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    Re: "The Distraction" Why I haven't updated the stereo in my car...

    I got my radiator. In case I forgot to mention it.

    Yeah, there's a bunch of people talking about problems they've had with aluminum radiators over on LS1Tech right now. I already bought it, and I'm going to do what I can to mount it as good as possible, but I can't say I'm not a little worried. Hopefully I get at least a couple years out of it.



    I haven't done much to the truck over the last few weeks, but I've been working on my garage. I've been taking the handicapped ramp out in sections when I have time. I took the first section out and used the wood to build a bench. I bought a new vice, and for the first time in at least 20 years I have a vice mounted to a bench. I can also mount my bench grinder on the bench, as well. lol



    This should free up a lot of space in the garage for me to get around the truck. I also made a shelf that will bolt to the unused man door so I can finally use the air conditioner I've had for years. Hoping this will at least let me keep it somewhat comfortable when it's stupid hot out and I can keep progress up.



    Hit the junkyard this morning, and got calipers and abutment brackets from a 2000 Camaro. The 3 yards I go to usually only get 94-97 F-bodies. I saw they put a 2000 out yesterday and figured I'd see if they were still there...and they were, surprising since the car was right on the aisle. I had been debating between these and the 4 piston Brembos from the Cadillac ATS. These presented themselves, so I went with these.



    I found a guy on eBay that sells brackets and turned down rotors to adapt C5 and C6 calipers to a 1st gen S-10, but he only has a rating in the 97% range. I usually try not to buy from people with less than 99%....but since Sean seems to have gone MIA and Flynbye seems to be less than reputable, I'm debating on taking the chance. He does include bearings and stuff in his kits, so at least I wouldn't have to go grab those. He does sell the turned down rotors separately, and I can make my own brackets I guess.



    Anyway, I'm still alive, truck isn't dead.



    Jay

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    Re: "The Distraction" Why I haven't updated the stereo in my car...

    Wow. I'm a little behind. My local JY finally got a 2000 Camaro in that I got the calipers from. I also got 1998+ 4th gen F-body spare tires so I can still roll the truck around.
    Picked up some Belltech drop spindles and all new bearings and seals. I'm going to make my own brackets. I bought a drill press. I finished the welding up on the frame, cleaned it up and painted the area under the cab. Pulled the cab, did most of the body work on the driver's side rocker and painted it. It's only temporary until spring. Seam sealed the cab floor.

    Untitled by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    I had a local machine shop turn down some S-10 rotors into hubs. Paid way too much, I think, but whatever.

    Untitled by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

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    Untitled by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    Untitled by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    Untitled by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

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    Untitled by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    I can't put the cab back on (permanently) until I can find two front body mount cups. One of mine is probably useable, but the other is shot. I had to use a hole saw to drill through
    the captive nuts in the floor, and apparently I went right through the upper mount cup. Oops.

    Anyway, that was a quick catchup.

    Jay

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    Re: "The Distraction" Why I haven't updated the stereo in my car...

    Put in some Redline "water wetter" and hope for the best.

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    Re: "The Distraction" Why I haven't updated the stereo in my car...

    Quote Originally Posted by Holmz View Post
    Put in some Redline "water wetter" and hope for the best.
    In regards to the radiator? I'm planning to use something like that. I don't think it's necessary, but
    I see too many people build cars and neglect the cooling system.

    Jay

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    Re: "The Distraction" Why I haven't updated the stereo in my car...

    Have you been able to work on this project at all?
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