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Offline Mr. P.  
#1 Posted : Friday, May 08, 2009 9:57:11 PM(UTC)

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Minus Hood, Grille, and Bumper: Canadianhevrolet:
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Dan up top, me cleaning the concrete... :dry:
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Dan undressing the V6:
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Me and Dan making a mental list and checking it twice...
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Redbull and a finger! :smoker:
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Gotta watch where you put your 'hardware' especially if your name is Tyler :eek:
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Fresh transmission waaahahahahaha :driving:
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Tyler (TXArkitekt), Dan (Sprayed99), Dan's father (Jerry Hereid):
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KER-CHUNK!!! Canadianool:
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Well :mad: almost free... it's always some little detail that hangs up progress -
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Gotta get manly with it Grrrrrrr :smash:
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Jerry Hereid, one of the finest transmission experts in the country.
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Building the Craigslist pile! A grand and it's all yours.
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Yup suckas you KNEW it was coming :lol:
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:uhoh: :jester:
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From daily driver to pre-op surgery in under 5-hours. No going back now. :nono:
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This is how Ashley (Fastash) looks when Dominoes is on the way Canadianheers:

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Lots more tomorrow!!

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“… well as it turns out, in Texas it’s illegal to make-out with a sock puppet in a Piggly Wiggly parking lot... Whoda thought?” - another great quote told to me by a woman
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#2 Posted : Friday, May 08, 2009 11:47:48 PM(UTC)

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looks good. When does the 5.3 go in?
Offline Berry  
#3 Posted : Saturday, May 09, 2009 12:21:48 AM(UTC)

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Looks like everyone is haveing fun with this project! Thanks for sharing.
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Offline Bonj87  
#4 Posted : Saturday, May 09, 2009 3:25:21 AM(UTC)

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nice! ill be seeing The Blue Blurr go thru that next year i hope..
in a couple weeks you should see pics of my TC installation!! woooo
Offline Mr. P.  
#5 Posted : Saturday, May 09, 2009 4:01:57 AM(UTC)

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616 of 933 wrote:
looks good. When does the 5.3 go in?


Today; this morning will be frame cutting/modification, test fitting, etc - we want it all bolted home by dinner time. I'll post up more pics tonight. We are really amped about this project, the stars are really falling into line on this one, all the little details are coming together like a dream.

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“… well as it turns out, in Texas it’s illegal to make-out with a sock puppet in a Piggly Wiggly parking lot... Whoda thought?” - another great quote told to me by a woman
Offline Mr. P.  
#6 Posted : Saturday, May 09, 2009 4:07:07 AM(UTC)

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Bonj87 wrote:
...in a couple weeks you should see pics of my TC installation!! woooo
Oh I assure you - your vacation will be well documented lol.
“… well as it turns out, in Texas it’s illegal to make-out with a sock puppet in a Piggly Wiggly parking lot... Whoda thought?” - another great quote told to me by a woman
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#7 Posted : Saturday, May 09, 2009 4:17:04 AM(UTC)

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What you cant document mine WTF LOL
Offline fast4popper  
#8 Posted : Saturday, May 09, 2009 4:19:11 AM(UTC)

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looks like a lot of fun!! i love projects like that!! keep up the pics boyz!
who misses whiSSle??
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Offline brobradh77  
#9 Posted : Saturday, May 09, 2009 5:01:10 AM(UTC)

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Leave it to TYler to have his hands on someones pipe...lol


Looking great guys
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Offline Mr. P.  
#10 Posted : Sunday, May 10, 2009 6:52:46 AM(UTC)

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Clocked-in at 10am - Clocked-out at 3:30am. Nothing to it! Canadianrazy:

Tyler (TXArkitekt) cleaned-up the engine compartment and polished the
exposed aluminum, lookin' just as pretty on the inside as the outside now Canadianool:
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Everybody measuring twice - the front passenger frame rail must be refabricated to make room
for the A/C compressor, in Texas building a street machine without A/C is a hanging offense.
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Dan at the plasma torch
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We determined that the climate control box needed modification to gain 3/8"
clearance behind the passenger's-side engine head, so out it came.
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Another tiny detail making a world of difference - the last coil in the driver's-side
coil pack had to be remounted to gain 1/4" room between it and the brake booster.
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Plastic surgery :haha: on the climate control box.
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All-hands for another test-fit - by the end, this engine was in and out of the
engine bay for EIGHT (yes, as in 8) times. I counted.
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More trimming on the required frame "pocket" for the A/C compressor - we had no
idea that almost the entire height of the frame rail would have to go. Making a "notch"
instead of a "pocket" was not an option, the bottom of the frame has suspension
bolted to it so it had to stay; we just had to keep 'chasing' the clearance until
enough depth had been cut away.
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The rear bushing eye of the passenger upper control arm gave the passenger
exhaust manifold major heartburn - trimming was required.
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Dan had an enjoyable time with the BFH and the passenger exhaust manifold,
coaxing a little cooperation so it would clear the freshly-trimmed upper control arm. :smash:
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Constructing the pocket in the frame rail for the A/C compressor...
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Tyler took one for the team and spent an entire hour grinding slag and doing
the finish metal work.
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Fiberglassing the climate control box.
Me: "Don't you need the fan on in here?"
Dan: "F#!@ no man - I love this stuff!"
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The finished A/C compressor frame pocket. With decoration.
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Ready for final engine install.
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* Obvious = Tyler's thinning hair. :jester:
* A little less obvious = re-contoured climate control box.
* Not obvious at all - Dan hammering the holy piss out of the firewall seam and
folding it back to make a ton of room over the top of the hellhousing flange.
The BFH got a lot of use and Dan a lot of anger management therapy. :smash:
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OK, the 5.3's home for good; time to put the cherry-picker away. Frankly I was
getting sick of the cherry picker.
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Dan and Tyler installing the intake manifold and dressing the top of the engine;
we were very surprised at the amount of room on the top-side of the engine,
"serviceability" is fair-to-very good, some of the fasteners are easier to access
than on F-bodies, Vettes, GTOs, and even the Silverado in a couple cases. But
we all know the 800-lb gorilla is the exhaust manifolds, it will be the PITA, we're
not even going to think of that until tomorrow...
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All smiles now that the transmission is going in! :D Or maybe it's just getting loopy
wrenching at 2:30am?
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How many guys can you cram under a S-dime with a 4L60?! Yes many 'fouls'
were committed, there were more than a couple smelly moments. :wtf:
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F'n thing of beauty right here. Canadianheers:
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The 4L60 fits like a dream, easily access the entire bellhousing flange and the rear
mount is only 1" rearward from stock, so the crossmember will be modified and the
front-half of the driveline shortened by the same amount.
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On the ground - with the 5.3 the S10 now looks mean as hell IMO, everyone loves
how the truck looks, very sinister. Dan estimates that the 5.3L only weighs 20-lbs
more than the original iron 4.3L - handling and ride height will be unafffected;
rear tire wear OTOH is expected to take it in the shorts. :driving:
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Sick. ...don't you wish your girlfriend was hot like me...
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A quiet moment alone - how can you not love this little truck now?
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Mr. P. smile
“… well as it turns out, in Texas it’s illegal to make-out with a sock puppet in a Piggly Wiggly parking lot... Whoda thought?” - another great quote told to me by a woman
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