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Air compressor project complete and operational. I'm glad that is done. Getting to old to lay under these vehicles anymore.

I guess I'm enjoying being under the truck too much.

So much so that I decided to improve the ride a little bit too only no air.
Just four Bilstein's, 4600 series shock absorbers, 24-025683 for the rear & 24104050 in front.
I couldn't find the 5100's with less than 2 inch lift in the rear and 4 inch lift in front.

I was looking for the 0 to 2-1/2" but could not find them anywhere without having to get a pair of Ram 2500's for the rear and F250's for the front.



I figured I'd waited long enough to improve the ride in my 29 year old truck.




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Dang, my first car was a 72 Cutlass S bought in 1985. Mine was $800 though. I just snapped a pic of the old 110 photo. Built the white 75 S up from a $300 beater in 1988. Vette is my bros.

That's pretty cool. You sure that was an "S"? The "S" models were the fastback/442 body styles, yours has the square trunk like the supremes/convertibles.


Here's the only pic of mine, getting ready for senior prom, we ended up driving the 300Z....the GF picked out the zoot suit. Of course we all had mullets it the 80's!
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That's pretty cool. You sure that was an "S"? The "S" models were the fastback/442 body styles, yours has the square trunk like the supremes/convertibles.


Here's the only pic of mine, getting ready for senior prom, we ended up driving the 300Z....the GF picked out the zoot suit. Of course we all had mullets it the 80's!
Ha, ha! Cool car. I had the mullet too. Mine was spiked on top and tight permed in the back--a wad lol.
You're right, I'm mixing my 75 and 72. 72 was a supreme coupe. Top wasn't vinyl, it was painted to look vinyl from the factory.

I found a twin to mine on Pintrest.
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That was so sad about that young man being killed. I'd love to have a motorcycle, but there are too many idiots driving without watching the road. A friend of mine is a truck driver driving an 18 wheeler portable parking lot. He is forever posting pictures, videos and other stuff on Facebook while he is driving! Why can't people wait until they get home to play on their computers and phones. Eat your meal where you bought it. There are so many distracted drivers nowadays.

I'm so glad that we don't have to deal with vehicle inspections. They are always a pain. My truck has a DPF and you could eat off the inside of my exhaust pipe. I'm gonna hate it if that sucker has to be replaced when it's out of warranty!

We made a last minute decision to head east to see our grandson graduate from high school in Kingsland, Georgia. So...I got to get the truck and camper ready to travel. My truck shows 19% life left on the oil. Once I hook up 17,000 pounds to it, that 19% will go fast. So, I need to go buy $100.00 worth of oil and oil filter. Less than a week to get all of the ducks in a row.

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Dang it I missed so much on this thread due to I stopped getting Emails on my subscriptions. It seems nobody can help me with it either...... SO I have to fight to find the threads I like.

Just bought a JD 332. need to put a steering box in my wife's truck, van has a rod knock, bought an 02 Durango that need 1/2 the front end rebuilt for $900, but it runs and drives and is getting my wife to work untill i get the steering box done.

You know if it would stop raining in PA it would be done already!

Carry on.............

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Have a safe trip Joe. Wish we were heading out. Have to wait till my wife is done working first week of June. I've been doing a little every day to get things ready. I hard wired in an Electrical Management System. A few old camp grounds we stayed in last year haven't been updated and their electric grid scared me a little.

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Dang it I missed so much on this thread due to I stopped getting Emails on my subscriptions. It seems nobody can help me with it either......
Joe knows how to fix that, I still cannot get it to work either.
Glad you found your way back. Well, what's a little rod knock. . . . .
I bought a 71 Triumph Spitfire the dad just had a new engine put in and a new paint job, new tires too. I saw the add and answered within an hour or two of the paper being published. The add read 1971 Triumph Spitfire $500.00.

Something wrong with this picture, the car was in perfect shape and only five years old. The dad told me that he was teaching his son a lesson about taking care of his car and how he had given it to him for his birthday. The kid went out and blew the engine and he just put this one in. Then the kid called from the gas station and said the car was making a knocking sound. Dad sent mom to pick the kid up and he had the car towed home. It was sitting right where they dropped it.
I was back within an hour with a truck and trailer, we loaded it up and off I went.

My neighbor was a mechanic for Hyster, I told him the story about the knock and he said I should drop the pan and check the bearings. I found one rod with a flat spot. It ended up costing me about $22 bucks for bearings and pan gasket, plus the oil change.


Joe, sounds like a fun trip.


I had a small battle trying to get the yoke off of the 14 bolt rear end on the truck. After being on there for 29 years it didn't want to let loose.
I left a puller on it over night after several heating & cooling sessions only to find it hadn't budged. Break out the air hammer!

Hammer hammer hammer






How's that for an improvised puller!!
If this hadn't worked I would have had to resort to tapping a piece of 3/4" rod and mounting it in the u-joint slot.


