’55 Ford F100 Build / ’87 Chevy R10 Duramax Diesel Swap – Truck Tech S3, E1

(ANNOUNCER)>>MONTHS AGO WE UNCRATED FORD’S NEW TURBOCHARGED ECOBOOST TO POWER OUR F-100 PROJECT. TODAY THE MEN FIRE IT UP. PLUS.


(ANNOUNCER)>>MONTHS AGO
WE UNCRATED FORD’S NEW TURBOCHARGED ECOBOOST TO
POWER OUR F-100 PROJECT. TODAY THE MEN FIRE IT UP. PLUS SIMPLE HOW TO ON
REFRESHING YOUR INTERIOR. THAT’S ALL TODAY
ON TRUCK TECH. (LT)>>IT DOESN’T MATTER
IF YOU’RE A CHEVY GUY OR A FORD GUY, IN TODAY’S
SHOW WE’VE GOT SOMETHING FOR YOU. WE’VE ROLLED PROJECT
NIGHTRAIN BACK IN THE SHOP AND WE’RE GONNA
FIX UP THE INTERIOR JUST A LITTLE BIT. NOW UNDER THE HOOD WHERE
OUR DURAMAX SITS WE’RE GONNA ADD INTAKE,
INTERCOOLER, AND SEE IF WE CAN FINISH UP SOME
OF THE PLUMBING. (JEREMY)>>AND WE’VE
ALSO STARTED BACK ON OUR ’55 F-100 PROJECT. NOW I’VE BEEN WORKING HARD
AND I’VE GOT THE CAB BACK INTO PRIMER ALONG WITH
GETTING THE BED READY AS WELL, BUT FOR TODAY I NEED
A BREAK FROM DOING BODY WORK. (LT)>>TOTALLY AGREE,
NOW LET’S SEE IF WE CAN’T CHECK OUT THIS THREE POINT
FIVE LITER ECOBOOST THAT’S BETWEEN THE FRAME
RAILS OF THE ’55. (JEREMY)>>THAT’S A
PRETTY AWESOME SETUP. (LT)>>MAN I’M TOTALLY
GLAD WE WERE ABLE TO GET OUR HANDS ON ONE OF THESE. (JEREMY)>>FORD WAS THE
FIRST MAJOR AUTOMAKER TO LEVERAGE THE IDEA OF
A SMALLER TURBOCHARGED ENGINE POWERING A HALF TON
PICK UP, AND LET ME TELL YOU, THEY HIT A HOMERUN. (LT)>>365 HORSEPOWER AND
420 POUND FEET OF TORQUE, AND GREAT FUEL ECONOMY
THANKS IN PART TO DIRECT INJECTION AND ALL
ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION. NOW WE WERE EXCITED TO
FIND OUT THAT WE COULD GET THIS ENGINE DIRECTLY FROM
FORD PERFORMANCE AS A COMPLETE PACKAGE, AND IT
COMES WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED INCLUDING THE
COMPUTER, WIRING HARNESS, AND ALL THE OTHER MODULES
TO GET YOU RUNNING. (JEREMY)>>NOW DEPENDING
ON WHAT APPLICATION YOU HAVE, WHETHER IT’S A
CLASSIC TRUCK LIKE WE HAVE HERE, A STREET ROD, OR YOU
EVEN WANT TO USE ONE FOR TOWING, THIS COMPUTER WILL
ACCEPT A WIDE RANGE OF TUNES TO SUIT
WHATEVER YOU’RE AFTER. (LT)>>NOW I DON’T KNOW
ABOUT YOU GUYS, BUT WE HAVEN’T HEARD THIS THING
RUN AND WE ARE DYING TO SEE WHAT THIS ECOBOOST
WILL SOUND LIKE. SO WHAT DO YOU SAY JEREMY? LET’S GET IT FIRED UP? (JEREMY)>>I CAN’T
WAIT TO HEAR IT RUN. LET’S GET THE BED OFF
AND RUN SOME FUEL LINES. (LT)>>ALRIGHT. [ drill spinning ] (LT)>>ONE, TWO, THREE! IN ORDER TO FUEL THE FIRE
OF THIS ECOBOOST WE’VE GOT TO LAY OUT THE FUEL LINES
WHERE THEY WILL GO SO WE CAN CUT THEM TO LENGTH
AND ASSEMBLE THEM BEFORE WE WIRE UP THE
ENGINE HARNESS. (JEREMY)>>HOW’S THAT? (LT)>>THAT’S PERFECT! (JEREMY)>>NOW I RAN A
TON OF FUEL LINES OVER THE YEARS BUT JUST MAINLY STEEL
OR ALUMINUM HARD LINE. NOW I KNOW A LOT OF
PEOPLE LIKE THIS EARL’S FLEX BRAIDED HOSE. SO I FIGURED I’D GIVE
IT A SHOT, SEE WHAT I THINK ABOUT IT. FOR ONE THING THESE LINES
ARE SUPER EASY TO WORK WITH AND THEY SAVE
