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    Well I have my next project just need to get in the shop. 87 short bed Silverado
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    Charlie, that looks like a very nice one to start with!
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    1940 Ford Deluxe Tudor 354 Hemi 46RH Electric Blue w/multi-color flames, Ford 9" Residing in multiple pieces
    1968 Corvette Coupe 5.9 Cummins Drag Car 11.43@130mph No stall leaving the line with 1250 rpm's and poor 2.2 60'
    1972 Chevy K30 Longhorn P-pumped 24v Compound Turbos 47RH Just another money pit
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    I finally got some good work time in on the Camaro. I got all the front suspension done now on to the rear. The new springs definitely made a big difference. First pic is before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cffisher View Post
    Well I have my next project just need to get in the shop. 87 short bed Silverado
    Nice, I love those pickups !
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    My ride in your camaro is getting closer !
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    Over the weekend I got some good progress done on the Camaro. It still isn't running yet but I got some parts off the floor. I replaced the old leaf springs, rear shackles and bushings. I also did some more welding on my LH sub frame connector. These can be bolted on or welded on. I decided to weld mine on. Instead of just welding the rear area that goes up on the rear part of the rail, I welded the connector to the bottom of the floor on both sides. Then I made plates and put them on top of the floor brace and the connector and welded those up. I wanted to add strength and prevent moisture getting trapped there and rusting these areas out. I still have to finish the LH one.

    I also got the injectors cleaned, replaced the o-rings on them, installed the fuel rails to the intake, and installed the intake to the engine.

    Here's how it sets now. No, it isn't running yet. I pushed it in and out by hand power. I currently have the rear spring in the lower shackle hole. There is 1 more above it. I'm going to move them up to drop the rear a little more. It should handle pretty well. This kit eliminated the big rubber pads that go over and under the leaf spring that allow these cars to wheel hop so bad. I also got some Koni adjustable shocks for it, and it has the delrin bushings in the frame for the shackles. Now I need to get the rear sway bar, a posi and maybe 3.42s and the rear will be done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 53 Chevy5 View Post
    My ride in your camaro is getting closer !
    Mine is right after yours!! rotflmao!
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    Originally I decided to just use an external tank fuel pump. I changed my mind and got an internal one. I'd like to eliminate fuel pump failures if I can. So, I got a 91 Caprice fuel sender and a walbro 255 pump. It took some mods to get it in the camaro tank, but it's in. Now to find a connector to hook to the pump harness and get the tank back in the car.
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    1968 Corvette Coupe 5.9 Cummins Drag Car 11.43@130mph No stall leaving the line with 1250 rpm's and poor 2.2 60'
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    ".......Originally I decided to just use an external tank fuel pump. I changed my mind and got an internal one. I'd like to eliminate fuel pump failures if I can......"


    Looking down the road on the Poly/Hemi build and eventually going with an Fitec or something similar those were my conclusions too. I've changed enough in-tank pumps over the years to know I really dislike it. When I get to that point I will also go in-tank and if at all feasible just add an access panel in the trunk floor.


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    External are easiest to service, internal are more quiet.
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