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#21 sondat

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 09:28 AM

We purchased the L20B, had the block bored 20 over, decked and crank turned 10 under. The head which was previously re built was checked over and given the thumbs up.

 

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We plastigauged the main and rod journals as well as checked gaps on the new rings. They could have been an issue, had to file gap to spec.

 

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As for the truck body my son and I completed the metal work (still have to do the box}. Hired an expert to do the final body work which keeps the sanding mess out of our garage.

 

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As for the chassis, the differential is in with lowering blocks. Assembled the rear brakes and pressed in the new LCA inner bushings.

 

 

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As for the rear breaks can anyone comment on the placement of the bottom smallest spring holding tension on the shoes? Not sure if it's hooked in the right spot. the reference material we have doesn't show it clearly.

 

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#22 rinigado

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 09:53 AM

As for the rear breaks can anyone comment on the placement of the bottom smallest spring holding tension on the shoes? Not sure if it's hooked in the right spot. the reference material we have doesn't show it clearly.

 

 

I want to say there's a hole on the rear plate of the brake where the short end of that little return spring (one end of the spring has a hook that's longer, one end is shorter). I didn't stretch that spring between holes on the 2 shoes. I'll see if I have a picture.



#23 mrbigtanker

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 12:00 PM

It looks to be correct.



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Posted 24 December 2017 - 12:23 PM

The small black spring hooks to the backing plate, and one shoe.

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 04:41 PM

Daniel just beat me to it.

These are the fronts, but the spring should mount the same on the rears.

 

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#26 sondat

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 05:41 PM

Thanks everyone for the help on break springs. Will post pics soon on the cab, doors, fenders and hood. Body man has color on everything but the exterior.

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Posted 25 December 2017 - 09:26 AM

Take that front dipstick tube out and plug the hole with a small brass plug. It will clean up the appearance.

 

Looks great otherwise.