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Re: Trending right now [Re: coilover] #1331072 Thu Oct 24 2019 07:29 PM
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A few years ago the 1970 VW that my daughter and I restored quit running. Turned out it was a combination of hot weather and a length of rubber fuel line that was too long, causing vapor lock. let it cool down and I was back in business. Later that day I mentioned the vapor lock problem to the young guy at the parts store, who had never heard of such a thing!
Glad I didn't have to call for roadside help, I'm sure they never would have figured it out.

And my current vehicle, a 2009 Chevy Colorado, had problems with the ABS system, and the only way to fix it, according to the local Chevy dealer, was to replace parts until the problem went away. $400 for a new wheel sensor, $400 for a new hub, $800 for a new control module. I fixed it by pulling the fuse for the ABS system, now it runs fine, just no ABS. I told them that I'd been driving for 45 years without ABS and hadn't had an accident yet, so I could probably manage.

Tim


I am currently digging back in to a 1953 3800 (one ton) with a nine foot bed. I've owned it since 1979, and drove it until 1982 (or so). My wife got me involved in restoring it back in 2002, got the body removed and the frame redone, then things came up. Now I am retired and starting again. If anyone is interested I have photos on Imagur ( https://timwhiteblues.imgur.com/ ). I live way back in the woods in the Ozarks on 40 acres at the end of a 2 1/2 mile private road.

Tim
Re: Trending right now [Re: bluesman] #1331076 Thu Oct 24 2019 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by bluesman


And my current vehicle, a 2009 Chevy Colorado, had problems with the ABS system, and the only way to fix it, according to the local Chevy dealer, was to replace parts until the problem went away.

Tim



You need to find a new dealer!


BC
1960 Chevy C10 driver
1949 GMC 250 project in waiting
G.M dealer tech since 1980 & counting
Re: Trending right now [Re: coilover] #1331115 Fri Oct 25 2019 01:30 AM
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Originally Posted by coilover
You hit the nail on the head regarding young people, the young man that dials in the the LS and Ford Modular engines/trans on a laptop for us spotted a Quadrajet carburetor on the desk and was fascinated with it. After rolling it around to check from every angle he gave me a puzzled look and asked, "how did it work without any electrical wires?" If they were on the side of the road with carb or distributor problems then THEY would have to call AAA. New bunch riding over the horizon.

My only hope is that a good number of them apply themselves to learn how to be Johnny on the spot for the new, complicated engines and give me hope for the new generation of this hobby..

Re: Trending right now [Re: coilover] #1331122 Fri Oct 25 2019 02:41 AM
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This is similar to the trend many years ago when the trend was from Ford flatheads to SBC. A lot of us hung on to the flatheads but finally caved in to the new o-head valves.
That is what will eventually happen.
George


They say money can't buy happiness. It can buy old Chevy trucks though. Same thing.

1956 Chevy 1/2-Ton Pickup

Re: Trending right now [Re: Wrenchbender Ret.] #1331775 Tue Oct 29 2019 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Wrenchbender Ret.
This is similar to the trend many years ago when the trend was from Ford flatheads to SBC. A lot of us hung on to the flatheads but finally caved in to the new o-head valves.
That is what will eventually happen.
George

Exactly, it took some people a bit of time to move away from the Flathead, but most never looked back!
The LS engine are the way to go when doing big work on a truck or car: they are reliable, give better mileage, always start in any weather. Unless one has a special reason, why bother with the old style SBC, really?


'57 Chevy Suburban sometimes towing a 1950 24ft Spartan trailer; '70 Chevy Impala.
Re: Trending right now [Re: coilover] #1331783 Tue Oct 29 2019 06:00 PM
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Dollar Signs $$$$ thats why... Just finished building a 5.3L LS for my 05' Yukon, about 4K total with parts and machining. I didn't do anything exotic just new parts and going 0.30 over. I have around $1800.00 in my 327 and it's built.


Craig

Come,Bleed or Blister somethings got to give!!!
Q:"What yah runnin"
A:"3/8 drive Black and Decker aquarium pump motor" (the movie HOTROD)

59' Apache 31, long term project (30 years and counting)
Re: Trending right now [Re: TUTS 59] #1331849 Wed Oct 30 2019 01:39 AM
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Originally Posted by TUTS 59
Dollar Signs $$$$ thats why... Just finished building a 5.3L LS for my 05' Yukon, about 4K total with parts and machining. I didn't do anything exotic just new parts and going 0.30 over. I have around $1800.00 in my 327 and it's built.

Where is the love for the 292?


Old enough to know better, too young to resist.
Re: Trending right now [Re: coilover] #1331878 Wed Oct 30 2019 11:27 AM
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TUTS 59 Offline
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The 292 was built for a friend's 50' 3100. I loved putting it together and will admit it was costly with all he wanted done, I would have just built a torque motor and been VERY happy. The 292 is a power house and built for HP, less top end and more mid to low end power would have been a better choice. The 327 is for my 59', the truck had already been converted to a V8 (not very well though). I had the engine and trans prior to buying the truck so it just came down to money. Had the 59' still had a six I would have kept it that way.


Craig

Come,Bleed or Blister somethings got to give!!!
Q:"What yah runnin"
A:"3/8 drive Black and Decker aquarium pump motor" (the movie HOTROD)

59' Apache 31, long term project (30 years and counting)
Re: Trending right now [Re: coilover] #1332028 Thu Oct 31 2019 04:52 AM
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The guys that are running 292's in the 800-1000 HP range say they shift at between 4500 and 4800 RPM.


Old enough to know better, too young to resist.
Re: Trending right now [Re: wave1957] #1332030 Thu Oct 31 2019 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by wave1957
The LS engine are the way to go when doing big work on a truck or car: they are reliable, give better mileage, always start in any weather.


Like a pro mechanic friend of mine says: "They're nice...when they work." One sensor fails on a road trip and you're getting towed to the shop.

I have actually found analog engines to be more reliable due to their simplicity. If they quit you check fuel and spark - that's it, not a myriad of wires and sensors.

One look at the respective wiring harnesses for each type of motor will tell you all you need to know.


1951 Chevy Panel Truck
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