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Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
« Reply #300 on: July 20, 2020, 10:06:32 pm »
Haha, no kidding. Yep, heat also. Tube says it's operating temp is 0*F-290*F
'86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

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

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #301 on: August 2, 2020, 12:54:13 am »
    Updates! First, the tach has moved to the instrument cluster! Took quite a bit of work, but I'm pretty pleased with the end result. It took probably four hours of cutting, trimming, gluing, paint, etc to get it in. Super nice to have it out of the way of my leg. I'm planning to also move the oil pressure and coolant temp in place of the factory oil gauge.







    Second! Headers went on, finally. My welder sh*t the bed half way thru this job, so I had to get this. It did get a bit of paint at least.





    I had intended to get the Vulcan Omnipro 220, but all four Harbor Freights within a 2 hour radius were out of stock. Luckily the nearest had this one as an open box special for $75. I ordered the multi-process Omnipro as well, but this one is a good backup/light travel welder. Got the truck done and got me to work at the very least.

    The headers themselves were a pain. First, here's the exhaust gaskets showing how had the leak was with the old set.



    The brake booster, starter motor, oil filter, and drivers side motor mount all had to come out. Once they were all in I came to realize that two of the bolts per side could not be installed without some massaging, but the headers were already in so I'll run it without for the time being. The truck is still way quieter than before.



    I also got the OE air cleaner of the '88 put on, and I'll get it run into a fender or something before too long.

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

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

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #302 on: August 8, 2020, 05:28:57 pm »
    Went wheeling with my buddy yesterday, we and our ladies had a heck of a time. I got to try out my winch which I got mounted up day before yesterday. We both took turns getting stuck. The hole you see me in in the second picture, while it wasn't that deep, I got wedged between some pretty sizable rocks under the water. I could move a couple feet back and forth but couldn't get the momentum to hop over them. He just sunk straight into mud. In the first picture I didn't realize I was still in 2wd. The to transfer case linkage must be misadjusted, it wouldn't let me in 4Hi.

    Outside of those couple incidents it was an uneventful day. We did in the ballpark of 25 miles off road and had a wonderful time. I'll sprinkle some pictures and video below.

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    « Last Edit: August 8, 2020, 06:55:41 pm by Alex_M »
    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

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

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #303 on: August 11, 2020, 06:43:09 pm »
    Since the wheeling trip a few days ago my throw out bearing has been making some noise. I decided if the trans was going to have to come out, I wanted to put one back in that was less worn out, and lucky me I had just run across a 3/4 ton with a 4 speed for a good deal. Looks like Laz is getting some upgrades! The 3/4 ton axles have 16" wheels already, so my tires will swap over when I swap the axles.

    The other truck is in pretty rough shape so initially I was thinking I would just end up taking what's good and scrapping the rest, but now I've got another consideration. See, I'm picking up this '76 Dodge Aspen this weekend as well. It's got a slant 6/904 in it. Long term plans are a turbo 318/727 swap. I'm thinking maybe when that happens I'll take the slant and 904, take the tail housing from a Jeep 904 to matenit to the np208, and throw it in this chassis. Flat bed it, throw some sheet metal in the cab floor, chick the d44/9.25 from Laz under it, and keep it for a loaner truck/farm beater/trail rig for my old man to go off roading with us.

    Oh! And it's allegedly got a Jasper 318 in it with "not that many miles" on it. If it tests out good then I'll plan to drop that motor in the white truck for a while till the 346 is done for it.





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

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

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #304 on: August 14, 2020, 07:22:28 am »
    Nice to see you get out.
    I've been having an extreme craving to go again.
    It's just so difficult because it isn't easy to access areas like it used to be. Plus all my friends gave up because of all the land closures around here. And working a lot on my son's '41 Power Wagon has taken up most of my spare time. But were getting close on that project, so I'll have someone who wants to go out again.
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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #305 on: August 16, 2020, 02:38:16 pm »
    It was super nice to get out. We're already talking about going again, and hopefully going somewhere a little more technical. We're gonna have to travel a fair distance for anything else I think.

    Those early power wagons are super cool. I had a buddy who helped build one a while back for a customer. Cummins swapped, beefy axles, don't know.a while lot else about it. They're cool though. Hope you all get to get out soon, kurt!
    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

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

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #306 on: August 18, 2020, 09:11:30 am »
    I liked mud back in my younger days, but now that Im older i get tired of draining diffs, repacking wheel bearings, and rebuilding engines for 5 minutes of fun.  I stick to rocks and technical trails now and thats just in the jeeps.  Mostly the GF and I take the four wheeler....no need to worry about driving it home.
    1985 W250, 318, 435, 208, 44/60
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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #307 on: August 19, 2020, 12:31:23 pm »
    I wish we had rocks and technical trails in our area. We've got to drive 4+ hours to get anything like that. Certainly is my preference as well.
    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

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

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #308 on: August 27, 2020, 10:31:28 pm »
    Picked up the 3/4 ton today. Lost universal in the Silverado on the way, luckily we were only about 13 miles out and the guy about the truck off of was gracious enough to bring us parts and tools. Super friendly guy. Got the truck loaded and began home. Looking forward to tearing into this truck, and getting it apart. Sidebar, the Aspen is running and I have driven it to work few days. Nice driving little car, can't wait to get the turbo 318 built for it.

