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rusty76 09-10-2016 07:56 PM

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It looks good but where is my zip tie tip of the day? Lol

Gregski 09-11-2016 12:08 PM

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Originally Posted by rusty76 (Post 7709236)
It looks good but where is my zip tie tip of the day? Lol

Ha ha, good one, well we aint got to the wiring yet, so stay tuned

Gregski 09-11-2016 12:23 PM

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decided to finally mount the horn back up, hey pretty girls ain't gonna honk at themselves!

Gregski 09-11-2016 12:28 PM

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then I remembered why I was in no hurry to git it back on, it don't work, or so I thought

luckily Mopar Seth came by and the dude is a wizard with [my] Multimeter and in about 2 seconds flat he goes your brand new Grant steering wheel horn button is DEFECTIVE, that's college kid speak for BROKEN

he says, just buy a new universal one and call it good, then he went inside to get a beer

that was both good news (in the sense that I wired it up right) and bad news in the sense that I hate buying new stuff to replace new stuff

so by the time he came back out I had the button in a million pieces

turns out that gold dish cup thing was not dished enuff so we set it on a big nut basically a round donut with a hole in it and punched it with a punch and a 3 lbs sledge once and dished it out proper

and whalla problem = solution

harley87ta 09-11-2016 08:23 PM

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I think we need a sound clip of the horn working. hahaha

Deer_hunter_088 09-13-2016 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 6991913)
I don't know about you, but wiring diagrams just make no sense to me. I can now relate to how some of the world's greatest musicians say they can not read sheet music. (By no means am I comparing myself to John Bonham, I'm just sayin')

If someone was to show me something as simple as the pic below, with a short write up, I would be good to go in 10 minutes instead of starring at a bunch of black squigly lines

so from left to right

Red wire goes from the bolt on the alternator to this fusible link gizmo on the firewall

Yellow wire goes from the plastic Terminal 1 / Terminal 2 plug from the alternator and is spliced into the same red wire going to the fusilbe link gizmo on the firewall and also changes color to a different red wire that runs to the fuse block

Brown wire goes from the plastic Terminal 1 / Terminal 2 plug from the alternator to the fuse block directly

and I even show the big fat black negative battery terminal wire being grounded to the alternator bracket

maybe this helps somebody out maybe it doesn't, maybe some of you like it, maybe some of you don't, but it makes sense to me

THANK YOU, YOU JUST SAVED ME HOURS OF MY TIME ON MY 69 K10!!!!!!!! It uses a harness much ike the one on rusty, because the 350 is from that style of truck, except its a chevy.

Gregski 09-14-2016 11:11 AM

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so I figured spend another $18 bucks on a can of factory match paint that don't match or spend half that on POTENTIAL, ie Plasti Dip Camo Green [ahem] Verde

Gregski 09-14-2016 11:12 AM

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this is what we're going for

Gregski 09-14-2016 11:15 AM

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first coat, you shoot them 30 minutes apart

Gregski 09-14-2016 11:26 AM

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second coat - with a close up

Deer_hunter_088 09-14-2016 12:15 PM

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beautiful truck!!! rusty better stick around for a long time :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Jeramy 09-14-2016 07:54 PM

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the world needs more od green 2wd chevys. but thats just my personal opinion.

Gregski 09-14-2016 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Deer_hunter_088 (Post 7712627)
beautiful truck!!! rusty better stick around for a long time :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Rusty's been called a lot of things, but "beautiful" now that's a first!

Gregski 09-14-2016 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by jeramy (Post 7712969)
the world needs more od green 2wd chevys. But thats just my personal opinion.

lol

Gregski 09-14-2016 08:01 PM

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third and final coat

Gregski 09-14-2016 08:02 PM

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found a pic of a shrink wrapped C10

rusty76 09-14-2016 09:46 PM

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Tell me your not going to change colors of the old boy. Lol plasti dip the whole truck. Might be expensive. I do like the green and if I squint real hard I can see rusty looking like the Ferrari. Lol

Deer_hunter_088 09-14-2016 09:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7712972)
Rusty's been called a lot of things, but "beautiful" now that's a first!

Eh have you seen my c10! Makes rusty look brand new :lol:

Gregski 09-18-2016 02:29 AM

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so bolted up the plasti dipped roll pan, not quite the green I was hoping for and the sun behind me makes for a bad pic with the shadows but its done

Gregski 09-18-2016 02:33 AM

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another day another header exhaust leak, man I tell you those siamese ports just love to leak

yeah I was still using those silly three separate FelPro crush gaskitz

Gregski 09-18-2016 02:44 AM

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and here's some evidence on the header flanges, man is this deja vu all over again

Gregski 09-18-2016 02:46 AM

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alright so we wire wheel the head exhaust ports clean

Gregski 09-18-2016 02:57 AM

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this time finally we are going to use the REMFLEX 2011 gaskets

Gregski 09-18-2016 03:01 AM

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REMFLEX makes at least three different small block chevy gaskets so we was sure to pic the one for the Vortec aka L31 cylinder heads

