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Old 06-06-2019, 12:41 PM   #801
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Re: "Crewcab Jake" the 84 to 74 conversion

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Thank you for the reply. that is the info I was trying to figure out. It sounds like it was not too hard to intergrate into the elec. system. I would like to try & incorporate them into my upcoming build & just looking for a general "degree of difficulty" related to the install. Thank you again for your time & the quality info you continue to provide.
If you have every pulled a cluster, you know its more of a hassle getting to the cluster than it is to take it out. Hooking the Dakota Digital cluster up can be done in a day. Its more time consuming routing wires than it is difficult to install.
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Old 06-06-2019, 12:47 PM   #802
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Re: "Crewcab Jake" the 84 to 74 conversion

Ok, lets talk trucks again for the moment. I took loaded Jake up on my recently purchased trailer. Its a tight squueze on an 18' but it works. I jetted off the New Star Muffler to get a temporay exhaust installed from the manifold back.

My plan was to have them tun new 2.5" pipe from the stock manifolds down to the middle of the truck. They would install my Magna-Flow mufflers and use the existing hangers.

I was shocked that the quoted me 400.00 considering I provided the mufflers but I wanted it quieter. I would like to work on the motor and not rattle the walls with an open exhaust.

Unfortunately the bolts on the passenger side were seized up. They tried heating them, but they sheared off. Even after welding a nut to the remaining stud that sheared off too.

So I picked it up as is and decided to hold off till contemplate my options.
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Old 06-06-2019, 12:52 PM   #803
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Re: "Crewcab Jake" the 84 to 74 conversion

The next leg of the Saturday morning adventure led me to Cypress Auto Interiors. I dropped off the inserts that Jaime had previously stitched up. The padding on the top was too thick so they had to be modified and re-glued.
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The final stop for that trip was at Homegrown Hotrods. We wanted to pull the bed so Aaron and his crew could get another round of blocking and Tamco sealer in place. We pulled the bed and left it on a cart .
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If you have every pulled a cluster, you know its more of a hassle getting to the cluster than it is to take it out. Hooking the Dakota Digital cluster up can be done in a day. Its more time consuming routing wires than it is difficult to install.
Ken,
Thanks for the info. Yea.. I "autometered" my '72 dash as I installed a Custom bezel too. So i know what you mean!!! i would venture to say that the squarebody dash is a little more involved - you know with all the new tech. that the manufacture had bettered in a year or so...
thanks again...
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Old 06-13-2019, 02:06 PM   #806
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With the exhaust issue, is it now LS swap time for Jake?
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With the exhaust issue, is it now LS swap time for Jake?
Problem: Broken manifold collector flange bolts for a non-LS based engine.

Possible fixes:
1) A set of headers or manifolds.
Or.....
2) A complete LS swap.

I can see where serious thought is required to come to a decision .
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Problem: Broken manifold collector flange bolts for a non-LS based engine.

Possible fixes:
1) A set of headers or manifolds.
Or.....
2) A complete LS swap.

I can see where serious thought is required to come to a decision .

I plan to see what difficulties I run in to on the exhaust manifold removal. If I can save it, I will. If not I'll replace it with a new stock manifold. The motor swap will come at some point when I find a donor at a fair price.

Regarding that, in the past I have sought after an LS 6.2 based on my experience with them. Unfortunately they are expensive and finding a low mileage donor is now near impossible.

The LT is certainly as good as the LS platform and I think it will prove to be even better. Couple that with the ability to find low mileage take outs, and it looks very inviting. I just bought a 2019 GMC Sierra (ugliest truck I have ever owned) and love what the 8L90 does for the LT 5.3. I'm getting 22mpg and it has less than 1000 miles on it.

I feel that a cammed and tuned 5.3LT with a 8L90 would be a great package for Jake.
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Truck looks great Ken.
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