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  1. Random thought thread

    So we have a daughter!!!! Welcome Ruby Annelle McWilliams born 2/28/19 7lbs 10oz and 19" long!
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    @Tino You still got that 1500HD truck? If you do, you wouldn't happen to have been on I65 headed South around the Old Hickory exit in Brentwood last night around 5:30pm would have?
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    Well we did sell our house in snooty-ville and moved out a bit away from things. I wanted to take a look at property for sale just down the road, and I did have to put the truck in 4 hi,." Although to really be honest, I don't think you really need a 4 hi, but it just makes navigating a mud covererd rocky terrain at a ~10% grade easier.
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    It would be easier in say a 4th gen LS truck.... all you would need is the engine harness from a 2010 up 5.3 truck.... Hmmmm it would be a good swap into my truck to relieve that 4l60e of it's duties. Ah crap 4wd... disregard my ramblings. I am only leaving this in case someone else thinks of it too, and doesn't think about their truck being 4x4.
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    @Chad is 660 some facebook group?
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    Sideshows are stupid. I hope that kid driving that 370Z drops the soap.
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    Anything that they can prescribe or tell you isn't anything you can't just walk into Wal-Greens and pickup medicine to get you back to the peachy side of life. I am at the point that I ain't going to the Dr. unless a limb is dangling or missing, or I have passed out.
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    Tr6060 swap?
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    That's not a bad deal. If you get it for like $4k and go through and DoD delete, possibly rebuild the motor, have the trans gone through, and take it in for a quick respray at Maaco after doing some quick prep work, you could have the majority of issues done for under $10k. The G8 GT with a rebuilt title and in great shape I usually see around $11k to $12k. Typically however that means they went through it and it is all ready to go with zero issues.
  10. Hot damn Mike, that looks amazing!
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    Supposedly on the internets the people say that you can build a fast 2v cheaper than building an Ls 5.3... It's true, the internet says so. Anyone else check out Cars and Coffee yesterday? It was packed, and there were a lot of angry Mustangs there. I am glad no victims came about from their carnage.
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    ZDDP is a zinc additive though. While running something like VR1 in a car with cats may cause issues, running oils like european blend with lower amounts that just help metal bearings and cam to bearing wear, should be just fine.
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    @Disney well he is going with what the techs that he has talked to at Freeland say. Not saying I am an expert, but I have built a good handful of LS engines, and have had the extreme pleasure of talking and hanging out with Tony Mamo, and the few friends I know that stayed in the engine building world wouldn't ever use that oil in an LS, maybe an old SBC, but not an LS. Clearances are a lot tighter, and the oil passages in the block and the bearings do not like getting clogged on bit, thicker weight oil viscosities do not work well with them. At least that's what I have seen and been told. I am no expert, and in no way am I saying i am right and you are wrong, I just find it hard to believe that oil for a diesel engine would be remotely good for these engines. I guess maybe I could very well be wrong too on this one. Maybe i'll have to give it a try at 50k and let y'all know? Heck if I can do that within the next 2 years and the engine gives out before year 3 or 100k miles, then GM will get me a replacement? Lol.
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    Well I know that Zinc is used in a lot of racing motor oils, like VR1 valvoline oil. A fair number of LS engine builders recommend oils with Zinc due to how tight the tolerances are and they have seen it help the aluminum LS blocks that see a ton of abuse, IE racing or just being a jerk driver. Yeah he said it was the Delo oil, I know I have some on the shelf in the garage for break-in when I get the 5.3 ready. At any rate, that sounds stupid to me, especially since there is that groove on the AFM/DoD camshafts that is used to direct the oil. All I know is after 3 years or 100k miles I am removing the AFM from that truck and either a stock cam, or a bumpstick with a little more torque for towing that doesn't need headers, or a different stall converter.
  15. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    Matt, I do have a mess while I am working kinda. I have a method to it and put all the bolts with the parts as i remove them. If it is going to be any amount of time I get platic bags and label them. Once I am done for that day I clean the tools and put them away. Woodworking I cut what I need then blow out the garage. She will leave tools all over the place, and leave sawdust till the second coming of Christ if I don't say/do something about it lol.