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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted June 22, 2012 - 11:32 AM

The engine is bolted in place.

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Here is the clearance on the firewall.
There is enough clearance so I can pull the rear valve cover to adjust the valves.
The exhaust manifold can even be taken off with out pulling the engine.

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Posted June 22, 2012 - 11:36 AM

That looks just awesome, Ray! Like it should have been there all along!
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Posted June 22, 2012 - 11:50 AM

I'm digging that. Man you're going to get some looks and questions when you fire that thing up. Are you setting this up to pull a 5th wheel or something? Lets hear some details/spec's!


EDIT: Nevermind, i just went back and found the rest of your threads... I think what you are doing is great. The old dodge was nothing more than a vessel to carry around the Cummins anyway... :thumbs:

Edited by twostep, June 22, 2012 - 12:39 PM.

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Posted June 22, 2012 - 01:08 PM

That fit looks fantastic Ray, Very well done.. :yelclap: :yelclap: :yelclap: :yelclap: :urock:
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Posted June 22, 2012 - 03:54 PM

I forgot to put the support bracket back in between the frame rails when I was making the motor mounts so that is being taken care of now.
A piece of 3/16 x 2 inch angle iron is bolted across the underside of the frame rail.

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The brake lines that go across the front are clamped to the back side of the angle iron bracket.
A piece of 1/4 x 2-1/2 inch flat steel is welded to the drivers side of the frame and angle iron bracket.
This supports the steering box and the brake proportioning valve is bolted to it.
The angle iron cross brace is also welded to the frame rails.

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A little paint and it's all finished.

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I keep forgetting to put these links to the other post in .....

http://gardentractortalk.com/forums/topic/13304-59-chevy-cummins/

-1 http://gardentractortalk.com/forums/topic/13395-59-chevy-cummins-1/

-2 http://gardentractortalk.com/forums/topic/13700-59-chevy-cummins-2/

-3 http://gardentractortalk.com/forums/topic/13805-59-chevy-cummins-3/

-4 http://gardentractortalk.com/forums/topic/13863-59-chevy-cummins-4/

-5 http://gardentractortalk.com/forums/topic/14009-59-chevy-cummins-5/

-6 http://gardentractortalk.com/forums/topic/14147-59-chevycummins-6/

Edited by jdcrawler, June 22, 2012 - 03:58 PM.

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Posted June 22, 2012 - 04:51 PM

Looking great Ray, forge ahead.
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Posted June 22, 2012 - 05:43 PM

If I were closer, I'd be begging for a ride when your done! Great job!
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Posted June 22, 2012 - 07:15 PM

Looks very nice. Going to be interesting to see how much it squats when you set it back on the ground. I can't remember if you took a measurement before you started the project and I'm too lazy to look. :huh:
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Posted June 22, 2012 - 10:52 PM

Going to be interesting to see how much it squats when you set it back on the ground. I can't remember if you took a measurement before you started the project and I'm too lazy to look. :huh:

It's setting on the ground in the first photos.
I didn't take a measurement before but it doesn't seam to have squated any more than it did with the 6.2 in it.

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 05:18 AM

One way to tell when you have it all back together is have the alignment checked. Might need a small adjustment if it squatted any.
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Posted June 23, 2012 - 06:43 AM

Coming along nicely Ray. It'll soon be time to crank it up.
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Posted June 23, 2012 - 10:41 AM

doesn't seam to have squated any more than it did with the 6.2 in it.

That's great. Good you started with a heavy chassis.
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Posted June 23, 2012 - 09:50 PM

Nice job as always, Man you sure do some Great Work.

Edited by dstaggs, June 23, 2012 - 09:53 PM.

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 08:41 AM

Naturally the exhaust pipe is too long before it makes the bend coming out of the turbo.
I shortened it 2-1/2 inches and it fits good now and clears the firewall.
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The Dodge truck had a drive shaft that was in two sections and my truck had a single drive shaft.
My old drive shaft on the truck had a slip U-joint that slid in the back of the transmission.
The Dodge transmission has a U-joint clamp bolted solid on the tail shaft and the slip joint is at the end of the first drive shaft.
So I need to come up with a single drive shaft that has a slip joint built into it

I cut the slide end off the front of thr Dodge drive shaft and separated the U-joint from the second drive shaft.
This gives me a slip joint with a U-joint that fits onto the U-joint clamp on the Dodge transmission and a slide section that can be welded onto the front of a drive shaft.
I'm going to take this down to the local truck repair garage and have them make a drive shaft with this slide joint on one end.
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Here it is pulled apart a little so you can see the splines.
There is a rubber boot that fits on this and I'll put that back on once the driveshaft is made.
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Edited by jdcrawler, June 24, 2012 - 08:43 AM.

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 09:11 AM

That is some excellent work Ray! I've missed a few of the threads (Been crazy busy the last couple of weeks) and will have to go back through them to catch up!
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