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03-06-2013, 12:29 PM #1971
Yesterday I completed the 1.5" body lift. Today it got an oil change.Sometimes the best part of my job is that my chair swivels.
03-06-2013, 04:36 PM #1972
Today I had a pair of 52" braided stainless steel pneumatic lines made for connecting the rear air manifold of the OBA project to the air tanks in the air tank carrier. I also picked up four 1/4" MPT to 1/4" FPT 90 degree fittings and four 1/4" MPT to 1/2" OD tube compression fittings. With a little luck (regarding the weather) this weekend I can finalize the air tank connections within the air tank carrier, install the air carrier under the truck, and connect it to the rear air manifold.
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03-07-2013, 11:03 AM #1973
drove through some sand and water to take a shorter way to work. with the storm we had last night some sand drifted accross the main road on post and the mps closed the road. so rather then going the super long way around, i cut thru a little area i know of and saved a few miles.
2011 GMC Sierra SLE 5.3 Z71 4X4 Stealth Gray Metallic
Tow mirrors - Diablo InTune - Flowmaster Regular 40 - Ready Lift 2.5' lift - Carr Light Wing - TruckLite LED lights
03-07-2013, 11:25 AM #1974
This morning I crawled under the truck to check the transmission for signs of continued fluid loss, as I suspected she was still dripping but couldn't be sure across the last two days (due to rain). Sadly, she's still leaking ... and it is, in fact, about 3-4 times worse than prior to having the work done.
I contacted the shop that did the work (which is, of course, warranted) and set up a time to bring the truck back. I also checked the trans fluid level just to be sure it was still in good shape.
Bleah. So much for air tank carrier installation, this weekend.
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03-07-2013, 12:59 PM #1975
today I ordered a spare set of clear depo headlights (for my proper HID retrofit) and the morimoto H1 projector retrofit HID kit! cant wait to get on this mod when i get it
depo headlights clear ($84.00 on amazon)
morimoto h1 retrofit kit ($300.00 from the retrofitsource.com + $8.50 for shipping insurance)2000 Chevrolet Silverado
4.3L V6, 2WD, Single Cab
Poweraid TB Spacer
Flowmaster 10-series exhaust (dumped)
LS-1 Dual Electric fans
Head Unit: Alpine
Speakers: 6.5" Boston Component set, 4X6 Infinity Kappas
Subs: 2-12" Kicker CVT's
Amps: Alpine-M1000 (subs), Alpine MRX-F65 (Speakers)
305/70R16 NITTO Terra Grapplers
16" PROCOMP 7089's
2" leveling kit
3" Fabtech Spindle Lift Kit
Front/Rear-Bilstein 5100 shocks
HELLA FF-75 Aux. Reverse Lamps
35W HID Low Beams
RECON LED smoked roof cab lights
HELLA LED taillights and 3rd brakelight
Hawk HPS Brake pads
Russell braided steel brake lines
Powerstop-red powdercoated brake calipers
Powerslot Cryo brake rotors
03-07-2013, 02:29 PM #1976
03-07-2013, 03:37 PM #1977
My truck has been mostly sitting lately, but I got it out for a drive yesterday and really enjoyed the tweaks I made to the performance tune.
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1974 Triumph Spitfire 1500 - Work in Progress
2003 Sierra 3500 Duramax. The Newer, Better Work Truck
03-07-2013, 10:57 PM #1978
I drove it today like I normally do, waiting for GM's high quality rack and pinion to fall off the truck
2000 Silverado 1500 Ext Cab, 2WD Vortec 5.3 | K/N Cold Air Intake | Monroe Sensa-Trac front shocks | Monroe Sensa-Trac load adjusting rear shocks | Built in Canada | OEM replacement Headlight casings |OEM replacement Tail light casings | Kenwood Excelon Head Unit | Focal Speakers | Dash Cam | 265/70R16 Michelin LTX M/S2 | Rebuilt Transmission |Bosch Platinum 4 plugs | 2nd replacement windshield | G80 | Silverstar Ultras | Dual Yellow Tops | Black Lights | Fog Machine | 1500W Power inverter | 400W AMP | BlueTooth 3.x for hands free dialing | HD Radio Tuner | Diablo InTune Tune :great:| 6000K HID Lowbeams | 6000K HID High beams|All interior lights are 6000k LED's|Blue LED's in my cluster pack|LED's in Third Brake Light |WeatherTech front digitally matched floor mats |"Big 3" Electrical Upgrade |
03-08-2013, 10:07 AM #1979
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03-08-2013, 05:09 PM #1980
Today I met with the mechanical engineer and machinist who are designing and fabricating the three brackets for use under my hood in my on board air project. We altered the previously-discussed design of the compressor bracket after reviewing potential fitment problems -- and might have a model as early as next week. We planned out the coalescing filter bracket (arguably the easiest of the three), and also designed and modeled the air manifold bracket.
To get an idea of what kind of work we're doing, part number 35 in this diagram is a M8 thread size flange nut. There are two studs protruding from the firewall that use this nut. For the front air manifold bracket we will remove these nuts and replace them with a set of elongated, threaded 1/2" diameter studs made to spec ... to support a flat aluminum plate to which the air manifold will be bolted.
Here's an overhead shot from the 3D model. The air manifold is shown in gold while the elongated studs and flat aluminum plate that comprise the bracket we're fabricating are shown in gray.
You expressed interest in this project, hence the detail level of this post. I'd have uploaded the 3D PDF model as an attachment so that you could download it and then zoom into or even rotate it, but @Steve apparently has PDF's limited to 78.1KB ... and this -tiny- 3D model is 84.0KB, so I can't share it, here. Hence the best I could do was a photo. I tried, though...
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