More '93 Chevy Silverado "Senior Silverado" Episodes

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Parts Used In This Episode

ARP
Cylinder Head Bolts, High Performance, Hex Head, Chevy, Small Block, Kit
ARP
Harmonic Balancer Bolt, Chromoly, Black Oxide, 12-Point, Chevy, Small Block, Each
Blast-It-All
Magnum 4436 blast cabinet with reclaimer
Chevrolet Performance
Camshaft Retainer Plate, Steel, Chevy, 350, 2nd Design, 3.294 Bolt Center, ZZ3-ZZ4, Each
Chevrolet Performance
Harmonic Balancer, Internal Balance, Nodular Iron, Natural, 8.0 in. Diameter, Chevy, GMC, 5.7L
Comp Cams
Cam and Lifters, Hydraulic Roller Tappet, Advertised Duration 270/276, Lift .495/.502, Chevy, Small Block, Kit
Comp Cams
Rocker Arms, Ultra Pro Magnum, Full Roller, 1.52 Ratio, 3/8 in. Stud Mount, Chevy, Small Block, Set of 16
Comp Cams
Timing Chain and Gear Set, Magnum Double Roller, Steel Sprockets, Chevy, 262/305/350, Set
Comp Cams
Valve Spring Spray Slipkote 6 Oz. Aerosol Can
Dupli-Color
Paint, Engine, Enamel with Ceramic Resin, Gloss, Black, 12 oz., Aerosol, Each
FAST
EZ-EFI 2.0 Multi Port EFI Kit Small Block Chevy Up to 550 HP Inline Pump
Loctite
Loctite 5452 Fast Cure Thread Sealant
Loctite
Threadlocker, 271, Heavy-Duty, Red, 36 ml, Each
Mallory Performance
Distributor, Max-Fire, Magnetic Pickup, Electronic, Vacuum Advance, Chevy, Small/Big Block, Each
Matco Tools
MST4531 - Harmonic Balancer Puller/Installer
Miller Electric Manufacturing Co.
Miller Syncrowave 210 TIG Welder
Mr. Gasket
Timing Cover, 1-Piece, Steel, Chrome, Chevy, Small Block, Kit
Pacific Performance Engineering
Dodge 6.7L - Dual Fueler CP3 Pump Kit
Pacific Performance Engineering
Pre Complete Cummins 6.7L Race Engine
Summit Racing
Crate Engine, Chevy 383 Stroker, Short Block, Each
Summit Racing
Cylinder Head, Vortec, Cast Iron, Assembled, 67cc Chamber, 175cc Intake Runner, Chevy, 5.7L, Each
Summit Racing
Timing Pointer, Billet Aluminum, Black, Adjustable, 8 in. Balancer, Chevy, Small Block, Each
Summit Racing
Valve Cover Baffle, Aluminum, Natural, Bolt-In, Each
Summit Racing
Valve Covers, Tall, Fabricated Aluminum, Clear Anodized, Centerbolt, Chevy, Small Block, Pair
The Industrial Depot
The Industrial Depot - Fasteners, Hardware, and Shop Supplies

Episode Transcript

(ANNOUNCER)>> TODAY OUR SENIOR SILVERADO IS GETTING A HEART TRANSPLANT. WE'RE YANKING THE TIRED OLD 350 IN OUR LOW BUCK SPORT TRUCK AND BUILDING UP A 383 STROKER CRATE SHORT BLOCK WITH A HOT CAM AND NEW EFI. IT'S ALL TODAY HERE ON TRUCK TECH.

(KEVIN)>> HEY GUYS, WELCOME TO TRUCK TECH. WE'RE BACK WORKING ON OUR '93 FULL SIZE CHEVY SHORT BED TRUCK THAT WE'VE NAMED OUR LOW BUCK SPORT TRUCK. AND AS YOU CAN SEE, WELL IT CERTAINLY DOESN'T LOOK LOW BUCK ANYMORE WITH IT'S BRAND NEW PAINT JOB, UPDATED FRONT END, NEW WHEELS AND TIRES, LOWERED STANCE, AND A COWL INDUCTION HOOD. BUT SINCE WE'VE TAKEN CARE OF THE SHOW PART, IT'S TIME

TO LOOK INTO THE GO PART. AND AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE'S SOMETHING MISSING.

