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Offline rich weyand

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"Working Girl" post index & goodbye: I've bought a new truck
« on: April 20, 2017, 10:58:03 PM »
Well, it's time to take my leave as an active participant here.  I've bought a new truck, and will be selling Working Girl. I've just gotten to the age where I want (and need) the comfort and conveniences of a modern vehicle.  I bought a 2017 Sierra 1500 Denali CCSB with the 6.2l.

As I take my leave, I thought I would past an index to the most informative posts I've written on various fora.  I thought to put it in this sub-forum, as this is where I hung out the most, and the really killer posts are engine posts.

Here's a list of all my modifications on Working Girl over the past seven years:

GM 10067353 350cid crate engine
Comp Cams 12-300-4 marine/RV camshaft
Edelbrock 1406 carburetor
Edelbrock 2601 Air-Gap Performer intake manifold
Hooker 2453 headers and dual exhaust straight out the back through Flowmaster 40s
Thermac air cleaner with cold-air induction
Taylor wires and Proform valve cover hold downs with wire clips
94-amp 12SI alternator
Flex-o-lite electric fan and controller
Front bumper with built-in fog lamps
Dual 16-gallon tanks
Aries step bars
Dual fuel gauges
Tachometer
Semi-custom heated leather bucket seats with center console/jump seat
Floor-mounted wiper mist button
JVC Arsenal KD-AHD69 CD Receiver
Highliner headliner with four Kicker DS400 speakers
Lanzar VCTBS8 active subwoofer
Three 12 VDC accessory sockets under the dash
Tough Country EZ-Ride Springs and Shocks, +2" front, +3" rear
Rhino Liner bedliner

Here's a set of pointers to articles I've posted on how to do all of the above:

Lots of discussions of camshafts
https://www.google.com/#q=%22weyand%22+12-235-2

More camshafts
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/index.php?topic=26161.1

More camshafts, and the Edelbrock 1406 tune for low-compression 350s
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/index.php?topic=32168.0

Carbretor flow rates
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/index.php?topic=31377.0

Ignition timing
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showthread.php?t=689321

Dual exhaust, H-pipe, Flowmaster
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/index.php?topic=26530.0

Thermostatic induction with headers
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/index.php?topic=27239.0

Taylor wires and Proform valve cover hold downs with wire clips
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showpost.php?p=7364433&postcount=3

94-amp alternator
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/index.php?topic=28215.0

Electric fan
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/index.php?topic=27899.0

Fog light bumper
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/index.php?topic=26899.0

Aries step bars pics and hints
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showpost.php?p=7106035&postcount=8

Dual fuel gauges and stereo install
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/index.php?topic=27233.0

Combo tach/fuel gauge install
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/index.php?topic=28547.0

Heated leather bucket seats
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/index.php?topic=27233.0

Floor-mounted wiper mist button
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/index.php?topic=27235.0

Highliner headliner speakers
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showthread.php?t=632995

Subwoofer
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/index.php?topic=27234.0

Three 12-volt accessory sockets
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showthread.php?t=715684

Tough Country EZ-Ride +2/+3 -- two pics
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showpost.php?p=7313465&postcount=7
Rich

"Working Girl": 1978 K-10 RCSB 350/TH350/NP203 +2/+3 Tuff Country lift

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Rich,

Though it is sad to here that you will be leaving us, I hope that you will be able to pop in once in a while and extend your knowledge just like you have so many many times in the past. You have been an invaluable resource to this site and it's members. I know how you feel, as I have stopped driving my pride and joy square body and moved on into a newer and more practical vehicle for my life situation, I hope and dream to return one day and be able to start a full restoration that can be shared during that process. I hope that one day you will be able to return, possibly with a new project and be more regular, if your situation allows of course. I know I'm thankful for all of the help and support you have provided for me over the course of my membership. Though it's not possible, I wish I could buy your truck so you know it will have a good home and I can never have too many of these trucks. I know you will enjoy your new truck very much, I work on these new GM vehicles every day and they are excellent machines, I wish I could buy a brand new truck. Anyway, best wishes to you again, stay safe have fun and stay GM! You will always be a top notch member here! Return soon!

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Re: "Working Girl" post index & goodbye: I've bought a new truck
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2017, 12:36:47 AM »
Thanks!  I'll probably pop in once in a while.  I won't be able to help much, though, without a vehicle to reference.  So since it's the end of projects for me, I thought I would index the posts so people could find them all and bookmark the ones they have an interest in.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2017, 12:57:44 AM by rich weyand »
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Re: "Working Girl" post index & goodbye: I've bought a new truck
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2017, 06:06:23 AM »
You will be greatly missed Rich. I can't tell you how many times I have clicked on a new thread and read the questions inside and thought "Rich can handle this one". I've also read that many times lol "wait for Rich to respond"

Thanks for collecting all those links in one place I have several of them bookmarked now I'll just bookmark this thread lol

Now you can move on to a forum for new Chevy trucks and teach them a thing or two 8)
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Re: "Working Girl" post index & goodbye: I've bought a new truck
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2017, 09:25:54 AM »
Hey man, I doubt you'll remember me but thanks a lot for your advice a couple of years back! So glad I went down the 12-300-4 road. All the best and have fun with the new truck

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Re: "Working Girl" post index & goodbye: I've bought a new truck
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2017, 01:00:41 PM »
sad to see you go. theres a few of us that have gotten newer chevys. im still looking for the right price on a dirtymax crew cab. might have just found one today but its a few hours away. my cummins square has been sitting for the past few months cause im not a diesel mechanic and im lost. its hard to find good help and knowledge like we have here, ive tried on other sites like diesel bombers but only got one response.
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Re: "Working Girl" post index & goodbye: I've bought a new truck
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2017, 04:51:17 PM »
Keep in touch Rich. You'll be back of course "no one ever leaves the KGB"
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Re: "Working Girl" post index & goodbye: I've bought a new truck
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2017, 04:56:18 PM »
Thanks for all your help the past years.  I'll never leave, never have a new truck, don't like em.  My 01 is as new as I will ever go and will sell it whenever one of my Squares goes back to heavy hauler duty. 
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Re: "Working Girl" post index & goodbye: I've bought a new truck
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2017, 05:37:34 PM »
I'm sure your advice on selecting cams & tuning carbs has helped more people than you know.
You recipe for waking up the Goodwrench 350 seems to be a proven winner.
Hopefully you check in from time to time.

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Re: "Working Girl" post index & goodbye: I've bought a new truck
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2017, 06:01:57 PM »
Thanks for sharing your insights and perspective.  And, best wishes for a "comfortable" future.   ;)
Rich
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In other words... if people learn by making mistakes, by now I should know just about everything!!!
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Re: "Working Girl" post index & goodbye: I've bought a new truck
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2017, 09:17:07 PM »
got a question for you guys since were all on here. if you unplug a sensor on a tbi, lets just say CTS does it trip a limp mode for the engine and give it a "happy medium"
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Re: "Working Girl" post index & goodbye: I've bought a new truck
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2017, 06:20:41 AM »
It looks at the PID's including the false value input and "runs" accordingly. Garbage in garbage out.
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