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Title: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on May 06, 2009, 12:25:14 AM
I hadn't posted anything about my daily driver but this is what is looks like now, I will update the post with some before after pics later.  This truck will eventually evolve into the "website" truck with tan/red paint and the products we sell.

Friday March 28th 2009:Mounted the Impala SS wheels on.
(http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/gallery/2_31_03_09_5_51_25.jpeg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: DnStClr on May 06, 2009, 12:39:37 AM
Sure is in nice shape. You kinda like red trucks dont ya?
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on May 06, 2009, 12:51:45 AM
Actually I prefer Blue, 3 of my trucks (Jimmy and Blazer and the 73) will be some shade of blue.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on April 21, 2011, 01:58:55 PM
Showing this one some love finally...
Sunday April 17th 2011:The repaint on the roof was a poor job and over the course of the past 5.5 years since I got it, the paint has been slowly pealing back to where now its at the point were it needs to come off and be repainted.  The rust had gotten out of hand and this truck was to be painted this year but the Blazer got first in line.  The first pic is the best I have of the roof on the day I got it. 
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/87R10.jpg)

So I spent the afternoon sanding it down to remove some surface rust and to put some rust mort on it.  I plan to spray can it with some sealer primer and some paint to make it look somewhat better.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10_rusttop1.jpg)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10_rusttop2.jpg)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10_rustmort1.jpg)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10_rustmort2.jpg)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10_rustmort3.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 26, 2011, 12:55:06 AM
Saturday May 21st 2011: Rattle can Primed the roof to cover the rust.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10_roofprime.jpg)

Sunday May 22nd 2011: Rattle can painted the roof.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10roof_cover.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 26, 2011, 01:06:14 AM
Saturday Jul 2nd 2011: Replaced the cap/rotor on the truck, was running so bad it couldn't pull a hill, but noticed an exhaust leak (haven't driven it in a while...

Sunday Jul 10th 2011: Picked up some freon so I could charge the AC on the R10.  After Vacc'ing it down and charging it found the compressor was bad.  Started pulling the compressor off and when unbolting the adjusting nut for the PS pump noticed the O2 sensor was broke in half and hanging down under the truck, removed it from the truck also.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10_badO2.jpg)

Sunday Jul 11th 2011: picked up a new compress or and O2 sensor and installed back on the truck.

Saturday Jul 16th 2011:  Charged the AC on the R10,  Ahhhh, much cooler.

Sunday Jul 17th 2011: It was going to well, AC belt shredded...

Monday Jul 18th 2011: picked up and new AC belt, back in business.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on September 28, 2011, 11:12:23 PM
Friday, Sept 16th, 2011:  The 700R4 trans is about to give up on me.  Trans fluid is all burnt now and didn't think I would make it home.  It is now restricted to moving around the yard.  Planning out what it will take to get the 6.0L/4L80E that is destined for it and the related parts ready to put it in...
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 30, 2011, 11:32:52 PM
Friday, Dec 30th, 2011: Time has come to say good-bye to the 305 in the Daily...
Today I started tearing it down to remove the engine/trans.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/stock305TBI.jpg)

Drained the radiator (flathead Screwdriver), disconnected the trans cooler (1/2" line wrench), Disconnected the upper and lower hoses from the radiator (flathead Screwdriver), removed the core support retaining brackets (1/2" wrench) Took the Radiator out.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/Rad_out.jpg)

Removed the (3) 15mm Adjusting bolts on the compressor, the 15mm pivot bolt and set the AC compressor aside.  Disconnected the  upper radiator hose (flathead Screwdriver) and removed the fan (1/2" wrench)

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/AC_off.jpg)

Remove 14mm pivot power steering bolt, 15mm and 9/16" adjustment bolts and set the power steering box aside.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/Pump_off.jpg)

Removed Air cleaner, heater (crescent wrench and Razor blade) and vac/booster hoses (5/8"), spark plug wires and labelled connectors for the wiring.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/PS_wiring.jpg)

Removed TBI (13mm) Throttle cable, TV cable, distributor (9/16"), coil (13mm), Fuel lines (5/8" line and 3/4").

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/TBI_top_off.jpg)

Removed the Cruise hose and connectors, Grounds to block (9/16") Trans connector (crescent), Speedo cable (pliers), shifter linkage (13mm) O2 sensor wiring, fuel lines at the frame rail (5/8" line and 3/4"), transmission mount (15mm), starter (9/16") power cable (5/8") and exciter wire (9/32") and the engine mount bolts (5/8" ratchet and 11/16" wrench)

Didn't have any sawzall blades to cut the exhaust off (not using) so had to call it a night.  Did go pick up some blades for tomorrow..

When the LS gets ready to go in, I am going to start a project post for it.  It isn't going to be polished up, painted etc.  I am going to drop it in and go just like it is..
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Toolmaster on January 01, 2012, 02:14:40 PM
Parts run to the warehouse !
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: 87454westernhauler on January 04, 2012, 10:32:16 PM
is that a suburban fuel tank?
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 11, 2012, 06:38:09 PM
No, it is a Blazer tank.  It isn't going to make it on this round, need it running...

Updates coming but the engine and trans is in the truck,  just been real busy..
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: 87454westernhauler on January 11, 2012, 09:37:21 PM
ok.  ;D
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 18, 2012, 04:44:56 PM
Saturday, Dec 31th, 2011:  Sawzalled the Exhaust pipes loose from the motor, removed the u-joint bolts (7/16") and started lifting the 305 out.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/305_out.jpg)

305/700R4 on its way out:
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/305_out1.jpg)

305 gone:
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/305_gone.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 18, 2012, 04:53:26 PM
Sunday, Jan 1st, 2012:  Had to make a parts run to get the 6.0L, 4L80E, an associated parts that were mocked up in the other truck.  Drove back home and got to work.

Set off the Truck, hooked it up to the hoist and..
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/6L_going_inA.jpg)

Dropped it in.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/6L_going_inB.jpg)

I am using S&P plate adapters and the original motor mounts for the 81-87's.  It sat right back in place with a slight amount of maneuvering.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 18, 2012, 05:09:48 PM
Friday, Jan 6th, 2012: Removed the crossmember to get the trans in, dropped the drivers side exhaust to get the trans in. Tools: 5/8 wrench, 1/2, 11/16 ratchet

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/crossmember_out.jpg)

Before I started I realized I needed to snake the old trans lines back into the truck.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/trans_line.jpg)

Most Headers have issues with the tab on the 4L80E, so I removed it.  Then positioned the Trans to go under the truck (it is NOT lifted, it is sitting on all 4 tires.)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/4L80E.jpg)

Lifted the Transmission up on the Jack with help from a friend, loaded the torque converter and spun it until it seated, jacked it into position (had to use the engine lift to level it out) put all the transmission bolts in (15mm).
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/4L80E_bolted.jpg)

Since it was getting late and it was expected to rain I went ahead and bolted the crossmember (5/8" and 11/16" wrench) in place to hold the trans up.  and to get an idea of how far the crossmember will need to be moved rearward some.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/4L80E_supported.jpg)

This is how far off the transmission crossmember is off from bolting up.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/4L80E_mount.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 18, 2012, 05:17:14 PM
Sunday, Jan 8th, 2012: Removed the Glovebox (9/32" socket)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/glovebox_off.jpg)

Disconnected the wiring from the ECM removed the bracket and removed it. (10mm socket)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/TBI_ECM_out.jpg)

Disconnect he TBI(engine) harness from the fuse panel bulkhead and removed it  (3/8 deep well)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/TBI_harnessout.jpg)


Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 18, 2012, 05:29:49 PM
Monday, Jan 9th, 2012: Ordered headers from Street & Performance (http://hotrodlane.cc) (the only company that currently makes a header to clear the 4L80E.  Asked them to add V-clamps to them.  Expected delivery is 2 weeks.

Also order -6 AN braided Fuel line, 14mm/16mm O-ring to -6AN adapters to connect to the existing fuel and return lines on the truck and GM quick connect to -6AN adapters for the Intake lines from Pure Choice Performance (http://www.purechoicemotorsports.com).

I also ordered a High mount AC bracket set (bracket only) from Novak Conversions (http://www.novak-adapt.com/catalog/air_conditioning/g3_relocation_kit.htm)

Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 18, 2012, 05:37:12 PM
Sunday, Jan 15th, 2012:   Novak AC kit came in on Friday.  Sunday evening, got started installing it.  One hole on the waterpump has to be removed and countersunk to miss the new orientation of the idler arm.  Also on some models the idler arm has to be clearanced of the ribs on the back to clear the new swing and a new billet pulley is installed

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/idler_clear.jpg)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/idler_clear2.jpg)

Installed the new rear bracket to the head (5/16" Allen). you can see the countersuck bolt here also, and I ground some of the casting numbers off the water pump.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/Novak1.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 18, 2012, 05:46:47 PM
Monday, Jan 16th, 2012: Removed the old 305 AC lines and "borrowed" the serpentine setup from the Blazer I am working on.  Note the differences, Serpenting mounts on the passenger side just like the Novak setup.  Blazer serp setup on Left,
V-belt setup on right.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/AC_linecomp.jpg)

Installed the idler pulley 180 degrees to it original orientation and loosely installed the front mount
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/Novak2.jpg)

Dropped in the AC compressor and tightened it up (15mm):
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/AC_mounted.jpg)

Novak includes the correctly sized belt for the kit and I put it on (15mm)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/serp_route.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: thirsty on January 18, 2012, 06:33:01 PM
Man...you hit that thing hard lately!
Looks like you had it well planned out and ready to do the swap.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 18, 2012, 08:45:24 PM
Yeah, I had MOST of it planned out.  I am pretty motivated to get it going and I would LOVE to have it done before Feb 27th (my birthday).  That is my current goal.  I mocked all of this up serveral years ago before my daughter was born and it took a back seat.  When the trans went out I planned to dump the TBI and move to LS power.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 18, 2012, 08:48:44 PM
Wednesday, Jan 18th, 2012:  Fuel lines showed up this evening.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/fuellines.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 23, 2012, 09:36:06 PM
Did a lot of cleaning up in the garage over the weekend, plus had some prior engagements I had to attend, so didn't get time to work on the truck...  But...

Monday, Jan 23rd, 2012:  I picked up the EP241 pumps to replace the TBI pumps in the tank.  Also talked to Street & Performance and the headers are on their way here.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/ep241_pump.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: roadrage41 on January 25, 2012, 03:59:47 PM
Pull your coils and hit em with some scrubbing bubbles and an old tooth brush. And put a cam in it atleast. Come on! Lol.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 25, 2012, 04:18:32 PM
I am resisting all urges to do anything with it, once it is up and running, that is another story...
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: roadrage41 on January 25, 2012, 07:33:11 PM
I want to do a mild motor rcsb, prob tie up the loose ends on the super crew and kinda want to do a mom rod of some sort for the wife first.  She actually likes Elco's not you cant haul kids in that. Thinking a Chevy II wagon.

Decent tight lsa cam, prc stage 2.5 heads, maybe a victor jr, and just wring the heck out of it cause i can, lol.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 25, 2012, 09:42:04 PM
The '89 Blazer I am doing with this one is slated to go to my wife.  I have a 5.3L that needs to be gone through, so it will get the goods.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: roadrage41 on January 26, 2012, 03:21:04 AM
You got header bolts yet?
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 26, 2012, 12:04:18 PM
Header bolts or Headers?  The headers should be on their way and should have bolts with them... I would hope.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 31, 2012, 11:55:26 AM
Thursday, Jan 26th 2012:   Headers from S&P showed up today.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/headers.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: slammed79 on January 31, 2012, 01:02:06 PM
I've been following this on facebook. Its coming along great Chris!
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 31, 2012, 04:19:23 PM
Saturday, January 28th, 2012: Attempted to install the headers and they ended up not fitting, passenger side wouldn't go between the frame rails, driver side hit the bell flange.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/headers_hit.jpg)

Pulled the Oil Cooler lines from motor (10mm)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/oil_cooler.jpg)

Removed the factory Power steering setup and lines and installed a factory 73-87 Power Steering Cooler on the truck (18mm, 13mm)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/PS_cooler.jpg)

Since the engine I had came out of a truck with Hydroboost I swapped the Power Steering setup out for one without Hydroboost (15mm)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/PS_comp.jpg)

Got everything back installed and hooked up (18mm, 15mm)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/PS_connected.jpg)

Connected the factory trans lines back up
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/trans_lines.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 31, 2012, 04:26:59 PM
Sunday, January 29th, 2012: Got up removed the drivers side header, and bolted a set of 07 exhaust manifolds to verify they fit, just in case (13mm).  Then proceeded to drop the drivers side tank (9/16", 1/2" -frame to tank, flat and phillips screwdriver, 10mm fuel neck ground).  Once I got it on the ground and installed the fuel pump in the tank I decided to pull the rear bumper (3/4") and the bed off. (3/4", 1/2" -diff vent, torx and phillips on tail light lense).  Plan is to go ahead and drop both tanks and install the Blazer tank in its place.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/bed_off.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: roadrage41 on January 31, 2012, 07:37:58 PM
Guys are saying the 88 schoenfeld swap headers fit with some frame clearancing, they're pretty reasonable. Just sold a guy a set of 2010 camaro long tubes cause he said he read they work, I hadn't seen that before, but from installing them on a few camaros they are a pretty basic design.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: 84chevysilverado on February 01, 2012, 06:14:09 AM
looking amazing been doing alot of research on this swap as well keep me posted on the wiring part.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on February 06, 2012, 05:19:27 PM
I need 3/4 for the Turbos and really like the V-band clamps.  Elcamino LS conversion Long tubes work also.  FlamingC10 is using them in his conversion.

My wiring for the ECM should be simple, I bought a painless kit 6 years ago..  Plug and play, the truck wiring should be easy on the firewall side it just need alternator, starter and AC basically.  The Dakota Analog setup should be easy also.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: roadrage41 on February 07, 2012, 12:24:15 AM
Point them suckers forward! Lol. Ain't like we got underhood constraints.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on February 07, 2012, 05:55:03 PM
Friday, February 3rd, 2012: The Carbon and Red VHX Dakota Gauges arrived and I have to say I REALLY like these!

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/VHX_blkred.jpg)

Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on February 07, 2012, 05:55:23 PM
Sunday, February 5th, 2012: Dropped the passenger side tank. (9/16, 1/2 and flat screwdriver).  Removed the spare tire hanger from the truck (13/16", 7/8").  Pulled out the grinder with a cutoff wheel and removed the rivets holding rear crossmember in and made a hardware run to get bolts to hold it in is new location at the rear of the frame. (9/16").  Also removed the rivet on the drivers side for the tire holder brace, it will be relocated when the Blazer tank goes in.  Then ran out of daylight.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/pass_out.jpg)

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/spare_out.jpg)

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/cross_move.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on February 07, 2012, 05:55:49 PM
Point them suckers forward! Lol. Ain't like we got underhood constraints.

I want them out of the engine compartment.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: 87454westernhauler on February 07, 2012, 09:43:57 PM
Good progress!!!
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: roadrage41 on February 08, 2012, 08:21:23 AM
I skimmed the last picture and was like holy crap did he cut his frame in half?  ;D

You're gonna miss out on the whole, "well i figured it was a swap, but wasn't expecting that" crowd. then again most people dont know what a turbo is, which leads to a long drawn out conversation detailing the operation of turbo, wastegate, and blow off.

what are you doing for a cam? buttoning up the rest of the stupid stuff on mine, then gonna swap the cam and go to a black pro-flo intake, mostly for looks as mine obviously isn't a high rpm setup.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: thirsty on February 08, 2012, 11:23:07 AM
I skimmed the last picture and was like holy crap did he cut his frame in half?  ;D
I thought the same thing for a second!  :o
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: the dan on February 08, 2012, 05:13:06 PM
those gauges look awesome. if the headers wernt ceramic coated you could ratchet strap the flange towards the  frame rail  you want it to go and heat all 4 tubes evenly till they are red while ratcheting it more and it will pull the header away.

but they are ceramic coated..

those gauges are awesome, are those specific to our trucks or is it some sort of conversion?
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on February 08, 2012, 07:07:42 PM
I like opening the hood and it not being obvious that there is something else down there.  This happens to my brothers STS turbo'd Silverado..

For now I am not pulling the motor apart, I just need it to run/drive.  Cam swaps are simple on these so probably later it will get that.

The Dakota VHX gauges are specific to our trucks, they are in the catalog here:
http://store.73-87chevytrucks.com/merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=7&Product_Code=VHX-73C-PU&Category_Code=7G
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on March 20, 2012, 04:57:09 PM
Saturday, February 11th, 2012: 
Removed the brake line bracket to make room for the Blazer tank


(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/brake_brkt.jpg)


Got the Blazer tank and brackets mocked up, just got to center it all and drill some holes.


(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/Blazertank_mock1.jpg)


Drilled 2 holes in the rear brace for the tank straps, still need to drill holes for the front strap and upper bracket, but it was freezing and it's holding itself up...


