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Today 05:58 PM
idrivejunk
Quote:
Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
Just for kicks the other day I tried the thing I used to do with the bucket, with my truck. Brought it up easy to where it shifted in to second and stomped it. Yeah, got a good tire squeal and even a chirp when it hit second again. The old 98 Silverado runs good. 5.7 totally stock Vortec. No cats, no EGR, dual 2-1/2 input large flowmaster muffler with 2-1/2 tailpipe out of a 3" output. Only mod is I replaced the old injection spider a couple years ago with the new style when I built a refreshed engine. About 17,000 miles on the engine now. I refer to the truck as old red. Zero rust Florida truck.
Its just good to confirm that all systems are "Go!" once in awhile. There was a longbed 4.3 auto S-15 that I drove back when it was almost new, making paint deliveries in Shreveport. Where they were made. Anyhoo, it came with 14"s I think... and would rip these unholy scandalous second gear scratches. Seemed alarmingly zippy at the time but man being on the gas for the 1-2 was a sure chirp.

My 69 used to be that way. Now the pavement has to be hot. The GTP used to lite em up anytime you stomp it up until 45 or so.

Loafing to a dragstrip and laying down a handful of 15s in other cars I've had was fun #1. Fun #2 is practicing launches. For just in case of stoplight grand prixs. Fun #3 is shakedown of fresh performance mod. Cruising is behind all that.

So is it the big trucky spread between 700R first and second gear that gives them that big wallop? Thats what I figure.
Today 03:10 PM
John long Made it to the muffler shop in Dayton, Tn without getting any tickets today. Jimmy is my wife's nephew and really does some nice work.

I took pictures when it went on the lift but forgot to take pictures of the finished job.





I drove it over to the shop just in case we got pulled over for the straight pipes but Steve drove it home and I got to enjoy the ride.



I had Jimmy drop the tail pipes out behind the rear wheels sort like a Chevelle would be done. You can see them peeking out in this picture.

John


Today 11:52 AM
123pugsy
Quote:
Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
Just for kicks the other day I tried the thing I used to do with the bucket, with my truck. Brought it up easy to where it shifted in to second and stomped it. Yeah, got a good tire squeal and even a chirp when it hit second again. The old 98 Silverado runs good. 5.7 totally stock Vortec. No cats, no EGR, dual 2-1/2 input large flowmaster muffler with 2-1/2 tailpipe out of a 3" output. Only mod is I replaced the old injection spider a couple years ago with the new style when I built a refreshed engine. About 17,000 miles on the engine now. I refer to the truck as old red. Zero rust Florida truck.



Ya, sure ya got a nice red, rust free truck. I ain't seen no pics....can't be true.....ha..
Today 10:50 AM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
Whoa, mercy! That looks good. As do them irons. Looking forward to a good report on the pipes, pun intended.

I might walk by a pie but will always take the cake.

It was just better when you didn't have to pick a spot and name the event, you just gesture to a buddy you pass by then you spend a half hour door to door bs-ing until you see someone else you want to holler at and one of you parks yours there. Thats just gone though. Sparsely populated country roads can still be had though, so I guess my focus is scratching that V8 itch in places that, if you look around at the whole scene including dash, could be 30 years ago. I like that. Just going down the road. Occasionally doing things loud enough to stir the cattle or clear birds off a power line.

Graping home was a pleasure as always. Nice weather. Couple good 2nd scratches, ah. She does need brake work.
Just for kicks the other day I tried the thing I used to do with the bucket, with my truck. Brought it up easy to where it shifted in to second and stomped it. Yeah, got a good tire squeal and even a chirp when it hit second again. The old 98 Silverado runs good. 5.7 totally stock Vortec. No cats, no EGR, dual 2-1/2 input large flowmaster muffler with 2-1/2 tailpipe out of a 3" output. Only mod is I replaced the old injection spider a couple years ago with the new style when I built a refreshed engine. About 17,000 miles on the engine now. I refer to the truck as old red. Zero rust Florida truck.
Yesterday 11:06 PM
Rip VW
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
I baked a cake today. Does that count for anything?

I actually did get to work on my top irons some too.

EXHAUST TOMORROW,

John
Mmmmmmmmmm Chocolate Cake
Yesterday 09:16 PM
idrivejunk
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
I baked a cake today. Does that count for anything?

I actually did get to work on my top irons some too.

EXHAUST TOMORROW,

John
Whoa, mercy! That looks good. As do them irons. Looking forward to a good report on the pipes, pun intended.

I might walk by a pie but will always take the cake.

