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Re: 1972 Travco rebuild and Cummings swap.

Unread postby Kckalden on Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:17 pm

Cool. I took the front axle out today.
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Re: 1972 Travco rebuild and Cummings swap.

Unread postby rjsdotorg on Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:41 am

On the stock 70HD axle, anyone know the part # for a repair sleeve?
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Re: 1972 Travco rebuild and Cummings swap.

Unread postby Kckalden on Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:26 pm

I made a dolly to roll the engine and transmission in place. After wiggling it in place I discovered that If the engine were to sit in the existiting mount brackets fan would be where the radiator should go. Therefore I will cut out the back of the doghouse and floor and move the engine back. I will use the truck mounting brackets that were originally on the Cummins/Allison set up. Meaning mounts on the flywheel housing and one below the balancer. The tranny did not have a mount. The Travco is getting a total restoration and the interior is gutted so cutting up the floor will not be a problem. Tomorrow I will make a template of the rear mounts out of 3/8 plate and once I get the engine where I want it I will use it to cut the holes in the frame with a plasma cutter. (The drivers side storage compartment is in the way of getting a drill to the frame.) I will also need to notch out the drivers side floor to make room for the fuel shut on th P style injector pump. I am trying to put pictures in photo bucket. How do I link them to this page?
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Re: 1972 Travco rebuild and Cummings swap.

Unread postby rjsdotorg on Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:49 pm

Or ditch the mechanical fan and add electric fan(s) in front
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Re: 1972 Travco rebuild and Cummings swap.

Unread postby Kckalden on Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:12 pm

I like the idea of leaving some room up front. I either need to fabricate transmission mounts or install the Oshkosh mounts. So either way.
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Re: 1972 Travco rebuild and Cummings swap.

Unread postby rjsdotorg on Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:03 pm

A friend installed a 16" fan on his 56 Chevy farm truck - quieter and warms up faster.
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Re: 1972 Travco rebuild and Cummings swap.

Unread postby Kckalden on Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:45 pm

Engine is bolted in place. Starting to study the wiring and radiator routing. Will install hydro boost before before putting the front axle in.
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