1987 Olds 5.3L LS turbo swap

GBodyscuffle

GBodyscuffle

Master Mechanic
May 24, 2014
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Okay well, been messing with the car here lately. Struggling to get brakes bled, and found an issue with my #6 injector circuit. Found that's whats causing the miss and the power loss. So i have to square that away and get back to choo choo noises lol. Ill keep yall posted.
 
rancher

rancher

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Sep 24, 2017
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I decided on built up turbo 400 with special torque converter to handle 700+hp. be on the road soon I hope, rancher.
 
64nailhead

64nailhead

G-Body Guru
Dec 1, 2014
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i think it was maybe around 12-15psi. I think it was blowing thru the converter lol
Okay well, been messing with the car here lately. Struggling to get brakes bled, and found an issue with my #6 injector circuit. Found that's whats causing the miss and the power loss. So i have to square that away and get back to choo choo noises lol. Ill keep yall posted.
Without having read all 36 pages, could you recap your build? And do me a favor and quote me so I get notification that you responded lol.
 
Blake B

Blake B

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I went thru this in about 40 mins.. it's a good read. Don't be lazy
 
GBodyscuffle

GBodyscuffle

Master Mechanic
May 24, 2014
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Keysville, VA
Wow I've been off the grid too long. Been busy getting settled into a new house and my car had to stay behind at my dads for now but it's still close by. Work has been crazy so I havent had much time to do anything really. But now with winter coming and work slowing down its pace a little bit I'll be able to get some stuff done to the car.
I have a roll cage to put it. The interior is stripped except for the dash and drivers seat for the moment. But will be starting that pretty soon I hope. I need to give it a bath and take some pictures for you guys lol. I'll be more active on the forum as well.
 
GBodyscuffle

GBodyscuffle

Master Mechanic
May 24, 2014
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Keysville, VA
Without having read all 36 pages, could you recap your build? And do me a favor and quote me so I get notification that you responded lol.

87' t-top cutlass
Stock rebuild 5.3 862 heads truck intake
Billet 7875 .96ar t4 VSR
4inch a2a 3inch piping
All custom hotside
Stock th400 needing a stall
Qp 9in spool, 35 spline axles, disc/disc
275 Hoosiers on a 15x10 stock frame width
Decapped injectors flow rated average 74#

And I dont mind recapping since it's been so long. Had to remind myself what i built too lol. Really don't hope you were still waiting and went ahead and read my build anyway lol.
 
Northernregal

Northernregal

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Oct 24, 2017
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87' t-top cutlass
Stock rebuild 5.3 862 heads truck intake
Billet 7875 .96ar t4 VSR
4inch a2a 3inch piping
All custom hotside
Stock th400 needing a stall
Qp 9in spool, 35 spline axles, disc/disc
275 Hoosiers on a 15x10 stock frame width
Decapped injectors flow rated average 74#

And I dont mind recapping since it's been so long. Had to remind myself what i built too lol. Really don't hope you were still waiting and went ahead and read my build anyway lol.

So close to my build 😉

What are you going to stall to? How are you liking the setup with the stock cam?

I went full manual 4L80e, super easy kit to install and no electronics needed. Seen you posted about trans choice in the beginning. Hopefully you do some more updates, I’m interested in your results.
 
GBodyscuffle

GBodyscuffle

Master Mechanic
May 24, 2014
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Keysville, VA
So close to my build 😉

What are you going to stall to? How are you liking the setup with the stock cam?

I went full manual 4L80e, super easy kit to install and no electronics needed. Seen you posted about trans choice in the beginning. Hopefully you do some more updates, I’m interested in your results.
I have a convertor my buddy gave me he thinks is close to 3500k-4k that I'm going to try. And I really wish it had a better cam it would sound like it can go fast then. The stock cam gives it a great sleeper effect because it's so quiet compared to a aftermarket lol.

As for my trans a 4l80e full manual will be the replacement whenever the th400 let's go. Still holding strong for now though.
 

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