(RYAN)>> NOW THE ENGINE WE PULLED OUT OF THERE HAS 260,000 MILES ON IT BUT IT RAN OKAY.

BUT AT THAT POINT IT'S SAFE TO ASSUME THAT IT'S WELL WORN AND YOU'VE GOTTEN YOUR MONEY'S WORTH. NOW LIKE I MENTIONED, IT STARTED RIGHT UP, DIDN'T MAKE ANY WEIRD NOISES, BUT IT WAS BURNING OIL AND YOU COULD SMELL IT THROUGH THE EXHAUST. AND ONE OF THE BIGGEST INDICATORS THAT HE'S GOT SOME EXCESS BLOW BY, WELL HE TOOK THE TIME TO CONVERT HIS OIL FILL CAP INTO A BREATHER ELEMENT TO HELP EXPEL SOME OF THESE EXCESS FUMES, NOT GOOD.

NOW WE COULD STRIP THIS ENGINE DOWN, SEND IT OFF TO

THE MACHINE SHOP, AND DO A BUNCH OF WORK AND BUILD THE ENGINE THAT WAY. WE'VE GOT A SHORT BLOCK SITTING AROUND THAT WE'VE GOT OUR EYE ON.

(KEVIN)>> NOW THIS SHORT BLOCK STARTED OUT LIFE AS A FIVE POINT SEVEN LITER OR 350. THANKS TO SUMMIT RACING IT'S NOW A 383 STROKER, OR FOR YOU GUYS THAT ARE REALLY SHARP, THE 40 THOUSANDTH STAMP IN THE TOP MAKES IT A 385 TECHNICALLY. BUT THAT'S NOT THAT IMPORTANT, MORE IS MORE. WHAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT ARE THE COMPONENTS IN THIS SHORT BLOCK. ONE PIECE REAR MAIN SEAL, KEITH BLACK PISTONS, ARP ROD BOLTS, FOUR BOLT MAIN CAPS, AND A SCAT CRANK, MAKING THIS A VERY STOUT SHORT BLOCK WITH TONS OF POTENTIAL. NOW THIS IS A FACTORY ROLLER CAM BLOCK, MAKING AN UPGRADE TO A ROLLER CAM SHAFT A SNAP WITH NO EXTRA PARTS TO BUY.

BUT AS YOU CAN SEE, WELL THERE'S A LOT OF STUFF MISSING INCLUDING THAT ROLLER CAM.

(RYAN)>> NOW TO TURN OUR SHORT BLOCK INTO A COMPLETE ENGINE WE'VE GOT A TABLE FULL OF PARTS. NOW OUR SUMMIT 383 SHIPPED WITH A FLEX PLATE THAT'S MATCHED TO THE BALANCE OF OUR ROTATING ASSEMBLY. WELL WE'VE ALSO GOT A NEW HARMONIC BALANCER, QUALITY ARP BALANCER AND HEAD BOLTS, A NEW TIMING POINTER, MISTER GASKET TIMING COVER AND SOME HARDWARE, A NEW COMP TIMING SET, AND A COMP HYDRAULIC ROLLER CAM SHAFT ALONG WITH A SET OF NEW HYDRAULIC ROLLER LIFTERS WITH THE NECESSARY GUIDES, HOLD DOWNS, PUSH RODS, AND SOME NEW ONE POINT FIVETWO TO ONE RATIO COMP ROLLER ROCKER ARMS THAT'LL BE HELD DOWN BY SOME POSI LOCKS. NOW WHEN IT CAME TIME TO TOPPING OFF OUR ENGINE, WELL WE WANTED A BUDGET FRIENDLY CYLINDER HEAD. SO WE PICKED UP A PAIR OF SUMMIT RACING IRON VORTEX STYLE HEADS THAT ARE A BIG IMPROVEMENT OVER THE STOCK CASTINGS. NOW THEY FEATURE 67cc COMBUSTION CHAMBERS, ONE POINT NINEFOUR INTAKE VALVES, AND INCH AND A HALF EXHAUST VALVES. AND THESE THINGS AS SHIPPED CAN HANDLE A MAX VALVE LIFT OF 520 THOUSANDTHS. AND THE CAM WE'VE GOT SPEC'ED OUT IS WITHIN THAT RANGE. NOW OUR XTREME ENERGY CAM HAS A GROSS VALVE LIFT OF POINT FOURNINEFIVE ON THE INTAKE SIDE AND POINT

