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CIEMR / Re: Ca DMV harrasment
« on: February 16, 2019, 09:30:46 PM »
No, that worked when I did. This state SUCKS.

It’s still considered a state? Figured it was a full blown people’s republic..... :huh:

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: February 16, 2019, 09:28:51 PM »
I don’t cry but I do wonder why my wallet is always lighter after talking with him...

I feel like this is a common occurrence when folks talk with yourself as well. I’ve got a list of things that are to be ordered. Just not to that point yet.

Well their is a common thread there, we both discount heavily to all RM knuckleheads excluding Dave’s & Ken’s.....

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: February 16, 2019, 03:15:22 PM »
I don’t cry but I do wonder why my wallet is always lighter after talking with him...

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 16, 2019, 12:25:50 PM »
Don, prayers for your family.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 16, 2019, 12:23:34 PM »
Prayers Mike

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: February 15, 2019, 07:27:13 PM »
I can’t stress this enough (and not because I’m a Yukon vendor either) Tate is and has a wealth of info on axles at his disposal. He doesn’t bite too hard, use him....

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: February 15, 2019, 06:56:06 PM »
So that is only needed on the warns, not the hardcore?

JR, I just did a set of Yukon hardcores on 35 spline kingpin 60, zero issues.


JR, I just did a set of Yukon hardcores on 35 spline kingpin 60, zero issues.

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: New from northern ky area
« on: February 15, 2019, 03:30:25 PM »
Welcome Mike, love black mountain & the kymc guys. We were involved there before it became a full fledged off road park. Great times in SE KY!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 14, 2019, 10:54:13 PM »
It’s official, Dave is sick (see above picture) & confused (Ken correcting him).....

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 14, 2019, 07:26:53 PM »
Picked up a lightly used 1 ton engine stand today and put up for sale the 1/2 ton unit. Then unloaded both motors. Back to shop wiring tomorrow.

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Gun Control / How’s that NRA membership working out for ya?
« on: February 14, 2019, 10:31:01 AM »

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Powerplant, Driveline, and Braking / Re: 68-76 Cadillac 500
« on: February 14, 2019, 08:35:30 AM »
Nevertheless, I think these were a good buy at $1100.

I think it was a fair price, once I get them tore down will know for sure.

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Powerplant, Driveline, and Braking / Re: 68-76 Cadillac 500
« on: February 14, 2019, 08:34:27 AM »
I built my own engine stand years ago. Used 3 in square and just welded a tube on the top. About to mode that using a wheel hub. That should hold anything and spin easy. Just have to figure a crank system to turn it.

Yeah, I had a nice home brew one too at one time. Even had an oil catch pan below, the engine turn over part fit a 1/2” breaker bar and had tool rest pan hanging off the back. It was sold in my auction b4 moving.

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Radio/Comms / Re: Vehicle Mounted Cellphone Booster
« on: February 13, 2019, 09:00:10 PM »
Hey Ken, It appears someone mounted a pecker to your truck.....  :evil:

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Powerplant, Driveline, and Braking / Re: 68-76 Cadillac 500
« on: February 13, 2019, 08:11:20 PM »
I did ask about price difference and he said something about the rear one being more hp because it was older.....

However, when you look at components they have the same block casting number. So guessing many of parts are the same other than valvetrain maybe. To me it didn’t make any sense as they both need rebuilt and you adjust those parts as necessary for the build anyhow. So I just figured $550 each....

Charles, yes he wanted those and I didn’t care.

The rear one was from a front drive car so it has a rear sump pan. The front one has what they call a mid sump, hoping I can use that one as it’s in better shape but we’ll see.

I did try to mount the rear engine on on my 1/2 ton hf stand, after looking at it for 10 seconds I lifted motor back up with hoist. Pretty sure the half ton hf stand would have sheared off at some point. I’ll find a better stand on cL & bring it home.

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Classifieds / Re: Wanted 68-76 Cadillac 500 engine rebuildable core
« on: February 13, 2019, 06:02:16 PM »
Purchased two today, closing thread and starting build here http://real-man-truckworks-and-survival.com/index.php?topic=3899.0

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Powerplant, Driveline, and Braking / 68-76 Cadillac 500
« on: February 13, 2019, 06:01:26 PM »
Well, since I today purchased and drug home two of these monsters I thought I would close that other classified ad and start a build thread here. Seeing how I don't actually have the truck one of these are going into quite yet this seemed like a logical place to discuss.

So I had posted a CL ad looking for a date (what isn't that what everyone does on there as no one on CL has any money? JK) so I posted an ad wanting to buy a free spinning 500. After several days a guy named Glenn called me and said he thought he had 6 of them but non were confirmed. He has collected all of these and not sure exactly why even today. After chasing my tail some and helping several other guys confirm they had 472's and not 500's the weather turned nice and I drove to Elizabeth CO today and made a deal for these two 500's. Glen had the pan off of both and I was able to inspect the cranks which is what he did prior to my arrival not wanting to waste my time. They both were free turning and fairly clean. Glenn was a bit odd, even now I cannot figure out his pricing. He wanted $800 for the rear one and $400 for the front one. We settled on $1100 for the pair. Parts alone that I can see are useable on these would go for more than that if I wanted to part them out. Check ebay sometime and you will see what I mean. 









