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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: NEW MEAT
« on: December 12, 2018, 10:21:14 PM »
Welcome to the club! Plenty of LEO and mil types here, you should feel right at home.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 10:17:56 PM »
Why not buy some aftermarket spark plug boots from jegs etc?
$$$$$$

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:35:16 PM »
Anyone know if it would be of some benefit to try to fit the stock spark plug boot heat shields onto my aftermarket wires?

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:33:29 PM »
I installed new spark plugs and wires, then the dipstick tube for the win!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:32:12 PM »
Bolting these pipes in was almost a non event...so far...

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:31:25 PM »
I had to trim off a part of the old exhaust system support hanger system, but when I did the header fell right into place. You can drop it in from the top or slide it in from below, easily

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:29:14 PM »
I took care to mark the gaskets for proper installation

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:28:22 PM »
Here's the aero spike in the collector:

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:27:22 PM »
What is the year range of the suspect transfers?

Ya know, when I was under there, I was thinking the transfer case looked pretty new. I noted the fasteners were shiny and the aluminum wasn't showing the age of other aluminum components nearby. I wonder if its already been replaced?

Another thing, I found copper anti-seize on the manifold bolts and copper gasket sealer on the exhaust manifold gasket. Finally, the gasket was a composition type. I thought GM used the layered steel gaskets.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:24:23 PM »
What model of x-case do you have?
dunno Nate
Has the auto 4WD feature, 2H, Neutral, 4H, and 4L

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:23:06 PM »
The quality of these pipes is pretty good. The welds were nice, the inside of the ports showed signs of smoothing with a sander, and the collector was fitted with a spike to blend the flow from adjacent tubes. Not bad for stainless pipes under $400!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:19:47 PM »
Then just like that, the right manifold was unbolted and fell right out!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:18:00 PM »
Next this EGR thing was yanked off. It left a gaping hole in the intake which I will need to address, but you can bet that thing was killing some performance!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:15:48 PM »
Everything I read told me to just pull the heat shield, so I did. It, will go back in when the headers are installed

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:12:23 PM »
Have you alresdy sourced the transfer case pump rub kit from merchant auto yet?
Is mine one of the suspect trucks??

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:01:10 PM »
Pop off a few plastic retainers and voila'

easy access to the side of the engine

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 08:59:31 PM »
The previous owner must have installed this front bumper hitch, perhaps to move a boat trailer around?

Anyway, it's added weight that I don't need, so off it came

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 08:52:50 PM »
I pulled the front wheels for the header install. I planned to go in through the wheel well. It turned out that by doing so the dreaded manifold removal was a non event

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 08:51:00 PM »
The frame and some crossmembers were sprayed with undercoating after some cleaning

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 08:49:18 PM »
And sure enough, it did a decent job. Heck the undercarriage will likely get muddy like the truck, so who cares really!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 08:47:34 PM »
I'm trying this Chassis paint from HF. Inexpensive enough and I've been noticing an improvement in product from there. Heck everything else is made in China, the difference being the other stuff is marketed by American companies and marked up

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 08:44:18 PM »
No surprises, it all looks pretty good

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 08:42:02 PM »
The undercarriage cleaned up well enough

Note the ink stamp on the underside of the leaf spring!

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: December 12, 2018, 03:51:29 PM »
A wheel barrel a day or 2 is not bad, but isn't it supposed to be a lot less?

Heating the entire house and hot water is good.
Naw, Tim said about a wheel barrow a day average.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: December 12, 2018, 12:05:54 PM »
running that fan full time has got to be drawing the heat off, prompting the flapper to stay open to maintain the heat. I'm sure you've figured this out though

Yes, I realize that

But I am doing this in stages. First I had to figure out the boiler, which I think I am getting on top of. It is no longer all gunked up, but just has the normal char you'd expect to see. Next is the thermostat which should "Heal" the thing. Well, that and deciding on a proper boiler operating temp. So far I think 180F is too high, but I'm not experienced enough with it yet.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 12:03:03 PM »
I think I just found a good set of 243 heads.

