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'86 W150 - Lazarus
« on: April 15, 2018, 07:39:07 am »


This is my blue 1986 Dodge W150. It's got a 318 backed by a 727 Torqueflite (or is it the 90-something? They're pretty much the same aren't they? New to Dodges). It's got 88k original miles, but it's been a hard 88k. The body has some rust, floor pans are pretty rough, but the frame is in pretty great shape. It's been a farm truck since it was new.

It sat in a field for 15 years before I came along and traded an old bush hog I found in the weeds for it. About 45 minutes and I had her running. Drove it down on the flat, changed the oil, and drove it home. Popped a tire on the way but she finished out the trip.

The carbouretor was leaking fuel pretty bad out of the float bowl seals, and the float was sticking, so I opted to upgrade instead of rebuild. I bought a 360 intake from Elwenil on here and my girlfriend's dad gave me a Holley 650 to put on it. I painted the intake and valve covers while I was at it.



A neat little thing I did with the air cleaner, as I'm sure most of you know there is PLENTY of room under the hood on these trucks. Even with the taller intake and intake adapter there's still a mile before you reach the hood. I bought a drop cleaner at O'Reilly's, but that sharp change indirection is pretty terrible for air speed. I did a little hammer work and made it a raised air cleaner instead, a'la cheapo velocity stack. Also I can do some tuning on the carb much easier with the air cleaner installed.



Things not pictured, but I'll get some. I replaced the starter motor with a modern gear reduction unit for a 95 Ram, I upgraded to HEI, I cut the exhaust to recycle the cats (it'll get headers and I've got a couple glasspacks I've had laying around.), I ran a fuel tank in the pickup bed (temporary, till I drop and flush the factory tank), and replaced the radiator and hoses. Upgraded to dual electric fans at the same time. Oh! And per the recommendation of crazzywolfie I ran another line to the alternator for better power.

I'll be honest, I hadn't even really looked at the alternator cable. Jeez! What is that, 10ga stranded? I did an additional run of 10ga solid which made all the difference in the world with the electric fans.

I also did some tuning on the carb, finally. Got it idling pretty well with 19 psi of vacuum. Got the primaries partially tuned, but I've still got more to do. I'm going to have to replace the float bowl on the secondary because the needle and seat is stripped and the fuel level is too high.

She's got a long way to come. I've got one seized up brake caliper to replace, new fluid in the lines, new transmission fluid/filter, gear oil, transfer case oil, another oil change, run my fan switch inside the cab. All in all she's doing pretty good now though. Doing well enough to lay a little rubber on asphalt. Both legs no less, being a factory limited slip truck.

« Last Edit: March 3, 2020, 09:15:40 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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #1 on: April 15, 2018, 07:57:14 am »
    Plans down the road, I wanna keep the truck at stock height. I like where it sits pretty well. Springs might be sagged out, so maybe new springs and see if I wanna lower it back to where it is now. New shocks at the same time of course, and I'm going to do a shackle flip in the rear to eliminate the factory lift block. It also needs a new front driveshaft; the slip yolk is super sloppy.

    I wanna do 16" Cragar V-5 sheel rims with 285/75r16 (33x11.50) Falken Wildpeak AT3Ws mounted. I wish they made a 16x7 in the Cragar, but I'll have to go for a 16x8.



    It need s a tailgate, my neighbor is supposed to be giving me a toolbox, the seat needs new foam and upholstery like mad. Some sound deadening, re-rubber the floors, and a radio is going to be a must. It's gonna get a cam and headers, I'll do some port worm on the heads and have them milled 50-thou, and maybe a ball hone rebuild depending on how the compression checks out warm. I'll want a shift kit in the transmission, too.

    All in all, I'm really just trying to build it into a good, fun, reliable driver. I honestly kinda dig the look. I might add some decals and I'm going to have r to do something where there's Bondo falling out of the bed side, but I'm hoping I can blend it to match the look instead of repainting.
    « Last Edit: April 15, 2018, 08:03:16 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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #2 on: April 23, 2018, 09:48:29 am »
    Replaced the passengers side brake caliper day before yesterday, then she started earning her keep out on our property! She runs pretty fair. I still need to change out the trans fluid and filter. That's next on the list. Also discovered the ball joints are REAL bad, so I'll get some of those on order.

