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    Axle question

    The hogsheads/center chunk will bolt up, but you would have to have custom axles made as the m135/211 axles are a little wider.
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    SAE 2 Clutch help....what am I doing wrong?

    Some of this has already been stated but it is easier to copy and paste from a post I just did on FB with other people trying to help me about todays adventures into the HE Double L. Of this SAE2 flywheel housing dilemma: I have the same one...now get this I have been working on getting the...
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    SAE 2 Clutch help....what am I doing wrong?

    Thanks WillWagner for the "insider" view there! Cummins had the pinnacle of diesel design with the 5.9 and the big brother 8.3. And I can see that they could never sell a newer inferior and more troublesome motors if they didn't sour the milk. But even the people selling the aftermarket parts...
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    SAE 2 Clutch help....what am I doing wrong?

    I won't be ditching the new clutch yet. I am certain the problem is the housing cover. The overused parts (with broken and stripped bolts and bolt holes) from Active Truck parts were from eBay and I specifically messaged to confirm if it worked on a 5.9 and they said yes. They would not refund...
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    SAE 2 Clutch help....what am I doing wrong?

    This is frustrating, It is one thing of having to buy expensive parts. Its another thing to throw hundreds of dollars away on a roll of the dice...heck I even hate quarter slots! My truck (and videos for that matter) has been stalled due to lack of money. Anybody have an SAE 2 flywheel...
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    SAE 2 Clutch help....what am I doing wrong?

    Thanks WillWagner for the reply. From what you said above the throwout bearing did not come uncaged so there is hope there. Do you know the minimum flywheel thickness? It wouldn't surprise me if Active Truck Parts of Colorado supplied flywheel was out of spec...everything else they sold me was...
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    SAE 2 Clutch help....what am I doing wrong?

    Need some help here from the bigger trucks. I have an SAE 2 dual disc, pull type, self adjusting, stamped angle spring clutch in my M135 behind a Cummins 5.9. I installed the brand new clutch with all parts facing the right direction (i.e. this face towards engine) . Installed transmission with...
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    Disc Brake Engineering Thread

    All right guys I am about to embark on putting the F550/B700 brakes on front the M135, and I need some help. Can someone tell me how thick the metal is on top of and on the bottom of the king pins for the caliper bracket? Secondly has anybody installed the wheel studs that were suggested in...
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    School me in Deuce u joints, flanges, driveshafts and balancing

    One more addendum the proper bearing caps with the sheetmetal sheild are found on the Spicer SPL70X permanently lubed ujoint.
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    Decision on a knuckle boom crane.

    OK if getting another flywheel housing my suggestion is 10-11 oclock position (passenger side of course) They are more readily avaiable new, but in cast iron though. Your flywheel housing motor mounts will be SUPER easy. That being said, I think you might just have enough room the back of the...
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    Decision on a knuckle boom crane.

    NICE! Do both outlets come straight out on the intercooler (can't really tell from the pic)? If so the Dodge Cummins truck guys will buy that from you. My intercooler and radiator are from a UPS Freightliner day cab (FL70?) and is nice and narrow for my M135 and should work great in your...
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    Bed mounted accessory crane location INFO

    Post this up when you do! I have 2 tubes and hubs off a Dana 70 set aside for something that seems like what you are planning!
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    Getting older mods

    Really similar to my build, aside from the automatic. I don't know if the auto questioned has overdrive, but I would suggest that. I would also suggest the following. If getting a Freightliner motor get it complete as I wanted to run the Bendix 550 twin cylinder compressor, but most yards...
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    Power steering boxes, pitman arms and donor truck years

    PS some info here: https://steelsoldiers.com/threads/ross-hf-54-conversion-question.193898/#post-2266901
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    Power steering boxes, pitman arms and donor truck years

    I have bought 2, one off ebay and one from a rebuilder. I referenced a Ross HF catalog and got the part number for the one with 4 outputs (I will be adding an assist cylinder) both were available on the Ford LN. Hope this helps
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