The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1973 - 1987 Chevrolet & GMC Squarebody Pickups Message Board > Squarebody Projects and Builds

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-20-2016, 01:01 PM   #476
MTCK
Registered User
 
MTCK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Posts: 1,711
Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

Quote:
Originally Posted by 68Timber View Post
Nice job making what you need, I think Summit sells those for $7 or $8. Would you mind posting the width and depth? I've got a lock cylinder and turn signal switch to replace.
Thanks. It's about 2" wide and 3/4-7/8" deep. I used a stepped drill bit to open up the hole enough to go over the steering wheel splines without being too big to use the steering wheel nut without a washer. Hope that helps.
__________________
-Marcus

1991 V3500 L29 454 4L80E NP205 D60/14 Bolt 4.56's
1984 K30 292 TH400 NP205 D60/14 Bolt 4.56's flat bed 7'6" Meyer Plow
2017 Yukon XL SLT
Project Daily Driver
Project Heavy Hauler
Project Plow Truck
MTCK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2016, 12:28 PM   #477
whitels1
Registered User
 
whitels1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Vegas
Posts: 565
Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

Looks like you had a fun trip, and now looks like you are going to have a fun time installing headers. Big block + headers = mo pawa!!!!
__________________

My K10 Rock Crawler

-Dave
whitels1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2016, 04:21 AM   #478
joe231
Registered User
 
joe231's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Palmer, Alaska
Posts: 13,805
Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

Maybe I missed it, but...
What kind of fuel mileage are you getting?

I just bought a 1991 with a TBI 454
__________________
CHEVY ONLY
joe231 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2016, 10:15 AM   #479
MTCK
Registered User
 
MTCK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Posts: 1,711
Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

Thanks Dave. Headers or a lot of fun to install! Hey Joe did you buy that one for $2500 with a busted column and dented fender off CL??? I was salivating. Last trip was a little better than 11 mpg not driving gently. There is room for improvement. I'm getting it tuned the first week of August. Still sets an occasional SES light for too rich.
__________________
-Marcus

1991 V3500 L29 454 4L80E NP205 D60/14 Bolt 4.56's
1984 K30 292 TH400 NP205 D60/14 Bolt 4.56's flat bed 7'6" Meyer Plow
2017 Yukon XL SLT
Project Daily Driver
Project Heavy Hauler
Project Plow Truck
MTCK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2016, 12:23 PM   #480
joe231
Registered User
 
joe231's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Palmer, Alaska
Posts: 13,805
Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

Quote:
Originally Posted by MTCK View Post
Thanks Dave. Headers or a lot of fun to install! Hey Joe did you buy that one for $2500 with a busted column and dented fender off CL??? I was salivating. Last trip was a little better than 11 mpg not driving gently. There is room for improvement. I'm getting it tuned the first week of August. Still sets an occasional SES light for too rich.
Yep,
That's the one I got. It's gonna be delivered to my house Thursday. I can't wait!

That's cool
Who is doing your tuning?
__________________
CHEVY ONLY
joe231 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2016, 12:54 PM   #481
MTCK
Registered User
 
MTCK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Posts: 1,711
Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

Awesome, that looks like a solid rig. What are your plans for it?

Tuner is a guy named Richard Wayne. A bunch of hot rodders here are bringing him up to tune their exotic rigs. LS motors with power adders... Mine will be easy and boring, but hopefully improves the performance and stops setting SES lights for rich condition. Mine is modified enough with the cam, headers, bigger injectors that it would benefit. I compared the "hot" howell tune to the stock one and they are identical save 2 degrees more timing at upper RPM, so I think there is some room for improvement.
__________________
-Marcus

1991 V3500 L29 454 4L80E NP205 D60/14 Bolt 4.56's
1984 K30 292 TH400 NP205 D60/14 Bolt 4.56's flat bed 7'6" Meyer Plow
2017 Yukon XL SLT
Project Daily Driver
Project Heavy Hauler
Project Plow Truck
MTCK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2016, 02:21 PM   #482
joe231
Registered User
 
joe231's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Palmer, Alaska
Posts: 13,805
Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

I just want to clean it up and fix all the issues to make it a nice driver, maybe see if I can up the power a bit.

