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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #300 on: January 02, 2015, 05:51:46 PM »
Monday, September 22nd, 2014: Took the truck out for its maiden voyage.  Had a grinding noise that I couldn't find coming from the rear.

 
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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #301 on: January 03, 2015, 09:42:14 PM »
Sunday, September 28th, 2014: After a couple more drives I finally narrowed the noise (other than the gear whine on accell) to the Calipers grinding on the rotor.  When I bought these brackets from Captain Fab there were mentions of this happening but I had these for a while.  Emailed Captain Fab about it and he told me to take pics.  In my haste of getting it installed I never noticed the difference in the rotors.  I ordered a replacement set and asked them to order 3, you will see why soon...

Here is where it was grinding.. (passenger side)


This is the Passenger side rotor:


Notice the Drivers side, not grinding

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #302 on: January 03, 2015, 09:54:29 PM »
Monday, September 29th, 2014: Rotors showed up and I went to pick them up.  I initially just had them open the box, compared my measurement was the same and emailed Captain Fab my findings and told him I would give him measurements on my setup.  Went to lunch and then went back to the store and asked to see and measure all of the rotors.  I found 2 different sized as before.  7.3/8" and 7.1/2"

This 7.3/8" rotor, this matched my side that didnt rub:


This 7.1/2" rotor:


All 3 rotors (from Autozone) had the same part number and manufacturer/company. 

Customer Service from Captain Fab was top notch.  He modified the bracket measurements for future cuts along with sending me replacement brackets free of Charge.

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #303 on: January 03, 2015, 10:03:48 PM »
October 8, 2014: dropped the truck off at http://hensonperformance.com/ to get the truck dyno'd again after changing the turbo's, rear axle swap to 3.42 gears and limited slip, lowering and 4 wheel disc swap.


Now I can drive it and beat on it some without worrying about a bad batch of gas.  It has recently developed a oil leak that appears to be the rear main so I am not going to push this motor.  Plan on getting the other 6.0L pulled down and put back together and swap it out.  It made 457.9@5100rpm and 505.5lb/ft@4250rpms on 7.7lbs.





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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #304 on: January 03, 2015, 10:04:22 PM »
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014: Received the replacement brackets from Captain Fab
Saturday, October 25th, 2014: Removed and reinstalled the replacement brackets along with finding an axle seal leak on the drivers side tube. yeah.

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #305 on: January 04, 2015, 07:57:24 PM »
Your thread is great. I wish I had done mine like yours.

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #306 on: January 05, 2015, 09:31:58 PM »
Thanks! it feels never ending...

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #307 on: January 05, 2015, 09:32:27 PM »
I know the feeling

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #308 on: January 05, 2015, 10:15:09 PM »
Those are some high speed brakes you have.... Very nice.... Impressive truck and build that's for sure !  Capt your builds are always top notch .... Seriously .....
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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #309 on: January 11, 2015, 07:55:15 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #310 on: April 21, 2015, 09:52:13 PM »
Just read all the way through this and wow is all I can say. My son and I just pulled the 305 and th350c in prep to put at 5.3 in his 84. Got some good tips from this post.

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #311 on: April 25, 2015, 10:06:42 PM »
Nice write up !


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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #312 on: August 12, 2015, 11:42:25 AM »
Thanks guys.  I have been really distracted but as of June the truck looks like this now.  AND I can fill the truck up anywhere.  Had to do this before I went on Power Tour  More updates to come.


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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #313 on: August 16, 2015, 03:39:44 PM »
WOW, Great build. Love how quiet it is!!. 1 question. How did you make your SS wheels fit? Adapter?

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #314 on: August 17, 2015, 06:36:53 AM »
NASTY-LSX, the Impala cars with HD suspension share the same bolt pattern with the 2WD trucks up to 1999.