BUILD THREAD 87 CuTTlass EFI build: 5/17/19-MISC.

Streetbu

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Gorgeous work, you should be very proud!
 
Injectedcutty

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Gorgeous work, you should be very proud!
Thanks a bunch man, that truly means alot!!!! The end goal is to make this setup resemble the 355 that died. I got many good years out of that setup, but the LS was the next logical step. The 355 with TPI style EFI was a PITA to tune right. I have HP tuners now for the LS which I need to learn up, but the opportunities are ridiculous.
I was goofin around the other day and made a collage of the engine bay. Here is old vs new. It's coming together as seen in my head.
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Injectedcutty

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I guess I need to get caught up along with the other guys. This week I got in the billet radiator fittings from Drag Race Solutions.....they look super nice!!!!
Today I picked up my Champion radiator and promptly added the fittings and sat it into the core support. Overall I'm really pleased with it, the tanks are highly polished, the tig welds look quality, and it feels heavy duty. The only issue so far is the drain petcock doesn't have room to open, so I'll need to tweak that some.
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I have a set of fans ordered an en route, as well as a beefy *ss trans cooler from Tru Cool which is made in Canada. I'm wearing down from work this week so not sure how far I'll get this weekend, but we'll see.
 
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Looks amazing. Can’t wait to see the car all together, running and driving!!
 
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I have a set of fans ordered an en route, as well as a beefy *ss trans cooler from Tru Cool which is made in Canada. I'm wearing down from work this week so not sure how far I'll get this weekend, but we'll see.
it can't always be by leaps and bounds brother,life and everything along w/it gets in the way of progress.even posting and writing about what's going on w/your project is keeping your mindset in the rite direction.(y)you'll get there.
 
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Yet again, I've fallen behind keeping my thread up to date. Quick summary since last go round- got the electric fans in, brackets made and hung on the radiator. Mocked up the dual 3" intake and have a parts needed list for that for it to sit right. I removed the radiator cross braces and replaced with some flat stock aluminum to mount the trans cooler....I have to tweak the holes just a tad to get clearance on one of the fittings which is touching by maybe 1/16"!!!!!
Last week my Turn One billet power steering pulley arrived so I got that pretty sucker installed.
Then I got to play belt roulette as Fleming442 called it until ICT did a mockup for me to determine proper belt length. In the meantime I received my ps fittings which leads me to tonight. I got the pressure side made using the proper PTFE line and fittings rated for power steering. I've built these type before, and they're not the most enjoyable experience but they look good. The return line is temporary as I don't have the right stuff here to make it look right.
Anyways, here are a few pics to catch up the thread, and I'm gonna keep hammering away. I think a few more big purchases(headers, exhaust, shifter and driveshaft) and I'll have everything to fire up this beast!
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