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Old 12-29-2018, 03:08 PM
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Johnny 5 is alive!
Back to running with a new Delphi pump.
I paid 5 more bucks for the other Delphi at autozone. Compared the two.... First one must have been for a 2 door as it was an inch plus taller. New pump had a better seal, as the 1st delphi had an o ring.
The new pump's 3 plastic lines were about 45 degrees off from the original and the other delphi. I sawed the orientating plastic peg off, ground it down a bit, and moved it about 22ish degrees back, and secured with the lock ring.
About 2.5 hours later, we had the tank up and in, and the Blazer fired up!
We drove to the gas station and filled her up. Got home, and I tightened down the strap bolts again. The rear strap bolt still has about a 2 finger gap... But I believe that is how it was when I pulled it off.
Planning on checking the bolts later today, and over the next few weeks... I get paranoid about this kind of stuff.
Anywho, here's some pics to show the struggle;

Old OEM pump

Old OEM Straps

Old lock ring

Old hanger bolt for front strap, aka PITA POS

1st Delphi pump after the mishap
 
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Old 12-30-2018, 04:09 AM
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Good to have something running again. And just in time in 2018
 
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:10 PM
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Fuel filter changed, going to try and change it frequently so it won't rust so badly. Lol
I keep accumulating ... Summer is going to be busy.
Two GMC Jimmy Envoys at the lot I went to today. I managed to get the rear bumper cover off one, and the rear hatch window with attached spoiler /3rd brake light;

I'll get better pics once I cleanup and install. Cool texture ,though.

Tried to get the spoiler off of the 1st Jimmy...

... Didn't work out. Not sure how it comes off ..

.. So I purchased the entire piece of rear hatch glass!
Found a 1996 Olds Bravada rear cargo mat, as well. My 99 Bravada cargo mat is getting beat up pretty good.
Also an fyi: I visited the Blazer I originally was looking to part out. Not worth the trouble for the price, I deemed.
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:16 PM
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When I take my dash apart next, I'm putting these white gauge needles on... Came off that Envoy.
 
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Old 01-14-2019, 01:34 PM
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Found some chrome Envoy interior door handles..... Also a full set of the door panels. They are all going on this spring.
 
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Old 02-28-2019, 10:50 PM
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Popped in a new battery yesterday. Went with the Red Top Optima, for the best CCA.
 
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Old 02-28-2019, 10:55 PM
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Also, inspired by blazen_red's thread, I started modding some Morimoto projectors onto some ebay projector housings.




More to come from that project.
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Old 02-28-2019, 11:07 PM
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And if anyone is interested in aftermarket turn signal housings WITH (stock) fog lights... I ran across some on ebay.
They are listed as not working for models with factory fog lights. The ones I received, and pictured in the ad, will work with factory fog lights.









Only thing I've found that I don't like, is the passenger side fog lamp hole is molded upside down...so either trim the housing or trim the inside of the grill to get it to function, I guess. I'll post pics when I get them put on.
 
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I kinda like the look of those! Looking forward to the install pics and of them lit up!
 
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Old 03-22-2019, 11:41 AM
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Not some of my finest pictures, but you get the idea.
 

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