A TON OF TIME. YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORRY
ABOUT CUTTING OR BENDING ANY TUBING OR TAKING THE
CHANCE OF GETTING ANY KINKS. YEAH IT’S A LITTLE MORE
EXPENSIVE BUT TRUST ME, WHEN YOU’RE BUILDING
A RIG LIKE WE ARE, IT IS WELL WORTH IT. (LT)>>WE’RE GONNA BE
MOUNTING OUR FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR FROM HOLLEY
ON THE FRAME SOMEWHERE IN THIS VICINITY. NOW WE’RE NOT EXACTLY
SURE WHERE IT NEEDS TO GO BECAUSE THERE COULD BE
SOME OTHER STUFF THAT NEEDS TO OCCUPY
THIS SPACE. BUT WE’RE GONNA GET IT
TEMPORARILY INSTALLED SO WE CAN GET THE FUEL
UP TO THE ENGINE. WE’RE GONNA TAKE THE SAME
APPROACH WITH OUR FUEL LINES. EVEN THOUGH THEY’RE CUT TO
THE EXACT LENGTH THEY’RE GOING TO BE, WE’RE NOT
GOING TO PERMANENTLY MOUNT THEM UNTIL WE HAVE THE FRAME
ASSEMBLED AFTER PAINT. LET’S GET THIS
BAD BOY WIRED UP. (JEREMY)>>THIS IS THE
FIRST ECOBOOST WE’VE HAD THE CHANCE TO PUT IN A
PROJECT, BUT NOT THE FIRST WE’VE HAD OUR HANDS ON. LAST SEASON WE PULLED SOME
BIG POWER OUT OF A NEW F-150 WITH ONLY A COLD AIR
INTAKE, A 93 OCTANE TUNE, AND A GOOD
FLOWING EXHAUST. WE GAINED AND
ADDITIONAL 69 HORSEPOWER TO THE REAR WHEELS. (LT)>>THAT’S 366 HORSES
OUT OF A TINY 213 CUBIC INCHES WITH TWIN TURBOS,
MAKING THIS THREE POINT FIVE FROM FORD PERFORMANCE
A STOUT CHOICE FOR ANYBODY WANTING BIG POWER
IN A SMALL PACKAGE. JUST LIKE MANY AFTERMARKET
ENGINE CONTROL HARNESSES, WHAT WE GOT FROM FORD
PERFORMANCE IS MOSTLY PLUG AND PLAY BUT THERE ARE A
COUPLE OF WIRES YOU WILL HAVE TO TERMINATE
ON YOUR OWN. FIRST OF ALL WE’VE GOT
THE FUEL PUMPED WIRED THAT GOES TO THE HOT SIDE OF
THE FUEL PUMP, PRETTY STRAIGHT FORWARD. WE’VE GOT AN IGNITION
SWITCHED WIRE. THIS ONE’S
PRETTY IMPORTANT. THIS ONE HAS TO RECEIVE
VOLTAGE WHEN THE KEY IS IN THE RUN POSITION,
BUT ALSO WHEN IT’S IN THE CRANK POSITION. I KNOW A LOT OF OLDER KEY
SYSTEMS DON’T WORK THAT WAY. WE’VE GOT THE START
REQUEST WIRE, WHICH THAT ONE’S PRETTY SIMPLE. IT JUST RECEIVES VOLTAGE
WHEN THE KEY IS IN THE CRANKING POSITION. WE’VE GOT A BATTERY WIRE,
WHICH RECEIVES VOLTAGE PRETTY MUCH ALL THE TIME. AND LASTLY WE’VE
GOT A GROUND. NOW ONCE WE MAKE ALL THESE
CONNECTIONS WE CAN TEST FOR FUEL LEAKS AND MAYBE
THIS THING WILL START RIGHT UP FOR US. (JEREMY)>>ALRIGHT, RUN
OUR FUEL PUMP WIRES. (LT)>>YEAH, I’VE GOT
A POWER AND A GROUND RIGHT HERE FOR YOU. THE LAST THING WE HAVE TO
DO IS PUT A JUMPER ON THE CLUTCH PEDAL
TRAVEL SWITCH. THIS WAY THE COMPUTER
WILL THING THAT THE CLUTCH PEDAL IS PUSHED TO
THE FLOOR AND LET THE ENGINE START. WE’VE DONE ALL OF
OUR FINAL CHECKS. WE’VE GOT OIL IN THE
ENGINE, WE’VE GOT FUEL PRESSURE WITH NO FUEL
LEAKS, AND EVERYTHING IS HOOKED UP ELECTRICALLY. SO WHAT DO YOU SAY
JEREMY, YOU WANT TO FIRE THIS THING UP? (JEREMY)>>LET’S
GIVE IT A SHOT! [ engine fires up & idles ] (LT)>>SOUNDS GOOD! (JEREMY)>>THAT’S AWESOME. NOW IF ANY OF YOU GUYS
AT HOME HAVE A NEW ENGINE LAYING AROUND AND YOU’RE
ANYTHING LIKE WE ARE, I KNOW YOU REALLY WANT
