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Old 02-13-2018, 11:50 PM
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Not in love with LED, went back to high-ish end Sylvania bulbs. Quite satisfied!
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Replaced the sealed beam headlamps with Hella housings and H4 bulbs

off the shelf? kit? spare prts, late Xmass?
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Old 02-14-2018, 12:18 AM
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:30 AM
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Replaced the sealed beam headlamps with Hella housings and H4 bulbs
Would you provide a link to the Hella housings?
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Old 02-14-2018, 05:20 PM
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https://www.summitracing.com/int/par...7811/overview/

They make another kit that is DOT, apparently these are off-road only. Hella makes some 55w/100w and 90/130w off-road only bulbs too - although the popular wisdom is you need to ceramic plugs and power directly from the battery to avoid scorching the OEM switch/wiring.

She's destined for the deer lease, so I'll probably end up switching to some higher watt bulbs after I get it inspected.
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:01 PM
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Old 02-15-2018, 01:51 AM
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Baron mind sharing a pic during the day and one when it's dark?
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modern/bright hd lght upgrade

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They make another kit that is DOT, apparently these are off-road only. Hella makes some 55w/100w and 90/130w off-road only bulbs too - although the popular wisdom is you need to ceramic plugs and power directly from the battery to avoid scorching the OEM switch/wiring.
She's destined for the deer lease, so I'll probably end up switching to some higher watt bulbs after I get it inspected.
Mine's a lill older...will need 2 do alot more (relays, hd lght buckets, etc).
Thanks Baron!
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Yepp, the original wiring in these old EB's will fry with that kind of power
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Hmmm, I don't have anywhere to host photos. The lights aren't like super bright compared to the old sealed beams, maybe 30-40% brighter, but it's a much cleaner, whiter light.

There are plug-and-play harnesses on Amazon for $30, so upgrading to super bright bulbs later is a lot cheaper than a decent (or even a crappy) LED light bar.
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Where to start!! I had some small bubbles coming up into the radiator. One about every 5-6 seconds. Well.....it got worse to where it was bubbling constantly. So....I tore it all down to have the heads checked and do head gaskets.
In the tear down, I found the bolt in the upper intake (the one in the inside center) missing! I found two loose! I figure that's why I couldn't get my idle down. Had to order all the fuel injectors because 4 or 5 had broken or cracked hats on the nozzle end. One was missing all together! Good was to spend $500!!!
Got it just about all back together and found the upper bearing so bad in the distributor that the cage is touching the pickup! And it squeaks!!
Anyway, should be back together tomorrow!! Should run pretty good!!!
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Last week I had about 6 hours of fun replacing rear break cylinders, shoes and bleeding all the brake lines.

I am not sure if I need to get the HCU bled out, the brakes are semi spongy. I plan to call around to find a shop that can

bleed the HCU. One shop said my truck was too old and they donʻt have the equipment to do the job.


The rear drums on these trucks are such a pain. Any way that is what I did last week.
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