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Unread 06-19-2008, 05:18 PM   #8251
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I posted that up because Jeff is looking for a tow vehicle. The reason full size trucks, SUV's and such are so cheap now is because of fuel prices.

That particular truck is on a dealer lot, and to be honest, I bet it will still be there in the coming weeks. They can't give away those things these days.

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Unread 06-19-2008, 07:49 PM   #8252
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Hi everyone. I took my Jeep in to ORW and got a four wheel alignment. It drives a bit better but I still think that something is, lets say loose in my suspension and I still have a 'popping' sound while starting out. I will have to look under there again at our next Jeep party.

The cost of a four wheel alignment $100.00 thanks to Adam and his quote.
Thanks Adam.

Is anyone planning on going to Ecology this weekend? Half price sale.. Pipe in...
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Unread 06-19-2008, 07:50 PM   #8253
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Yeah, If I sounded like i was protesting it I apologize.

That is what like half price for what that truck can go for? If not a third?

I think its a sweet deal from sight and for a tow vehicle I can see, especially from Joe's input, that it would be perfect compared to any average truck.

I <3 diesel, I just wanted to say no wonder its going for cheap because I bet no ordinary people want to buy it >.>

If the Ranger were a more fuel efficient car and I had 11K laying around I would buy that.
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Unread 06-19-2008, 07:54 PM   #8254
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Hi everyone. I took my Jeep in to ORW and got a four wheel alignment. It drives a bit better but I still think that something is, lets say loose in my suspension and I still have a 'popping' sound while starting out. I will have to look under there again at our next Jeep party.

The cost of a four wheel alignment $100.00 thanks to Adam and his quote.
Thanks Adam.

Is anyone planning on going to Ecology this weekend? Half price sale.. Pipe in...
I don't need anything except always looking for extra 4.10 axles and durango boxes. I'll go help if you need me.

I was home from work sick for most of today. I hope I am better by the weekend because I really want to get my new d30 put in and take out the d35.
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Unread 06-19-2008, 07:58 PM   #8255
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I don't need anything except always looking for extra 4.10 axles and durango boxes. I'll go help if you need me.

I was home from work sick for most of today. I hope I am better by the weekend because I really want to get my new d30 put in and take out the d35.
Sorry to hear your ill. wish you well.

If your up to it company would be nice at Ecology.
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Unread 06-19-2008, 08:54 PM   #8256
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Well today was a fun day.

Wednesday we did the finnishing touches to our engine. Turns out this engine is an antique, there is only 1 left in new condition in the world. This engine is basicly better than factory at this point.


Here the engine was pretty close to being finished. The intake and the exhaust manifolds were just mocked up to make sure everything fit before it was torqued and none of the sheet metal is on, so still had to install the fuel pump, and all the wiring, among other things.


Getting very close to the end, torquing the cylinder heads with my brand new cummins 10-100 ft/lbs 3/8 dr torque wrench.


Proof that i was actually holding a tool in my hands and working.



Came to a stopping point last night after midnight, engine was 99 percent done. Everything was torqued and hooked up. Just needed to build a engine testing setup.


Minutes before firing it up. Engine was hooked up to a battery, wich was hooked up to a ignition switch. It was also hooked up to a fuel tank wich wasnt hooked up in this picture yet. After checking the spark, and checking for fuel, we started it and it fired right up. The thing was loud, even with my ears on. Maybe it was cause the exhaust wasnt hooked up, but it was plenty louder than my jeep. My boss spent the whole entire day on the phone trying to get a hold of the factory to get info on the timing of this engine. This engine is so antique and rare, that the factory couldnt even answer most of our questions.

Anyways, just thought id share. The engine is now on a farm in otay, on a 10 foot tall creepy crawler, powering it to spray bug killer stuff all over a crop of green bell peppers.

Also, a picture of where my new work bench will be. Underneeth the pallet racking.
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Unread 06-19-2008, 08:57 PM   #8257
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Well today was a fun day.

Wednesday we did the finnishing touches to our engine. Turns out this engine is an antique, there is only 1 left in new condition in the world. This engine is basicly better than factory at this point.


Here the engine was pretty close to being finished. The intake and the exhaust manifolds were just mocked up to make sure everything fit before it was torqued and none of the sheet metal is on, so still had to install the fuel pump, and all the wiring, among other things.


Getting very close to the end, torquing the cylinder heads with my brand new cummins 10-100 ft/lbs 3/8 dr torque wrench.


Proof that i was actually holding a tool in my hands and working.


Came to a stopping point last night after midnight, engine was 99 percent done. Everything was torqued and hooked up. Just needed to build a engine testing setup.


Minutes before firing it up. Engine was hooked up to a battery, wich was hooked up to a ignition switch. It was also hooked up to a fuel tank wich wasnt hooked up in this picture yet. After checking the spark, and checking for fuel, we started it and it fired right up. The thing was loud, even with my ears on. Maybe it was cause the exhaust wasnt hooked up, but it was plenty louder than my jeep. My boss spent the whole entire day on the phone trying to get a hold of the factory to get info on the timing of this engine. This engine is so antique and rare, that the factory couldnt even answer most of our questions.

Anyways, just thought id share. The engine is now on a farm in otay, on a 10 foot tall creepy crawler, powering it to spray bug killer stuff all over a crop of green bell peppers.

Also, a picture of where my new work bench will be. Underneeth the pallet racking.
nice work, very stisfying when it fires up after a rebuild.

I really prefer red bell peppers though, speak to the farmer about that will you.
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Unread 06-19-2008, 08:59 PM   #8258
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Unread 06-19-2008, 09:00 PM   #8259
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Eric, nice to see you have a good job with a future. Keep up and learn all you can.
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Well, I ran into a brick wall tonight. There is 1 bolt connecting the head to the block that will not break. I've tried everything I know of to get it out. I'm thinking its not a good idea to drill a bolt out that goes through the head into the block. Knowing my luck I'll lean a little one way or another and screw the whole thing.

Tips? Suggestions?
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Unread 06-19-2008, 10:17 PM   #8262
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Well, I ran into a brick wall tonight. There is 1 bolt connecting the head to the block that will not break. I've tried everything I know of to get it out. I'm thinking its not a good idea to drill a bolt out that goes through the head into the block. Knowing my luck I'll lean a little one way or another and screw the whole thing.

Tips? Suggestions?
heat. I don't think you are supposed to re use them anyway

can you cut the head off the bolt?
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Unread 06-19-2008, 10:21 PM   #8263
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I've tried with a Dremel and, to be honest, its so close the the head that I'm sure I'll nick it. I'll try heat. Do I need a heat gun or will the wife's blow dryer do the trick?

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can you cut the head off the bolt?
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I've tried with a Dremel and, to be honest, its so close the the head that I'm sure I'll nick it. I'll try heat. Do I need a heat gun or will the wife's blow dryer do the trick?
propane, at least.


cut across the head of the bolt as deep as you can, like an X, with the grinder. The head should twist right off then. After you get the engine head off you can heat the bolt down by the threads.
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Unread 06-19-2008, 10:32 PM   #8265
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propane, at least.


cut across the head of the bolt as deep as you can, like an X, with the grinder. The head should twist right off then. After you get the engine head off you can heat the bolt down by the threads.
Damn, don't have that kinda heat.

So from the top, notch and X into the head and then try and twist it off. Ok, well, I'll give it a shot tomorrow. I'm done out there tonight. I wanted to have the head off so I could pull the valves and valve springs off.

I might head down to ecology this weekend and see if there are any motor/trans combos worth looking at.

Anyone know their prices on that stuff?
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