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About MLR1

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  1. New projects!

    Yes it is! The only problem was the roads last night/this AM kept me from having any fun. I thought the drive over was bad, but last night took the cake! Took me 4 1/2 hours to go just a over 200 miles. It was 4 wheel drive and staring at the maker poles to try and stay on the road. I thought I was going to be stuck some where for sure because of closures. I made it home at about 3:00 this afternoon, and I only stopped twice. Once for fuel and once to take a 1 1/2 hour nap. I was way too tired to keep driving! I also want to give a big thanks to MAXTORQ for all of the help and use of the shop!
  2. New projects!

    Thanks! I just hope that it runs as good as I think it will when I get everything done....
  3. Vehicle in Poci

    I would be happy to, but I am in Denver for a few days....
  4. New projects!

    Looks like the head is going to be fine after the valve job is done! The crack was in the seat and didn't leak with a pressure test. I was very relieved to get the good news after putting all that work into it. I will post up the latest picks after I get back......
  5. New projects!

    Bite your tongue! I thought that I was going to "mash my spud" on the way over here late late Sunday night. Roads were bad between Sinclair and Laramie WY. 2 18 wheelers over turned and 2 more were tangled together between 2 guard rails in less than a mile, shutting down west bound I 80. Some dumb ass from CA passed me going way over 50 MPH. I was already in 4X4 and running about 40 with an 18 wheeler a ways behind me, running about the same. When we were about even with the two rigs that were tangled. He started doing 360's in the middle of I 80. I went between the reflector poles and way into the gutter and still thought he was going to get me! I am just glad I had a cummins block and stuff loaded in the bed to help with traction.
  6. New projects!

    I made it to Denver (MAXTRQ's shop) early this AM and we broke down the trans today. Didn't look too bad inside for all the shudder I was feeling. I didn't break down the OD section because I was replacing it with a 48RE OD, so I don't know what it looked like? We think that most of my problem was the torque converter. We should have it assembled early tomorrow and just waiting for a converter that will be here Wednesday. I am sorry I didn't take picks. I am hoping to find out in the next couple of days if the head is going to be salvagable......
  7. New Shiny STUFF!!!!

    I have always liked that style of wheel. I run a set like those in the summer.
  8. project MAX-FREEK

    Yes you do. I will be bringing that junk head with me, so you can see how thin the casting is there. I just hope mine can be saved.
  9. I am running a FASS and did exactly the same thing you did. I even think I used the same Earls fitting as well. I didn't want to plumb in to the port on the pump to keep the connections under the hood.
  10. project MAX-FREEK

    Looking good. Can't wait to see it in person on Monday!
  11. New projects!

    Well I was able to get the intake side done and started working on the exhaust and found a crack on the 6th valve bowl that I worked on. Needless to say I wasn't happy. I decided to keep working on it and take it to the machinist that I was going to have O ring it. It may still be salvageable. I will post some more picks soon.....
  12. big thanks to Snowman!

    Good Job! That's the way to step up and help a felow member out.
  13. got screwed by a company... how to handle?

    I totally understand not wonting to burn up your leave working on your truck. There are only 2 mechanics that I trust to work on stuff and 1 of them is working on your rig...
  14. got screwed by a company... how to handle?

    I would make an effort to try and contact them directly by phone or in person. I am about 99.9% sure that it is a wast of time, but you at least have to try. I would also use your cell and keep it in the call log in case you need it later. Then I would talk to the folks and see if they can whip the boys back into shape and make it right. If/when that fails. Go after them with legal action. I feel your pain on this one I have had a similar thing happen to me when I was younger. Paid for some head work on a 360 gas rig and found out that my money went into a pulling truck owned by the mechanic. That is when I started doing all of my own work that I could....
  15. New projects!

    I was able to get all of the intake bowls done and 5 of the runners. I still need to do some finish sanding, but you can see some of the process. These first 2 shots are a bit hard to tell on how big the casting bumps are. On the first pick, there is a ridge that runs the full length of the runner and a nasty valley on the other side that does the same. Because of the angle, I couldn't get a shot on the valley. On the second pick, there is a large flat spot in the top of the runner and some nasty casting bumps around it. Here are some shots after grinding and rough sanding. No more flat spot: No more ridge and valley: Here are a couple of the finished intake bowls: I hope to have the rest of the intake side done by the end of the week......