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Well I'm joining the big block club! With Pics!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Grim-Reaper, Apr 10, 2003.

  1. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    Well I\'m joining the big block club! With Pics!

    Just aggreed on a price for a 1988 454 Burb with 71,000 original miles. Garaged almost all it's life. Gentleman I'm buying it from has been retired the whole time he owned it. Used it to pull a camper. Pretty well every option but the privacy glass. If you didn't know the body differences you would swear it was no older then 2. It's near perfect. Windsheild has a crack and a slight exhaust leak are the only problems. It's even shinny! I'll post some pictures when I get it home tomorrow.
     
  2. bryguy00b

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    right on man!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
  3. Orange Crush

    Orange Crush 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Re: Well I\'m joining the big block club!

    Congrats I'm hoping to a get me one a dem 2 big block burbin that is /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
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    Re: Well I\'m joining the big block club!

    Eric, Does this mean you are retiring to pull your AirStream around the US?
     
  5. rebelk5frk

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    Two words for ya...... YOU SUCK! /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    Congrats on the find and happy trails.
     
  6. b454rat

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    I got three trucks and one car, and they got 454s, the car with a very healthy 468. And two of them just happen to be for sale, so if anyone wants one, I got two!!!
     
  7. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    congrats /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  8. HarryH3

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    Sounds like it's time to buy oil company stocks! /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  9. 70~K5

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    Windsheild has a crack and a slight exhaust leak are the only problems.

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    Hope the exhaust leak isn't a cracked exhaust manifold. BBC's are known to crack those.
     
  10. Grim-Reaper

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    Hehe No It means 2-3 weeks a year we will be pulling around an airstream. AZ is planned for 2004 /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif I have a grandmother out there The Mrs has an Aunt as well and I figured I bug Rob and Marv for a few day's.
    The other thing it means if I have enough pull truck to tow Dollar So More out of area wheeling at rougher places since I will have a way to get it home if I have a major break.
    /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Bring it on.. . Grimmy! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    We'll find a place to put you up so we can knock out some 'wheelin'...

    Marv
     
  12. BurbinOR

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    That sound suspiciously like a TWO WHEEL DRIVE - can't have that!!!!!!!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
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    yeah well he needs something to tow that silver bullet if I remember right. Correct?
     
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    now you've joined the 12 MPG daily drive club /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  15. Grim-Reaper

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    Well Took half the day at the Tag office! /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
    Well her it is!
    Even has the factory floor mats. Guy gave me the trailer mirror extension, Even had a travel pack with complete set of hoses, belts, spare plugs, FACTORY 88 service manual.
    Paid $5k for it but it's nearly perfect and drives great! Layed into the gas on the way home and it jumped from 65-90 in like 3 seconds! Just pins you to the seat.
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    now you've joined the 12 MPG daily drive club /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    It's an improvement with the 9mpg club with the 75 for a month when the supra was down! LOL'
     
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    nice running boards /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    that has got to be the cleanest engine i have ever seen.
    my 98 with 77,000 miles on is not that clean
     
  18. Rob 85K5

    Rob 85K5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Re: Well I\'m joining the big block club! With Pics!

    WOW!!!
    I never thought people dusted under the hood.
    That is immaculate!!
     
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    nice running boards /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    that has got to be the cleanest engine i have ever seen.
    my 98 with 77,000 miles on is not that clean

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    You like them? LOL Keeps the wife and kids happy!
    Tinkered with it a little while. Iddle seemed high....The purge vac line from EVAP was off. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif That fixed the high idle. Crwalded around under it and found two minor leaks...the dram plug on the oil pan and the diff is damp around the cover . hasn't leaked enough to leave a sing dorp on the driveway. The honda my wife bought two weeks ago has been busy marking it's territory though /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
    So tomorrow I get the Supra ready to sell and I get the 79 ready for delivery. Sunday I get the Honda in the garage and fix an exhaust leak and see where it's leaking oil. Hope it's just at the filter.
    Hay this will sound crazy but I want single headlights. I have a set of Bad a$$ Hell racing headlights I'm going to miss bad.

    Hay Marv.....I'm bringing my place to stay. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  20. bigjbear

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    You're starting to look like an old fart. Just kidding, nice truck.
     

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