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by Mr_Roboto
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: Rumor is gary passed away
Replies: 2
Views: 2600

Rumor is gary passed away

The grape vine is saying that Gary had a Heart Attack this morning. I don't know if anyone has his number and/or could verify but throwing it out there. Good thoughts are out there man, I'll miss the spirited debates.
by Mr_Roboto
Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:40 am
Forum: V8 - SMALL BLOCK
Topic: Exhaust question
Replies: 13
Views: 5724

Re: Exhaust question

My V8 has a "medium performance" high-torque/hp cam... which is pretty rough/choppy at idle. Add A/C and I have to keep the idle somewhat higher than I want (in neutral), and sometimes have to take it out of gear at lights to keep it running, while under load. A higher stall (I'm estimating 2400rpm...
by Mr_Roboto
Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: V8 - SMALL BLOCK
Topic: V8 swap for power or turbo install
Replies: 5
Views: 3672

Re: V8 swap for power or turbo install

5.3L swaps are another animal entirely than a traditional SBC swap. Be sure to do your research there are a few good threads on them. In terms of turbo 4.3 vs a bigger engine, "it depends." If you're talking about a decent Vortec 350 there's not all that much into engineering the swap. With a turbo ...
by Mr_Roboto
Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: Back in the day......
Replies: 10
Views: 5049

Re: Back in the day......

My recollection is hazy. Something about a little short guy in a big van and sawing up a pound cake with a machete.
by Mr_Roboto
Mon May 18, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: To the faithful........what can I say??.
Replies: 34
Views: 15928

Re: To the faithful........what can I say??.

Everyone here has read about how I'm gonna be the first with awd low range and limited slip front and rears. Ya gotta stick around till I'm done damnit!! Just another couple of years really I'm almost there!!! Sounds about like me and getting my heap running. Still sitting in the garage. Needs tran...
by Mr_Roboto
Sat May 16, 2015 2:58 am
Forum: V8 - SMALL BLOCK
Topic: 383 L31 V8 Ole Yellar build
Replies: 113
Views: 47580

Re: 383 L31 V8 Ole Yellar build

Quit eating those Doritos and get that engine back in the van. :D

Hope the reno is going well for you and I hope you're getting ready for the next steps on this swap.
by Mr_Roboto
Sat May 16, 2015 2:49 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Gabequest in Petersen's 4Wheel & Off-Road!
Replies: 17
Views: 7857

Re: Gabequest in Petersen's 4Wheel & Off-Road!

Sad to hear she's gone, but that is awesome. Always like to see a fellow forumer get some ink. It's really cool!
by Mr_Roboto
Sat May 16, 2015 2:46 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Found my Dreamgirl? (Astro Van Related)
Replies: 3
Views: 2621

Re: Found my Dreamgirl? (Astro Van Related)

Don't know but it's late model (6 lug) and clean looking. Wish mine looked that good in any color.
by Mr_Roboto
Sat May 02, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: OH Peter!!
Replies: 7
Views: 4336

Re: OH Peter!!

Once you go greek you never-


Well, heck if I know. Just figured it was worth saying.
by Mr_Roboto
Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: V8 - SMALL BLOCK
Topic: 383 L31 V8 Ole Yellar build
Replies: 113
Views: 47580

Re: 383 L31 V8 Ole Yellar build

Glad to hear it made it. Too cold to do much else! :cheers:
by Mr_Roboto
Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: Bought yesterday
Replies: 2
Views: 2828

Re: Bought yesterday

Depends on the box, if it's an 80E it may lose reverse at some point (mine sure did) but that's actually a pretty easy fix with that welder. I still have my HF piece of junk, wish I had a nice Miller like that. Good to see you're makin progress too Gary.
by Mr_Roboto
Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:10 am
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: Astro van and their owner's retirements..kinda quiet
Replies: 38
Views: 16311

Re: Astro van and their owner's retirements..kinda quiet

I don't think that many other vans will ever approach the cult following of a microbus. That's like the holy grail of cult vans in some regards. I think that these being able to take a V8 Chevy engine easily coupled with the ease and availibility of other GM powertrain options are what will keep the...
by Mr_Roboto
Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: In Franklin, MA for a few more weeks
Replies: 5
Views: 4139

Re: In Franklin, MA for a few more weeks

Never know, it happens. I am probably not heading that direction for the near future, hopefully it won't be a glory run next time I do.
by Mr_Roboto
Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: Astro van and their owner's retirements..kinda quiet
Replies: 38
Views: 16311

Re: Astro van and their owner's retirements..kinda quiet

Still got mine. I haven't been frequenting many forums lately. Even ones I used to mod. Just don't have the time any more between work and my son, so it goes on the back burner. I decided to give more priority to getting my junk running when I can. I just got the Lemans running, and when it's not co...
by Mr_Roboto
Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: In Franklin, MA for a few more weeks
Replies: 5
Views: 4139

Re: In Franklin, MA for a few more weeks

Way it goes. I don't actually think it's much farther than Chicagoland is honestly. I've been keeping in trouble here, got some used goodies off Craigslist for the van I'm mailing back. We'll see how that goes.