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Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
« Reply #250 on: March 16, 2020, 11:58:58 am »
the shackle eye of dodge front springs is opposite the eye of dodge rear springs , which will point the pinion downward a tiny bit more . Arched springs bent flat are not ideal either . If you front springs are 3 leaf but reverse arched now , consider adding 1 long leaf under the main , almost as long as the main .
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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #251 on: March 17, 2020, 06:46:08 am »
    Ah, did not know that. I'll measure the angles at the pinion and the transfer case and correct for that. The factory springs are still pretty well flat. Well, the passengers side is anyway. I'm really looking for a softer ride in the front. I don't mind if the front is raised a little bit, an inch or two, but I don't want the rear raised more than an inch. I'll see how it sits when I get the springs in and if they are too flat I'll add another leaf back to them to maintain a little arch.

    Edit: Rough math is showing a 2 degree change in front pinion angle. Depending on the pitch of the spring arch, due to the factory rear spring mounting point being offset in the spring, may be as much as 3 degrees or 3.5 degrees, and depending on the point of articulation that will vary. I'll probably throw a 3 degree wedge in the front.

    Luckily the front end geometry is not quite as sensitive (other than castor angle) since I've got the selectable hubs and the front driveshaft won't be spinning during highway use, so I'll err on the side of caution and kick the pinion angle a little higher than I think I'll need it to prevent possible u-joint binding off road.
    « Last Edit: March 17, 2020, 10:58:17 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
    « Reply #252 on: March 18, 2020, 08:53:35 am »
    Well back on the topic of engines, sometimes the right deal just comes along. The same buddy that has sold me a couple motors called me up yesterday. He had bought a 318, bored .030 over and stroked to a 392. Edelbrock heads, Air Gap intake, etc. He cracked it open to check it over and whoever assembled it didn't know what they were doing. Torqued the heads down too tight and cracked the block.

    Well luckily for me the engine in my truck currently is bored .030 (by his memory) and he wants to avoid the machine shop. He's going to trade me my bare block (I keep everything but main caps) and $200 for a complete (sans 2 barrel carb) lightly used Jasper rebuilt, plus I get to use his garage and his cherry picker to do the swap. Might try to do a little horse trading with the steel rims I took off, too, to get the cash transfer down.

    I'm gonna be that direction Saturday, so I'm going to swing by and look at it and stick my own compression tester on it. Assuming that checks out I'll plan to take a couple buddies and do the swap in the next couple weeks. At the time of the swap I'll swap over my heads/cam/intake and keep the take off parts for spares.
    « Last Edit: March 18, 2020, 08:57:51 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
    « Reply #253 on: March 18, 2020, 09:34:28 am »
    Ah, did not know that. I'll measure the angles at the pinion and the transfer case and correct for that. The factory springs are still pretty well flat. Well, the passengers side is anyway. I'm really looking for a softer ride in the front. I don't mind if the front is raised a little bit, an inch or two, but I don't want the rear raised more than an inch. I'll see how it sits when I get the springs in and if they are too flat I'll add another leaf back to them to maintain a little arch.

    Edit: Rough math is showing a 2 degree change in front pinion angle. Depending on the pitch of the spring arch, due to the factory rear spring mounting point being offset in the spring, may be as much as 3 degrees or 3.5 degrees, and depending on the point of articulation that will vary. I'll probably throw a 3 degree wedge in the front.

    Luckily the front end geometry is not quite as sensitive (other than castor angle) since I've got the selectable hubs and the front driveshaft won't be spinning during highway use, so I'll err on the side of caution and kick the pinion angle a little higher than I think I'll need it to prevent possible u-joint binding off road.
    If you do that, you'll mess with the castor. Unless you relocate the axle tubes... a major process but it can be done.
    For a truck driven on the street, even just a little bit... you want the recommend castor to be spot on.
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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #254 on: March 18, 2020, 09:59:27 am »
    That's really my intent with the wedge blocks. That way I can adjust the castor angle without messing with the axle tubes. I can easily add a 3 or 4 degree wedge to the leaf pack and bring that castor right back into line. That way I can avoid cutting the tubes off the pumpkin and re-welding, and then cutting the knuckles off the tubes and re-welding those as well. Tough stuff, I don't have the setup for it.

