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  1. n8in8or

    2008 GMC Envoy Denali

    Headers showed up today. I read about the Speed Engineering headers on the TBSS Owners forum. They were said to fit well, be well made and fairly cheap. Well as long as they do actually fit well, these were definitely a good buy. Stainless steel headers with stainless Y pipe and band clamps for...
  2. n8in8or

    2008 GMC Envoy Denali

    Picked up the block from the machine shop. This is no longer a budget build. Burned, blasted, bored .020, decked, new cam bearings. Prettiest block I’ve ever worked on. Dropped off the rotating assembly. Having ARP bolts installed in the floating rods I bought and then reconditioned. Then...
  3. n8in8or

    2008 GMC Envoy Denali

    Well said.
  4. n8in8or

    2008 GMC Envoy Denali

    Don't make me second-guess myself!! ha
  5. n8in8or

    H1 Hummer Cummins Swapped

    Looks like a clever solution to me!
  6. n8in8or

    2008 GMC Envoy Denali

    Tonight I did the trunnion upgrade to the rocker arms. Apparently the factory needle bearings in the rockers can fail which not only means a rocker isn’t doing its job properly, but then you also have tiny needles floating around in your engine. I bought the kit from Brian Tooley Racing. It has...
  7. n8in8or

    2008 GMC Envoy Denali

    2 coats of Rust Seal are on the frame. Man, lots of nooks and crannies to get paint on.....that ended up being over 3 hours of brushing paint on.
  8. n8in8or

    2008 GMC Envoy Denali

    I’d love to have a reason to come up to Alaska! Though probably not exactly how I’d like to spend time uo there...
  9. n8in8or

    2008 GMC Envoy Denali

    Today I did some kind of preventive work so I don’t end up having to do a restoration to this one like I’m having to do to the Tahoe. I got the first two steps of the 3-step KBS Rust Seal kit done. First thing I did was 3 rounds of their Klean degreaser with a wire brush. After that I wire...
  10. n8in8or

    Long, slow build of my truck

    That downpipe adapter looks like it will flow much nicer than your old one. Nice.
  11. n8in8or

    I've decided to do a Cummin's conversion

    DOM, my favorite tubing and my favorite old guys.
  12. n8in8or

    2008 GMC Envoy Denali

    I was just thinking about this some more. You bring up a good point regarding the LQ9 pistons - if I have to go the route of new pistons, I may as well go LQ9 and get a cheap set of 317 heads. About the same compression ration but more efficient quench. I’ll have to get 2 new Gen 4 rods, but...
  13. n8in8or

    2008 GMC Envoy Denali

    I’m pretty new to the LS game, but I have been reading quite a bit for a month or so on these. What you say is true, but that is more for people going for bigger performance than I am. I’m aiming for a torquey daily driver that will still run on regular gas - that’s why I was looking for the LQ4...
  14. n8in8or

    2008 GMC Envoy Denali

    Disassembled the 6.0 this evening. Tomorrow I will do some measuring and see what I have for sure. One conundrum I have is the crank. The PO removed the rods and pistons and this allowed the rod journals to start to rust. I’m not sure if this will clean up with a polish or if they will need...
  15. n8in8or

    2008 GMC Envoy Denali

    Picked up an LQ4 short block tonight. It’s a 2003 6.0 with about 120,000 miles on it. It’s already partially torn down. I was planning on reusing the pistons, but since they’ve been removed and look kind of scuffed I’ll probably replace them. Or maybe they just need to be coated? I’ll see what...
  16. n8in8or

    2008 GMC Envoy Denali

    I wondered if that’s what it was. What’s weird is those were #6&8 and #1&2 were the ones that seized. I guess it’s probably that those are the last ones to get cooled so they would get the hottest.
  17. n8in8or

    2008 GMC Envoy Denali

    I forgot to finish my thought. They were defintely driving around for a while with the rods hammering and either ignoring it or listening to the stereo too loud. I guess when your parents give you a vehicle you can do that.....I wouldn’t know what that’s like.
  18. n8in8or

    2008 GMC Envoy Denali

    Uh oh.....gonna have to look again......
  19. n8in8or

    2008 GMC Envoy Denali

    Oh one of those! Yeah I’d love that. They used to be cheap and plentiful but the supply has dried up from what I can tell, sadly.
  20. n8in8or

    2008 GMC Envoy Denali

    I hate you guys. ;)
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