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RE: Trail Duster 440 4spd
« Reply #100 on: June 5, 2005, 08:20:02 pm »
Sweet good to see her back together
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd
    « Reply #101 on: June 13, 2005, 12:06:27 am »
    Awesome job - beautiful rig, before and after the accident.  Glad no injuries.  Also glad to see you drive/enjoy that old iron.  Hope to see more pics soon!
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd
    « Reply #102 on: September 9, 2006, 12:11:28 pm »
    This is a current picture:



    Finally have some time and have gathered the parts to began a few project I've been wanting to get done.

    On-board air

    picked up a complete A/C compressor setup from junk yard 440 truck. The compressor looked to be recently replaced before junked so I grab every thing.



    Used a small air filter I picked up at a offroad expo years ago for a intake filter. It all bolted up easily, and pumped air

    Now I need all the rest of the nessesary componets. I will be getting the kit from
    www.kilbyenterprises.com looks like a good kit.

    Next is the 100 amp alt upgrade that I pulled from another truck in the junk yard.


    Since it’s all a factory option, eve thing installed easily


    I'll need to upgrade some of the harness to handle the new amprage.

    Next, is a Q-jet carb I pulled from a old motor home that had a 440 in it. I have heard a q-jet is a great trail carb , so I going to give it a shot. just finished installing a rebuild kit.


    and last, I'll be installing two new guages. One is a fuel pressure guage I got back from Autometer for a busted one I sent them that I got from a guy that was going to toss it. Thanks Auto meter great company. The other is a air/fuel ratio. I will need to install an O2 sesor in a header.

     Just a couple thing I have going on.
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd
    « Reply #103 on: September 9, 2006, 06:14:22 pm »
    Quadrabogger more like, I still have my old one, you will want to mess with the jets to get the best performance, but I know a lot of people run them, I like my eddie.

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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd
    « Reply #104 on: September 10, 2006, 06:00:29 am »
    Mike, great job on the buildup. What did you use on the upper shock mounts on the front? Can you post a pic? Thanks
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd
    « Reply #105 on: September 10, 2006, 11:15:15 am »
    That is am mean stance on that truck, what lift and tires?

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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd
    « Reply #106 on: September 10, 2006, 02:03:10 pm »
    These are Rancho hoops for a chevy.





    The lift is 4" skyjackers up front, 6" in back with a custom shackle flip

    « Last Edit: September 10, 2006, 02:08:54 pm by MikeT »
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd
    « Reply #107 on: September 10, 2006, 02:12:27 pm »
    since the first pic of the rolled truck no longer exist, here another.


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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd
    « Reply #108 on: September 10, 2006, 02:24:45 pm »
     :'(

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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd
    « Reply #109 on: September 10, 2006, 03:18:26 pm »
     :'( :'( :'(
    That hurts.
    Glad you & your wife were ok.
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd
    « Reply #110 on: September 11, 2006, 12:40:13 am »
    sorry man, how did the roll happen?

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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd
    « Reply #111 on: September 11, 2006, 10:05:56 am »
    I am glad to see you rebuilding it.

    Keep up the good work
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd
    « Reply #112 on: October 7, 2006, 01:43:49 pm »
    That is am mean stance on that truck, what lift and tires?

    Skyjacker 4" springs in the front, 6" in the rear with a shackle flip. Plus a 3" body lift. The tires are 37" SSR's.
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd
    « Reply #113 on: October 7, 2006, 01:45:55 pm »
    Finished the OBA. Works great. I used the kit from Kilby ent.


    Placed a quick dissconnect on each end of the truck.




    Placed the tank under the truck right next to the gas tank.


    This is the piece that needs to come out of the intake of the compressor.



