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Old 02-15-2017, 09:15 PM   #101
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Well did not like the upper A/C bracket. So off it came. I am going to try the Alan grove lower A/C bracket. I think it keeps the engine bay cleaner.

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Old 02-16-2017, 11:09 AM   #102
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Are you using a "cold air box" on the air cleaner?
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Old 02-16-2017, 03:47 PM   #103
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Are you using a "cold air box" on the air cleaner?
I am not as of now. I have thought about making a heat shield for it. I just haven't got around to doing it yet.
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:58 PM   #104
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So, I ordered the Alan grove lower AC bracket in hopes that I could make it work. I came up short on finding any post with pictures or information from people who have had this bracket work. So I figured out a plan to make it work and I ordered some fitting from a company name cold house. Great customer service there, they got me everything I needed. I ordered a #8 90 degree fitting, a #8 straight fitting with a charge port and I ordered a 45 degree #10 fitting with a charge port. I have one more fitting to be crimped as when I thought I had my final product I came up with another idea to clean it up some. The first pic is before that idea, the second is the final mock



No trimming of the frame was necessary. This is in conjunction with ECE motor mounts. In my opinion it has a much cleaner look to it. Anyway, it works for me. I can finally beat the heat this summer.

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Old 03-15-2017, 06:23 PM   #105
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Old 03-15-2017, 09:41 PM   #106
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Old 03-28-2017, 12:02 PM   #107
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Did you have to mod the frame rail for the lower mount compressor?
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Old 04-02-2017, 05:45 PM   #108
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No modifications to the frame at all.
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Old 04-02-2017, 05:56 PM   #109
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No modifications to the frame at all.
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Old 05-01-2017, 08:45 AM   #110
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Seems like it's been too long since my last post here. Recently I've put new window felts in the vent window channels and it stopped the annoying window rattle these trucks can develop. That's all the work I've done! Here in about two weeks I'll be putting on new wheels and tires. 20x10 riddler 695s with 295 40 20s on the rear and 20x8.5s in the front with 255 40 20s on the front. Next up I'll be tinting my windows. I bought some pre cut tint. I'm going with 35% on the sides and 5% on the rear. I am keeping things legal for the state of NC. Then I'll add in my pressure transducer switch and binary switch and get my vintage air charged. Hopefully by the end of summer I'll be adding a Detroit truetrac to my rear end. This should all make for a great summer.

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Old 05-07-2017, 09:11 AM   #111
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Well, the windows are tinted now. Already, there is a temp difference in the cab, and that's without the AC. Next week she gets new shoes and I should be finishing off my VA system.


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Old 05-19-2017, 09:22 PM   #112
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Got the new wheels and tires on finally. I realize it's the typical setup, but I love it.




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Old 05-22-2017, 02:48 PM   #113
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Looking great there Jesse. I'm helping a friend with a '68 frame off and LS swap. I've been following your thread so it will help me see where all the pieces go a little further down the line. Is yours a single rail fuel line with no return? Thanks Ed...
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Old 05-27-2017, 05:30 PM   #114
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Looking great there Jesse. I'm helping a friend with a '68 frame off and LS swap. I've been following your thread so it will help me see where all the pieces go a little further down the line. Is yours a single rail fuel line with no return? Thanks Ed...
The rail has no return. The return is on my Fuel pressure Regulator.
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Old 05-27-2017, 05:34 PM   #115
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I won diamond in the rough at a local car show this afternoon. Idk if that's insulting or good lol ��



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Old 05-27-2017, 10:26 PM   #116
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A win is a win! Congrats!
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Old 05-27-2017, 11:17 PM   #117
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I'll second that...Jim
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Old 06-03-2017, 11:47 AM   #118
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Congrats!!! Kool looking truck.
How was the clearance with the Gibson headers and your shifter linkage?
Are you running original shifter linkage or after market? Thanks
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Old 06-03-2017, 03:28 PM   #119
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I'm running Lokar shift linkage and there are no clearance issues with the headers.
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Old 06-05-2017, 02:45 PM   #120
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I'm running Lokar shift linkage and there are no clearance issues with the headers.
Kool thank you, any chance I can see a pic?
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:47 PM   #121
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Here are some pics of the linkage.



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Old 06-07-2017, 08:53 PM   #122
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A pic just cause I like it.

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Perfect thanks again.
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Old 06-23-2017, 12:53 PM   #124
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Truck turned out awesome! Very good work! I have a couple of questions- could you post a pic of the backside of the truck so we can see how far the tank hangs down? Also, did you have to alter the tank to use those hoses with the AN fittings?

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Old 06-23-2017, 01:01 PM   #125
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I thought of another question. What was your old tranny, TH 350? I am wondering if you had to cut the drive shaft with the new engine/tranny combo. Thanks.
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