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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 Build Thread, Part 1
« on: Today at 10:57:56 AM »
Sounds like a solid warning right there

Stay Away!

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Why do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke?

Because diet coke tastes better;-)
Wrong!

Back to Why's:

Why do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in our driveways and put our useless junk in the garage?

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: Today at 10:53:36 AM »
I spent 15 hours at work spraying a kitchen this color.

What do you guys think?

Building a $700K house and the wife says this is what she wants? Y


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Shipping to Key West???

Only place that color fits!

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: Today at 09:56:21 AM »
Take a look:

Torque Specs on Dana 60.

Ring-gear bolts- 110 (lb-ft)

Bearing-cap bolts- 85 (lb-ft)

Diffrential cover bolts- 35 (lb-ft)

Kingpin-to-end forging- 500-600 (lb-ft)

Knuckle-bearing cap bolts- 70-90 (lb-ft)

Steering arm to knuckle nuts- 70-90 (lb-ft)

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: Today at 09:54:02 AM »
since it may be warm enough to paint tomorrow, i wanted to get what might need rolling and turning out of the way. so in went lower king pin bearing races and dust shields.



it didn’t call or any.. but i figured what the heck, RTV can’t be that bad on a somewhat (in my head) seal surface.









back upright, king pins.

in case anyone was wondering.. this is what 600ft lbs looks like without a $1200 torque wrench. hahah







also, just for reference, this offset mark is the difference between tighter than anything known to man and hand tight. not even alittle kidding. made this mark while taking off the old ones, so i figured i might as well use it for reference while tightening to an unholy level.



i put the new king pins in hand tight, retarded the mark the same amounted the one, and set to work with archimedes’ lever in an attempt to move the world.

this is the result


No body who ever attempted to remove a king pin would disagree!

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: Today at 09:45:15 AM »

No necessarily so, Don.  I just don't post the mistakes....except maybe that pond thing with mowers....

Ah yes, I forgot about that noteworthy event


There is no doubt that if i were the subject of interest by some agency they could likely hack my camera system.  One reason only exterior cameras.  I don't want the chinese seeing me walking around naked in my house.....

Nor would we!


I don't find myself checking cameras all that often.  Because they have motion detection, i get alerts if they detect motion and the sensitivity and area of detection can be adjusted.


Don, that shower is coated in a rubberized coating by KBRS, who also made the one piece composite showe pan.  Guaranteed leak proof.  There is fabric mesh seam tape that goes on all the seams and then you roll on the sealer and put about 3 coats on it and its essentially a monolithic rubberized box.  Even if water penetrates the grout or mortar, there is zero chance water reaches the stud cavity.  Once its dry you just tile right over it.  I spent a lot of money on the shower system because I've seem my fair share of poorly constructed showers and the damage they can do.  The 3x4 composite shower base kit alone was $600 but it will last longer than I will.

^^^^^ See! See what I'm talking about^^^^ You and Duane cosmic brothers or something? ;-))

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: Today at 09:37:15 AM »
Copy, one other question? Where did you get that picture of Ken?  :popcorn:
Ya know...

I'm thinkin' of throwin' the yellow flag on this one

Guys

What about it

Is that overly cruel or am I wrong

Spank him or let him run for a bit longer?? What do the menses say?

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: Today at 09:33:06 AM »
And oh, by the way, this is the single pesky bolt that caused me to remove the engine from the chassis. Like many of you suggested, it just made too much sense not to!

Don,

Could you replace the pesky bolt for a 2 or 3" stud or cobblefabricate a longer bolt to make it easier on the next guy that need to reach it and still have clearance?  :popcorn:


You could put a stud in there,

But

You still have to either pull the motor, or drop the front diff to get the pan down far enough to get the bolt started, and all the while you can't see what you are doing

Keep in mind, this is the MAIN AND ONLY oil supply for the engine. Get this one operation wrong and you are back to A. Pull the engine.

Secondly, remember Ken's dire warning: Don, there is no other way to say this, your oil pan is now going to leak

I'm only a pilut, and not a very bright one, but that was as clear to me as when my wife told me "If you join the Army again and go off to war, I'll divorce you! Simple easy to sort through messages are the most effective for me.

So, in the end it was the factory bolt with a dab of lock-tite blue

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: Today at 09:27:52 AM »
So I guess that means no stroker kit?


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Not for now my friend

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Why do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke? 

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I'll Start:


Why do drug stores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front? 