It was just better when you didn't have to pick a spot and name the event, you just gesture to a buddy you pass by then you spend a half hour door to door bs-ing until you see someone else you want to holler at and one of you parks yours there. Thats just gone though. Sparsely populated country roads can still be had though, so I guess my focus is scratching that V8 itch in places that, if you look around at the whole scene including dash, could be 30 years ago. I like that. Just going down the road. Occasionally doing things loud enough to stir the cattle or clear birds off a power line.

Graping home was a pleasure as always. Nice weather. Couple good 2nd scratches, ah. She does need brake work.
Yesterday 07:14 PM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
It would be fun to hear different people's definitions of cruising. Police near my home back in Texas had a sign. If seen passing a given point more than a given number of times within a given time span... thats cruising.

Is it only cruising if others see you?

Was I cruising when I commuted today?:
From my perspective.....

A car show is imdoors with displays for the soul purpose of winning trophies

A Rod run is a weeend (usually) event where you register your car for the activities, swap meet, and probably trophoes.

A cruise is where you go to meet up with like minded friends for no other reason than to enjoy the comradery and the cars. ...no trophies, no judging, no displays,.....just relaxing time spent with car and friends. Come and goes as you see fit.

John
Yesterday 06:57 PM
Too Many Projects
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
I baked a cake today.

EXHAUST TOMORROW,

John
Is that what happens when you eat cake ???
Yesterday 06:36 PM
cozwurth Got the alternator picked up from the store and installed this evening. Seems to be charging well, I had them test it in the store before I left with it.

Mom and Dad's 53rd anniversary is tomorrow...
Yesterday 06:32 PM
123pugsy
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
I baked a cake today. Does that count for anything?

I actually did get to work on my top irons some too.

EXHAUST TOMORROW,

John



Cake counts......
Yesterday 06:02 PM
John long I baked a cake today. Does that count for anything?

I actually did get to work on my top irons some too.

EXHAUST TOMORROW,

John
Yesterday 12:18 PM
Too Many Projects
Quote:
Originally Posted by cozwurth View Post
Had to spin wrenches on the wife's van last night. Battery was down again, so I threw a quick charge on it for about 1/2 hour, cranked it up and put a load on it. Idle with no load was hovering at about 13V, put a load on it, dropped to about 9V. Revving made no difference. Pulled alternator and went to get a replacement. They tested and confirmed that it was dead. Not cheap, but should have it back together this evening.

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Another, simple, way to rest an alt output is, after you start the engine, remove one of the battery cables. If the engine dies, the alt is not charging.
Yesterday 11:53 AM
Rip VW I had an odd electrical gremlin in my van the other day. It had been setting about 5 days when I went to go somewhere and the battery was dead.

About 2 weeks agoi my new stereo in the Van just up and quit. No picture no sound. I checked the usual stuff and could not find anything amiss. I forgot about it till the dead battery the other day. So I went to put the van on the charger and noticed my stereo was working again. I charged the battery and all is well and working again. The Battery tested good and then I started thinking about what had happened and came up with a theory.

My old stereo was replaced because it started losing it's presets and modes. I found the old stereo went wonky when ever the rig was started. When I replaced the stereo I thought the problem was fixed but I was apparently wrong! I have two theories, First theory is that it is spikes from the starter motor scrambling the memory and the second theory is the constant + supply going to the stereo is dropping in voltage during a starting episode and that is why the memory is scrambled.. When It went dead a couple of weeks ago I think the spike or low voltage caused the turn on circuits to charge but not turn the stereo and because of the scrambled brain it could not turn the circuitry off thus leaving the stereo in essence turned on but blank.

So far since the battery was charged back up and the stereo was reset. So far all is working properly.

I think the fix is going to consist of a surge suppressor on the on off line and a direct source of 12VDC like a seperate line direct to the battery to eliminate any possible voltage drop in the wiring.

The ugly part of this is in order to get to the wiring for the stereo I have to pull the engine doghouse and remove the lower portion of the dash!!!! NO FUN at all and a pain in the A?? so maybe I will wait till it happens again then pull the dash apart.. Oh fun fun fun.....
Yesterday 11:26 AM
idrivejunk
Quote:
Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Some evenings (nights), we cruise to where the other guys cruised to.....ha...


Ya see the cruise nights among them there words?
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
Now your talking about motorcycles right?

John
It would be fun to hear different people's definitions of cruising. Police near my home back in Texas had a sign. If seen passing a given point more than a given number of times within a given time span... thats cruising.

Is it only cruising if others see you?

Was I cruising when I commuted today?



Yesterday 09:38 AM
cozwurth Had to spin wrenches on the wife's van last night. Battery was down again, so I threw a quick charge on it for about 1/2 hour, cranked it up and put a load on it. Idle with no load was hovering at about 13V, put a load on it, dropped to about 9V. Revving made no difference. Pulled alternator and went to get a replacement. They tested and confirmed that it was dead. Not cheap, but should have it back together this evening.

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