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Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
« Reply #100 on: March 7, 2020, 09:49:31 am »
Wiggle, gently pry, cut a little deeper here and there...

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC FLOORBOARD CLEANUP/REPAIR
    « Reply #101 on: March 7, 2020, 09:52:00 am »
    And out. 

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC FLOORBOARD CLEANUP/REPAIR
    « Reply #102 on: March 7, 2020, 05:37:18 pm »
    Back end of the seat support was cut away, probably battered when u-joint came apart.  I scabbed a new end on using 2" x 0.125" strap then gussetted one side. 
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC FLOORBOARD CLEANUP/REPAIR
    « Reply #103 on: March 8, 2020, 12:09:58 pm »
    Repaired some cracks on seat base.  Prepped the cracks under driver's seat.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC FLOORBOARD CLEANUP/REPAIR
    « Reply #104 on: March 8, 2020, 03:27:54 pm »
    Drivers side derusted, primed.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC FLOORBOARD CLEANUP/REPAIR
    « Reply #105 on: March 8, 2020, 03:43:24 pm »
    what are you using for primer ?
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC FLOORBOARD CLEANUP/REPAIR
    « Reply #106 on: March 8, 2020, 03:54:31 pm »
    what are you using for primer ?

    Rustoleum self-etching.  I like epoxy, but paint guns are put up and I'm in TN now, not PA.  It'll last longer than me, I think.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC FLOORBOARD CLEANUP/REPAIR
    « Reply #107 on: March 9, 2020, 12:27:49 am »
    understood
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC FLOORBOARD CLEANUP/REPAIR
    « Reply #108 on: March 10, 2020, 06:33:09 pm »
    Bracket placed back up under, holes cleaned up for welding.  When I painted the bracket I masked over the places where spot welds had been so should be a fairly clean weld.  Had limited access to clean the bottom around the holes so had to scuff by hand. 

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC FLOORBOARD CLEANUP/REPAIR
    « Reply #109 on: March 15, 2020, 06:15:52 am »
    Priming the fiberglass revealed an area in one stiffening "trench" where the glass cloth was not fully impregnated with resin so I ground it out with dremel sanding roll and laid in new strips with much more resin.

    While that cured I moved back to coolant system service, removing block drain.  After taking a shower in glycol I took a shower in the house (it stings the eyes but doesnt taste half bad).  Then I removed the water neck, where I'd detected some steaming.  One screw was tight but not drawn down (cross threaded) and the other only had about three good threads in bottom of the hole.   And 5/16 is the one size helicoil kit I dont have.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC FLOORBOARD CLEANUP/REPAIR
    « Reply #110 on: March 15, 2020, 06:19:47 am »
    So I moved to the rear floor.  Pulled the rear seat, then the carpet.  Finally some good news.  Only a small patch of surface rust, otherwise perfect!  I was concerned because the back carpet was wet after the first rain since buying it.  It's been in the garage since then.

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    44F, 9.25R posi, 3.54 gears (yeah, I know)
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC FLOORBOARD CLEANUP/REPAIR
    « Reply #111 on: March 18, 2020, 06:23:39 pm »
    Gasketing valve covers.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Valve Cover Gaskets
    « Reply #112 on: March 21, 2020, 09:49:09 am »
    1. If you RTV the gaskets to the head and sell me a truck I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN.  It's not necessary nut sure makes it difficult next time someone changes gaskets.

    2.  Chase the 1/4-20 screw holes in the head.  Dont use a tap, rather cut a couple of broad slits up the side of a grade 8 screw.  Pray some PB Blaster into the holes, let sit for a while, dig in there with dental pick in case bottoms of holes have RTV.  I was about to skip that step but found one screw getting tight while the triangle washer was still loose.

    3. DON'T DROP THAT SCREW INTO YOUR HEADS OIL DRAINS.

    4. Blow out the holes, try to capture the ejacula with a shop rag.  Leaving liquid in blind hole hyro-locks the screw, making it feel tight when it isnt. 

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Valve Cover Gaskets
    « Reply #113 on: March 21, 2020, 11:27:41 am »
    Valve covers back in, all new rubber, gaskets, PCV.  Now back to coolant system maintenance.



