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General Auto Tech / Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« on: January 28 2022, 07:15:39 PM »
Went and rented the axle puller kit, took less time to pull out the bearing races than it took to go get the tool.
I got the axles and bearings pressed together and the axles installed.

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General Auto Tech / Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« on: January 27 2022, 02:07:34 PM »
I was able to test fit the axles today - Everything looks good.
Yesterday I attempted to remove the driver's wheel bearing race, and it fought and won at least for now. My Harbor Freight slide hammer is apparently a finger smasher 9000. I got my pointer finger and palm on my right hand pretty well and split them open. Not once but twice. You think I'd learn but I wanted that damn race out. They either fit extremely tight in these aftermarket housings or they put it in with loctite. I'm tempted to grab a nitrous bottle and freeze that sob out - but I'm not going to push my luck at the moment. I started to cut it but I really don't want to get into the register so I stopped. I'm going to go rent the axle puller slide hammer from Advance or Autozoo - it has the proper attachment to grab the race, rather than my backwoods engineered attachment on my POS slide hammer. 

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General Auto Tech / Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« on: January 25 2022, 02:19:57 PM »
These showed up today.
Size matters, old 12.5mm wheel studs vs new 5/8" studs

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General Auto Tech / Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« on: January 19 2022, 03:27:00 PM »
Brad his is starting to get rough, in a couple of years it'll be a rust bucket. But it wasn't the cleanest truck when he bought it. 
His runs are fine, and now that he finally fixed the front end it drives decent. He drove 40 miles a day for 10 years with the front end so worn out it was more like driving a wore out farm tractor. The passenger side only has one exhaust bolt broken off, the driver side has 5 out the six broken lol. 

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General Auto Tech / Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« on: January 19 2022, 12:56:41 PM »
I helped my dad work on his 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500 today. Replaced the drivers side mirror, new plugs/wires, swapped the maf and threw a 10 minute tune on it. 
The truck has around 165k on it and the plugs had never been changed. 5 out of the 8 were finger tight and the other 3 werenít much tighter. They were the correct oe plugs and the way they looked Iíd say they were original. Needless to say his truck runs a tad better now.

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IHADAV8 Playground / Re: Happy Birthday, David!
« on: January 16 2022, 06:02:20 PM »
Happy Birthday!

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General Buick Tech / Re: Anyone have an injector flow test machine
« on: January 16 2022, 12:05:03 PM »
I've read reviews elsewhere and it seems to be a decent unit for cleaning and general testing. It's not going to flow accurately on any decent-sized injector as the pump can't keep up. Of course, they've probably gone to shit since I was looking quite some time ago. 

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General Auto Tech / Re: New Jack
« on: January 16 2022, 10:57:19 AM »
After 20 years my 2.5 ton would only go up halfway. So I dumped all the old hydraulic fluid out of it and filled it with atf, and bled the air out. The damn thing has never worked better, it's like it was full of vegetable oil or something from the factory. 

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I almost bought a house that was basically a shanty with a shop attached. Had it not been next door to one of the largest dairy farms around I might have done it.
Those benches are nice. Maybe once I'm caught up on some of the other things I can build some.

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General Auto Tech / Re: New Jack
« on: January 15 2022, 10:29:21 AM »
Nice! Is 3 tons enough to lift that wagon? - lol 

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General Auto Tech / Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« on: January 11 2022, 05:13:16 PM »
I've spent more time on this harness than I care to admit. I think I have it the way I want it after the 4th revision.
Basically, this harness plugs into the power tap connector on the Holley harness. It's got ignition 12v, chassis ground, sensor 5v, and sensor ground. I made a pass-through connector for the main power tap, so I can plugin with another metripack connector if I need to add any more sensors in the future. This harness is for the dome pressure sensor in the wastegate, and flex fuel sensor. 4 wires go into the car, Flex signal, Dome pressure, ignition 12v, and the chassis ground. 

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General Auto Tech / Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« on: January 10 2022, 08:20:15 PM »
With my growing collection of Milwaukee gear the compressor is pretty much used for blowing up tires and running the cut off/die grinder.

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General Auto Tech / Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« on: January 10 2022, 08:03:38 PM »
Itís 50ft - itís flexzilla brand, havenít had a chance to use it yet.

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General Auto Tech / Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« on: January 10 2022, 05:56:20 PM »
Yeah Iím good on the electrical - some pages back should be some pictures of the box. 

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