I do not know the thread size but it is not the best location to install a sensor. in this location it is reading the temp coming directly from the radiator to the engine instead of the water leaving the engine.
Thanks for that link. I did not come across that store yet. My favorites list is getting longer and longer... I really need to start organizing them...I consider rear disc brakes one of the best improvements I have made on my M1028. It was the first thing I did when I got the truck in 2010. I bought my kit from TSM in Colorado. It included the 1978 Cadillac El Dorado calipers which have the emergency brake option. My truck will stop on a dime going forward or backward, wet or dry.
While you are at it, you should also consider removing the rear proportioning valve. GM issued a Bulletin in 1988 to remove the thing. 88-320-5 dated August 3, 1988 should be available from any GM dealership. If not, let me know and I will see if I can find it. I removed mine and now I have equal brake pressure to front and back discs.
Just a heads up for the Cadillac calipers with the e-brake- the e-brake sucks. I ran those calipers for a few years. Swapped them out a number of times for new or rebuilt calipers, all had the same problems. The design of the e-brake is supposed to be self adjusting- when you apply the brakes while moving in reverse they are supposed to take out the slack. However it didn’t work well in the real world. The e-brake would either not adjust and be too loose to hold the truck at all, or self adjust too tight and the brakes would drag- and not evenly on both sides. I took them apart a few times and self adjusted them to the proper tightness but it wouldn’t last long before they were out of whack again. Eventually I got sick of the problems when one started dragging and got pretty hot while I was driving, causing the wheel seal to start leaking gear oil which turned into quite a bit of white smoke.I was just thinking about the gear ratios. Will have to check that.
Ever since coming across disc brake conversion kits I have been kinda interested in them... Now even more so... What do you guys think about those? If I do get one it will be with e-brake option.
I hear you, n8roro!I installed new seat foams and upholstery on the front seats. It was not as hard as I was expecting it to be. The wost part was finding the correct parts to order, and building the confidence to tear the old ones apart. There is a lot more support now, and I sit a couple inches higher. No more ripped seats!
Got to work doing some frame repairs and knocking the rust off the frame. After a coat of KBS coating it should be back on the road.
Also found my welding skills are not what the used to be.
I have that rear frame section. I just cut it off last Friday. I am scrapping it. You will need that rear crossmember.
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ANYTHING with moving parts is going to need them replaced sooner or later.Just proves anything on a CUCV can and will break.
Very nice. I have had the rear output seal kick me in the butt a few times. Now I just use a vise grips clamp it on the flange and strike the vise grips with the hammer. Done. That easy. Looks good under there. I would expect nothing less.some time gone since the last post...But the CUCV is still doing well, today the M1009 got some service , engine oil & filter, greasing driveshafts and joints and I decided its time to fix the t-case output seal..sat in there like welded, 15 minute job took an hour atleast anyone ever experienced that? I almost wanted to torch it out View attachment 772776View attachment 772775View attachment 772774
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