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Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - Dodge Cummins Diesel 02-12-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By johnny0874
yep

You are correct... the intake heaters (there are 2 grids in my truck) only operate when the sensor detects that the engine block is at a temperature lower than the preset value (I wanna say it's...
Forum: Body & Interior 01-17-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,229
Posted By johnny0874
here's a link

http://ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=70343

There's a link to my thread covering the work in progress. I've got a few friends now who want me to help them with their dash repairs and stereo...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - Dodge Cummins Diesel 01-14-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By johnny0874
To answer your question... I wired it in parallel...

To answer your question... I wired it in parallel (as you would normally). It makes a HUGE difference when I start my truck... the intake heater grid no longer zaps all the current from my...
Forum: Body & Interior 01-13-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,861
Posted By johnny0874
WHY was it in the 70's the week of Christmas,...

WHY was it in the 70's the week of Christmas, when I wanted it to be cold and winter-ish... but today, when I have 2 days left to finish working on my truck before I go back to work and classes......
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - Dodge Cummins Diesel 01-11-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By johnny0874
Starting Circuit Mod

If any of you (like me) are tired of your intake heater pulling down your battery (that's pretty hard on a lead acid battery) try this...

Here's a link...
Forum: Body & Interior 01-11-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,861
Posted By johnny0874
If anyone else is driving a CTD... you'll...

If anyone else is driving a CTD... you'll benefit greatly if you get a couple of large caps (I'm running a 3 farad oval cap) and wire them to your starter circuit really close to the battery. When...
Forum: Body & Interior 01-11-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,861
Posted By johnny0874
answer to a question

A little of topic, but a kid asked me today how to install a capacitor on my thread on another forum... so here is a quick post if anyone else is wondering the same thing...

When you are going to...
Forum: Body & Interior 01-10-2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,861
Posted By johnny0874
Thanks a lot... I'm fairly happy with it... just...

Thanks a lot... I'm fairly happy with it... just want to keep at it and get it finished.

My Brother Dave saw it and decided it was time for us to attack "l'il Blue" ... his wife's '87 Chevy...
Forum: Body & Interior 01-09-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,861
Posted By johnny0874
On a quick side note... I found 3 more of those...

On a quick side note... I found 3 more of those eclipse amps for $100-$150 each on ebay and craigslist. I'm tempted to get at least one more if not all three and see what kind of havoc I can...
Forum: Body & Interior 01-09-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,861
Posted By johnny0874
News from the fornt...

Sorry I've been slacking for anyone who is following my thread... I've been working all weekend in the cold (I help run a paintball field on the weekends)... Anyway... I have been tweaking the sound...
Forum: Body & Interior 01-07-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,229
Posted By johnny0874
cheap

Mine was disintegrating too... I had to rebuild the whole thing with fiberglass. It was time consuming, but cheaper than a new dash.
Forum: Body & Interior 01-07-2011, 12:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,012
Posted By johnny0874
I believe a good process is the remove all the...

I believe a good process is the remove all the accessories and trim panels and the glove box first... then lower the steering column (battery should be disconnected or you risk triggering the air...
Forum: Body & Interior 01-07-2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,461
Posted By johnny0874
didn't want to jack your thread...

Hey Bro,
I didn't want to jack your thread, so I started another one that's going to cover my entire interior refit and stereo install (it'll be an ongoing thing)... but I have the dash about 90%...
Forum: Body & Interior 01-06-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,861
Posted By johnny0874
what I got done today

I think the dash is 90% done... I decided today that I am going to use lightly padded vinyl to cover the dash... There is one small spot I need to fill, and then it's ready.
...
Forum: Body & Interior 01-06-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,861
Posted By johnny0874
Thanks Tom. I'll be real honest though... it's...

Thanks Tom. I'll be real honest though... it's not hard at all... just time consuming. I offer that much to anyone who is interested in doing fiberglass work. Also, one of the best resources for...
Forum: Body & Interior 01-05-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,861
Posted By johnny0874
exciting day at my house

Well, I laid the last layer of glass on the dash today... tomorrow I'll sand it down smooth and lay on some filler... then sand and prime it on Friday.

While I was cleaning up some surface rust...
Forum: Body & Interior 01-04-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,861
Posted By johnny0874
more posts to come

Hey Yankee... thanks for taking the time to give my post the once over.

I will be posting more pics (it limits you to 15 per post and i had like 30+)...

Today, while yanking out the interior,...
Forum: Body & Interior 01-04-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,861
Posted By johnny0874
Talking 1994 CTD Dash Replacement

Howdy... Well, like a lot of you guys, I had the dreaded cracked dashboard... I had a dash mat covering it and it was suct taped so it wouldn't rattle... Well, I found out that if something (or...
Forum: Body & Interior 01-03-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,461
Posted By johnny0874
BTW... if you'd like I can send a few more snaps...

BTW... if you'd like I can send a few more snaps when it's all done if you'd like. I've been posting up a build thread on "DIYMA" so I didnt' bother to start one on here. Most of what I come here...
Forum: Body & Interior 01-03-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,461
Posted By johnny0874
pricey

Yeah, that pricetag of $350 for a piece of ABS plastic is why I went the fiberglass route... getting to be creative with it was just icing on the cake.

OP - do you have any snaps of how bad your...
Forum: Body & Interior 01-03-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,233
Posted By johnny0874
thanks

Thanks for the photos of the A-pillars...
I think I'm going to mount my fosgates in the stock '94 door spot so it won't toss of the imaging too much from the 8" mid-bass I'm going to mount in the...
Forum: Body & Interior 12-28-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,461
Posted By johnny0874
here's where I'm at after 3 days of work

Hey Man... Just wanted to share my efforts ... I've been working on this for 3 days...

The first part of it was mostly like piecing together a jigsaw puzzle......
Forum: Body & Interior 12-27-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,461
Posted By johnny0874
It's not an easy affair to be certain... How...

It's not an easy affair to be certain... How much experience with glass do you have? How much time do you have and is your truck a daily driver? Are you any good with sheet metal or custom wood...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Interior Modifications - Custom Audio / Video 12-27-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,657
Posted By johnny0874
http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/diyma-member-b...

http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/diyma-member-build-logs/13527-dodge-ram-install-thread.html

Follow that link if you want to see a guy's install that is absolutely SICK (!!!). It's 15 pages...
Forum: Body & Interior 12-27-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,233
Posted By johnny0874
pics

Can you snap a pic of that A pillar? My factory Infinity system had the tweeters in the doors above the 6"x9"s. I am going to install 8"s in the doors (mid-bass, heavy on the mid) with an adapter...
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