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Re: '86 W150 - The Blue Two-Legger
« Reply #50 on: September 2, 2018, 07:48:06 pm »
Haha, I'd like to think I'm getting more wise with age. I guess we'll see in another 20 or 30 years, and again 20 or 30 after that.

I love doing my own work. I like to know the work was done to my personal quality. Definitely no fear of messing up, either. No better way to learn.

Speaking of more horsepower.... I keep eyeing those $500 eBay turbo kits. I know they're garbage, but darn if they're not tempting to toy with. Not like the Dodge gets a lot of miles anyway. That said, could change once I get exhaust and a floor pan in it. I miss daily driving a manual a lot. I wouldn't mind to ride it a couple days a week.
'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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #51 on: September 2, 2018, 11:14:39 pm »
    Haha, I'd like to think I'm getting more wise with age. I guess we'll see in another 20 or 30 years, and again 20 or 30 after that.

    I love doing my own work. I like to know the work was done to my personal quality. Definitely no fear of messing up, either. No better way to learn.

    Speaking of more horsepower.... I keep eyeing those $500 eBay turbo kits. I know they're garbage, but darn if they're not tempting to toy with. Not like the Dodge gets a lot of miles anyway. That said, could change once I get exhaust and a floor pan in it. I miss daily driving a manual a lot. I wouldn't mind to ride it a couple days a week.
    Well, in all my years on this planet, I've found it's always better to be patient when trying to get stuff. Save the money for the quality stuff so you don't end up spending more than double later.
    Or worse... getting bummed out when the thing breaks and you end up frustrated and give up on the project.
    Then the next thing you hear from the person... "I sold the project." Then years later they say "I wish I never got rid of that truck!"   ;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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #52 on: September 3, 2018, 08:04:02 am »
    You're of course completely correct, and that's the idea I keep arguing with in my mind.  It's a lesson Ive learned many times, but one that seems to have trouble sticking. Eeeeevery once in a while I get a winner that kicks me back to the land of cheaping out.

    The turbo kit is not likely to be that winner.
    '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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #53 on: September 3, 2018, 08:06:20 pm »
    Got the transfer case and crossmember mounted in today. Didn't have a lot of time to work. I got fet up with the floor jack I was susomg and finally just bench pressed the thing into place. It's hard to roll the jack when you've just got a small section of mining belt and a bunch of gravel.

    Anywho, it's all at least mounted in. None of the bolts, except the 4 crossmember to frame bolts, are tightened up. That'll come last.

    I did grab my one good bushing and the z bar to take to machine class with me tomorrow. Hopefully the Prof will let me turn new bushings out of brass. Also hoping I don't have to do too much work on the exhaust with a hammer to clear the z-bar. Luckily this exhaust is temporary and I should be getting new exhaust in the next couple or three weeks.

    '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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #54 on: September 6, 2018, 08:49:47 am »
    I got my z bar bushings turned out of bronze yesterday. They came out pretty nice if I do say so myself. My first machining project, ever. Probably took about 4 hours, and I was still learning the machines. Measurements and all can be found here:

    https://ramchargercentral.com/vehicle-help/what-part-of-my-clutch-linkage-am-i-missing/

    I also took the tired old 904 to trade for those axles. Still not sure on the gear ratio. I meant to check the cab for the body codes, bit forgot. I also traded for the floor pan out of the cab, but the guy said once he gets the glass out i can just come take the whole cab. That'll be nice. With some luck the rockers will be in good shape as well. The floor isn't perfect, but it's a lot better than what I've got and the places it has rust I can patch with just flat sheet metal.

    Got that all home and unloaded. Beat on my exhaust some, too, to clear the clutch linkage. Hopefully I'll have it back together tonight or tomorrow.





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    '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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #55 on: September 6, 2018, 06:03:40 pm »
    Pretty bushings.
    You've got to have some skills to machine parts.  ;D

    Are you sure that's a 904?
    It looks like a 727 to me.
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    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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #56 on: September 6, 2018, 09:27:53 pm »
    Hah, thanks Kurt! I'm just learning, but I'm getting there. I watch videos about it all the time, but this is the first actual part I've ever machined. The tag in the truck says it's a 904, but it could've been swapped at some point. I've heard the case is the same, but I don't have any prior experience with either.

