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why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks?

Posted By: pokey1

why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 07/27/05 04:12 AM

i hardly ever see anything on here about 81 to 90 2wd trucks am i just missing it or are they not popular because they are not real pretty to look at? i have an 81 2wd sb that i cant live without 440 /727 9 1/4 391 gears auburn posi, any one else like me on here?
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 07/27/05 06:55 AM

I just bought two of them. Both '85 crewcabs. Navy surplus. $700 for the pair.
Posted By: Mstaedt

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 07/27/05 02:12 PM

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i hardly ever see anything on here about 81 to 90 2wd trucks am i just missing it or are they not popular because they are not real pretty to look at?




Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But by 1993, their weren't many people beholding Dodge trucks. Dodge had only 8% of the full-size truck market, and the only reason they still had that much was because of the Cummins diesel.
Posted By: MachoMan

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 07/27/05 10:16 PM

cuz there 81-93's.
really nothing special about'em except for a very minor few. i think92-93's were best IMO.
Posted By: 83Ram4spd

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 07/28/05 04:38 AM

Polky1 Let's see it!!!!
I've got a 83 318 4spd od 83/4 rearend lowered 3" front 1" rear. Maybe someday a 440 swap.
IMO Original 440 trucks are just cooler( if that's a word)

C.

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Posted By: shinnery

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 07/28/05 08:39 AM

All I get is the top half of the cab??? Bryce
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 07/28/05 01:42 PM

Pretty nice looking roof?????Lets see the rest!!!

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Posted By: 340SHORTY

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 07/28/05 10:55 PM

here's a pic of mine
Posted By: Chief_Plasma

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 07/29/05 03:43 AM

Try uploading again but let it finish. Happend to me the other day.
Posted By: 83Ram4spd

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 07/29/05 04:33 AM

I'll try it again. I just got impatient.

C.

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Posted By: 83Ram4spd

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 07/29/05 04:35 AM

One more.......

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Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 07/29/05 06:37 AM

mine is of course not an original 440 but it sure was a great addition to the truck the funny thing is i only did the swap because the motor came with the 727 trans i was tired of shifting gears then i did the manual valve body so im shiftin gears anyway but i got the motor trans for some trade work it cost me about 65 bucks seems like a fair trade i'll have some pics next week
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 07/29/05 01:44 PM

Got to see more than your roof. Good looking Truck. Do you have anymore of those side Mirrors,mine are getting alittle weathered?
Posted By: Chief_Plasma

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 07/29/05 06:39 PM

No doubt... the ball in my mirror joint looks like the moon.. ok a rusty moon... LOL
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 07/29/05 07:41 PM

Its the mirror arms that are showing wear.The balls are not to bad.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 07/30/05 07:01 PM



theres mine

hey 83ram4spd, are you associated with Hall Bros. Racing, the guys who run the monster truck?
Posted By: 83Ram4spd

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 07/31/05 12:32 AM

No....No monster truck....Sorry. My brother had those printed up....maybe some day we'll have a race team. (Racin' trucks of course)

Ever heard of Ritenour High school?

C.
Posted By: 70Challengerse

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 07/31/05 12:34 AM

I don't care for the grille!!! on a 81-85...
Posted By: MachoMan

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 07/31/05 02:52 AM

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I don't care for the grille!!! on a 81-85...




that's cuz you can't make any money on those plastic jobs.
Posted By: 70Challengerse

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 07/31/05 03:17 PM

Quote:

Quote:

I don't care for the grille!!! on a 81-85...




that's cuz you can't make any money on those plastic jobs.


That was cold!
Posted By: MachoMan

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 08/01/05 10:18 AM

Quote:

Quote:

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I don't care for the grille!!! on a 81-85...




that's cuz you can't make any money on those plastic jobs.


That was cold!




LMAO!!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 08/04/05 05:44 AM

hey does anyone know if a 90's grill will fit 81-85 trucks?
Posted By: 383D100

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 08/09/05 03:59 PM

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hey does anyone know if a 90's grill will fit 81-85 trucks?




Not without changing the core support or major surgery. The headlight spacing is different as far as I know.At least on the 92-93's
Posted By: hp383

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 08/09/05 07:57 PM

The 91-93 grille will fit the 80-90 body style just fine, but you will need to swap the radiator support (it is a bolt in though).

To make the grille fit the 72-79 trucks, you either need to swap front clips, and doors, or carefully build up the side of the front fenders with body filler, and make it flow into the rest of the body lines.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 08/13/05 05:15 PM

thanks for the info i finally have pics of my truck if i can figure out how to put them on

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Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 08/13/05 05:18 PM

heres another

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Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 08/13/05 05:21 PM

another pic a pretty good burnout?

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Posted By: Ramchargerkid77

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 08/14/05 01:34 PM

Sharp looking Rig
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 08/14/05 05:07 PM

thanks its nice to hear that
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 08/17/05 02:18 AM

Great Burnout!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 08/17/05 03:07 AM

that was a third gear 4500rpm burnout and thanks for the comment
Posted By: 383D100

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 08/17/05 05:03 AM

Nice truck! AWESOME burnout! Love the 81-90 trucks
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 08/18/05 03:59 AM

thank you! we have a burnout contest on the 20th i guess i have to go just to see what happens
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 08/24/05 09:47 PM

Hi!
I am new to the forum...love the late 70's and up to 92 body style trucks....have an 83 D-150 with a 496 stroker motor 727 trans,dana 60 rear with 3.50 gears.... and an 84 with a slant six and 833 od. Both are short wide bed trucks....on the 83 i modified the lower control arms by installing a spring pocket to lower it...c-notched the frame and moved the rearend above the springs...rides and drives great.....like the mileage of the slant six...in the middle of a fuel injection conversion...hopin for 22 mpg.......
Posted By: 83Ram4spd

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 08/25/05 01:32 AM

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Hi!
I am new to the forum...love the late 70's and up to 92 body style trucks....have an 83 D-150 with a 496 stroker motor 727 trans,dana 60 rear with 3.50 gears.... and an 84 with a slant six and 833 od. Both are short wide bed trucks....on the 83 i modified the lower control arms by installing a spring pocket to lower it...c-notched the frame and moved the rearend above the springs...rides and drives great.....like the mileage of the slant six...in the middle of a fuel injection conversion...hopin for 22 mpg.......




Both sound really cool. Let us see them!! Have you run the 83 down the 1320? Just interested in times.

C.
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 08/27/05 02:31 AM

I agree with 83Ram4Spd it would be nice to see your Trucks
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 08/27/05 02:35 AM

Thanks for the interest!!!I will have pics soon....my old computer crashed and (like a dummy hehe)..I lost about a hundred pics of all kinda stuff..didnt save em on disc..as far as the times, i ran it and it ran mid to high 13's when it wasnt even tuned right yet last fall...a best of 13.53....runs better now, is torn down for paint and interior right now..hope to have it back on the road by next spring..The slant six truck is in use right now as a daily driver..bought it for 500 dollars tagged, stickered and drivin....a work in progress..installing a rear roll pan over Labor day weekend....will post pics as soon as i get em.....
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 08/31/05 05:13 AM

thought id give you an update i did win the contest! i had a brand new set of dunlops on the back 4 burnouts later they were done i blew up the belts on one tire but made it to my shop to change them
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 09/01/05 12:43 AM

Hope you Won enough to pay for the TIRES???
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 09/03/05 04:15 AM

believe it or not the tires were donated by a friends tire shop he felt it would be more impressive to melt down a new set so they didnt cost me a dime! what a friend huh?
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 10/08/05 05:32 AM

the thread that just wont go away
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 10/08/05 06:16 AM

Kinda like the energizer bunny....
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 10/08/05 03:12 PM

that is very true
Posted By: buildanother

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 10/08/05 04:31 PM

I'll write about one. While working at a large chev dealer there was one day in the winter back in the early 90's that all three of the dealer owned chevy plow trucks were broke for various reasons, and the sales manager was out plowing by himself in a... 1984 w250 strippo power ram that was taken in on trade sometime earlier and it was out there working like a dog, cool huh? True story, I was there had to fix one of the broken ones. (by the way that dodge was still thermoquad equipped and ran well)
Posted By: clunker6661

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 10/13/05 01:20 AM

hey i just found this site, its great! anyways i gotta 82 d150 with a 400/727, anyone know of a clean, inexpensive stepside bed?
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 10/14/05 03:26 PM

any pics of your truck?
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 10/18/05 04:29 AM

It's STILL ALIVE!!!!!

Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 10/19/05 01:21 PM

thanks man ! still kickin
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 10/19/05 11:36 PM

I gotta say though, it would be nice if goodmark or one of the others made a STEEL hood for these trucks with a mopar scoop of some sort,or even a cowl induction hood....birdbath hoods look really cool with a cowl scoop on em.....JMO...


Bill
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 10/20/05 01:26 AM

Any pictures of your trucks yet?????
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 10/20/05 05:09 AM

on the way soon...packin to move to eastern Okiehoma,workin major ot to get the $ up to move...will get em tho...have some of the 83 on disc somewhere in all those boxes, but will take some on a one time use of the 84 very soon and get em posted...

why aren't there left and right thumbs up??

Bill
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 10/20/05 12:44 PM

Sorry to bug you.....Get your move done ....Good luck
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 10/20/05 11:15 PM

No Problem, Webster,
I don't feel like you are buggin me,and I gotta say I haven't gotten it done like I said I would.....
Bill
Posted By: DARTROD

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 10/23/05 02:57 PM

Dodge trucks prior to 94 are the best kept secret since Gasoline.Literally THOUSANDS of parts trucks availible,or New project vehicles,DON"T tell anyone Though.
It would be nice if the industry helped with some custom parts,but as you can see there are a lot of nice trucks without much help from manufacturers.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 10/23/05 03:12 PM

Quote:

Dodge trucks prior to 94 are the best kept secret since Gasoline.Literally THOUSANDS of parts trucks availible,or New project vehicles,DON"T tell anyone Though.
It would be nice if the industry helped with some custom parts,but as you can see there are a lot of nice trucks without much help from manufacturers.





Bill
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 10/27/05 04:51 AM

I just bought a not too rusty 80 model longbed /6 833od for $200 in Oklahoma...gatherin up stuff even before the move is done...couldnt pass it up, had a super six 2bbl and the four speed, a straight front clip, and one good door...pretty new p/s box, runs and drives,drove it 10 miles to the house...perfect front no gaurds bumper too. great stuff for my 83 or 4 trucks!

Just an example of parts trucks out there!
Bill
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 10/28/05 02:21 AM

Good Job!!! keep those old Trucks ALIVE..
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 10/28/05 04:34 AM

Seems like the slant six trucks runnin or not can be bought really cheap, I know they sold a ton of em around Amarillo in the early eighties, mostly shortbeds too!...My bigblock truck originally had a six in it,worked a long hard life as a work truck and was revived from a backyard for $150, still running..and my driver still has a six in it, Bought it for a song too...seems like the trucks I have looked at in Oklahoma are rustier, but are cheaper too in good mechanical order for their age......I will be collectin em up, count on it...I want a 2wd ramcharger to pro-street,thinkin a full tube chassis with bags,no top in the summer,and a big inch big block of course....think how low ya could get a tube chassis truck.....the shells are out there..
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 10/29/05 03:45 PM

mine was a slant six also , it was a government truck so really that kept it in pretty good shape no rust and mechanically sound my dad bought it then sold it to me i ran onto a deal on the big block with the trans for $65.00, kind of a trade deal it took about a year to gather the rest of the parts and ambition to put it in , its by far the best thing i have done
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/01/05 11:58 PM

Lets keep this Thread going....any pictures of your old work truck??
Posted By: JD340

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/04/05 01:52 AM

I'll see if there are any left on here!Here's one! 85 /6 stick. Last I heard it's still down in Chatham doing landscaping duty!

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Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/04/05 03:01 AM

Somebody needed a coke case to sit on.
Posted By: JD340

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/05/05 03:44 AM

Left it in the garage! LOL
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/10/05 05:22 AM

ok so i finally got a digi cam so im gonna try to take some pictures of the pokey truck i just had shoulder surgery so im a bit sore but i'll give it a try
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/10/05 06:02 AM

pic

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Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/10/05 06:06 AM

engine

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Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/10/05 06:12 AM

headers

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Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/11/05 03:38 AM

Looking good......Hope the shoulder is feeling better...
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/11/05 07:07 AM

Quote:

Looking good......Hope the shoulder is feeling better...




Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/12/05 06:19 PM

shoulder still hurts but im sure its getting better , if we can get some good weather im gonna pull the truck out to get better pics. thanks for lookin!
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/12/05 08:07 PM

Glad ta hear you are doin' better Pokey.

Bill
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/12/05 11:48 PM

Great day to-day sunny and warm.... might be one of last for a few months...I have lots of wood cut for the winter ....Hows the weather out in West
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/13/05 05:10 PM

well webster, it's supposed to be in the lower 70's around amarillo today

Bill
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/14/05 03:07 AM

cold and rainy out here and im still not able to get the truck out, kinda bummed about it too
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/15/05 04:56 AM

anybody know where I can get a couple of 440 emblems? im thinkin i wanna put them on my truck next to the RT emblems i already have on it ?
Posted By: 83Ram4spd

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/15/05 06:26 AM

Check Ebay. I have seen both used and repops on there for a fair price.

C.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/18/05 06:24 AM

Read your pm's Pokey!!!
Bill
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/19/05 03:07 AM

sorry ive been busy life always happens right in the middle of the important stuff
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/19/05 03:50 AM

That's ok Pokey, I have been busy too, makin trips every other weekend tryin to get stuff over to Oklahoma, and workin a full time job plus sidework too, feel lucky to spend a lil time on here every day, as schedule permits....
Bill
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/19/05 04:36 AM

Have you moved yet to Oklahoma or when is the big day???Oh and by the way We just had a inch of snow
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/19/05 07:09 AM

I start my new job just after the first of the year...makin trips as often as I can,still workin here in amarillo and haulin a truck and trailer full every other weekend, almost done now, will be moved fully with about 2 more trips, finally. Man I had a bunch of stuff!!!! 6 vehicles (2 Dodge pickups, 3 volkswagens, a turbo coupe T-Bird) and a house and shopfull of stuff to boot. My shop in amarillo is about 1200 sq ft, will have to add on to the detached 2 car soon in Oklahoma...
Whooohoooo!!! 3 pages!!!!

Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/19/05 08:27 PM

that is a bunch of stuff! im still building up again this is my third time being married this one has her own project truck we get along just great , she understands woo hoo for 3 pages
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/19/05 09:23 PM

She has her own truck?????? She's the One
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/19/05 09:42 PM

yup she does...... its a chev .... but at least she understands
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/19/05 10:18 PM

My future wife is wanting my big block truck,with a 318 or 360, she says it has too much power, and uses too much gas.....guess the slant six truck is fixin ta get a big block....and back halved,and and I need a driver!..guess it is time to finish the vw bus suspension rebuild (already has a 2.3 ford conversion) at least it will pull itself...
Bill
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/20/05 02:01 AM

oh man dont get me started on vw , i was raised on them but i have to say i dont think i could own another one, too many problems, my driver is a diahatsu charade 1 liter 3cyl, 44 mpg, its a pretty good car it even has a/c that works!
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/20/05 02:12 AM

I have owned the 64 for 15 years, refuse to give it up, the 73 bus screams, has a turbo coupe efi/turbo motor/freeway flyer transaxle, not to mention REAL heat!!!..yep, they sure have their quirks!!!
Oh I got one 440 emblem, the others were broken, hadnt looked at em close till today...the 440 sounded great!..has a pretty lumpy idle...will find out what's inside later, movin it to Okiehoma next week....
Bill
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/20/05 03:46 AM

good to hear the 440 ran good! mopar stuff is mostly ignored around here but thats not a bad thing i guess i enjoy being different, i just wish parts were easier to find
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/22/05 02:19 AM

do you know how to find out what these exhaust manifolds are from? they are in great shape

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Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/22/05 02:24 AM

They are sure in good shape ,they look new..Nice to keep this going.....We all like 81>90 Dodges
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/22/05 02:45 AM

but no Idea what they are from? i havent seen any like these before
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/22/05 05:59 AM

I had a 383 2bbl engine with em on it, think it was a 65? model.....was a passenger car engine.
Bill
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/24/05 02:01 AM

i looked on ebay and saw a few like them they are askin 75 bucks on up for them , maybe i should try sellin them , im never gonna use them, so anyway it looks like we are gonna have snow this weekend so im gonna try gettin the truck out friday and get one last cruise before the snow flies maybe even some new pictures, have a good turkey day!!!
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/24/05 03:42 AM

We are going to get SNOW Thursday and Friday...It was 20f last night Cooool...My truck is away for the winter ,hope to do alittle work on it.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/24/05 05:58 PM

its lookin good so far here its about 45f but once the truck gets warmed up it runs real damn good , more air to breath
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/28/05 06:21 AM

It snowed here in Amarillo on Sunday, didn't stick to the roads tho....
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/28/05 01:41 PM

We have about 2ins on the ground but starting to warm today, freezing rain last night...This to early Hope the move is going OK .How many miles to the New Place???? Hows the gas prices??
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/29/05 12:23 AM

Well Webster, it is 412 miles by my odometer, gas was about 1.95 a gallon average...was a really long, very windy trip (with some rain and snow)back to Amarillo...the 'ol six had a hard time in a 40 plus mph headwind keepin up to even 60 mph....ran in 3rd gear a lot, glad it has an 833od!!!
Bill
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/29/05 04:09 AM

man i just wish i could drive mine gas is finally down to 1.84 but its to cold and slippery to drive
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/29/05 04:29 AM

Pokey are you located in North Utah I drove through there in 1999 in a brand new Kenworth ... Thats beautiful country That same trip I made it to Amarillo (old Goats )neck of the woods..Man that was a great Trip
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/29/05 04:39 AM

yup northern Utah it is , i was born and raised here,but i dont get out much i have been to texas but it was beaumont i believe, i never have been to Canada but i would like to
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 11/29/05 11:42 PM

I wish gas was that cheap in Amarillo, I paid 2.07 fer 87 octane today....is about 1.89 in Oklahoma, or was over the weekend.

Bill

I liked western Canada, was there in the late 80's, went up from Seattle..I did that trip in a 59 Volkswagen bus, Can ya say sloooooow?
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/02/05 06:04 AM

I found a 78 extended cab shortbed that has real potential....wonder how one would look with a stepside bed on it?....Opinions?
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/03/05 05:41 AM

you didnt say if it is 2 or 4 wd , what motor? i wanted to do that with my truck ,extended cab supershortbed , but i lost the ambition pretty quick, maybe i just need a new job where im not working on cars all day, turn it back into a hobby again instead of a job, so i guess my opinion is , do it !
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/03/05 06:28 AM

It is a 2wd, has a/c even, but no power locks or windows....I like the supershort shortbed idea, were ya gonna use a shortbed frame and shorten the bed I assume?...was thinkin of that a while back myself, but hate to butcher a good bed, however it would look really cool. If I were to do it I would use a wide bed to shorten, would be more work I realize, but the end result would be awesome...my version had the inside of the bed as nuttin but tubs, with battery and fuelcell tucked between 'em...has a 440/727 in it.It almost got bought out from underneath me,but the guy felt so bad he let me take it instead...had actually taken the money from the other guy. Glad he understood.
Bill

good to hear someone else thinks like I do.....

Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/03/05 01:52 PM

Sounds like a Nice Project...You won't be starting it to after the move I hope.....Is it in Texas or Oklahoma??
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/03/05 03:07 PM

Hi Webster, it is in Texas, I am gonna store it till next spring at a friend's place. Fixin' ta move it this mornin'...is nice to have a network of long-time friends (real ones)here. They are all helpin me pack the last of the shop stuff this weekend. Kinda like family we have been friends so long. They are all anxious to have an excuse to get outta town, haha!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/03/05 04:53 PM

you have all the luck, like i said before i never see stuff like that out here . hows the weather out there for moving ? nice i hope
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/03/05 08:00 PM

Your right ..Its nice to have good friends.Thats what life is all about Family and Friends.Especially at this time of the Year. I know my Truck would be still apart if not for Friends.

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Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/03/05 08:58 PM

It is cool, windy and clear here today, supposed to get a dusting of the white stuff tomorrow. I will be making the final shop load just before Christmas. Then one more of Personal stuff, have gotten rid of most of that, as we already have a full housefull there in Oklahoma.
And Webster, you are right, it is what life is about, having friends and family this time of year more than any other.
Bill
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/04/05 05:43 AM

its been snowin off and on all day here, cold weather just makes me want to sit in front of the fire , i havent even opened the garage to look at my truck in a month, my shoulder is still healing and i just cant get excited about working on anything. geez i sound like a whiner
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/04/05 02:18 PM

A friend and I are gonna put the 84 in black primer today (hopefully), am tired of the patchwork quilt look, or is that the committee look?...(everybody's opinion counts)...silver, dark blue light blue, red tailgate.....hahaha!
Bill
Posted By: JD340

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/04/05 04:41 PM

Quote:

A friend and I are gonna put the 84 in black primer today (hopefully), am tired of the patchwork quilt look, or is that the committee look?...(everybody's opinion counts)...silver, dark blue light blue, red tailgate.....hahaha!
Bill


That's not the "commitee look", it's the 73-87 Chevy PU look! Around here,anyway!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/04/05 06:19 PM

Posted By: DARTROD

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/04/05 09:21 PM

The patchwork look detracts from the overall value of the vehicle,but it isn't always feasible to do otherwise,untill the funds are availible.
some times the spray bomb primer even looks better.
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/05/05 03:29 AM

Hey Guys remember we were talking about friends. Well a friend of mine just told me about a 440 and tranny out of a 1972 motorhome.What do you guys think?? Would there be much to change from my truck 1988 318 TBI ....Food for thought
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/05/05 04:02 AM

it is a 440 but 72 really isnt the best year isnt there alot of smog issues ? but with some machine work and other changes it shouldnt be too bad , you can do anything if you just set your mind too it , you would have sending unit differences a bit of wiring crap to deal with but all in all it shouldnt be bad most of those things need to be delt with on any swap
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/05/05 04:14 AM

Go for it!!!I dont know what exaust manifolds the motor home units have,but headers are available. I lucked out and found a set of factory manifolds in a salvage yard. I used mounts from a 400 truck.....
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/05/05 06:01 AM

Well the cab and front clip are in black epoxy primer...is really shiney for primer...all those lil dents and dings really show up now...roof looks like they had a rodeo up there, gonna see if I can find a new panel, if not I have a good one on a parts truck. btw..it helps when ya have a friend that has a paint booth in his garage!!!!
The bed gets the treatment later in the week..
Like Webster said, friends are what life is about!


Bill
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/06/05 04:54 AM

thats true i know i couldnt get half of the things i have done without my friends
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/06/05 05:19 AM

Yep, I was helpin a friend tonite...lookin at the spaghetti system (wiring)or rather what's left of it on his chebby truck...looks like it was cooked too long!!!!
He ordered a harness online from Painless.
Looks like I get to answer questions on wirin over the phone on that one...
Bill
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/06/05 05:45 AM

that sounds like a good time , hey did you notice 4 pages? did you tell me how big your shop is at the new place?
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/06/05 06:17 AM

Actually I didnt, haha, The shop there is a two car plus a lil, will be addin on am sure....at least a lean-to for parts storage and compressor, is in the country, so no code people to deal with!
They are a real pain here.
Whoohoo on page 4!!
gonna do a carport added on the front real quick tho, she gets the nod on that one .....
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/07/05 03:43 AM

ya know they never are big enough we are discussing that right now im thinkin at least 30x30, i only have a small one car , not even big enough to work in but just enough to park in truck in the way of opening the toolbox drawers all the way its frustrating
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/07/05 03:58 AM

Yep, I have enough stuff to fill the one in Oklahoma between tools and shop equipment, and barely have room to put a car in there...I want to build a 50 by 100 steel building, and live upstairs and down on one end, and the rest as shop, with ample parking room too...the tax folks dont know it would be anything more than a barn....
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/07/05 05:23 AM

that sounds great if i wasnt so impatient id be fine but i wanna work on mine NOW its hard to overcome that
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/07/05 01:09 PM

50X100 you could open a motel...I'll come an visit
Posted By: dynotune440

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 12/07/05 06:16 PM

Quote:

50X100 you could open a motel...I'll come an visit



what is this that I hear, a mopar hotel????
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 12/08/05 12:46 AM

Consider the land is already bought,along with a mobile home.. and ya can build a big steel building for what you can build a house for....finish the inside part to live in as ya can....I have seen this done on a budget equal to building a 2000 sq ft house....if you put the building up yourself. The concrete and rough in plumbing and electrical are pretty expensive in themselves.
But once it is in the dry, ya can work on it year round to finish it out, not to mention have a HUGE shop to put all your treasures in out of the weather....I have patience...
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 12/08/05 03:44 AM

you have patients? are you married? sounds fishy to me
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 12/08/05 04:07 AM

So when I visit, do I have to work???
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 12/08/05 04:15 AM

since its a hobby is it really work? or is it just called that so spouses dont complain?
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 12/08/05 04:39 AM

I dont "work" in the shop...I piddle...why should you have to work?
And yep Pokey, I aint married, but might as well be, but she likes to be with me a lot when I am out in the garage playing with my toys....hey wait! that sounded bad, I mean my trucks..
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 12/08/05 04:41 AM

ya sure i know what you really meant LOL !
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 12/08/05 04:45 AM

Well, I guess there is a lil truth to it.....
is all a matter of perception of context...
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/09/05 12:05 AM

Anyway...on the building, I do woodworking, and tile work, and need a lot of shop and storage room for that alone...I am crowded in the 25 by 25 I use for that now. I have anoyher 24 by 26 to use as a garage here in Amarillo...it is crowded too, barely room to work on a truck. So I need a whole lot more shop space, and I just think it is the most logical way to build a house and big enough shop too, with real indoor parking too..., plus It sure would be nice to walk out the back door of the house and not have to ever walk outside to the shop like I do now...
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/09/05 02:18 AM

ok so now im insanely jealous as i look out at my Very Cold 15x15 "shack" otherwise known as a garage anything else you want to rub in?
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/09/05 02:49 AM

Don't fret, it will be a few years I am sure, but it is a plan...gotta get the down payment funds up. Gonna save save save..
Bill
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/09/05 03:13 AM

I'am jealous to ....I have a single car garage with my son S15 in there for the winter...Theres something wrong with this picture
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/09/05 03:20 AM

sounds familiar...had a rusty kamero in mine last winter, not mine...
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/10/05 05:01 AM

i almost got up the ambition to open the garage door and look at my truck, but i grabbed an ice pack and put it on my head and the moment quickly passed
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/10/05 05:43 AM

I got the bed sanded tonight, lack doin the tailgate, will put it in epoxy primer tomorrow...
Will be nice to have it all primed anyway, at least be the same color!!!
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/10/05 03:29 PM

Any pictures of the truck painted the chevy colors???
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/11/05 05:37 AM

This one was taken about 6 months ago...

