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DMiller

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Have aligned with JY as to a trade into a project truck. As soon as he gets the desired pieces off the chassis this comes home in trade for the LP GMC old Chevy rust turd and misc odds & ends I have had around awhile. Needs considerable work but should be a adequate project. 2005 W900 Flat Top sleeper C15 ACERT, been hot needs head, been sitting awhile will need other pieces.

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Appears all 8 air bags are dry rotted, a few torque arm bushings bad, will need full set tires(Pilot Hub 24.5s), MAY get reduced to a SA where will not need more wheels.
Found a Larson Deal where this was purchased for the other potential project truck he has, got this for $90(Elite Truck Parts), will be a nice uprate to this truck:

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DMiller

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Probably indications of fun to come lost two tires on my pickup with first load down to JY to thrown belts, had to purchase in his hometown just to get home again!!
 

DMiller

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Getting my shop bay cleaned up and cleaned out, try to gain as much maneuvering room as can. Truck will be snug where hood will need be off until engine is running, Only 28'4" from back of door to back wall of shop area. This all the depth I have.

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DMiller

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Back to JYs in less than 2 weeks, pickup all the stray loose stuff, haul down more of the trade stuff. Will set to getting the grey wagon ready for haul to the house.
 

DMiller

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Has been additionally brought to my attention as to CTP and IDP components in place of Dealer supplied parts for this engine internals, one Interesting component is for replacing the Twin Turbos with a single where adding a Blaylock Switchblade Variable Discharge mechanism Turbo to this could be advantageous.
 

DMiller

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Already making estimates on the engine. So far a first bid, basic parts no extras(Still need to clean and inspect) $7500. Is going to need suspension work and some Superficial cleanup.
 

DMiller

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May be in Standby for a time, someone we know is being tested for the CV19 virus!! May not be able to work on the truck to move it for awhile but should know in day or so.
Further estimates, CAT has a NEW Exchange 'Upgrade' p/n head for this, aftermarkets are running $3200-3800 range, Cat will take a head almost in chunks on this p/n at $4k and change, no brainer. IPD has a 16:1 overhaul kit, liners pistons rings seals and full gaskets with Main and Rod bearings for $3700, has cryo tempered head bolt set $500 and full set injectors flow tested at $2300(exch). Coming together. Fabick Cat has plenty Injector retainer bolts and rocker arm cross shaft studbolts
 
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