    Speaking of machining, turned another part today. The pivot for the clutch arm (pictured). I eyeballed it from memory, no dimensions. It came a little big, but small enough. Also made the adjustment link. Don't look too close. I love welding, but this is the first time I've ever gas welded.

    Tech tip: if you need to weld on galvanized or zinc plated parts like bolts/washers/etc, soak them in vinegar overnight. Takes the galv right off, and prevents nervous system damage (or death).

    Anywho, got her all back together today. Drove it a couple miles. The 2nd gear syncro is rough and it grinds a little in reverse, but all in all seems fine. Gonna do a second oil change tomorrow on it. A lot of water came out when I drained it, unfortunately. That's bad for bearings.... Might have to rebuild it sooner rather than later. Oh well, we'll let it run a while as is with some heavier oil. I want a transmission jack before I drop it again.

    AND! Dad named the truck. New name is Lazarus. Pretty fitting I think since it was dead for 15 years.







    '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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #57 on: September 7, 2018, 12:28:52 am »
    See that part of the trans pan rail, just behind the oil dipstick tube where it kicks out a bit? The 904's are straight in that area and don't have that extra little kick out. The 727's do though...
    Ol' Blue: '75 W300, 440, Holley 750, Weiand intake (#8009), 4spd (435), NP203, Reg cab (for now), flat bed, DRW Dana 70, Dana 60F (full time), 4.88 axle gear ratio.
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    Re: '86 W150 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #58 on: September 7, 2018, 06:59:08 am »
    So that's a 727 then? I guess it's been swapped at some point because the sticker under the hood says the truck came with a 904. It was owned by a dairy Farmer originally, so I'd say they just dropped in whatever they found.
    '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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #59 on: September 7, 2018, 04:52:24 pm »
    See that part of the trans pan rail, just behind the oil dipstick tube where it kicks out a bit? The 904's are straight in that area and don't have that extra little kick out. The 727's do though...
    Yep. That's what I saw too.
    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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #60 on: September 7, 2018, 04:55:55 pm »
    So that's a 727 then? I guess it's been swapped at some point because the sticker under the hood says the truck came with a 904. It was owned by a dairy Farmer originally, so I'd say they just dropped in whatever they found.
    Yeah. I not so sure about that.
    They put 727's in anything close to heavy duty.
    All trucks 1/2 ton and up qualify for that... especially 4 wheel drive.
    904's went into light cars... or things with smaller engines.
     
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    Re: '86 W150 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #61 on: September 7, 2018, 07:57:40 pm »
    Huh, news to me. You guys would definitely know better than i. This is the first time I've ever laid hands on anything mopar. I'll double check the hood label and report back tomorrow.
    '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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #62 on: September 8, 2018, 12:43:48 am »
    BTW: Good job on making your own linkage bushings. I need to make those same parts for my truck soon as well.
    Ol' Blue: '75 W300, 440, Holley 750, Weiand intake (#8009), 4spd (435), NP203, Reg cab (for now), flat bed, DRW Dana 70, Dana 60F (full time), 4.88 axle gear ratio.
    Build thread: https://ramchargercentral.com/projects/'75-w300-ol'-blue/

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    Re: '86 W150 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #63 on: September 9, 2018, 08:07:00 am »
    Ok guys, so I'm not sure if you can see it or not. It's pretty faint. Anyway, you all were completely correct.bit came factory with a 727. No idea where I got the 904 idea; I swore I read it there.

    Anywho, also changed the gear oil again. Man it was still milky. Also decided to pull the inspection cover off the side. Ouch. The trans has some issues, but I reckon it's still running for now. I scooped tons of metallic goop and little chunks of metal out that were ~1/8 to 1/4" diameter. Then there were these two pieces. They were by far the most substantial. They were just laying in the bottom...

    Anyhow, guess all that explains why reverse grinds some, and why it grinds when it's coasting in 3rd, and why it doesn't like to downshift into second. None the less, reckon I'll drive it as is for a while.aube do one more change of the oil to get more metal out.