    I think the truck is a little bit of a Johnny Cash Cadillac model. 79, 80, 81, 82, 83 model, a real motley crew of parts. The body is rough, but the frame is in pretty decent shape. The grill is perfect. Tempted to throw that grill on Lazarus, what do you all think?I'm looking forward to digging into it and seeing the condition of the rest of mechanical parts. If all goes as planned I will probably use this 318 in the white truck at least temporarily.

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

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

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #309 on: August 28, 2020, 12:37:23 am »
    headlamp "pots" will not be in correct place in the radiator support .
    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
    « Reply #310 on: August 28, 2020, 07:55:08 am »
    Not a worry, I can swap that too. Even the whole core support if necessary.
    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

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

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #311 on: August 28, 2020, 08:04:48 am »
    yes you will find that each headlamp has a locating dimple in the core support where its support structure , called a headlamp pot , rests .
    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 - Lazarus
    « Reply #312 on: August 28, 2020, 11:43:40 pm »
    Yeah I'd replace the radiator core support and valance at a minimum.  Nothing major but hood won't close IIRC -   I always forget what the 79 hood latch (and 80) are like but seems to me they are all the same from 72-80.  I'm sure we'll see someone clarify it if I'm off. 

    If I'm right you may want to include the old birdbath hood and cowl if you want the 79 quadlight grill.  Heck, while you're at it go with old style fenders, doors, bed, and tailgate.  The old body lines were the best.   :) :) :)
    79 W150 For Sale

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #313 on: August 29, 2020, 05:27:53 am »
    Love the old body lines, but unfortunately this one is rotted so I'll be keeping most of the '80s parts. The hood is even in decent shape, but it's an 80s model hood... No bird bath! Looks to me that all I should need are the grill itself and core support. I might have to get a little creative with the core support. This one does have some rot. Maybe I can just cut the buckets out and zap them into mine? 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 - Lazarus
    « Reply #314 on: August 29, 2020, 02:53:53 pm »
    I've ordered up a bunch of new brake parts and some 5th wheel rails to go in the bed, so we're hopefully running along quickly with the 3/4 ton swap and install on the trailering components. I've got to get the bed swapped before the 5th wheel can go in which also entails a fair amount of fuel system re-working and suspension work while the bed is off. In addition the bumper hitch still needs some reinforcement before I'm comfortable with using it for much and I also still need to get a 7 pin plug and wire up my brake controller. Lots to do and little time to do it in!
    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

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

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #315 on: August 29, 2020, 09:45:33 pm »
    Right, sorry, 79-80 didn't have the birdbath hood.  You don't get the joy of opening the hood on a rainy day and have 5 gallons of water hit your distributor, exhaust manifold, voltage regulator, coil, etc.
    79 W150 For Sale

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    92 W250 Gasser
    80 W150
    79 D100
    76 Ramcharger/1979 W250 frame - Cummins
    72W100 on 85RC Frame

    RETIRED:74 W100*03 2500 Cummins*01 2500 Cummins dually*98 1500 315k mi*98 1500*95 2500 V10to12V swap*92 W250 Cummins*91.5 W250 Cummins*85 W150*81 Trailduster*78 D150/RC Frame*77 Trailduster*74 W100*72 W100

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #316 on: August 29, 2020, 10:35:14 pm »
    Right, sorry, 79-80 didn't have the birdbath hood.  You don't get the joy of opening the hood on a rainy day and have 5 gallons of water hit your distributor, exhaust manifold, voltage regulator, coil, etc.
    Put a 440 in it.  ;D
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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #317 on: September 1, 2020, 05:00:51 pm »
    Put a 440 in it.  ;D

    The best answer for any problem, Kurt!
    79 W150 For Sale

    PROJECTS:
    92 W250 Extended Cab Cummins
    92 W250 Gasser
    80 W150
    79 D100
    76 Ramcharger/1979 W250 frame - Cummins
    72W100 on 85RC Frame

    RETIRED:74 W100*03 2500 Cummins*01 2500 Cummins dually*98 1500 315k mi*98 1500*95 2500 V10to12V swap*92 W250 Cummins*91.5 W250 Cummins*85 W150*81 Trailduster*78 D150/RC Frame*77 Trailduster*74 W100*72 W100

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #318 on: September 1, 2020, 10:40:52 pm »
    The best answer for any problem, Kurt!
    It seems to be.  ;D
    I'm with you on the small block distributor on the back of the block. My truck originally came with a 360 in it. I re- did 2 more 360's after that before I went Big. So, I've dumped my fair share of liquid on my distributor.   Once you've gone Big... there's no sense going back.
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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #319 on: September 2, 2020, 01:27:27 am »
    small block ford ?
    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 - Lazarus
    « Reply #320 on: September 2, 2020, 07:46:06 am »
    Maybe one day I'll get to go that route, Kurt. A big block would be the cherry on top for the top. They're getting terrible to find. In two years I think I've only ever seen one for sale in my area.
    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318ci, NP435 swapped, 33" tires, mid-3/4 ton swap. Engine: big ported out 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, Roller Cam, long tube headers.

