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Old 07-23-2013, 09:28 AM   #2651
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Quote: Originally Posted by mostizzle
I remember when you could get those weird looking glass bottles of Faygo for 45 cents. Those were they days.
And gas was prob like 1.02 a gallon..
Old 07-23-2013, 10:28 AM   #2652
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It's pretty easy to solder lugs on. Not much to mess up, melt the solder and shove the wire in. It's not like normal soldering that takes a skill not to melt the wiring and make sure the heat evenly distributes the solder. I normally use flux core solder whenever I do it.

Mo, I wish I'd known you needed some lugs, I have a bunch I don't really need just laying around.
Old 07-23-2013, 11:14 AM   #2653
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Quote: Originally Posted by slprs10
and everyone not from mi says, "faygo, whats faygo?"
shiiiit ! i grew up in jacksonville fl and now live in nashville tn. ive always know what faygo was. i have noticed that most people that know faygo are into icp tho

how difficult is it to solder the lugs like that ? and i assume its better that the crimping ?
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Quote: Originally Posted by s10xtremist
I watched a YouTube video on how to solder copper lugs onto wire. I felt pretty awesome when my stuff actually worked just like it did in the video. You know that rarely happens.

You put a bunch of solder down in the lug, melted it with the torch, dipped the wire in flux, then pushed it in?
Yup. I tinned the wire too though.
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And gas was prob like 1.02 a gallon..
Pretty much. I remember having 5 bucks and grabbing a pack of smokes, a pop, and still having a enough to get a couple gallons of gas.
Quote: Originally Posted by deathphoenix99
It's pretty easy to solder lugs on. Not much to mess up, melt the solder and shove the wire in. It's not like normal soldering that takes a skill not to melt the wiring and make sure the heat evenly distributes the solder. I normally use flux core solder whenever I do it.

Mo, I wish I'd known you needed some lugs, I have a bunch I don't really need just laying around.
Trying to keep the heat localized so you don't burn the shit out of the jacket on the wire and/or shrink the heat shrink tubing that has to go on before the end can be a bit challenging. I needed 4ga lugs.
Quote: Originally Posted by bigpokie
how difficult is it to solder the lugs like that ? and i assume its better that the crimping ?
Not bad, and it's a shit ton stronger than crimp on ends IMO. beandip did a little experiment on the topic of crimp vs. solder strength...
http://www.s10forum.com/forum/f42/po...ml#post7990934
Old 07-23-2013, 07:19 PM   #2655
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Quote: Originally Posted by mostizzle
Not bad, and it's a shit ton stronger than crimp on ends IMO. beandip did a little experiment on the topic of crimp vs. solder strength...
http://www.s10forum.com/forum/f42/po...ml#post7990934

what kind of crimper though?
Old 07-23-2013, 07:30 PM   #2656
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Quote: Originally Posted by zeldalord
what kind of crimper though?
You have a good point. A hydraulic crimp is probably about as strong as solder.
Old 07-23-2013, 08:26 PM   #2657
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Yeah, and if you click on the link I provided it is mentioned.
Quote: Originally Posted by beandip
Wire > solder/hydraulic crimp > connectors
Old 07-23-2013, 11:05 PM   #2658
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Mo, I have quite large crimps, from 8ga to Kcmil stuff.

And crimp works, but solder is still better IMO, even if it's not stronger, you have a bonding material between the wire and the lug, so more surface area for the electricity to travel through than just a few contact points, and corrosion and destroy a crimped lug if not sealed properly. This is a big problem on boats, especially salt water boats.

And on the Faygo pop, it's common back home, I remember a $0.25 pop machine for Faygo, while names brands were 50 cents....so you know which one I would choose.
Old 07-24-2013, 01:33 AM   #2659
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Quote: Originally Posted by deathphoenix99
And crimp works, but solder is still better IMO, even if it's not stronger, you have a bonding material between the wire and the lug, so more surface area for the electricity to travel through than just a few contact points, and corrosion and destroy a crimped lug if not sealed properly. This is a big problem on boats, especially salt water boats.

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Old 07-24-2013, 09:37 AM   #2660
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^^^ I gave my brother a dirty sanchez with penetrox.
Old 07-24-2013, 09:45 AM   #2661
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Quote: Originally Posted by s10xtremist
^^^ I gave my brother a dirty sanchez with penetrox.




