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Made big progress last night!

 

 

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Giterdone.... 

Remind me to take up a collection at plow day for a decent step stool for working on vehicles!

Said the mother to her boy.... I wished you wouldn't do greasy work in your best shirts! :laughing-rolling: 

Gotta like the way my girls show up to help but then vamoose when the french :angry-cussingblack: starts! 

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Jim, there’s a shop full of step stools in there!  Sure some look like fooseball tables, buckets or chairs... but they’re all stools indeed!  I was thinking, I might have to break down and get a pressure washer to clean this engine compartment and frame before I reassemble everything!

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Nothing beat‘s a rock solid wooden Chair...😂

 

If one of our Safety guy’s will see that, you may be in troubles here, but i do it sometimes also :ph34r:

My chair is about 30 years old i guess, but it is massive Wood and i love it because of it‘s stability.

It is the last chair i have from a Set, but only that survived over the Times.

I only removed on mine the backrest, but it’s honestly the best „tool“ ever and often more stable and handier than a stool.

 

i will move mine into the new Barn - that’s for sure.

:ph34r::music-rockon:

 

 

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Painted frame?  Check!

 

 

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Well, it is Monday.  Next Wednesday, I am supposed to hook up the camper and haul about 5 hours south for the races.  I’d love to have a couple days of drive time around here before that!

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It might just take a miracle and some extra help to make it happen!

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Yah ...Uncle Jim's watching. Best buy one for ya smoke the borrowed one then ya gotta fix or replace that. :hide: :lol:

I usually wash before disassembly just to keep gunk from clogging up tools  then again after. All I ever use is that purple power or purple clean or whatever it's called. 

One thing with pressure washing is some washers have the power will take your skin off so be careful around seals and gaskets. You will force water in places it should not be. Had one once rip a cv joint boot on a atv. 

 

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Yeah, I hear ya.  I didn’t put my hand there to test that, but it shoots pretty dang good Jim!  

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Big progress again on Norman thanks again to @PeacemakerJack and @Coulter Caleb!  

 

Left to do... assemble the clutch and transmission, install the air dog fuel system and drop the cab! :auto-layrubber:
 

 

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3 hours ago, pullstart said:

Big progress again on Norman thanks again to @PeacemakerJack and @Coulter Caleb!  

 

Left to do... assemble the clutch and transmission, install the air dog fuel system and drop the cab! :auto-layrubber:

 

Appreciate your videos, but with my volume controls maxed out on my laptop and my hearing aids, I still can barely make out a word.  :huhs:

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1 hour ago, lynnmor said:

 

Appreciate your videos, but with my volume controls maxed out on my laptop and my hearing aids, I still can barely make out a word.  :huhs:


I will work on that, eventually.  I suppose a better microphone would be nice!  Thank you for the constructive criticism!

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I must add, when the time lapse function is on, it does not record sound.  :handgestures-thumbupright:

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1 hour ago, lynnmor said:

can barely make out a word.  :huhs:

Most of the time he is just babling or talking to his self... he's the only one that will listen anyway! :ychain:

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one of my children needed the iPad for school work, so not much on the video side of things.

 

Last night and this morning we bolted the box down, changed the oil, topped off 5 gallons of coolant, rerouted the fuel return line, used compressed air to prime the fuel system and bled the fuel supply all the way to the injection pump.  The wiring harness for the AirDog fuel pump had provisions for a tank level sensor I believe, so I eliminated that wiring mess and simplified it to solid grounds, a fused power supply and one positive signal.  For now, it is just clamped to the battery post but I’ll clean that up.  
 

Time to test!  We cranked for a while, but no fire.  The batteries have been on the charger since I pulled Norman in, so they are good and strong.  We cracked a fuel line on either side of the engine’s fuel rails to make sure there was fuel through the injection pump.  Then, underneath the truck a pool of fuel began to form.  Josh cranked for a bit while I climbed all over looking for fuel line connections.  Ah ha!  The fuel line feeding the back of the driver’s side fuel rail was loosened when I was taking the engine apart while it was still in the other truck! 
 

Once that was tightened, we cranked it a few more seconds and Norman Fired Up!  Our concern right now is that it was not registering oil pressure.  I believe we (read “I”) missed the oil pressure sensor hooking up the harness and that is the only issue.  The Texas truck had ample oil pressure before tear down and it ran too amazing to have an internal issue.

 

This afternoon, it’s dentist appt time for the family and we’ll be back in the shop to work on buttoning this thing up!

 

The parts store fellas suggested I purchase a vacuum pump for the A/C system before refilling it so that is currently disconnected and the clutch is freewheeling.

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WHX24
1 hour ago, pullstart said:

a vacuum pump for the A/C system

He's right & youda had one for FREE if Ida known ... I kinda hoard them... 

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Something’s wrong.  It DID run great, but NOW it doesn’t.  I still need to move my camper next week.
 

 

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@953 nut @WVHillbilly520H @PeacemakerJack @ZXT @Achto @Greentored @Redneckdavis @ebinmaine @oliver2-44 @HandyProfessor @stevebo @richmondred01 @pfrederi @squonk @WHX24 all you guys and more I think of as hot rodders, engine mechanics, gear heads or might just have a wild hair thought here.  Some of ya might not know diesel stuff, but let’s just think.

 

I know that funnies can get me through this, but please let’s try to focus on the fix for a minute and throw sticks when it’s figured out? Tall order Uncle Jim I know.

 

If you go to the end of the video above, you’ll hear the rhythmic thump backfire.  Diesels don’t have spark, so no ignition timing.  Would valve timing be the only possible answer?  There is no smoke out the tailpipe, leads me to one exhaust valve maybe stuck closed?  Pushrod bent or broken?  I also wonder if the pushrod did something which deadheaded the boost which blew the boot... instead of the boot blowing, damaging something else when the boost all went away?

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I've extremely limited knowledge of the mechanics of diesels in general. If I come in contact with a tech in the next day or whatever I'll pose the question to them.

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My first guess is valve train. Is the sound resonating thru the intake hose or related plumbing? Sounds like an exhaust valve not opening and the cylinder pressure after firing is escaping backwards when the intake vale opens. If you do FB post your question and video to Gale Banks' page. someone may be able to help. My 2nd guess is something to do with an injector. 

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