    Her plans might get accelerated a little bit. My daily driver lost oil pressure due to a walked cam bearing. Wiped the cam, too. She got new cam, lifters, and cam bearings and then lost oil pressure again the next day. If it's more trouble than a nicked o-ring or a bad bearing then she's getting side-barred and I'll have to fix the Dodge to drive it. The old Land Rover engine just isn't worth keeping if it's bad off.

    Also have a parts carb on the way from 440power, so I'll get a new float on the secondary and get it tuned up right. I think I need a stiffer accellerator pump spring also.might just shim this one with a couple washers 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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #3 on: April 23, 2018, 10:54:14 am »
    Also just ordered a set of stainless headers for $66 using some PayPal balance I had. Once they're in and installed I'll get some pictures and a sound clip of that, 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 #4 on: April 25, 2018, 03:48:48 am »
    Looking good so far. Are you in the north east?
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    Re: '86 W150 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #5 on: April 25, 2018, 08:50:11 am »
    Thanks! Not quite north; I'm down in the southwestern corner of Virginia, not far from Bristol.
    '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 #6 on: April 26, 2018, 03:47:17 am »
    Funny in the pics it looked like Vermont.
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    Re: '86 W150 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #7 on: April 28, 2018, 07:55:00 pm »
    Never been to Vermont. That's pretty neat though!

    The headers came in. For $66 they look really nice. I mean, they're not perfect, but they're darn good for that price. I look forward to getting them in. They've got sort of a wide mounting flange, so I may not even need to pick up any set screws to plug the heads. We'll see when I get back out to work on 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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #8 on: April 30, 2018, 10:51:21 am »
    Test fit of the driver's side is successful. Looks like I'm going to have to work on the trans kickdown a little because it's in the way, but a little radius in it should fix that right up.

    I don't think they would've cleared with the factory starter, but I'm using a starter from like a 95 Ram which is gear reduction, so no problem.

    '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 #9 on: April 30, 2018, 11:12:31 am »
    There we go. I just sorta kicked it a couple times there where the screwdriver is. Seemed to fix it just right.

    Also, looks like the factory flange will fit right on if you're a cheap skate like me.

    Down side, looks like the studs that came with the headers are metric and the factory bolts won't fit, so I'll have to pick up some standard thread studs and nuts. Still, not complaining for the price.

    Oh, and also I'm gonna have to tap out the top bolt on the starter up to a half inch. PO or somebody stripped the threads out. There's enough to grab a little, but not enough to hold. That's no big. I've got a half inch tap and some bolts laying around.



    '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 #10 on: April 30, 2018, 11:35:18 am »
    Looks like I am also going to have to pick up some grub screws and plug the small ports. The flange is just shy. Maybe I'll just booger some weld into them instead.

    Here's my other ride. This has been my daily driver, but I just replaced cam/lifters/cam bearings because of oil pressure issues, and guess what just returned? Oil pressure issues. At least I got the cam broken in first.

    I've gotta tear back into it soon, but if it's not a simple fix then I'll be getting the Dodge road-worthy and these are the tires that will be going on it. 33x11.50x16s (technically 285/75r16s). Hoping it's just a jammed relief valve or a nicked o-ring. We'll see.

    '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 #11 on: April 30, 2018, 12:39:50 pm »
    Ok, Fastenal didn't have any studs, nor 6mmx1 set screws (which I tapped the head for), nor 5/16" fine thread set screws (which I had a tap for). I ended up getting some 5/16 threaded rod, a 5/16 coarse tap, and some coarse set screws. I'm not whole-ly upset; I always like adding to the tap collection.

    I just remembered I forgot to get any bolts to connect the exhaust. That's ok; I'll grab them next time I go to Lowe's. I could use to double check the length anyway.
    '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 #12 on: May 1, 2018, 10:52:08 am »
    Alternator upgrade! The front bearing on the alternator on my family's 07 Silverado went out. Instead of putting in new bearings, my mom opted to buy a new alternator. Good for me! The core charge was only $11, so I'm gonna keep that sucker and stick a new $4 bearing in it. With a new pulley on the front, that will make me a nice little 145 amp alternator for the Dodge.