Hey Mo, did you ever find the clutch shield that mounts on the front of the transmission?
Old 07-24-2013, 01:00 PM   #2662
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Glad to see your still kickin old timer.
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Hey Mo, did you ever find the clutch shield that mounts on the front of the transmission?
Nope, sho di-int.
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Glad to see your still kickin old timer.
Likewise broseph.
Old 06-07-2014, 12:35 AM   #2664
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I've been farting around with this thing a little bit. Got some free wheels and tires...





I decided to replace the accessory bracket because the fan pulley bearing squeaks on occasion and it's irritating. Basically I bought one from some dude on ebay that was rebuilt and supposedly "improved". Long story short, I'll be sending it back in the next couple days. These pics are on that one. I have since ordered a brand new bracket and I installed it earlier. I'll take some pics of it tomorrow.

Old...


New, also junk...





The new one is muy bueno. It's black too, and once you go black... I'm glad I didn't repaint the silver one before installing it. I kinda had the feeling that it was a piece of shit. I was able to 86 the studs/nuts that used to hold the pulley on too. I replaced them with stainless button head allens.
Old 06-07-2014, 12:41 AM   #2665
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sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet
Old 06-07-2014, 12:45 AM   #2666
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Glad to see this thing is still drivable. If you still need the trans cover, I've seen a few at the yards recently.
Old 06-07-2014, 01:38 AM   #2667
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I love the new look.
Old 06-07-2014, 01:51 AM   #2668
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Still looking great!

but instead of swapping in a new bracket you should have used a 455
Old 06-07-2014, 10:16 PM   #2669
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I like those rims, and have not seen another set of those ever. They get bonus points for unique!
Really like your truck, still. lol
Old 06-07-2014, 10:52 PM   #2670
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I just bought some stainless button heads for the bike today. Pretty much every phillips screw that comes out gets replaced.
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Quote: Originally Posted by deathphoenix99
Glad to see this thing is still drivable. If you still need the trans cover, I've seen a few at the yards recently.
I do.
Quote: Originally Posted by mattmac2007
I love the new look.
Quote: Originally Posted by TokoDragon
Still looking great!

but instead of swapping in a new bracket you should have used a 455
Thanks guys. 455's take up a lot of real estate. I have a 350 at my shop that I've been tinkering with here and there.
Quote: Originally Posted by bricooper78
I like those rims, and have not seen another set of those ever. They get bonus points for unique!
Really like your truck, still. lol
Thanks man. They're American Racing Sliders. I want to hate them really bad but they actually look halfway decent on the truck IMO.
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I just bought some stainless button heads for the bike today. Pretty much every phillips screw that comes out gets replaced.
Word. I figure if you're in there you may as well upgrade stuff here and there while you're at it.


I went out today and dicked around with it for a while...


Finally figured out wtf was wrong with my temp gauge (loose wire in the connector) and being that it never worked in the time that I've had the new cluster I had to pop the needle off and calibrate it...








Pictures of the 3rd engine bracket that I currently have in my possesion. lol This one works properly though...






Some of you may be looking at the haggard flaky ass paint on the water outlet and the valve cover. The outlet I plan to replace because it has a small crack in the mounting flange and I have another valve cover that I might get around to refinishing.
Old 06-08-2014, 05:22 AM   #2672
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Those look great on your truck.
Old 06-08-2014, 11:59 AM   #2673
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Ahh shit those wheels don't look half bad on there. Nice fitment too.

Also, I think that valve cover needs the beandip treatment.
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That's not a bad idea but if anything I'd like it to have the brushed look. The rears could use a small spacer to bring them out a bit more. Due to them sitting inboard a little more than the fronts it looks like it sits lower in the back. The place where I got the front tires mounted put clip on weights on the wheels that have since been clearanced for the tie rod ends...by the tie rod ends. lol

Front...


Rear...


If it wasn't for the differences in tire sizes the truck would sit damn near dead nuts level. 245/45/17's front and 255/45/17's rear.
Old 06-08-2014, 08:20 PM   #2675
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Lol, yeah I told the tire shop to use stick on weights on my soft 8s and they used clip ons. They've maybe 1/16" of clearance to the tie rod ends, lol.
Old 06-09-2014, 05:05 AM   #2676
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Ha, on 4WDs the tie rods will take the weights right off.
Old 06-09-2014, 12:03 PM   #2677
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I sort of went through the whole thread... it only took me about a month of weeks... This has to be a record breaker...

Nice truck, didn't realize it went through so many mods...