(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/Blazertank_mock2.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on March 20, 2012, 05:03:58 PM
Sunday, February 19th, 2012: 
Finally stopped raining and I got the dual tank lines and valve removed. Tools: 1/2", flat screwdriver and pliers.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/dualtank_out.jpg)

Fuel pump leads are going to be long enough to use as-is, just need to remove the switching wiring

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/fuel_wiring1.jpg)

Probably hard to see, but the new feed and return lines are mocked in.  Need to flare the end and make a connection to the filter and return line.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/fuel_lines_mocked.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on March 20, 2012, 05:08:16 PM
Sunday, February 26th, 2012: 
Can't see, but bent up and connected the supply line to the tank yesterday didn't have time to do the return. Tools: 45 degree flare and 5/8" line wrench.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/Fuel_supply.jpg)

Removed the charcoal cannister working on removing the tank line. Tools: 10mm, 1/2" wrenches, pliers

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/remove_cannister.jpg)

Fuel lines from the Blazer tank to the intake is done. Still need to tweak some bends and add a few frame clamps, but 99% complete

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/fuellines_conn.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on March 20, 2012, 05:10:40 PM
Saturday, March 3rd, 2012: 
The correct S&P headers showed up Wednesday, got them installed today. Tools: 10mm


(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/SP_driver.jpg)


(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/SP_pass.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on March 20, 2012, 05:13:27 PM
Sunday, March 4rd, 2012: 
Blazer tank is mounted and lines are done. Tools: 9/16" wrench/socket, 1/2" drill bit.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/Blazertank_done.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on March 20, 2012, 05:16:38 PM
Sunday, March 18th, 2012: 
Hacked up the crossmember to make a hole for the extra length on the 4L80E.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/trans_mod1.jpg)

With help from a friend, got the new mount fabbed and the hole located. Painted it and it is ready to go in.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/trans_mod2.jpg)

Transmission is bolted in. Tools: 5/8 and 11/16 wrench, 15mm, 11/16 sockets.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/trans_done.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: bake74 on March 20, 2012, 06:49:11 PM
     Looking good so far, You haven't got the comp. set up yet have you ?
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on March 20, 2012, 07:23:18 PM
The AC compressor?
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: bake74 on March 22, 2012, 06:16:54 AM
The AC compressor?

     The ecm for the 6.0.  Was wondering where you mounted it and do you have to consider heat issues when mounting them.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on March 22, 2012, 12:49:31 PM
I haven't decided where I am going to put it, but I don't think the wiring will be long enough to put it in the original ECM location like I wanted to.
They originally were mounting to a bracket on the alternator mount, so weather and heat won't be an issue.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: roadrage41 on March 24, 2012, 01:01:33 AM
You can put them under the hood, just make sure theyre not going to get wet.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on March 29, 2012, 02:18:33 PM
They are ok with getting exposed to elements as they were in the engine compartment on all the trucks, just wanted to move it to clean it up...
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on May 21, 2012, 09:09:48 PM
Sunday, March 25th, 2012:Made my painless wiring kit a little smaller and less painless by removing the AIR wiring. Tools: Lysle 56500 and a small flat screwdriver.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/pain_less.jpg)

Started gutting the interior for wiring in the harness and Dakota VHX. Removed the dash (phillips, 9/32") the bezel (phillips), the cluster (9/32) the AC ducts (9/32, 5/16) and the dual tank wiring.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/dash_remove.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on May 21, 2012, 09:11:20 PM
Sunday, April 1st, 2012: Removed all the ECM/TBI required wiring from the inside if the truck today.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/TBI_wire_out.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on May 21, 2012, 09:13:08 PM
Friday, April 6th, 2012:Pypes header back x pipe fitted and ready for installing. Can't do all of it since I couldn't get a second set of v band clamp kits before the weekend.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/Pypes_X_setup.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on May 21, 2012, 09:15:03 PM
Saturday, April 7th, 2012: Cleaned up behind the dash this morning, sorting out the wiring and mocking in the Dakota VHX analog gauges.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/VHX_mock.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on May 21, 2012, 09:19:12 PM
Sunday, April 15th, 2012: Searched around for a good location for the VHX mount and decided the gas pedal was the right spot.  Cut up an aluminum piece to mount the Dakota controller to the brake pedal, cut and countersunk mounted.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/VHX_ctrl_mount.jpg)

This is what it looks like mounted
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/VHX_ctrl_mounted.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on May 21, 2012, 09:22:10 PM
Monday, April 16th, 2012: V-band clamps I ordered for the exhaust arrived.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/V-bands.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on May 21, 2012, 09:30:17 PM
Saturday, April 21st, 2012: After getting the gas pedal mounted back in the truck, I found that the pedel (using the factory 03 throttle cable) lacked about an 1" to give WOT. Mounted the assembly in a vise, measure the length and bent the throttle lever back.  I also found that Dakota has a Module that could potentially eliminate some require wiring as it could send data to the cluster straight from the ALDL, so I mounted the module to the top of the throttle bracket.
In this picture it shows the end at 5-5/8" lenght.  Previously it was 4-5/8"
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/pedal_angle.jpg)

This is with both modules attached:
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/Pedal_Dakotas.jpg)

Here is a comparion of a stock gas pedal (rear) versus the one I modified.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/gaspedal_comp.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on May 21, 2012, 09:35:27 PM
Sunday, April 22nd, 2012: I am bound and determined to get the LS ECM mounted in the stock TBI ECM location, so I threaded all of the wiring through
the factory opening.  Here is a pic working on the engine side of the wiring today. Trying to determine how I am going to route everything.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/engine_wiring.jpg)

This is what I ended up with for the time being
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/Pain_underhood.jpg)



This is what the interior looked like:
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/interior_wiring.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on May 21, 2012, 09:39:56 PM
Sunday, April 29th, 2012: This was my first attempt at mounting the LS ECM.  I hacked up the factory TBI mount.  I didn't like this so I started looking for another option.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/TBI_LS_hack.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on May 21, 2012, 09:43:43 PM
Thursday, May 17th, 2012: This was my solution for the LS mount. 
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/LSECM_brkt.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on May 21, 2012, 09:46:11 PM
Friday, May 18th, 2012: Here is the LS ECM right at home in its new spot.  Based on the location I should be able to route all the AC hosing and I also closed the glovebox for good measure.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/LSECM_mount.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on May 21, 2012, 09:54:18 PM
Sunday, May 20th, 2012: I really wanted to mount the Fuse/Relay section along witht the fuel pump relay/test lead outside, so I pulled all of the wire ties off
the wiring and started pealing everthing back.  I ended up cutting a few wires trying to extended it but decided to ditch the effort when I realized I would have to extend
to many wires.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/interior_wire_mod1.jpg)

So I made a compromise and made a bracket for the Fuse/Relay module to mount to the ECM mount.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/fuse_mount.jpg)

I then cut 2 of the fuel relay/test wires and extended it out to where the original would have gone on for the TBI. Here is the wonderful fun of soldering wires...
After getting one end of the wiring done I realized I didn't have any Heat shrink tubing, so I had to stop.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/interior_wire_mod2.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on May 21, 2012, 09:57:39 PM
Monday, May 21st, 2012: No pictures today, but I did pickup some wiring loom in 3/4, 1/2 and 3/8" diameter along with the Heat Shrink tubing.  Hopefully tomorrow won't be so rainy and I can get most of this completed.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: slammed79 on June 16, 2012, 10:19:41 AM
Its been almost a month Chris, where are you at with it?
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on June 28, 2012, 05:06:32 PM
Wednesday, June 20th, 2012: I got the Fuel Relay wiring section extended far enough to reach outside the firewall and here is where I started on tidying up everything.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/Fuel_extnd.jpg)

This is where I ended up. Still need to get it all tucked up, but I have to finish the wiring on the drivers side. The ECM side is done other than the AC request and the VSS Output (have to extend those) and I plan to tie the AC request into the factory harness...
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/cleanup_wire.jpg)

I got all of the ECM wiring for the ALDL, Brake switch and power have been routed to this side. Just need to get extended the VSS Output and then get it all it all connected to the Dakota Digital Module.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/drvr_wiringb4.jpg)

Progress got delayed for 2 weekends because it rained all weekend long, and Labor day and fathers day fell on the other 2 weekends
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on June 28, 2012, 05:17:40 PM
Saturday, June 23th, 2012:  Removed some wiring from the main harness and also pulled out the factory ALDL mount and put the LS one on and mounted it in place temporarily to make sure I have enough room for routing.  I also routed the Dakota Oil pressure sensor out the firewall.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/ALDL_mount.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on June 28, 2012, 05:18:40 PM
Sunday, June 24th, 2012:  Pulled the Cruise wiring out of the truck along with the Seat belt warning and ashtray fiber (can't use them) and the Oil pressure gauge and ECM wires.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/cruise_mod_del.jpg)

After removing wiring above I started with connecting all the required wiring do the Dakota Digital controller.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/drvr_wiring2.jpg)


In this picture, the High beam, Constant ground and brake warn lights have been connected to the Dakota controller
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/Dakota_wiring1.jpg)
(http://[size=78%][url=http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/Dakota_wiring1.jpg]http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/Dakota_wiring1.jpg[/url][/size])
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Skyshadow on July 03, 2012, 07:28:17 PM
Subscribed, this is pretty in depth. I will probably be hitting you up when i get stuck on my build
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 03, 2012, 09:37:29 PM
I am making it a step by step process of how to get from point A to point B that anyone can follow, and I am even adding any gotchas that may come along the way...
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 03, 2012, 10:17:48 PM
Sunday, July 1st, 2012: Back to the passenger side.  I ran the Dakota Water Temp wiring from outside through the dash and down to the Controller, and I lengthened the VSS sending wire and ran it over to the Dakota Controller.  I also spliced the AC request wiring into the Painless wiring so it will plug up like the factory did.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/AC_req_fuel.jpg)

This is what it looks like outside the firewall now:
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/fw_relay_AC.jpg)

Starting outside the firewall I wrapped the wiring and Zip-tied it every 6-8" and then snugged it neatly out of the way.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/pass_done.jpg)

In the picture below I have routed all of the wiring up to the gauge opening with Zip-ties and tape wrap and attached the Fuel sender, Oil sender, water sender, Switch 1 and switch 2 for the Dakota menu, VSS send.  Also seen are the 2 white plugs that attach to the Left turn and Right turn signal so they are displayed in the factory turn openings.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/Dakota_wiring2.jpg)

This is where I put the Dakota menu switches:
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/Dakota_SWs.jpg)

What is left on the Dakota controller at this point is the Check Engine, DIM switch, Ground and Accessory power, and the Ignition switch power to the LS ECM.  Once these are done everything under the dash (minus radio wiring) will be completed and then on to under the hood.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 07, 2012, 11:36:33 PM
Friday, July 6th, 2012: Finished connecting the Ground and Accessory power to the Dakota module and the ECM Ignition power wires to the  fuse box.  I made all of the wiring really long since as I need to get everything up top located so I can set the length.  After getting these connected I mounted the Pedal assembly back into the truck.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/Pedal_mounted.jpg)


Here you can see how much of a jumbled mess it is with the wires long.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/Dakota_wiring3.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 07, 2012, 11:49:54 PM
Saturday, July 7th, 2012: Unbolted the module from the pedal assembly and velcro tied all of the upper the wiring to check for proper length.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/Dash_wiring1.jpg)

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/Dakota_wiring4.jpg)

Once I got the length sorted out I began tape wrapping and Zip-tie'ing the dash/dakota wiring.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/Dash_wiring2.jpg)

Once done with that I started shortening the firewall side wiring on the Dakota module, and then mounting it back.  Not seen in this picture, but the Dakota ALDL Module is also connected and wired.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/Dakota_wiring5.jpg)

Routed the ALDL wiring, the CAT5 for the Analog gauges and routed the dimmer wire for the Dakota module.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/Dash_done.jpg)

Routed the Brake, Hi Beam, Dimmer and Fuel sender wiring to the front of the Dakota module.  At this time the Dash/interior wiring is done (minus the radio)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/Dak_done.jpg)

Connected the ALDL, the CAT5 and the factory location turns to the VHX gauge and set it in place.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/VHX_mounted.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: thirsty on July 08, 2012, 07:57:03 AM
Super clean install Capt! Looks great.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 18, 2012, 08:44:50 PM
Sunday, July 15th, 2012: Didn't get much done between the rain, but I did get the Dakota Sending unit installed in the passenger side head and got the factory oil sensor removed and replaced with the Dakota Oil sending unit.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_68.jpg)

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_69.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on August 01, 2012, 10:43:17 AM
Saturday, July 28th, 2012: Modified the factory TBI firewall grommet by splitting it and cutting out the center to go over the wiring and fit back in the firewall. 

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_70.jpg)

Since I have a Carb'd truck that I am converting to Diesel, I used its firewall harness instead of the TBI as it had less wires and removed the Carb Solenoid, 12V to Coil, Choke, Coolant Temp and Oil Pressure relay wiring from the bulkhead fitting.  (these were removed from the inside previously)

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_71.jpg)

What I ended up with was wiring for the starter, starter solenoid, Power junction and distribution for the Alternator and battery along with the windshield washer wiring.  The starter and alternator wires will end up being shortened for some and lengthened for others to match the original Wiring for the 99-02 pickup.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_73.jpg)

Here is a pic of the harness plugged back into the firewall distribution block

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_75.jpg)

Here is where I started routing the firewall distribution to where it needs to go.  In the foreground you can see the Alternator wiring that will end up being tied into the factory plug from the LS ECM along with the Power to the Alternator.  I need to remove the PNP wiring from the LS harness as I won't be using it and I am also going to pull the EVAP wiring that I forgot about while I was focused on the inside.  Then I can start bundling the LS and stock wiring back together.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_74.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: 1980c10 on August 01, 2012, 01:50:00 PM
Looks great. Where are you going to install the new dimmer switch
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on August 01, 2012, 02:02:47 PM
Not sure that I am yet.  I need to put the stuff back under the dash first and then find a place for it that I like.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: 1980c10 on August 02, 2012, 06:11:25 PM
I don't know if you are aware but you can set the brightness in the programming mode without the dimmer. You can also set the dash lights to come on without the lights being on(when the key is turned on).
You can set differant brightness levels for Night/day as well. However you do have to go into the program mode which involves shutting the key off etc.
In the daytime it is really nice to have them backlit but that level needed changes depending on the position of the sun. for that reason alone I am going to add a dimmer.
When I do that I am also going to add a "lights on" warning buzzer. The gauge lighting turns off with the key not the lights so it would be easy to leave them on. especially if you're used to seeing them in the day time.
I'm curious if you could add a non Dakota dimmer switch as the appearance of it seems like it would be a little too obvious for my taste as nothing else in my dash stands out like the Dakota switch might.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on August 08, 2012, 10:27:27 PM
Yes I am aware that is why I am not going to use it yet.  I had one setup in a digital version and it wasn't that bad.
You can't use a non Dakota Dimmer on them, so don't try...
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on August 08, 2012, 11:40:26 PM
Saturday, August 4th, 2012: Before I start to bundle all the wiring from the truck and the ECM together, the perfectionist in me got the better of me.  I refused to leave plugs in the harness that I wasn't going to use.  So I decided to pull the EGR wiring along with the PNP (connector) wiring out of the ECM harness

This is the EGR wiring: (99-02 Blue connectors 23, 48 and 55 and Red connectors 7 and 41)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_76.jpg)

This is the PNP bundle (99-02 Blue connectors 32, 34 and 72 and Red connector 62, plus I had to cut a ground and power out)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_77.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: reload on August 22, 2012, 04:53:43 PM
I have a question regarding the fuel pumps you're using (EP241).  I am getting parts together to drop an LM7 into my 84 K20 and I am currently stuck on the fuel system.  I would like to keep the oem tank if at all possible.  Can I get an 87+ sending unit, upgrade the pump to the EP241 and drop that in my tank? Guessing baffling/top lock ring wouldn't work, correct?

How much fuel pressure does the EP241 produce, and what are you using for a filter/regulator (Corvette filter/reg combo)?

Thanks!
-Matt
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on August 23, 2012, 06:39:25 PM
The EP241 pump was installed in the TPI and LT1 powered Vehicles and it flows 40gph at 50-55 psi, a EP381 pump was ran on the later Vortec motors and LS, it flows 50-60gph at 80-90 psi.  both of these are intank pumps and will work with the factory setup.  The EP381 would require the use of a regulator and would be best used with the 99-up Vette filter/regulator and allow you to run a single feed to the intake rail.

What I am using is a factory tank and sending unit with a EP241 and the factory EFI filter and a feed and return line.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: reload on August 24, 2012, 01:38:16 AM
Awesome!  One thing, will the later model (87+) sending units "drop in" my older 84 tank?  Or I am I better off replacing the tank with a later model.  The tank is only about a year old, thats part of the reason I would like to keep it. 
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Skyshadow on August 24, 2012, 05:06:35 PM
I'm having a issue with my fuel pump as well. I think the EP241 is too tall for my tank that i pulled out of a chevy blazer. It was like a '01 blazer. The tank looks MUCH smaller then the one your using and I know if i use the wrong fuel pump (I.E. dont push enough PSI, even by a little) the truck wont start at all. I have considered maybe getting a Walhbro aftermarket high flow and putting it in the tank. I was needing to know the GPH and PSI and know i have it.. thank you sir
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on August 28, 2012, 05:52:48 PM
Awesome!  One thing, will the later model (87+) sending units "drop in" my older 84 tank?  Or I am I better off replacing the tank with a later model.  The tank is only about a year old, thats part of the reason I would like to keep it.
Yes the sending units will work with the non-87 EFI tanks.  Just don't run them completely empty as in keep about 3 gallons in it.  There are baffles in the EFI tank to keep the pump "submerged" if you don't run it dry, you will be fine.


