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Re: "SPARTAN" 1991 Suburban 2500 build and 6BT
« Reply #550 on: April 24, 2017, 06:56:50 AM »
Looks good JR.  What about painting the nuts on the beadlocks?


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Re: "SPARTAN" 1991 Suburban 2500 build and 6BT
« Reply #551 on: April 24, 2017, 07:03:13 AM »
Looking good JR - why dispose of the "run flats", weight?
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Re: "SPARTAN" 1991 Suburban 2500 build and 6BT
« Reply #552 on: April 24, 2017, 08:19:16 AM »
Looking good JR - why dispose of the "run flats", weight?
They are pretty heavy...
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Re: "SPARTAN" 1991 Suburban 2500 build and 6BT
« Reply #553 on: April 24, 2017, 10:16:12 AM »
I always ran mag runflats, not much weight at all.
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Re: "SPARTAN" 1991 Suburban 2500 build and 6BT
« Reply #554 on: April 24, 2017, 03:32:53 PM »
The runflats are not bead locks is the main reason. Plus the beadlocks do the obvious and let me inflate the tire without use of a flame!

I need to get some balance beads now. Think I need about 1.5lbs per tire and non bio degradable, right?
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Re: "SPARTAN" 1991 Suburban 2500 build and 6BT
« Reply #555 on: April 25, 2017, 12:04:38 PM »
NON biodegradable is my suggestion. I would imagine with condensation and agitation the biodegradable version would do it's job overtime inside the tire, no bueno.
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Re: "SPARTAN" 1991 Suburban 2500 build and 6BT
« Reply #556 on: April 25, 2017, 01:03:57 PM »
NON biodegradable is my suggestion. I would imagine with condensation and agitation the biodegradable version would do it's job overtime inside the tire, no bueno.

Yep, thats what I hear.
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Re: "SPARTAN" 1991 Suburban 2500 build and 6BT
« Reply #557 on: April 27, 2017, 11:27:52 AM »
Several of the guys in my 4x4 club use BBs, if you're looking for a cheap way forward, JR.
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Re: "SPARTAN" 1991 Suburban 2500 build and 6BT
« Reply #558 on: April 27, 2017, 11:57:25 AM »
I have thought about them, but I hear they loose the coating and rust easy.

Looking at airsoft BBs now. Real balance BBs are sold like gold!
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Re: "SPARTAN" 1991 Suburban 2500 build and 6BT
« Reply #559 on: April 27, 2017, 12:07:05 PM »
I used steel shot from shotgun loads.  Ran them in my 03's tires for a few years.  Still looked like new when I replaced tires.  I forget what shot size I used.  I still have the remainder of the box of shells someplace I am sure I could find though.  I don't really do any waterfowl hunting so I haven't had a use for them.
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Re: "SPARTAN" 1991 Suburban 2500 build and 6BT
« Reply #560 on: April 27, 2017, 12:13:02 PM »
on that same token you could use lead shot... might deform though and bunch up I guess. I'm surprised the steel shot didn't rust up, depends on relative humidity and heating/cooling cycles I suppose. air soft bb's might require a whole lot to achieve the right weight though.
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Re: "SPARTAN" 1991 Suburban 2500 build and 6BT
« Reply #561 on: April 27, 2017, 12:19:51 PM »
That truck was driven daily.  I figure that the constant tumbling probably kept them rust free and polished. 

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Re: "SPARTAN" 1991 Suburban 2500 build and 6BT
« Reply #562 on: April 28, 2017, 02:35:47 AM »
Got the cam installed today. You have all seen/done that so won't go crazy with pics.

The new impact made short work of the gear. Even had a little fire when I tried to heat the gear and all the rags caught.

Cam bearing is not the best with a little copper showing but still smooth.
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Re: "SPARTAN" 1991 Suburban 2500 build and 6BT
« Reply #563 on: April 28, 2017, 08:04:43 AM »
The runflats are not bead locks is the main reason. Plus the beadlocks do the obvious and let me inflate the tire without use of a flame!

You lost me on this JR, my runflats were beadlocks.
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Re: "SPARTAN" 1991 Suburban 2500 build and 6BT
« Reply #564 on: April 28, 2017, 08:06:53 AM »
I used steel shot from shotgun loads.  Ran them in my 03's tires for a few years.  Still looked like new when I replaced tires.  I forget what shot size I used.  I still have the remainder of the box of shells someplace I am sure I could find though.  I don't really do any waterfowl hunting so I haven't had a use for them.

You cut open good ammunition? The horror!  :popcorn:
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Re: "SPARTAN" 1991 Suburban 2500 build and 6BT
« Reply #565 on: April 28, 2017, 10:21:58 AM »
I used steel shot from shotgun loads.  Ran them in my 03's tires for a few years.  Still looked like new when I replaced tires.  I forget what shot size I used.  I still have the remainder of the box of shells someplace I am sure I could find though.  I don't really do any waterfowl hunting so I haven't had a use for them.

You cut open good ammunition? The horror!  :popcorn:
He dug the steel and lead shot out of a perp he had just shot...Not wasted, recycled!
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Re: "SPARTAN" 1991 Suburban 2500 build and 6BT
« Reply #566 on: April 28, 2017, 11:15:16 AM »
Mine have run flats that are not bead locks. Otherwise I may have rethunk it.
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Re: "SPARTAN" 1991 Suburban 2500 build and 6BT
« Reply #567 on: May 01, 2017, 01:27:21 AM »
Got the fancy timing double roller from summit, set up 0-0-0. Already a low end motor.

Debating on roller tip rockers. Just $60 on ebay or swap from the elky.

Also took the kids to an RC Funfly. They built some foam gliders (Raptors) and I got them full trainers with all the gear.

Watched this foamboard Lancaster being built and fly, was cool.
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Re: "SPARTAN" 1991 Suburban 2500 build and 6BT
« Reply #568 on: May 04, 2017, 12:29:29 AM »
Got some new top end parts. Some of the gunk up there was really bad and this was easier than all the cleaning.

Figure with a new cam, it can't hurt plus I needed a crank socket and was under a bill for it all.
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Re: "SPARTAN" 1991 Suburban 2500 build and 6BT
« Reply #569 on: June 09, 2017, 12:48:04 AM »
Wow, a month since the last post here. Trying to squeeze some time in but between the last weeks of school and working with mom I have had little motivation.

Got the top end on and building a steering box brace. I'm not cheap but $130 for those braces is crazy.

Got another box from LMC working on the throttle body now. Going to mill the top some but I busted all the screws off the shaft. Tapped and heated em but they just spun the heads off. Hoping milling the shaft may loosen whats left.

I hate doing plug wires on the TBI's, they just squeeze to much in there. On a good note though I found a ground that was pinched under the valve cover.
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Re: "SPARTAN" 1991 Suburban 2500 build and 6BT
« Reply #570 on: July 30, 2017, 06:43:53 PM »
Been playing with the kids, going fishing and just trying to stay cool. Feel like I live in the desert the last couple months, a cool day was in the 90's!

Built this for the treehouse as it needs to get going too. Guess what for?

These are for dinner tonight.
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Re: "SPARTAN" 1991 Suburban 2500 build and 6BT
« Reply #571 on: July 31, 2017, 01:10:01 PM »
Good lookin trout there JR.
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Re: "SPARTAN" 1991 Suburban 2500 build and 6BT
« Reply #572 on: August 18, 2017, 04:20:41 PM »
Milled the upper lip off the throttle body. Still have to break the screw off the throttle shaft, milling should do it.
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