2005 -

2006 - 1-3/8" x 1-1/2" Square Port

2011 - 1-3/8" x 1-1/2" Raised Square Port

Note it says: "Raised square port" maybe that's they key, a properly port matched gasket, lol

I'm just trying to help out anyone out there in the forum land who may be looking for information on this stuff, that's all

Gregski 09-18-2016 03:05 AM

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here's my best attempt to show you how the 2011 REMFLEX gasket fits the Vortec L31 cylinder head

Gregski 09-18-2016 03:11 AM

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and here's how the 2011 REMFLEX gaskets fit the Hooker headers

Gregski 09-18-2016 03:14 AM

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well since we removed the spark plugs to make it easier to get the passenger side header out might as well check them

I don't know about you but they look perfect to me

from left to right: #8 - #6 - #4 - #2

Gregski 09-18-2016 03:21 AM

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so since I already had the header off I decided now was as good time as any to cut out the resonators out of the Magnaflow exhaust to see if we can put some bark back into it

Gregski 09-18-2016 03:23 AM

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this is where the Magic Happens

69heavychevy 09-18-2016 04:04 AM

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I had good luck using the oem exhaust gaskets that are specific for vortec heads.

Gregski 09-18-2016 04:06 AM

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Originally Posted by 69heavychevy (Post 7716428)
I had good luck using the oem exhaust gaskets that are specific for vortec heads.

you recall the part number?

D13 09-18-2016 07:55 AM

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I enjoy your thread greatly. THe only quibble I have is calling this thing rusty. Here in Michigan rusty implies box fell off, no rockers, no lower doors, and at least 1 cab mount is missing.

LOL.

Jeramy 09-18-2016 09:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7716410)
so bolted up the plasti dipped roll pan, not quite the green I was hoping for and the sun behind me makes for a bad pic with the shadows but its done

in the search for the right shade for mine in a rattle can i figured out there is about 200 different camo/olive/od greens. i ended up using krylon ultra flat olive part number 4293.

LT7A 09-18-2016 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7716424)
this is where the Magic Happens

Looks like lots of the magic happens on the little white step stool :)

Greg, dude, thanks for keeping this going! I re read a bunch of this and it will serve as a reference for quite some time into the future. Like the pictures of Rusty, out and about. Really cool that you went thru the process of grabbing that 833 4 speed OD. Would like to have that in a shorty like yours. Please don't get tired of taking it to the Gregski level and bringing it to us with your pictures and own brand of prose.

Thanks for the info and the entertainment!

LT7A

LT7A 09-18-2016 01:12 PM

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Man I hope your exhaust comes out good for you. In my experience with small displacement motors (non V8s), the resonators help take away the raspiness. I run flowmasters on two V8 vehicles and am very happy with the performance and sound, but I don't display the sticker or have the tattoo.
They are tuned cat back systems so I think that makes a difference, as do the cats. I think they are both 50 series. The description of the 40 series made me shy away from them. In your case, I think that full tail pipes would also help with the drone. Good luck!

Gregski 09-18-2016 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by D13 (Post 7716471)
I enjoy your thread greatly. THe only quibble I have is calling this thing rusty. Here in Michigan rusty implies box fell off, no rockers, no lower doors, and at least 1 cab mount is missing.

LOL.

Thank you, ha ha yeah I totally get it but we live in three season country where if it dropps below 70 F we bust out the blanket

just a couple pics from memory lane

Gregski 09-18-2016 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Jeramy (Post 7716503)
in the search for the right shade for mine in a rattle can i figured out there is about 200 different camo/olive/od greens. i ended up using krylon ultra flat olive part number 4293.

Oh no tell me it aint so, I hate [ahem] choices....

Gregski 09-18-2016 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by LT7A (Post 7716689)
... I run flowmasters on two V8 vehicles and am very happy with the performance and sound, but I don't display the sticker or have the tattoo....

Man that had me laughing so hard, thanks man :haha:

Gregski 09-18-2016 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by LT7A (Post 7716672)
Looks like lots of the magic happens on the little white step stool :)

Yup, some magic may have been removed prior to the photo shoot, didn't want you to think I was a lush

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Originally Posted by LT7A (Post 7716672)

Greg, dude, thanks for keeping this going! I re read a bunch of this and it will serve as a reference for quite some time into the future. Like the pictures of Rusty, out and about. Really cool that you went thru the process of grabbing that 833 4 speed OD. Would like to have that in a shorty like yours. Please don't get tired of taking it to the Gregski level and bringing it to us with your pictures and own brand of prose.

Thanks for the info and the entertainment!

LT7A

wow, thank you so much for the kind words, I really appreciate the positive feedback - this forum is head and shoulders above the rest very good people here and I thank the moderators for keeping it civil

Gregski 09-18-2016 07:45 PM

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alright well lets take a look at the spark plugs on the driver's side

Oh my that can't be good

Check out the #5 plug the second one from the left, that be what we call carbon build up it's hard as a rock


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