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What’s up with the trans Bill? I thought you built that one?
 
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What’s up with the trans Bill? I thought you built that one?
Clutch issues. Trans just getting the blame lol
 
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Lol. Is the south bend just not handling the mo powa very well?
 
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Bill needs a John Woods or BTS!
 
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Bill needs a John Woods or BTS!
Normally I'd banter back and fourth about that.

Having gone over golly MTN in my unloaded truck with trailer then over in bills with loaded gooseneck...I don't believe an auto would be happy nor last long.
man the difference between flat IN and wv ,5 years ago never would I have dreamed.
I know you Glenn and fully appreciate you giving bill crap lol
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Originally Posted by fordman67 View Post
Normally I'd banter back and fourth about that.

Having gone over golly MTN in my unloaded truck with trailer then over in bills with loaded gooseneck...I don't believe an auto would be happy nor last long.
man the difference between flat IN and wv ,5 years ago never would I have dreamed.
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Taking the little tandem axle I had with the new frame on it over that mountain was fun. I can’t imagine towing with an auto where he lives. Like you said, I doubt it would last long. Not to mention the stress it takes off your brakes.
 
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OK, I'll admit there are times I wish I could bang third instead of waiting until I'm down to 45 to pull down into 2nd. If I have to resort to that its a pretty tough hill (mountain)!

Soon I'll be doing a job that I paid for last July but it wasn't done! Shimming my valve springs!

On another note my nephew says the hole in the piston is because of very, very cheap diesel being sold. He says its happening to newer diesel's too. I don't believe everything he says but he does have a background at the Ford proving grounds down here. He said if it was him he would add ATF to diesel. HUH?
 
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Originally Posted by oldbird1965 View Post
OK, I'll admit there are times I wish I could bang third instead of waiting until I'm down to 45 to pull down into 2nd. If I have to resort to that its a pretty tough hill (mountain)!

Soon I'll be doing a job that I paid for last July but it wasn't done! Shimming my valve springs!

On another note my nephew says the hole in the piston is because of very, very cheap diesel being sold. He says its happening to newer diesel's too. I don't believe everything he says but he does have a background at the Ford proving grounds down here. He said if it was him he would add ATF to diesel. HUH?
Need the spring height mic again? Why don't you think they did it?
 
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I was just going to buy one Aaron, thanks, I appreciate it. By the time we mail it back and forth it is to much of a hassle. I saw one someplace in my bookmarks for about $50.

When I asked the mechicanic if he did shim them, he just said why, its a machined block. Darin told me that's total BS! So I guess I'll have to do some work. I got out my old notes to refresh this old brain, lol.
 
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Yeah it's not terribly expensive. Offer stands tho

Yeah there is no telling with a mass produced motor what they are at.

I'll be curious to see what they need to be at correct Installed height.
 
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I have the mic and a few different valve spring compressors, I can mail them out whenever. That No 8 exhaust...that is a real *****! Jarrett has my spare shims! Mine were all over the place, I think a few were 0.110" recessed. Something nuts, I can check my notes. I could spin those ****ing springs on their seats BY HAND I had such little amount of valve train stability. That is part of the reason my beat engine pulls well to 3200 or whatever now. Few hundred in the top end and sooooooo much smoother. The Fluidampr is most of that, good valve train is the other.

In other news, rain here. Taking my 12 new valve guides to the machine shop tomorrow for my Mercedes Diesel I6 head (OM603). Still awaiting the Na filled exhaust valves and intakes in the mail...both are chrome plated! Plus OEM stem seals and valve springs. Eventually my IDI I6 will be on the road. Then off to the tax office to register one of my 80s Euro Trash BMWs. It is a factory turbo model.
 
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I got ahold of Roland that I borrowed the spring compressor off of last time and he is mailing me that same one. He calls it a Mctool that's designed to get the back two cylinders without a problem. Its short in design and if I recall I didn't have much problem using it.
 
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I just got surprised. Call comp springs and was told they never made a set of springs for a 7.3. What? A lot of guys use the 910's and I just wanted the shim kit. They don't sell them! The guy was a jerk. Did a search and the only thing I came up with is Jeg's https://www.jegs.com/i/COMP-Cams/249/4754/10002/-1. after chatting with a guy who told me to use these. They are
  • Thickness: .015'', .030'', .060''
  • Outside Diameter: 1.437''
  • Inside Diameter: .645''
At first I was looking at these https://www.jegs.com/i/COMP-Cams/249/4756/10002/-1 but he told me to use the one I listed above. Maybe I can get Jarrett to mic one of the spares Eric? I would hate to start the project with the wrong shims.
  • Thickness: .015'', .030'', .060''
  • Outside Diameter: 1.640''
  • Inside Diameter: .635'' - .650''
 
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Originally Posted by oldbird1965 View Post
He said if it was him he would add ATF to diesel. HUH?
Its pretty popular among the IDI guys. It adds a bit more lubricity to the diesel. I’ve even heard of some people draining the fuel bowl and filling it with ATF to hopefully cure injector problems
 

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