These are the best of the cathedral port heads which are great for torque production. Also used on the LS6 motor of old. These can push upwards of 300 CFM and are the basis for +500 HP builds.

Here we go!

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: December 12, 2018, 11:25:26 AM »
Yea it burns a lot of wood, true

But that wood only cost me labor so far, so quantity, to a point is OK with me.

Now on the other side of the equation, my house stayed 74F most of last night, finishing with 73F this morning. And loads of hot water in the shower.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 10:36:16 PM »
I have setup for the 9.5 front and 4.56 if you go that deep.

 :popcorn:
Ya know, I may be a player on that JR
Already set up in the diff, or new in the box?

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 10:35:24 PM »
Can you just do an early out exhaust like you did on cmax, stick it out just under the rear tire?

What are the plans for gearing on the front?

Did you ever decide on lift?


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I would like to do that, but I also think it would be noisy

The turbo does things to quiet the diesel, would on a gasser as well. But in this arrangement I have here, the exhaust which used to be very sound controlled will be a open pipe port to tailpipe. With that in mind it might be wise to get a couple more feet and some more sound deadening between me and the exhaust note

Lift, I've been looking at the 3" to 4" and I don't like any of that. Everytime I see a burb lifted 6" or more, it starts to look right. So no decisions yet

Gearing? To remain the stock 4.10
Driving down the highway with the 30" tall tires it tacks at like 2350ish RPM
The cam I am going to buy comes on at 2100 with like 80% of peak torque, so the 33" tire should cut the RPM to around 2100. The overall effect is that the truck will want to cruise around 75 to 80 is my guess. If I had to regear, I'd go to 4.88 and run a 35" tire.

This motor is going to make over 500 ft lbs, so it may not have a big problem moving along. I'll just have to see how it shakes out

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: December 11, 2018, 10:28:02 PM »
So how much wood you burning per day?
In 24 hours, cold, I'd say somewhere between one to two full wheel barrows.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 11, 2018, 09:19:54 PM »
341 pages and over half a million views...

It's a wonder all of you aren't broke and unemployed!

See what you started Ken!

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Grizzly Knife Grinder #G1015
« on: December 11, 2018, 09:17:43 PM »
Jeez I ain't even posted anything yet!
2 reasons I went with this one is first,  can't beat it for the price.  There is an aftermarket attachment that will turn it into a 4 pulley setup for 170 bucks.
Second, primary use will be for metal fab, and the compact size makes it easier to fit in my tiny shop. (I guess that makes 3 reasons).
It also runs the common 2x72 belts.
You have no room to say anything.

Boneheads add two pages to my threads before I have done anything!

They are just windin' up on yours!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 11, 2018, 09:14:22 PM »
Thanks Sam.  There is enough 130 proof whiskey there to make an entire crowd stupid.

Thought about you today.  Watching Building Off The Grid, North Pole and these guys built a 12x16 cabin 16 miles from no where hauling in everything on snowmobile.  Way envious, but I would be doing it solo.  Wife is not on board.
Wouldn't take much, if any at all considering modern day crowds!

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: December 11, 2018, 09:11:50 PM »
Oh, and that powder creosote killin' powder stuff works. Inside my boiler the tar stuff is nearly gone. It dried out, turned papery and flaked off. The exhaust runs a lot closer to clear now as well. I think I'm beginning to get on top of the learning curve.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: December 11, 2018, 09:10:01 PM »
Don, how goes the heating of the home? Hopefully all is good now that you have cleaned out the crud and are feeding dry wood.
It's working fairly well Bob.

It goes through some wood though, but it is still not dialed in

Right now I have the tempstat which cycles the air flapper door thing set to 180.

The unit will not maintain 180F water temp, not yet so the door just stays open. That allows a bunch of air in that the fire just loves. So it goes through wood quite regularly.

Also, I do not have a thermostat inside controlling the fan, I have just kept the fan continuously on. So essentially, the heat exchangers are constantly pulling heat off of it, so it never really has the chance to catch up.

