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Re: Rebirth of Sandy
« Reply #105 on: December 06, 2018, 08:23:23 PM »
Unless you've repurposed the lines the 1/4" nipple is a fuel return to tank, not a vent.  Standard configuration is 3/8" (10 mm) fuel supply, 5/16" (8 mm) vent to vapor canister and 1/4" (6 mm) fuel return to tank.  Although fuel pressure ideally should be nominal, the line routes liquid fuel, not vapor.
Left is my sending unit, right is older style. Tank selector has 3/8 feed 5/16 return. Not sure for what years exactly but is goes from 86-91, I looked at every one of those manuals to be sure before I got this older sending unit for another one of my trucks. My 84 dually has a 1/4" return. I put the calipers on it not too long ago. So I believe 85-6 it changed. If it was not a baffled tank I could see repurposing the vent to help cool the pump. I measured the height difference from the baffle to the pump and it should stay continuously 2/3rds submerged if not ran under 1/4 of a tank for very long.

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Re: Rebirth of Sandy
« Reply #106 on: December 06, 2018, 08:53:04 PM »
Thanks for the pic.  I definitely was thinking of the configuration on the right. 
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Re: Rebirth of Sandy
« Reply #107 on: December 06, 2018, 09:04:24 PM »
Thanks for the pic.  I definitely was thinking of the configuration on the right.
Trust me I was baffled reading what others had done wasn't making sense with the parts I have and what the manuals say. Also my 84 having a 1/4" return threw me for a loop until I ordered the other sending unit for my brothers truck.

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Re: Rebirth of Sandy
« Reply #108 on: December 07, 2018, 06:40:23 PM »
Finished the fuel lines, got new bolts to put the keepers on. Rain isn't supposed to stop until noon Sunday. Hopefully it stays just rain. I'm about to run out of stuff to do until I can get the cab on. I did get my front frame adapters in for the brake lines, but I need to dig up an old union to see what the thread depths are. This new one is about 1/8" deeper than the stock brake line from the frame to the caliper. This idea was to get away from those cheesy wafer nuts that hold these on the inside of the frame, moving the connection to a more accessible spot. But on a good note, all this stainless will last forever, and I'll never fight stripping the stock style fittings with a line wrench.

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Re: Rebirth of Sandy
« Reply #109 on: December 08, 2018, 09:17:31 PM »
Not much today, rain and snow. Once I about broke Google and decided to get out of the house and trace down more wires on the cab. I wanted to wait until I had the cab set so I could lay them out. Going to end up changing a lot but I got tired of sitting around. Found a set of signal wires run to the mirrors from the front blinker wires.  Thought that was odd because he never told me they had blinkers in them. Pulled the door aftermarket door panel off to check that and I'm not too sure I like the panel, probably but something different.  Going to have to unbolt them mirrors later and further investigate. Got the labeler in about a week or so go, figured I'd put it to good use.

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Re: Rebirth of Sandy
« Reply #110 on: December 09, 2018, 10:21:51 PM »
This made me so happy I cant stop staring at it.

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Re: Rebirth of Sandy
« Reply #111 on: December 16, 2018, 08:47:11 PM »
Haven't made much progress, I'm waiting on some hangers and bolts to show up to run the exhaust before I finish the brake/fuel/transmission lines. I left the trans lines on out of curiosity of where they would lay after i set the motor and they are in the way. I did get the old junker steering gear off. Cleaned the cobwebs out of the cab and ripped out some accessory wiring I didnt want. Going in with 304 stainless exhaust. Ordered all new shock mounts, was going to use the old ones but threads was a bit buggered up.

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Re: Rebirth of Sandy
« Reply #112 on: December 17, 2018, 10:31:45 PM »
Still waiting on parts, got my loom tape in and one manifold stud.

Been working on tiddely stuff, first adaptor I ordered for rear brake was wrong. Finally got the new one in and finished the flare on it. Replaced the mock up bracket on the diff with the one I already painted. Changed out some regular bolts with grade 8.

I finished separating wires on the bulkhead awhile ago, I been holding off on the wiring until my loom and computer mount shows up. I want to see how everything fits before I cut and lengthen wires. I've had my fuseblock setup for awhile now. I'm pretty sure I've got a way to use the original shift linkage without alot of modification so I cleaned it up and painting now.

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Re: Rebirth of Sandy
« Reply #113 on: December 22, 2018, 10:38:25 PM »
Got the front shocks mounted, finished extending wires and wrapping the harness. Installed it and the starter. Pulled the stock ls trans lines off. Got my bellows in so will start on passenger side exhaust tomorrow, probably wont get my mufflers until after Christmas.

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Re: Rebirth of Sandy
« Reply #114 on: December 24, 2018, 09:34:36 AM »
Mocked up the passenger side last night. I was going to cut it to elevation but put another straight run in for a visual to the rear first. After looking at it I've decided to wait until the mufflers show up. I want to visualize where I want to mount them and see how far up I can raise the exhaust before I make final cut and weld. I'll probably wait until the bed is mounted before I run it over the axle. I'm hoping to put the mufflers in the rear to move the drone as far aft as possible for the long drives. We will see when they show up.

Going to start working the shift linkage so I can mock up driver side, then finish brake and fuel lines so I can mount the driver finderwell and finish the wiring.

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Re: Rebirth of Sandy
« Reply #115 on: December 24, 2018, 04:43:52 PM »
Pulled the linkage arm and trans line fittings off of an extra 700r4 i have. Need to order AN adapters.

Got the linkage hooked up. Got to play with it some more to figure out how to get it to hit first gear, i think it's a combination of slop where it pins into the column, and possibly needs bent. I can hit first if I help it from underneath but cant quite get to engage inside the truck.

Surprisingly the downcomer I cut for the passenger side is the exact degree for the driverside but the elevation is about an inch or so different. I wont be able to raise the driver side elevation up as much as the passenger side though because of the linkage. I was hoping to split the difference between the cab and trans mount to allow for more clearance if the transmission ever needed to be pulled. Still not going to weld anything until I get the mufflers in.

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Re: Rebirth of Sandy
« Reply #116 on: August 11, 2019, 10:58:28 PM »
Got called to Robinson Illinois after my last post and was away for several months. Got home this summer and it's been one thing after another taking up my time but I'm back on it now. I never ordered 02 bungs so I went after the exhaust again knowing I'll be removing them again, so I'll have room to figure the shift linkage out later. I had the down pipes fabbed and partially welded before I left. Finished them off and bolted them up. Fabbed up the straight runs and welded them out. Next will be mocking up hangers and cutting to length for mufflers. I may stop there with the exhaust until I get the bed mounted so I can visualize how I need to cut the rest of the bends. With all that fabbed I can move back to plumbing fuel and brake lines.

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Re: Rebirth of Sandy
« Reply #117 on: August 11, 2019, 10:59:16 PM »
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Re: Rebirth of Sandy
« Reply #118 on: August 12, 2019, 08:37:39 AM »
Very nice!
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Re: Rebirth of Sandy
« Reply #119 on: August 12, 2019, 10:16:11 PM »
Was perdy dang hot today so not much progress. Not sure how I'll have it exit until the bed is on. But probably like the last pic but farther back with another v-band clamp, will decide when I cross that path. I actually fabbed this one for the passenger side but got off on my measurement- I added 1/2" to my cut line thinking I wanted it off the frame that far, ended up hitting the e brake line way farther back than I thought it would be. Got too confident not test fitting, being it a slip on connection. Will definitely make sure next one fits.

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