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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted May 03, 2012 - 10:52 AM

The exhaust and all the wires and hoses are removed and the engine is ready to lift out of the Dodge.

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Here she comes up and over the radiator support.

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Setting down on the stand so it can be cleaned up and painted.
There are plastic bags fastened over both ends of the turbo so nothing gets into it.
The rear crankshaft seal looks like it has been leaking a little so that is getting replaced now.
While the transmission is off, I'm going to replace the trans filter and both seals.

I'm also removing the timing gear cover and make a locking tab for that dowel pin that has worked loose on some engines.
The front crankshaft seal will get replaced before I re-install the gear cover.

The water pump isn't leaking but I'm going to put on a new one anyway simply because this one is 22 years old.

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Edited by jdcrawler, May 03, 2012 - 10:54 AM.


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Posted May 03, 2012 - 11:01 AM

You are moving right along there.
I will be watching this one. I am a Cummins nut anyway. I have a 12 valve turned to 200 HP and a 24 valve set at 225 HP.
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Posted May 03, 2012 - 12:04 PM

Ray you don't mess around. I think you have all the bases covered on the 12 valvers :thumbs:
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Posted May 03, 2012 - 06:05 PM

Thanks for posting the engine transplant. It sounds like you've done your homework on those engines and are taking all the steps needed for a long service life in the Chevy.
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Posted May 03, 2012 - 09:21 PM

Holy cow Ray. Doesn't take you long to jump in with both feet. Two weeks and your going to be driving this thing. For what it's worth I think your engine choice was spot on. Hope it goes smoothly for you and I'll be watching. Oh, and thanks for letting us look over your shoulder!
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Posted May 03, 2012 - 09:37 PM

Holy cow Ray. Doesn't take you long to jump in with both feet.


You got that right! There will never be any moss found growing on the north side of Ray's feet, that's for sure!
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Posted May 06, 2012 - 07:43 AM

Here are some photos of the Dodge.
He just put new tires on it a couple of years ago and has only put about 300 miles on them and they have a load range-E rating.
The tires on the back of my truck are a load range-D so I'm going to have the tires off the Dodge put onto the rear of my truck.

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Posted May 06, 2012 - 08:56 AM

You need to get that up on blocks and plant some flowers in the bed. :)

You can't be a Redneck withOut at least one truck up on blocks. :)

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Posted May 06, 2012 - 01:10 PM

You need to get that up on blocks and plant some flowers in the bed. :)

You can't be a Redneck withOut at least one truck up on blocks. :)

I promises not tell my wife that you made this suggestion so you can sleep easy tonight knowing that she isn't hunting for you with a rolling pin.

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Posted May 06, 2012 - 02:08 PM

You also have at least one appliance out on the front porch as well, hey I live in Oklahoma. I see this stuff everyday. :)

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Posted May 06, 2012 - 03:13 PM

I'm taking photos of the paperwork that came with the truck and ran across and interesting item.
In the back of the warranty book is a record of oil changes at 3,000 mile intervals from 1990 to 1999.
The last mileage is listed at 82,416.

My wife's uncle is 84 so he would have been 71 in 1999.
From August of 1999 to now, the truck has only been driven 8,292 miles and most of that was to and from the tractor shows in the summer.
He said that he hadn't driven it in the winter since the mid 90's so that explains why the body isn't rusted out.

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