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Our tow truck 93 Chevy K2500 engine overhaul

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This engine overhaul is for the TOW truck, it happens to be a Suburban K2500, but with a 10.5" RE and a 9.5" FE and a 4L80E AOD  it thinks its a truck.  I use to move a 464 and a mower around with, I think within  the operating range of this engine (5,000 MAX), in this vehicle The small exhaust ports will be fine. 

AND I had rather spend money on stock HP heads than try to invent a head.  I have carefully reviewed the stock heads for the HO 454 engine, they also do a good job at the lower RPM range And they ports and valves to get to go higher. 

There are several restaurants over in the old hospital area of 380,  I have been to all of them.  They have been around since the hospital staff once ate their on their breaks and open 24 hours.   The county got out of the hospital business and  the new hospital was built at the south end of McDonald St.  in The early 70's.

 

 

 

 

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The rebuilt 454 is just about done and ready for start-up.

Keep thinking, what have we missed?

Have some incidentals to take of and then slow charge the battery over night.

If all goes  correctly, tomorrow is start-day.

 

 

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Project is done for now.

Engine starts and runs, temperature and oil pressure are within spec.

No coolant or oil leaks .

Transmission shifts fine.

Intend to use for a month or so and then do a final inspection and fix all problems discovered.

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well...........need some pics of the rig

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These are the final pictures of the Suburban all together and ready for work.

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More engine pictures.

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Using modeling clay to check for valve clearance.

Checking for piston to head clearance. Just about .008.

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Head work several new exhaust valves, seats and guides and cutting to get rid of slight warp.

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Should pass anything but a gas station. ;)  looks good sir

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Nice ,

  Should be good for 200,000 miles  if the body holds up.

      Good looking suburban.

      Wish you better luck then I had with my 806 engine:(

      Tony

 

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