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Old 04-23-2019, 10:20 AM   #26
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Re: Greyghost 1971 C10 l83/6l80E Build

For fuel pump set up I used a Walbro and clamped it to a piece of 1Ē angle aluminum that I welded to the bottom of the access plate on the Boyds welding non-efi version tank. I had to gather several AN fittings to plumb it up. You can buy this same thing pre assembled from Travis at AZPro Performance and in hindsight I would do that next time... I thought I could save a few ďquidĒ by doing it myself, and I did but it took way too much time and brain power.

Then I mounted a corvette fuel regulator on the drivers side frame rail. (this will maintain 58 psi to the motor) This piece has a port built in that sends back the excess fuel to the tank.

For the hoses I used PTC (push to connect) from Russell to tie it all together.

This method works, but since then I have learned that the better method is to do what Howell57 did. That way does not tax the pump as much, and provides exactly what fuel pressure the motor is requesting.

I also used Mitch for my harness, but there are several others now. You may want to ask forum member 87Chevy if he has an extra harness available, he makes good stuff too.

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Old 04-28-2019, 07:39 PM   #27
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Stripped harness and made an engine cradle. Will split the two soon...
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Old 05-06-2019, 08:00 PM   #28
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Just received Holley 302-20 and Metaltek mounts. Very impressed with quality!! Took the stock pan off of the l83 while on engine stand and snapped a pic of the internals. Installed high hump transmission cover as well. Next update will have engine installed, it looks like there is enough room to keep ac in factory location and add a single power steering bracket somehow. Iíll try to entertain this method saving 700$ with not having to buy a kwik performance bracket and power steering pump.
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Old 05-06-2019, 08:41 PM   #29
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Noticed on my Holley 302-20 oil pan that there is no way to take out the OEM oil level unit and transfer to new Holley oil pan. Threaded hole in the right place but no way to attach sending unit inside pan. Will call Holley about this.
Still waiting for my Metaltek motor and trans mounts.
I ran across krcpower.com for a power steering pump. Waiting for info from company as to a L83 application.
Keep the pictures coming!
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Old 05-08-2019, 08:55 AM   #30
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Noticed on my Holley 302-20 oil pan that there is no way to take out the OEM oil level unit and transfer to new Holley oil pan. Threaded hole in the right place but no way to attach sending unit inside pan. Will call Holley about this.
Still waiting for my Metaltek motor and trans mounts.
I ran across krcpower.com for a power steering pump. Waiting for info from company as to a L83 application.
Keep the pictures coming!
Howell, are you going to run the oil cooler lines or are you plugging it? I think I may only run trans cooler but I donít know. It looks like there is more than enough room to leave the compressor where it is and attach some type of mount for the power steering beside alternator. Iím starting to think the kwik bracket is annumeccesary waste of money if you have mounts that clear the ac and vac pump.
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Old 05-08-2019, 09:22 AM   #31
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I'm thinking about trans cooling lines to rad might be easier.
I guess we will have to make our own brackets for P/s pump and below alternator is best place. Still like the KRC pump and reservoir. Going for functionality over looks, however, things change when you put a wrench to it
Motor mounts come today!
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Old 05-08-2019, 10:01 AM   #32
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Re: Greyghost 1971 C10 l83/6l80E Build

Installed engine couple days ago to Mock cab in. Metal teks mounts fit perfectly
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Old 05-08-2019, 12:13 PM   #33
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Did you have to modify trans hump?
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Old 05-08-2019, 03:42 PM   #34
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Yes
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Old 05-08-2019, 10:36 PM   #35
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Did you have to modify trans hump?
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:34 PM   #36
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I'm thinking about trans cooling lines to rad might be easier.
I guess we will have to make our own brackets for P/s pump and below alternator is best place. Still like the KRC pump and reservoir. Going for functionality over looks, however, things change when you put a wrench to it
Motor mounts come today!
Howell, check this out if you havenít, ICT brackets are 199$ then purchase compressor. Clears factory l83 ac compressor 🤔🤔.
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Old 05-09-2019, 09:22 AM   #37
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Re: Greyghost 1971 C10 l83/6l80E Build