    This is a short video of how quick it builds pressure.
    http://s89.photobucket.com/albums/k223/miket440/onboard%20air/?action=view&current=PICT0047.flv



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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd
    « Reply #114 on: October 7, 2006, 07:22:16 pm »
     how hard are the rancho shock hoops to install? also do you think that they will work with the inner fender wells? do you have a part #
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd
    « Reply #115 on: October 8, 2006, 08:15:18 am »

    Same question as above.  Did you have to do any modification to them to make them fit?? Puttputt56!! ;)
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd
    « Reply #116 on: October 20, 2006, 10:04:16 am »
    how hard are the rancho shock hoops to install? also do you think that they will work with the inner fender wells? do you have a part #

    I dont have a  part # but I belive Rancho still makes them. There for mid 70's chevy trucks. They bolt up with slight modification that are no big deal. You will need to cut the wells some to make room if you do not have a body lift.
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd (on-board air)
    « Reply #117 on: October 20, 2006, 01:44:09 pm »
    Thanks for the info!!!!!! puttputt56!! ;)
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd (on-board air)
    « Reply #118 on: October 23, 2006, 09:16:43 am »
    Back when I had onboard air, mine never built pressure like that.

    That's amazing
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd (on-board air)
    « Reply #119 on: January 2, 2012, 09:07:16 pm »
    I want To put the A/C back together, never had it but it is an factory AC truck so I am going to try and make it work. The thing that makes this differnt is I am using the origanial comp as an onboard air. So this is what I came up with.
    BEFORE:


    AFTER



    Anybody have an opinion of the belt routing? Had to remove the fuel pump and I am using a Bouchillon bracket for the new saden compressor.
    « Last Edit: January 2, 2012, 09:30:37 pm by MikeT »
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd (on-board air)
    « Reply #120 on: January 2, 2012, 09:48:35 pm »
    MikeT, long time no see.  Glad you still have your TD!  (one of my favorite trucks on here)...

    I have the same dilema.  I wanted to use the V2 for OBA, but was torn because my TD is an original A/C truck too.  I like what you've done, very imaginative.  Which Bouchillon bracket did you use?  Looks like you'll only be using one belt on the Sanden and the other groove to spin your alternator.  Do you think that a single belt on the compressor will be enough when the A/C is on?
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd (on-board air)
    « Reply #121 on: January 2, 2012, 11:18:53 pm »
    that looks pretty sweet {cool}.  I like the use of the idler pulley.  For as many different pulley's as are in there that looks 'clean'.  Nice job
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd (on-board air)
    « Reply #122 on: January 5, 2012, 11:48:16 pm »
    MikeT, long time no see.  Glad you still have your TD!  (one of my favorite trucks on here)...

    I have the same dilema.  I wanted to use the V2 for OBA, but was torn because my TD is an original A/C truck too.  I like what you've done, very imaginative.  Which Bouchillon bracket did you use?  Looks like you'll only be using one belt on the Sanden and the other groove to spin your alternator.  Do you think that a single belt on the compressor will be enough when the A/C is on?


    Yea, thats what I am concerned about. I doubt I will have both comps on at the same time but i am not sure if a single belt will drive the ac and alt together, I guess I'll have to get it running to find out.
     I used this bracket. http://www.bouchillonperformance.com/BPE4715.asp
    « Last Edit: January 5, 2012, 11:53:08 pm by MikeT »
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd (on-board air)
    « Reply #123 on: January 5, 2012, 11:52:00 pm »
    that looks pretty sweet {cool}.  I like the use of the idler pulley.  For as many different pulley's as are in there that looks 'clean'.  Nice job

    Thanks

     There wasn't much belt contact on the main crank pulley so I hope the idler will get enough to make it work.
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd (on-board air)
    « Reply #124 on: January 6, 2012, 12:37:48 am »
    I think you are gonna have trouble keeping that belt on there with the back side idler.  Standard V belts aren't designed to be bent like that and come apart in a hurry.  We had a bunch of buses at work that came with back side idlers on the a/c V belts, they were shuckin belts left and right.  There are V belts made to do this, but you'd probably have to order them.
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd (on-board air)
    « Reply #125 on: January 6, 2012, 03:12:03 pm »
    I think you are gonna have trouble keeping that belt on there with the back side idler.  Standard V belts aren't designed to be bent like that and come apart in a hurry.  We had a bunch of buses at work that came with back side idlers on the a/c V belts, they were shuckin belts left and right.  There are V belts made to do this, but you'd probably have to order them.
    Travis..

