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  1. We live in a farming community. There are several...

    We live in a farming community. There are several auto parts stores and tractor supply stores in the area where we can get batteries. Both 6 and 8 volt batteries are available because those are what...
  2. I don't think that were gonna switch to a 12 volt...

    I don't think that were gonna switch to a 12 volt system as were not going to rod the truck. The body is getting pulled in September and it going to be stripped and painted. Primarily the guy just...
  3. an old question but most likly a different subject

    I'm hoping to find some guys that have been around a little while. I'm working on a friends 1953 chevy pickup. We plan on putting plenty of work into this thing to make it nice again. It is currently...
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    this item is still available!

    this item is still available!
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    YUKON 3.73 ring and pinion

    Up for sale is a Yukon brand 3.73 ring and pinion plus master install kit. I bought this setup about a year ago and it hasn't left my living room since. It has never been installed and its till in...
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    increasingly annoying

    I have a 1981 chevy scottsdale suburban. It is the heavy half (6 lug wheels). It has a 4 inch Rancho suspension lift that has been installed for the past three years. About a year ago the steering...
  7. Never mind, lol. I bought a larger pickle fork...

    Never mind, lol. I bought a larger pickle fork today and was able to get it apart.
  8. 1981 ball joint/driver side steering knuckle

    OK so, i wanted to change my gear ratio from 3.08 to 3.73 so i got a used set of axles with the right gears and set to change them. After three weeks of working at a slow pace, i finally got front...
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    Well i hope the mileage doesn't decrease because,...

    Well i hope the mileage doesn't decrease because, im already down to like 13 MPG freeway. It horrible but im trying to lean out the carb as much as i can to try and get some miles back.
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    It kind of angers me that he did this to save a...

    It kind of angers me that he did this to save a few bucks on gas. After paying almost $700 for the rear gears and install and another 150 for the front axle im cursing him for wasting my money. I...
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    I dont do mauntain passes often i was just using...

    I dont do mauntain passes often i was just using that as a reference. Primarily the hills that i go up are at most a mile long just steep. As im coming up to the hill i will floor it to try and get...
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    Yes, when i need it i will take the shifter and...

    Yes, when i need it i will take the shifter and throw it all the way down to help me get a leg up on the hill.
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    The speedometer is a whole other issue. It worked...

    The speedometer is a whole other issue. It worked well when i got it and then all of the sudden was 10 MPH off. I had it reset at a shop and it worked well until the needle started bouncing...
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    Im guessing that he was wanting to get lower RPMs...

    Im guessing that he was wanting to get lower RPMs at higher speeds for highway fuel efficiency.
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    changing gears

    The previous owner of my burban was going to use the truck as a commuter (he is a big guy and needed the room) anyways, while he was dumping money into this thing he had the differential gears...
  16. Thread: scottsdale?

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    Very interesting information indeed. It seems...

    Very interesting information indeed. It seems however that somewhere along the line somebody updated the interior because when it got the truck it had a headliner and vinyl bench seat. It doesn't...
  17. Thread: scottsdale?

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    scottsdale?

    Not sure if this is a good section to post this thread, but im curious about the Scottsdale badge. I know Chevy has there little names they give certain trucks like the Scottsdale, Silverado, Z71 and...
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    battery power drain on older CHEVs

    Ever since i bought my 1981 suburban, before i ever did anything to it besides put the engine in, I have had a power draw whenever the rig is parked. The engine came out of another car i had, and...
  19. Thread: Heat!!!

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    Wow thanks for that link, i always forget about...

    Wow thanks for that link, i always forget about LMC. I believe this is the way to go, now all i have to do is find a 1982 suburban with rear heat and steal all the parts!!:lol:
  20. Thread: Heat!!!

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    That is a really nice looking heater from Jegs,...

    That is a really nice looking heater from Jegs, but i think my new heater will have to be scrounged from a junk yard. To the replier who talked about the floor heater, does this heater actually mount...
  21. Thread: Heat!!!

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    Iv only had to drive it a couple times this...

    Iv only had to drive it a couple times this winter. The first time it was about -11 with the windchill, the second time it was around 15. I am concerned with the health of my fan because i actually...
  22. Thread: Heat!!!

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    When i got the truck, it had a headliner. After a...

    When i got the truck, it had a headliner. After a while the headliner started to sag and and fall down while off roading and i took it the rest of the way out. I never put another headliner in...
  23. Thread: Heat!!!

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    No insulation, as in there is no sound deadening...

    No insulation, as in there is no sound deadening material. The truck has no headliner, so the ceiling in the truck is the roof of the truck. There is just the sheet metal between me and the outside,...
  24. Thread: Heat!!!

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    My truck runs at proper operating temp (around...

    My truck runs at proper operating temp (around 175-190 depending on how much wind gets past the cardboard i put in front of the radiator) The air that comes out of the vents ranges from warm to very...
  25. Thread: Heat!!!

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    Heat!!!

    So one of the main reasons i don't like driving my burban in the
    winter is because the thing has like NO insulation. I can let the
    thing warm up for like an hour before i drive it and im still...
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