Coffee 11-19-11

Re: Coffee 11-19-11

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:06 pm

Potty Mouth... :P
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Re: Coffee 11-19-11

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:54 pm

I bet that pissed you off.... :mrgreen: :angel:
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Re: Coffee 11-19-11

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:55 pm

:lol: You know me too well. Yeah, I almost smashed it, but managed to keep it together ... somehow.



Rick 386 wrote:Talk about shitty coverage..........................

:rofl: Nice one!
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Re: Coffee 11-19-11

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:21 am

The fuel pump came in ... but the inlet & outlet are oriented COMPLETELY different from what I had imagined ... so now I have fittings on order that are totally useless. :roll: Here we go ....

So since I couldn't do that, I figured I'd replace the busted multifunction switch. What a royal pain!! Some pics for your enjoyment - it certainly wasn't enjoyable for me .... :lol:

Had to dismantle the entire column .. AND unbolt it & remove the support to fish the wires out. While I was in there I removed all 4 E8 Torx bolts & put Loctite on them. They notoriously loosen up once the vehicle is a bit north of 100k. Guess GM had some pensions to pay that week & couldn't afford the .03 cents of Loctite on the line. :roll:
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Re: Coffee 11-19-11

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:18 am

SMITTY wrote:I figured I'd replace the busted multifunction switch.


Oh, come on!! You gotta do all that to replace a switch? I can't imagine having to remove the steering wheel!! That's insane!! I've done two Ford multi function stitches. It takes the key, a pin, a screwdriver, and a small open end wrench. The entire job is done in about 6 minutes.
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Re: Coffee 11-19-11

PostBy: Coalfire On: Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:15 am

Freddy wrote:
SMITTY wrote:I figured I'd replace the busted multifunction switch.


Oh, come on!! You gotta do all that to replace a switch? I can't imagine having to remove the steering wheel!! That's insane!! I've done two Ford multi function stitches. It takes the key, a pin, a screwdriver, and a small open end wrench. The entire job is done in about 6 minutes.


It is true freddy steering colomuns are not one of GM's strong points. Interesting though colomuns have been in cars since the begining and they still can't get it right.



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Re: Coffee 11-19-11

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:31 am

And that's why,with a little slop in my adjustable steering wheel (90 chev. p/u) I pulled the wheel & looked at all the crap in there & figured I really didn't need to get to those 4 bolts--soooo, Freetown style---a couple small ash shims ( yep, whittled em myself) ;) and a big hose clamp!! Hell, it worked yesterday, we'll see what today brings. :clap: toothy
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Re: Coffee 11-19-11

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:31 am

SMITTY wrote:The fuel pump came in ... but the inlet & outlet are oriented COMPLETELY different from what I had imagined ...

Smitty, can that pump work right if it is mounted in any position? Just mount it upside down. :idea:
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Re: Coffee 11-19-11

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:46 am

SMITTY wrote:The fuel pump came in ... but the inlet & outlet are oriented COMPLETELY different from what I had imagined ... so now I have fittings on order that are totally useless. :roll: Here we go ....

So since I couldn't do that, I figured I'd replace the busted multifunction switch. What a royal pain!! Some pics for your enjoyment - it certainly wasn't enjoyable for me .... :lol:

While your at it, can you use the spare tire for this?




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Re: Coffee 11-19-11

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:41 pm

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Re: Coffee 11-19-11

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:51 am

:lol: Looks like my fridge! :D

Love the second top comment on the Youtube page of that Caddy with the 5th parking wheel. :lol: 8-)


Finished building the column this morning (got functional wipers now! YAAY!), & went to the store to grab some fittings for the pump. Well, the damn thing ran so good I didn't bother installing it! Must've had some crap gas - what are the odds of that in MA??? :lol:
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Re: Coffee 11-19-11

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:22 am

SMITTY wrote: Well, the damn thing ran so good I didn't bother installing it! Must've had some crap gas - what are the odds of that in MA??? :lol:

I'm seeing alot of saws coming in with water in their fuel. Damn ethanol :mad:

But you wouldn't be getting a pressure flucuation with bad gas.
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Re: Coffee 11-19-11

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:23 pm

I was thinking maybe the pressure drop was normal ... and just the fuel was bad? Or maybe this wasn't a fuel problem to begin with, but an ignition problem -- after all, it happens at high rpm ... a classic symptom. Of course this would come to light after spending $130 + the fittings that I thought it came with. :x

Going to hold on to it for a while & see what happens here. But yesterday it ran better than it ever had ... and all I did was replace the switch. Tank was on E too, so I filled up later in the day. Could've sucked up a bunch of moisture. Truck sits all summer ... plus the fuel sucks around here anyway. Who knows. We shall see ....

To answer your other question that I forgot to answer about the pump mounting -- it can only be mounted one way. Outlet facing up. No other way will work. Figures too, because it probably won't fit between the frame rails like that, requiring more fab work .... :|
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Re: Coffee 11-19-11

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:40 pm

If your fender mounted gauge goes to zero when the 4bbl is open, it is definetly a fuel problem.
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Re: Coffee 11-19-11

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:57 pm

(loud, booming voice from above) BLAAAAAAAAAST FROM THE PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAST! :lol:

Figured I'd dig this one up to post some interesting notes on the Blazer during the past nearly 4 months. It ran mint all winter long. Better than I ever imagined. Throttle response was EXACTLY how I like it - very light light pressure on the pedal, but yet a noticeable torque pull. Plenty of power everywhere. It's what got the idea in my head that maybe I should sell the Silverado for something 40 years older. It was that enjoyable to drive.

Now fast forward to last week and the warm spell. With the warm weather came the same surging, and eventual stalling on every hill. It progressed to where my wife would have to pull over & restart the engine on every grade on the way home ... which is pretty damn annoying. So that prompted me to blow the dust off that Walboro FRB-13 pump that's been collecting dust on my kitchen table for the past 4 months. Installed it yesterday, plumbing it through the old pump, and cutting the wire to the in-tank pump, then re-routing it to the frame rail where I mounted the Walboro. It's a noisy one, but it works. Took for a test drive .... seemed down on power, but no stalling or surging. So wifey took it to work today and had the exact same issues as before. :mad:

So that brings us to now. My next course of action is to source power from a different location. If that doesn't work, drop the tank ( of course, she just filled it today - but you knew that was coming ....) & see if something is blocking the sock. While I have it down I'll probably just cut the pump out & fabricate a pickup tube out of some 3/8" brake line I have laying around. Now if all that doesn't work, I'm back to an electrical problem. First place I'm looking is that $60 distributor assembly. Stay tuned ..... :|
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