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Old 03-20-2016, 07:09 PM
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Man........Talk about "Dedication" and "Talent" !!!!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by rpturbo View Post
Nice work Petro! BTW, it's Rick from the S10 forum (Iroc-10). I haven't forgot about the tail light pics, just been super sick, and finally getting better.
Thanks for the compliment Rick. No rush on those pics I still have 10-12 months to go on the truck haha.

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Man........Talk about "Dedication" and "Talent" !!!!!!!!!
Thank you as well. I dunno about talent but dedication definitely. Started saving for the LSX swap in 2008 then completed the swap in April 2011 then the oil filter messed the engine up. So I've been saving since about November 2011 to get to where I am now. Long term project haha. I hope to have it done this time next year.
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Thanks to Tunersports.com for the deal on the Innovate ECF-1 Gauge kit. This will compliment the Flex Fuel conversion as well as the VaporWorks PWM fuel delivery setup.

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Old 03-29-2016, 11:12 PM
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Dude, this is all so proper. Very thorough and solid. Keep up the good work.
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Old 03-30-2016, 09:36 AM
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If you are going to run E85, you should really...really consider the Holley Dominator ECU. The new V4 software has provisions for the ECU to use the ethanol sensor and with proper tuning will compensate based on actual ethanol content.

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Originally Posted by Petraszewsky View Post
Getting the engine and trans in with no cab is so much easier! The P/S Pump and pulley are going to fit easily but the reservoir will probably have to be remote mount no biggie there. I'm sure I can find somewhere to tuck it away out of sight.








What's up Petro, I know your thread from the s10 forum! Lol! Any way nice work so far man!
Just a quick question, maybe I over looked it, but what power steering pump is it that your running & which pulley? Did u get it from Wegner motorsports? Also what accessories is it for? I like the clearance that I see u have so I might give that pump a shot.
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The Holley setup has tons of features that I'd love to have and make use of but I have to keep the stock gauge cluster in order to stay with the theme of the build. I believe the E40 ECM will also compensate for actual ethanol content say 75% vs 85% but don't quote me on that. Do you know how to intergrate the Holley to work with stock gauge cluster?


The power steering pump is a normal GM Type II but the spacing is Wegner specific for this front drive system. Regular truck and Corvette accessories use the same steering pump and clear the gear box and are a much cheaper option. Corvette accessories place the P/S pulley nowhere near the gear box. Some companies make brackets where you can use truck accessories but it places them in Corvette style positions. Wegner does make other front drive kits though if you're interested in using them.
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Old 03-31-2016, 10:32 PM
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Just wanted to share this deer because I'm proud of it and probably won't ever get another one this big.

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Did you bow hunt that?
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Originally Posted by rpturbo View Post
Did you bow hunt that?
I wish I harvested it with a bow but I got it with a rifle.




Sneak peek at some stuff Revolution Industries is working on for me

http://rev-in.com/

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Or does this one with the "I" instead of "Y" look better? I think I like this one better

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Old 04-09-2016, 02:46 PM
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Sinister

too many "y"s the other way.
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And what the "SINISTER" graphic will be engraved into. Wegner Motorsports valve/coil covers. Notice the detail in the "COMP CAMS" logo and the "LS" lettering.

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Wow, those are super cool! Are the holes for the wires? I have never seen those before.
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Originally Posted by rpturbo View Post
Wow, those are super cool! Are the holes for the wires? I have never seen those before.
Yeppers the coils bolt onto the indie and poke out enough to put the plug wires on. Every other coil cover I've seen looks incomplete whereas these actually completely conceal the coil packs and look badass. The 2 -12AN fittings on each valve/cover make it easy to configure how you want to route your PCV system by plugging the ones you don't want and using fittings on the ones you do want with matching AN fittings of course.




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CTS-V LSA fuel pump (left) LS3 Camaro fuel pump (right). The CTS-V has dual pumps stock while the LS3 Camaro only has one. On the flows charts you'll notice the large difference in flow rate between the two fuel modules. I will be modifying the Camaro module and installing the dual Walbro 450 pumps in it. The CTS-V unit will be enough for cruising around with by delivering 304L/hr @ 60psi.

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I have a idea for this center console that is either going to flop or be cool. Plan is for 3 gauges to go in the area in front of the cup holder where change and junk goes (like Phil's). To fill the area where the "PRND321" is I have a idea for a "SINISTER" logo plate. For the shifter area the idea is to have a exhaust cutout switch, line lock arm and engage, then something like a transbrake arm and engage switch. The arm will be with a key so that a on/off arm switch and engage switch both can't be accidentally bumped "ON" while driving. The part I'm having trouble brainstorming with is how to make the switches look "clean" and be labeled. Something that matches and looks OEM is what I'm going for. Any idea on how to make the fill plates/panels?

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Another Option is to use the back plate and radio controls from a 2002 Bravada, Denali, or Escalade as the buttons for line lock and trans brake that is if I can find one and make it work the way I want it to. Or is all this too cheesy and I should think of another way?

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Ive been looking at having the engine, trans, heat exchanger, and radiator coated with Cerakote High Temp or Heat Dissipation coatings. I recieved a sample of the Glacier Black the other day and have torture tested it. This stuff is no joke. I'm waiting on the Wegner Front Drive to compare that black against this to if they'll go together.



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I like the SINISTER plate in the console idea. I think the buttons on the steering wheel would be awesome for you to get to work. And having the controls on the steering wheel would probably be more user friendly than on the center console.
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I lucked out and found a dirt cheap steering column on eBay complete with clockspring and radio controls. The clockspring is important because it's specific to the steering wheels with radio controls. It'll be here next week.

Now to let it cure for a long long time. I'll have to do the area where it slopes up in the back after this stiffens up some more.

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