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I ruined the yellow truck.

Discussion in 'Wheels and Tires' started by jjester6000, Dec 16, 2019.

  1. jjester6000

    jjester6000 Full Access Member

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    My yellow truck recently whiped a cam lobe, so I have parked it until my new cam comes (comp cam 0.489 lift, 223 duration).
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    Since we have been getting some fierce snow lately, I have found that my '95 Suburban's tires are like drag slicks compared to the yellow trucks 265 75 r15 Cooper Discoverers.
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    So I swapped wheels.
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    Compared to those dinkey aluminum wheels that were on the Suburban before, these look badass.
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    But I basically ruined the yellow truck.
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    This won't stick, just until I fix the yellow truck.
     
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    HURRY!!!!!
     
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    ewwwwww
     
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    Oh the humanity!
     
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    DoubleDingo Vacuum Leaks, The Root Of All Evil

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    It don't look right. You gonna go through the 250 while you're at it or just replace the cam and rock it?
     
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    The old wheels do look good on the newer truck though.
     
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    I ran it a bit low on oil, (not that low) and cold started it.

    I don't think it is catastrophically damaged, but the intake valve on cylinder No. 4 does not really open at all.

    I changed the oil, and completely disabled number 4 (Pulled the rockers and push rods out) since I still need it within the next week.

    I don't plan t go through the engine (I don't have time). I am just replacing the camshaft and cylinder head.

    I am not even taking the engine out of the truck, I am just going to pull the radiator and grille.

    I also have a new head off a 194 which should bump my compression up to 10 to 1.
     
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    DoubleDingo Vacuum Leaks, The Root Of All Evil

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    Sounds like a decent plan. Can be done in a weekend.
     
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    No, but I am about to go on a two week Christmas break (I am a senior in high school) and I will be able to work on it then. Other then the fact that my hours at work are a bit crazy at this time of year, I should be able to get it done.
     
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    DoubleDingo Vacuum Leaks, The Root Of All Evil

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    Once you open it up you'll want to button it up as soon as possible. Having the Christmas break will help a lot. I will taking vacation over Christmas to get stuff done because I am limited on time otherwise.
     
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    Unruined now, turns out to have been a bent pushrod somehow.
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    Stuck one in from my 194 parts motor, and I'm back in business.
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    Other than swapping the wheels/tire back onto my truck, I also had my suburbans tires remounted on some junkyard steel wheels I got.
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    Really looks better, especially with the new grille.
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    I still have the camshaft, and still plan to install it, but i'll just keep driving it for now.
     
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    Just cant kill a straight 6
     
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    Rusty Nail Whatever! Supporting Member

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    Well it was a good story.
    The character development was interesting, I think the audience really enjoys the "wheel and tire options" but the ending sucks.
    Theres no drama or anything which pull the audience back in...maybe a simple bonus fix or a tool trick would help provide a satisfying conclusion..


    good luck.
     
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    LOL- kind of like Once upon a time in Hollywood- wait, WTF ?

    :think:

    Glad it was a simple (relatively ) fix for the OP, though!

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    Glad you got it back up and running, with minimal effort.

    By the way, I like both the boats in the background. That's where most of my free time / money goes... :)
     
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