    On my Land Rovers they're very difficult to lift without throwing the castor off since they have a fixed radius arm setup. Aftermarket arms are very expensive. I ran that thing for a long time with the castor about 4 degrees off. It made the steering a little funny, but once I got used to it it never presented a problem for me, even in tire wear.

    All that said, I am going to bring it back in line on the Dodge since it's so easy with the degree wedges.
    '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
    « Reply #255 on: March 18, 2020, 10:37:02 am »
    Im confused...adding the wedges will throw it off.....leaving them out keeps it okay
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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #256 on: March 18, 2020, 11:01:42 am »
    Not once the springs are swapped. The springs will throw it off, so the wedges bring it back in.
    '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
    « Reply #257 on: March 18, 2020, 02:49:56 pm »
    if I have it right , he's putting dodge rear springs in the front .
     the shackle eye of the fronts is below the leaf , the rears the shackle eye is above the leaf , so what MayBe a 2-3 inch difference to C/L of bolt ? so 1/2 a degree to maybe 1 degree difference , But I'm only guesstamateing , I do think 3 or 4 degree shim is too much ..
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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #258 on: March 18, 2020, 03:17:28 pm »
    It's a 1.79 degree difference (by the math), but you're also getting a slightly longer spring and the bolt where the axle mounts is offset to the front, moving you forward on the arch of the spring. I'm guessing another 1 to 1.5 degrees of change there, but that will be variable depending on how compressed the springs are.

    « Last Edit: March 18, 2020, 03:28:31 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
    « Reply #259 on: March 18, 2020, 04:13:12 pm »
    Hey Alex!
    I finally finished getting that Mopar Muscle article on how to tune a Holley carb converted to a file.
    I posted it here... https://ramchargercentral.com/technical-discussion/the-best-way-to-tune-a-holley-carburetor!/

    I hope this helps anybody who wants to get their Holley carb working perfectly.
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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #260 on: March 18, 2020, 04:40:11 pm »
    Wonderful, Kurt! Thank you so much for 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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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #261 on: March 21, 2020, 07:02:10 pm »
    Wonderful, Kurt! Thank you so much for that!
    If you have a problem with an off idle stumble/ bog. A stumble or bog anywhere in your operating range.  Or not being able to get any changes adjusting the air fuel screws... following these tuning steps they will make your driving experience improve immensely.  Been there.
    « Last Edit: March 22, 2020, 12:57:51 am by KurtfromLaQuinta »
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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #262 on: March 21, 2020, 08:48:40 pm »
    Went off roading with a buddy today. It had been raining and the water crossings were up, so we didn't get as far as we'd hoped, but we had a blast. I did manage to get towed out three times. Hydro's the motor once, had to pull the spark plugs. Luckily appears to have not hurt the motor. Once we cleared the water from the cylinders it fired right back up. If I'd had 3 or 4" of lift I would've been fine.

    Actually, the second time it died was across a crossing I had already successfully passed, but I made the mistake of slowing down a little. Water splashed over the hood the first pass, but I needed that momentum. And actually, on the one hole that I hydrolocked the motor, it wasn't even up to the rockers. Just hit it a little fast and it washed right into the air cleaner.

    All in all, had a blast. I'm not very experienced at water crossings, but definitely enjoyed the experience and I learned from every hole. Definitely need a different air cleaner setup before next time. One that's better sealed. Maybe find a factory intake off a 4 barrel vehicle so the filter isn't open, turn the snorkel around backwards. If anyone has one they wanna let go of real cheap, lemme know.

