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Old 02-06-2011, 12:01 AM   #151 (permalink)
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I took out the 390 fe motor that was only a year old but I wanted more power!!

I searched, and searched everywhere for a 428 for 1/2 a year until I found a 428 cj block bored .030 with new cam bearings installed for $1000.
It was about 100 kms away plus a ferry and I got it shipped over.
Managed to find an original 428 crank locally which was an amazing find for $250.
I sent it to my engine shop and crank had to be turned .010 under.
I bought a edelbrock performer rpm intake and new Holley 770 offroad truck avenger carb on eBay
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:09 AM   #152 (permalink)
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Heads were transferred over from 390 and were newly rebuilt.
I took them back to the shop and this time we took out stock valves and installed stainless cobra jet ones
2.09 intake/ 1.65 exhaust
Comparison


Installed


We also put in new hardened exhaust seats and did some porting.
These should flow very similar to edelbrock aluminums from what I searched just in an iron form. Lastly installed proper comp cam matching springs for the lumpy cam..
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:22 AM   #153 (permalink)
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Block and parts went to engine shop to be assembled as a short block. It came back like this..

Engine work
Bore honed cylinders to proper spec on piston
Ground polish crank
Line honed mains
Machined the deck
Re ringed flywheel
Balanced rotating assembly
Arp rod bolts with new pin bushings and big hole ends trued
10.5:1 compression
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:32 AM   #154 (permalink)
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Installed a 391 industrial 9 qt pan so it wouldnt starve of oil on hills with a rear pickup tube.
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:35 AM   #155 (permalink)
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Put a petronix lll multi spark ignition with matching coil on
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:36 AM   #156 (permalink)
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Dropped it in

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Old 02-06-2011, 12:38 AM   #157 (permalink)
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Estimated power #s
450 HP
Over 525+ lbs torque
Should be pretty close #s without a dyno


Again had to drop it down



It had a bit of a slow turn over so I put in a 4:1 new Powermaster starter they say can turn over 15:1 compression. It now cranks hard and sounds cool

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Old 02-06-2011, 12:42 AM   #158 (permalink)
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Now up to the most recent stuff I tore out the old bench seat for this 2005 Yukon one



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Old 02-06-2011, 12:44 AM   #159 (permalink)
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Put in some new grey molded carpet

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Old 02-06-2011, 12:49 AM   #160 (permalink)
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The seats were middle seats without a bottom track. I cut it all apart and adapted my original track to these ones while also dropping them down a couple inches as they sat too high.


These are sweet cause they now slide back and forth and the seats flip forward then the back tilts forward. Pretty ideal to get behind or underneath
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:24 AM   #161 (permalink)
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Ya i been following you on FTE loving the bumpers, thinkin of stealin design for my rear of tow truck. And you also inspired me on the wireless winch remote got it a month ago and works great!!! Can i have your old 4.10s lol i hate 3.73s and 40's lol
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:44 AM   #162 (permalink)
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Yeah the remote switches are an inexpensive solution. Warn remotes are really pricey close to $180 ? Or round there ,but you probably know that.
I really like my dash mounted toggle switches too. They originally came with a spring loaded toggle that returned to center but I wanted it to run hands free. 12voltguy.com sent me another replacement toggle that would stay up or down when engaged line in or out . They warned my to be carefull with it though so I didn't somehow leave it on.

I still have some sanding pad work on the rear bumper and need to trim the corners that wrap the body as of now it just touches box but I want a 1/4-3/8 gap for movement /flex with no rub.

