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The holley pumps are good... I ran 10.60s at the track with one lol
wow George,i didn't know you could run that fast?were you holding this pump?
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Old 09-22-2014, 06:33 AM
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wow George,i didn't know you could run that fast?were you holding this pump?
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Old 09-22-2014, 06:38 AM
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Old 09-22-2014, 06:56 AM
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Ok, so I did werk! Engine is back in bolted, trans cross member installed, wires run but thats about it. Checked the Holley fuel pump and of course it is clocked wrong. (fuel inlet was facing the motor mount bolt) Go to reclock it and three of the bolts are stripped out. It has some kind of liquid nail looking goo inside and on the threads. Now I see why only ten bucks. Wouldn't be a big deal if they were on opposite sides. NOPE all three inline. As if that wasn't enough, my trans is leaking AGAIN! Damn belly pan is bent in one of the corners. So yea I lost interest in it and went home.

#1 Cleaned header gasket surfaces
#2 Jegs Gbody trans xmember. Looks pretty good for 130.00 shipped
#3 Engine sitting in the cleaned and painted bay. REALLY regretting not painting the engine. I had already had the bolts in when i thought about it. didn't think it would be that noticeable. WRONG!


But on a better note, I may have a line on a 5.3 LS backed to a Tremec 6 spd with ALL the trimmings out of a 2000 T/A. We'll see not sure I want to jam gears anymore. Kind of just want to select and go.
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Old 09-30-2014, 08:08 AM
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Ok I got her back in operation. Still need to finish the exhaust and few more small things for now. Then i will move on to the bucket seat install.

Had to move it out of the shop for a family gathering this Saturday. So an all stop was called.

Here are a few pics of that

1: Before the engine paint
2: after. I couldn't put it back together with out painting the engine. OCD overdrive!
3: New balancer
4: New balancer with high lighted timing mark, ticks nice under the light!
5: Scored a set of March under drives.......FREE!!!!!
6: Drove it home open headers sounds pretty good with that small cam.
7: Accessory drive, Upper alt bracket looks bent. I need a new one.
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Old 09-30-2014, 09:19 AM
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coming along.I've heard of those jegs crossmembers but I've never seen someone use one that's a good price.that coat of paint goes a long way on the engine,looks better painted.especially after you detailed the engine bay like that.it's in the details.I'm a fan of that stuff.that's pretty sweet the free pulleys you scored big.i don't know if you've had any experience with that style glass fuel filter you're using but they do have a reputation of breaking.don't take this as i don't like what you've done i just don't want to see anything bad happen should it break.that's all I'm saying.
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Old 10-01-2014, 06:55 AM
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coming along.I've heard of those jegs crossmembers but I've never seen someone use one that's a good price.that coat of paint goes a long way on the engine,looks better painted.especially after you detailed the engine bay like that.it's in the details.I'm a fan of that stuff.that's pretty sweet the free pulleys you scored big.i don't know if you've had any experience with that style glass fuel filter you're using but they do have a reputation of breaking.don't take this as i don't like what you've done i just don't want to see anything bad happen should it break.that's all I'm saying.
Yes thanks, the attention is definitely appreciated.
As far as the fuel filter goes. It was on the car when i got it. I plan to flare the fuel line and add an inline underneath the car where it should have been!

Next project will be the seats out of a 99 Grand Prix 2 door and custom built center console.
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nice,I'd hate to see something happen over a broken glass filter when the steel filters are readily available.
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:09 AM
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nice,I'd hate to see something happen over a broken glass filter when the steel filters are readily available.
AGREED! I personally have never had one break (this is third one I have had/acquired). But as with this one, I replaced them with either other styles of see through or plain steel.

I converted a Jeep Wrangler over to aluminum AN style. Thinking really hard on that for this car too!

This Jeep was a wreck when I started here. Now it is finally coming around. I did all the AN fittings and custom Stainless steel braided hoses.

I am thinking about the black nylon braided or matte black aluminum braided hoses and black AN fittings on my car.
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THANK YOU MELLOELKY! I unboxed my newest addition to the car.I guess the seats and console will have to wait a bit longer, due to my new arrival. Now maybe I can keep $800.00 worth of gauges from falling out of the dash!
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Old 10-11-2014, 09:57 AM
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Ok so i figured out why my gauge install pictures are not showing up on this site. I did not post those on this site!

So here is a few of my build pics of that install project. I will have more on the new bucket i got from melloelky.
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Old 10-11-2014, 10:07 AM
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1. This is what i started with (Yes thats a sunpro tach hot glued in)
2. Obvious
3. I went with these autometer gauges because of the old school look they have
4. I bought these on an impulse off of Ebay (good thing too-I needed them)
5. On the left is the expanded hole on the right is the stock diameter
6. Awww, so pretty!!!
7. I am going to use the factory gauge bodies for dummy lights
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1. Obviously did not need the markers just the icons
2. With all the wires separated and segregated I can now start the grafting
3. The gauge pod the previous owner put in came in handy
4. The project vision coming into view at this point.
5. This what it looks like today
6. This is the junction box I built so removal would be easier with out having to cut all the wires out.

I had to build this dash in sections, By far the hardest dash i have ever built. I have built MANY of this type of set up in the many C10s and a couple Camaros.
This one was by far the most complicated. I will simplify it with a plug-n-play type harness and as close to a one piece unit as I can get. I need to get this done so I will know how my custom center console will look.
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