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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: Hello from Ft. Campbell
« on: February 12, 2019, 11:30:57 PM »
Welcome, and it’s official then sq d is getting the ax....

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Radio/Comms / Re: Vehicle Mounted Cellphone Booster
« on: February 12, 2019, 10:51:58 PM »
Ken, when I used to wheel SE KY deep in Appalachia all the guys who had money and lived there ran boosters in their trucks. Worked much better than just a standard cell phone antenna.

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: February 12, 2019, 07:06:00 PM »
what are those stage 8 nuts..?

Not worth the money I think Phil had mentioned on another thread

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: February 11, 2019, 07:29:43 PM »
Sell the warn stuff on eBay and upgrade to Yukon parts....

Sorry, I know I’m not helping but I really like the Yukon parts. Not a fan of warn anything but winches.

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Classifieds / Re: Wanted 68-76 Cadillac 500 engine rebuildable core
« on: February 11, 2019, 05:56:15 PM »
Towing an aircraft carrier with a john boat. This is what I picture.

I’d agree with that little 4 cyl however, I used to pull quite a bit of stuff around with my rubicon with 4.0l

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Picked up a 4 jaw chuck on eBay off of a south bend 9 (supposedly) lathe. It is 6” od but for $53 couldn’t pass it up. Had tried to buy several others w/o success lately.

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Classifieds / Re: Wanted 68-76 Cadillac 500 engine rebuildable core
« on: February 11, 2019, 05:13:20 PM »
So guy with 6 of them has changed his tune. Thought of some cash in his pocket must be motivating him. He just emailed me saying he has already pulled one pan and confirmed that it is in fact a 500 and is checking another. Prior I had to offer to verify all six of them for him.... scheduled to drop down there weds and hopefully buy one or two....

 :likebutton: cash talks!

Sure the jeep can, well his daughters can,,,,,,

I never considered that JR...... It does in fact have a hitch on it!  :tongue:

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Classifieds / Re: Wanted 68-76 Cadillac 500 engine rebuildable core
« on: February 11, 2019, 04:36:25 PM »
Can the jeep handle a trailer with that much weight.... :evil:

Probably not, will use the 4Runner.....

In all reality the 5.38 gearing helps in the jk though!

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Classifieds / Re: Wanted 68-76 Cadillac 500 engine rebuildable core
« on: February 11, 2019, 03:49:07 PM »
So guy with 6 of them has changed his tune. Thought of some cash in his pocket must be motivating him. He just emailed me saying he has already pulled one pan and confirmed that it is in fact a 500 and is checking another. Prior I had to offer to verify all six of them for him.... scheduled to drop down there weds and hopefully buy one or two....

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Classifieds / Re: Wanted 68-76 Cadillac 500 engine rebuildable core
« on: February 11, 2019, 11:52:15 AM »
S- Give me the years of caddy engines I need to be looking for PP?


68-76 preferably front wheel drive models as they have rear sump. Be very careful a lot of sellers with 472’s believe they have 500’s

For your reading enjoyment https://www.cad500parts.com/catalog/page2.htm

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Classifieds / Re: Wanted 68-76 Cadillac 500 engine rebuildable core
« on: February 11, 2019, 10:58:25 AM »
I passed on the 73 eldorado today, he didn’t want to come to my terms yet. The other thing is I’m busy in shop currently and don’t need a vehicle in the way to part out. Have to go back next week as mom is having heart procedure so if he still has it when I get back maybe he’ll be more apt to take my offer....
Shawn post it up about when she is having that done so we all can pray for her pretty please

And

Are the girls out of school?? Denver teacher's strike affecting you guys?

Will do and no they have school, we're still far enough of a northern suburb to not be affected......

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Classifieds / Re: Wanted 68-76 Cadillac 500 engine rebuildable core
« on: February 11, 2019, 10:57:30 AM »
Shawn, dagonnit, you have me now wanting to buy up some 500 caddys.

I never looked into this great powerplant until you started all this fuss. I think I'll go out and score a few. At least you know where you can find a spare then.

Would be a great engine for a restored square body...

Dagonnit..........!!!!......

I concur

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D.O.T. / Re: New GLO Site is up
« on: February 10, 2019, 11:24:04 PM »
Give me a call I can help you out.

Speaking of DOT's ever notice how the boss whines about all that activity on his threads but when it comes to Shawn's threads its AOK....

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Classifieds / Re: Wanted 68-76 Cadillac 500 engine rebuildable core
« on: February 10, 2019, 09:58:20 PM »
Hope your mom is ok after the surgery. It can take a lot out of the older person but they usually bounce back.