FIVEZEROTWO ON THE EXHAUST SIDE. WE'RE DEFINITELY SAFE WITH THAT 520 THOUSANDTHS MAX LIFT NUMBER. IT'S ALSO GOT A DURATION AT 50 THOUSANDTHS OF 218 DEGREES ON THE INTAKE SIDE AND 224 DEGREES ON THE EXHAUST SIDE. AND LIKE USUAL, MAKE SURE YOU DON'T NICK THE CAM BEARINGS DURING INSTALLATION. SLOW AND STEADY IS THE WAY TO GO. WITH THE CAM IN PLACE WE CAN INSTALL THE

CAM RETAINER PLATE. THEN WE CAN MOVE ON TO INSTALLING THE CRANK SHAFT SPROCKET. THEN MAKE SURE THAT THE KEY WAY IN THE CRANK GEAR LINES UP WITH THE KEY WAY IN THE CRANK SHAFT, AND THAT THE REFERENCE MARK AT THE TOP OF THE GEAR FOR CAM TIMING IS AT THE 12 O'CLOCK POSITION.

THEN WE'RE GONNA PRESS THE CRANK GEAR INTO PLACE BY

USING PIECES OF OUR HARMONIC BALANCER INSTALLER AND A SMALL PIECE OF EXHAUST TUBING. HEATING UP THE GEAR AND SMACKING IT ON WITH A HAMMER JUST ISN'T THE SMART WAY TO DO IT. PRESSING IT ON IS DEFINITELY THE RECOMMENDED WAY TO INSTALL THIS THING. WITH THAT DONE THEN WE CAN INSTALL OUR TRUE DOUBLE ROLLER TIMING CHAIN AND SPROCKET FOR THE CAM, MAKING SURE TO LINE UP THE PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED REFERENCE MARKS SO YOUR CAM TIMING IS CORRECT. THEY NEED TO BE LINED UP STRAIGHT UP AND DOWN. ALSO DON'T FORGET TO LINE UP THE DOWEL ON THE FRONT OF THE CAM WITH THE CORRESPONDING HOLE IN THE SPROCKET. THEN WE CAN INSTALL SOME NEW BOLTS WITH A LITTLE BIT OF RED LOCTITE APPLIED TO MAKE SURE THE SPROCKET ALWAYS STAYS ATTACHED TO THE CAM. THEN WE TORQUE EVERYTHING TO 20 FOOT POUNDS. ALRIGHT NOW IF YOU'RE PUTTING TOGETHER A STROKER LIKE THIS, ONE THING YOU NEED TO LOOK OUT FOR IS CONNECTING ROD TO CAM SHAFT CLEARANCE. WHAT HAPPENS IS THE BIG END OF THE ROD SWINGS AWFULLY CLOSE TO THE CAM LOBE. IF YOU'RE RUNNING A TRADITIONAL ROD BOLT WITH THE BOLT HEAD AT THE TOP AND A NUT AT THE BOTTOM, IT'S EVEN MORE OF AN ISSUE AND TIGHTER. WE'RE RUNNING ARP CAP SCREWS, SO THAT ELIMINATES THAT PROBLEM, PLUS THEY BEVEL THE TOP EDGE OF THIS ROD TO CREATE EVEN MORE CLEARANCE. NOW OUR CAM IS KINDA MILD AND NOT THAT MUCH LIFT. SO WE'RE IN GOOD SHAPE, BUT IF YOU'RE RUNNING A BIG

LIFT CAM, IT'S SOMETHING YOU DEFINITELY WANT TO CHECK FOR.

(ANNOUNCER)>> UP NEXT, SEE HOW MODELING CLAY CAN SHOW YOU PISTON TO VALVE CLEARANCE, STAY TUNED.