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Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/11/05 05:46 AM

And this one...

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Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/12/05 02:34 AM

This one was taken yesterday, before we shot the primer on the bed...

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Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/12/05 02:41 AM

It looks pretty solid..Now does this one have the Slant 6 in it???
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/12/05 02:45 AM

Yes, this is the 84 with a slant six...83 in storage already, will be replacing the passenger side door soon.
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/12/05 02:59 AM

I see alittle smile in her.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/12/05 06:18 AM

At least she's all one color now.....
Posted By: DARTROD

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/12/05 01:24 PM

And she's very Happy.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/13/05 02:41 AM

its lookin better like its gonna survive, it looks mighty flat out there, not many mountains i guess
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/13/05 02:49 AM

Mountains?hahahahahahahahaha!.....there is one hill, and it is a downhill about 10 miles south of here, is called Palo Duro Canyon!
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/13/05 03:13 AM

As I remember it was pretty level in your area.I enjoyed it ...I hope to travel back there someday


1988 Dodge Shortbox Stepside
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport
1998 Lumina LTZ 3.8
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/14/05 06:13 AM

Yep,is pretty flat, not much rain and great Mopar folks too!
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/16/05 12:17 AM

And now they are talkin snow tomorrow, but not much if any accumulation.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/16/05 01:32 AM

its just been a bit cold here not much of any snow in the valleys but i understand the mountains have more than enough to open the ski areas, i think we have only had one bad day for driving , snow packed roads and slippery, but its just cold now ..... well cold for here anyway
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/16/05 03:07 AM

Its been snowing here since 5pm we have about 5inches on the ground so far. I hate this stuff!!
Only 4 more months and I can get my Truck out.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/16/05 04:04 AM

I guess thats one way to look at it , although im still not motivated the damn shoulder is still sore , but getting better not fast enough though im sure come spring time i'll kick myself for not workin on it over the winter, it just seems there isnt enough time and besides there is hockey to watch
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/16/05 05:21 AM

I am very thankful I can work on my 84 /6 truck...I am a hockey fan too!...no not Dallas..St. Louis Blues and the red wings too...have a local minor league team in Amarillo, and Tulsa too, is gonna be neat to root fer the Ama. team, the Gorillas in Tulsa when they play there, hehehe!
Light snow next four days weatherman sez...
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/17/05 04:17 PM

well i got 2 favs one nhl team and we have an echl team local also , snow here today ,fun fun fun
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/18/05 01:33 AM

congrats on page 5!.....spittin snow here, with a lil freezin rain too.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/18/05 04:47 PM

Webster, you mentioned that ya used van lower arms to lower your truck....what year?..A friend is wanting to lower his and I said I would check.
did ya cut springs too?
Bill
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/19/05 02:42 AM

My Truck is a 1988 cross with other years.I used the control arms out of a 1987 or 1988 dodge van.Van control arms have about a 1 3/4 pocket. Springs were not cut. There is a bit of work getting the strut mounted to the van control arms, Holes have to be drilled to hold the struts.The camber gets thrown off but there was enough adjustment to aline it up. Also the bump stops were removed . Rides good.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/19/05 03:43 AM

Thanks Webster!!! I will start lookin for some.
btw it's a sheet of ice here!!!
And still freezin rain falls......
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/19/05 04:15 AM

WOO HOO page 5 ! we got snow here for the last 2 days, plus an electrical problem in my upstairs bathroom, what luck huh? so we tore a wall out and now i feel better.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/20/05 02:25 AM

Speakin of electricity, our meter-to-building line fried saturday afternoon, no electricians available till tomorrow, worked on my 84 today, three less dents....and is still snowin...
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/20/05 02:38 AM

ewww, that sucks , both the line fry and the snow , we got about 6 inches and now its raining so the snow is going away again
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/20/05 11:32 PM

Well it mostly melted off today, wouldn't know it even had been as bad as it was this morning, supposed to be low sixties on Thursday. The electricians got the problem fixed today, now I gotta work tomorrow. Got a few more small dents worked out today...moving right along!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/22/05 01:29 AM

im jealous now , I should really be workin on my heap , im bettin santa and the elves wont do it .
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/22/05 06:18 AM

Ahhh, patience Dungbeetle....your time will come to work the steel also, hahaha
(nothin personal Pokey)
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/22/05 05:51 PM

Dungbeetle ??????? Where did that come from....you must have been watch some old Kung Fu movies
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/23/05 01:51 AM

LOL thats funny! but true
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/23/05 07:52 AM

if I ever start to talk of "working the steel" please,please,please , just hurry out and kill me , you will know at that time that i have completely lost my mind , and for the safety of others i need to be terminated .
Posted By: *440-6BBL*

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 12/23/05 02:57 PM



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Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/23/05 05:41 PM

As to the Dungbeetle thing Webster, One day it just fell out of my mouth talkin to a co-worker that always called me Grasshopper.....I have a pretty twisted sense of humor sometimes..Just comes out for no apparent reason...
Oh, I made it to Oklahoma ok....will get back on Tues or so...
Bill
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/24/05 06:42 PM

a twisted sense of humor huh? sounds like me im the same way, can you believe its 52 degrees out here now ? crazy weather
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/27/05 06:36 AM

It was about 70 in eastern Oklahoma Monday!!!!
Ya just never know what it's gonna do, I seldom complain, cause there's nothin ya can do about it..
Posted By: shinnery

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/28/05 06:29 AM

Abilene has set or tied record highs Monday (81 old record 74) and Tuesday (77 tied). Must be all that global warming. With all the wind lots of grass fires though.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/29/05 02:48 AM

wow thats right i saw there was a few fires out there. its raining here and snow is forcasted , we will see
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/29/05 03:35 AM

I hope alls well in Abilene...Thats scary with all the fires....Rain and freezing rain here.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/29/05 04:56 AM

I hope things are ok there too, There were a few south of Amarillo last night too, but not near as big as the ones south of here. The fire near Cross Plains destroyed a relative's brand new house, well only 3 months since completed....
I still don't see a truck smiley.......
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/30/05 01:43 AM

how far are the fires from you? sounds a bit scary
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/30/05 02:00 AM

A few were about 10 miles south of here....yep we get grass fires almost every year here in the panhandle of Tejas....but they usually get em under control here quickly...key word usually..as dry as it is and there being a lot of tall grass on the plains, add constant wind, and ya get big fires quick!!! The major ones in Texas were at least 100 miles away tho...glad ya got no reason to call me "Fire Ant", haha
Posted By: Chief_Plasma

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/30/05 08:18 AM

There was this older lady that caught the woods on fire every other year it seemed growing up.
Fires would burn all the way up to the fences.
Today you can still find the fire brakes the fire dept cut in with dozers.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/31/05 02:20 AM

yep not many fires out here in these parts although we did have snow here all day
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/31/05 02:58 AM

Luckyyyyy!!!....Glad ya don't have the fire danger there as we do here....also it looks like they are workin on gettin a truck smiley by what I just read on moparts general....there is a poll....go vote!!!
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/31/05 02:59 AM

I was watching some video on the FIRES , WOW!!!!
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/31/05 03:01 AM

Yeah, I have been a quarter mile from a smaller one and the heat was unbearable....still no truck smiley....
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/31/05 03:35 AM

i think the car guys are jealous of us truck guys thats why there isnt a truck smiley, what do ya think?
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/31/05 03:44 AM

hey I went out on christmas day and started my truck, took it on a short drive and ended up with steam POURING out of the center vent on the dash , damn heater core! so i got it half way torn apart and didnt have a 5/16 wrench to get it all apart and now its cold and i dont wanna be out in the garage till it warms up but i guess one of you guys wouldnt wanna come out and finish it up?
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/31/05 04:17 AM

I'am starting on my truck next week. I have it at a friends place. He's builting a 56 (sorry to say)Ford truck, Its going to be nice. Hows the shoulder???
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/31/05 04:28 AM

If I were closer ,I would be happy to....But Lord knows what I may try to rope ya into later, haha!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 12/31/05 07:26 AM

shoulder is much better i am able to work almost normally , although not alot of strength yet but it will come , im gettin excited about the upcoming year of workin on the truck
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/02/06 01:47 AM

See Pokey, I coulda helped you, and then you coulda helped me change from manual to power steering on my truck....was todays project,wind was 40 plus mph and gusting....Glad I was inside. Temp was warm tho, near 70.
And STILL NO TRUCK SMILEY!!!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/04/06 01:52 AM

maybe "they" dont want a truck smiley?
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/04/06 06:37 PM

Sure seems that way....
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/05/06 03:36 AM

the cars are cool and all but wouldnt a truck be something? man that would be cool!
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/05/06 05:48 AM

I just think it is the least they could do...
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/06/06 03:46 AM

well I think they are already doing the least they can do , hey hows the fires out there?
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/06/06 01:18 PM

I'am the 200 reply . See people do like the 1980's and early 90's Trucks ,,Some people do anyway..still playing around with mine. Hope to get the painting started in the next couple of weeks.My friend is having alittle trouble with some clearcoat on his 56 ford and I'am in no hurry,after all it is his shop..Hope everything is ok down your ways.We have had rain for a couple of days , but this morning its well below freezing.

Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/07/06 12:55 AM

Yep,it is obvious they are doin the least!!
No fires near here today that I know of...
Mebbe they think we dont have "real MOPARS"
or sumpin....man are they ever wrong. I seem to recall stompin an E body in the quarter that was TRAILERED in, and I drove mine home.....with tools and such in the back. No need for a trailer!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/07/06 04:21 PM

wow man , "not real mopars?" did you really say that? that was a hurtful thing that was.......
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/08/06 06:27 AM

I guess it is too harsh to say that....
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/08/06 07:59 AM

well at least we know that trucks are "real" mopars , I've never had anyone say they didnt like my truck , it does get respect
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/08/06 05:23 PM

hi everyone i'm new here and your post on the 81 to 90 trucks is what made me want to join.i have to agree on the aftermarket for these trucks is terrible.every catalog i look at starts at 94 and forget about looking for someone that caters to these years specificially.anyway it's nice to see talk about them i will post a pic. of mine as soon as i figure out how to.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/09/06 01:12 AM

I wasn't sayin' they aren't "real", just that it seems that some of the car guys don't have any love for the trucks...But that's ok, we like em more than plenty!!
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/09/06 02:24 AM

Welcome.....Have a ball...Like to see your Truck..
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/09/06 05:17 AM

Quote:

Welcome.....Have a ball...Like to see your Truck..



And tell us more about it!
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/10/06 04:31 AM

Well, I have been hard at it on mine! I now have power steering, power brakes, and tilt column!!! Also I installed a electric cooling fan as a helper unit for those warm summer days.
It is like driving a different truck, well worth the effort!! I had all kinds of trouble with pulley alignment on the steering pump, but got it all worked out.
Mind you Fri evening it had manual steering, non- power brakes and non tilt column.
The next step is a super six intake and carb,
2 1/4 outlet exaust manifold. It already has a
2 1/4 system, but the current manifold has a 2 in outlet. The o'l six needs all the help it can get!!
Posted By: JD340

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/11/06 12:34 AM

Quote:

Well, I have been hard at it on mine! I now have power steering, power brakes, and tilt column!!! /quote]Wow, living in the lap of luxury now,eh!
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/11/06 01:32 AM

Have you got the move done now??
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/11/06 02:52 AM

hi again,i finally made it back.info on my trk.is: 86 RAM150 ROYAL SE, 360 4v 727 nonlock up,has american racing outlaw 1 wheels 15x8 on frt. 15x10 on rear,kelly charger tires 245/60/15 on frt.,295/50/15 on rear,3 in. lowering shaclkes on rear,whiteface overlays on gauges,other brand seat,borgenson steering shaft,it's a daily driver of about 300 to 400 miles a week and the engine and drivetrain still factory and while it's driven daily the only upgrades to that will be to try to improve gas mileage. i plan on rebuilding a 904lk.up that i have to see if it will help out.it gets 15 to16 mpg right now which i don't consider bad for what it is just want to see if i can make it better.well that's about all i can think of for now p. s. how do post pics.?
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/11/06 05:30 AM

sounds like you have a good start, not sure about the swap to the 904, the 727 is WAY stronger but its your truck, Hey bill are you still running the engine driven fan?
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/11/06 06:21 AM

Ok, to answer Webster and Pokey, Yes I have moved all but a lil bit of stuff that is still in storage till warmer weather, and 3 vehicles, but am still working in Amarillo...The 2 small side jobs I started a month ago have both turned into full throttle large remodels, playin general contractor to get em done, hope to be done mid to late Feb before she disowns me...and as for the fan, I am not running the clutch fan right now, but when it warms up I may have to...it sure made a big difference in seat of the pants power readings with just the electric one in use!!!
The power steerin and brakes make it like drivin a different truck!!


Bill
....and STILL no smiley under a DODGE TRUCK!!!
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/11/06 01:13 PM

My 1982 dodge didn't have power steering when I first got her.You almost had to standup to make a turn. I put power steering on it and it was like a new Truck,even the wife would drive it.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/12/06 05:03 PM

mine has always had power steering but i took off the clutch fan last summer and i really felt a difference , i havent had any cooling problems with the motor although the trans still runs on the hot side, not sure what to do about that yet
Posted By: 71Swinger318

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/13/06 01:48 AM

If your tranny runs on the hot side, try this. https://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/stores/s...ategoryId=13511 . PN 771-12311 My friend put one on and it went from ~210-220 straight down to 170-180. He put a toggle switch in for the fan and a B&M Trans temp guage. Yes, it is on the spendy side, but so is a transmission rebuild!

Hope it helps,
Bill
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/13/06 02:43 AM

Hey Bill ,what size and or make of Electric Fan did you use.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/13/06 06:12 AM

I used a Hayden 16 inch and the thermostatic control unit...made my own mounts tho, I just dont like the idea of pokin stuff thru the fins of a radiator...basically 2 pcs of 1 by 3/16 strap mounted to the top and bottom rails of the radiator. (it is a cross flow walker unit)

And still no Truck smiley
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/14/06 12:39 AM

I already have a 40,000 gvw trans cooler w/ a 10 inch fan blowin over it and it still runs around 190 "if" i drive like a sane man but thats a big if. but the motor stays below what it did when it had a clutch fan on it plus it seems to rev a bit quicker. and still no truck smiley
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/14/06 04:15 PM

anybody know how horsepower it takes to turn a clutchfan? or is the difference all in my head? and still no truck smiley
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/15/06 04:48 PM

I put an electric fan on a 91 dakota I had. The truck was a 318 4x4 and the fan cooled it ok. The only problems I had was if we were 4 wheeling on hot summer days a low speeds it would run a little hot. But i noticed a difference in power and fuel econemy when I installed it.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/16/06 02:17 AM

how much of a difference did you notice? power is hard to measure without a dyno, but mileage? and still no truck smiley
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/17/06 02:18 AM

Mine got about 1 mpg better than it had, in a wind at that....like 20 plus side-to head wind...I just did a 850 mile round trip this past weekend...1mpg better was the average, and as ya know a slant six needs all the help it can get power wise! (one half the trip was really windy)
And Still no TRUCK smiley.....
my
Bill
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/17/06 03:11 AM

arent you tired of those trips yet? man your a die hard. and still no truck smiley
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/18/06 01:03 AM

That poor /6 is getting a real workout...Do you do the trip every weekend?????-:)
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/18/06 01:14 AM

I make the trip about every 2 to 3 weeks...won't be long till I get these remodels done, thank goodness!!!
and yep, the ol' slant just keeps on tickin...gonna build a new engine before too long. steel crank 225 w/198 rods and turbo 2.2 pistons...or mebbe a magnum headed 360. More than likely a six tho. I have kinda grown fond of em, good mileage and darn near indestructable...mine has been overheated badly twice now, and it didn't kill it!!!

and still no truck smiley

Bill
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/18/06 02:44 PM

I agree , stay with the six if i get another one it'll be a six cyl truck, like you say god mileage and darn near indesructable. and still no truck smiley
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/19/06 05:58 AM

Guys, I had a REAL scarey thing happen this mornin....I left the house, and went to stop at a fairly busy two lane and NO BRAKES!!!!!...rolled right into the street thru the stop sign...was really lucky no cars were coming. There are 2 schools nearby and morning traffic is largely kids gettin taken to school. Diagnosis was bad master cyl on rear circuit, and a blown front hose.
I am in the middle of replacin all the rubber hoses, and the master cyl.
I might not have made it till Thurs, the 19th....my B-day....yep I am almost an "Older Goat", hahaha!
I am tellin folks I will be 62, but look really young for my age!!!hahahaha!!! (I will be 46)oh well checkthose hoses guys!, I don't want the same thing happenin to you!!!!

And still no truck smiley.....

Bill
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/19/06 02:13 PM

did the seat cover survive? man thats bad . and stil no truck smiley
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/19/06 06:26 PM

The Dodge GODS were looking down on you
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/20/06 03:07 AM

I like the way he snuck in his real age and still no truck smiley
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/20/06 03:26 AM

He's a sneaky guy...I hope The Old Goat got those brakes fixed...I'am been doing my front and rear brakes this week.Got my Truck at a friends shop ,nice to do be working on it in the winter.Friends aren't they great!! I don't think we're getting a Smiley
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/20/06 03:56 AM

I wish mine was at my shop ..... with a heater.... instead of half torn apart in my very very cold garage. and still no truck smiley...
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/20/06 04:07 AM

speakin of heat, those worklamps put off a lot in a pinch.....my
The front brakes are fixed, and I have a new master cyl, changing rearends next weekend, will do all new rears then...drums,shoes, wheel cyls,hardware.....and the stains cleaned up quite well, haha!
Funny,I dont feel older......

And still no truck smiley but why?
Posted By: JD340

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/21/06 03:52 AM

Happy Belated B-Day! Glad you're all fixed up. NO brakes when you least expect it is scary!
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/21/06 04:58 AM

Thanks!
Sure did scare me!!!

...and still no truck smiley
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/21/06 06:53 AM

happy late Bday OLD Goat! hope your heart is still tickin strong , rock on and still no truck smiley
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/21/06 05:29 PM

Thanks!! I feel pretty good for 62, LOL.....and look good too!
Oh why oh why can't we have a truck smiley?
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd trucks? - 01/22/06 05:43 PM

man the sun is shining here and its a balmy 28 degrees, maybe we arent speaking clearly enough to get a truck smiley
Posted By: dynotune440

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/22/06 08:17 PM

well, all I have to say about these 81-90 trucks is that the main thing that kept them alive was the Cummins setup, otherwise dodge may have folded...
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/22/06 10:18 PM

So are ya sayin the truck smiley is more than deserved?....
Posted By: dynotune440

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/23/06 03:18 AM

yeah, I guess if your thinking that way...LOL...
Long live the cummins for another couple of hundred thousand miles......
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/23/06 04:15 AM

I would love to have a Cummins in a shortbed regular cab!!! Bet that would get phenominal mileage, and have "more than ample" power....I have been doin some looking for a rollover....
Posted By: dynotune440

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/23/06 02:14 PM

you have to love the Cummins motors. I have 2 of them on the road, and both get in the 21-23 range, and get 16-18 pulling a loaded car trailer! There is a guy on the Turbo Diesel Registry that has the 4cyl version of the Cummins in a W150, and claims 27-29 mpg in a fullsized 4x4 with a 5speed! Fuel mileage and towing capability, what more could you ask for!!

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Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/23/06 06:46 PM

I agree Sam,
What sold me on em is I drove a 96 with 250,000 miles on it 800 plus miles with a loaded box trailer in tow (5000 pounds of cargo), and got 18 mpg.....at 70 and faster. I just think that no more than a short wheelbase truck weighs compared to a 3/4 ton extended cab longbed, it would have to get great milage, and be able to pull a flatbed car trailer no problem. The "noisey" earlier diesels are becoming more readily available at the salvage pools and ya can pretty much find what ya want within a month or so engine-trans combo wise.
I am looking.....
Posted By: dynotune440

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/24/06 01:03 AM

just bought a 93 donor truck with 195k on it for 2500 bucks over the weekend, and will soon to be building a crew cab short bed 2wd with the donor. should be nice, I already have a w200 crew cab short bed with a 90 non-i/c Cummins and a getrag 5spd.
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/24/06 01:33 AM

Lets see PICTURES
Posted By: dynotune440

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/24/06 01:58 AM

of which one??
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/24/06 03:32 AM

1993 I don't care whatever you got
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/24/06 03:52 AM

those trucks are hard to find out here, or is it im just not looking hard enough? and still no truck smiley
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/24/06 04:52 AM

They are like flies in West Texas....EVERYWHERE!!!! I should have taken pictures of the civic center parking lot during the farm and ranch show....diesel city...about 300-400 farm trucks and most of em dodges!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/25/06 02:45 PM

I did find one truck its a 93 cummins 250.thou, miles needs paint its a 4x4 and its still $5.000 that seems a bit high to me still
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/25/06 02:57 PM

The 96 ext cab 2wd CTD truck my bro-in-law bought had 150,000 on it...bought thru auto auction in Dallas for 3600...needs paint, other than that is a decent truck..I thought he stole it!
Posted By: dynotune440

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/25/06 04:24 PM

Quote:

1993 I don't care whatever you got



here is one of the 93 that I have had for a while...

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Posted By: dynotune440

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/25/06 04:26 PM

Quote:

1993 I don't care whatever you got



one of the 2500 dollar CTD that I just bought...

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Posted By: dynotune440

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/25/06 04:28 PM

Quote:

1993 I don't care whatever you got



the crew cab donor....

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Posted By: dynotune440

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/25/06 04:32 PM

Quote:

1993 I don't care whatever you got



and finially.....my W200 Crew Cab 4x4 with the Cummins and a getrag 5spd. Gotta love the fuel mileage!!!

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Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/25/06 10:01 PM

Sam, do ya think half ton spindles will support the weight of a CTD? My hopes are to have a lowered, shortbed regular cab truck, and I really dont want to have to run 3/4 ton wheels. I already have a Dana 60 that is 5 on 4 1/2...I know I will have to run way heavier front springs.
I am just kinda spooked about runnin half ton spindles with that much weight up front.
Bill
Posted By: shinnery

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/26/06 02:19 AM

Looks strange to see a CrewCab with 5 bolt wheels... I think all the Crews I have seen are 3/4 or 1 tons.
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/26/06 03:15 AM

Good looking Truck. Can you save the cab. The door looks bad but the cab doesn't. Nice deal $2500 eh
Posted By: dynotune440

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/26/06 04:52 AM

Quote:

Sam, do ya think half ton spindles will support the weight of a CTD? My hopes are to have a lowered, shortbed regular cab truck, and I really dont want to have to run 3/4 ton wheels. I already have a Dana 60 that is 5 on 4 1/2...I know I will have to run way heavier front springs.
I am just kinda spooked about runnin half ton spindles with that much weight up front.
Bill



well, I don't know that question, I do know that they weigh at least 400 lbs more than a 440. you might be able to run a special setup(3/4 ton spindles with custom rotors) or something similar...
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/26/06 04:52 AM

nice truck
Posted By: dynotune440

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/26/06 04:53 AM

Quote:

Looks strange to see a CrewCab with 5 bolt wheels... I think all the Crews I have seen are 3/4 or 1 tons.



it's a 3/4 ton, the prior owner wanted 1/2 ton suspension to have it low to the ground.....it's all comming off so to speak.....the cab and bed are going to be going to the 3/4 ton diesel chassis...
Posted By: dynotune440

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/26/06 04:54 AM

Quote:

Good looking Truck. Can you save the cab. The door looks bad but the cab doesn't. Nice deal $2500 eh



the cab could be saved, but I am going to be putting the 4 door cab on that frame, along with the short bed.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/26/06 05:29 AM

sounds like you dont have any free time , when do you find time to do all this work?
Posted By: dynotune440

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/26/06 10:20 PM

don't really have any real free time....
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/27/06 04:03 AM

I see , so that means your normal like the rest of us ?
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/28/06 04:59 PM

why does it have to snow just when i get the ambition to work on the truck? still no truck smiley
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/28/06 11:48 PM

Ahhh, ambition is only half the battle....
I'll be nice,and not call ya names, lol

And still no truck smiley............
Posted By: blaze

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/28/06 11:57 PM

dynotune440, Which do you prefer, manual or auto? Have you done conversions with both?
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/29/06 12:58 AM

50F and Sunny here Today, kids in shorts..What up with that.Still working on the Dodge.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/29/06 04:09 AM

call me names? why would ya even think of that? yup still putting a heater core in the old beater, what a pain, always running back to my work getting more tools , i dont have any tools at home but its almost apart i have only "worked" on it about an hour total but its gotta get done although i cant drive it now the snow is really stacking up out here, its about time we didnt have much through christmas so i guess its our turn now . and yet no truck smiley
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/29/06 05:20 AM

Well, Pokey, there was the Dungbeetle thing...LOL
It is supposed to be 70 here tomorrow...almost done with one of the two remodels!!!WhoooHoooo!!!
Sorry it is so cold and snowey there......I think it makes the good weather all the more appreciated!!!
Posted By: dynotune440

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/29/06 06:07 AM

Quote:

dynotune440, Which do you prefer, manual or auto? Have you done conversions with both?



