Bigger junk I bough...
 

Bigger junk I bought.  

  RSS

Gratewhitehuntr
(@gratewhitehuntr)
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 263
2019-05-13 15:39:34  

2002 2500HD V10 8.0L 47re 3.55 axle, trailer and camper package.

Former City truck, sold due to 10 years of age, sat in an AC and fencing company's yard till the fuel system went to poo.

Paid $2700 AC works.

20190429 221940
20190426 070509   Copy

Repairs required, total parts cost $200-ish

2 vacuum leaks

rat damage to #8 injector (solder new wires into pins)

all injectors ruin't with rust ($80)

cracked cam position sensor ($17.40)

corroded crank sensor wiring (cleaned, replaced sensor $56)

low fuel pressure, loss of prime (pump $30

trash in fuel tank from 40 gals dried fuel (they were nice enough to make the plastic tank white inside)

 

Runs like a scalded dog now, gets 13mpg , still a POS Dodge in so many ways.

Dyno peak

Needs

a shift kit in the trans to deal with factory 1-2-1-2-2-1 shuffle

reprogrammed (tuned) to remove what Dodge calls "Torque Management", basically a governor under 25mph.

tuning also addresses downshifting and throttle position required for WOT.

Right now downshifting requires 85% throttle, and WOT is 95%. WAAAAY too close together, and your foot will get sore trying to select a

gear with throttle position.

Otherwise it runs GREAT, and the V10 is much smaller than expected.

Gobs of torque.

 

 

20190426 070605   Copy

There you have it, the world according to John.


Quote
Gratewhitehuntr
(@gratewhitehuntr)
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 263
2019-05-13 16:08:21  

Sorry these are so big/

 

dirty rats!

20190506 193135

If you are having issues with fuel, and find an Airtex, replace it. They are JUNK.

Resized 20190428 160458(1)002

Here is what I needed a larger truck for.

"Appian Stone" pavers, all 2nds from local developments, for $50/pallet, usually $250+ per pallet.

Purchasers ask for a different color, etc, and these languish at the yard.

 

20190427 082958
20190405 171611

Trailer is pushin 20K, truck pulls it like a breeze. (straps removed for pic)

 

 

There you have it, the world according to John.


ReplyQuote
Gratewhitehuntr
(@gratewhitehuntr)
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 263
2019-05-13 16:34:08  

I purchased 31 pallets so far, but the actual brick count on a MEGA DEMO PALLET (get them out of here) means I'll get a bonus 20-50%.

We calculate actual pallet count at close to 40, or 4,000 sqft.

That will do a 2400sqft circle drive, and 10-14ft all the way round the house and garage.

20190328 104913
20190328 105050

 

8 pack abs baby!!!

This project will cost around $6k, and the contractor cost would be closer to $40-50K.

Zwillow thinks our house is worth $202k-ish, but the new housing development nearby is tweaking prices way up.

$218K for an just-ok house down the street last week.

Looks favorable.

 

Hardly done a lick of machining lately, hoping to weld some new exhaust in soon, but that's it.

There you have it, the world according to John.


ReplyQuote

Please Login or Register