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Forum: Large Truck 01-02-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,235
Posted By dmanlyr
A correct assumption many years ago, automatics...

A correct assumption many years ago, automatics are far superior to a standard manual transmission now days. Times change, and it sure has, fleets if not going to a automatic, are going to a...
Forum: Large Truck 05-14-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 58,875
Posted By dmanlyr
The 26k and under with air brakes do not require...

The 26k and under with air brakes do not require anything special in WA state.


That said, the point is moot. Your truck is rated at 27,500 and that is what determines that you WILL need a CDL B...
Forum: Large Truck 04-28-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,504
Posted By dmanlyr
But, don't confuse regular split ring style split...

But, don't confuse regular split ring style split rims with the widow makers, they are vastly different.


Have to be careful using the word split rims in conjunction with widow makers because...
Forum: Large Truck 04-27-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,504
Posted By dmanlyr
Great pictures, thanks for posting them. It looks...

Great pictures, thanks for posting them. It looks pretty straight, but rusty unfortunately. Defiantly looks fairly unmolested and not all cut up. Heater core is disconnected I see.

Gotta ask...
Forum: Large Truck 04-25-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,504
Posted By dmanlyr
Welcome to FTE! The easy one here is...

Welcome to FTE!


The easy one here is that it is a 12v system.


Engines? 300 straight six, 330 or 361 were the factory offerings. 391's were not available from the factory in a "600" series...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-24-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By dmanlyr
bug deflectors

All, curious if anyone has fouond a source for the old fashioned stand up blue universal fit bug deflectors that were popular back in the 80's as my 1990 F250 now has a broken one, guess they can't...
Forum: Large Truck 04-24-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By dmanlyr
Pacific Detroit Diesel / Allison in Auburn WA...

Pacific Detroit Diesel / Allison in Auburn WA still had even older MT40 rebuilds on the shelf a couple of years ago so the newer MT650 series should be even easier to find.


truckparts.com has...
Forum: Large Truck 04-18-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,435
Posted By dmanlyr
Did not want it to seem that I was busting your...

Did not want it to seem that I was busting your chops, your questions were right on.


I guess I have to add that I approach these trucks from a working perspective, IE maximum load capacity,...
Forum: Large Truck 04-17-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,435
Posted By dmanlyr
Hate to say it, regardless, you have to use some...

Hate to say it, regardless, you have to use some logic, perhaps not in all forms as suggested, as I agree these trucks are cool, but some is required otherwise you may end up with a useless truck...
Forum: Large Truck 04-17-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By dmanlyr
Well it can be done, but first you need to figure...

Well it can be done, but first you need to figure out what you are going to do with the truck? Carry a load as it was originally intended to? Or just a play truck? Sat night cruiser?


If so, and...
Forum: Large Truck 04-12-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By dmanlyr
Front drivers side over the front axle area? ...

Front drivers side over the front axle area?


Not 100% sure though


D~
Forum: Large Truck 04-12-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By dmanlyr
It is always hard, I look at it from a late 60's...

It is always hard, I look at it from a late 60's to early 70's perspective, and at times my an answers come up short for other decades / years


David
Forum: Large Truck 04-12-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By dmanlyr
To clarify, yes all the vacuum comes from the...

To clarify, yes all the vacuum comes from the intake manifold, BUT unlike a regular vacuum gauge, the factory medium / large truck vacuum gauge sources its vacuum from the other side of the one way...
Forum: Large Truck 04-12-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By dmanlyr
That gauge is there to let you know that you have...

That gauge is there to let you know that you have sufficient vacuum for the brakes to work properly.


Not anything to do with the engine lugging, at least how Ford installed the OEM factory...
Forum: Large Truck 04-12-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,435
Posted By dmanlyr
Personally before I even started this project I...

Personally before I even started this project I would weight the truck as it now sits and see just how much weight is on the rear axle.


I am betting that ANY one ton dually will NOT have the...
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