Discussion in 'Pre-1975 Build-Up/Project Threads' started by jetas, Jan 11, 2016.
Lookin Good. Keep up the good work .
Alright so the fuel gauge was still reading incorrectly and i decided to hell with the factory style sending unit (sending unit wasnt reading correct again.) Dropped the tank and measured for the Speedhut sending unit. Hopefully itl be here this week.
Also ordered a trail gear drain plug for the diff to see if it would fit the fill plug and it did (PN 140032-1-KIT) il be ordering another to replace the drain plug hopefully that one is the same.
I'll be watching for updates!
Which sending unit did you end up ordering? the shorter one?
Ok so here it goes.... finally swapped the fuel level sending unit. I ended up ordering the 10.5" length from Speedhut. Was a really straight forward, mounting it was the hardest part because the holes are in a slightly different pattern than the OEM style. Nothing the dremel couldnt take care of. On to the pics
Whats in the box
Comparing mounting holes to the OEM style gasket
Holes after some massaging, not pretty i know.
Wired up a little pigtail
Everything back in, reset the gauge to read the senders ohm range and loaded with ~4 gallons of fuel
Trail gear fill plug, fits the drain location too
And heres a few of these
Had a thing happen yesterday on my way to cars and coffee. Getting it replaced under the warranty.
Forgot to post, got the replacement shock delivered last week. Gotta love warranties.
Welp... the replacement shock broke on saturday. Its obviously something to do with the truck not a faulty shock.
Not sure if the mounts arent straight enough or im getting some side to side movement on the axle.
I swapped the other KYB for the air shocks i had on before. Lets see what happens with these
Id take and weld come gussets on them for strength for any future use (back ups?).
Love the truck man. I actually touched my 78 today.
The mounts are more than strong enough, i know i rushed welding one pair of upper tabs and im sure theyre a little off from lowers. Just need to go over it all
Are the shocks bottoming out to do that? I’d imagine the mounts would have to be pretty far off to do that
No they still have about 5 inches of travel. Its either that the mounts are off or the fact i didnt use the metal sleeve in the lower bushing thats messing it up. Idk. Still havent had a chance to mess with it sadly
Hmm I’m thinking a shock would be able to compensate mounts being slightly off since it pivots and rotates, no? Perhaps not using the sleeve is causing binding on that side and it’s not moving like it should as the suspension cycles
That and i had the bolts on stupid tight, wasnt letting the bushings do what they do. Im guna cut the mounts off today and realign them
Good luck hopefully this resolves it
Hey BTW - what height are your tires on the 17s? I couldn't find that info in your build. Also wondering what your F/R height is from center axles to bottom of fenders since you're lower than Mighty Max springs drop height, right? Thanks
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