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    first option would be to try and pull it on a...

    first option would be to try and pull it on a frame machine. take it to someone that does LOTS of race cars. Ive seen "totaled" cars fixed in an hour or 2.
    If it cant be pulled, then I would...
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    Ive worked on a few of these trucks, even the...

    Ive worked on a few of these trucks, even the ones with the 350 chevy.

    Its a vacuum pump, nothing more. Has an oil pressure feed line and oil return line.

    The Alternator driven vac pump is...
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    Pretty sure thats actually a vacuum pump for air...

    Pretty sure thats actually a vacuum pump for air brakes. It may have oil lines running to it also just for lubrication for the pump assemble.
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    My normal testing procedure is 3 pulls, record...

    My normal testing procedure is 3 pulls, record results and temps. then average out the result of all 3 and thats the number. Not just hp,tq numbers.... several numbers. acceleration time is big for...
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    interesting. lots of good info there. I will...

    interesting. lots of good info there.

    I will say that I run zero pre-load on my 602's, have done that for years. I start with new engines, run them 30-40 nights and sell them. Never had any...
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    Good video. One question for you. do you use...

    Good video.
    One question for you. do you use the same amount of preload on the 602? 5/8-3/4 of a turn? If you do, have you ever played with preload on the dyno? would you seen any change running...
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    Yeah, tech is everything. some tracks dont check...

    Yeah, tech is everything. some tracks dont check much at all and 1/2 the field is not legal. Makes it that much harder to win with a legal car.
    Guys have been moving the stock upper mounts for...
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    Yes, you can also run taller ball joints. If...

    Yes, you can also run taller ball joints.

    If you think that box is tight.... IMCA hobby stock has the same suspension rules PLUS they have to keep the OEM upper A-arm mounts in the OEM location...
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    IMCA stock car can move the upper a-arm mounts...

    IMCA stock car can move the upper a-arm mounts anywhere you want to.

    Tie rods, center link, pitman arm, lower control arm MUST be GM metric G-body parts. No other OEM parts. Spindles can be OEM...
  10. Thread: Ct525

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    "No, I was going to buy a new one!" So that...

    "No, I was going to buy a new one!"

    So that changes everything. A CT525 is like 8,000.00 You have MUCH better options! For starters, your truck made 300hp @ 4400 rpm and 360 lb.-ft. @ 4000 RPM...
  11. Thread: Ct525

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    "With your experience, pricewise, is this a good...

    "With your experience, pricewise, is this a good swap or should I just re-build my stocker with better parts?"

    That depends. Do you all ready own the CT525, and is it still in good shape, or would...
  12. Thread: Ct525

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    "On the returnless fuel system, is that a factory...

    "On the returnless fuel system, is that a factory option or aftermarket and how does it work?"

    Its factory a thing. The factory just controls the power to the fuel pump to control fuel pressure....
  13. Thread: Ct525

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    If you reuse your intake and fuel system you wont...

    If you reuse your intake and fuel system you wont need to do a drive by wire system. Your truck must be 2002 or older? If it was me I would update it to a returnless fuel system and drive by wire...
  14. Thread: Ct525

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    Easy swap. Ive done over 40 LS engine swaps, but...

    Easy swap. Ive done over 40 LS engine swaps, but all you would be doing is taking out a 6.0 and putting in a 6.2
    You could swap your intake and fuel system, or upgrade to an LS3 intake but that...
  15. Thread: let's chat

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    "Wouldn't the cylinder heads be grounded through...

    "Wouldn't the cylinder heads be grounded through the head studs/bolts? At least on a steel block (crate)...I could see extra grounds on an aluminum block, but just wondering..."

    Yes, but not as...
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    "I am throwing this out there for conversation...

    "I am throwing this out there for conversation (because that is what this is about actually) (conversation)

    what is the benefit that a wire with 14 ohms per foot will have over a wire with 40 ohms...
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    "example is water pumps-, power steering pumps,...

    "example is water pumps-, power steering pumps, fan blades
    none of these have the ability to add power---but there are units that use less power to operate"


    This is KEY!
    I have many hours on...
  18. Thread: let's chat

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    GROUNDS! Grounds are so important in the...

    GROUNDS!
    Grounds are so important in the automotive world, and even more important in the performance/racing world. The simple reason is voltage drop due to poor connections. just think about...
  19. Thread: Oil life

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    Update on my post from this spring.... Started...

    Update on my post from this spring....

    Started the year with a new engine, 37 nights on it so far, couple races left yet this year. still running the Driven (Gibbs) oil. ZERO oil changes all...
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    Is it only a hard starting issue, or does the...

    Is it only a hard starting issue, or does the performance go down any when its hot?

    You might want to check the valve lash when its hot and make sure your not hanging any valves open when its...
  21. Thread: Oil

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    Lots of great oils these days. Most all of them...

    Lots of great oils these days. Most all of them will give you all the protection you need, but some of them do make more HP. In a crate class thats just free HP. I use the chassis dyno 2-3 times a...
  22. Thread: Fan blade

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    UPDATE: 2 months later, mid summer now. Still...

    UPDATE:

    2 months later, mid summer now. Still running the same cooling system, with the fan in the 3 blade configuration. Runs 195* every night. Last week in a 30 lap feature we went caution free...
  23. Thread: Fan blade

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    I dont have a 604, but a 602 in a 2900lb street...

    I dont have a 604, but a 602 in a 2900lb street stock. I have done a bunch of testing on the chassis dyno with fans and shrouds. The combination I run now is the 17" "Race Fan" with the changable...
  24. Thread: Bent frame

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    Where you from? Start asking around for a frame...

    Where you from? Start asking around for a frame shop that works on race cars. They can fix cars that are bent bad, and it sounds like yours inst that bad.

    If they do a lot of race cars they will...
  25. Thread: Oil life

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    The open motors with the 10.5 compression and...

    The open motors with the 10.5 compression and 7400 rpm were flat tappet. Thats what I ran the 10w-30 in, but the engines were built to run that weight oil.
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