    9n the bright side, the gears looked great. It had had a lot of water in it, but the guy didn't drain the oil so it was mostly protected. The only thing I saw was the front of one gear was pretty rounded, but I'm sure that's second from being downshifted. It still looked fine.

    And now that you know the condition of my trans, this is the part where I tell you I've been drooling over rering kits and cams for the engine. What could go wrong?



    '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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #64 on: September 9, 2018, 12:20:39 pm »
    looks like part of a bearing seal , the metal part , a 435  4 speed ? noise in all gears except 4th? the bearings between the input shaft and the main shaft ... in high gear that bearing is not in use as both shafts are turning at the same speed ..
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    Re: '86 W150 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #65 on: September 11, 2018, 09:06:25 am »
    Yeah, I 2as thinking the same thing on the bearing shield. Heard a little squealing yesterday after a.... Shall we say, spirited pull? Breaking in that new clutch "right".  ::)

    Do you know if a rebuild kit for a Ford 435 will work for the Dodge 435? They're a LOT cheaper from what I'm finding.

    Changed the Jets again yesterday. Went back to the smaller ones. Had a little missing, advanced the timing some more and it seemed to go away. Starting really hard now though. I'm thinking the timing chain is stretched pretty bad. Time to pick up a new one and see if we can get it dialed back in so it will start fine AND drive well. Unless anyone has another idea on that front, that is. Starts hard every time, but if I back the timing off it misses at mid throttle really bad. Light throttle is pretty good and full throttle isn't bad, but mid throttle misses hard with the timing backed off. It seems more RPM based than throttle based I guess. Only happens 8j mid to high RPM and mid throttle.
    '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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #66 on: September 11, 2018, 05:47:24 pm »
    no I do not know . but know that there are needle bearings IN the end of the input shaft , and a stub on the front of the main shaft , those bearings are "in use" anytime except in 4th gear , when both shafts are turning the same speed . So if the trans in noisy in all BUT 4th gear the stub on the main shaft MAY be worn , the hole in the input MAY be worn , as those ARE the inner and outer races of that bearing ..
    78 to 93 parts trucks
    91 w250 318 518 44/60 single 9 foot driveway plow locked
    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"
    93w350 6 tire CC 60 c/a flat bed dump

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    Re: '86 W150 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #67 on: September 11, 2018, 06:10:05 pm »
    Awesome, that adds a whole new level of fun doesn't it? We might have another candidate for machining out a bronze or brass bushong. If they're worn. Guess I should rebuild sooner rather than later in that case.

    In other news, still have that (intermittent) mad squealing in 4th, and more rarely in 3rd. Did 15 miles or so today to the exhaust shop and back. They wouldn't touch it without selling me a new $190 catalytic converter. Heck no. I ordered the $150 speedway exhaust kit from Amazon. 2.5" exhaust with mandrel bends. With prime shipping! And Amazon gave me $10 off; how kind.

    Also slapped my new CB in the dash. I'm gonna have to play with it some; the air ducting in the back is in the way some. Might have to modify it a little so I can slide the radio up to the top where I want it. The antenna is at home in the mail, so I'll drop it on tomorrow and see how she works.

    '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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #68 on: September 13, 2018, 08:57:28 am »
    Got my CB all hooked up and antenna mounted up. This setup has some reach. Works better than the CB in my Silverado. That 9n3s getting a cobra as soon as I can make the mount for it though. Need more acetylene...

    Also started painting on the roof. The cab is SO much cooler with a white roof.

    Also have another issue I'm gonna have to chase down. She acted like the throttle was sticking yesterday and tried to run away from me. Luckily I was close and just let her run me on back. Throttle wasn't actually sticking; I think I've got a vacuum leak and an intermittent leaky power valve. We'll see after while.





    '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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #69 on: September 13, 2018, 09:58:07 pm »
    Cool looking sky too!
    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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #70 on: September 14, 2018, 07:56:09 am »
    Yeah, the weather has been crazy lately. I actually heard the rain coming while I was painting and rushed the truck up to our little carport for about 10 minutes till it stopped.