TO HEAR THAT THING RUN BUT REMEMBER. WHEN YOU DO THIS AND
YOU DON’T HAVE A COOLING SYSTEM HOOKED UP, ONLY
LET IT RUN FOR ABOUT 10 SECONDS OR SO, SO YOU
DON’T DAMAGE ANYTHING. BUT NOW THAT YOU’VE
HEARD IT RUN AND YOU KNOW THERE’S NO PROBLEMS, YOU
CAN GO AHEAD WITH THE REST OF YOUR PROJECT. (LT)>>THAT’S RIGHT, AND
THE NEXT TIME YOU GUYS SEE THIS PROJECT WE’RE GONNA
BE FINALLY ASSEMBLING THE ENTIRE BODY FOR THE LAST
TIME BEFORE IT GETS BLOWN APART FOR PAINT. (JEREMY)>>MAN I’M GLAD TO
HEAR IT RUN, THAT’S AWESOME. (LT)>>THAT MAGNAFLOW SOUNDS
REAL GOOD, I LOVE IT. THIS THING WILL
BE A GOOD RUNNER. (ANNOUNCER)>>COMING UP
GREAT IDEAS TO REFRESH YOUR TRUCK’S INTERIOR. (LT)>>BEFORE JEREMY GETS
STARTED ON THE INTERIOR OF PROJECT NIGHTRAIN
I’M GONNA BE UP FRONT FINISHING UP SOME
OF THE PLUMBING. YOU’LL REMEMBER THAT
PROJECT NIGHTRAIN IS OUR ’87 CHEVY 1,500 THAT WE’RE
SWAPPING IN AN L-B-Z SIX POINT SIX LITER DURAMAX
ENGINE AND ALLISON 1,000 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. LAST TIME YOU GUYS SAW
THE ENGINE WE HAD JUST BARELY GOT IT STARTED. AT THAT POINT THE WIRING
HARNESS WAS JUST KINDA THROWN ON TOP
OF THE ENGINE, NOTHING WAS PERMANENT. SINCE THEN I’VE TAKEN THE
TIME TO ORGANIZE THE WIRES TO KINDA ROUTE EVERYTHING
IN NICE, SAFE PLACES AND GET ALL THE COMPONENTS
MOUNTED, LIKE THE COMPUTER AND THE TRANSMISSION
CONTROL MODULE. THE NEXT BIGGEST PROBLEM
THAT WE FOUND OUT WAS THIS STOCK INTAKE. THE Y-BRIDGE AND INTAKE
PIPE WAS JUST WAY TOO TALL. THERE WAS NO WAY IT WAS
GONNA CLEAR THE STOCK HOOD. I PULLED A PAGE FROM THE
OLD SCHOOL HOT RODDERS HANDBOOK AND TOOK A LITTLE
BIT OF MODELING CLAY AND STUCK IT ON TOP
OF THE ALTERNATOR. ONCE I’VE SHUT THE HOOD ON
TOP AND COMPRESSED IT I’LL MEASURE AND THIS WILL GIVE
ME THE MAXIMUM HEIGHT THE INTAKE CAN BE. I’LL PROBABLY LEAVE ABOUT
A HALF AN INCH CLEARANCE FOR THE INTAKE
BELOW THIS LEVEL. AFTER DOING A LITTLE BIT
OF RESEARCH I FOUND PUSHER INTAKES AND THEY WERE
WILLING TO MANUFACTURE US SOME CUSTOM INTAKE
PARTS THAT WILL FIT BELOW THE STOCK HOOD. USING THE MEASUREMENTS I
PROVIDED THEM THEY GAVE US A VERSION OF THEIR
SUPERMAX “Y” BRIDGE, THEIR H-D CHARGE PIPE, AND
THE NEWEST OFFERING, THEIR TURBO INLET. NOW FOR YOU GUYS AT HOME
WHO HAVE A LATE MODEL DURAMAX POWERED SILVERADO
YOU CAN GET THE SAME KIND OF TECHNOLOGY FROM THEM
THAT OFFERS UP TO A 92 PERCENT INCREASE IN FLOW. WHILE YOU CAN CHOOSE
FROM UP TO NINE DIFFERENT COLORS OF POWDER COAT OR A
NATURAL FINISH WE ORDERED THE TITANIUM GRAY. (JEREMY)>>NOW THE
INTERIOR IN THIS TRUCK WAS TRASHED. YOU CAN SEE THROUGH THE
YEARS OF PEOPLE CLIMBING IN AN OUT OVER THIS
OLD SEAT FABRIC HOW IT’S TAKEN ITS TOLL. THERE’S JUST NOT MUCH LEFT
THERE, ALONG WITH THE FOAM LOOSING ITS SHAPE, AND
IT’S JUST GOTTEN FLAT. NOW OUR DASH IS IN THE
SAME SHAPE THAT OUR SEAT WAS, WHICH
IS PRETTY COMMON FOR THIS STYLE TRUCK. THEY DRY ROT OVER THE
YEARS, THEY START TO BUST, AND THEY GET REALLY LUMP. NOW YOU COULD SEND
THIS THING OUT AND HAVE SOMEBODY RECOVER
