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    terry cronk
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    Post  terry cronk on Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:55 pm

    Looks good underneath with the exhaust.  Is that 2 1/2 or 3?

    What gears are you going with in the 8.2?

    Looks like a 4L60 trans.? So you don't have to have 4.56 gears.

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    Re: My New Project

    Post  BrokenBlazerDave on Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:43 pm

    The pipe is 2 1/2". The rear axle is an 8.5" and I went with 3.42:1 gears. The trans is a 4L60E only because I wanted the low 1st gear. One car with 4.56 gears is enough. This one is hopefully nice to drive down the road at 60 MPH not revving 3500 RPM.

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    Re: My New Project

    Post  BrokenBlazerDave on Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:12 pm




    I got my air intake tube made, computer flashed and running. I learned you have to leave the EGR Enabled in HP tuners so my wideband can give information to my ECM on the EGR position wire. I also learned you can put a 2002 truck operating system in a 093854896 ECM. Everyone is always bent on having a 12200411 ECM but I have a bunch of the 1999 and 2000 computers. I even put in a DBW vehicle and went in and shut it off and it still worked fine. I am going to finish the tail pipes tomorrow. The hood will close the way it is but will not if I put the engine cover on. I might make something out of aluminum if I get a chance.

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    Re: My New Project

    Post  BrokenBlazerDave on Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:46 pm








    Today's projects.
    I got rid of the Buick gas strut hood supports and replaced them with some Impala spring style hood hinges.
    I made an aluminum console because I needed some cup holders.
    I put on a set of Ebay stainless headers and spark plug boot protectors.
    I also made a drive shaft loop.
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    Re: My New Project

    Post  Myloth on Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:09 pm

    I love your fab pieces , is the that close to stock placement (horizontal and vertical) for the motor? Do you think it would fit better if you had puled it back or did you?

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    Re: My New Project

    Post  BrokenBlazerDave on Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:39 am

    The motor is close to stock placement. Knowing what I know now I would have moved it back a couple of inches. It would have made the Holley header/manifolds fit better and I would not have put on the headers. I had to make a new transmission cross member and shorter driveshaft with the current location so it wouldn't have been any more work to move it back. There is a good few inches between the back of the intake and the firewall. The other frame that I boxed in and made a new tranny cross member for I have since removed my brackets for the crossmember and moved it 4 inches to the rear.
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    Re: My New Project

    Post  Fierro51 on Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:29 pm

    awesome build!


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    Re: My New Project

    Post  BrokenBlazerDave on Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:43 pm





      I got my line lock solenoid installed. In case anyone noticed I did install it backwards. In the out and out the in. I find it works better for me to shut off fluid to the rear brakes and have the fronts work as normal. This way I can roll out of a burn out better. Besides I am used to doing burnouts with one foot still on the brake pedal anyway.
      I still can't decide if the gas tank mod is a complete waste of time or not. I am relocating the filler neck outlet so when I am at the drag strip fuel doesn't splash out the neck. It was also splashing out while doing donuts with an almost full tank of gas. I am also adding a sump for the in tank pump I will be putting in. I just have not got that far yet.

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