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mr.mindless

Howdy from western NY

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I've got a cute little bone stock '97 dually, thought I'd stop in and say hi. :lol:Bought it last november with a fresh head gasket and 242k on the clock. Never got the cooling system clean and it would still make coolant once in a while (oil to coolant, never the other way around). 5 speed NV4500 with a "fixed" nut failed a week later.put in a rebuild NV4500 and dual disk south bend... that lasted 18,000 miles - broke teeth on 5th. input shaft was slightly twisted.Spent a week putting an Eaton RTOO9513 in it. The .68 top gear is like swapping my 4.10s for 3.55s, I love it. Lost my transfer case though of course. I've got a divorced NP205 to put in but it needs a rebuild and bigger yokes, etc...which brings me to Haloween time this year and the block cracking. Scored a complete 24v from a school bus for $440. Swapped over my P-pump junk and it's back up and running. Took about a month. I do crazy projects, what can I say? :evilgrin:

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stupid question: I assume I can't edit my account details (avatar, sig specifically) until I graduate from being a limited member?

--- Update to the previous post...

nevermind - found it :doh:

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welcome it sounds like you have got just a bit of understanding and experience working with these engines. good to have ya on board.

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I don't know a damn thing, I just fake it well :thumb1:

actually - I DO know one thing. those O rings on the delivery valve holders? not just to keep dust out :smart:

Day I picked it up; day before the front brake hard crossover line blew and I gently rearended a CRV :rolleyes: - Dakota still in tow

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225/70r19.5s on bread van wheels with the centers bored to 4.77"

Love them to pieces. close to 20k on them now, well over 50% tread. Expecting an easy 70k from them. little squirmy for the first 1000 miles or so but worth it.

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15% tint on all 4 side windows and 5% on the back untinted glass. 15+factory is a perfect match to the 5. I've got a guy who beats the pick 2 rule: he's good fast and cheap. I decided to go bold and redo it at 25 and 15 if I wasn't happy. I kept it. Did all 5 windows for $125 - if you're nearby I'd be happy to send you his way.

and some bed corner rearanging thanks to a bad hill, bad spotting, and my gooseneck :nono:

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picked up a little (used '02 36' 14k rated, 19.5s on it as well) trailer to match the little truck. usually it's recreational towing to rock crawling but I do side work as well for a friend who runs an auto parts store fleet. loads like this MAY have contributed to the NV4500's repeated demise. This might be the heaviest I've ever been, I didn't scale.

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13sp. it fits. I <3 it. build thread

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Borrowed my buddy's common rail. I'd intended to just borrow his little trailer that my truck is on for an errand I was running for him, but my 12v block had other ideas at 268,000 miles.

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I thought it was a head gasket, so I wasted the effort of changing it before coming to this point. on the left, crusty rusty rotten CHEAP 2001 ISB205 schoolbus motor. supposedly 110-130,000 on it, "drove to the crash". It was a gamble! On the right, a sure thing: 1997 B5.9 (215) paperweight from my truck :doh:

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lots of teardown and cleanup - just a few progress shots. I did no build thread on the swap but took enough photos I probably could.

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that about does it for the dually. I've got a Banks Brake to put on it and need to build a 4" exhaust to match that. A fuel line broke today and that needs to be replaced, and I can't seem to park my trailer in the winter without getting stuck since I did the 13sp. Something about not putting a transfer case back in :rolleyes: I've got a divorced 205, but it needs 1410 yokes, needs to be gone through, and I've done nothing yet for mounts under the truck, and then of course there's the shaft work. I'm also planning to put Ford outers on the front 60 when I loose a unit bearing or ball joint or brakes, etc - but all of the above were fresh about 50k ago. Though that track bar has already gone bad. I welded a bushing to it, no more ball joint end and no more :spend: on that.

I did find a temporary trailer parking solution though.

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usually that's here instead

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and finally, if you're wondering about the 571 decals, 571 is this.

