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Old 11-10-2020, 05:40 PM   #76
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Point of no return.......
Productive weekend. Motor is out and will start cleaning up the frame and wires. Aired out, the truck was so low that I couldn't get under it on common ramps. Built my own, to get where we need to be. Plan to mock up the motor this weekend to see how low the OEM pan hangs, then go from there.
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Old 11-10-2020, 05:48 PM   #77
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Good luck!
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Old 11-30-2020, 12:50 PM   #78
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Happy Turkey day all! Spent this time off cleaning up the frame/ firewall and got them painted. Decided to get a new oil pan that its shallower and is set up for the turbo drain already. While waiting for that to come in, painted the alt bracket and mocked it up. Once the pan comes in, I can start getting this thing back together.
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Old 12-14-2020, 09:53 AM   #80
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Another productive weekend! Was able to swap the oil pan, get the flywheel/ clutch/ trans together and got her installed. Used TSP Low clearance pan for the swap. This is very similar to Holley's pan, but around $100 cheaper and has provisions for a turbo drain. The pickup tube did have some burs left from cutting at the factory that I had to push in through the screen to get it out. Also the Windage tray had to be modified for the tube to fit and the pan to sit flush. Cut it back to the first bump down in the tray. Did find a note form the previous owner when i opened the pan up
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Old 12-14-2020, 09:56 AM   #81
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Some more pics showing how much of the tray was removed.
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Old 12-14-2020, 10:00 AM   #82
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Here are some pics of her in place. Used ARP for pretty much everything. I know I use the word "Budget" a lot, but then find myself spending hundreds of dollars on bolts .
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Old 12-14-2020, 12:03 PM   #83
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Here are some pics of her in place. Used ARP for pretty much everything. I know I use the word "Budget" a lot, but then find myself spending hundreds of dollars on bolts .
Sometimes you have to spend some dollars. Spend them in the right places.
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Old 12-14-2020, 12:53 PM   #84
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Sometimes you have to spend some dollars. Spend them in the right places.
x2. Quality fasteners are definitely a worthy investment for certain areas.
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Old 12-14-2020, 01:57 PM   #85
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Hahaha I love the note!
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Old 12-16-2020, 10:24 AM   #86
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Sometimes you have to spend some dollars. Spend them in the right places.
Agreed. Started this project very budget minded, but just makes sense.
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Old 12-16-2020, 10:32 AM   #87
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Decided to get some sensors changed out while I still have access to them. Also modified the Plenum back to its original position with my custom jigs I think this thing is going to fit under the hood! Did find some space issues with the valve covers I want to run. Very close to brake master booster, so will have to modify.
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Old 12-18-2020, 04:23 PM   #88
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I made the mistake of not replacing my sensors when the engine was out. Lot less fun to do once everything is connected and in the truck. Did you get the crank sensor while you where there?
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Old 12-21-2020, 12:10 PM   #89
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I made the mistake of not replacing my sensors when the engine was out. Lot less fun to do once everything is connected and in the truck. Did you get the crank sensor while you where there?
Shoot, I did not. It looks to be in good condition, but probably a good idea to change anyway. Thanks
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Old 12-21-2020, 12:14 PM   #90
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More plenum work. Pulled out the Dremel and did some more carving. Plan is to paint the same battleship gray at the block with black stars and stripes. Maybe center stripe red?
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Old 12-21-2020, 03:35 PM   #91
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Old 12-25-2020, 09:40 AM   #92
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More plenum work. Pulled out the Dremel and did some more carving. Plan is to paint the same battleship gray at the block with black stars and stripes. Maybe center stripe red?
Very cool! One of a kind now!
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Old 12-28-2020, 01:52 PM   #93
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Thanks guys, here is the finished product. Overall happy with how it turned out. Went with a distressed look and now has an X Wing fighter from Star Wars vibe.
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Old 01-04-2021, 11:49 AM   #94
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Happy NEW Year! Started my new year off by re-engineering Edelbrock's SBC valve cover adaptor. With their set up, the coils are bunched together and the plug wires are bent really tight. Also there is nowhere for an oil fill. Started by cutting off the OEM fill and laying out how I wanted everything positioned. I originally tried to weld the ring on, but I ended up warping it with the heat ( Still learning TIG! ). Ended up using a high heat style of JB weld. Made a plate to mount the coils, which will allow me to use Edelbrock's mounting positions and add space to tuck the wiring harness in. Aluminum was from an old sign, so it looked like "Forged in Fire" when I melted the reflective coating off. With everything mocked up, the valve covers still fit!
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Old 01-04-2021, 11:55 AM   #95
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Some more pics...... Drilled/ Tapped both covers to allow 10an to 3/8 NPT fittings, to eventually run to a catch can. Also made up some baffles and opened up the wire ports. Found these were also very tight during mockup.
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Old 01-11-2021, 09:55 AM   #96
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Slow going.......Getting back into the hour here, hour there routine. Was able to get the covers/ coils set up installed. SBC cover is snug in there, but it fits! Mocked one of the headers and it looks like I will have to install some heat shield on the cover.
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How did you even get that valve cover on there? Did you cut the back out of it by the firewall? That is a tight fit.
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:23 AM   #98
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How did you even get that valve cover on there? Did you cut the back out of it by the firewall? That is a tight fit.
I did. By cutting the back out, I'm able to slide it back and drop it into place. Still working on modifying them, will upload some pics.

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