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Old 04-25-2020, 06:45 PM   #26
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Re: Engine build for all the boost!

Got a bit behind on posting. I was trying to get the car done so I could drop it off to the tuner this week.
Engine and trans going in. Was a huge PITA with the bigger pan. Had to drop it in just enough to clear the pan over the K member, then put the LTs on while it was hanging, then slide it all in the rest of the way. I definitely feel like I did it the hardest way possible, especially working by myself.


In there, took a bit of wiggling, but I got it.


Next comes the blower. Made sure to take everything apart and clean / reseal. Everything looked good so back on it goes. Using the hoist made it much easier for me by myself as well lol!


And in. Also shout out to Midd Tenn Decals for the coil cover decals!


After talking to my tuner, he wanted more fuel system in the car. Ended up going with a Lethal Performance return setup. Division X hat, dual 465 pumps, -8 Feed, -6 Return, Division X regulator.
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Old 04-25-2020, 06:47 PM   #27
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Re: Engine build for all the boost!

Got the regulator installed. Not a huge fan of this setup. It's huge and the FRPS mount is not the best. But it's what we got for now until I get some new rails.



Putting the hat in, this piece from Division X was beautiful. Everything went together perfect over all with the fuel system.


The lethal return harness was super easy to wire and route. Mounted in the stock FPDM location. Removed my modded FPDM and the BAP.


After that I was able to stick all the body panels back on, get it on the trailer and drop it off at Fastlane Motorsports in Benson, NC for an initial tune for break in. Caleb, the tuner there, is going to drive the car saturday to get the drivability dialed in perfect in the tune and I should be able to pick it up Monday and put 5-600 break in miles on it. Then back to him for dyno tuning.

Borrowed truck, rented trailer lol!


Stay tuned for more!
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Old 04-25-2020, 11:08 PM   #28
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Re: Engine build for all the boost!

So awesome. Love the coil cover decals. You'll be 'distancing' yourself out in front of some folks for sure.
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Old 04-25-2020, 11:14 PM   #29
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So awesome. Love the coil cover decals. You'll be 'distancing' yourself out in front of some folks for sure.
Thanks! That is the plan, at least 6 feet behind me lol!
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Old 04-27-2020, 12:40 AM   #30
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Re: Engine build for all the boost!

Nice Job!
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Old 05-03-2020, 09:03 AM   #31
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Nice Job!
Thanks!

Well, shes alive. Had the starter go bad for some reason (my luck) and the water pump seal got pinched on install. After changing both of those the tuner was able to get it running and driving great. The Street Extreme clutch from Mcleod has a very very light pedal compared to my old setup. The first drive was rough lol. I have 200 miles on it so far, another 200 and I will change the BR30 out for Mobil. Then 100 on that and off to the dyno!

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Old 05-03-2020, 12:11 PM   #32
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Nice! Thanks for the update!
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Old 05-12-2020, 07:53 PM   #33
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Break in complete, runs and drives great with no issues. Loving the McLeod clutch after getting used to it. Very smooth and light for a unit that can handle 700hp.

After having some difficulty with my local tuner, And others not willing to work with me at all, I will be going with a stand alone Holley EFI and tuning it myself. Talked to Holley, and will be going with a Terminator X setup. Have to cruise to a dyno day at some point to see a number, but we will see what ET it puts down and guesstimate from there based on weight.
Itís unfortunate when a shopís personal issues bleed over to the customers. But such is life and I want no involvement in a shop's drama. Iíll just tune it myself.
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Break in complete, runs and drives great with no issues. Loving the McLeod clutch after getting used to it. Very smooth and light for a unit that can handle 700hp.

After having some difficulty with my local tuner, And others not willing to work with me at all, I will be going with a stand alone Holley EFI and tuning it myself. Talked to Holley, and will be going with a Terminator X setup. Have to cruise to a dyno day at some point to see a number, but we will see what ET it puts down and guesstimate from there based on weight.
Itís unfortunate when a shopís personal issues bleed over to the customers. But such is life and I want no involvement in a shop's drama. Iíll just tune it myself.
Nice! Let me know how it goes with that Holley! I'm interested in learning how to tune myself!
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