    Also got studs cut. Need to file the ends and then I'm ready for header install.



    '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 #13 on: May 1, 2018, 02:26:05 pm »
    Got the starter bolt tapped out to a 1/2-8 thread. Pain in the rear. Had to use the ole "farmers tap wrench" cause I couldn't get a real one in there, and could only get 1/8 of a turn at a time. Got it anyway, all fixed up.

    Also, I was wrong! The flanges on these headers will easily seal the exhaust bypass deal. Thank goodness, cause I was not looking forward to trying to get at those rear two ports.





    '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 #14 on: May 1, 2018, 09:20:04 pm »
    Headers installed! Started it briefly; still got some buttoning up to do. I'm having a little trouble still with one nut even after I bumped the tube in a little. It helped, but there's still some contact happening and I didn't get it tight yet.

    Also had to do a little "adjusting" on the transmission dipstick tube. Hammer and a 2x4 did the trick.

    Next up, I think, is gonna have to be spark plugs wires. A quality cap and rotor after that. I am having a little issue on start up that I need to work on. She was starting up extremely well, but I used her for a good amount of time about a week ago; on and off all day. Today was the first time I've tried to start it since, so maybe it was just from sitting, but I'm not for sure. We'll see tomorrow. Anywho, got a video of it running below.





    https://youtu.be/AlN754-Znb8
    '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 #15 on: May 2, 2018, 02:41:56 pm »
    So..... Turns out you can't get the spark plugs out with these headers installed. Anywho... Guess I'll just leave them till I get the heads milled and then I'll grind out the flanges some while they're off.

    Another thing! Forget to get washers while you were at the store? Pocket change works well in a pinch. Just drill a hole in the middle.



    '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 #16 on: May 2, 2018, 07:50:03 pm »
    I guess I did need spark plugs wires. In all honesty, the ones on there might've actually been on the truck since '86. I broke the one I pulled off earlier trying to get the plug out, so I went down to advance and got a universal Accel set. Got them together and on and DAMN. She fired right off and revved smooth right off the hop.

    These are solid wires, but the only electronics on the truck is the $8 HEI module, so I'm not worried about it. They were the cheapest Advance had ($25 after 25% off), and if we're being honest I really wanted the yellow. That said, why on Earth are the Accel Super Stock wires a different color yellow than the Accel Super Stock coil...

    Up next, reindtall the trans kickdown, some kind of exhaust, trans fluid and filter, radiator could use to be mounted better.

    Then we get into the good stuff like floor pans and re-foaming the seat... Or just pulling one out of the junk yard, dependent on cost.

    Oh, and I guess i should actually flush the fuel tank and run new hard line at some point instead of running out of that jug in the bed with soft line zip tied under the truck, but priorities y'know?

    « Last Edit: May 2, 2018, 08:07:28 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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #17 on: May 5, 2018, 09:04:55 pm »
    My parts carb came in from 440power. I'll be using the secondary float bowl off of it because the needle and seat in mine is stripped out.

    Also debating on sticking these 72 jets in my 650 (it's actually a 670 Street Avenger, but the SA ports are actually the same size as a standard Holley despite being rated higher). I've read these street avenger carbs tend to be jetted pretty lean. Especially once you throw a cam in, which I plan to do on top of milling the heads about 50 thou.

    '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 #18 on: May 7, 2018, 01:18:16 pm »
    Got the carb disassembled and soaking in vinegar. Taking that corrosion off really quick. Honestly, everything in this carb seems to move pretty well. I've got half a mind to get another float to rebuild this one and keep it on the shelf for a future project.

    That said, I have already lost the primary float bowl. We'll see if it turns up I guess...

    '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 #19 on: May 23, 2018, 01:12:00 pm »
    Finally got around to tinkering with the secondary float and sticking those 72 jets in the primaries. Seemed to review happier, but still doesn't like snapping the throttle open. Something to do with the ramp or the squirter string I'm sure. Those the right terms?

    Anyhow, got some more playing to do for sure. If anyone has any tips on the carb I'm all ears.