    Looks like the weather is gonna be even more out of it's head soon with Hurricane Florence rolling in. Shouldn't hit us too hard, though. We're pretty far inland.
    '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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #71 on: September 17, 2018, 07:40:46 pm »
    New piston rings and a ball hone have arrived. Timing chain should be in tomorrow. Time to start dismantling the engine I reckon.

    Gonna mill the heads .050 and do a 3 angle valve job at the same time. Debating on doing a little port work. One of those things I'll be glad if I do it, but not sure if I have the time. We'll see how it goes.
    '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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #72 on: September 18, 2018, 02:39:04 am »
    do port work if you want the "fun" "experience" of doing it , not to go "that" much faster inna truck .
    78 to 93 parts trucks
    91 w250 318 518 44/60 single 9 foot driveway plow locked
    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"
    93w350 6 tire CC 60 c/a flat bed dump

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    Re: '86 W150 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #73 on: September 18, 2018, 07:45:52 pm »
    I've got porting experience. Eventually gonna throw a cam in the thing, so I figure I should do them while they're off. That said, looks like the whole project has been delayed. Got denied on my student loan today due to "inadequate credit history".... Not sure what they expect out of students. Anyway, that means I've lost machine shop access since I'm not a student now. Reckon I'll still do the rings and lap the valves.

    In other news, got my hubs in and installed today. They work great. Now I need to do the CAD lock out in the axle and remove all the vacuum lines associated with the system. The truck is running better every day. I love towing with that granny gear, 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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #74 on: September 19, 2018, 02:47:09 am »
    so.... just how red neck are ya ? .. first port job I did was in the living room of my "efficiency" apartment ( someones upstairs) with a Dremmal  but in a pick up, unless you put big bucks into other stuff , you will not feel a difference anyway ..... spend the money on school .....  ;) they want a co-signer ...
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    Re: '86 W150 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #75 on: September 22, 2018, 03:05:44 pm »
    My level of redneck vaires by the day. Or minute. Haha

    Unfortunately, the .one being 0ut into the truck is a drop in the bucket compared to school cost. I reapplied for a smaller amount; just enough to cover tuition and no books. We'll see if I get it. If not it'll be all right. Gives time to work more and save some more cash for later. I gave em a co-signer, but her credit history is pretty short as well and ly parents can't co-sign right now. They're building a house and can't have their credit pulled any more this year.

    In other news, I got exhaust on the old girl. I ended up taking the pipe thru the z-bar. That was the easiest with those Magnum headers I've got. I got 2.5" to fit all the way back and I y-d it together into a muffler I had and dumped it before the axle. I could use to tuck some of it up a little more, but I got in a rush near the end because it was 10:00 at night.

    Them, as a shake down, I drove it to school the next morning. I need to put a thermostat back in it, and the carb *still* needs some tuning. I guess that never really ends. I think I'm gonna have to buy a more middle sized jet and maybe a new power valve. She's still missing some at mid throttle once she warms up. She's happy at both light and full throttle.













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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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #76 on: October 4, 2018, 09:40:48 pm »
    Big news; she's finally legal, boys. Not like that! Dirty minds, I swear...

    Nah, she passed inspection. I put about 180 miles on her in 2 days and took her off roading. The little lady went with and had a ball. Unfortunately we didn't get on to the trail till about 5:00 and I got stuck in the first mud hole. I'd never been up there and wasn't sure how deep it was. The answer? Deep enough...

    We ended up working to drag me out for an hour, and my buddy nearly got stuck pulling me out. AT tires just aren't made for that kind of mud.

    We plan to go back soon. I need to go through the engine before I try driving it much again. She'sissing pretty bad at certain throttle positions and I'm not convinced it's a carb issue. Pretty sure she's got a blown head gasket. It feels like it's only kissing on once cylinder, and when I Rev it with the radiator cap off it shoots out like a gyser. The water is really muddy looking, too, and it's losing a little bit pretty slowly.

    I'll post pictures when I tear into it. Anyone know if it's possible to remove the oil pan with the engine in? I'd love to do rings at the same time, but don't really wanna pull the engine. If I'm pulling the engine I might as well wait and go through the trans at the same time.