Funny you want some 4:10's. I still got a reverse front d60 ring and pinion in storage.. Shipping is little pricey down to states. You might be ideal with a 4:88 but a 4:10 is a common easily found replacement.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:06 AM   #163 (permalink)
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i like the seat idea. might have to try that out depending on what the interior looks like on the 79 f250 i'm picking up next week. d60 front low mile all original one owner truck FTW!!!!

let me ask you this though, this is a dual purpose rig, but it sees a healthy amount of wheeling, why spend good money on carpet? why not just bed line the shit out of it to make cleanup easier????
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:15 AM   #164 (permalink)
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That's a really good question!
I really tossed up the idea to go molded rubber floors.
My bro went that route with black. But with the new plush seats I just had to do it. Carpet was about $150 shipped so I kind of think of it as disposable. Lol
Now I do have checkerplate bolt down square floor mats that I Havnt posted a pic of yet. With muddy boots you can keep it on those.
If I do it again I may do molded grey rubber floors to stick with my color shceme which will be a 2 tone truck, light grey top and bottom and a dark metallic grey center.
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i like the seat idea. might have to try that out depending on what the interior looks like on the 79 f250 i'm picking up next week. d60 front low mile all original one owner
That's sweet!! Tell me where it is so I can go get it




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hey if you wanna fly down to illinois to undercut me on an old rusty farm truck go ahead



not sure that would be too cost effective
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:35 AM   #167 (permalink)
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Back on the seats.
Some of the stuff in this thread I can't mention all the details it would take too long. Like motor and break in could be a thread in it's own

The seats you can see all the square tube frame in the pic. I had to rebuild the whole bottom section with this to build a new section for seat to pivot forward off of.
This was alot of work! The trickiest part was not burning up the seat with my welder. I took some fire resistant blankets home from work and had to put them around everything but what I was welding. I used cardboard in some places too but you gotta be careful it doesn't light up cause it will if your not careful.
They turned out perfect though . I ended up painting all the frame black so it's not even a noticeable thing.
I had one built in seat belt on the passenger side. The bottom original frame where the bottom lapstrap of the belt bolted to was removed so I reattached it with a heavy angle braket and a 2" muffler clamp through it to re bolt it. It was a lap and retractable shoulder belt..
Gotta say the seats are soo comfy and I love having a " beverage" holder offroad.
I also had to redo my internal roll cage with 5 point harness with the new seats as the headrests interfered now. I'll update pics on some of this stuff as I don't have any yet and no computer to upload them to yet.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:57 AM   #168 (permalink)
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I realized I Havnt posted a pic of the complete truck with doors on so here's you guys go..





The motor went in after this and the front suspension goes down a bit. Truck looks huge here.
Then again maybe it's just my ol lady next to it.. Lol


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Old 02-13-2011, 09:56 PM   #169 (permalink)
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Freakin' sweet, man! Absolutely CANNOT WAIT to see it finished! And super awesome that you're using an FE!
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Freakin' sweet, man! Absolutely CANNOT WAIT to see it finished! And super awesome that you're using an FE!
Thanks I have some more pics to load and some to edit in like the homemade t case brace and the installation of the 5 point harness with back bar on cage and custom bolt on floor mounts.
Im off to Thailand for close to a month as of tomorrow so it will be put on hold.
When I get back im hiring an old time engine mechanic to dial this 428 in for peak power and reliability. He definitely knows a thing or two and is very sought after and turns out hes booked till I come back anyway..
Can't wait for it to get back on the street and even more back on a trail testing out this new power combo.
Glad you like it
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I'm building a 78 flatbed with 12" of lift on 44's and a 77 supercab with 6" of lift on 38's. I'm glad to see someone else wheeling the old iron, although after you sacrificed 2 trucks for your sheet metal, I sure hope you don't need to test those outriggers, though I'm curious if they would work or shear off. I really like your rear winch and I'd like to see the mount better. Are you running a rear gas tank?
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:39 PM   #172 (permalink)
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I run a rear tank and a side box mounted auxillary tank. Like I say no updates pics till i get back. Old trucks sheetmetal went to good use and avoided the scrappers!
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Very nice build - I built very similar bumpers our of cardboard for me EB, great design
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Why didnt u just use a rod end at the front of the trac bar? It would probly work but threads arent really meant to take that kind of load. Cuz all the forward and back torque will eat them up.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:46 PM   #175 (permalink)
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Why didnt u just use a rod end at the front of the trac bar? It would probly work but threads arent really meant to take that kind of load. Cuz all the forward and back torque will eat them up.
I really doubt that would fail. Its over an inch diameter thread and it has full thread length in DOM tube (about 4"s)

heres a close up shot

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