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454 Powared Suburban is MINE!

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by Ddragggon, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. Ddragggon

    Ddragggon 1/2 ton status

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    allright, I've only got a few more things to do, and the suburban will be complete with a 454.

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    since I'm using exhaust manifolds from a different year 454, the flanges didn't quite line up, and I ended up stripping 2 of the bolt holes out, so here's me in my dirty glory running some heli coils in.
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    800 Lbs of iron floating an ungodly height in the air.
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    oh yes. slip it on on there.
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    Deeper! HARDER! or something like that.
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    Looking down from the heavens on Aeka as he adjusts the hoist chain on the engine.
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    initial install: Complete.
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    Ready to fire, except for a starter, and the fact the torque converter on the TH350 doesn't lineup with the holes in the flexplate. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
  2. skratch

    skratch 1/2 ton status

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    Dang that's sexy!

    Someday I'll get there too, right now I'm working on the 1 ton driveline.

    Where'd you do the swap at, nice big garage there!
    And that's the best hoist for doing swaps like that. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. Ddragggon

    Ddragggon 1/2 ton status

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    did it at work... the only condition I had, was I had to have everything cleaned up before I left sunday night. as you can see, it's now Monday Morning.

    Imma goto bed now.

    peaceout.
     
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    nice work but I see why the holes didnt line up. It was the cokes fault /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
  5. HarryH3

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    Re: 454 Powered Suburban is MINE!

    Lookin' good! I love the sight of those big, W-I-D-E valve covers. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    and the fact the torque converter on the TH350 doesn't lineup with the holes in the flexplate.

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    Check out the SFI approved flexplates from Summit. They have dual patterns to fit either converter size. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Looks good, I am jealous.... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    So far, so good... All I need to do now, is get a better accelerator cable (one that's the right length so I can open the secondaries). Yesterday, I rigged up a stronger return spring, which helps prevent one from speeding, by making the gas pedal harder to press....

    After I get paid monday, I plan to get the exhausr adjusted, so all that sound exists through a pair of flowmasters.... Mmmm....
     
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    Yesterday, I rigged up a stronger return spring, which helps prevent one from speeding, by making the gas pedal harder to press....

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    That is funny /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Just put a brick under there and call it good /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Oh yes. Just ran the first tank of gas out. Getting 9 mpg right now. Now that I have the damn thing tuned, I ought to be able to get 11 mpg or so, possibly more. Not bad for almost 400 horsepower.

    -rich
     

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