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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted July 11, 2012 - 08:08 PM

This is the stock Dodge Cummins air cleaner unit and I want to use it in the Chevy truck.

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The first thing to do is figure out just where there is room to put it and then cut a big hole in the inner fender panel.

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Lining up the air tube, you can see that it extends way past the inner fender panel so it will have to end up being trimmed down.

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The air cleaner housing is set in place up under the front fender and tucks in nicely behind the headlight housing.

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This position allows just enough room to get the filter into the housing without having to move anything.

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The filter also clears the radiator shroud.
Here is a photo looking down on the shroud and the air cleaner.

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Here is a tricky metal panel that took a little time to figure out just how it had to be shaped.

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This panel replaces the metal that was cut out of the inner fender panel and attaches to the air filter housing.
Everything is riveted in place and will have adhesive sealant spread on the seams once everything is primed.

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How the inner fender looks from the top side.
The mating edges of the panels are primed before assembly so the isn't any bare metal to metal joints.

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-9 http://gardentractortalk.com/forums/topic/14570-59-chevy-cummins-9/

Edited by jdcrawler, July 11, 2012 - 08:46 PM.


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Posted July 11, 2012 - 08:12 PM

Looking excellent Ray, so how much longer til you hit the open highway?
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Posted July 11, 2012 - 08:28 PM

so how much longer til you hit the open highway?

Still lots to do yet so it will be awhile.

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Posted July 11, 2012 - 08:44 PM

That looks like an intricate panel Ray! I'd probably have a pile of "test" pieces on the floor before I got one right LOL. That looks great as always!
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Posted July 12, 2012 - 03:28 AM

That's a neat looking air cleaner installation. Glad you are able to use 'stock' pieces for this. Awesome metal fabrication on the filler piece!
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Posted July 12, 2012 - 06:28 PM

Two holes are cut into the sheet metal behind the grille for the fresh air intake.

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Here you can see that the air holes have plenty of clearance for drawing the air in.

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Also the grille itself sets a good inch away from the back panel so there is air flow all the way around the outside edge.

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I made up a sheet metal panel that fits on the inside of the fender to direct the air into the filter.
The round hole is for access to the wiring plug.

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This is how it looks with the access cover fastened on.

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The inner panel is painted and the air tube is connected between the filter and the turbo.

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Posted July 12, 2012 - 06:40 PM

Great looking intake setup there Ray, you always do great work.
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Posted July 12, 2012 - 06:44 PM

That should work great. You do some awesome sheet metal fabrication.
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Posted July 12, 2012 - 06:55 PM

Does that Turbo have a waste gate? That would be a valve to limit the amount of boost.
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Posted July 12, 2012 - 07:13 PM

Does that Turbo have a waste gate? That would be a valve to limit the amount of boost.

I don't see any type of waste gate.
The turbo connects directly to the crossover tube and that bolts right to the intake manafold.

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Posted July 12, 2012 - 07:45 PM

The waste gate would be mounted right on the turbo. It would look like a vacuum pot with a rod going to a gate valve on the exhaust side of the turbo. It wouldn't do me any good to have one, I would have to play with until I got LOTS of boost. LOL
These older ones may not, have one. it would be nice to mount a manifold boost guage and see how much boost you can get out of it. I just love the sound of a good turbo, I always figured if you can't hear it whistle then it isn't doing you any good. A little boost up to about 15 lbs is good, but after that it tends to be less effective. The more boost you add the hotter the air gets and the more it expands, if it expands to much you actually put fewer oxygen molecules into the motor.

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Posted July 13, 2012 - 03:25 PM

I got the new bumper brackets made up and mounted the bumper back on.

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The truck is set down on the front rotors to make it easier to reach over the fenders.
Tomorrow I'll start on figuring out the wiring.
The wires hanging over the fender are for the old 6.2 engine and I need to mate them to the Cummins wiring.

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Posted July 13, 2012 - 03:54 PM

Now the fun begins, wiring this bad boy up. Bumper looks great, course I wasn't expecting less! Best of luck getting the wiring figured out!
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Posted July 13, 2012 - 04:13 PM

Well you hook the red one to the blue one, and the black one to the green one, and that great big one just cut it off, you don't need it.

If you need more help I'll be here all night. LOL
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Posted July 13, 2012 - 06:22 PM

Well you hook the red one to the blue one, and the black one to the green one, and that great big one just cut it off, you don't need it.

If you need more help I'll be here all night. LOL


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