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Old 01-27-2012, 12:09 AM
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Um $1700. Check this

Battery Operated Crimping Tool Crimpers Crimp 16-300mm2 | eBay
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:14 AM
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These are actually pretty reasonable

Hexagonal BATTERY CABLE LUG TERMINAL Crimper (LX-150B) crimp 4 awg to 300 mcm | eBay

This not so much

Burndy PAT750XT Hydraulic battery operated crimper crimping crimp tool T&B die | eBay
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:16 AM
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Wow. Evidently they had not done there research.
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These are Thomas and Bettes though... kinda higher.
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I've ran batteries in parallel with no isolator for years without a issue. And guess what. Semis have been doing it for even longer. Isolaters are for people that know not what they are doing and like to spend $


Also. Just replace ur traction bar shackle with some rod ends and you will be good to go. I had 0 binding issues with mine.
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yup. diesel pickups have been running parallel batteries for close to 30 years without any problems as long as the batteries are the same size.
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Yeah if they are the same battery as u said.
It sure is nice to have a switch though if one goes dead
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My new to me tow truck. 97 f350 460 5 speed one owner, 100k miles
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i like it, but it needs a self righting jib crane

hey, tow rigs flop too.
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U know, I'm not all that impressed with stock 460s.....

I think a stock 360 has more get up n go.
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U know, I'm not all that impressed with stock 460s.....

I think a stock 360 has more get up n go.
yeah, i bet your stock smog era 460 is a pig but...

97 would be 275ish hp and 400ish ft-lbs stock. highest output for the efi 460's but they down played the numbers because it was the same output as the v10 that was about to replace it. only had 1 fe motor ( pretty stock 390) but my efi 460 would have walked all over that thing easy. it'll move anything you want, hell mine still did on 38's with 3.55's, but don't ever expect to get more than 6-7mpg's hauling anything.
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:43 AM
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Did some r&d with the trucks today:

1987 F150
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And we found the flex limit on the four linked truck:
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looks like it need the self righting jib crane
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looks like it need the self righting jib crane
That's what winches are for...

That ^ ... and as a frame lift.
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Finally found time to work on the truck some. I took 4 leaves from each side of the the rear suspension which took it back to the standard 8" Superduty leaf pack but I wasn't happy with it still. I ended up removing one more from each side. I was satisfied with the outcome but lost a good bit of lift obviously. I bought longer shackles and got er back level. It rides a lot better too. I picked up the front end too which flexed the rear suspension more but I didn't get pictures of that.

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I found a 4 core F350 radiator for cheap that I'm gonna pick up Saturday. Hopefully I'll have time to install that, the electric fan and the dual pulley power steering setup I got from an E350 motor home a while back.
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