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Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by Ferd_Diesel, Nov 26, 2019.

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    Got the fenders mounted up. Took some time figuring out where harness and harness grounds go. Been fighting the belt. The 114in was to big. Ordered a 112in but what would you know re installed belt for the 3rd time and no squeak.

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    Got the headlight/grill support mounted. Headlights in. Turn signal bezels and just hanging in there with a couple screws. Had trouble get the body lines and hood gaps halfway decent

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    Sometimes those can be a bear.
     
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    Well today I had a hand from the bosses son to help on the truck. Figured itd been a good time to bleed thr brakes as I had a soft pedal. Blown line going to the bank in between tank and frame. Ordering some line tommtow and replacing. Also diagnosed my small coolant leak and rubbing noise when turning. Looks to be lower rad hose Is pooling coolant in the rad support. Ordering a new one. And the rubbing was just loose tire. PO just had 3 or 4 lugs in each tire had the rest in a bag.
     
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    Nice having the tires not rub and headlights. Drove around the back of are property at work and could see. Was parking back there as my boss didnt want to much clutter and it was an eye sore but leaving at 9 at night couldn't see shit parking it. Took my leds out of my 93
     
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    Fixed broken brake line tonight. Have to bleed brakes yet. While I was waiting for napa to deliver my parts I started taking stuff apart for my column and cluster swap. Started installing my remote start. Works just have to hook up all the safety stuff (brake input, parking light input, horn input, hood switch,power locks)
    I'll upload a video later
     
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    Went to swap column and cluster out today. Found one of the clamps that hold shift fork was broke so I took that piece off my 93s and shifts great now.
    Somebody previously had a remote starter installed. They did a poor job. Reason I'm not a huge fan on them but I do them right. Last thing you want is a compromised ignition harness. One on the big yellow ign wires broke. But connected just to pull out of shop. Will fix it up right tommorow.
    As for the cluster all is working except that I don't think alt charging now. I know there's something about the battery light in cluster being the turn on but I never had a problem when it was in the 93. Still gotta put a meter on it and check bulb and do a bit of research.
    Will post a video of the broken shifter tube clamp
     
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    Feel free to subscribe going to try and do some more video updates

     
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    Picture the ole lady took when she dropped me some lunch off

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    Been awhile since I posted got a little bit done since then. Got the trans cooler and hood springs in today. Door panels in. Dash put back together minus the column plastic. I might pull the dash shell out of my 93 before it leaves. A younger kid must have had this truck. I cut so much extra bullshit wires, all the clips are broken, even the nut insert for screws are busted up.
     
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    Took it for its first drive a few days ago. Just wanted to take it up the street and back. Lot of cops cause my works on the frontage road a mile from the substation but coast locked clear. Right after this video good flew open. Didn't have the springs on it yet so it came all the way back and messed yo the cowl and 3 cab lights. Latch is f#$*÷d. Took latch off 93 and will be installing tomorrow. I plan to make a video of a walk around and my plan for the truck. Trying to get a cheap go pro aswell

     
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    Should have a full day tommorow so I want to install latch, lower valance, bumper, put my fitting in intake hat for boost gauge, clean it, was all mud off underside and start fluid filming the underside.
     
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    Now that scares the crap out of you. I know since I had one do that on the 1975 Mustang II that I used to have.
     
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    Got the truck out together for the most part. Trans cooler in. I bypassed the radiator trans cooler and just used one in the grill. Been doing that for years. Boost gauge installed lower valnce and bumper installed. Finally looks like a truck. Did that last Saturday. Sunday I took it for its first successful drive. Uploading a video now

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