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    93w350 6 tire CC 60 c/a flat bed dump

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #113 on: December 30, 2018, 09:46:05 am »
    Trucks been running really good. Finally got the floor pan out of the donor cab, but haven't put it in mine yet. I went back to the raised air cleaner and seemed to pick up a little power, still doing some carb tuning but getting it there. It did seem to richen up the mixture; must be because of the air flow o er the air bleeds. Also installed trailer lights so I can tow with it some. All in all though, not much news. Running good, almost time for an oil change.

    Oh, I do have the tooling and gaskets on the way to do a little Port work on the heads, and new valve seals at the same time. If I'm correct, it should cure the exhaust smoking.



    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #114 on: January 3, 2019, 12:46:37 am »
    Finally took the half an hour and made a grill for the old girl out of some extruded meah I had laying around. Typically I'm not a fan of mesh grilles, but it actually turned out really good I think. I also blacked out behind the grill which helped a lot, but makes it kinda hard to see the grill in the picture. Thinking about putting a couple off road lights behind it.

    I've also been accumulating parts. Found a deal on exhaust gaskets, $2.50/set on Rock Auto through a wholesaler closeout and I ordered 8 sets. I got a new set of intake manifold gaskets, so I can pull the heads to Port match them. I'll probably also lap the valves and do some bowl work, and I've got new valve seals on the way. Also on order are new drum brake cylinders found on wholesaler closeout at, I believe, $4.something each, a new rear brake hose. I haven't decided if I'm going to put the new rings in when I pull the heads or not, but if I do I reckon I'll order new crank/main bearings at the same time. I'd much rather spend some money on a transmission rebuild, though.

    Coming along, as always. Happy new year, folks!

    « Last Edit: January 3, 2019, 12:49:29 am by Alex_M »
    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #115 on: January 3, 2019, 08:11:00 pm »
    That mesh grill really enhances the truck's appearance by 100%.   {cool}
    Why am I so soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard?!

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #116 on: January 3, 2019, 11:34:11 pm »
    Thanks! I thought the same after I saw it in the truck.

    Grabbed a better picture, too.

    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #117 on: January 11, 2019, 09:43:45 pm »
    Lots of pictures this time. I've pulled the heads off the motor. I've been working on the passengers head all day. I've got the valves out and I've been porting the intake ports. I've taken a lot of material out. Of the ports, especially the hump, and gasket matching to the 340/360 gaskets. Before and after below, but these puppies are going to flow a lot more air. I am keeping the stock valves, however. I also lightly knocked down the sharp edges inside the combustion chamber to keep down pinging. Didn't do much, but I did a little.

    Speaking of the valves, the last picture is of what's remaining of the exhaust valve seals. Effectively, there were none, which explains why I've been burning so much oil but there's been no residue on the plugs. I figured that was the case, but i wasnt positive. I'm also guessing that's why it appears there is blowby. I figure it's puffing up past the exhaust valve seals, cause the compression tests great.

    I also learned my massive oil leak was where I figured. The cork pushed in right behind the distributor pretty badly, and it's been leaking a TON. She should be pretty well sealed up after I'm done with these, but I've got at least a day's work left before I put the heads back on. Actually probably a day and a half. I've gotta lap the valves, too.

    Also did a little welding. I plugged the egr ports in the heads and welded the second header to it's downpipe, so it's just a slip fit now.















