My weekend. (Or "Installing the doubler!")

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  1. BadDog

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    My weekend. (Or \"Installing the doubler!\")

    Well, here is how I spent most of my week end.
    Installing the doubler

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    Re: My weekend. (Or \"Installing the doubler!\")

    NICE!!!....I'm jealous...
     
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    Re: My weekend. (Or \"Installing the doubler!\")

    Damn! That's PRETTY. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: My weekend. (Or \"Installing the doubler!\")

    Here are a few other things I am considering.

    1) Hook up the "kick down" to a manual switch (like a choke cable). Then, if I want "performance parameters" just pull the plug. Complete control, and I don't have to figure out how to hook it up to the TBI with a modified TV type bracket/mount.

    2) Also use a cable control for the range box? Put that puppy in neutral and just let someone figure out how to make it move if they want to steal it! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    3) Number 2 also simplifies my shifters. I already have a pair of 203 shift levers that I plan to use on the twin-stick 205 shifters (which I have mostly figured out, I think..). The trans will be shifted by B&M "Sport Shifter" modified to support a "Park Lock-out" rather than "reverse lock-out"...

    4) Cross member will be 2 pieced design. Rigid mounted to the frame. Then an offset mount on the adapters. Basically, just a hard mount bolted to the bottom of the adapters with a sort of "Z" shape so that the rubber mounts do not stick down removing ground clearance. I had considered cross-members on top with the cases suspended under them, but then I got to thinking about the 4 link mounts and skid mount, why not avoid duplicating the weight/fab and combine them...

    BTW, anyone got part numbers for the rubber doughnuts used for the 205 frame brace? I am thinking they would work perfect for the case mounts. I like the idea of soft rubber. I want the case mounts to do NOTHING but support the cases. I'll let the engine mounts handle torque...
     
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    Re: My weekend. (Or \"Installing the doubler!\")

    Nice work, Russ /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif! I'll see what I can find on your donut p/n's. Any idea what the last year they used them was??
     
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    Re: My weekend. (Or \"Installing the doubler!\")

    Well, I think(!) I found what you are looking for.

    2391770 Cushion, mounting upper
    2391771 Cushion, mounting lower
    2387521 Sleeve, mouting bolt sleeve (33/64 I.D. X 1-49/64" O.L.)

    The reason I think these are what you're looking for is the t/case mounts (under the adapter) are typically referred to as mounting asm. The "mounting asm" numbers for these trucks are:

    14009321 Mounting asm lower
    3705444 Mounting asm upper

    That being the case (no pun intended), I believe the info I am feeding you is correct. One other item that leads me in the direction of correctness is that the first numbers I gave you are listed as 73-75 (I am using a 73-78 parts book dated Feb,1985) and I do believe (notice I didn't say I know) that these were only used up to a certain year. My Sub used them, but I don't have an earlier parts book to look at. BTW I still have them and if you would like the squished, cracking, generally nasty looking bushings, they are all yours /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif.
    Good Luck, take it for what it is worth.
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    Re: My weekend. (Or \"Installing the doubler!\")

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    1) Hook up the "kick down" to a manual switch (like a choke cable). Then, if I want "performance parameters" just pull the plug. Complete control, and I don't have to figure out how to hook it up to the TBI with a modified TV type bracket/mount.

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    I don't see what the TBI and/or modified TV bracket have to do with anything. The kickdown switch for a Turbo 400 is on the throttle pedal bracket in all of the applications that I've seen. Just stop by the JY and yank the switch and wiring from a Turbo 400 rig. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Re: My weekend. (Or \"Installing the doubler!\")

    But the new trans is not a TH400, it's a TH350. The TH400 is going in my son's truck. And I don't think the "kick down" cable for the TH350 has any way to hook directly to the TBI (though I have not actually looked). That comment was just "shooting from the hip" based on a random thought that occured to me while installing the thing. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif No idea what I'll actually do...
     

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