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Old April 11th, 2011, 10:22 AM   #1
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Talking Project "retard"

The truck as I bought it, 44/9 SAS on Leafs, Spool in the rear trutrack in the front, sitting on 35's, it has the stock 4.3 with headers and some mild computer tuning, not sure on how much lift since I bought it with the SAS from somebody on here.


I have a heavy right foot so the tow rig was naturally next.


I'm also known for destroying axle shafts (mostly ujoints to be honest) with the 44/9 the truck weighs in at 4500 lbs so that might be part of it, but my size 15's don't help, thus the build name.
Originally I was going to rebuild the 4L60E and put tons under it, run a 231/300 doubler.
After a year of it never got done, but I was still wheeling the piss out of it.
New years I took it up to R&V needed to change a Ujoint when I got there (knew it was bad when I was loading it on the trailer) then I noticed the 233 was cracked (again). Once the ujoint was in the truck failed to start. The S10 fuel pump strikes again, It started and ran just fine when I loaded it onto the trailer, and never made it off.
I started looking into fuel pumps, $250 on up, I head about a ton of issues with bad aftermarket pumps, pumps burning up fast. Basically spend the money on a new GM pump or be swap it every year. Here is the solution to the problem.

The 4.3 wasn't enough. So a Gen I 350 is going into its place. Motor was rebuilt less than 10000 miles ago, punched .30 over with an RV cam, nothing to wild.
Now, why would I want to switch to a carb after running fuel injection?
To be honest I don't.


So I picked up that gem. Propane kit with 2 tanks. Anybody want to buy a holly?
So, next everyone will ask, "If you are already breaking axle shafts, why are you putting in a V8?"

Easy answer, Dodge D60's I'm estimating my width to be about 80" outside of tire to outside of tire, once its all said and done, very rough estimation as I have not yet selected rims and tires.
I am thinking 5.13 gears, since I am going to have the doubler, I picked dodge axles so I could run the 300 right side up, with half the cost of a ford, and having a leaky tcase.

I was still thinking of running the 4L603 but it needed a rebuild, plus if I was going to remove the electronics from the motor, why would I want an electronic trans, so I made the guy with the motor an offer on the transmission, 700R4 rebuilt at the same time as the motor, shifts good, I got to test drive it before it got removed.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 11:41 AM   #2
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Old April 11th, 2011, 11:43 AM   #3
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Man that garage is a mess
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Old April 11th, 2011, 12:17 PM   #4
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Man that garage is a mess
There is beer in the fridge, that makes everything else ok!
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Old April 11th, 2011, 04:04 PM   #5
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this should turn out good, maybe you can keep shafts in this one
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Old April 11th, 2011, 04:18 PM   #6
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any plans for a cage/exo?
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Old April 11th, 2011, 04:27 PM   #7
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this should turn out good, maybe you can keep shafts in this one
I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
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any plans for a cage/exo?
When $ allows, hopefully before I roll it...
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Old April 11th, 2011, 05:34 PM   #8
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What size tires are you planning on running after the swap?
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Old April 11th, 2011, 05:47 PM   #9
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I'm thinking a 38 but if I got the hacksaw out I could probably stuff a 40. Will have to see what funds dictate.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 05:52 PM   #10
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Sweet, its about time you upgraded them axle's.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 05:55 PM   #11
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And it begins...
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Old April 11th, 2011, 05:58 PM   #12
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Just start cutting now, you'll be wanting 42's by the end of the season
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Old April 11th, 2011, 06:05 PM   #14
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haha the Garage that has his axles in it is also a mess... Cant wait to see this build come together..
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Old April 11th, 2011, 06:09 PM   #15
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The plan is to run 38 ish on it now, and start getting the stuff to link it, then I can push the front axle forward a few inches and clear 42's with a little fender left.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 09:25 PM   #16
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He is going to run the tires to the right of the engine
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Old April 11th, 2011, 10:47 PM   #17
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Cool. I like where this is headed.
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Old April 18th, 2011, 08:37 AM   #18
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Fuck it, take the whole front clip off need the room to work anyway.

I was too slow so JJ pulled my crossmember and tcase.

Well the motor is out...

And pushed back out of the garage to be taken up next sunday.
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Old April 18th, 2011, 08:40 AM   #19
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this at jjs house?
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this at jjs house?
Yes, I don't have a nice garage to work in so he offered up his... I just don't think he knew how much of a mess I was going to make
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