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building a tech library. suggestions please!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ddragggon, Mar 25, 2003.

  1. Ddragggon

    Ddragggon 1/2 ton status

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    allright, as some of you saw in the `Off Topic Forum' I'm currently working on building a tech library/crossreference index that'll hopefully help cut down on the sheer number of duplicate and triplicate posts, by providing a fast link to the answers. as an example, 33 inch tires on stock suspension has been asked probably 400 or so times in the last couple weeks, even tho there's a Tire fittament table on the site that gives a pretty good idea of what'll fit what, and what kind of fender hacking needs to be done.

    at anyrate, here's the basic index thus far, with a few hot topics that've been requested added to it. I'm trying to work out some details with Steve on what to include, and what not to include in it, as well as what formatt he wants it in.

    the goal with this thing is to start with the rudimentry index with links to posts that contain the information. the next phase is to create writeups, and tech files on all the pertinent information, and possibly move it off the forums, and onto its own HTML pages. we'll see what happens. at anyrate, here it is:


    The index at this point:
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    <font color="White">Version 0.0.3</font>
    Body
    -Sheetmetal
    --Rust repair
    ---Tailgate Hinge
    ---rusty floor removal
    --Hood
    -<font color="Red">Paint
    --general tips
    --Truckbed liner</font>
    -Toppers
    --Storage Ideas
    -doors
    -Tailgates

    Frame/suspension
    -leafsprings (Spring Rate Table)
    --Shackle Flips
    ---Homemade Shackle flip
    -IFS
    -body mounts
    -Roll Cages
    -<font color="Red">Frame Cracks</font>
    -Bumpers
    --Home made
    --professional built
    <font color="red">-Shocks</font>

    Glass
    -Windshields
    -movable windows
    --Mechanical regulator
    --electric regulator
    --<font color="Red">Tailgate window</font>
    -fixed glass
    -rubber surrounds/weather stripping


    Steering
    -Power steering systems
    -2wd
    -4wd
    --conventinal
    --Crossover Steering
    --hydro assist
    --pure hydraulic

    Driveline
    -<font color="Blue">Transmission</font>
    --Automatic
    ---THM350
    ---THM400
    ---200-4r
    ---700-r4 (4l60)
    ---4l60e
    ---4l80e
    --Manual
    ---SM420
    ---SM465
    ---NV4500
    ---NV5600
    -<font color="Blue">Transfer case</font>
    --NP203
    --NP205
    --NP208
    --NP241
    -<font color="blue">Axles</font> (ID Chart)
    --Axle Swaps
    --Front
    ---General
    ----Balljoints
    ----Hubs
    ---D44
    ----Light duty
    ----heavy duty
    ---D60 (Maintenance Manual)
    ----35 spline Upgrade Kit
    ---D70
    ---Corporate 10 bolt ( small ring gear )
    ---Corporate 10 bolt ( large ring gear )
    --Rear
    ---10 bolt
    ---12 bolt
    ---14 bolt FF
    ----Axle shaving
    ---14 bolt SF
    ---D60
    ---D70
    --Traction Control devices
    ---Spider gear welding(14BFF)
    ---ARB airlocker installation

    wheels
    -tires
    --Basic Fittament table
    ---33's on stock suspension
    ---Fender Trimming Tips
    -Rims
    -Beadlocks

    Brakes
    --discs
    --Drums
    --rear disc conversions
    ---12B Atron 10/12B conversion
    ---14BFF(Offsite/2/3)
    --Master brake cylinder
    --<font color="red">Brake lines</font>
    ---Hardlines
    ---<font color="Red">Extended brakelines</font>Here's 1/2/3/
    --Proportioning Valve/2/3
    --Vacuum booster
    --Hydroboost
    --trailer brake control units

    Electrical
    -Engine Electrical
    --Fuseable links
    -dash/cluster electrical
    -cab interior electrical
    --dome lights
    --stereo
    --power doors
    -cab exterior/chasis electrical
    --headlights
    --marker lights/turn signal
    --trailer wireing

