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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    given most of this update is about this (at least the relevant part)

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  • Captain
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    I have Kids......
    I've been Lied Too Before.......

    But it "STILL SUCKS DIRT" when its a
    ADULT who is Hosing You for the Sale !!

    Another experience is,
    Half your order comes from the seller,
    The other half that's "Not Quite in Inventory"
    Is Direct Shipped By the Manufacturer and
    Shows Up 10 Days Later with a Billing
    Invoice for the Seller.......

    Haven't had any threatening Bill Collector Letters Yet ....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Summit screwed me - I always check where it's sent from, sometimes I can wait, others.... not so much... This time Summit claimed it was close.. it's in Ohio.

    One of those 'I know God will settle the accounts of those who do crap like this' .... missing heaven just for a sale.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by silver_bullet View Post
    better in the shop then on the trail.....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    and the saga continues
    first, got coolant in it


    it wouldn't reliably start, then it wouldn't start at all

    something is missing here

    oh there it is...

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    and done~ish

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  • Captain
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    Originally posted by silver_bullet View Post
    on that steering u-joint...
    Yeah !!!
    Never had the "Death Wobble" on the Hwy ?!!!
    Somebody's Prayers were with You !!!

    Happy 4th of July!!
    I'm sure the Fireworks were flying out of Your Mouth.

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  • silver_bullet
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    on that steering u-joint...

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    time to remove the other head

    and the hits keep coming... the bushing fell out of the bottom of this aftermarket column - but that wasn't the worse thing somehow the lower borgeson joint now rattles side to side. I didn't think it was possible... but it is. dammit



    back to removal

    I'm really going to test these... one of the bolts... I won't say I can't - I can - but there is no way I'm pulling the head again to get the header out so that I can open up a hole - it leaked before...
    fun part about this picture - it convinced me not to change headers... there's no real difference in port size

    functionally the heads are the same - but they're not identical

    see the almost cathedral look to the new heads? that ain't there on the old heads... good thing I didn't just buy one head


    and back together.. new head gaskets

    gave up when I came up missing a gasket... I'm sure I have it, but I've been working on it 12 hours at this point

    one thing for certain - on anything I care about, I'm buying the gaskets individually.... the quality difference, even in the FelPro line, is quite remarkable
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; July 2, 2023, 10:31 PM.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by 65RHDEER View Post
    I can't make out the stamping on the end of that, what head did you go with, a Vortec style replacement?
    yep

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  • 65RHDEER
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    I can't make out the stamping on the end of that, what head did you go with, a Vortec style replacement?
    Last edited by 65RHDEER; July 1, 2023, 07:32 PM.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    new heads arrived today

    other head is about off.... figure Sunday will be its day to be a runner again

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