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Old November 27th, 2007, 11:44 PM   #21
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The rear SRW 14b has been acquired and is under construction. The gov-lok is being rebuilt and a thick OEM Dana 4,56 gearset is being added since the front axle I have lined up already had 4.56's. As an added bonus, the front axle already has Ford D60 outers with dual-piston calipers and I picked up some 35-spline stubs for it as well.

Got some H2 rims for it, along with some low-tread 33" MT's to run temporarily after the axle swap.

The rear should be ready to install in about 2 weeks, but I'm not sure the front will make it in before the New Year. Looking forward to the re-gear, as the torque convertor doesn't like to stay locked in 4th gear due to the tall factory axle ratio.
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Neat.

What happened to the '8 and the technicolor dreamcoat '7?
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Damn dude Ilove that truck. I wish mine looked like that!!.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 12:04 AM   #24
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Neat.

What happened to the '8 and the technicolor dreamcoat '7?
They are sleeping. I want to finish the XJ (gets its HP60/70 next month), get this thing re-axled, and liquidate 3 other vehicles before getting into those two.
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Picking up the 4.56'd/gov-lok'd 14b FF rear tomorrow.
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Picking up the 4.56'd/gov-lok'd 14b FF rear tomorrow.
I think I speak for us all when I say we're sitting on the edge of our seats...
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Old December 7th, 2007, 04:49 PM   #27
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Lumbering around in this thing on 33's with 3.08's blows.
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Old December 7th, 2007, 05:22 PM   #28
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Old December 17th, 2007, 02:22 PM   #29
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The 4.56'd gov-lok 14bFF got swapped in at UORC this past Saturday.


This is the 14bSF that came out:



This is the 14bFF fromt he same generation Chevy truck platform that bolted right in:



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The finished product with H2's and nearly bald 33x12.5r17 Pro Comp MT's. Based on the power & rpm's while towing the trailer yesterday, I'll probably run a metric size in the 34" range. I'm considering spacers in the rear also, as the H2's sit pretty far inboard.



Still needs the brakes adjusted, one more new wheel cylinder installed (just so I start out with all new stuff), and parking brake cables installed. The hydraulic brake lines were lifted of the 14bSF and dropped right down on the 14bFF and both axles had 1350 yokes, so no conversion joint was required. The rear driveshaft was never lengthened when the truck was lifted, so the longer pinion of the 14bFF has put the slip back closer to where it should be. The only hiccups in the plan were a leaky wheel cylinder, incompatible parking brake cables (expected), and a lack of u-bolts for the rear due to different tube diameters, but Diversified Creations in Brighton is a stocking BDS dealer and had 3 5/8" x 15" ubolts on the shelf.

The next day, I set out in the snowstorm with a trailer to knock out a parts run. Took it from Highland, to GR, to West Olive, to Kalamazoo, and then back to Highland. I brought home this trucks future D60 front, 454, and 4L80e, as well as some goodies for UORC. It would be nice to get the D60 installed before this weekend's run back to the same places, but I'm not sure I'll have time. No issues except for briefly getting stuck in JCR's unplowed parking lot in 2wd with bald tires.
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why the H2s? Black rims looked good with that 2 tone blue
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why the H2s? Black rims looked good with that 2 tone blue
Because 6 holes won't fit on 8 studs, Mr. Kettering graduate.


I already had the H2's sitting around for the XJ.

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Because 6 holes won't fit on 8 studs, Mr. Kettering graduate.
nice looking good so far
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i bet that thing has a sweet headliner.
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What shop did you do the work at?
Unless your garage changed alot
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Every time I look up, I think of the "ludicrous speed" scene from Spaceballs.

"They've gone plaid!"


You can see it here:

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The 4.56'd gov-lok 14bFF got swapped in at UORC this past Saturday.


This is the 14bSF that came out:



This is the 14bFF fromt he same generation Chevy truck platform that bolted right in:



Some pics of the progress:





The finished product with H2's and nearly bald 33x12.5r17 Pro Comp MT's. Based on the power & rpm's while towing the trailer yesterday, I'll probably run a metric size in the 34" range. I'm considering spacers in the rear also, as the H2's sit pretty far inboard.



Still needs the brakes adjusted, one more new wheel cylinder installed (just so I start out with all new stuff), and parking brake cables installed. The hydraulic brake lines were lifted of the 14bSF and dropped right down on the 14bFF and both axles had 1350 yokes, so no conversion joint was required. The rear driveshaft was never lengthened when the truck was lifted, so the longer pinion of the 14bFF has put the slip back closer to where it should be. The only hiccups in the plan were a leaky wheel cylinder, incompatible parking brake cables (expected), and a lack of u-bolts for the rear due to different tube diameters, but Diversified Creations in Brighton is a stocking BDS dealer and had 3 5/8" x 15" ubolts on the shelf.

The next day, I set out in the snowstorm with a trailer to knock out a parts run. Took it from Highland, to GR, to West Olive, to Kalamazoo, and then back to Highland. I brought home this trucks future D60 front, 454, and 4L80e, as well as some goodies for UORC. It would be nice to get the D60 installed before this weekend's run back to the same places, but I'm not sure I'll have time. No issues except for briefly getting stuck in JCR's unplowed parking lot in 2wd with bald tires.

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Yeah, I posted a bunch of stuff for sale on Pirate last night and they are now sucking up all my Googlepages bandwidth, which is affecting all the pics I host there. I haven't had time to go back to POR and take down the linked pics.
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I didn't think you could get a Suburban with 3.08 gears....I thought the highest gear was a 3.42?
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I didn't think you could get a Suburban with 3.08 gears....I thought the highest gear was a 3.42?
I wouldn't know, as I didn't get one with 3.08's. When the 14bSF came out I popped the cover and found 3.73's.
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