6 of one, half dozen of the other. it is what you prefer. The manual transmission will allow engine braking, and will yeild more mileage. The getrag 5 spd which I am using is a good transmission, but you have to keep it over full by 1 quart. The 518 will need to have a good cooler on it for it to last. like both combinations, the only thing I don't like with the manual is the gear split, too much gear seperation between 2to3 and 3to4 when pulling a big load.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/29/06 07:38 PM

As predicted, b e a utiful today here....but my right knee just blew out, waitin on a ride to the e.r. Not the fist time it has happened, last time it was the left, and I couldnt use a clutch.
Will give an update later.
Bill
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/29/06 07:52 PM

damn thats too bad Bill , but i guess thats what happens when ya get old, 62 wasnt it ? just kiddin man , let me know what happens , still no truck smiley
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/29/06 08:49 PM

Sorry to hear about your knee.. Hope you have some pain killers.I've had the same problem and I'am only 50. Take care
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/30/06 05:15 AM

Well they have me all doped up, lol....still hurts tho. Been awhile since I have had to be on crutches.Glad I have good help for the remodels!! Guess I will be doin bench work on the truck for awhile. Gettin a super six setup ready to go. So I probably will end up detailing the manifolds while I am down. Sure I will be better soon, cause I aint THAT old, lol!
Even if I am, I am a tough "Old Goat".....

and no smiley for the truck crowd....
Posted By: BulletBob

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/30/06 05:26 AM

Goat get that knee fixed. I'm goin to look up some of your family around here this week so I'll have me some Mopar Friends to associate with. Bob
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/31/06 03:34 AM

good to hear the old goat is gonna live we couldnt figure out who was gonna put ya down yup still no truck smiley
Posted By: Not_A_Blazer

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/31/06 03:47 AM

Well I'm officially a member of the /6 truck club as of today,picked up this "thing" today...



It's a '87 100 Custom with an auto,picked it up to be my new daily driver,needs some TLC (carb rebuild and some cosmetic work) but should be fun to play with.

BTW, Old Goat,where did you get the decal thats in your avatar?
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/31/06 04:38 AM

by the way 8 pages
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/31/06 04:50 AM

I had the stickers made, can have more done if ya want, pm me. The oposite side says SWEEET!
Congrats on the slant six truck!!...I really like mine. It gets waaaay better milage than the 83 big block truck!
And also WHOOHOOO on 8 pages! knew we were gettin close.
I actually set tile on my feet tonite, was a delicate banancing act, let me tell ya!

We may not get a truck smiley, but at least we have the TRUCKS!!!!
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 01/31/06 01:16 PM

Shes a Honey!!! You Gota love them .. A front end only a mother could love...
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/01/06 01:05 PM

Hey Bill hows the Knee feeling??? And hows Pokey1 shoulder doing???? We're not just working on Trucks anymore ....the owners are wearing out
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/01/06 11:51 PM

Knee is feelin better, be another week or so before I am not on crutches tho...havin gall bladder problems too...aargh....guess I am payin for my past.....
gettin closer to havin a truck smiley!!!

....We hope.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/02/06 02:55 AM

my shoulder is great im about 80% healed doin more each day , if we could get some warm weather i could get a heater core in my truck, anybody ever done one ? geez bill a gall bladder too? i hope your social security is gonna cover all that you want us to build you a walker? and yes we do have the trucks
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/02/06 05:47 AM

Social Security, let's see....will be about 19 or so years before I can get that...as for the walker, sure, as long as it is MOPAR powered!!!
Geez, I have to admit, it seems like I am fallin apart...Doc is gonna tell me tomorrow what they want to do.
I put a heater core in my 83, with the engine out,was easy. I feel for ya with that big block in there....
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/03/06 12:25 AM

its not real bad i just need 4ft of extension 6 universals 4 elbows 3 1/2 fingers and 3 hands
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isnt there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/03/06 01:50 AM

That's exactly why I waited till I pulled the engine....It started leaking during the summer.
I found a hose at NAPA that worked great for a bypass, Looked like a factory piece....almost. LOL
And the truck smiley hasn't magically appeared...YET
Posted By: Chief_Plasma

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/03/06 07:20 AM

Where do you hire the smiley mechanics at?
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/04/06 01:58 AM

maybe they are just waiting for somebody to beg?
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/04/06 03:21 AM

I'll beg ...I'am not proud....Come on please Pretty please give us a Truck Smiley....I Double Dog Dare YOU give us a Truck Smiley.......How was that Pokey1
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/04/06 04:34 AM

Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease can we have a Truck smiley?
Think that'll help?
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/06/06 01:58 AM

I added another one to the collection....I know it is worthless without pics, haven't taken any yet.
I bought an 89 4wd 3/4 ton Longbed 318 with cracked heads and no transfer case, But it does have a/c tilt,cruise,power windows and locks,am/fm cassette,sliding back glass!!!
The truck is very straight, and rust free, havent made my mind up whether to use it for the cab and front clip on my 83 big block truck,as it would be easier to swap cabs than to add all the creature features.
The 83 cab really could use a roof panel, and has been painted at a few times...
Who knows what I will do, could recoup the purchase price by sellin the trans or front axle alone....and build a nice trailer....
Pics next weekend, when I go to pick it up,it is out of town.
Bill
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/06/06 03:29 AM

I Can't WAIT
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/06/06 05:14 AM

What do you guys think I shoud do?
Part it out or scrounge parts and make it a runner?...
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/07/06 03:41 AM

thats pretty good beggin maybe that will work. i went to the doc today, told him my shoulder is still a little sore, he said maybe bursitis, cortizone should help, anybody ever had a shot of cortizone? well i have several times , this time was the worst GIANT needle and i believe he hit a nerve man that smarts but it should help oh ya also more pain pills, seems this doc never tires of giving me pain pills kinda weird.
may we pretty please have a truck smiley?
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/07/06 04:52 AM

Gee, I had to get stuff the hard way in the eighties, LOL...spent a lot of good truck project money the wrong way.....I know those shots hurt, just got one in my knee last week, but it does help....I am goin full steam again!


So really, We really really want a truck smiley, the truck is already done......Show us we are worthy!!!...Pleeeeease! we will clean our rooms and feed it when it needs to be fed,and cleanup the mess too...pleeeeease!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/07/06 05:02 AM

I will even do the dishes and the laundry too may we purty purty please have a truck smiley , i promise i will never ever complain again
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/07/06 05:09 AM

Mebbe we will get one by the time we get to page TEN....That will call for a PARTY!...on either account...errrr both!

And we will awww, nevermind....LOL
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/09/06 03:37 AM

well page ten doesnt seem to far off so lets get busy and see what happens , a truck smiley would be great ,_______, fill in the blank, see if we can be creative with this . i think a truck smiley would be great because trucks are a part of the great tradition of dodge
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/09/06 06:31 AM

I think a truck smiley would be great because after all they did help win world war two!....We could be speakin another language and not be free if not for this...not to mention the diesel pickup revolution....which really helped Dodge survive the 80's....
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/09/06 06:51 AM

Ya could percieve this guy.... as a diesel truck takin off.....diesel smoke, LOL
had a truck smiley and they didnt know it...
so I am a lil twisted as to the way I see things sometimes....
Posted By: dodgedakotaman

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/10/06 04:05 AM

Old Goat, If it were me, I would get the parts to make the '89 a runner.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/10/06 04:09 AM

i think you should always try to make runners try to save them all a truck smiley would make so many people happy!
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/10/06 04:59 AM

I was wonderin since the 89 is a 4wd, how one would handle lowered, with better sway bars and gas shocks?...probably fantastic!
I am thinkin a 360 warmed over, and about 235/60 tires....3.73 gears
I just wish it was a shortbed.
I already located a good transfer case for it.but I am gonna swap cabs between the 83 shortbed and the 89 4wd, cause I really want all the creature features...from the factory. I want the 4wd to be more of a good handling different angle toy.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/11/06 05:18 AM

I don't know if y'all checked out the ad that Bzzzzz had on the truck parts for sale awhile back, but we struck a deal on the parts truck he had for sale...is a shortbed (84 I think)...has a/market lowered lower control arms,and some very useable body parts...truck is wrecked...rearended...no engine/trans
so I guess there will be more parts and pieces shuffled into the 'ol 84 driver, like the arms, and the pass side door I need..if the chassis isnt bent too badly, I will use it too eventually.
Right now I have so many projects lined up I will be an ancient goat by the time I am done with em all...Oh well, I live for it!
Looks like a trip to Kansas is in order in two weeks!!!!...a Moparts friend is goin with me,if he can!


still think the truck smiley would be a welcome addition to all....
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/11/06 06:58 AM

pretty tough to lower a 4x4 , at least lowering to a point where you might benefit from it, at least thats the way i see it , have we hit page 10 yet? and where is that truck smiley?
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/12/06 11:50 PM

I don't think a smiley is in the cards... So thats what they think of us Truckers
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/12/06 11:53 PM

Like I said, at least wehave the TRUCKS!!!!
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/13/06 12:20 AM

And without the trucks, what do they tow their cars around with?
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/13/06 05:31 AM

I cant say I know of many Dodge Truck TRAILER QUEENS!...and the ones that are get towed by a TRUCK....Most of the guys I know that race em drive em to and from the races...under their own power.

So I still don't understand what the problem with a smiley is...

Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/13/06 02:38 PM

Quote:

I cant say I know of many Dodge Truck TRAILER QUEENS!...and the ones that are get towed by a TRUCK....Most of the guys I know that race em drive em to and from the races...under their own power.

So I still don't understand what the problem with a smiley is...






You know, your right, our club has been putting shows on for a long time and i never thought about it, but yes, almost every truck that attends, even if its racing, drives itself there----obviously there are a few exceptions----such as this blown big block tube chassis stepside that comes to our show---and runs 8's
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/14/06 04:27 AM

Just an observation, not to say there is anything wrong with a true show or race truck ON a trailer.
Bill

Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/16/06 03:08 AM

oops we slipped to page 2 , how did that happen? how far do you guys live from a track? im not sure i wanna drive mine 45 miles on a freeway to get to the track that just sounds like too many RPM for too long, am i being a wuss? wait , Bill dont answer that!
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/16/06 04:01 AM

Tulsa is the closest one to me, and it is 50 miles......No comment Pokey....LOL
The MINIMUM speed is 45 on the hiway here....


Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/16/06 04:12 AM

When I was in Amarillo, the track was about 10 miles away....and I could get there on mostly backroads...if I wanted to.
Lubbock is a much better track, and is 100 miles or so from Amarillo.....never raced there.
Bill
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/16/06 06:05 AM

And still no truck smiley.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/16/06 06:42 AM

WhoooHooooo! And the breakin in of page nine honors go to jwyatt!!!

even if ya were just jokin around.....
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/16/06 08:39 PM

You guys ever PM Cal Gecko? He's the one that made all those. I'd bet he would do it now that everyone and there brother is off his back about making a smiley of their car.

And still no truck smiley.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/17/06 01:14 AM

pm sent......we will see
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/17/06 01:25 AM

Cross your fingers and toes...
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/17/06 02:06 AM

has anyone ever tried to go the minimum speed on the freeway? i believe i would get run over if i did, but that is an very good point. i guess i could drive there
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/17/06 02:08 AM

they are crossed!
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/17/06 02:16 AM

Well I try to keep it more like 55....
Mine are crossed too.....

I love popcorn, if ya were wonderin.....
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/17/06 02:21 AM

my wife and my friends are bustin my chops about gettin my truck out to the track "to see how fast it goes" i keep tellin them the speedo only goes to 85 and its not fast but they wont let up, i dont care how fast it goes i just like driving it. i was gonna ask about the popcorn,
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/17/06 02:25 AM

Is a fav of mine.....at least 3 times a week...
I feel the same way about the six cyl truck...I just like drivin it...cant wait till I finish the big block truck tho....it was a blast!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/17/06 02:31 AM

maybe im afraid it wont do well at the track or that it will break i dunno, i love the truck, have you seen the new dukes of hazzard? the way Bo duke talks to the general at the end thats me and my truck,..... i know i need therapy right?
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/17/06 04:54 AM

Sounds like ya are well on your way to self help.....
I think maybe a lot of us need it.....


Fingers crossed....
yummm!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/17/06 05:48 AM

Quote:

...has anyone ever tried to go the minimum speed on the freeway? ...




I got stuck behind him just the other day. Not for too long though.

Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/18/06 12:48 AM

you got stuck behind me? I dont think so my truck is hibernating for the winter maybe the summer too
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/18/06 05:30 AM

Not the summer....

Still hopin' for our smiley..........
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/18/06 02:03 PM

Dammit, we need a smiley now (plleeeeaaassseee)----i hope someone is listening
Posted By: Chief_Plasma

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/19/06 02:37 AM

Very close... this crap gif editor i have for some reason is not saving the file in a forever loop. It only does 2.
BTW, it took quite a few hrs to do this. There are over 60 frames.


-cp

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Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/19/06 06:21 AM

Thanks for tryin!!!
Maybe eventually....
and then we can

Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/19/06 05:59 PM

Hey man hows the knee coming????
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/19/06 10:41 PM

Doin' great!!
It hasnt slowed me down that much...I lucked out this time. Just a few days on crutches, still wearin a brace tho, makes tilesettin' on a floor a challenge!!!!

Truck smiley??? what truck smiley?
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/20/06 01:11 AM

Hi guys! I just spent the last couple hours reading all 9 pages. I must be as nuts as all you guys... anyway, got a couple comments for ya. Someone (don't remember who) asked about custom hoods for our beloved 81-90 trucks. Go to usbodysource.com. They have challenger r/t style hoods as well as complete one piece front ends for our trucks. And pokey, you posted pics of your truck wearing headers, may i ask where you got them and how much they were? btw, nice truck!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/20/06 04:07 AM

Quote:

Hi guys! I just spent the last couple hours reading all 9 pages. I must be as nuts as all you guys... anyway, got a couple comments for ya. Someone (don't remember who) asked about custom hoods for our beloved 81-90 trucks. Go to usbodysource.com. They have challenger r/t style hoods as well as complete one piece front ends for our trucks. And pokey, you posted pics of your truck wearing headers, may i ask where you got them and how much they were? btw, nice truck!




That's more than I've read! Sir, I salute you.

That's a cool truck smiley are you guys gonna PM Tom to get it as a smiley?
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/20/06 04:08 AM

I made the headers myself,thats what I do is exhaust for a living it was an 8 hour day making them.and thanks , any pics of your truck?
Posted By: Wagonmaster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/20/06 06:09 AM

Quote:

Hi guys! I just spent the last couple hours reading all 9 pages. I must be as nuts as all you guys... anyway, got a couple comments for ya. Someone (don't remember who) asked about custom hoods for our beloved 81-90 trucks. Go to usbodysource.com. They have challenger r/t style hoods as well as complete one piece front ends for our trucks. And pokey, you posted pics of your truck wearing headers, may i ask where you got them and how much they were? btw, nice truck!




Does the blonde in the intro go with the hoods??

Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/20/06 09:37 PM

I just wish someone made a steel birdbath hood with a cowl scoop. I did find a bolt on fiberglass one that would work if trimmed off lengthwise...


it is the sc-116

http://www.up22.com/scoopw1.htm
click on the part number and it gives more details



Posted By: Chief_Plasma

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/20/06 11:30 PM

Thanks! I was thinking about having the smilie push the craftsman tool box off the screen then get in the truck and burn out... course that would take a whole lot more frames that I have time at the moment. Unless i get real board at the hotel tonite. LOL Traveling does sux but there are some side benefits.

-cp
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/21/06 12:25 AM

I can't wait....Do your best.....maybe the wait will be worth it..
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/21/06 03:00 AM

Quote:

I can't wait....Do your best.....maybe the wait will be worth it..




yes, i agree, if you pull it off, it'll be well worth it over the ones the car guys have.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/21/06 04:25 AM

maybe our prayers were heard?
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/21/06 04:37 AM

My wife said she is going to take a stab at it, she is pretty good with that stuff---i sent her the car one and the warlock one and she is going to see if she can get it to work properly.
Posted By: Chief_Plasma

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/21/06 04:52 AM

In the GIF editor there is a flag to set to loop forever. mine is set that way but it is not doing that (maybe b/c the sofware is free? ). She should be able to open up the gif set the flag and re-save it.

Web master also asked to use it on the board so... one warlock coming soon.


-cp
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/21/06 09:22 AM

Quote:

Quote:

I can't wait....Do your best.....maybe the wait will be worth it..




yes, i agree, if you pull it off, it'll be well worth it over the ones the car guys have.






That would be great if you could get it to jump in the truck and then maybe run over a camaro, or something like that.
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/22/06 02:16 AM

Here's a pic of my baby. She's a work in progress, she ain't real pretty, but she's mine. Still running the 318 right now, but I'm working on a 440 to drop in. Would love to put headers on it but I can't find any that are reasonable.

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Posted By: Anonymous

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/22/06 03:38 AM

Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/22/06 03:46 AM

She looks good to me!!!
Posted By: Wagonmaster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/22/06 06:06 AM

Everybody wish Old Goat well. He has the creeping crud...must be all that MOPAR dust he has been breathing...
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/22/06 06:08 AM

nothin wrong with a 318.... It'll get ya there and back!!!

Sounds like we are about to get a truck smiley and then some!!!!
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/22/06 01:19 PM

Quote:

Everybody wish Old Goat well. He has the creeping crud...must be all that MOPAR dust he has been breathing...




What the heck is creeping crud? If that means he is sick, then heck yea, get well soon!!!!!!

Dodgeram440, dont worry about the inadaquecies of your 318, there are some guys on here with slant sixes that have some cool trucks too. Lookslike you have a great place to start from. I personally am sticking with the 360 in mine, i had my stint of big blocks with my dart i had. Time to be a small block guy again, but yea, Big block trucks are WAY cool.
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/22/06 01:20 PM

BTW, hope the truck smiley is on its way..........
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/22/06 04:27 PM

Thanks Wagonmaster, It has been a rough 4 days...feelin a bit better, no fever now, still hackin and have a sore throat tho...I will live.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/23/06 12:46 AM

that sux man hope your feelin better soon! BTW its not contagious is it ? here's some popcorn for ya
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/23/06 12:57 AM

Ya did it Pokey!!!!!! (page ten)


If I could eat popcorn right now , I would!
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/23/06 01:23 AM

Ah yous guys are something
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/23/06 04:38 AM

WOO HOO for 10 i didnt think we would ever get there!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/23/06 08:34 AM

I hope ya feel better Old Goat.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/23/06 08:43 AM

Congratulations Pokey!!!!

Hey let's here more about this truck smiley and then some stuff.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/23/06 02:41 PM

Quote:

In the GIF editor there is a flag to set to loop forever. mine is set that way but it is not doing that (maybe b/c the sofware is free? ). She should be able to open up the gif set the flag and re-save it.

Web master also asked to use it on the board so... one warlock coming soon.


and there was somethin said about havin the truck run over a camaroe or somethin.....would be great just to get the smiley!!!
-cp


Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/23/06 02:46 PM

I am kickin harder every minute!!!...startin to feel human again!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/24/06 04:20 AM

cool man .... wait ..... a human goat? thats just wrong
Posted By: ric3xrt

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/24/06 04:54 AM

Ok I have to jump on this Band wagon also here is a pic of my 89 4x2 shortie was a v6 5sp now has a 360 & a NV3500 5sp , needs to be finshed , if it doesn't sell I 'll get to it .

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Posted By: ric3xrt

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/24/06 04:56 AM

engine shot, with the summit shortied headers.

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Posted By: ric3xrt

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/24/06 04:57 AM

underside of the exhaust

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Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/24/06 05:12 AM

Hey now!...
I am a Capricorn....the goat!
Or see attached...They always said I was the "Black sheep"

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Posted By: Anonymous

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/24/06 03:37 PM

Quote:

Ok I have to jump on this Band wagon also here is a pic of my 89 4x2 shortie was a v6 5sp now has a 360 & a NV3500 5sp , needs to be finshed , if it doesn't sell I 'll get to it .




That looks just fine.

...and still no truck smiley.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/25/06 03:21 AM

sounds like you have too many projects, whats the capricorn thing? are you tellin me you really are a human goat? still no truck smiley
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/25/06 03:48 AM

geez Pokey......astrology...sign....
and yeah, I do have too many projects.
I would be a circus act if I really were, LOL
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/25/06 06:21 AM

Hey guys, I have a problem with my truck maybe someone can help me with. Everytime I step on the gas, it bogs down...bad. Sometimes it pops back thru the carb, sometimes it even dies. If I ease into it, it's not to bad. It doesn't matter if it's cold or warm. I've rebuilt the carb and it didn't improve at all. I'm going to replace the timing chain this weekend, but I'm not sure that will fix it. It has this computer box under the left fender that I assume only controls the ignition because that is where the vacuum advance is at. I've thought about putting in a regular electronic ignition, but I'm not sure how to wire it and eliminate that computer. Also, I've searched all over this truck and I can't find a ballast resistor or the control module, so I'm assuming (again) that they aren't needed with this setup. I just want to be able to step on the gas and go like a Dodge is supposed to go. BTW, this is an 86 with a 318 2bbl. Thanks for any help.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/25/06 08:41 AM

sounds like a possible vaccuum leak....it is a lean burn engine....the dist has no advance mechanisim....the com is in the air cleaner....
I would check the power brake line, all vac lines for that matter....go from there.
A mopar electronic distributor with vac. advance will help all around tho.
wiring can be found in the tech pages....
Did it start doin this all at once?
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/25/06 03:30 PM

when did all this start?
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/25/06 07:31 PM

Years ago , in the Ozark mountains, where I was born, That would make me an "Old Mountain Goat".... ....
oh you were referrin to the vacuum problem, lol
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/26/06 02:01 AM

Well, I got the timing chain off today and I about crapped my pants! It was so wore out that I could almost touch the two sides together! A twenty year old truck still sportin the original timing chain right down to the nylon gear (still intact no less). I ran out of time today getting it back together so I don't know if it has cured my problem, but I'm sure it will run a hell of a lot better. There's no vacuum leaks, the computer is under the fender, and it's been running like this since I got the truck two years ago, but it's been getting worse in the last few months. It just kills me that my beloved mopar truck has no power, so it's time to do something about it. I'll let you know tomorrow how it runs.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/26/06 02:42 AM

Bet that will help out a bunch!
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/26/06 03:14 AM

I certainly hope so. I've just been really disappointed in the old truck lately. About the ignition conversion, has anyone here done that? Can I get the parts I need, like the dist., and module, and wireing harness, at a junk yard? Or should I buy the Mopar Performance Conversion kit?
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/26/06 04:48 AM

i believe the kit is pretty affordable and you are sure to get everything you need no truck smiley yet
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/26/06 06:46 AM

I have bought salvage yard parts with good sucess on the slant sixes at least....and cheap too!
I bought everything needed for 30 dollars...at a pull it yourself type yard. At least ya can get all ya need that way...and even if the dist needs a rebuild, it costs less than core charge!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/26/06 04:00 PM

thats one way to do it , although i havent ever had any good luck doing it that way but out here all the dodge stuff is really picked over and that is probobly the reason
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/26/06 05:39 PM

Lots of stuff to choose from here...one example is I had my choice of about 20 distributors....still in the engines, in the cars.
Pick-n-choose......
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/26/06 07:15 PM

I could spend days at wrecking yards looking for parts. Every car or truck has a story to tell. I'am lucky I have 3 within in 20 miles to search through.Good way to kill a couple of hours.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/26/06 07:41 PM

got any salt with you so you can rub that in with it ? i have been looking for 2 440 emblems forever, no luck so far maybe im gonna have to move
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/26/06 11:40 PM

My problem in this area is that most of the yards around here are crushing anything over ten years old. And the ones that aren't crushing don't have what I need. There is one that has 4 rams, but they are early 80's trucks so they won't have a precomputer dist. and none of them have the interior panels I need to finish my interior. Hey, you guys gonna share some of that popcorn?
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/27/06 04:16 AM

so it looks like we have the same problem, and heres some popcorn
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/27/06 04:43 AM

Thanks pokey, 3 of my favorites! popcorn, bananas, and burning rubber! some of these other guys could probably make a killing selling parts to us poor unfortunate souls who don't have a decent junk yard near by. So, how 'bout it guys? Can ya hook a brother up?
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/27/06 08:12 AM

Try this. I bought mine from this guy. He's got all kinds of NOS parts. Great Ebayer.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/27/06 08:17 AM

Or this.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/27/06 10:13 PM

thanks man im sure that will help, i gotta try some of these new smileys
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/28/06 03:31 AM

If y'all need anything, shout(pm me)...I will look around...would feel guilty about all that salt.....
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/28/06 04:00 AM

Thanks for the tips jwyatt. Would be great if I had $150! Got my timing chain replaced over the weekend but now the blasted truck won't start. There is no way I could have got it back together 180 out because I never turned anything after I took the gears off and the new parts went back on in the same positions. I'm wondering if it might be carb related. It's always run kind of rich and it actually seems kind of flooded. Any ideas? hmm, that's good popcorn!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/28/06 04:24 AM

well after reading very carefully a couple of times it still sounds like a timing issue, is there anything else you can tell us? like does it turn over ok? any popping ? does it have spark? sounds like you have fuel, any other help would be great, hey goat im still looking for emblems if ya see any
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/28/06 04:31 AM

Ok Pokey, have had ya in mind...no luck yet, If ya'll do want me to look around for anything, really don't hesitate to ask, I make frequent trips to the local yards, and wouldn't want to make a killin...just want to help fellow Moparts members!!!....It is my hobby too! I know of at least 30 trucks for parts....anywhere from 74-92


love that popcorn!!!
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/28/06 04:44 AM

Well, it cranks over fine, does pop and spray alittle out the carb. When it does start, it's bearly running with my foot on the floor. Changeing a timing chain shouldn't be this difficult! Hey Goat, if you could check on a distributor and ignition system so I can eliminate my computer, that would be great!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/28/06 04:46 AM

Posted By: Wagonmaster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/28/06 06:03 AM

Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/28/06 06:13 AM

no problem, will check next week....goin outta town this weekend...to get a truck.....in wichata...
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/28/06 03:14 PM

Quote:

Well, it cranks over fine, does pop and spray alittle out the carb. When it does start, it's bearly running with my foot on the floor. Changeing a timing chain shouldn't be this difficult! Hey Goat, if you could check on a distributor and ignition system so I can eliminate my computer, that would be great!




