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  1. done for now, primed and painted...what's next on the list?
  2. TC and trans mated and sealed, tonight degrease and paint?
  3. so thinking of keeping stock radiator in the truck but use electric fans...which source/brand do you consider the best? I find them at Autozone, Summit, etc. for about $125-650. Original leaks.
  4. progress from the weekend. Transfer case cleaned of grime and crud. Trans mounted to bellhousing. Not in current pictures: steel parts painted with POR15 (did that after the pics).
  5. So, if I buy the one up above (and shown in the pictures from BBHD), I won't need the one below shown in the parts books as for "ALL MANUAL TRANS"?
  6. awesome thanks! I have the rubber isolator but seems I still need the part I had up above to complete everything!
  7. I've had the x-member in and out several times already, right now it gets put in from the top. This is why I was hoping for a some pics of what this all looks like. The mount doesn't seem to translate from the auto to the manual with the areas being vastly different where it mounts. I THINK the x-member is the same between the two (will have to dig thru the parts book more to see for sure)...if need be, I can make a new one no problem.
  8. Watched a video yesterday of a guy doing a manual swap up in Canada. He mentions something about not using the vacuum lines (on the TC) and going to manual switch. Anyone here done that? meanwhile got the TC shifter taken apart and cleaned up...it was frozen solid. Nothing a 20 ton H press can't fix. And got to use my "new" media blast cabinet I bought from my car club friend.
  9. yah, I know of RA. Will have to look for the carpart.com site. any others? thanks!
  10. found this below. Does that look right? https://www.dodgeparts.com/1994-dodge-ram_2500-base-diesel_5.9_l_6-transmission_automatic_4-engine-engine_trans_mounting-rear_mount_upper_bracket_52019641-item/
  11. I got spoiled on my 50's resto...parts books had really good visuals and exploded views of parts. I bought the parts books for the 94, but so far I haven't found what I'm looking for: Since I'm converting from auto to manual, I'd like a nice few pics of the trans rear mounting set up. Thanks in advance.
  12. Started to tear into parts today, and I figured out why the transfer case wouldn't shift....shifter frozen solid w/ rust. So it brings up the question for me, who do you trust to deliver good new and or used parts? Not taking NAPA type stuff, but the odd stuff. I'm having a bit of a time finding a vendor. I have most of the PN's from my parts book, but searching with them isn't yielding much. Thanks!
  13. Spent sometime last night messing around with things. I got a barring tool from the lead tech out in the engineering tech center and it is of much higher quality. Putting it opposite the one I bought, the only difference is the length of engagement. So I scratched my head and compared the old ring gear with the new one. Again, same size. Ok I bolt up the old one (without the TC attached), and see where things land. Both tools land nicely on the ring gear....so ok, lets try to use them...both tend to want to pull off the ring gear if I don't put some force towards trying to keep them engaged. Doesn't seem right to have to put THAT much load on to do that, but it did work, just tool lots of time to advance very far. So I poked around some more and it seems that whomever fixed the issue below (see the areas where you can see it's been worn) obbed out the hole for the tool, allowing the tool to move more than it should. Seems the PO (NOW he tells me) that the reason he had the trans rebuilt was the flex plate was loose that did all that wearing (and now I know where all the metal chips I found were from). I guess even buying from someone you know very well, you end up with surprises.
  14. I don't think it's an issue of spacing from the block. The tool seated and lined up with the teeth properly (depth-wise), but was too far away to mesh (horizontally). So either the barring tool is the wrong diameter, or the ring gear is different. I had read reviews that engagement was the biggest issue with these tools and they'd just skip (like this one did), but this one was said to be a solid match.
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