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March 05, 2021, 06:34:34 PM by Rcf | Views: 73 | Comments: 4

I have a curiosity.  Where do you guys go for parts?  I have found and Brothers, but am curios if there are any other vendors out there.  Would appreciate your input.  Thanks.
Jon87V20
March 05, 2021, 04:57:44 PM by Jon87V20
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I replaced the engine in my '87 Suburban V20 in the summer of 2019. I haven't used it too much since then (I don't really know the exact mileage right now). When I put the reman 5.7 in there, I replaced the EGR valve since I was putting a new TBI performer manifold on and the old EGR was looking pretty crusty.

Anyway, I started getting a DTC 32 (EGR not in expected position) here and there sometimes when I took it to work on the highway after driving for about 15 minutes or so. It was pretty infrequent for a while, but now it's popping up more often and it's accompanied by a DTC 44 (lean condition detected) as well.

So I got out the hand vacuum pump and connected it directly to the EGR valve. It will jump up to about 15 in., and the valve jumps up a bit, but it can't hold it and falls back down almost immediately.

I'm assuming my EGR valve is bad already? My question is, was there something I could've done incorrectly when I put the motor back together to cause premature failure on this? I realize sometimes there are just bad eggs and maybe that's what happened, but I don't want to replace it again and have it fail right away.

Also, I don't have the ~$70 to throw at this right away. Is it okay to drive it with the EGR inoperable for now? I will be fixing it sooner than later.

I should also mention I recently replaced the fuel pump and the O2 sensor. The DTCs were popping up before those changes were made.

Thanks!
Mike81K10
March 04, 2021, 09:49:27 PM by Mike81K10
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Does anyone know where I can find the switch?
March 04, 2021, 06:08:15 PM by ih8vols | Views: 64 | Comments: 3

I just lowered the front 3Ē with drop spindles. When putting everything back together, the steel hose to the caliber had to be bent slightly to keep the rubber brake hose from running the caster nut on the spindle. This is common when lowering from what Iíve read.

Once I got everything put back together, I started it up and had no brakes. The pedal went to the floor. Was never able to get any pressure. Thereís no leaks. There was plenty of fluid in the MC.

The only thing I can think of is that I 1) pinched the brake like at the steel end or 2) somehow air got into the line.

Pictured below is the passenger side bend that I had to do. It doesnít look bent enough to cause it to be pinched or anything.

Any ideas what might be the problem? Iím thinking of bleeding the brakes and seeing if that fixes it. Still trying to decide. Thanks!

March 01, 2021, 09:00:16 PM by Rich10 | Views: 75 | Comments: 1

Hi Guys, I always wanted a hot rod street truck.  I came upon this 77 c10 for a great bargain.  Itís a 350/350.  I then ended up getting a sbc400 for dirt cheap. 

Hereís a pic the day I brought it home.


The bed was badly rotted, although tough to tell from the pics.  The rear drums were basically rotted.  The brake lines were rotted.  Parts of the floor, rockers, cab corners, and bottom of doors were rotted.
Luckily, the frame was in pretty good shape.


I had the 400 rebuilt.  Now itís a 406 with nice aluminum heads (I know itís blasphemy to some guys), a roller cam, and some bells and whistles.


I replaced the inner/outer rockers, cab supports, cab corners, sections of cab floor, rear springs, fuel tank, etc...
Current pics-







Still a lot more work to do...


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