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Old 07-22-2015, 09:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, recently I decided to give my old build thread the axe. It was quite large, jumbled around a lot and honestly didn't want a thread with 250,000+ views and 1000s of posts. Killed the thread, went out of town for a while and now it is time for a sweetened condensed version. Love me or hate me, put it in your pipe and smoke it.

Keeping things short and simple, here are a few pictures of how the truck started and where it is now. For all you guys asking questions about running an MDT and of that sorts, this is how carried away you can get.




The truck started life as a lumber truck, a rough, old, slow lumber truck.

540,000 miles, 5.9 cummins, 6spd non OD, air brakes






Version 1.0
Crude, simple, but did the job.

Purchased a brand new 2012 24ft stock trailer to pull with it also.

Me and my wife ended up spending approx. 8 months on the road with this setup. Went out west, down south, and in between with it. Put around 20,000miles on the truck like this. It is primer in this picture but it was eventually painted black.



Version 2.0
The first camper we bought was old and tired, lacked a lot of things including running water, toilet, etc. Picked up a 2011 Travel Lite 1000slrx Ultra, 9ft slide fully loaded with all the bells and whistles.

Scrapped the flat/dump bed in favor of an 8ft service bed and short flat bed.




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100% rust free 1993 crew cab, 7.8l Ford mated to an Mt643 automatic.
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The camper is 10ft long and has everything we need on the road including a large fridge. It takes about 15 minutes to load and unload off the truck. We can pull into camp, setup, and run into town for supplies without the camper or trailer. This makes the truck extremely versatile.
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Well.

Lots and lots of talk about dumping the stock turbo chargers on the MDT motors, (466, 7.8, etc) around here. A lot of people wondering how these motors will perform without the hindering stock turbo, now we will see. Picking up an HX40 this weekend that came from an 8.3 Dutch Star RV. Not 100% sure if it is a T4 flange but adapters are cheap. I believe that it is a 16cm^2 waste gated exhaust housing. Should get the 7.8 breathing pretty damn good, even better with a billet compressor.

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I really wish you would stop deleting your old threads. There's good information in there for people searching for stuff. Make a new one and move on, sure, but you just deleted a bunch of tech that will have to be re posted or lost.

Of get a mod to un delete it and lock it so no one else can post in it, but at least the tech will still be there.
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Oh well.

If someone wants to drag it out of the recycling bin have at it.
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I really wish you would stop deleting your old threads. There's good information in there for people searching for stuff. Make a new one and move on, sure, but you just deleted a bunch of tech that will have to be re posted or lost.

Of get a mod to un delete it and lock it so no one else can post in it, but at least the tech will still be there.
x2 fucking pointless to delete an old thread, you can make a new thread without deleting an older one

hopefully people dont waste their time posting any useful information in this one because it will just get deleted for v4.0
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x3 ... WTF

who cares if a thread is long and with a billion hijacks and other social talk ...

after all most peeps dont just want to look at dry tech shit;
imho a little chitchat , entertainment and things that make you laugh are an essential part to any good thread
(well sometimes drama too )
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Wait...........


So you mean we dont just post threads for our own benefit?
You all dont really think anyone searches for an answer do you?
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Well, get ready for some more dry tech then.
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hey, whatever floats your boat
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and as you can plainly see, goats on the first page.

we're just gonna hose up every serious thread you make.
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Since he started doing things half way right he probably got bored of people not talking a bunch of shit in his threads.
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Old 07-23-2015, 02:03 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Pulled the F700 wiring harness. Need to come up with the basic engine controls, dash cluster, and all the basic read outs. Then it needs to be spliced into the 93 F350 harness so it all works as one. Not a wiring guy by any means, usually stop at trailer brake harnesses. Hahah should be fun, atleast I labeled some stuff.
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Transmission kick down cable installed.
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All the brake parts that need to be reinstalled in the crew cab. Barely know the names of all of it but, I know where and what it bolted too.
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Picked up this "transmission cooler" today. It should be plenty big enough, for good measure I am going to mount a fan to it. Planning on mounting it somewhere by the transmission.
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Cooler fins look rough in pics. I'd consider a very thorough flush mandatory on a used cooler and an inline filter between its output and the trans a real good idea. Hope you're not deleting the trans heater/cooler from the engine coolant loop.
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The systems never shared any cooling on this truck since it was originally a 6 speed. My only concern is the flow. The mt643 has some big diameter lines and the cooler lines are pretty small. It seems to flow with the garden hose pretty good. The coolers they sell are different but are a few hundred dollars. This cooler had lines similar to a pickup but holds close to a gallon.

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imho horrible cooler for trying to keep a big ass AT cool

i would be gravely concerned with flow and restriction of a cheap "folded tubing" cooler like that.
(especially when half the fins are already bend and airflow is highly restricted)

i definitely would look for something with bigger ports and a plenum camber & stacked tubing design.
(similar in design to a charge cooler)
like a turbo, AT`s do not like back-pressure ...

i`m a tightwad as well , but this is money well spend

or in other words; spend a little now or spend a lot later
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