I'm having a issue with my fuel pump as well. I think the EP241 is too tall for my tank that i pulled out of a chevy blazer. It was like a '01 blazer. The tank looks MUCH smaller then the one your using and I know if i use the wrong fuel pump (I.E. dont push enough PSI, even by a little) the truck wont start at all. I have considered maybe getting a Walhbro aftermarket high flow and putting it in the tank. I was needing to know the GPH and PSI and know i have it.. thank you sir

My tank is from a 89 EFI Blazer and it is 31 gallons and was designed to fit in between the frame rails.  I am not sure what pump an 01 Tahoe calls for, but the factory one will supply enough fuel as they came with LS motors.  The EP241 will supply enough fuel for a LS, until you start getting boost crazy.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: reload on August 29, 2012, 11:52:10 AM
Awesome!  One thing, will the later model (87+) sending units "drop in" my older 84 tank?  Or I am I better off replacing the tank with a later model.  The tank is only about a year old, thats part of the reason I would like to keep it.
Yes the sending units will work with the non-87 EFI tanks.  Just don't run them completely empty as in keep about 3 gallons in it.  There are baffles in the EFI tank to keep the pump "submerged" if you don't run it dry, you will be fine.

Thanks Cap!  Saving me some money to put towards a Yates harness. 
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on September 13, 2012, 05:01:37 PM
Tuesday, August 21st, 2012: Started putting all of the wiring in looms and ran out of 3/8" well before I got done.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_78.jpg)

Sunday, Sept 2nd, 2012:No new pics, just got more loom and still wrapping wiring.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on September 13, 2012, 05:06:39 PM
Sunday, September 9th, 2012:Finished up the main ECM wiring Loom.  What is left is the Alternator, Starter, Fuel, Grounds and Power tie-ins.  The Power wires need new terminals added so they can connect to the factory distribution block.  I couldn't find the starter and MAF so I need to get them.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_79.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on September 13, 2012, 05:07:59 PM
Wednesday, September 11th, 2012: Got a Starter and MAF dropped off so I can finish up the wiring section.


(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_80.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on September 28, 2012, 01:55:52 PM
Saturday, September 22nd, 2012: After getting the starter I moved on to the Torque converter and found an issue.  I wasn't able to fix it immediately so fast forward and I ended up having to drop the trans and replace the flywheel that was bent in the center.  There way no way to bolt the torque converter up.


(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_81.jpg)


(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_82.jpg)


(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_83.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on September 28, 2012, 01:59:59 PM
Sunday, September 23rd, 2012: With the trans out of the way I moved on to the wiring.  Got the grounds (can see them) connected and put new ends on the power terminals to connect it to the factory junction.  I also routed the starter wiring down to the starter along with the power cable to make sure I have enough room and then started looming the starter wiring.


(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_84.jpg)


(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_86.jpg)


(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_85.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: hotrod24 on September 28, 2012, 03:05:24 PM
Looking good Chris...
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on October 15, 2012, 01:59:14 PM
Wednesday, October 10th, 2012: Got the starter and alternator wiring loomed with the rest of the wiring.  Spliced in the Painless wiring with the Alternator plug and swapped the ECM from Red 15 to Red 52.  ( This is NOT correct, I ended up putting this back in slot 15 to get it to charge..) I also removed the L terminal wire from the alternator plug.


(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_87.jpg)


(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_88.jpg)


(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_89.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on October 22, 2012, 10:00:53 PM
Wednesday, October 17th, 2012: Dropped the dimensions off for my new driveshaft to be made.


Thursday, October 18th, 2012: Finished connecting the fuel pump lead to the existing harness with the OEM connectors, and loomed the wires up.


(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_90.jpg)


Got the wiring routed down to the starter and hooked the starter up
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_91.jpg)


Finished wiring up the alternator to the Painless and Pickup harness
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_92.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on October 22, 2012, 10:05:11 PM
Friday, October 19th, 2012: Picked up my new driveshaft in raw steel


(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_93.jpg)


Cleaned it off and scuffed it and put some primer on it:
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_94.jpg)


Started with the first coat of Black paint and finished it up later that evening.  (still need to install it)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_95.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on October 22, 2012, 10:08:18 PM
Sunday, October 21st, 2012: Made a connector harness to extend the gas tank/pump wiring back to the Blazer tank, and got it loomed.  Added a ring terminal to the ground wire.  At this point in time I am done with the wiring except for the radio...


(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_96.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on October 30, 2012, 11:25:07 PM
Sunday, October 28st, 2012: No pics, but I did get the battery hooked up in the truck and was actually able to turn it over.  Apparently my maniacal removal of wiring was a little overzealous.  I will have to add an actual wire to the Dakota controller that has actual constant power on it and I need to add ACC power instead or RUN power to it also.  I am fairly confident that it will crank though, just didn't have power to the VHX setup.  I also can't hear the fuel pump priming, so I need to track that down.  Nothing is in the tank, so that should be easy to find.  Short video of where I turned it over...


Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Skyshadow on November 04, 2012, 04:32:52 PM
^Nice, ahead of me and you have done some serious wiring so a few snags is foreseeable
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on November 19, 2012, 02:50:14 PM
Sunday, November 4th, 2012: Started tracing all the wiring for the accessory power to the VHX controller, after tracing it back from the controller to the back of the fuse panel (took about an hour as all of this is taped now) I found what the issue was.  I left the fuse out.  Next was to trace the power wire, after tracing it back to the fuse block I found that I had spliced it into a connector that needed accessory power, but didn't plug it in either (Now I am taking better notes on what I did so I don't have to do this again).  I ended up removing the splice and getting a connector so I could plug it into the BAT port of the fuse panel.  Once all that was completed I went back and verified everything, put a battery in and then tested it to make sure it would crank.  So here is the second time it turned over.


Once that was verified I moved on to installing the radiator hoses (from the donor 6.0L) onto my aftermarket Aluminum radiator, then installed the Electric fans from Perma Cool.  Prior to running out of daylight I found the upper radiator hose wasn't going to fit my 73-80 (larger upper inlet) radiator.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_97.jpg)


Since it was dark I took a short video of the gauges in the dark when they are turned on.

Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on November 19, 2012, 02:52:16 PM
Saturday, November 10th, 2012: The better part of the day was spent trying to get a constant/consistent 12V to the Fuel pump.  Since the truck was dual tanks I removed the second splice for the passenger side tank and used it to extend down to the rear mounted tank.  At first I thought I had it wired incorrectly, so I pulled the unit from the tank and hook it to the original plug, no go.  Pulled a senders from one of the saddle tanks I removed and it didn't work, so I pulled the other and it did work, so I chalked it up as a bad AC241 pump.  Removed the aluminum radiator and replaced it with a copper brass 3 flue from the 1989 K5.  Hooked all of the radiator lines and transmission lines back up and re-installed the Electric Fans. 

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_98.jpg)

I then moved to the driveshaft.  After getting it in position I found several of the holes were filled with dirt dauber, so I proceeded to clean them out.  I pulled the straps supplied by the driveshaft builder and found they were no where near working, so I had to leave it partially installed only connected to the rear axle yoke.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on November 19, 2012, 02:52:48 PM
Monday, November 12th, 2012: I picked up a new AC 381 pump and strainer along with some new u-joint straps.  I actually picked up and returned 2 sets that didn't work and went to 3 different stores.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on November 19, 2012, 02:53:22 PM
Tuesday, November 13th, 2012:Went by the driveshaft shop to return the incorrect strap kit and they counter guy told me that is all he had.  After requesting to speak with the driveshaft guy that has been building me driveshafts for the past 20+ years I finally got the straps I needed and found they were dealer only straps.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on November 19, 2012, 02:58:07 PM
Saturday, November 17th, 2012: Installed the new straps on the transmission yoke, driveshaft is in.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_102.jpg)

Pulled the sending unit out and instead of removing the old pump I just hooked the new one up and nothing.  After tracing everything back with the help of my daughter turning on the key I found power coming from the ECM at the connector and that I neglected to reconnect it.  After connecting it, I still didn't get consistent 12V.  So with some help of my wife testing all of the connections 20 more times I found plug coming from the ECM had come loose, so I put a connector on it and now I have power.

Now comes time to modify the AC381 pump to fit in the TBI sender.  The pump comes with 2 tangs on it that must be removed completely before it will go back in the pump tray.  Here is a picture after cutting the first one off flush.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_99.jpg)

This is where both are cut off but not cut down flush for the gasket to fit.  Note is it beside a AC241 pump with the recess cut down, the AC381 must match what the AC241 and the stock pump look like to seat properly.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_101.jpg)

After installing the pump to the sending unit, I fulled it with 2.5 gallons of gas and it was put back in the tank and the lines were reconnected.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_103.jpg)

All of the fittings from the tank to the back of the intake were then tightened up.  Then with the help of my wife the system was flushed out before connecting to the feed/supply lines.  After checking for leaks I had her turn it over a few times to make sure everything was ok.  Installed the spark plug wires and decided it was the moment to see it it would fire off.


No there wasn't any fire, LOL, the truck only has 3/4 length headers and she felt heat coming from under the truck.  After a walk around and crawl under and no leaks we tried cranking it over a few more times to make sure of no leaks.  This is the 4th time we cranked it over.  My daughter actually cranked it this time.

Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: 87454westernhauler on November 19, 2012, 09:38:58 PM
i think i see the light at the end of the tunel! 8)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: 79brent on November 21, 2012, 10:20:25 AM
I want to swap a 6.0 4l80 in my truck after driving my dads 03 2500 but i would have to keep all the factory smog equipment. Sounds like even more of a wiring nightmare that I dont think I would be able to do myself  ???. What would it cost to have all the wiring hooked up at a shop? I can do everything else. Good luck with it 8)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on November 21, 2012, 10:45:16 AM
Emmissions isn't going to be any harder. My harness (and the factory one) will already have it in there.  If you use the factory harness you only need about 5 wires going into the firewall.  My K5 conversion will be done like that most likely.

No idea on the cost though, but like I said, if you get a pullout with everything from the intake to the exhaust, it simplifies the process...
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: 79brent on November 21, 2012, 02:43:53 PM
Oh alright good to know. Thankyou  8)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on November 22, 2012, 02:17:03 PM
Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 Got my dyno guy to come by last night and removed the theft lock, so now it will crank and run.  Now I have to find the miss.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: DnStClr on November 23, 2012, 06:52:00 PM
It doesn't sound like your help is wild about the exhaust sound. lol.. You better get the pipes hooked up so they won't boycott the job.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 08, 2012, 02:22:12 PM
Saturday, November 24th, 2012: Brazed on a fitting to the radiator heater core fitting as I don't need it anymore and I am running the steam line to it.  Hooked up the heater hoses to and filled up the motor with coolant.  Didn't want it to get cold and ruin all this progress and also didn't want to over heat the motor trying to find the miss.  After cranking it a few times I found that either the gaskets or the water pump is leaking. And I the miss is either an injector, the coil pack, the spark plug or just been sitting to long...


(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_104.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 08, 2012, 02:38:03 PM
Sunday, November 24th, 2012:  spent the day tracking down the Miss.  I need to turn off the EVAP and EGR in the ECM as they keep throwing codes.  After getting it running long enough a putting some WD40 in the cylinders, most of the missing stopped.  Pulled the plugs out of the missing cylinders and it didn't appear to be firing so I swapped them out.  That fixed a miss.  Pulled the plug wires off to see if the coil packs were firing, all were good now.  (no idea why), but I still had one miss on #1 and #2.  After unplugging the injector wire on each and then playing with the plug wires the missed stopped.

I also wanted found that the 700R4 gear selector bracket won't work on a 4L80E.  Sort figured it, but wanted to confirm.  I pulled the bracket off my 91 CrewCab with a 4L80E and put in on the 4L80E in this truck, hooked everything up and I am able to get it into gear.  IF you want to use the factory brackets, they will work, BUT you have to get them off the trucks that have the 15614397 number on it.  Here is a picture of a 4L80E (you can see 4397) on the left and the 700R4 on the right.  Note the orientation of the slot in the center.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_105.jpg)


I also hooked up the Silver/Blue VHX gauges at night so you can see what they look like.


Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 08, 2012, 04:43:31 PM
Monday - Tuesday, November 27th, 2012: Searched for a 4L80E bracket with no luck.  Ordered a Lokar ACA-1800 kit.  Hoping that it will work.

Thursday, November 29th, 2012: Shift kit arrived.


(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_106.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 08, 2012, 04:59:08 PM
Saturday, December 8th, 2012 Got the EVAP and EGR (thanks James, http://hensonperformance.com) turned off in the ECM and temporarily hooked up the MAF to verify not codes are thrown.  All the missing is gone.  Started to work on the shift linkage.

Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: moregrip on December 09, 2012, 12:14:04 PM
loving those gauges brother!! excellent choice!
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: VileZambonie on December 09, 2012, 04:14:50 PM
Lokar makes a shift lever assembly as well as Hurst but it looks easy enough to modify yours.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 13, 2012, 01:19:14 PM
The gauges were a natural addition since I am a vendor for them.

Vile, I ended up getting the Lokar.  With Christmas coming up I have been to busy shopping to get time to work on it.  Hopefully this weekend.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on February 19, 2013, 12:02:47 AM
Saturday, February 9th, 2013: Finally with all the rain, sleet and snow and darkness gone, along with Christmas and Birthdays (minus mine) I am getting back on this one again...


Got out some welding wire and started plotting out the bends for the universal Lokar linkage.  Got it figured out and then bent a stiff piece of wire and hooked it up and tested the travel checking all the gears.  Commited to it and then bent the Lokar rod to fit.  Turned out well and was able to shift through all the gears. (not running)

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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on February 19, 2013, 12:07:59 AM
Saturday, February 16th, 2013: Went and picked up a battery for the truck so I would stop swapping it between it and the Crew Cab.  Bolted it up and cranked the truck.  Found the water pump has a gasket leak, added it to the list.


Sunday, February 17th, 2013: Cranked the truck up and put it in gear running for the first time.  Added 9 quarts before cranking it previously and it wouldn't take anymore, so now was the time to top it off.  After putting 5 more quarts in I actaully drove it out of my driveway and did a short burnout for excitement.  No video as my wife wasn't at home.  Now I just got to get the exhaust taken care off and the fuel fill...
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: theaddictedchef on February 19, 2013, 03:08:47 AM
I wish I could afford those gauges - l really like the way they look.  I had looked at the video link and like the blue for my truck, just can't afford them right now. 

I enjoy the progress pics and seeing what other people do.  Thanks for the photos......
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on May 03, 2013, 05:50:37 PM
Thursday, April 4th, 2013: Pulled out the Universal Turbo kit and started planning the routing and getting pricing on a shop to do the TIG welding for the aluminum.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_111.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on May 03, 2013, 05:58:30 PM
Wednesday, Aprill 17th, 2013: Just toying with ideas on where the intake and exhaust routing will go.  Talked to the fab shop and they should be coming by to look how I want it routed:
For refernce, this is where they are going:

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_112.jpg)

Friday, April 17th, 2013: Fab shop owner dropped by and we discussed the routing and the details.


Saturday, April 27th, 2013: After some checking around on prices I finally pulled the trigger and ordered all the necessary pieces to put the system together to get the truck drivable.




Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: pontgta on May 04, 2013, 09:06:14 PM
Just went through the whole thread, and  it is awesome!   I am subcribed
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: 81_Chevy on May 06, 2013, 09:42:08 AM
so capt, you plan on mounting the turbos behind the the cab? how does that work?  :o
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on May 19, 2013, 12:21:46 PM
Doesn't really matter where the turbos are mounted they work the same way...
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on May 19, 2013, 12:44:07 PM
Thursday, May 9th, 2013:  All of the twin Turbo tubing finally showed up today!  Nothing was backordered and it only took 2 days to get here after I called them everyday from the previous week trying to find out why it wasn't here yet...

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_113.jpg)

Friday, May 10th, 2013: Gilbert's Automotive (https://www.facebook.com/gilbertsautomotive) came by we talked about how I wanted everything routed and where I needed everything to do and we loaded the truck up on the trailer and they carried it off.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_114.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on May 19, 2013, 12:49:44 PM
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013: James @ Gilbert's (https://www.facebook.com/gilbertsautomotive) got all of the tubing and turbo pieces laid out ready for assembly.  Trucks in the background awaiting the implants.

