Monthly Archives: July 2012

getting my hands dirty (not)

I finally made up my mind and started to install the factory combo valve into the truck. A decision was made to make new hard lines from the valve to the master cylinder. I used bare steel line for these hard … Continue reading

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the weekend warrior

After seeing the great movie “The dark knight” in 2008 i just had to see “The dark knight rises” this weekend. Although i must admit the projection room was way too crowded for my taste (i disgust those people who … Continue reading

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the new process

Howdy folks, have you ever wondered why an automatic transmission needs cooling and why there’s so much heat generated by the transmission? The answer is friction. How can that be true, there’s so much oil in the transmission? In fact … Continue reading

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Fixer upper

Throwing more parts at the truck. It needs a new ball joint and a tie rod end on the passenger side. And the spring hanger bushing on the driver side front needs attention too. I replaced them with modded spring … Continue reading

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The side project

Yes i must confess, i have a side project i’ve been tinkering with for a while. It’s not too far off the truck virus at all and should give a nice benefit to the trucking community too once it’s done and … Continue reading

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While i’m waiting…

… i’m tearing other stuff apart. I always wondered why my emergency brake pedal would tilt to the outside of the cab, even though the mounts were all straight. It turns out the whole body of the ratchet mechanism was … Continue reading

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since 1976

Today i got positive information from IMPCO that all parts i’d like to use were available in 1976! Yay! Thank you IMPCO. In case all efforts to convert to propane fail, this EFI kit seems to be an adequate alternative … Continue reading

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