    '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 #20 on: May 23, 2018, 01:12:38 pm »
    Also, should be reconnecting the trans kickdown and putting some mufflers on this weekend.
    '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 #21 on: May 23, 2018, 09:22:06 pm »
    Alright, decided I didn't want to wait. I welded up something vaguely resembling exhaust this evening. Stock "flanges", cheapo benfs from OReilly, and a couple glasspacks I've had laying in the back yard a few years. They'll just kick right out the sides at the front of the doors. If I decide to get fancy I might out a couple turn downs on them.

    '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 #22 on: May 30, 2018, 03:06:37 pm »
    Finally put the mufflers on. Quietened it down quite a bit, but still not quite quiet. Sounds like dog s*** now, honestly.

    Also think I'm gonna go back to the smaller jet size and play with the accellerator pump ramp. Once I put theufflers on it didn't seem as happy with the bigger jets.

    I need to air up one of the tires, too, so I can get back to using this thing.

    '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 #23 on: May 30, 2018, 03:40:03 pm »
    I take it back. I just put some fresh gas in the tank and took it for a spin. That jet change was perfect. I can actually do WOT pulls now. I couldn't go past 1/2 throttle before.

    Got the idle screws set and she's putting like a kitten. Sounds a little better too. Still not great, but good enough.

    Might have to raise the idle speed some. I'll see next time I drive it if it dies in gear.
    '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 #24 on: May 30, 2018, 03:59:35 pm »
    Forgot to roll the window up, so I went back and did that. While I was at it I popped her in gear to see if it would stay idling. Sounds like it's idling well in gear, so the idle speed might be good.

    While I was at that I also got distracted and sharpies the old farm use tag back in. It had faded completely back to white from being on the truck so long. I colored it in with green since I had it on hand. Now I can take the truck to the gas station when I need.

    '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 #25 on: June 5, 2018, 02:16:29 pm »
    Finally changed the transmission fluid today.... Jeez! I've never seen so much metal. It wasn't flakes; it's full on shavings. You could cut yourself on them.

    Looks like this trans probably isn't long for this world, but I put the new filter and fresh fluid in. I'll run it till she pops and go from there.

    One of the previous owners LOVED silicon, too. There's RTV everywhere. Even the trans pan... Yikes.

    '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 #26 on: June 5, 2018, 10:37:54 pm »
    Got the new fuel pump installed today. I knew everything was going to be dialed when I got in the truck and the time on the radio showed 318



    Started her up and she's running like a top! I ran her for dead nuts on an hour. I finished off the hour at 4:18 on the clock mid burn out. She was doing a sitter in 2nd gear! Not too bad. Pretty pleased with the old girl.

    '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 #27 on: July 24, 2018, 07:31:35 pm »
    Been a while since I've had any updates. In the last week I've gotten a couple little things to report.

    I replaced the needle and seat on the primary float bowl. The o-ring was wrecked. Seems to have stopped the flooding, at least what time I've had the chance to run it. I intend to try to run it down to the trash dump next week. We'll see how that trip goes.

    I also go an absolutely killer deal on a couple of rims. $66 a piece, brand new. 16x8 Mickey Thompson Classic IIIs. They're not what I originally wanted, but the Cragar V5s have been discontinued in the size I want, at least in the correct bolt pattern. I like these Mickey's quite a bit though, maybe more than the Cragars.

    I'm going to see if I can get a couple more at the same price. If not I'll order them at full price. I've already got a set of 33" Falken Wildpeak AT3s to go on them which I think will fit the truck pretty well. Looking forward to getting them fitted. Next up on the truck will probably be electrical and exhaust, assuming it keeps running well. I also need to pick up a toolbox for it. Having everything in the passengers seat isn't really working out.

    '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 #28 on: July 26, 2018, 01:38:07 pm »
    Got the wheels in! They look awesome. I can't wait to get them mounted. It'll be a few days yet. I'm going to be back put of town again until probably Tuesday. Oh well.

    I also got a new tool I've been drooling over. DeWalt XR electric impact. Claims 700 ft lbs in the highest setting. This baby is a nice addition to the collection. It really dwarfs the 1/4 impact.



