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  1. DieselDemon18

    Mike L has passed away.......

    A few years ago it started deflating, every time i went by i kept bugging him to inflate it, can you guess how that went 🤣
  2. DieselDemon18

    Mike L has passed away.......

    Im glad everything can be handled in this tough time, i hope she can hang in there. If there is any type of public memorial, can we stay informed please? I know alot of us guys from Southern California and SoCal Diesel Trucks club would like to attend
  3. DieselDemon18

    Updated/Current Oval Piston Roll Call!

    I remember when You first posted this video, i was at Mike L's shop and we watched it and thats the first thing we noticed was the convertor unlock. She had alot left in that pass but it was still a great one.
  4. DieselDemon18

    Crankshaft Question

    I had the same theory about metal fatigue due to "memory" and then switching it up, i was going to do stock crank, cam, balancer, and just a bd flex plate on stock flywheel, but i worked a good enough deal i can manage and got a callies crank, socal af cam (i was going to go 3388 standard but he...
  5. DieselDemon18

    Crankshaft Question

    Not really major power, just shitty luck of the draw i guess, only making 550-600 hp, never had it dynoed Original engine hung an injector which swelled the glow plug tip, broke it off and sent it through the intake valve. So then i bought a supposed good used engine out of a rollover, so i...
  6. DieselDemon18

    Crankshaft Question

    Well fellas not that its relevant to the discussion above but i just said the hell with it and ordered a callies crank and a 3388AF cam from SoCal. Its a big hit to my budget but ill recover down the line. At this point im just gonna live by the "buy once cry once" motto for the most part. I...
  7. DieselDemon18

    DEF.

    Thats only if it has a gvwr of 14000 or more so basically medium and heavy duty trucks. Pickup trucks are fine however they unfortunately do have to be smogged
  8. DieselDemon18

    Crankshaft Question

    Pretty much what im going to do. Make my bank account cry even more
  9. DieselDemon18

    Crankshaft Question

    Thats what i have is a bd flex plate along with the lb7 fly wheel for the same reason, i found cracking on mine, looks like ill have to squeeze out more money for a damper haha, damn thisnhobby is expensive but it sure is fun
  10. DieselDemon18

    Crankshaft Question

    It makes sense, ill proably be going with a callies if socal has one in stock but now the next question is balancers. Already have a new balancer and flywheel for an lb7 on the shelf for a the build, wondering if i have to switch that up as well
  11. DieselDemon18

    Crankshaft Question

    That makes sense but i wont be running massive power, maybe 650 at the most, but i will be towing heavy at times (on a lesser power tune) i think a callies or even a lb7 crank will live at that power level, what do you think?
  12. DieselDemon18

    Crankshaft Question

    Howdy folks Now before i begin im just going to let it be known i used the search bar before posting this and the results are inconclusive. Now back to the task at hand. Myself and a buddy are starting to build a motor him and lbz and myself an lb7. Now going back and forth and him doing...
  13. DieselDemon18

    Compression ratio question

    Jon, On one of my many visits to Mike L's shop i was talking to him about my engine build and he told me to call you for pistons, i really want to run a set of your pistons as they've always fascinated bu them since they came out, however the coin they cost is a bit above my price range at the...
  14. DieselDemon18

    Carpet replacement options?

    Yeah i would never even dream of bedlining the interior. For many reasons Im not sure if factory is still made, i doubt it. If they dont ill just get a rock auto special for 200 bucks i guess, not much loss if anything goes wrong
  15. DieselDemon18

    Carpet replacement options?

    Its trashed, years abuse and fluid spills (im hoping it was just beverages and not much else haha)
  16. DieselDemon18

    Carpet replacement options?

    Not sure if this is where it belongs but seemed like the best place for interior Anyhow has anyone replaced the carpet in their 03-07 classic trucks? Looking to replace the carpet in my 03 and doing a google search led me to way too many options that i dont even know what to think. Looking for...
  17. DieselDemon18

    Recommendations for injector install in SoCal?

    Performance is in Bakersfield amd so is Proformance but they are currently closed, SoCal is in Valencia/Santa Clarita but they dont do repairs. Im not sure of any on the South Bay area but if you come towards OC and IE you have DieselTune in Downey, Metro Diesel Injection in Santa Fe Springs...
  18. DieselDemon18

    Compression ratio question

    I appreciate the response i am just trying to get a general idea. Ive been around plenty of built motors with reduced compression but they were super high performance 900+ hp motors that did zero towing, only daily ish truck ive been around had 16.0 pistons in it and its a bit luggy off the...
  19. DieselDemon18

    Compression ratio question

    Getting ready to do a mild build on my LB7 and just getting ideas, one thing i noticed is most of the retailers only stock 15.0, 15.5, 16.0, and 16.5 compression pistons now as we know the lb7 comes with 17.5 from the factory. Now i know i can order 17.5 from Mahle but im curious if there would...
  20. DieselDemon18

    I'm going to have to retire.

    Mike, Glad you found someone to run the shop and take over the legacy, hope your wife is doing okay. Ill try and stop in once or twice before the month ends