Assuming you didnt remove the ditributor to change the chain, I wonder if someone previous had the distributor set to compensate for the slack chain and now with a tight chain its out of time? Just a thought.........
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 02/28/06 05:33 PM

Great news! The old girl is running again, 80% better than it ever did. The problem was the plugs were fouled out. Put a fresh set in and it she fired right up! I guess the first clue should have been she's been running rich for a long time. Anyway, made some adjustments and she runs much better. I say only 80% because it's as good as I can hope for a 20 year old truck with (I hope) 140,000 miles and a junk bbd 2bbl carb. I really hate those carbs. Never seen a good one. Wish I had a 4bbl. Anyway, thanks for all the advice. There is really a great bunch of guys here. Have on me!
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/01/06 12:39 AM

Glad ya got her goin!!!...feels good, huh?
Just noticed we are well into page 11....
But without a truck smiley....
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/01/06 01:17 AM

woo hoo on the 11 booooo for the no smiley
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/01/06 02:29 AM

Way to go page 11! Feels good getting the truck running. Still bogs a little when I hit it hard but it is way better than it used to be. I thought someone was working on a smiley?
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/01/06 02:56 AM

We might get a Truck smiley when the Old Goat turns 70.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/01/06 03:24 AM

Hey Webster, dont say that, cause it will be a long time till I REALLY turn 70....LOL
Hope we get one before then.....
will just keep eatin' popcorn till then....
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/01/06 05:40 AM

a long time ? .... well not that long really you are pretty old ... goat
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/01/06 05:58 AM



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Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/03/06 04:40 AM

Well days like today will make ya old!
It all started out in Dallas at 7 this morning, had 4 slabs of granite loaded on a trailer, was goin down 635, and a slab broke, scattered all over the hiway, cars dodgin left and right, nobody hurt, but lost a 1000 dollar slab...
Then I went and got another one, made 3 other stops to pick up a few odds and ends.
I stopped on I-35 to check the load at a picnic area, and locked the keys in the truck...truck running, with my cell phone in there too...
borrowed a cell to call the office, and they got me a lockout guy to come let me in the truck...
arrrrgh.....and then I went to OKC for one more stop...made it back to Amarillo at nine thirty tonite...arrgh!
Posted By: shinnery

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/03/06 06:15 AM

Even over here by Abilene I know that OKC is not on the short route from Dallas to Amarillo. LOL Back when I lived in Garland I was cruzin down 635 one time on the Honda 500-4 bike I had, when a truck fifty yard in front and one lane over blew a tire on his trailer. I think I only got hit by two little chuncks of rubber but I nearly needed to go and change my underwear.
Posted By: ric3xrt

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/03/06 12:24 PM

Quote:

Even over here by Abilene I know that OKC is not on the short route from Dallas to Amarillo. LOL Back when I lived in Garland I was cruzin down 635 one time on the Honda 500-4 bike I had, when a truck fifty yard in front and one lane over blew a tire on his trailer. I think I only got hit by two little chuncks of rubber but I nearly needed to go and change my underwear.



friend of mine got hit by a blown tire once took him right off the bike , he allways said it was the PILE in his pants that saved him , the bike decided to teach the Trailer a lesson by throwing itsself under the rear wheels poping 2 more tires. all in all it was a day to remember.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/03/06 03:42 PM

I hate days like that. Everything seems to go wrong. I had a day just like that the other day. Makes you wanna go . Hey the beating a dead horse smiley's gone. And still no truck smiley.
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/03/06 04:59 PM

I think the beating a dead horse smiley was politically incorrect---but a truck smiley isnt...........
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/04/06 01:39 AM

well the luck must have come my way, ive had a wonderful week no problems at all, great weather and feeling good to, happy happy happy!
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/04/06 03:30 AM

I've had weeks like that. I really feel for ya Goat. Hope things get better for ya.
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/04/06 03:52 AM

I hope next week is better
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/04/06 09:09 AM

Finally the weekend!

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Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/04/06 01:04 PM

Thank god the weekend is here. The end of my week consisted of cutting my finger at work , having a slight disaggreement with the spouse , which was followed by no dinner , and missing the Model T meeting , i washed my wallet doing laundry , broke my glasses (thank god for JB weld--for now), tracking down a lost package that was coming to me , and i think that was it....at least that i can remember

Hoping to mess with the truck a little this weekend in between going out with the wife, and a side job i have to do for someone (starter in a pontiac bonneville )

Oh, and did i mention still no truck smiley?..............

But at least i have a cool dodge truck to play with.
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/04/06 01:11 PM

Oh, i spoke too soon, damn glasses broke again ---where is the JB weld..........

Better yet, where is my insurance card my company is mailing me so i can get new glasses
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/04/06 03:45 PM

ok ok so now i feel guilty for having a good week, it did snow last night, didnt stick to the roads though and now its sunny and warm,gonna go flying tomorrow its gonna be sunny tomorrow
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/04/06 04:43 PM

And the award for the worst week goes to the man with the unpronouncable last name. I hope you have a better week next week.

There's this smiley , but no truck smiley.

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Posted By: Wagonmaster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/04/06 10:13 PM

Quote:

ok ok so now i feel guilty for having a good week, it did snow last night, didnt stick to the roads though and now its sunny and warm,gonna go flying tomorrow its gonna be sunny tomorrow




What do you fly, if I may...always glad to hear about/from another pilot...
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/05/06 02:47 AM

Bad days, bad weeks, bad months. How about a bad life? I can't even get in my garage with all the stuff piled in there. Probably wouldn't be so bad if my late mom-in-laws dinette set wasn't there. Maybe someone will buy it this spring, then maybe I can get the old truck in and get some real work done on her.
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/05/06 02:51 AM

but at least you have a garage........
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/05/06 02:54 AM

a garage or a car and a half storage unit....
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/05/06 03:03 AM

Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/05/06 03:27 AM

Seriously...my garage is packed full and it's not stuff I want in there. There is all this furniture and stuff, plus lawn furniture, the kids bikes, buried at the bottom is my motorcycle that I can't get running.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/05/06 03:40 AM

i dont have my license yet, my brother in law does he's in a club out here they only have 4 club planes , they have 2 172's and 2 182's, neither one of us is wealthy enough to own one yet but we can always hope
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/05/06 03:45 AM

that sounds familiar! i did find a solution though my current wife is into trucks almost as much as me! she really has the same prioritys i do , a clean garage that we can work on our trucks in , once again im seeing that im very very lucky , still no truck smiley though
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/05/06 11:46 PM

Must be good to be pokey! My wife doesn't understand my truck/car obsession, but she does a good job of putting up with me.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/06/06 03:15 AM

we are all lucky they put up with us arent we?
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/07/06 02:05 AM

still waiting on the truck smiley
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/07/06 01:54 PM

Just a post about nothing for the Lil' red guys .

Oh, still no truck smiley either .
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/07/06 09:30 PM

Right ON!!!!!!
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/08/06 03:16 AM

Hi Y'all!
I had a good weekend. er a loooong one.....went to Oklahoma on Friday and moved some more over there, went to wichata, ks to bzzzz's place and got the parts truck from him with Wagonmaster on Monday, and took it back to Locust Grove, Ok. drove to Amarillo today and will get busy workin to finish up small details on a few jobs, get the rest of my stuff loaded, and gone.....finally!

Gee, no truck smiley yet.

Been missin that popcorn!
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/08/06 03:31 AM

You have been busy ,,,Lots of driving...Good to see your getting everything in order for your move. I'am heading to Myrtle Beach this week. Looking forward to THE RUN TO SUN show.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/08/06 04:19 AM

man you guys sound busy , the sun run sounds good webster its been cold and rainy here and sounds like a bit more snow too
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/08/06 04:30 AM

Another page!
Thumbs up Webster!!!, have a great time!
The parts truck has chisolm lower arms, and the rearend has been "flipped!....I cant wait to get those parts under my 83, or the frontend pieces anyway!...some good sheetmetal there too!, and the interior is grey, with tilt, a/c and cruise, no power windows or locks tho.
shame, but I didnt have time to get any pics....wagonmaster may have tho...not sure.
yum!
Posted By: Wagonmaster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/08/06 04:58 AM

Y'know, color me Homer. I had the camera and 4 discs empty. Where were they? In the floorboard of the truck...d-oh!
We were kinda busy, though, as you may recall, pouring over all the goodies that truck had.
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/08/06 01:11 PM

Sounds like a great parts truck
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/09/06 12:16 AM

Here's a pic.....

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Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/09/06 12:42 AM

looks good man lotta parts, woo hoo for another page
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/09/06 04:33 AM

Hey, nice score there goat! Looking at that pic, it looks like about the right height I wanna get my truck. I know Webster has said repeatedly about using the van lca's, but I'm a guy who likes to do things right the first time. If I'm going to do that, I'm going all out with new ball joints, bushings, and springs. So those $80 lca's are going to cost 200-300 before it's over. In the mean time, I'll just sit here and dream of when my truck will look good. Here is a pic of what I would really like to have. Man that's some good popcorn! Where's that truck smiley??????

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Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/09/06 04:35 AM

Oops. Sorry about the small pic.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/09/06 05:33 AM

The more I think about it, and as much potential that the truck has, I think it will be a good mount for a big block/833....that autta bring the front down some more....there is no engine in it now.
It is wrecked in the front and rear, but all very repairable damage. The bedsides are straight and rust free, cab corners dented, but fixable. needs a core support, grille surround,bumper, etc.
I already have the pieces to give it the 86-9 look.
Just what I need...another project. LOL
I live for it!
Yummy!
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/09/06 03:30 PM

Looks like a great parts truck!!!!!

OOOOOOOO, a big block 4-speed would be real nice!!

The weekend here is supposed to be in the 50's so we are planning to do some work on the truck and hopefully if it doesnt rain tuesday i can go get it inspected. It really sucks having your inspectors license and not being able to use it because i no longer work at a facility that does inspections. But the pay is MUCH better here.
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/10/06 04:03 AM

Bring the front down some more? It's about perfect now! About how much do you think a big block will lower it? I've got a 440 sitting on a stand waiting for me to do some thing with it so I can drop it in old grey. It's got an automatic. I've thought of a 4 sp. That would certainly keep the wife out of it. She can't drive a stick.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/10/06 04:14 AM

On the ride height, I figure it will come down at least 2-3 in, considering it has no engine in it in the pic.....that can be cured easily enough tho...not sure if the springs have been cut or not.
I think it sits about right in the pic too!
A four gear wouldn't scare my girlfriend off!

O.G.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/11/06 05:19 AM

how many projects is too many?
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/11/06 05:21 AM

Ummm, I haven't figured that one out.....yet!
I spent all evening painting slant six parts....

Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/11/06 05:25 AM

all this cold weather made me lose my enthusiasm, right now this second i dont care if my truck ever goes back together, sad huh?
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/11/06 05:28 AM

We all get the "cold weather blues".....I sure did , for a few weeks, LOL
O.G.

Yummy!!!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/11/06 05:31 AM

ya i been through it already this winter a couple of times i keep hoping one of you guys snuck out and assembled it ,......... no luck so far

Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/11/06 05:36 AM

Wish we lived in the same neighborhood....ya never know what I might do......
I changed a rearaxle assembly once for a friend,unbeknownst to him. We started about midnight, and got done at about 5 in the morning....he was gonna change it the next day, went to start unboltin stuff....discovered it was done.
We didnt tell him it was us that changed it for about a month!!!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/11/06 05:38 AM

thats funny i can just see that goin down
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/11/06 05:41 AM

He didn't appreciate all the beer cans in the back of his truck, but got over it....we even were drinkin a different brand that night....threw him waaaay off!

Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/11/06 05:46 AM

sounds like my friends , although they do seem to spend a bunch of money on their chebbys , one of them has a goal to beat my truck but it told him i wasnt gonna race him, he is kinda poutin right now , i just dont wanna race a friend, thats not why i built my truck
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/11/06 05:49 AM

Yeah, I just tell mine my big block truck is a "neck exerciser"...LOL
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/11/06 03:35 PM

yup and mine is a tire tester
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/12/06 12:51 AM

Got the '85 running much better today. I swaped on a edelbrock and got rid of the quadrajet. It really is starting to perform like it should now. Hopefully i can finish the exhast tommorow and go for a spin.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/12/06 02:15 AM

Glad ta hear ya got her goin!
What ya doin for exaust?
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/12/06 02:34 AM

Well, as much as i like a good rumbling exhaust, i think im getting past all that---especially now that the race car is gone---maybe im getting old?

Anyways, this thing has currently headers, a y-pipe, some terminator? muffler and a 3" single tailpipe. It sounds good, but is to loud for me and the mrs' to cruis in for hours.

Im just doing the rear half of the exhaust for now(muffler back). Im using a used magnaflow that may or may not be a piece of junk---ripped off on ebay , and im redoing a 3 " tail pipe from a new dodge ram that has a resonator type muffler before the outlet to hopefully tone it down some more. I have had good luck in the past getting the sound from a good muffler but toning it down with some type of resonator, so im hoping it works here too. And im hoping that magnaflow is ok too (very rusted inside).
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/12/06 02:46 AM

good luck with that, hopefully you get it sounding good
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/12/06 05:13 PM

still no smiley
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/12/06 05:39 PM

working on the truck---id like to kill whoever built this exhaust system . I really thought about scraping the whole thing and starting from scratch, but i dont have the $$ right now, so i will forge ahead with my various bends and TIG welder till i come up with something. This WILL be all redone down the road--from the engine back---this is to just get it a little quieter.

oh yea, still no truck smiley
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/12/06 05:49 PM

What's a truck smiley?....Seems like I might have seen a preview of one, but not the real thing.....YET!!!!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/13/06 04:59 AM

wish i could help with the exhaust thing but your just too far away, thats what i do for a living .
and still i dont see a truck smiley
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/13/06 03:21 PM

Well, i finaly finished the exhaust. It took me all day to do it---some of it was just welding time. Anyways, this is the second toy i have done not replacing the entire system---my opinion, Do the whole system---much easier to start from scratch.

So what i did, i kept the y-pipe that was already off the headers, i redid the 3" pipe to the muffler, i replaced the muffler with a very used magnaflow i had, and redid the 3" tailpipe and added a factory resonator muffler from a new ram truck (also where the tail pipe that i cut up and rewelded came from too).

It is MUCH quieter now, I think its a hair on the quiet side and she thinks its a hair to loud still, but once we start driving it we'll see. Eventually i will redo the entire system including headers and put a cat convertor back in it so i dont have trouble with inspections down the road (i have my inspectors license but cant use it as i no longer work at a facility the does inspections). And by the way, i am a heavy flowmster user, this is the first magnaflow i have had and i was really impressed with it after i started the truck up without the tailpipe on it, It has a very nice mellow tone to it---the resonator just dampened it to a more tolerable level for long cruises. So that and putting the edelbrock carb on was my weekend of getting this '85 running better.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/14/06 04:15 AM

sounds like a hell of a project, i built my headers from scratch, i ran across the pictures taken the day i did it , it was a all day project too, i was wondering what size carb you used, and how well it runs with it ?
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/14/06 04:41 AM

I wish I could get ya to build me some shorty headers (2) for a slant six...I have a great set of brand new flanges.....
O.G.

No truck smiley....yet
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/14/06 12:37 PM

I made a set of headers last year----What a pain. Had to make them for the turbocharger setup in my dart i had. I swore i would never make another set of headers unless it was my own car and i could not buy anything that didnt already fit.

I used a 750 edelbrock with an electric choke setup. I really wanted a holley as i love them things, but from a dependability stand point, The edelbrocks are the way to go for a cruising type deal IMHO. Plus it was basically free---well it was in trade for future labor down the road.....

I know one thing, that factory intake (egr) on this 360 leaves alot to be disired. I will keep my eyes peeled for a performer rpm or stealth intake.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/15/06 01:12 AM

I bought a really good quality set of flanges on ebag for a slant six engine. It seems as if nobody makes shorty headers for them, or if there are any available, I haven't found em.
Guess I will go to an ex employer's shop that has a tubing bender, and spend a weekend gettin er done!
O.G.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/15/06 03:17 AM

dont use a tubing bender ! buy mandrel bends it looks better , have you checked clifford research? they make all 6cyl performance goodies, im almost sure they have what your looking for , ifn yall was closer i would help build them it really shouldnt take more than 3 or 4 hours, i just love the custom touch you get when nobody has a set like mine! oh yea no DAMN smiley yet
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/15/06 03:26 AM

I agree, mandrel bends are the way to go. Every exhaust i do is mandrel bends. I attached a pic of system i did for a 32 ford.

Attached picture 2475885-32exhaust.JPG
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/15/06 03:33 AM

the only real drawback is most mandrel bends are only mild steel, easier to weld but rust quickly , you can get them aluminized but they are hard to weld as cleanly as the mild steel but you can paint them SEVERAL times with high temp paint and they stay pretty nice, a tubing bender is a compression bender it smashes the pipe decreasing the flow , that is if flow is important to you
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/15/06 04:21 AM

BTW that exhaust looks nice ! how long did that take ?
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/15/06 12:51 PM

i think i have about 8-10 hrs (about average for a full system) into that one. Alot of the time comes from that each tube needs to be welded together,---so its weld a little--wait for the welder to cool---weld a little,--- wait for the welder to cool, etc, etc. That sytem was tacked with a mig then fully tiged together. As you can see, its an x-pipe, merged into a single 3", into a flowmaster 3" in and dual 2.5" out. I welded chrome stainless tips onto the muffler outlets after i painted the whole system.

To be honest, i hear that it sounded awsome, but i never got to hear it myself. I usually go to where the car is to do the work, and this one had some funky issues that without the owner around, i didnt want to start it myself.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/16/06 12:30 AM

I see that Speedway motors has header kits, and a bunch of mandrel bends as a set..(various bends)..I ordered some.
1 set of headers comin up!.....sure am glad I have a dummy engine in a parts truck, complete with 833 od, and clutch linkage just like my driver!
At least that way I can take my time and do it right.
I am goin to use a hemi muffler to keep it reasonably quiet, with 2.5 in tubes from the headers back......2 into one, then the rest of the system, all the way back to the roll pan, with a turndown.
O.G.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/16/06 12:43 AM

way cool 13 pages ! must be a small welder? i can hardly wait to see the headers , dont forget to take build up pictures! still no truck smiley
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/16/06 12:57 AM

How come you see 13 pages? I show 25 pages on my computer. the 440 truck thread is almost up to 100 pages on my computer..

My tig is good size, but the gun isn't watercooled so after a while it obviously hurts to hold it---its like trying to grab onto a hot header tube

Yes, my mig is smaller so it takes awhile to git-r'-done


Oh yea---still no truck smiley
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/16/06 01:25 AM

now thats weird! ah i see, i know our tig at work has a cooler i guess i didnt think they cost very much, come to think of it we may even have 2 coolers , one extra . im still not sure what to think of the difference in pages , maybe something in settings
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/16/06 01:27 AM

i just went and checked out the 440 truck post and mine shows 50 pages , im think our settings are different
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/16/06 04:42 AM

I have a squarewave, has a cooler. I want somethin that aint out there to my knowledge.
I have looked for 3 into one collectors, no luck there either, but I am sure I can build those too.
It's just metal.

O.G.

What truck smiley?
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/17/06 03:03 AM

Ok, i messed with the settings and got my page count right---not really sure what i did

And i got the truck inspected tonight--passed with flying colors (cough cough)--good to know people as things like the e-brake and cat converter/airpump arent functional or even there. Those are some of the things i have to work on before next year.

And as another note, this being the first time i actually drove this truck any distance, i definately have my work cut out for me, the truck has issues that need to be taken care of. I have a new cap/rotor and set of wires coming tommorow from summit and picked up plugs tonight. then i can start dialing in the carb and hopefully cure some of the motor running issues i have. Till next time....

oh, still no truck smiley
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/17/06 03:35 AM

State inspection?....what's that?
None required in Oklahoma.
Scarey isnt it?
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/17/06 03:41 AM

that is scary! they are gettin tougher every year out here, what kind of running problems are you having with the truck? just curious. have you ever had any experience with demon carbs? seems its a love it or hate kind of thing. still waiting on the truck smiley
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/17/06 03:54 AM

Just think guys, poor ol' Webster has been in Myrtle beach....At spring break no less....
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/17/06 04:12 AM

poor guy, i would have gone with him for moral support, but i guess he wanted to be the tough guy and go it alone
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/17/06 02:55 PM

Demon carbs

I LOVE original style holley carbs. But for dependability, it has been in my experience, that edelbrocks are the best---which i put a 750 on this truck.

Running problems, included removing the quadrajunk carb so no it at least runs ok, its very rough running, but im thinking the plugs are wiped out from the ill running Q-Jet, the plug wires are el'cheapo something or other as is the cap and rotor, the thing sounds like its running on about 6 cylinders, the drivers side head has the end studs broken off, so it exhaust leaks like crazy from the headers, 99% sure all 4 tires are out of balance (doesnt surprise me if it was sitting), the fan shroud was cracked unbeknownst to me which made a hell of a racket when it moved and the fan hit it, i have to pull the distrib and see whats up with that because i think someone has put to light of springs in it, this amoung a not so great ride quality (or maybe it was the poor running the made the ride unquality, LOL).

Also, i noticed the kick down was made/modified (which i have no problem with), but its not exactly right (which i do have a problem with), so when i went to punch it, besides it spitting/farting/backfireing all over the place as it was gaining speed, it put the trans into nuetral for a HUGE surprise under almost full throttle which i was not expecting.

So basically, if you drive it like grandma, it'll be fine, past that, forget it. I just need to spend some time with it (like a full weekend) and get it sorted all out as this motor is a complete unknown.

Up next on the list is a compression check, new plugs/wires/cap/rotor. Then i will borrow my friends leakdown checker to see what is really up with this engine and to see if its sound enough for future mods.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/18/06 07:07 AM

very interesting point of view, from the experience i have had most carbs that i find now have been messed with and rebuilt so many times that they are better suited as boat anchors, the main throttle shaft is so worn and the vacuum leak will never let it run right , not to mention the rebuilds were done by people who arent exactly experts . and i have to disagree with the fact that you dont seem to care for demons, i have never had a carb that has run so good right out of the box , i have had nothing but good luck with them and little or no problems at all
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/18/06 07:20 AM

so what are you gonna do about the broken studs ? drill and tap? sounds like you have your work cut out for ya , maybe make friends with the local tire guys see if they will cut you a deal on some good used tires too
Posted By: JD340

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/18/06 09:30 AM

YEP!Test+tune is the ONLY way to figure out if you're making progress!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/18/06 11:44 PM

i only wish we had good enough weather out here to do that, it was hailing out here 30 minutes ago as big as a ping pong ball, im glad the old truck was in the garage! still no truck smiley!
Posted By: JD340

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/19/06 12:07 AM

Yuck! Been darn cold here all week!Right around freezing but with a nasty wind to keep things miserable!
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/19/06 01:09 AM

Yes, i have my work cut out for me.

