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'66 Trail Tux Build

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by T. M., May 22, 2024.

  1. Jun 10, 2024 at 8:41 PM
    Rozcoking23

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    X2.. did the same
     
  2. Jun 10, 2024 at 9:25 PM
    FinoCJ

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    Mine is also set up with 2 tanks and one gauge that reads both tanks....my gauge switching is tied into my fuel line switching valve. But it wouldn't be hard to run two separate gauges...
     
  3. Jun 10, 2024 at 11:39 PM
    T. M.

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    That's what it had, but it would only work off and on. Maybe I'll rebuild that system short term.

    Eventually I would like to get a nice temp gauge, and I'd prefer not to have the stock temp gauge idling there uselessly. That's why I've considered converting it to another tank gauge.
     
  4. Jun 11, 2024 at 7:59 PM
    jeepermc

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    I would definitely consider putting some money into that 8274 vs putting a harbor freight winch in its place. Best winch there is IMO.
     
  5. Jun 11, 2024 at 10:07 PM
    T. M.

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    I'd like to, but right now the HF winch works and the 8274 doesn't. The steel cable on the 8274 was pretty cruddy (lots of flat spots, rust, some fraying) and I didn't want to spend the $$ on new line and possibly new solenoids just yet.

    However, I'm not sure weather or not I'll actually shoot for tcase gears and a tcase/OD rebuild this summer, so that'll probably free up some funds that I can dump into the winch.
     
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  6. Jun 12, 2024 at 2:39 PM
    jeepermc

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    A T18/T98 SM420/465 swap isn't super easy, but I think it's worth doing over T-case gears. Especially with the transmission you have currently. That low first gear makes all the difference in the world trying to go slow, but doesn't change much else. You can still use a standard overdrive bowl gear if you decide to add an OD to the Dana 18 instead of having to source one to work with lower t-case gears. Final ratio in 4th is still 1:1.
     
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  7. Jun 12, 2024 at 4:56 PM
    T. M.

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    A 4-speed is definitely a better choice than the 3.15s from a usability standpoint. However, a 4-speed is also $1k-$2k more than tcase gears and will likely take months, whereas 3.15s could probably be done in a couple of weeks bar major problems.

    Right now I have a Warn OD on the back of the D18, so I'd be looking at $1100 plus ~$500 to rebuild the D18 and OD.

    I don't have a ton of time between college semesters, and a 4-speed would probably take up most if not all of a summer break. The 3.15s wouldn't take as much time, but will still take a couple of weeks. I may not get to 3.15s this summer at all, as my Dakota is back east and it is sometimes difficult to drive my parents' vehicles when the Jeep is down.
     
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