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Posted May 09, 2012 - 01:08 PM

It wouldn't hurt to adjust the bands since you're in there.
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Posted May 11, 2012 - 04:21 PM

This Cummins engine has a pair of vacuum pumps on it to power the vacuum power brake booster that was on the Dodge truck.
My truck has a hydro power brake booster that is run off the power steering pump so I won't need the vacuum for that.
I'm going to keep the vacuum pump though because I eventually want to put a cruse control unit on the truck and they are powered with a vacuum diafram.

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Once I get a cruse control unit, it is going to need a vacuum reserve tank to hold a steady vacuum so I decided to go ahead and make that now.
I'm using an old propane torch tank like this to make the reserve tank out of.

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The top of the tank has two valve ports in it.

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I drilled both of these out and tapped them with a 1/8 NPT thread for hose fittings.
The other end has a thin steel cap on it so it has a flat bottom.
I removed the steel cap so the end is rounded and looks more like a vacuum reserve tank and not a torch tank.
I'll make up the mount for this tank once I figure out where it is going to be mounted.

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The dowel pin problem has been corrected and the engine is all masked off and primed.

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Here is the final engine color.
Once the paint is dry, the valve covers will be removed and painted Red.

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Posted May 11, 2012 - 04:41 PM

Ray,
As always great looking results. Maybe you'll be bringing the truck to Buckley and Boyne Falls this year?

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Posted May 11, 2012 - 05:09 PM

Awesome job on the engine Ray. That will look sweet in the engine bay of that 1 ton.
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Posted May 11, 2012 - 05:59 PM

Ray, Maybe you'll be bringing the truck to Buckley and Boyne Falls this year?
Bill

Buckley for sure, Bill.
I don't think I'll be at Walloon Lake though.

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Posted May 11, 2012 - 06:08 PM

Thanks for the torch tank idea Ray! Believe it or not, my 97 F250 has NO air reserve tank! Every time I go up a grade where the throttle opens, my vacuum drops off & my AC defaults to defrost. Sometimes I lose cruise control also. I've been aiming to go to the salvage yard to find a reserve tank, but I like your idea. I have an empty tank just like that one too! I can't believe how there wasn't a tank on my truck, but I've traced ALL the vacuum lines, and there isn't one.
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Posted May 13, 2012 - 03:25 PM

The engine is ready to go in.
All I have to do now is wait for the engine to sell that is currently in the Chevy and then I can take it out and start putting the Cummins in.

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Posted May 13, 2012 - 03:59 PM

That is one nice looking powerplant!!
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Posted May 13, 2012 - 07:09 PM

That is looking great Ray! What did you use as a degreaser to clean up the engine?
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Posted May 13, 2012 - 07:32 PM

Great looking engine Ray, keep it up, can't wait til you drop it into your truck.
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Posted May 13, 2012 - 08:34 PM

What did you use as a degreaser to clean up the engine?

I use Purple Power for degreasing things like this.
Don't use this degreaser on anything with good paint because it will dull the paint.
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Posted May 13, 2012 - 10:06 PM

That engine looks really nice Ray. Can't wait to see it in the 1 ton. thanks for the advice on the purple power!! :thumbs:
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Posted May 22, 2012 - 03:05 PM

Pulled the truck into the garage this morning to get started on it.
I realize this photo doesn't show that much but this is the end result of about 5 hours of work.
The engine and transmission are all unhooked and ready to lift out.
First thing tomorrow, I'll bring the forklift in and take this engine out.

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