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Thank You for watching and sharing your experiences. It was about 42 degrees in Big Bear that day. The Cab stayed pretty comfortable - didn't need to turn on the heater. I've relined the roof and upper portion of THOR's cab with dynamat and Liner to reduce exterior noise - I think it helped considerably in keeping the cab warm as well. That and a warm 8.3L Cummins probably helpedI've been that way a couple of times. It's a long drive! One time I came in from the fawnskin side and was going to go down along the trail but there was a big gate that was locked preventing anyone from going up or down. It would be a real bad day if someone drove all that way up the trail only to find that gate locked. I think it was just below hanna flat campground. Thanks for sharing that video. Great job! Hey, did you stay warm in Thor's cab?
That looks really nice! What was the cost to line a hood? Now that I see this I want to do it to my trucks.
I cost about $171 total: 3 rolls of Dynamat Hoodliner material. Each roll is 32"x54"x0.75 thick.That looks really nice! What was the cost to line a hood? Now that I see this I want to do it to my trucks.
Yes. Jake number 25A. There is a thread in the 5 ton mods section where a member recently did it.Been awhile guys but I'm back. Finally after2+ years got my m934A1 registered as a historical vehicle. California is a nightmare.
On another note, Can you put a Jake brake on this thing?
Some of those cotton jacket supply and relay lines are looking a little crusty. They will start to leak thru themselves before long if not slowly doing it nowAnother dog bone replacement. This one was the upper rear. Aft end came out pretty easy but the front fought me for a couple of days. Got the old one out this morning In 17 degree weather and in a gravel driveway! New one went it pretty easy. Got a couple of new ones awhile back as surplus. Had to rotate the axle back a little to get it lined up. Realigned and tightened everything up. Just need a couple of cotter pins, I’ll use stainless steel, and then take her for a test ride. Probably rebuild this one and another I have sometime in the future.
Wow Ajax your ears must be well-trained...Ever since I bought my truck, I've generally stuck to a "test track" in my neighborhood while I get caught up on maintenance and generally shake the bugs out.
I have taken a few trips into town to dump yard waste and buy the winter's pellet supply.
A couple days ago, I took a longer drive that let me run at 52-55 mph @2000-2100 rpm for a little while.
Earplugs make the drive more pleasant but also cut me off from the sounds the truck makes which makes me uncomfortable. I'm listening for problems.
On the way back, when hitting speeds over 50mph, I kept hearing a random, metallic rattle or slapping sound. The location was definitely the engine compartment and it seemed far forward and down low. The noise was random and not related to anything spinning such as wheels or engine. I slowed down to 49mph and the noise basically stopped. During the entire drive, all gauges indicated perfectly normal. The truck drove beautifully.
Upon arrival at home, I inspected everything. I couldn't find anything loose or amiss other than some hose clamps that wept a little coolant because I failed to tighten them properly after my recent belt/hose/coolant job.
After another inspection yesterday, I have 2 possible theories.
1. The bumper shackles were flopping against the bumper when hitting bumps in the road at high speeds.
2. Something (maybe the sprag) in the front axle was misbehaving at high speeds.
I'm going to bungee the shackles to the bumper and try this again with a camera running to see if the noise repeats, and to try to record it. In fact, I have a FauxPro type of camera that I'll mount to the undercarrige to see what it picks up.
Hopefully it's nothing but my paranoia.
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