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Re: 1987 R10...aka Belushi
« Reply #45 on: August 06, 2019, 05:39:04 PM »

Sounds good !

Got a video of mine



Thanks!  And the wagon is awesome!!


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« Reply #46 on: August 16, 2019, 11:07:09 AM »
Nothing really happening here anymore, but I did upgrade/repair my sliding back glass lock. The one in the truck when I got it was broken so I bought the standard plastic Dorman replacement part from the local parts store. Went on fine and seemed to fit the bill, but I was out driving the truck last Sunday and noticed in the rearview mirror that the window was slightly open. Somehow the POS Dorman piece had broken...I never touched it after I installed it and it broke. So, I went in search of a metal replacement. Didnít take long and I found one. So here are some pics and it does seem to be a much better option.












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« Reply #47 on: August 25, 2019, 07:15:46 PM »
I did add a few more pieces/parts this weekend. Underhood insulation and rear cab carpet kit.


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« Reply #48 on: August 25, 2019, 07:17:18 PM »
I also ordered an Eaton posi and aluminum differential cover today. Hope to get that installed next weekend.


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Re: 1987 R10...aka Belushi
« Reply #49 on: August 26, 2019, 02:36:22 PM »
Dude you're an animal!

Where did you find the hood insulation?
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Re: 1987 R10...aka Belushi
« Reply #50 on: August 26, 2019, 03:29:20 PM »
Dude you're an animal!

Where did you find the hood insulation?

LoL!  Thanks, but Iím just trying to get it done so I can focus back on the Falcoon.

I got the insulation from Eckler. I had a coupon for free shipping so it was less than $40.


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« Reply #51 on: September 01, 2019, 01:43:31 PM »
Well, I got the rearend all torn down for the new posi just to find out that the seller shipped the wrong part #. I ordered an 8.5Ē diff, but they shipped an 8.2Ē... that wonít work :(.  Thatís going to tie up the lift for 4-5 more days.

 

So, I decided to just go ahead and install the new valve covers...& guess what!?!  The gasket flange on one of them was broken out of the box, so Iím truly dead in the water for awhile. The supplier did already respond and is going to ship out a replacement on Tuesday.




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Re: 1987 R10...aka Belushi
« Reply #52 on: September 03, 2019, 07:21:55 PM »
Did confirm that it is a 3.73



And, how heís hanginí tonight... :(




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Re: 1987 R10...aka Belushi
« Reply #53 on: September 06, 2019, 06:24:15 PM »
I got the posi installed. #whoopwhoop#. I drove it about 25 miles last night and then to work today (another 125 miles). No noises, so I call that part a win. Iíll try another tire smokiní tomorrow to verify functionality.




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« Reply #54 on: September 08, 2019, 04:17:34 PM »
I didnít do the burnout yet because I needed (wanted) to swap out the ugly oe valve covers for the new aluminum ones. I got them swapped, but the pvc grommets arenít the same inside diameter. So, Iíll be doing some searching at a few local parts houses for grommets or pvc valves to remedy the problem.

I do like the look of the new valve covers, not to Ďdressyí.




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Re: 1987 R10...aka Belushi
« Reply #55 on: September 08, 2019, 10:01:43 PM »
I'm sure aluminum covers are lighter than steel...help with the burnout... ;D

They do look good, not to dressy!

PLEASE video the burnout and share.

So, I've never done a differential, only watched. I do recall that you have to dye the gears, turn the gears and examine wear patterns.

Did you have to do that on this, or did you just fit your ring gear to the posi and run it?
1957 Apache 3100 235 Inline 6, 3 on the tree
1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
1980 C-10 under construction

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« Reply #56 on: September 09, 2019, 08:51:52 AM »
Thanks!

No, there is quite a bit of measuring, checking, rechecking & then rechecking again to get the gears to run out nice and quiet.


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Re: 1987 R10...aka Belushi
« Reply #57 on: September 14, 2019, 09:13:24 PM »

I got the valve covers on last week, but I just didnít like the idea of having to fill the oil through one of the small original holes. So, I snatched the passenger side valve cover back off and installed a cool little aluminum fill tube/cap. Marked my location, Bored a hole and drilled and tapped the 3 holes to hold the piece in place. I like it much better now.

Before pic for reference and one now...






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« Reply #58 on: September 15, 2019, 07:21:54 PM »
Just to show that the new posi is working...







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Re: 1987 R10...aka Belushi
« Reply #59 on: September 15, 2019, 08:22:23 PM »
Proof POSItive! Nice work!
1957 Apache 3100 235 Inline 6, 3 on the tree
1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
1980 C-10 under construction