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Old June 10th, 2019, 08:53
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Re: Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

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It will be interesting to see what happens, about to go out for the first test drive now.
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Old June 10th, 2019, 09:02
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Re: Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

Pinging is gone. Have what sounds like an exhaust leak that I haven't looked into yet.
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Old December 10th, 2019, 03:08
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Re: Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

Which way does the deal with the hole go does it line it with the slot on the inside
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Old December 10th, 2019, 03:09
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Re: Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

Which way does the hole on the seal go doe it line up with the slot in the inside
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Old December 10th, 2019, 06:20
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Which way does the hole on the seal go doe it line up with the slot in the inside
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Old December 10th, 2019, 23:11
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Re: Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

It has been six months since your last report, how is the stroker running and what else have you done to the Unicorn?
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Old December 11th, 2019, 05:24
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It has been six months since your last report, how is the stroker running and what else have you done to the Unicorn?
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Old December 11th, 2019, 06:44
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Re: Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

Stroker has some valvetrain noise that Russ and I have been chasing. I've been documenting along that path but not updating as we havent resolved it*. It runs with good economy and a lot of power, but it sounds like a cummins 12v.

Would be long done by this point but my tow rig was pushed into DD duty while I was working on it, but keeps ending up in the shop - so i've been driving the jeep and don't want to take it apart. Truck seems to have weird electrical gremlins is in getting a complete engine harness now and hopefully I can get back to this car.



*Suspicion is either my custom cam was ground wrong or the lifter bores in the random core block that we used are worn and the lifters arent maintaining pressure. Have changed lifters, rockers, push rods, head, valve cover. Next top end comes off and we check the lifter bore with a new dial bore indicator purchased just to start checking this, and a new cam goes in (or the block comes out).

Its literally just waiting on me to have time and i haven't had any.
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Old December 11th, 2019, 07:16
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Re: Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

The sound of a 12V Cummins is a wonderful thing.

Except when it shouldn't be there.

I have the same glorious rattle in my 8.1L Suburban. I am just biding my time, waiting for the day I have good reason to pull that thing and rebuild it with decent tolerances instead of all the slop Gubmint Motors put in there.
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Old December 11th, 2019, 07:19
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Yeah, at idle its like "ok yeah thats neat".

Its not really neat at 2500 RPM though..
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Old December 19th, 2019, 19:36
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Re: Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

OK. You guys got under my skin with the lack of progress.

Ordered up a bunch of parts today and should have some updates around new years, depending how busy work gets.

I am finally putting some bling on this car, though. (thanks Bryson!)
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Old December 20th, 2019, 06:09
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Re: Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

Does that mean you are getting those titanium intake/exhaust studs?
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Yeah I ordered those, and his new fuel pickup setup to go with it.

And new valve cover studs, rocker arm studs, etc.
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Old December 20th, 2019, 07:39
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Cool.

Something to look forward to.
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Old December 20th, 2019, 18:00
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Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

Is this truck getting any stinky Fab control arms????

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