Cool deal on the tuner guy!
__________________
CHEVY ONLY
joe231 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2016, 01:34 AM   #483
MTCK
Registered User
 
MTCK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Posts: 1,711
Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

Time to see how yet another company's customer service is. These are the gaskets that came with the Thorley headers.
Attached Images
 
__________________
-Marcus

1991 V3500 L29 454 4L80E NP205 D60/14 Bolt 4.56's
1984 K30 292 TH400 NP205 D60/14 Bolt 4.56's flat bed 7'6" Meyer Plow
2017 Yukon XL SLT
Project Daily Driver
Project Heavy Hauler
Project Plow Truck
MTCK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2016, 06:01 AM   #484
joe231
Registered User
 
joe231's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Palmer, Alaska
Posts: 13,805
Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

Oh nice!
I didn't know you had the big block V-10
__________________
CHEVY ONLY
joe231 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2016, 01:03 AM   #485
watahyahknow
Registered User
 
watahyahknow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: the netherlands europe
Posts: 4,317
Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

cut to fit prolly
__________________
i got a job again and having fun at it too

idea's for the trucks and the order of things to do are taking shape and get closer to being realized , a few more months and i be able to start building for real

i complete 2 of the trucks intoo running fashion one custom and one basicly stock the thirth will be sacrificed for parts
watahyahknow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2016, 03:14 AM   #486
MTCK
Registered User
 
MTCK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Posts: 1,711
Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

Ford 6.8 V10 actually by the part number on the packaging. Hopefully they express mail me the right ones... Put the headers on with the old gaskets which were in good shape.

Drivers side came up through the bottom, passenger side through the top. As tight a fit as any headers I've installed. Had to move fuel lines, trans cooler lines, batter cable and knock sensor wire but fit seems good.
Attached Images
 
__________________
-Marcus

1991 V3500 L29 454 4L80E NP205 D60/14 Bolt 4.56's
1984 K30 292 TH400 NP205 D60/14 Bolt 4.56's flat bed 7'6" Meyer Plow
2017 Yukon XL SLT
Project Daily Driver
Project Heavy Hauler
Project Plow Truck
MTCK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2016, 01:17 AM   #487
whitels1
Registered User
 
whitels1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Vegas
Posts: 565
Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

Hell ya man! Moving some stuff is a small price to pay for mopawa!
__________________

My K10 Rock Crawler

-Dave
whitels1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2016, 02:23 AM   #488
MTCK
Registered User
 
MTCK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Posts: 1,711
Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

Made the deadline, got the headers on and she is tuned. Pretty noticeable difference. Fuel map corrected, timing added, shift points adjusted, idle smoothed out and probably a few other things I'm forgetting. Guy knocked it out in a little over an hour of driving and stopping. I'll do a video once I get the exhaust fixed (flex pipe) and have some time. Even with all the weight in the back she smokes the tires from a standstill by mashing the gas.

PS Thorley came through with the right gaskets in time to only do that once. Yay customer service!
Attached Images
 
__________________
-Marcus

1991 V3500 L29 454 4L80E NP205 D60/14 Bolt 4.56's
1984 K30 292 TH400 NP205 D60/14 Bolt 4.56's flat bed 7'6" Meyer Plow
2017 Yukon XL SLT
Project Daily Driver
Project Heavy Hauler
Project Plow Truck
MTCK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2016, 02:33 AM   #489
MTCK
Registered User
 
MTCK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Posts: 1,711
Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

Had a couple plug wires pulled off on the drivers side. Top side on drivers was a PITA, bottom side on the passengers was a PITA.
Attached Images
 
__________________
-Marcus

1991 V3500 L29 454 4L80E NP205 D60/14 Bolt 4.56's
1984 K30 292 TH400 NP205 D60/14 Bolt 4.56's flat bed 7'6" Meyer Plow
2017 Yukon XL SLT
Project Daily Driver
Project Heavy Hauler
Project Plow Truck
MTCK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2016, 03:45 AM   #490
joe231
Registered User
 
joe231's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Palmer, Alaska
Posts: 13,805
Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

Awesome!

Those headers look very nice!!
__________________
CHEVY ONLY
joe231 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2016, 11:05 AM   #491
COS399
Registered User
 
COS399's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Northern, MT
Posts: 547
Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

Glad to hear that everything worked out.
__________________

1981 GMC Jimmy http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=715377
1988 Chevy R30 CC DRW 12 valve Cummins 5 speed Getrag
1989 GMC V3500 CC SRW 24 valve Cummins 4L80-SOLD
COS399 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2016, 12:06 PM   #492
stersam
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: aloha
Posts: 44
Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

Awesome truck. Pretty much what I am working on doing with my 73 c20. I just plan on going to a ls in the next year or two. What GPS/tracker do you use?
stersam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2016, 05:00 PM   #493
1-Ton
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: las vegas, NV
Posts: 16
Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

The amount of work you have done on your truck is amazing. I also have a 1991 V3500 myself. I have done a decent amount of work on my truck as well...things such as fuel tanks (pumps), engine, transmissions, rewiring, and steering components. My list makes it all sound easier than it is, but you have a first hand understanding of what I am talking about.

1-Ton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2016, 09:21 PM   #494
Dieselwrencher
6>8 Plugless........

