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Kinda sorta half way done.

Discussion in 'Rocky Mountain Region' started by justhorsinaround, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. justhorsinaround

    justhorsinaround 3/4 ton status

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    Well we have both motors out and tomorrow we'll put the motor from Wimpy into the Burban. Hopefully all will be well in the mating and the Burban will move under it's own power tomorrow afternoon.

    Fingers crossed y'all, ko?

    Oh yea. Found a serious fricken crack in the frame at the steering box in Wimpy after we pulled the motor out.:(
     
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    weld, grind, plate over and weld... good luck!
     
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    Could the crack be seen if the motor was still in? Anyway you can post a pic of it?
     
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    justhorsinaround 3/4 ton status

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    Yup I can post a pic. You can see daylight through the crack.:crazy:

    We'll get her fixed up though. Lots of plans roaming around in my mind.:D
     
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    That could be scary! :haha:
     
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    Muuuuaahahahahahahahaha.
     
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    Motor's in. Had serious issues with mating the motor and exhaust issues (gonna be a loud drive to the exhaust shop). Wiring is gonna be all kinds of fun. Thanks to the previous owner(s) for the wonderful bit of wiring. Would have had it runnin today except for the fact that nothing seems to make any sense yet. We'll figure it out tomorrow. I spect.


    Right?
     
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    Exhaust shop ? A couple reducers from the headers , a little cut cut , and some clamps or welding . Sounds easy enough for you , your equipped for the cut cut and welding .
     
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    Hmmmmmmmmm.

    Minor setback it would appear. We hooked up the electrics. Lights work. Fuel pump ticks. All was well with the world. Then the starter began to smoke and smoke well.

    Pretty much decided at that point that enough was enough for one day and we'll start tackling the wiring tomorrow to find out why the starter was constantly trying to turn the motor.

    Not such a good thing. Fortunately the battery was low so hopefully it didn't do much damage to the starter. Either way the starter is still under warranty so I can obtain another one.

    This here really good buy of a Suburban is turning into a serious pain in the behind.:haha:
     
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    hmmmmmm



    told ya so:laugh:



    hit the "easy button"
     
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    The wiring is the easy part . Just need a clear head , and a diagram or two printed out .

    I would also bypass the all the 12 volt wires at the starter , and just have the purple ( always been purple ) to the solenoid , and the power cable to the battery . All the little wires that were on the starter can go to the battery , or the juction block , since that is where they all go to anyway .

    And get rid of the damn electric fuel pump , you aren't even feeding but maybe 165 horsies at the crank anyway . And you only need 4-7 psi anyway :wink1:
     
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    Not so purple now. It's a nice thick gauge red that's spliced to a smaller gauge red that goes to a starter switch that hangs by the wires that it's hooked to. That is what makes the most sense so far about the wiring under the hood. Well the hoodish type area.

    Oh and I'm thinkin at least 167.6 ponies. We do have those pretty orange roller rockers that are good for at least an extra 2.6 ponies.

    At least.:D
     
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    Maybe , just get a new "used" harness . When I wired whats in the garage , I used an unmolested "used" harness I scored from Fred . Everything went right where it belonged .

    And the neat thing about rewiring a truck , is you learn to tear the dash and interior out , making junkyard runs easier in the future .

    Its already sitting there not running , both trucks , so do it right first , or have problems plaquing you periodcally for years .

    I know there is a wrecked Sub in some yard you borrow the dash and motor harness from , maybe even on CK5 , someone could have a truck parting out .
     
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    That's not a bad idea. I wonder how much that'd be. Might have to look into that.
     
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    So can we change the name of the thread too 3/4 of the way done?
     
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    More like 2/3rds done. Maybe really only 5/8ths done.

    Awww hell. We gotst lots yet to do.
     
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