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90mph and no brakes or steering...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Zeus33rd, May 5, 2006.

  1. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    So I learned what happens when ya loose the belts on a hydroboost truck at about 90....:eek1: Quite an eye opener. I had my foot on the floor rying to pass a big rig, about 5500 rpm is when the belts cried "UNCLE!" and hung it up. :D

    On a side note....Horse power is soooooo nice! I think the 454 more than doubled the hp/tq of the old 6.2. I can't stop grinning and I can't keep my foot out of the 4 barrels. :D:haha: :haha:
     
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    You crap your pants?

    I was just thinking of this the other day... you know, "what if..." only I was wondering "what if something went wrong while going down a mountain with about 8K pounds behind me?" the resulting picture in my mind wasn't pretty.


    Which brings me to a technical question... what if my truck with an auto dies while going down a steep grade? Will the transmission still spin the engine to make enough vacuum for my brakes to work? :thinking: I guess it's time to experiment...



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    I was driving along a tight twisting road with a 200 foot drop off to my left (we drive on that side! lol) and a coolant hose let go just at the wrong moment. There's a tight bend looming with oblivion just over the side of the road and all of a sudden I have no steering! Wow...did I enjoy that moment! lol.
     
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    that will wake you up! glad your ok
     
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    I had the serp belt on my first K5 snap on the interstate at 75+mph in Atlanta traffic. That was fun..... I found fear can replace power steering.
     
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    you will as soon as you get your new fuel bill:doah: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:
     
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    beat me to it
    bet your wallet aint loving the 454:)
    but your ass might seeing as the walet aint so big anymore:):)
     
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    Which brings me to a technical question... what if my truck with an auto dies while going down a steep grade? Will the transmission still spin the engine to make enough vacuum for my brakes to work? :thinking: I guess it's time to experiment...
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    are you talkin about on pavement?
    Ive learned that if your climbing a steep hill (off road) and the motor dies you roll to the bottom. crashed into a tree cause I couldnt stop or steer very well.:haha:
     
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    Same thing happened to me, except i rolled into a big ditch:D
     
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    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Not too worried about it. I'm single, have no kids, my rent is only $400 a month and I make decent money, so I can afford it.:wink1:
     
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    same here too! I came 2" from rolling into a 6ft hole that would have swallowed my truck! There was no reason why I should have stopped when I did, but I'm glad I did!:laugh:
     
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    Can't you "push start" an auto? I know it's not like a manual, but I've heard that if you can get an auto to roll about 30mph that you can "push start" the motor. If that's the case, I would think that if you're going 60, it would keep the motor turning quite well, and you'd have vacuum.
     
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    :haha: :haha:
     
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    If you are running V-belts, you should have two matched belts on the P/S pump, with Hydroboost. If you are running the factory A/C-P/S pump belt configuration, then it is more like having 1-1/2 V-belts on the P/S pump.
     
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    A sig, if there ever was one.:D
     
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    Hmmm....

    I just learned something new. Thx.:wink1:

    And I also learned that you shouldn't let your buddy go buy your belts for ya. He came back with the cheapest belt they had. Everytime I opened the hood after driving it, the belt had flopped over on the pulley. I just put a Goodyear Gatorback belt on it. The difference in quality just from holding them in my hands was pretty big. No more cheap ass belts.
     
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    AFAIK the only automatic you can push start is the powerglide because it has 2 oil pumps and you need to get it moving at least 25mph to do it.
     
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    that's a sign of pulley misalignment. had it real bad on my 305 when i had it in the 73. installed the belt, it flipped over, couldnt ever keep it the right way. noticed one day that my PS pump was out of whack (due to not being bolted to the exhaust manifold). braced it up, installed belt the right way, no more problems.
     
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    are you talkin about on pavement?
    Ive learned that if your climbing a steep hill (off road) and the motor dies you roll to the bottom. crashed into a tree cause I couldnt stop or steer very well.:haha:[/quote]
    Lion's Back video! ....ouch:crazy:
     
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    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Not in this case. Pulleys are straight as an arrow. Put a good belt on there and the problem went away.
     

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