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Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli

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Posted: 10/18/19 07:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

VIDEO: Engine Removal Highlights

Update 1, Engine Out.

Update 2, New Engine Is In The Truck

Update 3. Engine Installation Almost Complete

ENGINE STARTUP

I got the engine out. Took two days. 2700.00 dollars and expect to spend 500.00 more on additional parts. Hoping to have everything back together by Sunday, 3 days. Truck camper plays an assisting roll with the cabover being a good dry place to stage tools and parts out of the rain and wind.

Started the new engine and it runs beautifully! Good power, smooth running, very happy. Need to put on 500 miles before first oil change and break in. Then It'll be ready to use the truck camper again. Looking forward to going camping especially since we missed participating in this years "Fall Colors Caravan".

* This post was last edited 10/22/19 11:25am by Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli *   View edit history


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Nice work Jeff. Cool that you can leave the hood on.
Looking forward to hearing about how easily it started [emoticon]

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Posted: 10/18/19 10:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good job..

You could have made those 4 bolts on the TC easier to remove with a ratcheting box end wrench...

Takes guts to do it yourself.

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ScottG wrote:

Nice work Jeff. Cool that you can leave the hood on.
Looking forward to hearing about how easily it started [emoticon]

Scott


Thank you, I'm looking forward to being done too.

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bigfootford wrote:

Good job..

You could have made those 4 bolts on the TC easier to remove with a ratcheting box end wrench...

Takes guts to do it yourself.

Jim


Why would I ever want to make something easier? Kidding aside, We could only turn a few degrees but if the ratchet end will click, that would have been the perfect tool. Sadly, a tool lacking from my kit. Remember, the engine was seized and we didn't have the luxury of being able to turn the crankshaft. Must upgrade!

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Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli wrote:

bigfootford wrote:

Good job..

You could have made those 4 bolts on the TC easier to remove with a ratcheting box end wrench...

Takes guts to do it yourself.

Jim


Why would I ever want to make something easier? Kidding aside, We could only turn a few degrees but if the ratchet end will click, that would have been the perfect tool. Sadly, a tool lacking from my kit. Remember, the engine was seized and we didn't have the luxury of being able to turn the crankshaft. Must upgrade!


I do a lot of wrenching on my old VW's, Samurai and my f250.
I have several sets of the ratchet combo wrenches and socket sets.

They have evolved to 72 teeth steps now. They are absolutely wonderful. A must have for guys that do their own junk!

Even HFrieght has a great set! I would not get anything but the 72 point wrenches now.
Actually many of the mfg of Socket/ratchet sets now have 72 point!

Harbor Freight 72 tooth ratcheting combo wrench set


I have been a Craftsman/Snapon etc man for over 50 years but when you only need to use a special wrench etc one or two times HF sure does the job.

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bigfootford wrote:

Good job..

You could have made those 4 bolts on the TC easier to remove with a ratcheting box end wrench...

Takes guts to do it yourself.

Jim

Funny thing, I had the exact same thoughts as you (both the wrench and the DIY).

It hurt to watch the fumbling to put the wrench back on each time but not nearly as much as my back would hurt taking on that job!

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Update 2, New Engine Is In

Should have installation completed and running later today.

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Great team work. Nice that you have friends that are knowledgeable to help!

Jim

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bigfootford wrote:

Great team work. Nice that you have friends that are knowledgeable to help!

Jim

My brother and best friend. We all grew up doing muscle cars and pony cars. Great excuse to get together.

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