    '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 #29 on: July 31, 2018, 11:50:51 pm »
    Oh boys, got one of those rims test fitted. Hot diggity dang these are gonna look sweet.

    I ordered a chiepie set of 16x8 D windows for the front for now, also. Eventually they'll make their way into spares (Baja style in the bed?) And I'll get two more of the Mickey's. Till then I'm just watching for deals. The d windows should be in tomorrow and I should be able to get them mounted the following day. Real excited.

    '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 #30 on: August 1, 2018, 04:51:30 pm »
    Got the front wheels in today. They look good. I'm getting them all mounted up tomorrow and installed. Looking forward to seeing the new tires on the truck.

    '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 #31 on: August 1, 2018, 07:29:08 pm »
    Aaaaaand, I just bought a transmission. I found a 4 speed manual with clutch linkage and pedal assembly for $100. The seller claims the trans had no issue when it was pulled. Hopefully that's true; I'm picking it up 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 #32 on: August 3, 2018, 09:42:53 am »
    I got the 33s put on yesterday and also picked up that 4 speed transmission. It seemed to be in. Good working order; just needs a new clutch. No big deal.

    Love the wheels and tires. They totally changed the look of the truck. Once I get the 4 speed installed she'll be just about perfect. The same guy that had the trans also had a good bench seat and two rust free fenders. I told him I'd be back for them when I had the money.







    '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 #33 on: August 7, 2018, 10:58:27 pm »
    Did a couple things today. Fixed the cig lighter so I can charge my phone now, moved the seat back about 3" (have I shown pictures of the inside? I don't have the factory seat), put a crappy plastic toolbox I had in the bed which allowed me to clear out the cab, and put on a tailgate net thing. I'd prefer to have a solid tailgate, but this will do fine considering the price. I also decided to see how flexible the old truck is. Not too bad considering bone stock suspension.

    Also a couple days ago I put a hitch ball on the bumper so I can pull our trailers around the property. Hoping to call tomorrow about some kind of liability insurance so I can take the trash off in it and what knot.

    Should have a clutch tomorrow, as well, so I'll be able to get started on the transmission swap.





    Also, even flexed out those 33s clear really well after i massaged a bit.



    '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 #34 on: August 8, 2018, 05:34:31 pm »
    Finally figured out why the old Dodge didn't have turn signals... Someone just straight up removed the relays. Not sure why,. It stuck new ones in and the signals now work fine. Also replaced one of the bulbs. The signal filament was burned through.

    Also, here's the picture of the interior. The seat is out of the back of an 04 Land Rover Discovery. I have LR seats in everything I own, other than the mustang. I've got the front seats out of the same LR in my Chevy and, of course, the seats in my land rover are stock. The seats in the Chevy and Dodge are out of a truck that I parted out. Love 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 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #35 on: August 9, 2018, 08:35:48 pm »
    Pulled with the Dodge for the first time today. Not a huge load. Maybe 2000 lbs, just around the property. Had a little fright though. Was backing down the hill towards a lumber pile to unload, pressed the brakes, and they went to the floor. Brake line busted. I was rolling back and was about 4' from a tree. Slammed it in drive and pushed the go pedal to the floor. Spun up some grass pretty good, but stopped no more than 6' from the tree, and did tip back the boom pole for the tractor.

    Here's where she sat after I pulled her back forward (below). I grabbed a pair of vice grips and clamped that hose off. Went on RockAuto and ordered some new front brake hoses. There's a wholesaler closeout right now. Got them for $6/each, and a new set of rear brake shoes for $7. Need to rebuild the rear brakes, too.

    Oh, and the clutch as well as the last ball joint came in today. Should be getting those swapped soon.

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

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

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    Re: '86 W150 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #36 on: August 15, 2018, 10:42:08 pm »
    Worked on the truck for a long time today. Started out I was just gonna out on brake hoses, but y'all know how that goes... Jacked the truck up and got sketched out by the wheel play, so I decided to tackle passengers side ball joints at the same time.

