Chain saw grindstones are about $3 vs $30 for a brittle carbide burr.
Good looking out! I have been wanting to get a Dremel for a while and picked one up with a coupe of the chainsaw grindstones. Worked great. So I just have to blast and paint the pulley now.
As for the header gaskets I'm just going to use the Flowtech ones. Remflex has a lot of options for the 351w, square port, oval port, along with different size ports and everything, but it doesn't look like they have oval ones to fit my headers.
I'm now trying to figure my Duraspark II system out. The Painless harness is going back. With me getting the Performance Distributors Dyna Module it's pointless to use the Painless harness, I'm basically paying 135$ for a connector or two.
The Dyna Mod has four wires, two to the dizzy and two to the coil. So it does not have the white wire (starter retard feature). Will I run into any problems?
I was wondering id you have had any luck finding interior panels? I cant find an actual dash. I am not a fan of the dash cover pads. Also I can not find the kick panels anywhere!! My truck is missing them and I have had junk yards or the web.
I have all of my panels. My front pillar pieces are cracked at the screw holes. I might try and epoxy them and then cover them in blue vinyl, though it would be nice to get some good used ones, but it is very hard to find ANYTHING for these trucks around here. Junkyards around here rarely have vehicles older than 94.
I've done a LOT of research on this and have talked to several of the vendors directly. For a replacement dash pad you have three choices:
Dashes Direct: they make a brand new dash pad using the original tooling that some vendor used to make the original pads. They are available from DD directly, or from others like LMC, but the best price is from Jeff's Bronco Graveyard for $335. One on here just bought one and seems pleased, so that's what I'm going to do.
Just Dashes: They take your original pad and put new foam and vinyl on it. We never actually discussed all of the pricing, but the cost of their service is ~$1000 plus shipping of your pad to them.
Used: There are several sources of used pads, but what all of them have in common is that the pads are old and, therefore, subject to cracking just like ours did. In fact, some of of have purchased these and they've cracked soon after getting them home. So, I would not pay much at all for one. I saw one recently on eBay that was up to about $100 with 4 days left on the bidding and $50 for shipping. So it could easily have gone for more than half of a new one and might be cracked by the time you get it. Not something I'm interested in gambling on.
I'm going to store the truck in a POD in my yard while I work on the body and I want to hear this thing start and run before I do so. I was planning on fastening the module, ballast resistor and solenoid to a piece of plywood off to the side and hooking up everything temporarily. I have to set up a few more things
Megafuse and holder
Battery and cables
And, the machining marks may have originally been a mistake. My nephew sent some prototypes offshore for replication and they did - down to the machining marks and, in some cases, errors. They were so "accurate" they couldn't tell the originals from the copies.