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Old 02-04-2020, 11:40 PM   #21
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Oh yeah Gary, that big trip East to Eburg must be all of 200 miles!! (my son and grandkids live there) Probably only 1 tank of fuel in that rig round trip.
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Old 02-05-2020, 04:58 AM   #22
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I'm looking forward to the coast to coast inaugural roadtrip!

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Old 02-05-2020, 10:51 AM   #23
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This red truck already has new brakes with new cylinders, lines and hoses, king pins, spring bushings, tires 7.50 x 17 front and rear. All rewired for 12 v, rebuilt heater and instrument panel. Rebuilt the 8' bed and new wood and bed strips. I did all that in 2017 and 18. Just needs a good drivetrain.
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Old 02-11-2020, 09:16 PM   #24
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A lot has been going on in my life since I last posted on this thread. 2 of my work trucks down pretty bad. We dropped the front of the rear driveshaft of my 92 f350 onto the pavement at about 60 last friday night, racing for the ferry with about 3500 lbs of reclaimed lumber on the mainland. Luckily it's a 4wd dually flatbed so we made a sling to suspend the shaft and ran the breakdown lane in 4wd with the fronts pulling us..... Escorted by the state patrol no less. Two days later my backup chev lost it's shift linkage, So I borrowed my buddie's beater to get home that night. Now I'm on my suburban, which failed to start this afternoon leaving our jobsite. What's a guy to do? Well I got home early because of all this and just so happens it's the the day my wife works late so I got some much needed 'Me Time' on my project. Ok well I had a good weekend on it a few days back. Throttle linkage was fun. Used 3 old 1/2" wrenches with 5/16" nuts in them (drilled out to 5/16) for bearings. Even bought some nylon 5/16 nuts and bored the threads out of them. Now in my bell crank etc I have replaceable bearings. The other two are heim joints I bought on the mainland when we missed our ferry. I could go on all night but wife home soon gotta make a fire in the wood stove so it's cozy in here and she doesn't think I'm obsessed with my 'project'. The aluminum rad arrived today. I had cut out the 'stretcher' across the rad support to move it ahead, and am now adding a new one 1/2" forward, but that's a story for another day.
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Old 02-12-2020, 04:31 AM   #25
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Good progress despite the distractions.
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Old 02-13-2020, 10:07 AM   #26
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I have found a truism "no matter how many vehicles you have, at one point in time they will ALL be broken at once!"
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I have found a truism "no matter how many vehicles you have, at one point in time they will ALL be broken at once!"
I'll be on the 7:am ferry to pick up the flatbed and all my lumber. This should give me most of the weekend to work on my conversion kit. By the way diesel engine kits for the old ford big trucks is nuttin' new....
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Old 02-14-2020, 04:45 PM   #28
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I'll be on the 7:am ferry to pick up the flatbed and all my lumber. This should give me most of the weekend to work on my conversion kit. By the way diesel engine kits for the old ford big trucks is nuttin' new....

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Old 02-14-2020, 08:31 PM   #29
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Thanks Bruce, Both of those names are more familiar in the diesel realm than Hercules. I first saw this hercules page many years ago and now I wonder if it was the impetus for me doing my conversion as a 'kit'. I am still going to great lengths to make this conversion kit a bolt in procedure. I would have loved to mount this cummins engine onto my T9 crash box without touching the driveshaft, but an adapter to put a gm small block into a v8 drivetrain was about 500 bucks and then redrilling flywheel and a few other mods were needed. The GM trans was a bolt on to this particular oddball cummins.
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Old 02-15-2020, 05:01 AM   #30
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Great project Gary.......you got the shop door open and green grass out there!!!!!.....this picture shows why I donít get much done in the winter......always enjoy seeing what your up to!!!!......Mark
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those Hercules conversions were popular with the US army, after the war many of the big cubic in gassers were swapped out. not good for the collectors today as parts can be a nightmare. keep up the good work GB
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Old 02-16-2020, 08:29 PM   #32
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So the weekend is now officially over... I got quite a bit done though it doesn't show much of anything in these photos. I'm still dealing with my primary work hauler being down in the middle of a huge job, but a guy has to keep his projects on the front burner. This alternator mount for a gm one wire was completely from scratch as the one on it was cast iron and for some kind of unknown alternator. I dug up an extra 'one wire' alt, but it has the wide v pulley on it like we use on a slingshot bracket with ford type belts. The one wire alts usually come with the narrow pulley that I need right now, but can I find one in this cluster****? I'll get one at napa tomorrow if I'm in town. Every thread tapped into this engine block is metric,,,??? I saw that one guy on some 4wd site said onan/cummins had them produced in Japan? Edit: and that oil filter attachment was a cast aluminum 3 bolt affair, but it was afoul with the ford motor mount so I cut the casting in half on my wood bandsaw, then tapped the passages I exposed with a pipe tap and bought the remote setup. I tapped the base of the old stock filter with fittings for 3/8 hose but the new remote housing is tapped for 1/2" pipe. Is that 3/8 hose gonna carry enough oil for this 210 cu in 'beast'. ?
