What did you do to your deuce this week?

camnite

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it was at an oval track. had winged sprint cars doing 14 second laps on a 1/2 mile track. had an owner ask to stand in the back and watch his car. going back in two weeks for the motorcycle race they are doing.

if I had to guess a deuce would run 37-38 second range
 

rustystud

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Had a bit of an issue this weekend. I installed the Ross HF54 a couple of years ago and was surprised to see how darty it got after the mod. I installed 4* shims and that helped, but it was still too darty to be comfortable. I got a used set of spring perches a few months ago and drilled them out for flipping.

I tore into the spring mounts to put in the 'new' perches and found that my axle was off-centered. I spent all of friday evening and saturday morning trying to get it moved over. I ended up sticking the nose into the garage where the floor is polished concrete and smoother. I had to lift the truck by the bumper with the engine hoist (pretty sure I maxed my hoist out), put a car jack under each leaf spring, a racing jack under the pumpkin, I had a car dolly under the d-side tire, and a chain host attached to the garage support and winching the axle towards the p-side. Fortunately that did the trick.

Ultimately the axle went from -4* caster in the original configuration to 0* with the shim to now +4* with the perches reversed. Truck did quite a bit better on the shakedown run, but still not quite as tight as I would like.

I also installed a NOS passenger seat cover. Thanks to @Evil Dr. Porkchop for a good part at a great price and quick shipping.

Also made some progress on my heater installation. A bunch of parts got OD Green in preparation for installation. Just need to figure out where (exactly) in the cab I want to mount the box. Its been shortened 4".
Has your truck ever been in a front impact accident ? Or have you ever been off-road and have the truck get twisted really bad ? If yes to either question I would have your frame checked for straightness. A good truck alignment shop can straighten a truck frame very easily. You would be surprised how many trucks are running down our roads with bent frames. When I was working a IHC in Tukwilla, WA. I had to take the trucks down to the alignment shop in Seattle whenever we couldn't fix a steering problem. Almost every single truck had a bent frame ! I had to wait for them to get fixed and drive them back so I would hang out with the guys and see how they straightened the frames. It was really simple and fast and didn't cost all that much either.
 

whatadeuce

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Helped my friend deliver his trailer from Fort Loxahatchee, to his yard. First pic shows his trailer in tow by my Truck 3. Pic three shows the owner of the m108 connecting up to move the trailer. and M108 wrecker...oerator of the crane is Roy the terror..20160401_153418.jpg20160401_145822.jpg20160401_155114.jpg20160401_153717.jpg20160401_152407.jpg
 

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I have one also, it came w/ 11.00x20 NDTs on it. To take the bounce out when empty, bring the tire pressure down to 18-20 psi. No more bounce.
 

Wolfgang the Gray

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Helped my friend deliver his trailer from Fort Loxahatchee, to his yard. First pic shows his trailer in tow by my Truck 3. Pic three shows the owner of the m108 connecting up to move the trailer. and M108 wrecker...oerator of the crane is Roy the terror..
What kind of trailer is that? I've never seen one like that before.
 

Scar59

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M353 trailer. Designed to hold a MEP generator. Handy/stable unit. Great for liquid tank or a big generator
 

ChevyC60

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On the way over to Petes no bounce cause it had an M35A2 engine in the can. On the way back bounce. It is going to north Florida but on a civiy trailer that dose not bounce.
 
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I installed lockout hubs tonight, and adjusted the wheel bearing nut on a rear that was running too hot after a new brake cylinder, shoes, bearing pack, and seals. 'Course when I pulled the axle, the gasket tore. So I'll be replacing that tomorrow.
 
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