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New 400 almost in!!! PICS!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by potionmaker, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. potionmaker

    potionmaker 1/2 ton status

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    Here's a few pics:D

    Bringing it home:rolleyes:

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    Gathering tools :wink1:

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    Changing to mild cam (.442/.465). Forgot to take a picture of it. Heh, too late now!!

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    Performer on (no laughing at my little piece of bling):p:

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    Had a heck of a time remembering where all these brackets went. Good thing I took pictures!

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  2. potionmaker

    potionmaker 1/2 ton status

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    and almost in!!!!

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    Also have Duramax headers that weren't in the pics (not really that impressive):rolleyes:

    Just have to hook everything back up now.

    Hope you likes:D

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  3. potionmaker

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    Here's a few of the rear shock mount repair

    Before:mad:

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    After:D

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  4. Leper

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    Me likes!
     
  5. potionmaker

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    Thank ya Lep!!
     
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    nice, reminds me of my build up! Great pics :) keep us posted
     
  7. potionmaker

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    will do. Just gotta figure out what vacuum lines I ACTUALLY still need now that I yanked all of the smog crap off. This should be fun.
    Thanks for the compliments!!:grin:
     
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    LOOKS GOOD.
    i have never seen a motor being picked up by the carb bolts in an aluminum manifold :eek1:
     
  9. lamberthkp

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    awsome!! looks good :waytogo:
     
  10. ramjet gmc

    ramjet gmc CK5 Staff Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    what bud light - you can't put a moter in tith that ;) -- just kiding looks good are you doing any thing with the trany/t cace??
     
  11. potionmaker

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    Yeeeeaaahh....made me a bit nervous too:eek1: I questioned my buddy about that and he said that was how he lifted his race motor out all of the time. Still scared me. Especially hanging there putting the flex plate on:o . But, it worked, and it's in. And we used the other bolt holes, not the ones for the carb (as if it would have mattered if they stripped and the motor smashed to the ground):rolleyes:
     
  12. Russell

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    yeah, it is scary lifting by aluminum intakes -- but I did the same thing with my TPI intake, on more than one occasion. Seems to hold up ok to me :)
     
  13. potionmaker

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    I cant put a motor in withOUT bud light:D
    The transmission was rebuilt and a shift pack added about a year ago and never driven (only home from the shop). We started it up and drove it around the neiborhood before changing the engine out. Felt like it was still fine. Nothing leaking. The transfer case will remain the same. I cant wait to feel the difference between this engine and that little, tired, 305:laugh: Hopefully by this weekend, I'll have her runnin'
     
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    Looks nice, beer, motors and trucks.:D
     
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    looks good bro, now come help me swap a 6.2 into mine!!!
     
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    hey would u mind posting the pic of ur fixed rear shock mount... mines pretty f#&$ed up r/n n i need to get it fixed... lookin for ideas
     
  17. potionmaker

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    Im not quite sure what you need. My third post has the before and after pics, but I don't have any in-process. I tried to flatten out (vertically) the broken mount. Then, I found a piece of 3/8 steel and cut it into a small square. After drilling the whole in it for the shock stud, I test fitted it a few times, gringing a little off of the edges each time till it fit correctly. Then, I :weld: it. It worked great. I thought it was going to be much more difficult than it was. You just have to make sure that the piece you weld on is straight (vertically) or your stud will be crooked and eventually cause the same wear (I would think). If you need anything else, let me know and I will see if I can help. Oh, and almost forgot.....once you get the piece the right size, tack it up. Then, throw a torch on it to heat it up and use a BFH to mold the edges down so you have well mated areas to weld to. That way you dont have to do alot of filling in between the piece and the origonal bracket.

    Here's another pic of the finished product, painted:D

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    Its a little blury, but you get the idea:rolleyes:

    BB

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    MB, I'd love to help....I love doing this work, but I know nothing about diesels. And Im trying to get mine finished very quickly....I've gotta little girl on the way in about...uh...two weeks.:D My wife isnt too happy with me being over 30 minutes away while working on my truck:p: . I call her about every 15 minutes to make sure she's OK:wink1:. Im gettin nervous now!! Could happen any day now!
     
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    well good luck don't slop it together the kid truck will always be there kid pops out once and a while lol take care of her
     
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    sorry i didnt clarify potionmaker but would u mine posting the pics without using a link... i dont have the funds to get a membership r/n n i cant see em when u post em like that.
    thanks
    Rick
     

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