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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Valve Cover Gaskets
    « Reply #114 on: March 21, 2020, 12:58:27 pm »
    this oughtta be good  {popcorn} {popcorn} {popcorn}
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Valve Cover Gaskets
    « Reply #115 on: March 21, 2020, 01:22:26 pm »
    this oughtta be good  {popcorn} {popcorn} {popcorn}

    That seemed ominous. 
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Valve Cover Gaskets
    « Reply #116 on: March 21, 2020, 02:17:03 pm »
    Hard stuff first.  Got a new set of drill bits.  Prepped for helicoil tapping in five steps from 17/64 up to 21/64.  Blew out chips often, went slow, marked bits so I'd stay off the bottom of the hole. 

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Valve Cover Gaskets
    « Reply #117 on: March 21, 2020, 03:20:55 pm »
    Holes tapped.  Both held brake cleaner so apparently didnt get into any casting porosity.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Valve Cover Gaskets
    « Reply #118 on: March 21, 2020, 03:26:01 pm »
    If I had easier access I'd be changing this nipple.  How hard are these to get loose?  Any tips?

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    Skyjacker 4", 33x12.5

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Valve Cover Gaskets
    « Reply #119 on: March 21, 2020, 04:22:02 pm »
    Helicoils installed.  Wiped a Q-Tip smeared with Loctite 271 on thread ID and helicoil OD, then ran a clean new bolt in and out a few times, wiping off the excess.  Better than new (not just a figure of speech).  I'll let it cure for a day or two.  Plenty of other things to work on meanwhile.

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    44F, 9.25R posi, 3.54 gears (yeah, I know)
    Skyjacker 4", 33x12.5

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Coolant System Work
    « Reply #120 on: March 21, 2020, 04:57:46 pm »
    tip yes change that nipple , its just pipe threads ya know . What I do with that AND the 5/16ths water outlet bolts , I shock the rusty threads by hitting the bolt as if  it were a nail I was driving into a hard board . Some will now be gasping at the horror , so be it , you can drill/tap etc all you like . Orgionally that nipple was suppose to be able to accept a common blade across it like a large screwdriver , a square easy out may allow a wrench from above , after you shock it ... drive one in a hope .
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    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: Project Practical: 92 RC Coolant System Work
    « Reply #121 on: March 21, 2020, 08:21:53 pm »
    I think I'll procraturbate on that water nipple on the intake manifold.  It's not so rotted that it wont seal and work for quite a bit longer, I hope.  I'll de-rust and wipe some POR15 on the pitted surface.  Will buy some time.  It's soaking in Evapo-Rust, wrapped in blue shop towel. 
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    44F, 9.25R posi, 3.54 gears (yeah, I know)
    Skyjacker 4", 33x12.5

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Coolant System Work
    « Reply #122 on: March 21, 2020, 08:41:21 pm »
    You can make a tool by taking some bar stock, that just fits in the hole, and cross drill it for a roll pin the size to fit the slots. Make it long enough that you can take a pipe wrench to it above the compressor. Or you could just loosen the compressor, and move it aside, and take a pipewrench to the nipple. The last method, is a pipe extractor, that will usually destroy the nipple.

    Or just clean it up, and use it the way it is.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Coolant System Work
    « Reply #123 on: March 22, 2020, 04:16:32 pm »
    Nice methodical work going on here.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Coolant System Work
    « Reply #124 on: March 22, 2020, 04:50:14 pm »
    I originally shoved the new heater hoses up far on the heater core.  Then, considering my wet floor discovery, backed them off so a hose drip stays on engine side of firewall.  And onnthe return line I spotted some vertigis.  Maybe this is the source of my wet passenger floor.  Hoses looked like they coukd have been original.  Would be nice to NOT have to reseal the windshield.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Coolant System Work
    « Reply #125 on: March 22, 2020, 05:05:35 pm »
    Nice methodical work going on here.