    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #118 on: January 12, 2019, 02:58:03 am »
    congrats , you have the nerve ( polite way ta say balls ?) to jump in and do what you figger is right/good . Nothing wrong with that at all , good experience .  o.k. that said , NO valve guide seal can / will stop cylinder compression , so the idea the bad seals are making blow by , don't fly . Think about it 100+ psi , and oem seals are NOT connected to the guide , they push up and stay there on the first lift of a valve , they are called umbrella seals , for that reason , they stop the liquid oil from dripping onto the valve stem at the guide . P/C seals , are spring held onto the guide , and the valve slides up/down in them . I prefer the umbrella , allows some oil mist to lube the guides ..?   now you see the little hard chunks of seals ? 50% of that stuff is IN your oil pick up screen. If you haven't allready cleaned / replaced it I strongly suggest you do so . It Does Not clean easy , looks good , but more is trapped under that 1/2 cover of tin there wash , rap , wash, rap .... till no more baby rattle sound ... 
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    87w150 44/corp727 kandy w/ ghost bats/summer
    86-D/W100 44/corp/318mag/carb/4500/aka shit box/winter
    93w150short/44/corp/360/le/mag "caddie"
    93w250LB51844/60posi 318"New Truck"
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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #119 on: January 12, 2019, 08:25:34 am »
    Thanks! Yeah, I know the valve seals aren't telated to cylinder compression. I don't know that it is actually blowby. I just know there's a slight puffing from the breather, and figure it might be exhaust gas coming up past the valve guide. That's the hope anyway.

    And yeah, I'm definitely aware (worried about) the valve seal bits probably being in the pickup tube. Not the first time I've experienced a clogged pickup. I can't really drop the pan where it's sitting, but I'll certainly try to in the near future.
    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #120 on: February 9, 2019, 12:15:07 pm »
    Ooookay, been a while. I did get the truck back together a couple weeks ago. Man, the metal shavings. I cleaned this much up three times, and probably twice that amount ended up in my floor. A lot of metal came out of these heads. I found another bit I had, too, and did some more work on the bowls.

    I am having a bit of an issue with the timing. I was having a job spark issue at first turns out the negative to the coil came out of it's connector. I only learned that after I replaced the ignition module. Once I got it started, the timing was being weird. It would retard all the way up the ~3000 ton, and then it would jump to it's normal +30 or 35* at that speed. It got as low as about -2*, down from 12* base timing.

    I swapped the ignition module again and it helped a lot. The timing is only regarding about 2* for a split second, then continuing to advance normally. I need to set the base timing back again and take it for a drive. Any idea if this is normal? Vacuum advance is disconnected. I also tried replacing the distributor and the new one does the same.

    In other news,y local metal recycler had someone recycle an 89 model. I grabbed the hood, complete grill assembly, drivers fender, tailgate, and some trim pieces and emblems for $150 or so. I wish I'd gotten the ginition switch. Also had a new radiator and alternator in it I wish I'd grabbed, but I didn't have time and it'll be crushed before I can get back.

    Anywho, there's the update. I'll know more tomorrow evening when I set the timing.









    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #121 on: February 16, 2019, 08:28:04 am »
    Haven't gotten to do much motor work yet still, so she's mostly been sitting. That said, I did have time to get the exhaust back together, install the Flowmaster I found beside the road, and get the grill in. Looks way better. Gonna see if I can do a little tuning today and see where that gets us. I've also gotta find a couple more bolts for the intake manifold. I lost a couple.

    « Last Edit: February 16, 2019, 12:29:46 pm by Alex_M »
    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #122 on: March 3, 2019, 08:56:34 pm »
    Picked up a set of 15x8 Dish Mag style rims at the junk yard for $100. I love dish mags, I've been looking for a set for quite a while. Probably going to get a set of street tires for them; might start dailying the Dodge since it actually gets better MPG than the Silverado.

    Still haven't figured out the other issue, yet. Hoping for some clear weather tomorrow evening so I can dig into it. Fingers crossed it's a small issue.

    « Last Edit: March 3, 2019, 10:34:24 pm by Alex_M »
    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #123 on: May 11, 2019, 12:16:28 pm »
    Progress has been slow the last couple months. I've ordered a Weiland intake, cam and lifters (forgot the spec but I'll post them up), a bigger alternator, and a couple other little things. I finally got the heads back off yesterday to take to the machine shop to be milled, 3 angle job, and could probably use some valve guides.

    Hopefully it won't be too long till I can start getting it back together. I really need the truck running again, soon, cause the car I've got the little lady in is on death row.
    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #124 on: May 31, 2019, 04:06:35 pm »
    Hit the heads back today! Milled them .050 and a 3 angle valve job for $340. Not too bad. Also new valve springs and retainers; all Edelbrock. I've got 95# of seat pressure on every valve.