IT FOR YOU BUT THAT GETS PRETTY EXPENSIVE. YOU COULD ALSO ATTEMPT IT
YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU HAVE THIS METAL BASE TO START
WITH, BUT LUCKY FOR US L-M-C TRUCK MAKES
RESTORATION PARTS FOR A LOT OF DIFFERENT CLASSIC
TRUCKS, INCLUDING OUR ’73 THROUGH ’87 1,500 PICK UP. WHETHER IT’S G-M, FORD,
OR DODGE, L-M-C TRUCK HAS BEEN THE GO TO SOURCE FOR
HARD TO FIND OR OBSOLETE PARTS FOR THE
PAST 35 YEARS. HEADQUARTERED JUST
OUTSIDE KANSAS CITY, L-M-C CUSTOMERS ARE ABLE TO
CALL, GO ONLINE, OR VISIT THEIR SHOWROOM AND CHOOSE
FROM OVER 30,000 PARTS IN THEIR INVENTORY. AND TODAY THAT
INVENTORY KEEPS GROWING. L-M-C TRUCK MAINTAINS
A SERIOUS COLLECTION OF EARLY AND LATE MODEL
TRUCKS AND S-U-V’S, WHICH DOUBLES AS A TEST BED FOR
THOUSANDS OF PARTS THEY MANUFACTURE THEMSELVES. ONE NICE THING I LIKE IS
L-M-C’S CATALOGS ARE MORE LIKE SHOP MANUALS, WITH
DETAILED PHOTOGRAPHY AND SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS TO
HELP GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE RESTORATION PROCESS. AND SINCE OUR INTERIOR IS
BASICALLY BARE, WE ORDERED A MOLDED PLASTIC COVER TO
TAKE CARE OF THE DASH, NEW CARPET, AND NEW FOAM AND
VINYL FOR THE BENCH SEAT. SINCE WE’RE NOT GONNA BE
REUSING THIS COVER FOR ANY REASON, I’LL GO AHEAD
AND JUST CUT IT OFF. NOW ONCE YOU’VE GOT YOUR
FOAM REMOVED, THIS IS A GREAT TIME TO GO AHEAD AND
INSPECT YOUR SEAT FRAME FOR ANY DAMAGE OR
ANYTHING LIKE THAT. NOW AS YOU CAN SEE
SOMEONE’S ALREADY REPLACED A COUPLE OF SPRINGS HERE. NOW NORMALLY WHAT I WOULD
DO IS GO AHEAD AND CLEAN EVERYTHING UP AND GET A
FRESH COAT OF PAINT ON IT. BUT SINCE THERE’S NO RUST
ANYWHERE AND IT’S SO NICE, THERE’S NO NEED
TO DO THAT. BUT OUR SEAT BACK, IT’S
INJECTED MOLDED FROM THE FACTORY, AND NO ONE’S
MAKING REPLACEMENT FOAM FOR THE ’81 THROUGH
’87 PICK UP. SO IT LOOKS LIKE WE’RE
PRETTY MUCH STUCK WITH IT. GO AHEAD AND GET
THIS THING COVERED. IT’S NOT A BAD IDEA TO
GO AHEAD AND PULL THE MEASUREMENT ON
YOUR FRAME AND FIND YOUR CENTER POINT. AND ONCE YOU MAKE THAT
MARK DO THE SAME ON YOUR FOAM AND YOUR SEAT
COVER AS WELL. THIS WAY IF YOU START
WORKING WITH IT AND IT GETS OFF AT ALL YOU CAN
REFER BACK TO YOUR MARKS. YEP, WE’RE PRETTY GOOD. (LT)>>BACK AT THE FRONT
OF PROJECT NIGHTRAIN THESE ARE ALL THE PARTS THAT
WE’RE GONNA NEED TO FINISH UP THE COOLING SYSTEM
ON OUR DURAMAX. WE’RE GONNA START BY
INSTALLING THE INTERCOOLER THAT WE PICKED UP
FROM SUMMIT RACING. I GOT OUT THE WELDER AND I
BUILT THESE CUSTOM MOUNTS THAT THE LOWER PART OF THE
INTERCOOLER WILL BOLT TO. I ALSO HAD TO TRIM A
LITTLE BIT OF SHEET METAL. AND ALSO TO ACCOMMODATE
THE FOUR INCH CORE OF THE INTERCOOLER I HAD TO CUT
AND REINFORCE THE EDGES OF THE CORE SUPPORT. NOW THIS WILL ALL LET
THE INTERCOOLER SIT BEHIND THE GRILL. TO MAKE THE CONNECTIONS
AT THE INTERCOOLER I JUST USED SOME LEFTOVER THREE
INCH STAINLESS MANDREL BENT EXHAUST TUBING
AND WELDED THEM UP TO MAKE THE RIGHT SHAPE. AND ON THE ALUMINUM TUBE
