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Damn snow!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CK5, Feb 14, 2001.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I tried getting my ARB SS line hooked up last night and found out that I need to have the ARB nut (wierd pitch) welded to a standard nut, not really a problem except now it is snowing heavily, every time I'm in the middle of a project waiting on a part it frickin snows. Shawn had to take me to work today because I had the diff cover off to get to the inside ARB fitting, anyway thanks again Shawn.

    Steve
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  2. Shawn

    Shawn 1/2 ton status Premium Member Author

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    No problemo! Anytime to help a fellow GM owner.

    Shawn
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  3. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    I know how ya feel. No matter how hard I try and plan ahead to make sure I have everything, I end up needing something else to finish the project!

    But it is great to have good friends that you can rely on!!

    Mike [​IMG]
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  4. CBLAZER81

    CBLAZER81 1/2 ton status

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    Tell me about it.The plates are expired on the big rig and the Camaro aint for $h!t on the snow...now I'm stuck driving the wife's Subaru Outback and that thing just aint big enough for me to be comfortable.

    Chuck
    81 Blazer
    <font color=blue>does anyone have another F#@d that I can park on?</font color=blue>[​IMG]
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  5. pcorssmit

    pcorssmit 1/2 ton status

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    I hope this cr@p lets up soon, I gotta do the clutch in my Dodge this weekend (thank God it fits in the garage) and will have to drive the Blaz for a couple days. Given my choice of bald 35" BFG muds or the Swampers, its a pretty sketchy situation on the ice. I suppose the double detroits don't help, but that doesn't matter since I never got around to fixing the front drive shaft after I blew the CV camping a couple weeks ago.

    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), Dana 60/14 bolt, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
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  6. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    What's the problem with that garage of yours? [​IMG] I had the wife's Suburban in the garage last night. Changed the oil, fixed a leak around one of the intake manifold bolts and rotated the tires. It was a comfy 64 degrees in there. Started snowing like mad outside about 9:45. Didn't bother me a bit.... [​IMG]

    I do get PO'd at the GM engineers everytime I change the oil on the Sub. Who's bright idea was it to lay the oil filter on its side, right above the front driveshaft? Makes a mess every time! [​IMG]

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  7. blazen91

    blazen91 1/2 ton status

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    I was driving home from work this morning and watched a mini-van hit some ice and snow doing about 75. I couldn't beleive the way the front end smashed when it hit the guard rail! At least she was OK. I gave her a ride to her collage so she wouldn't be too late. As a Calif. native, I hate driving in the snow.

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  8. Brian 89KBlazer

    Brian 89KBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    Don't know how much you guys got but we're just about to hit the 14 FEET mark of total snow fall since Dec 1!!! And we haven't had a day of rain or above freezing temps to get rid of one bit.
    Every second day, I've had to take out the snowblower and spend hours clearing snow! Haven't been near my Blazer in over two weeks.
    Someone send us some heat or rain or something will ya??!!

    Brian
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  9. 1990SilveradoK5

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    Send the snow my way, I am going north (Michigan LP) to play in it this weekend, and they barely have enough. Only saving grace is the hardpack on the trails and the groomers are still running. Snowmobiles don't like to run without the white stuff.

    My K5 with its tires doesn't like the snow but my Father's new Silverado 4X4 extended cab with it's 300HP Vortec V8 should love it.

    Gone Large and Loving It.
    Keith
     
  10. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Yo, boys, be thankful youre not living in Kansas!!! I AM SICK AND TIRED OF THIS WHITE SH!T AND EVEN MORE TIRED OF THAT CLEAR SLICK SH!T ON THE GROUND AFTER IT RAINS!!! You would understand where I am coming from if you were the head of groundskeeping at the local high school. CALGON, TAKE ME AWAY!!!
     
  11. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Hmm...we've had a total of 4" of snow all year so far and it stayed on the ground for 2 days. I guess we won't get a winter this year. I can handle low 40's and dry, I just put a sweater on and grab the toolbox!
    Sorry Steve, just had to rub it in a bit. Good luck with your ARB lines.

    Rene

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  12. Panther

    Panther 1/2 ton status

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    Well, GM also put my tranny pan right above my exhaust pipe. So when I used to have to drop the pan, I would spill fluid all over the damn pipe.

    <font color=blue>"It's just a differentialator....Totally unnecessary" [​IMG]</font color=blue>
     
  13. Blazer_Boy

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    I know how you feel. I was looking at a 12 bolt rear and 10-bolt front out at my uncles because I don't like my 3.08s. I spun the tire around and did the math, I thought they were only 3.42s. Well I made a mistake and realized that they were the 3.73s I was dying to get my hands on. Shortly afterwards I go to bed, contented because this weekend I can get to work on my swap. I wake up this morning and go outside and its a freak snowstorm. No one predicted it all, just outta the blue. If this isn't a sign that these are THE axles then I dont know what is. I got lucky finding them so I get guess I gotta screwed over some way. I'm still happy I found some 3.73s to run with my 31s.

    June 2001 - The Texas Sawz All masacre begins. Be afraid rust, be very afraid. [​IMG]
     
  14. pcorssmit

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    And I was gonna take down the Christmas lights today to.

    Pete

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  15. Mr Red

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    Wouldn't yah just like to get 5 minutes alone in a small room with any vehicle mfg engineer! I swear they must think of new ways to remove skin from knuckles.

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  16. HarryH3

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    Yeah, it's a real pisser sometimes! My S-10 had the same clearance problem between the oil filter and the front driveshaft. The solution there is a remote filter, mounted under the hood. (Of course, one of the hoses started leaking last month. Changing THAT was no fun either!)

    On the Suburban there's a 90-degree adapter that just mounts a mini-filter (exact same part number as the one for the 4.3 powered S-10) on its side. As soon as you start unscrewing it, it starts dribbling. I hate that! [​IMG]

    Of course, my worst GM experience was changing the back 3 spark plugs on my '91 Beretta GT. Looked like I'd been in a fight with a roll of barbed wire when I finished! Never changed the plugs in that thing again...

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  17. Sparky

    Sparky 1/2 ton status

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    Why does everyone complain about the oil on the exause pipe after changing oil? I dont mean to be a jerk or anything, but i dont complain about my oil leaks unless it is over a 1qt. per tank of gas.


    Sparky


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  18. kwcdawgfan

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    Guys hate to say this but it was a nice 70 degrees here in the wonderfull state of GA... Had to put my back seat in tonight and was outside in t-shirt... Of course it was like this a few weeks ago and I told my little boy I would take him camping and wheeling that weekend... Murphys law was in effect the high on the weekend was 30 and the temp at night was in the teens... LOL
     
  19. LAZYMON

    LAZYMON 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Well I've been praying for snow all winter long so I guess prayers do come true. Sorry for the inconvienence. Kirkwood got SIX FEET last weekend. Yeeehaaawwww!

    PRAY FOR SNOW!
     
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    Hey Brian89K5, I live in Tucson Az, you know the place with the dry heat? Its snowed three times here in the past month. Nothing significant but crazy!

    creepin' and crawlin'

    Jim
     

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