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    1. 02-12-2016 06:21 PM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by 200HP4dr View Post
      I love when I get stuff in the mail.
      Lookie what just showed up in my feed:

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      03-07-2016 11:28 PM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by TurboMinivan View Post
      Lookie what just showed up in my feed:

      The timing was perfect.

      The new parts have arrived, and work should commence this week.

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      06-02-2016 04:24 PM #103
      Oh, what's happening here?!?



      Look at all that room for activities!



      The thing fits beautifully!

      Now for a clean up and paint.

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    4. 06-02-2016 04:52 PM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by Crispyfritter View Post
      Oh, what's happening here?!?
      Epicness, that's what.
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      06-02-2016 05:48 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by TurboMinivan View Post
      Epicness, that's what.
      Indeed. It's such an easy swap, parts are now super cheap, it's all "in the family" and you can pick and choose between many cars/trucks to fit your goals/budget. What could be better?


      Yeah, it's crossed my mind a time or two. Rip it, Chris!!
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      06-02-2016 07:29 PM #106
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      06-08-2016 01:29 PM #107
      Ugh. I did all the research. Asked all the right questions. But sometimes, you fail. I got the right answers, but somehow managed to order the wrong part. This oil pan looks beautiful and fits beautifully. But you'll need a different part number if you want to turn.



      It works fine when the wheel are straight but when you try and turn...



      Oh well. Things are progressing. We should have measurements for a driveshaft today and the tank is coming down to have a truck fuel pump and sender installed in the camaro tank.

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      06-08-2016 01:31 PM #108
      Looks like the motor just needs to be a bit higher to clear the steering. Could it be as simple as worn motor mounts?

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      06-08-2016 01:34 PM #109
      Quote Originally Posted by 4.OMG View Post
      Looks like the motor just needs to be a bit higher to clear the steering. Could it be as simple as worn motor mounts?
      Motor mounts are brand new. The pan is the problem. I called brphotrods and checked all my research again and sure enough, I actually ordered the incorrect pan. I need the 98-02 F-body pan. I thought that's what I ordered, but after checking my emails, I didn't. Oh well, I should be able to sell it, as it will work in 1st gen camaros and other older cars, just not the 2nd gen camaro.

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      07-09-2016 11:29 AM #110
      Got the new pan in and it solved the problem. FTR, use the 98-02 F-body pan for this swap.

      So the engine sits nicely and you can turn the wheel.




      And I bought this shifter. I like it because its not too tall and its simple. Not sure what I'll do for a console yet.




      My question is with gauges. I'm considering this from Dakota Digital.
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/2722565...&ul_noapp=true



      And using this to communicate between the 6.0's ecm and the gauges.
      https://www.summitracing.com/parts/dak-bim-01-1
      Here's an article on it.
      http://www.chevyhardcore.com/news/da...nnects-to-ecm/

      Now, that puts me at $1100 in gauges, but I feel like its a worthy investment in a swap like this to help make it feel a little more "right".

      Now, I will likely do the installation myself when I get it home. But for the drive home, I'm considering using a tablet or older phone for my "gauges" until I buy my actual gauges.

      Any recommendations on a bluetooth or plug-in option and app for my iPhone?

      Thanks,
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      07-09-2016 01:39 PM #111
      This would surely work for me temporarily, right? Then I could use my phone for just music.

      https://ultra-gauge.com/ultragauge/u...TIIaAiAT8P8HAQ

      For $69, I could then pop it into another car later, so I wouldn't really lose money on it.

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      07-10-2016 10:00 PM #112
      Anybody else use an ultragauge to check their engine's vitals?

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    13. 07-11-2016 12:49 PM #113
      Quote Originally Posted by Crispyfritter View Post
      And I bought this shifter. I like it because its not too tall and its simple.

