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Old 01-17-2013, 04:28 AM   #46
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Really enjoy this thread. Thanks for sharing your build and pictures with us!

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Old 01-28-2013, 08:19 PM   #47
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Nice to see you are getting close! I can still remember first firing the LT1 in my 84'. Man was I proud of myself that I got all the wiring correct! haha My 84' is getting gears this winter. Hoping to break 11's this spring/summer! Keep the updates coming! Make sure to take a vid of the first start up!
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^^^^^^^^ Gotta know how to fix my current problem. How did you get the steering rack to fit in front of the LT1 harmonic dampener? Right now it is touching and it looks like I will need to cut the mounts loose and slide them forward 1/2-3/4" and then reweld them. Or do I need to use a different year steering rack?
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:01 AM   #49
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^^^^^^^^ Gotta know how to fix my current problem. How did you get the steering rack to fit in front of the LT1 harmonic dampener? Right now it is touching and it looks like I will need to cut the mounts loose and slide them forward 1/2-3/4" and then reweld them. Or do I need to use a different year steering rack?
I used the OEM 84 steering rack with a Corvette LT1 hub and balancer. It sits closer to the engine than an F-body or B-body balancer and hub. Idk what hub you are using but thats all I did and it fits just fine. I'm also using OEM 84' motor mounts, not the LT1 corvette ones. I'll be dropping the rear tomorrow hopefully. Gotta get the 3.73's put in!
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:29 PM   #50
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TY. Kinda feel like a tard. I fixed my own problem. I forgot the truss had yet to be installed and the trans and motor were at an odd angle. Truss is installed and about 5/8" clearance on the damper and steering rack.

here are a few pics from today.







This pic I'm especially happy about.


^^^^^ My first foray into fiberglass work. It doesn't look the prettiest but is easily over looked.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:15 PM   #51
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It's been quite some time since I posted on my build. This has become a real labor of love since I'm dreading the decision to put a fuel injected LT1 in instead of a carbed small block. Anyhow, the worst of the worst is coming to an end.


Winter has passed and the weather is getting warm enough that I can fill the radiator and look for leaks. Mating this LT1 to a '84 chassis is a small nightmare. Everything is a tight fit and routing of wires and heater hoses is a lesson in futility. I have managed to get the LT1 radiator and heater to hoses to fit the '84 heater and A/C locations. I will need to fabricate some braces for the skid bars under the car since the radiator is in the way. At that time I may just install a skid plate under the car since the previous owner four wheeled it at some point. There is a 8x10 section of the floor missing at the heel bend of the driver side. I will need to reglass that area and at some point the interior will get replaced.


My earlier repair to the steering column is not good. I found after the I replaced the upper bearings that the lower bearings were bad too. After same seat time or this winter,. I will buy a new steering column from Ididit or Flaming River and replace it. Right now I am laboring over the wiring situation. I have the engine wiring almost complete and proper. Key piece of advise, don't buy a soldering iron from Harbor Freight. The temp sensor in it shuts it off just before it gets hot enough to melt the solder. I bought a better one and have been soldering away at connections.


Right now I need some real help from the Corvette community. I know the Helm's manual has wiring diagrams in it. I will be getting one at some point, at this moment funds are tight and waiting for a week or more to find get the manual or find out it doesn't have what I am looking for is not a real popular option. My wife is starting to hate this car and several discussions have ended with I will sell the car. I really don't want that. I intend to reciprocate any advice or help in the future to help save someone some time and money. >>>>> I would appreciate if I can get a copy of the chassis diagram for a 1984. I would like to know where certain connections need to go so I can integrate the engine and ECM wiring. <<<<<<


I will be posting some more pics soon, since the last pics were minus a front end. Since the last ones, I have procured a lift from a friend. With it came his two cars and a place for him to work on them. This has helped immensely since I can lean over the car fish wires down and then lift the car and pull them through or vice versa. Best tool ever. My advise to anyone, BUY A LIFT.
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I forgot to mention, I replaced the brake cylinder and brake booster. The brakes have been bled and new lugnuts installed. I was also working on some minor interior issues too. With all of this wiring will come the installation of the digital gauges and the dash. I previously thought about building a mount for the gauges but have decided to get the old LCD gauge trim and go from there.
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Custom made fuel lines with quick connects


Custom made transmission lines

I installed a transmission and oil cooler between the radiator and the A/C condenser.



Look passed the blown apart wiring harness. The focus her should be the Lokar throttle cable and new brake system.
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This is the new 3" exhaust. On the right, you can see the chunk of floor missing from the off road adventure the previous owner had.


More exhaust pics and the tranny pan.
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pics of the rear suspension wrapped up.






^^^^^^^^^^^Favorite pic, I just love the look of the exhaust and the square tips.




Pics of how the lower portion of the radiator sits in the path of the rub rail braces. I'll show pics of the repaired braces once I get them done.
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Custom made fan harness. I really love Rock Auto. They have just about everything. The fan connectors along with every other sensor connector is available.



Wiring harness for the electric water pump. Once the relays and fuse block is installed, I will post those pics too.
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