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  • silver_bullet
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    Northern Tool has decent selection as well as the bits....

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Originally posted by DanStokes View Post
    Can you hit those holes with the die grinder and make 'em fit? Seems like a little ovaling and a stout washer and you'd be there.

    Dan
    That's my plan. I just need to buy or borrow a die grinder. Do you have any recommendations?

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  • DanStokes
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    Can you hit those holes with the die grinder and make 'em fit? Seems like a little ovaling and a stout washer and you'd be there.

    Dan

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  • 74NovaMan
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    After I get that dialed in I'll need to mount the new trans crossmember then it's off to the races!

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  • 74NovaMan
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    The motor mounts fought me. I had to loosen up everything on the frame and will likely add shims under the upper mount to make sure that the motor mounts are not strained. You can get some idea of how far off the mounts are in the picture below.

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  • 74NovaMan
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    In she goes:

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  • DanStokes
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    You can measure those gaps with a ruler! When I had my 318 Dakota it started running like crap at about 100K miles and I finally thought to pull the plugs. They looked about like this and evidently were OEM. A new set of plugs (I went crazy and did cap, rotor, and wires, too) and it ran like a watch but with less ticking.

    Dan

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  • 74NovaMan
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    ...
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  • 74NovaMan
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    Header test fit:

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Plugs looked like these:

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  • 74NovaMan
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    More broken exhaust manifold bolts:

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Unloaded Saturday and started the limited teardown.

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Patience is not my strong suit. I picked this up Friday for $325. Comes with a 90 day warranty. The clock is ticking.

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Originally posted by cstmwgn View Post
    The best you can find! I am using Painless wire - I think it is TXL or something like that. It is a little pricey but for fans and lights that draw a lot, I think it is worth it. As to relays - I have some Bosch, Hella, NAPA and Painless. I tend to spend a little more on the relays and avoid the $10 stuff.
    Thanks for the advice. I've got Painless wire coming from Summit and the fuse & relay block from Amazon.

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  • cstmwgn
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    Originally posted by 74NovaMan View Post

    Thanks. Do you have any recommendations for relays or wire?
    The best you can find! I am using Painless wire - I think it is TXL or something like that. It is a little pricey but for fans and lights that draw a lot, I think it is worth it. As to relays - I have some Bosch, Hella, NAPA and Painless. I tend to spend a little more on the relays and avoid the $10 stuff.

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