    I've also ordered some rod bearings. I thing I've committed to putting rings in the motor. I haven't decided on main bearings or cam bearings yet. We'll have a look once the motor is out. Annnnd that's how you turn a simple port job into a complete rebuild.

    Progress is slow, but I'll keep you all updated

    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

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    « Reply #125 on: May 31, 2019, 04:45:26 pm »
    Well it's a good time to check it all out.
    500 c.i.- Scat Crank, Scat Rods, Indy Aluminum heads, Comp XR280HR Cam, Six-Pack, Milodon 8 qt. Pan, 727  (reverse-manual, low band apply, 5 clutch disc, 3 qt. xtra. pan), N.P. 205, Ford 9" rear axle (4:11, 31 spline axles, Detroit Locker, converted/ disc brakes). Dana 44 front (converted/ disc, 4:10, Tru-Trac limited slip). Hydra Boost Brake Booster, Gear Vendors OD. 600+ ft. lbs. of torque

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    « Reply #126 on: May 31, 2019, 09:45:17 pm »
    That it is, especially this being the second time I've been into the motor in less than 10 miles of driving... Might as well do it all this time.
    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #127 on: June 1, 2019, 06:13:44 am »
    That it is, especially this being the second time I've been into the motor in less than 10 miles of driving... Might as well do it all this time.

    Best to do, saves doing it a third time for something small.  Did the same thing with mine, its out, its apart, don't risk missing one minor thing.  Especially if you have the know how to put it all back together.  And even if you don't it is easy to learn on these motors.   The price of the parts makes it all worth it as long as you are not buying anything major like rods, pistons, or crank.

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #128 on: June 27, 2019, 09:04:48 pm »
    Found a rust free bed, including tailgate and tail lights, for $150. Needless to say I jumped on it.

    Motor is still in limbo. Life has been pretty hectic the last couple weeks between work, buying another vehicle to replace the one that died (rod knock), and getting engaged. I'll get into it soon.

    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #129 on: August 6, 2019, 02:46:17 pm »
    Just a quick update since it's been a while. Nothing has happened. Truck is still sitting with the motor half disassembled in the truck. Starting to get a couple small specks of rust on two cylinder walls. I think I caught it soon enough, I covered them in gear oil and I'm praying they hone out. If they don't I'm just gonna have to find a junk yard motor I'd say. I know where there's a good 360 sitting for what machine work would cost. I think it will hone out, though.

    I don't see the motor getting out this week. Hopefully next. Life is still crazy, wedding got pushed up to September 14th, so time is few and far between.

    I'll make some progress soon
    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

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    « Reply #130 on: August 6, 2019, 06:51:14 pm »

    I'll make some progress soon
    Yes... life gets in the ways many times.  ;D
    500 c.i.- Scat Crank, Scat Rods, Indy Aluminum heads, Comp XR280HR Cam, Six-Pack, Milodon 8 qt. Pan, 727  (reverse-manual, low band apply, 5 clutch disc, 3 qt. xtra. pan), N.P. 205, Ford 9" rear axle (4:11, 31 spline axles, Detroit Locker, converted/ disc brakes). Dana 44 front (converted/ disc, 4:10, Tru-Trac limited slip). Hydra Boost Brake Booster, Gear Vendors OD. 600+ ft. lbs. of torque

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #131 on: August 13, 2019, 09:46:56 pm »
    FINALLY! Engine is our. This is the first time I've ever pulled an engine. Didn't have too much trouble with it. I really need to work on the cab floor while I've got the engine out.

    Finally got the engine in the dry. I'll get it split off from the trans and on the engine stand for rebuild before long, and we'll see if the cylinders will hone out. Hope and pray they do.

    Still haven't decided what to do with the trans yet. Swap the I ternals from the other or try to weld the case on the other trans. Leaning towards welding despite the metallurgical uncertainty. Preheat with the torch and get some rods for cast iron. We'll see.

