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  1. RangerDave

    I rebuilt my Airpack only to have it fail from water and corrosion again...

    The step by step airpack rebuilds I have noodled were very useful threads and I thank you all for the time to have done it! I rebuilt my Master Cylinder and Air Pack last year and much to my chagrin, the remote brake fluid reservoir started lowering and the brakes started fading.... only...
  2. RangerDave

    Quick poll on brake overhaul

    After a brake failure during a routine pre-trip inspection, I elected to overhaul the whole system.... So far I have pulled the Master Cylinder and Airpack - All gunked up. It was amazing that I only had a minor symptom of a hard brake pre failure (occurred twice) - airpack problem... and...
  3. RangerDave

    1000 Watt coolant heater in water pump casting question

    I want to install a coolant heater in the lower plug of the water pump casting that people are referring too but.... The 1000 Watt heating element is about 3 1/2 inches long - will it hit the impellers? I can't judge by the scale on any of the TMs and draining all of my antifreeze to check...
  4. RangerDave

    Crisis Checked My Brakes Today....

    Just a friendly reminder to all, in this cold and icy new year, to check your brakes!!! I started up my deuce and ran her a bit before I brought her in the garage for a brake inspection and bearing/seal check up... drove down the driveway a bit and hit the brakes on the dirt drive and had a...
  5. RangerDave

    Ragtop to Convertable in 6.8 Seconds...

    Yup. It finally happened... I'm driving down the road and then RRRRRRRRRRRRIIIIP!!!!! I guess it didn't like driving at 50mph after a cold winter!!! I just so happened to have a spare piece of soft corrugated plastic laying around and zip tied the snot out of it to get it to stay so the...
  6. RangerDave

    Adding a Third axle to my deuce

    IF I can buy some axles off of a couple of deuces from a guy down the road who has 3 of them sitting in various states of un-runnability.... I am looking at two projects.... What is a fair price for the axles if I have to take them off? 1. Adding a third axle to my truck to help increase the...
  7. RangerDave

    Should I Jump in or Walk away....

    OK OK OK... I have tried searching and searching and can't exactly find out what I need to know... although I think the ultimate answer will be to just buy a 5 Ton!!! and walk away... Here' the dilemma: - I need to re-bolt the small shackle that binds the leaf springs together (the 1/4...
  8. RangerDave

    How do you Guys start your rig when it's negative 10???

    Now that it's really cold out, I've been looking through the "How to start your truck when it's darn cold out" forums for the past few years and thought... How do the rest of you get yours started??? I know there are plenty of folks out there that have a hard time when the temps fall below...
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