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Old CWO last won the day on December 2 2018

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  1. Cummins 4BT/NV4500 combo? Industrial trucks deserve industrial engines!
  2. How about a 12V Cummins? Industrial trucks should have industrial engines!
  3. For those who plan to spray, some of the products discussed in this thread contain isocyanates and require proper protective equipment.
  4. You don't need the fancy stuff. Use foam rollers and brushes to apply a good coat of rusty metal red oxide primer. I like to thin it with mineral spirits and add a splash of enamel hardener. Once the primer is cured, paint the chassis with satin black tremclad once again thinned with mineral spirits and dashed with enamel hardener. I have done this on countless projects and you end up with a very durable and inexpensive coating system that lasts a long time and is easy to touch up.
  5. The wife and I will definitely be there Saturday. Unfortunately we're not bringing the Dodge this time - maybe next year after I get the T5 swapped in. I don't think the old beast is up for pulling the Carson Pass as it is. I can't trailer it down either as my other truck is too wimpy for the job.... We will, however, be bringing some genuine brewed in Reno Great Basin Ichthyosaur "ICKY" IPA as an apology of sorts for leaving the Dodge at home!
  6. I have been told by more experienced gents that you can simply swap to a 12v regulator and the 6v generator will be fine. If/when it quits, the local auto electric place can simply rebuild it to 12v specs while they have it.
  7. TSM MFG front disc brake kit and XJ Cherokee MC under the floor with a homemade mounting plate. Works perfectly. I wish the MC didn't have a plastic reservoir as it looks a little out of place but it fits in the limited space I have down there behind the steering box. Not sure about your C series truck as I haven't looked at them closely, but I suspect the situation is similar.
  8. I have the same configuration in my truck; 3.55s and 215/85R16, 4 speed. It's a dog out of the hole, plain and simple. I have a T5 rebuilt and ready to go in when the weather improves around here. I went with the 4.03 first gear trans as that makes the 3.55/30" tire combo gearing nearly identical to OEM 4.10/original tires at the bottom end. I think the other big gain potential is an extra gear split in there. Manual trannies from the 70s and back usually have big RPM drops between shifts. The 218 doesn't have the mojo to make up for it while driving in modern traffic. At least in my opinion. I'm not even opposed to dropping the axles down to 4.10 after the trans swap if it still seems a little doggy while rowing through the gears. I once had a 2.5L Jeep Wrangler with similar trans ratios to the T5, 4.88s and 33s. It was fantastic around town and only buzzed a little high at speeds of 70 and above. Speeds a lifted Jeep (or 50s truck) shouldn't be driven at anyway...
  9. I have read many times that you can buff the black rubber from the sidewalls of a raised letter tire to make wide whites. Never tried it but there are youtube videos and web forums covering the topic. One could do something really cool with that, like say make BF Goodrich All Terrains into wide whites.
  10. Easiest "swap?" A souped up 230 flathead with a S-10 T5 behind it.
  11. Cell phone? That's no fun! You're supposed to change your points on the side of the road in the rain at night while wearing your Sunday clothes using a matchbook as a feeler gauge...
  12. I'm about 375 miles from the flats. I have never been to Bonneville for speed week but it's definitely on the to-do list.
  13. This probably goes with saying, but I would carry some basic stuff with me. When I was a teen, it was still common to have carburetors and points in your daily driver. Most savvy folks I knew had some tools, fluids, rags and a spare set of points on board.
  14. That's an interesting choice, usually the Synchromesh fluids are recommended for the more modern aluminum transmissions like Tremec or New Venture. I would have probably defaulted to Amsoil 75W90 Manual Transmission Gear Lube in the older trans and not even considered the lighter stuff. I bet it shifts like butter even when it's cold. Thanks for the information!
  15. As many have stated, engine oil requirements are easily met by virtually anything available on the shelf in grade or close to it. In the gearbox, I would personally be a little more selective. There is a possibility that some EP GL5 rated gear lubes intended for hypoid rear axles can harm yellow metals inside transmissions. As transmission rated gear lube is reasonably easy to find, I always stick with that just in case. It's perhaps overkill, but cheap insurance at the end of the day.
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