    Just realized this next one is an action shot (my girlfriend behind the camera). You can see the exhaust smoke and the tires have some motion blur. She was singing. I had her around 5 grand cutting the wheel back and forth trying to get loose.



    I'm just also gonna let my girlfriend, throwing the "vape nation" sign next to the truck, be forever immortalized. Bless her heart.

    '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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #77 on: October 5, 2018, 03:11:20 am »
    yes oil pan will come off , called an in frame major . everything BUT a new crank ...
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    Re: '86 W150 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #78 on: October 5, 2018, 07:53:32 am »
    Awesome, glad to hear. I wasn't sure with the crossmember that goes under it. reckon she'll probably get new rings too, then, since I've got em. Hoping the bore isn't too bad with how long it sat.
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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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #79 on: October 5, 2018, 09:04:05 am »
    ya may have to loosen the 2 mount bolts , and jack it some , but its not bad . Watch you don't bust the dizzy or the fan shroud ...
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    Re: '86 W150 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #80 on: October 12, 2018, 11:47:17 pm »
    Finally got to work on the old girl some more tonight. Pulled the headers off, pulled the spark plugs.an she's been running rich. They were black as black comes. Stuck some new NGKs in, gapped .045 for the HEI.  However, not before I did a compression test again to see if I needed rings or just head gaskets. The verdict? Neither! The couple hundred miles I've put on her must've seated the rings back in. 6 cylinders tested out at 150 psi and the other two tested again 130. I'm assuming those are the two that sat open for 15 years.  I was astounded. That's a far cry from the 50 or so psi she tested at when I first got it.

    Anywho, I changed the plugs and started putting the exhaust back off. Also got a new power valve and jets. I got a 9.5 power valve which should help a ton, and some 68 jets. I'm hoping those are about right. We'll see I reckon.

    '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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #81 on: October 16, 2018, 02:04:47 pm »
    FINALLY FIXED! I finally cured the missing issue. I finally replaced those solid core wires with some 8mm shielded core wires and also got a new cap and rotor installed. Borg Warner parts this time, with brass inserts instead of aluminum..

    When I pulled the old cap and rotor off... Man. You can see in the picture below, they were pretty rough. Also turned out the cap was installed 180 degrees wrong. I think that was partially lifting the cap and causing some funkiness.

    She's running really great now. I pulled a little timing back out and that stopped the slight detonation I was having at low rpm under load.

    I am kinda dissapponted by my wiring job. I guess I got a little sloppy; the fit isn't nearly as nice as I'd like. I may end up pulling them off and giving it another go. Time will tell.



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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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #82 on: October 16, 2018, 02:43:27 pm »
    yup , that little tab on the one clip hasta go inta the notch , or the rotor eats the carbon button every time , lol , now is the dizzy fulla carbon dirt , with 1 loose cap clip now ? LOL ......
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    Re: '86 W150 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #83 on: October 16, 2018, 09:05:16 pm »
    Luckily the dust didn't seem to be too bad, and the clip was still tight! No idea how if it sat on the truck like that for 15+ years, but y'know what they say. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
    '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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #84 on: October 17, 2018, 01:49:59 am »
    if the truck was parked , not being run , sure , but that cap ain't 15 years worth of use , towers aren't corroded/erodeded  enough for that ...
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    Re: '86 W150 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #85 on: October 17, 2018, 08:19:46 am »
    No, it sat in a field for 15 years. I traded a rusted out bush hog for it. Worked on it about 45 minutes and drove it home.
    '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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #86 on: October 17, 2018, 02:17:24 pm »
    hummm yeah thad do it lol     hope the fella knows where all the junk winds up thru the rust holes in the hog ...
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    Re: '86 W150 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #87 on: October 17, 2018, 10:57:56 pm »

    I am kinda dissapponted by my wiring job. I guess I got a little sloppy; the fit isn't nearly as nice as I'd like. I may end up pulling them off and giving it another go. Time will tell.


