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Old 04-09-2018, 10:26 PM   #76
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OUCH!.... That sucks. I have had a couple of my bits catch on me but so far I haven't broken anything except the "D" handle on my big 1/2" drill. I hope it doesn't slow you down too long.

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Old 04-10-2018, 08:35 PM   #77
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Re: Project: '72 Family Hauler

Sorry to hear that Jason, hopefully you heal up soon!
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Old 04-11-2018, 11:40 PM   #78
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Damn. I’ve had mine kick a few times, but it hasn’t managed to hurt me too bad, yet. Just a few heavy bruises and plenty of blood. Sorry to hear
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Old 04-16-2018, 01:40 PM   #79
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Very cool new project! Looking forward to following along with this one. I didn't realize you had sold the GMC. Subscribed...
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:01 PM   #80
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Damn. Iíve had mine kick a few times, but it hasnít managed to hurt me too bad, yet. Just a few heavy bruises and plenty of blood. Sorry to hear
Thanks for the well wishes. Iím still in a little disbelief that it actually happened. I donít think this drill will be pulling Suburban duty any longer. Iíll stick with the battery drill from now on. Iíll be back at it as soon as the ortho releases me.

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Thanks for checking it out and following along. This thing will never be as nice as the gmc but itís going to be equally as fun. The kids are so excited about riding in it. I hate that itís postponed a little but weíll be making the daycare parking lot cool very soon.
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:05 AM   #81
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Iíve really been slacking with updates. After healing up, I jumped back on the Burb. Instead of installing the c-notches, I decided to just wait until winter. I installed new poly bushings in the rear trailing arms and bolted on the new shock brackets from DeadEnd Garage along with their panhard bar. I had some vibration in the driveline so I pulled the carrier bearing, which was falling apart, and stuck in a billet one from CPP along with a new driveshaft rear section from Dennyís driveshafts that has a slip joint. No more vibrations! At this point I pulled this old rubber mat in the rear to check out the plywood flooring. It has a few soft spots but overall is pretty solid. Bolted some new seatbelts to the rear two seats and weíre ready for a family cruise!
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:11 AM   #82
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For the next stage, I tracked down a clean Gen3 5.3/4L60 from an Ď07 Classic Sierra. Made my first drive across the Mississippi to NE Arkansas on the flattest, straightest road Iíve ever been on. Iíve started putting a parts list together to get this stabbed in this winter! Iím not he only one planning an LS swap.
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Old 09-16-2018, 04:57 PM   #83
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Yup, I see why you need a Suburban....

You will love the 5.3/4l60e combo.

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Old 09-16-2018, 05:07 PM   #84
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The 5.3 will be a very nice upgrade. Looks like the kids are getting serious with the little Chevy.
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Old 09-17-2018, 08:22 AM   #85
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I see the LS bug bit you Going to be a nice upgrade and make a really fun driver out of that Burb.
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Old 09-24-2018, 07:34 AM   #86
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Very nice looking powerplant! looking forward to watching this one.
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Old 01-27-2019, 11:34 PM   #87
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Itís hard to believe I havenít had an update in 4 months. Iíve started tearing down the 5.3 for the cam swap. Iíve pulled the heads and swapped valve springs but have not pulled the front cover to stab the cam yet. Iíve been waiting for a day when I have a couple consecutive hours to spend. Iíve also been pondering engine colors. The obvious choice is Chevy orange but I was thinking of maybe trying something else. Any color recommendations from anyone?
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It’s hard to believe I haven’t had an update in 4 months. I’ve started tearing down the 5.3 for the cam swap. I’ve pulled the heads and swapped valve springs but have not pulled the front cover to stab the cam yet. I’ve been waiting for a day when I have a couple consecutive hours to spend. I’ve also been pondering engine colors. The obvious choice is Chevy orange but I was thinking of maybe trying something else. Any color recommendations from anyone?

Looks like the helper is getting pretty serious there.

It's funny how the time flies by. I have been working on the '70 SWB for 8 or 9 years anyway. Not steady but between other projects. I am going to try and get busy on it this Spring.

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Nice new powertrain for the burb! Black will look nice on all the cast iron stuff or maybe paint the engine body color. Or even black block and accessories with body color valve covers and a body color shaved truck intake.
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Looks like the helper is getting pretty serious there.

It's funny how the time flies by. I have been working on the '70 SWB for 8 or 9 years anyway. Not steady but between other projects. I am going to try and get busy on it this Spring.

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Thanks Iím excited about the power upgrade! I think Iíve finally decided on a paint scheme for the drivetrain. I hope to have some paint on them soon.

Last weekend I finally made a little progress. New cam, oil pump, timing chain, lifters and oil pan installed. Loosely sat the heads on but still need to torque them down. This cam should be good for some good low end power!
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Great choice on cam, I went with there 216/220 .550 lift and love it.
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Thanks I’m excited about the power upgrade! I think I’ve finally decided on a paint scheme for the drivetrain. I hope to have some paint on them soon.

Last weekend I finally made a little progress. New cam, oil pump, timing chain, lifters and oil pan installed. Loosely sat the heads on but still need to torque them down. This cam should be good for some good low end power!

I'm not too good on the build threads. I post threads from time to time when I am working on something but they are usually sporadic. I will see if I can find a couple tomorrow.

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Old 03-13-2019, 09:44 PM   #93
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My little helper and I have been making some progress on tear down. Also plan on getting some color on the power train in the near future. More updates coming soon!
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Itís been a long time since an update. After getting the burb torn down we made the decision to sell our house and move across town so I rushed to throw it back together for the trip. The drivetrain is sitting in the position it will likely stay in. Once the new garage is semi organized I plan to pull the engine for paint and get back on this pretty quickly. This boat is almost too much for a rental trailer to handle.
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That cam will work well in the burb. I have comp's version (similar specs) in my '50 pickup 5.3L. Originally I had a TH350 with 3500 stall, it didn't pair well. 700R4 with 2500 stall is perfect...
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