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Doubler finally came today and is almost together

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by yunit, Sep 24, 2002.

  1. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    Well the Doubler finally came in; only like 3 weeks late. I started putting it together and should be complete before the weekend, I still need to clean up and POR15 my cases; going to leave the adapter raw or put a high heat clear coat on. I was planning on rebuilding my th400, but I think I will wait until spring time instead of dropping almost 2g's on tranny parts, rebuild, and drive shafts. Well I am tired and probably just rambled, but who cares, my truck coming together nicely and that is all that matters. Pete.
     
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    Kewl deal.

    I wish I did the auto instead of the manual.

    Have FUN!
     
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    Good luck man! Easy mod /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Shame on you Topoff. Manuals rule /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    They rule more when you have shocks in the rear so you can climb easy obstacles. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    I don't know... sometimes, I see the guys with there autos just blip the throttel a little bit, and they pop though some of those big rocks....
    Kinda' disappointing!

    Maybe I just need some 4.10s.... /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Well so far everything is together except for the tcases; I still have to paint them, and those friggin snap rings suck! /forums/images/icons/mad.gif
     
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    <font color="blue">About time that came. You coming on the 12th to paragon?
     
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    Cool. Any picts or was I too lazy to find em?
     
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    Chris,
    The truck will not be ready by then, I still need to rebuild the tranny and get shafts made; plus I did not start on the rear springs yet either.
     
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    Jim,
    No pics at all, I was to excited about putting it together and did not even think to take pics. I will take some snap shots tonight. My cousin is actually going to check the main bearing in the Doubler for me today, I think it has a little to much play, if it does...boy is that going to suck, the snap rings are a b!tch to get out.
     
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    I agree! the two snap rings suck big time!! I drilled tiny holes in them to use my snap ring pliers, made life much easier....
    Boss
     
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    I assume you're talking about endplay and not being loose in the bore since all of our bearing fits should be a light press or "zero" fit?
    Drilling the snaprings is a nice idea, it could make it easier. Except for the big honker, he may not be shaped right.
     
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    Yeah, I mean endplay. The shaft was a tight fit; I actually put the shaft in the freezer for a couple of hours so I could get it to slide through the bearing. I am still impressed with this piece Stephen, beautiful work.
     

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