Discussion in 'Gearhead Garage' started by Jishory, Mar 19, 2011.
(How come the video is all tall and skinny like that??)
I was holding my phone like a phone. Too excited to think about how it would look on YouTube. Still ecstatic about getting it running.
Check them out, that is my buddies company. He should be able to custom make you an intake and get rid of that kinked silicon coupler.
Right on man.
Congrats, well done!
I'll look into it after I fix all of the other odds and ends, truck still needs exhaust, a fan of some sort, clean up the wiring to the engine, air conditioning, cruise control, beef up the front suspension, some kind of stereo... I'm sure theres other crap I cant think of.
Right now I'm just jazzed it actually moves under its own power so I can drive it into the garage to work on it instead of pushing it in with the blazer. The rest of the build should go a lot faster now that I can work on it at night and much more comfortable and closer to my tools. I was driving it around the block with my friends in it last night and I could tell who I woke up by the pissed off people who walked to the end of their driveway to give me a scowl this morning.
More updates to come!
They just don't understand...
I have been having problems (still have) with my fuel selector valve which selects which tank to suck fuel from. I thought I was having injector problems, leaking fuel lines, all kinds of crap, I filled my driver side tank with fuel when I first got the truck running, and it would randomly die, running out of fuel. I found out the selector valve is defaulting to the passenger side tank, and when I got that filled with fuel it has been running like a top, so as long as there is fuel in that tank I'm A OK. I have about 100 miles on the truck now. Scheduled to get exhaust done Tuesday. Installed an air filter the size of a five gallon bucket. Went to Deaver and picked up some custom leaf springs for the front today. Got an electric fan in the mail. I'll try to get some pictures up tomorrow. Need to get the a/c and cruise control going after that and I'll be pretty much done.
Been over 2 months, wheres the update??
Oh yeah. Plug was disconnected on the firewall so no duh the fuel selector valve didnt work. Shit is kickin now. Been driving the shit out of it. Still dont have a/c or cruise, been very busy, towed to the hammers twice now. Getting high teens not towing and mid teens towing.
video i made for the youtubes, gonna make another one, no longer having the air in fuel problem, think i just had to work out the bubbles.
How you like my h2 wheels?
No problems with the one electric fan huh? Pretty nice job.
Any other plans for it?
I was driving it for a while with no fan, it would overheat if I would let it with no airflow. It doesn't really make a difference at speed. Normally I'm probably at 180 degrees, towing at 210, full throttle towing up a long steep grade in 5th 230-240. Does not overheat but gets close. For this reason I won't hot rod the engine.Plans... Eventually gut the interior and paint it charcoal gray, winch bumper up front, modern interior, cruise, a/c. Not necessarily in that order.
Nice future plans.
Maybe do two puller fans with a custom shroud? The shroud alone will make a pretty noticeable difference.
Lol @ "hot rodding the engine". You sound like an old man.
I'm glad to see this came along nicely. I really need to learn about diesels, I know fuck all about them.
And the H2 wheels actually look good. I wouldn't think that they would just thinking about it, since it mixes the "new truck" with the "old truck" look.
I Like it!