(RYAN)>> HEY GUYS, WELCOME BACK TO TRUCK TECH, WHERE WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR 383 SMALL BLOCK BUILD UP FOR OUR '93 CHEVY PICK UP. NOW SO FAR WE'VE SHOWN YOU A FEW INTERFERENCE OR CLEARANCE ISSUES IN BETWEEN THE ROTATING ASSEMBLY AND OUR BLOCK, BUT THERE'S ONE MORE THING WE WANT TO CHECK. THAT'S PISTON TO VALVE CLEARANCE USING THIS MODELING CLAY.

JUST A TINY LITTLE BIT OF OIL TO KEEP THE CLAY FROM STICKING TO THE VALVES. NOW YOU NEED TO USE THE HEAD GASKET BUT IT WILL FLATTEN OUT IF YOU TORQUE DOWN THE BOLTS. NOW MOST MANUFACTURERS WILL GIVE YOU A COMPRESSED GASKET THICKNESS, AND THAT DIFFERENCE NEEDS TO BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION. BOLTS JUST TO HOLD IT IN PLACE, YOU DON'T WANT TO COMPRESS THE GASKET. NOW IN DOING THIS PROCEDURE YOU NEED TO USE SOLID LIFTERS, OR SOME TYPE OF LIFTER THAT WON'T COMPRESS. OTHERWISE THE HEAVY VALVE SPRINGS WILL OVERRIDE AND COMPRESS OUR HYDRAULIC ROLLERS AND WE'LL GET INACCURATE RESULTS. NOW IN OUR CASE WE'VE TEMPORARILY MODIFIED THE LIFTERS SO THEY WON'T COMPRESS. THAT WAY WE GET A GOOD READING.

ANOTHER WAY TO DO IT WOULD BE SWAP OUT THE HEAVY VALVE SPRINGS FOR SOME REALLY LIGHT SPRINGS AND DO THE TEST THAT WAY.

ALRIGHT, NOW JUST LIKE WE EXPECTED, WITH SUCH A MILD CAM, WE DON'T HAVE ANY CLEARANCE ISSUES. BUT IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO CHECK. YOU SEE, THE INTAKE VALVE, WE HAD THE SLIGHTEST LITTLE BIT OF COMPRESSION HERE. WE'VE GOT OVER A QUARTER INCH GAP, THAT'S FOREVER IN ENGINE BUILDING TERMS.

ON THE EXHAUST SIDE IT DIDN'T EVEN MAKE A MARK. WE'RE IN GOOD SHAPE. THEN IT WAS TIME FOR A NEW TIMING COVER GASKET, THEN

OUR NEW CHROME TIMING COVER. NOW THESE BOLTS ONLY GET SNUGGED UP. YOU DON'T WANT TO OVER TIGHTEN THEM AND WARP THE COVER.

THEN THERE'S THE INSTALLATION OF OUR HARMONIC BALANCER. NOW YOU DON'T WANT TO USE THE ORIGINAL HARMONIC BALANCER BOLT OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT TO PULL THE BALANCER ONTO THE CRANK SHAFT. IT PUTS A LOT OF STRESS ON THE THREADS OF THE BOLT AND THE THREADS IN THE CRANK SHAFT. SO IF YOU'RE GONNA BE TACKLING A JOB LIKE THIS,

IT MIGHT BE A WORTHWHILE INVESTMENT TO PICK UP A MATCO HARMONIC BALANCER INSTALLER. THEN WE CAN INSTALL OUR NEW TIMING POINTER. ALRIGHT, NOW OUR TIMING POINTER IS ADJUSTABLE AND WE WANT IT POINTING AT THE TOP DEAD CENTER LOCATION OR MARK ON THE HARMONIC BALANCER. SO WE'RE GONNA USE THIS BRIDGE TOOL AND A DIAL

INDICATOR TO FIND TDC AND LOCK DOWN OUR POINTER

IN THE RIGHT LOCATION. NOW NEVER MIND THE ACTUAL NUMBERS ON THE GAUGE.

WE'RE NOT AFTER A PARTICULAR READING, JUST THE PEAK MEASUREMENT TO INDICATE THE PISTON AT THE TOP OF ITS TRAVEL. WITH THAT FOUND WE CAN LOCK IN OUR ADJUSTABLE TIMING POINTER AND KNOW THAT WE HAVE A 100 PERCENT

ACCURATE TIMING INDICATOR. THEN AFTER GIVING THE LIFTERS A QUICK BATH IN

ENGINE OIL WE ADD THE LIFTER GUIDES AND THE LIFTER HOLD DOWN.

