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PaulHayslett

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Dec 4, 2005
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Nice shop, when's the lift going in?
I know! I had a 12k Bendpak lift at my last house in Ca. and it made things much easier. Unfortunately, I have spent so much cash on house and truck so a lift is on the back burner for now. I am sure I will put a lift in about 2 weeks before we list our house for sale. ;)
 

85yota

TT Motorsports
Nov 18, 2004
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Seriously once I had a lift i complain everytime I have to crawl under the truck to do anything now. I still have my lift and will be installing in my new shop before moving everything in and starting to work out of it.

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PaulHayslett

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Dec 4, 2005
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@85yota That was an interesting video. I may have missed crucial details in the video but I think early in the video he stated the motor was a 5.7 iron block LM7. I thought all LM7s are 5.3l motors. His hp numbers seemed too high for a 5.3 which is rated right around 300 hp. Non the less, I was excited to see the hp gains using a 1 3/4 inch primary and a full exhaust similar to what I will be running.
 

PaulHayslett

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Dec 4, 2005
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Houston, Texas
I will document cam install once I do it for those interested. I ended up ordering a handful of parts from RockAuto and awaiting them. I felt it would be a no brainer to replace as much as possible while motor is out minus pulling the heads. I ordered new seal kits including, pan, front pump cover, and rear main seal. I also ordered melling high pressure stock volume oil pump.

Looking for advice on trans cooler. I was hoping to find something affordable that works well. I was looking at CBR and other equivalents but trying to stay away from spending $500+ for a cooler. I plan on mounting larger cooler in rear of truck once I build bedcage/tent moutn etc.
 

85yota

TT Motorsports
Nov 18, 2004
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If your lifters don't stay up when doing the cam swap because the lifter baskets are worn. 2 pieces of 5/16 wood rods through the holes behind the timing chain will hold them up. I've done that before. Also don't flip motor over to do that. I did that once and carbon from top of pistons fell to top edge of piston and kept motor from turning over because of that. Lesson learned for me and I don't suggest you let that be a lesson for you either.

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Heer-O

King Shit of Fuck Mountain
Jan 23, 2013
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@85yota That was an interesting video. I may have missed crucial details in the video but I think early in the video he stated the motor was a 5.7 iron block LM7. I thought all LM7s are 5.3l motors. His hp numbers seemed too high for a 5.3 which is rated right around 300 hp. Non the less, I was excited to see the hp gains using a 1 3/4 inch primary and a full exhaust similar to what I will be running.
It was a bored over 5.3 LM7. That's why he was saying the numbers might be off from what other people would get with different combos

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