    Before I get to that though, I did the brake hoses. Well, I started to. Rock Auto sent me completely the wrong hose. I made it work cause I had it, but it wasn't optimal. And of course, neither brake line survived the hose removal. I had to go get a couple pieces of line and bend up new ones to the center block. Came out well enough for my first time bending lines.

    Then I started tackling the ball joints. Jeez they're a PITA. I fought those dick heads for 5 hours, with the use of acetylene. I'm not going to do the driver's sad. It's not terrible yet and I'm not going through the trouble. It's still not back together. I only just got the new joints pressed into the knuckle. Tomorrow I'm putting it all back together. Then she gets her first road test.

    I did get a liability policy on the truck today. More than I wanted to pay at $43/month, but I guess that's what I get for being 22.

    Finally I got in the harnesses for my radio today. It's just an old Sony my dad had in a Jeep 15+ years ago, but it was a pretty decent radio at the time and I have fond memories. I got the harness all made up and I'll smack it in tomorrow.

    If the shake down/run to town goes well tomorrow then on Monday I'm going to have some form of exhaust put on the truck and I plan to go off roading with my girlfriend, a buddy I made a while back, and his girlfriend.

    After all that, I'm hoping to hop on the trans swap pretty soon. I've got all the parts. Just need to find the time to swap them.





    '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 #37 on: August 16, 2018, 05:20:29 pm »
    Whoo! Successfully completed her first trip to town today. A little over 20 miles round trip to the land fill and back, towing no less. Obviously that also means I got the ball joints installed and all that back together. What a PITA. Luckily I think the other side is fine for now.

    Also got the radio installed and a fire extinguisher mounted, before the trip to town of course.

    I intend to get it registered and tagged tomorrow and theoretically exhaust on Monday. I'll also get an inspection sticker mo day or Tuesday. She should pass, as long as they don't test my wipers.



    '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 #38 on: August 17, 2018, 06:32:15 pm »
    Got the truck registered and tagged today. Nice to get that out of the way. The farm use tag on the back had to be torched off cause the bolts we're rusted to their nuts. Guess I could've ground them or something, but I'll be darned if I just don't just enjoy using the torch. Also used the torch to heat and bend a 1/2 box wrench so I could actually adjust the timing. She's a little hard starting now, but is running like a top. That cured, I believe, the last of my running issues. I do believe the timing chain is stretched. Guess thateans it needs a new cam at the same time. Oh well, so sad /s.





    '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 #39 on: August 22, 2018, 11:34:08 pm »
    So a frickin tree fell on my truck today not 15 minutes after I parked it. Awesome.

    Luckily it was just the bed, but this was the top of a 60; tree. It fell every bit of 40'. Smashed the bed in pretty good, and then somehow half 9f the part that landed on the truck rolled underneath. There's probably another 5 or 10' of the tree on up the hill.

    Incredible. At least it didn't hit the cab. The bed needs replacing anyway, but the cab isn't too bad off.

    In other news, the same guy I bought the manual trans off of agreed to trade the matching Dana 44 and 8.25 out of his parts truck for my 904 3 speed. I don't know the ratio, but at that kind of deal I'm jot complaining. He also said I could have the floor pan out of the cab which was in way better shape than mine.





    '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 #40 on: August 23, 2018, 10:15:01 am »
    I took the tractor and a 4 pb hammer to the bed. It's not perfect, but considering the tools used and the damage, I think it's not too bad. Before and after below.



    '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 #41 on: August 29, 2018, 07:46:45 am »
     Got the trans dropped out yesterday. It way my first time dropping a transmission. Took me probably 4 or 4.5 hours. Planning on putting the new one back in today and tomorrow if required.

    '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 #42 on: August 29, 2018, 08:46:55 am »
    Rock on Dude!

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    Re: '86 W150 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #43 on: August 30, 2018, 09:22:43 pm »
    Nice truck!  Im doing an 85 ATM.  You happen to have a link to the headers you picked up?  I had a set from Summit, but the set you have actually seem to be a better fit.  Also what are you planning for pipes, seems for me, the gas tank is right there under the driver side door running long wise. 

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    Re: '86 W150 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #44 on: August 31, 2018, 04:05:55 pm »
    Thanks guys!

    Sure do. Here you go, mazz.

