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reelmagic

Member Since 29 Oct 2013
Offline Last Active Oct 28 2017 06:48 AM
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In Topic: DASH REPLACEMENT IN MY 720

03 September 2017 - 04:09 PM

on your new dash


In Topic: DASH REPLACEMENT IN MY 720

29 August 2017 - 05:23 PM

On my 85 blue interior the front piece of the dash (closest to the windshield) is a lighter shade of blue, yours is the same color!!  Did you paint that or is my faded?  My doesn't look faded it looks like it supposed to be like that.  My dash is in very good shape, other than the same bubble you have.


In Topic: Are You Ready? 720 KC build

29 August 2017 - 05:15 PM

So its been a few months since I've updated this thread.  Not much was happening with the truck up until the last weekend.

 

I started with removing the valve cover to expose the head bolts and valve train.  With 90,000 miles I wanted to re-torque the heads per everyone's recommendation. I then moved on to setting the valve lash on all valves.  I finished up the night by changing the oil, using the highly recommended Delo.  I don't know if it is the oil or the valve lash adjustment or both, but WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!  I had a fairly loud ticking and it is completely gone, the motor is very quiet now.

 

The next day,  I decided to attempt messing with the manual steering box adjustment to see how it would affect the steering wheel play and shake I was getting.  Well with just a quarter turn the play is pretty much gone.  The steering is nice and tight and I believe it may have resolved the shake as well, but I haven't gotten to really get it up to speed to check that.  Again another huge difference in performance with a little adjustment.

 

We then started on the lowering process by degreasing the undercarriage to get it a little cleaner before taking it apart.  My middle son, who was my helper all weekend, and I then disassembled the rear suspension, did some wire brushing, some painting, and then installing of the bell tech 3" blocks.   I was supposed to receive tires for my 17" Titans on Monday but one of the tires came in defective, so for now we haven't lowered the truck back on the ground to see how it looks.  Tires should be in by the weekend so we can then turn our attention to the front suspension.  Some pictures

 

(still trying to figure out picture hosting...because of the photo bucket fail)


In Topic: 720 gears

11 May 2017 - 04:59 PM

It will probably stay stock for a while.  Down the road who knows.  I know I've read that the gear swap wakes up the truck a bit, but I was wondering if 4.375 is too much and should I look for 4.11?


In Topic: Are You Ready? 720 KC build

09 May 2017 - 06:51 PM

My 720 I believe has the 3.7 rear in it, but I have a chance to buy a rear out of a 77 620, which I believe is the 4.375 gearing.  Would anyone recommend this upgrade?   I thought I might want to jump on this while I have the chance.  I would just change out the 3rd member when I am ready to do it.  Is the 4.375 too much gear?  This is a toy not a daily, and my plan down the road is to do some performance upgrades (how far yet I am not sure, but I do tend to go overboard).  Any thoughts?