New Member in North East Texas

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  1. Crawler

    Crawler Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Hi guys and gals,

    My name is Wes and I live just east of Dallas Texas. I have been wrenching on various diesels since the late 90s and have a serious passion for them.

    I have been a member on various forums for many years and found this forum while doing some research on some Ford/International IDI modifications for a client. Of all of the engines that I've wrenched on, IDIs are the ones that I have the least experience with.

    So, I am here to learn. But, I will also do my best to contribute on the platforms that I have more experience with.

    Thank you for having me. I'm looking forward to making more friends and learning new things.
     
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    Welcome Wes I’m Wes! I’m north of San Antonio, and pretty much all I work on is IDIs at my shop, if you need any parts or need to bounce some questions just let me know!
     
  4. Crawler

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    I appreciate that! I'm currently working on a pretty clean 92 5 speed IDI. The client wanted a banks sidewinder. While it was at the shop, I also added a valair clutch and solid flywheel. So we did that and it ran well for a week or two, then started having fueling issues. I found that the FSV was sticking and that the metering valve in the injection pump may be as well. So, since I'm a bit of an overkill/thorough kind of person I decided instead of just piecing this truck together, that if the client was up for it-lets do it right.

    The route we went was-
    Drop and clean tanks
    Replace showerheads with 3/8ths line to the bottom of tank with swallow tail cuts.
    New lines to prefilters
    New FSV (inexpensive parts store version). Client wanted bang for the buck. Hopefully it holds up.
    Carter 4070 pump
    Kept the factory steel lines in the front half of the frame
    Conestoga feed line
    Moose pump and injectors

    I believe I have a source locally to dynamic time the truck. But, I have not confirmed it.

    On the fuel selector valve, it of course had the ports in different locations, did not have quick connects, did not have the correct mounting flange, and had the generic 6 pin (5 active) plug.

    Since this was the style of FSV that the client would most likely find if he were on the road and had a failure, I stuck with it.

    Made a small mounting bracket to mount the FSV to the frame and ran the lines in a way that I felt would cause the least amount of issues with rubbing or kinking.

    Then mounted the pump using the carter bracket with some spacers to give a bit better clearance.

    Then cut and added a ferrel to the factory steel feed line to make the house routing simple and not couse any sharp bends. The ferrel was added to give a bit more insurance for a good seal.

    I did notice on this truck, that all of the steel lines were 5/16. Only the quick connect on the feed was actually 3/8ths.
     
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    Hopefully the pump is low enough to do what we want without cavitation. I would prefer to not have the pump hanging below the frame. But, If necessary I can move the pump rearward or down, or both.

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    I doubt that i can make the meet. But if I find that I'm free that weekend then I'll swing down. Its about a 4 hour drive from my place. Thank you for extending the invitation.
     
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    Dieselcrawler i pooped today! Staff Member

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    Great, all these years and finally someone to get confused with.
     
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    Welcome, I'm east of Dallas as well.
    About 1.5 hours east.
    I have learned a lot on this forum, and you get really good info.
    I am in the middle of my first diesel rebuild.
    1984 6.9 with old school Banks turbo kit.
     
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    Ha ha. Quite true.
     
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    I’m in the Quinlan area if you need a hand some time.
     
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    Whats the dodge run?
     
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    It hasn’t been down a track in many years.

    It’s been 9.6


    Currently I have the engine pulled out of it.

    I blew up a billet wheel charger and sent shrapnel through the engine.

    I’m keeping the engine rebuild pretty simple.

    20 over cast Mahle pistons

    Stock forged rods that have been shot peened and polished

    Ported Head with o-rings

    Custom cam

    Valve springs

    Chrome moly pushrods

    Inconel valves

    ARP 625 Head studs

    A1 14mm main studs

    A1 rod bolts

    Misc other long block stuff

    Parts being reused are more than I could put in a single post.

    It is a 95 half ton dodge that we did a back half, 4-link rear suspension, coil over front, cage, fuel cell, etc...

    Fuel system consists of a custom cell with three 1/2” feeds in the sump. Those go to 3 separate Haisley fuel pumps. Then a three into one fuel block. Through a frame mounted filter. Then to a 13mm p7100 setup for full fuel to 6000rpm. From there the fuel goes through .120 lines to 5x22 injectors.

    Air setup depends on the purpose of the truck. I’ll probably put it back together with one one my old single setups. I’m thinking a billet wheel 475 or 480 with three stages of nitrous and an external wastwgate. Though I’m contemplating using a t4 72mm charger just to make it more fun on the street. I may lose my mind and build some big twins. You never know.

    Transmission is a JTT built 47re, manual valve body with a billet converter and billet input/intermediate/output shafts going through a narrowed Dana 80 using 40spline axles.

    I’m going to tone it down and set it up for 1000-1200 hp. It’s been far higher. But I don’t want to spend the money on billet rods since this is a toy now and not something that I’m trying to be competitive with. It should live a fairly long time in that range.
     

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