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Old 02-17-2020, 01:53 AM   #33
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i would think the 3/8 hole is a restriction, but if you have your pressure gauge further down the line you will see what the motor is getting for pressure, but is the volume still there? i am on my 4th 6bt cummins, and a mix of metric and US thread is the norm from what i've seen. i even bought a nice 15MM mac wrench just for my cummins habit, odd size not seen on most import stuff. now, your lucky to be dealing with a normal V belt, thats not the norm. i had a constant problem with my 89 dodge burning up a voltage regulator about every 6-8 thousand miles. the hip cats on the cummins forum were all going for a GM 24 si, whats used on all the medium duty rigs and motor homes so, common on the road and eliminate all the dodge nonsense. i had a couple thousand miles on at home and headed out west to buy another piece of junk to complicate my life further. first morning, middle of nebreaska, cold out, start the truck to warm the diesel and its not charging. open the hood, yeah, the belts on, the alternator is spinning, so...its broke. drove west all day stopping at every auto store and every truck repair joint, no 24si in stock. so much for being common. finally in wyoming, nearly dark, 10 hours of no charge, and a truck shop had one on the shelf. i had tools, was gonna do it myself, but at 15 degrees, and near dark i begged them to do it for me. when the mechanic was trying to remove the belt, the outer case of the pulley fell on the floor!!!. so all day it was spinning, never ate the belt or looked funny when i had the hood open. when doing the conversion i had trimmed a little off one side for better alignment in my lathe, but had no indication that the pulley was made in two parts. i must have cut the weld,or was it pressed together? so now we have a new alternator, not needed, but no pulley. luckily, one of the mechanics had an old dodge in the lot not being used at the time, so i bought the alternator off his truck, paid him the retail cost to replace it, happy with that as i was once again on the road. i mostly only drive my pickup when i am on a trip to get some more junk i dont need, and now a spare alternator is behind the seat. the photo shows that i assume it was pressed together, but hard to believe that ran for about 400 miles with no noise. always glad to hear of your projects GB, you have an interesting life there on the island, keep up the good work, skip
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Thanks Skip! I know that feeling.... 'Hmmm, I'll just shave a little off the side of this pulley on the lathe. More clearance is always good." Good thing I don't have a lathe. Anyone else want to chime in on 3/8" oil lines? And what do I use for hose? EFI fuel line? Hydraulic hose? Braided would be nice with some 90 degree tubular sweep fittings at the ends.
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The process goes on. And on. I wasn't totally happy with my throttle linkage, so I cut the bell crank up and re-welded it and used a different pivot bearing in the center. Ford dealership called and said my 92 f350 was done so I got on the ferry and hitched a ride to the shop to pick it up. They had the driveshaft rebuilt, but turns out the flailing shaft had caused multiple teeth to shear off of the ring gear. I opted out of their offer to do a diff and trans service while it was there. I got out onto the highway and GRIND, RAP, CLASH,GNASH. Hellatious racket. I really needed that lumber back on the island for work. I was now a week behind schedule, which has been a tight one. Dang it, I should have had them do the diff service, they would have seen the chunks! I had a half hour to catch my ferry reservation for the 11am. As I neared the ferry terminal, a couple of construction workers looked up from their road work to see what in tarnation the racket was about. I was still a block away from them. Made it onto the ferry and parked it on the other side. Got my 3/4 ton 4wd suburban with my equipment trailer, off loaded 1500 bf of lumber onto that, called my buddie's tow truck who picked up the '92. Towed it to another friend's shop. He pulled the diff cover and said it had more bkoken teeth than whole ones. Lucky I bought both axles from a burned '94 f350 4x4 last year for 300.00. FRom my measurements I need to cut off the spring perches and weld them a bit inboard on the donor axle. It's a 4:10 and limited slip, so I'm doing ok. Heading over to his shop now to get some measurements before I move the perches. Dang, I can ramble on, but at least I'm only hijacking my own thread.
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Old 02-22-2020, 04:14 PM   #36
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Glad you had a spare rear axle - that was a lifesaver! Sounds like you'll be back in business soon . . . stick with it!
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By the way, there is a pic of a 46/7 ford wagon on a truck frame in the latest V8 Times, on the back page.
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By the way, there is a pic of a 46/7 ford wagon on a truck frame in the latest V8 Times, on the back page.
Can you post it up?
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Glad you had a spare rear axle - that was a lifesaver! Sounds like you'll be back in business soon . . . stick with it!
Thanks for the vote of confidence! My '92 is the backbone of all my hauling duties. Some of you have visited (all are invited). 1/2 mile of very steep switchback gravel road. Climbs about 600' in that distance. A HECK of a place to run a business, but it's private and peaceful and the view over Puget Sound is worth it. My wife has suggested I might buy a newer hauler for the business, but 10 grand for a newer truck with a quarter million miles... This one has 120,000 on it (hard island miles) but low for a 7.3 IDI. 5 speed ZF. In low range 4wd I have pulled the most crazy loads up this hill, never spun a wheel. Not once. Has a 12000 lb warn below the deck and an 8000 lb ramsey up front. Re-create that in a craigslist truck for the cost/hassel of swapping a rear end. I have the best wife ever, but she doesn't know a GOOD truck. What wife does? I continue to hijack my own thread but today being Saturday we went to town and I got a bunch of grade 8 fine thread bolts for my cummins project and some 2 1/4" exhaust parts for my intake to the turbo. This couples to an original ford oil bath air cleaner sitting atop the cummins. Pictures to follow but tomorrow I have to get this load of lumber to the kiln.
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I do not know how to copy and paste a pic from a mag. Maybe someone else with better knowledge can enlarge and post the pic. If not, I will try.
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