ON THE ENGINE SIDE ALL I HAD TO DO WAS CUT THE
END AND JUST GIVE IT A LITTLE BIT OF A TWIST. DUE TO THE UNIQUE COOLING
REQUIREMENTS AND ODD HOSE SIZE OF OUR DURAMAX DIESEL
ENGINE, AN OFF THE SHELF RADIATOR JUST WASN’T
GOING TO CUT IT. I SENT AN EMAIL OVER TO
PERFORMANCE ROD AND CUSTOM RADIATOR IN BOONEVILLE,
INDIANA, AND THEY SENT ME THIS BEAUTIFUL HAND
FABRICATED ALUMINUM RADIATOR. IT HAS OVERSIZED DASH
10 TRANSMISSION COOLER FITTINGS AND A LARGE TWO
INCH LOWER OUTLET THAT MATCHES UP WITH THE
DURAMAX RADIATOR HOSE. WHEN WE COMBINE IT WITH A
DUAL 16 INCH SPAL ELECTRIC COOLING FANS THEY PROVIDED
THERE’S NO WAY THIS RADIATOR IS GONNA HAVE
ANY PROBLEMS KEEPING THAT ENGINE COOL. THE BEST PART IS IT
INSTALLS RIGHT IN THE FACTORY LOCATION. I KNEW THAT THE STOCK
LOWER DURAMAX RADIATOR HOSE JUST WASN’T
GONNA FIT. IT WAS WAY TOO LONG, HAD A
BUNCH OF FUNNY FITTINGS ON IT, AND A SPECIAL O-RING
CONNECTOR AT THE END. RATHER THAN GOING TO THE
PARTS STORE AND FISHING THROUGH A BACK ROOM OF
RADIATOR HOSES TRYING TO FIND ONE THAT MIGHT OR
MIGHT NOT WORK I’M JUST GONNA BUILD MY OWN FROM
INCH AND THREE QUARTER STAINLESS STEEL. HAD TO WELD IN A NIPPLE
FOR THE COOLANT RESERVOIR, GOT EVERYTHING FINISH
WELDED, AND GAVE IT NICE COAT OF SATIN CLEAR. (ANNOUNCER)>>NEXT HOW TO
GET YOUR SHIFTER OFF THE COLUMN AND ONTO THE
FLOOR, STAY TUNED. (LT)>>WE’RE BACK ON TRUCK
TECH FOR OUR LAST FULL DAY BUTTONING UP PROJECT
NIGHTRAIN, BY FINISHING THE COOLING SYSTEM
AND REFRESHING THE 1,500’S INTERIOR. WITH THE SEAT
FULLY COVERED. (JEREMY)>>LOOKS
REALLY GOOD. (LT)>>JEREMY CAN MOVE
ON TO ADDRESSING THIS WORN OUT DASH. (JEREMY)>>EVEN THOUGH
WE’RE GONNA INSTALL A NEW DASH COVER ON HERE, WE
WANT TO GO AHEAD AND KNOCK DOWN SOME OF
THESE HIGH SPOTS. THAT WAY WE ENSURE
THAT OUR NEW COVER STAYS GOOD AND FLAT. THIS ISN’T AS BAD AS
IT LOOKS, AND IT’S NOT BEYOND REPAIR. THE REASON WE CHOSE TO GO
AHEAD AND PUT A NEW DASH COVER ON IT IS BECAUSE
IT’S A VERY INEXPENSIVE WAY TO MAKE IT
LOOK REALLY GOOD. NOW I KNOW WHAT YOU
GUYS ARE THINKING. WHY IN THE WORLD AM I
PAINTING A DASH THAT I’M GONNA COVER UP, BUT
THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE. THIS DASH WAS BLUE AND
I DON’T WANT ANY OF THAT SNEAKING IN ON US. (LT)>>THE LAST TWO THINGS
WE NEED TO FABRICATE FOR PROJECT NIGHTRAIN ARE
MOUNTS FOR OUR SHIFTER AND ACCELERATOR PEDAL. WE CAN’T USE THE COLUMN
SHIFT ON THIS TRUCK BECAUSE THE ALLISON
TRANSMISSION IS JUST SO LARGE THERE WAS NO ROOM
TO RUN THE LINKAGE. SO I PICKED UP THIS FLOOR
SHIFT FROM SUMMIT RACING. IT’S MADE FOR A CAR, SO
I’M JUST GONNA COME UP WITH SOME WAY TO SPACE
IT UP OFF THE FLOOR JUST A LITTLE BIT. AFTER THAT I’LL TAKE
CARE OF MOUNTING THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL. BASED ON THE HEIGHT OF OUR
SEAT, OUR SHIFTER NEEDED TO BE FOUR AND A HALF
INCHES OFF THE FLOOR. IT ALSO NEEDED TO BE
MOUNTING FIRMLY BUT ALLOW THE CARPET TO PASS
UNDERNEATH WITHOUT HAVE TO CUT GIANT HOLES
IN OUR NEW RUG. I DECIDED ON A MITERED
