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    Quote Originally Posted by wreckerman893 View Post
    As lothe as I am to start another project I can't get the picture of the 880 near me out of my mind. I may pop over there this weekend and check it out.

    Since diesel is headed into the stratosphere and I need a full sized truck (that is smaller than the deuce) I am considering the 880.

    Did I read somewhere that these are full time four wheel drive?

    That would make fuel milage suck....right?

    If it is full time how hard is it to make it selectable?

    I like the 318 and the idea of a truck without a lot of electronic crapola on it.

    Are these trucks less prone to electrical gremlins than the Chevys?
    Yeah, the full time 4X4 system does make them a little hoggish and it saps power as well. It is easily to change them over, but the M880's D44 front axle doesn't have normal hubs, so the kit repplaces them, and it makes it pricier than doing a Chevy or Ford. The kit to do it is $500, but includes everything. You can buy a kit to just make the transfer case selectable for around $100, but the front axles will still turn. As cheap as you can get these trucks, and reliable as the 318/727's are, is still worth it to do it. Below is a pic of the kit and links to buy and a good article on installing it.


    On the electrical system, mine is a standard 12V set-up, and should be pretty trouble free. They still have points, so a HEI swap would probably be a good upgrade, but not neccessary.




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    Not to bust anyones buble here, but looking at the kit picture and the wrigth up on how to do the conversion I couldn't help but notice that the kit is set up for 5 lug axle and not an 8 lug axle like the M880 is. In my research there does not seem to be an 8 lug kit out there. This could pose a small problem.

    Also and this is just personal preference, but the M880 IMHO doesn't look right in 3 color nato cammo. It looks best in the old 4 color cammo. Maybe because that's how they looked when they were in service and I remember them being that way. Just my thoughts no more no less...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nattieleather View Post
    Not to bust anyones buble here, but looking at the kit picture and the wrigth up on how to do the conversion I couldn't help but notice that the kit is set up for 5 lug axle and not an 8 lug axle like the M880 is. In my research there does not seem to be an 8 lug kit out there. This could pose a small problem.

    Also and this is just personal preference, but the M880 IMHO doesn't look right in 3 color nato cammo. It looks best in the old 4 color cammo. Maybe because that's how they looked when they were in service and I remember them being that way. Just my thoughts no more no less...
    There are 2 different kits from Milemarker. P/N 602 is 5 lug and P/N 603 is the 8 lug setup. You're right though, the article shows a 5 lug and I should have noted that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxim View Post
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    Wow, that looks great! Where did you get your paint and what color code is it?
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    I converted my M886 to locking hubs by getting a newer donor axle and swapping out from the ball joints out to the newer locking set up. I used new ball joints and brake rotors but my almost new calipers from the 886 worked fine with the newer parts. I put the Milemarker kit into the transfer case and it has worked great for years. I did mine for highway driving. Didn't notice much change in MPG but front drive parts last longer now.

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    wreckerman893 they are all 30+ years old, I have 3 and not one of them has a reliable working fuel gauge . Everything else tronic is fixable and all the other spark'in and wire stuff is still at your local NAPA along with all the other parts except they quit carrying the Y pipe for the exhaust last year. The 890's are 4X2 and get better gas milage and go faster, lower to the ground and easier for us gray hairs to get into!. I have not done the selectable route and seems to be a lot of parts and time. Have done the power steering up-grade it was a one weekend, one trip to junk yard, one helper and less than 0ne case of beverage job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MWMULES View Post
    wreckerman893 they are all 30+ years old, I have 3 and not one of them has a reliable working fuel gauge . Everything else tronic is fixable and all the other spark'in and wire stuff is still at your local NAPA along with all the other parts except they quit carrying the Y pipe for the exhaust last year. The 890's are 4X2 and get better gas milage and go faster, lower to the ground and easier for us gray hairs to get into!. I have not done the selectable route and seems to be a lot of parts and time. Have done the power steering up-grade it was a one weekend, one trip to junk yard, one helper and less than 0ne case of beverage job!
    The fuel gauge is the only thing that doesn't work in mine as well!-lol
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    '67 Johnson Corp M105A2

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