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by Retired BLM Rig
Sun May 27, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 6.4 oil pressure hot idle???
Replies: 12
Views: 174

Re: 6.4 oil pressure hot idle???

I don't have a 6.4, but look above the oil filter adapter on the engine block.
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by Retired BLM Rig
Sun May 27, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Another Government Wagon Auction
Replies: 50
Views: 4662

Re: Another Government Wagon Auction

Here's a 2010 in Albuquerque, NM. It has some door damage on both sides and 90K on the clock.


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by Retired BLM Rig
Sun May 27, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Current Classic Project
Replies: 21
Views: 545

Re: The Current Classic Project

Got the engine installed and finished yesterday. It's a 1968 Mercury Cougar. The customer was hoping to have it for a special occasion this weekend, I'm glad it worked out! 68 Cougar - 2.jpg 68 Cougar - 3.jpg 68 Cougar - 4.jpg He says it's an original "Dan Gurney Special" but the graphics wrap appea...
by Retired BLM Rig
Sun May 27, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 6.4 oil pressure hot idle???
Replies: 12
Views: 174

Re: 6.4 oil pressure hot idle???

Thanks for the very honest assessment. If the oil pressure is good and the issue lies with the “calibration” as you suggested may be possible would replacing the sender fix any issues with the calibration? I’d like to rule that out before bothering with anything else. Sure, it wouldn't hurt to give...
by Retired BLM Rig
Sun May 27, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 6.4 oil pressure hot idle???
Replies: 12
Views: 174

Re: 6.4 oil pressure hot idle???

If the engine is silent then the solenoid is doing it's job. Could just be sending unit calibration. Would replacing the sending unit with a new sending unit with nothing else bring readings back to normal assuming the calibration is off? Or, are there multiple steps beyond just replacing the sendi...
by Retired BLM Rig
Fri May 25, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 6.4 oil pressure hot idle???
Replies: 12
Views: 174

Re: 6.4 oil pressure hot idle???

If the engine is silent then the solenoid is doing it's job.
Could just be sending unit calibration.
by Retired BLM Rig
Fri May 25, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Current Classic Project
Replies: 21
Views: 545

Re: The Current Classic Project

A glimpse of things to come.
I just finished rebuilding this engine. I'll give you a hint, it's kind of a theme car.


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To be continued... :patriot:
by Retired BLM Rig
Sun May 20, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Aznom Atulux
Replies: 1
Views: 65

The Aznom Atulux

These will sell like hotcakes!!! :vomit:

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Clickable link for Tapatalk

Here's the full article on Jalopnik. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
by Retired BLM Rig
Sun May 20, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Current Classic Project
Replies: 21
Views: 545

Re: The Current Classic Project

Well the Caddy is on hold for now waiting for customer approval. In the meantime, here's one that I worked on last year. Pantera - 1.jpg Pantera - 2.jpg Pantera3.jpg Pantera4.jpg The power is provided by a Ford 351 Cleveland mated to a ZF transaxle Pantera5.jpg Maybe it wouldn't be so bad if I bough...
by Retired BLM Rig
Fri May 18, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe
Replies: 65
Views: 1712

Re: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe

Unfortunately rural living does have its drawbacks. I used to live in a place that took four hours to get to the nearest airport.

Here’s something for owners of late 14 - early 15 trucks to be aware of.
https://chrysler.oemdtc.com/TSB/09-002-15A.pdf
by Retired BLM Rig
Fri May 18, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe
Replies: 65
Views: 1712

Re: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe

One cylinder head removed, lifters deemed to be "ok", however a borescope exam found damage to the cam (second lobe up from rear most lobe) which required removal of the other cylinder head. My suspicion is a collapsed MDS lifter which never recovered from eco mode and tore things up. I'm being tak...
by Retired BLM Rig
Thu May 17, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Current Classic Project
Replies: 21
Views: 545

Re: The Current Classic Project

So one of my service writers used to work at a classic car shop and after they went out of business a lot of his old customers followed him to his new gig. Thats why I have such an inordinately high number of these vehicles that I work on. Plus I guess they figure the oldest guy in the shop should k...
by Retired BLM Rig
Tue May 15, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Current Classic Project
Replies: 21
Views: 545

