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Smithy's Suburban
02-23-2017, 10:49 AM
Post: #301
RE: Smithy's Suburban
Your rig looks badass in the snow! Nice job on the stand.
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02-23-2017, 08:52 PM
Post: #302
RE: Smithy's Suburban
Thanks!

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03-02-2017, 12:28 PM (This post was last modified: 03-02-2017 12:36 PM by Smithy.)
Post: #303
RE: Smithy's Suburban
I took the scrap miter cuts from the engine stand and welded them on as mounting tabs for a pair of Rigid Dually lights.

   

   

   

Tearing the new engine down, it's surprisingly clean inside for having nearly a quarter million miles on it. No oil sludge and hardly any wear, you can still see the factory crosshatch in the cylinder walls.

   

   

There is however some moisture damage on #6, we will see how it cleans up.

   

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03-03-2017, 10:31 PM
Post: #304
RE: Smithy's Suburban
Still planning on the bumper design you talked about?

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03-04-2017, 07:44 AM
Post: #305
RE: Smithy's Suburban
Yeah, I still plan on building both of them. Right now I'm bouncing around between projects.

I think that getting the drivetrain where I want it is more important at this point. I want feel more comfortable taking it on longer trips. The current setup works but has a few factory quirks that I don't care for, even the original owner of the burban complained about them.

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03-04-2017, 01:44 PM
Post: #306
RE: Smithy's Suburban
Lower end torn down. So far everything looks nice, hardly any wear at all.

   

   

   

   

   

   

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03-04-2017, 02:18 PM
Post: #307
RE: Smithy's Suburban
Looks like you scored on this engine!

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03-10-2018, 06:56 PM
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RE: Smithy's Suburban
So. . .

A year ish later update Confused

I've been distracted with other projects, hopefully getting back to this soon. The old 6.5 is being temperamental again.

All the machine work is finished on the 12 valve. We decided to go with a 20 thousandths overbore on the block, and larger pistons to go with it. Valves ground and 60# springs installed. Crank polished, all new bearings, 4k governor springs in the injection pump, and ARP head studs. Everything ready for final assembly.

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03-10-2018, 07:39 PM
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(03-10-2018 06:56 PM)Smithy Wrote:  So. . .

A year ish later update Confused

lmao yup I'm not the only one.

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03-14-2018, 08:30 AM
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RE: Smithy's Suburban
(03-10-2018 07:39 PM)AlvarezMetalWorks Wrote:  lmao yup I'm not the only one.

Rehabbing a neglected hoarder house takes a lot of time and money.

Wait until you move. Toys slide further down the priority list, and the fixing up fun begins.

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