It's a hefty seal.







Eeew yucky.
Well, clean on the inside.








After a little more hammering, the seal was in.
Now where did I put the nut . . . . . .






I had already put the impact away, along with the socket and nut. LOL!!






Still debating on whether or not I should clean the crud off or leave it to "assist" in rust prevention. It sort of looked like it had an Afro when looking from the front.



I should probably just leave it.


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Is that a GM 14-bolt? I know there is a more involved process to make sure the bearings/pinion are properly preloaded, either by marking the nut/bolt/pinion to make sure they are all installed exactly the same as prior to removal, or to make sure the angular torque is similar to what it was prior to removal (requiring axles to be removed from diff).
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Is that a GM 14-bolt? I know there is a more involved process to make sure the bearings/pinion are properly preloaded, either by marking the nut/bolt/pinion to make sure they are all installed exactly the same as prior to removal, or to make sure the angular torque is similar to what it was prior to removal (requiring axles to be removed from diff).
Looks like the 14 bolt has a crush sleeve. Hope he treaded lightly on the re-install and put the impact aside.

I overcrushed one with an impact when I was a green mechanic and learned all about bearing preload and crush sleeves.

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Yes, it's a GM 14 bolt rear end.
It's not my first encounter working with a differential.
Here are a couple of pictures from the last one I worked on.
Adding an air locker to my 99 Tracker.





All apart and taking some measurements for other's with different gearing.









The Chevrolet Trackers share many components with Suzuki Sidekick's so there were others interested in my experiment adding a knock off locker to my Tracker. They technical did not offer a locker for my year but my research indicated that it should work though no one was willing to offer an answer so I gave it a try. It turned out I was right and it works like it should.



Yeah, the GM 14 bolt utilizes a crush sleeve as in many others such as a Ford 8.8 differential. You definitely do not want to go hog wild with an impact wrench.
If a person is careful and measures and counts the threads exposed prior to removing the nut, it can be put back together without disturbing the necessary preload on the bearings.


This leaky seal had me concerned but once the yoke was removed and gear oil dribbled out I felt better. My fear was it having a low fluid level since replacing an axle seal around a thousand miles ago. So it all looked good.

I forgot to mention, the picture with the new seal and the yoke shows the sealing surface on the yoke after a light sanding.


Your correct, checking the preload with a torque wrench would have required the axles to be removed.
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Ha Ha I was going to say the same thing as the others until I saw them say it. Same with a Chrysler 9 1/4 has a crush sleeve. I've been there done that.

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mopar, I thought I knew how to fix this thread, but I'm no longer getting emails either. Instead of "instant email notification", I selected "Daily Email Notification". We'll have to see what that does for me.

Don, that 71 Triumph Spitfire is an awesome deal! I'd love to stumble on a deal like that!

Larry, I installed a Progressive Industries EMS in my camper several years ago. Definitely a life saver!

Bought the oil and filter for my truck. Gonna change that tomorrow. $56.00 for a 2 1/2 gallon container at Wally World. $18.00 for the filter and I had a gallon of oil at the house, so I saved a couple of bucks on this go around. The truck holds 13 quarts.

I also gotta devote a day to cutting grass/weeds before we leave on Sunday.

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The truck holds 13 quarts.
That's a healthy sump.
How many miles does it let you drive before telling you it's thirsty?


At work they changed our oil once a year, whether it needed it or not.
My highest year on a new Ford F500 39,000 miles.





I think the mechanic snuck in a couple extra changes that year.
I parked at home and he would come by and pick it up then bring it back all freshened up.


I'm catching up with you after adding the cooler, it takes an extra quart now.


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Larry, I want to offer our condolences to you and your family on the passing of your Mother.
I am so sorry for your loss.
It's never easy to find the right thing to say at a time like this but please know that our hearts go out to you.
We can only offer our thoughts and prayers for you and your family.


My deepest sympathies to you.


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That's a healthy sump.
How many miles does it let you drive before telling you it's thirsty?


At work they changed our oil once a year, whether it needed it or not.
My highest year on a new Ford F500 39,000 miles.





I think the mechanic snuck in a couple extra changes that year.
I parked at home and he would come by and pick it up then bring it back all freshened up.


I'm catching up with you after adding the cooler, it takes an extra quart now.


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It runs about 7000 to 8000. I used to let the dealer do it, but that runs $130 to $150 depending on dealer. Doing it myself, it runs about $85.00.
One time, we were pulling the camper and the truck started asking for oil. We drove a couple of hundred miles to our next stop, then spent an extra day so I could take the truck to a dealer. Don't want to do that this trip, so I'm changing the oil with 19% life left.

Larry, I guess I missed hearing about your Mom. So, sorry to hear that. God bless and comfort you and your family.

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