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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by dix on Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:24 pm

you need your old drive shaft to get cut down and rewelded.


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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by dodge man on Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:14 pm

ok, did they have the slip yoke? another thing, do you have headers if so were did you get them and did you have to make them work i was looking at a set for a 68 dart 318 and thought they would fit,
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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by dix on Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:21 pm

I did not run the headers .Thinking they would produce more heat than a exaust manifold but i've heard it both ways. i'm supprised no one has told us what works. althou you can call sumitt racing and see what they have to offer. maybe repost the question again...


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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by millwright71 on Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:27 pm

I am running manifolds too, since they are the center dump style, I have always heard they flow pretty close to headers anyway. I will be getting the clutch kit, flywheel machined, and the driveshaft done at Fort Wayne clutch on Tuesday. They built a custom 5" aluminum shaft for a Suburban I had years ago, it was very nice.
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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by dodge man on Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:38 pm

i'll get my shaft done were dix did, i'm only 50 miles away,
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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by rebar on Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:53 pm

dix wrote:you need your old drive shaft to get cut down and rewelded.

I was lucky enough to find a jeep shaft with a slip yolk at the boneyard for cheap and just had it balanced (at least, that's all I remember having done to it).
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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by dodge man on Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:58 pm

yeah that would be nice if we had a jeep part # or a year of one that would bolt right up,
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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by jkr on Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:23 pm

newer jeep tj's are about the right length. never did measure the 100 or so i've had out in the last number of years. but i know there close, real close.
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Driveshaft

Post by millwright71 on Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:09 pm

Remember the 108 series driveshaft is alot longer than the 100. I just looked up a TJ shaft on ebay, they look like they would definitely fit on a 100.
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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by dodge man on Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:11 pm

just my luck,
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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by rebar on Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:37 pm

One wheel base is 90" and the other is 108", so I'd imagine the difference in driveshafts would be 18". Can't remember any other details about mine that would help you out.
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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by dodge man on Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:43 pm

thats ok, i'll have the shop that made one for dix make me one, thanks guys,
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Progress

Post by millwright71 on Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:55 pm

I took the driveshaft to be modified today, picked up the clutch kit, and did some assembly of the 318. She will be going back in tomorrow.


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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by savage on Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:12 am

WOW, Looking good Tom. I need to come over and check it out. And maybe get a ride. Cool (Can I bring my 454 for the same treatment(LOL) Nice
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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by dodge man on Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:26 am

LOOKS AWESOME TOM !!
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Installation

Post by millwright71 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:49 am

She is back home again! The transmission mount bushing worked great, thanks to this awesome site, and all the great guys on it, for all the information.

This is a better view of the bedliner on the floor too.
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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by dodge man on Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:54 am

now the fun begins,, looks super
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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by wylee on Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:57 am

looks asome........
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Progress

Post by millwright71 on Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:17 am

I got a little more accomplished yesterday. I installed the modified driveshaft, installed the carburetor and linkage, new fan and clutch (I test fitted the front of the doghouse and it looks like it will clear) and the exhaust system. I am still trying to find out which, if any headers will work best.

Tom
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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by dodge man on Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:56 am

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/hed-79030/media/images/year/1971/make/dodge/model/b200-van
i'll be useing thes, and wraping them in heat tape, summit also has them in seramic coated,
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Headers

Post by millwright71 on Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:17 pm

My only concern with those is how low they would hang? I have seen a header on a first gen chevy and you could see the pipe hanging below the van from a distance. I am leaning towards a set of block hugger style.

Tom
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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by millwright71 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:55 pm

I got her running again today, the front of the doghouse is epoxy primed and back home. The clutch fan I put on clears by a little over an inch.
Installed the battery box, and all new cables as well.

Tom
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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by dodge man on Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:28 am

sounds like good progress Tom,
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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by savage on Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:43 am

Great progress Tom. Going to be Better than new
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Re: Millwright71's A108

Post by millwright71 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:35 pm

Sorry I don't have any pics of my progress yet, but I am knee deep in trying to fix the lower two hinges on my side doors. The pins are broken and seized in. I have one drilled out and replaced, working on the second.

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