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    I'm a real fan of 2nd Generation Cummins/Dodge trucks which were only made from 1994-19981/2. These are mechanicly controlled engines just like Case/IH put in their farm tractors. I have a Heavy 3/4Ton 1995 4x4 & love it for the power & fuel economy. I ran across this '98 1 ton with a 12' flatbed 1/2 mile from bborr01s place. It has 110,000 miles & drives,runs & operates like new. Not bad for a 14 year old truck! Hope my wife likes her present. LOL
    "Let me recommend the best medicine in the
    world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant
    country, in easy stages."
    ~ James Madison

  • #2
    Nice truck flylo but that deck is just begging for a load of iron.
    I know...it won't be long. LOL
    Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
    Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

    Location: British Columbia

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    • #3
      That's anice loking truck car at the front,and a truck at the back,nice looking all round I wish you well with it for the next fourteen years> Alistair
      Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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      • #4
        Just got a '97 myself. 188,000 miles, runs great. (you do know about the Killer Dowell Pin, yes?)

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        • #5
          Nice truck Flylo!!

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          • #6
            Very nice, is it the 12 valve or the 24?

            Just rock solid engines...

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            • #7
              Dfw, Nice truck also! Yes I'll have to do the dowel pin. I was afraid it has a brazilian 53 block but I had it checked before I bought it. The 2nd gens are so popular & getting hard to find, so I had to snatch it, with 110K it's just getting broken in.
              "Let me recommend the best medicine in the
              world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant
              country, in easy stages."
              ~ James Madison

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              • #8
                Originally posted by A.K. Boomer View Post
                Very nice, is it the 12 valve or the 24?

                Just rock solid engines...
                Last of the 12 Valve.
                "Let me recommend the best medicine in the
                world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant
                country, in easy stages."
                ~ James Madison

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                • #9
                  Nice truck Eric. I didn't see it for sale or recognize it from my hood. Now if I need to flatbed something, I knot who to call.

                  Brian
                  OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

                  THINK HARDER

                  BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

                  MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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                  • #10
                    Hi Brian! It was across from the airport, next to the tranny shop just south of you on the same side. I don't think he had it long.
                    "Let me recommend the best medicine in the
                    world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant
                    country, in easy stages."
                    ~ James Madison

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                    • #11
                      I have a 12V. Can't beat it with a stick. Good fuel economy. Starts every time. It's the 5 speed manual, rear wheel drive, so the econo-special. It's not a hot rod, but it will pull anything you hitch it to. Plus, it seems to tolerate my first class biodiesel that I make.

                      Glad you got a nice runner. If you really got it for your wife, tell her it's better than the bowling ball you were thinking about.

                      Finest regards,

                      doug

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                      • #12
                        Now you guys have done it,shortly there will be somebody along who will insist all you really need is a Honda Civic or a SmartCar
                        I just need one more tool,just one!

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                        • #13
                          Dowell?

                          OK: What's this about the "Dowell Pin"? Where do I look? And why? Wayne.

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                          • #14
                            The 12 valve Cummins engines have a dowel pin in the timing gear case with a history of sometimes dropping out into the gear case. Sometimes if you are really lucky it will just fall to the bottom of the timing housing and into the oil pan and cause no further harm.
                            But with all of those gears in that housing more often than not it will lodge between a set of gears with disastrous results.

                            The fix is an easy one once the front cover is removed from the gear case housing.
                            Goggle "killer dowel pin" and you'll receive all the info you need. Below is but one example.

                            http://dodgeram.org/tech/dsl/Dowel_Pin/tab.htm
                            Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
                            Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

                            Location: British Columbia

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                            • #15
                              Lot's of info @ Geno's http://www.genosgarage.com/
                              "Let me recommend the best medicine in the
                              world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant
                              country, in easy stages."
                              ~ James Madison

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