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Old 06-24-2010, 04:24 PM   #131 (permalink)
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Yeah, that's what I need to do. Thanks for reposting!

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Old 06-24-2010, 04:33 PM   #132 (permalink)
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no problem....what did you think of my new bed cover prototype?
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Old 06-24-2010, 04:36 PM   #133 (permalink)
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I didn't see it?
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Old 06-24-2010, 04:50 PM   #134 (permalink)
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:14 PM   #135 (permalink)
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So I finally managed to set up the deal w/ a friend of mine to sell him the parts truck that I had... part of the deal was that he's going to pull the ZF5 trans out and install it in place of mine, which means I'm gonna have to get a new clutch, and while I'm (he's) in there, we're going to replace the motor mounts and trans cross member mount as well.

I've pretty much given up on ever getting any sort of decent mileage out of this truck, though. I just can't keep up with it and do all the other things I need to do as well, so I just drive it when I have to, and drive the Saturn when I don't.

Last few tanks were only 15-16 MPG... so this one's going to be a hauler, pure and simple. I've driven it literally 1,000's of miles and it's made me more money than it's cost me so far, but I still don't enjoy filling it up, that's for sure.

If I can't eventually find/afford a diesel engine of approximately the same power output (more is good, as well, but affordability changes things) I'm just going to end up selling or giving away this truck and working on a different platform.
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I went from 1 to 14. Took a minute.

Might I suggest Megasquirt and/or milling the head a bit? It might be a cheap (compared to some other things mentioned thus far) option to squeeze some more power and gas mileage out of it.
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I went from 1 to 14. Took a minute.

Might I suggest Megasquirt and/or milling the head a bit? It might be a cheap (compared to some other things mentioned thus far) option to squeeze some more power and gas mileage out of it.
Hi and Welcome.

The next (same) engine that goes into this truck will be the same engine, but rebuilt to OE specifications (unless I can find some 240ci rods), and boosted <10psi with no intercooler.

I'd actually hope to use propane at that point, instead of gasoline, but I don't see myself being able to take it quite that far, because with propane, I'd want to mill the head and block, and install longer rods to increase the compression from 8:1 to something like 11:1.

Tell me THAT wouldn't make more power... LOL.

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