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Old 11-07-2009, 12:08 PM   #101
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I picked up my 1354 manual t case, but I still need linkage. It will be interesting trying to figure out how I am going bring the shifter through the center console.


I pulled the 2.5 M50D apart and swapped the gears and syncros onto the 4x4 output shaft. But I wont be able to put the trans together until my new bearing comes in. (next weekend)





Here are some side by side shots of the two cases


I snapped some pics of the shift forks that I pulled out of the 4.0 trans. They have about an 1/8 inch ground out of them.

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Old 11-10-2009, 07:53 PM   #102
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I have no classes on Veteran's Day, so I came home to work on the truck. I picked up my new bearing for the tranny, but I got distracted and never got to putting it in.

I finished one of my RA brackets. I decided to remake them so the caster anlge would be a little better, and because I wanted to gusset the bottom anyway.




I had to cut a little off the RA busings so they would tighten up on on the 1/2 plate they are running through.

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I also finished up painting my second emblem

I put on the first one I made

And the most important thing I have done to the truck yet...... I am expecting some big horsepower gains.lol

The decal curved a little on me as I put it on, but I will leave it for a while.lol

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Old 11-10-2009, 10:23 PM   #103
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Well there is the million dollar photos right there, wish they were up a week or so ago. I like the new gussets.

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I had to cut a little off the RA busings so they would tighten up on on the 1/2 plate they are running through.

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My original plan was to use two .25" plates for the thickness of the bushing but I knew it would never allow the nut to be tightened properly. How does it ride, flex etc. with the bushing cut up like that?
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Old 11-11-2009, 01:15 AM   #104
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My original plan was to use two .25" plates for the thickness of the bushing but I knew it would never allow the nut to be tightened properly. How does it ride, flex etc. with the bushing cut up like that?
It seems to flex just fine, the droop was limited before, because the nut and washer that hold the bushing together would hit the bottom of the frame. Thats part of the reason I remade the brackets to lower the hole that the arms go.

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Old 11-13-2009, 12:59 AM   #105
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The 2.5/4.0 M50D is complete.

My tailgate made the perfect place to stand up the trans and bolt it down while I torqued the counter shaft and output shaft nuts.

I put it in the truck and took a test drive, it engages smoothly into all gears and is a lot quiter than my last tranny that had aluminum shavings for lubricant

The shifter from an older M50D and a newer on cant be interchanged. The base with the wedge bolt is clocked 90* and the newer shifter is about an inch further back. Which of course was enough to hit my center console when I shifted into 4th and reverse, so I made a temporary shifter to hold me over until I can get my Hurst in there.


The 1354 Manual also went in with the new trans, both got full synthetic merc. but I still dont have a tcase shifter

I put on my new redesigned RA mounts with gussets.






I tapped a hole in the shift plate and ran a breather hose to an old clutch master reservoir so the trans wont blow any seals when I get the Hurst in there. The hurst shifter doesnt allow the trans to breathe through the shifter like the stock on does.


I also added some "puddle" lights under the doors. I they come on with the aux. back up lights. I am also going to wire te relay into the door switch so they come on when the doors are opened.


I got a few poser pics in the back yard too.





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Old 11-13-2009, 06:08 AM   #106
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the truck is coming along nicely man , it really looks good , keep up the good work
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thats one beast of a truck you got there :thumby:
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I picked up some goodies today.

New air hose

And... A shifter for my manual case its from a B II with an auto and 1350 case, but it looks like it will work out fine.

I had to get creative to to get the handle apart.

I also snapped some night time pics






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Think you got enough lights on that beast yet?
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