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  1. crazy4offroad

    Help with Edelbrock carb

    Sounds like a clogged idle circuit. Remove both idle air screws and apply 40 psi regulated air to the screw holes. You may want to remove the top of the carb and make sure the bowls are clean before trying again. Lastly use a quality fuel filter like a WIX paper element fuel filter. Those...
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    New girl here....Dad was a mechanic on the side

    Welcome to the forum! I inherited my dad's square when he passed too. I have good plans for a basic upgrade, not veering far from stock but running much better than stock. Hope you stick around, there's a lot of good, helpful folks around here.
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    gas tank info please

    This ethanol 0bama gas can cause a lot of water in the tank causing your pickup tube to rust and get a pin hole in it. Like the others said though work your way to the back.
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    NP203 Differences Early vs Late Design

    I wont be much help here, the ORD guys would be the best source. I know there's a year break but not sure when. I think 76 was the last year for the yoke style front output. As long as ORD says it's safe to run I would go with it. I know you can get external speedo correctors that may fill the...
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    I am looking to buy a k10. How to choose?

    Check the frame rail at the steering box for cracks. Also check the rear shock mounts at the frame for cracks. The Fallguy made a lot of people think these trucks can take incredible jumps. As mentioned above I personally would look for a nearly original with as few mods as possible being done...
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    Welding help needed.

    Also be sure to clean your welding points of paint and rust but dont get too crazy with the grinder or your metal will be too thin. A lot of new panels have "weld-through" primer on them but I clean that off too. a sanding flap wheel or disc might work better than an angle grinder. I've had a...
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    heated bench seats

    A friend gave me a thing you put on your seat that does heat and massage. I never used it because my bad back doesn't benefit from vibration but second thought the heat part would be nice when it's ice cold outside.
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    Welding help needed.

    Another thing that can have a negative effect is if you're using a long, light-duty extension cord, like a 100' 18 gauge cord. The voltage drops when you arc up and nothing's consistent, amperage or wire speed. After the initial voltage drop it will recover, then spike, and now your setting is...
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    Shade tree gear change

    I don't know if you'll get the bearings off with an arbor press, you might be able to, they're rated at about 2 tons. I have this 10-ton hydraulic from Northern. You may end up having to take the carrier and pinion to a shop and have them do the press work and hope you get the shims right the...
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    Shade tree gear change

    Richmond or USA Gear. I would stay away from Motive Gear. Make sure you have an assortment of steel slugs and chunks of heavy bar stock for the press, and make sure the press's operating range is large enough to place the whole carrier in. Removing the bearings can be a real bitch. I did a write...
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    Shade tree gear change

    R&P swap isn't impossible, especially since it's 2WD, only 1 set to do. You'll need a caliper micrometer, dial indicator, hydraulic press or access to one and a bearing cup, and a good, high-torque air impact in the neighborhood of 450 ft/lbs or better. You'll need a thick gear set to run 3.73s...
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    Piston Ring Gap Placement

    Mine said 180 degrees across from each other parallel with the crank centerline.
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    1982 Suzuki GS1100G "Preppercycle"

    Mine would peg the 85mph speedo in 2nd gear, and it had 5 gears. Tach was registered for 12k with an 11k redline and would easily pull into the red. Once on a long straight stretch in the middle of the night I pulled 5th gear into the 8k range, no idea how fast I was actually going but I'd...
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    1982 Suzuki GS1100G "Preppercycle"

    We have "walking dead" going past our house all day and night. Cool project, I had an 82 GS 750 and that sonofabitch was FAST.
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    Dana 60 front axle

    Large commercial vehicles like dump trucks, flatbeds, large tow vehicles, etc. Their WMS-WMS measurement makes them much too big for pickups.
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    Dana 60 front axle

    A lot of other differences I couldn't quickly find pics for like bearing sizes, inner shaft sizes, fasteners, etc but the D60 is overall beefier in every way. Biggest drawbacks are expense, ground clearance and weight.
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    Dana 60 front axle

    Excellent deal even if you don't have a dually to put it under. If you plan to convert it to SRW spindles expect it to cost you about another $500. But really that was a great buy. I paid $700 for mine, crusty rusty, had to change spindles, new brake calipers and pads, new kingpin bushing kit...
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    Steering box is leaking

    It's not bad. Hardest part is getting the arm off.
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    Do GM crate 350's have soft cams ?

    A vacuum test will let you know if you've wiped a lobe. There are several charts online to let you know what to look for when running the test. Always use zinc additive for flat tappet cams. Could be the difference between <100k miles and >100k miles. If it does turn out to be wiped, an...
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    If your truck is automagic trans, get a remote start/alarm. They have an ignition kill system that if the alarm is triggered it just won't run. You would have to be away from the truck for an extended period of time and everyone who heard the alarm turn their backs, and the thieves would have a...
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    How Tight Carrier

    Axle shafts will have play, wont work. Put a big pipe wrench on the pinion yoke and let it rotate over against the ground. Put something heavy on the handle if you have to but you shouldnt.
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    How Tight Carrier

    I wouldn't, just try to get within that range. As far as the carrier falling out of some and needing pried out of others, the 14 bolt full floater has adjusters on either side of the carrier. Once loosened the carrier drops right out. If an axle has carrier bearing caps and just falls out, they...
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    10 bolt upgrade options

    Be sure to see the notes on that carrier... "Must use special large carrier bearings with 1.781 in. I.D. and 2.891 in. O.D. race (See Suggested Parts tab)." Otherwise it seems to be a good one.
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    Random low idle issue 1406 edlebrock carb

    Usually the fuel lines will start to feel weak and soggy, the opposite of dried out old vacuum lines. If you have a long skinny flathead screw driver you can take the fuel line loose from the carb, run it back in the passage and spin it a few times and pull it out. If it's getting a lot of that...
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    10 bolt upgrade options

    A lot of the local mud racers swear by their 10 bolts and 12 bolts, mainly for the weight savings over 14 bolt full floater rear and Dana 60 front. They just run chromoly axle shafts and solid non-greasable Spicer u-joints throughout. Most common failure part is the pinion shaft where it meets...

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