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: January 22, 2019, 09:48:33 PM »
And that is the enchilada for today, get back at it in the morn.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: January 22, 2019, 09:47:26 PM »
Then torqued the oil pan down

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: January 22, 2019, 09:46:32 PM »
Felpro supplied the oil pan gasket. I applied four small dabs of RTV to the parting lines of the front and back covers where they mate to the oil pan

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: January 22, 2019, 08:51:27 PM »
Bolting stuff back on...good feeling to reverse the trend line!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: January 22, 2019, 08:49:03 PM »
It's a 6.0L for sure!

Next up the cam/timing cover. Bolts loose for now, snugged after the oil pan install

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: January 22, 2019, 08:46:42 PM »
Used some stickems to hold down the harness, then applied a 1/4" tall dam of RTV as per the GM bulletin that Ken also supplied. So, thanks to him, I think the job is done right.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: January 22, 2019, 08:45:06 PM »
New wiring harness as per Ken's recommendation

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: January 22, 2019, 08:43:41 PM »
That went together easily

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: January 22, 2019, 08:40:23 PM »
Which included the rubber seals that seal contaminants out of the engine internals while isolating the knock sensors

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: January 22, 2019, 08:39:00 PM »
Felpro center valley cover gasket kit

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: January 22, 2019, 08:38:05 PM »
And oh, by the way, this is the single pesky bolt that caused me to remove the engine from the chassis. Like many of you suggested, it just made too much sense not to!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: January 22, 2019, 08:36:13 PM »
Gave a similar treatment to the other parts and coated the motor mounts with bed liner. Harbor Freight stuff, but sprays like the more expensive stuff

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: January 22, 2019, 08:32:01 PM »
Wire brushed, sanded smooth, cleaned and re-cleaned, and painted

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: January 22, 2019, 08:25:22 PM »
But one thing that wasn't very nice looking is the oil pan. Look at that casting flash. Must have been cast in a russian tank factory!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: January 22, 2019, 08:23:38 PM »
So the paint cured out fine. My Kubota engine is lookin' purdy!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: January 22, 2019, 08:22:47 PM »
Well like always, I like using talent from right here, like you, Ken as you will see shortly with tonight's post. Yes, Brian is easy to work with and pays attention to detail. I hope that lots of folks see his work here and order bumpers from him.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: January 22, 2019, 07:51:15 PM »
Starting to zero in on the bumper with Bear (Brian). Hey, that's close to bear Bryant...Roll tide!

Going with three different sized holes in the front bumper, 5" inside, 4" just outside of that, and 3" in the flats on the sides for rock crawling lights

He was playing with ideas for a brush guard, but for now, I'll forgo that and just get a bumper/winch on the front to bolster capability

We still have some work to do on the rear, and we have decided to re-install the factory hitch in lieu of Brian's much heavier, and more capable offering pictured below:

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: January 22, 2019, 07:40:06 PM »
That’s starting to look like a Mopar block all oranged up!
Dave sez its Kubota, I thought it was black, so whatever...I'm good

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: Chinooks
« on: January 22, 2019, 01:49:54 PM »
Getting me remembering air assault school stuff there.
yep, been there too!

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: January 22, 2019, 10:16:14 AM »
Been to Dachau?

Eekes!!!!

Looks like a gas chamber

But, yes, I know this is only inprocess and will arrive at something north of spectacular

Ya know, thinking about it, Tex, you have screwed yourself! :facepalm:
Ya, really

Unlike me, you never screw anything up. Your work is always top notch, better than imagined, over the top and surprising. :angel:

Mine is, well, I work on stuff

So we all have expectations of you completing something fit for the pages of "Southern Living" magazine.  :likebutton:

I pray for you to be comforted in the day when you finally (if ever) screw somethin' up. :rolleyes:

Oh what a sad that day will be :cry: :cry: :cry:








Good work!

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: Chinooks
« on: January 22, 2019, 09:59:13 AM »
Bet that is sea level too. Ain't gonna be the same in places like Tahoe with 30% less density. (carb tuning days)
Very true

Sealevel to normal elevations, the Hook can lift its maximum load.

The actual design specification for the "D" model is to hover out of ground effect (80') at maximum gross weight at 95F!

That's a tall order and took two 4,500 HP motors and some whoppin' big rotors to get there, but it could do it all day, and then some.

But on one mission the regiment was called out to do, landing at a bit above 20,000 feet, it was sketchy if the bird could hover with its crew and four soldiers. I personally doubt it could with the winds blowing around up there.

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OK, so that was nasty...

What causes a human to do something like that?

I wonder if they had the chance to accept Jesus...

