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Old September 15th, 2014, 11:08 AM
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Ok, so I have to ask, what is with the jungle gym hanging out 18" past the bumper? Are you not a big fan of approach angle? -Jeff
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Old September 15th, 2014, 11:17 AM
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I think the bumper is a testament to the "be thankful for what you're given, and make the best of it" that this build has been since the beginning. That truck screams character!!!

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Ok, so I have to ask, what is with the jungle gym hanging out 18" past the bumper? Are you not a big fan of approach angle?

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Old September 15th, 2014, 12:00 PM
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I think the bumper is a testament to the "be thankful for what you're given, and make the best of it" that this build has been since the beginning. That truck screams character!!!
Bingo. I wont look a gift horse in the mouth, but regardless of the fact that it was free, I still think it's bitchin'.
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Old September 15th, 2014, 12:42 PM
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Wait until we get the rear anchor installed.

Ok, I have been re-thinking the plan to take the truck to Midas for the muffler fix

Kent: hi, I'd like you to rework/replace a section of my exhaust that connects to the headers that's interfering with the frame. That piece is in place, the rest is in the back - it should be pretty obvious. I'll be waiting if you have any questions.
Midas guy: oh you must have been the guy we just heard pull up. No problem. Keys please.
Kent: here Is the key. Oh and you'll need this screwdriver. Have someone try crank it over and just jamb this screwdriver into the back of the starter and it will start. Watch the headers.
Midas guy: huh
Kent: oh and you might not want to weld too close to the gas tank - just have a rag stuffed in the filler neck for now.
Midas guy: mmf ok
Kent: oh one more thing - it's RHD
Midas guy: WTF?
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Old September 15th, 2014, 01:50 PM
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How does that engine perform?
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Old September 15th, 2014, 03:59 PM
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Whoa, take a closer look at what's growing in that lens! Is that what I think it is??



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Old September 15th, 2014, 04:12 PM
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Congrats Kent !!!

Big thanks to Charles and his assorted support team. Great job guys !!!

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Old September 15th, 2014, 04:29 PM
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Whoa, take a closer look at what's growing in that lens! Is that what I think it is??
Up there...in 'dem trees....

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Old September 15th, 2014, 05:33 PM
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How does that engine perform?
Engine was very smooth once we sorted out the idle. The lack of exhaust really detracted from the smoothness of the engine at full throttle though, which you can hear in this video. Once we stopped and let the truck just sit idling, it sounded really good and was smooth as butter.

This clip is from when Charles took the wheel, with Jason trailing us in his sweet new rig. My speedo isn't working, but Jason later said we topped out at 70 here....
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Old September 15th, 2014, 06:28 PM
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nice! looking great
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Old September 15th, 2014, 07:17 PM
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Wow, what a day. Thanks to everyone who helped, and a big thanks to the vendors for all the freebees. Rovers North pitched in this week with a front grill and some seals!

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12.5 hours but we did it. And an awesome maiden voyage. I have no doubts we will be taking this to the Conclave. Come check it out when you are there.

It will be good to see how she performs with an exhaust and a tach, but it feels pretty low geared to me. I think the 70 we hit is going to be top speed for sure, and hopefully not pushing it too hard at that. Greg, what gearing is in the diffs and tcase?

Damn I am dirty in these pictures. My wife asked me why only Kent and I were dirty. I tried to play it off like we were the only ones doing any work and the rest of them were good for nothing lazy bastards , but the truth is they probably just work cleaner and didn't do any rolling around in a 90wt/brake fluid/gas/rust/dirt mixture.

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  • install left rear brake wheel cylinder and then hub and drum.
  • bleed brakes
  • install bumper
  • install front grill then remove it
  • install springs and shocks
  • close up LT230 rear housing cover
  • put nut on rear ds that Ed couldn't
  • remove forward tease yolk and replace bolt
  • install front DS
  • make hard brake line for front right side <- use jag fittings
  • hook up soft brake lines
  • hook up last bits of heater hose
  • install coolant reservoir (after shock towers), fill coolant
  • wire up starter
  • find carb nut that fill into crook of header and install
  • check/set timing (static) <-- skipped
  • make sure diffs are drained of any water and refill with oil
  • check fluids in LT230 and LT77 (or Ron pls confirm)
  • install seats
  • install tunnel cover and floor boards
  • check wiring for headlights etc.
  • start it
  • bleed clutch
  • test drive

Stuff to do before conclave
  • lock down throttle cable adjuster nuts and set idle with screw instead
  • fix coolant leak at thermostat cover bolt
  • bodge together an exhaust solution
  • bodge together a fuel filler solution
  • bodge together a starter solution or never travel alone and smile when you stall and hold up traffic

And stuff we need to wait on parts for
  • install fuel filler neck (need one that is 2 3/4 ID on each side)
  • speedo or cable or something
  • tach
  • VDO temp gauge and sender
  • lt77 knob (current must be R380 as it has reverse to bottom right but it is top left)

And other non-critical, nice to have stuff, or later items
  • See why idle dips when braking (and can hear vacuum sound)
  • figure out why shifting is hard
  • take to exhaust shop to get exhaust mod made to clear crossmember by header
  • check/tighten suspension bolts and tighten drag link nut.
  • install cotter pins on all nuts requiring them
  • make pcv catch can
  • re-cover tuffy console pad
  • install tuffy console
  • check alignment (tape measure) and see why there is play in steering box
  • top coat bumper with extreme chassis black (POR15 isn't UV stable)
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Old September 15th, 2014, 07:23 PM
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Whatever grimy boy... you guys look fantastic to me! Congratulations!!! Well done...So happy for y'all!
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Old September 15th, 2014, 08:29 PM
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I think I have the exhaust bodged up good enough for the trip. Will test when a helping hand comes home.

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Old September 15th, 2014, 09:33 PM
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Few of us know this but on the East Coast exists a Special Operating D90 Crew...on special occasion and risking exile from their home operating theater...they risk all to help out their fellow D90 Brethren...This covert camera as captured but one of their truly great deeds...pay homage.
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Old September 15th, 2014, 09:33 PM
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Galpin....you rock dude!
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Old September 15th, 2014, 10:22 PM
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I think I have the exhaust bodged up good enough for the trip. Will test when a helping hand comes home.

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Well not Laurel and Hardy but...kinda cool...
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Old September 15th, 2014, 10:35 PM
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Exhaust is good enough for the weekend. Rattles a bit on idle but not bad. I didn't check or tighten the joint at the header but sounds like a bit of a leak there.
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Old September 15th, 2014, 10:38 PM
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...I didn't check or tighten the joint at the header but sounds like a bit of a leak there.
No surprise there. Its bent and jammed on rather brutally.
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Old September 16th, 2014, 12:13 AM
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I have an aluminum tuner boy style catch can around here someplace I was unwilling to install on a diesel project. It may actually be perfect for this application because you will have room in the engine bay for it. About the size of two beer cans stacked on each other. Has an inlet and outlet in 1/2" I believe. With a manual drain. I can send it out. Do you need an LT77 shifter knob? I can send that out as well.

And I will get the rear tailgate headed to Charles house now as well. Rounded up those parts recently as well.

Be sure to get the cotter pins installed. That seems like an important step not to be over looked.
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Old September 16th, 2014, 07:30 AM
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Jim that would be great!

Kent, buy some assorted sized cotter pins and we'll get them on Thursday.

Fronts of the rear trailing arms are really loose so we need to tighten those.

Driver door catch needs shims removed.

I'll see if I can mess with the starter a bit tonight.
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