    Once all that is done I'll get the bed pulled off, gas tank dropped, clean it out, run hard fuel lines and put on the new bed. The whole truck is really coming together. Hoping to find some 31/10.50r15 highway or all season treads to go on those dish mags, too.

    Anywho, that's all for now.

    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #132 on: September 3, 2019, 12:30:53 pm »
    Finally got the motor torn down. Deck cleaned up, cylinders honed. There's unfortunately some scoring in the cylinders, but I'm going to throw it back together anyway. She'll just have to burn some oil till I get another motor. Might be my excuse to go big block...

    Hopefully beginning reassembly this evening.

    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #133 on: September 3, 2019, 02:16:08 pm »
    Big Block!
    500 c.i.- Scat Crank, Scat Rods, Indy Aluminum heads, Comp XR280HR Cam, Six-Pack, Milodon 8 qt. Pan, 727  (reverse-manual, low band apply, 5 clutch disc, 3 qt. xtra. pan), N.P. 205, Ford 9" rear axle (4:11, 31 spline axles, Detroit Locker, converted/ disc brakes). Dana 44 front (converted/ disc, 4:10, Tru-Trac limited slip). Hydra Boost Brake Booster, Gear Vendors OD. 600+ ft. lbs. of torque

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    « Reply #134 on: September 3, 2019, 04:08:58 pm »
    You're a bad influence, Kurt. I appreciate that.
    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

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    « Reply #135 on: September 3, 2019, 10:33:17 pm »
     
    You're a bad influence, Kurt. I appreciate that.
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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #136 on: October 6, 2019, 09:35:32 pm »
    Welp, bad news bears. I might've dented the bearing journal in the 318 a little. Didn't find it till intorqued down the #2 rod and the crank wouldn't rotate. I'm on the hunt for a cheap short block now just to get the truck running, and build this bottom end the right way this time. Block and crank to the machine shop.

    That's all I've got for you now, along with a shot of my current workspace. Really dying for some garage space here.

    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

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    « Reply #137 on: October 7, 2019, 08:27:43 pm »


    That's all I've got for you now, along with a shot of my current workspace. Really dying for some garage space here.
    And winter is coming.  :o
    500 c.i.- Scat Crank, Scat Rods, Indy Aluminum heads, Comp XR280HR Cam, Six-Pack, Milodon 8 qt. Pan, 727  (reverse-manual, low band apply, 5 clutch disc, 3 qt. xtra. pan), N.P. 205, Ford 9" rear axle (4:11, 31 spline axles, Detroit Locker, converted/ disc brakes). Dana 44 front (converted/ disc, 4:10, Tru-Trac limited slip). Hydra Boost Brake Booster, Gear Vendors OD. 600+ ft. lbs. of torque

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #138 on: October 8, 2019, 08:08:26 am »
    Coming rapidly. It was 90* here three days ago. It was a high of 75 the next day, and a high of 67 today. Gotta get it back together, it's the only reliable 4wd system I've got. The wife's Tahoe (oh yeah, I got married 3 weeks ago!) Doesnt like to shift out of 2wd sometimes, except when it shifts on its own into 4 low... Gotta look at that too, and I just changed the rear gear on my Silverado and haven't gotten around to the front yet.

    It's all coming together, but the weather is coming quicker. That's ok though. I'm gonna go look at motors Friday I believe, and hopefully I'll get it back together one day next week. Hopefully.
    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

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    « Reply #139 on: October 8, 2019, 03:30:11 pm »
    Congratulations on your marriage!
    500 c.i.- Scat Crank, Scat Rods, Indy Aluminum heads, Comp XR280HR Cam, Six-Pack, Milodon 8 qt. Pan, 727  (reverse-manual, low band apply, 5 clutch disc, 3 qt. xtra. pan), N.P. 205, Ford 9" rear axle (4:11, 31 spline axles, Detroit Locker, converted/ disc brakes). Dana 44 front (converted/ disc, 4:10, Tru-Trac limited slip). Hydra Boost Brake Booster, Gear Vendors OD. 600+ ft. lbs. of torque

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    « Reply #140 on: October 11, 2019, 10:03:22 pm »
    Quick update, just got home with a motor. Will update tomorrow on exactly what I got.

