Joe's 68 Travelall

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  1. MAJ777

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    Randy, yes. I bought those from the same place I bought the tanks from. There was no problem in getting those up here to me. Thanks for the reminder.
    Stroker, no...didn't know anything about this. I'll have to investigate. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  2. Randall Barringer

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    Just a thought, but one tank is plenty of fuel to mess around town with.
    You could always just install one sell your other one for $$$$ and put that money back into the truck. I'm thrifty (cheap) and like to keep stuff simple, so please ignore me if this is a terrible idea. :)
     
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    If you decide to set up both tanks , you should be able to see the control from the engine bay. It's on top of the frame toward the back of right inner fender near the firewall.
     

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    Thanks Randy, that is a good idea that I will consider. I appreciate your thriftiness.
     
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    Awesome stroker3. I love pictures, will look for it.
     
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    My 68 T-all doesn't get up to anything faster than 55 mph so I'm wanting to change the ring and pinion so I can at least hit 65 mph. The problem is that I don't know much about it, so I'm wondering if I would need to buy a ring/pinion kit or what would I have to get and do to make the T-All run faster? Thanks for any help,
    Joe
     
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    If you change the rear gears, you have to change the front. My friend just spent a little over $1000 redoing a Dana 44 for his Scout.
    Is it worth it just to go a little faster? Slow down and enjoy the ride........
     
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    Hi Randy, I didn't know anything about changing the front. My mechanic friend didn't know either but then again, he wasn't sure what a T-All is, (he's young). I'm wondering why the T-All is geared so low because I don't think it was made for hauling or pulling??
    Thanks.
     
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    Yeah if you look at the old ads that was their thing you could haul a big boat or camper safely and your family with all the gear too. It's really to bad they went under by now they would be nicer than hummers or Yukons

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    very WELL stated
     
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    Ok, maybe I'll give up on this idea for awhile. I'll get ran off the road if I drove this during rush hour in KC. Here's another question that I'm not sure what to do. I think a good buffing job would bring the paint out and give it back a good shine. I've watched on you tube but everyone has their own way. Can someone recommend a good way to buff? What brand, do I use a clay bar? I'm not sure on using an electric sander because I'm afraid it will leave scratch marks. has anyone done this and how did it work?
    Thanks for any help,
    Joe
     
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    If you are considering a taller tire, Look at a 16 or 17" wheel. Maybe the 7 or 8" wide rim. Do a 'test fit' to check scrubbing against the frame or fenders. With the 6 cyl engine, something about 30 - 31" diameter would be max.
     
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    My 68 Travelall is bouncing over the road whenever I hit a small bump. And, to keep it straight on the road I'm always having to steer to the right and left. I'm thinking I'm needing new shocks, they're probably the original but not sure what else I need for a smoother, straight drive. Can someone guide me to what needs done with my ol ride? Also any recommendation on what shocks to get.
    Thanks for any help,
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    I put a steering stabilizer on my 66 pickup it did help but you may have bad tie rod ends too Jack up one tire grasp it at 3 &9 o clock twist it side to side watch for movement at steering ends could also be kingpins are worn out or all of the above when one part wears it starts to wear out others

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    I would carefully inspect every component that has to do with your 1. steering 2.Front suspension
    A. steering column ,u-joints, rag joint ,
    B. steering box, internal slop, mounting bolts, cracked frame
    C, all steering linkage and tie rod ends
    D. Front axle . all spring mounting points , including u-bolts,
    E, Front axle . Wheel hub bearings ,, steering knuckle king pins ,
    Once all these pieces and parts are deemed in good shape ( or repaired) Do a basic toe in / toe out alignment ( tape measure is fine) 1/16 toe in is close enough,, 1/8 for aggressive tires
    and see how she behaves .
    A steering stabilizer can come last and meant to help the driver control violent feedback , But are no subsitute for a tight and right suspension

    PS Love your T-all:1eye:
     
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    Just curious what powertrain is in your T-all ? motor/trans/ rear
     
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    Thanks Kevingweq. T-all has a 241 6 Cylinder with 3 speed on the column.
    On another note, I delayed in getting my gas tanks I bought last year cleaned and sealed so I have been calling around radiator shops around KC. They want $150-200 per tank. Most of them uses Redcoat sealant. This is going to hurt big time paying that out.
     
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    I would at least check that the motor is reaching full rpm's when you are asking for it .
    With a bit of research and math plus your trans ratio/ R&P ratio you should be able to figure a hypothetical top speed
    Just seems a bit slow ===== maybe not
     
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    ok, thanks a lot. I appreciate all the help.
     
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    Okay BG241 rated 211hp @ 3400rpm most likely T4 trans with 1-1 top gear, and rear gears most likely RA 16 open -RA17 locker with ratios of 4.10 or 4.89
    by the book this leaves FA -18 as the only front axle with matching ratios
    Go here with your tire diameter http://www.csgnetwork.com/rearendgearcalc.html
    I was surprised what a little tire height will do for top speed ( purely theoretical along with my guesses of your driveline components)
     

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