Heavy Duty Truck and Trailer Repair. Home of ‘Ol Razz. Where trucks get nuts!
Got the 5EK started today. Sounds pretty good. The tune will be put in it Monday. Falls truck Center should be pleased with this one once the final touches are put on it.
Got a little closer today.
A few pics of the build at Falls Truck Center. It’s gonna be fun to hear it run.
Getting some new claws here at Falls Truck Center in Wichita Falls.
I have been back in the seat driving lately. I love driving. It’s my calling.
I’m on a run to California and wanna put this out there. I left Moriarty, NM this morning and drove according to the slogs and stopped for the night Kramer Junction, Ca. 745 miles. I did it in 10 hrs and 30 minutes and done the math on it and it showed I averaged 70.95 mph. I did not drive fast enough to get a ticket except in Ca. I drove 68. With this said. This is what horsepower can do. It makes the journey more fun.
Merry Christmas from our family to Yours!
Overhead and oil leak between head and front structure repaired. Overhead and injectors were set to far out to be good.
Heads up! DOT parked at 4 way stop on 81 at Waurika.
Run the overhead on an ISX this morning. I’d say it’s right. Sure was smooth when I finished.
DOT working 81 between Waurika and Comanche. Eyes open!
Makes all the difference in the world when you build horsepower.
Front end for Friday in case I forget.
Got the old girl shined up and a new bumper. She will turn heads again.
Here’s the same journals after some polishing. She’s gonna be good as new.
Working on one that had main bearings starting to stick to the crank. I’ve been polishing on it to take the bearing off. It’s staring to look good.
Off Mike Frobish goes.
Another acert converted. Marine cam and tune. 700 hp fun machine.
Drove the deAcerted trk this evening with the twins left on it. Didn’t do a raspy tune. Just a mild one and it does a pretty good job of taking off around 1650 rpm. Definitely not an Acert anymore.
108 in the shop. Calling it a day. Gonna get up early in the am and try to get a lot more done before it get unbearable.
So much rust in the water gallies it ain’t even funny.
Here’s the deck after the cuts are made. This motor will be de acerted once it’s back together. Gonna have a marine cam and a mild tune. Leaving the twin turbos on it. It will get somewhere in the neighborhood of .6 to .7 mile per gallon better fuel mileage and put around 680 horsepower to the ground. It’ll be a very respectable pulling truck. It’ll also be producing around 2300 ft/lbs of torque.
This is the number5 and 6 hole on an Acert with 1,330,000 miles. It was overhauled a year and a half ago. This block has never had the counter bore cut. This motor should have never been built the last time without being cut. Once we set up on the hole to cut it was at .015 before it started cutting. Liner protrusion is vital to the life of a Caterpillar. They will not stay together with a crooked deck.
B model tickled a little. We see how she does shortly.
First tickle on a Detroit. I’m impressed.
Sorry folks. This was the video prior to repairs. You can see the difference the repairs made.
This was one brought in for a diagnosis. Thot head was possibly cracked or blown head gasket. Here’s how rough it idled.
Here is the same truck. What I found on this one was 5 of the 6 injector cup o’rings were burnt and broken allowing compression into the radiator. It’s much smoother after the fix and overhead being set. The injectors were set all over the place and the jakes were extremely tight. It’s doing much better now. Saved David lots of money on this. It went from an overhaul to just a good tune up.
My old buddy Frog said it was time to polish his old truck.
Well My buddy Frog is headed back to work. We figured out where the bolts in the oil pan came from! They were the ones that held the oil suction tube to the bottom plate on the block. All the bolts were loose that held the plate. Catastrophe avoided. Go make some money bud.
Test drive was good. Plenty of power and boost.
Backed this one out today. Got the blower mounted, turbo on and water pump installed. She’s just about ready to hit the road.
I guess I’m gonna have to change the Old girls name from Blueberry to the 3:10 to Yuma. She oughta be be out earning her keep by the end of the week.
Well Blueberry is under the knife. Surgery has begun. Water pump off and turbo is ordered. Hoping Tuesday or Wednesday will be her day to rattle back to life.
My old buddy Frog. Overhead ran and a Little fuel boost and now he’s gone with the wind.
Here was Colin Tischler truck when first started. It sounded good and smooth but was throwing a couple codes. So we put a new wiring harness on and codes gone and running good.
Gonna get old Blueberry out of mothballs and get her to breathing again. She’s set idle to long. My lovely wife Valorie Lynn Reynolds is excited to see her truck start moving and shaking again.
We have Mr. Colin Tischler running and sounding good.
Here’s a tid bit folks. This is the bar that your rocker arms ride on and bolt down to the saddles on your head. This wear on the end is where it wears against the head. That wear is at least the same on the head so that equates to roughly .015 to .030 travel everytiime the engine turns. So if the bars are not tightened down prior to setting the valves then the setting of the overhead is a waste of time. Hope this helps.
It’s headed back in the right direction.
Here is the test drive on Chad Byford truck today. It has a5EK-550. It had a hole in the charge air cooler and I set the overhead and dialed it in. It was really in need of an overhead. The injectors were really set soft and the jakes were set so tight that they were like cards in the spoke of a bicycle. This thing bobtail pulls 20 lbs boost bobtail on the jakes and 35 lbs boost pulling bobtail.
This is the Jake boost bobtail on chad Byords 5Ek. I look forward to his response on how it runs.
Here’s another one we tuned up, adjusted fuel pressure, and eliminated air leaks. Big difference! Come see us and we can make a big difference in your truck too! David the CAT whisperer
Wanted to share a picture of one of the plugs that plug into the rocker box on a Caterpillar. Make sure your harness and A/C lines that run from the cab to the front of your engine are up and supported and not laying on the plugs. The wiring harness these are connected to run around a$1000 bucks.
Got to start another c15 overhaul. This one is for Homesick Logistics(Colin Tischler) gonna be a stock rebuild. Gonna access how much needs to be done. Might just be a head n gaskets. We’ll See. Gonna save him all we can and still give him a good build. Stay tuned.
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