THEN AFTER ONE FINAL WIPE DOWN OF THE BLOCK DECK AND THE CYLINDER HEAD MATING SURFACE, WE CAN DROP THE NEW HEAD GASKET AND CYLINDER HEAD IN PLACE FOR GOOD. NOW THESE BOLTS GO THROUGH A WATER JACKET. SO WE APPLIED SOME LOCTITE THREAD SEALANT TO MAKE

SURE WE DON'T GET ANY COOLANT LEAKS THROUGH THE BOLT HOLES. NOW TO TIGHTEN DOWN THE HEAD BOLTS I'M JUST RUNNING THEM IN LOOSELY WITH THE IMPACT. THEN I'LL GET OUT THE TORQUE WRENCH AND TORQUE

EVERYTHING TO SPEC. MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW THE CORRECT TORQUE SEQUENCE AND PROCEDURE WHEN TIGHTENING THE BOLTS TO SPREAD OUT THE LOAD EVENLY. THEN WE CAN TORQUE THE BOLTS IN THREE DIFFERENT STAGES, FINALLY ENDING UP AT 70 FOOT POUNDS. THEN IT'S TIME TO DROP IN THE PUSH RODS, WHICH WE COATED ON EITHER END WITH A LITTLE ASSEMBLY LUBE, SAME WITH THE TOP OF THE VALVE STEM. THEN WE DROPPED OUR NEW ROLLER ROCKERS IN PLACE GETTING EVERYTHING READY FOR A VALVE ADJUSTMENT. TAKE THIS ONE TO ZERO LASH, TAKE ALL THE SLACK OUT, YOU CAN FEEL IT.

ALRIGHT, THEN WE'LL TAKE OUR LASH ADJUSTER, GO HALF A TURN, TIGHTEN DOWN THE LOCK. AND WITH OUR CRANK PULLEY IN PLACE, WE CAN INSTALL OUR NEW BALANCER BOLT AND TORQUE IT TO 80 FOOT POUNDS, COOL! NOW THE GUYS NEXT DOOR WHO BUILD ENGINES ALL THE TIME TOLD ME TO CHECK OUT THIS COMP CAMS VALVETRAIN SPRAY. SPRAYS ON, GETS STICKY, AND WILL PROTECT THE VALVETRAIN ON FIRST START UP EVEN IF THE ENGINE SITS FOR A LITTLE WHILE.

(RYAN)>> HEY GUYS, WELCOME BACK TO TRUCK TECH WHERE WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF PREPPING AND CLEANING UP SOME PARTS FROM OUR OLD 350, GETTING THEM READY FOR

INSTALLATION ON OUR NEW 383. NOW OUR BLAST IT ALL MEDIA CABINET GETS USED FAIRLY OFTEN AND YOU CAN SEE WHY. IT'S DOING A GREAT JOB OF CLEANING UP THESE OLD PARTS. AND OXIDIZED OLD DIRTY ALUMINUM COMES OUT LOOKING LIKE NEW.

SO AFTER BLOWING THE DUST OFF OF THIS THING, KEVIN HITS IT WITH A COUPLE OF COATS OF DUPLICOLOR HIGH HEAT PAINT. FIRST A LIGHT GROUND COAT FOLLOWED BY A HEAVIER SECOND COAT.

I GUESS WE COULD HAVE GONE WITH CHEVY ORANGE BUT IT WOULD HAVE STOOD OUT AGAINST THAT BLUE PAINT.

(KEVIN)>> SO WITH ALL OF THAT STUFF OUT OF THE WAY, WE WERE GETTING READY TO REINSTALL ALL THE PAINTED PARTS AND GET READY FOR THE SUPER TRICK INTAKE MANIFOLD AND EFI SYSTEM TO GO DOWN IN THE VALLEY. RAN INTO A SLIGHT PROBLEM WITH THE STOCK VALVE COVERS. BECAUSE OF THE ROLLER ROCKERS, WELL WE'VE GOT AN INTERFERENCE ISSUE. SO WE TOOK THESE SUPPORTS OUT, TOOK THEM COMPLETELY AWAY, AND STILL EVEN THOUGH THE COVER WILL GO DOWN AND MATE TO THE SURFACE, THERE'S STILL GOING TO BE AN INTERFERENCE ISSUE WITH THE ROCKER ARM.

