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Re: Getting a little fancy... 1987 V10
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2015, 10:19:56 AM »
Just ordered everything for the fuel system and the engine plate to use the factory clam shell style brackets. I'm going to go ahead and plumb the fuel lines and test them with the TBI to verify if will work and then I wil be one step closer to the swap. Hopefuly the pressure drop wont be to much if any at al for the TBI to function properly. I will likely just do one tank first just to verify.
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Re: Getting a little fancy... 1987 V10
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2015, 12:36:30 PM »
you aren't going to run the High pressure pump behind the tbi are you?  I wouldn't.
Fuel line sizes are right,  If you are running the fuel selector, you will need E85 safe high pressure hose and EFI clamps, you can't adapt a -6 fitting to it.  If you are doing that, it will save you some money in fittings. 
I would run 2 -6 lines and adapt the 5/16" size up on the engine side of the switch valve.

I know Justchevytrucks.com talked to them a few times.   

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Re: Getting a little fancy... 1987 V10
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2015, 06:54:05 PM »
you aren't going to run the High pressure pump behind the tbi are you?  I wouldn't.
Fuel line sizes are right,  If you are running the fuel selector, you will need E85 safe high pressure hose and EFI clamps, you can't adapt a -6 fitting to it.  If you are doing that, it will save you some money in fittings. 
I would run 2 -6 lines and adapt the 5/16" size up on the engine side of the switch valve.

I know Justchevytrucks.com talked to them a few times.

I'm surely not running the Ep381 behind the TBI..wow that would be a mess. I'm just taking the supply lines from the selector valves and plumbing -6 lines with a check valve for each pump. The factory switch will still control the pumps and sending units. It will also control return to the appropriate tank. I don't trust the selector valve and cannot find any real specs for pressure ratings.
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2006 Boulevard M109R 109 cid,2019 M109R BOSS
2009 Jeep XK, (future LS Swap)
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Re: Getting a little fancy... 1987 V10
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2015, 06:56:51 PM »


 Wonder what this could be...



A new welder...can't wait to start gluing some metal!!
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2009 Jeep XK, (future LS Swap)
GSXR 750 engine awaiting go kart

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Re: Getting a little fancy... 1987 V10
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2015, 01:57:44 AM »
That's CLEARLY a factory five GTM kit, not an Eastwood welder haha.
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Re: Getting a little fancy... 1987 V10
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2015, 09:02:46 PM »
Can I split the welder topic off.  I am interested in seeing your review/results.  I have been tempted to buy a TIG/Plasma combo...

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Re: Getting a little fancy... 1987 V10
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2015, 03:04:52 AM »
Can I split the welder topic off.  I am interested in seeing your review/results.  I have been tempted to buy a TIG/Plasma combo...
I fully plan on talking about performance of all the new toys! To start with the initial quality seems OK. Exterior panels do align as I feel they should but that gave me a chance and reason to open her up. Internally it looks like perfection. I fully intend on welding for practice and feeling out my new machine next week. I got some aluminum plates to test the spool as well. If it performs as well as the videos and review  I read before buying then I can get over the exterior panels... I really want to get a TIG mostly because I have never used one and like to say "I can and I have"... Im by no means an expert and I have no shielding gas as of now but I have flux core so I will rock with that and post the beads be they good or bad.
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2006 Boulevard M109R 109 cid,2019 M109R BOSS
2009 Jeep XK, (future LS Swap)
GSXR 750 engine awaiting go kart

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Re: Getting a little fancy... 1987 V10
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2015, 11:06:31 AM »


Got all the fuel components from kegs plus Hooker engine plates that mount in the stock location.
First order of business is exploding the harness on the engine so I can shorten and lengthen wires to mount the PCM in the TBI location. Ant some welding for relaxation in between!!
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2009 Jeep XK, (future LS Swap)
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Re: Getting a little fancy... 1987 V10
« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2015, 06:07:13 PM »
nice buys!

i love where this is going
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Re: Getting a little fancy... 1987 V10
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2015, 11:26:40 PM »
Look at all the goodies!
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Re: Getting a little fancy... 1987 V10
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2015, 07:19:29 PM »
One transmission question. the Yukon had a 4l65e so my thoughts are that the torque converters are identical.  and with the shim support on the flex plate it will line right up!  Nyone know if this is true. If not I will be purchasing a kit from advance adapters. It's only $165.
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Re: Getting a little fancy... 1987 V10
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2015, 08:12:55 PM »
If you want wait a while and by that I mean wait until tomorrow, I'll ask the trans guy at work.
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Re: Getting a little fancy... 1987 V10
« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2015, 08:00:28 AM »
If you want wait a while and by that I mean wait until tomorrow, I'll ask the trans guy at work.

Deal I think I can not spend money for a day...I think!?
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2006 Boulevard M109R 109 cid,2019 M109R BOSS
2009 Jeep XK, (future LS Swap)
GSXR 750 engine awaiting go kart

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Re: Getting a little fancy... 1987 V10
« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2015, 08:09:15 AM »


Round 2.. Now that I have removed all the wires and sensors that I don't need it is time to reloom the harness so that I can put the PCM above the glove box. I will be extending some and shortening others. First order of business are injectors! For this I am literally just swapping injector pigtails from one bank to the other. Cylinder 1 will now be cylinder 2, 3will be 4 and so on... Once I pull each pin I will put them back in the C1 Blue connector for its new cylinder. This way I won't have to lengthen every wire when the right bank was longer to begin with..a little swap saves me soldiering time!
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1987 v10 Silverado(LQ4), 87 R10,83 K20, 83 cucv 6.2 Detroit
2006 Boulevard M109R 109 cid,2019 M109R BOSS
2009 Jeep XK, (future LS Swap)
GSXR 750 engine awaiting go kart

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Re: Getting a little fancy... 1987 V10
« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2015, 12:19:00 PM »
You are asking this in reference to the 700R4 right?  Got a picture of the flexplate, the early 6.0L motors had a spacer already IF it had a 80E behind it, later with the 60's it was made the same.
That spacer is less than $50 if you need one.