Recent content by Lonnie

  1. Lonnie

    OH No Luck in Ohio

    I have many antique cars insured with Hagerty, but they would not insure my truck if parked outside... They also have a stipulation that he vehicle is to only be used for club functions, parades etc. This concerned me as I just want to ride around sometimes. I contacted my regular State Farm...
  2. Lonnie

    M818 Turbo Addition

    It does not fit in the factory cradle... I removed that. I used a 5" tube with a 9" dia x 10" length https://www.raneystruckparts.com/dynaflex-under-truck-exhaust-muffler/
  3. Lonnie

    M939A1 NHC Turbo

    If you up the boost & relocate it in front of the radiator it will help. There it is likely heating the air from the engine/radiator heat.
  4. Lonnie

    M939A1 NHC Turbo

    The boost curve is pretty lazy & will not make much boost until the revs are up in the 1800 range, below that it falls off fast. 1100 is not bad for an exhaust temp, but I could not make any heat with the turbo before I increased the fuel... under 800 was it. The intercooler you have will be...
  5. Lonnie

    M939A1 NHC Turbo

    Sounds like the turbo is not spooling. You obviously have no exhaust restriction, but the inlet air is in question. I test drove mine with a K&N cone filter on the turbo & it worked OK before I got the factory canister piping built.
  6. Lonnie

    M939A1 NHC Turbo

    You said the temps go high... but never quantified that. What reading are you seeing? Also, mine would not make over 3-4psi boost with stock fueling. It is up to 12psi now with 200psi rail pressure & still only emits a light trail of smoke.
  7. Lonnie

    3 Jake heads under a stock M809 hood!!!

    My center one sounded more muffled similar to the pop from an air compressor, whereas the rear one had the more obnoxioius typical Jake brake sound.
  8. Lonnie

    3 Jake heads under a stock M809 hood!!!

    If you have the opportunity to road test each Jake individually, could you confirm each sounds the same? My center jake is quieter & I cannot figure out why. I thought it may be due to the firing order or the proximity to the turbo... I'm just guessing but wouldn't mind a second opinion.
  9. Lonnie

    3 Jake heads under a stock M809 hood!!!

    Awesome work. I was planning the same thing, but never got around to test fitting everything. Other projects took precedence & the truck got ignored again. Thanks for sharing the measurements, you saved me a few hours of experimentation.
  10. Lonnie

    M818 Turbo Addition

    That would be nice if you can share the dimensions. I put the filter housing on the pass fender, but I should build a brace for it.
  11. Lonnie

    Handling heavy tires

    If you don't have a dollie... An easy way to install/remove (even on dirt/gravel) is to get 2 half sheets of plywood (preferably leave the top sheet smaller, maybe 1/4 sheet) & put 2 layers of plastic between them with a coating of oil (I used motor oil, but the heavier weight the better)...
  12. Lonnie

    M818 Turbo Addition

    Sorry... I forgot to get back to you. Mine measure 2-1/4" tall.
  13. Lonnie

    what cordless tool are you using to get your lug nuts off

    Funny you mentioned Wheaties when you are talking about removing nuts... lol.
  14. Lonnie

    what cordless tool are you using to get your lug nuts off

    I also found out when you let the lift down on one, a replacement housing is about $35... it still worked, but was hard to hold on to.
  15. Lonnie

    what cordless tool are you using to get your lug nuts off

    Milwaukee M18 Fuel with 5.0 Battery. Takes the lugs off of my 5 ton with no problems.
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