SO PLAN B, WE'VE GOT TO WAIT ON THE BROWN TRUCK TO GET A

NEW SET OF AFTERMARKET VALVE COVERS THAT WILL CLEAR THE ROCKER ARM SETUP. SO NO HARM NO FOUL. WE DIDN'T WASTE ANY MONEY, WE JUST HAVE TO SPEND A LITTLE BIT MORE.

(RYAN)>> NOW SO FAR HERE'S ONE THING WE HAVEN'T TALKED ABOUT ON OUR NEW 383, AND THAT'S THE FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM. NOW THE EFI ON OUR OLD 350 HERE, IT'S JUST A TBI SYSTEM WITH TWO INJECTORS HERE IN THE THROTTLE BODY. NOW WHILE IT'S A DECENT SYSTEM, IT GOT THIS TRUCK TO 260,000 MILES, ITS JUST NOT THAT RECEPTIVE TO PERFORMANCE MODIFICATIONS. WHILE YOU CAN MAKE IT WORK WITH A FEW MODIFICATIONS,

WELL IT CAN KIND OF BE FINICKY. AND RATHER THAN TRY TO MAKE THIS SOMEWHAT ANTIQUATED SYSTEM WORK ON OUR 383, WELL WE'RE JUST GONNA JUMP UP TO THE MODERN ERA OF MULTIPORT FUEL INJECTION. NOW THE SYSTEM WE'RE GOING WITH IS A SELF LEARNING SYSTEM FROM FAST, OR FUEL AIR SPARK TECHNOLOGIES, AND IT'S THEIR EZ EFI TWO POINT ZERO SYSTEM GOOD FOR UP TO 550 HORSEPOWER ON SMALL BLOCK CHEVYS. NOW THIS IS A PRETTY COMPREHENSIVE KIT. IT INCLUDES THE WIRING HARNESS, A PLUG AND PLAY DISTRIBUTOR, THE FAST ECU AND HAND HELD DISPLAY, A COUPLE OF WIDE BAND OTWO SENSORS, AND INTANK FUEL PUMP KIT WITH PUMP, REGULATOR, AND GAUGE, ENOUGH FUEL HOSE TO HOOK EVERYTHING UP, AND OF COURSE

ALL THE FITTINGS AND CLAMPS NECESSARY.

IT ALSO INCLUDES A NICE ALUMINUM INTAKE MANIFOLD, A FOUR BARREL 1,375 CFM THROTTLE BODY, EIGHT 39

POUND AN HOUR INJECTORS, ALL THE FUEL RAILS AND SENSORS YOU'RE GONNA NEED FOR THIS SYSTEM TO RUN. I ALSO PICKED UP ONE OF THE OPTIONAL FAST ESIX CD IGNITION BOXES AND ONE OF THEIR COILS.

(KEVIN)>> NOW IN LOOKING AT THE GIANT CAVERNOUS HOLE OF THE EMPTY ENGINE BAY WE WANTED TO BRING YOUR ATTENTION TO A COUPLE OF THE SYSTEMS THAT WE LEFT CONNECTED. THE FIRST ONE BEING THE AIR CONDITIONER.

WE DID NOT DISCHARGE IT, DIDN'T DISCONNECT THE LINES FOR A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT REASONS. WE DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE EXPENSE OF HAVING IT RECHARGED AND WE DON'T HAVE THE EQUIPMENT TO DISCHARGE

ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFELY AND RESPONSIBLY IN THE FIRST PLACE. SO IT STAYS, IT CAN BE CLEANED UP JUST LIKE IT IS. THE OTHER SYSTEM IS THE POWER STEERING SYSTEM, WHERE WE JUST DISCONNECTED THE PUMP FROM THE ACCESSORY DRIVE. WHAT THIS DOES IS KEEP YOU FROM HAVING THAT FOUNTAIN OF SCHMUTZ HAPPEN WHEN YOU DO A HARD LEFT TURN OR A RIGHT TURN, AND YOU KEEP YOUR SHOP FLOOR CLEAN AND KEEP THE STUFF OFF OF YOUR CLOTHES. ONE MORE THING I WANTED TO TALK ABOUT, LOOK AT THIS. THIS IS A FINELY POLISHED HARDENED STEEL FASTENER. NOW WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IT'S FOR OR WHAT ITS INTENDED PURPOSE WAS, BUT I THINK WE MAY HAVE FOUND THAT