    I always get universal wires and cut/ crimp them myself.
    I even bought a High Zoot MSD wire stripper/ crimper spark plug wire tool to makes things work correctly.
    When you have a big Block it's important to have the really LOOOONG wires to get where you need to.
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    Re: '86 W150 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #88 on: October 18, 2018, 03:12:36 pm »
    I do the same with the universal wires. I just did a super sloppy job this time ... Not proud of that. They work at lrast. How do you like the stripping/crimping tool? I've always used a pocket knife and lineman's pliers, but I've considered getting the right tools for the job.

    Today I fixed my 4wd. The CAD collar slipped off and it wasn't putting power down. I'm abojt 90% sure that happened before ot during my being stuck in that mud hole. I did the CAD delete with washers today and welded up the front diff. Not the best looking welds I've ever done, but they penetrated well.  I did "mask" the bearings and gears with aluminum foil as well as I could and cleaned up as much spatter as possible, but there's always some slag you can't get.  I did put a magnet on the inside of the diff cover to catch what I missed as much as possible. I probably wouldn't do this on a rear diff, but the front doesn't get a ton of use.

    I did test it out. We've got a nice little spot on our property. It's probably a 6' climb at 60*, followed by a small ledge, followed by another 5' at about 65* with a boulder you've gotta get over. She walked up it in low range, just above idle. I can't wait to get it back out on the trail and really test it.





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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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #89 on: October 18, 2018, 07:28:25 pm »
    I do the same with the universal wires. I just did a super sloppy job this time ... Not proud of that. They work at lrast. How do you like the stripping/crimping tool? I've always used a pocket knife and lineman's pliers, but I've considered getting the right tools for the job.


    The tool is pricey but I like it for the stripping the insulation without messing with the inner wire core.
    The crimping action works nice too. It's the right contour of crimp.

    At least your wires are long... it's easier to shorten that to lengthen.  ;D
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    Re: '86 W150 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #90 on: October 18, 2018, 07:47:41 pm »
    Ain't that the truth. I did accidentally cut the coil wire shorter than I intended. I was gonna move it up on the firewall to get some heat off of it, but in a moment of mental lapse I cut it the same length as the other.

    Luckily I think I had enough of a cut off from one of the other wires that I can make one long enough to still relocate it.
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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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #91 on: October 23, 2018, 08:44:38 pm »
    Finally went and picked up that spare cab today. I should get that floor pan and rocker switched over soon. Also hoping the window motor and blower motor in this cab still work since mine don't.

    In other news, my dad took Lazarus to the trash dump without turning on the radiator fans... It's not losing any coolant, but there's some missing going on worse than before. I'll do some more diagnosis soon. Really hoping there's no major issue.

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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 (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #92 on: October 25, 2018, 08:32:49 pm »
    Good news, everyone! Turns out the truck was (so far) undamaged by the trip to the dump with the fans on/no water. Dunno how, but I learned the missing was due to a burned spark plug wire laying on the header. Gave me a real good excuse to neaten those up some. All good now.

    Today I also fixed:

    Interior cab light (new bulb)
    Blower motor (Someone pulled the fuse.... I learned after I replaced the motor and checked all the wiring. Ochams razor?)
    Reconnected the heater core
    Got the wipers working (only one speed; the capacitor unit was... oozing)
    Watched the wipers stop working one at a time after a dozen or so swipes (bushings and clips were roached. Just need to replace.)
    Patched together some good pieces of door seal from the extra cab to make two complete good seals on the truck (much quieter now)
    And I pulled the bench seat and started cutting the floor pan out of the extra cab. The seat is in pretty good shape and will probably end up in the truck. The extra cab also has a really clean dash in it. Gonna pull that as well as the rear glass.

    The truck is really coming together. Once I get the floor patched and some insulation back in the cab, it's gonna be pretty nice. Up next after that is going to be probably adding another leaf to each leaf pack, front and rear, and doing a shackle flip on the rear. Also figuring out why the rear axle is 3/4" further back on one side than the other.... everything else looks straight. I'm hoping it's a centering issue on the leaf. When I flip the shackles I'll delete the lift blocks.





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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 (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #93 on: October 28, 2018, 11:48:46 am »
    FINALLY! I've found the source of some of my issues I've been having. While attempting to trace the high idle getting stuck, I pulled off the electric choke cap only to find.... This huge chunk missing. Thats been allowing a vacuum leak. I threw a manual choke cap on and voila. It's running rich now, so I'm gonna have to jet it back down, but otherwise it seems a lot happier. I've finally got the timing where it's happy, so that's a huge plus.

