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*EMERGENCY* Need information for Master's Thesis

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by okie k5, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. okie k5

    okie k5 Registered Member

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    Here is the down and dirty I am working on my Master's Research Paper and I need some specs for a factory K5. I figure this stuff is in the Owner's Manual, but I don't have one. I need fording height, breakover angle, approach/departure angle, differential clearence, and transfer case clearence. If these are different for diesels i need those numbers, but I doubt they will be. I also need what year owner's manual it is from who printed it, and where it was published.

    Thanks in advance

    ps paper is due Friday.

    Okie k5
     
  2. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Power train won't affect your request; as it's just suspension.

    The owner's manuals generally don't state departure and approach angles, nor remoetly get anywhere near fording depth. You could find the clearances in my Brochures pages but you're gonna be SOL on official printings of the rest.

    -- A
     
  3. okie k5

    okie k5 Registered Member

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    Thanks

    THanks for the link. I may be able to use it, if I can figure out how to cite it.
     
  4. 78Suburban

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    What style paper are you doing? I have an MLA and APA handbook right here... if its Tarabian, then you're SOL... otherwise, I can give you an example of how to cite a website ;)
    James
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Well, the paperwork isn't mine, it's GM's .. dates of publication are listed, but are also generally on the back cover, bottom left or right corner.

    -- A
     
  6. okie k5

    okie k5 Registered Member

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    What the hell is tarabian? it is APA, my only question is the validity of citing an enthusiast's website. We all know here at CK5 that we are the holders of supreme knowledge about our rigs, however I wonder what the dude with a lot of letters behind his name, which by the way don't spell a damm thing, who is grading my paper will think. Thanks for the help

    okie
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    You aren't citing a website, that's what I keep telling you. You're citing reprints of manufacturer information, straight from the horse's mouth. (Or some orifice thereof ... where on the horse do I find the radish? Or the nard on the ox? But I digress.)

    Anyway, cite them by GM as publisher, "1974 Blazer" or whatever as title, and date and publication # as listed.

    -- A
     
  8. guido666

    guido666 1/2 ton status

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    Were you able to find the numbers you needed? I have a copy of the "Standard Catalog of 4x4s" along with an original '76 Blazer GM spec sheet, and of course the factory service manuals for mid-'70's GM light trucks. If you still need the info I know I've seen most of these numbers in some combination of these (because I was writing a physics paper on them :D ) so I'll look them up for you. I don't remember seeing fording depth though off hand.
     
  9. okie k5

    okie k5 Registered Member

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    Dremu
    Damm good point let me pull my head out and I will do that.

    Guido666
    If you've got it handy I would appreciate it. I need all the legitimate raw data I can get

    Thanks for all your help
     
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    Looked through my '79 GMC Light Truck User's Manual and it didn't include anything worthwhile (not even wheelbase, etc.)

    From Standard Catalog of 4x4s (ISBN 0-87341-203-6) for a '79 Blazer (because that's what I have and it's bookmarked) ...
    Wheelbase: 106.5"
    Overall length: 184.5"
    Front/Rear Tread Width: 65.75"/62.75"
    Overall Height: 69.0"
    With optional hardtop: 71.0"
    Width: 79.5"
    Tailgate Width/Height: 66.8"/22.0"
    Approach/Departure Angles: 34/22
    Ground Clearance:
    Front axle: 8.9"
    Rear axle: 8.5"
    Oil pan: 17.2"
    Transfer case: 11.5"
    Fuel tank: 14.0"
    Load space:
    With rear seat installed: 38.8"x50.0"x42.3"
    With rear seat removed or folded: 76.0"x50.0"x42.3"

    That's the entire "Vehicle Dimensions" section, from page 74.

    You really should just go find a copy of this book (there is also a newer edition), it lists damn near everything about every 4x4 out there. Want do know all the engine and trim packages available and how much they cost? :bow:
     
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    B_to_C 1/2 ton status Author

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    Needing raw data for a MASTERS THESIS less then a week before it's due? :eek1:

    May God be with you :doah:

    P.S. sounds like something I would (and probably will) do. :haha:
     
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    What are you getting a masters in?
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if the CUCV manual didn't cover anything that wasn't already mentioned. (fording depth only thing missing?)
     
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    guido666 1/2 ton status

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    The fording depth is the only thing I can't seem to find. That doesn't mean it's not in here, it's just not in an obvious location. So anyone that can wrangle that up, I'm sure he'd appreciate it. And I'm interested to know as well. :wink1:
     
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    "They are capable of occasional hardbottom fording to a depth of 16 in. (41 cm) at 5mi/h (8km/h) for not more than 3 minutes, without stalling the engine, causing permanent damage, or requiring immediate maintenance."

    TM 9-2320-289-20 (my words: the M10xx series of trucks are covered by this TM)
    20 January 1988

    Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
     
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    CUCV is right on the money

    I am getting my Master's in Industrial Technology, Safety. I am a Weapons Safety Specialist for the Air Force and I am analyzing some mishap trends and creating an "Full Spectrum Vehicle Operations Training Program" It is a pretty fancy way of saying: how to teach a bunch of young, ignorant, but not unteachable, people to keep from killing themselves while responding to emergencies both on and off road. I get sick of military risking themselves for assanine reasons. Off the soapbox. THanks for the help.

    Okie
     
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    hope the paper works out for you!
     
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    if you want, you can email the paper to me, speedy_buck@hotmail.com ..... and I'll be glad to proof read it for a fellow ck5er... I know my grammer SUX on ck5, but in real life, I really enjoy english/literature... my current major is secondary english language education :p:
    James
     
  19. CustomChevy

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    post it here just so we can read it for fun.


    I need something to do after 2 am :)
     

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