 
Dieselwrencher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Prairie City, Ia
Posts: 15,160
Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

Marcus, those headers are very nice! That is a pretty nice fit too.
__________________
Ryan
1972 Chevy Longhorn K30 Cheyenne Super, 359 Inline 6 cylinder, Auto Trans, Tilt, Diesel Tach/Vach, Buckets, Rare Rear 4-link and air ride option Build Thread
1976 K30 CC SWB Build Thread

Tired of spark plugs? Check this out.
Dieselwrencher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2016, 10:23 AM   #495
hardcore4life
Registered User
 
hardcore4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Posts: 72
Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

Dang it. This is now making me contemplate keeping my big block instead of doing a Cummins swap. What MPG do you get if your not hammer down?
__________________
68 C10 lwb, 406 sbc, 700R4
86 K30 srw, 454 bbc, TH400
11 Camaro RS, 217 V6, 6M
hardcore4life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2016, 12:37 PM   #496
MTCK
Registered User
 
MTCK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Posts: 1,711
Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

Thanks guys, appreciate all the compliments. Nice looking truck, 1-ton. Do you have a build thread going?

iPad app is Hema USA. I use a different one called copilot for turn by turn instructions. Both work pretty well for what they are. Hema allows you to load all kinds of different quadrangle charts, road maps or nautical charts and shows your position on them.

I haven't run any more full tanks through it since my big trip, so no more MPG reports, but will post them when I do. A few points to consider with my fuel mileage: I'm running multi point fuel injection, have an overdrive trans and a lockup torque converter. But I also ha e 4.56 gears and I'm sure would do better with 4.10's or 3.73's. My main reasons for disliking diesel is they are loud, stinky and suck in the winter when it is below zero.

Currently working on installing a new tie rod and drag link, then I need to get to the exhaust shop and get my flex pipe replaced with something permanent.
Attached Images
 
__________________
-Marcus

1991 V3500 L29 454 4L80E NP205 D60/14 Bolt 4.56's
1984 K30 292 TH400 NP205 D60/14 Bolt 4.56's flat bed 7'6" Meyer Plow
2017 Yukon XL SLT
Project Daily Driver
Project Heavy Hauler
Project Plow Truck
MTCK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2016, 02:59 PM   #497
MTCK
Registered User
 
MTCK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Posts: 1,711
Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

Anybody have a recommendation on a steering damper? Mine is hammered. Bilstein doesn't list one for our application, which is too bad.
__________________
-Marcus

1991 V3500 L29 454 4L80E NP205 D60/14 Bolt 4.56's
1984 K30 292 TH400 NP205 D60/14 Bolt 4.56's flat bed 7'6" Meyer Plow
2017 Yukon XL SLT
Project Daily Driver
Project Heavy Hauler
Project Plow Truck
MTCK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2016, 05:04 PM   #498
68Timber
I know the pieces fit
 
68Timber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: MONTGOMERY, AL
Posts: 5,082
Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

Can you still get a stock replacement?
__________________
John

79 2wd Blazer (Bruiser)
85 M1009 Blazer (Sarge) build
74 Honda Z50 build
68Timber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2016, 08:06 PM   #499
Dieselwrencher
6>8 Plugless........

 
Dieselwrencher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Prairie City, Ia
Posts: 15,160
Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

Quote:
Originally Posted by MTCK View Post
Anybody have a recommendation on a steering damper? Mine is hammered. Bilstein doesn't list one for our application, which is too bad.
Send an email to this guy and see if he can find anything that might work. He works for Bilstein.

brian.mccroskey@thyssenkrupp.com

If not, then you may be able to get a napa or monroe shock replacement for your current one.
__________________
Ryan
1972 Chevy Longhorn K30 Cheyenne Super, 359 Inline 6 cylinder, Auto Trans, Tilt, Diesel Tach/Vach, Buckets, Rare Rear 4-link and air ride option Build Thread
1976 K30 CC SWB Build Thread

Tired of spark plugs? Check this out.
Dieselwrencher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2016, 01:50 AM   #500
MTCK
Registered User
 
MTCK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Posts: 1,711
Re: 1991 V3500 Project Heavy Hauler

Thanks for the pointers guys. Was actually able to get a made in the USA replacement from Napa. Inter web said my store didn't have one but the parts guy made some magic happen and it bolted right in.

Tie Rod went in easily. Drag link is being a PITA. It almost looks like it has a cone washer. Anybody know a trick? Factory service manual is less than helpful. Get a big hammer and hit it with a little hammer...
Attached Images
 
__________________
-Marcus

1991 V3500 L29 454 4L80E NP205 D60/14 Bolt 4.56's
1984 K30 292 TH400 NP205 D60/14 Bolt 4.56's flat bed 7'6" Meyer Plow
2017 Yukon XL SLT
Project Daily Driver
Project Heavy Hauler
Project Plow Truck
MTCK is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com