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Howdy from Montana

Postby dmerlin25 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:50 am

Howdy all, I'm David. You might be able to guess my middle name. I am the proud owner of a 93 W250 LE 12V. I've owned it for 6 years and just about have most of the quirks out of it. I certainly appreciate all the info you guys post. I use that info regularly. It's just about thawed out at my place in Montana and I'm about to start some new projects with Charmaine (my truck).
Never shoot a large caliber man with a small caliber bullet. Semper Fi
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Re: Howdy from Montana

Postby dmerlin25 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:14 am

Things I have done;
BHAF
Rear shackle flip
replace rear axle (3 times)
rebuilt NP205
rebuilt G360
replace VSS with Dakota Digital
Front king pins and outer bearings
ABS delete


Things to do;
replace rear axle again
swap the bed and driver door
reseal VE44
fix A/C
convince wife that all this is worth it
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Re: Howdy from Montana

Postby CumminsPower59 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:01 am

Welcome!

Got a question for you in regards to the rear shackle flip...How well did the truck sit after the flip versus before? I'm guessing that you removed the factory 5" lift block, but did you lower the forward rear spring mount?
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Re: Howdy from Montana

Postby dmerlin25 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:14 am

I took out the block and put in the shackle flip after I destroyed my original Dana 70. I replaced it with a Dana 80 (recently passed on) and couldn't use the blocks. The flip raised it to its original height and took the edge off the rough ride. I would definitely recommend it. I didn't touch the forward mount, but I will when I put on longer springs one day, front and rear. I bought a kit from a guy on the Ramcharger forum.Image
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Re: Howdy from Montana

Postby ellis93 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:47 am

Welcome!
93 D250 ,5 speed,4.11s,k&n autometer tach pyro trans boost guages,GDS 60mm h1c 14cm,honed 5x10,hplp/reg,1/8 timing,M+H M2 fuel pin, tims cooler tubz
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Re: Howdy from Montana

Postby spencerdiesel » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:31 pm

Id like to visit Montana sometime, my gf has been twice without me.

The truck stock power wise?
1992 W250, 5 speed, 4.10, Ext. cab Ext. bed, 12.5k winch, 75 gal. fuel tank

Fuel: THD 12 psi piston pump, THD fuel pin, 366 spring, fuel screw 1.75 turn, timing bumped 3/32"
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Re: Howdy from Montana

Postby dmerlin25 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:36 pm

I haven't messed with the fuel screw yet, I'm worried about the FSS with the stock injectors. I did put in a denny T fuel pin. I have a 366 spring and I plan on advancing the timing when I reseal the pump.
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Re: Howdy from Montana

Postby spencerdiesel » Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:22 pm

If you're normally In situations that allow you to let off the throttle slowly, the FSS shouldn't give trouble
1992 W250, 5 speed, 4.10, Ext. cab Ext. bed, 12.5k winch, 75 gal. fuel tank

Fuel: THD 12 psi piston pump, THD fuel pin, 366 spring, fuel screw 1.75 turn, timing bumped 3/32"
Muffler delete
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Re: Howdy from Montana

Postby dmerlin25 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:22 pm

Please consider that I can easily brake down 80 miles from the nearest town and 20 miles from the nearest ranch on many of our county roads that see very little traffic. Every Mod I make I consider reliability. When I told you my Oil fuel gelled up on me on my way to North Dakota, I had to sleep in the truck and wait for the sun to rise and warm up a little before I could get the ol' girl started. I never saw another vehicle in that time and I was diligent about not draining my battery. It wasn't that cold, Maybe 30 degrees that night in early September, but cold enough. This is not the only time I've slept in a vehicle over night in winter, just the one time I did in my 12V. Did I mention no cell service either, but that has improved much since the oil boom.
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