The final answer will be to set the hydrostat temp at somewhere that is manageable. I thought about dropping it ten degrees, to 170 then get a simple two wire thermostat controlling the fan.

With all of that, the demand for heat will not be continuous, but only when needed. Instead of a 100% duty cycle, I think I can drop this thing to something less and still stay cozy. Last night it was in the teens, while my whole house remained between 72F and 73F. But it ate all the fuel pdq, and by luck I had to get up to talk to a man about a dog and went out and tossed some more dead tree parts in there. We woke to a toasty house, so its all good.

I haven't had the heat pumps even turned on since I restarted the fire

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:48:43 PM »
So with frozen ground outside, I did what came naturally.

Fire up the pressure washer and get coated with grease, grit and cold water

Took maybe an hour, but I think I have the underside spic n span and ready for the undercoating and cavity sealer I have planned for the morrow

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:46:43 PM »
Leaky front seal!

I know how to fix that.

Remove the drive shaft, then pinion nut.

Pull the yoke and ring and pinion, install a grizzly locker, then rap in a new seal and reinstall everything.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:44:49 PM »
All kinds of space is opening up under the Burb!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:43:43 PM »
And there's some silly looking 5" stainless exhaust tip thing

Coffee can exhaust. I can Craigs list that sucker to the jap car crowd for some pretty good $$$ I bet

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:42:12 PM »
I make the factory tailpipe to be either 2 3/4" or 3"

The Dynomax is 4" ID

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:41:15 PM »
Muffler size...See any differences?

That dynomax muffler is really light weight, heck everything is. It's only a couple of pounds, not 40+ like the stocker.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:39:48 PM »
And the new system side by side.

The new system is not a bolt on. I'll have to cut it at the point where the two 3" pipes blend into the 4" diameter of the massive muffler connection. I have done this before, twice. Not a big deal really, just work

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:37:07 PM »
It's way too heavy, too complicated, just space hoggin, performance killin unnecessary hippie junk!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:35:22 PM »
My hand serves as a point to compare the huge volume of that muffler. It almost looks like it just stores up the exhaust, never expelling it!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:34:09 PM »
Just look at all of this stuff!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:33:23 PM »
So today with the help of a new recip saw I picked up at HF, I cut off the factory monstrosity of an exhaust. THis is going to be another big weight savings.

Starting here aft of a really big muffler

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:31:39 PM »
Sometimes the front 02s are not heated and the rears are.

Tuning could fix all that, but 02s are good for closed loop running.
They are heated, they are 4-wire sensors

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:31:13 PM »
Hope you are not going too radical on the cat back system. I did and man was it loud inside the cab.
Bob, I purchased a dynomax

Primary reason was cost. With respect to this build, everything is going to be inexpensive, sourced used, done myself and so forth to see just what one of these old burbs can be made into with a low expenditure. The Dynomax was hundreds less than comparable systems.

Now it has a straight through 4" muffla' so that does not speak to quiet running. But I have a trick or two up my sleeve. Remember that discarded MBRP 4" muffler off C-Max??? Well, it wouldn't be unusual for me to run two mufflers, in line to tone down the noise. I do not like loud exhausts.

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: HF 9 Amp Recip Saw
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:27:01 PM »
So today I gave it a workout, cutting the factory exhaust system, hangers and all off a Suburban. I made a bunch of cuts, making several in rapid succession. THe saw heated up, but never stalled nor really slowed at all. It's as powerful as my Hitachi corded saw which I have had for many years.

I went through 2 6" heavy metal blades cutting the stainless over and over. The saw seems unaffected by it all. For me, it was worth $50 just to have that exhaust off that easily, so I have to give this saw a solid endorsement. May it find peace and contentment and lots of stuff to chew on for years to come.

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: HF 9 Amp Recip Saw
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:23:11 PM »
The blade retainer is a clever little quarter turn bayonet style device. Simple, cost effective, easy and it retained the blades just fine

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