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Old 11-09-2011, 05:02 PM   #101
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Re: Suburban K20 1986 Silverado

I installed a timing tab i can see from the front of the car to be able to check my timing.

installed a mr gasket 8" balancer timing tab....added some BLING to my ride. hahaha








also replaced my broken choke pulloff with a working one from a friend.

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Old 11-10-2011, 07:32 AM   #102
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Re: Suburban K20 1986 Silverado

gee gotta remember to buff that,ma bling is dirty
but looks like yours
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:11 AM   #103
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Re: Suburban K20 1986 Silverado

hahaha, I only have to make a new mark for timing..because this tab is in a new position...

did you do that yet?
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:44 PM   #104
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Re: Suburban K20 1986 Silverado

nope I think i have the older block,diff from you....dip on drivers
dosn't the mark change,by the block style
but i havn't seen my timing light in a while,to see where it is since i've been twisting the dist
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Old 12-02-2011, 02:19 PM   #105
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Re: Suburban K20 1986 Silverado

Today addded a mr gasket 929 kit to my ingition.

new weights, bushes and springs. used the softest springs, because I mainly drive on LPG and that can take faster advance and less advance.


dont really notice a difference. Will have to waite untill I get gas the next few couple of times.
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:00 AM   #106
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Re: Suburban K20 1986 Silverado

Always love seeing people across the pond enjoy our steel! Nice ride!!
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:01 PM   #107
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thanks man! Appreciate it.

I am gettin close to finishing my HID Projector Retro.

The Morimoto Mini H1 projectors seem to fit my headlight bowls perfectly and I tested them 2nite in the backyard (yes, in the Netherlands, we have small backyards)...





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Old 12-29-2011, 04:41 AM   #108
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Re: Suburban K20 1986 Silverado

installed them last night to see if they are also projecting straight mounted in the car and they seem fine.

check out the difference in output between top is halogen en bottom is projectors with 5000k bulbs

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Old 12-29-2011, 10:32 AM   #109
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Re: Suburban K20 1986 Silverado

they look great
quite a difference
bigger then my back yard,sure can't get a truck back there lol
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:08 PM   #110
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Re: Suburban K20 1986 Silverado

finished my Xenon projector Retrofit.

gotta glue the lenses back tomorrow and then throw them back in the car.



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Old 01-18-2012, 02:41 PM   #111
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update. headlights mounted. here are some pics:


















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Old 01-18-2012, 02:50 PM   #112
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Re: Suburban K20 1986 Silverado

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Today addded a mr gasket 929 kit to my ingition.

new weights, bushes and springs. used the softest springs, because I mainly drive on LPG and that can take faster advance and less advance.


dont really notice a difference. Will have to waite untill I get gas the next few couple of times.
Take that out, ASAP. Those plastic bushings wear out fast, then the weights start egging out on the posts. If anything, just use those weights with the stock springs and bushings.
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:25 PM   #113
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Re: Suburban K20 1986 Silverado

The headlights turned out sweet.
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:23 PM   #114
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Re: Suburban K20 1986 Silverado

he Bruiser, thanks man!

are you saying that about the bushings from personal experience?
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Re: Suburban K20 1986 Silverado

Yes, and by the time mine was worn out I had tossed the factory weights and springs. I bought new kits to keep it going but they never lasted long.
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:45 PM   #116
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Re: Suburban K20 1986 Silverado

thanks but the curve of the factory springs is way too slow. I need fast advance, because I drive LPG 99.9% of the time.

I'll check the bushings regurlarly, thanks for the warning.
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Re: Suburban K20 1986 Silverado

You can use the lighter Mr. Gasket springs with the stock weights and bushings. Hold on to them if you still have them.
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:06 AM   #118
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You can use the lighter Mr. Gasket springs with the stock weights and bushings. Hold on to them if you still have them.
I still got them. I never throw away stuff, because here in Europe things are a lot harder to get then over there with you guys. But I think the stock weights were worn out..
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:56 AM   #119
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Re: Suburban K20 1986 Silverado

finally some snow over here!

and now the engine broke down.

it used over a quart of cooling liquid last week and the cooling system had pinut butter like residu in it.

monday the local shop is checking it out for us..

for now...enjoy..

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Re: Suburban K20 1986 Silverado

hope things arn't too bad with the block
how did you find the lights driving?
are you going to make another set?

they sure look cool,clean install
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Old 02-04-2012, 02:09 PM   #121
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hahaha, thanks, thats funny. Quad setup would be very cool yes...but expensive and time consuming..need t spent my money probably on th engine.

the shop is gonna look at it monday.keep you posted
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:11 AM   #122
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Re: Suburban K20 1986 Silverado

shop called today.

they think the engine runs supersmooth....thats the good news, hahaha.

they will replace the headgasket and while they are at it, they will check if I need to replace the heads with refurbished ones (new seals, flattened, etc)...probably will...

and then everything is fine again....pretty happy about that.
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:06 AM   #123
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Re: Suburban K20 1986 Silverado

great,thats good news
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:59 PM   #124
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got the car back! And everything is fine again. We were lucky, because they discovered that one of the old heads had two cracks in it. On was not repairable. Theb didnt charge us extra.

glad we can cruise again!
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:06 PM   #125
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Please tell more about the natural gas system for fuel is that you originally installed.
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