Another Update

Well, it’s been a little over two months since my last update to the site. Since then we have made some significant progress. 

Looking back at the last update, we had ordered the wheels and tires but were awaiting their arrival. They have arrived and we are very pleased with the choices that we made.

10 Inch Wheel
10 Inch Wheel

 

7 Inch Wheel
7 Inch Wheel

These wheels and tires are exactly what we were looking for. The stance is perfect with the 2 inch dropped spindles on the front. Also the 12 inch disc brakes on the front are nicely displayed behind the wheels.

Wheels and Tires 1
Wheels and Tires 1

 

Wheels and Tires 2
Wheels and Tires 2

We did get the oil pan and general engine fitment issues resolved and are extremely satisfied with the results. The whole engine compartment looks like it was factory installed. New front accessory mounts were installed and the power steering pump and the alternator were relocated for a cleaner look.

Also we decided to buy an LS1 intake to replace the truck intake which is better looking plus the truck intake was going to have clearance issues with the stock hood. The stock truck throttle body was utilized since we opted to use an LS1 intake. This will allow us to use the drive by wire option which allows us to install cruise control as a simple plug and play. 

Also not so noticeable, we had to convert to an F-body Camaro water pump to clear the throttle body.

Engine Updates
Engine Updates 

The new power brake booster and master cylinder look great to me after having driven the car with the old worn out braking system. 4 wheel disc brakes will provide the stopping power from now on. How cool is that? The radiator is a large capacity all aluminum radiator with a 16 inch electric fan. Late model coil packs were used to give us a cleaner look plus added efficiency. Later model injectors are also added.

 

Master Cylinder and Radiator
Master Cylinder and Radiator

The car I am told should be running this weekend. Items still to be done include; installing the Ford 8.8 inch rear end, modify the driveshaft, install the shifter, install SS Trailblazer front seats and put in the new Dakota Digital analogue dash. Coming down the home stretch now.