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|03-31-2019 12:57 AM|
Just ordered a Marlin box for my j shift 5 speed and was wondering if there's a way to get the install as clean as OP's. I won't have triple sticks though.
I guess I will have to have triple sticks to make this work. Nevermind
|08-10-2018 11:19 PM|
Originally Posted by tacodab View Post
'bout damn time, LOL
|08-10-2018 02:33 PM|
finally going to do a crawler..... :) only took me 14 years LOL
Originally Posted by Mr Tacomi View Post
Mark.... if Marlin will pick up his phone, i am going to get a MC09
|11-11-2013 06:57 AM|
|DudeMan||Thanks folks. I'll be placing an order here shortly. Prolly get the seats and a slinger.|
|11-08-2013 12:44 PM|
replacing the seat on my tcase shifter stopped the leak I had this summer.
replace all your shifter seats at the same time as well s the plastic sockets
|11-06-2013 04:05 PM|
|11-06-2013 03:10 PM|
Lumpski, that looks like mine, except a little cleaner infront of the shifter. I have the problem sealing this thing as i have to pull the shifter off to service the tcase/crawler oil and fill it via the shifter hole. So evrey 6months i have to take it apart (im very paranoid about changing oil on this setup, and thats how i check the "health" of the unit).
|11-06-2013 01:29 PM|
I'm gonna have to open up shifter console and take er for a spin to really pinpoint it, I haven't been driving the truck more than just across town too much lately.
But will this: http://www.marlincrawler.com/hardwar...re/oil-slinger
fit this: http://www.inchwormgear.com/collecti...-stick-shifter
|11-06-2013 12:55 PM|
I ended up putting some "insulation" (think rags) under my boot surround and that took care of it. As for "too hot" the air was warm enough that it bothered me when I wore shorts in summer. I don't know if that helps...
|11-06-2013 12:14 PM|
^^^ Yup, i had to build a temporary tunnel for mine to fit the triple sticks (almost 2 yrs old now, so much for temporary) and i sealed it up with duct tape. Gotta keep it ghetto and whitetrash, but it worked until my triple stick boot recntly ripped. Now I can see the road through it but as long as i keep the windows up its fine. Also keep in mind these boxes tend to run a bit hot, mine always did until i did the lefty conversion with the mc07 that shares fluid with the tcase, more fluid and surface area to disperse the heat. Another thing that would help keep it cool was thin synthetic fluid, dont run that dino shit unless its for break in only.
Not to freak you out, but my crawl box got extreamly hot right before the input fretted and stripped out. I actually asked a question about it the day before it let go on the street (hytenor gave me the same response BTW ). Drain the fluid and see whats going on in there, if it looks red/rusty or has a bunch of metal chips in it, it may be time to tear it down.
|11-06-2013 11:20 AM|
This happened on my "sealed" unit from inchworm. When driving, gear oil is flug everywhere inside the box. The gear oil probably gets flung right into the bottom of the shifter as well. No breather? It will puke out the shifter when the pressure builds. If you have a breather, it can still seep through the shifter over time, but not as quickly as it would if there was no breather.
I cut mine out of sheet metal. Took about 5 minutes to do and stopped the leak up there...
Also, I too noticed that the cases run MUCH hotter if the floor is not sealed up. About 3 years ago, I had to drive 100 miles with the floorboard open, and I could barely touch the shifter it got so hot. With the floor sealed up, it runs cool.
|11-06-2013 10:35 AM|
Originally Posted by hytenor View Post
|11-06-2013 06:13 AM|
|11-06-2013 01:25 AM|
how much oil are you putting in your crawler? 1Qt is the limit unless you have a newer Marlin with passage into the tranny dead space.
also, if your leak is coming from the shift ball and not the top plate you need to replace the shifter seat (marlin part). I just did that on my tcase...easy fix.
|11-05-2013 12:20 PM|
Originally Posted by hytenor View Post
It prolly won't overheat until summer now. Winter is setting in here and it seems to run cool at cooler temps. But I'll keep and eye on it.
|11-05-2013 12:13 PM|
as for heat...hard to know how hot is 'hot' w/o a temp reading. get one of those cheap lazer temp readers from HF...under $10 and post a temp. I think mine runs in the 160* range on long summer drives.
|11-05-2013 11:29 AM|
|11-05-2013 10:41 AM|
|slander||Are your windows open when it gets hot?|
|11-05-2013 09:33 AM|
Hey guys...It's been a while since I've been on here but still nice to see the same ole folks talking trucks.
Anyhow, I've noticed my inchworm box getting kinda hot during highway driving. Any idea what is too hot? When should I start worrying?
Also, back to leaky shifter when hot. (thought I fixed this but it's back) I haven't checked the breather on the crawl box yet to see if it's clogged, but curious if it's wise to drill and tap in a breather on shifter plate.
Any suggestions would be great - Thanks guys.
|08-29-2013 01:15 PM|
I run the RADesigns plate for my stock case, but I do run that Inchworm base on my gear driven case. I haven't had a leak out of my system yet. (other than out of my breather when I overfilled it back when I originally installed it)
|08-22-2013 05:21 PM|
Originally Posted by vegaskurt View Post
both adapters are available separately. I think Inchworm does most of the machining for both their's and Marlin's so either one will work.
|08-22-2013 05:16 PM|
I wonder if that triple shifter would work on an auto-console..
I just picked up a gear drive case for next to nothing so I am looking at adapters, does not look like Marlin sells his rear adapter by itself anymore on their site (or I am blind) and the TG kit does not allow clocking so I may be calling Inchworm in a few days.
Was wondering if any of you guys run this to keep the gear oil out of the cab.
|05-09-2013 12:27 PM|
|Lumpskie||No Problem, man. I think it was one of the best decisions I've made on my rig.|
|05-09-2013 10:48 AM|
sweet man thanks.
i could be PMing you in the future about some stuff. Looking to add a crawl box to my 96 next i think.
|05-09-2013 09:02 AM|
Originally Posted by Blackdawg View Post
Give him a call and tell him you saw my truck online. I'm sure he will make something for you; and you'll probably get a price break to boot!
Here's a pic of what I was talking about. At this point, the sticks are already bent. I shortened the base to make them all equal in height after this:
|05-09-2013 02:17 AM|
|Blackdawg||Wow man i love the triple stick setup. How much did that set you back?? think he would make another one??|
|02-11-2013 09:27 PM|
Well...update. Those vibes you guys were telling would go away once I got rid of my spent dakars. You guys were dead on. Just installed allpro's standards and billies tonight...world of difference. Runs great now.
Perma grin is back
|02-11-2013 07:00 PM|
|slander||Well worth all the money, no sleep, bloodshed and cursing for that perma grin!|
|02-11-2013 12:57 PM|
|02-11-2013 12:01 PM|
Originally Posted by NorcalPR View Post
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