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  1. megacabcummins

    New Transmission

    Ok rebuilt drivelines are in, new output shaft seal on the transfer case, new pinion seal. The new puller I bought is sweet, almost zero effort to pull the pinion flange. I couldn't see where the old seal was leaking, but to try and prevent the new one from leaking I used Hylomar on the non moving parts. Now to finish up the lugs on the battery cables, I need to solder them up, I did not have any flux... Sounds like my rock rails are almost done, he didn't have any 2X2 so he made them out of 2X3 instead, I may just plumb them up for air tanks lol. I was looking at my overload spring perches and I thought hey I can stick a scissor jack under there and get the spring to push out from the spring mount enough to change the bushings without having to pull the whole spring.... I'll let you know how it goes lol.
  2. megacabcummins

    New Transmission

    I will try and remember to do that. We'll be doing that and the engine/transmission skid at the same time.
  3. megacabcummins

    New Transmission

    So I found out that dodge glues in the U joints, not sure when they started doing this, but it SUCKS. Heated up the first one by the carrier bearing and started pressing it out and the cap exploded. Decided I'd let Drivelines NW do it, and I had them change out the carrier bearing, ad new boots and balance both shafts. Cost more than I was wanting to spend, but now I won't have to worry about them and have to mess with those glued in joints. Funny thing is not all of them are glued in... weird. Figured well I'll pull the front shaft and take them both the DNW in the morning (Monday) and of course the T40 bolts stripped. Got one out with the impact, two out with the T40 hand tool and vice grips, and one I had to drill out, I had ARP bolts to replace them. Rear transfer case seal was simple, went to remove the rear flange and the tool I bought was 1/2" too small, so ordered a different one. Got the drivelines back, they did a real nice job. Installed the front, along with the new bolts. Rear is installed except the rear axle, got the new puller so I'll be doing that today. While I was under there I noticed the driver side front brake line had been rubbing the tire, I think when Les Schwab did my tires they snagged the brake line. Passenger side is just fine, but I ordered a new set, not worried about the tire as mine get beat to hell anyway. Oh and I finally got around to installing my Larry B battery cable fix... The kit is fine, but I am not happy with how short the battery cables are, I have some 90* lugs coming, I think they'll fit better then the way they are right now. I may just get a new crossover cable and install the new lugs on that, the current one is slightly corroded. OH... and I found some DEKA AGM's for $200 a pop, I may go with those instead of $300 each for Northstars.
  4. megacabcummins

    205 Transfercase conversion ?

    Actually the 271/273's are quite strong, even Atlas recommends not replacing them with their units because the 271/273 is stronger.
  5. megacabcummins

    New Transmission

    Looks like the weather may cooperate this weekend, time to do some drivelines Then swap in my new hard faced tiller tines....
  6. megacabcummins

    New Transmission

    So next thing on my list is rear pinion seal, and driveline U Joints. While I was under there measuring u joint cups I noticed a very small leak on the transfercase tail housing, so I'll swap out both of those as well since I am gonna do the front driveline as well. I'm gonna go the, I hope it doesn't leak route, and mark everything and just pull the flange and replace the pinion seal and then reinstall. If it leaks then I'll take it to Morgan, he's the guy who installed my gears and lockers, and have him rebuild it with a spacer instead of a crush sleeve. Then it's on to rebuilding the rear springs, I may just replace the bushings for now and wait to rebuild them lol.... Or replace the bushings and just buy new ones later. These springs are so heavy and not fun to deal with. New sliders are being built, and new diff covers being built from AR500... that should work. I also need to get down to Tigard and get my hydro assist installed, and my transmission skid finished.
  7. megacabcummins

    Time for new batteries

    I have a cutoff from Stinger Marine that's 150a.... Would this work for you? I have a bunch of smaller wires that go to this rather than the battery. I also have the Painless fuse block for stuff in the cab. https://www.google.com/search?safe=active&client=ms-android-verizon&q=stinger+marine+150a+cut+off&spell=1&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwidi9r039rgAhWIj1QKHfxaACgQBSgAegQICxAC&biw=320&bih=560#imgrc=TTqUU3_BMmWVzM: Here's how mine is wired in on the firewall... I went to this for the same reason, too many wires on the battery terminals.
  8. megacabcummins

