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by Speeder
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Side Garage
Topic: The Random Thought Thread
Replies: 832
Views: 894243

Re: The Random Thought Thread

So has anyone else noticed that since the server upgrade, we've become the global warehouse for Hormel?

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by Speeder
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Side Garage
Topic: Install an electric fan, 2008 Colorado
Replies: 9
Views: 564

Install an electric fan, 2008 Colorado

OK, my fan is working now. Sorry, no pictures, while it's working pretty well I'm kind of ashamed at the build quality. This is a work truck, so my only care is does it work, not how does it look and it looks horrible. Anyway, since the information is kind of scattered and hard to put together, I de...
by Speeder
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Side Garage
Topic: Install an electric fan, 2008 Colorado
Replies: 9
Views: 564

Re: Fix a fan shroud

Yup, visited a salvage yard and cannibalized a TrailBlazer with the correct computer in it, so I now have a cache of E67 wires. The plugs are shot though, as they'd been in direct sunlight for who knows how long. Anyway, it ran great in the test run. When I direct connect the relay control to power ...
by Speeder
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: GM Performance Forum
Topic: Massive secondaries and fuel injection
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Massive secondaries and fuel injection

Probably nobody remembers this, but a long time ago I complained on this board about how with fuel injection, you no longer got the sound of the massive secondaries opening up on a 4 barrel carb, and how nice it would be if there was a way to run a pair of throttle bodies so that one would run for c...
by Speeder
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Side Garage
Topic: NEW SERVER FOR THE PPE GM PERFORMANCE FORUM!
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: NEW SERVER FOR THE PPE GM PERFORMANCE FORUM!

Assuming this is the place to report problems with the new server. Even when I check the "remember me" box, I keep getting logged out. The old forum never logged me out, and other forums using the same software don't log me out. This one, if I close the window, I'm gone. Can this be corrected? Would...
by Speeder
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Side Garage
Topic: Who's got some Investment Ideas?
Replies: 1044
Views: 1120653

Re: Who's got some Investment Ideas?

Bailed out of AAL at 20 and a bit. Was making me nervous, especially after the drop from the 15 I bought at to 9 after Buffet sold out.
by Speeder
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Side Garage
Topic: Install an electric fan, 2008 Colorado
Replies: 9
Views: 564

Stupid GM, changed the pins between the Gen3 and Gen4 computers. The old ones were round, new ones are square. Now my cache of computer pins is worthless, and my truck is sitting out there needing one stinking wire connected before the fans will run. Parts run tomorrow.
by Speeder
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Side Garage
Topic: Install an electric fan, 2008 Colorado
Replies: 9
Views: 564

I wasn't able to find the 3M stuff locally, but was able to find JB Weldit (JB) plastic bonder. Their plastic bonding stuff is probably fine for fixing cracks or attaching patches together but it's no good for filling holes as itself as it's way too runny going on. It also gets very hot while curing...
by Speeder
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Side Garage
Topic: Install an electric fan, 2008 Colorado
Replies: 9
Views: 564

Thanks, I'll look into those and advise the final outcome. I'm also looking at a few other options that will cost money, but want to try this first.
by Speeder
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Side Garage
Topic: Install an electric fan, 2008 Colorado
Replies: 9
Views: 564

Install an electric fan, 2008 Colorado

The fan clutch on my 2008 Colorado went out, and I have a set of factory fans off a 2007 Silverado. I've cut one of the fans off the Silverado assembly, and it fits pretty nicely inside the fan hole on the Colorado fan shroud. But here I need some advice - What should I use to permanently attach the...
by Speeder
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: GM Performance Forum
Topic: Project - 2003 Dodge Dakota, working name Frankentrucken
Replies: 9
Views: 4755

There are a lot of off-road shops around here, but most of them are socket jockeys. If you can't do it with a pre-engineered bolt-on kit, they can't handle it. I'll add them to the search though, you never know.
by Speeder
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: GM Performance Forum
Topic: Project - 2003 Dodge Dakota, working name Frankentrucken
Replies: 9
Views: 4755

This sucks. I had worked up an agreement with a guy to redo my truck's suspension. After several months of being put off, he decided that he's getting out of the business and is going to build cars to sell instead of doing work for others. I'm not out any money, we only got as far as he looked at th...
by Speeder
Tue May 26, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: GM Performance Forum
Topic: Van body switch 4l80e won’t shift properly
Replies: 2
Views: 650

Move the electronics from the old gas body to the new one? It worked on the original body, should work on the new one.

What was the interference on the diesel with the 4x4?
by Speeder
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: GM Performance Forum
Topic: 2015 Tahoe - 6L80E to 8L90E conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 4414

I have three 15-19 Yukons in my work fleet and every one of them ate the torque converter. 6 speeds or 8 speeds? I understand now (more research) is that the trans fluid was the problem. It was absorbing water. The new stuff they recommend is a Mobil 1 trans fluid that's something like 10-12 bucks ...
by Speeder
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: GM Performance Forum
Topic: 95 GMC
Replies: 76
Views: 20266

I saw the watermarks, they were there. They weren't very transparent, and made it hard to see what was on the pictures. They aren't there now. Probably a Photobucket thing. I wouldn't worry about it.
by Speeder
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: GM Performance Forum
Topic: Turbo recommendation
Replies: 6
Views: 4438

I suppose I could. The shop I'm talking to says that the same engine built to 9.5:1 would produce around 550HP at the crank, and would be boost ready.
by Speeder
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: GM Performance Forum
Topic: Turbo recommendation
Replies: 6
Views: 4438

Looks like this is the turbo I'll need according to Garrett. https://www.garrettmotion.com/racing-and-performance/performance-catalog/turbo/g-series-g42-1200/ Further research into the valving thing looks like what I might want to do is doable. A blow off valve can handle closing off half of the tur...
by Speeder
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Side Garage
Topic: The Random Thought Thread
Replies: 832
Views: 894243

4 cylinder small block V8 making 500HP, top speed 200MPH. https://www.enginelabs.com/engine-tech/little-spinner-inside-a-nitro-burning-119ci-v4-small-block-chevy/ 9.0L https://www.hotrod.com/articles/mercury-racing-big-block/ Chevy moves into the electric crate motor world https://www.motor1.com/new...
by Speeder
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Side Garage
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 12
Views: 3209

I see a silver lining - I now work from home for the forseeable future, and if it goes well enough I might be able to wrangle a permanent work from home position. Saves me a daily 70 mile commute and 2 hours of time per day. Plus I don't have to be stuck in that hole with those people.
by Speeder
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: GM Performance Forum
Topic: Turbo recommendation
Replies: 6
Views: 4438

Turbo recommendation

I've been crawling all over the web trying to figure out how to pick a turbo, and I've learned just about everything there is to learn about turbos except how to actually select one. That part I can't get my mind around, and none of the turbo shops are answering my emails. So, time to turn to the ma...