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Old 02-05-2017, 10:21 AM   #51
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For his one school assignment he has to do it requires an instructional book, he chose a Chilton. The teacher tried to have him change it
That's so odd to me. I laughed at your comment about rainbows and protests, but I can't think of a reason a teacher would oppose a child studying an automotive repair manual for an "instructions reading assignment". I would think most kids would download a copy of the instructions for their game console and blaze through the assignment without learning nearly as much.

I hope your truck situation works out.
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Old 02-05-2017, 12:07 PM   #52
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Yeah, I have been searching all over and really between flakes and liars it's getting harder and harder to make deals.

We will see what happens in the next couple days.

My son is actually getting kind of interested in vehicles. For his one school assignment he has to do it requires an instructional book, he chose a Chilton. The teacher tried to have him change it, but let him use it in the end, probably wanted to have him use some book on how to draw rainbows & snowflakes or how to start a protest. Daddy was gonna have to go lay down the law, instructional and useful should be what they teach not ignorance and how to burn a
OH I agree!! I just found out that my brother & sister in law, took my nephew out of school last month. there were a small group of kids that had asked to watch the Inauguration. They were all made to sit in the hallway the whole day, by the teachers, and the Principle allowed it to happen. All of these kids were removed from the school, by their parents. I believe this situation is far from being over!!
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Old 02-08-2017, 01:19 PM   #53
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Good news Truck is now in my garage!!!
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Old 02-08-2017, 01:27 PM   #54
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Good news Truck is now in my garage!!!
AWSOME!! Now the fun begins
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Old 02-08-2017, 01:31 PM   #55
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Can you show some interior pics? Would love to see it
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Old 02-08-2017, 01:44 PM   #56
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Old 02-08-2017, 01:58 PM   #57
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Check your Private Messages, I sent you one.
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Old 02-08-2017, 02:14 PM   #58
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I have a 89 Suburban with the factory wheel and tilt, I drive with the tilt up and I still rub on the belly a little bit, but its functional. The truck is apart right now, but when I put it back together I might redrill the seat holes to give me a little more clearance. Although I'm not exactly a tall person, so then I start getting into issues with pedal length. It's a battle, and I wish you luck!
I have about the opposite problem you do, but with a similar issue. I'm 6'4 and find it hard to sit in most vehicles with a comfortable amount of leg room. By the time I get the seat adjusted back to where I'm comfortable, the steering wheel and shifter are out of reach!! I wish they never did away with the telescoping columns from back in the 60s. A moveable shifter would be nice too.
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I feel your pain. I've had my 84 GMC for 16 years and have been holding onto it for an LS swap but I just don't fit well in it, and I was always snug in there to begin with. I've been looking for a crew but they are insane money these days.

The pounds stick to me like Rhino Liner.
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Congratulations man. More pics are in order. Especially now that it is your truck. Way to hold the line on that one -- I get pulled into "deals" sometimes when I should walk away. You walked away and the deal came back to you!
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Old 02-16-2017, 07:55 AM   #61
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Congratulations man. More pics are in order. Especially now that it is your truck. Way to hold the line on that one -- I get pulled into "deals" sometimes when I should walk away. You walked away and the deal came back to you!
Here are a couple pics of the truck and the first new parts for it....
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Awesome!! Keep them pics coming!!
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Awesome!! Keep them pics coming!!
Was looking for the vin for the engine and there is no vin, from what I understand that may mean it has been decked....

I am wondering what internals it has....

Block says 3870010 which from what I gather is actually a 3970010, heads are 14102193 which are not performance heads....

I am thinking the compression is pretty high because if the deck was shaved and with these heads which are 64cc (possibly 58cc), probably 10:1 or higher I think....
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Old 03-19-2017, 10:39 PM   #64
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Well have not been on here in a bit, I have been working a lot, people at work getting sick or what have you, someone has to be there and I guess that someone is me.

Finished up some brake work on the truck and decided to test them....

They dont work, but the gas pedal seems to work better.

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Video wouldn't load for me. I'll have to check it out another time. When you get the chance, what are the wheel manufacturer and tire size that you have on there? Those things are meatballs!
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Video wouldn't load for me. I'll have to check it out another time. When you get the chance, what are the wheel manufacturer and tire size that you have on there? Those things are meatballs!
I am not sure about wheel manufacturer, they are 11 or 12" wide (i forget) with 275/60/15's on them.

They are actually too wide, the wheels need to be an inch or two more narrow because on a bump the wheel lip catches the fender.

I bought some stiffer shocks which will hopefully dampen the bumps enough, if not may have to get new wheels.
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Nice! Sounds good!
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I am not sure about wheel manufacturer, they are 11 or 12" wide (i forget) with 275/60/15's on them.

They are actually too wide, the wheels need to be an inch or two more narrow because on a bump the wheel lip catches the fender.

I bought some stiffer shocks which will hopefully dampen the bumps enough, if not may have to get new wheels.
I see what you mean. They look really cool though. Looks like those wheels only have a minimum of backspacing. Two or three inches maybe?
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