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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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    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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    ".......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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    I haven't had much time to work on this but I did get some more pieces for it. Seeing how I thought I could find a good used 3.42 posi rear for a good deal, but couldn't..... I picked up a spartan locker to go inside my original carrier for now. I don't care if it's noisy or whatever.... I just want it to lay 2 marks until I decide if I want to stay with a 10 bolt. So for now I'll have a 3.07 posi so this should be great for a daily driver with my 28 mile each way commute to work. Plus gas is cheap now. Haha

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    I also picked up some coil covers but I have to do some mods to fit them on a 5.3. I'm almost done with my air intake set up too. There seems to be a lot of different opinions on where to put the maf every where you look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    There seems to be a lot of different opinions on where to put the maf every where you look.
    Be careful with the placement. You need straight runs in front of the MAF and behind it or it will give strange readings due to turbulence. Been awhile since I was looking at this, but if I recall right, you need 4 diameters in front and 2 behind minimum.

    There is another option in front and that is to use an air straightener. That is a honeycomb grid that straightens and smooths out the air flow. This was the route I was going to take, because there was just no way to get 4 diameters in front of the MAF. I went speed density with the Holley system, so I won't be running a MAF.

    What size tubing are you using?
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    I used 4" and I have 6" of straight pipe in between the maf and filter and probably 15" or so from behind the maf before the 90 in the engine. It's funny you mention the air straightener. The 5.3s maf's have a screen integrated in them where the air blows through it and I wonder if that is why that is there?
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    Probably so. I asked about the tubing size because I had bought a section of 8 to 1 straightener for 4" tubing and I'm not going to need it. Compared to most car parts, it's so cheap it's almost free. I was going to send it to you for shipping, but it sounds like you're good, though. The stuff is pretty fragile and I know it will eventually get squashed laying around here.

    This is the stuff I bought. It's a DIY project, but what isn't?

    Honeycomb for MAF
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    Thanks for the offer. It is yet to be determined if I have a handle on it. I've yet to hit the key.
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