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(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_116.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on May 19, 2013, 12:58:55 PM
Friday, May 17th, 2013: James @ Gilbert's Automotive (https://www.facebook.com/gilbertsautomotive) has been plugging away and has the exhaust inlet and outlet flanges done and the turbo is mocked into place for routing.  The header flanges have been done also.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_117.jpg)
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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: 79brent on May 19, 2013, 02:13:51 PM
That's sweet CAPT. Where do we get those 73-87 chevy stickers?
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on May 19, 2013, 02:15:42 PM
The one across the back windshield?  I have the smaller ones here:

http://store.73-87chevytrucks.com/merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=7&Product_Code=7387VNL&Category_Code=APPR
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: 79brent on May 19, 2013, 02:28:57 PM
Sweet thanks!
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on May 23, 2013, 02:59:17 PM
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013: James @ Gilbert's Automotive (https://www.facebook.com/gilbertsautomotive) found a new home for the second turbo and has the header to turbo piping fitted up.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_121.jpg)

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_122.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on June 06, 2013, 10:29:57 PM
Wednesday, May 29th, 2013: Got the routing on the passenger side tacked and in place

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_123.jpg)

Thursday, May 30th, 2013: Got the routing on the driverside tacked.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_124.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on June 06, 2013, 10:32:34 PM
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013: Got both drivers side and passenger side feed pipe tacked and installed and hung.  Started working on the passenger side feed to the intake.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_126.jpg)

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_125.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: cubicdollars on June 07, 2013, 07:16:46 AM
Man I am loving it!!!! Great Job
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Skyshadow on June 08, 2013, 09:27:04 PM
I've been gone for a while, come back and your strapping on turbos! What's going on here! Lol oh Im having problems with my 5.3L swap, what do I do about my stock throttle cable being too short? Aside from ordering a universal one?
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on June 10, 2013, 12:31:35 PM
Do you still have the throttle cable from the donor?  I am using the throttle cable from the 03 donor, you just have to modify the clip the for the firewall.  I have pics of it and thought I posted them but apparently not..
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Skyshadow on June 14, 2013, 01:57:07 PM
Can you post them up?  Maybe on my build thread so I won't be high jacking yours anymore
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on June 14, 2013, 10:35:00 PM
Friday, June 7th, 2013: Got the passenger side feed piping stubbed into the engine bay and got the drivers side feed pipe up to the cab mount.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_128.jpg)
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This is the side view of the passenger side.  Nothing to be seen hanging down here:

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_131.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on June 14, 2013, 10:36:57 PM
Tuesday, June 11th, 2013: Got the driver side feed pipe stubbed into the engine bay.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_132.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on June 14, 2013, 10:39:08 PM
Friday, June 14th, 2013: Got the intercooler mocked into place and got the mufflers for the tailpipes welded on.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_133.jpg)

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_134.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: VileZambonie on June 15, 2013, 08:19:55 AM
Very interested in seeing how this thing lives. Are you painting or powder coating the frame?
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Skyshadow on June 15, 2013, 05:58:42 PM
Getting pretty legit man! What's the guess on power range when done?
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on June 16, 2013, 10:15:56 AM
On this truck I am putting it together like you see it.  eventually the body will be painted, but other than that, it is staying like it is.  This will be a driver.

Initially I don't care what the power range is, the motor needs to come out and the rings gapped before we get silly with the boost.  The turbos will support 1000hp though.  I would like to see around 800hp eventually.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Skyshadow on June 17, 2013, 01:47:27 PM
^ :o wow, too many ponies for me. I'm going for efficiency over power.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on June 18, 2013, 06:29:39 PM
Monday, June 17th, 2013: The drivers side intake to intercooler is stubbed into the engine bay

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_135.jpg)


Tuesday, June 18th, 2013: The both sides of the intake to intercooler is stubbed into the engine bay.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_136.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: SUX2BU99 on June 21, 2013, 12:33:00 AM
That's the funkiest looking intercooler I've ever seen. I like it! Reminds me of the big V the V8-powered 57 Chevy's came with on the hood.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on June 21, 2013, 11:33:30 AM
That's what I thought of also...  Good thing it will be hidden behind the grille.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: frotosride on June 21, 2013, 03:00:23 PM
Capt, love the build. I see I'm not the only one with the desire to put turbos on these air plows as a DD but looks like for now you're the only one with the $$$ to put into a build like this. I think my biggest problem in starting this build will be wanting to do everything myself which will involve me getting welders, benders ohohoh...cnc machine just incase, you never know what you wish you could make for a project until you make it.

I showed my wife the Dakota gages a lont time ago off your website and she just laughed at me. Last night I showed them to her again but I showed her what they looked like when you hooked them up and she was all about them until I showed her  the price...in time. I will start with the motor first an build on it from there.

I like that you are keeping this as a Daily and not making it a garage kept perfect sunday weather driver only. If it was up to me I would have sunk the $3k into the drive train first and then paint and body. But don't get me wrong there was and is nothing wrong with the engine and tranny and diffs except for the fact that I own the truck now.
 I will definitely be following the rest of this build and us eit when I do mine because it will happen one way or another.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: VileZambonie on June 30, 2013, 07:09:54 AM
haha and people wonder why I would never get married again. I have toys and waste my money on them and no one can say otherwise :) My buddy is only allowed one slice of cheese on his sandwiches so it could be worse.

Looks like the assembly is coming together nicely. I can't wait to turbo my stepside but I've got a ways to go with my other projects first. Looks like you'll be having some fun in no time.

Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 06, 2013, 01:14:09 PM
Friday, July 5th, 2013: It is actually going way slower than I anticipated.  I am at the start of week 8 and it was supposed to be done weeks ago.  Now the fab shops fabricators just had a baby...
The exhaust tails got actually tacked into place instead of slipping them on this time.  All that is left is the intake piping under the hood before it comes back to me to route the wiring and oil feeds.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_137.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: frotosride on July 11, 2013, 09:27:39 PM
Hey Capt...sorry things are going slow but that's the price we pay for not being able to do everything ourselves. I did have a question about the fuel system you rigged up. First off, what fittings did you use and where did you get them? Also it looks like you just cut the tips off the sending unit and...flared(?) compression fittings(?) both?  Also I'd like to keep both tanks when I do mine do you now any specs on the selector solenoid like if it can handle the pressure I would need to run modern fuel injection vice the TBI?
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 18, 2013, 12:46:34 AM
Wednesday, July 10th, 2013: Since the intercooler is taking up so much space behind the grill I had them fabricate a core support brace back in to replace the one that was removed and integrate it into the Intercooler.  Although it is pictured with the factory grill in place there will be a billet grille in there as I need as much flow across it as I can get.

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All of the drivers side intake tube has been routed and braced, and they have started on the passenger side.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_139.jpg)

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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 18, 2013, 12:50:02 AM
Thursday July 11th, 2013: There were questions involving how I wanted the blowoffs routed, after a short discussion and a quick drawing they got it how I wanted it

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_142.jpg)

They also finished up all of the intake piping for both passenger and driver side

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_143.jpg)

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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 18, 2013, 01:00:56 AM
Friday July 12th, 2013: There was some confusion on how I wanted the rear exhaust completed.  I wanted it all welded with a V-band in it for easy removal.  So I had ordered those the previous Monday and dropped them off this week and the started final weld on the drivers side exhaust.  They didn't get to the passenger side before running out of time.

Monday July 15th, 2013: While welding up the passenger side one of the Vibrant clamps broke they had to steal one from the driver side to get it welded up.  When they got to the tail section we wanted it to appear factory so I asked them to fab up a bracket that would match the drivers side.

Tuesday July 16th, 2013: They got the hanger bracket fab'd and bolted it on to complete the passenger side.  They were supposed to deliver it to my house but with the time that passed the battery had died, it was pouring down rain and I had somewhere to be, so we decided to deliver on Wednesday the 17th.

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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 18, 2013, 01:02:36 AM
Wednesday July 17th, 2013: Truck is back at my house ready to be put back together and  for me to route all the wiring and oil feed tubes to the turbo's.  More pics to come...
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 18, 2013, 01:23:29 AM
I did have a question about the fuel system you rigged up. First off, what fittings did you use and where did you get them? Also it looks like you just cut the tips off the sending unit and...flared(?) compression fittings(?) both?  Also I'd like to keep both tanks when I do mine do you now any specs on the selector solenoid like if it can handle the pressure I would need to run modern fuel injection vice the TBI?

See here, I got them from Pure Choice.  They are GM 16mm to 3/8" AN and 14mm to 3/8" AN fittings.  I didn't cut anything off of the tanks.
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/index.php/topic,24635.msg207982.html#msg207982

If you use a Pollak switch valve (pretty much all you can get now) it is good to up to 65psi.  It is PN 42-300P.
If you run a Corvette filter (AC GF652) and you have a returnless system, you only have to run lines to the filter and then just one line to the engine...

Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: frotosride on July 18, 2013, 06:22:40 PM
I did have a question about the fuel system you rigged up. First off, what fittings did you use and where did you get them? Also it looks like you just cut the tips off the sending unit and...flared(?) compression fittings(?) both?  Also I'd like to keep both tanks when I do mine do you now any specs on the selector solenoid like if it can handle the pressure I would need to run modern fuel injection vice the TBI?

See here, I got them from Pure Choice.  They are GM 16mm to 3/8" AN and 14mm to 3/8" AN fittings.  I didn't cut anything off of the tanks.
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/index.php/topic,24635.msg207982.html#msg207982

If you use a Pollak switch valve (pretty much all you can get now) it is good to up to 65psi.  It is PN 42-300P.
If you run a Corvette filter (AC GF652) and you have a returnless system, you only have to run lines to the filter and then just one line to the engine...

I didn't realize that the tank that you used already had threaded fittings vice the rubber hose and clamps on the OE TBI sending units. I'm sure that I can find a way to adapt it  somehow, maybe with a cut, nut and flair. Thanks for the info and I bet if feels good to have the truck back home.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: velojym on August 10, 2013, 06:49:04 PM
Gettin' close. Love to see that puppy running.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: frotosride on September 01, 2013, 08:31:24 PM
Lot of warm days past since any updates...what gives!!
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on September 03, 2013, 01:37:08 PM
I have been trying to take advantage of all the nice days and nights as I can.  I was hoping to drive it to LS Fest this weekend, but that isn't going to happen.  I will try and get updates on here ASAP.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on September 04, 2013, 10:18:58 PM
Friday, July 19th, 2013: Recieved my 1000cc injectors.
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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on September 04, 2013, 10:26:09 PM

Sunday, July 21st, 2013: Pulled the tails off the truck (no turbos were on there when I received it back ) and flipped the one over and after looking in it found something I didn't expect.  Proceeded to pull all of the pipe off and clean them out.


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This is the wastegate openings for both pipes.


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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on September 04, 2013, 10:32:35 PM
Saturday, July 27th, 2013: Spent about 2 or more hours cleaning up the welds and pipe protrusion on the turbo inlet pipes.

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Then got busy and put all of the exhaust pipes back on the truck.  My wife and daughter came to inspect my work.

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Here is the tab I had them add for the brakeline mount on the rear part.

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Had not yet pulled all of the intake piping off so I put the lower feeds back on so nothing would get in the turbos as it was getting late.

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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on September 04, 2013, 10:49:42 PM
Saturday, August 17th, 2013: After 2 weeks at the beach got started back on it.  Here is the intake piping just pieced together with the silicone hose.  I ended up pulling all of the intake piping after discovering aluminum dust in all the pipes and the biggest surprise is in the video link below.

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After getting everything off and cleaned and cleared I painted the bare metal Intercooler brackets and put everything from the throttle body to the intercooler back together with the T-clamps.


Sized up the rear Turbo intake tube extensions for the air filters.
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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on September 04, 2013, 11:03:15 PM
Monday, August 19th, 2013: Got all the drivers side lower intake pipes off cleaned and cleared and reinstalled them with the transition pipe going up the inner fenders.  Rechecked all the clamps from driver side turbo outlet to the intercooler and then intake and ran out of time.

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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on September 04, 2013, 11:14:37 PM
Saturday, August 24th, 2013: Finished up the passenger side intake up to the intercooler inlet up to the intercooler and started on sorting out the oil feed routing to the turbos.

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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on September 04, 2013, 11:19:39 PM
Sunday, August 25th, 2013: Finalized the oil feed and all the fittings required assembled and connected to the turbos.  Couldn't find my already tapped Oil adapter so had to call it a day.
you can see the feed to the block laying on the ground in the second image.

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Here are some better shots of the intake tubing.
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Here is the front shot with no grill.  Since the factory grill won't fit without me cutting it to pieces I am trying to decide if I should go with a billet grille or a phantom billet grille.

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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on September 04, 2013, 11:30:00 PM
Wednesday, August 28th, 2013: Spend the better part of the evening sorting out how I can run the return line from the turbo back to the engine.  Played with several scenarios, none of which I liked.  I was going to attempt to run it all on a singe pump, but...


I did mount the wastegates and the outlets for them.

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Friday, August 30th, 2013: After trashing both my house and my storage garage for the past few days, I gave up looking for the oil cooler adapter that came off the truck I found the local speed shop had a 1/8th x -6AN fitting and picked it up.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on September 04, 2013, 11:35:06 PM
Saturday, August 31st, 2013: Pulled a spare F-body block off and drilled it and tapped it with 1/8th NPT and installed it on the truck.  I don't really like how close it is to the exhaust, but until I figure out a better routing this is how it will be.

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My brother came over for moral support and we looked for several alternatives but I finally gave in and started mounting the two return pumps to the frame just below and forward of the turbos.  He also pulled the injector rails off so I could get the new injectors installed.  That was a fun wrestling match..
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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on September 04, 2013, 11:42:49 PM
Monday, September 2nd, 2013: Gathered up more fittings than I cared to to create a transfer line from drivers site to passenger side.  I decided to run it over and above the frame and keep it as far away from rubbing anything or getting to much heat.  Still need to return some I didn't need/open but I got the feed line done up to the oil fill cap. (for now)

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Now it was time to start routing all the wiring from the engine back back to the oil return pumps and the pressure switches for the alarm buzzer.  I got both of them layed out but ran out of daylight and didn't have my electrical tool to remove some grommets for the wiring I pulled out of the truck.

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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Skyshadow on September 17, 2013, 07:21:54 PM
DDDDDAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGG!
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: frotosride on September 17, 2013, 09:19:41 PM
ok so since I currently cannot afford to do this I am going to live vicariously through you as are many other viewers so we are likely to be expecting a helmet  cam for that first person feel for the first test and tune, first late night run down the road when it's all done and first flogging of some old worthless tires...Do us proud!!
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on September 22, 2013, 09:48:34 PM
Friday, September 6th, 2013:  Since I am getting closer to getting this thing running I had to aquire a MAP sensor to be able to handle the boost and Speed Density as I am dumping the MAF.  With that said I picked up a 2 Bar MAP from a supercharged Colbat and a 3.3 BAR MAP from a Duramax Turbo Diesel.  Since I don't plan to pound on this stock motor much I elected to go with the 2 BAR for now.  For those interested, it is GM PN 12615136 and it plugs straight into the Stock MAP location.


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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: frotosride on September 23, 2013, 10:51:44 AM
WOW!!! I bet that felt good. I know it sounded good especially in that cave you park your trucks in.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on October 02, 2013, 09:00:45 PM
Sunday, September 8th, 2013:  Finalized the wiring for the 2 oil returns and warning switches for both Driver and Passenger side.

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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on October 02, 2013, 09:05:37 PM
Tuesday, September 17th, 2013:  During the week I finally found an auto parts store with enough 1/4" vacuum line to run to the Turbos, so I got them setup and routed throughout the truck for both turbos (didn't get a final pic, was too late at night) and I connected it to the passenger side of the intake and I tapped the Blow off Valve into the brake booster line.

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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on October 02, 2013, 09:27:23 PM
Sunday, September 22nd, 2013: After getting all the small things out of the way I swapped out the stock plugs for a colder set and gapped them to .030".  After much hesitation and debate over washing the cylinders out with the 1000cc (95lb) injectors I broke down and check the engine oil level, got a catch can and cranked on it 3 times to make sure oil was making it to the return (currently in the oil fill)

This is the 3rd cranking after getting oil in the catch can.

Feeling rather confident I decided to re-verify the oil level and crank it again.  unfortunately I forgot to put the oil return back on and shot oil all over the place, TWICE.

After topping it off and getting everything straight I cranked it once again and called it a night.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on October 02, 2013, 09:46:51 PM
Monday, September 23rd, 2013:  Came home early to get the truck to our tuner James Henson at www.hensonperformance.com (http://www.hensonperformance.com) and cranked her up again to make sure there were no leaks.  After running it up to operating temp, I realized that the electric fan was never hooked up.  Got it working and it still wouldn't come on, so I checked the coolant level.  Found the coolant level to be low as in below the sensor, so I topped it off ran it some more. 

After a while  the fans came on and cooled it off.  BUT now we had an issue with the Alternator not charging.  Generally there is a setting on the ECM to command the Alternator on with the 1 wire.  I contacted James and told him to check and he confirmed that mine was not set to one we new was charging so he changed it for when it showed up, but I had to cancel due to it being to late to show up.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on October 02, 2013, 09:51:19 PM
Tuesday, September 24th, 2013: Came home early again after having the battery on charge all night and this time checked the coolant level.  It was low.  Prior to sending it to have the turbo tubing welded I had topped it off and it leaked so I replaced the seals as it appeared they were leaking.  Apparently it was more than just the seals.