    Thanks.  Trying to stay on plan and within scope.  I've been leapfrogging around to different areas, mostly because I cant sit still while paint dries and fiberglass cures.  Getting coolant system squared away will be a big milestone.  I still need to make a decision on rear lift and driveline angles.  Figured working on things that dont require decisions will buy me time to think about it more.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Coolant System Work
    « Reply #126 on: March 22, 2020, 06:18:37 pm »
    Changed fuel filter today.  Hoses still had crimped clamps on the hard line ends so I assume likely original.  The outside rubber was quite deteriorated and crumbly.  When gas dripped on the outside of the hose it pretty much turned to black slime.  It had what appears as a membrane lining.  If it reacts to ethanol like the shiny gray boat fuel line my filter is probably full of shards of that junk as it turns brittle and breaks up.  I've also had such linings collapse internally, shutting off fuel to a slow drip.  New hose is Goodyear made in USA.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Coolant System Work
    « Reply #127 on: March 23, 2020, 12:28:12 am »
    yes the oem fuel hose is not happy with todays fuel .  wet floor : these trucks all have a dumb dumb seal in the cowl near the fenders , they have seal sealer in the roof gutter , they have vents in the cowl / firewall along the back edge of the fender , in the door jamb that clog with leaves .  All those areas leak , remove cowl areas there crack and leak as well , reseal the gutter it allows water down inside the a pillar , looks like windshield leak ,,, know its an up hill battle . Good luck .
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    87w150 44/corp727 kandy w/ ghost bats/summer
    86-D/W100 44/corp/318mag/carb/4500/aka shit box/winter
    93w150short/44/corp/360/le/mag "caddie"
    93w250LB51844/60posi 318"New Truck"
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Coolant System Work
    « Reply #128 on: March 23, 2020, 08:03:15 pm »
    All buttoned up.  You can see my fancy stud, which is a chopped off 5/16 grade 8 bolt with a slot dremelled on top to help the next guy should he ever need to remove it.  I hope the next guy is either my 10 yr old girl or 9 yr old boy. 

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    360 TBI, auto, 241 t-case
    44F, 9.25R posi, 3.54 gears (yeah, I know)
    Skyjacker 4", 33x12.5

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Coolant System Work
    « Reply #129 on: March 23, 2020, 08:07:37 pm »
    I like the stock reverse-sleeper look.  Everyone thinks "Ah! No bling!  Must be a sleeper!"  Then I really stomp on it and show them that it really is a pretty slow truck with too-tall gears that still gets terrible mileage.  The ultimate head fake.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Coolant System Work
    « Reply #130 on: March 25, 2020, 05:46:09 pm »
    Changed fuel filter today.  Hoses still had crimped clamps on the hard line ends so I assume likely original.  The outside rubber was quite deteriorated and crumbly.  When gas dripped on the outside of the hose it pretty much turned to black slime.  It had what appears as a membrane lining.  If it reacts to ethanol like the shiny gray boat fuel line my filter is probably full of shards of that junk as it turns brittle and breaks up.  I've also had such linings collapse internally, shutting off fuel to a slow drip.  New hose is Goodyear made in USA.
    Watch what you get for hose.
    I found the best to use is the more expensive "Fuel Injection" hose. It last forever because it's resistant to the ethanol based crap.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Coolant System Work
    « Reply #131 on: March 25, 2020, 05:51:23 pm »
    All buttoned up.  You can see my fancy stud, which is a chopped off 5/16 grade 8 bolt with a slot dremelled on top to help the next guy should he ever need to remove it.  I hope the next guy is either my 10 yr old girl or 9 yr old boy.
    Nice simple engineering makes life easier.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Coolant System Work
    « Reply #132 on: March 25, 2020, 06:23:24 pm »
    Watch what you get for hose.
    I found the best to use is the more expensive "Fuel Injection" hose. It last forever because it's resistant to the ethanol based crap.

    Mine was for EFI.  Goodyear, didnt take note of the spec markings though. 
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Coolant System Work
    « Reply #133 on: March 25, 2020, 07:25:47 pm »
    and use the newer style nut/bolt type High pressure clamps , not the old worm type ...
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    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: Project Practical: 92 RC Coolant System Work
    « Reply #134 on: March 25, 2020, 09:33:51 pm »
    Mine was for EFI.  Goodyear, didnt take note of the spec markings though.
    You can tell the good hose by looking at a cut end.
    If it has tightly woven in fabric thread: lots of weave... it's the better stuff. It runs for about a dollar a foot.
    Conversely, if the thread is spaced out... it's not good for the blended fuels. It's about half the cost of the good stuff.
    Sounds like you ended up with the hose that will last.
     
