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My LB7/LLY build

Discussion in '04.5-05 LLY' started by 05lly2500hd, May 6, 2008.

  1. 05lly2500hd

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    Hope this is in the right spot!

    Well, THE BUILD IS BEING FINISHED!!!! FINALLY, after over a year. The shortblock will be shipped to me hopefully wednesday and I will install it. I have a gm service manual thanks to Ben.


    I have a new/used stocker turbo, all new gaskets and all new filters and fluids ready. I plan on driving 500 miles changing, another 1000 or 2000 changing and then going to 5k or 7500 intervals, using Rotella 15-40. I always used Mobil 1 5-40 before but may not now, just because of availability and cost, not sure if it is that much better anyway.
    I'm gonna drain the fuel tank to the best of my ability and dump some Stanadyne inside and keep using it.

    Oh yeah the build includes:
    LB7 core
    Howard's cams rods
    SoCal cut AND coated pistons
    stock cam
    stock heads
    ARP head studs
    the latest version of Diesel Performance Research's oil pump
    new water pump
    stock balancer and flexplate
    stock injectors
    Pretty much a budget build, but let me tell you in no ways was it cheap!!!!

    Magic was done by David Basham at BMS Machine, he even threw in some lift tabs and installed the front and rear covers/flexplate/balancer/flywheel


    It's still gonna have the older twin setup for now, after this much money the updated set is gonna have to wait.

    I have had personalized tags made as well that say
    " 4 BRODY" If you don't know Brody is my brother that lost his life from a burn accident, I'm building this in his memory, he loved this truck.

    People I'd like to thank for the help of this build:


    Brody
    Holly, Maddox and Miller (my family)
    David and Bob at BMS
    Eric Merchant
    Bobo
    McRat
    Nathan Wright
    Rob Coddens
    Ben Tyler
    Tommy Whatley
    Michael Hackleman
    Chris Huggins
    Guy Tripp
    Rick D Lance
    Matt at Powermax
    my patience
    I'm sure there are more, so thanks to all!!!
    Diesel Performance Research
    John @ Howards cams


    Future plans:
    updated MPI twin setup
    Dual CP3
    and later...
    SoCal cam and heads
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2008
  2. BudTX

    BudTX Edjumacated Redneck

    That is going to be one bad ride, and a great tribute to your brother.
     
  3. stacks04

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    very nice jeromy, brody would be proud. make sure you keep this one together:D
     
  4. 05lly2500hd

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    lol, thanks.




    side note, I have posted a pic of bolts and some clips, have no idea where they go, do you guys??? I was not the one that tore engine down.
     

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  5. stacks04

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    clips are cooler line clips, maybe oil lines or trans lines.
     
  6. 05lly2500hd

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    Thanks!! One more, Ben identified some of them for me.
     

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  7. 05lly2500hd

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    oops try this one.
     

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  8. busdriver75

    busdriver75 Busier than hell...

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    where's the pics man?!?! that's gonna be one bad dude.
     
  9. 05lly2500hd

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    Here ya go. More to come.
     

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  10. Smokin LB7

    Smokin LB7 Just Takin' it From a Dig

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    Just curious and I probably missed somehting, but you are gonna do that whole build and a bullet proof engine and use a stock turbo? What for might I ask?
     
  11. stacks04

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    okay the bolts next to the u joint straps to the left are the strap bolts. the big pile of 10 above the motor mnt nuts, could they be the motor mount bolts???

    smokin lb7, he has twin turbo setup.
     
  12. 05lly2500hd

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    Thanks stacks. And yes because i have a twin turbo setup using the stocker one. And because all my funds are gone from engine build, build was done because the original one went sour, so this wasn't a planned-on build.
     
  13. Smokin LB7

    Smokin LB7 Just Takin' it From a Dig

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    Gotcha, either way, very very sick. That truck sounds like is gonna rape most things anyways. And it will be really nice to have the response of a stock turbo and a then have the rest taken care of a big ass charger. Good job man
     
  14. 66FLH

    66FLH "The Big Kahuna"

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    Thats gonna' be one helluva ride!Keep us up to date!
     
  15. 05lly2500hd

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    Thanks guys. I will def. keep posting and with pics. I'm gonna put together a Redneck DIY, with pics and manual pics as well for the average "redneck" guy.
     

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  16. 05lly2500hd

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    ok, can anyone look at thier oil cooler and let me know if all 3 plugs are in a decent spot to install a sensor for a guage? I have the KD installed in the lower one, but I have never had it installed before, I need to install the sensor for the autometer oil psi guage as well and I'm afraid of installing them in a bad spot where they may hit the frame or torsion bar, I have nothing to really look at to tell. Thanks much. Each sensor is approx. 3 inches. I'm afraid the upper one may be too close to the exhaust manifold. Thanks!!

    Oh yeah, anyone have an oil dipstick tube laying around? I have a new dipstick, just can't seem to find my tube, need it asap.
     
  17. stacks04

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    i may have one. let me look.
     
  18. 05lly2500hd

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    I just got one overnighted from Tony. Thanks Tony!! they went out of their way to send me one asap, as I can't install engine until I install it, and engine is here tommorrow!!!!
    Thanks stacks!
     
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  20. 05lly2500hd

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    Burkhard.
     

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