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013: Came home and went to the local parts store and bought a new Water pump for the truck.  Had to go to 3 different places to find one.

Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on October 02, 2013, 09:56:24 PM
Thursday, September 26th, 2013: Got home and pulled the AC compressor, AC mount off the truck and removed the water pump and found it leaking at the back.  I had to counter sink one of the holes as I am using the high mount AC with the Original Compressor.  Got it all back together and filled the engine and radiator with water and let it run up to operating temp to very there were no air pockets.  Fans came on and everything looked ok.

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It was during this time I found my second issue.  Apparently in my hurried state I didn't tighten the air side compressor housing and now that it is holding oil, I have a leak.

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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on October 02, 2013, 10:14:24 PM
Friday, September 27th, 2013: Got home verified all turbo housing bolts were tighted and the battery was fully charged I call a buddy of mine to follow me to the dyno.  I took a video of the drive there, but I was shot upside down when I imported it... LOL 
When I got to the dyno we uploaded the Alternator change and it was still not charging....  I also forgot to put in the IAT.


Drive to the dyno.

Friday, September 27th, 2013: Went by the Dyno shop and fixed my Alternator problem.
In this post, from research it said to swap the ECM from Red 15 to Red 52, this is NOT correct!, so I swapped it back... http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/index.php/topic,12120.msg206488.html#msg206488 (http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/index.php/topic,12120.msg206488.html#msg206488)
After making this switch, I am now charging at full capacity.

Now I needed to mount the IAT.  I choose to tap the intake where the EVAP was with a 3/8" NPT and put in a 1991 Syclone IAT in its place.  After drilling it out I then tapped it and now can splice the wires from the MAP into this to get the Intake temps.  Hopefully he can start on tunning it soon!

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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on October 05, 2013, 11:26:47 AM
Friday, October 4th, 2013: Had to go to the dyno shop last night and replace a header gasket on both sides that were leaking.  Replaced the with new MLS gaskets and put it up on the dyno.
Hopefully today we can get a run out of her.

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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: frotosride on October 06, 2013, 07:55:05 PM
Nothing like the sound of wastegates lifting early in the morning...or anytime for that matter...Waiting for dyno vid's.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on October 08, 2013, 08:05:43 PM
Saturday, October 5th, 2013:  Went by the shop to get the Speed Density tune started.  After uploading the new tune we started playing with it and finally got it to idle (after running out of gas) and got the 02's down to around 14.  Called it a day as we both had something to do.  No videos as it was just us working on the Computer.

Monday, October 7th, 2013:  He got it running without dumping gas, but now I have a new problem.  The EP381 pump is running out of steam and won't allow it to do a full pull.  Now I am trying to source a new pump.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: nlauffer on October 10, 2013, 03:34:54 PM
I was on SMI last night and read this:

Carburetors love fuel volume, but hate pressure. Pressure creates inconsistent aeration of the fuel in the float bowl, which causes inconsistent metering. Picture in your mind a water nozzle spraying into a bucket; the more pressure used, the more froth and air bubbles are created. If you have proper volume, the optimal fuel pressure is 4PSI for modern 2 and 4 BBL carbs. High horsepower drag care may not be able to run this low because G force works against fuel attempting to travel from the fuel cell in rear to carburetors up front.
So now we have established that volume is critical. Let's examine factors that effect low volume, and there are many.

1st the obvious:
 Fuel Pump capacity
 Fuel Line size
 Fuel Pump style
 Fuel Pump placement

Capacity: Bigger is better. But rating methods vary; some are rated with no output pressure or restriction. Others are measured at specified output pressure (A.K.A. 110GPH at 7PSI) (These ratings DO NOT specify the size, length, etc. of inlet of outlet size used.)

Line Size: Because manufacturer ratings fail to specify inlet or outlet size, we must assume the maximum size possible was used. Therefore, any reduction in size, no matter where it occurs, will reduce volume.

Beyond size, angles in fuel lines cause restrictions that reduce volume. Every 90 bend in the system reduces volume by 12%.

Example: Initial = 100GPH
 1st 90 = 88GPH
 Initial = 88GPH
 2nd 90 = 77.44 GPH

Look at the fuel systems on most all vehicles, race, street, off road, etc. Almost without fail you will find at least 1 90 bend, plus 45, 30 etc. More common you will find 180, 135, 90, 45, one after the other.

So your 100GPH, by the time it gets to the carburetor, could be as low as 20-30 GPH. This is why fuel pump manufacturers rate GPH vs HP at what seems a completely excessive ratio. They realize that they must consider a worst case scenario: to safeguard against the most unacceptable installation.

To look at this situation from a completely different standpoint, view the following; Cost of engine: $10,000 for 600HP, Cost of Minimum Required Fuel Pump: $200, Cost of Maximum Required Fuel Pump: $600, Differential = $400.

Possible cost of repairing damage to engine to lack of fuel volume is a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $5,000. By using the best possible component when designing your fuel system, you protect a much larger investment, give yourself peace of mind and invest in something that you can trust to grow with you.

Just a thought.  Maybe there is something you could do to the fuel routing to help it.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: 81_Chevy on October 10, 2013, 09:19:40 PM
Man y'all got some crazy winding roads down in 'Bama! love the sound of those wastegates.

-Nic
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on October 11, 2013, 05:54:05 PM
Not really relative since mine is fuel injected and turbocharged.  I know what the problem is, it appears the pump isn't performing up to par, it should support 350hp, but is falling on its face.

I took all the back roads to avoid any urge to stand in it.

Chris Lucas
73-87chevytrucks.com
captkaoscustoms.com
squarebody.biz

Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: frotosride on October 11, 2013, 08:16:27 PM
Sorry about the late update CAPT, but I knew there was something I liked about you...Unless you are an auburn fan.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on October 15, 2013, 02:16:56 PM
Well I am not an Auburn or Alabama "fan"  I am indifferent.  I did go to Auburn though.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on October 15, 2013, 02:35:16 PM
Friday, October 9th, 2013: Ordered a Walbro F90000267 pump from Andy at http://www.squashperformance.com/ (http://www.squashperformance.com/) 

Monday, October 14th, 2013: Pump got here, now I just need to get it connected to the factory sending unit.

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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on October 27, 2013, 02:48:12 PM
Saturday, October 19th, 2013: pulled the EP381 pump out and replaced it with a Walbro 255lph pump from my brothers turbo truck (we updated it to the above 430lph pump also)  that made up to 600rwhp hoping to solve a fuel delivery problem. 


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Monday, October 21st, 2013: They put it back on the dyno and it is still running out of fuel, but instead of dropping to 0lbs it is dropping to 20 at the fuel rail.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013: went back to the Dyno shop and installed an inline pressure tester and was getting 70lbs at the tank outlet but still only 50 at the fuel rail.

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013: went back to the dyno shop and moved the inline tester to after the fuel filter.  Pressure at the rail and there matched, but still saw a pressure drop at high rpms in neutral.  Replaced the regulator with a new one with no change.


Saturday, October 26th, 2013:Went back to the dyno shop to determine the issue.  Took enough braided line to bypass the filter and a new filter just in case.  After getting everything pulled apart to bypass the filter I went to unbolt the inlet side and found an issue.  Proceeded to pull it completely off and noticed some off-color tint.  Grabbed a napkin and below is what I found.  Apparently in my haste to get this going I replaced all the fuel lines but not the filter.

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After getting the new filter on the initial pressure drop (not surprisingly) wasn't as bad, so reconnected the gauges and It was reading 50 at the pump and at the fuel rail.   Then went to rip on it and it still was dropping but not as bad.  We made a few changes to the fuel curve and it got somewhat better (we were dumping a lot of gas due to the previous lean condition) but it still was dropping to 30lbs right when the turbos were trying to spool (in neutral).  Check voltage at the pump and it was reading a steady 12.4, and went to 12.6 at high rpm, but I ran out of time. 


Next on the agenda find my spare fuel rail, clean it out and then swap everything over on the truck and either finish up ordering the stuff for the 430 mounting and hotwire kit, or the double pumper and hotwire or both, just in case.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on November 14, 2013, 07:24:12 PM
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013:  pulled out my spare Fuel rail and spent time cleaning it all out and then pulled the rail off the truck pulled the injectors and cleaned all of them out.  Reinstalled everything and now instead of 52lbs and the rail it is now reading 80lbs, so I swapped out the regulator with the one on the original rail, found some junk behind it and cleaned it out and reinstalled, still had 80lbs of pressure and the rear was pegged (guage goes to 60)  Reving it up in neutral it dropped to 60 at the rail but didn't push it.  James said he would put it on the dyno and recheck it..

Monday, November 11th, 2013: http://hensonperformance.com/ (http://hensonperformance.com/) called me and said he got it on the dyno and at 4500rpms the pressure drops to 45lbs and then the motor just dies.  In addition it still has 80lbs of pressure at idle.  I told him I would come by and see if the return line is clogged.

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013: Went back to http://hensonperformance.com/ (http://hensonperformance.com/), removed the return line and blew it out, NOTHING.  Removed the regulator and found a ripped o-ring, replaced the o-ring and then re-installed.  Cranked it up and now I have 96lbs!  So there has to be a restriction in the supply side.  Removed the line from the return side of the tank and cranked it up.  Still had high pressure on the rail...  I am wondering if the flex hose in front of the filter is blocked.  Next plan for Saturday is to eliminate that line.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on November 18, 2013, 07:53:05 AM
Saturday, November 16th, 2013: Went back to http://hensonperformance.com (http://hensonperformance.com) and removed all of the fuel line from the filter to the rail to determine where my blockage was.  Bypassing all of this still got no change in the pressure front or rear ran out of time but I have a plan.

Sunday, November 17th, 2013: Went back to http://hensonperformance.com (http://hensonperformance.com) got another regulator and replaced it with the same high pressure results, so I am not determined that it is the return side with issues.  Removed the return line from the tank and dropped it in a gas can where you can see.  Found the problem!  No gas was coming out but a drip.  Pulled the rail loose and blew threw the return and the metal line was stopped up completely.  Put it all back together and now the pressure it at 50lbs and I couldn't get it to drop.  Hopefully he can make a pull on it now...


Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on November 19, 2013, 10:04:09 PM
Tuesday, November 19th, 2013: After a month we have the fuel sorted out enough to get the truck on the dyno at hensonperformance.com and do the Speed Density Tune for drivability.  Still dropping fuel pressure, but we were able to pull to 6000rpms.  Truck made 450.1hp @ 5100 and 500.6lb/ft at 4300 with 7.7lbs of boost all while spinning the single leg on the drum.  Now I can get it back swap in the limited slip 3.42 axle, install the caltracs and get the bed put on and figure out the fuel filler and eventually install the 430 Walbro.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_201.jpg)

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_202.jpg)

Here is the Video of the pull.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: zieg85 on November 19, 2013, 10:24:22 PM
That sounds AWESOME Chris!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on November 19, 2013, 11:29:02 PM
Thanks!  I fear it is getting louder, but you can barely hear it in the video.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: zieg85 on November 20, 2013, 06:45:25 AM
My sub woofer kicked in...  Put the bed back on and you will barely hear it  ;)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: frotosride on November 20, 2013, 10:38:35 AM
So, I'm not good with math but with my shoes of I'm guessing just under or right at 500hp at the crank? Now the question is are you going to stop there or try and squeeze a little more out, Chris? Oh and it does sound great and I'm not sure if there is a such thing as too loud, but I guess that goes in the daily driver question of how much is too much which is always different depending on whose driving and what you are willing to live with. But with the bed on and without the acoustics from the door behind it I think it's going to sound sweet. There's nothing like hearing that whistle of turbos spinning up.
Never had an experience with dyno's but will kicking both drums around show better numbers?
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on November 20, 2013, 11:21:04 AM
The drivetrain is probably eating about 80hp.  If the wheel wasn't spinning it would probably have a different curve maybe more power.
Since this is a completely stock LQ4 that I never opened up I am going to be conservative with it.  It is currently giving 7.7lbs of boost, I probably won't go over 10lbs, but I need the bigger pump in it first.  If I can get near 550hp I will stop.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 02, 2013, 11:58:16 AM
Tuesday November 26th, 2013: Sourced some trailer towing lights and set out to pick up the truck.  Had to go by and find a belt as the dyno session ate it.  Took 3 trips to find one.  After getting it on and cracking it I found it was too long.  Upon further inspection I found the tension was toast..

Wednesday November 27th, 2013:  Had to completely rebuild the Tensioner from 2 different tensioners as I didn't have time to file down the back of another good one.  This is after sourcing and aftermarket one that wouldn't work.  Got it all on and and got the towing lights working and got it home.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 02, 2013, 12:04:20 PM
Saturday, November 30th, 2013: Put the bumper back on the truck to have a tag, and set out to get the speedometer set.  Simple task with Dakota's and I put a few miles on it.  Got all the necessary tools to install the bed.  Due to the Blazer tank you HAVE to notch the bed sill.  Once that was done, with the help of my wife we got it set it on and ready for a photo op.  Ran out of daylight so bed isn't bolted down.

quick pic of the notch before cleaning it up.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_203.jpg)

Last chance to see these...
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_204.jpg)


(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_205.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 02, 2013, 12:06:05 PM
Sunday, December 1st, 2013: Got all but one nut tightened on the bed.  Installed the taillights and the bed cover.  More pics coming.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 04, 2013, 08:57:14 PM
Monday, December 2nd, 2013: Got the final bed nut tightened and took a few pictures out in the field.  From about 20 feet away you can't really tell anything is going on from the side, well apart from the intercooler in the front, but...

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_206.jpg)

Got busy mounting the Aftermarket Grill (have a billet one, but it needs to be notched to clear the intercooler) install.  It now has an identity crisis.  I also got my hotwire kit and new sending unit wiring to mount the Walbro 430 pump on the stock hanger.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_207.jpg)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_208.jpg)

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013: captured a picture of the truck before leaving for the day.  I sure haved missed driving it.  I have driven only it for the past 2 days.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_209.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: zieg85 on December 04, 2013, 10:04:12 PM
Put red LED's behind there and it'll be a version of knight rider...
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: diggerdan11 on December 05, 2013, 01:27:52 PM
Very Nice. that is a heck of a sleeper you got there.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 05, 2013, 02:46:23 PM
Thanks.  Ran out of gas today, with no gas can.

Chris Lucas
73-87chevytrucks.com
captkaoscustoms.com
squarebody.biz

Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: frotosride on December 09, 2013, 10:23:35 PM
sounds to me like a foot related problem Cap..
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: blazing816 on December 10, 2013, 07:00:28 AM
sounds to me like a foot related problem Cap..

X2 ..... lol
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 15, 2013, 12:44:24 AM
sounds to me like a foot related problem Cap..
Hey, I resemble that remark!  I did find my Caltracs, picked up a new pinion seal and got my 430lph pump mount and hotwire kit for it this past week...
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Skyshadow on December 16, 2013, 11:33:01 PM
To put the ECM behind the glove box, did you lengthen the harness?
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Skyshadow on December 17, 2013, 12:01:17 AM
Also, is there a way I can find out the Production year of my motor through the numbers on the ECM tag? I cant remember if it's a 02 or 03 and the pin outs are very much different.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 20, 2013, 09:48:51 AM
No I used a Painless harness though and it has PLENTY of length... 
If you scan the ECM it will have the year in it.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 07, 2014, 09:35:00 PM
Still playing catch up from being off for the Holidays, but I got the 3.42 housing out from under the K5 and pulled it apart and replaced the pinion seal, and installed the Wilwood Calipers.  More pics and official posting coming.  Just needs to get warmer.. It was 9 this morning....
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: dvdswan on January 08, 2014, 11:14:40 AM
and here I am complaining that its in the 30s.  lol  i need a heater for my shop.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 27, 2014, 11:28:26 PM
Saturday, December 14th, 2013: My Fuel pump hotwire kit showed up.  I also found my Caltracs after a trip to Toolmasters House

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_211.jpg)

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_210.jpg)


Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 28, 2014, 12:08:35 AM
Saturday, December 28th, 2013: Took the 10 bolt that I swapped 12bolt 5 lug axles to out from under my K5 Blazer to get it ready to install.  Benefits: better gear ratio (3.42), limited slip (although its a gov-loc) and it will be equipped with disc brakes. 