    And yes, that's my wife wading to my rescue so my buddy in his Jeep can pull me out. She had an extra pair of pants with her, I did not. She had a blast, too.

    Surprisingly enough, no milkshake in the oil. Gonna check the diffs and trans/transfer case tomorrow probably.



    The first crossing I got stuck at.



    Dog was unhappy.



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    Being hooked up the second time. Thanks wife. I picked the right one.



    Getting used to this now....



    Forgot to grab a picture of the truck the third time, but here's the engine bay. That air filter got replaced as soon as we were back to town.

    « Last Edit: March 21, 2020, 09:00:27 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
    « Reply #263 on: March 22, 2020, 01:00:49 am »
    That is a lot of water.
    Might be looking for a snorkle after that trip.
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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #264 on: March 22, 2020, 01:14:14 am »
    agreed , a magnum air cleaner fits 4 brls , and some pvc pipe above the roof , think land rover... 
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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #265 on: March 22, 2020, 03:32:24 am »
    Magnum air cleaner, good to know. Yeah, definitely going to have to figure something like that out. I had a snorkel on my Land Rover. Unfortunately never got to test it out. Never had it through any deep water. Once it's back on the road the Dodge won't see as much off road use, but definitely going to need something 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
    « Reply #266 on: March 22, 2020, 10:12:17 am »
    Magnum air cleaner, good to know. Yeah, definitely going to have to figure something like that out. I had a snorkel on my Land Rover. Unfortunately never got to test it out. Never had it through any deep water. Once it's back on the road the Dodge won't see as much off road use, but definitely going to need something for the time being.
    "Mild" protection would be the easiest.
    And how many more times will you go scuba diving again?  ;D
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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #267 on: March 22, 2020, 10:54:00 am »
    Haha, honestly I enjoyed the heck out of it despite getting soaked. I messaged my parts guy and he has an air cleaner. I'm gonna try to trade him the Edelbrock I've got to it. Told him I'd bring it for him to look at next weekend.

    I think that, plus some vasoline under the spark plug boots and at the distributor cap and I'd be able to make it. The first time when I made it across none even came in the cab. Door seals did their jobs.

    One other issue was with the factory 4" blocks, the axle was wrapping back and forth a lot. Made for a rough ride.  Getting the springs swapped in the rear I think will make a big difference.

    As for how many times, I reckon I'll keep trying till I make it! It'll likely be easier next time, though. Water was about 2' higher than the last time I was through in post #76 which was October 2018, which unbeknownst to me at the time I did completely in 2wd cause my CAD came unlocked. If I can make it back in the next couple weeks I will and give it another shot.
    '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
    « Reply #268 on: March 22, 2020, 03:18:43 pm »
    Might want to check the diff's for water in them unless you have hoses that were above the water surface.
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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #269 on: March 22, 2020, 03:45:27 pm »
    Yep. That along with the transmission and transfer case are on the docket in the next couple days. Then I'll probably end up extending the vent tubes.
    '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
    « Reply #270 on: March 24, 2020, 12:46:59 pm »
    Looking like we might be under quarantine in the next few days, so I'm preparing projects to get done while we're locked up. We're gonna come out of this pandemic with a fleet of well refined vehicles if it goes how it seems it will.

    I've been thinking about what exactly to do for the suspension setup on old Lazarus. The rear I've got nailed down. The front I'm pretty close, but there's one detail I haven't nailed down yet. I've been thinking about just moving the shackle back on the frame, but that will raise the truck a little and throw the camber off more than I was accounting for, requiring a more agressive degree wedge. The other option that I'm really debating on is, what if I made some slider boxes? I'd be able to avoid moving the shackles, I'd avoid getting more undesired lift, Theoretically I could get more front end articulation.

    Anyone used them? Any experiences?

    I do also have pretty well all the parts for a coil spring/radius arm setup in the front, but I'm not leaning that direction.
    « Last Edit: March 24, 2020, 01:22:13 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
    « Reply #271 on: March 29, 2020, 06:36:43 pm »
    Nice to see you're having some fun with it.

