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Old 11-02-2014, 05:37 PM
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Let me know if you can. I want to change out my truck manifold to the Hi Ram also. I'm sure you could tig up brackets to hold the rail down.
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Originally Posted by lsxRanger94 View Post
Let me know if you can. I want to change out my truck manifold to the Hi Ram also. I'm sure you could tig up brackets to hold the rail down.
I will definitely post up what I find. The intake should be here next week, so I will know. The pads where the raisl mount on the Hi-Ram have plenty of space, so if it just a matter of swapping o-rings and drilling and tapping 4 holes, I can manage that.

Messed around with the engine a little today. Borrowed a balancer puller from Advanced Auto and got the truck balancer off. Since it didn't have VVT I didn't expect to find a one bolt cam, but there it is:



So that means I need to order up a new cam gear that has 3 bolts and 4 pulse signal. That's what I had to do with the 6.2L in my GTO. No big deal.

I should probably oder the cam and get this thing buttoned up for good.

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Old 11-04-2014, 11:04 PM
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Got some bling bling in the big brown truck today...





I need to get those little sleeves around the coils sand blasted and powder coated. I think some stainless ARP hardware holding down the coils would be nice too.

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Finally got the rest of the parts to make the intake work. Got a new AC Delco throttle body, blank top for the Holley Hi-Ram, a couples of spacers to raise the throttle bodies just a hair, and a couple of adapters from Mast Motorsports that will allow me to use carburetor style air cleaners. I think I will do a bug catcher on top...







Also got a few goodies from Lingefelter: beehive springs, spring removal tool, and a 4x 3 bolt cam gear. Also have a used ASA cam coming by the end of the week.

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That's cool stuff. Looks great!
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Originally Posted by darksider View Post
That's cool stuff. Looks great!
Thanks! This engine is going to be about 10 feet tall from pan to top of air scoop! LOL

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Old 11-13-2014, 11:17 AM
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Pretty sick looking. Too bad its on a 5.3 L. What do you think its gonna do to the power band?

Any work being done on the body yet?
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Originally Posted by Jimbo1367 View Post
Pretty sick looking. Too bad its on a 5.3 L. What do you think its gonna do to the power band?

Any work being done on the body yet?
I am guessing that it will kill quite a bit of low end, but should be very strong in the mid-high RPM range. The ASA cam is is a mid-high end cam also, so I am thinking the manifold and the cam are relatively well matched. The car should still run strong because of the 4.30 rear gear and 2.87 first gear in a TKO 600.

I am thinking about having it tuned on an engine dyno to see how it all works together. Having it tuned on the dyno will also reveal any cylinder to cylinder variations in AFR which I can then correct because the Dominator ECU has individual cylinder fuel trims.

The chassis is in storage for the winter so not much work happening with it. In truth, there won't be any work done to the body, but I plan to clean up the interior and go through the suspension and replace whatever might be worn out. A set of disk brakes for the front will also be installed. Right now I am leaning towards the Baer kit with the 11" rotors so that I can retain 15" wheels.

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Somebody is starting to have "Too" much Fun!!!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by kwhizz View Post
Somebody is starting to have "Too" much Fun!!!!!!!!
Oh yeah buddy!

Too bad you didn't make it to Oshkosh this fall. The word around the campfire is that your Chevelle is unreal.

Ken, do you know anyone that can machine that intake top for me?

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Send it to me with the info as to what you want done...........I think you should have the shipping info.....


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Old 11-15-2014, 01:45 AM
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wow you done great work, congrats
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Originally Posted by kwhizz View Post
Send it to me with the info as to what you want done...........I think you should have the shipping info.....


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Ken,

I am still trying to figure out what the center to center dimension needs to be in order to make my intake scoop fit properly. Can you PM me your number?

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Despite being very cold today, I managed to put in a few hours in the garage. I got a little air compressor so that I can change out the valve springs. A while back I ordered some parts from Lingenfelter. I wanted to run the LS9 "blue" springs and Lingenfelter offered them in a matched set for a very reasonable price. I placed my order but it turns out they are all out of the matched set, so they gave me a deal on these instead:

http://www.lingenfelter.com/mm5/merc...9#.VGgUGl6QX8E

I also ordered one of their nifty spring compressor tools:

http://www.lingenfelter.com/mm5/merc...E#.VGgUzV6QX8E

So I hooked up the air line to each cylinder and and replaced each valve spring one at a time.





The tool makes it really easy to take the valve spring off. Just push down with the ratchet and grab the keeper with a small magnet:



Here is the stock spring on the right and the Lingenfelter spring on the left:



Now if that cam would just get here...LOL

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Old 11-19-2014, 10:36 PM
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So....I wanted to run a dog-ring trans in this thing, but I ran across a good deal on a f-body T56 here locally, and I picked up it tonight. Pictures to follow.

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Tunnel ram with exhaust manifolds? You sure?
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Originally Posted by Felix C View Post
Tunnel ram with exhaust manifolds? You sure?
It's not optimal, but it fits. Sometimes you have to make performance compromises in the name of fitment.

The Hi-Ram is way too big for a 5.3L, but that's a different problem entirely...lol

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Originally Posted by Project GatTagO View Post
It's not optimal, but it fits. Sometimes you have to make performance compromises in the name of fitment.

The Hi-Ram is way too big for a 5.3L, but that's a different problem entirely...lol

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Understood.

Build looks great and is very interesting. First car was a 1968 Cougar.

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Originally Posted by Felix C View Post
Understood.

Build looks great and is very interesting. First car was a 1968 Cougar.
Thank you. I'm not one for looks over function, but for this build I'm letting style drive some of the component choices.

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I give up, how do you get 2 DBW TBs to work off a single pedal?
And how do you program for TPS?
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