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Old 07-21-2014, 06:18 AM
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That was a different perspective. I think you did a pretty good job on the double clutching.
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Thanks for sharing the video.

Your truck appears to drive differently from mine. I can't wind out my second gear as high as you did. If I do, I can never get it into third, double clutching and tapping the gas pedal... nothing. I don't know how fast you were going, but it seems like you were staying in 2nd a lot longer than I can.

I generally shift from 2nd to 3rd at about 10 - 12 mph, and from 3rd to 4th around 20-25 mph. Of course 45 is top speed anyway. I've got the 5.14:1 rear gears and the stock 4 speed crash box.
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Hey Joe, I have downloaded that app and now need to try that GPS method you mentioned because my speedometer is not working either. I would guess that my top speed in 2nd is about 15 mph, if that. It's slower than it may seem in the video. I don't think I've had the truck over about 25mph in 3rd gear. I believe my truck also is a 5.14:1. Have you tried to rotate the wheels and count the driveshaft revolutions on your truck?
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I have determined that the miss I am feeling in the truck is a stuck #3 exhaust valve. I have removed the inner and outer fender to gain access to the RH side of the engine. I am entering uncharted flathead territory! I would like to tackle this without removing the engine, I have a 429 on my stand that has become a permanent resident!
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It appears you already have the entire inner fender off. I've been told that with that lower panel and the wheel removed you have pretty good access to the valves. I am sure the way you're doing it is easier.
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In pursuit of the best access to the sticky valve, I have removed the entire front clip, radiator, and radiator support. I will probably just go ahead and pull the engine and get it in the shop to take a good look at what I have. This will give me the best opportunity to clean it up and also paint the frame part I couldn't get at before when I was working on the king pins. I pressure washed the engine area yesterday and now it's almost grease-free and ready to pull.

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How many nuts does it take to hold an exhaust connection??? I see a regular nut, a lock washer, a castle nut, and two lug nuts on the rear stud!

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Inner panels are ready well ahead of the rest of the truck!
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How many nuts does it take to hold an exhaust connection??? I see a regular nut, a lock washer, a castle nut, and two lug nuts on the rear stud!
Actually, it takes only two nuts to hold the exhaust pipe to the manifold. Someone didn't have the right length stud.
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