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Old 04-27-2015, 08:17 PM   #1
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Here is another project we are elbow deep in. this is a beautiful 71 to start out with. we are tasked with an efi conversion, brake upgrades, offset trailing arms to accommodate the rims we are installing, it already has a tremec 5 speed trans but we are gonna convert clutch control to hydraulic. n get rid of all that z-bar and anti rattle spring and ball stud and shift fork stuff. also we are changing the gas tank, changing gears in the diff and theres probably more in the list i am not remembering. i will post pics of the progress and build as it unfolds.





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Hey Dude , i mean really , can you keep this stuff out of A CAR BUILD THREAD !!! I get that you dont like autowiz but enough is enough , keep your sh*t private with him eh ?



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Old 04-28-2015, 05:55 PM   #3
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Nice- but I'm partial to Silver AND 71s!!!

Looks pretty clean- but it kills me -all that work and looks like they slapped the power wire for the fuel pump in there!!!

PS- What's a "Hellcat?" Is that a nickname for Hillary? That scares me!!!
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Nice- but I'm partial to Silver AND 71s!!!

Looks pretty clean- but it kills me -all that work and looks like they slapped the power wire for the fuel pump in there!!!

PS- What's a "Hellcat?" Is that a nickname for Hillary? That scares me!!!
Fear Not. and remember these pics. much of the wiring under the hood bugs the hell out of me, too. good thing i am installing fast easy efi on this beast. i will get to clean all that up. had a very hard time getting the transmission and bellhousing out of the car. so much so that i think tomorrow i am gonna pull the engine and install the engine and transmission together. i am not sure about that yet, but whatever i do, i will take pics.
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Great platform to start with. Build it man. Agree with Richard..Partial to 71's..
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the build is gonna go quick. it has to. i gotta keep up the pace. this is one of the things in my way before i can start on this: https://www.digitalcorvettes.com/foru...d.php?t=242873
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That is one clean car. Wow. Keep us posted on your progress.
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Nice work !!
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today was a productive day. i got started on the brake conversion and got the hydraulic clutch conversion setup. i have done a bunch of these already so they are smooth sailing going in for me.









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then i made some progress on the electric fan conversion and efi installation. anybody who has ever owned a big block c3 knows they run hot. in these pictures you can see some of the ways we make the big block cars run a little cooler.








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got started on the electrical today.





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today i got the new vacuum reservoir mounted, got the efi box installed, harness passed through firewall, and basically just a bunch more wiring.







while wiring the efi, I came across this. I immediately identified it. the second i saw it i new what this was and was for. and suddenly i look back at all the other fast efi installs i have seen and can't help but wonder why there were fuel regulators used. for anybody who is unsure, this...



REPLACES this...



there is also a fuel pressure sensor which confirms that this unit is gonna pwm the fuel pump to bring it to a desired pressure and hold that pressure. just like the c6 and c7 corvettes do it. anyways here are some of the parts i will be installing next week...



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got the trailing arms installed. they are real nice. they have solid bushings up front.




and i got wildwood 2 pc rotors assembled and hung with the new 4 and 6 piston calipers. looks incredible.





And the boss himself mounted these today.

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