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #272 on: March 30, 2020, 07:25:12 pm »
    Motor is in. Busy weekend. More to come.

    '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
    « Reply #273 on: March 30, 2020, 09:58:26 pm »
    Motor is in. Busy weekend. More to come.


    I hope it runs as good as it looks!
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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #274 on: April 1, 2020, 11:41:43 am »
    Ok! So this was a two day thrash. Around 20 hours of work, including running for parts. We started Saturday morning at 9.30. When I got to my buddy's house we started tearing down the new motor to swap over my heads/cam. This was a reman motor, allegedly with less than 2k miles on it.  After looking at it, particularly the cam and lifters, I completely believe it. They had less wear than my set with 4k miles. Bore was perfect.

    We got it torn down and then busted into pulling the motor out of the truck. We got it out pretty quick other than fighting with the trans bolts around the exhaust. Not a lot of room there. Other than that it was pretty smooth. We got that torn down, heads cleaned up, cam slid in and lifters dropped in, and torqued the heads down. That and cleaning the intake up finished up the day.

    The next day we finished getting the motor bolted together. My buddy did give me a double roller timing set he had laying around. Much nicer than the factory setup I was running, and adjustable. We worked on everything till around 10 that night and I started home. Motor is running WAY better. It just keeps pulling. I am going to have to change the valve springs; valves float around 5k and i am planning on swapping over to a 1.6 adjustable roller rocker setup.  I also met a SUPER knowledgeable guy while I was over there who I've kept in contact with.

    More to come,  I'll throw pictures up.
    '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
    « Reply #275 on: April 2, 2020, 07:04:44 am »
    Alright, so the rest of the story!  We got the motor in, about to fire it up. Filling it up with water and sure enough it's pouring it from behind the water pump. We yank it off and he hands me a better gasket and an almost new pump. We smack that on, fill it with water, problem solved. Fire it up and 75 psi oil pressure off the bat! With 5w30 no less!  Took it for a quick spin and it immediately had way more power, even with the carb tune being off. Truck is running great.

    The guru I've been keeping in contact with did some math for the pistons in the block, the heads being milled, and the head gaskets used. He tells me I'm right at 10.6:1 compression ratio. Motor is stout. Surprisingly stout. He's recommending 14 degrees initial and 32 degrees total on the timing and has been a huge help with helping me spec out valve spring replacements.

    Here are the pictures as promised.

    Motor is out



    Old next to new, ready to swap over.



    The new, stripped down.



    Bore, perfect.



    Assembled



    Dipstick tube repair. Small hole from punching it in. He meant to tack it in place, but it didn't hold. Ended up pulling back out and just RTVing it.



    Back in the truck.



    Also the new gauge placement, with oil pressure driving down the road.

    '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
    « Reply #276 on: April 2, 2020, 06:26:44 pm »
    More progress.  ;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
    « Reply #277 on: April 10, 2020, 11:28:27 am »
    Still haven't gotten a chance to tune on the truck much. I richened it up a few jet sizes and it seems some happier. I think the plugs are too hot; it dieseled on me yesterday for a second.

    I've been doing some thinking about getting another truck. Short bed d150, or a w150 and convert it to 2wd. I know where there's one at cheap with a 360. Drop my spare 302 casting 318 heads on it, port match to the 360 4 barrel intake I've got, leave the stock cam or maybe a small upgrade. Drop on a quadrajet, small tires, highway gears (2.73 or so?), And lower it a couple inches. Just turn it into a gas saver/daily driver. I figure with a 4 speed (or even a 5 speed if I could find one reasonably priced) I could get 17 mpg out of it.
    '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
    « Reply #278 on: April 12, 2020, 06:44:30 pm »
    Here's the truck I'm looking at. I know, not exactly part of the build but if I get it I'll start it its own.

