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Body-Interior-Electrical / Re: 200 amp problem
« Last post by ED-NY on March 06, 2018, 09:52:18 PM »
Just did a quick search on eBay...they have GM 200 amp alternators under $150 (and higher/no core charge)

I'm sure you know that if you search the following: retailmenot advance auto parts and go to the retailmenot site you can find some good discounts to use at Advance check out.  I save a lot of money that way.
Suspension-Brakes-Hydraulics / Re: Help identifying Rear cross-member?
« Last post by snowman4evr on March 06, 2018, 08:22:03 PM »
Thanks Mr. C.  I will get me a new battery for my calipers and do just that, see if napa can match it up.
Body-Interior-Electrical / Re: 200 amp problem
« Last post by snowman4evr on March 06, 2018, 08:20:17 PM »
Thanks ed, no good to call bucket truck supplier, they would just say "buy the alternator" which is what I am not wanting to do.  As the old alternator was 200 amps, that should be sufficient.   
Suspension-Brakes-Hydraulics / Re: Help identifying Rear cross-member?
« Last post by MrC. on March 06, 2018, 07:11:41 PM »
Rear sway bar bushing.
Best bet is measure the outside diameter of the hole, and the bolt running through it.
I doubt its a factory replacement part.
3500 & 3500HD Complete Trucks FOR SALE / Re: UK 1990 3500HD 6.5 Turbo Diesel 4X4 Auto
« Last post by ED-NY on March 06, 2018, 04:57:18 PM »
That's one gorgeous truck..I bet it draws a crowd!  Good luck selling it..surprised to see that it is left hand drive.
Completely unique GMT400, only one of this spec in the UK!

I have just bought a house so Ive been left with no choice but to sell my beloved Chevy 4x4 truck.

The truck was built around 8 years ago using an ex military chassis and is fitted with a 6.5 Turbo Diesel V8 and a 4L80E auto gearbox all from a 2000 year model with only 27000km on it (17k miles)

The truck received a full respray 2 years ago including chassis and axles etc, its fitted with a custom stainless exhaust with twin stacks.

Inside the truck has electric windows. central locking (on remote) cruise control and air conditioning.

It can tow or carry massive loads and would suit a fifth wheel hitch, currently fitted with adjustable height 50mm ball and electrics. The pick-up bed is eight foot long and has a spray on Rhino bed lining. there is also a set of lockable aluminium lockers at the front of the bed, these sit off the bed of the truck so loading can take place underneath. Eight by four sheets fit a treat and the tailgate still shuts. try doing that on a regular UK pick-up.

The truck will be supplied with a fresh MOT, it was fully serviced less than a months ago, including all grease points, an aftermarket uprated remote PMD was also fitted, it runs faultlessly, any inspection welcome. £12,000ono

Please feel free to contact me on : 07906166195 with any questions.

Thanks for looking.
Body-Interior-Electrical / Re: 200 amp problem
« Last post by ED-NY on March 06, 2018, 07:20:09 AM »
Sounds like questions for a bucket truck supplier? Between the alternator and deep cycle batteries you are looking at close to 2K. Didn't realize that those pump motors are 175 amp (draw?). Probably need to determine the actual amp draw while operating the unit then you can match it.
Body-Interior-Electrical / 200 amp problem
« Last post by snowman4evr on March 05, 2018, 02:26:39 PM »
So bought a new to me bucket truck (2002 C3500HD) and was told that it had a pto running the bucket, well i suppose what they thought was the pto actually just locks the brakes on.  So it had a 200 amp alternator on it powering 4 (completely shot) 8d batteries to an inverter that then fed the main hyd pump 12v (175 amp)  Well alternator was shot (not rebuild-able) and a new one was $800 so before I found out that it didnt have a pto I decided to buy a new Honeywell 6500 watt genset for it that I plan on mounting on one side of the bed, to power all my outlets around the truck.  so my question is what do you all think would be the best way to feed that main 175 amp hyd pump?  I was thinking about a 200 amp battery charger plugged into the genset, going to two batteries in toolbox, but not sure if would self regulate or explode the batteries while iam 35 foot in the air?  Any ideas?
Suspension-Brakes-Hydraulics / Help identifying Rear cross-member?
« Last post by snowman4evr on March 05, 2018, 02:16:14 PM »
Hi, Was wondering if anyone might know what this is called and where I might be able to get a new bushing for it.   This is on a 2002 C3500HD, with an 8.1 vortech with an alltec bucket.  Its definitely worn out/gone compared to the other side. 
Off Topic Items-Politics-Jokes etc / House Bill H. R. 5087
« Last post by ED-NY on March 04, 2018, 07:42:34 PM »
They plan on cleaning up your collection and it's obvious they had this Bill prepared a long time go.

·  Page 2 and 3 – Define what is offensive to the eye.

·  Page 4 to page 10 identifies each firearm by name, model name and model # lists all of the guns they want to
   ban including Seizure and Forfeiture of firearm and ammunition.

·  Page 10 to page 16 - more definitions

·  Page 16 to 68 identifies currently exempted firearm by name, model name and model # lists all of the guns they
   want to  ban.

Bill Link:


Contact link house of representatives.

Contact link for all of your Senators.
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