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Re: What would you do with the extra space...
The relay box seems like a very good idea... I was thinking about getting some more lights and that kind of stuff... Sounds like a better plan than the way I usually do electrical stuff: don't bother with relays, just run full power through the cab and through the toggle switch... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] I'll probably do that.. Actually I probably have room for a few different ideas in there... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
The truck runs great! Much better than it did before. My main problem was caused by the AIR system, so I got rid of that stuff, and unfortuneately, I couldn't get the AIR manifold things out of the exhaust (bolts froze in, I even tried heating them up and letting them cool back down several times, tried Liquid Wrench, CRC, flare nut wrenches to avoid rounding them, and still couldn't get them out of there,) so I went to the store and got some 1/2" pipe caps, and after removing those check valve thingees on the AIR manifolds, put the pipe caps on there. It looks weird, but it works good (until I finally feel like cutting those off and just welding it shut...). I left my EGR in place, but have no air going to it. All the other vacuum ports that aren't necessary, I plugged. It runs 100% better than it did before, and there's more room under the hood too... Pretty soon, I think I am going to eliminate the AIR manifold devices, to get more room to access the spark plugs, but other than that the project is about done (I didn't feel like swapping intakes like I had originally planned, so I just ignored that stuff). It used to backfire a ton on deceleration (well anytime you'd take your foot off the gas) and that kind of stuff.. None of that at all anymore. It wouldn't pass emissions I'm sure, because the previous owner also saw fit to eliminate the cat (I'm not complaining about that, it's just my excuse in case the smog nazis come knocking on the door [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img])... But runs much better than before...
[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] '79 Suburban 4x4 454, 6" lift, 35x12.5s & '85 GMC S15 4x4