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How To Properly Install an Oil Pump Pick Up

It might seem like an easy task, but this isn’t ‘Nam Smoky, there are rules. In this video I show you how to properly install an oil pump pick up in your engine, specifically, in a small block Chevy, but this information will apply to several engines with a press in oil pick up tube.

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How To Install a Nylon Cam Button

If you’re running a roller cam, it’s very likely that you’ll need to locate the camshaft somehow. In my 383 stroker I used a nylon cam button to keep the cam in it’s place. I wasn’t able to find any real information about installing one of these so I made this video. I hope it’s helpful to you.

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383 Stroker Top End Assembly

This video covers the top end assembly of a small block Chevy for #ETCGDadsTruck. I also cover the installation of the oil pump, pick up tube, and oil pan in this video.
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383 Stroker Rotating Assembly

This installment of #ETCGDadsTruck covers the assembly of the rotating assembly of the engine, #DT383. The rotating assembly consists of the crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, cam shaft, and timing chain.

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Kalvinator Engine Summary ETCGDadsTruck

When I picked up my engine from Kalvinator Engines I asked my machinist about the work they did to my stock 350 to turn it onto a tire shredding 383.
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How to Install Sound Deadening Material Headliner

In this episode of #ETCGDadsTruck I install some Eastwood XMat and a new headliner. This video also covers the interior trim installation.

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How To Replace GM Clamshell Engine Mounts

The vehicle in this video is a 1990 C1500 Sport with a 5.7L engine. I believe these mounts were used in a lot of GM vehicles besides just this truck. If you have this type of engine mount, this video will walk you through how to replace them.

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How To Wire a Custom Instrument Cluster

In the previous installment I showed how to make the cluster, this video shows how I wired everything up and made it all work. Even though much of this work is specific to #ETCGDadsTruck, the techniques shown can be applied to any instrument cluster you might be building and installing.

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How To Build a Custom Instrument Cluster

If you’re looking to build a custom instrument cluster, this video can give you some basic ideas and techniques for going about that. I’m building this cluster for a 1990 Chevy C1500 Sport Truck, #ETCGDadsTruck, but the information can apply to any custom instrument cluster you might want to build.