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What have you done to your square lately??

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

  1. Big Blue Square

    Big Blue Square Tryin' to figger' it out... Supporting Member

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    Lots of Square projects on deck...unfortunately all electric:(.
    1. figure out why neither courtesy light housing has DC to it, but the single bulb near the 4WD shift does
    2. troubleshoot aftermarket radio, suddenly went out (no juice) while driving
    3. investigate passenger door power window switch no workie

    They didn't make it easy to get under that dash with A/C..
     
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  2. Doppleganger

    Doppleganger Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Finally got my axles back from the powder coater. As always he did a great job. That and alot of smaller stuff. Guy who is rebuilding them cant get to them for 7-10 days as he has about 50 (yes, fifty) motors to build. Last time I was there I counted 38 stands with motors on them....there were plenty more on the floor. Someone has 3 chevy BB's to pick up and he has no room til they do. No hurry for them anyways. Gotta get the drums turned and new u-joints in the drive shafts too. Then the fuel line debacle......guess I'm bending my own.

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  3. Poppy 87

    Poppy 87 Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    It happens Zach, figured it was electrical when you post those dtc's. Glad it was a simple fix
     
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  4. TotalyHucked

    TotalyHucked Full Access Member

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    Tuner came back today. Trans acted like it should, he was able to mostly tune it, got it out on the road, about a mile on the Hwy. Came back and said it had a dead miss. Got out the temp gun, sure enough, #2 is dead. That hole was dead 3 weeks ago too, we replaced the injector then after he checked it with a noid light.

    Pull it in, let it cool off. Swap #2 and #4 injectors. Doesn’t follow, #4 is still firing perfect. Swap coil packs, doesn’t change. Check the plug, it’s black like it’s had spark, but dry. No fuel.

    So I’m gonna redo the noid light test tomorrow. If that checks out, it’s not the harness. At that point I’ll pop off the valve cover to check for bent pushrod/who knows what. If that’s not, compression test I guess. I’m about over this swap.


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    Grit dog Full Access Member

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    ^Shit man, you’ve had enough issues for 3 swaps!
     
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  6. Poppy 87

    Poppy 87 Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Dang, how much $$ to powder coat brake drums
     
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  7. Poppy 87

    Poppy 87 Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Zach, those engines rarely have injector failure. You can do the noid test again to verify, but I bet it's mechanical. Pull the valve cover and examine the valve springs on #2 VERY closely as it is not uncommon for them to break. A running compression test may also work. Been working on these late model trucks the last 18 years and spring failure isn't uncommon on high mileage engine. Worst case is a wiped cam lobe. Good luck
     
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  8. Doppleganger

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    For just drums - my guess is $50 for the two. He said there is a shortage of powder (planned-demic) and its gone from $5/lb to $12. Just like the plywood and 2x4 BS. Going to have him just media blast the cab, bed, fenders, doors and tailgate too. I usually go up when he's blasting them and soak them with zinc-phosphate as soon as they're done. They'll stay a freshly blasted look for years...or until I get a coat of epoxy-primer on it (e-coat is the best). You can then paint over it or sand / wash it off.
     
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    Shitttt. Didn’t even think about the cam. It’s got new LS6 springs from Michigan Motorsports in it. It did have a bent pushrod when I took it all apart but found nothing else weird and couldn’t pinpoint what caused it. Also don’t remember which cylinder it was


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  10. hoagster

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    Me too, we as humans will never fix global warming! Sorry girl it's even beyond you in your life time, and one valcano away from a fix!
     
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    Oh and so I finally got back to the cab! still stripping. which begs a question to @Grit dog I'm ready to lay down some DTM primer from Tamco, but because of time I have layed a layer of rattle can rustolem everywhere I stripped it down to the metal. Any words of wisdom!

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    bucket Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, you need to start a build thread for it. I didn't realize your truck had such a great paint and interior color combo.
     
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    Drove the '80 to work this morning after a fresh wash. Was a VERY dense fog, couldn't see 20 feet in front of you in some spots and it finally lifted around noon

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    I'm usually not a huge fan of black, but I really like this one. It is originally Midnight Black Metallic/ Mystic Silver Metallic deluxe two-tone on the exterior, but someone repainted it at some point and did a bad job of it so the clear is fully pealing off and all the metallic is gone. The roof was originally painted silver as well, but they painted it black in the respray.

    The unique part is the interior, which is a two year only option for 79-80. Those years could only have two-tone interiors with certain combinations of exterior colors and they were always a combo of Mystic(White) and a second color like Gray, Blue, Or camel. It seems like most trucks got single color interiors since I've never seen another truck with the two-tone mystic interior.

    I'm still cleaning out the shop to make room for the project, but I'll get the build thread started in the next few days.
     

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