First order of business was to fix the huge leak at the front of the pinion.  I marked the pinion, nut and Yoke so I would know where everything was.  It was already loose so I planned to tighten it when done.  With a 1-1/4" socket and an impact it came off MUCH easier than expected.  Once off I pried the seal out and then using a guide I knocked it back into place and reinstalled the Yoke and gave it a little more.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_212.jpg)

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_213.jpg)

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_214.jpg)

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_215.jpg)

With that out of the  way I pulled the cover to verify the gear ratio.  This came out of my 1989 K5 and you can tell this is original from the date.  Also note the 12 41 number indicating 3.42 gears
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_216.jpg)

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_217.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 28, 2014, 12:17:04 AM
Sunday, December 29th, 2013: Pulled the pin retaining nut, removed the pin and pushed the axles in and removed the C-Clips then the axles and proceeded to remove the drum backing plates

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_218.jpg)

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_219.jpg)

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_220.jpg)

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_221.jpg)

This made room for the Captain Fab Disc conversion plates and supplied hardware. 
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_222.jpg)

Also being added are the Wilwood Dual D52 Calipers and pads along with Astro AWD rotors.  I only had time to do just one side though.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_227.jpg)

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_223.jpg)

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(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_228.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 28, 2014, 12:28:17 AM
Saturday, January 11th, 2013: Due to my wifes foot surgery I had to pause on progress, but finally made it back out to finish up the discs.  Mounted the Caliper on the driver side and started on the passenger side

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_229.jpg)

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_230.jpg)

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_231.jpg)

During this time I also picked up some 1972 C10 Front brake hoses and had some hose brackets made:
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_232.jpg)

Now to the fun part.  All along I new there was a bolt broke off in the housing.  When I went to remove it I found that it wasn't a bolt but what appeared to be an EZ out.  I got a carbide bit about 1/4" in diameter and started grinding on it in hopes I would find the end.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_233.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 28, 2014, 12:35:17 AM
Sunday, January 19th, 2013: After trying every alternative and probably grinding on this broken metal for about an 2 hours over the course of a week I started getting desparate.  I ended up finding a pointed carbide bit and started grinding again and after about 10 minutes I started noticing that more metal was coming out.  Withing about 5 minutes the hard metal was gone and it was chewing up the bolt.  I was finally able to drill it the rest of the way out and then tap it.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_234.jpg)

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_235.jpg)

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_236.jpg)

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_237.jpg)

During this time I also picked up a new fuel sending unit for the fuel pump.  I got it out as I thought I was not going to be able to get this bolt out..

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_240.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 28, 2014, 12:39:36 AM
Saturday, January 25th, 2014: Picked up some gear oil, additive and the cover gasket I picked up prior and filled the rearend and put the cover back on.  So far nothing is leaking.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_241.jpg)

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_238.jpg)

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_242.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Skyshadow on January 28, 2014, 11:23:09 PM
How much did that disc conversion cost you?
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: dvdswan on January 30, 2014, 10:44:22 AM
I like the Vette plate.  so are you going to change your truck plate to CATCHMEIFUCAN  lol
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 30, 2014, 11:48:35 AM
It is actually CAPKAOS.

Chris Lucas
73-87chevytrucks.com
captkaoscustoms.com
squarebody.biz

Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: dvdswan on January 30, 2014, 02:18:03 PM
It is actually CAPKAOS.


change my mind, it should say "NO TAG BACKS"    ;D

beautiful work BTW.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on March 15, 2014, 11:09:49 AM
Saturday, March 8th, 2014: Removed the grille to check the turn signal bulbs as the blinkers indicators weren't working in the Dakota setup.  After verifying they were good, checked the obvious and fixed 2 problems.  No fuse in the Turn/Bckup terminal on the fuse panel.

I also took the opportunity to put the billet grille in..  I think it shows the intercooler to well
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_249.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on March 15, 2014, 11:10:31 AM
How much did that disc conversion cost you?
Will be making a separate topic on this and the cost when it is done.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on March 15, 2014, 11:48:40 AM
Monday, March 10th, 2014: Started working on fixing the problem of inoperatable fuel gauge and not enough fuel for high boost.
This is the new replacement sending unit:
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_243.jpg)

This is after removing the factory pump mount:
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_244.jpg)

This is the new Walbro 430LPH pump, Racetronix pump mount and isolator, submersible fuel line and new filter to be installed:
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_245.jpg)

Closeup of the new Walbro 430LPH pump, Racetronix pump mount and isolator, submersible fuel line and new filter:
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_246.jpg)

New pump bulkhead connector with 14 gauge wiring compared to stock:
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_247.jpg)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_248.jpg)

This is the start of mocking it all up:
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_250.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on March 15, 2014, 11:51:32 AM
For those of you asking here is a quick video of the exhaust on the truck with Pypes Race Pros.

Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: bake74 on March 16, 2014, 10:54:50 AM
Saturday, March 8th, 2014: Removed the grille to check the turn signal bulbs as the blinkers indicators weren't working in the Dakota setup.  After verifying they were good, checked the obvious and fixed 2 problems.  No fuse in the Turn/Bckup terminal on the fuse panel.

I also took the opportunity to put the billet grille in..  I think it shows the intercooler to well
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_249.jpg)

     I agree with you, your eye's are automatically drawn to the inter cooler when you look at the front of your truck.  Maybe if the billet grill was darker it would hide the inter cooler some.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on March 16, 2014, 01:57:48 PM
I could paint all the aluminum flat black, but I don't really want to do that...
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: blazing816 on March 17, 2014, 09:12:43 AM
I like being able to tell there is a intercooler there. Tells people not to mess with you ;)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: bd on March 17, 2014, 01:20:19 PM
You could always hard black anodize the core, leaving a flat finish that will more effectively reject heat - while at the same time leaving the pipes polished aluminum to create a 'mystery' behind the grille.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on March 18, 2014, 07:42:56 AM
I like being able to tell there is a intercooler there. Tells people not to mess with you ;)
It is much more humorous when they do though which is why I hid everything and it looks like a "normal" truck.

My theory on my last was was close to the same, just it wasn't "pretty".  Problem was the 454, it was very loud.
(http://www.captkaoscustoms.com/images/73-87impalass.jpg)

You could always hard black anodize the core, leaving a flat finish that will more effectively reject heat - while at the same time leaving the pipes polished aluminum to create a 'mystery' behind the grille.

True but I would go on the cheap and just fog it with some satin spray bomb.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on March 24, 2014, 11:34:22 PM
Saturday, March 15th, 2014: Bent the cut tabs for the radio back out while I had some free time.  Need to get it welded up...
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_258.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on March 24, 2014, 11:35:03 PM
Sunday, March 16th, 2014:  Got all the wiring sorted out on the new sending unit.  Got the dual power wires spliced and the ground connected to the unit and the sender and pump.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_251.jpg)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_252.jpg)

Got the new Racetronix pump mount, isolator and pump mocked up (need to set the level) and got the Weather pack connector for the power and send wires hooked up.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_253.jpg)

Also got started on fixing the stripped out brake lines for the disc brake setup:
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_255.jpg)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_256.jpg)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_257.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on March 24, 2014, 11:43:01 PM
Saturday, March 22nd, 2014: Borrowed some space in a buddies shop just in case it rained and removed the bed bolts (8 3/4" socket and wobbler), The rear diff vent (1/2" socket and extension) and unpluged the rear light harness.  Got the bed in the air rolled the truck out and then started to remove the previously installed pump/sending unit.  When I pulled it out I found that the one they sold me wasn't the right one and had to call them and get another one on its way which was a wait of about 3 hours.  During that time I had to unassemble the existing sending unit put all the parts back on.  I also took the time to round the new Racetronix Syclone hotwire kit which was more than long enough to fit.  This gives me alternator voltage direct to the pump, or about 14.8 volts.  After finally getting the new sending unit I had to scramble to get everything together before it got too late.  Finished it up and drive the truck this morning (following day) with an operational sending unit!

I only had time for this one photo...
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_254.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: monte0185 on March 25, 2014, 02:22:30 PM
Very awesome build. I think you should paint the radiator support and intercooler gloss black to hide it behind that billet grill. That way the gloss black on the grill and it blends together. You would still be able to see it but it wont be saying hey look at me anymore.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Red87 on April 13, 2014, 10:29:40 PM
Subscribed.  I'd love to do this to my wife's '87 R10, and it's already red!   ;D
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: bigbrdf250 on June 29, 2014, 04:17:42 PM
Nice write up and build to say the least. Do U happen to have a detailed parts list with what and who u used?
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 01, 2014, 11:46:57 PM
bigbrdf250, I am working on that along with working on catching up on some progress that I haven't been able to post.  Finished the Disc setup, 90% finished with the AC ducting, plus some other misc stuff...

This is from today after I picked it up for bushing replacement and alignment..  This is from my new GoPro...
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: bd on July 02, 2014, 12:30:08 AM
She scoots!!  How does she feel?
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 02, 2014, 12:48:22 AM
Good!  Especially after the frontend rebuild.  I wanted to get into it more but didn't want the wife to freak out.

Chris Lucas
73-87chevytrucks.com
captkaoscustoms.com
squarebody.biz

Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: bd on July 02, 2014, 12:51:04 AM
LOL!!!   :D
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 02, 2014, 04:00:02 PM
This is from this morning.  Quick acceleration from a red light this morning.

Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: VileZambonie on July 02, 2014, 08:59:13 PM
Sweet
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: bigbrdf250 on July 03, 2014, 12:21:46 AM
Sure does move pretty quick. I'll wait patiently lol. I'm still gathering all the info before I back into it. Mines coming from a straight 6. Though I will most likely not do turbo$$$$
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: FlatBlack77 on July 04, 2014, 07:38:12 AM
so awesome
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Red87 on July 04, 2014, 11:51:42 PM
Freakin' awesome!   ;D
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 15, 2014, 10:39:51 PM
Sunday, April 13th, 2014: Pulled out the Retrosound Model 2 and began the installation.  Got all the wiring soldered put in the new speakers from RetroSound (forgot to take pics of the rear) and plugged it all in..

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_259.jpg)
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(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_263.jpg)

Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 15, 2014, 10:42:29 PM
Tuesday, April 15th, 2014: Took a pic of the display on the RetroSound Model 2 during the day.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_264.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 15, 2014, 10:53:08 PM
Sunday, April 27th, 2014: Got all of the AC vents out to get them put back in.  (For got the pic of the one going to the driver in all of these..)

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Pulled the deteriorating foam off and leaned all the vents up with Super Clean

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Picked up some insulating foam tape from Lowes.   and reinstalled the new foam on.

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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 15, 2014, 10:56:44 PM
Wednesday, May 7th, 2014:  Picked up new rear brake lines from Advanced Auto.  PN PAJ-330

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_278.jpg)

Also installed a new AC diverter valve connector to replace the broken one...

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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 15, 2014, 11:03:25 PM
Monday, May 12th, 2014: Test fitted the AC duct in the truck.  Found I am going to have an issue on the way I routed the ECM wires.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_281.jpg)

Mounted the RetroSound microphone behind the A-pillar for hands free talking on my cell

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_282.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 15, 2014, 11:07:22 PM
Thursday, May 15th, 2014: Driving home found a huge leak in the floorboard from the heater core.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_281.jpg)

Saturday, May 17th, 2014: pulled out the old heater core and cleaned up the AC box and reinstalled the new one, didn't get a chance to upload those pictures yet.  Coming soon.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 15, 2014, 11:09:51 PM
Sunday, May 18th, 2014: Started bending the lines for the rear disc brake setup.

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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 15, 2014, 11:15:18 PM
Monday, May 18th, 2014: Got the tabs I had made for the brake line locks bent like I wanted them and had a buddy weld them on.

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Got the tabs welded where I needed them
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Flared the new lines and attached the new 1972 C10 front brake hoses to the D52 Wilwood calipers.  Now it is read to be installed...
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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 15, 2014, 11:19:30 PM
Friday, May 30th, 2014: Driving home and close to home something didn't seem right pulling into the driveway.  As I put it in reverse and backed up and then went to go back in drive I realized something wasn't working.  Turned the truck off and found that the shift linkage had fell off.  Spent the next day puttting it back on.  It was also at this time I found a slight oil leak coming from who knows where...

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_294.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 15, 2014, 11:23:56 PM
Wednesday, June 18th, 2014: Driving home and close to home something didn't seem right again.  As I was pulling into the gas station to fill up,  (since I haven't routed the gas fill yet, I am limited on where I can fill this thing up) I noticed something fishy going on with the front end like the whole side of the truck was moving.  I carefully drive it the mile home and discovered that the shims were all gone from the passenger side.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_295.jpg)

Had to go out of town for a week so the Suburban pulled daily duty for a while.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 15, 2014, 11:27:11 PM
Monday, June 30th, 2014: Drove the truck very carefully from my house to the alignment shop and dropped off my lower control arm bushings that I had and had them replace both upper and lower bushings and get an alignment on the truck.  While I was there I took this pic from underneath.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_296.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 15, 2014, 11:30:04 PM
Sunday, July 6th, 2014: Started back on getting the AC duct modified for missing the harness so the wires won't be pinched.  Heated up the duct to put an indentation in it.  Did this a few times but need to get the new Dash in before I can find the proper clearance.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_297.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 15, 2014, 11:33:50 PM
Sunday, July 6th, 2014: Pulled out the new OE style vinyl skinned dash and started fitting the trim panel and AC ducts to it.  The middle duct required a little trimming to get the vent in.  Used a 3/8" nut driver, razor and heat gun (just in case)
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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 15, 2014, 11:36:15 PM
Monday, July 14th, 2014: Test fitted the new dash in the truck, had to trim up the sides and rear of the dash but still need to tweak the top duct to allow the dash to sit flush, more to come.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_304.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 15, 2014, 11:38:16 PM
Tuesday, July 15th, 2014: And now for the best worst news... 
As of today, the turbos are making a metallic sound.  I am not sure what it is yet, but I am wondering if the cartridge is bad...  Going to have to pull them off while I am on vacation the following week.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: frotosride on July 16, 2014, 01:02:38 PM
been a while since I've been able to get on here but man is that air plow of your quick.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: bake74 on July 16, 2014, 07:09:22 PM
been a while since I've been able to get on here but man is that air plow of your quick.

     ?
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on August 17, 2014, 07:45:53 PM
Thursday, May 15th, 2014: Heater core started leaking really bad.

Saturday, May 17th, 2014: Picked up a replacement heater core on Friday and started to remove all the required components.
Removed the heater hoses, removed the internal bolt and cable assembly, remove the outer bolts, dropped the inner fender and removed the 2 lower bolts.  Pulled the internal assembly out, cleaned it up and reinstalled.  (I lost a lot of pics on this and was running out of daylight...)

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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: FlatBlack77 on August 17, 2014, 08:38:20 PM
right on man cant wait for more pics
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: bake74 on August 17, 2014, 09:03:10 PM
Just a quick update, but one turbo did start having issues, so I have decided to pull them off and upgrade them.  During all this I am also putting the new axle in, swapping to 4 wheel discs and putting new shocks and brake hose on all the way around.

      Which turbo are you upgrading to ?
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on August 17, 2014, 11:34:37 PM
using 60-1 housings for more volume.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Qwk on November 05, 2014, 04:10:37 PM
Phew...I just read this whole thread....AWESOME build!!! :)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: roundhouse on November 05, 2014, 05:42:55 PM
 Nice !
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on November 07, 2014, 01:09:19 PM
October 9, 2014: dropped the truck off at http://hensonperformance.com/ (http://hensonperformance.com/) to get the truck dyno'd again after changing the turbo's, rear axle swap to 3.42 gears and limited slip, lowering and 4 wheel disc swap.  Now I can drive it and beat on it some without worrying about a bad batch of gas.  It has recently developed a oil leak that appears to be the rear main so I am not going to push this motor.  Plan on getting the other 6.0L pulled down and put back together and swap it out.  It made 457.9@5100rpm and 505.5lb/ft@4250rpms on 7.7lbs.


Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Don5 on November 07, 2014, 01:28:27 PM
WOW! That truck is really quiet. Talk about a sleeper. You are going to leave a few people thinking "WTH was in that truck?" as you pull away from them. I love it! Nice truck.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: FlatBlack77 on November 07, 2014, 05:35:05 PM
wow dude it sounds amazing.

been fallowing this thread for quite awhile
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on November 07, 2014, 05:47:07 PM
That has happened many times Don5.  That was the ultimate goal for it to not be loud,  I can have a normal conversation and listen to the radio while driving.  I put about 60-70 miles on it a day.

Chris Lucas
73-87chevytrucks.com
square body.biz

Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: LTZ C20 on November 07, 2014, 10:57:29 PM
Nice.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: FlatBlack77 on November 08, 2014, 06:01:02 AM
the two best things about this truck... how sleepy it is and how much you drive it.

Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: frotosride on November 19, 2014, 07:12:57 PM
Man I can't wait to move even though it is up north... Every time you post something new Cap, it makes me more ancy to get up there and get started on the swap. Keep ' finishing' this project Cap..liken it every step
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 02, 2015, 04:35:40 PM
Sunday, August 3rd, 2014: In preparation for the Disc brake swap I pulled my Combination valve off and gutted it.  This will remove the bias portion and basically make it a distribution block. 

