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celt

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About celt

  • Birthday 12/18/1963

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    United States
  • Interests
    Shooting, off roading, motorcycles, Hunting, brewing beer and drinking great craft beers. Was a gunsmith for 20 years now a machinist

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  • Name:
    Celt
  • Country
    United States
  • State or Providence:
    Michigan
  • ZR2 Year:
    2000
  • ZR2 Color:
    red
  • ZR2 Model:
    Chevy BlaZeR2

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  1. Right now we have been doing small runs for an outfit that converts vans into 4x4s
  2. We do mostly power transmission stuff. But can and do other stuff as well. It would depend on the gear. If its a beveleled gear with helical teeth we dont have the machinery for that. However we can do a lot of automotive stuff provided that the gears or shafts do not have proprietary tooth dimms, as most of the time its not worth getting a custom hobb nade for 3 to 5 grand for a one off or small run. ...pm me send a pict of the gear that needs replacing. Ill talk to the boss and see what he thinks
  3. When my trail rig is ready for a new idler it will be the 1 ton. It already has a shaft swap, new timken wheel bearings and moog ball joints... My old one needs an idler but will only get a moog or proforged. It doesnt see trails any more. Sooo... Im not gonna make a run of shafts. Not enough interest to invest in. Even this great site is getting real slow. Too bad too. Love these old trucks n blazers
  4. I do hear folks complaining about not being able to find them as easy at junk yards. In fact ive been having a hard time finding any around my area
  5. Im not seeing the interest any more. People talked about it but when i finally had it set to go no one wanted to commit. It surprising how many folks want to keep throwing away money on actuators and all that crap rather than do one of if not the best mod for our trucks out there.
  6. Just an idea. Trying to get more shafts out there. No reason not to make them from 4340 though. It has the strongest radial shear rating. .. Yes one would tear up the other parts first with your shafts for sure but i have 4340 available. Hell could make em from 4150 or 6150 too and they would stronger than stock ones. no one has has trouble with the take off shaft not functioning properly so making them to the dimms of the stock shafts would not be a problem. ..and..yes like you have been for years.. Honestly thought about making these before i seen you already make them. Free market. No offense intended. Good idea but im not seeing the interest so i will probably not be making them. Im not gonna invest a couple $k if i cannot get it back. Well..ill make a couple for myself. I make gears n shafts for a living so ......
  7. Engine go boom

    Ya we dropped the tranny a little but when it goes back in it will be more .
  8. Bell housing bolts

    I got the engine out of my 03 blazr2. Metric bell housing bolts... Donor engine is from a 98 Silverado. It has SAE bell housing bolt threads. Its no biggie ill just get the right length SAE bolts n washers but has anyone run into this before? Makes me wonder what else is in store when i swap intake and exhaust manifolds. ...
  9. Bell housing bolts

    I got the engine out of my 03 blazr2. Metric bell housing bolts... Donor engine is from a 98 Silverado. It has SAE bell housing bolt threads. Its no biggie ill just get the right length SAE bolts n washers but has anyone run into this before? Makes me wonder what else is in store when i swap intake and exhaust manifolds. ...
  10. Engine go boom

    got the bitch out today... lotta work. the damned top bell housing bolts I actually took off from the top side. the worst damned thing was a hidden clamp or holder bolted to the rear of the engine that held fuel lines on. It was impossible to get at so I cut the damn thing with a sawzall. donor engine has one on it. Now I did fond that my 03 has metric bell housing bolts, the dodnor engine from a 98 silverada takes SAE bolts.... so off to the hardware store to get proper bolts when putting it back together.... Im swaping intake and exhaust manifolds, sensors, valve covers, some brackets ect from the 03 to the donor every night after work this week, then hopefully I can start putting it all back together... If had to do it again it would be faster now I know what Im looking for....
  11. Shaft kits should be right at $250.00..
  12. Looking to see if there is enough interest to make a run of bravada shafts with the delete plate. The shafts would be heat treated 4340 which is around 40% stronger than a stock take off. They will be the same dimensions as a take off bravada shaft except there will be only one snap ring groove since take offs only engage the diiff side and work flawlessly. The delete plate will be either 3/16 or 1/4 inch 1018 steel. Both the shaft and plate will have a black oxide finish. MADE IN USA MICHIGAN.... Dont let the import name fool you... The shafts will be made right in grang rapids michigan.... If enough interest is shown they will become available here https://m.facebook.com/s10imports/?ref=bookmarks Also the guy doing the imports has access to some bad asses flairs snorkels and more
  13. Engine go boom

    Thanks!
  14. Engine go boom

    Oh and on further research the high volume oil pump is getting returned and traded for a standard melling pump....one thing i noticed...i removed the distributor for ease of accessing the fuel lines and found that it had a metal gear not a plastic one. So does that mean it is an after mkt one? Even the whites that i ordered has a plastic gear
  15. Engine go boom

    Wow sounds like a pita! Had a busy weekend so not much more progress but im down to exhaust flanges bell housing bolts torque converter and motor mounts. I wish i had impacts and a compressor i see a compressor in my near future. Really almost need one if im gonna keep wrenching on my stuff. Its kinda a pain but also fun in a way learning new stuff that adds to being self sufficient. Got a guy whos built several s10s coming over to help actually remove the engine and get the new one in. That will help greatly then when i have to do this again itll be much easier....
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