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Coolant System Work
    « Reply #135 on: March 26, 2020, 05:14:14 am »
    Well, fired it up for first time in a few weeks.  No coolant leaks but pasaenger valve cover has a leak.  I'll give it a few heat-cool cycles and snug up before pulling it.  Also need ro replace coolant temp sensor connector.  One wire fatigued and broke, other was right behind it.  I now have confirmation that "check engine" light works.
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    44F, 9.25R posi, 3.54 gears (yeah, I know)
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Coolant System Work
    « Reply #136 on: March 26, 2020, 02:09:38 pm »
    Well, fired it up for first time in a few weeks.  No coolant leaks but pasaenger valve cover has a leak.  I'll give it a few heat-cool cycles and snug up before pulling it.  Also need ro replace coolant temp sensor connector.  One wire fatigued and broke, other was right behind it.  I now have confirmation that "check engine" light works.
    Check broken wires light.  ;D
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Coolant System Work
    « Reply #137 on: March 26, 2020, 07:56:46 pm »
    Sliced on a new connector.   Stripped the red plastic off a butt spice connector, tinned wire ends, crimped, soldered the seam of butt connector, applied heat shrink.  Proud as a game rooster, I fired it up and saw check engine light still on!

    So I checked everything I recall pulling.  All was tight and installed.  So then I checked all the connections I forgot that I messed with.  That one I must have left loose.  And I had no reason to disturb it anyhow.  But I pulls a cork sometimes when working in the garage.  "Some person did some things, and suddenly my truck doesnt run right anymore". 

    Anyhow, what is this connector?  It has to be tight.  Thats my tip of the day. 

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Valve Cover Gaskets
    « Reply #138 on: March 26, 2020, 08:02:36 pm »
    this oughtta be good  {popcorn} {popcorn} {popcorn}

    Whatever.   ::)   By the way, anybody have a tip on a new leaking valve cover?  ;D

    I'll tell myself at least its on the easy side (passenger side).  I'll try again this weekend after I get a new gasket.  But I'm STILL not gluing it to my head.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Coolant System Work
    « Reply #139 on: March 26, 2020, 10:07:34 pm »
    o2 sensor
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Coolant System Work
    « Reply #140 on: March 28, 2020, 01:39:34 pm »
    Pulled starboard valve cover to reseal with fresh gasket.  After cutting and scraping away the apparently-perfect new gasket and buffing clean the lid I spotted a small square of old gasket clinging to the head right where I suspected the leak.  Hardest place to reach and see (of course).  New gasket is setting up in the cover.  For extra measure of hope I'll install and LIGHTLY attach with screws while it cures, then snug up tomorrow.  Still not gluing it to the head.

    If I do it again I'll get Moroso silicon rubber gaskets.  Twice as expensive but if I replace half as often I'm more than happy.  I already bought two sets of Fel Pro rubberized fiber gaskets and may not yet have this licked.  Maybe the silicone gaskets are more tolerant of imperfections.  Dunno but they get high reviews.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Coolant System Work
    « Reply #141 on: March 28, 2020, 02:17:01 pm »
    Any clue what this fancy lump of steel on the refrigerant hose is?  A clamp?  Seems excessive. 
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Coolant System Work
    « Reply #142 on: March 28, 2020, 02:51:57 pm »
     the dodge magnum engines use the new style valve cover gaskets so 92 newer 318 or 93 newer 360 , cool thing is while they use more bolts the covers will go on and bolts line up with the old engines ( LA) thinking the stock felpro 318 mag gaskets ,

     lump is a noise suppressor .............    ::)
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    87w150 44/corp727 kandy w/ ghost bats/summer
    86-D/W100 44/corp/318mag/carb/4500/aka shit box/winter
    93w150short/44/corp/360/le/mag "caddie"
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Coolant System Work
    « Reply #143 on: March 28, 2020, 08:44:59 pm »
    the dodge magnum engines use the new style valve cover gaskets so 92 newer 318 or 93 newer 360 , cool thing is while they use more bolts the covers will go on and bolts line up with the old engines ( LA) thinking the stock felpro 318 mag gaskets ,