    Engine
    -<font color="blue">General</font>
    --<font color="Green">Ignition</font><font color="red">
    ---spark plugs
    ---spark plug wires
    ---Distribultor
    ----Points
    ----HEI
    -----Conversion
    ----Coilpacks</font>
    --<font color="Green">carbureation</font>
    ---dualjet
    ---Quadrajet
    ---Holley
    ---edelbrock
    --<font color="Green">Fuel injection</font>
    ---TBI
    ---TPI/MPI
    --<font color="Green">Emissions</font>
    ---EGR
    ---PCV
    ---AIR
    ---charcoal canisters
    ---catalytic Converter
    --<font color="Green">exhaust
    </font>---manifolds
    ---headers
    ---mufflers
    <font color="Green">--engine systems</font><font color="red">
    ---Oil
    ----Oil additives
    ----oil filters
    ----oil coolers
    ----oil pumps
    ---Cooling
    ----radiator
    ----hoses
    ----heater core
    ----Waterpump
    ---Fuel delivery
    ----fuel pumps
    -----electric
    -----mechanical
    ----fuel filters
    ---air intake
    ----Vacuum
    ----air filters</font>
    --<font color="Green">Forced Induction</font>
    ---turbo
    ---centrifical blower
    ---Roots blower
    ---Vane blower
    -<font color="Blue">I6</font>
    --General
    ---250
    ---292
    -<font color="Blue">V6</font>
    --General
    --old GM
    --twin 6
    --3.2
    --3.8
    --4.3
    -<font color="blue">Cold Fusion</font>
    --plausibility thesis<font color="Red">
    --stable reactor designs
    --saftey measures</font>
    -<font color="Blue">V8</font>
    --<font color="Green">SBC</font>
    ---General
    ----Manifolds
    ----Heads
    ----blocks
    ---283
    ---301
    ---304
    ---305
    ---307
    ---327
    ---350
    ---377
    ---383
    ---400
    --<font color="Green">BBC</font>
    ---General
    ----Manifolds
    ----heads
    ----blocks
    ---366
    ---396
    ---427
    ---427T
    ---454
    ---496
    ---502
    --<font color="Green">Cadillac</font>
    ---General
    ---478
    ---500
    ---Northstar
    --<font color="Green">Buick</font>
    ---General
    ---350
    ---400
    ---455
    --<font color="Green">Oldsmobile</font>
    ---General
    ---350
    ---400
    ---455
    --<font color="Green">Pontiac</font>
    ---General
    ---307
    ---350
    ---400
    ---455
    -<font color="Blue">Diesel</font>
    --General
    --6.2 TD
    --6.5 TD
    --Duramax
    --olds 350 diesel
    --cummings TD
    --Powerstroke
    --Caterpiller
    Aftermarket accessories
    -York Compressor Installation
    -aftermarket stereo
    -CB
    -BLing Bling
    --Black Hole Theory/2/3/
    -Winches


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    as you can see, I've already linked to the existing tech library where articles already existed, as well as some posts that seem to come up once every other week or so...

    let me know what else I've missed either here, Via PM, or via AIM (Ddragggon)

    anyone who wants to help with this is more then welcome to jump on it, as I am but 1 man, and not as omnipotent as I wish I were.

    -Rich
    The Ddragggon
     
  2. zakk

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    the only thing i see you left out was Cold Fusion &amp; Black Hole Theory. outside of that, it's all there, AFAIK.
     
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    the only thing i see you left out was Cold Fusion &amp; Black Hole Theory. outside of that, it's all there, AFAIK.

    [/ QUOTE ]Added,

    -Rich
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    the only thing i see you left out was Cold Fusion &amp; Black Hole Theory. outside of that, it's all there, AFAIK.

    [/ QUOTE ]Added,

    -Rich

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    on a serious note, are you looking for articles out in cyberspace to link to? or looking for people to write them?
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    on a serious note, are you looking for articles out in cyberspace to link to? or looking for people to write them?

    [/ QUOTE ]Yes. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    a little of both for now. I figgure start with links to get it running, then add the written stuff to it as time becomes available. the goal of this monsterous list, is to provide an extremely powerful resource that'll cut down on the sheer number of re-re-re-double-tripple-reposts of common questions. this of coure goes hand in hand with getting everyone to use the guides when its completed, instead of automaticaly assuming no one else has ever questioned how this works, and skipping the guide.

    -Rich

    PS, the final guide will include Cross links to Cold fusion, and the blackhole theory... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif may as well get an inside joke going for the whole thing while we can.
     
  7. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    You might want to just dig up old posts, if we link to outside sources they can become broken when others move or delete said articles.
     
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    I've got maybe three rollcage how to articles that are pretty good and 1 or 2 NP205 articles along with a great article on GM truck facts 67-to about 91 article. Where I have them stored is not very reliable for others to view the articles. I would be happy to share them if we can get them to a reliable host.
     
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    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Slap them in the knuckle and we can sticky them there.
     
  10. Ddragggon

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    Edit: what he said ^^^^^^^^^ /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    -Rich

    PS, Imma gonna bed now... its late, work comes tonite around 6 PM... etc.
     

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