The broken studs---when i get to that, im thinking of drilling out and hopefully saving whats there, or i'll heli-coil them.

Did a compression test today, motor is in fair shape, Crawled underneath to se that it was a '85 360 that got put in it. Also notoed its not a 727 trans as advertised, but rather a 904, and im really starting to think that it doest have a 360 weighted converter in it either the way it vibrates.

Test as follows
#1 -- 140psi
#3 -- 140
#5 -- 140
#7 -- 140
#2 -- 140
#4 -- 130
#6 -- 135
#8 -- 135

I also decided to rebuild the distributor and recurve it while i was in there, and that started the new problem, now i cant get it started. It seems like the battery mysteriously died, but i did get it to just start up then it died and the battery died so no restart. Not sure why the battery died just sitting there all day, and there appears to be no draw on it so i dont know. I guess i will go through the entire engine electrical and get that straightened out now. Oh, BTW i think some of my misfire was from the old cap having green corroded terminals, i also installed fresh plugs too, so if i can get it started, it should run much better. So right now the battery is on the charger for the night.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/19/06 04:56 AM

compression looks good sounds like you are weeding out the problems, also sounds like the truck just wasnt maintained very well im sure its in good hands now
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/19/06 04:57 AM

oh ya no damn truck smiley
and now we have 500 posts ! Woo Hoo for that!
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/19/06 08:36 AM

Who'd a thunk?....500 posts!
Lol
Posted By: SANDYinNS Canada

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/19/06 01:56 PM

you can still weld the 360 weights on the convertor while the thing is still in the truck. Been there done it quite a few times. People seem to forget about about the external balance issiue. I've had to cut the weights off when people swapped the opposite way.

A 904 is every bit as good a tranny as a 727..wish they made a case to put behind a big block ..i'd never run a 727 again.
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/19/06 02:04 PM

yea, if it doesnt have the weights, im not sure if im going to weld them on or put a flexplate (friend has a used one) in. I may remove the trans anyhow to make sure the flexplate currently on there is tight. Besides, the tranny to engine bolts arent all there so its less i have to take out .
Posted By: SANDYinNS Canada

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/19/06 02:50 PM

727 and 904 flex plates are different. Make sure you have the right one before you get it in there and half bolted up...don't ask me how I found that out.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/19/06 06:31 PM

i've always heard that the 904 wasnt as strong, and also seen quite a few 904's in there very broken state, due to a bit too much horsepower
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/19/06 07:03 PM

Well, i FINALLY got it started this morning---wasnt the battery at all---the timining was WAY to advanced. When i pulled out the distrib, i noticed the drive gear slot was not where it was supposed to be, so i moved it 2 teeth to properly line it up. Then i set the timing mark on the balancer to 10 BTC. When i finished rebuilding the distrib, i lined up #1 tower and rotor, which should have in turn allowed me to start the motor with 10 degrees BTC timing.

WRONG. Im guessing the timing chain is off, once i got the thing running and timing light on, it showed 72 degress advance i had to turn the distrib so far back, the advance cannister was just about touching the firewall, i had to turn it back so far to get it in time.

Sooooo, i guess i will be pulling the front cover sometime and putting a new chain in anyhow seeing this on has about 10 degrees worth of slack, and then timing the cam and crank correctly.

I still have to get under this thing and pull the shield so i can see if the converter has weights on it, it just vibrates waayyyyyy to much only tapping the gas off idle in neutral........
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/19/06 07:07 PM

makes me wish the truck could talk and maybe say where its been and how all that happened
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/19/06 07:12 PM

You and me both..........

Stay tuned for more of the "As the '85 stepside turns"
Posted By: JD340

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/19/06 07:15 PM

IIRC,that truck had a 340 in it before he bought it. The 360 was thrown in as an afterthought.Came out of a van I think.Good luck 85, I'm sure it'll be a fun truck when you get it all sorted out!
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/19/06 07:23 PM

Yea, im not mad it has a 360 in it instead of the 340, i like 360's better. Im just twisted up at it literally being thrown in---loose/missing bolts and all----i wouldn't sell something that shody, but thats just me, i like all the bolts in and tight where they are supposed to be.

BTW, this truck came full circle. Some people i know bought it from VT into NY, then sold it to the gentleman in PA, where then the 340 was removed, then i buy it from him and bring it back to NY. The people i know are only about an hour away from me, go figure---i never knew they had this truck.

But all in all, im still happy with this purchase, i guess i got spoiled because even though the dart i traded away needed body work, it always ran good right from the get go.
Posted By: JD340

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/19/06 07:26 PM

It was a shop truck for a speed shop wasn't it?I remember the ebay listing and drooling over it then! Keep at it! You've got a col truck there in my humble opinion!
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/19/06 07:35 PM

The people i know that had it own a used car lot/motor building business. They built my friends F.A.S.T. motor. They are very keen mopar guys. Acoording to the son, they just bought it and drove it a bit, then sold it in carlisle.

Yea, i really like the truck, but stuff like this just sets you back. I'll keep digging at it though.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/19/06 10:09 PM

Funny how vehicles move arond like that.
I had a Dart in Missouri (where I lived at the time) that went to California, and then to Michigan and now is 5 or six blocks from where I lived in Texas...small world sometimes!
O.G.

spittin popcorn?...lol
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/19/06 10:23 PM

Kinda similar story here. I had a car cd player that I bought in Idaho. After I moved to Texas, I sold it then moved back to Idaho. Some time after that, I was in a pawn shop in Idaho and there was that same stereo. Small world indeed.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/19/06 10:33 PM

Or things like a friend was house shopping, and his STOLEN car was in the garage of a house they looked at!!!!...Got his 78 low mileage trans am back promptly!...it had been missing 3 years.
Oh well enough about weird stuff on my end, lets get back to TRUCKS!!!!!
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/19/06 10:41 PM

Woo hoo TRUCKS! Where's that truck smiley!?
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/20/06 01:14 AM

is there a picture on here of the 85? i scanned through here but couldnt find one , did i miss it?
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/20/06 01:17 AM

hey OG how you feelin? i havent seen you on here for a bit , our schedules must be different again
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/20/06 02:09 AM

You mean these pics? I think it was on another post.

Posted By: dodgedakotaman

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/20/06 03:23 AM

That is nice! Hey, I had the same problem timing my engine. I did it the way you did and it was way off when I got done. Then I was told you have to have your dampner at 0 top dead center. Then point the rotor at #1 tower. Then run the engine and turn the distributor back so it is timed at 10 btc. Try that I think it might help. Of couse a new chain wouldn't hurt either. Ron.
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/20/06 04:48 AM

I'am Back!!!!!!Great weather ...Sunny and warm. Never seen so many Gorgeous Cars and Trucks at the Run To The Sun Show at Myrtle Beach. Found 2 Little Red Express ..Heres 1.. But nice to home.

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Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/20/06 05:15 AM

Welcome back Webster! Glad ya had a good time!
We thought about ya....
I am fine Pokey, just busy....schedule is goofy, and spendin lots of shop time on projects.
O.G.

no truck smiley yet.....still hopeful!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/20/06 05:40 AM

cool man 14 pages! good to hear your feeling ok. are you saying you only saw the trucks webster? wasnt it spring break?
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/20/06 05:45 AM

Yeah Webster, what's up with no comments on anything but trucks ya saw?....lol

Looks like Ranger Dan 440 is tryin to help us out on the TRUCK SMILEY!!!!!
If we get it we need a campaign for Ranger Dan fer Prez...lol
Are we really worthy?...we should be!
O.G.
Posted By: shinnery

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/20/06 06:53 AM

A Lil Red with running boards??? What will they think of next? LOL
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/20/06 06:34 PM

Well, found a newer magnum 360 to install, will be taking a trip this weekend to get it---that'll wake the old ram up. I'll be needing a carb intake and the specially weighted flexplate for it. Its really what i wanted from the beginning so i guess its a good thing, even though the timing is off moneywise. Off course updates to follow......
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/20/06 10:30 PM

Oh did I fail to mention that there was a Cheerleaders Convention also Our Norwood Vipers Hockey team got beat out.......Darn, time to change my logo
Posted By: dodgedakotaman

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/21/06 03:52 AM

Hey, Look what RangerDan got for us!
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/21/06 04:27 AM

Ranger Dan Rocks!!!
Whooohooo!!!!
We finally got a TRUCK SMILEY!!!!!

Ranger Dan for President!!!!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/21/06 04:01 PM

i guess all the complaining worked !
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/21/06 04:38 PM

Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/22/06 03:40 AM

wait what are the rest of our demands?
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/22/06 04:48 AM

Guess now we need to jump on the waaaaamulance bandwagon,

Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/22/06 12:48 PM

Ok, im curious of opinions here---im getting that 360 magnum motor this weekend, been thinking about the front of it. Should i put on all the premagnum stuff and make it so i can use the mechanical fuel pump, or should i leave the serp belt setup on it and run an electric pump? I kinda like the idea of the serp setup, but im not sure how much of a pain its going to be to make things fit or convert them.
Posted By: shinnery

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/22/06 08:37 PM

I think I would try the serpentine setup. One big problem with a mechanical pump is mounting the fuel pump eccentric on the front of the camshaft. I understand most magnums do not have enough camshaft sticking out of the timing gear to drive the eccentric. You might be able to drill the eccentric and gear to pin them together somehow.

Thanks RangerDan
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/23/06 12:29 AM

Yea, the more im thinking about it, the more i think im going to try and get the serp belt setup to work. I guess, i'll just run an electric pump, i'll have to dig up one of my holley blues i guess. The next biggest hurdle for me is figuring how to wire up the late model alternator.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/23/06 12:40 AM

yup yup yup yup
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/23/06 12:40 AM

I would definately go with the serpentine belt setup. It's a lot cleaner look in my opinion. If I could find a low cost setup for my 440 I'd be all over it. And I'm a big believer in electric fuel pumps. Way more efficient than mechanical. It's so nice to just turn the key and know you'll have a supply of gas right there instead of having to crank the engine over a couple times to fill the carb. Just my opinion.
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/23/06 01:08 AM

I am a big believer in electrics also, however im trying to keep myself falling into the trap i was in before and making my street car a race car due to the "if some is good, more is better" theory. I have to think sensibly about this whole project or the wife is going to kill me. Im still and will be paying off the last project for a long long time.

Now, back to the trucks. So here is the plan, drop in this 94 magnum motor, add a carbed intake (not sure if an air gap or regular dual plane -- i want tourqe/mid range power), see if i can get the serp belt stuff to work, and wire the alternator up. Then i should have a very smooth running, good power engine to tote around in. Then get all the stick shift parts in and have some real fun.
Posted By: McLovin

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/23/06 01:19 AM

GOOD! I'm glad my smiley is appreciated in here!

the OEM cams in Magnum engines dont have the boss for the fuel pump (its electric in the tank) its shorter, so if youre gonna use a Magnum engine in the older truck with a mechanical pump, you need to change the front cover/belt system to the LA-style. I know theres a company that makes a conversion kit to use the serpentine belt on the LA engines-maybe its Schumacher? And if y'all knew that already, ignore me, everyone else does

and BTW-in case y'all arent familiar with my Lightning Slayer '96 Ram in my sig/smiley, I built this 408 Magnum (487 HP at the crank) for it last year:

Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/23/06 01:40 AM

I knew all that already, but thanks anyhow

Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/23/06 03:20 AM

i love the truck smiley!
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/23/06 04:48 AM

Quote:

i love the truck smiley!





At least it is a hotrod Dodge truck!!!
Thanks again Ranger Dan!
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/24/06 08:41 PM

Well, i'm off with the wife to PA to get the new/used magnum motor for the ram. We'll be back on sat night (i have some other things to do while down there), then it will be time, and get that puppy in there. I think this is going to be much better than the old motor. stay tuned for more details
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/25/06 03:42 AM

goodluck!
hey the weather is finally lookin better out here i might even be building up ambition!
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/25/06 04:24 AM

Don't get to carried away
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/25/06 05:03 AM

Speakin of gettin carried away, the guy at the oil change place didn't this afternoon.
They checked the trans lube all right, but didnt put the fill plug back in.
I left Amarillo for Tulsa at 4, got about a hundred miles....trans sounded like it was a garbage disposal with a handfull of shrapnel in it. Oil Change place paid for tow bill, and will for a rebuild, Truck at trans shop delivered by flatbed. In Amarillo.
Good thing I was a hundred miles away talkin to dude at oil change place!
Sounded like somebody is in BIG trouble there. They found the plug in the pit.
Guess thats one way to get the 'ol 833 od gone thru.
arrrrgh!

O.G.
Posted By: Wagonmaster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/25/06 08:54 AM

I'll bet you can imagine another use for 90 weight, right about now....
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/25/06 02:14 PM

OOOPPPPSSSSS
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/25/06 02:22 PM

They rented me an suv, till it's fixed.....
A Chewey taboo or sumpin like that....
Speakin of 90 weight......

Said it will be done mebbe Monday. probably more like Tues. I just went and bought a clutch kit, and they are gonna put it in too, while it's apart. (I know the mechanic)

O.G.

Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/25/06 04:06 PM

Sorry abouy your luck But sounds like its not all bad
Posted By: Wagonmaster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/25/06 11:33 PM

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They rented me an suv, till it's fixed.....
A Chewey taboo or sumpin like that....
Speakin of 90 weight......

Said it will be done mebbe Monday. probably more like Tues. I just went and bought a clutch kit, and they are gonna put it in too, while it's apart. (I know the mechanic)

O.G.






I do hope that means comped a rental to you...
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/26/06 02:48 AM

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Don't get to carried away



what me get carried away? luckily my wife found something for me to do , put our bathroom back together, rewire, sheetrock, paint and tile
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/26/06 02:52 AM

geez goat seems you have all the luck! ..... kiddin man! at least they will take care of it for you , could have always been worse, if it was me im sure it would have been worse
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/26/06 03:18 AM

Ah man, i leave for a couple of days and all heck breaks loose with you guys.

Im back with the new/used 360 bullet for the ram----anyone know how to wire one of these late model alternators in? other than that, it should all just drop in, but thats for another weekend---7+ hours driving each way is just to much for my back.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/26/06 03:36 AM

They comped it Wagon Master...ended up with a Durango....Cant wait to get my truck back!
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/27/06 03:20 AM

I got a stupid question. What size is everyones wiper blades? I had to replace my blades this weekend, and the application guide listed 18" blades for both sides. They fit fine on the drivers side, But I had to use 14" blades on the passenger side so it wouldn't drag across the moulding at the top of the windshield. I'm thinking someone may have changed the right side wiper arm sometime in the past. How long should that arm be?
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/28/06 04:32 AM

that is strange , i believe mine are both 18 inch blades but i will check for you
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/29/06 04:07 AM

Thanks pokey. I'm just thinking that the right side arm has been replaced with something else at sometime. It is black while the left side arm is chrome. It's not a big issue. The wipers work fine and all, it just doesn't seem right, ya know.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/29/06 04:18 AM

ok my driver side wiper is 16inches the wiper arm is 16 inches the passenger side wiper is 18 inches the wiper arm is 16inches,.... go figure?
yaaa 15 pages
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/29/06 04:28 AM

Why be normal right? Just a curious thought, is the right side arm identical to the left side arm? There is usually a difference in some angles. WOOHOO on 15 pages!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/29/06 04:30 AM

the passenger side has more angle at the end of it where the wiper clips on
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/29/06 06:03 AM

That is wierd!
Old black truck back on the road again since Monday at noon!
Shifts great, and the clutch works well too...
Glad to have her back.


Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/30/06 12:17 AM

Good to hear that O.G. Now just stay away from those quick lube shops! BTW...what do your wipers look like?
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/30/06 01:55 AM

Thanks,
mine are 14 inch, right arm angled more than left...no pics right now, sorry.
O.G.

Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 03/31/06 02:33 PM

glad to hear the truck is back together! I agree, stay away from the quickie lube
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/02/06 01:42 AM

Guess what ?.......... I sold my truck!
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/02/06 01:48 AM

What truck was that? Going to replace it with another?

The wife and i did some recoloring on the door panels today of the 85, hopefully i'll have the long block painted tommorow, and maybe drop it in next weekend---pics to follow.....
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/02/06 02:06 AM

Now why would ya want to go and do a crazy thing like that for?
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/02/06 02:44 AM

ok so it was a dumb april fools joke , i will never get rid of my truck it would haunt me till I die
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/02/06 02:56 AM

Dude, that is not funny! I was just fixin to come out there and pull your head out of your a$$.
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/02/06 04:14 AM

Don't play around MAN. I just about took you off my Christmas card list
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/03/06 04:56 AM

im sorry i dont know what i was thinkin, well i guess i wasnt thinkin..... it wont happen again
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/04/06 12:45 AM

Gee Pokey, ya almost hurt my feeling!
(I only have one)
Woulda had to of called ya an instant wannabe...LOL

shame,shame.

O.G.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/05/06 03:21 AM

at least i know somebody reads what i type
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/05/06 04:31 AM

I must have a bad memory , i cant remember who has the blue 80s dodge that has pictures of it pickin the front end up , he also has vid clips of him racing it . i would really like to find the clips again. can anyone help?
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/05/06 11:50 AM

If its a Blue Dodge I think it would be Clutch's truck....I'll try to find Video.
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/05/06 01:05 PM

clutch's truck rocks. I thought that was one of the coolest trucks i have seen even before i was into trucks. Rock on Clutch
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/06/06 03:13 AM

thanks guys ! clutch is the winning answer, now if we can only find his links to the videos
Posted By: 83Ram4spd

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/06/06 03:19 AM

I think this is what your looking for http://www.mrmarine.net/
I agree his truck is awesome!!!!

C.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/06/06 04:25 AM

In the pics it shows a rack/pinion steering setup...mid eighties ferd fox body unit?
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/07/06 01:19 AM

thanks man that is the one !
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/07/06 02:13 AM

Thanks I forgot about Clutch's web site Great Pictures and Videos....That Truck really Hooksup.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/08/06 03:28 AM

its great to know i can give you guys my faintest memorys and you can figure them out and find what im looking for, thanks!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/09/06 02:06 AM

started to work on my truck today , isnt it amazing what a little sunshine does for a persons ambition?
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/09/06 02:47 AM

I know what you mean...Sunny here to-day and my trucks in Pieces
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/09/06 05:03 AM

the heater box in my truck got a bit melted from the headers, i guess they didnt plan on a big block being in this truck, not sure how to repair it maybe some aluminum tape??
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/09/06 08:27 PM

Who built those headers?...LOL
Just kiddin ya Pokey, That is the very reason I am saving for a Vintage air or similar unit for my big block truck (they are all inside the cab)...box is fried!...I did a heater box plate on the firewall,as I don't have a heater box right now.
Tape might work,not sure.
How bout some header wrap?
O.G.

Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/10/06 12:50 AM

Went to a swap meet today, not really any good truck stuff there. This week looksa little slower for the wife and i, so maybe we can get the old 360 out of the truck and have the new one in by the weekend if were lucky. I bought a carb intake for the magnum motor, but am following a thread on the Q&A board about fuel injection seeing i have all those parts too---maybe next year for that though.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/11/06 03:54 AM

sounds like your gonna be busy, i really havent gotten any closer to having my truck back together , in spent too much time looking over Clutch's pictures I think i have to have some fiberglass parts too starting with the front bumper i think
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/12/06 12:28 AM

started on the new bumper today, not as hard to do as I thought it would be
Posted By: 1moparman

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/12/06 01:19 AM

so I was wondering about your magnum swap how hard is it, obviusly wiring it up, are you going to stay fuel injection or carb, I would like to do this in my 84 d150 anyone got a motor?
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/12/06 11:29 AM

For the sake of keeping the truck running and so we can drive it this year (dont forget i have 2 other projects listed in my sig), im just going to carb it for now. Im still researching the F/I stuff and paitiently waiting and watching the Mopar Action article. The motor is basically a swap in, if you have a 360 like me, you need to get the weighted magnum flexplate or flywheel for which ever trans your running. Dont forget if your going to a 360, the left mount bracket is different, but available at the dealer for minimal $$$. Other than that for a carb application, just swap it right in. Im using that crosswind RPM Air gap copy intake from ebay, found a place that had it $150 shipped.

But, at the rate things are going this week, i'll be lucky to just get the old motor out, it seems the Model T has taken priority this week.
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/13/06 02:27 PM

I would love to add fuel injection to my truck, but trying to figure out the computer and electronics...I don't know. Edelbrock does have a complete f/i system, but it's $2500! Time to play the lottery!
Posted By: dodgepu360

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/13/06 08:19 PM

old goat

have you been in stillwater any in the past 6 months or so?
I remeber seeing a dodge with the sticker in the back window that is on your avitar it had Texas plates I think the truck was blue

I love the old mid 80's dodge trucks I cant wait till I have garage so I can restore my '84
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/14/06 04:18 AM

Yes, I am sure you saw my truck, it is in Black epoxy primer now. My G/f used to live there, and daughter still does....you have a p.m.
Bill
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/14/06 04:27 AM

Send pics of the bumper when ya get done....wanna build more than one?
Did ya notice this is a smokin hot topic now?
Congrats!



O.G.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/14/06 04:56 AM

I did notice , cool huh? as far as another bumper im sure i could make more its silly simple
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/14/06 04:59 AM

does anybody know how much there stock 80's bumper weighs? how bout this thought my new one will be about 30 lbs lighter
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/14/06 04:59 AM

Are ya makin a mold?...I have worked with glass quite a bit from when I worked on big trucks in a body shop.....just dont have a straight bumper to mold off of....would be cool to add a spoiler while ya are at it!
O.G.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/14/06 05:01 AM

Yaaaaaaaaaa 16 pages! actually im cheatin a little im not making a mold, im pulling the bumper straight out of the inside of the stock bumper
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/14/06 05:07 AM

Oh cool!....I might have to borrow a good one, and just copy your method!
When we get to 50 pages, we will all have blabbed a lot, LOL

O.G.


Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/14/06 05:19 AM

thats alot of Blabbin, the guy helpin me with the glass is the ultimate glass god his family build streamliner bodys for the salt flats out here, like 400 mph guys, he's got all this creapy info in his head like the glass cloth weighs 11oz per sq ft and the resin is where the weight comes from , like i understand all that , real nice guy though
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/14/06 05:21 AM

hey any idea where i can find a roadrunner beep beep horn? does any one repop them?
Posted By: dodgepu360

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/14/06 12:56 PM

year one has the road runner horns
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/15/06 04:17 AM

Look out Pokey.....before ya know it,ya will be buildin glass fenders, and a hood, then doors...Bed..Off to the flats? LOL

Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/15/06 05:02 AM

I will not build glass fenders! ............ i found a place to buy them i couldnt part with the hood though a friend of mine built it and he passed away last year, it has too much sentimental value. i found nearly all the glass parts , a cab, doors, fenders, bedsides, hood , tailgate but even my wonderful wife has her limits im not sure it would be wise to push her too far
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/15/06 05:04 AM

oh ya I have finally put my truck back together, started it just tonite, i got my fingers toes and other things crossed hoping the weather clears up so i can drive it this weekend
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/15/06 11:52 AM

Your driving yours and mine is coming apart. Motor should be out this weekend, then a little cleaning up before the magnum mill takes its place.

BTW, anybody know a simple way to fix the covering on the armrest for the door panels? Mine are trying to peel up on the bottom away from the metal base.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/15/06 12:38 PM

Yup...Mine were REAL bad too! I used a high quality upholstry adhesive (3M)..Streched Tweed over em, was what led to covering the entire panels.



Congrats Pokey!!!

Attached picture 2555233-doorpanel.jpg
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/15/06 01:42 PM

You did a nice job on those panels..They look Great. I've saved a pair off my old truck ,I would like to do the same as your someday...My list is getting longer and longer.
Posted By: Fargo Freek

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/15/06 03:24 PM

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Yup...Mine were REAL bad too! I used a high quality upholstry adhesive (3M)..Streched Tweed over em, was what led to covering the entire panels.



Congrats Pokey!!!




Yeah it looks good but I would have put a new window regulator handle on
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/15/06 03:37 PM

Quote:

Yup...Mine were REAL bad too! I used a high quality upholstry adhesive (3M)..Streched Tweed over em, was what led to covering the entire panels.



Congrats Pokey!!!



what was your address again I just boxed mine up, once i have your address they are on there way to you
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/16/06 01:44 AM

Well, no armrests were fixed today, instead the motor is out and the engine bay was throughly degreased, time for a little tidying up and maybe next weekend we'll drop the magnum in.

