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So fabricated some exhaust up this spring at the old shop I worked in. Took originals as templates and then ordered some machined flanged exhaust clamps. Also built a substitution pipe(that wasnt pretty) where I can install in place of the muffler till the original muffler could be found. Was all set to assemble this when I found out a vendor still stocked all the exhaust pieces, less the muffler. So I will most likely order the original DoD parts and track down an original muffler. The flexible piece by the cab had a bearing on the decision as I have been able to get close but not exact. Anyhow here are some pics of the pieces I fab'edIMG_6719.jpgIMG_6720.jpgIMG_6722.jpgIMG_6724.jpgIMG_6725.jpgIMG_6729.jpgIMG_6730.jpgIMG_6734.jpgIMG_6771.jpgIMG_6772.jpgIMG_6773.jpgIMG_6774.jpgIMG_6748.jpgIMG_6967.jpgIMG_6740.jpgIMG_6741.jpg
 

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So the 211 has always been adjusted poorly to shift down correctly. Was trying to adjust it and everytime I got it properly adjusted, all of a sudden it would go out of adjustment. Finally discovered the teeth on the shift down arm on the transmission were stripped. Stole one off of the parts truck and got it working well. Then all of sudden it started getting stuck in forward gears no matter where shifter was placed. In the discovery process found of the shift rod arms teeth were also stripped. So pulled that off the parts truck. Jeez. Monkey business
 

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Then all of sudden it started getting stuck in forward gears no matter where shifter was placed. In the discovery process found of the shift rod arms teeth were also stripped. So pulled that off the parts truck. Jeez. Monkey business
Go where the weak dare not tread:

- THERE is reward there for your courage!
 

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Dang. We put over 120 miles on it like that in May! I'm surprised the truck did so well.

Just realized we forgot to post pictures of all that!!! :shock:
 
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So the 211 has always been adjusted poorly to shift down correctly. Was trying to adjust it and everytime I got it properly adjusted, all of a sudden it would go out of adjustment. Finally discovered the teeth on the shift down arm on the transmission were stripped. Stole one off of the parts truck and got it working well. Then all of sudden it started getting stuck in forward gears no matter where shifter was placed. In the discovery process found of the shift rod arms teeth were also stripped. So pulled that off the parts truck. Jeez. Monkey business
Does that beast have the REB shift kit on it? Over use maybe? I mean they were originally designed to select a gear and go. This part likely wasn't upgraded. If the constant shifting is hard on them it would be good to know.

You're ready for snow right? We think it's time for some snow photos.
 

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Constantly shifting the Hydra-Matic transmission is not good. Any automatic that is constantly going in and out of gear what mechanics call "hunting" is a bad thing. You need to check the throttle linkage and the governor for proper adjustment.
 

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So all this work was done last spring, I’m just now making some time to post about it. USMC and his wife flew up and piloted the 211 to a memorial day parade in Bozeman last spring these repairs are made leading up to that parade. These trucks are awesome-love them and trying at times. But I guess that’s all part of it.

i have not the foggiest idea why the pictures end up upside down.
 

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We were able to get stars on it as well. You wont believe how many people would laugh at the car show when they saw the sign okay to touch. All the guys with vehicles were totally paranoid a little kid was going to touch their pride and joy. In the mean time my wife put kids in the cab of our truck one right after the other. IMG_7400.jpgIMG_7427.jpgIMG_7404.jpgIMG_7403.jpgIMG_7402.jpgIMG_7401.jpg
 

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Did we talk about what the hood number is from? It seems like weeks since we talked and I'm sure the waitress put something in my coffee the night before we met. I'm almost certain it was Bailey's, Kahlua and Vodka.

You'll get a chance to catch up with pictures when the kids get licenses and are borrowing the truck to move. Beautiful truck!
 
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