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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 02, 2015, 04:42:27 PM
Monday, August 4rd, 2014:
I also picked up a 1981 Trans Am Disc Master Cylinder for it.  Removed the old MC and replaced it with the new one and bled it.
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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 02, 2015, 04:45:07 PM
Saturday, August 9th, 2014:
Got the Trans Am Master Cylinder installed

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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 02, 2015, 04:48:40 PM
Monday, August 11th, 2014: Put the rear of the truck on Jack stands to get the old 2.73 open diff out.  Along with prep for removing the brake lines, shocks and driveshaft.
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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 02, 2015, 04:50:19 PM
Tuesday, August 12th, 2014: While I had it up on the stands I took the opportunity to remove both turbos and have them inspected (and ultimately replaced)
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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 02, 2015, 04:57:13 PM
Saturday, August 16th, 2014: Got the 4x4 diff out and ready to mock it in place. (had to set the angles to get the shock mounts replaced)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_324.jpg)

Removed the driveshaft, emergency cables, shocks and rear brake line.  I also found my Western Chassis spindles and decided to order 4" Western Chassis drop leafs

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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 02, 2015, 05:16:38 PM
Monday, August 18th, 2014: Parts buddy actually delivered my shocks to me.
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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 02, 2015, 05:18:19 PM
Tuesday, August 19th, 2014: Picked up the new Turbo's from my buddy at BNR.

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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 02, 2015, 05:19:22 PM
Tuesday, August 26th, 2014: New western Chassis drop leafs showed up.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_330.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 02, 2015, 05:28:27 PM
Saturday, August 30th, 2014: Planned the day around installing the new drop leaf springs and Caltracs.
Here is the Caltracs right out of the box:
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_331.jpg)

The front spring eye bushing will have to be completely removed and a new aluminum bushing.  I used a press to do this.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_332.jpg)

Here is a comparison of the dropped vs stock leaf
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_333.jpg)

Test fitting the caltrac.  They must be able to move freely.  So some metal was trimmed off the sides (both required some clearancing, this was the worst side)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_334.jpg)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_335.jpg)

With the new leafs in place it was time to lift the axle up into position.  (not alot of pics as I was doing this by myself.)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_336.jpg)

Drivers side in and passenger side in.  It was at this time I checked the shock location on the 4x4 perches and made not of how I wanted to move them.  (they were binding)
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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 02, 2015, 05:35:50 PM
Sunday, August 31st, 2014: Time for the front drop spindle.  Removed the rotor and it had seen better days. (remember I am replacing the STD brakes with HD rotors and Wilwood calipers.  I replaced the hoses with 1971 C10 hoses to match the caliper fitting.

Removed the caliper
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(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_340.jpg)

Removed the dust cap and cotter pin
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Removed the tie rod ends
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_343.jpg)

Chained down the spring for safety and slowly let down on the jack.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_344.jpg)

With the nut loos I left a number of thread on and tapped the spindle with a hammer to get it loose
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_345.jpg)

dropped the jack down and removed the spindle.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_346.jpg)

Here is a comparison of the stock Std spindle vs the Western HD (1.25" brake) spindle
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_347.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 02, 2015, 05:43:22 PM
Monday, September 1st, 2014: Installed the new spindles, HD (1.25") rotors, Wilwood calipers and new hoses.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_348.jpg)

Then set it back down on the ground

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_349.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 02, 2015, 05:48:16 PM
Saturday, September 13th, 2014: Flushed out the feed line to the turbos.  Started reinstalled the turbos
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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 02, 2015, 05:48:29 PM
Sunday, September 14th, 2014: Got all the feed and exhaust pipes for the turbos installed and ready to go:
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_352.jpg)
 
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 02, 2015, 05:48:38 PM
Sunday, September 17th, 2014: Found the solution for my shocks.  I removed the shock mounts from a 88-98 rear diff and using the measurements make prior I had a buddy come buy and weld on the new shock mounts.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_353.jpg)
 
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 02, 2015, 05:51:46 PM
Monday, September 22nd, 2014: Took the truck out for its maiden voyage.  Had a grinding noise that I couldn't find coming from the rear.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_354.jpg)
 
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 03, 2015, 09:42:14 PM
Sunday, September 28th, 2014: After a couple more drives I finally narrowed the noise (other than the gear whine on accell) to the Calipers grinding on the rotor.  When I bought these brackets from Captain Fab there were mentions of this happening but I had these for a while.  Emailed Captain Fab about it and he told me to take pics.  In my haste of getting it installed I never noticed the difference in the rotors.  I ordered a replacement set and asked them to order 3, you will see why soon...

Here is where it was grinding.. (passenger side)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_355.jpg)

This is the Passenger side rotor:
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_356.jpg)

Notice the Drivers side, not grinding
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_357.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 03, 2015, 09:54:29 PM
Monday, September 29th, 2014: Rotors showed up and I went to pick them up.  I initially just had them open the box, compared my measurement was the same and emailed Captain Fab my findings and told him I would give him measurements on my setup.  Went to lunch and then went back to the store and asked to see and measure all of the rotors.  I found 2 different sized as before.  7.3/8" and 7.1/2"

This 7.3/8" rotor, this matched my side that didnt rub:
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_358.jpg)

This 7.1/2" rotor:
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_359.jpg)

All 3 rotors (from Autozone) had the same part number and manufacturer/company. 

Customer Service from Captain Fab was top notch.  He modified the bracket measurements for future cuts along with sending me replacement brackets free of Charge.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 03, 2015, 10:03:48 PM
October 8, 2014: dropped the truck off at http://hensonperformance.com/ (http://hensonperformance.com/) to get the truck dyno'd again after changing the turbo's, rear axle swap to 3.42 gears and limited slip, lowering and 4 wheel disc swap.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_360.jpg)

Now I can drive it and beat on it some without worrying about a bad batch of gas.  It has recently developed a oil leak that appears to be the rear main so I am not going to push this motor.  Plan on getting the other 6.0L pulled down and put back together and swap it out.  It made 457.9@5100rpm and 505.5lb/ft@4250rpms on 7.7lbs.


(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_361.jpg)

Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 03, 2015, 10:04:22 PM
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014: Received the replacement brackets from Captain Fab
Saturday, October 25th, 2014: Removed and reinstalled the replacement brackets along with finding an axle seal leak on the drivers side tube. yeah.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Brocksdad1 on January 04, 2015, 07:57:24 PM
Your thread is great. I wish I had done mine like yours.

God,Family,Fishing,Cardinals baseball,Chevy trucks

Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 05, 2015, 09:31:58 PM
Thanks! it feels never ending...
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Brocksdad1 on January 05, 2015, 09:32:27 PM
I know the feeling

God,Family,Fishing,Cardinals baseball,Chevy trucks

Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: FearNoMan78k10 on January 05, 2015, 10:15:09 PM
Those are some high speed brakes you have.... Very nice.... Impressive truck and build that's for sure !  Capt your builds are always top notch .... Seriously .....
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 11, 2015, 07:55:15 PM
Thanks!

Chris Lucas
73-87chevytrucks.com
squarebody.biz

Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Iann128 on April 21, 2015, 09:52:13 PM
Just read all the way through this and wow is all I can say. My son and I just pulled the 305 and th350c in prep to put at 5.3 in his 84. Got some good tips from this post.

Ian
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: roundhouse on April 25, 2015, 10:06:42 PM
Nice write up !


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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on August 12, 2015, 11:42:25 AM
Thanks guys.  I have been really distracted but as of June the truck looks like this now.  AND I can fill the truck up anywhere.  Had to do this before I went on Power Tour  More updates to come.

(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_362.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: NASTY-LSX on August 16, 2015, 03:39:44 PM
WOW, Great build. Love how quiet it is!!. 1 question. How did you make your SS wheels fit? Adapter?
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on August 17, 2015, 06:36:53 AM
NASTY-LSX, the Impala cars with HD suspension share the same bolt pattern with the 2WD trucks up to 1999.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: NASTY-LSX on August 22, 2015, 05:16:38 PM
Thanks Kaos!!
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Cody the Roady on August 26, 2015, 03:47:15 PM
What's your plan with the exterior?
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on August 27, 2015, 10:46:36 PM
Eventually plan to paint it.  Tan and Red 2 tone.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: travisr1988 on September 01, 2015, 09:47:07 PM
How do you like the air filters under the truck? Would it be better to build a housing for them, or do they seem to work well and stay dry exposed like that?
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on September 03, 2015, 06:57:43 PM
Well every STS truck and car we have installed a remote kit on has them underneath and haven't had any issues with them.
I drive it everyday and haven't had any issues with it at all they are mounted up in the gas tank humps.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: travisr1988 on September 04, 2015, 08:39:32 AM
Thank you, I was concerned with them getting wet under there, but I suppose water probably wouldn't get up that high. Anyways, the build looks sweet and I really like the turbo setup, only thing I would do differently is hide the plumbing somehow, maybe just paint it black so it catches no one's eye.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on September 04, 2015, 03:47:21 PM
Short of running through 10" deep rivers my should not get wet.
The one side of piping was supposed to mimic the other side with a bend and I was going to blend it in with black paint, but oh well...
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 09, 2015, 09:04:32 PM
Saturday, March 21st, 2015: Headliner finally gave up and started falling on the truck so this day I removed it.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_363.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 09, 2015, 09:07:04 PM
Friday, April 10th, 2015: Random parking deck picture.  Truck is NASTY...  But I do drive it everyday.
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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 09, 2015, 09:08:23 PM
Saturday, April 11th, 2015: Went to the local cruise-in and met up with my Twin (2000 Silverado) and my buddy Kevin in the 67-72
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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 09, 2015, 09:14:45 PM
Saturday, April 18th, 2015: Windows were getting really foggy over the past few weeks and I discovered that the heater core I replaced barely a year ago is now leaking in the floor, A LOT!  My daughter wanted to help take bolts out so... 
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Pulled back the carpet and found this... Again...
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This felt in the flooring was pretty bad, so I just cut it off and removed it.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_368.jpg)

Luckily the floor was easily cleaned back up.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_369.jpg)

Since it was LS powered I couldn't just cap everything off and the loop I had in the waterpump last time was collapsed, so I had to wait until the the parts store could get me the U hose and I just pulled the existing lines off.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 09, 2015, 09:18:21 PM
Sunday, April 19th, 2015: The U hose came in and I wasted no time putting it back on.  Since I didn't have AC and I had a leak I left it like this until it got cold.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_370.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 09, 2015, 09:25:03 PM
Saturday, May 9th, 2015: I went and picked up my spare bed so I can do some modifications to it that will allow me to drive anywhere and fill up the tank.  Previously I had two gas stations that I knew I could fill up at and it would only take me about 8 minutes to get gas as it wanted to spill out.  I had plans to go on Power Tour and I needed to be able to go anywhere.

Bed lacks much in the way of pretty, but I won't mind cutting it up as I found it from a friend and it was rotting in the woods.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_371.jpg)

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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 09, 2015, 09:28:37 PM
Tuesday, May 12th, 2015: I spent the afternoon doing some serious washing on the bed.  I also talked to a place that said they would fill the door on the drivers side and put the gas fill hole on the passenger side.  I just needed to find a donor opening and either fab a gas fill or find one from a Blazer.
 
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_374.jpg)

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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 09, 2015, 09:35:56 PM
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015: Seeing that I am going on Power Tour I figured I would need to charge my AC, so I vacuumed down the system and let it set overnight.  I ended up charging it later on prior to going to Power Tour but the pulley setup was giving me fits.  I had issues with the original Novack setup so I called them and the told me they would send me an updated setup that used a different pulley.  So far other than a weird vibration when the AC is on at the idler everything works ok..  I also ended up NOT using it during Power Tour, just ran with the windows down.
 
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_377.jpg)

I also dropped the bed off with the body guy that evening.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 09, 2015, 09:38:13 PM
Friday, May 15th, 2015: I was supposed to have a passenger side door opening for the bed but it didn't get here in time so the body guy ended up just swapping each to either side.  I still has times it will bareley open but it does work.
 
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_378.jpg)

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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 09, 2015, 09:41:40 PM
Sunday, May 24th, 2015: I started on the beginning process of getting the hole in the bed for the Blazer filler.  Had to go buy a few more hole saws and body saw blades but it was a start.  When I ordered all of my piping for my turbo setup I also ordered some stainless tubing for just this reason, you can see one piece in the foreground here.
 
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_380.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 09, 2015, 09:45:09 PM
Monday, May 25th, 2015: At this point I had worked on this for a while.  I had a fab'd filler I was working with to see if it was going to work (it ended up not working).  I did get the fill piece and the filler mounted in the hole, but the filler wasn't going to work with what I had.  It needed to turn into the cross sill...
 
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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 09, 2015, 09:48:44 PM
Thursday, May 28th, 2015: Due to space confinements and the location I needed to drill a hole in the cross sill I had to remove the inner fender on the bed. It was at this point I realized that I had to have the Blazer filler neck to make this happen.
 
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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 09, 2015, 09:51:00 PM
Friday, May 29th, 2015: I had ordered some gauges for my Pillar Pod that I was going to actually use.  I got carbon fiber to closely match my Dakota setup.  I purchased a EGT, Wide Band and Boost.  My plans were to get them connected and in used before Power Tour.  I can tell you now that didn't happen, and it still hasn't happened...
 
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_386.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 09, 2015, 09:57:07 PM
Saturday, May 30th, 2015: Back on the Filler and bed.  I got the pieces of stainless tape marked where I wanted to cut them. I went to a buddys to have them cut on his band saw that afternoon.
 
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_387.jpg)

I drilled a different hole in the cross sill near the end of the wheel opening.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_388.jpg)

I kept waiting for the Blazer filler to get here and I finally stole the filler from my 2WD converted Blazer so I can get this one on the road.  Not what I wanted to do but Power Tour was getting closer and I couldn't wait.  This is it installed
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View from the bottom
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View of the Vent hose opening.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_391.jpg)

View of the Blazer filler cover (that is STILL not on the truck)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_392.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 09, 2015, 10:03:14 PM
Sunday, May 31st, 2015: With all the pieces (hopefully) in place I removed the matching bed from the truck.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_393.jpg)

Had my brother come over to assist, not shown, but the bed was in this position A LOT while we tweaked the tubes.  I should have cut a slot in the cross sill and plated it, but at this time in the game it was WAY to late.  We worked on it for 3 hours sneaking up on getting it on there.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_394.jpg)

This is the Money shot.  After a number of hours working on this I had him follow me to a gas station I knew I could not fill it from.  I dropped it in the filler and watched it, safely out of the rain.
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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 09, 2015, 10:04:56 PM
Monday, June 1st, 2015: Since it was so late I took a few pics of the truck with the new look..
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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 09, 2015, 10:12:17 PM
Sunday, June 7th, 2015: The seal on the rear end had gotten to the point I really wanted to replace it prior to leaving on Power Tour. With seal in hand I proceded to get after it.  With the wheel removed, you can see it was pretty bad.  Keeping in mind the truck was not washed for probably a good 6 months...
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_399.jpg)

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I pulled the pumpkin cover to get the cross pin out to remove the axle.
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Probably couldn't see it in the above pic, but when I removed the pin, I found I had an issue...
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_398.jpg)

Since Power Tour started in 2 days.  I chose to drop the pin back in the truck and follow it up with some lock tite and hope for the best.
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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 09, 2015, 10:19:53 PM
Tuesday, June 9th, 2015: This was our first stop for gas on Power Tour 2015!  Note that the 3 trucks pictured didn't get gas.
2000 Silverado got the best mpg at 18, mine got 17.5.  I was pleasantly surprised.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_403.jpg)

My truck made it through the 3 stops we went to without an issue.  My brothers 2000 Silverado blew a relay on the 2nd day on the way back to Birmingham. We stopped to meet someone and his truck was pouring smoke out the back.  The scavenge pump for his remote turbo wasn't pumping the oil back.  We spent about 2 hours trying to figure it out and finally found the bad relay and a spare (in his console of all places)

This is a pic of us on the other issue, a Challenger blew the oil sender out and we spend a good while on the side of the road finding parts to get him going.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_404.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 09, 2015, 10:23:09 PM
Saturday, June 13th, 2015: Spent the afternoon washing the truck.  Went after the rust on the one side with some CLR and got the streaked stain off the side pretty well.  Not as pretty as before, but I can fill up the tank.  Funny thing about this is the truck was never washed before nor during Power Tour.  It took me getting home to find time to actually clean it. 
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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 09, 2015, 10:24:55 PM
Thursday, June 18th, 2015: I was dropping off some Pillar Pods that were ordered and someone wanted a picture of them and my new gauges installed (which are STILL not hooked up)
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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 09, 2015, 10:33:22 PM
Monday, August 31st, 2015: During the week prior I was browsing Craigslist as I normally do and I found a T56 out of a 2007 CTS-V.  I recognized the number as the guy that welded my turbo setup for me.  I called him, we made a deal and I got this thing from a REALLY good price.  It probably won't go in this truck but I didn't have anywhere to put it, so..  Plans are to drill out an F-body Tailsection for an HHR mainshaft and swap everything over to make a stronger trans.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_408.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 09, 2015, 10:38:17 PM
Saturday, September 5th, 2015: Ever since returning from Power Tour I have been topping off my Anti-Freeze.  I planned to go to LS Fest on the Sept 11th, so I had to figure this out.  I cleaned off the radiator and drove it pretty hard for a few days and this is what I discovered.  I have no idea how that dent got there, but apparently I have leak.  I ended up putting the aluminum radiator I had in the truck prior back in.  Since that time I haven't had any issues out of the truck.
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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: FlatBlack77 on December 09, 2015, 10:39:22 PM
awesome updates!
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 09, 2015, 10:44:42 PM
Friday, September 11th, 2015: My first Trip to LS Fest with an LS powered truck. Originally when I started on this truck this is the event I was targeting to make it too.  My twin brother and I took our vehicles there.  Our first stop was meeting up with Mark Burch (AGearHead4Life) along with Davie whose truck was in the 73-87 LS swap Challenge and number of new friends.
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This is Greg's Supercharged LS powered C10, he drove about 18 hours to be there.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_411.jpg)

