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What have you done to your square lately??

Discussion in 'Garage' started by Old77, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Vbb199

    Vbb199 B-rate Hillbilly Customs

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    Transmission swap was completed today in my girl, with the deep pan, my factory crossmember wouldn't work, I thought I could mvoe the crossmember down, but that turned out to be a bust, so I modified a 4x4 crossmember with some fab work to work in the truck.


    Man..

    She fucking slams 1st-2nd gear... So hard in fact, it barks the tire in between the shift.

    Super cool.

    Thanks to @WamboJambo for helping me out today.
     
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    My super gargantuan, back breaking, labor intensive, mentally taxing work on my truck which I performed today consisted of...... wait for it ......changing the fuel filter!!!!:cheers: As a reward for my tenacity of staying after it until it was finished numerous adult beverages were dispensed with, I sure worked up a thirst!!! LOL IMG_20200926_171136-001.jpg IMG_20200926_172018-001.jpg
     
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    Vbb199 B-rate Hillbilly Customs

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    Seen some random dude On a motorcycle on the side of the road, passed Him, pulled Over, turned around, came back, Asked what was up, he said he was out of gas, so I went home, got a gas can and came back and picked him up, took him to the gas station. On the the way there I got on it, he was tripping out on the shifts lol. I said, today's the first day I've drove with this transmission, I installed it today, it's got a shift kit. He said "I felt it, I felt it!" Lol, it was funny. When it slammed into 2nd he kinda jerked lol.

    Just a cool dude a long way from home on his motorcycle


    He said he lived at the nc/va line, so he was about 2-3 hours from home.

    Just a biker broke down on a country road.
     
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    Vbb199 B-rate Hillbilly Customs

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    I told @WamboJambo to get in the back seat (I had one in the pipe, under my ass just in case), let the guy get up front with me so I could watch him.

    But he turned out to be just a cool dude, very appreciative because I helped him out.


    I like to think one day maybe I'll be far from home, broke down, and someone will see me and say "hey there's that kid with the suburban!"
    And pull over and give me a hand.


    We live in a cruel world, full of people that won't help.
    I'll pull over and help a black, white, yellow, or whatever man just a quickly as a white man.

    My dad told me about his youth, how back in the day guys would meet randomly at the gas station, take a pull down a country road just for shits, (in their cars/trucks), or just pull over and help a total stranger, etc etc.

    I try to maintain that to this day.
    I just recently met a guy (in his 40s)with a Oldsmobile 455 car, we got together, had a blast , just taking a run down some back roads together, it was downright fun just to race with that old guy.
    His 455 Olds could get up quicker on the low end, but my small block could leave him on the top end, it was a whole shit load of fun swing that sexy Olds in my rear view mirror.

    We cruised into his place, both smiling ear to ear, just having a grand time.

    It's shit like that I love.
    I wish people could just go back to a time of having fun without being butthurt. (nobody cares who lost or won)

    I truly appreciate you people on this forum (30+) years old for just being cool, and having fun.

    Or the instance to tonight, that dude was a long way from home, broke down on a country road, he just needed a hand.

    Damn, I'm gonna miss you fuckers when you're gone.

    (sorry everyone)
     
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    i mean, im glad it works for you and its desired, but i feel that slamming like that is going to nuke your u joints over time? Like, not being able to shift without slamming all that force? often? Or am i hysterical
     
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    plastic.
     
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    Bold of you to assume your suburban will ever brake down. Did you not just speak of the bowtie? Im confused here
     
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    Meh, it'll eventually have an issue

    Last Friday I lost 3rd and 4th.
     
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    It is hard on the u joints.
    I imagine eventually I'll have to upgrade my rear end and u joints.
     
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    I've had a couple built 700r4's in daily drivers with one hell of a firm 1-2 shift, never had any troubles with u-joints or anything. But maybe I was lucky.
     
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    Charlie Mopar by Birth. Chevy by Choice.

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    Do you have that mounted before pump or after?
     
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    looks before but i think he does electric. wait, i think he does in tank electric so it would be on rail but after.
     
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    I have it mounted alongside the passenger side frame before the pump! The Holley carb has dual sintered bronze filters at the fuel inlets on each bowl. I would never put that plastic fuel filter in the engine compartment!:cheers:
     
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    Not exactly something I've "done to my square"

    But I learned how to drive 3 on the tree today.
    (kinda)

    @WamboJambo let me drive his 78.

    Inline 6 and 3 on the tree.
    Ive driven 4 on the floor (Sm465), a 5 speeds and automatics, but NEVER 3 on the tree.

    I can recall it now, pull back, go down, grab 1st, go straight up, hit 2nd, and then go down, grab 3rd

    I kept hitting 3rd when I'd downshift to 1st tho lol.

    That was fun.
     
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    Goddamit! I was planning on leaving the bottom of the cab alone when I redo the 86....but that sure looks nice!
    (Actually I am going to not paint under the cab. It has a nice coat of rustproofing that would be damn near impossible to remove. It’s gonna be enough work getting that stuff off of the inside of the fender wells so that those don’t look like @ss with a new paint job!)
     
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