    It's an '88 D150. 360/727. Ex VDOT truck. Pretty good body; miles better than Lazarus. Clean frame  single cab, short bed.
    I've been looking for a 5 speed out of a Dakota to go behind the 360. Looks like I can get a whole Dakota for around $500. My feeling is that I could pull the trans, drop in the 727 (w/o driveshaft unless the lengths work out. Need to do more research on that) and turn around to sell the Dakota.









    '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
    « Reply #279 on: May 3, 2020, 09:16:04 pm »
    Well, Laz is back to daily driver duty for the time being. The little lady's Land Rover broke down once again. Some sort of electrical issue. Just not reliable enough to drive, so she's in my Silverado.

    We did pick up the white truck and I've started a thread on it as well. Hopefully it'll be up and running soon.

    I've been doing a lot of tuning on Laz. switched over to an open spacer instead of the closed spacer and that helped AFRs a ton across the board. The NGK GR5 spark plugs I've had in it are still too hot. Last night around 11 we were out and about and it just got too bad. The plugs heated up and she was bucking like mad under load. Luckily earlier in the day I had already bought more plugs, so I pulled over at a gas station and we threw in some new heat range 7 NGK plugs. Forgot the exact number.

    All in all it's running well. It wants to idle a little higher than I'd like, but I'll keep working on that. It also needs a heavier spring in the secondaries. It goes lean for 200 or 300 rpm when the secondaries first open. Other than that it's running good. Ran great today with the new plugs.

    '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
    « Reply #280 on: May 13, 2020, 06:35:51 am »
    Had a small issue yesterday on the way home. Right after I jumped on the interstate the motor suddenly died. Hopped out and saw no fuel in the filter. Traced the line back and found a couple holes right at the tank where the line had been stretched too many times. Luckily I had some slack at the carb end, so I shortened that up and used the excess to patch it back. Back in business.

    Also put in a heavier secondary spring which got rid of the lean bog around 2500 rpm, but it feels slower across the board now. May try just stretching the stock spring a little.

    '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
    « Reply #281 on: June 4, 2020, 09:22:10 pm »
    Worked on Laz for a while this evening finally. He's been neglected for a few weeks. Didn't fix the leaky oil pressure gauge fitting like I should have, but I did drop on another carb. This is the quadrajet I'm planning on running on the white truck, but for the time being I'm gonna run it on Laz. I may have to find another one to replace the Holley, honestly. More torque down low, more power up top. That 600 chokes the motor.

    Got a little vac leak around the base gasket that I'm going to have to work on tomorrow, but it's not leaning out while driving around so I'll be fine to work and back. Hopefully I'll get a chance tomorrow to fix that oil leak and maybe even change the oil. About that 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
    « Reply #282 on: June 7, 2020, 10:14:27 pm »
    This story starts off nice. On a whim we decided to take an overnight camping trip. Loaded up the canoe and tent and hit the road. We didn't go too far, only about an hour away, but it was nice to get away.



    I still had the quad on the truck and had tried t cure the vacuum leak, even extending out the ledge on the carb spacer by routing out a section and adding back a piece of aluminum I had. I thought the leak may be at one of the front crossover ports. It was overhanging about .070. This did not cure the issue.



    So just to get home, I did a middle of the woods carb swap. Dropped the Holley back on. It was running find, but I did notice an odd ticking now that there was no vacuum leak screaming at me. I promptly decided to ignore that since it was running fine. I'll figure it out when I get home, I thought.

    And surely enough I did. Getting off the final exit, a mile and a half from home, an awful bucking and clatter, followed by a misfire and somehow a complete lack of clutch. My z bar had broken (not pictured). Welds were very porous. I'll claim that one. Welded it off of my generator that was too small for the welder. The miss had me stumped though, and it was still clattering.

    I drove it the last mile home with no clutch and pulled the valve covers to find this.