BRIDGE STYLE BASE. I USED SOME THIN WALL
SQUARE TUBING AND CUT THE CENTER SECTION TO THE
SAME LENGTH AS THE BASE OF THE SHIFTER. THEN I’LL MARK AND
DRILL FOUR HOLES. I’LL CUT EACH
END AT AN ANGLE. THEN WELD IN SOME QUARTER
INCH NUTS TO MAKE THE SHIFTER REMOVABLE. THE LEGS ARE CUT TO
LENGTH, ALSO AT AN ANGLE. THEN I CAN TIG WELD THE
WHOLE THING TOGETHER FOR A NICE, CLEAN,
INDUSTRIAL LOOK. (JEREMY)>>THAT
LOOKS REALLY GOOD. MAKES IT LOOK LIKE
A BRAND NEW ONE. NOW A GOOD WAY TO DO THIS
IS TO GO AHEAD AND MOUNT THE DASH IN THE TRUCK. THIS WAY WE KNOW WE
GET THE COVER EXACTLY WHERE WE WANT IT TO BE. ALRIGHT, SLIDE
THIS THING IN HERE. THERE’S JUST A FEW CLIPS
TOWARDS THE FRONT DASH THAT SLIDE THROUGH
SLOTS IN THE FRAMING. A FEW SCREWS SECURE IT. SILICONE ADHESIVE IS
DABBED ON THE ORIGINAL TO HOLD THE NEW L-M-C
DASH COVER IN PLACE. WE’LL USE SAND BAGS
TO HOLD IT DOWN UNTIL IT HARDENED. (LT)>>TO MOUNT OUR
SHIFTER PEDESTAL IN THE CAB THIS ONE BY ONE ANGLE
IRON WILL ATTACH TO THE FLOOR OF THE TRUCK,
LEAVING ABOUT THREE-EIGHTHS OF AN INCH
FOR THE CARPET TO GO OVER. OUR BENCH SEAT GOES IN
TEMPORARILY TO DETERMINE THE FRONT TO BACK POSITION
TO MOUNT THE SHIFTER. AND WITH IT OUT I
CAN WELD THE TABS TO THE FLOOR PERMANENTLY. THE VERY LAST BIT OF
FABRICATION IS GOING TO BE A MOUNT FOR
THE THROTTLE PEDAL. NOW BECAUSE OF THE CONTOUR
TO THE FIREWALL AND THE OFFSET IN THE THROTTLE
PEDAL, THERE’S NO FLAT REAL ESTATE THAT I CAN
JUST BOLT IT STRAIGHT TO. SO I’M GONNA START BY
TRACING THE OUTLINE OF THIS THROTTLE PEDAL ONTO
THE STEEL, AND THEN WHEN I DRILL THE HOLES I’M GONNA
WELD THE NUT STRAIGHT TO THE BACK SIDE OF IT. I’M THEN GOING TO MOUNT
THE PLATE TO THE FIREWALL ON THE EDGE THAT WILL
ACTUALLY MAKE CONTACT. THEN I’LL HAVE A LITTLE
BIT OF A BRACE TO MAKE TO FILL IN THE GAP ON THE
RIGHT HAND SIDE WHERE THE FIREWALL CONTOURS IN. ONCE EVERYTHING IS TACKED
INTO PLACE I CAN DOUBLE CHECK THE POSITIONING. THEN I CAN BURN
IT IN FOR GOOD. (JEREMY)>NOW I’VE GOT
THE INSIDE OF THE CAB ALL MASKED OFF AND WE’RE DONE
WITH ALL THE MODIFICATIONS WE’RE GONNA DO
TO OUR FLOOR. SO WE’RE GONNA SPRAY ON
A COUPLE OF COATS OF THIS SOUND CONTROL BY LIZARD
SKIN TO TRY TO KEEP OUT AS MUCH NOISE AND VIBRATION
AS POSSIBLE FROM THAT BIG DIESEL ENGINE
WE SWAPPED IN. WE’VE ALSO GOT THIS SUPER
PRO APPLICATION KIT. IT COMES WITH A GUN, THE
MILL THICKNESS GAUGE, AND THE MIXER, BUT WHAT’S
REALLY COOL IS THEY SEND YOU THIS 90 DEGREE HEAD
SO YOU CAN SPRAY ON THOSE REALLY HARD TO
GET TO AREAS. LIZARD SKIN RECOMMENDS
THAT YOU DON’T SPRAY THEIR SOUND CONTROL
OVER BARE METAL. SO I PRIMED A FEW SPOTS
THAT NEEDED ATTENTION. THIS MATERIAL TAKES
75 MINUTES TO DRY, 24 HOURS TO FULLY CURE. (LT)>>WE’LL FINISH UP THE
COOLING SYSTEM WITH SOME EXTENDED LIFE ANTI-FREEZE
FROM AUTOZONE. (JEREMY)>>THEN OUR CARPET
FROM L-M-C TRUCK CAN GO IN… FOLLOWED BY OUR CUSTOM
SHIFTER PEDESTAL. (LT)>>ALRIGHT, LET’S
GET THIS BAD BOY IN. (JEREMY)>>THEN THE BENCH
SEAT CAN GO IN FOR THE FINAL TIME, FOLLOWED BY
THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL. (LT)>>ONE OF THE
CHALLENGES OF INSTALLING THIS NEWER ELECTRONICALLY
CONTROLLED ENGINE INTO AN OLDER VEHICLE LIKE THIS
CHEVY IS INSTRUMENTATION. ALL THE GAUGES IN OUR DASH
BOARD ARE MECHANICAL AND THE DURAMAX ENGINE
HAS NO PLACE TO MOUNT THEIR SENDING UNITS. A GREAT EXAMPLE WOULD
BE THE SPEEDOMETER. IT’S MECHANICALLY DRIVEN
BY A CABLE, YET THE ALLISON TRANSMISSION HAS
NO CABLE DRIVE BUILT INTO IT. A GOOD THING TO KEEP
IN MIND THOUGH IS ALL VEHICLES MANUFACTURED
AFTER 1996 HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION THAT YOUR
GAUGES WOULD NORMALLY DISPLAY RECORDED BY THE
COMPUTER AND SENT TO THE O-B-D TWO PORT
UNDERNEATH THE DASHBOARD. A GREAT WAY TO DISPLAY ALL
THAT INFORMATION IS WITH THIS EDGE INSIGHT C-T-S
TWO MULTI-GAUGE MONITOR. IT’S PLUG AND PLAY
STRAIGHT INTO THE O-B-D TWO PORT, AND CAN BE
CONFIGURED TO DISPLAY A VARIETY OF READINGS LIKE
BOOST PRESSURE, WATER TEMPERATURE, R-P-M,
EVEN GEAR POSITION, AND OF COURSE THE
VEHICLE’S SPEED. THE FIVE INCH FULL COLOR
HIGH RESOLUTION TOUCH SCREEN IS EASY TO
READ AT A GLANCE. IT’S EVEN LIGHT SENSITIVE,
SO IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY DIM AT NIGHT AND
WON’T BLIND YOU. OUR TRUCK’S COMPUTER
IS ALREADY TUNED FOR BIGGER POWER. FOR YOU DIESEL GUYS OUT
THERE WANTING A BOOST IN PERFORMANCE THOUGH YOU
SHOULD CHECK OUT EDGE’S EVOLUTION C-T-S TWO. IT HAS ALL THE SAME GREAT
MONITORING FEATURES AS THE INSIGHT, BUT WILL ALSO
GIVE YOUR TRUCK A BOOST OF UP TO 180 HORSEPOWER
OVER STOCK. THEY HAVE APPLICATION
FOR ALL THE MAJOR BRANDS. PLUS THEY’RE COMPATIBLE
WITH EXTERNAL ACCESSORIES LIKE A BACK UP CAMERA
OR A PYROMETER. (JEREMY)>>WHETHER YOU
MAKE A LIVING IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY OR YOU
JUST WANT A NICE, SECURE PLACE TO STORE YOUR TOOLS,
MATCO TOOLS HAS HUTCHES, CARTS, AND BOXES IN EVERY
SHAPE, SIZE, AND COLOR. OUR HUTCH IS TWO POINT
FIVE INCHES TALLER THAN PREVIOUS MODELS
WITH CONVENIENT POWER RIGHT UP FRONT. AND SO YOUR POWER TOOLS
DON’T WALK AWAY OVERNIGHT, THIS INTEGRAL POWER
DRAWER KEEPS CHARGERS AND BATTERIES PLUGGED IN. SO THEY’LL BE CHARGED UP
AND READY TO GO IN THE MORNING BEHIND THIS
LOCKED CABINET. AND TO KEEP JOBS RIGHT
HERE IN THE U-S-A, THEIR TOOL BOXES ARE MADE
IN THEIR JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK, PLANT. YOU’VE GOTTA LOVE THAT! (LT)>>TODAY WE’VE MADE
SOME GREAT PROGRESS ON PROJECT NIGHTRAIN. THIS THING’S PRETTY MUCH
READY TO HIT THE ROAD, WE’VE JUST GOT TO
FINISH UP A FEW DETAILS. WHAT DO YOU THINK? (JEREMY)>>YEAH WE’LL GET
THE GRILL, THE HOOD BACK ON IT, AND MAYBE EVEN
DO A SPRAY IN BED LINER. MAN WHAT DO YOU SAY
WE TAKE THIS THING TO THE DRAG STRIP? (LT)>>YOU KNOW WHAT, I
BET IF WE GET THIS THING TO HOOK UP, IT’LL
PROBABLY RUN SOME PRETTY DECENT TIMES. (JEREMY)>>YEAH, I THINK
IT’LL BE AWESOME, BUT I’M NOT RIDING WITH YOU. I’VE SEEN YOU DRIVE. (LT)>>WHAT ARE
YOU TALKING ABOUT!

