1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

1985 6.9 Project

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by Ky85, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. DaveBen

    DaveBen Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Age:
    71
    Posts:
    1,644
    Likes Received:
    395
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Location:
    Ukiah, Ca
    I did not mean to imply using the engine to mesh the gears.
     
    Ky85 and Scotty4 like this.
  2. Ky85

    Ky85 Full Access Member

    Posts:
    71
    Likes Received:
    42
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2020
    Location:
    West
    I understand your implication, I suppose my reservations come from being alone trying to roll a 6k truck in N and shift the transfer case in synchronicity.

    It's also early and I'm only on coffee cup #1. I'm firing on about 2 cylinders. Perhaps I am misunderstanding the series of events as you describe.
     
  3. Scotty4

    Scotty4 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Posts:
    625
    Likes Received:
    492
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2019
    Location:
    Washington
    What he is getting at is the same if your trans wont go into reverse while sitting. Just move forward a nudge and try again. I have had to do the same with getting to 4L
     
    Cainon and Ky85 like this.
  4. Ky85

    Ky85 Full Access Member

    Posts:
    71
    Likes Received:
    42
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2020
    Location:
    West
    Thank you to both of you!

    Makes sense, I needed a lil more 'splaining.
     
  5. DaveBen

    DaveBen Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Age:
    71
    Posts:
    1,644
    Likes Received:
    395
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Location:
    Ukiah, Ca
    If the transmission is in neutral and you roll the truck a little it will cause the transfer case gears to move without a load on them. This will allow you to shift into or out of 4 X 4. It will grind a little but will not hurt anything. I have been running four wheel drive vehicles since 1972 and never messed up a transfer case.
     
    Ky85 likes this.
  6. Selahdoor

    Selahdoor How can I help you, or make you laugh, today? Supporting Member

    Posts:
    1,523
    Likes Received:
    1,049
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2015
    Location:
    Index Wa
    Only time I have ever actually seen for myself, a transfer case messed up, was on a chevy.

    Friend of mine was out with his cousin. He gets out to unlock the hubs... Cousin gets out to do the other side.

    He left the transfer case engaged.

    Transfer case pretty much 'splodes' internally.



    Cousin only spun the hub halfway, and left it floating in between.



    This will not kill a Ford.

    On my 89... Passenger hub broke. Wouldn't lock into either position.

    But I didn't find out until I had driven if for weeks, In and out of 4wd.

    Felt like it was locking in and out. But it wasn't.

    Didn't hurt a thing.

    Replaced the hubs, and it was just fine.
     
    Ky85 likes this.
  7. Ky85

    Ky85 Full Access Member

    Posts:
    71
    Likes Received:
    42
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2020
    Location:
    West
    My last car was a Mazda 3000/Ford Stranger so forgive my hesitation!

    Oil burners got the knowledge, ty ty
     
  8. Ky85

    Ky85 Full Access Member

    Posts:
    71
    Likes Received:
    42
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2020
    Location:
    West
    New door seals about 2 months ago..they are still sticking out a lot. Seems that its rubbing on the engine side near the hinge. I thought that they would settle by now. Has anyone had trouble with this too?

    I've played with the post that the door catches on and can get it slightly closer. I'll take them all off and do it again maybe some adhesive to seat that stripping down reel good.

    20200817_184245.jpg

    20200817_184252.jpg

    20200817_184304.jpg
     
  9. hacked89

    hacked89 Full Access Member

    Posts:
    314
    Likes Received:
    298
    Joined:
    May 30, 2018
    Location:
    Bucks County PA
    Yea I bent the metal lip when I installed mine until it closed smoothly. I also tested a bunch to find where the actual spot was that needed to be bent instead of bending randomly everywhere

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
     
    Ky85 likes this.
  10. Ky85

    Ky85 Full Access Member

    Posts:
    71
    Likes Received:
    42
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2020
    Location:
    West
    I owe you a beer for that..genius.
     
    hacked89 likes this.
  11. Thewespaul

    Thewespaul Supporting Vendor Supporting Member

    Posts:
    8,657
    Likes Received:
    7,614
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2015
    Location:
    Bulverde, Texas
    You’re also missing the bushing on your striker pin, that will help too.
     
    david85 and Cainon like this.
  12. Cainon

    Cainon Full Access Member

    Posts:
    166
    Likes Received:
    40
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2019
    Location:
    Smithfield
    Agree with Wes, I replaced my bushings few months back. Big difference. Little hard to open sometimes but stays shut good
     
  13. Ky85

    Ky85 Full Access Member

    Posts:
    71
    Likes Received:
    42
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2020
    Location:
    West
    Got those on. Bent the metal in from cab.

    still sticking out..I ordered new pins for the hinges..maybe the old owner brought the doors in closer as the seals worn out..

    Not confident with hinge play but if that's what it takes. I've sunk my teeth in now!

    20200820_142732.jpg
     
    Cainon likes this.
  14. Ky85

    Ky85 Full Access Member

    Posts:
    71
    Likes Received:
    42
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2020
    Location:
    West
    Messing with that striker bolt placement has had some success. Passenger door is now flush..and really hard to open from outside. Going to leave it shut for a while and try to get it 'green broke' at least.

    Thinking I shoulda done same on driver side before I went messing with door alignment. Live n learn..

    On to the rusty hood, prime it up and hit it with a navy base coat. And try to seal up the windshield leak. One treatment of flowing silicone wasn't enough, gonna try to hit that upper windshield trim real good.

    Winter is coming and that box gotta be tight tight tight.

    Here's a action shot of some concrete mix I got the other day. 25 bucks for all that!

    20200819_164621.jpg
     
    Cainon likes this.
  15. Ky85

    Ky85 Full Access Member

    Posts:
    71
    Likes Received:
    42
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2020
    Location:
    West
    Hood done been un rusted

    20200821_094328.jpg

    20200821_101455.jpg
     

Share This Page