i didnt think the 07s got the newer style tensioner, but thats cool. prolly gonna put the rubber ls2 one in because i have it and its new.
I had my engine built by a guy in Vegas over the summer. The only long lead time part he had was pistons. He does a bunch of LS basted engines, so he tends to just keep stuff in stock.knocked that out a couple years ago, thankfully... gonna verify with PCM of NC which o ring to run with the melling HV/HP pump/spring combo, I'm willing to bet its red but we'll see.
on another note- I'm this close to just getting the bottom end built out to 402/3,shockingly its difficult to get lead times or even returned calls and emails from various shops, I assume others are having problems sourcing parts like everyone
ya we'll chat prolly tomorrow, maybe we can come up with something VEGAS BABYGet some things worked out?
Yes that's the green belt I got. Not sure if that size is correct. I got several different length belts to see which length was correct and put the tensioner in the middle of its range. They also make a "black supercharger" that's got stronger reenforcing fibers and stickier rubber for even more reduced belt slip, but their sizes are limited. I could not find a size that worked for mine, so I stuck with the green one that a lot of people use.magnuson 31-12-00-082. HD tensioner, ok, cool. ya I don't want any belt issues, gonna do my damndest to align the pulleys, for sure.
green belt, you mean like this one? I was reading in some other thread somewhere that this one was pretty good, depending on length but that's the type, yes?
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That tensioner of course is hard to find, I know LC32 had some for a while, lemme scour the innerwebs and see if I can source one, maybe someone has one in stock somewhere.
scott750-- you running stock bottom end? I'd imagine your tune is spot on with 10 lbs if your on the stock short block.?
and thanks burnit53 for that POC
oh one other things about the an adapters on the 70E-
did you get 1/4 NPSM to 6 an? Do yours have an o-ring sealing to the case or brass washer? I haven't taken them out yet on mine to check; I've been reading and GM switched somewhere in 06/7 or something to or from 1/4 NPSM to something else for the fittings into the trans case. conflicting information on the forums, no surprise there but I haven't checked mine yet so nbd, just thought i'd see what yours is if you have the original 2008 70e case still in it
I think that 1" spacer is go to 32.5" ride height. I just used the 31.5" springs and 2 rubber isolators on top and bottom of the springs and my height is at 31.75".also picked up some djm drop arms new shocks all around, gonna go to 31.5, I bought the rear spring replacement kit along time ago that came with the 1" spacer from the TBSS store and they've just been sitting on the shelf since the airbag lower method worked fine thus far. I figure I leave the spacer out and I should have 31.5 in the rear. gonna sh!tcan the air system tho, it leaked a lot on the way from VA to bama, compressor was running much longer than normal etc, should have done that along time ago but eh, it wasnt broken blah blah
ya and having the wheels professionally refinished back to OEM is almost as much as 20x10 TBSS +45 FR wheels, but that can wait for a bit. think i'll just do the strip and polish thing on the oem wheels, that should be fine for now
It will be hard to tell if the converter is sitting far enough into the pump without looking at the pump gear out of the trans. Usually the converter is spaced properly when its pushed all the way into the trans and the space between the converter face and flexplate are 1/8" to 3/16". Tha'ts a general rule of thumb for spacing. You might be able to check depth by looking into the converter snout cutout where the pump gear resides. There might be a little wear mark indicating how far the pump sits. Not sure if it's suppose to go all the way or 1/8" off the bottom of that channel.Heres the snout of the TC, it is smooth as glass btw. Hows that rate on pump engagement? Im not a trans guru. Fluid is red and t case fluid is blue, which i take as good View attachment 103288