    Time for new batteries

    My Interstates are 7 or 8 years old now, but they have been having issues. Time to go with some AGM's, I'm going to pick up a set of Northstars https://www.amazon.com/NORTHSTAR-Automotive-Group-Battery-NSB-AGM65/dp/B01GS56MIY/ref=asc_df_B01GS56MIY/?tag=bingshoppinga-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid={creative}&hvpos={adposition}&hvnetw=o&hvrand={random}&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=e&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl={devicemodel}&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=&hvtargid=pla-4583657821981107&psc=1 I also picked up one of these.... (Larry B's is awesome) http://www.fostertruck.com/cummins-dodge-denso-starter-complete-rebuild-kit-94-06.html And.... (Diesel Bound this would help with your wiring) http://www.fostertruck.com/dodge/dodge-battery-cables/larryb-s-battery-cable-repair-kit-for-dodge-cummins-1994-2009.html
  9. megacabcummins

    Fuel additive in the new trucks?

    I just run Stanadyne every tank in the winter, though my truck gelled on me a month ago... at least that's what we assume it was. So now I am not so sure it helps for winter...
  10. megacabcummins

    New Transmission

    Got started Friday with the new turbo install and transmission cooler. It was a little chilly out so I wasn't moving to awfully fast lol. Lost a manifold bolt somewhere, Mike happened to be at Diesel Outfitters sunday and he had a bolt and spacer. Took the truck for a drive yesterday, no leaks, turbo is SWEET !!! And with no tuning it still rips, AND NO SMOKE !!! Got some new constant torque clamps coming for the coolant lines, then I'll crank up the EFI Live and let her eat. The drive in this morning was nice and got to open it up a bit. People say this turbo or that turbo spools like stock, or has lag ect ect. This little 63/67 from @tater_built_turbochargers spools quicker than stock, pretty much zero lag and sounds bitchen. I changed the oil before I ran any through my new turbo, which was quite fun in 32* weather lol. So the truck is so much more responsive now, now the transmission works like it's supposed to, it now drives like it has efi live flashed but it's still on the stock tune. Transmission cooler is a considerable upgrade... And it was a simple install instead of trying to fab a mount for the other one I had. For some reason it is not letting me ad anymore photos...
  11. megacabcummins

    New Transmission

    Yea I heard about the seals too, figured I'd try the fuse and relay... if it blows again then I'll pull the pump off the truck and see what's up. I have about 100K on this pump so not too shabby, I know some people who didn't get that much out of them. Maybe I should just pull the pump and start there lmao....
  12. megacabcummins

    New Transmission

    Gary it will never be off road only lol.... Paul I'll let you know when I get my other diff covers, yes my buddy is working on a bolt on kit with PSC for our trucks. So truck got hauled home on a roll back Thursday, just up and died driving through Snohomish. Luckily I got it started again and was able to get it rolled into the McDondalds parking lot. Looks like it is either the fuse or relay for the AirDog, gonna have Mike order a new relay. If it is the fuse then I need to figure out why the fuse blew. Was fun waiting for a tow, that cancelled and didn't let me know, and dealing with roadside assistance that told me several times I did not have it, finally had my agent call and straighten them out.
  13. One of the issues is having to lock up ALL of your firearms, which makes self defense that much more difficult. I also do not believe they can just change the description of a semiautomatic weapon to suit their needs.
  14. megacabcummins

    New Transmission

    Looks like they truck might be getting a bigger steering box and hydro assist, getting ready fer 40s
  15. The problem with 1639 is it labels every semi automatic rifle as a semiautomatic "assault" rifle. The way they have described it is exactly the way it is described by US law, except they added Assault. What this does, is label every single semi automatic rifle as an automatic assault rifle, therefore when they keep pushing their new laws they want and say automatic assault rifles are illegal. All of a sudden all of your rifles under the definition of US law are now deemed assault and therefore illegal. I think some people missed that when they voted on it, I am sure there are libs and dems that hunt, well now their rifles would be illegal too. 18 U.S. Code § 921 - Definitions(28) The term “semiautomatic rifle” means any repeating rifle which utilizes a portion of the energy of a firing cartridge to extract the fired cartridge case and chamber the next round, and which requires a separate pull of the trigger to fire each cartridge.> - Cornell Law School 18 U.S. Code § 921 - Definitions "Semiautomatic assault rifle" means any rifle which utilizes a portion of the energy of a firing cartridge to extract the fired cartridge case and chamber the next round, and which requires a separate pull of the trigger to fire each cartridge. — Secretary of State - Initiative Measure No. 1639 - finaltext_1531.pdf Because of this I will never legally own a firearm in this state... Or post pictures of gun parts or ammunition, unless it's for a sale at my cousins gun shop... but that's different.