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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2012, 01:02:06 PM »
I've been following this on facebook. Its coming along great Chris!
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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #31 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.



Pulled the Oil Cooler lines from motor (10mm)


Removed the factory Power steering setup and lines and installed a factory 73-87 Power Steering Cooler on the truck (18mm, 13mm)


Since the engine I had came out of a truck with Hydroboost I swapped the Power Steering setup out for one without Hydroboost (15mm)


Got everything back installed and hooked up (18mm, 15mm)


Connected the factory trans lines back up

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #32 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.


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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #33 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.
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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #34 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.
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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #35 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.

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #36 on: February 07, 2012, 12:24:15 AM »
Point them suckers forward! Lol. Ain't like we got underhood constraints.
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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #37 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!




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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #38 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.







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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #39 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.

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #40 on: February 07, 2012, 09:43:57 PM »
Good progress!!!
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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #41 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.
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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #42 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
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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #43 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?
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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #44 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