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  1. ls1mike

    1997 Chevy Z71 350 Vortec 160,000 miles, under the valve cover

    Didn't expect it to be this clean. It has had a steady diet, as far as I can tell of, 5W-30 bulk (dino), no name on receipts every 3000 to 4000 since 58,000 miles. Service at the same place for the last 102,000 miles. Just had to replace the valve cover gaskets. Now it is all ready to go!
  2. ls1mike

    Got my son his first "car"

    He starts driving in October. 1997 Chevy Z71. 160,000 miles. Two owners. I bought it from a friend. All service records. All I need to do is fix the quick disconnect on the intake for the coolant to the heater core line. Not a spot of rust. I love this area of Washington. If I can get another...
  3. ls1mike

    I made a dually today. Carftsman LT1000

    My neighbor is a welder and we were bored. So I took the oldest of my three mowers and did this. It is easily reversible. Drives like normal we had a blast making it, tears through the mud. Two 1/4 inch flanges with 1/4 inch pipe between them. We made two of those adapters. I can actually use...
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    Time to do the car trailer deck

    Just getting started. It was due. Had the wood delivered from a local place. 18 6in x 2in x 14ft pressure treated boards delivered was 300 bucks. I didn't think that was too bad. Boards are actually 5.5in x 1.5in x 14ft, but most of you already knew that <img src="/forums/graemlins/smile.gif"...
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    My new Cub Cadet XT2 LX46

    I have been looking for three years. I own two Craftsman LT1000s a 22 year old B & S 20 HP V twin and A 20 year old 19.5 HP opposed piston B & S turbo cool . They owe me nothing, but are truly at the end of their useful life engine wise and they are pretty beat up. I think the last time I...
  6. ls1mike

    Home Improvement Stuff.

    Did some updates to the house. I couldn't scrape the ceiling but will have someone do it. It has asbestos in it. Took down some walls to open the room. Installed can/pot lights, there were none before, removed non functioning Cadet heaters, new trim, paint and floors. Did it around Christmas...
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    Griots 3 in 1 Ceramic Wax.

    Really easy to use. If you can used a quick detailer or speed shine this is just like it. So far really happy with it. The bottle was 20.00 dollars. Time will tell how long it last I applied one coat. It says to wait 24 hours and do another. I think I will use it on all the cars. I think it...
  8. ls1mike

    New cell phone=better pictures. :)

    Well my S3 died. <img src="/forums/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="frown" title="frown" height="15" width="15" /> So I got a new phone, an S10. I can't believe how well this phone takes photos, better than any camera I have personally owned. Really happy with camera in this phone. So finally had...
  9. ls1mike

    6T70E fluid drain and fill 2015 Malibu

    Used in a bunch of GM stuff from 2007 until 2015. (Equinox, Malibu, SRX, Impala, Vue, Terrain, and some other stuff I am forgetting.) Plus I think in some Ford stuff as a 6F60/6F55 it was a joint venture. The plug and fill are the same spot on Ford. This transmission was used in A LOT of stuff...
  10. ls1mike

    Troque Pro App

    Probably has been discussed here before, but I loaded it and picked up an OBD II Bluetooth adapter for the Caprice as it only has coolant temp and volts in the DIC. I tried it out today. It works awesome. I can access a ton of stuff. I loaded it on a tablet that fits perfect in the car. Worth...
  11. ls1mike

    Caprice Dyno video and results

    Well after a long week and lots of rain the dyno results are here. This car is stock manifolds, Magnaflow axle backs, CAI, BTR Stage one cam. <a href="https://youtu.be/R8WmLOuUyQk " target="_blank">Caprice full dyno pull video</a> <a href="https://youtu.be/Tdli6I0PuIA "...
  12. ls1mike

    Caprice cam swap. :)

    <img src="https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/attachments/usergals/2019/12/full-21811-39187-79350049_2475184512720225_4323815874067693568_n.jpg" alt="[Linked Image]" class="post-image" style="height:auto!important;max-width:100%!important;"/> <img...
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    Acceptable amount of time to get up to speed?

    I just read two separate studies of where the worst drivers are and Washington state came out near the top. One of the complaints was people leaving on a green or pulling out in front of you too slow. I have noticed it and it annoys me. So lets take, for example a light near me. Speed limit...
  14. ls1mike

    Toys for the Caprice

    Well, going to delete the AFM/DOD on the Caprice. New cam, valve springs, timing chain, ZL1 Converter and long tubes. Hoping for 440 at the wheels and low to mid 12's in the 1/4 mile Cam specs are as follows. 227/234 .614"/.576" 113+2 I will post some progress pictures, but for now you have these.
  15. ls1mike

    They gave me a mini van...

    Well on travel in Philadelphia for work and they gave me a 2017 Carvan. Fully loaded 27,000 miles. Last mini van I care to remember is the one my girlfriend had in high school...ahhhhhh good times... Anyway back on topic. So easy to get in and out of. I was surprised how well the V6 motivated...
  16. ls1mike

    5000 miles in the 2017 3500HD

    I find myself driving it more than I thought I would. I have just at 2500 miles towing with it. The rest has been driving, 3 loads of gravel. 1 pallet and 10 boxes of laminate flooring (put it on the helper springs) a bunch of trim and a New washer and dryer. (we are doing a home remodel) So...
  17. ls1mike

    Found this old race video too!

    Sleeping at the tree. <img src="/forums/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="smile" title="smile" height="15" width="15" /> Car had tire, exhaust and CAI at this point. Pretty brave on the stock 10 bolt. <img src="/forums/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="smile" title="smile" height="15" width="15" /> <div...
  18. ls1mike

    Some of my old cars! Found these today.

    I thought these pictures were lost to time. Found an old back up disk today. Made me smile. <img src="https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/attachments/usergals/2019/09/full-21811-36339-jetta.jpg" alt="[Linked Image]" class="post-image"...
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    Jessi Combs passes away in crash

    Trying to set a land speed record in her Jet powered car. I always liked the shows she was in. Seemed like a cool cat. Only 36 years old. I remember her in "Mythbusters" and I did like "All Girls Garage" <a...
  20. ls1mike

    1200 miles 2017 3500hd Silverado

    I love this truck. I was never ever a truck guy until now. So here goes. I will start with the bad. It is taller than the old truck and I am an Umpa Lumpa. So I need to get running boards. Tailgate locks and unlocks with doors. BOO!! I dont think it can be disabled. No rear HAVC. Would be nice...
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