Quick GMC

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  • Location Southern California
  • Full Name Cameron DeMille

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  1. Quick GMC added a post in a topic NSX GT3   

  2. Quick GMC added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Not in hand yet, but I picked up a rare Scale Production Ferrari F50 GT transkit. I have been looking for an F50 GT kit for years. 
  3. Quick GMC added a post in a topic 1957 Ford wagon Gasser AWB   

    Honestly, unless you're really good at painting figures, which is very difficult, it might detract from the quality of your build. I wouldn't do it personally, for that reason. 
  4. Quick GMC added a post in a topic Multiple kits for trade   

    I'm interested in the following. Sending PM
    Revell 1998 Mustang Saleen Speedster. BONUS: resin body to build a coupe (never seen this body before. Great quality). 
  5. Quick GMC added a post in a topic Corvette C7R - Revell new tool   

    if Revell doesn't do it, here's one: http://www.profil24-models.com/model-kits-modeles-reduits/en/gamme-au-1-24e/250-ford-gt-le-mans-2016.html
  6. Quick GMC added a post in a topic 1957 Ford wagon Gasser AWB   

    definitely. Some cotton balls for tire smoke and maybe a sheet of sandpaper for a blacktop. With it squatting like this, A diorama is a must. This looks great
  7. Quick GMC added a post in a topic Scale Finishes Moving Sale, Anyone got their stuff yet?   

    not much but here you go
  8. Quick GMC added a post in a topic Scale Finishes Moving Sale, Anyone got their stuff yet?   

    I love the Scale Finishes base coats, especially the metallic paints. Sorry to hear about these issues, but having ordered about 4 times from him, this won't put me off. I own a small business. While it's definitely not good to keep your customers waiting, things happen 
    This is Gravity, shoots super nice and smooth 

  9. Quick GMC added a post in a topic My Love/Hate Relationship with my Truck   

    This is what I am ultimately going for. 

  10. Quick GMC added a post in a topic My Love/Hate Relationship with my Truck   

    Actually next purchase is a Detroit trutrac, with 4.11 gears. I think I've pushed the stock locker long enough 
  11. Quick GMC added a post in a topic My Love/Hate Relationship with my Truck   

    So now that it's been solid for 20k miles, I ordered me some goodies. 
    BellTech street performance shocks
    Air Ride rear helper bags
    Air Ride onboard compressor kit
    Hellwig fron and rear sway bars
    McGaughys 2" drop spindles
    Calvert Racing CalTracs traction bars with 2" drop hangers
    McGaughys driveshaft center carrier relocation bracket
    Yesterday I had new tires installed. Nitto 420S 275/60/R17. Fattest tires that will go on the stock wheels. Later on I will get a nice set of 8.5" wide wheels
    Future plans include colormatching door handles and mirrors, repaint with new front chrome pieces (sand damage) and a cowl hood, cam and heads. 


  12. Quick GMC added a post in a topic My Love/Hate Relationship with my Truck   

    I love this truck, other than the transmissions issues, which I take responsibility for, this truck has never had any real issues. The cats got plugged, which was inevitable, the tie rod ends, one wheel bearing, shocks, struts, center carrier bearing, etc. were all replaced a few months ago. About $4k in work total over the course of 10 years. It runs solid. 
    here's the flexplate scenario. 

  13. Quick GMC added a post in a topic My Love/Hate Relationship with my Truck   

    Factory plastic valve body accumulator setup on the right, My custom billet pinless setup on the left
    New Sun Gear with reinforced neck
    OEM 5 pinion planets
    bought a tranny fixture and bench to make it easier on myself
    More coming soon, I have to go to a meeting

  14. Quick GMC added a topic in General   

    My Love/Hate Relationship with my Truck
    I decided the new Challenger might be a little ambitious at this point, with all the stuff I have going on in my life. Wife is pregnant, trying sell our house, trying to buy a new house, merging my company with another, moving into a new shop all at the same time. Challenger will have to wait a few years I think. 
    I have had my tuck for 10 years now, a 2006 GMC Sierra 1500, 2wd. I started out with exhaust, intake, headers and a custom tune from a company in Texas. Then I dropped the tranny and installed a shift kit and a 3000 stall converter. It ran strong for 40,000 miles before the output shaft grenaded and turned the entire tranny into a paperweight. I bought a re-man tranny, stock for $800. Got 4k miles out of that. Truck on jackstands for a year while I saved up to build the ultimate tranny. $4k later, I converted my 4l60E to a 4L65E with Delco 5 pinion planets, new shift kit, bullet servos, hardened input drum with billet shaft, billet output shaft, new clutch packs and band, custom pinless accumulater setup, etc. Literally sweat and blood into this thing. 
    converter clutch comes apart after a couple thousand miles and send metal through the system and takes out the tranny. Kill me now.
    I felt like my dog died, I was devastated. I am a stubborn bastard, so I gut the tranny, remove everything, cooler lines, cooler, etc. EVERYTHING. 35,000 GVWR tranny coolor made for a motorhome, nmounted to the front. New factory lines, fittings, everything. No rebuild on the converter, brand new. Gut the tranny, everything that could be salvaged, was. Runs strong, breaks the tires loose during shifts, runs like a maniac. Then 3k miles later I get a clicking, which turns into a chirping, which turns into a clacking, then a clunking, then a thunking. Almost like a rod knock. I am emotionally numb at this point. I put the truck up and start poking around with a stethascope. At one point it sounded like an exhuast leak, nope. Lifters? nope. Bottom end? Nope. Bellhousing? Yep. Kill me now. 
    Turns out my flexplate cracked, then broke into 2 completely separate pieces. The only thing that was keeping the torque converter from backing into the bellhousing and ruining my life was the flanges on the bold heads. unbelievable. No problem, ordered a new SFI rated flexplate from Summit. Installed it, slammed the tranny back in, good to go. Start up the truck and there is a hideous shrieking sound, unbearable. Kill me now
    Long story short, new flexplate was 2mm diameter larger than stock. After A LOT of poling and prodding, flashlights, stethoscope checks and multiple mirror angles, i was able to determing that the outside edge of the flexplate was smacking the release bearing on the starter and spinning it at an unreasonable speed. This is when I learn about starter shims. Install shims, noise goes away, life is good. 
    Fast forward 20,000+ miles and here I am. truck is strong, about to turn 100k on the odometer. New tie rod ends, new struts, new ball joints, brakes, driveshaft center carrier, etc. Tip top shape 10 years later, time to move on. 

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  15. Quick GMC added a post in a topic 1963 Corvette Grand Sport (update 8/16/16)   

    oh man that looks good