Thanks Bob, at the moment I plan to be there for a few days after. However, I did purchase the insurance on the plane tickets so.....

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Classifieds / Re: Wanted 68-76 Cadillac 500 engine rebuildable core
« on: February 10, 2019, 07:11:16 PM »
I passed on the 73 eldorado today, he didn’t want to come to my terms yet. The other thing is I’m busy in shop currently and don’t need a vehicle in the way to part out. Have to go back next week as mom is having heart procedure so if he still has it when I get back maybe he’ll be more apt to take my offer....

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Construction and Building / Re: New kitchen table
« on: February 10, 2019, 02:10:47 PM »
 :likebutton: very nice

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Classifieds / Re: Wanted 68-76 Cadillac 500 engine rebuildable core
« on: February 10, 2019, 02:10:03 PM »
Correct, no real estate for a junk yard.

I did think about saving that turbo 400 transaxle and it was supposedly recently refreshed and new bell housing. Putting eyes on it this afternoon. Being front wheel drive it has correct oil pen for a truck build too.

I do have a couple other leads. One guy supposedly has several “500’s” in his shop but he hasn’t verified any of them to my knowledge. Then another one in Albuquerque but that’s 6 hours. I have time so there’s that too and I’m technically not in a hurry but would like this part of jigsaw squared away.

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Classifieds / Re: Wanted 68-76 Cadillac 500 engine rebuildable core
« on: February 09, 2019, 09:53:43 PM »
Shawn that thing is begging for a DMax swap...

It’s big so it’s definitely a Texas ride, if I get it I’ll send it your way Charles!

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Classifieds / Re: Wanted 68-76 Cadillac 500 engine rebuildable core
« on: February 09, 2019, 08:56:12 PM »


Going to look at this tomorrow, running and driving with 94k on the clock. We’ll see if I can get him
down a little. Scrap yard guy will give me 5 bills for it w/o motor. May tell him 4 and I want locked up 500.....

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Classifieds / Re: Wanted 68-76 Cadillac 500 engine rebuildable core
« on: February 09, 2019, 06:10:09 PM »
Strike 2 or 3 maybe, 2nd junk yard across street had a 500 but motor was locked up tight...


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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: February 08, 2019, 02:35:46 PM »
Stock bearings(if goodintite)=better than new timkens/moog off the shelf.
But, man, hard not to renew. I'd be trusting those things for a way long trip where I could scarcely work on the truck. Have to find a shop like yours...!

Technically I think most of us guys along your route have tools to swap them out....

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D.O.T. / Re: New GLO Site is up
« on: February 08, 2019, 02:11:24 PM »
You do know he's capable of deleting it, right...along with owning a Ban Hammer!

Dave, Ken would know about both of those items. Tread carefully  :popcorn:

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Classifieds / Re: Wanted 68-76 Cadillac 500 engine rebuildable core
« on: February 08, 2019, 02:10:04 PM »
Update:

Well guy near Norm and Nate has discovered (with my help) he is selling a 472 not a 500. So there’s that but if anyone needs a 472 caddy it can be had for a couple bills and those 472’s were no slouch either....

Have not strolled over to junk yard yet, high of mid teens yesterday and mid 20’s today is not my preference for strolling thru junk yards....

Did have another guy call me, name of Glen who lives an hour SE of me. Has 6 caddy big blocks and believes at least a couple are 500’s. Was a little hesitant to part with them but called me.... :huh: after some discussion and me offering to help him identify all 6 on what they actually were and rough year he seems to be ready to sell at least one. He agreed he does not like the cold either so we will wait until temps get back to 50’s or so.

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Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: February 07, 2019, 10:58:46 PM »
Just move into the shop!

Technically they did, lift is full of house crap.... :rolleyes:

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Don, that's just silly. I'm sure they eat from the adult menu...... :facepalm:

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: February 07, 2019, 09:16:36 PM »
edit

Is that your window licking face?

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D.O.T. / Re: New GLO Site is up
« on: February 07, 2019, 08:01:07 PM »
Stickers, Maybe in the garage but not on rolling stock. But I guess that is just my opinion.

I typically do not put stickers on my vehicles, I have placed them on racks in the shop and the inside of the side walk in door to the enclosed race car trailer...

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D.O.T. / Re: New GLO Site is up
« on: February 07, 2019, 07:08:18 PM »
Options are always nice. You have GLO stickers too?

JR, they are in the works. My lead graphic designer (aka Baylee) dropped the ball! Hard to find good help....  :tongue:

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Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: February 07, 2019, 06:51:13 PM »
My sugar has been elevated for last couple months and as such I am doing no carb and working out daily. This stuff looks great Nate! Too bad I can't use a grill at my town home rental currently. Told the wife once it warms up a bit I am taking the smoker to the shop and will be doing some cooking there in the meantime until new house is ready!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: February 07, 2019, 01:47:17 PM »
Dave needs fired again, he mentioned the unmentionable (TT.....)!!! :knucklehead:

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