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Re: 1988 Dodge D250 Project [Re: 70AARcuda] #1624984
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Finally got a chance to work on Dodge ram....spend the morning removing the intake manifold and throttle body along with all the dam wire that goes too it..

Monday the exhaust will come off.....

Over weekend I need to get the eddy performer ...and headers out of shed...got the distributor and coil and plug wires rounded up this morning...using one of those two wire HEI distributors..Holley spreedbore 7004 carb...650 cfm..got kit on order..got new throttle cable on order also..


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Re: 1988 Dodge D250 Project [Re: 70AARcuda] #1624985
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Forgot how heavy a cast iron intake is...dam..

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Re: 1988 Dodge D250 Project [Re: 70AARcuda] #1624986
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on the floor...

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Re: 1988 Dodge D250 Project [Re: 70AARcuda] #1624987
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Love the calf s##t brown interior! ....I think that's what the sales department used to call it.

....in my experience with the TBI set up on those you're doing the right thing!

Re: 1988 Dodge D250 Project [Re: J_BODY] #1624988
07/27/14 11:30 PM
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Love the calf s##t brown interior! ....I think that's what the sales department used to call it.

....in my experience with the TBI set up on those you're doing the right thing!




calf poop brown...LOL

was out of town for a week...new 87 throttle cable came in...fuel regulator with return here...and QFT kit for 7004 holley...so after I replace my daughter fuel pump on her dammm chevy trailblazer I will get back to work on the old Ram...


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Re: 1988 Dodge D250 Project [Re: 70AARcuda] #1624989
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Back to working on the D250...

Got the Eddy Performer intake on...went with a clean set of stock valve covers..but still have the cast aluminium eddy valve covers..but need the dam long bolts for them..

got the holley 650 spreadbore sitting on intake but again...got the wrong size carb studs for it today...

decide to move on to the exhaust...got the manifolds off..need to drill and tap the emission ports on the heads...as of right now still planning on using headers,,,but that might change depending on the drilling and taping..could go back to stock exhaust manifolds with dual exhaust...and i got one broken exhaust manifold stud to fix...dam


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Re: 1988 Dodge D250 Project [Re: 70AARcuda] #1624990
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got the exhaust stud fixed...slow drill did not even have to heil coil it.

and got all the air injector holes plugged...

got the correct studs...that holley 8804 spreadbore is a PIA..the bowls cover the studs..and had to have exact length to fix correctly....that carb is on a short fuze to get yanked..


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Re: 1988 Dodge D250 Project [Re: 70AARcuda] #1624991
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With all the room inside the engine compartment...the driver side header hit the frame...LOL...

if they would have moved the number one tube 1/2 inch..anyway...

got the header on after flatting the tube a bit..but the engine will not side now on the mount..

so bought a new set of motor mounts.. 3.50 each..lol...hopefully with new mounts and maybe a shim...we will be good to go...

mounted the new voltage regulator..the firewall had the screws already there...got a 12 volt coil coming for the hei distributor...


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Re: 1988 Dodge D250 Project [Re: 70AARcuda] #1624992
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Quote:

and got all the air injector holes plugged...





How did you plug the air injector holes?

Re: 1988 Dodge D250 Project [Re: 440child] #1624993
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On my '87, I took the manifolds off and tapped for pipe plugs including the o2 sensor in the driver's side. I had to get a new Y-Pipe because the original was butchered beyond belief. This is actually an intermediate step because I want to get some block-hugger headers and eventually evolve into a single 3" exhaust.


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Re: 1988 Dodge D250 Project [Re: 440child] #1624994
08/24/14 02:46 AM
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Quote:

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and got all the air injector holes plugged...





How did you plug the air injector holes?




drill and tap with 1/4 20 set screws..


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Re: 1988 Dodge D250 Project [Re: 70AARcuda] #1949142
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A year later...just starting to get back to this project...lol


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Re: 1988 Dodge D250 Project [Re: 70AARcuda] #1952231
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wow, we lost 340shorty since then. sure miss that guy.

any progress?, hammer time on headers...did the mounts work out?

don't worry, I changed my harmonic balancer this weekend...it has been on the bench since Feb. this yr. LOL!

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got the header to fit...got a couple more things to do before I start on the truck again...gotta put the race cars to bed for the winter...


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Re: 1988 Dodge D250 Project [Re: 70AARcuda] #1970671
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Been working on rewiring this truck...took about a mile or two of wiring from under the hood from the TBI and computer.

Using a starter relay switch I got the starter rewired...the alternator is rewired using an mopar style regulator...and the ignition is a 2 wire HEI distributor...

I got the engine to crank today by jumping the starter relay switch,,,battery was low from sitting.

and then using a 30 amp relay like from a fan or fuel pump I powered the coil ...cranked again and the coil was firing...

now I got to deal with the old electric fuel pump in tank...either use return style regulator or mechanical pump and remove electric pump from tank...

suppose to be pretty cold for vegas this week..so working going slow..plus got a 904 TF to get back together for a 71 Duster....


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Re: 1988 Dodge D250 Project [Re: scratchnfotraction] #1971271
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Originally Posted By scratchnfotraction
wow, we lost 340shorty since then. sure miss that guy.


I'm with ya Scratch, I used to talk to Larry every other week on average. I still think of calling him when I need an answer.
Still bummed!

Re: 1988 Dodge D250 Project [Re: 70AARcuda] #1971921
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jumpered it today...and sprayed some brake cleaner in carb...fired up...

forgot i did not have oil pressure gauge hooked up...shot oil up in the air on back of engine..lol..

gotta get in tank fuel pump working now..


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Re: 1988 Dodge D250 Project [Re: 70AARcuda] #1992350
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spend the day wiring old dodge back together...got the factory service manual that was a life saver...

got everything spliced and back together...hit key and it cranks..and coil fires...found the two wire for the fuel pump...process of elimination...

going to get fuel pumped hooked up tomorrow with relay...going to use a dead head holley regular for now...


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Re: 1988 Dodge D250 Project [Re: 70AARcuda] #2002459
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the oem fuel pump has very low pressure...i can piss better then it..

I pumped all the old gas out of it as it has been sitting for a year and the gas is getting that smell..

looks like it will not need a regulator ...but i installed a manual pump on it also since it has an eccentric.

hooking up oil pressure gauge and temp gauge...as I prefer the manual gauge anyway...also using a volt meter gauge.

If i did not have so many other project going on........lol


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Re: 1988 Dodge D250 Project [Re: 70AARcuda] #2007040
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Getting pretty close to being done with this rewiring....

Putting the A/C and alternator back on..Done..

Putting the belts back on....PIA

The power steering is a solid bracket..no where to adjust the belt...

Going to look at the FSM tomorrow to see [ Moparts Family Site - Keep it Friendly ]....


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