now i feel dumb what is my best bet on tranny setup for mud bog comps and i already have a 14 bolt rear end with 4:56 gears in the back and front
Depends on your engine output. If you have a small block, a TH 350 will more than likely handle it if it is built right. And it will eat up less power than a TH 400.
2 Trucks battling it out at Wolf Creek Mud Races.
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Classic mud racing from Byran Dragway outside of Rockford in this three part series you will see the 1987 World Champion Mike Fair “Enforcer”,and the 1988 World Champion Mud Patrol with Greg Stone in the seat go head to head..Also racing from the dragway is the wild MUD SHARK,Mud Buster,and many more in this three part series….this is part 1/3
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My 5 speed 4.3 v6 s10 pick up with 160,000 miles has been over heating bad lately. To the point where I can hear coolant boiling, and it lets a lot of fluid go through the overflow when stopped. Also truck runs like crap now, it’s bogging in every gear.
I read somewhere that this may mean bad head gasket, but if it was that, then the oil would be milky. I pulled the dip stick multiple times and the oil looks normal.
I’ve flushed the radiator and put in fresh coolant, and it runs mint for like 400 miles or so and it starts doing the same thing. If I look in the radiator and coolant reservoir, their both really THICK with brown mud stuff.. It looks bad.
Why is this happening? And will replacing the radiator with a new one solve this problem? I’m worried if I buy a new rad, it will just get muddied up like the old one.
Muddy coolant is usually due to oil mixing with it and it forms a sludgy emulsions as you described. The most common place for oil to find a way into the coolant is through a gap in the cylinder head or past the gasket. I don’t think a new radiator will solve your problem. Might be an idea to get a quote for a new gasket and get the cylinder block and head re surfaced while you are at it. The thing to think about is that if water is mixing with your oil the oil wont be doing its job properly.
There is a chance that it might just be that the breather pipes or filters on the rocker covers are blocked and are producing lots of condensation, these used to be open but now tend to feed back to the engine to keep emissions down,might be worth stripping them down and giving them a good clean with paraffin or similar, cheaper than a head gasket!
Best of luck!