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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2023, 10:01:15 PM »
3rd radiator ordered.  lets try this again lol

havent gotten much done on this really. 

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2023, 08:22:00 PM »
3rd rad looks like a fit.  picked up the needed rear fenders. 


hoping to plumb cooling and get the motor running longer than 30secs to eval if its pooched or not.   have another lq9 sitting in another chassis with a blown trans but good motor that i did drive on to trailer and got to hear better. 

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2023, 08:23:04 PM »
or i have the big camshaft 5.3 still sitting downstairs :)   

that might be too much for jody though if she buys it (stalking me on it)

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2023, 10:39:20 PM »
oil had a bunch of water in it.  im thinking it got wet from sitting with the intake off so long after the fire.

drained, filled with cleanish used oil, ran, drained

changed filter, 1qt lucas, 5quarts 20W50  she is quiet as a kitten now!   


hopefully water says out of oil, and should be good to go!

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2023, 10:21:30 PM »
Another LS for the win!  Bulletproof!   8)

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2023, 03:37:54 PM »
ya i was getting a little discouraged with this thing and quit working on it a few weeks after that. 


got doors hung and fit today.  hood next and then it should be almost finish color paint time.


some wiring, running boards, bed work, bumpers. 


should go quick.  nice it drives in the shop though now with out sounding like a snare drum. 

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2023, 08:22:57 PM »
cant freaking believe i just started this up to move back to the lift bay and its making the same top end knock noise.


it was completely silent for like 5 or 6 starts and moves between showing chip and matt this week after i did the flush and oil change.


fawk me.   cant decided if dip stick is slightly high and milky or not.  it does look about 1/2" higher.  i guess i will let it sit and see if water drains off the bottom next week after the race.   

not sure its worth 2 head gaskets or not, i guess at least its easy access and only gaskets and oil change away again.  i cant think of anything else that would turn noise back on other than the oil went to shit after.

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2023, 03:21:52 PM »
put 17psi on cooling system to see if it pumps more into oil

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2023, 07:50:52 PM »
I would do another cheap "oil flush"  maybe some sea foam.   then run Royal Purple 31250 HPS Street Synthetic Motor Oil 20W50

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2023, 08:36:06 PM »
flushing and fancy oil wont fix adding water to the oil pan in 2-3min if run time. 

head gaskets are about the cost of the oil and lucas i already put in it,


id like to avoid pulling the cab, so ill probably struggle around changing the head gaskets, and then when that doesnt work pull the cab to swap the motor. 

bah



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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2023, 02:21:41 PM »
update after sitting 5-6 days with 17psi on cooling system cold.


read 13psi
drained a sample off bottom of pan no water.  so im not going to do head gaskets yet.


also, it was quiet again today no noise. 

im moving forward with finishing the truck as it.   

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2023, 07:33:34 PM »
bah need to stop dragging feet on this, clean transferable paper came for it today. 

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2023, 07:27:01 PM »
box stripped down, repairs made and primed

rear fenders repairs made and primed

some gage work done.  probably be shooting some color tomorrow or sat

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2023, 08:15:46 PM »
paint done for the most part

on to trim and glass

need one last LMC order for some details

then on to bumpers, side stops, finish wiring ect

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Re: 3 window chevy build on escalade chassis
« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2023, 06:23:07 PM »
today most of wiring finished, lumber for bed cut to fit.