Of course i found what i suspected in that the old 360 did not have a weighted converter or a weighted flexplate---so i guess that would have been my vibration
Posted By: SANDYinNS Canada

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/16/06 03:23 AM

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Well, no armrests were fixed today, instead the motor is out and the engine bay was throughly degreased, time for a little tidying up and maybe next weekend we'll drop the magnum in.

Of course i found what i suspected in that the old 360 did not have a weighted converter or a weighted flexplate---so i guess that would have been my vibration




Man I'm sure glad I didn't buy that truck and try and drive it home! I must admit that i thought about it... nice truck but the seller admitted he threw it back together to sell it
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/16/06 12:29 PM

Besides the balance issue, it also had a 904 when the ad said a 727, and ALOT of bolts were loose/missing---most noteable was the passenger side engine mount bracket. Yes, the truck has issues, im sure not all of them were done by the person i bought it from.

Of course he is probably saying the same about the dart i traded to him, but i really didnt do much to the car other than suspension work, so i'll pass the blame on the wiring to the previous owner--the wiring was a little scary in spots.

On a side note, i am much happier that i have a magnum mill going in, my previous 2 small blocks in my other dart i had were setup with magnum parts and i was extremly happy with the performance of that thing. I just cant wait to maybe next year get the fuel injection hooked back up, for now i'll use the tried and true carb on it.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/16/06 05:15 PM

so you really didnt do too bad on the deal, it still seems like a nice truck?
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/17/06 02:02 AM

No, i have no problems with the truck for the deal i got. The wife and i love the truck---even though we havent driven it any real distance yet.

What i do have a rant about is the shoddy thrown together drivetrain. I have been cheap and in a hurry before too, but come on, take a little pride in what you do. Loose engine mounts, pop rivet in place of cottor pins, engine to trans bolts missing, cracked fan shroud that hits the fan---i mean stuff like this just torques me off. Not to mention it doesnt have a 727 in it as advertised (not a super big deal seeing as im putting a stick in it---just hurts a little on the resale of the trans).

I know i sound like im complaining---well i am some, but when i find out after the fact that the guy admits on this board (from what you guys have told me) that the truck is thrown together---well it just makes him look all the worse i guess. I mentioned after to him, that i found out the truck was owned by some people i know of and asked questions after the fact and was blown off. He seems like a good guy, so im not going to bash him for anything else other than blatenly throwing this engine/trans in, and not being totally honest about the deal.

But yes, all in all i am happy with the deal and will see fit to make the truck how we want. And with that, hopefully it will have a new heart in it by next weekend. I am definately a truck guy now, we should have gotten one a long time ago. And thanks to the gentleman that made the deal to trade our dart for it, we are really happy with it, sorry if i bashed you a little on some things here on the board. Thanks for listening to me guys.

--chad
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/17/06 10:46 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Yup...Mine were REAL bad too! I used a high quality upholstry adhesive (3M)..Streched Tweed over em, was what led to covering the entire panels.



Congrats Pokey!!!




Yeah it looks good but I would have put a new window regulator handle on




Thanks guys!
Handles were all I had at the time pic was taken, both have been replaced since then, after Wagonmaster gave me a ration about them....LOL


O.G.
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/18/06 03:21 AM

OK, i fixed my armrests. I bought some short stainless 1/8" rivets and drilled the vynil and steel backing and riveted them together. Seems to hold tight and work good, maybe some adhesive to could have helped---maybe i'll find a better set later on or just reupolster like above.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/18/06 03:33 AM

I understand what your sayin, i have been in the same situationand maybe you complainin a little bit but im sure its justified, and now the truck is in good hands , its all good.
hey i was just given a free project its a 52 willys pickup and i see a big block in its future
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/18/06 04:34 AM

Much better than 52 card pickup, LOL.....
No really, Pokey, WAAAAY cool!....a friend has a 48 willys with a 2.3 ford turbo engine/5 speed....screams!
Bet a big block would be a terror....

O.G.
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/18/06 11:36 AM

Well, we have to see pics---where are they?

LOL, 52 card pickup, LOL
Posted By: Wagonmaster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/18/06 08:35 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Yup...Mine were REAL bad too! I used a high quality upholstry adhesive (3M)..Streched Tweed over em, was what led to covering the entire panels.



Congrats Pokey!!!




Yeah it looks good but I would have put a new window regulator handle on




Thanks guys!
Handles were all I had at the time pic was taken, both have been replaced since then, after Wagonmaster gave me a ration about them....LOL


O.G.





Now, now, I wouldn't ever offer but constructive criticism...
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/19/06 02:44 AM

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Much better than 52 card pickup, LOL.....
No really, Pokey, WAAAAY cool!....a friend has a 48 willys with a 2.3 ford turbo engine/5 speed....screams!
Bet a big block would be a terror....

O.G.

really is that the best you got?...... ok so its funny , no pictures yet there isnt really much to see just an old blue jeep


Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/19/06 03:41 AM

hey I was offered and OLD buick v6 for the jeep for free again, why couldnt i find free stuff when i really need it ?
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/19/06 11:50 AM

Free is GOOD!!!!
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/19/06 10:39 PM

If it is a 231, it is the same base engine (I think) as the turbo Buick........
Nothin wrong with a V-6!!!


speakin of popcorn,I can't eat any for awhile,(on a basiclly liquid diet for a few days) I had to have emergency gall bladder surgery last night.....am home now,sore, and all doped up.
Other than that I feel great!!!!
O.G.
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/19/06 11:05 PM

Take easy and get back on your feet.....Go slowwww
,,don't rush it...You'll will be eating Jalapano Peppers before you know it
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/19/06 11:21 PM

Great!!!!! I LOVE jalapenos....haven't been able to eat em for years.....
I will take it super easy.....

O.G.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/20/06 03:22 AM

geez OG your really taking that old guy comment to heart, it wont be long and the doc's will have you all rebuilt...... or completely gutted the free engine is a 225 V6 from a 62 buick special runs and free it will have to do
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/20/06 01:07 PM

Well Pokey, I would rather be rebuilt, instead of gutless.....

Glad ya are gettin that V-6, it should work out well,untill you decide it is gutless.....

I would consider finding a t-bird turbo coupe for a donor....very powerful, and lightweight powertrain,and great mileage to boot....my VW bus gets 30 plus.....I went up Raton, N.M. pass at 80 and climbin in it 3 years ago.....(it has turbo coupe power, and the guy in the early Camaro's face was priceless when I passed him,LOL)...the T.C's are cheap too!...the donor I got was 200 bucks, was hit in the rear.
Still think a big block Mopar would be SWEEEEET!
O.G.
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/20/06 09:52 PM

I went up and through Raton NM. in 1999 and I wasn't doing 80..... I was driving a Kennyworth...Man that was a great trip....Hope your getting better......I'll have a couple of
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/20/06 10:57 PM

Thanks Webster,
I will get those mirrors changed next week towards the weekend....
Wish I could have a few
It is a neat drive through the pass into Colorado!
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/21/06 01:47 AM

Ok, were getting there, painted the intake and oilpan to go on the already painted motor. i have the correct 360 magnum flexplate now too, so no more vibrations. The headers are painted also now too(POR15 manifold grey color---this stuff works awsome!!!). I need to get the frame, and motor mounts painted before i can drop it in though.

We big time touched up the engine compartment paint, soit looks alot better in there (had TONS of gouges/scratches from the multiple previous engine swaps). All i can say is this F6 green is big time expensive---cost me $60 for a quart--- and that was at a good discounted rate. Im used to solid colors that generally run about $40-50 for a quart of un-discounted price paint.

Which brings me to the next question, are the car rubber motor mounts the same as the truck ones? I need new ones and if i can use those urathane ones, so much the better.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/22/06 01:00 AM

paint is outta control! I bought the paint for my wifes S-10 for xmas, it was 300 bucks for 3 qts!!! as far as the mounts im not sure, sorry i couldnt help there
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/22/06 01:10 AM

If ya aint super picky, check with your paint store for "mismixes'....Ya can usually get them by the gallon for very little to nothing....the cost of reducer and hardener/ clear coat beats the full meal deal....I found a color so close to the original blue on my 83 it hurt....a gallon for 20 bucks! Just a suggestion.

O.G.
Posted By: 3XCHARM

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/22/06 01:14 AM

Quote:

Ok, were getting there, painted the intake and oilpan to go on the already painted motor. i have the correct 360 magnum flexplate now too, so no more vibrations. The headers are painted also now too(POR15 manifold grey color---this stuff works awsome!!!). I need to get the frame, and motor mounts painted before i can drop it in though.

We big time touched up the engine compartment paint, soit looks alot better in there (had TONS of gouges/scratches from the multiple previous engine swaps). All i can say is this F6 green is big time expensive---cost me $60 for a quart--- and that was at a good discounted rate. Im used to solid colors that generally run about $40-50 for a quart of un-discounted price paint.

Which brings me to the next question, are the car rubber motor mounts the same as the truck ones? I need new ones and if i can use those urathane ones, so much the better.





If I may make an interjection about the urethane motor mounts.... They do not isolate the engine from the passengers as well as the factory rubber ones do.
And where did you happen to see the ones for the cars?
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/22/06 01:40 AM

Can anyone tell me what model years of doors will interchange with my 86? Some dumb little girlie backed into my truck last night, caving in my drivers door! I don't know yet what insurance will do about it, but from previous experience, I'm not holding my breath. I looked at one local yard today. Of the three Dodge trucks they had, the only 80's model there was already missing the drivers door. On the plus side, there was a mid 70's club cab that had the dash panel with the factory tach and the volt and vacuum gauge in a wood grain. Looked in pretty good condition. If anyone is interested let me know.
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/22/06 02:20 AM

Well, the mounts that shumacher had for the cars i thought were urathane. The important thing for me was that whole interlocking never fail design. I looked all over for the urathane mounts for a car or truck and couldnt find them---however it appears shumacher has solid mounts now. Even though i have run solid mounts before in my cars with minimal vibration, i still think its a little rough for a cruiser. I guess all i can do is a set of stock mounts and a limiter of some type.

As far as the paint deal goes-- finding something similar, this color is so weird on this truck, i have yet to come across something that is close. I did find a slightly darker green that i could use as a base so i dont have to use so much of the thinner/transparent metallic green paint that belongs on the truck though. It seems this unique color was 2 years only best i have found out so far.
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/22/06 03:18 AM

I put a set of 82 doors on a 88 no problem
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/22/06 03:25 AM

Thanks Webster. I was kinda thinking that something back to 80 or 81 would probably fit. How much newer? 90? 93? If there is a broad range of years to choose from, Imay have a better chnce of finding something if I need to.
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/22/06 03:44 AM

I believe 81-93 would fit if im not mistaken
Posted By: 3XCHARM

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/22/06 04:48 AM

85_Ram_4speed, if your truck is an 85, yours should have the "safety" feature built into them, I just put some in my 76 today that were from an 85.
like this:

http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductDetai...=27&ptset=A


Granted they could still tear apart but they wont allow the engine to twist so far that it rips your fan shroud apart like what happened to me last week!
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/22/06 12:33 PM

Well, yes they are like that, but i feel the movement allowed is to much. I have decided to just get another set of stockers like that and i will add a tourqe strap of somesort in later on---
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/22/06 03:12 PM

I still have the 6cyl mounts in my truck with the big block so i would think they are mostly the same ? my bumper turned out great! im planning on mounting it today.
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/22/06 06:45 PM

pics?
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/22/06 08:41 PM

85_Ram, thanks for the advice on the doors. Heres a suggestion on the torque limiter...the ferd exploder uses a kind of shock type limiter. I know it's a ferd part, but it might look better that a chain.
Posted By: SANDYinNS Canada

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/23/06 12:58 AM

I had to remove the chain I had rigged up on my old drag race car. It was neat and had a turn buckle for fine tuning. Illegal accoring to NHRA tch rules!

Just go with the newer fail safe mounts
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/24/06 02:42 AM

Will the newer style mounts work on a slant six?
They are already leanin the wrong way in case of a failure.....WOT city!!!


O.G.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/24/06 03:35 AM

failure? whats that ? is that a chebby term?
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/25/06 03:48 AM

why is the battery always dead in the digi cam whenever i pick it up to use it ?
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/25/06 05:07 AM

Cause ya never take any pics?....LOL

Just kiddin, I am guilty too......
O.G.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/26/06 04:12 AM

pics ? but but but ....... ok heres some pics, new bumper balancing on a plastic cup on the vinyl bedcover

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Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/26/06 04:31 AM

oops its fixed now next one is the bumper again from the front

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Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/26/06 04:36 AM

truck front new bushings and bumper mounts

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Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/26/06 04:43 AM

fuel cell in bed almost finished

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Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/26/06 04:46 AM

Wow! ...I am impressed Pokey!!
Looks great....I am jealous!


O.G.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/26/06 05:35 AM

thanks man !
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/26/06 11:44 AM

with Bill ,looking GOOOOD!!!
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/26/06 01:52 PM

Wow!! that looks great. Im just curious though, what do you think you have in it material wise? You said you didnt use a mold, did you pull the glass part off the front or back side of the original bumper?
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/27/06 02:57 AM

yes the old bumper was the mold, money wise I did actually price out the materials , almost an even 100 bucks , but thats where i cheated, down the street from the shop I work at is a body shop that builds landspeed bodys for the salt flats they helped me a great deal, and they are the best!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/28/06 03:35 AM

finally got the bumper on it looks great, its not painted yet but that can wait i just wanna drive it its been nice weather out here
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/30/06 01:34 AM

The newer magnum 360 is now in the truck. Now its time to get all the little pieces painted and back on and get this thing running.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/30/06 01:55 AM

Glad to hear it!
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 04/30/06 08:35 PM

Pictures Please
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/01/06 12:43 AM

be patient......
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/01/06 01:37 AM

ok, finally got some pics for you guys.

Motor installed, still have a ton of parts to paint and put on. We went with gold as we have a tan interior, gold tailgat emblem, and will be adding gold pinstriping. The green has a bit of gold tinge in it too, so it really goes good---more streetrod type look rather than stock is what this truck will be. We painted the front half of the frame while the engine was out, and i painted the headers with my favorite POR-15 manifold gray--this stuff works good. Valve covers and air cleaner are black. We touched up al the scratches in the engine compartment and waxed it and painted the brake booster and steering column to neaten it up a bit. I will be neatening upp all the wiring and what not too as i go along.




Also bought this hinged fiberglass hard tonneau cover from another member, its meant for a 92-96 dakota, but fits the stepside very well. The frame needs some slight modifying to work, but it should be a relatively painless deal. There will have to be holes drilled in the bed rails, so this is not for the purist. All the different style dakota covers i looked at will need some modifying to fit, but they will fit. We will be repainting this a tan color that will be close to the interior.


Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/01/06 03:58 AM

thats looks very nice ! im impressed shouldnt be long before your cruising
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/01/06 10:49 PM

Yep! Lookin' good!
I am happy for ya!
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/02/06 03:04 AM

Thanks love the gold......Looking Good
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/05/06 12:28 AM

any idea what color i should paint the motor in my truck?
Posted By: 3XCHARM

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/05/06 12:36 AM

Quote:

any idea what color i should paint the motor in my truck?




IMHO it depends on what color the exterior and engine compartment are gonna be.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/05/06 01:17 AM

Anything but green!
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/05/06 03:30 AM

Its like moss---it just grows on you after awhile, LOL. My dakota is green too
Posted By: Not_A_Blazer

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/05/06 03:46 AM

Quote:

Can anyone tell me what model years of doors will interchange with my 86? Some dumb little girlie backed into my truck last night, caving in my drivers door! I don't know yet what insurance will do about it, but from previous experience, I'm not holding my breath. I looked at one local yard today. Of the three Dodge trucks they had, the only 80's model there was already missing the drivers door. On the plus side, there was a mid 70's club cab that had the dash panel with the factory tach and the volt and vacuum gauge in a wood grain. Looked in pretty good condition. If anyone is interested let me know.




81-93 will physically fit,but 87-93 doors have a different vent window.
Posted By: Not_A_Blazer

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/05/06 03:52 AM

Just thought I'd drop a line, Got some real rims for the pickup and took a new pic (NOTE:it looks way better in the pic than in real life):



Should be good until I get my steel slots redone.

I'm also considering the options of swapping in a V8,versus keeping the slant six in it. I am getting about 7-8 mpg,there is something wrong with the carb,lean burn,or both. I guess the determining factor will be after I do the ignition swap,I just need to scrounge up the right carb.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/05/06 04:00 AM

the truck is white the interior is blue but its a 440 im thinkin orange, i always had trouble with the top carb screws coming loose on my slant 6 ran terrible like that,
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/05/06 04:05 AM

Yep, I did the GM hei module/ ford e-core coil and electronic ign slant six dist, and a 2bbl super six changeover from a leanburn. Mine has a 833 od trans, 355 gears, 235/75 tires, and I'm getting a lil better than 20 mpg......
The ign conversion is on slant six. org It was money and time well spent! Not to mention the power increase!
Here's the link...
http://www.slantsix.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15779

O.G.


Posted By: Not_A_Blazer

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/05/06 04:07 AM

I'm planning on the HEI swap in a bit,I just need to find a non computer carb.I bought one from ebay and rebuilt it and it turns out that it may not be the right carb for what I have. I have everything else for it though.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/05/06 04:12 AM

A 318 carb will work, but ya may need to jet it with the proper slant six jets, I have also heard of guys using the holley/ weber progressive 2 bbl, better power, but less mileage. If ya arent familiar with these, they used em on pintos and vegas, and are a popular a/mkt conversion for vw's.

WOW! page 18!
Posted By: shinnery

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/05/06 07:35 AM

A couple months ago I saw someone selling on eBag a machined alumnium piece that bolted to the bottom of the Mopar EI dist. and the HEI module bolted to it. Nice and compact. Might have more of a chance splashing water on it on a /6 than on finderwell though.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/05/06 01:57 PM

cool page 18!
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/06/06 01:00 AM

Thanks for the info. Already got a door off of a 90 truck. It was in such great shape, I wanna get the other door too, but I was told it was pretty banged up. The only drawback is that the new door has a full length panel with a speaker behind it and my old door (still on the passenger side) only has a half length door panel and no speakers.
Posted By: 3XCHARM

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/06/06 03:55 AM

Quote:

A couple months ago I saw someone selling on eBag a machined alumnium piece that bolted to the bottom of the Mopar EI dist. and the HEI module bolted to it. Nice and compact. Might have more of a chance splashing water on it on a /6 than on finderwell though.




Did it look like the one at the bottom of this page?


http://www.performancedistributors.com/chryslerdui.htm
Posted By: shinnery

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/06/06 05:01 AM

No it mounted underneath the large part of the dist. I hope I can make the attachment work.

The auction number was 4617747144.


Attached picture 2606151-Dist_Side_Wires.jpg
Posted By: 3XCHARM

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/06/06 05:47 AM

Ah same effect though, that is a GM style module I see on yours right?
Posted By: shinnery

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/06/06 08:06 AM

That is one of the pictures borrowed from the auction. I thought $40 was a little steep for a piece of alumnium. It makes a nice package though. Would be fairly nicely protected on a V-8, not too sure about a /6. Just thought I would make a different suggestion to mounting it on inner fender.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/06/06 02:06 PM

I dont see a picture
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/07/06 03:02 PM

has anyone ever tried this hei thing?
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/07/06 03:44 PM

I finally found 440 emblems in a local wrecking yard off of a coronet and had to pay a whopping 10bucks for the pair! yup im pretty happy about that!
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/08/06 03:46 AM

I have a GM HEI module on my slant 6 along with a ford e-core(square) coil, all mounted on one bracket made from a piece of 2 in angle aluminum. I mounted it on the passenger side inner fender.
I regapped the plugs to .040 , and it did have a seat of the pants improvement. Better spark, and cheap too! The module cost me $15.00, and the coil about 20 at O'Reilley's....not sure what a Mopar control unit costs, but considering the fact that it idles better, and runs better too, I am sold on it.

Congrats on the emblems Pokey!

O.G.

Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/08/06 04:15 AM

i dont know where i'v ebeen but i have never heard of that, would that work on a v8?
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/08/06 11:21 AM

Quote:

i dont know where i'v ebeen but i have never heard of that, would that work on a v8?




It sure would.
Posted By: Magnum

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/08/06 11:25 PM

Why does the title of this thread read 81 - 90?

Is there a significant change between 80 and 81 or 90 and 91?
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/09/06 03:01 AM

yes and no between 80 and 81 yes on the newer end is a little foggy to me i forget when they changed maybe its 92 or 93 where the change took place im sure somebody can answer that one
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/09/06 03:03 AM

my faith is shattered! i cant believe blue was the color picked, im still thinkin hemi orange looks better, its blue now and just doesnt look right
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/11/06 04:24 AM

wow no reply to that , sorry guys
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/11/06 04:33 AM

As long as it isnt Ferd blu....although I have sprayed a lot of it....but never on a MOPAR!!!!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/11/06 05:04 AM

nope no ferd! its dodge blue right now but as soon as i can figure out how to unbolt the front clip im paintin it orange!
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/11/06 11:52 PM

Very cool, my new slant 6 is gonna be orange too!
not much to pullin a front clip really, in the grand scheme of things. Is a good time to do some serious frame/suspension detail too.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/12/06 02:35 AM

good to know , i have been lookin at the front suspension wishin somebody would clean it up some i guess that will be me
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/12/06 02:39 AM

We could have a a work day and do a bunch of work on it.....Would Saturday be ok....I'll leave tonight should be there sometime Saturday.....
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/13/06 03:27 PM

Umm.... ya but Today is saturday... are you here yet? I really could have run up to your place, but either way is fine
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/13/06 04:22 PM

Pokey,
I am gonna be in Salt Lake in July, how far are ya from there?
Bill
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/14/06 12:53 AM

Well, we got 1 door panel put together and on, ran out of clips for the other one. Man does the rest of the interior look really bad now.

Also started putting some accesories back on the motor so i can hopefully get that running soon too, BUT, i ran into a big snag. The magnum motor i have came from a van, and the P/S bracket is WAYYYYYYY different and wont fit in the truck. So now i need to find at a minimum a truck P/S bracket if not the whole deal with the pump and all.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/15/06 03:34 AM

im about 40 miles north of SLC, where are you going to in salt lake city?
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/15/06 04:25 AM

I am going to a flooring school, not sure what part of town, or exact date yet, But I will definately get in touch!
O.G.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/15/06 09:08 PM

cool man! how long is the school?
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/16/06 05:25 AM

It is supposed to be for three days. My boss just mentioned it in passing....seems like I never get all the details till it is almost upon short notice. I may not be with them by then, time will tell.....I hope I am not, actually.
My goal was to be in Oklahoma by February, and here it is almost June. I took on another small side job, took a down payment and it keeps gettin delayed. Bummer sometimes bein bound by contract,and the health problems I have had haven't helped any either(major bills, no insurance). Right now my goal is the end of June. If I am still with them, I will let ya know I am comin in that direction.

O.G.
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/16/06 11:51 AM

I was wondering if you were still in Texas....and you answered the question before it was asked
Posted By: Dakota_Don

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/16/06 09:21 PM

dont feel to bad, there isnt much of anything at all for 96 and older dakotas,
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/16/06 10:48 PM

Yep,still here. I am enjoying the lack of humidity while I can.
O.G.

Btw Webster, mirrors soon!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/17/06 04:38 AM

sounds like the job is a bit shakey? and your health too! let me know either way it would be cool to meet you out here some where
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/20/06 12:22 AM

Well, my health is ok, and the job prospects are good in Oklahoma! If I am still here, I will have the same job, unless I go into my own contracting biz.....up in the air right now.
It would be cool to meet you!
If ya fly from Amarillo to Vegas salt lake is a layover of about an hour, or 7 if ya want. My bro in law works in Vegas, is beggin me to venture out that way before the job he is doing ends in july-early august....I will keep ya posted!
O.G.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/20/06 03:11 PM

sounds cool, what kinda work does he do in vegas?
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/20/06 09:55 PM

He is a construction superintendant.
They are building a new car auction out by the Nascar track.
O.G.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/23/06 12:39 PM

sounds like you need to go check that out,
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/26/06 05:30 AM

Yep, There is somethin to be said bout goin to lost wages in general....LOL
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/27/06 04:11 AM

I found its cheaper to just send a check to vegas then i dont have the long drive home to reflect on losing the money woo hoo 19 pages
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 05/31/06 02:26 AM

Well Pokey, if I do go to vegas, I will not be driving.......That way, I can reflect for a shorter time while travelling....
O.G.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/01/06 12:47 AM

I think this thread is losing its steam
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/01/06 01:43 AM

Ok, here is a question put out for opinions. Slider Rear Windows...good? Bad? Do they help in venting the truck? Do they increase wind noise? The reason I ask is because my 86 presently has a one piece rear window in pretty good shape, but I also have a slider that I've been thinking of putting in. I've never had a truck with a slider before, so I don't know if it is really worth it. So let me have it. What's everyone's opinion?
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/01/06 01:49 AM

Well, some update from me. I finally received a power steering bracket so now i can soon finish putting the front half of the engine together.

