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 Post subject: Re: and739's 1975 D100
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:30 pm 
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Nice job on that intake and exhaust system!

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 Post subject: Re: and739's 1975 D100
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:32 pm 
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Thanks for the feedback fellas! It's been a while so I thought I'd get caught up...
I the span of a week my heater blower switch and headlight switch quit working. I was afraid the two may be related to a bigger electrical problem, but turns out it was just a coincidence.
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The headlight switch was crusty-dusty and corroded. RockAuto had both of these (used the discount code, thanks) and they were "pretty easy" to replace.

More recently, I dove into adjusting the valve lash for the first time in a long while. I've always used the instruction on the Engine FAQ by SSD as a guide and made up these gauge assemblies to make keeping up with the three different sizes easier.
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Upon completion of the lash adjustment, I installed some chrome goodies that the the kids got me for Christmas!
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I also added my custom stiletto knife oil dipstick that I fabbed up a while back. I think it goes well with the shiny stuff. :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: and739's 1975 D100
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:11 pm 
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Nice.. Wouldn't want to check the Oil in a a dark alley without a flashlight... Ouch.

:D :D

Greg

p.s. What did your buddy weld the steel to cast Iron?

I might be interested in trying that sometime if I have the equipment to do so...

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 Post subject: Re: and739's 1975 D100
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:41 pm 
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Greg Ondayko wrote:
Nice.. Wouldn't want to check the Oil in a a dark alley without a flashlight... Ouch.

:D :D

Greg

p.s. What did your buddy weld the steel to cast Iron?

I might be interested in trying that sometime if I have the equipment to do so...


Haha! Thanks Greg. I’ll at least use a Harbor Freight FWP headlamp when checking oil in the dark. I cant help but say “schhhwing!” when I draw out the dipstick with that handle the way it is! :lol:

On the welding, when asked he described the process just as Doc does in the exhaust manifold modification article; heat the work, high nickel content welding rod, slow cool down. Hearing that I knew it had a good chance to turn out okay. I dropped it off late one day after work, it was welded up the next morning and I got it that day on my way home. It was still cooling off at that point.

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 Post subject: Re: and739's 1975 D100
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:37 am 
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That intake is just about the same as one I did back in the '70's. However I attached my plate using a "spray welding" technique.
Used equipement similar to this.
https://www.ebay.com/i/202524392985?rt= ... 2524392985

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 Post subject: Re: and739's 1975 D100
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 7:50 pm 
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We recently got new F150s at work. Last week we had aftermarket bumper/grille guards installed. From one of the takeoffs I harvested the plastic lower valance/air dam. With a little modification I think it will fit the Dodge pretty good.
What do you think?
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 Post subject: Re: and739's 1975 D100
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 3:43 am 
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nooice..

I think Lou has done that on every car/ Van he owns. Unrolling the top 6" or so of a plastic trash can yields the same effect.

I might do one of those treatments in the future on the Grüne Hölle Project.


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 Post subject: Re: and739's 1975 D100
PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:24 pm 
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Wow! Time flies.
Pics of the split manifold that I've been working on.
Recently I got my hands on another old manifold. It had the flapper seized up so I harvested the front three legs and the outlet.
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I had a rear half section that I cut a while back. I also cut off the choke thermostat pocket since I don't use it.
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Having a spare engine for mockup while working on gap clearance sure is handy!


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 Post subject: Re: and739's 1975 D100
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:45 am 
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Nice.

Get ' er welded up.

I guess you have the correct oven / consumables for welding Cast Iron?


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 Post subject: Re: and739's 1975 D100
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:54 am 
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No, I won’t be doing the welding. Once everything is fitted up and Ready to go I’ll take it to a friend who’s the foreman at a local shop, he’ll weld it up good using the correct materials and process.
He’s the one that welded up my parallel two barrel intake.

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 Post subject: Re: and739's 1975 D100
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 12:21 pm 
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I've about got my exhaust manifold pieces ready for the welding shop. The thing that gave me the most grief was matching the outlet contour to the shape of the manifold. I think it's close enough.
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The 3/16" x 3" strap just had to be cut to the proper width after cleaning it up with a wire brush. I got the ends to be capped off good and flat for these.
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 Post subject: Spoiler Alert!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:14 am 
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After a year and a half I finally got this project going. :D I used the edge of the steel bumper from the Ford donor piece, cut it off and welded it to my bumper. Where the Ford bumper has much more curve than the Dodge, I made up the difference with bracketry also pulled from the Ford bumper, welded in extra supports to span the gap for the outside "wings" of the air dam.
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I had to cut off about 5" from the ends since they were outside the fender and came close rubbing the tires.
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Overall I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. After driving it around for a while I'm finding all the places in town that require alternative driving tactics to provide "no-contact" passage. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: and739's 1975 D100
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:39 am 
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I bet Lou likes that.

If it were made of bumper covers then it would bend and come back to its somewhat original shape.

It's more likely a spltter or an air dam.

A spoiler wound be on the back of your roof or tailgate.
Have you noticed and gas mileage difference yet??


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 Post subject: Re: and739's 1975 D100
PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:06 pm 
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Greg Ondayko wrote:

Have you noticed and gas mileage difference yet??

Greg

Thanks Greg
No, I haven’t driven it enough to make an accurate comparison yet.
I’m not counting on much of an improvement, though.
:lol:

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