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Old 10-06-2018, 02:19 AM
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Got the radiator and intake replaced finally. Just need to shorten the ducting a tad and it's good.

Fixed some wiring issues he had, he always hated to start with the Bonneville battery cable configuration, never new why. Did some poking around and where the block ground was mounted to the frame, it wasn't making a great connection. Re routed the block ground back to the driver side ground terminal and made a huge difference. Now I'm going to be ordering all new oem battery cables from gm and put it back to the stock configuration.

Still got more minor things I want to change. But that's later down the road.
Possibly pulling the engine out around the end of the year to reseal the top end, replace all the radiator hoses and re do some stuff that will be easier with the motor out. Start permanently mounting stuff where I want it. Right now it's been just lay it here for now.. . At some point the Bonneville turbo setup will go back on with either 100s or 250s, probably 100s to drive easier. But I want to copy Dan @ppes standard cabs setup and see if I can beat him .

Going to make it start with the key instead of the additional switch. But putting a very well hidden kill switch. Gonna be putting some of the interior pieces back in to clean it up a bit (not worried too much about weight).

Still keeping it retro (easy for me to work on) then I'll make him comfortable to drive in the winter, like change the Bonneville seat out, I look funky siting in it.. Lol. At which time Betty's coming in and getting her motor yanked and getting a bunch more stuff fixed.
Then start hitting the track more often. Now that my work schedule is easier not being full time mechanic anymore.

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Bonneville configuration
https://youtu.be/AnkGzP92TMg

Oem configuration removed battery kill switch from equation
https://youtu.be/IHJpHo69m2I



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Old 10-06-2018, 07:35 AM
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Wow huge difference in cranking speed, nice.
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Old 10-06-2018, 05:01 PM
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Wow huge difference in cranking speed, nice.
Right? I'm happy. I can drive him on the street and be worried about it not starting. But good news is all glow plugs work.. . With the Bonneville setup casper would kill batteries like it was going out of style. By moving the driver side block ground to the driver battery, both batteries stay up and don't need a trickle charger. I still put him on one that I built into the truck.

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-"Betty" 2006 GMC LBZ CCSB
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454/TH400 Currently
Soon...Kodiak LBZ / Ally 2000 5 speed.
and a bunch of different things to come...
"My Glamis cruiser"

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McFoo Racing mobile command center

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Old 10-18-2018, 06:28 PM
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Finally a test and tune day running good today. Almost in the 6s 1/8 mile

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Best Time: 10.59 @ 128 (Kat Driving)

-"Betty" 2006 GMC LBZ CCSB
Best Time: 12.70 @ 104


-"Bender" 1978 Chevy C30 4x4
454/TH400 Currently
Soon...Kodiak LBZ / Ally 2000 5 speed.
and a bunch of different things to come...
"My Glamis cruiser"

-"Mobile Marriott" 2006 Fleetwood Gearbox 300fs
McFoo Racing mobile command center

-"Spooky" 2002 Ford Explorer XLT/SE (Sucks Edition) Daily Driver. New Trans thanks to Mike L.


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Old 10-18-2018, 06:32 PM
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You are running very low pressure in those radials, arent you? Not sure thats such a good idea.
Good luck. Be safe. Have fun.
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Old 10-18-2018, 06:37 PM
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They do look low but I run them at 22ish. Tracks getting busy so there's good competition here. Can't really tune it as my laptop gave up the ghost at the track.

I'm having fun, a hell cat almost ate the wall but that's the most action so far.
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You are running very low pressure in those radials, arent you? Not sure thats such a good idea.
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-"Betty" 2006 GMC LBZ CCSB
Best Time: 12.70 @ 104


-"Bender" 1978 Chevy C30 4x4
454/TH400 Currently
Soon...Kodiak LBZ / Ally 2000 5 speed.
and a bunch of different things to come...
"My Glamis cruiser"

-"Mobile Marriott" 2006 Fleetwood Gearbox 300fs
McFoo Racing mobile command center

-"Spooky" 2002 Ford Explorer XLT/SE (Sucks Edition) Daily Driver. New Trans thanks to Mike L.


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Old 10-18-2018, 07:05 PM
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What tires do you run on Casper?
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:15 PM
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The mickey et streets. I like them. Love the wheels they are on. He's got no walrus dancing going on.
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Best Time: 10.59 @ 128 (Kat Driving)

-"Betty" 2006 GMC LBZ CCSB
Best Time: 12.70 @ 104


-"Bender" 1978 Chevy C30 4x4
454/TH400 Currently
Soon...Kodiak LBZ / Ally 2000 5 speed.
and a bunch of different things to come...
"My Glamis cruiser"

-"Mobile Marriott" 2006 Fleetwood Gearbox 300fs
McFoo Racing mobile command center

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Size?
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305/45/18s I think. I'll double check when I unbuckle.
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Old 10-19-2018, 01:17 PM
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So, how'd you do Nate?
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So, how'd you do Nate?
Made around 15 passes that night. I left my bracket racing tune in it but since my laptop died I couldn't changed it. Was running 8.7s / 8.8s the whole time. But still found a way to please the crowd and the announcer.. Lol. I was the most consist vehicle that night. Crowd loved how I chased everyone down at the end.

Got another laptop dialed in, put the big boy tune in it, made some passes and he should do good at tonight's charity race, tonight's race is for ovarian cancer research.

Hopefully one of our club guys will be there to get video. Or someone at least.

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-"Betty" 2006 GMC LBZ CCSB
Best Time: 12.70 @ 104


-"Bender" 1978 Chevy C30 4x4
454/TH400 Currently
Soon...Kodiak LBZ / Ally 2000 5 speed.
and a bunch of different things to come...
"My Glamis cruiser"

-"Mobile Marriott" 2006 Fleetwood Gearbox 300fs
McFoo Racing mobile command center

-"Spooky" 2002 Ford Explorer XLT/SE (Sucks Edition) Daily Driver. New Trans thanks to Mike L.


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Old 10-20-2018, 12:00 PM
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What's the setup on the truck? I can't remember what fuel and air your running?
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Old 10-20-2018, 01:29 PM
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Stock sticks dual stock pumps and a gt42.
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-"Betty" 2006 GMC LBZ CCSB
Best Time: 12.70 @ 104


-"Bender" 1978 Chevy C30 4x4
454/TH400 Currently
Soon...Kodiak LBZ / Ally 2000 5 speed.
and a bunch of different things to come...
"My Glamis cruiser"

-"Mobile Marriott" 2006 Fleetwood Gearbox 300fs
McFoo Racing mobile command center

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Old 10-20-2018, 01:36 PM
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Eventually the Bonneville compounds will go back on with bigger sticks but I'll have another block for it. I'm keeping this block setup for the single 42. Next block will be a stroker. I want to be faster than Dan@ppe. He's currently the quickest duramax in socal.
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-"Betty" 2006 GMC LBZ CCSB
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454/TH400 Currently
Soon...Kodiak LBZ / Ally 2000 5 speed.
and a bunch of different things to come...
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McFoo Racing mobile command center

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