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I codrive. It's an Ultra4 class car, built for King of the Hammers type racing. We run at Rausch Creek in Tremont, PA and are planning on running some of the Line Mountain races this coming season.

http://ultra4racing.com/

too many pics? :stuned::lol:

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Man that is an awesome thread!!!:hyper: I use to rock crawl with a couple of members of the pirates when i lived in California! That was a ton of work i posted a video of that Chevy/cummins 10 spd on here i think it would be cool but for what i do with my truck way to much work. But it looks great and I'm glad to hear its workin out for you.:drool:

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what was your wheeling rig out there?

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i ran a 1982 toyota pickup 21R, 5 spd, 5.29 gears, lock right in the front, 1998 chevy truck leaf springs in the rear, and custom built leaf spring packs in the front, runnin 35's. Bobbed bed, half doors, cut front fenders.

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Mr.mindless, what was it that you did to your track bar? Sounded like it must've been a simple and cheap fix.

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:iagree:kinda sets a new GOLD standard i believe. welcome.

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Volkswagen - I just cut the ball joint end off and welded a bushing tube to it, and welded a couple tabs to the frame.The first time I did it, I screwed up and the bolt hit the diff under full compression. I had to take it apart, cut off the back tab, narrow the bushing 3/8" or so and weld a new rear tab on.What's with the screen name? I traded an '02 TDI Jetta even up for this Cummins a bit over a year ago. I miss that car....it had all sorts of goodies aside from the obvious 27" General Grabber ATs. hitch, CB, nozzles, chip, traction control, short shift, big rear swaybar...

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Thanks. Ya i've got a Jetta. 01 TDI with Van Aaken box. I love the car except that it doesn't have enough clearance for our gravel roads. Wish I could get an inch or two lift on it.

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oversize tires and an Atlas skid plate took care of my concerns. Metalnerd used to make 1, 1.5 and 2" lift kits - I bet he still does. You could just make something to space down the upper strut mounts too. The rear is easy with some spacers on the springs and longer shocks.

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That's awesome, thanks! I've done some looking for a lift kit but could never find anything. Glad you came around here:lol:

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an update on "it hates me."

broke a couple teeth on the flywheel ring gear. time to pull the trans again! :doh:

at least it stranded me in my driveway, after another flawless Virginia turnaround. It clearly hates me, but not that much

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well crap!!!:banghead: are you running the stock cummins flywheel???

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SAE #2 14" - stock on something with a B series, but sure not a Ram!

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oh i see so does the ring gear just press over the flywheel.

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Got this sweet nasty beast dismantled in a little over 3 hours.The bad teeth on the ring gear were stripped by a shot starter. Bushing/ bearing on the snout of the bendix was gone and slop ensued. DB Electrical will get a call Monday, along with the clutch's & flywheel's visit to Rochestr Clutch & Brake. Going to see if I can get a little more holding power without breaking the bank while they take care of the bad ring gear.I think I'll see if I can find a starter locally so I have someone to beat about the head and shoulders with it if it fails miserably in 10,000 miles again. :punish:

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well that sucks but at least you found the culprit!!:banghead:

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Figured I'd throw an update here - tracked down the backordered flywheel ring gear through a friend in the business, got it replaced, and got my pressure plate springs upgraded from ~2600# clamping force to ~3400#. No more RPM flare in top gears!Took a week between waiting for parts and putting it back together. Made a 250 mile round trip Monday.Just replaced a bad pressure switch and pressure gauge on my air compressor last night, and I'll be putting about 1000 miles on this weekend back and forth to Dayton OH.Cruise is still out, boost control still is sketchy, but no more leaks as of this morning with some additional tightening of everything, and she's nearly tip top again as I approach the new motor's first oil change! :thumb1:

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Borrowed my buddy's common rail. I'd intended to just borrow his little trailer that my truck is on for an errand I was running for him, but my 12v block had other ideas at 268,000 miles.

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Turnabout last night due to a broken #4 injector line on his hog. His replacement line was only $23! Hate him a little for that.... :cry:

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