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Re: Waynos work truck.

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:10 pm
by wayno
It works fine, it's kinda weird but something behind the dash clicks before the dash lights come on, sometimes it tales a while.
They are not as bright as when I had them wired for 12 volts, but I can see everything just fine, and they dim to basically off by turning the knob.
I did notice bleeding to other areas, if I drive a lot at night I might try to do something about it but I really don't drive at night much anymore.

Re: Waynos work truck.

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:49 pm
by wayno
I now know what this truck weighs, it is 3940lbs put away wet, that is around 500lbs more than it weighed before the chassis change, but it has a dump bed now and instead of using wood for the flatbed I used steel, don't know which weighs more on that front, it's likely a wash, but the hydraulic assembly and associated steel beams are likely where most the extra weight came from.

Re: Waynos work truck.

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:21 pm
by DRIVEN
Fatty! My old pickup was 2800#.

Re: Waynos work truck.

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:13 pm
by wayno
I have had a vibration lately when I start out that goes away when I get going, it only happened when I just let out the clutch, but another vibration started while at higher rpms, so today I lifted the bed and front of the truck and inspected the driveline, the front U-joint of the rear drive line just over the carrier cross member was bad and the carrier rubber piece was really bad.
I tried to remove a good rubber piece from another drive line I have and I could not get it to budge, so I did the rubber hose/zip tie fix on that, I also had another rear drive line piece that was good so I installed that on the front piece of drive line I repaired with the hose/zip tie fix.
I took it a couple blocks and all was good, we shall see if it holds up at freeway speeds without vibration, I suspect the starting out vibration was the center of the drive line moving around in the rubber piece enclosure, the freeway vibration was likely the bad U-joint.
I need a tool to remove them rubber pieces from the drive lines, I tried knocking it off with a chisel and hammer but it didn't move, I didn't want to ruin it trying to get it off so I didn't really hit it that hard.

Re: Waynos work truck.

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:38 pm
by wayno
I had a squeak after the fix that went away for the most part, I suspect it is the other u-joint, when I greased it only 2 of the joints had grease coming out of them, I expect I will have to do that u-joint within the year, but I already changed the u-joint in the drive line I removed, so I will just change it out when I notice that one getting loose, too bad that front connection is under the cab, that makes it a pain to change it out unless I remove the whole 2 poece drive line which is also a pain.

Re: Waynos work truck.

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:40 am
by DRIVEN
2 piece drivelines can be troublesome, for sure. Ever had it balanced? New joints, carrier, and balancing might make it feel like a whole different truck.

Re: Waynos work truck.

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:48 am
by wayno
That drive line can only go in 4 different ways, if vibration bothers me I can try a different position,
I suppose I should have marked the other original drive line before I took it apart so I could put it back the same way, but that one can only go in 4 different ways of which one of them ways was balanced before I put in the new ball joint.
Right now I do not recall having a vibration, I had a squeak starting out under load, it went away when I got moving after around 25mph, fact is it squeaked and then one time it made a much louder squeal for a second like when the lower counter shaft bearing lets loose in the transmission, it has not squeaked much since, I do not believe it was the transmission squeaking because the squeaking happened the first time I got up to speed after fixing the drive line, all I know for sure is that it doesn't have that clunking or clang it had before when the u-joint was bad.
When I pulled all my drive lines out of the shed I pulled the original modified drive line from the 521 also, it looked really close, since the rear part has a slip joint I may look at that one again if I have any more issues.