This is on our way back home.  Even though Davie didn't win he ended up keeping the LS and is working on getting it cleaned up to drive again.
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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 09, 2015, 10:47:44 PM
Saturday, September 26th, 2015: I have been meaning to pick up a set of these covers for a motor (not sure if it is going on this truck or not....
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_413.jpg)

BUT, I got the rear bracket so I could FINALLY put the standard Vortec cover on my truck...
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_414.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 09, 2015, 10:50:47 PM
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015: Many months prior a friend of mine had a 2003 Silverado that started making noise.  It had a 4.8L in it and he was replacing it with a 5.3L and he asked me if I wanted it, for free..  I told him yes and it took us about 8 weeks to get together and get it, but I finally picked it up.  I plan to build this for this truck and boost the snot out of it.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_415.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 09, 2015, 11:00:50 PM
Monday, October 28th, 2015: Scary story time.  For 22,000 miles the truck has been operating flawlessly.  It had a bad rearend whine from the axle I swapped in it and the first week of August I had new ring pinion and Eaton LSD along with Moser Axles.  Radiator had a leak that I swapped out a good one for...  This is something that didn't give any warning.  While driving in to work (luckily after I dropped my daughter off at school) I had a car in from of me hit their brakes which is not big deal as this thing stops pretty good with the 4 corner discs.  When I went to hit the brakes there was a "pop" in the brake pedal and it dropped to the floor.  I was able to slow down and not wreck and eventually got it home.  When I got it there I crawled under it and found this...  I ordered a replacement brake and picked it up later that week.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_416.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 09, 2015, 11:05:09 PM
Saturday, October 31st, 2015: After getting the truck to a friends lift I pulled the brake line off and found that they had given me the wrong line.  Spend the better part of a day looking for the correct one.  I ended up buying everyone I could find and replaced it.  It appeared to be in a bind, so I made some modifications to the bracket and so far it is doing better, but I keep checking it.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_418.jpg)

This is how it is routed now.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_417.jpg)

This is how bad it was broken.  This was a new line that was put on when I swapped to discs.  I will eventually be replacing these with braided line..
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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 09, 2015, 11:10:24 PM
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015: A old highschool buddy of mine runs a machine shop that rebuilds hydralics. I had previously purchased a F-body Tailhousing, a SSR mainshaft and mainshaft bushing and seal.  I stopped by his place to have him look at it and see if he would machine the part.  He told me he could.  These are the pieces you can see the difference in the standard 27 spline bushing vs the SSR th400 sized bushing.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_420.jpg)

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015:This is it after the modifications.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_421.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 09, 2015, 11:13:40 PM
Wednesday, November 25th, 2015: As you probably have seen in the CamoK5 thread I have been working on it during the past few months.  This day I put the R10 Driver to work and drove to pick up some new tires for the CamoK5, they are Wild Country MTX 35x12.50x15
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_422.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on December 09, 2015, 11:16:56 PM
Wednesday, November 25th, 2015: This post should catch me up to the present.  I apologize for the lack of posts.  We (73-87chevytrucks.com have a lot going on right now.  For the past 2 months we are trying to get our new shopping cart on line since the old one is outdated and support is going away.  I am working on trying to get some forum changed scheduled for the boards and my normal work has been eating time too.  This is a picture of the CamoK5 (lifted) along with my R10 DRiver (lowered).  We don't discrimintate here...
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_423.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Irish_Alley on December 11, 2015, 05:02:15 PM
if you just acount just for the ls swap and turbo how much$? i was reading something on facebook talks about how with 2.5k you can get 600hp and 400ft lbs (or something like that) with a used ls new cam and minor work then a hx55 turbo all used?
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on January 01, 2016, 12:23:39 PM
Quick memory on cost...
Motor, running hacked wiring harness - $800
Wiring harness - got painless on sale  - $500
Twin Turbos (not considering the originals that one died) - $1800
Turbo control, wiring blow off, waste gates etc - $1500
Stainless Tubing - $250
X-pipe kit (modified with the above) - $400
Aluminum tubing, couplers intercooler etc - $2200
TIG welding - $2500
S&P Headers - $600

I am sure I am missing stuff but that is the big items. 

I disagree with the 2.5K thing...  I got my turbo stuff at a discount since I was a dealer and I had accounts with other vendors also...
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Irish_Alley on January 01, 2016, 06:34:41 PM
now they did use just one used turbo it probably was a mechanical waste gate and i think the guy did all his welding
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: ajdmello on July 30, 2016, 04:02:23 AM
Wow nice truck! Really like all the detail about the build and the pics very helpful! Thank you!
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: ajdmello on August 10, 2016, 10:47:04 AM
Hey captkaos

Where did you get your fuel line? I need to replace the factory steel lines anyways so id like to just go steel the whole way with out any rubber. I know im going to use a 87 tank with a diffrent pump as long as i dont let it get below 2 or 3 gals so the pump dont get hot. I asked at my local auto parts and he said to use brake line?
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on August 10, 2016, 12:41:43 PM
The braided line or the steel line?  The steel line is the factory lines.  If you need some inlinetube.com or classictube.com sells replacement lines.  If you use the 87-up EFI tanks you don't have to worry about it running low.

You cannot run hardlines all the way as you have to allow for flex.

Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: ajdmello on August 11, 2016, 04:48:53 AM
Braided lines maybe thats what i want? Ill have to do some looking around to find some. Is that the way to go over buying the factory steel lines and then using higher rated rubber hose?
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: 82silverado on February 01, 2017, 06:44:57 PM
Very nice build and thread! Wow. When I started reading I was looking for something to help me in an upcoming swap which I found. Then it got radical. Didn't see that coming. You are making me want to get the GN back out the shed before I get started on my swap with all this turbo stuff! LOL! Took me 3 days in the evening after work to get to the end but was well worth it. Thanks for posting it. I have a few questions but, will post as they come up in my swap and will ask them when I get a build thread started.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on February 06, 2017, 10:34:06 PM
Thanks!  Need to get time to add some more posted updates.


Filling in...
Sunday, January 17th, 2016: I was out in the truck for lunch and it started overheating.  After pulling over and inspecting everything I found this blown fuse, replaced it and was on my way.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_424.jpg)

Tuesday, January 18th, 2016:  While running to lunch smoke started pouring out the passenger side tailpipe.  I discovered that the Turbo Oil Scavenge pump decided to stop working.  I ended up having to replace it.  It made a nice mess everywhere.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_425.jpg)

Wednesday, March 19th, 2016: I got the braided lines in from Inlinetube.com  This is what I used to fix the bursting factory brake flex hoses. I modified the bracket during this time but is wasn't permanent.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_426.jpg)

Also during this time I started hearing a loud clunking noise from under the truck when shifting from reverse to drive.  I got home and got under it and discovered the nut, washer and lock washer were no longer on the transmission mount.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_427.jpg)

Monday, April 24th, 2016: This day I drove to work and on the way back from lunch I discovered a large oil puddle under where I had previously parked.  Getting out and inspecting it had a familiar smell but I couldn't place it.  On the way out I realized it was gear oil.  Upon inspection I found a bolt trying to exit my diff cover.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_428.jpg)

After getting home and pulling the cover I discovered the following.  It appears the person who put my rear gears in missed an important part of the equation, thread locker.  Needless to say my gearset was toast.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_429.jpg)

Wednesday, April 26th, 2016: Spent the evening pulling the rearend out to take it and get it fixed.  I got it back in on May 5th.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_430.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: 82silverado on February 07, 2017, 06:16:24 PM
Looking forward to the next update. Very nice work indeed.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: smpoulin1 on May 02, 2017, 10:05:49 PM
Any updates Cap?
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Red87 on May 19, 2017, 09:38:08 PM
Any updates Cap?

+1  ???
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on May 30, 2017, 08:56:44 PM
I am slacking.  Right now the truck is at 32K miles.  I have a wastegate sticking I think or making a noise at boost which I hope is a wastegate.
And it is needing tires and the AC recharged after the aftermarket one blew last year.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: chiefmiller84 on June 02, 2017, 06:48:43 AM
I just read this entire thread, so very awesome! It took me a few days in between work and family to get through, but I almost couldn't put it down! Thanks for this.


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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Philistine on October 23, 2017, 11:31:54 AM
Having gone through the entire thread and seeing the pain you had with your fuel system, I'm wondering what your recommendation would be?  Given what you know now, if you a brand new 87 fuel tank (with baffles), what sending unit, pump etc would you use?  Would you buy brand new lines?  What filter?

I have a 1985 C10 longbed and just bought a 6.0 with 6l90e that I want to swap, perhaps supercharge or turbo in the future.  Seeing all the fuel delivery problems you had to work through makes me think I need to do it right from the start, even if I have to spend a little more.  Thanks so much for putting together this detailed build.  It makes tackling the project a lot less intimidating!

Cheers,

Phil
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on October 23, 2017, 09:55:22 PM
My issue was 1) didn't replace the fuel filter that was clogged with dirt, 2) that in turn filled the rails with dirt 3) that ended up plugging the return side of the second intake rail.

My tank was clean, sending unit was in usable condition, pumps were either new or known good.
I am currently doing another swap and plan to use the same setup.  Factory tank (was in the Blazer), new PTFE Hose, new filter, same sending unit and a Walbro 255 along with the stock Intake lines and rebend a return line.  So I would do it all over again the same.  The filter is the same stock one for a 1987-up truck, GN, Syclone, Typhoon etc...  AC Delco GF652
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: JohnCaldy on October 24, 2017, 12:19:59 AM
My issue was 1) didn't replace the fuel filter that was clogged with dirt, 2) that in turn filled the rails with dirt 3) that ended up plugging the return side of the second intake rail.

One thing leading to another, better keep this in mind to avoid making the same mistake in the future. This is a great thread, man.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on October 03, 2018, 08:18:28 PM
This should get me caught up to present day.  Sorry for slacking fellows.  I have had a lot going on.  Sold my house with a LARGE garage to move into a temp house with a 2 car garage and all my stuff it now in a POD in storage.
Not a lot happened between April 2016 until around April of 2018 with the truck.  It now has 37000+ miles on it.

Saturday, April 21st, 201:  Remember the blown fuse from April 2016, well that happened again a while later the fan would randomly stop working.  During this week it stopped and didn't come back on.  And I found the issue.  The fuse holder was Flawed.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_432.jpg)

I contacted Perma Cool and talked to them about this and they told me that they had updated the kits with a new fuse, so I had them send me an updated piece.  This won't flex and blow like the last one...
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_431.jpg)

Sunday, July 8th, 2018: After making a short visit to the PowerTour 2018 stop in my town, I was prepping for South Eastern All Chevy/GMC Truck Nationals.  The tires on the Impala wheels were pretty much gone, and I had these 20's under the Blazer so I swapped them out because they had good tread.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_433.jpg)

Sunday, July 9th, 2018: Picked up a In Bed Aluminum Tool Box that I could mount in the bed and put important items in for the trip, jack, tools, extra parts, etc along with some parts that I could sell.  I spend the evening cleaning it up.  I also ordered a replacement key for it as they were using pad lock latches..
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_434.jpg)

Monday, July 10th, 2018: Spent the evening mounting the box to the bed using the factory bed bolts to hold it down.  I discovered that it was going to be a pain to access it with the Extang FullTilt cover I had on the truck, but I ordered a new cover material anyway. 
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_435.jpg)

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018: For my search on a new cover I ran across the TruXedo Duece and ordered one.  This cover rolls up from the back, but the front portion flips backwards on a hinge.  I got it installed this evening.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_436.jpg)

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018: During the drive home the truck turned 36,000 Miles.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_437.jpg)

Thursday, September 6th, 2018: Picked up the new Crew Headliner proofs this week, this shows how the Duece Cover flips back.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_438.jpg)

Saturday, September 8th, 2018: Drive up to LS Fest with Live85 and walked around the show.  Talked to by buddy Rick Squires (STS Turbo) who is in business with Holley now and a buddy Bryan snapped this pic of my truck. 
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_439.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on September 23, 2019, 07:34:16 PM
For the past several months the R10Driver has been a solid daily.  Sometime in April of this year I started getting a high speed vibration that I couldn't figure out.  Fast forward to the Southeastern Chevy/GMC Truck Nationals in July with the truck.

Friday, July 12th, 2019:  While driving to the All Chevy/GMC Nationals we got stuck in traffic which came to a stand still.  During all this when traffic started moving, the truck wasn't.  I had to gas it to make it shift to second.  We ended up making it to the hotel but only after the trans temp hitting 300 degrees.

Saturday, July 13th, 2019: I decided to risk it and have them pull the pan and see how bad the damage was and put a new filter and trans fluid in it.  Hard to tell from the pictures but that is alot of trash in the pan and the magnet is coated with metal.  In adition to the smell that rushed out when the pan was dropped.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_440.jpg)

We went ahead and went to the show and met up with a number of friends but we left early so I could hopefully drive it home.  Supprisingly it made it and we took the interstate the whole way and never stopped.  All 200 miles.  Trans temps were around 240ish.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_441.jpg)

20 miles from my house I had to stop and needless to say I drove the last few miles home in second gear.  Truck was at 38991.7 miles and the trans was toast.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_442.jpg) 
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on September 23, 2019, 07:44:49 PM
Monday, July 22nd, 2019: Ordered a Stage 4 rebuild kit from jakesperformance.com (http://jakesperformance.com) in hopes to have it rebuild by LS Fest.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on September 23, 2019, 07:46:23 PM
Sunday, August 11th, 2019: My twin brother came over to help me remove the transmission from the truck.  For the past month I have had sciatic issues and I didn't want to drop the thing on the ground by myself.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_443.jpg)

Thursday, August 15th, 2019: The Jakes Rebuilt kit showed up and a buddy of mine dropped it off at that trans shop the following Monday (8/19)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on September 23, 2019, 07:46:44 PM
Monday, August 26th, 2019: Buddy of mine delivered the rebuild trans.  Along with a rebuild I also added a Deep fined aluminum pan and an external cooler.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_444.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on September 23, 2019, 07:49:45 PM
Monday, September 2nd, 2019: While I had the transmission out I decided to replace the leaking rear seal on the truck to hopefully eliminate it. (so far it is working)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_445.jpg)


New seal installed.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_446.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on September 23, 2019, 07:57:18 PM
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019: Twin Brother came over every day after work and we worked on getting it back together from Monday 2nd to Thursday 5th.  In addition to what is not see we added the fin and plate oil cooler in front of the radiator.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_447.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on September 23, 2019, 08:00:29 PM
Friday, September 6th, 2019: Me and my twin set out to LSFest 2019.  During this trip the truck hit 39000 miles and the trans temps never exceeded 215 degrees.  I know this because I watched it the whole way there.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_448.jpg)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_449.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on September 23, 2019, 08:04:20 PM
Saturday, September 7th, 2019: Highlight of the weekend was Friday and Saturday Rick Squires had both of our STS equipped trucks in the Holley booth (who now owns STS Turbo).  Only bad part was we had nowhere to sit or a way to sit in the shade.
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_450.jpg)
(http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/projects/87R10-Driver/R10drvr_451.jpg)
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: chiefmiller84 on September 27, 2019, 02:56:38 PM
After all this time Im still following this thread. Love it man!


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Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on September 28, 2019, 03:33:43 PM
Thanks, I am still enjoying the truck too!
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: VileZambonie on September 29, 2019, 07:07:49 PM
Are you going to paint it? The gauges look cool.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on October 02, 2019, 09:55:33 AM
Paint is in the plan but I have to finish my K5 first.  I want to have it drivable by next year.  Pending my building a new house and selling the one I have.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: mrghostwalker on June 30, 2020, 01:48:38 PM
Wow! I really enjoyed this thread!
Can't wait to see it painted!
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: frotosride on July 04, 2020, 12:27:34 AM
Been a while but I just caught up on the R10 Driver series and I'm still impressed. I have recently acquired my own '87 R10 and have similar plans. Along with the R10 I also got an '83 K20 and a few months down the road I acquired an '83 K5 cucv 6.2. Unfortunately none of those are on the todo list anytime in the near future. Couldn't pass them up though because they were all free. My favorite!
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: JohnnyPopper on July 05, 2020, 05:45:44 AM
Free?
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: frotosride on July 05, 2020, 04:51:46 PM
Free?
Yes they have their problems but I couldn't see them get crushed.
Title: Re: 1987 R10 Driver
Post by: Captkaos on July 31, 2020, 11:49:14 AM
Thanks, painted is way down the road my other project will be painted first.


Wow! I really enjoyed this thread!
Can't wait to see it painted!

Thanks!  just driving it and enjoying..  Free is good as for long term..  Living that..

Been a while but I just caught up on the R10 Driver series and I'm still impressed.....
Unfortunately none of those are on the todo list anytime in the near future. Couldn't pass them up though because they were all free. My favorite!