maintenance goes awry .once again

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maintenance goes awry .once again

Postby 1974361ll » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:33 pm

I had a day off on tuesday. so i thought i would change the front seal that started leaking last week. Simple job right? Well it now looks like it is going to be much more than i thought.
First the front hub/balancer was wearing into the front engine mount. so i decide to change the rear mounts too to get the engine back where it needs to be. Now i can't seem to find new mounts.
Secondly, i got a case of well while we are in here we might as well do this and that. so now i am going to get the steering box rebuilt.
And i thought i was just going to change a seal...couple of hours max...yeah right
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Re: maintenance goes awry .once again

Postby Scranton 761 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:33 pm

Craig Morgan is able to get the Motor Mounts. They're thermoplastic now instead of rubber.
607-four-two-seven-3353

Is that the tri-axle that was for sale in Pottsville?
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Re: maintenance goes awry .once again

Postby 1974361ll » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:50 pm

Thanks for the tip. Yes, I bought it in Pottsville last year and spent most of the winter rebuilding the rear suspension and changing the body.
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Re: maintenance goes awry .once again

Postby 1974361ll » Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:17 am

I found more problems a cracked bellhousing and crossmember. So... i decided to swap in a more modern driveline. 3406c and 14708LL. I really needed some more power and a jake brake anyway. Cummins ntc would have been easier for sure but i found a real good deal on the cat setup. If anyone needs a 1674 or a 9508LL let me know. Now i just have to get it done and get back to work.
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Re: maintenance goes awry .once again

Postby quadbox » Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:09 pm

Good luck with the 3406. Is the radiator large enough to cool the 3406 ? Joe D.
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Re: maintenance goes awry .once again

Postby 1974361ll » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:00 pm

i guess i'll be the first to know if the radiator is too small. i was concerned as well but then i began to think whats harder to cool a truck crawling up the grade at 15mph using 270hp or one that uses 425 hp for a shorter period of time and keeps the air flowing faster. i don't know but the 3406 also heck of big air clutch fan compared to the fixed fan and shutters of the 1674
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Re: maintenance goes awry .once again

Postby 1974361ll » Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:02 am

I was finally able to get some pics out of my phone
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Re: maintenance goes awry .once again

Postby Huskiedrive2 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:28 pm

You will now learn the true meaning of "stuffing a big motor in it" You may be marginal on radiator capacity. Inspect yours to make sure that all the fins are clear and that the inside is flushed free of all deposits. The fan clutch will help in the hp department but will not make any difference in cooling efficiency unless the diameter and number of blades is different. Never fear, you can have yours re-cored with additional tubes (thicker) now that the shutters are gone. Make sure to run a fan shroud. That helps the fan's efficiency more than anything. Stan
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Re: maintenance goes awry .once again

Postby rumpy122 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:27 pm

I assume you won't be using the air to air set up on the 425, so it will be a 400
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Re: maintenance goes awry .once again

Postby 1974361ll » Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:28 am

I will most likely use a atwac setup. I think there is room for an air to air in front of the radiator however i don't see any room for the tubes. If anyone has some information to the contrary i would really like to see/hear about it.
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Re: maintenance goes awry .once again

Postby 1974361ll » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:43 pm

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been busy, here are some update photos
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Re: maintenance goes awry .once again

Postby 1974361ll » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:47 pm

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Re: maintenance goes awry .once again

Postby Green Giant2 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:23 pm

looking good
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Re: maintenance goes awry .once again

Postby Scranton 761 » Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:17 am

Re: maintenance goes awry
BTW, looks great!

Also, I said 100 times I had no intention on going this far.
Mine was going to be: maintenance, rear air ride, one transmission, and paint..... You see where I am now :roll:
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