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Old 05-04-2013, 01:01 AM
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ordered a new set of head gaskets that the machine shop recommended, they'll be here on Tuesday and the real assembly will start, and no more of this mock up crap lol

also went to install the oil pan after finding all the bolts and low and behold the stock oil pan gasket for this truck will not work for the milodon oil pan, has tobe a gasket for an old LA style oil pan
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ordered a new set of head gaskets that the machine shop recommended, they'll be here on Tuesday and the real assembly will start, and no more of this mock up crap lol

also went to install the oil pan after finding all the bolts and low and behold the stock oil pan gasket for this truck will not work for the milodon oil pan, has tobe a gasket for an old LA style oil pan
go figure on the old LA style, I wouldn't have guessed that lol . is it still going to line up on the bottom end or will you need to supplement in some rtv?
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:37 PM
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went and got a LA oil pan gasket today, silicon aint gonna fill this in



called my dad and told him about it and we both looked in our engine building books and found out the magnum engines and the LA engine have the same crank journal sizes, so he's gonna send me a rear main cap from a old LA engine he has layin around...hopefull I can get this to work
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finally picked up a set of 3/4 ton springs for the front


Was a pain to install em but it rides better


And the truck sits level again
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anyone know anything about air/fuel gauges?
looking at buyin one for when I install the 390, but not sure what I should get.
a lot of people say to go with a wideband, but theyre $150+ for that guage, and the parts store has these two, an autometer one and a iequus one. I know autometer is a well know name brand, and iequus gauges seem to be pretty good and I like the white face on em.
just trying to figure out what the best choice is, one of these or just drop the extra cash and buy the expensive wideband on

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wish I could help you on the A/F gauge but I've neer had to install one. I'd PM Kurtis (CDNoilRam) if I was you, he could probably help you out the most
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I also have no real advice as I use my Samsung syncd with Bluetooth to my vehicles.

I guess I'd go with what other people recommended, the wide band. normally people won't lead you wrong, and the age old saying, 'you get what you pay for' most likely applies.
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heres how you build an engine!


right now everything you see on it is on for good
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Nice man. how close are you to having all the parts for the engine swap?
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Damn man! Keep up the great work
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