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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Taking care of business.

    Quote Originally Posted by GTPkirmet View Post
    I bought my Vac and Gauge set from harbor freight, I love them! Pretty accurate compared to my friends brand name set.
    That, OR I was looking at some vacuum pump / gauge sets from Ebay. $100 for a 3.5 CFM pump and gauge set. Even if I only use it once or twice to get the S10 going, it'll still be worth the price.

    Search: "Zeny combo vacuum pump gauge set"

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    Search: "Zeny combo vacuum pump gauge set"[/QUOTE]


    Looks like a great deal and they've sold plenty of them. I'll be interested in how well they work for you.


    ..Should you go that route lol
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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Knock sensors. Again.

    Quote Originally Posted by BrandonHall10 View Post
    New knock sensors are on order. Should be installing those next weekend. Maybe.
    New knock sensors are in.



    Would have gone a lot quicker if the top of the sensor hadn't spun inside the body. Ended up taking the valley cover plate off to grab the outside of the sensor. Couple days of driving with the code turned back on and no check engine light so far. I'm calling that a win. Though I did right by buying AC Delco sensors originally. Looks like I found a shady seller on Amazon. Fail. That was a $60 lesson. Went with Delphi this time.

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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Trying to chill out

    you need 5x120 drag wheels? the new forgestar F14 drag wheel is ultra affordable compared to anything like welds, and they're lighter!
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    Nick I think you are whoring your business in every thread I see......
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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Trying to chill out

    good. buy some wheels.
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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Trying to chill out

    My next set of wheels will come from the junkyard or craigslist. I don't have "new wheel" money.

    Automotive AC is not in my wheelhouse... Yet. So, I decided to do some research. I guess if you leave the receiver/dryer open to the atmosphere too long it will pick up moisture? Which wreaks havoc on the desiccant inside the unit, which will then send crud through the system and clog the orifice tube. I decided, for the cost of the components, it would be best to throw some new parts at it.



    Receiver/dryer, pag oil, and orifice tube(s). $25 for that whole pile. R/D came with new o-rings, so that's nice. S10 calls for PAG 100, and the Silverado (engine donor) calls for PAG 46. I went with PAG 46 figuring the compressor is the most important part of the system. Got the kind with UV dye already in it because, I can be almost certain it will leak somewhere eventually if not right away. Two orifice tubes because they are only $2 each, so why not have a spare.

    Probably order the pump and gauges on Friday when the paycheck drops.

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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Trying to chill out

    sounds like brandon will be building a few transmission in the future

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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Trying to chill out

    If I had a guaranteed buyer for every one I built, I'd do one a month.

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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Trying to chill out

    Quote Originally Posted by BrandonHall10 View Post
    If I had a guaranteed buyer for every one I built, I'd do one a month.
    i think you could line up 3 or 4 easy.

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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Trying to chill out

    50% down non refundable that will weed out the wanna be's real quick.

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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Trying to chill out

    Quote Originally Posted by Scottydoggs View Post
    i think you could line up 3 or 4 easy.
    Maybe... Money talks.

    Quote Originally Posted by ItHurtz View Post
    50% down non refundable that will weed out the wanna be's real quick.
    Lots of wanna be's out there.

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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Now with CalTracs!

    Don't do anybody favors because you know them from here, heck half down won't cover a parts kit, will it? I crated up the set of seats out of my 40th and sent them to a fellow member in MI, and that has been nothing but a fiasco. People get big dreams off tax returns but then the money runs out on their overly enthusiastic plans and favors are quickly forgotten. Trust no one!

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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Trying to chill out

    Whereabouts in Michigan? Do I need to go knock on a door?

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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Trying to chill out

    I absolutely love the fact that this truck is used as a truck, not as a garage queen like most projects end up.

    Instead of doing all that work and just letting it sit, it's being used and enjoyed as it should.

    Handling upgrades, go-slow parts, and an attitude.

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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - All my gauges work!

    It ain't that bad yet but thanks, geos. Bellevue. I don't like having to make people mad to get them to handle their responsibilities but thats where I'm at. This thread was a poor place for me to bring that up but yeah, with transmissions theres value so it would require additional precautions. I took none.

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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - All my gauges work!

    Quote Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
    Don't do anybody favors because you know them from here, heck half down won't cover a parts kit, will it?
    Parts kit? Sure. Those aren't really expensive. Just seals, steels and clutches. Bout a hundred and a half. Nothing in a (stock) 4t65e is terribly expensive. It's just the sheer number of components that need to be replaced. Nickel and dime on a bigger scale. $35 here, $100 there. Chain(s), input piston, rear planet, shims, solenoids...

    I crated up the set of seats out of my 40th and sent them to a fellow member in MI, and that has been nothing but a fiasco. People get big dreams off tax returns but then the money runs out on their overly enthusiastic plans and favors are quickly forgotten. Trust no one!
    I hear ya.

    Quote Originally Posted by GeosGP View Post
    Whereabouts in Michigan? Do I need to go knock on a door?
    Forum members being bros. Nice.

    Quote Originally Posted by WarStryker13 View Post
    I absolutely love the fact that this truck is used as a truck, not as a garage queen like most projects end up.

    Instead of doing all that work and just letting it sit, it's being used and enjoyed as it should.
    Well I'll be honest... I don't do a ton of driving, but everywhere I go I take this truck. This is why I must get the AC working soon!

    Quote Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
    This thread was a poor place for me to bring that up...
    Don't sweat it man. You're allowed to go off subject on occasion.

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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Taking care of business!

    I was thinking of differential and torque converter plus the stuff you said. Thought there was several hundred there.

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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Trying to chill out

    Quote Originally Posted by WarStryker13 View Post
    I absolutely love the fact that this truck is used as a truck, not as a garage queen like most projects end up.

    Instead of doing all that work and just letting it sit, it's being used and enjoyed as it should.
    I second this. Plus with kids quads in the back of what looks could be a 4 cylinder truck, cops won't think it's the burnout culprit...
    not what it looks like

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    Default Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - It's been a year... Already?

    Quote Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
    I was thinking of differential and torque converter plus the stuff you said. Thought there was several hundred there.
    The diffy is usually okay, but yes, another couple hundred for the torque convertor.

    Quote Originally Posted by cheatah faheatah View Post
    I second this. Plus with kids quads in the back of what looks could be a 4 cylinder truck, cops won't think it's the burnout culprit...
    Unless they notice the rubber stuck to it.

    Well it's been one year to the day since I started this thread. Quite a journey. Thanks to everyone who chimed in with advice and encouragement!

    Plenty more to come!

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