Good things come to those who wait i guess...
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/01/06 02:56 AM

I like mine.....I don't have air.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/01/06 03:30 AM

I think the slider is a personal choice, sounds like webster has one and likes it , i dont have one and never plan to , a friend of mine had one in his 77 and it was handy when we locked the keys in it which seemed to happen regularly
Posted By: Magnum

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/01/06 04:28 AM

Quote:

Ok, here is a question put out for opinions. Slider Rear Windows...good? Bad? Do they help in venting the truck? Do they increase wind noise? The reason I ask is because my 86 presently has a one piece rear window in pretty good shape, but I also have a slider that I've been thinking of putting in. I've never had a truck with a slider before, so I don't know if it is really worth it. So let me have it. What's everyone's opinion?




I had a 95 Sport with a solid window. Quiet, easy to keep clean and don't miss the ventelation because it was a AC and PW truck.

Had a 73 and presently my 87 have sliders. Rattles but without power windows I've more than once had to open the back window because I can't reach the passenger crank while I'm belted up.
Posted By: Chief_Plasma

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/01/06 04:28 AM

Yes they do increase ventilation. In fact if your bed is not pretty clean your have leaves in the cab with you (or you can let the tail gate down). My wife got stung by on of those huge wood hornets that got sucked in while driving down the road. Freak accident that could only happen to her.
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/01/06 11:19 AM

Quote:

Rattles but without power windows I've more than once had to open the back window because I can't reach the passenger crank while I'm belted up.




All of our trucks have sliders and 2 of them have A/C. Sometimes its nice to just open the back with the side windows rolled up. I personally would not want a truck without one if i can help it.
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/02/06 01:04 AM

Wow...ask for opinions and that's what I get! Thanks guys. My truck has a/c but it needs serviced. And I know what you mean about reaching across to open the other window...pain in the a$$! Wish I had power windows. So many plans for my project....so little money...
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/02/06 03:55 AM

On the window thing, I wish I had mine installed...Just need the new "yeah, it's got a slant six" sticker and the mate to it "sweeet!"
The other update is I now have the head for the new slant in the machine shop gettin bigger valves put in, got a rebuilt turbo, and have all the stuff for efi together. I have a steel crank shortblock that needs freshened up, only has 21000 miles on it, so that is next.
On the slant six forum, they have a guy that will machine a slant bellhousing for a T-5 ford tranny.
That's on the list too, but for starters I am gonna still use the 833 od, once I get the engine done and installed, efi/turbo bugs worked out....
Is that enough of an update on truck stuff from me?
O.G.

Oh, and btw,after the gm module/ford coil swap, I got 27.2 mpg on the trip back from Oklahoma...at 70 plus mph......
(edit)...did I mention I had about 900 pounds of granite and tools on board?...LOL...Wagonmaster can vouch for the load....
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/02/06 04:55 PM

after the gm module/ford coil swap???????I think I missed something...You did What??
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/02/06 09:48 PM

I used a GM hei module and a ford e-core (square) coil....it all runs on 12 volts, and provides much hotter spark..is compatible with the Mopar distributor.....works fantastic, looks cleaner than the mopar box too.
O.G.
Posted By: 3XCHARM

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/02/06 10:15 PM

Quote:

I used a GM hei module and a ford e-core (square) coil....it all runs on 12 volts, and provides much hotter spark..is compatible with the Mopar distributor.....works fantastic, looks cleaner than the mopar box too.
O.G.





Do you have a pic of this setup by chance?
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/03/06 12:06 AM

With all the GM modules I've changed in the last 20 years, why on earth would I want to put one on my Mopar? I've never had a problem with a Mopar module.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/03/06 03:14 AM

I will get pics this weekend...
As for the unreliability of modules, I have lost 3 mopar units in a year, and in the past, I owned gm stuff, only lost one hei module, so experiences differ. I did the swap with better spark on a full 12 volts as my basis for better mousetraps aren't always made by the same manufacturer. Also I need the gm module to run the injection I am swapping to, as it sends a square wave signal, and the mopar unit does not.

O.G.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/03/06 02:50 PM

wow all im gettin is blah blah , did i miss school that day?
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/04/06 06:11 AM

i guess i just dont understand how all the parts wire together is there a website that could steer me in the right direction?
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/04/06 02:02 PM

Pics would be good to. I'd like to see how everything is connected. I still don't like those gm modules tho.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/04/06 09:28 PM

Here's the link...
http://www.slantsix.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15779

That should answer any wiring questions.
There are some pics there, but ya have to scroll down a ways...
O.G.
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/06/06 01:24 AM

Well, i just did my 5 trips to the parts store to find a serentine belt to fit my magnum motor. Reason i had a hard time was because i had an engine that originally had A/C and i cut that part of the bracket of (Truck is non A/C).

Well, i was sitting here wondering why i couldnt just get a non-A/C belt and found it was to short. So a dive into the specs of belts produced one to fit--although i had to use a 6 rib belt rather than the stock 7 rib---you really cant tell unless your looking for it.

I bought some new motor mounts too, but thats for another day. Im getting closer though..........
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/07/06 04:13 AM

I went to a car show sunday almost all day got me a nice sunburn and on the way home every time i pushed the gas pedal hard(which is all the time) i got this weird knocking noise then it would quiet down and become a slight vibration so i was a little concerned i can see the aircleaner through the back of the cowl and i noticed a bit more movement than i figured it should have when i got home i jacked it up and sure enough the left side motor mount is torn in two the trans mount rubber is all squished out one side the trans mount bolt is rattling on the cross member so needless to say i have some new mounts i just need to put them in
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/07/06 04:24 AM

Hummmm....sounds like ya get happy with the right foot often......

O.G.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/07/06 04:43 AM

not all the time , only when its running , some times i just sit in it and make engine noises
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/07/06 11:52 AM

You do that too?????
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/08/06 01:47 AM

Wow, I thought I was the only one Sometimes, after it gets into 2nd gear, I'll punch it just to hear the chirp when it kicks down!
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/08/06 02:21 AM

but nothing beats being caught by the wife doing that kind of stuff...
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/08/06 03:33 AM

my wife knows im a little kid in the truck she doesnt mind she knows if i break it i have to fix it
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/08/06 03:35 AM

ahhh i get it now gettin caught makin the truck noises..... ummm no thats um never happened to .... wait yes it has .. but only once i swear
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/08/06 04:36 AM

Sounds like an epidemic .....
I got caught rowin gears and makin racin noises about a year ago by my neighbor's kid.....he asked me why I moved the shifter soooo fast!
And yes, it was the shifter I was rowin....dont even go there!!!
O.G.

Oh, I got pics of the ignition tonite at sis's house, she is gonna email em to me tomorrow....will post em.

Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/09/06 02:33 AM

I was going to go there...But I guess I won't....Lets keep it clean....you do have a shifter??????
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/09/06 03:15 AM

Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/09/06 05:55 AM

I just can't say anything without somebody takin it the wrong way.....Yes, my TRUCK has a shifter..

O.G.

Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/10/06 12:08 AM

of course your TRUCK has a shifter I never doubted that.... .... you gots a dirty mind OG .
any news on the tile school in SLC?
Posted By: Wagonmaster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/10/06 06:14 AM

Quote:

Oh, and btw,after the gm module/ford coil swap, I got 27.2 mpg on the trip back from Oklahoma...at 70 plus mph......
(edit)...did I mention I had about 900 pounds of granite and tools on board?...LOL...Wagonmaster can vouch for the load....






Quote:

I got caught rowin gears and makin racin noises about a year ago by my neighbor's kid.....




That's 'cause it doesn't make racing noises on its own!! Of course, it does get over 27 MPG... I hate you, OG...
Posted By: JD340

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/10/06 09:11 PM

Quote:

ahhh i get it now gettin caught makin the truck noises..... ummm no thats um never happened to .... wait yes it has .. but only once i swear




Like this...?

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Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/11/06 06:56 AM

As for the mind set,ummm...MEEEE?, nahhhhh...
No word on the school yet.
And btw, the new turbo motor may kill my mileage, like down by at least three to five...till I can get the injection dialed in by fuel pressure on the return side and find out what kinda timing specs it will truly like. It isnt a new world totally for me as I have played with turbo/efi stuff before, and it took me awhile to get a good performance/ mileage compromise.
The car in question was a turbo coupe T-Bird,four cyl 5 speed. I ended up getting around 25 hiway, and it turned a best of a 13.60 flat.
I think the seemingly low mileage figure was due to excessive use of "the one on the right"(pedal)
Sometimes I think a turbo pulling boost as the wastegate opens, and the pressure still rises is as good as a heathy big block fun wise.
It is amazing how quick things happen under pressure.


O.G.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/12/06 12:03 AM

that all makes sense, my dad found a 79 2wd stepside slant 6 for sale the guy acted like a dozen people were coming to get it for 400 bucks but its still sitting there maybe i can get it cheaper? dunno im gonna sit on it for a while and see what happens, i have a turbo for my little get to work car but im afraid to put it on and lose mileage or maybe blow up the poor little motor, how hard is the turbo on a non turbo motor?
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/12/06 03:47 AM

Well, it can be pretty hard, depending on driving habits.
The main thing is to have a stout bottom end, with forged pistons and at bare minimum good hp rod bolts.
The install should be somethin you could handle, bein an exaust pro....
If ya can, scope out a foreign car turbo setup, or a Mustang svo, or t-bird turbo coupe.
These are dry systems (efi and the turbo blows air only, not mixed with fuel.)
Carb systems can be either wet or dry, depending on whether it is a blow thru (the top of the carb (dry) or draw thru system(wet).
Also consider the compression ratio needs to be low, around 7.5:1 at most for street use.

O.G.


Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/12/06 11:42 PM

wow, thats alot to digest i'll have to look a bit further on what the specs on my little motor are
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/14/06 05:21 AM


20 Pages!

On the turbo thing, there are a lot of factors...time to study up , Pokey!
O.G.

Orville Redenbocker is one of my heroes!
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/15/06 05:07 AM

OK, back to truck stuff!
Have ya ever asked around lookin for some parts, without any luck for a long time seemingly, and then ya hit the "mother load" really near ya?
I did.
I had been lookin for slant six stuff, and thru a friend of a friend, I heard of a guy that had some slant stuff layin around in a junk pile.
I tried for over a month to get in touch with him, and then one day I was out at another friend's house.....guess who calls?
The elusive man with the slant parts!!!
Come to find out, the friend that I was with is in the model car club with him!, and the funny part was is he asked if he knew me or anything about me!....friend tells him, well we have been friends for 15 years, and he is standin right here as we speak!
friend says we will be right over!
As I write this, I have 1 complete late 60's low mileage engine, and enough parts to build one more plus, and a 904 auto, not to mention 3 bellhousings,several flywheels, etc etc....
I still get to go get 2 more blocks, an 833 od....oh and I bought an 8 3/4 too.....
so far I am at less than 300 bucks!!!

The lesson here is don't give up, mebbe ya do a lil dance when ya find what ya are lookin for, just be patient, it will come around if ya ask enough folks ....
Did I mention I found a dozen more with trannies for the pullin? FREE...LOL
Time to build some block and tranny racks!..and shelves...I will make room....

Patience pays!
O.G.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/15/06 05:53 AM

I have heard of things like that happening just not to me yet, well i have been busy i have the motor mounts changed , the trans mount changed and the stock fuel tank dropped out and the fuel cell all plumbed my friend that built my traction bar dropped off the other bar so i'll have a bar on each side as soon as the mounts are built. funny how the warmer weather stokes the ambition level, i should be ready to drive it again this weekend. WoO hOo on 20 pages!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/16/06 03:59 AM

got the truck off the stands and drove it today sure is different with new mounts ! its supposed to rain tomorrow but i think i'll drive it anyway
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/16/06 12:48 PM

Be careful it could be slippery.....Keep between the fence posts
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/16/06 11:02 PM

no rain , it was nice and sunny and sure made the day better knowing im driving it home!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/19/06 03:04 AM

back to the first page
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/19/06 11:28 PM

drove the truck again today its amazing how much it shakes at idle with new mounts in it
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/21/06 04:19 AM

Are they solids?
Those things buzz your teeth!....and everything else, not fun on the street if ya drive it much...
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/21/06 11:45 PM

Solid mounts are nothin'. I once had a 65 Coronet that had a 440 mounted with elephant ears bolted directly to the frame. Didn't buzz my teeth at all. But the moron that installed the motor (I bought the car that way) bolted it in with inch and a half self tapping bolts. Stood on the gas one time and the engine stood up and saluted me!
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/22/06 12:41 AM

I agree, i think solid mounts get a bad rap, but when used properly (nice smooth balanced engine assembly) they arent hardly noticable in a performance application.

Now if you have a rough running and tired motor that isnt quite hitting properly on all 8 (or 6 in some cases here ) then the excess vibration will obviously transmit right into the truck.

Oh, and only use a poly or rubber trans mount with solid mounts---otherwise you risk breaking the trans housing.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/22/06 02:15 AM

nope not solid just new rubber mounts, there cheap only 5 bucks each but what a difference
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/22/06 02:34 PM

Wow, you got them real cheap, i think mine were $8 for each one, LOL. It surprised me the trans mount with the bracket was only $10.

I managed to get the starter back in mine with the headers already on, i got so excited of how easy it went it (old big style), that i got in and hit the key to make sure it all worked. Normally that would be ok, but i had no oil filter and no gauge hookup in the back---so yea, a couple of quarts i had in the pan ended up on the ground--doh!!!!! At least i had no plugs or wires on it to have it fire on me.

Getting close to fire up the magnum mill, just need to buy a few small parts---but the little lady and i are getting married so funds have to stretch a little.
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/23/06 02:19 AM

Congrats I think????? YEA YEA Congrats and Good luck
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/24/06 03:40 PM

congrats! thats cool i know exactly how that is my wife and i went through the same thing , we just celebrated our first anniversary.
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/24/06 08:28 PM

Thanks guys, were getting married in about 4 months. No work today on the truck, we were working on the new bed for our 1920 model T pickup, all new oak, -----then i discovered the hot water heater leaking before we left for lunch. So being that we rent, i have to get the basement cleaned up of my small projects and tools again before the landlord comes over. Never a dull moment.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/25/06 10:24 PM

sounding a bit busy, how do you find time to work?
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/26/06 12:41 PM

How do i find time to work? or relax?, LOL

Worked on the truck for a bit yesterday, im almost there, ready to fire it up. Going to have to spend some money at Summit to get some parts i need--hate to do that, but she wants the truck ready for the wedding and i want some seat time in it to make sure all is well before we really get out on the road with it.

As a side note, Im really dieing to get new wheels for the truck, the ones i want do come in the 5x5.5" pattern, but im sitting here thinking maybe just converting to 5x4.5" for easier future availability on wheels (the ones i want come in either pattern)-----what would you guys do?
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/27/06 12:26 AM

if you must have the wheels , ya gotta do what ya gotta do, what kind of wheels are they? but the question is do you have the finances to change it all over? i would ask if you have the time but i think i know the answer to that LOL!
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/27/06 02:21 AM

Getting the wheels is a second priority right now as it will be a wheel and tire purchase as im thinking of changing the tire size to fill the wheel well more. So i will still have to hold off for now.

Getting the truck running is the first priority, and for that, i will spend the money on.

Oh, and the wheels the mrs. and i picked out ar American AR-23.


Im thinking 7's for the front with either a 225/75/15 or 235/70/15 and then 8's for the back with a 31x10.5/15. That should really fill thewheel wells and provide a nice ride while looking meaty.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/28/06 03:04 AM

not a bad looking wheel, tire choice for the rear seems a bit big to me but what do i know ? im out in left field with the black wheels and just about any size tire i can get my hands on for free since they dont usually last more than a week before they cough up steel belts
Posted By: 3XCHARM

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/28/06 07:55 AM

Depends on gears, all my RCs came with 3:55's and the stock recomended tire is a 235/75/15 which is a 28.5"-29.3" tall tire depending on manufacturer.
I personally would go with a wider rim/tire combo on the rear
I am running 17x9.5's with 4.5" of backspacing and 275x55x17's
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/28/06 08:58 PM

The problem is sticking with a 15" wheel is that radials dont really get much wider. Plus, the 31x10.5 is 30.5" tall and will fill up the rear wheel well really good seeing that is 32" wide. And i dont want to go to wide--i dont want them sticking out, because it will be lowered to the point the the top of the tire will just be covered by the fenders. These were my reasons for the tires picked and the wheel sizes i picked. I want to stay with 15's as the prices are really good to do the entire package of wheels and tires (under $1000)
Posted By: 3XCHARM

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/28/06 11:13 PM

Quote:

The problem is sticking with a 15" wheel is that radials dont really get much wider. Plus, the 31x10.5 is 30.5" tall and will fill up the rear wheel well really good seeing that is 32" wide. And i dont want to go to wide--i dont want them sticking out, because it will be lowered to the point the the top of the tire will just be covered by the fenders. These were my reasons for the tires picked and the wheel sizes i picked. I want to stay with 15's as the prices are really good to do the entire package of wheels and tires (under $1000)





32" wide? A 31x10.5 should be a 10.5 wide tread.
I understand wanting to keep the tire prices down, my tire package for my truck runs 700-900 dollars just for the tires.
Juat so you know, if you go to this website: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/SearchTires.jsp
and look for tires by size, when the tires come up it gives you all specs for that tire, including diameter, suggested rim width, mounted tread width, etc. check it out.
For example, a 265/75/15 is about the same size and in some cases (manufacturer) is under $100.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Compare1.j...amp;RunFlat=All
It is a great place to double check tire sizes since a lot of local places dont have, or dont know this info.
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/29/06 02:06 AM

Opps, i just assumed to much when i was typing. The wheel opening in the rear is 32" across, the 31x10.5 is 30.5" in diameter---thus it should fill up the space when viewed from the side. I didnt meant 32" wide---sorry about that.

Yes, tire rack is a great site, i prefer the catalogs i collected from various mfg's when i worked for a dodge dealer for 12 years. I always got into the specs for stuff and scavenged up various catalogs with info and specs on a number of things---its a sickness i tell you, and im going to be sorry when i have to move---all that paper weighs alot!!!
Posted By: 3XCHARM

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/29/06 06:15 AM

LOL I know what you mean about catalogs (kinda a specs guy myself), I did stereos for 12 years, and suspensions for 5 and still do it on the side, I still have the very first Truckin' magazine I bought in 1986!
It is true, all that paper sure gets heavy quickly!
Hmmm...... you worked at a Dodge Dealer for 12 years huh? you must have a lot of catalogs
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/29/06 01:18 PM

Yes, i do and did have alot of stuff. Unfortunatly, some of it got discarded, and i really need to gather what i have left into one spot. My most useful ones seem to be the walker exhaust books and tire catalogs. I wish i was into trucks before i left the dealer, i could have gotten parts books as they had all the old ones and i was the only one willing to look up old stuff. Unfortunatly i was into cars at that time so almost everything i have deals with cars. I did get truck catalogs on CD from the ramcharger site though.....
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 06/30/06 03:26 AM

I'm Baaaaack!
Com has been messed up, missed y'all!
I haven't had much free time tho, But nonetheless had time tonite to get on here a bit...
On the solid mount thing, my experience is mostly with tube frame buggies, and V W beetles with ford engines in em....they buzz bigtime at 6000 rpm!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/03/06 01:07 AM

im back too, went to AZ for a week man is it hot there!
Posted By: Magnum

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/03/06 01:04 PM

Quote:


im sitting here thinking maybe just converting to 5x4.5" for easier future availability on wheels (the ones i want come in either pattern)-----what would you guys do?




The fronts are easy, just switch to earlier rotors. On the rear I switched my 87 to an early 8 3/4. Same backing plate and new drums.
I used the same driveshaft.

15 x 8's on all four.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/04/06 06:16 PM

so what would be the benifit of switching?
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/04/06 07:08 PM

Only benifit i can see is more selection on wheels. But seeing that i have settled on something (i think) there isno advantage in my case---i was just thinking of future swaps.

I went to make my new taylor plug wires--but they sent 2 bags of HEI terminals instead of a bag of each style. I called them yesterday and they are sending out the right ones.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/04/06 11:00 PM

I thought that only happened to me , wrong parts on a consistant basis
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/06/06 12:19 AM

has anyone ever used white face gauge overlays? how hard are they to put on?, do they suck or are they ok?
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/06/06 12:47 AM

There is a How-to article on the RCC site where a guy made his own overlays on his computer with photopaper. I haven't tried his procedure but it looked possible. I would like white face gauges myself, but I'm going with a different setup...Autometer!
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/06/06 12:51 AM

First thing i thought of when i saw the dash of the '85 we bought was that some autometer gauges would fit right in those holes.......

I may have to try that sometime
Posted By: 83Ram4spd

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/06/06 02:13 AM

Quote:

First thing i thought of when i saw the dash of the '85 we bought was that some autometer gauges would fit right in those holes.......

I may have to try that sometime





It's on my "to do" list
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/06/06 02:49 AM

Actually, I've already done the trial fit. I have the dash panel off the truck for other reasons, and I have a 5" tach...so putting 2 and 2 together...it fits,but the whole is just a hair big and I'm not sure yet how to mount it tight. I might just have to make a complete custom dash.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/07/06 11:41 PM

thats a great Idea but it doesnt fit into my budget, im trying to get overlays on ebay but I seem to be encountering shipping problems
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/08/06 12:59 AM

Have you looked into the How-to on RCC? The guy there made his own, no shipping required...
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/08/06 04:14 PM

I havent, but i checked the tracking number this morning and it is finally in town so i should have them today. Yaaaa 21 pages!
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/08/06 06:27 PM

In the middle of wiring up the engine stuff---hopefully we can put some fuel in the carb and get it to start today till the bowl runs dry---no fuel pump yet.
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/09/06 01:46 AM

It lives!!!! Took me a bit to get it to fire, i had the timing a few degrees off---about 20 retarded, but soon remidied, and it fired right up.

Need to finish the hoses so i can get coolant in it and get the fuel pump and regulator hooked up next.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/09/06 10:21 PM

sounds great! hows the wedding plans coming?
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/10/06 01:15 AM

The wedding is mostly taken care of already as far as plans go. Now if i can get the truck done before then................

I was really surprised how smooth this 5.9 magnum motor ran. Its all stock with a carb on it. Been following mopar actions articles though as i really want to put the injection stuff back on in the future. A friend has an R/T cam new in the box i think i will get for a later time though too. Nothing radical, just want a little more thump to it in the future.
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/10/06 02:57 AM

I was just wondering ...Are we invited????
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/10/06 11:02 AM

ahhh mmmmmm ahhhhhh, welllllllll

Seriously, i wish i could have more people come to the wedding. We have to have a 100 minimum for the reception hall (we have right about that), and we easily covered that. And seeing how her and i are paying for it out of our own pocket, its definatly on a budget. Asking is the easy part---paying for it is murder, LOL. If we could have, we would have ran off to have it done. Something about relatives being made at you for life doesnt make it worth while though....

Weddings are like owning a Corvette, it gets expensive real quick when you say the name.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/11/06 04:52 AM

ohhh, now I see , somehow we just arent welcome......... ok then...... just kiddin i know all about the budget thing, my wife told me i can buy an aluminum fuel cell only now i cant figure which one i want 15 gal satin finish or a 20 gal powder coated blue , but at least i can get one right?
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/11/06 11:09 AM

Go for the 20 gallon. Then you'll always have plenty of gas on hand. I had a 15 in my dart, but when i redid it, i went to 20 and was happy did. of course the turbo'd big block really sucked it down too.........
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/13/06 02:57 AM

yup your right I'll have the 20 gal satin finish fuel cell on friday, got my gauges all done my dad the wizard redid the speedo so now its a 160mph speedo instead of 85 it looks good, real different
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/13/06 03:43 AM

My question is ,where the heck is the OLD GOAT been????? I hope he's OK????
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/14/06 04:41 AM

IT"s ALIVE!!!
Haven't been on here in about a whole week....work work work, and more work.....Oh, and put a new carpet kit in the truck too!
Also, I got the head back for the slant, big valves, bowl and combustion chamber work done, and mild port work too, and milled .045...won't be long!
Doin great!
O.G.


Btw, feels good to know I was actually missed!
Hope all had a fantastic time in Carlisle!

Posted By: dodgepu360

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/14/06 07:28 PM

what was wrong with the turbo coupe
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/16/06 01:39 AM

Good to see your still kickin OG! i thought you fell and couldnt get up..... again, Just kiddin
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/16/06 03:44 AM

Started to worry about you..
Heres a picture from Carlisle

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Posted By: Wagonmaster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/16/06 05:47 AM

Quote:

.Oh, and put a new carpet kit in the truck too!




Carpet??? In your Truck????
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/16/06 12:44 PM

I wish i could install a carpet in mine----i have to find the leak first though before i do that.

On to other projects, i traded the old 360 from the truck for some parts, i finally got a holley double pump carb and will be taking the edelbrock off and selling it (not really an edelbrock guy, been tuning holleys for years though). I had to reassemble the choke mechanism from the parts box, and it will find its way to the truck today as weel as hopefully getting the fuel pump mounted and wired.....If it doesnt get tooo hot outside.
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/17/06 01:57 AM

Took me almost all day to build the fuel pump mount, make the lines up, and bolt the carb on. If that gives you any idea how much i slowed down due to the heat outside.

