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Took my truck in to be inspected found out I cant drive it until I replace my front drive shaft u joints. Rears fine but having a drive shaft you dont use on the hwy because it's for 4x4 with loose u joints will fail you. Makes complete sense. Oh and you cant have a turn down under your truck for your exhaust. Hast to exit out the rear.
 


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Got some radiators to use as an oil cooler not sure what one to use hand for size reference. Made some door arm rests/handles
Let me know the results on the oil cooler? Been considering one.
 

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Let me know the results on the oil cooler? Been considering one.
I put it in last week it works good had to bypass it was keeping the engine to cool in the mornings 40° but during the day when its 70+ it helps a lot
 

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Was concerned about that with one. Usually I have to keep half of my rad blocked in spring/fall to keep the engine temps up on the highway. May still put one in on a thermostat. Meh. We'll see.

Three e fans + high flow thermostat + remove cowl plates + water/methanol injection + phenolic intake spacers + ram air = engine that runs stone cold if allowed.

A few times on humid nights I've opened my hood to find my upper intake covered in condensation. Weird feeling to see your IAT 20 - 30 degrees below ambient haha
 

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Your fuel pump switch is great anti-theft! Great looking truck too, by the way. Are you planning on keeping power close to stock specs or have you snuck in a cam/port job/chip/etc?

Those look to me like A/C condensers. They should have great cooling capacity and no problems holding oil or pressure. If you live anywhere cold, you're going to want to block the front of the truck off especially with an oil cooler. My temp gauge still barely lifts off the peg in the winter.

None of my stuff would ever pass a state safety check. I don't know how you guys back east do it
 

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Your fuel pump switch is great anti-theft! Great looking truck too, by the way. Are you planning on keeping power close to stock specs or have you snuck in a cam/port job/chip/etc?

Those look to me like A/C condensers. They should have great cooling capacity and no problems holding oil or pressure. If you live anywhere cold, you're going to want to block the front of the truck off especially with an oil cooler. My temp gauge still barely lifts off the peg in the winter.

None of my stuff would ever pass a state safety check. I don't know how you guys back east do it
Yeah I told myself the same thing when I installed that switch lol. "Its a good replacement for your missing impact fuel cutoff and will stop the thieves who do know how to drive stick, plus you dont have to replace that bad fuel relay so it saves you money" the list goes on lol
I want to swap in a carbed 351w or a ls based engine. I'd keep the 2.9l if it didnt tick like hell and have every wireing issue ever
Exactly what they are lol specifically from ac units for electrical cabinets. I get them all the time at work.
Yeah I spread the word around to find a guy who would "inspect" my truck appropriately. A guy I know is hooking me up
 

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My new venture is trying to hunt down why I'm running rich And figuring out if I should swap in dana 44 ttb or solid front axle and what would be more cost effective
 

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Saw this online digging the look just without the logo. Mine would have to be more of a hybrid pre runner crawler for nc
 

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I'd keep the 2.9l if it didnt tick like hell
How's your camshaft? Lifters? Valve lash? 99 out of 100 ticks I've fixed have been easy stuff like improper lash or a worn cam.

As for the rich running... What's your fuel pressure? If you're out of spec, replace the regulator. If you're in spec, how old are the O2 sensors? Old O2s, even newer Chinese ones and especially the 1V narrow band sensors, will get tired and enrich or lean out the engine.

Solid front axle from the JY would be my cheapest bet. That Bud truck looks pretty damn good!!
 

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The valve lashing may need adjustments I set them according to the trs guidelines it has new valves and lifters. The cams original didnt have the time to swap it out and wasn't sure what would be a safe cam to go with. I'm probably going to take it to a shop here soon and have someone who has a more experience adjust the valves.
I picked up a new o2 and am going to replace the ecu thermostat both have 30+ years on em so its probably due anyway. I replaced the whole fuel system tank to injectors and installed an inline pressure regulator so its getting exactly 40 at the rail.
 

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Thinking tap handle for the shifter if I can find the red one if not the black
 

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Thinking tap handle for the shifter if I can find the red one if not the black
annnnnd you drink Stone Brewery enough to use a tap handle as a shifter.

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Lol I do. That and i dont have a brand or tap for my home made "fuel" so my favorite beer was the next best thing
 

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Lol I do. That and i dont have a brand or tap for my home made "fuel" so my favorite beer was the next best thing
Is it sad that my mind first went to, "yo, wait, is this guy running home brew ethanol as fuel? LEARN HOW"
 

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Is it sad that my mind first went to, "yo, wait, is this guy running home brew ethanol as fuel? LEARN HOW"
I looked into it on the ranger it would take a lot of work. I can run a mix and probably get away with it on a stock engine though. Highest I can get right now 185 proof. I do have a lawn mower that runs off it.
 


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