    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

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    « Reply #141 on: October 12, 2019, 08:29:55 pm »
    All right, here's the update. Spent the day going over the motor.

    This was supposed to have been a rebuilt motor out of an Arizona truck. From what I was told, the owner drove the truck from Arizona to Kentucky and it started acting weird. Another guy in Virginia, about an hour from me, bought the truck and diagnosed otbas a wiped cam due to improper break-in. I have a brand new cam, so I bought the motor complete because it did look very clean under the valve covers.  I ended up trading intakes with the guy; gave him my Weiland in order to leave the Edelbrock on the motor, just for ease last night. I gave $300 for the motor and another $25 for an alternator bracket to fit the high output alternator I got for the truck a while back.



    So, today I began disassembly to replace the cam, and to drop on my milled and ported 302 heads to replace the open chamber heads that came on the motor. I got the intake off and the motor still looks pretty clean, but that is certainly  a wiped cam. 3 lobes were totally rounded off, so he must've been running on 5. The crud you see fell in when I removed the intake.



    Continuing disassembly and this motor has definitely been worked on. Aftermarket pistons all the way around. Cylinder walls aren't perfect, but better than what I had in the other motor. Good news so far.



    I get the timing cover off and... Sheesh. That is a LOT of slack in the timing chain. If this motor was recently rebuilt, they overlooked that little detail.



    Got the cam out, no more pictures there. Good news is the cam bearings look great. I'd go as far as to say like new. God the new cam back out of the other motor and stabbed it in. Timing cover back on, and dropped the new heads on, put in the new lifters, and put the pushrods and rockers in.



    Then we moved on to this sketchiness. Sort of half way hung it off the tailgate of my truck to drain the old oil. A bit wobbly, but she didn't fall.



    And further sketchiness, this is my solution for removing the oil pan. The other motor was still on my engine stand, so there ya go. Not recommended to try at home.



    Ok, moving on from those narrowly avoided disasters... I got the oil pan off and pulled one of the rod caps. Probably should've pulled a couple, guess I still could. Anyway, here's the bearing I found. Definitely not what I would call fresh, but also I've seen worse. Also double checked all the caps were torqued correctly, which they were.



    Now this is where I debated a little. Should I leave the oil pump that's on it, or should I replace it with the other one I know works. I ended up replacing it with mine after spinning them both by hand and deciding mine sounded like it was pumping better. I did take the covers off and found that they are two different styles. The more rounded one is the one that came out of my original motor; the one I reinstalled in this motor. The other is more squared off, and I didn't think it sounded like it was pumping as much. Anyone know if that is just another factory style pump, or if it might be aftermarket?





    Anywho, that's where I'm at now. I've got to out the oil pan and intake back on tomorrow, then attach the trans and drop it all back in the truck. For $300 I think I did fine, don't think I got a steal but I think it was a fair deal. I guess we'll see for sure once I start it and do a compression test. I'll update again when there's more to tell.

    Edit: Almost forgot, also port matching the intake. No pictures, I only started one port. Gotta pick up more sanding belts in the morning. And just a little note to myself here; don't forget to pack the oil pump with assembly line so it primes itself.
    « Last Edit: October 12, 2019, 08:46:44 pm by Alex_M »
    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

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    « Reply #142 on: October 12, 2019, 10:32:36 pm »
    Those cam lobes flattening are quite common these days.
    I don't know, if you know, about the zinc being removed from pretty much all over the counter oils.
    You are taking a risk using a flat tappet hydraulic cam these days because of the removing of the high pressure zinc additive. Especially if your running a little more than stock spring pressure. I'd be worried even running stock spring pressure.
    Read this thoroughly to understand the problem... http://www.hughesengines.com/TechArticles/1engineoils101.php

    This is the reason I went with a hydraulic roller cam on my last rebuild.
    Yep. They ain't cheap. But it's cheaper than going through an engine twice.
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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #143 on: October 12, 2019, 10:51:35 pm »
    Yeah, I'm well versed in the issues with flat tapper cams. I've been big into the land rover community for years, and they used flat tapper cams up until 2004 if you'd believe it. I always ran rotella in those motors and had very good luck since it has a higher zddp content than gas motor oils. Heck, I've even started running rotella 5w40 in my Chevy's just cause it's a good oil regardless of the zinc content.

