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Old 12-16-2016, 10:56 PM   #126
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Re: Project "You thought yours was bad!" '78 C10 Stepside

It definitely is.

Also, Christmas bonuses came in and my dad also wanted to buy my '66 Lemans project, so I went ahead and ordered my Holley Sniper EFI kit yesterday! It's currently at 6-8 week lead time, so I'll probably be seeing it right at the end of January, but that'll give me plenty of time to get the rest of the truck, specifically the fuel system, ready. I also ordered a nice set of spark plug wire looms. With this and the EFI kit, total build cost is only $4097!

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Old 12-17-2016, 06:47 AM   #127
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Re: Project "You thought yours was bad!" '78 C10 Stepside

Still waiting on the other one to come in, but I had to throw this one on!

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Old 12-17-2016, 09:24 AM   #128
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I have the same decal in silver on my Suburban.
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Old 12-17-2016, 03:25 PM   #129
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Re: Project "You thought yours was bad!" '78 C10 Stepside

I just read through your entire build so far. It looks amazing! Before i joined the military i was going to come look at your lemans haha, but sadly ive had to sell all my projects except one when i left. Im really looking forward to seeing thus beauty done!
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Old 12-17-2016, 05:45 PM   #130
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Re: Project "You thought yours was bad!" '78 C10 Stepside

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I have the same decal in silver on my Suburban.
Awesome! It's very fitting

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I just read through your entire build so far. It looks amazing! Before i joined the military i was going to come look at your lemans haha, but sadly ive had to sell all my projects except one when i left. Im really looking forward to seeing thus beauty done!
Thank you! And man, that sucks, but I did the same thing when I moved into this house, I sold off about 20 projects. In the end it was nice to get down to one though, makes it much easier to focus on it and channel money towards it. And you should definitely come check it out sometime!
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Old 12-17-2016, 10:46 PM   #131
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It definitely is.

Also, Christmas bonuses came in and my dad also wanted to buy my '66 Lemans project, so I went ahead and ordered my Holley Sniper EFI kit yesterday! It's currently at 6-8 week lead time, so I'll probably be seeing it right at the end of January, but that'll give me plenty of time to get the rest of the truck, specifically the fuel system, ready. I also ordered a nice set of spark plug wire looms. With this and the EFI kit, total build cost is only $4097!

Nice! Looking forward to seeing how it goes.
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Old 12-18-2016, 07:10 PM   #132
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Nice! Looking forward to seeing how it goes.
Thanks! I'm excited to see how well this system works as well.

The other sticker showed up yesterday. My favorite one!

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Old 12-22-2016, 08:13 PM   #133
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Re: Project "You thought yours was bad!" '78 C10 Stepside

My R&M specialties spark plug wire looms showed up today from Summit Racing. These were the only set I could find that I liked with the centerbolt valve covers. I also like that they were available in black/black, I still want a somewhat stock-ish appearance engine wise. Now that I have these, I can route my spark plug wires and fit them to the right length!

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Old 12-27-2016, 03:52 AM   #134
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I found some time today to get these suckers installed. I definitely like this setup, much cleaner than many of the other "centerbolt" options out there. It is definitely very tedious getting the washers and nuts installed for the looms, if I was to do it over I would "preinstall" everything on the brackets and leave the hardware loose so I could pull the wires back and forth as needed, instead of trying to mount them after the brackets are installed.

Someone in the reviews mentioned that these hit their headers in the back. I'm not sure how that's possible. Maybe they shouldn't install their headers upside down!





The plastic loom holder thingys were advertised to fit a fairly wide range of wire sizes. The problem with that is that they become very tight with the larger wire sizes (I'm running 8.5 mm), almost to the point that I would worry that they were damaging the wire. My solution was to drill these out a step larger and also eliminate the 'nubs' inside the loom, so I would have some adjustment with moving the wires around while they were clamped down. An 11/32 drill bit worked perfectly for my MSD wires



Here are the looms installed on the bracket, the spark plug socks installed on the wires, and the wires ran through the looms in their general position. Very clean routing, I'm definitely a fan!





Here, I'm trimming the wires to length with everything ran with appropriate slack and clearance everywhere. Also starting to crimp on the ends





And boots are installed along with the wire number clips. Custom fit wires are definitely worth the effort! I'm still up in the air on how I want to wire #2 and #3. I would love to route them between the terminals similar to how Chevy did it with the TBI wire routing, but I'm a little worried about crossfiring between wires. Around the cap would eliminate any possibility of that, but wouldn't look nearly as clean.

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Old 12-27-2016, 10:49 AM   #135
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I thought those wire looms were overkill when you first showed them but now that they're installed you've changed my mind. They look good.
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Old 12-27-2016, 09:38 PM   #136
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Thanks! To tell you the truth, I probably wouldn't have gotten these other than the fact that I saw them on another member here's engine and I loved the look of them actually installed. I would definitely buy another set.

Also, purchase of the day! I've been rolling around in my head what type of air cleaner I wanted to use, and I could never find an aftermarket one that popped out to me. I've always wanted a dual snorkel air cleaner but the repro ones are very expensive! I ran across this one on Ebay the other day, and picked it up for a very reasonable price. I may modify it to remove the vacuum domes, or just leave them in place and remove the guts to keep a stock look. I might even source some original C10 cold air tubes and see if they fit. I think it will fit well with the "stockish" appearance I'm going for.

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Old 01-12-2017, 04:56 AM   #137
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Woooo first update of 2017!

So in the meantime I've been ordering a few parts here and there and things are starting to show up. I haven't had much of a chance to work on the truck with the below zero weather we've been having and my poor little garage heater just can't keep up.

I made a spacer for my coil bracket, it wouldn't wrap tightly enough around the coil when the legs were far apart enough to bolt onto the intake manifold. I used the rubber liners off of two 'P-clamps', and trimmed them to fit. I like the additional vibration dampening they will provide as well.



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Coil mounted to the intake manifold. I also finished up the last couple wires for the distributor, and picked up some wire separators to help keep the wiring clean at the back half of the engine. I can also make my coil wire now that I have it bolted in place.



And some of the parts that started showing up! My Holley Hydramat came in, along with an assortment of Earls fittings. The 90* fitting on the right is a bulkhead (pass-through) fitting that will become the return line into my fuel tank. The one beside it is a compression to AN fitting that will let me go from the hard line on the pickup tube to my Hydramat. The hose and fitting on the left are my in tank return line section that will direct the returned fuel onto the pickup directly. I still have a few fittings on their way as well as a few more I will need to figure out once the actual Sniper system comes in, but this should allow me to get the fuel system set up inside my tank at any rate!

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Old 01-12-2017, 08:48 AM   #138
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It definitely is.

Also, Christmas bonuses came in and my dad also wanted to buy my '66 Lemans project, so I went ahead and ordered my Holley Sniper EFI kit yesterday! It's currently at 6-8 week lead time, so I'll probably be seeing it right at the end of January, but that'll give me plenty of time to get the rest of the truck, specifically the fuel system, ready. I also ordered a nice set of spark plug wire looms. With this and the EFI kit, total build cost is only $4097!


interested to see how this efi works out for you!
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