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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Twiz, Feb 10, 2002.

  1. Twiz

    Twiz 1/2 ton status

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    It's been awhile. Did she make it back home safely?

    <font color=white>.</font color=white>Eric
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    I think she is still skieing. I will try to call her later today.

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  3. Skigirl

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    HI!!!!!

    I'm Baaaaccckkkkk.....

    Got back late last night. Mike, almost called you on the way, got stuck on the Cajon Pass for almost 3 hours when they shut down the 15 due to accidents and high winds.

    So wanna here what happened after I escaped from Barstow? (Well, I'll tell ya anyway): For those who missed the start of this saga, see the "Stranded Skigirl" thread.

    Left Barstow at 5:19 PM Tuesday, Jan 29th. after the Troll (the aptly named mechanic who worked on my rig) - Truck ran like cr*p.[​IMG] Went anyway. Hours later sat for almost an hour at State Line NV due to accident up ahead. Finally arrived Vegas 9 PM. Met Azblazor (Mark) and wife Peggy in Vegas, had a great time, they are wonderful folks.

    Left Vegas 11:30 or so. Limped along in the rig, no power, missing etc. Obviously timing stunk.[​IMG] Stopped in Cedar City 2:30 Am, slept for a few hours, then limped into Utah 2:30 PM Wed.

    Next morning starter went out again. Thankfully the owner of place I was staying at was also a mechanic and had a friend staying who was also a mechanic, and has another friend who races Chevys... they pulled the starter and found it hadn't been shimmed. And that the distributor had been put back in by the troll in Barstow one tooth off. The timing was retarded to 2 or so.

    So they fixed it, and while they were at it, of course found the leaky front seal. So I had them replace the seal and timing chain and water pump while they were at it.

    Took it out the next morning, went 100 feet and ran out of gas. Now I know when the gas gauge says I have 1/8th tank, I'm on fumes.

    Ran a little rough after. Fuel filter was clogged. Replaced it and put another bigger inline fuel filter in just in front of the stock one as stock is so small.

    Chomp (my rig's name) ran great after that, good power, smooth etc. Has been great since.

    Skiied some, saw friends, all around good time.

    Chomp did great all they way home, but I have a list of things to fix immediately - too much side to side body roll (shocks too soft), leaky headers and I'm going to convert rear brakes to disc.

    Left yesterday morning from Utah about 9:30 am and got back to Barstow by 5:30 pm, where I gave them back the ripped up starter and they are mid refunding me for starter and labor for starter and timing.

    Thanks again to all of you for being there to help. And JCStaley, sorry we didn't catch each other Saturday... but I'll be back!

    Twistid, I almost called you, just to chat, but somehow the time just kinda flew by... thanks for checking up on me.

    So, guys, there's 502 new posts. Guess I'll get to it!

    Thanks again all [​IMG]

    <font color=blue>Outside of a dog, a man's best friend is a book. Inside of a dog, it is very dark.</font color=blue> [​IMG]
     
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    A trip to remember....or forget. How was the skiing? Glad to hear that you made it safe and sound.
    73

    <font color=blue>azblazor</font color=blue>
    <font color=orange> 79 K5 454-FI / 4L80E, NP205, D60, FF14, 4" lift, 9K Warn </font color=orange>
     
  5. ChevyCaGal

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    Hey... glad to know you made it home. I tried to call you a few times but your phone kept telling me the celluar customer I was trying to reach was out of the service area. Then when I did get through once I wasn't sure if my message took cuz it sounded like it hung up but I wasn't sure... anyhow sounds fun aside from Barstow... but you ain't lived til ya seen it! LOL... [​IMG]

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  6. Skigirl

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    Hi Mark!

    Glad you made it home safely. It was snowing in Cedar City when I got there (about 4") and I guess Linda didn't like that wild look in my eyes, so she made me stop and sleep a few hours.

    Skiing was fine, tho I had significant problems with my new boots (just to add to the cr$p I dealt with getting there).

    But hey, I got some good skiing in, saw friends, Roger (or Evan-you prolly didn't meet him) always had his head in my rig (even tho he's a furd guy!), I learned a lot, got a good test run on Chomp, drank most of the wine we brought, looked at some property and generally had a great time.

    Loved seeing you and Peggy, say hi to her for me. I gave your regards to Linda. Last night when I dropped Linda home, she was talking about how cheaply we could go next year by train....LOL. Hopefully by next year she'll have forgotten all the BS I put her thru with Chomp this year! (And I'll paint it so maybe she won't recognise it!) And we'll bring her hubby next year too, that'll make it easier for her to be away from home that long.

    Steph... yep, I tried calling you a couple times and couldn't get thru. Thanks again for your help. Ever need anything, don't hesitate to call.

    When I get a minute, I'll post some pics of that intake manifold, which by the way, Roger said they could've JB welded and I could've been gone that day (even with putting in a new starter).

    Got home and my new bumpers are here. So plenty to do. Pics as things progress![​IMG]

    73

    <font color=blue>Outside of a dog, a man's best friend is a book. Inside of a dog, it is very dark.</font color=blue> [​IMG]
     
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    Good to hear you made it home O.K., I wasn't sure, but thought I remembrd something about you wanting to be outa-here before the olympics..

    I hope the trip was worth it, even with all the car-problems.


    Good to be back I bet![​IMG]

    <font color=white>.</font color=white>Eric
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    Why doesn't anyone ask where I've been when I haven't posted in a couple days? lol...jk

    1986 K5, New GM 350, Edelbrock Intake, K&N Air Filter, Flowtech Headers, Dual 3" Exhaust, 33" Pirelli Scorpion AT, 700R4, 3.42 gears
     
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    Eric - yea, nice to be back, 'cept it's 80 here. Already missing the 20 below we had every morning.

    Trip was definitely worth it. Maybe I'll bring Chomp back up that way in the spring to look at more property (or to get more repair done that I can't do!).[​IMG]



    <font color=blue>Outside of a dog, a man's best friend is a book. Inside of a dog, it is very dark.</font color=blue> [​IMG]
     
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    Johnny, that's 'cuz you have to 1) not post anything for a long time, 2) get stuck in some god forbidden place with little hope of returning, 3) then spend a lot of money to bribe your way out, so 4) you have a decent survival story to tell and lest I forget, 5) you get an official library card from the dump town you're stuck in.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    BTW, as a side note, when AZblazor pulled into a casino/restaurant to wait for me in Vegas, he walked in during a robbery. So fun really was had by all! [​IMG]



    <font color=blue>Outside of a dog, a man's best friend is a book. Inside of a dog, it is very dark.</font color=blue> [​IMG]
     
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    6) be female and be missing from the board for a few days.

    1986 K5, New GM 350, Edelbrock Intake, K&N Air Filter, Flowtech Headers, Dual 3" Exhaust, 33" Pirelli Scorpion AT, 700R4, 3.42 gears
     
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    That's hilarious, dude!!!

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    7) Be the new mayor of Barstow.

    8) Make a post saying your going for a trip out-of-state (or country) -before you go.

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    Well did the radio rig work at least and by the way congrats on gettin your license. 73

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    9) Call me to tell me what's up so I can post it so all can see and beg for help! LOL [​IMG]

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    ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bee: yep, radio works fine! But only had dual band antenna as bumpers with antenna mount for ATAS100 HF didn't arrive on time.

    10) Keep the thread going for a while by telling everyone in advance that I intended to go back to that hole with the troll to get my money back for the starter and labor, risking yet another entrapment! [​IMG]

    <font color=blue>Outside of a dog, a man's best friend is a book. Inside of a dog, it is very dark.</font color=blue> [​IMG]
     

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