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I'm so stoked to get the new motor in and drive it again!! Can't wait! I wonder if people knew the new engine was coming from you, if there would be more interest.
Well yea, of course.

But now everybody is gonna be wondering just how far you're gonna take it too? ;)

I mean, it's not really a SIN to go back to 100% oem with a RBM motor.
But I don't know if anyone has been disciplined enough to do it.

So, I'll be watching personally. Lol
 

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For a few of us around here that have done (or doing) business with Ryan, we already know that feeling you have that everything is going to be ok.
No doubt you are getting a motor from someone who eats and sleeps this platform. (I think he sleeps. But I have no proof)
It's kind of like a pilot that has HUGE seat time (hours) in the exact model of aircraft that you are boarding.
It's confidence inspiring.

Gonna enjoy watching your progress. :)
 

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I know I'm a dinosaur for saying this, but I wish there was a manual cam chain tensioning method. I only say that because that's the preferred solution on lots of motorcycles that have iffy automatic cam chain tensioners.

The manual ones offer peace of mind and are very simple to use.

Does VVT require the tensioner to constantly move? Or does the chain tension stay stagnant as the cam timing moves?

Excellent pictures, by the way.
And don't let me hijack if you don't feel up to it. I'm just thinking out loud. :)
 

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I figured as much, even though I don't have a full understanding of these crazy complex moder engines

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Yea yea Ryan. Their bolt ons. TRUE!

But you don't realize the sugar plums that dance in our head when you are talking in our ear. It's SO HARD to say, "nah, I don't want the good stuff"



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Ryan plays hardball.
Those are beautiful.

Elmore, send me a dozen! :)

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Not much looks as shiny as freshly machined heads and brand new valve train.

Very nice.

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Lol. I thought someone just said you are outta town?

So, if those springs could talk. :)

I couldn't find them on Amazon, by the way.
 

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You may not think they are exciting... Lol

Some of us are actually watching your truck story. And to be honest, you've kinda raised the bar on "preparation while waiting for build to arrive"

Thanks for fixing the pictures. And I'll predict again that your patience will pay off. It's going to be a really good truck.

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Nurse that explorer. Talk nice to it. Coax a bit of life out of it.

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Home of the Stampede!

Best rodeo I've ever been to.


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Me ride? Are you crazy?

I admit to spending a lifetime of climbing on top of a bunch of crazy things and hanging on for the ride. But not anything that doesn't WANT me on its back!

Just a spectator. But Calgary knows how to put on a Rodeo. The whole town. Everybody. It's simply fantastic.

This is coming from someone who's lived in the shadows of the hugely commercial Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for more than ½ century.

By the way, same exact cowboys. (contestants) You know, a bunch of fellas from Stephensville Texas. Lol

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I really liked how the great you at the airport. On one occasion while there they were giving out cowboy hats as you departed the plane.

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It's great, isn't it?
And through out the day there are horse drawn bands and stuff that stop every few blocks downtown and put on a song or two for the street folks. Even the police force are all in cowboy gear.

Whole town is Rodeo festive.

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Slow spool time though. ;)

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I blinked and missed your turbo swap! You said GTs, then post a pic of 19 raptors. Hows that working for you? I've got a lot to look into and catch up on, pretty sure I made the wrong decision there.
Wrong? I don't know about that.

Depends on how you look at it. I'm betting you are still going to end up with a really nice running truck!

OH, and you asking US for oil advice on that motor? ;)

I defer. Lol

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