I don't know if you are into shine, if you look carefully, the later valve cover is smooth and aluminum. It could be polished pretty easily. You mentioned the flaky crap on your cover.



I cleaned mine and left it natural. It looks pretty good - it adds to a clean look to the engine and compartment.

I'm pretty sure this would bolt onto your head. I changed the motor in my truck, and have an extra smooth cover if you're interested. Pay shipping, and it's yours.
Old 06-09-2014, 02:08 PM   #2678
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Yeah those wheels look good.
Old 06-09-2014, 02:48 PM   #2679
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The 98+ valve covers do not bolt on the 94-97 2.2's. They use a different bolt pattern.

Hard to see, but 94-97 have a single bolt hole at each end and not at the corner. 6 bolts total



98+ 2.2's have a bolt hole at each corner. 8 bolts total

Old 06-09-2014, 03:26 PM   #2680
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Thanks for the VC info Dphoenix.
Mine is a little different than the pic you posted, but the mounting bolt holes are different like you said.

Too bad.
Old 06-09-2014, 06:36 PM   #2681
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Sick truck bruh
Old 06-09-2014, 07:09 PM   #2682
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The one I posted might be aftermarket or custom. It was just the best pic I could find on a quick search that showed the mounting holes. I realized the difference when I bought a new head for my 2.2 and the place said it was from a 97, it wasn't until I got home and started comparing it that I noticed it had different bolt pattern and was the 98+ head and would not work on my 94.
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Thanks for the offer, Max.

Put a few miles on it today. I've always have a slight rub on the passenger side over bumps/dips. It's a bit more gnarly now. Mainly when I have a passenger though. I couldn't really see where it's rubbing and I'm not sure that I care. The tire didn't look cut anywhere or anything like that so fcuk it. It kinda seemed to have a slight pull to the right now. I'm either trippin' or maybe the wider low profile tires have a tendency to follow the slope the way the road is crowned? Maybe one of the front tires is shitty? I don't know. If anything I guess I'll try swapping them from side to side.

Any recommendations for a product to clean/polish these wheels? I'm pretty sure they're polished aluminum. Well, polished. I know they're aluminum. lol They are heavy as shit though I'll tell you that
Old 06-09-2014, 09:46 PM   #2684
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Trucks looking good as usual.

My brothers 4 cylinder sonoma rides the same as yours, rubs a little on big bumps and a lot more when my fat butt is riding shotgun.


As for metal polish, I use Mequiers metal polish (nearly impossible to find) or Mothers paste polish on my billets.
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There's a spot in this one road that gets me every time so I went out and rolled the fenders a bit. I'll take it out tomorrow and see if it got me anywhere.
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how do u roll the fender?
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Quote: Originally Posted by Bad-S10
how do u roll the fender?
There is a custom tool designed to roll the lip on the inside of a fender. It bolts on to the surface where the wheel sits (5 lugs) and has an adjustable roller that pushes against the fender lip to roll it in. It's about $225 from Eastwood - IIRC.

Alot of guys use a baseball bat...
They jack the truck up and put the bat at the edge of the tire, then lower the body onto the bat at the edge of the fender lip. Then they turn the tire slowly and carefully to turn the lip in. This method can damage the paint and fender if you are not REALLY careful.

There's a few guys here in BR who bought the tool and rent it out to defray the original cost of buying it.


WOW... Ebay is amazing! The tool is only $140!
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...at=0&_from=R40

Hope this is helpful... Mo, no jack intended.
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still kind of pricey thou, unless yes you buy it with some friends and share it then again u can roll for some cash its nice....
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I just used a hickory hand sledge handle and rolled it back and forth a few times between the tire and the fender lip. After driving around a little bit it's not completely cured but it's a hell of a lot better. I was more worried about the sharp edges than anything else. I don't mind a slight rub here and there. no cut tires though.

If I tried using a bat it would rip the fenders right off the truck. lol
Old 06-12-2014, 08:26 AM   #2690
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Quote: Originally Posted by mostizzle
If I tried using a bat it would rip the fenders right off the truck. lol


Most of the guys I've seen use bats for rolling are ricers...
and live in caves.
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the wheels are silly, the truck is silly and you are silly
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Quote: Originally Posted by wildman ss
the wheels are silly, the truck is silly and you are silly
GGGGhost!!!
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^haha
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Quote: Originally Posted by wildman ss
the wheels are silly, the truck is silly and you are silly
None of those points can be argued.
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