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  1. emmott

    Does anyone know how to R&R 6.5 and 6.2 in block oil pressure relief valves?

    May I ask why you are replacing them, are you having low/high oil pressure issues?
  2. emmott

    Emmott's Initiation

    I noticed low oil pressure at hot idle. ~8 psi, just enough to trigger the check gauges light when braking while turning. The inner cam bearings look scuffed so I’ll replace them and install the cam more carefully next time. I heard a rattle after a couple rotations of the block on my engine...
  3. emmott

    So, why do you drive a diesel?

    Lots of reasons to own a diesel. I think an old mechanical pump diesel truck is a good apocalypse vehicle. Very few things to fix if there was an E.M.P. or solar flare. The truck can sit a decade and not gum up injectors or carburetors like old gas does. Diesel stores for years without going...
  4. emmott

    Emmott's Initiation

    I’ll ask my machinist if they did. Mahle +.010”. Heads were decked once before.
  5. emmott

    Emmott's Initiation

    nope unfortunately. Already used my junk 141 block for target practice 🎯🔫 😉 Maybe I’ll do 110 ft-lbs, with the o-rings it should hold
  6. emmott

    Emmott's Initiation

    Found out the hard way 90 ft-lbs is not enough torque for ARP head studs. ARP instructions said 90, but after some research it looks like I should have gone to 125. I re-confirmed the decks are square, so I’m sure it was because of insufficient torque. While I have it apart again, I’m going...
  7. emmott

    6.5L Working Whipple with working complete 6.5

    That's fair. I would be interested in your other whipple if it comes with the manifold and the radiator that goes inside of it.
  8. emmott

    6.5L Working Whipple with working complete 6.5

    Can you post pictures please? Are you willing to sell the engine separately?
  9. emmott

    O-Ring 6.5 Block / Heads

    Question - have you gotten o-rings installed on a 6.5? What has your experience with them been? Good, bad? Did you groove the block or the heads? What wire material did you use, copper or steel? What gasket did you use - Mahle, Fel-pro, Cometic? 0.010" thicker, or stock? What were the...
  10. emmott

    P400 in the Burb install

    I broke in my first rebuild by cutting down 4 large poplar trees and dragging them in the field ~70% load for ~3 hours with the hood up and cab heater full blast to keep temps down. Dragging trees made for a very consistent load. Towing on the road varies engine load with hills and valleys. In...
  11. emmott

    Emmott's Initiation

    @Jaryd The PDF attachments can be printed at 100% scale to 8.5x11" paper and used as a stencil for anyone who wants to make pieces using 1/4" plate, a jigsaw, drill, tap, and arc welder. Actually, between the bracket holes and the pulley hole one might get away without needing the welder...
  12. emmott

    Emmott's Initiation

    I just pulled the balancer outwards enough that the pulley would line up ok, then tightened the balancer bolt as tight as it could go without sucking the balancer any farther back in. Seems to work ok as a temp fix. I'll find something like this to shim the balancer off the reluctor later. I...
  13. emmott

    Emmott's Initiation

    The reluctor was installed
  14. emmott

    Emmott's Initiation

    Looks like my crankshaft pulley is out of alignment. Too far in. Is it possible to over insert a harmonic balancer? Not sure if there’s supposed to be a gap from the crank snout to the balancer but with a torque of 200 ft-lbs it would be hard to leave one. Or is there some kind of shim? Not...
  15. emmott

    Emmott's Initiation

    I'm out of town until next weekend, will make a scan and post it then.
  16. emmott

    Emmott's Initiation

    @Jaryd @MrMarty51 no sorry. I had it made a few years ago by the person who posted a DIY here. It was two pieces of sheet metal jigsawed and arc welded together with m10 & m12 holes drilled. I tapped another m12 hole for the vacuum pump delete and got a larger pulley so I could use the same belt...
  17. emmott

    Emmott's Initiation

    Got the cooling system together and started it today. Used a drill to prelube the oil, shunted the lift pump to run and purged air from the FFM. I then turned the engine over with the glow plugs out and loosened any injection lines loose that I could reach (1,3,5,7). Once that was done I...
  18. emmott

    Emmott's Initiation

    I’m glad your shop guy got back to you Will! I guess I’ll have to try nordlocks next build. Either way I’m glad to have a torque value to rest easy about. Spent the day doing bolt-ons. Might get it under the hood tomorrow.
  19. emmott

    Emmott's Initiation

    Can you get the cylinder's back at some point?
  20. emmott

    Emmott's Initiation

    I used permatex max temp thread sealant on the coarse threads of the outer studs, that should add resistance to the threads in the block when cured
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