Re: The Current Classic Project

Just finished this one today. It's a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray split window with a 327 and a two speed Power Glide transmission. The story I got was that it had been a show car at one time, which was evident from all the parts that had been chromed, but after being stored in a garage for the last 38 y...
by Retired BLM Rig
Sun May 13, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Another Government Wagon Auction
Replies: 50
Views: 4662

Re: Another Government Wagon Auction

A 2011 in Taos, NM. This one may go cheap due to the holes in the body, unless you got creative with stickers, emblems, massive fender flares or a wrap to cover them up. It looks like one of DamageWagon's siblings. 81QSCI18189018.jpg Or there's this 2012 in Coeur D Alene, ID. that appears to be int...
by Retired BLM Rig
Sat May 12, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Current Classic Project
Replies: 21
Views: 545

The Current Classic Project

Finishing up a valve job on this beast. Made it breathe fire before I left work tonight. It's not a 426 Hemi, but it's close (I think that came a year or two later). Dodge has a long history of performance minded production vehicles. 1963 Dodge Polara 500 - 1.jpg 1963 Dodge Polara 500 - 2.jpg 1963 D...
by Retired BLM Rig
Wed May 09, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Sleeping Platform Build
Replies: 11
Views: 478

Re: Sleeping Platform Build

I'm curious... what kind of storage tubs have you found to fit under your platform?
Also, it's hard to tell in your slideshow pictures but it doesn't look like there's a support leg under the forward cross board, does it flex much or is it secured somehow that I can't see in the picture?
by Retired BLM Rig
Sun May 06, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Power Wagon Apparel
Replies: 39
Views: 3086

Re: Power Wagon Apparel

Saw these jackets on Ebay. Unfortunately it says they're made in Thailand. It looks like they copied as many emblems as they could and slapped them all on one jacket. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dodge-Ram-2500-Power-Wagon-Jacket/163032163627?hash=item25f579652b:g:tLQAAOSwc2FaFpjB s-l500.jpg https://www...
by Retired BLM Rig
Sat May 05, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Sleeping Platform Build
Replies: 11
Views: 478

Re: Sleeping Platform Build

Nice! :idea:
by Retired BLM Rig
Sat May 05, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Get Togethers (GTGs)
Topic: MOAB 2018 - CANCELLED
Replies: 172
Views: 9585

Re: MOAB 2018 - CANCELLED

:rockon:
by Retired BLM Rig
Fri May 04, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe
Replies: 65
Views: 1712

Re: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe

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The original Ram Power Wagon at Renfest.

I think back then it was called the Wench Mob.
by Retired BLM Rig
Thu May 03, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe
Replies: 65
Views: 1712

Re: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe

:nopics: So I'll add a couple for the readers enjoyment. I did this one 6 months ago. IMG_1147.JPG IMG_1149.JPG IMG_1148.JPG Unfortunately your sorrows will not end until someone does a thorough inspection of every component of the valve train. I suspect a valve job and possibly rocker arms may be r...
by Retired BLM Rig
Tue May 01, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New grille, old emblem
Replies: 11
Views: 1264

Re: New grille, old emblem

I decided to join the old emblem team since they don't make a grumper for the 3rd gen. :lol: Here I am testing the emblem on Cleghorn. I think it helps the articulation. :wink: Had you put your tow mirrors in the erect position I believe you would have gained another 100 or so articulation points. ...
by Retired BLM Rig
Tue May 01, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New grille, old emblem
Replies: 11
Views: 1264

Re: New grille, old emblem

I decided to join the old emblem team since they don't make a grumper for the 3rd gen. :lol:
Here I am testing the emblem on Cleghorn. I think it helps the articulation. :wink:

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The front of the truck is better represented now, since the Feds deleted the door emblems.
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by Retired BLM Rig
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Low_Sky's 2015 Power Wagon Laramie
Replies: 37
Views: 3858

Re: Low_Sky's 2015 Power Wagon Laramie

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by Retired BLM Rig
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
Topic: Easy Ideas for Hot Food on the Trail
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: Easy Ideas for Hot Food on the Trail

I have used the tailgate for the camp stove/toaster & microwave. Camping with no electricity & the microwave dings, that usually gets some people's attention, then they start asking questions & I tell them I have 2 batteries & a 2000/4000w inverter set up & a 270 amp alt. Also use a 2 piece toaster...