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

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #321 on: September 2, 2020, 03:41:59 pm »
    na , motor homes .... my sorta B in law has a bunch of them (440's) ...
    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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    « Reply #322 on: September 2, 2020, 10:08:15 pm »
    na , motor homes .... my sorta B in law has a bunch of them (440's) ...
    They're smoggers... but it doesn't take much to make them performers.
    500 c.i.- Scat Crank, Scat Rods, Indy Aluminum heads, Comp XR280HR Cam, Six-Pack, Milodon 8 qt. Pan, 727  (reverse-manual, low band apply, 5 clutch disc, 3 qt. xtra. pan), N.P. 205, Ford 9" rear axle (4:11, 31 spline axles, Detroit Locker, converted/ disc brakes). Dana 44 front (converted/ disc, 4:10, Tru-Trac limited slip). Hydra Boost Brake Booster, Gear Vendors OD. 600+ ft. lbs. of torque

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #323 on: September 4, 2020, 07:28:40 am »
    Got the Dana 60 cleaned up and ready to go in yesterday. New wheel cylinders, new park brake cables, packed the wheel bearings, and white wheeled the whole thing before hitting it with rust converter and paint. Today I'll be changing up the spring pack a little, most likely wire wheeling and painting all that, and throwing the rear end in. Hopefully the wheels will also get the wire wheel and paint treatment.

    I also out the Aspen to use helping me drag the rear end 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 - Lazarus
    « Reply #324 on: September 5, 2020, 11:34:30 am »
    The rear end is in! Made some changes to the leaf pack. I took the 3/4 ton top overload spring which had a ton of arch and stuck it in the middle of the spring pack, and I traded out the bottom overload spring for a much beefier Chevy one. I discovered this Dana 60 is a factory limited slip (score!) With 3.55 gears. Not the 4.10s I was hoping for, but that's fine. She'll be happier on the highway.

    Discount tire refused to mount the tires due to the rim width, so I'll have to hunt for a mom and pop to mount them on Monday. Front end is going to be out on hold till after Wednesday. I've got to get the 5th wheel rails in the bed (really wanted to swap the bed first, but alas) so we can go pick up hay on Wednesday.

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

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

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #325 on: September 8, 2020, 09:38:51 am »
    Ive been mounting my own tires for years because of that.
    1985 W250, 318, 435, 208, 44/60
    1991 W350, 360, 435, 205, 60/70
    1991 D250, 360, 518, 60

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #326 on: September 13, 2020, 11:04:37 pm »
    All right, got a few updates! First, rear tires are mounted. I picked up a set of 16x7s for $45. Honestly I think that was the right call. They're the perfect width for the tire; I think the 16x6s would've looked odd.

    Second, the bed is on! The rust holes and the massive tree dent are gone. I cleaned up the top of the frame a little while I was at it since it will hopefully be a long long time before I have access to it again. Even with the mismatched paint I think it looks way better already. I've left the bedliner out for the time being. I'm going to wire wheel the bed and paint it with a nice thick cost of rust-oleum oil paint before I throw the liner back in.

    Lastly, I may have lined up a 360 Magnum to go in the truck. Yet another motor. I'm going to take my time a little on this one, making sure it's right. I'm hoping the bottom end is ok and won't need machined, but if it does I'm prepared. I plan to use the 318 roller cam which should, with the 1.6 magnum rockers, maintain short duration but give I'm the ballpark of .480 lift. Mild port job for the heads as well. I think it will be a very good towing setup, and it will return my ability to run 87 octane. The 10.5:1 318 will get a big cam and get moved to the Aspen.

    I hope to be ordering paint in the next couple months, though I doubt it will get any paint until spring. I don't have anywhere to spray it until the weather gets warm again and there is still plenty of body work to do prior to paint. I doubt I'll get to it before the weather gets cold. I've still got to get the white truck and the mustang both running again first, and complete the 3/4 ton swap on Laz.

    As always, more to come!









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

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

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    Re: '86 W150 - Lazarus
    « Reply #327 on: September 17, 2020, 07:40:42 pm »
    In the past couple days I've finally got a real fuel system in the thing. New hard line all the way back and I swapped out the tank with another that was clean. Glad to finally be away from the boat tank, after two years.

    I also wire wheeled the inside of the bed and painted it with some rust-oleum oil based paint. Just brushed it on thick, especially in the seams. I put the headliner back in after that and I found a marking on it from 5/86, so it must've been installed when the truck was brand new. Neat!

    In the next couple days I should have the 5th wheel in and ready to rock. Then I'm back to the other vehicles for a few days till the wife has something decent to ride. Once she's sorted I'll move my focus back to swapping the front 3/4 ton axle and getting the suspension sorted.





    '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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