2004 Gmc 2500hd from the ground up

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  1. 97 bowtie

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    Drove her around for a year worked all the bugs out

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    Then it decided to throw a rod and break the block unless the block was already stressed from the initial accident I have no idea

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    So $3700 later for the short block fully machined with flat top pistons good rods rings, then a custom ground billet cam, billet oil pumper, billet double roller timing set, ls7 rockers with trunnion upgrade 243 heads fully machined with all new valves springs basically a full off the wall 6.0 build 10 plus grand later.

    O and don’t forget the brand new stage two monster transmission with the new converter, and a locally built aluminum beefed up case transfer case. Now I’m broke and it’s probably weeks away from running but it’s gonna be super bad ass

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    Jerryred94silvy OBS Enthusiast

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    This is super awesome(besides the blown motor and all lol). Can’t wait to see how this beast turns out:headbang:
    Keep up the good work!
     
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    It’s so close to be running I can taste it, I just ordered the chrome molly arp intake bolt set so that can go on, once it’s running I can lay my 97 gmt400 to rest and tear it apart and do the 5.3 swap in that.

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    The all mighty intake, got the intake ports gasket matched and the throttle body hole opened up for a bigger throttle body.

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    So I went to mount the intake Sunday and ran in to a host of problems with the throttle body hitting the water Pump and the alternator. So I’m gonna have to do a slight reconstruction of the water pump and front accessory brackets. I’m also gonna have to ditch the clutch fan setup for electric fans cuz now the upper radiator hose is going to be pointed out straight towards the fan so that’s gotta go. I will post pictures and updates as parts come in and go on to the truck.
     
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    Dubs I'm Awesome

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    sorry it took a shit, but badass fix! Let me know how that monster trans works. Thinking about getting one myself.
     
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    Awesome work
     
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    Alternator and power steering pump relocation bracket showed up in the mail today solid plate of steel looks like a good quality piece came from a small private company on line I found https://www.lssimple.net 100% American made and it came with the option of black or silver powder coating, also got another set of shorter intake bolts. Hopefully it will all be together and running or close to it this weekend.

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