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Old 08-18-2017, 01:22 PM   #2686
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Where do you plan on heading for your camping trip?

And, what happened to the post about the brake petals?

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Old 08-18-2017, 07:54 PM   #2687
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Found the leak

It is the NP205 transfer case, the one with the site tube. The leak is at the front of the transfer case where the idler shaft comes out. I attempted to tighten the nut but it seems to be very tight as it sits. I machined off the lip of a steel dust cap to where it flairs out. The dust cap now fits perfectly over top of the washer and nut. I will clean off both surfaces and add some sealant and see if it will stop the leak. Draining the transfer case and pulling and resealing the nut will happen at a later date - too messy at this time, the oil will drain out of the case and then run across the skid plate.

Trip heading north and into the interior - Fraser canyon, Barrier if the smoke is ok, otherwise Vancouver Island. Might head up to Jasper in September.

Brakes - I think that was on a different thread.


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Old 09-03-2017, 03:50 PM   #2688
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NP205 update

No leaks under the truck - doubt that will last long but I have put about 200 miles on it without any sign that there is any thing escaping from the case.
Thinking about how to go about getting cooler air into the truck and a better air filter, got a K&N in it at present but am not all that excited about how well it filters air.
Most immediate concern is to deal with the fan shroud and trace the wiring and sensor - the fan turns on manually but not on its own. unless my gauge is off?

take care out there

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Old 09-05-2017, 07:54 AM   #2689
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No leaks under the truck - doubt that will last long but I have put about 200 miles on it without any sign that there is any thing escaping from the case.
Thinking about how to go about getting cooler air into the truck and a better air filter, got a K&N in it at present but am not all that excited about how well it filters air.
Most immediate concern is to deal with the fan shroud and trace the wiring and sensor - the fan turns on manually but not on its own. unless my gauge is off?

take care out there

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Good deal on the leak stop. What do you mean not pleased with how the K&N filters air? Granted you do drive in the dirt and dust a good bit. My daily driven Cummins has had a K&N on it for 170k miles now and the intake is fine.

What kinda of fan controller are you using? And gauge? Does the gauge have a calibration point or is there a kink in your sender wire messing up the resistance?

I've been doing nothing but running wires in mine. Every connection is either a sealed pin connector or a soldered joint with the glue filled heat shrink tubing; I'm not taking any chances on this thing giving me problems due to a corroded or poorly terminated connection. I am running multiple grounds throughout as well and not really relying on chassis grounding but rather to my grounding termination points with redundancy.
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Old 09-06-2017, 05:17 AM   #2690
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I've been looking at my air filter setup too, I built a heat shield but the where it sits still has it pulling air from a hot engine compartment. Thinking I can get it up and rotate it 90 degrees to sit parallel with the hood and build a new shroud to pull better through the hood louvers.

I've heard a lot of back and forth on the K&Ns. We don't have the oil issues that most gas engines do. They do have foam pre-filters for some of them too. I will say that letting them get dirty actually improves their filtration, so cleaning them (unless really dirty) might actually be a bad thing.

Where are your fans triggered from? My gauge feeds from a sensor by the thermostat, but my engine fans use a sensor I threaded into the radiator return port on the engine. I used an infrared thermometer to tweak the fan set-point to be around 180 based on the outlet temps of the radiator. That does however mean my fans don't kick on based on the gauge temp but based on how well the rad is cooling.

With the right potentiometer setup you should be able to test the operation of the gauge/controller setup, you'd have to know the resistance range for the sensor though. Not sure if it's worth the trouble or not.
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:23 PM   #2691
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Hey guys.

I setup a blog for my WC53.

So, if you get bored, it may be something to look at.

https://www.eskimo.com/~jimlee

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Old 09-07-2017, 07:26 AM   #2692
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Hey guys.

I setup a blog for my WC53.

So, if you get bored, it may be something to look at.

https://www.eskimo.com/~jimlee

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I just read the whole thing! Thanks for sharing! Your truck in its mostly original condition is really a thing of beauty!

Matt, this could be some good stuff to snag for the PWA Print Magazine! It is well written with a great tone of voice and sense of light humor.
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Old 09-07-2017, 01:27 PM   #2693
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Whoa, thanks!

Unexpected, glad you liked it.

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Old 09-07-2017, 10:54 PM   #2694
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Dragging my butt - not doing much - and I should be.

K&N filters - several years ago I was in a shop that does a fair amount of diesel work, one of the mechanics was saying that they had seen more wear on trucks with a K&N than any other filter - Not sure if it is true or not - also i have some lab reports that checked the major filters in use today - K&N was midpoint, Donaldson and one other where up at front. I can not find the reports, they may be in my shop or are long gone, I do recall the readings improved if you new the proper way to keep them loaded with oil.

NP205 - yep that did work well, should be a stock part, looks that way.

Twin Turbos - man am I tempted. Not going to happen any time soon, it would be nice to get an actual report from someone with economy and boost numbers.

Got part of an old Dodge dash in the rust tank - at some point it will become a panel for air and fuel pressure guages. I am going to wrap the exhaust again - I took the wrap off when I cut and welded the old pipe - The pipe under the wrap was in better condition than the exposed pipe - this is counter to what I have seen regarding wrapped headers but I am not going to complain. The pipe does get hot enough to change the colour. Where the welds were ground down, the pipe is now a blue to purple colour.

Fan controller - not sure the brand but I thought it was about 190 on and 180 off. Nothing fancy just the simple on off style I like to use. It did work - just not at present. I do have an adjustable one sitting on the shelf with a dial and what not, been sitting there for 25 years, perhaps it is time to hook it up? or not.

Grounds - I think I got carried away - interesting that some have turned green in the short time I have been driving the truck. Good to know that you are playing with the wiring, that is a job that takes patience.

Todays progress - I got around to mounting the fire extinguisher to the floor, I will miss the sound of it banging on the door or bouncing against the seat frame.

take care out there
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Old 09-11-2017, 06:44 AM   #2695
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I took a day off from working on my Carryall to go for a ride in this amazing piece of hardware. Let me tell you about some of the ideas I have now for finalizing the details in my truck and also some plans for what I am doing to the next one! Nothing like jumping into a B17 bomber and soaring up the James River on a beautiful day!

However Sunday, I realized that standing on my head under my dash is not conducive to my damaged nervous system elements... so I took a bunch of dimensions and made a mockup of the dash so I can make a nice clean bundle of wires and then just plug it all in under the dash at once. Less likely to overlook something or make a poor connection.
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