Of couse it took me almost 2 hours to get the clamp for the feed line off the sending unit because some ding dong put the adjuster screw on the very bottom with everything in the way. I think the bed was off at one point because i couldnt get to any of the clamps easily
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/18/06 01:14 AM

hey I installed my new Aluminum fuel cell! does that count for anything?
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/20/06 01:58 AM

ok so nobody cares
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/20/06 02:11 AM

No, we care pokey. We're just jealous that you have a shiny new aluminum fuel sell and we don't!
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/20/06 02:47 AM

I care, just to hot to be here and type, LOL.

How did you mount it, got any pics?

I have been seriously thinking about those long thin cells to replace the factory frame mounted tank. Just need to do some measureing to see if it fits then come up with the $$$.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/20/06 04:22 AM

thats all it takes is money, i mounted it in the bed , i had a plastic cell in there before i just like the aluminum cell better, hey i have a question how much do you think an 81 d150 with a 440 weighs?
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/20/06 05:57 PM

Quote:

hey i have a question how much do you think an 81 d150 with a 440 weighs?




Now would be a good time for a boat anchor smiley...

Seriously though, i have no idea, i never even checked the title to see what my 85 small block supposedly weighs.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/22/06 01:52 AM

im gonna have to go get weighed, i bought a G-tech accelerometer it needs the correct weight to work properly
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/22/06 10:11 PM

Plug in 20,000 pounds and see what kinda horsepower ratings ya get!...LOL
O.G.

Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/22/06 11:38 PM

Hey pokey, did you ever get your white face gauges done? How do they look? Let's see some pics...
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/23/06 01:16 AM

I did get the gauges done , I'll try again to take some pictures the first ones didnt look good kinda washed out
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/24/06 10:53 PM

Hummm...sounds cool!
I am stickin with what I have for now...stock and auto meter combo..
O.G.
Posted By: Magnum

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/25/06 02:21 AM

Quote:

how much do you think an 81 d150 with a 440 weighs?




My estimate is 4200 for a short box, 4400 for a long box.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/25/06 03:27 AM

I havent had the time to get it weighed yet but the estimates are all over the board from 3000 to 4200
Posted By: Magnum

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/25/06 01:42 PM

How about some details on this D150.

I have a small block in a reg cab short box. It's 4000lbs with driver. Probably 3800 and change without.

I can't imagine any full size being down to 3000lbs but that would be a fine drag racing weight.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/26/06 12:35 AM

its a baseline model D150 s/b w/440 9 1/4 rear
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/27/06 04:20 AM

Now I want to go have mine scaled, just for reference....


Posted By: dodgepu360

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/28/06 03:11 PM

It has been probably 8 years ago so I donít remember the exact number but I ran my truck across the scale and it weighted in at a little over 4000#s

1984 D-150 Royal SE short bed, 360, 727, PS, PB, PW, PL, cruise, A/C
Posted By: Robbins

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/28/06 03:17 PM

Is it your birthday? Happy birthday if it is.

Lee
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/29/06 06:31 AM

I guess i just need to get off my kiester and get it done then i will know ..... anybody have any spare ambition?
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/29/06 12:37 PM

Quote:

I guess i just need to get off my kiester and get it done then i will know ..... anybody have any spare ambition?




Boy, i certianly know what thats like. Plus its just to dang hot out. But i will push on.

For those of you wanting the conveinance of using lines with fittings rather than hoses and clamps, i highly recommend the use of JIC pushlock fittings and hoses. Its far far cheaper than the standard aluminum racing -AN stuff, but is still compatiable as it has a matching 37degree taper on the fitting. I didnt want the expense, nor did i want the flashy look of the braided line, so this stuff is a good alternative. The hose is available in black or blue---i wanted black.

Plus for me, We deal alot with a hydralic hose facility down the road from work, he charged me $10 for all my fittings and hose to plumb from my hardline in the engine compartment to the carb fittings. Pics to follow.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/29/06 08:42 PM

Gee Pokey, once ya find out how much it really weighs, mebbe ya will figure out more creative ways to remove some of it(LOL).....sure would have been nice to know weight figures from the time it started as a slant six truck and through the evolution to what it is now!

Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/30/06 02:05 AM

Ok, finally figured out why this thing wouldnt start---the ECU died. So i plugged in a gold box i had and viola. Runs good, need to finish up some details but im just about ready for the first road test .
Posted By: Not_A_Blazer

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/30/06 02:56 AM

Well,a little update on the D100,

nevermind
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/31/06 01:51 AM

Well, its running and moved under its own power. However i seem to have some ignition troubles while trying to get this thing tuned. https://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/show...e=1#Post2808108
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/31/06 02:39 AM

Hope you get it straighten out......And by the way are you Married yet??????
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/31/06 03:20 AM

I am going to assume you have the solid state voltage regulator, check the voltage readings at the box, at the battery, and in and out of the ballast resistor.
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 07/31/06 11:36 AM

No, not married yet. A little less than 3 months.

What am i looking for as far as voltages? It has 14-14.5 volts at the battery when running. Is it to much? I was thinking it was a hair on the high side, but it leveled off and didnt really go past that. This is the new nip alt as it came on the magnum motor. Unfortunatly i have to buy another box just to get it running again to diagnose it.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/03/06 12:05 AM

That's not too high. I am not sure if you are using a carb and electronic ign, but if ya are I would consider doing the hei module swap and a true 12 volt coil for hotter spark!
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/05/06 04:17 AM

Pokey, did ya get the truck weighed yet?....Where ya been?
O.G.
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/05/06 05:14 AM

Yea where did everyone go.....Must be the summer. We are all outside..
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/05/06 05:55 AM

nope not weighed yet been too gosh darn busy hopefully tomorrow, im interested to see if the numbers i have been getting on my new gadget change much so far im showing net horsepower at 170 and net torque at 220, sounds low but it is "net" that it reads so the numbers are low
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/07/06 05:13 AM

Glad to hear ya are still out there Pokey! You too Webster!
I have been busy too, workin' and doin what I can to get the new six together...doin efi wiring now, and getting all the turbo plumbing worked out.. .header is done,6 into two into one... tubes are really short, less than a foot! The intercooler business is becoming a nightmare tho. The tubing is pretty long. Hoping I dont have problems with lag. The cooler is mounted behind the front bumper, on the driver's side.
yeah, yeah, I will get pix...
O.G.

Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/08/06 05:55 AM

good to hear your still goin strong! i might be needing your expertise with the six's my dad is lookin into a 70 stepside with a slant in it , I'll let you know
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/09/06 04:56 AM

Cool!
I am there!

O.G.
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/10/06 02:29 AM

This was my turbo setup----just in a dart though......

Attached picture 2834522-turbomotor8.JPG
Posted By: shinnery

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/10/06 02:43 AM

That exhaust pipe running right next to the distributor may have gotten interesting at times. Eh.
Bryce
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/10/06 07:10 PM

Its alot further a way than it looks, the head on the one wastegate was pretty close however.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/11/06 04:09 AM

Cool!
I have plumbed everything at least 2 different ways, but am gettin there.
My goal is easy access to everything, without having intercooler tubing too long. Lots of space with a slant in a truck!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/12/06 02:29 AM

so now im thinkin about a 100 shot of nos, any opinions about that?
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/12/06 02:40 AM

Not big enough. Go for 150 or more
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/12/06 07:06 AM

100-150 works for a slant....if ya have a stout enough bottom end...good for a bigblock too, for that extra punch.
Careful with that stuff tho! I trashed more than one 4 cyl......
O.G.
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/12/06 12:03 PM

Quote:

Careful with that stuff tho! I trashed more than one 4 cyl......
O.G.





Well, i was being moderatly sarcastic with what i said, but really, on a big block, 125-150 is a good starting point. Depends on what your bottom end was built to take.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/12/06 06:57 PM

It doesn't hurt to be jetted a little rich, either.
Running the slightest bit lean, and "on the bottle" will kill an engine quick! Trust me , I know.
O.G.

Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/12/06 08:21 PM

thats a good thing to know , ok on the other topic of my dad finding a truck , he bought it its a 78 2wd stepside slant with an auto trans the whole truck isnt too bad the body has been off and the frame cleaned up and painted the body is a little rough but not a total loss it was an old forest service truck it has a 9 1/4 rear , i thought it had a/c but they were using an a/c condenser as a trans cooler , but i think we did ok on the deal, 300 bucks and we walked away with a smile
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/14/06 05:52 AM

what is a hyper pack and where do i find it ?
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/14/06 02:16 PM

If they still have any, clifford performance had re-pops of the hyperpack manifold. It was a long ram runner type intake with a 4 bbl flange.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/15/06 12:29 AM

does anyone know any other source's for a header for a slant other than clifford?
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/16/06 04:08 AM

Hooker makes one, and from what I understand, be aware that clifford's headers don't always fit what they are supposed to...Both are expensive. If I were to buy one, it would be a hooker.
Intakes are still made by Offenhauser, and ya can find used ones on ebay....also I bought slant six header flanges on ebay...great quality stuff for the $ !!
If ya don't want to go the 4bbl route a 2bbl carter and factory super six(2bbl) intake work well with a 2 1/4 exaust and elec. ign. Good economy too! If ya go this route, try to find a cast iorn intake, the aluminum versions are prone to leak!..also check out www.slantsix.org


O.G.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/17/06 11:56 PM

cool ! we were thinking of making an intake using to 44mm webers and now it looks like we are just gonna split the stock exhaust manifold ourselves
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/18/06 08:07 PM

It makes a big difference, if ya know an exaust guy...LOL
Keep a choke provision tho, mine needs it even in 70 degree weather!
O.G.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/19/06 08:22 PM

really ? a choke at 70 degrees? wow what carb is on your truck? yes it does help working in a shop , cheaper parts and more tools and a wee bit of knowledge
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/22/06 04:13 AM

The carb of the week (LOL) is a Carter bbd 2bbl....I made an adapter for a Rochester 2gc a few weeks ago, and it ran really good, but the mileage really suffered. Back to the 'ol super six carb for now....lookin for another offy or clifford manifold. I have a brand new Edelbrock 500 cfm 4bbl.
I hear they do good mileage wise.
As far as needin a choke, I found out it has more to do with fuel drainin off....bad needle an' seat....duhhh...starts fine w/ no choke now!

O.G.
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/23/06 12:41 AM

Oh, don't get me started on that carter bbd [Edited by Moparts - Keep it clean]!!!!!! I'm still fighting with the one on my 318. I'd give my left arm for your edelbrock! Would it work ok with an adaptor on my stock 2bbl manifold? I know the best option would be a new intake, but one thing at a time...
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/23/06 05:02 AM

that makes more sense with the needle and seat prob, hey I got ahold of the guy who pulled a glass mold from my cowl hood , his dad's health is failing and he's giving me the mold thursday hopefully its a good mold so i can make a couple of hoods if i can afford the materials, oh and we scored a freebie 4bbl intake for my dads slant not sure what kind yet but free is good !
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/23/06 06:02 AM

Wow Pokey, those are goin for around 150-200 on ebay with no carb or adapter!....if it has really long runners, it could be an original hyper-pack one....or a clifford/Dutra copy....offy has basic shape of factory man.

Great about the cowl hood too!

As for the edelbrock bein adapted to the stock 2bbl manifold, it might work, but not nearly as well as it could.
O.G.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/23/06 06:13 AM

Is the throttle shaft loose?....good luck gettin it tuned if it is...I looked at a BUNCH of em before I found a good core....if it isn't loose, try the $1.98 tune up. ...bring it up to about 2500 rpm and close the choke, till it almost dies, then open it back up....this will clear most any crud out of passages that may be clogged....(Super high vaccuum)...has worked wonders many times after a carb rebuild....also make sure the accelerator pump/ metering rod setting is correct. Also float level, of course.
O.G.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/23/06 11:56 PM

wow 150 to 200? thats alot of cash ! i also found what i thought was an edelbrock intake from jc whitney for 89 bucks but i couldnt find a picture so im having them send me a couple free catalogs so i can get a better look
Posted By: dodgeram440

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/24/06 12:09 AM

Thanks for the suggestion O.G. I will try it out this weekend. Wish me luck!

Keep us posted on the catalogs Pokey.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/24/06 04:13 AM

D.R.440, ya have a p.m.
O.G.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/25/06 04:23 AM

well i picked up the mold from my hood today its a bit rough but i think it will work for what i need , just a light hood , just need to find out what to do next i guess i have never done any fiberglass work myself
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/26/06 03:58 PM

Finally i weighed my truck , she's a fatty 3935 w/me in it
Posted By: Magnum

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/27/06 01:11 PM

Depending of fuel level and whatnot. I'm between 3950 - 4000 lbs with driver too.
I'm 165lbs and the truck is a 87 reg cab short box with a small block.

I'm in the middle of swapping out the 518 and replacing it with an NV3500 and an aluminum driveshaft. It probably shed a couple pounds.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/27/06 10:33 PM

ummm....what do you weigh? lol
Stll less than 2 tons tho.....


O.G.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/28/06 04:13 AM

if your asking me im a skinny one im only 160lbs so a diet wont help
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 08/31/06 02:38 AM

Gee...I weigh bout ummm 220.....
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 09/02/06 04:06 AM

thats not bad unless your only 5ft tall
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 09/07/06 05:17 AM

Hey, Guys,
I haven't been here in a week or so, feels good to be back!
btw Pokey, I am almost 6'3"!.....
O.G.

Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 09/10/06 06:11 PM

almost? does that mean your still growing? LOL nice to see ya back!
hey the 78 truck is getting the offy 4bbl intake and we split the stock manifold, it was so easy!
Posted By: Magnum

GPS confirmed. - 09/11/06 12:18 AM

I have a manual transmission from a 94 Ram V6 1500. Speedometer gear from my old automatic which was a 1992 518 from a 5.2L Van. My rear differential is an 8 3/4 from an early 70's D150. I ruined my 3.23's and replaced them with a set of 3.55's. Tires are 275 60 15 which is nowhere near any stock size of any Dodge truck.
This bucket of parts is in my 87 Ram and I was just using my Father GPS (Global Positioning) to observe the error in actual speed vs observed speed. Dead on accurate. 100km/hr when the needle hides the little hash mark is 100km/hr. 120, same thing.

GPS
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 09/11/06 12:25 AM

Good to see your back.....But where were you????
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 09/12/06 12:42 PM

that was my next question, where are you?
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 09/12/06 12:52 PM

Well, progress is slow. I have the new steering wheel, just waiting for the adapter now. The tonneau cover is almost finished painted---it will be tan to match the interior. Ya i know, you guys need pics. Been super busy as we're just now in the process of trying to get a house we "bought"---between those hoops the banks makes you jump through and the wedding, just thinking about packing to move and our clubs last car show of the year in 3 weeks, im a little strung out right now. Will get some pics as soon as i can though.
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 09/13/06 01:01 AM

sounds like you got alot on your plate. Iam sure everything will work out. When you get into the new home ,then you can fire the camera up
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 09/15/06 04:56 AM

Speaking of....I am majorly reducing my stuff for the last go round....end of Oct. is my goal to be moved for good!!!
My new long rod slant six is coming along great also!
I'll be in and out for the next month or so ....

O.G.
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 09/15/06 08:37 PM

I hope all goes well with the Move...Keep us informed how things are going
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 09/16/06 03:34 PM

makes me feel lazy when i see all your doing, the weather turned bad here but there is a car show complete with a burnouot contest next weekend hopefully i can convince someone to take some good pics, and my dads truck is still sitting but we are accumulating parts and we had to build a spacer for the intake so the 390 holley will fit , does anyone one know if its unusual to have a 727 behind a slant?
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 09/17/06 06:09 AM

I know some trucks had them with a slant, but they are hard to find! Wagonmaster had a slant/ auto truck, but I think it had a 904.
Most slant drag racers use 904's....it might have somethin to do with hp loss....
O.G.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 09/17/06 03:51 PM

thats what i have been hearing , this was a forest service truck so it was government ordered and we all know how goofy that is .....
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 09/17/06 03:54 PM

Sure grip rear axle I presume also?...hopefully w/ 3.91's!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 09/17/06 05:29 PM

havent opened it up yet but i am hoping thats what we find considering its a 2wd truck to be used offroad when it was ordered
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 09/18/06 01:12 AM

Took the first test drive today in the truck. I have to replace the plugs after my porus metering block dumped gas and fouled them out. Other than that, just cruising along seems fine, will have to get the new plugs in to try and hammer it, but its good just to get it back on the road again. Now i have officially driven this truck 25 miles since getting it in febuary .
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 09/18/06 02:53 AM

don't wear it out!! 25 miles in 8 months ... Its good on gas
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 09/18/06 03:17 AM

I know that feeling , just gettin back on the road is soooooo nice
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 09/21/06 05:07 AM

Well guys, (tenatively) the 496/727 is sold from my 83 truck.....wanting to go slant six drag racing...reliable 17 seconds! The other bracket guys hate slow cars (trucks)....lol
Have I lost my mind?

O.G.
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 09/21/06 01:17 PM

nothing wrong with that, i loved racing my slant six dart, 18 seconds of pure fun---and like you said, the faster guys hate waiting on the line. most of the guys i raced with had to wait approx 4 seconds, one guy in our class had to wait almost 8 seconds before his light came down.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 09/22/06 12:41 AM

I am looking forward to it, cause I can drive to and from the track, and not use loads of fuel.
I raced in a bone stock pinto once, and took a class win for the night....the other guys ALL broke out!
O.G.
Posted By: 3XCHARM

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 09/22/06 12:49 AM

Bracket racing is all about consistancy, so even if you takes you RELIABLE 20 seconds EVERYTIME then go for it!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 09/22/06 02:25 AM

Quote:

Well guys, (tenatively) the 496/727 is sold from my 83 truck.....wanting to go slant six drag racing...reliable 17 seconds! The other bracket guys hate slow cars (trucks)....lol
Have I lost my mind?
yes OG you have lost your mind but whats new?
O.G.



Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 09/23/06 05:25 AM

Quote:

Bracket racing is all about consistancy, so even if you takes you RELIABLE 20 seconds EVERYTIME then go for it!




I agree!
My thinking is that not only should I get great consistancy, but low to no breakage compared to a higher horsepower setup.
My Bro-in law wants to go nuts with the project and build a tube frame truck (I say not yet!)...he thinks that 2800# isnt out of the question....I want to be able to drive and enjoy it too, even if it is just to cruise night and such.
O.G.

BTW...496 is sold, and gone...don't feel regret.....yet
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 09/23/06 11:37 AM

My thoughts on a slant six---my reciepe for a dependable bracket motor

Stock 225 with a little higher compression (close to zero deck if possible.

Long rods would be nice, but not neccesary

4 barrel intake with 600 cfm double pumper

long tube header to fit the trucks

Camshaft that isnt to much bigger than stock (still need tourqe to get that thing moving)

28-30" tall tires

3.91-4.10 gearing

auto trans with manual valvebody or 3.09 first gear 4-speed (found in mid seventies A & F bodies--convert to long shaft for truck use)

I figure that should make it a fun package that is super dependable and runs great---should put it in the 16 sec range im thinking, but im just guessing too.
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 09/23/06 05:57 PM

Posted some new pics in the "show your truck" thread---pg. 1
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 09/24/06 05:18 AM

Here's my combo...
68 model 225 block
198 rods, 225 crank, 2.2 forged turbo pistons aprox .045 overbore
erson 270 cam (.465 lift, 220 @ .050)
mildly ported/big valve head
late clifford intake, with the bosses for fuel injectors (future efi)....500cfm edelbrock carb for now.
shorty homebuilt headers, designed for a future turbo.
904 auto,2500 stall (is actually a 3000)
8.75 rear. sure grip and 4.10 gears. rear 235/60 15 rear tires on centerline 7 in rims. front 15x5.5 centerlines with 165/15's
all in a 83 short wide, bare bones no options truck...does have power brakes, now manual steering (again)
I will be finding out how it does next spring, in Tulsa!
O.G.

Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 09/30/06 04:24 AM

Where's Pokey been?
Hope he's ok!
O.G.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 10/01/06 06:57 AM

im here i just forgot my password and wasnt logged in so i couldnt reply and i just figured that all out, LOL im feeling stupid right now!
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 10/02/06 03:49 AM

I was just makin sure ya were OK...
Glad ya are!
How's the six comin along?...runnin' better?

O.G.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 10/03/06 01:50 AM

not running yet havent been able to get it out of the storage shed yet my dad still has a 47 ford stuck in the garage it should be leaving this weekend though as long as the parts come
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 10/03/06 02:35 AM

I have even been doin odds and ends on my truck i made a vent for my fuel cell, i found some AN ends at a local surplus store 1 dollar for 2 ends ! i felt pretty good about that I also picked up a brand new slant exhaust manifold there for 10 bucks , i have rounded up 6 tires for the back of the pokey truck i do need 2 more wheels though
Posted By: Wagonmaster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 10/04/06 07:21 AM

Quote:

....I want to be able to drive and enjoy it too, even if it is just to cruise night and such.




I didn't know there are streets big/long enough where you are moving to support a cruise night...
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 10/04/06 11:53 PM

maybe its a REALLY short cruise
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 10/06/06 05:02 AM

Gee, ya would think that in Tulsa they would have a cruise night!
Locust Grove does have a local car club, and I was told to feel free to join in.
O.G.
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 10/06/06 11:28 AM

Maybe some slight work on the truck this weekend. The new plugs definetly cleaned the running of it up, need to change the oil and go out for another test without the mrs so i can hammer it. But time is short, 3 weeks untill we get married and we should be within a couple of weeks ready to close on a house so i need to start packing like yesterday. Of course updates to follow........
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 10/07/06 03:43 AM

how do you find the time for all this ?
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 10/07/06 03:43 AM

oh ya YEA 24!!!!!!!
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 10/07/06 11:41 AM

Time...... i need about 36 hours in a day to get stuff done.

I just got my piece of steel back from the machinest (bored the hole for the bearing retainer), that is the beginning of my adapter plate for the 833 4-speed to the 143 tooth bellhousing. All this so i can run the magnum style flywheel fot the injection crank sensor down the road. Also need to decide if im going to sell my A-body 4speed and look for a b-body one or use my parts around here to create a B-body one (change mainshaft and tailshaft)
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 10/07/06 02:32 PM

I bet you only sleep 3 to 4 hours a night if you sleep at all!
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 10/07/06 09:56 PM

I get my six hours thank you very much....when you're this old ya gotta have a long day to get anything done!
O.G.
Posted By: 85_Ram_4speed

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 10/07/06 11:21 PM

Well, i got the frame of the tonneau cover and the underside of the cover painted. Tommorow i will reattach the frame and hopefully get the final coat on the topside, then install for real. This ispartof the reason for not driving because i need help lifting the cover on and off the truck---just no where else to store it in the meantime.

Also got my bigger throttle body on the dakota, but having some problems as per another post.....

Oh, and we got some packing done---i dont know where im going to put all of this stuff
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 10/08/06 01:51 AM

well ..... um..... i almost bought a 4 point roll bar for my truck, does that count for anything?
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 10/09/06 05:07 AM

All I did this weekend was adjust the valves, and degree the cam in (I didnt have a dial indicator when I put the cam in a few weeks ago)..it was 3 degrees advanced from specs...made a big difference in mid range!! Oh, and I put a new set of plug wires on the 'ol slant too....all this is on my driver slant six truck....
I'd put it up against a stock 318 truck anyday now!
I also did more packing of shop stuff...Peppermint was here Fri nite, and he thinks I still have a long row to hoe before I am really ready to move....
O.G.
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 10/10/06 11:59 PM

I'd have to agree with him , havent you been moving for months?
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 10/11/06 03:39 AM

I think he likes Texas....I know I did
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 10/11/06 04:12 AM

Yeah, admittedly I really like it here, however between money (it's better here), and health, not to mention the massive amount of stuff to get rid of, it has taken me awhile to be ready to finish the move.
O.G.

but I am bound and determined to get er done!
Posted By: pokey1

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 10/12/06 01:51 AM

are you sure your not a government worker? I hear they drag things out too
Posted By: Webster

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 10/12/06 03:49 AM

I wish you Luck....Moving can be Pain in the A&^. Keep us informed ....Do you have work in the new location???
Posted By: 3XCHARM

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 10/12/06 03:54 AM


While I am curious to see how people are doing from time to time, lets try and keep the threads going with relative stuff to the original posting.
I think we need to open a "General Discussion" thread for this stuff. I keep clicking here and the 440 thread for new info about trucks and keep getting info about lif and times of members.
I am not attacking anyone here so please nobody take it that way, just trying to make a friendly suggestion.
Posted By: old_goat

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 10/12/06 05:34 AM

I am moving a bunch of my truck stuff next weekend, and more shop equipment too...using my Bro-in-law's CTD truck, and pulling a trailer...one more truck and trailer load, and then a U-Haul, and I should be done.....it has been a year of little loads.....and no, no firm job yet, been saving to be able to take time and look for one I really want...something automotive related in sales...tires, or mebbe a service writer's position??/ who knows?

No offense taken on the off topic thing....seems like we all get off topic from time to time, and this and the 440 thing are how some members have kept up with one another, admittedly.

I am not opposed to a general discussion thread.

O.G.
Posted By: 3XCHARM

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 10/12/06 07:26 AM

BTW good luck with your move and such!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck - 10/12/06 12:03 PM

this thread has gone way off course with general discussion. Start a new topic please.
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