    The main rear bolt on the driver's side had broken off (in the head...), Allowing the rocker shaft to break. no idea how that's connected to the Z bar, but they both let go at the same time. Not sure exactly what I'm going to do about that. Luckily all the pieces were still up in the head; nothing made it to the pan. Thinking I may prioritize the white truck at this point. Seems closer to running, hence why the carb is back off in this final picture. That's where it sits now. I'll get to work on it soon. In the mean time, the wife and I will carpool in the Silverado.

    '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
    « Reply #283 on: June 7, 2020, 11:01:08 pm »
    It's a good thing the shaft broke where it did. Otherwise it would have grounded on the positive battery terminal.  ;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
    « Reply #284 on: June 8, 2020, 06:32:38 am »
    Haha, I have to admit I actually moved it further away before I took the picture. It got pushed way too close for comfort when I sat the hood down on top of it.
    '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
    « Reply #285 on: June 8, 2020, 02:48:52 pm »
    Haha, I have to admit I actually moved it further away before I took the picture. It got pushed way too close for comfort when I sat the hood down on top of it.
    I have to admit I use the top of my battery for a table numerous times.
    I always put a old towel on it to prevent welding where it doesn't need to be done.
    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
    « Reply #286 on: June 8, 2020, 03:30:15 pm »
    It's gonna bite me one day. I gotta start doing something like 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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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #287 on: June 18, 2020, 07:08:43 am »
    It's been an eventful few days for Laz. I got the rocker repaired only to discover it was still ticking. Further inspection showed that the cam was starting to wipe on roughly half the lobes. Worst was #1 exhaust, and that lifter was also galled on the sides.

    In order to fix the cam I decided my best bet (speed wise) was going to be to pull the roller cam out of the white truck. I had the cam and lifters out of both trucks in 3 hours total. I'm getting too used to these LA motors. It's a smaller cam at around .430 lift, but I figured being a roller would make up for it. I'm going to get some 1.6 rockers and that will bring me back to the .450 lift range.





    So I got all that apart and started putting the cam back in Laz, and realized the plungers on all but one lifter were seized up. I message a buddy who says he's got two sets he has pulled from motors, he can meet me half way. I drive 45 minutes, grab them, and head home only to find most of those are seized too. 8 good lifters out of 32. No problem for him as he's going to make them solid rollers, but for me that sucks. I start calling around parts stores and find a few here and there, no sets.  It's getting late, that a job for tomorrow.

    After work the next day I go to three different parts stores and finally round up 16 lifters. I get back and throw everything together.



    I opted to go for the iron manifold again for now. Nobody had intake gaskets and I only had a steel set on the shelf. I'll order another set and that will allow me time to repair the pitting on the Edelbrock.

    Anywho, at this point I fire it up and set the timing. Through some other issues I end up dropping the Holley back on last night and it's running pretty good again. Now! This wouldn't be much of a story without one more dramatic twist. After getting the carb back on I see what other than the rear cam plug laying on the ground? I recall seeing it from the back, and comparing to how pictures online look some bozo at whatever rebuild plant this came out of put the cam plug in backwards. That or someone replaced it at some point.

    Either way, the leak isn't that bad so I'm just going to run it until I get the white truck going. Then I can do whatever I need to Laz.

    '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
    « Reply #288 on: June 18, 2020, 01:20:01 pm »
    Modern oil is wreaking havoc on flat tappet cams..
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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #289 on: June 18, 2020, 02:10:08 pm »
    No kidding. I was even running Rotella for the zddp content.
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    '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
    « Reply #290 on: June 20, 2020, 11:20:08 pm »
    I've had no issues driving the truck the last couple days without the cam plug. Luckily oil loss has been very minimal. Much less than I expected.

    I decided to run my attention to the niceties of the truck instead of the runnings today. I swapped the passengers door, improved on my speaker mounting with some stainless steel plates I made, swapped the bench seat for one that is far less worn, and..... Put new carpet in! This is way nicer than what I butchered together the first time. Definitely worth the additional investment. Looks better and does way better with the sound deadening.

