L300 Stretch updates

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Re: L300 Stretch updates

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konadog wrote:
Rattlenbang wrote:I think that's why our temp gauges rarely rise above 1/4.
:? My temp gauge displays 1/2 when running normally...
My rad is likely newer than yours. 8-)
From what I've read on here, low readings are common. I even blocked half my rad with cardboard to help warm it up faster since I run on WVO, and made no difference. I have to climb the 'hat with that cardboard in there to get to 1/2. Even in the summer.
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Rattlenbang wrote:
konadog wrote:
Rattlenbang wrote:I think that's why our temp gauges rarely rise above 1/4.
:? My temp gauge displays 1/2 when running normally...
My rad is likely newer than yours. 8-)
From what I've read on here, low readings are common. I even blocked half my rad with cardboard to help warm it up faster since I run on WVO, and made no difference. I have to climb the 'hat with that cardboard in there to get to 1/2. Even in the summer.
Different rads, perhaps, or different gauges... My rad was replaced when the bus was first refit after it arrived in Canada but that's all I know about it. The gauge is stock. Maybe there is a range in the calibration of the gauges where yours reads 1/4 at the same temperature that mine reads 1/2.
Anyway - sorry for the sidetrack highjack.
Things are looking good with the Stretch project. Milestone stuff getting the mill installed.
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Mine always reads at 1/4 or below. I've changed rads, thermostats, and pretty much everything else on the cooling system and I can never get it above 1/4. I know this is the case with others too, and my mechanics never bat an eye at this.
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8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) That's right Biatches!!!!!! It's IN!!!!!
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What does this van have that's a little different? She's got a Chevy 350 under the bonnet 8-)
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I heard that the Lexus V8 was supposed to swap in easy. Any reason why you didn't go that route?
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Parts availability for one, second, I wanted an engine with a little electronics as possible. A lot less can go wrong in the bushes if there are no electronic gremlins waiting around the corner.
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there really is no better motor than a Chev small block...I have seen them turn 8,500rpm every shift for years.....

plus a rebuild cost nothing.... push rod V8 designed motors simple and effective

I cannot wait to see this thing lighting up 6 tires.... You might need more glue where the two trucks are joined.....

Personally I like fuel injection but a carb is nice if the fuel is questionable quality..

Road trip to Port McNeill?
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thedjjack wrote:
Road trip to Port McNeill?
Of course! :)
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Brought her home today (to KGA) to get the wiring and plumbing sorted out. Check out the wheel flex.
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where are the airplanes....

I cannot wait to see this thing running again
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LOL there is one plane behind the truck and one other was pulled out so I had room to get the truck in.
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That is one skucum looking land ship you have there, Arnold! Great articulation with the rear trucks. Keep up the good work... smiles.

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I can't help but think a Duramax woulda been cool to lol. Look forward to seeing this thing done.
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updates???
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