Join Date: Jun 2002
well last time i drove the truck i took a couple cars in for scrap. it ran fine. got the deal goin for the 95 so i figured make sure everything good on the truck.tired to fire it up and starter just spins. no contact with the flywheel. take it in for testin and its bad. imagin that! get a new one and 2 hits on the key, it cracks the nose. what the hell?! i take it back, get my money, my mom stops by the yard and grabs me a factory one out of a 79 (motor in my 87 is a 79 LS9), i bolt it in and it fires up good. everything soundin great. well tomorrow the day for the trade.
i get home tonite and do another check of everything. i wanna make surei can make it to the meet up an hour away. fired it up and theres a HORRIBLE noise!! did some investigatin and found all the bellhousing bolts and 2 of the converter bolts are backed out!!! i loctite'd them when i did the trans upgrade a few months back.
ok we tighten all the bolts up and truck sounds good....
whats drippin?! o crap thats from the water pump!!!
bolts backed out of water pump!!! it has new gaskets and everything was torqued to specs with new gaskets when i did the trans!!!
i just can't win. i get to where everythings good and something screws up. i dunno if i'm gittin the car now.
i'm doin the waterpump tomorrow and if all goes well.... hell who knows. i may be stuck with an archaic truck. who cares, it can pull a 5 ton wrecker out in 2wd
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