     lump is a noise suppressor .............    ::)
    That's a noise suppressor?
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Valve Cover Leaks
    « Reply #144 on: March 29, 2020, 01:48:44 pm »
    Second attempt at passenger side, still leaking but less.  Flanges looked pretty flat, bolt holes werent puckered in.  I'm ordering silicon rubber next.   These rubberized fiber seem pretty hard to me.
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    44F, 9.25R posi, 3.54 gears (yeah, I know)
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Coolant System Work
    « Reply #145 on: March 29, 2020, 05:53:37 pm »
    agreed , the magnum ones are silly cone ... the mag head just uses more bolts .
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    87w150 44/corp727 kandy w/ ghost bats/summer
    86-D/W100 44/corp/318mag/carb/4500/aka shit box/winter
    93w150short/44/corp/360/le/mag "caddie"
    93w250LB51844/60posi 318"New Truck"
    93w350 6 tire CC 60 c/a flat bed dump

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Hatch Weatherstripping
    « Reply #146 on: April 13, 2020, 04:07:06 pm »
    Bit the bullet, ordered new rear driveshaft and yoke, have to find other work to do.  I have the rear hatch seal from PRP and a tube of sealant so let's go!

    After first dry fitup I found 1.5" gap at the ends.  Man, nothing is easy.  After contacting PRP I figured to try again with some tension.  Not a lot, just a gentle tension like lacing up your gal's corset (how old do I seem just now?).  With not much tension on a warmish day I get the ends to meet.  I think I'll go ahead and glue it.  But this Permatex glue sets up fast.  You get ONE shot at it. So I marked gasket and truck every so often with a Sharpie so I can know I'm properly tensioned to meet at the joint. 

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    44F, 9.25R posi, 3.54 gears (yeah, I know)
    Skyjacker 4", 33x12.5

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Hatch Gasket
    « Reply #147 on: April 13, 2020, 04:09:20 pm »
    Masking and gasket marked every so often.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #148 on: April 15, 2020, 05:19:52 am »
    Time to get after the expensive stuff.  Need to be USING this RC, not storing it.

    Rear spring situation: factory blocks, 4" lift blocks, mismatched u-joint angles.  Factory springs appear OK but not wanting to commit to a permanent lift with shackle flip.  So I'll upgrade the Skyjacker "cheap" lift by installing the proper 4" springs.

    Driveshaft situation: 7260 xfer case yoke has a washed out seat under one cap, shows severe rubbing on opposite side.  Dude ran this a very worn joint for a while until it broke (evidence of dropped shaft on underside of truck).   Opposing yoke on driiveshaft also worn.  Vibration at around 15 mph.  A lot wrong with this driveshaft.  Ordered replacement xfer case yoke (spicer this time) and new shaft from Tom Wood.

    Tried out my new Harborfreight 1/2" impact (Earthquake XT).   It seems like a pretty decent impact.  Loosened up spring hardware in preparation for replacement.  I do love working on a truck that hasnt experienced salt.
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    44F, 9.25R posi, 3.54 gears (yeah, I know)
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC Rear Springs, Driveshaft
    « Reply #149 on: April 15, 2020, 09:49:00 pm »
    Time to get after the expensive stuff.  Need to be USING this RC, not storing it.



    Driveshaft situation: 7260 xfer case yoke has a washed out seat under one cap, shows severe rubbing on opposite side.  Dude ran this a very worn joint for a while until it broke (evidence of dropped shaft on underside of truck).   Opposing yoke on driiveshaft also worn.  Vibration at around 15 mph.  A lot wrong with this driveshaft.  Ordered replacement xfer case yoke (spicer this time) and new shaft from Tom Wood.

    I'm glad to see you went this route.
    I know it's more expensive... but so many guys around here are always trying to find replacement used shafts of longer/ shorter length. I'm a big believer of doing it right the first time instead of cutting a corner.  Then having to do it again in a few years. I'd rather wait and save money until I had it to buy quality.
    My driveshafts have been under my truck for at least 15 years with the same u-joints that came on them when I had them custom built.
    They weren't the cheapest way to go, but I haven't had to fool with them at all except for an occasional lubing. That included a trip to Alaska... and more than one burn out.

    Now where's that piece of wood... knock knock!
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