INHERENT RATTLE THE PREVIOUS OWNER FOUND OUT ABOUT OR WAS TELLING US ABOUT WHEN WE BOUGHT THE TRUCK. BUT WITH THE ENGINE OUT WE'VE GOT THE OPPORTUNITY HERE, EVEN IF WE'RE NOT GONNA PAINT ANYTHING, TO

TAKE AND CLEAN THIS TRUCK. SO WE'RE GONNA LOAD IT UP ON THE TRAILER, TAKE IT TO THE LOCAL COIN OP, AND GET RID OF SOME OF THAT MASSIVE, UGLY LAYER OF GREASY, GREASY DIRT.

(KEVIN)>> HEY WELCOME BACK TO TRUCK TECH. WELL THE ENGINE, WELL IT'S LOOKING GREAT AND WE KNOW IT'S GOING TO RUN EVERY BIT AS GOOD AS IT LOOKS IF NOT BETTER. WE GOT A HEAD START ON THE ACCESSORY DRIVE, THE WATER PUMP, THE COOLING'S IN PLACE AS WELL AS THE FAST EFI. AND THOSE OF YOU GUYS THAT ARE PAYING ATTENTION, WELL YOU KNOW THAT THIS IS A WATER NECK, IT'S NOT A VENT TUBE LIKE IN THE OLD STYLE VEIGHT ENGINES. AND THERE'S NO PLACE HERE ON EITHER VALVE COVER FOR CRANK CASE VENTILATION. WE'VE GOT TO HAVE A VENT IN IT BECAUSE THE PRESSURIZED AIR HAS GOT TO FIND A WAY OUT EITHER THROUGH A GASKET OR A SEAL.

SO WE'VE GOT A LITTLE PROJECT TO DO. NOW I'VE GOT SOME OPTIONS FOR REAL. RIGHT HERE WE'VE GOT ALL KINDS OF FLAT AREA ON TOP OF THE COVER. AND RIGHT ABOUT HERE IT LOOKS LIKE THERE'S PLENTY OF ROOM TO WHERE WE CAN GET IT UP HIGH ENOUGH IN BETWEEN THESE TWO ROCKER ARMS, AND HAVE THE REAL ESTATE AND

THE LOCATION THAT WE WANT. SO BASICALLY, RIGHT ABOUT HERE, "X" MARKS THE SPOT.

PUT A TAPE MEASURE TO CONFIRM, ROCK 'N ROLL PROJECT.

(RYAN)>> NOW MEASURING OFF THE END OF THE CYLINDER HEAD, WE CAN FIND A SPOT FOR THE BREATHER THAT'S NOT GOING TO INTERFERE WITH SOME MOVING ROCKER ARMS. STARTING WITH AN EIGHTH INCH PILOT HOLE AND STEPPING UP TO THE MEDIUM SIZE STEP BIT, THEN WE CAN GO FOR THE BIG

BOY CREATING AN INCH AND THREEEIGHTHS HOLE. NOW THE LAST THING YOU NEED ON YOUR FRESHLY BUILT ENGINE IS METAL SHAVINGS. SO A HAND FILE AND A LITTLE BIT OF SAND PAPER MAKES SURE THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN. NOW WE DON'T WANT THE ALUMINUM SHARDS FLOATING AROUND IN THE OIL.

NOW THIS BREATHER ADAPTER IS BAFFLED, AND THAT'LL PREVENT HOT OIL FROM SPLASHING DIRECTLY INTO THE BREATHER, BUT IT WILL LET THE VAPORS OUT. AND THESE BREATHER ADAPTERS CAN BE USED FOR OPEN ELEMENT BREATHERS OR FOR PCV SYSTEMS. WE MAY END UP INSTALLING ANOTHER ONE ON THE OTHER

SIDE TO DO JUST THAT. AND SINCE WE DON'T HAVE AN OIL FILL CAP, THIS'LL BE A CONVENIENT SPOT TO FILL THE ENGINE WITH OIL.

