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What have you done to your square lately??

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

  1. 79K15 HIghSierra

    79K15 HIghSierra Full Access Member

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    I attempted to install my new extended braided brake lines in front today. No go!
    The block on the end of the hose (at the caliper through which the banjo bolts goes) is about 1/8” thicker than stock. Stock bolts only gets about 3 threads into the caliper and it leaks. Ordered longer bolts and threw the ole hose back on so I can drive till then!
     
  2. John Nes

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    87 r10 - not a damn thing
    79 Sierra - doing fuel lines tomorrow
    73 c20 utility bed - bought a complete LS pull out, with trans, harness, and ecu for it

    and thinking bout buying an original 67 shortbed, fleetside
     
  3. TotalyHucked

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    My tuner came up to work to start dialing her in. Come to find out, the trans is unhappy and she won’t come out of 2nd gear Gotta figure that out now
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  4. Poppy 87

    Poppy 87 Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Zach, it sure appears to be an electrical concern to me. I would ring out all wiring going to the transmission connector. Didn't you just have a fuel pump wiring concern as well?
     
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  5. Camar068

    Camar068 Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    change the oil pump when you do the swap, I didn't and I'm having worries.
     
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    I agree. I’m leaning toward either the internal wiring or stuck solenoids or a combination. I don’t know how long this trans sat before I got it. We confirmed we have 12v going into the trans as we should on both the main power and command terminals. But I’m going to drop the x-pipe, double check that wiring on the harness and then drop the pan and see what the wiring inside looks like. Gotta find a clean bucket.

    The fuel pump turned out to be the sock insert coming apart. I also had some iffy grounds but I don’t think that was the main culprit. The sock that came with my Spectra sending unit had a little plastic insert in it, kinda like the tables that used to be in pizza boxes, to keep the sock from collapsing in on itself. When I went to put the fresh pump in this time, I saw that insert wasn’t centered. After I centered it, I shook it upside down (still don’t know why, was a totally unconscious action) and little pieces came out. I think that’s what was killing the pumps or making them work sporadically. So I grabbed a sending unit at work and stole the sock from it, ours don’t have the plastic insert


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  7. bucket

    bucket Super Moderator Staff Member

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    When there's an electrical problem, the trans will default to 2nd gear. The electronically controlled GM front wheel drive transmissions of the 90's and 00's are the same way.
     
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  8. Camar068

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    All good to know, thanks guys
     
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  9. Vbb199

    Vbb199 B-rate Hillbilly Customs

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    Looked at the 79 yesterday.

    Has a little cancer at the A pillars on the floor, bed floor, drivers rocker, and thats about it. Its been repainted, no bondo.

    Im gonna get it today. I like it.

    Straight 6 and 3 on the tree. 10 rear. I think 3.08 axle ratio.
    All original tho
     
  10. 78C10BigTen

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    SAD SAD SAD!!!:sad72:
     
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    Vbb199 B-rate Hillbilly Customs

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    Now the owner of a 79 c10 :)

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    I had some people cheering me on as i drove thru the town... guess its cool to see an old truck towing another old truck
     
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    Blue Ox Turning Diesel Fuel Into Fun

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    I know. I look at all the effort that went into that and seeing it just parted out hurts for some reason.
     
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    WHAT THE HELL MAN!?!
     
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    Got PLENTY of great power moves on the Jimmy today. More in the thread in my signature!
     
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