42 thoughts on “’55 Ford F100 Build / ’87 Chevy R10 Duramax Diesel Swap – Truck Tech S3, E1”

  1. If I could choose which to rebuild I would choose 52-57 Ford truck or 52-64 Chevy truck! Great build on this…WOW!

  2. Yeah but what they won’t tell you about is the carbon build up, and oil consumption, and turbo failures on the 3.5
    It’s better as a boat anchor

  3. Canadian power nation? I bet they were excited to buy that engine with that company credit card. 🤣

  4. You guys should have just went with a Detroit would've sounded better and been more reliable then that over sized paper weight you put in it.

  5. A contractor who had one of these eco boost engines, he had to get it fully rebuilt due to FOMOCO had the wrong sized injectors installed (injectors too big), the fuel was injected into the cylinders, however not all of it got burned & it leaked down into the crank case & turned the oil into a goo with the "odour of unleaded fuel". From what I understood when the engine was rebuilt, AMSOIL paid for the whole rebuild……

  6. You should add some Pure Turbos on that eco boost. I understand it’s 530 wheel horsepower. Check them out

    https://www.pureturbos.com/store/ford-upgrade-turbos/ford-3-5l-ecoboost-pure700-turbo-upgrade.html

  7. Funny you said you got a Ford Motor Sport Ecoboost 3.5 from Ford yet when I go there all I see is a crappy 2.3 Ecoboost. If I was building a Pinto maybe a 2.3 but for anything else………….

  8. Uncle Tony is the thing you said about exhaust opening with low rod ratio the same for just a regular gasoline engine & would 1.701 be in the low rod ratio to you ?

  9. @12:04 guys just throws together a tube like that. I just built a very similar radiator hose for my truck and it took me over 10 hrs.

  10. hey Powernation you guys are wrong there is replacement foam for those seats full replacement for the bottom and foam repair for the top that you just add on that helps build it back up all it took was one quick google search for me to find that much info lol

  11. This should be called how to order from a catalog. No originality just a couple robots and unlimited supply of money. LAME

  12. These guys acting sucks. But, growing up watching Stacey David on Spike TV, none of these dudes will compare.

  13. Do you have plans of installing a digital dash down the road? I think that would be better than a screen mounted to the window.

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