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I got yelled at by the wife...and liked it!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mouse, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. mouse

    mouse 1/2 ton status

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    Have you ever been happy to be yelled at by your wife? I guess had I done things a little differently, she wouldn't have gotten upset, but in the end it made me smile when she got mad.

    A little back ground. Last year when I rebuilt the blazer's engine I had to keep my budget in a certain range, because I had just bought a new winch, tube bumper, and a lot of little things. I went all out at the machine shop, bored .040 over, crank 10/10, Keith black pistons, completely new heads, valves, springs, etc, etc , etc $$$$$$$. At the end my budget ran out before I found a cam and decided to buy a cheap cam/lifter combo :rolleyes: (from a well known mass seller of performance parts - I bought the house brand).

    I had a little problem keeping the #2 intake lifter/rocker in adjustment. Its hard to tell exactly when problems occurred, as I adjust the valves a few times after hearing noise.

    This past December I converted to a TBI system. With the new computer came a knock sensor. It was not tolerant of any extra noise in the engine. When the rocker noise came back, I had a ton of knock counts and the timing went crazy.

    Last weekend I pulled the intake to see exactly what was happening. I ended up pulling the motor to do a thorough checkup and to pull the cam.

    My wife yelled at me for buying the cheap cam and ordered me to immediately buy a "good one!" No problem :D ... My wife is a good wife!

    I spoke with a tech at Comp cams and then ordered one from the before, non-mentioned parts supplier. A little work, but the new cam is a little hotter, and rated to run on a stock computer TBI engine (unlike the old one).

    Can you guess the bad lobe?

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  2. NoReGrEtS

    NoReGrEtS 1/2 ton status

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    I had two lobes that where fine and all the others looks like that bad one.
     
  3. garlicbreath

    garlicbreath 1/2 ton status

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    Ever figure out what crapped one lobe?
     
  4. mouse

    mouse 1/2 ton status

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    Nothing for sure, but now I'm replacing the crank and all the bearings too, as the thrust bearing was destroyed and it took out the crank.
     
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    ssped 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Wives are great

    For putting up with our Crap. After the transmission, tcase, 7" lift, rollcage and a couple custom drive lines 14b with a detroit she is getting a little upset at the obscene amount I have dumped into the Beast. It was a free truck from my little brother. She doesnt like climbing in over the roll cage to get in and for that I think I need a ladder for her to get in now.

    I once told her I had an exhaust leak and needed to get a set of headers to fix it. that actually worked.

    Goto Love them
     
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    LMAO, I just tried this one and it worked for me aswell. Now just gotta pick out a set and my exhaust will be fixed.:D
     

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