    Still going to swap the driver's door and the fenders soon, and hoping I'll get to the bed next weekend. That entails more work though. Planning to re-do the rear suspension with the Chevy springs and run hard line for the fuel back to the factory tank while the bed is off.





    '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
    « Reply #291 on: June 22, 2020, 05:11:36 pm »
    Modern oil is wreaking havoc on flat tappet cams..
    I'll never go that route again.
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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #292 on: June 22, 2020, 05:12:56 pm »


    I decided to run my attention to the niceties of the truck instead of the runnings today. I
    Pretty soon you'll have everything done... lol!
    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
    « Reply #293 on: June 22, 2020, 10:38:19 pm »
    I'll never go that route again.

    Doubt I will either for what you can get a stock roller cam/lifters for and make essentially the same power as a slightly bigger flat tappet setup in roughly the same price range. And honestly, if you want to go big the flat tappet stuff costs nearly as much.

    Pretty soon you'll have everything done... lol!

    Haha, I don't know about soon but it's working its way there!

    I got some brake pads/rotors on order today, and some long tube headers to replace these Chinese shorties. I'll be glad to get rid of those after all the pain they've been. Got a bit of a weird metallic squeal coming from the passengers side somewhere when I'm first pulling out right now, especially while turning left handed. Going to have to look into that some. Hopefully it's just a wheel bearing or something simple. Come to think of it, I never did re-grease those after I drowned the thing about 3k miles ago.
    '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
    « Reply #294 on: July 14, 2020, 06:32:37 pm »
    Well I found out what the metallic sound on acceleration was.... And the vibration on the interstate for the last month or month and a half. I have to admit, I completely ignored the warning signs way longer than I should have and I'm surprised it didn't cause me any other issues.





    This was my universal joint, and what I poured out of what was left of one of the caps. There was at least a half of an inch of slop before I unbolted everything. Incredible to me that it didn't chuck the driveshaft on the interstate.

    Luckily I had spare universals sitting on the shelf, so I got those replaced.  It's way smoother now. Honestly it makes me wonder if the universals haven't been going out since I got the motor back in the first time, because I noticed vibrations way back then on the interstate. Vibrations and an occasional clunk right as I pull out, both of which are gone now. Spooky.

    I also got brake pads and a rotor put on the driver's side. I ran out of time and still haven't gotten back to the passengers side yet. Also got to grease those bearings which was much needed.



    I also had a buddy weld up the corroded out coolant block off in the Edelbrock intake and then I took some sandpaper on a flat piece of aluminum I had and I worked the flanges back down to flat. Got that dropped back on and the truck is running a lot better again. I think something is wrong with that cast iron intake; it's never run right. I do wish I had gotten a picture when I was totally done. This is half way thru. Brought the whole surfact down to true, save or about a .003 dip just right on the edge. Maybe .050  into the flange. Sealed up nicely.

    '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
    « Reply #295 on: July 14, 2020, 09:47:40 pm »
    good mufflers allow the squeak squeak squeak them u joint make to be heard too . LOL good catch ... 
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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #296 on: July 15, 2020, 04:42:55 pm »
    Mufflers? Never heard of em.
    '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
    « Reply #297 on: July 15, 2020, 09:20:06 pm »
    and you may not later on either LOL
    78 to 93 parts trucks
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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #298 on: July 20, 2020, 08:03:08 pm »
    Threw some new wheel bearings in the front passengers hub today, And got the new passengers brakes on. I tried this John Deere grease I had laying around for the wheel bearings. It's supposed to be more water resistant. We'll see how it holds up. It is a really nice bright blue color.

    Also finally got the wheels rotated for the first time since I got them out on. Just about 10k miles 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
    « Reply #299 on: July 20, 2020, 09:48:40 pm »
    The grease matches your paint.  ;D
    Water resistant can be a good thing... what about heat resistant?
    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