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I almost think the heaters were on when I started it last night, I almost thought it wasn't going to roll over, but it did and fired right up. It was probably 80 degrees outside...

Either that or it has one serious power draw somewhere...the battery was brand spanky new as of Sunday.

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Well, it's in the driveway!

Need to finish the day out for work, then assess issues tonight. I think I need to un-wire all the stuff and then start over.

The brakes are wierd...I'm almost wondering if they failed to adjust the push rod when a new master cylinder was installed?

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The brakes are wierd...I'm almost wondering if they failed to adjust the push rod when a new master cylinder was installed?

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Could be that or a defective booster and/or master. Also if you bleed the brakes you have to bleed the abs valve, it is above the rear axle in the framerail. If that valve has an air pocket all sorts of weird things can happen.
 

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Well, here it is...again, not pretty but the body has almost zero rust. I even ended up with a freebie Gerber multitool under the battery tray.

I noticed that a wire is disconnected (see photo), I think that goes to the IP?? Yes/no?

I also noted that it is missing brackets for the injector lines, so I will need to source those.

The throttle has been changed to the inner hole, but the smoke screw seems untouched (the factory sealant is still un disturbed, it doesn't appear to have ever had a cap) and the hat is still on the power screw. I'll pull the AFC apart at some point and see if that was flipped around.

And he handed me a steering gearbox, I just realized it's new in the box...

Again, it's going to need a serious de-wiring...I'm amazed, all the lights work and it starts and runs fine. There is a splice in the wiring for the fuel heater and the wax choke deal that needs pulled apart, reran, soldered, and heat shrank...among other wiring.


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Well, the daughter and I pulled about 50 feet of wiring that went from nowhere to nowhere, removed the radio because it was a mess, redid the hood release (the inside cable is shot, so it has a outside release), pulled the spare tire carrier out, removed an old alarm, etc...

Determined only about three hangers are holding the exhaust on, so I'm going to add some hangers...

Figure this one out, the ABS and brake lights are now out! We removed the spare tire carrier, and that one bolt seemed awful tight to the ABS module wiring, that's the only thing I can imagine fixed that...

And it still starts, runs, and drives!

Tomorrow will be wiring improvements (soldering stuff, heat shrink, etc.)...

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I've seen alot worse looking trucks. Don't know if you know this or not but the non-ic'd trucks have to have power to the KSB all the time when the truck is running.
 

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I've seen alot worse looking trucks. Don't know if you know this or not but the non-ic'd trucks have to have power to the KSB all the time when the truck is running.
Isn't that the yellow connector?

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Is there a classified section on here? I could use some small parts, and I have a couple gauges to sell...

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Get the vin and run a build sheet from the dealer or maybe on line if available. It will tell you everything factory. I think they can still do that old.
 

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I've seen alot worse looking trucks. Don't know if you know this or not but the non-ic'd trucks have to have power to the KSB all the time when the truck is running.
Sorry. Still learning my way around a manual injection pump. I'll check that wire for voltage tomorrow and hook it up to the KSB. That might explain a haze when driving while still warming up...

I know my way around a common rail, but these VE44 are new to me...

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Is there a classified section on here? I could use some small parts, and I have a couple gauges to sell...

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You have to have 50 posts in order to have access to the classifieds, there are only 3 items for sale in it right now for 1 st Gens and 2 are mine.
 
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Sorry. Still learning my way around a manual injection pump. I'll check that wire for voltage tomorrow and hook it up to the KSB. That might explain a haze when driving while still warming up...

I know my way around a common rail, but these VE44 are new to me...

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Just needs a wire from the FSS to the KSB that way the KSB has power when the truck is running.
 

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Just needs a wire from the FSS to the KSB that way the KSB has power when the truck is running.
I'm thinking that's what the blue/white stripe wire is from...

I ordered an FSM, hopefully that will help trace some of this out...

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You have to have 50 posts in order to have access to the classifieds, there are only 3 items for sale in it right now for 1 st Gens and 2 are mine.
Yeah, I had a lot of posts here at one point, but it wouldn't recognize my old username when I tried logging in...I think it's because I was using a now defunct sbcglobal email address.

I'm thinking I want to install a bypass filter and will need a spare tappet/valve cover to drill and tap. Figure someone has a set laying around from swapping a billet set in. I have my choice of bypass setups: Amsoil EaBP, Frantz, and Hastings B50; have all three sitting on a shelf.

I also need to get the injector line brackets, as I'm missing at least one...may just go to Cummins for that one. But someone may have that on a basket case engine...

Need the guts from a 81 to 93 tailgate...have a good shell, no guts.

I'm sure more as I go along...

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The wire we pulled last night, it was nice having a helper..."see that wire? Follow it and pull it out..."


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So I need an airbox to replace the damaged one...looks like a dry synthetic filter (AFE?). Want to go back to stock...

Have a cowbell and a set of glow shift gauges (trans temp and boost) and a pillar mount that will be up for sale...

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I will also have an MBPR 4 to 5 tip for sale, I don't like oversized tips on exhaust.

I also remembered that I will need to source an oil pan for the engine, i think they say it on the ground when they changed it out, so the sump is pushed up (inverted) slightly. It will need a gasket, so swap the pan at the same time.



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