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About Charles_Colfax

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  • Name
    Charles Colfax
  • Location
    Mechanicsville, Virginia
  • Drives
    06 Z71 Suburban, 01 Golf "GTI Clone", Assorted Ambulances
  1. Yet Another Head Thread

    Anyone? And yes, I have searched. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  2. Ball joint question

    Well, this turned out to be a job where an adjustable wrench was the right tool. BC I wasn't about to go buy a 33mm box wrench. I cleaned up the threads a bit with a wire wheel on a drill. Ran the nut on with the adjustable to make sure it went on smoothly. Then put the lock washer on and worked the nut as tight as I could with a 2' pipe on the end of the wrench. Barely got a full thread out of the bottom of the nut. But it's tight. Hit it with a little red thread lock too. This front end rebuild has been a pain in the dick from the beginning. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  3. Don't fawk with me. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  4. Well, this turned out to be a job where an adjustable wrench was the right tool. BC I wasn't about to go buy a 33mm box wrench. I cleaned up the threads a bit with a wire wheel on a drill. Ran the nut on with the adjustable to make sure it went on smoothly. Then put the lock washer on and worked the nut as tight as I could with a 2' pipe on the end of the wrench. Barely got a full thread out of the bottom of the nut. But it's tight. Hit it with a little red thread lock too. This front end rebuild has been a pain in the dick from the beginning. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  5. Fighting the same issue w/ my 06 Z71 Suburban 1500 Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  6. Yet Another Head Thread

    I'll be running stock crank, stock rods, flat top pistons, Comp trunion upgrade, Blue LS6 springs, stock rockers, new 7.4" pushrods, new Delphi lifters, a cam in the 208-214/208-214, 108-114 LSA range, shorty headers, Flex Fuel injectors, and likely a TBSS intake. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  7. Ball joint question

    OK, any thought on getting the new arm back on? And un-fawking munched threads where the nut attaches to the shaft? Nut is off. Arm is off. New arm aligns with splines and slides on +/- .5 inches. Then STOPS. When I try to thread nut back on it binds after after a turn. Closer inspection revealed hammered , rounded threads Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  8. WTB Performance parts

    Brian Tooley Racing Texas Speed and Performance RPM Speed (AKA WS6 Project) Scoggin-Dickey Performance Parts All are good choices Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  9. OK, so I just picked up a 5.3 block that has been bored to 3.898 as the start of my 247/5.7 build for my Suburban Seller is throwing in a set of 862 heads. I also came across a set of 241 heads. I know everyone talks about the vaunted 243/799 heads, so what are your thoughts on using one of the other two sets? I believe the 241's use the same 2" intake valves as the 243's. The 241's combustion chambers are +/- 2cc larger while the intake runners and exhaust ports are slightly shorter/smaller. All of this "matters" the big time LSx guys building them for F-bodies and Vettes looking for HUGE how numbers and top end. I question how much they would make a difference that would make in my Suburban build. Keep in mind, the Burb is a DD and part time tow rig. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  10. Ball joint question

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  11. Ball joint question

    Die fawker! Die!!! Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  12. Ball joint question

    And no, the whole assembly is still attached, sorta. Steering box is loosened. Idler arm bracket is unbolted. But I had already replaced the inner and outer tie rods before I realized how much of a PITA this was gonna be. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  13. Ball joint question

    After bending a pickle fork and running to the parts store to buy another one, I got both of them to "pop". I got off work early today so I'm back at it. I assembled the idler arm bracket and arm outside of the truck and am about to put it back in. Pitman arm has been under tension with a puller and a bunch of PB Blaster since last night. Gonna loosen, then re tighten to see if it lets go. If not, I'm breaking out the cutoff wheel. Ain't nobody got time for that. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  14. Mo' betta'. OK, the RTV is a little sloppy... Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  15. The sensors. And the foam blocks. Yeah. They were being really effective. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
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