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Old 04-27-2014, 07:35 PM   #26
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Re: What did you do to your Blazer/Jimmy today?

Installed a refurbished OEM am/fm truck radio, freshened up the AC ducts, and swapped the repro dash pad for a really nice OEM example. It took most of the weekend and taught me I need bifocals!
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:05 PM   #27
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Looks great! Gotta come see it in person.
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:13 PM   #28
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Looks great! Gotta come see it in person.
Thanks! Please do. I believe there's a parts swap here soon (but I have to work!).
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:53 PM   #29
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Did some trouble shooting on the engine and found out the intake was leaking all the way around so I pulled that all apart cleaned it and ready to reinstall. Trouble shot my transfer case leak sure enough I have to drop it out and reseal the adapter. Put some new trim molding on my right rear body panel. Thats enough for me this weekend. Alex
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Old 04-27-2014, 09:05 PM   #30
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Pulled my gauge cluster and replaced the light switch, that fixed my dash light dimmer and my courtesy lights. Also fixed my tach, the needle would bind up at 1800 rpm, the needle sits on a spring all I had to do was slighty pull it out which now allows the needle to fully rotate. Also ran the wiring for the door pins that control the courtesy lights, now need to make a jumper to wire them in. Attempted to install my new passenger side inside fender after I had painted it, but decided to wait until I have some help so I don't fubar the paint.

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Old 04-27-2014, 09:06 PM   #31
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Did some trouble shooting on the engine and found out the intake was leaking all the way around so I pulled that all apart cleaned it and ready to reinstall. Trouble shot my transfer case leak sure enough I have to drop it out and reseal the adapter. Put some new trim molding on my right rear body panel. Thats enough for me this weekend. Alex
Alex how'd you trouble shoot for the leak? Nice new ride btw!! I've got a leaking heater core, my heater blows cool not hot, and my fuel gauge is inaccurate so I've got a lot more trouble shooting to.
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Old 04-27-2014, 10:01 PM   #32
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Assembled my new grille with billet inserts....while watching hockey on my couch.
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:05 PM   #33
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Did a light refurbish on a used tach cluster I picked up last year. Finally installed it, but the temp gauge pegged to the top when I got the power on. Any ideas on that one? Off course the battery was too dead to fire it up, so still not sure if the tach even works. Throw the battery on the charger and try again tomorrow.
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:27 PM   #34
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Wish I could help - having a real struggle right now with my fuel gauge which is off by 1/4 turn or so clockwise. I need to swap in the original cluster which was working well. Lights look good - I upgraded to brighter ones in my tach cluster, #168 IIRC
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:13 AM   #35
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Bummer. Thought I had seen a thread somewhere on the Temp gauge. Will have to see if I can find it. I had a mixture of 168's and 194's in the three clusters I had in pieces. Wasn't sure which were the brighter ones, I mostly just wanted them to work. I think most were the 194's.
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:43 AM   #36
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Alex how'd you trouble shoot for the leak? Nice new ride btw!! I've got a leaking heater core, my heater blows cool not hot, and my fuel gauge is inaccurate so I've got a lot more trouble shooting to.
I sprayed brake cleaner around the intake while the engine is running and listen for rpm increase. Heater cores are a PITA I am sure you have study up on that one. I haven't had to trouble shoot a fuel guage yet.
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:33 PM   #37
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Repairs/Upgrades on the Dana44. New Yukon 4340 axles and ujoints, ball joints, hub bearings, seals, new Warn locking hubs, rotors, brake calipers. Degreasing 42 years of caked-on grease sludge, and bead-blasting everything took me more time than anything else...



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Old 04-29-2014, 09:44 AM   #38
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Polished the bumper with a little never dull. Tried to polish some of the aluminum with little success.
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:12 AM   #39
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Powdercoated the charge pipe to match the rest of the stuff.
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Put my intake back with some new gaskets and it is running pretty good now, just got to dial it in a little. Set everything up to specification 8 degrees BTDC and 30 degrees dwell 650 rpm at idle.
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Finally was able to get this out of hibernation and begin the list of this year's projects..........
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Swaped my cluster for a new bezel, replaced the oil pressure guage (good fix) to no pressure at all. Replaced my dash pad and discovered I need all new ac hose's, another controler, and I gotta do a heater core.
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Swaped my cluster for a new bezel, replaced the oil pressure guage (good fix) to no pressure at all. Replaced my dash pad and discovered I need all new ac hose's, another controler, and I gotta do a heater core.
I'm under the dash doing nearly the same. If you have any tips for digging out the heater core let me know. I'm still working through an issue with my fuel gauge and then on to the heater core. I got a made in Mexico bronze/brass core from Rockauto as I couldn't locate a new US example - will add some remaining tower clamps and a new heater control valve at the same time.
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I'm under the dash doing nearly the same. If you have any tips for digging out the heater core let me know. I'm still working through an issue with my fuel gauge and then on to the heater core. I got a made in Mexico bronze/brass core from Rockauto as I couldn't locate a new US example - will add some remaining tower clamps and a new heater control valve at the same time.
Pete one thing for sure you have to drop the inner wheel well down to gain access to the lower bolts on the heater core housing. While you have all of that apart on the inside of the heater core housing replace all the seals on the box.
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Pete one thing for sure you have to drop the inner wheel well down to gain access to the lower bolts on the heater core housing. While you have all of that apart on the inside of the heater core housing replace all the seals on the box.
Great idea thanks. My heater doesn't blow hot air - must be something a miss in the duct work. The heater valve does shunt hot coolant to the core. Need to trouble shoot that after my cluster issue is resolved.
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Did my heater core today, 6 hour job. Were the stock heater cores made by Harrison just wondering?
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Did my heater core today, 6 hour job. Were the stock heater cores made by Harrison just wondering?
Sounds painful - I may do that over Memorial Day weekend. I believe Harrison did make the stock cores. How did your replacement core fit?
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Sounds painful - I may do that over Memorial Day weekend. I believe Harrison did make the stock cores. How did your replacement core fit?
The replacement core fit fine (Ready-Aire, Vista-Pro). I believe it is the same one you got from Rock Auto.
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Replaced the tach/clock cluster with a tach/vac cluster all OEM gauges rebuilt by member Livrat. My rebuilt tilt painted dark saddle arrives Tuesday...
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