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About ride172

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    Comanche Aficionado

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    Loveland CO
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    Jeeps, Snowboarding,
  1. FYI 20% off ebay

    My truck uses solenoids operated by 12v power. There are two. They are wired to a three pole switch. It is a really simple setup. Flip the switch up. One solenoid opens, letting air into the cylinder, forcing the rod out. Flip the switch down and the other solenoid opens letting air into the other side of the cylinder, forcing the rod back into cylinder. I'm bad at describing things. If you were wanting to move a backup light, this might be overkill. It has over 900lbs of draw and thrust but only 6 inches of travel. A pneumatic cylinder would definitely work though. Here is a link to a cheap air solenoid. https://www.ebay.com/i/281757261725?chn=ps&ul_ref=http%3A%2F%2Frover.ebay.com%2Frover%2F1%2F711-117182-37290-0%2F2%3Fmpre%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.ebay.com%252Fi%252F281757261725%253Fchn%253Dps%26itemid%3D281757261725%26targetid%3D412886058163%26device%3Dm%26adtype%3Dpla%26googleloc%3D1026339%26poi%3D%26campaignid%3D1057489367%26adgroupid%3D54502292840%26rlsatarget%3Dpla-412886058163%26abcId%3D1133856%26merchantid%3D111910701%26gclid%3DEAIaIQobChMIqdTq_rvp2QIVQecbCh1gtwDqEAkYAyABEgJOpvD_BwE%26srcrot%3D711-117182-37290-0%26rvr_id%3D1465617131513 They also make spring return cylinders that only need one solenoid to work because air is only used in one direction if travel. The spring controls the other direction.
  2. FYI 20% off ebay

    https://www.ebay.com/i/152341191765?chn=ps&ul_ref=http%3A%2F%2Frover.ebay.com%2Frover%2F1%2F711-117182-37290-0%2F2%3Fmpre%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.ebay.com%252Fi%252F152341191765%253Fchn%253Dps%26itemid%3D152341191765%26targetid%3D412951322144%26device%3Dm%26adtype%3Dpla%26googleloc%3D1026339%26poi%3D%26campaignid%3D1057491338%26adgroupid%3D53049245918%26rlsatarget%3Dpla-412951322144%26abcId%3D1133896%26merchantid%3D101719459%26gclid%3DEAIaIQobChMIwsO1mLvi2QIV27rACh1xPw37EAQYAiABEgJSE_D_BwE%26srcrot%3D711-117182-37290-0%26rvr_id%3D1462871129903 It allows to me to unlock the tailgate on my dump truck. My truck has a 12v switch in the dash that controls the solenoids to unlock or lock my tailgate using air pressure from my truck.
  3. FYI 20% off ebay

    I ordered an air cylinder for the tailgate latch on my Kenworth through eBay yesterday. I paid full price because I didn't see this post until later in the afternoon. This is pretty typical in my life. Always missing out.
  4. Looking for my old XJ

    2007........ Wasn't that right before cash for clunkers? Seems like I remember it being an Obama thing. I'm guessing your old XJ was traded in under that program.
  5. I was hoping to hear what 97 said to 96 during their "conversation".......... I couldn't resist. Merry Christmas everybody.
  6. Both of the trucks involved with my swap were 4wd and both had factory suspension. The 86 worked out with the slip yoke pulling out of the TC about an inch more. But still had enough on the shaft to seal and cycle the suspension without pulling off. The 88 bottomed out. Measured the gap on the 86 to determine how much to have hacked off.
  7. I swapped an amc20 from a 1986 mj with the 2.8l v6 and an auto into my 1988 mj with 4.0l and aw4. I didn't have to modify the driveshaft on the 86 that got d35 put back in it. But I did have to get an inch cut off the driveshaft on the 88 that received the 20. I did the swap for 4.10s. Surprisingly the 86 with the 2.8 was more pleasurable to drive with the 3.55s.
  8. Comanche @ Comanche Drive & the Cherokee Reservation

    There is a Comanche Dr. in Fort Collins, CO. But they spelled it "Commanche".
  9. Need help with big Cummins.

    There is no filter anywhere that I can see. I followed all the oil lines and I can't find anything. I could make $200 a day betting people it doesn't have one. A few mechanically inclined people have looked at it and they all walked away scratching heads. I am in NE right now but when I get home I'll load up some pics of the engine.
  10. Need help with big Cummins.

    There is not a spin on on the passenger side. My fuel filter is on the frame on the passenger side. There is not an oil filter anywhere I can find. There is a round thing mounted perpendicular to the oil cooler on the front of the engine by the fan. I was told this was a "pre cooler". It is about the size of a coffee can. Could it be in there?
  11. Need help with big Cummins.

    Good evening. Well I got the truck picked up from HD Truck Repair and I think their mechanic did a good job on my overhead. The truck sounds great. It doesn't grey smoke as bad when cold and it just feels smoother. The trans shifts better too. I don't know why but it seems the rpm's are right where I need them when its time to upshift. It just pulls it right in. It does seem like it has a few less ponies but more torque. My butt dyno might be wonky too. The mechanic found a few things needing repaired on the truck but gave the engine a clean bill of health. I can't for the life of me find the oil filter on the truck. The owner of the shop looked for it with me and he couldn't locate it either. Do you know where it would be Cruiser? In the pan? Inside the oil cooler? It damn sure doesn't have a spin on filter anywhere. When I picked the truck up there was a filter on the seat and a gasket but they were locked up and had gone home already. The filter is a drop in. I just can't find the housing. Another question I was messing my Jake brake and I got it to work one time and then flipped it off and now I can't get it back. I tried wiggling the switch on top of the clutch pedal. No worky. That's all I can think of now. I know I will have more questions later. Hope everybody has a safe and fun memorial weekend. Don't forget all the fallen military men and women. They died fighting for their country and acknowledging their sacrifice is what its all about.
  12. Need help with big Cummins.

    Update on the truck. It is scheduled to go in the shop on Wednesday to get a wheel seal, overhead ran and a DOT inspection. This afternoon someone contacted me to haul 120 tons of crushed asphalt. I'm going to make the first loaded trip with it tomorrow. Hope I can get all the asphalt moved. At least I'll know how the truck pulls with a load on. Pyrometer is on the way. I just don't have a hole for it in the dash. There is so much wiring and lots of air lines and oil lines back there. I'm afraid if I mess with it the truck will catch fire. I need to trade out the amp gauge for a volt meter. I'll post what the mechanic has to say about the motor when I pick it up.
  13. Need help with big Cummins.

    OK. The new fuel filter has the truck ripping and snorting again. I had a bunch of fine black particles come out of the filter and they settled down to the bottom of the jar I poured it in. I didn't have any water to speak of in there. I'm unsure if the black stuff is slime left over from algae or if it is the inside of my fuel lines. I'm still going to get new lines made and I'm trying to find some Bio-kleen biocide. How much bigger should my supply line be? Can it be too big? Also, I was getting about 23psi manifold pressure climbing a hill with my foot in it at about 1800rpm. I was in the high side of 7th (13sp fuller). Does that sound like what I should be getting? I could of gotten a couple more lbs of pressure but I didn't want beat on it too hard.
  14. Need help with big Cummins.

    Double post... How fun