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F190691294428

    As for pipes, I intend to more or less follow the factory route, but with 2.5" pipe. Driver's bank under the transmission, then back into a y, and 3" single back. I might be able to go straight back over the trans crossmembers before I cross over, but I'm not positive until I fully get the trans back in. Once I do I'll follow up.

    I will say, if you've got an auto you can still use the headers. As you saw above you've gotta put a little bend in the kickdown. One other thing, you'll need to hammer over the pinch weld on the fire wall. The kickdown will hit it if you don't and limit your pedal travel. You'll still get enough to be drivable, but you'll be limited to probably half throttle. Once the pinch weld is hammered flat you should be fine. Also, you'll need to get some 5/16 fine thread rod and some nuts to make your own studs. The ones that come with the kit are for Magnum heads and they're too big. No big deal there though.

    Speaking of the trans, Ive been fighting it. I got the clutch in, bell housing on, pedal assembly swapped, hole in the floor cut. Then there was actually putting the trans in place. Good land what a beast. Cast iron body makes they SOB heavy, especially without a trans jack. Just been using a couple floor Jack's. I fought it for probably 4 hours before I finally got the input shaft to seat into the pilot bearing, but I got it. I got the bolts fingered in but still need to get a 13/16 box wrench to tighten them down. Them I can get the transfer case and everything mounted and finish hooking up the linkages. I can't wait. I miss driving stick a lot ever since I stretched a rod in my mustang. The old dodge might start racking up some miles.

    Side note, I just started a machining certification, so chances are those heads are gonna get milled about 50 thou whenever I get a cam for it. Planning toachine out a nice copper center cap for the shifter knob, too, since the center cap is missing.

    '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 #45 on: August 31, 2018, 04:40:18 pm »
    Persistence pays off!
    Good job!
    Keep making it better.
    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 #46 on: August 31, 2018, 09:36:18 pm »
    Thanks Kurt! Just read your signature. Your truck sounds like a beast.
    '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 #47 on: August 31, 2018, 10:38:51 pm »
    Thanks Kurt! Just read your signature. Your truck sounds like a beast.
    It's been a love, love, annoying, like, love relationship for coming up on 45 years this December.
    See... persistence pays off.  ;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

    Offline Alex_M

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    Re: '86 W150 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #48 on: September 1, 2018, 09:12:34 am »
    I'm reading through your projects thread right now. Bought that new at 19? That's really awesome. My current vehicle lineup I fully intend to be with me a long time.

    At 16, I got a 2001 Mustang GT. Convertible, 5 speed, 4.6 V8, 4.10 gears, frame reinforcement. She'd chirp the tires into 4th if I hit it just right. At 186k she stretched a rod. I still need to pull the engine and rebuild it. The whole car needs a lot of TL .

    At 17 I got a 2003 Land Rover Discovery. I can't even begin to list all the mods. Engine is toast in it, too, now. 156k miles. She's gonna get a 4.8 LS and a T56 manual. I'm planning to start that in the relatively near future and in theory it will return to daily driver duty.

    At... 20, I think, my dad gave me his 2007 Chevy Silverado. It's my current DD. It had 96k miles and now has 126k or so. Leveling kit, rear is custom (yours truly), LS3 cam. A couple other small things.

    Then at 22 I got the Dodge.

    I love the whole lot. The Dodge is my first time doing good into carbs and distributors so it's been a learning experience. I'm really enjoying it though. It's really easy once you figure it out, and parts are soooo cheap. Having a blast with it.

    I can't wait to finish reading through your thread. It's long; I'm hardly thru the first page. I love the glimpse into the past with all the pictures.
    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

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

    Offline KurtfromLaQuinta

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    Re: '86 W150 - The Blue Two-Legger
    « Reply #49 on: September 2, 2018, 12:38:32 am »


    At 16,

    At 17
    At... 20,
    Then at 22 I got the Dodge.


    Hey! They say you get wiser with age.  ;D
    Good for you doing your own work.
    I've found doing something once... messing it up... doing it the second time... fixing it right- is the way to learn it!

    Yeah. I have a bunch of history with my truck.
    In the end overall- it's been fun.
    And there's always more horsepower!  ;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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