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Old 12-30-2018, 07:12 PM   #76
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Thats the fitting. I dont remember my steel line having two ridges. Glad you got it handled.
Thats the picture of the style of line these fittings were designed for. The stock sender just has a flare on the end.
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Old 01-05-2019, 12:32 AM   #77
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Awesome build and beautiful truck! I’d love to do the same on my ls swapped 77.
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Old 01-05-2019, 03:14 AM   #78
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Impressive
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Old 01-17-2019, 03:00 PM   #79
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Re: 77 c10 5.3ls turbo

Got the truck back from the tuner, pouring ran so I couldn't get on it. He tuned it while dry and said my turbo, tranny, torque converter, rear end all seemed setup real nice and well matched. I was happy to hear that.

Tuner gave me a list of things I need to do.

Turbo was blowing a smoke when he got on it. I had the oil input and exit ports close to horizontal, he clocked it close to vertical. He also told me that the fitting on the turbo oil exit line is a 90 and I should make it a straight fitting. If it still has blow by he can put a small restrictor in the input line to slow the flow of oil.

Waste gate was blowing at 3lbs which was fine for his tuning purposes but he told me to find a 10lb spring.

VSS wasn't signaling so it occasionally dies while stopped.

PCV system needs to be entirely reworked, I left the OEM. With boost it needs to be reworked.

He said with what I got going and my sticky Nittos I should be able to get into the 11's with a 10lb spring. Not sure about that but we'll see this summer.
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Old 01-17-2019, 03:28 PM   #80
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Re: 77 c10 5.3ls turbo

Did he give you HP and torque numbers?
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Old 01-17-2019, 03:34 PM   #81
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Re: 77 c10 5.3ls turbo

Did not dyno tune it, will do so after I get my to do list completed and put some miles on it. In the spring some time.
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Old 01-20-2019, 11:49 PM   #82
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Nice lowered stocker look with a killer drivetrain. Well executed. Give a shout if you're going to bring it over to the west side ever. It'd be cool to see it in person.
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:49 PM   #83
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Re: 77 c10 5.3ls turbo

Got the pcv setup completed not sure it will work but Ill give it a go. Welded a 10an bung on both the pass. and drivers valve cover. Connected bung with some braided lines to the oil catch can mounted where the battery tray was. I googled what other folks are doing for pcv systems and most are much more complicated. Most have a clean line and dirty line, check valves. I dont have either of my lines dedicated to clean or dirty. Seems like my setup would self equalize. I guess ill find out.

Picked up a set of factory c10 caps for cheap. Not sure I like them but they do help with the sleeper look.
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:21 PM   #84
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Thanks for the inspiration can’t wait to hear how it drives after the 10 lb spring
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Old 02-17-2019, 10:08 PM   #85
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Actually just ignore the clean side/ dirty side stuff. I'd highly recommend getting some sort of PCV setup... not for emissions but you really need engine vacuum to "suck" out the oil mist! This is the exact routing I ran at 18psi making 725rwhp through a 2005 5.3:

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Old 02-24-2019, 06:31 PM   #86
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Need to add some of those great pictures from Facebook buddy.
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Old 09-16-2019, 09:13 PM   #87
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Hey JRPpntiac I am guessing you are past the shake down miles? How is this thing running and have you made any changes or upgrades at this point?
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Haven't made any changes and haven't put as many miles on it as expected. But it is running very well, a pleasure to drive and it rips. Drove maybe 250 miles. Picked up some other cars this spring that diverted my attention. One of them being an 90 SS 454 .

At 13lbs and tuner says I will need a speed density to go even a 1/2lb more. Haven't had it on the dyno. Hope to do so in the next month or 2. Tuner is really busy and Im not in a hurry. Only thing I still need to trouble shoot is the VSS, it isnt working so it sometimes dies idle..
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Haven't made any changes and haven't put as many miles on it as expected. But it is running very well, a pleasure to drive and it rips. Drove maybe 250 miles. Picked up some other cars this spring that diverted my attention. One of them being an 90 SS 454 .

At 13lbs and tuner says I will need a speed density to go even a 1/2lb more. Haven't had it on the dyno. Hope to do so in the next month or 2. Tuner is really busy and Im not in a hurry. Only thing I still need to trouble shoot is the VSS, it isnt working so it sometimes dies idle..
Awesome, happy to hear that. Donít rush it thatís for sure. I bet itís a blast to drive. At 13lbs thatís pushing some boost!
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Old 09-19-2019, 02:02 PM   #90
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Awesome build!
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Old 10-17-2019, 08:12 PM   #91
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Re: 77 c10 5.3ls turbo (Dyno numbers)

Good news - Had the truck dynoíd. Running about 12.5 lbs
528hp/501tq

Bad news - it was making some lifter noise before the Dyno. I think one lifter has let go. Will pull the heads and inspect. If lower end looks good probably will upgrade heads/arp head bolts and a couple other things. If it is a piston problem Iíll scrap the 5.3 and build a 6.0 and shoot for 700 hp.
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Awesome! That’s impressive, and 12 lbs is plenty of boost. Do you have head studs now? There are a few rocker kits that would suite you well if you just have stock rockers now and no upgrades. Fingers crossed it’s just a rocker issue and you can save some cash!
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Awesome! Thatís impressive, and 12 lbs is plenty of boost. Do you have head studs now? There are a few rocker kits that would suite you well if you just have stock rockers now and no upgrades. Fingers crossed itís just a rocker issue and you can save some cash!
Unfortunately I checked the rockers at the dyno shop, they are fine. No studs and a stock rockers. Iíve only changed the cam/valve springs and injectors. Will tear into and game plan once I figure out the problem.
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Old 10-18-2019, 01:14 AM   #94
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Re: 77 c10 5.3ls turbo (Dyno numbers)

Sooo....by my math that's about 660HP at the flywheel!
Pretty dang good, I'd say!

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528hp/501tq

Bad news - it was making some lifter noise before the Dyno. I think one lifter has let go. Will pull the heads and inspect. If lower end looks good probably will upgrade heads/arp head bolts and a couple other things. If it is a piston problem Iíll scrap the 5.3 and build a 6.0 and shoot for 700 hp.
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Awesome numbers.
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