    Thanks, good info. Any idea what these types of belts are called ? Sure would make it easier to search for them.
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd (on-board air)
    « Reply #126 on: January 6, 2012, 05:41:52 pm »
    Good to see ya back!!!!!
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd (on-board air)
    « Reply #127 on: January 6, 2012, 10:09:08 pm »
    Yea, thats what I am concerned about. I doubt I will have both comps on at the same time but i am not sure if a single belt will drive the ac and alt together, I guess I'll have to get it running to find out.
     I used this bracket. http://www.bouchillonperformance.com/BPE4715.asp



    I see on their website that their system is routed exactly like your picture (with regard to the Sanden compressor and the alternator).  Maybe if they're using the sanden clutch as a transfer pulley to drive the alternator, its not an issue.  Have you talked to them about it?  Curious what they say...
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd (on-board air)
    « Reply #128 on: March 17, 2014, 07:46:31 pm »
     Installed some 56" rear springs. Wheel is centered in the well, but ended up with kind of a sever shackle angle. What kinda issues if any, will i have if I leave as is? Id like to use those jungle brackets but may lift the rear to high.
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd (56" rear springs)
    « Reply #129 on: March 17, 2014, 09:17:45 pm »
    ...if you extend the springs as far as they will go, will the shackle rotate fully forward and fully 'straight' with the leaf spring?  Then, will the leaf spring compress rearwards and 'up' past the 'tipover' point so it won't retract back to where it is?  If the answer to both of those is yes and no, the shackle angle is good.  Drivability won't be hindered any worse - IIRC the side-to-side stresses/physics is the same no matter what the shackle angle is.
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd (56" rear springs)
    « Reply #130 on: March 18, 2014, 01:50:18 am »
    Glad to see you still have the truck. You've done a fantastic job with it. A few of us are meeting at the McDonald's in 29 Palms this Saturday to do a little wheeling. Any chance you can make it?
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd (56" rear springs)
    « Reply #131 on: March 18, 2014, 10:19:00 am »
     Man, I would love too but my truck is not road worthy yet. I am making a big push to get her back on the road soon. My goal is to have her back together before I am to old to just get up in the driver seat. Also thinking I want to take a bunch of time off from work and make it to Ram Jam this year. Of course I say that every year.
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd (56" rear springs)
    « Reply #132 on: March 18, 2014, 12:55:21 pm »
    A few of us from socal are going. More the merrier.  ;D. In the mean time, there's Big Bear in the summer , Azuza and Hollister.  I'm sure we'll all get together again.
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd (56" rear springs)
    « Reply #133 on: March 18, 2014, 02:16:30 pm »
    ...I wanna go to Hollister....  You're talking the area for TTC - same place ja?  I'd love to haul Nacho out there and blast around a bit  {yes}
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd (56" rear springs)
    « Reply #134 on: March 18, 2014, 02:28:01 pm »
    Yep, just a little north of LA.
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd
    « Reply #135 on: March 30, 2014, 06:36:11 pm »
    since the first pic of the rolled truck no longer exist, here another.





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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd (56" rear springs)
    « Reply #136 on: April 5, 2014, 08:59:03 am »
    woah...that near completely flattened the roof and such didn't it!  Only take so many pics like that to convince me I really should put a roll bar in my truck - even if just a very basic "headache rack" behind my seat.
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd (56" rear springs)
    « Reply #137 on: April 5, 2014, 09:56:15 am »
    Rolling is my biggest concern - Roll bar is a necessity - helps ensure we survive to wheel another day!
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd (56" rear springs)
    « Reply #138 on: April 7, 2014, 03:59:36 pm »
    woah...that near completely flattened the roof and such didn't it!  Only take so many pics like that to convince me I really should put a roll bar in my truck - even if just a very basic "headache rack" behind my seat.
    that is precisely why I haven't tried anything to risky and back off stuff when nessecary. remember the ledges on 7 mile I had to back off when my carb/dizzy were giving me fits? I've watched guys roll on simpler stuff out of stubborness. the way my truck was running it was just not worth it. when I get my cage in I'll be willing to try the fun stuff.
    « Last Edit: April 7, 2014, 04:01:15 pm by blueduster »
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd (56" rear springs)
    « Reply #139 on: April 9, 2014, 08:05:17 am »
    ...when I get my cage in I'll be willing to try the fun stuff.

