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Old 11-04-2008, 12:51 PM
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Nice build, what fuel system are you using with the Harwood fuel cell?
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fuel cell is from Summit. Walbro 255 in line pump, GM inline filter, -6 rubber line, to the stock rails.

Thats it.

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Old 11-04-2008, 05:31 PM
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^for future reference, dont use the summit fuel cell guys... it leaks and has no foam inside it.
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:04 PM
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well if you tighten the factory fittings and buy their foam kit, all that is taken care of for $15.99.
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Originally Posted by PoPo 751 View Post
The shifter is BAD ***. Its just at dash height!!

and I love the truck but its just a stepping stone in life I think. Im leaving now to go pick it up and drive it around.....!!

I noticed one thing on the way over to the interior shop though, it wouldnt shift into overdrive, Im going to check and see if the linkage is still tight and everything. If not I'll have to run out to a trans guy to have him figure it out. And yes there is the right amount of fluid in the trans.

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Is it not shifting into overdrive or is the converter just not locking up?
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:17 PM
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beautiful truck!!!
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:26 PM
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K had the truck hooked up to the computer at the trans shop, ran perfect and everything, said there is a little whine but nothing to be worried about. I messed with the linkage when i got home and found a little play so I redid it and now it shifts fine.

Been driving to work the last couple days since this cold weather is coming in thought i'd get it out of my system!

Thanks guys. Hope to get some more stuff done this winter.
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:35 AM
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awsome project! I love it!
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Old 11-09-2008, 04:38 PM
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here are some of the recent pics.. I still plan on a shifter boot, seat belts, wood bed kit with black stained wood, and possibly some more stuff, but $ will decide that.
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Very impressed, makes a nice sleeper! Wide Whites rule!!

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Old 11-17-2008, 01:06 PM
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I'm gonna start on a 50' Chevy truck here in a month, doing the same swap. What kind of gauges did you use and how did you hook them up to the LS1 style sensors and speedometer?
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:56 PM
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I used Dolphin gauges, I would not suggest them. Their quality is not up to standard, and the programming sounds easy but is difficult if you have already mounted them.

I suggest Autometer's that are specific for these trucks.

and I didn't do the wiring on the truck, Meanyellowz from here did. But most gauges come with the sensors and then you have to get the proper adapters or splice them into the harness I'm guessing.
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Very nice, I would love to have a truck like that.
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:05 AM
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check Ebay if your love is that strong!! yup put it up there since ebay is free and if it sells then it sells, if not im going to drive the hell out of it this next year. maybe I can stop the urge to buy new projects if I'm driving it.
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I have a 1954 gmc truck what motor mounts and tans. Mounts did u use and fuel i am installing a 53 and trans. 60e
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1954 gmc truck putting in 5.3 keeping the straight axle need to know what trans. And motor to use and did u put on power steering if so what steering box did u use
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Originally Posted by Apezold1 View Post
1954 gmc truck putting in 5.3 keeping the straight axle need to know what trans. And motor to use and did u put on power steering if so what steering box did u use
The original poster hasn't visited this forum since 2009...Don't hold your breathe waiting for an answer lol
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