Because passing is only an instant, ya, maybe loads of suffering to that point, but separation from God for all eternity, that's a big price to pay.

The sign at the gates to hell reads, "surrender all hope."

Sobering

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: January 22, 2019, 09:48:09 AM »
ohh for goodness sake.. leave the man alone. he’s just trying to get a reliable grocery getter. no need to get into TTs and centrifugal blowers on an LS.

ohh wait. did i say that out loud?   :cheesy:
Yea, leave the man alone...!!!

OK, then, back to the Kubota engine it is! ;-))

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: January 22, 2019, 09:47:22 AM »
Well you got it out and are flirting with an oil change you might as well install a stroker kit


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I knew someone was going to say that!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: January 22, 2019, 09:46:14 AM »
Hey Don, for someone who can DOT someone else’s threads up in a New York minute you whine more than a liberal at a trump rally.... :tongue:
Stop it! ;-))

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 Build Thread, Part 1
« on: January 22, 2019, 09:44:56 AM »
Think 80 is the low side. I saw 2019s at the sportsman show this weekend in the 20s alone! Add a trailer, mod the ranger and the Denali mods.

OK, Back to thread  :facepalm:

Don, don't discount the 9.5aam on this unless you plan on big towing or hard use. The 9.5 has been used for Dmax conversions on a few trucks and has some stout axles!
I need words of encouragement on this 9.5
I had one in the H2, but only wheeled with it, never towed or pushed it.
Worried about locking it up and snapping an axle
Otherwise, adding a mini-locker to it would solve a lot of problems.
Now having said that, I added one of those power-trax to a toyota diff in my tundra and grenaded the thing pulling into my driveway! So the trust isn't quite there. But, the Toy differential in that year looks like a bush hog gearbox, really small and the 9.5-10.5 diffs are a world stronger and larger.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 21, 2019, 08:41:00 PM »
I saw that gate, crazy. Lets just get a lift gate and be done!

Came back from snow camping with the boys, I am beat. Had to haul everything from the overflow lot (maint yard) to the camp and back.

Then they wanted to build Igloo's, but with fresh snow. Everyone jumped other builds, so I helped my oldest. After 7 layers we ate diner. Came back at 1930 and finished it, was midnight! Came out great though. His first and mine.
That's cool (Literally!) JR. Hope you get a night in it, a cold one to see how it works.

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Other Weapons / Re: CRKT Provoke
« on: January 21, 2019, 08:36:53 PM »
That thing looks scary!

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: January 21, 2019, 08:34:38 PM »
Very nice work and in Dons fav color!
Yea, bout to say that!

Nice work!

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: Chinooks
« on: January 21, 2019, 08:30:31 PM »
Max lift on a D model Chinook is 26,000 lbs center hook, and I think 28,000 fore and aft hooks combined. So they will have to get what's left down to that or better, and do the lift in the winter with the thick cold air!

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...And for those of you unfamiliar with a "Dutch Roll" in a swept wing jet you normally only get a couple of oscillations before the thing flips over on its back then starts to point the nose down toward sudden stoppage.

Lucky to have survived that one!

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D.O.T. / Re: New rifle sights.
« on: January 21, 2019, 08:17:30 PM »
I wonder if Uncle Sugar would have an issue if I installed those on my M4? LOL

BTW, love those!
Who'd notice?
And
Who'd (except the Sergeant Major) say anything? You made LTC, right?

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: January 21, 2019, 08:14:49 PM »
Still undecided about the torque converter. The stocker was getting the job done, but the temptation to bolt something in of greater capacity and a few hundred RPM more stall is pulling at me.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: January 21, 2019, 08:13:13 PM »
After cleaning as much as I could I taped it all up and applied several coats of paint

Tomorrow should start the reassembly in ernest if everything goes OK and no one needs to go to the hospital!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: January 21, 2019, 08:11:26 PM »
Looking a lot cleaner:

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: January 21, 2019, 08:10:46 PM »
This oil pan is one rough, crude casting. That junk in the bottom of the sump is all casting flash, a part of the pan original casting! Other than that I found nothing and went about the business of cleaning the inside of the block up. I used a brake cleaner soaked rag and rubbed everything clean, then cleaned the gasket surfaces and cleaned it all again.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: January 21, 2019, 08:08:25 PM »
Then the oil pan was removed to complete the teardown

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: January 21, 2019, 08:07:05 PM »
Then I pulled off the motor mounts, and the oil cooler lines. Yes, the gasket had been leaking!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: January 21, 2019, 08:05:49 PM »
Most things look like this AC compressor mount and will require scrubbing and paint to renew them

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