    yup, armor = good {cool}  {pope}

    I've got a lot of old drill pipe, which I think is DOM tubing, and I'm likely going to make Nacho's cage from that.
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd (56" rear springs)
    « Reply #140 on: May 7, 2020, 09:03:38 pm »
    Trying to decide. Dual shock hoops ( 80's tech, weigh 40lb) or back to stock single. If I do go back to stock can I re-drill bolt holes in mount and gain a few inches for longer shocks? Will the additional holes affect the mounts strength to much?
    « Last Edit: May 7, 2020, 09:29:09 pm by MikeT »
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd
    « Reply #141 on: May 8, 2020, 11:28:28 pm »
    He's back after a 6 year hiatus!
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd
    « Reply #142 on: May 9, 2020, 02:58:53 am »
    Frame looks great, Hows the rest of the truck look now?
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd
    « Reply #143 on: May 9, 2020, 11:15:59 pm »
    Mike... one thing that's not a good combo is a lifted truck with a body lift. Especially with that much.
    Your center of gravity gets pushed way up with that set up.
    I used a 3/4" body lift to help with clearance... just a little bit. And I could feel the difference.
    So be very careful driving it. As you may already know. Hey! I rolled mine too!  ;)
    Cool Trailduster! And I'm not saying that just because of the 440... well, maybe I am!  ;D
    Keep us posted on developments.
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd
    « Reply #144 on: May 12, 2020, 12:08:10 am »
    Mike... one thing that's not a good combo is a lifted truck with a body lift. Especially with that much.
    Your center of gravity gets pushed way up with that set up.
    I used a 3/4" body lift to help with clearance... just a little bit. And I could feel the difference.
    So be very careful driving it. As you may already know. Hey! I rolled mine too!  ;)
    Cool Trailduster! And I'm not saying that just because of the 440... well, maybe I am!  ;D
    Keep us posted on developments.

    Yea, first thing I did was pull the 3" body lift after I rolled it 15 yrs ago. I run a 1" body and 4" spring lift now. With all this time I have working from home, I am pushing to get things done so I can get it painted this summer. I put in new Corbeau seats and fixed up the chassis so far. Just need to get the shocks figured out.

    Frame looks great, Hows the rest of the truck look now?
    Jim
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    Thanks, The truck is just primered right now. I think I've decided to go back to a single shock. Those hoops must weigh 30lbs a piece!
    « Last Edit: May 12, 2020, 12:15:19 am by MikeT »
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd
    « Reply #145 on: May 30, 2020, 05:20:23 am »
    New front shocks is installed. Moved upper mount up a couple of inches.
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd
    « Reply #146 on: May 31, 2020, 10:24:18 am »
    Really sweet truck. That's unfortunate that happened. At least you didn't give up on her. Cant wait to see it back together. Yu you swapped 56 inch springs in the back. What are they off of. I also run them and mine are from a 2wd 80s suburban. The center pin is off set so you can flip them around to lengthen your wheel base. Your shackle looks good the way it is as long as the shackle doesnt contact anything when the springs compressed.

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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd
    « Reply #147 on: May 31, 2020, 01:09:46 pm »
    Very inspiring to see you back after all this time.
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd
    « Reply #148 on: September 23, 2020, 03:46:27 am »
    Anything new?
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    Re: Trail Duster 440 4spd
    « Reply #149 on: October 24, 2020, 10:20:33 pm »
    Hey Mike,
    Still have my two as well, will have to get some pics soon...
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