These mounts do give a lot of clearance. I pulled the trigger on KWIK already. Those brackets from ict seem to be the ticket with these mounts
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Old 05-11-2019, 06:06 PM   #38
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Engine mounts installed and motor/transmission mounted. The l83/6l80 fit perfectly, as you can see there is plenty of room for both vacuum pump and stock ac compressor in stock location. I did, however, have to remove the stock exhaust manifolds to make the installation go smooth. Went ahead and mounted the power brake booster as well. Overall very pleased with the purchase and figment. Not sure what part of the swap Iím going to tackle next but I may grab the ict brackets and power steering pump, see if the stock manifolds will go back on, and start planning for fuel and harness.
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Old 05-11-2019, 06:48 PM   #39
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Looking good! Are you not moving the alternator to add the power steering pump?
Noticed today when I took off the exhaust pipes off the manifold that the driver side manifold is cocked out more so than the passenger side.
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Looking good! Are you not moving the alternator to add the power steering pump?
Noticed today when I took off the exhaust pipes off the manifold that the driver side manifold is cocked out more so than the passenger side.
Funny thing is my drivers side was the same and that was preventing me from dropping in with manifolds on. Yea Iím going to use the ict brackets just havenít ordered them yet. Are you dropping this weekend?
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:03 PM   #41
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I've got some clean up as far as fuel lines not needed and and a plate to cover up all the holes when I took all the AC/heater stuff out.
I put the motor mounts on so the engine sits forward as much as possible. My measurements say I might not have to modify trans hump???
Trying to figure out ignition wiring to marry old with new. Can't find a constant hot wire with key in the RUN position, so I ordered a switch and push button start. Engine will be totally on its own electrical system with a couple security mods.
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Re: Greyghost 1971 C10 l83/6l80E Build

I have my engine all the way back which may be the reason for the high hump that’s necessary
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Been a while since update but I just got around to spraying the cab, doors, hood, and fenders... single stage urethane wait 4 hours 2 coats of clear coat. Iíve finally decided on fuel system. Going to go with a PA tanks efi retrofit kit, walboro 255 and regulate at 70 psi. Going ic billet power steering bracket with Corvett pump. A parently the stock compressor can be changed from
Variable rate to constant making it compatible with aftermarket systems but havenít done enough research yet. Cooling fans still tbd as well as harness and programming.
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Old 06-15-2019, 12:14 PM   #44
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Looking great! I've done nothing but throw a disk out in my back, but I'm still buying things.
Keep Mitch at swaptimeusa.com in mind for harness work or just a sounding board.

I just got an OEM cold air intake system and the OEM fuel lines for my engine. Lines were free, just had to pay for shipping. Costs of shipping sucks!
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Old 06-15-2019, 02:19 PM   #46
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When I bought the engine and trans from Stricker auto, I also bought the OEM pump and ecm. I had Mitch from Swaptimeusa add the wiring to my harness. I will have a guy in tow build a tank that will house the pump.
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Looking great! I've done nothing but throw a disk out in my back, but I'm still buying things.
Keep Mitch at swaptimeusa.com in mind for harness work or just a sounding board.

I just got an OEM cold air intake system and the OEM fuel lines for my engine. Lines were free, just had to pay for shipping. Costs of shipping sucks!
Aw man sorry to hear about your back hopefully it heals fast and you can get back at it. Will definitely keep him in mind. I decided to do things in a slightly different order because expenses are starting to add up. I figured a month of body work and interior work will provide some relief lol
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Old 06-15-2019, 02:20 PM   #47
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Looking great! I've done nothing but throw a disk out in my back, but I'm still buying things.
Keep Mitch at swaptimeusa.com in mind for harness work or just a sounding board.

I just got an OEM cold air intake system and the OEM fuel lines for my engine. Lines were free, just had to pay for shipping. Costs of shipping sucks!
Do you have photos of your current project?
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Old 06-30-2019, 07:47 PM   #48
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Installed new booster with master cylinder, bent and installed brake lines, and new parking brake cables. Currently working on welding together a simple DWB pedal mount but ran out of gas so Iíll have to finish up next week. Still trucking along little by little. The pedal bracket was simply made from a 17$ 3/16 steel plank from Home Depot and welded together.
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Old 07-01-2019, 01:26 PM   #49
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Coming out nice. Keep it up dude. My fuel system is getting buttoned up. I’ll send u some pics
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