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Everything posted by Woodenhead

  1. Could be a cool 3D printer project.
  2. Usually the importer will convert the dash for you too.
  3. These stories about failing stands are scaring me into wanting to put a lift in. Anyone know if Harbor Freight sells lifts 😂.
  4. Yeah, my fear is that if I do that and there are other issues with the injectors then it’s a fail and I end up putting more time into later. The fuel filter rarely if ever got changed and it has an edge box so that’s probably contributed to the demise of these injectors. I don’t know what that means for which parts of the injectors are likely to be toast.
  5. Good info, thanks. Were the injectors you were getting from Industrial their own re mann or the Bosch ones?
  6. Someone else recommended the +50 injectors too Paul. I don’t see them in the Source Website for an ‘03. Most of the over stock injectors are re manned BBI. Can you post a link to them? What exactly is it about re manned injectors that makes them a bad idea? Stock BBIs from Source appear to be the only true new injectors available. 99% of what I’m seeing are re manned, even the Bosch.
  7. Ok, I’ll do that too. Just so I can see what’s inside.
  8. These in house re manns https://www.industrialinjection.com/product/industrial-injection-reman-stock-5-9l-03-04-injector-pack-with-connecting-tubes/ Or the Bosch ones they sell? I’m pretty careful about keeping things clean with injectors. You saying if I keep everything clean we should be good? My concern was more that there’s a risk they may not seal right.
  9. I'm helping out a buddy with an '03 that has an idle smoke issue and blows a good cloud of white when you stomp it in neutral. It's fuel smoke and with some quality direction from a good friend who is well versed in these things we're fairly certain it needs injectors. So, I realize the word on the street is BBI injectors from Rips are the king and only buy new never re manned but I'm trying to help out an old man on a budget here so are their other good options? I see many of the BBI injectors are now re manufactured so maybe re manned isn't that bad anymore? Options I'm seeing are? New stock fueling BBI injectors are $2530 Source re manned Injectors are $1,800 (I called and spoke with someone, details on who builds these and how were vague) From Industrial, Genuine Bosch re manned stock fueling injectors are $1800, seems hard to thumb your nose at genuine Bosch. Industrial also has a set of re manned for $1957 with tubes 2yr unlimited mileage warranty. While I understand it's possible to re-use the supply tubes (I probably would in my own rig), I'm thinking I'll suggest we replace these in his as I'd hate to see him have an issue down the road based on me rolling the dice here. He's not typically too aware of what's going on with the rig and tends to drive to total failure. Anyway, I got some solid advice from said well versed friend on the subject but I figured it's time we had something truck related to read around here so I welcome any and all input.
  10. Also needs a NHTSA sticker and EPA. If it was made to be sold in Canada it won’t have that. They’ll tell you you just need a letter from the manufacturer. Daimler Chrysler won’t issue one for you. Trust me on this, you will be forced to use a registered importer. GMC and Ford will issue the letters for you, DC will not.
  11. Looks like a nice truck but if it wasn’t already a US truck and you’re planning to import it, plan on paying about $2k to a registered importer. These days I’m sure it’s an even bigger PITA.
  12. I talked to my brother in law who works for said contractor, his work rig is a Ranger with a 6 cyl automatic. He’s got an air compressor bolted in the box and a loaded tool box, to the point he had to add air bags lol. Says it runs great, he’s happy with it for what it is. The 4 bangers are gutless as is usually the case.
  13. Kelly makes a good point. I know a construction contractor here that has a pile of Rangers. He buys them cheap at surplus auctions, they’re nothing special but his guys aren’t easy on them and they seem to keep rolling. Might be worth some more research.
  14. That looks like a cool old machine, I often find myself in similar predicaments over pulling the trigger on older machinery. Usually common sense loses, I only see the potential it has, not so much the potential problems and I get someone elses project I had an old simplicity garden tractor with a tiller that looked a lot like that (they all do) but it had a one lung briggs, I sold it here. That little diesel would pretty fun.
  15. I think Bob Grenzo (Gonzo?) posted a while back about one he dragged home. I probably screwed up the name, maybe even got the wrong person lol.
  16. I know Fastenal offers a freight service between their stores. I have no idea what the cost or conditions are but from the machinery forums I’m on I heard they were reasonable.
  17. That thing is awesome! Please do a build thread or at least give us a link to it if you do one else ware.
  18. Great post Shawn. I grew up in SW Ontario (Woodstock) and spent a lot of time around North Bay and Deep River/Chalk River. In high school we used to do 5 day canoe trips in Algonquin and Killarney parks. You’d paddle, portage and camp through the wilderness for 5 days and never see a sole, I loved it. When I was going to North Bay all the time I’d get up early in the morning, take a little 12’ Aluminum boat with a 6hp Johnson in the back of my ‘85 D100 Ram, head down the road a few miles and launch it into a little lake called 4 mile lake. There I’d fish for a few hours and catch some respectable Northern Pike, then head back for breakfast. I never saw another boat on that lake, total solitude, fresh air and good for the mind.. Another time a buddy and I did a fishing trip up into Quebec. We loaded a 14’ Aluminum boat into my ‘89 W250 CTD Power Ram left from Deep River and drove North into Quebec for about 5hrs down logging roads. Eventually launched, motored up the lake for an hr and camped on an island for 3 nights. The walleye fishing was incredible. Up there the only other people you saw came in on a float plane, no one was crazy enough to drive up there. I remember a huge steep sandy hill to get down to the lake, the old goat impressed the heck out of my Ford buddy. Like you said, it’s so sparsely populated and there so much wilderness and water. It was always a dream of mine to live up in northern Ontario and have a house with a dock on a little lake. Swimming and fishing in the summer, sleds and skates in the winter, right in your back yard. I’m good with where I’m at now though, thanks for triggering the memories.
  19. I guess it depends what broke. Mine broke on my ‘98. I was a lot get a replacement handle from the dealership and put it all back together.
  20. Safe travels Dave. For some reason, in the middle of this chaos, I thought about you the other day and was wondering how your adventures were going.
  21. There’s a black ‘04 local here with a toasted motor for $500 or selling parts.
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