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Old August 15th, 2014, 05:49 PM
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Old August 15th, 2014, 06:06 PM
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Old August 15th, 2014, 08:09 PM
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Old August 18th, 2014, 09:15 AM
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Some initial observations:
Boost seems high. On flooring it the Auber gauge went almost to 3 atmoshpheres. Is there an initial wastegate actuator length that I should set or is it just trial and error to get it right? With it in such an inaccessable spot I want to get it set and not have to fool with it.
Oil pressure gauge may not be reading right. At road speed it never really went above 25 psi. Granted it is a 30 year old plus gauge and it's mechanical (Jaeger/Smiths). Hope it's not the oil pump.
Still loud as hell even with all that Dynamat. 'Course, there aren't any floor panels so the noise is coming in from below unchecked.

Looks like it will debut at Conclave.
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Old September 14th, 2014, 11:02 AM
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After consultation it seems all is fine with the engine. Mr Bobeck sez keep your foot on it and shift later. Done. Gas struts installed.
Those are your standard issue RRC upper tailgate struts. Ball studs from McMaster Carr and yours truly fabbed the brackets. SS hardware
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Old September 14th, 2014, 11:47 AM
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Heated glass in the lift gate? This truck has everything!
Was there any noticeable warping or trouble with galvanizing the Rostyles? A set fell into my lap this summer and I'm looking to preserve them.
How are the noise and handling of the goodyear m/t's on the 109 so far?
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Old September 14th, 2014, 12:21 PM
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No warping but they didn't shake off the excess zinc off so there are some good globs I had to take care of. Just heat those up and blast them with air. Otherwise all good.
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Old September 15th, 2014, 11:37 AM
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Bill, thanks for the ride. The truck is amazing. I understand why it's your pride and joy. I'm sure that once you close the gap on the tunnel cover, finish installing Dynamat, and putting in the carpet, the noise will be dramatically reduced. It's great fun, as-is!
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Old September 22nd, 2014, 07:30 PM
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Coming home from Conclave, the truck went into what's colloquially known as "death wobble" just as I got to Winchester. Stopped to see what was wrong. All I could see at first was loose radius arm bolts. Tightened those and got going again. A few miles later it did it again. Pulled into a car dealer's and found a nice flat smooth asphalt area out of the sun and adjusted the swivel preload and the hubs. Hit the road again and bam it did it again.
Well got angry then and stopped again to switch tires around. tried again and no go.
So, I spent a long Sunday midday driving home at 45. Only happened again on the Dulles Toll road, and thankfully the Beltway was slow enough that I didn't hold up traffic.
This evening I had a chance to go over stuff. I found that all 4 steering box bolts had come loose to the point that they almost were falling out. Also, the HD steering rod locknuts had loosened, which allowed some slop in the rod ends and the DW prolly made them even looser.
So my thoery is that I didn't have everything cranked down tight enough and the trail driving worried all the front end fasteners loose. Didn't feel it around the camp or even on the two laners, but now I know to be sure to check everything good if I ever do any wheeling. That goes for all my vehicles from now on.
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Old September 22nd, 2014, 07:56 PM
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I found that all 4 steering box bolts had come loose to the point that they almost were falling out. Also, the HD steering rod locknuts had loosened, which allowed some slop in the rod ends and the DW prolly made them even looser.
Well, what a bunch of slackers we(your campsite neighbors) are... the whole time we're all checking out the truck, you'd think someone would notice loose nuts & bolts!
Glad you're safe.


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Old September 22nd, 2014, 08:52 PM
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the whole time we're all checking out the truck, you'd think someone would notice loose nuts & bolts!
we told Bill his nuts were loose and wobbled a lot...
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Old September 22nd, 2014, 09:28 PM
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now I know to be sure to check everything good if I ever do any wheeling. That goes for all my vehicles from now on.
"If" ?????
I was hoping the Galpin green's weren't going to turn you off on wheeling.
Hopefully that's not the case.
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Old September 22nd, 2014, 09:31 PM
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Hey, those were Pedro greens. I think it was the Robert Davis black that did it. LOL

The truck looks and rides great Bill, and glad to see you figured out the problem before it caused a catastrophe!
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Same problem on my truck - several critical fasteners that I thought were properly torqued (and probably were) had shaken themselves loose - literally. The strange thing is that the second time tightening them seems to be a somewhat permanent fix.

btw - great job on the build, Bill. Your truck looks fantastic and rides just as well.
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Old November 8th, 2014, 11:33 AM
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Old December 9th, 2014, 12:32 PM
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Snagged a nice Atco air conditioner hose crimp tool for cheap. All I need is a set of manifold hoses and I can make up the air conditioner parts and charge up the system....when it warms up a little anyway.
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Old December 9th, 2014, 02:46 PM
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"If" ?????
I was hoping the Galpin green's weren't going to turn you off on wheeling.
Hopefully that's not the case.
Uh, not at all. I have to learn all new technique now, as you saw when I was trying to get up that small incline at the Cove.
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