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Re: '88 D150 - The Ghost (subject to change) - Daily Driver Build
« Reply #50 on: May 22, 2020, 08:44:34 am »
When I get it out I'll double check. I've been told the 2.46 ring gear had 44 teeth, so I can just count those.
'86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318, NP435 swapped, 33" tires on 16" MT rims, stock springs (for now). Engine: Massively ported 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, .454 [email protected]* cam, Magnum engine shorty headers.

'88 D150 - Single can short box, 302 heads port matched to 360 iron intake, stock roller cam, 727 trans (for now).

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    Re: '88 D150 - The Ghost (subject to change) - Daily Driver Build
    « Reply #51 on: May 22, 2020, 09:40:12 am »
    With the 8&3/8 rear axle, 2.45 was indeed available, along with 2.71, 2.94, 3.21, and 3.55.
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    Re: '88 D150 - The Ghost (subject to change) - Daily Driver Build
    « Reply #52 on: May 25, 2020, 09:54:53 am »
    Made a little more progress the last couple days. Was hoping to get exhaust on it today as well, by not going to happen due to unexpected family plans.

    Anywho, here's the progress. Got the quadrajet and dropped it on. Ran into a small needle and seat issue, but that's now sorted out. Now appear to be having an accelerator pump issue, but I'll get that sorted in short order. Other than that it's great!



    I got a couple relays wired in. One is for the ignition, the other is for the electric fan when I get it in with the new radiator.



    Got the fuel tank swapped with the one out of the '83. Was super glad when I got the filler neck out. The original neck was full of rust. The neck out of the '83 was clean. I wire brushed everything and used some cold galvanizing spray, including on the frame where they commonly rot out.







    I also blacked out behind the grill and headlights, and swapped the one headlight I had. Need to get one more. Looks way better blacked out. I do this to all my vehicles.

    Before



    After





    And finally, I need to figure out how to cram a double din radio in the dash. I'm hoping there's enough room where the "message center" and AC controls are, and that I can move the AC controls down to the original radio position.

    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318, NP435 swapped, 33" tires on 16" MT rims, stock springs (for now). Engine: Massively ported 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, .454 [email protected]* cam, Magnum engine shorty headers.

    '88 D150 - Single can short box, 302 heads port matched to 360 iron intake, stock roller cam, 727 trans (for now).

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    Re: '88 D150 - The Ghost (subject to change) - Daily Driver Build
    « Reply #53 on: May 26, 2020, 09:39:11 pm »
    Today I had to replace the accelerator pump seal on the quad. It got hacked a little and wasn't squirting. Put a new one in and all good there. I got a radiator on order which will be in tomorrow. I got another Chev radiator like is in Lazarus. Wasn't my first choice, but it's saving me $50 on the price of the rad, so I'm fine with it. It's actually a pretty good fit in Laz so it should be the same in this one.

    I also got the driver's side exhaust "finished". This is the temporary setup. Way too loud for a daily driver, but it'll be fine for the time being. Maybe I'll at least switch to a perforated core instead of the louvered core. Really should probably go for turbo mufflers, honestly. We'll see.



    Here's a quick sound clip. Still nothing on the passengers side, just dumped from the manifold. Tomorrow maybe.

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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_EBvXpjudf8
    « Last Edit: May 26, 2020, 09:48:00 pm by Alex_M »
    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318, NP435 swapped, 33" tires on 16" MT rims, stock springs (for now). Engine: Massively ported 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, .454 [email protected]* cam, Magnum engine shorty headers.

    '88 D150 - Single can short box, 302 heads port matched to 360 iron intake, stock roller cam, 727 trans (for now).

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    Re: '88 D150 - The Ghost (subject to change) - Daily Driver Build
    « Reply #54 on: Yesterday at 08:05:01 pm »
    Could I have finished the exhaust this evening? Probably. Did I? Most certainly not.

    Instead I picked up the radiator. This is a Chev unit. Got nearly the same one on Lazarus. Bigger core and some $40 cheaper. Also learned that one of these bacon pans I picked up from work is going to make a GREAT fan shroud. Wonderful.





    Then I tried my hand at mounting tires for the first time. Not too bad! Used lots of lube and she slid right on. Had to dig out some Schrader valves for the rims; didn't have any in the valve stems. Luckily there were a bunch among some tools in a big toolbox I tradedan old trans for. Had to make a Schrader valve tool. I had lost the last one I made.





    I got them mounted up, I just couldn't wait. They'll all have to come back off when I do the front brakes and replace the rear end. Had to see them. Gives a man motivation. I've got to say, they're everything I hoped for. They look great.





    And finally, I got out the old gas axe and yanked the rear end out from under that frame. I'll get that swapped another day after I swap over the 5x5.5 axles and drums from the other axle. Do I wire wheel and spray the rear end? I know I should. Maybe I will. To be determined.

    '86 W150 "Lazarus" - Single cab long box - 318, NP435 swapped, 33" tires on 16" MT rims, stock springs (for now). Engine: Massively ported 302 heads milled .050, Edelbrock intake, Holley 600, .454 [email protected]* cam, Magnum engine shorty headers.

    '88 D150 - Single can short box, 302 heads port matched to 360 iron intake, stock roller cam, 727 trans (for now).

     

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