(KEVIN)>> SO THE ENGINE IS THIS CLOSE TO BEING READY TO BE STABBED IN BETWEEN THE FRAME RAILS.

BUT WE'RE OBVIOUSLY GONNA PUT IT IN AS AN ASSEMBLY BOLTED TO A TRANSMISSION. AND SINCE WE'RE WAY BEYOND STOCK POWER LEVELS WITH THIS STROKER, IT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE TO BOLT UP THE STOCK TRANSMISSION TO IT. NEVER MIND THE 200 PLUS THOUSAND MILES THAT ARE ON THIS ONE. SO A REBUILD AND AN UPGRADE IS IN ORDER, AND THAT'S THE NEXT PROJECT ON TRUCK TECH.

(RYAN)>> HEY GUYS, IF YOU'RE IN THE MARKET FOR A NEW TIG WELDER, YOU FIND THAT SOME OF THE ADVANCED MACHINES WITH ALL THEIR BUTTONS, AND KNOBS, AND ADJUSTMENTS ARE A LITTLE INTIMIDATING.

WELL YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT THE MILLER SYNCHOWAVE 210. THIS USER FRIENDLY MACHINE CAN DO A/C OR D/C TIG WELDING ALONG WITH D/C STICK WELDING. AND IT'S GOT THE PRO SET FEATURE, WHICH TAKES SOME OF THE GUESS WORK OUT OF SETTING UP THE WELDER. OR YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN ADJUSTMENTS USING THE MENU AND THE ADJUSTMENT KNOB AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THINGS LIKE THE ADJUSTABLE PULSE SETTING. NOW ON THE SIDE THERE'S STORAGE. YOU'VE GOT A FOOT PEDAL IN HERE ALONG WITH SOME OF THE

EXTRA CABLES, AND IT USES THE MVP PLUG, WHICH PLUGS INTO EITHER THE HOUSEHOLD CURRENT OR 220 SHOP CURRENT. NOW DISTRIBUTORS HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR AGES, BUT IT

DOESN'T MEAN THEY CAN'T BE UPDATE WITH MODERN TECHNOLOGY, LIKE THIS ONE FROM MALLORY. THIS CNC BILLET MALLORY MAX FIRE DISTRIBUTOR HAS ALL THE FEATURES OF A MODERN DIGITAL C/D IGNITION BOX BUILT RIGHT INTO IT. IT'LL FIRE MULTIPLE SPARKS AT LOWER ENGINE RPM AND HAS FULL ELECTRONIC TIMING CONTROL WITH SEVEN PREPROGRAMMED ADVANCE CURVES WHERE YOU CAN DESIGN YOUR OWN USING THEIR SOFTWARE.

IT'S ALSO GOT BUILT IN REV LIMIT FUNCTIONS AND A MAP SENSOR THAT CAN HANDLE UP TO 30 POUNDS OF BOOST AND CAN RETARD IGNITION TIMING PROPORTIONAL TO THOSE BOOST LEVELS. PRETTY COOL FOR A DISTRIBUTOR. NOW IF YOU GUYS ARE REALLY SERIOUS ABOUT DIESEL PERFORMANCE, YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT THIS CUSTOM

RACE ENGINE FROM PPE, OR PACIFIC PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING. THIS THING'S GOT A FULL HOSE OF INTERNAL UPGRADES MAKING IT CAPABLE OF WITHSTANDING UP TO 1,800 HORSEPOWER. NOW THIS THING ALSO USES PPE'S DUAL FUELER KIT,

WHICH ADDS A SECOND FUEL PUMP TO WORK IN CONJUNCTION

WITH THE FACTORY FUEL PUMP, AND IT'S CONTROLLED BY THEIR MICROPROCESSOR.

THE FUEL SYSTEM ALSO FEATURES PPE'S PORTED FUEL RAIL FITTING, WHICH ELIMINATES A FACTORY RESTRICTION. SO WHETHER YOU'RE IN NEED OF A COMPLETE RACE ENGINE OR JUST A FUEL SYSTEM UPGRADE, CHECK OUT PPE. GUYS THANKS FOR WATCHING TRUCK TECH, SEE YOU NEXT WEEK.
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