      Hmm. I have considered a Lokar shifter for my GP. Hopefully you can give me some feedback soon so I can hear what you think of it. My co-worker with the 4L80E in his El Camino bought a Jennie shifter because he found it cheap, and he has since advised me to not purchase one for my car--he is less than thrilled with it.

      Alternately, I may just go junkyard diving and see if I can find something to adapt to my car.

      Quote Originally Posted by Crispyfritter View Post
      Now, that puts me at $1100 in gauges, but I feel like its a worthy investment in a swap like this to help make it feel a little more "right".
      FYI: I am into my gauges $700 including the weatherpack connectors, though part of that is because I laid out extra money for a GPS speedo.
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      07-11-2016 04:41 PM #114
      Not a fan of the Berlinetta, but wow that is a nice example.

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      07-11-2016 04:50 PM #115
      Quote Originally Posted by Soldaten View Post
      Not a fan of the Berlinetta, but wow that is a nice example.
      Thanks. I'm considering swapping in Z-28 fenders, hood and effects, but keeping the same paint scheme. The prep work isn't very good on the paint in the front fenders and there's sanding marks visible in the clear and base, so I'll be redoing it anyways.

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      07-11-2016 05:25 PM #116
      Does anyone make a conversion kit for the front and rear to make it look like a 71 split bumper?

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      07-11-2016 06:47 PM #117
      Quote Originally Posted by BltByKrmn View Post
      Does anyone make a conversion kit for the front and rear to make it look like a 71 split bumper?
      There's a lot more involved in making it look like a 73 and older. The front is doable, but the rear requires serious sheet metal work, including changing the rear window and sheet metal around that as well.

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      08-18-2016 04:36 PM #118
      Progress!

      We thought about a Tanks Inc. unit, but for now, I have friends who's modifying the tank to accept a truck pump.






      Next up, driveshaft stretching!

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    19. 08-18-2016 06:15 PM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by Crispyfritter View Post
      Next up, driveshaft stretching!
      Really? Can you just swap to the shorter tail for your TH350 and keep using your current driveshaft? (Or did the 6.0L demand to be situated such that you had to relocate your trans mount?)
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      08-18-2016 06:44 PM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by TurboMinivan View Post
      Really? Can you just swap to the shorter tail for your TH350 and keep using your current driveshaft? (Or did the 6.0L demand to be situated such that you had to relocate your trans mount?)
      The length of the 4L65E, plus placement of the engine (it sits further back) dictated a shorter driveshaft. The driveshaft will actually be cut down and rebalanced. I've got measurements for it and a guy to make it happen.

      On the list still to do:
      mount ECM and route wiring
      set up a proper route for fuel lines
      bend said fuel lines and install
      run wiring from pcm to guages for water temp, oil pressure and voltage.
      wire up cruise control unit.
      Clean up.
      ?
      Profit

      I've set a personal goal of having it done by November.

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    21. 08-18-2016 08:43 PM #121
      Dude, where do you get time for all these projects?? Looking good! I think I'm just jealous I can't get as much done as you.

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      08-18-2016 08:54 PM #122
      Keep it up!

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      08-19-2016 09:28 AM #123
      Quote Originally Posted by Harrison. View Post
      Dude, where do you get time for all these projects?? Looking good! I think I'm just jealous I can't get as much done as you.
      Mine are relatively simple compared to yours. A tranny swap here, a head gasket there.

      And besides, my projects mostly include hanging parts where they're supposed to go, not creating panel gaps on a 40 year old truck that the Lexus LS460 would be jealous of.

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      02-14-2017 04:24 PM #124
      Hey, remember this car? Yeah, its still going on the swap, and I've got some good progress happening now.

      Radiator and fans are in, just need to run the proper wiring for the ECM and relay unit.



      Slowly but surely.

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      02-14-2017 04:36 PM #125
      Oh, I remember this just fine, thank you very much.

      This is the thread where I couldn't get the Dead Kennedys and Dead Milkmen straight.





      Keep the faith and keep up the hard work, bro!
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