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    Slow progress... but i'm taking my time and trying to make sure I do it all right.

    Cam in. Rockers adjusted, intake installed, HEI installed and new wires run (points used 6V, HEI 12V).

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    Looking good.


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    Got the suburban running today finally!

    Got it all back together with the new intake, cam, HEI, and clutch fan (to replace the solid fan), and...... it wouldn't start. Its crucial you get it started right after a cam swap to do a proper break in.

    When I pulled the distributor, I just noted its position. Then when I installed the HEI, I put in the same spot (after realigning everything else). Well, I'm not sure how it was set up before, but that sure didn't work with the new dist. I finally had to find TDC and re-install the dist. It fired right up then thankfully.

    Still got some odds and ends to clean up, and some tuning to do, but the quick drive around the neighborhood showed more power off the line, and it will now rev past 3000 rpm.

    Took a pic, but it just looks like a complete engine, so not much to see.

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    Made some more progress. Added lighter advance springs to the HEI. Invested in a timing light with tach and adjusted the carb.

    Now its actually got a bit of power! More off the line, more midrange, and actually will rev up through 5000 if you want. I've got some different jets/needles for the carb I'll try soon, but for now I'm going to actually drive it a bit.

    Installed a tach and new window washer tank/pump (stock one was cracked and had to move anyways for the AC pump). Getting the AC system charged later this week.

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    Did I spy you driving around in Reno on Sunday?


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    Probably. Ran a few errands in it. Its running good, and the AC is working great.

    I do wish I'd gone a bit more aggressive with the cam. I would've like just a bit of a lope, and of course more oomphf. However I was limited by the very low compression stock heads, and I've gone too aggressive in the past and know how its worse than being to conservative. I still think its really fighting its too-tall gears (3.08s). So the 4.10s should wake it up, the tradeoff being 2800 rpm at 65mph.

    Still need to do the lift and axle swap. Have to cut the spring pads off, which as you know is kinda a pain in the ass.
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    Iím going to put in a 4l80e and switch from 4:10 to 4:88


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    Overdrive of some sort is certainly in the future. Debating NV4500 vs 700R4. Its a manual now and I'd like to keep it that way, but the NV4500 conversion sure is spendy.

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    A good rebuilt 7004 with converter is around 1600$ and you will need a case for like a 241 around 500 rebuilt. With the 7004 you will need to manage the lock up converter. You can find 4500 for around 1200 in good condition and a 205 case for it 600. Either way going to need around 2500 or so in parts.


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    I wasn't aware there was a 205 that would bolt up to the 4500 withount an adapter. I know there are quite a few variations and you need to be careful about which one you get. If you have a line on a deal for either/both, I'd certainly be interested. My old man is a retired 'gear man' and could help me rebuild them.

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    If you really like jammin gears, just add a ranger overdrive to the front of your 465.
    This space for rent. Inquire within.

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    My dad has a over/direct/underdrive brownie box I've considered....

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    Worked hard all weekend on the suburban and have painfully little to show for it.

    It doesn't fit in the garage, so all work is being done in the hot driveway.

    Goal was to install new axles and lift kit. Got the 2.5" lift springs and shocks from Tuff Country, FYI.

    The internet said my rear axle would bolt up except for the shock mounts. Well that was wrong and the spring pads were in the wrong spot. Got them cut off. Tried to use my plasma cutter and ended up gouging my axle tubes, so wasted time filling gouges and smoothing with grinder.

    The internet also said the driveshaft would bolt up and likely be an okay length, well its too long now and uses a different u-joint.

    Got the Eldorado parking brake disc calipers from Ruff stuff and the parking brake cables aren't long enough now.

    The new lug nuts I bought are the wrong thread.

    Of course the leaf spring bolts were rusted solid.

    The disc conversion is thicker than the drums and I'm concerned the studs aren't long enough now.
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    So here it is and the rear isn't even done. It is centered, angle set, and the new perches are tacked on. The brake lines have been sorted and the calipers bled.

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    I am happy with how its looking I think the small lift was the right choice. I like how the tires and wheels look. I just hope the front goes smoother.

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    Installed the 8 lug Dana 44 with 4:10 gears today. The new brake calipers needed a different brake line bolt than what was on there, so I had to leave the old rusty ones.

    Special thanks to Denis for helping me weld my spring and shock mounts on the rear!!

    The rear parking brake isn't hooked up because I need longer cables. If anyone has any tips on where to get them, please let me know. From what I've read, you really need them hooked up and adjusted right for the brakes to work properly. Right now they are squishy and weird, but there could be other factors.

    But.... I'm stoked with the new stance, love the wheels. I think its a nice balance between an aggressive look without being all huge. The new gearing really peps it up. Haven't tried it on the highway yet though.

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