    Also replaced all the wiper linkage bushings and found a new in pack wiper blade behind the bench seat (been there at least 15 years) and popped it on the driver's side. Works like a charm.

    I reckon it'll stay manual choke for a while cause turns out those friggin electric choke caps are $50 to replace.

    Side note; anyone know how to set a max limit on the factory timing advance? It feels like it would like more advance at low rpm, but with it advanced more it wants to detonate on up in the Rev range.

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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 (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #94 on: November 1, 2018, 06:32:38 pm »
    Finally got some different secondary springs in, and some smaller (64) jets. The Jets ended up too lean so I went back to the others. I'm going to get a set of 67s and try that. Should be a good middle ground; probably still a hair rich, but better than lean. The secondary seems fairly happy with a yellow spring, or maybe a purple. I'll do some more testing. Either way it's running pretty good now. Well............

    Other than this.... (Pics). Turns out the drive line doesn't like 4k clutch dumps in 2nd with sticky 33" tires. Somehow managed to break *both* u-joints AND the transfer case output yolk. Oops. Anyway, just locked in the hubs and drove it home. I'm thinking the yolk off my extra Dana 44 might fit just from looking, and u-joints are cheap enough. I reckon we won't try that again.





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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 (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #95 on: November 2, 2018, 02:15:01 am »
    shock load , defined by photos of results ! hopefully your documentation helps educate others as I'm sure you shockingly received when the big bang occurred ! good of you to show / admit what happened rather than try to "blame" other stuff  ( yes mods can be made to take that from your small block , but the truck ain't ment to have that done TO it )  ;D ;D pat pat ...  now to fix the error   :)    BTW , that IS about how I learned , so ya ain't alone or first ...  ;)
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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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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus (aka Blue Two-legger)
    « Reply #96 on: November 2, 2018, 11:43:02 am »
    Haha, I appreciate the encouragement. Unfortunately this isn't my first go around with shock loading.... Last year I blew up a front diff in my Land Rover ltrying to drag an oak tree I'd cut. U joints are a lock cheaper than diffs.

    Frankly I put my chances of Carnage at 50/50, so I wasn't too shocked. Just glad the TC chain didn't skip a tooth or snap.

    Unfortunately none of the yokes I have will fit. Gonna run to the junk yard later and see what they've got. Otherwise I'll be getting one shipped in, or buying that parts truck I want.
    '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 #97 on: November 2, 2018, 04:31:35 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.

    '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 #98 on: November 3, 2018, 01:36:21 am »
    I didn't do it ounce either ..... LOL  r/p on a barracuda ...... morin ounce
    78 to 93 parts trucks
    91 w250 318 518 44/60 single 9 foot driveway plow locked
    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 #99 on: November 8, 2018, 12:56:14 pm »
    Got a few things done over the past couple days. I got the Wagoneer flange installed. It went into the transfer case perfect. It was a hair off for the u-joint, but it was close enough that it holds snug and centered. Fine for what the truck is. New u joints as well. That made a world of difference; I think there was a problem to begin with because the truck drives a lot smoother now.

    I finally took the shattered grill out. I think I've got some mesh or something I can put pack in until I get another OE grill. Luckily the fans cover most of the front of the radiator, so it is fairly well protected.

    I also moved the acellerator pump cam to the #1 position, settled on a purple secondary spring, and put some 66 jets in the primaries. I'm tempted to try the 64s again with the pump cam in the correct position now and see if I can pick up some MPGs. If I can get the old girl to 13mpg that'll be as good as or slightly better than my Silverado. probably a lofty goal, but gotta shoot for something.

    I also pulled the 3" muffler off and did a 2.5" 90* out the side. It's actually quieter inside the truck without the muffler than with. I'd attribute that to the smaller pipe size.

    All in all running pretty good. I've started pulling the replacement floor out of the spare cab and I HOPE I can get it swapped before the weather gets too bad. Doubt it; I think it's supposed to really start turning tomorrow.

    '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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