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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:55 pm
by 3X00-Modified
The Vbands I've bought in the past didn't slip over the pipe. They just butt up against it.

Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:19 pm
by woody90gtz
Had to fix the truck clutch. The fork and the pivot ball ate eachother. It looked ok until unassembled. Apparently it's a wear item for this setup! haha Clutch pedal felt like it was getting harder to push and it actually bent the fork too. Which was also eating the throw out bearing.

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So I replaced it all and did the whole clutch too since it was so cheap. New one is a stock 1-ton clutch that is much more wife-friendly than the HD one that was in it. Pedal is super light now! Huge difference.

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Had to do it in my old man's garage cause the Camaro is in pieces in mine. That's good though, cause it was a mess. Poor truck has seen a lot of salt over the last 7 years. Even my stainless exhaust is lookin ugly, and it snapped two of the T-bolts on the V-band clamps. Free fix though with the welder as long as it holds up.

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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:25 pm
by woody90gtz
Got to play in the snow with it this week. Got 30" in about 24hrs and the roads were the worst I've ever seen. I had to chauffeur the wife to work at the ER in the LimouZine71. Never got it stuck though! And I was the only one who made it in to work for 2 days. haha

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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:00 am
by 3X00-Modified
You're a flip the wipers out fool too?

Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:44 pm
by woody90gtz
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The fair parking lot got a little nasty, so I had to pull my uncle out. Then a friend's father. Then some Jersey guy. Then a minivan! haha

The minivan family gave my wife $100 for pulling them out. I didn't want to do it cause they couldn't hook to the axle and wanted me to pull them out by the seat belt. I thought it was just gonna break stuff and fill it with mud, but it actually came out really easy.

All in all, I only lost a tow strap cause my uncle didn't have a hitch pin to use my recovery strap. After we broke it I borrowed another hitch pin and could actually yank the recovery strap the way it's supposed to work. First time I've used it and it worked nice.

Wifey said I was famous. When she got back to the fair everybody was talking about the old truck pulling out new ones. One of the parking lot staff kids wanted me to SEND IT! haha

https://youtu.be/dHipLkOYmL8

I like the new look. Hides the rust.

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Gorilla tape on the fender? Where?

Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:57 pm
by EPfiffner
That thing rocks. I love that era of gm trucks, mines much like it but only 2wd unfortunately.

Still fun, 3.73 rear w/nv4500.

Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:18 pm
by Rettax3
I did not know about the high/low mode, thanks for sharing on that. Things that make you go, 'hmm.' :D
I picked up a spare dist. at the junk-yard last week -it was just sitting loose, and looks to have been rebuilt recently -ICM looked clean and the cap was good quality with brass contacts -not sure I should have spent $20 on it, but after rebuilding the unit from the new GTA a few weeks back, I decided it was worth while for zero effort. Besides, even the pick-up coils cost $10 now -last time I rebuilt one they were about three dollars! :shock: Currently, I run the same distributor in four of my cars, plus another one I'll be selling (soon?), so spares spares spares...

Glad to see you get your truck dirty -I never could get onboard with 'my truck is too nice to get dirt on the tires', although a friend of mine does have a super-nice '95 Z71 Short-Bed, and it wouldn't look like that still if he just 'trucked' it all the time, but he isn't afraid to use the bed of it either...