    I'll definitely give that article a read through. I've never seen that one before and frankly I haven't read any articles on the matter in a couple years
    « Last Edit: October 12, 2019, 10:54:04 pm by Alex_M »
    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

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    « Reply #144 on: October 13, 2019, 01:57:30 am »
    I have not seen the rounded one come out of a factory motor , for whatever that is worth . the red motor was not "rebuilt" recently , or at least the lifters were not replaced , note the staining at their travel limits . The back side of the rod bearings .... may have a date on them ( year) red is an older motor color ... ( 60's ?) 
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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #145 on: October 13, 2019, 08:20:31 am »
    I agree with that assessment, didn't notice that. Been so long since I removed a fairly new set of lifters.


    I appreciate the tip on the date stamp and the oil pump. I suspect that the other motor has had work done to it before as well. Whoever worked on it loved RTV. Didn't find any in the pan though, at least.

    The motor was originally blue, or at least the oil pan was. I scratched some paint off of it yesterday and found the blue underneath.
    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

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    « Reply #146 on: October 13, 2019, 05:45:10 pm »
    before you use a used oil pick up tube / screen , wash it in ummmm gas (?) and rap the screen end sharply on a wood ( no sparks ?)   you will  find it sounds like a baby rattle , thats chunks of valve guide seals and or nylon timing gear teeth under the covered part of the screen ...
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    Offline Alex_M

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #147 on: October 13, 2019, 08:40:27 pm »
    All right, fellas. Motor still isn't in the truck, but we're closer than we were yesterday. I spent about 3 hours today porting on the intake to match it up with the heads. Then I packed the oil pump with grease and checked the date on the bearings. Good news? When the motor was rebuilt the crank was ground, meaning a machine shop probably did the rebuild. Bad news? That was probably 1999-2001, somewhere in that range. Date stamp on the bearings is 3/99 and they're .010 oversize. This bearing was also not in quite as good of shape as the last one I checked. Little bit of copper showing thru. I stuck it back in none the less, but I feel that will not be a long term solution.





    Other than that, I got the oil pan on, as well as the intake, and test fitted the carb. I'm going to have to either get some longer studs and use a spacer, or trim down on the provisions for the factory thermal choke on the intake. I had some issues with the spacer in the past, but I might try it for the time being since I've changed heads, cam, and intake. Maybe I'll have better luck this time.

    Beyond that, just hoping to get this "motor of many colors" in tomorrow, and hopefully get the cam broken in. can't wait to see the old truck move again.

    « Last Edit: October 13, 2019, 08:46:06 pm by Alex_M »
    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

    Offline Alex_M

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #148 on: October 20, 2019, 07:48:38 am »
    Progress! Motor is in, trans is in, transfer case is in, hood is on. Radiator in and fuel hooked up. Gotta finish accessories, cooling, electrical, driveline, but this is major progress. Had my grandfather out to help me; we made a nice day if it.

    I do have a question, does anyone know how this (at the bottom) 100a alternator bracket mounts? I've flipped it around a few ways and I don't get it yet. Is the pulley there necessary?

    Anywho, progress is being made. Should get it to fire very soon.







    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

    '88 D150 "Daily Driver" (in progress) - Single cab short box, 346ci (destroked) with NASCAR rods, B300 318 heads, Edelbrock SP2P intake, 650 spread bore Holley, NP435 swapped, 2.46 gears.

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #149 on: October 23, 2019, 06:52:03 pm »
    I've really enjoyed reading your thread - I love stumbling upon threads that actually keep going for a couple of years. Good job keeping the truck going.

    Also really like your wide angle shots. You never realize how useful they are until you have a phone that actually takes wide angle. It's like solving a problem you never knew you had lol.
    1989 D150 longbed
    5.2l 318 V8