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    Mega Score - Gear Vendors OD

    I have been thinking more about this. I had done this on a Jeep Cherokee when I did an SYE kit. Never had a problem with it and I think the Cardan joints are rated for continuous duty but I'll do more research. Biggest downside is the cost of having the shaft redone but I guess if it worked...
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    Mega Score - Gear Vendors OD

    Ah, never even thought about all the linkage. Talking to both companies, it seems the 5* operating angle is not recommended as it was recommended to be at 3* or less. Being this is the front u-joint, I am not sure how I would decrease that angle without dropping the back of the GV/transfer...
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    Mega Score - Gear Vendors OD

    I had checked my driveline angles and thought they were in spec but after talking to Gear Vendors and the driveshaft shop, it appears they are not. It was too hot this weekend to play with angles but I think I am going to need to drop down my transfer case mount to get the front u-joint in...
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    Sealing Transfer Case Halfs Without Removing

    Good idea. I am hoping it won't need to come too far back.
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    Sealing Transfer Case Halfs Without Removing

    Anymore input or thoughts on my idea?
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    Horsepower Requirements for fan?

    I have the 12v version but without the built in controller. In my research, lots of people having failures of the built in one, typically within 6 months. Why I opted to go the route I did. The fan itself works really well and is quiet. Just wouldn't trust the built in controller.
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    Horsepower Requirements for fan?

    Having been in the hot rod world for almost 4 decades, straight blade fans are VERY noisy. You and everyone around you will know when it is running. Personally, I would look at S blade fans. Most OEM fans have gone this way because of noise issues. If you want a very high CFM fan, you might...
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    Sealing Transfer Case Halfs Without Removing

    Hi all, This past weekend I installed a Gear Vendors OD unit and as part of this I needed to top off the transfer case fluid. It appears it was low as I had to add about 2.5 quarts of the 5 the stock NP208 takes (plus about .5 extra for the additional GV adapter). Well this apparently showed...
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    Horsepower Requirements for fan?

    I recently moved from a mechanical fan to an electric fan setup in my '48 Chevy Sedan as I needed better cooling at idle and low speeds (think stop and go traffic). I did a ton of research on fans and controllers. There are a lot of fan options out there but for my space and needs, I used a...
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    Mega Score - Gear Vendors OD

    Well, I was able to pick up the NP208 adapter from Gear Vendors (they are local to me) and did the mechanical install on June 27th. Got the measurements for the new driveshaft and picked that up from the shop on July 2nd. Spent a few hours on the 3rd and 4th doing in the wiring and fluids and...
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    New Member 1984 m1010 charging issue

    If you find anyone interested in the heater... have them talk to me too. I have two of them I will give away. :)
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    New Member 1984 m1010 charging issue

    Thanks for the props on the gauges. Very happy how they came out. Honestly, I would be looking to replace the batteries with higher CCA unless the ones you have are brand new. It sucks but if you need to replace one, I would replace both with the higher rated one. Sounds like you are just...
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    New Member 1984 m1010 charging issue

    He did not say test the batteries but check the output of alternators (" testing the voltage coming into each of the batteries "). My guess is the lower alt is not putting out the right voltage/current. It should be close to 28v. When I bought my current one, it was converted to "Plan B" and...
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    What have you done to your CUCV today/lately - Part 2

    I have been doing some different projects on my M1010. Installed some Jeep JK Wrangler seats on custom built brackets I made. Also installed a Gear Vendors OD and waiting for the driveshaft to be built. Need to wire that up. Hopefully will have that done this weekend.
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    Another M1010 owner

    This is coming out sweet! I like your rivet pattern on the bed support piece. ;)
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