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  1. The endt676 also hit its power band around 1000-1200 rpms depending on which fuel pump you had. It makes 90%+ power from 1000-1200 all the way to the governor at 2100. Going from that to an engine that never really felt like it kicked into any sort of a power and was an adjustment.
  2. I went from ENDT676 motors with 2 stick transmissions to an e7-350 with an 8LL about 6 years ago. Took me a couple years to realize everything was just fine on the e7, it's just a different motor with different pulling characteristics. It moves, but it certainly doesn't have the same feel as our old 1979 R model. Don't know what you were used to before this truck. How much pressure is your turbo generating? The E7s are also a lower rpm motor. My ENDT676 motors you wind up to 2100+ before shifting, but the E7 usually gets shifted between 1700-1800 rpms.
  3. It would suck to have to jack the truck up higher to get the trans out when you already have the engine resting on blocks.
  4. Are you having problems with boost? If the truck is making power all the way to the governed rpm and can hold full power there then you're probably just fine as is.
  5. Judging by those tires in the picture I think he's got that covered already!
  6. Been a while since I've looked at cone type axle caps, I think the end is either pressed or welded in. The ends don't do much work.
  7. My 88 RD690S front spring hangers are taller than my 1995 RD688S. '88 has 20k front with 4 leaves, 44k rears & lift axle. 95 has 18k front with 16 leaves, 44k rears & lift axle. Different front tires, but the '88 sits roughly 6 inches taller at the front.
  8. If they're coming loose then they're not tight enough. You could replace the studs and nuts.
  9. How come you didn't make delete panels for the rest of us?
  10. Could be the stock motor, they made many 1998 trucks in 1997 so they'd be ready to sell January 1st! (Or sooner) Vin tag should tell the build date.
  11. Edit: 3/4" steel per side, so 1.5" of frame thickness left and right. Not sure which "big piece" you're talking about, the solid beam instead of springs?
  12. This truck has 55k springs on 58k rears. The "Eagle" is a third inner rail that functions as a gusset to stiffen the trunnion. It's a double frame truck, with two 3/8" rails for a total of 3/4 steel, excluding the Eagle. Also note that the trunnion stands bolt to the outside of the rails.
  13. My best guess is 44k. 6 spoke hubs rule out 38k I do believe, unless 38s on 24.5's require 6 spokes, and the trunnion crossmember is lacking the eagle rails that make it a triple frame for 6 ft or so for 55k+ setups.
  14. No. They share a cab, hood, engine trans and that's about it. My DM steering box is held on by about 35 bolts, (exaggerating) and my U model has like 6. My U model has a single 1/4" frame rail, my DM is two 3/8" rails.
  15. I do believe they're all 673 cu inch engines. Even the 675/676.
  16. Yarnall called first dibs on the rear axle, if he doesn't want it you can have it. Top Top line 425 Top line. 11KH-415JCP. Several digits questionable Lower line reads 117 614753 unsure about the 6. Rated at 19,040 lbs Vin u685t13101 Dad says it was a triple A truck, no idea who they were.
  17. 1952??? That thing looks like it'd sell like hot cakes if they rolled it off the assembly line today!
  18. My DM used to have rears so low you could put it in 1st direct (2 stick trans) from a stop with no clutch and it'd click right in no grinding.
  19. It's 10x24, about 27" end to end. 24" weld to weld. Small tank is 7x14, about 17 end to end. Large tank is 12x 24, about 30 end to end.
  20. Hope it wasn't a spoke hub, that makes it worse at 6:30 am. We pull them off and never put them back on. Horribly annoying to check brake linings, and horribly annoying when stones get caught in there.
  21. Loading is easy. Take your pick, 1970s Case wheel loader, 1964? Oliver white 2-44FL, or late 1960s or early 1970s R685ST crane. Cab is really rough, but if you want it I'll be gentle. My dad plowed with the truck for years.
  22. Radiator would fit an r685, at least 2 of my R's, my DM, and this U model all have the same radiator. Late 60's to '80. Not sure if the radiator in my 1988 R690 is the same, I know my 95 RD is different. Check your messages.
  23. I see 3 air tanks in the pictures, could easily have a 9x20 there. I'll check, but I expect freight wouldn't be cheap from PA to CA
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