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Old 11-05-2013, 02:26 PM   #111
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Hell yeah! Looks like you were beginning to pull him at the end of the quarter on the first video
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Old 11-05-2013, 02:57 PM   #112
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Yeah I was. This truck has a ton of top end power. I started reeling him in after the 1/8th mile
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:03 PM   #113
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Update

Alright so I have narrowed down a ticking noise in the engine that's been going on for awhile to a bad lifter. New lifters have been ordered and also the starting pieces to something a little more sinister

I have big plans for it down the road, but in the meantime, I wanna make it go even faster the way it stands now. So what's better to use to get that extra boost other than nitrous Yup I'm going to start saving my pennies and parts to get a nitrous setup installed in the near future. Not going for anything to crazy, just gonna spray a 75, maybe 100 shot. These trucks can handle it with stock bottom end, stock trans and stock internals. All I'm gonna do is replace the valve springs with some shorter ones for more lift and put some new lifters in. Other than that, all I gotta do is install the nitrous kit and we're looking at potential 12's in the 1/4 mile I'll keep you all updated on this new project!
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:53 PM   #114
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yes but can that truck handle a 18 y/o with a nitrous button
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Old 11-11-2013, 04:02 PM   #115
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Yeah because I'm not some dumbass poser that goes around trying to show off to his buddies, I actually have a brain and use it. Only time I'll be hitting the button is either in a legit race or at the track. So no need to worry about that.
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:51 AM   #116
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So for the peace of mind knowing that the engine will be able to hold up to the extra power, we're going to do a few internal upgrades. New lifters, pushrods, valve springs, head gaskets and intake manifold gaskets are gonna be installed within the next couple weeks. After that, all I gotta do is hook up the nitrous
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:22 PM   #117
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Sounds like a party under the hood!
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:25 PM   #118
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Alright alot has happened in the past week…. Redid the entire top end. New heads, lifters, pushrods, valve springs, head gaskets, intake manifold gaskets, header gaskets, and header bolts. Only "stock" part left are the valves. Well I tore it down Monday and just got it all done and put back together earlier this evening. Before tear down, there was a loud knocking noise. I thought it was just a pushrod considering that it was disconnected from the lifter when I tore it down. The shit news now.. That knock is still there, even after a whole new top end. That only leaves one explanation… Rod knock. Yup the piston rod coming off the crank. But after talking to some well knowledgeable guys, we think the crank, pistons, rods and cam are good. So that means it's time for either a rebuild on my motor which would involve new main bearings, rod bearings, cam bearings, piston rings and oil pump or just get a new short block and put my top end on it. This sucks ass. But it is what it is, so hopefully I can get a game plan down soon and get my truck running again before Christmas.
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Old 12-14-2013, 04:58 PM   #119
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Well that sucks. I think I'd rebuild the bottom end rather than swapping in a short block....
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Gonna be about the same if not more cash to rebuild my current motor rather than just go with a low mileage short block.
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