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Old 03-17-2017, 08:22 AM   #581
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Good info, Thanks! I'm bored and need more power, and something to do.
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Old 03-18-2017, 09:08 AM   #582
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ugh why do i keep ordering stuff from this crappy company?












dammit LMC, now i'm gonna be on the phone with my credit card forever on monday getting the charges reversed

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Old 03-18-2017, 09:28 AM   #583
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That sucks. Those guys are not far from me so I just drive there when I need things. I think the problem is more the shippers than LMC, everything my friends and I have purchased looked perfect.

My problem is I'm more of a car guy so I don't buy as much from them as I could.
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Old 03-18-2017, 09:31 AM   #584
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Oh I'm sure they are nice folks. But when you know you are shipping something that bulky, you must assume the worst as far as handling during shipping and pack accordingly.

Damn panel cost more to ship than to buy, lol.
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Old 03-18-2017, 11:43 AM   #585
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I completely agree. I received a radiator a couple years ago and it arrived in similar condition. I ordered a crank and it was packed like the guy was shipping eggs.

I sometimes wonder if the shipping guys have some sort of medieval style game where they toss packages to each other while trying to joust them with fork trucks and pallet jacks. To make a dent like the one you have in the tailgate takes a good bit of force.
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Old 03-18-2017, 12:24 PM   #586
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I knew a guy who worked at UPS unloading trucks

his job title was "thrower" i **** you not
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Old 03-18-2017, 02:50 PM   #587
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I don't know what lmc's policy on that stuff is but they may just send you another one.

I ordered new fenders from a seller on eBay for my 04 gmc last summer, and one came damaged. It wasn't as bad as yours, but had a nice crease in it. The vendor asked if I wanted a steep discount or another fender. They sent me another one no questions and let me keep the damaged one.
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Old 03-18-2017, 02:58 PM   #588
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I should have learned my lesson with the floorpans and rockers. they came absolutely beat to crap. but they're floorpans so I didnt really make that big a deal.

The worst part of all this is, I had a PERFECT bed end from the original bed. I didnt notice that the one on the white bed was so rusty and beat up, and straight up THREW AWAY the good one, lol.

That's not the first time I've chucked good parts only to need them later. I guess I'm just paranoid of turning my garage into a hoarder-nest like my dad's garage. Poor ol Dad changes his oil in the driveway because he's got so much junk in his garage.
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Old 03-18-2017, 05:29 PM   #589
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in much funner news, got the fresh longblock in.





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What are the details on this long block? Sorry if I missed it before...

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Old 03-18-2017, 07:16 PM   #591
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well its the shortblock from my previous turbo motor. basically an "iron L33" with gen 4 rods.

bummer deal though, the 317's I bought off a forum member quite a while back and just got around to using have a trashed header bolt hole. looks like he broke a bolt, then drilled it out crooked. and I totally missed it while cleaning them up, lapping the valves etc

so here's to pulling a motor back out ! thanks Norb!

sheesh i just cant catch a break this weekend

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Old 03-19-2017, 02:22 AM   #592
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Wow, talk about a dick move.....
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Old 03-19-2017, 12:37 PM   #593
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today's battle.

#1 pull the motor back out

#2 die grind remaining bits of broken bolt



#3 got it. that little nub on the left is all that came out. the rest I had to grind out



#4 drill & ream to .495. leave a BIG chamfer




#5 knock in a .500 slug of 6061 and preheat to 200*F



#6 zap it in. hot and fast.



#7 grind it flush and check with parallel bar



#8 drill and tap to m8x1.25




the threads will never be as strong as the original 356 casting. hanging a turbo off this head is probably out of the question. hopefully it'll take the 20 or so ftlbs needed to hold the mls header gasket.
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Nice job on the fix!

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I knew a guy who worked at UPS unloading trucks

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I can believe it. Hahaha



Nice fix on the head. I always MIG or TIG a nub to the end of the broken bolt and back it out that way - even if it is flush. Since I learned that trick I never try to drill them because my success rate was too low.

I also use anti sieze on all the threads.

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Old 03-19-2017, 04:32 PM   #596
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I figured since I had to rip it back it out I might as well do some other stuff (yay project creep!)

I had these plasma cut parts for a project at school. the stuff on top is for a 4 link on an 8.8.




the final iteration of my origami motor mounts.







it appears from a glance they clear the truck A/C compressor.
Next I'll remove the old SBC pedestals and fab something up.
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Nice work on the bolt hole fix! Sucks about the LMC parts and trashing a good OE panel. I have a stash behind my shop for good panels. I might never need them, but who knows...
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Nice fix on the bolt hole, I had a similar issue but just put a keensert in it instead.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:41 PM   #599
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yeah thats a way better & faster fix, but the hole was all sorts of oblong and misaligned. i'd have needed a mill to get a hole in there straight.
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I can only wish I was able to fix things like that bolt hole.... That turned out great!
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