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Offline Redwings99

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86' D 150 Rebuild
« on: November 6, 2020, 04:26:55 pm »
Hey everybody new to the forum, just wanting to put out a little bit of the effort that I've been doing to rebuild a barnfind 86 dodge d150 adventure series from South Cackalacki.

   Found the craigslist ad for 1000 obo, talked the owner out of 300 due to the fact that the motor was not an original dodge motor, it came with a 350cbi engine, (supposively) and a 700r4 (supposively) with no efforts to "drive it around the country with no problems other than add fuel...."

  After the truck gets hauled to my shop in Tampa, FL, American Automotive, Inspection time begins....

  After a few hours of tinkering, we find a solid body, solid frame, minimal rust pockets under the seatbelt bolt pockets, and excruciating wiring problems... a few headaches, but nothing that time, labor, and some pocket change can not fix.

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    Re: 86' D 150 Rebuild
    « Reply #1 on: November 6, 2020, 04:55:03 pm »
    Good score!

    Folks pay good money for 350TBI's (roller block) and TH700's.

    Interesting wheels.... if there are GM rally steelies, they're 5x5" pattern, so I wonder how they made them fit...

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    Re: 86' D 150 Rebuild
    « Reply #2 on: November 6, 2020, 06:14:02 pm »
    Hey U2slow, thanks for the comment !  8)

       Yeah.. as i said "supposively" once the block and tranny were taken out, the truth was revealed... The block date stamp showed it to be a SBC 305 from the mid 80s, with house hold wiring holding it together... The transmission, not the 700r4 5 speeed with overdrive that the sender had promised.. :-X it was a 3 speed Turbo hydromatic 350.. which I'm not ashamed of either of them!

        I've dismantled the motor to bare block within a week thanks to a few buddies DOMINIC & TRAVIS for lending some specialty tools, knowledge, and a hand with the wrenching...  :D

       The wheels, I'd need to look at the MFG center caps on them.. Since the purchase We've had a few old school cars get in to the shop and I switched out the tires for a "newer" set. The original DOT dates were from the 18th week of 2004 (1814) the replacements from 4816.   

     Photos of motor pull, the tires swapped, and the "TO BE" wheels (haha photoshop is not my expertise.  ::) )
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    Re: 86' D 150 Rebuild
    « Reply #3 on: November 6, 2020, 11:23:52 pm »
    Are you putting that Shivette back in there?
    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' D 150 Rebuild
    « Reply #4 on: November 7, 2020, 03:30:28 pm »
    Yes KurtfromLaquinta, the 305 went to our local machine shop to be hot tanked, drilled, honed, bored, and rebuilt into the 318ci that dodge originally provided. Not on the hunt for original parts, this trucks been a project of mine on paper for a while, and its time I get it done.

    The pictures below, after disassembling the motor to the block, 3 out of the 8 pistons were cracked on the caps.
    so much for "driving it around country" cam was in decent shape, ended out having that machined into similar dimensions of a speedwaymotors.com speedway 305 hydraulic roller cam. Carburetor was a winchester... never heard of them besides the firearm MFG. ? mechanical fuel pump is being converted to electronic fuel pump, remaining carbureted, ANY OPTIONS ??

    The 2nd photo is the home made electrolysis project that my friends and I put the entire motor through before bringing it to the machine shop... It made a heck of a difference, you could tell the iron was really gone through with 12 hour shifts for each individual head and block inside of the tank before going through pressure washing and the parts washer before seeing the machine shop.

    final photo of this set is the hackjob of a weld for the motor mounts to put this motor in.. angle grinding those within the near future. There are thousands of options for motor mounts on the WWW anybody have any opinions on which are going to have replaceable bushings? good neoprene? lasting ? etc.



     
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    Re: 86' D 150 Rebuild
    « Reply #5 on: November 7, 2020, 03:46:06 pm »
    As torn up as that mount is, I question the positioning. Maybe double check that.

    A quick gooling turned up these multi-piece mounts with a poly insert:
    https://www.holley.com/products/engine_swap_parts/mounts_and_crossmembers/engine_mounts/parts/71221004HKR
    DD: 90 D250 6BT|5spd|D60/3.54/Lockright
    Tow/haul: 93 W250 Club 6BTA|5spd|D60/80/3.54/Lockright|4" lift|35's|HX35|5x.012s|4" pipe
    Projects: '84 D250 Ramcharger (cummins); '90 W250 Ramcharger (360TBI)
    Hers: 2005 Jeep Liberty V6|6spd|3.73/Trac-lok |3" lift, 245/75R16E Nokians

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    Re: 86' D 150 Rebuild
    « Reply #6 on: November 11, 2020, 01:34:55 pm »
    That's what I was thinking, after shop doors go down I was planning on using a plastic test block to relevel out the engine/trans, rear pinion angle, and then locate the positioning points of the new motor mounts.


     Thank you for the option of the Holley motor mounts.  If I'm understanding the previous owners intention was that he was trying to build a 4x4 chassis out of this thing and wanted the motor sitting lower for axle clearance or shaft inference, and thats the reason the mounts are on some type of metal slab gimmick...

    either way once this storm clears out and our doors go out there it is time to get back to wrenching and bringing my baby to life !

    Other news, ordered my 4 link for my rear notch/air ride set up today. 

    After all of the leveling and installing of the mounts are done is when I plan to go into the suspension design, which is already created on SOLIDWORKS, just need to implement/weld/test and then run electrical.
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    Re: 86' D 150 Rebuild
    « Reply #7 on: November 12, 2020, 08:15:21 pm »
    Good score!

    Folks pay good money for 350TBI's (roller block) and TH700's.

    Interesting wheels.... if there are GM rally steelies, they're 5x5" pattern, so I wonder how they made them fit...



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    Re: 86' D 150 Rebuild
    « Reply #8 on: November 12, 2020, 08:37:20 pm »
    rims
    put your truck info HERE
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    Re: 86' D 150 Rebuild
    « Reply #9 on: November 16, 2020, 07:58:44 pm »
    @ DODGEBOYS Truck Yeah! I didn't believe they were Chevrolet wheels... there wasn't any emblems, logos, stamps that say they were made in anothers'' factory.  The snap ring covers on the wheels, the way they mount is more secure than taking late modeled vehicles covers off, but they are difficult to find replacement parts for. THANKS! on the diagram to call a dealer if there is any parts available for these. Keeping these babies as memorabilia!

     Not sure how to move the thread if necessary I do not mind if it goes into that Mopar category ? Just don't want to rewrite what has already been posted.

    Also, Thank you! This project means a lot to me, years and years of blue printing, drawing, collecting magazines, attending shows, and drooling over others just burnt inside until I knew it was time to jump into the fire! What a feeling ! I know this is a year or two out from getting finished, but its worth the progress.

    Now that the engine is out, and progress is being made on that category, I'm going through the transmissions planetary gears, friction plates, etc. and am in the process of finding out what needs to be replaced. ALSO (sneaking in a manual Manifold shift valve) which brings me to cutting a hole in the floor, and other body work.

    I want to keep as many original body panels as possible. (front glass was cracked by allowing a new guy from the shop that assisted me in removing the dash) had the fenders, bed, the hood sandblasted, cab is going to the shop within the next few weeks.

    photos attached. Parts list is going to be expanding with a little OT these past few weeks.

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