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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2012, 05:17:14 PM »
Sunday, Jan 8th, 2012: Removed the Glovebox (9/32" socket)


Disconnected the wiring from the ECM removed the bracket and removed it. (10mm socket)


Disconnect he TBI(engine) harness from the fuse panel bulkhead and removed it  (3/8 deep well)




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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2012, 05:29:49 PM »
Monday, Jan 9th, 2012: Ordered headers from Street & Performance (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.

I also ordered a High mount AC bracket set (bracket only) from Novak Conversions


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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #17 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




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.

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #18 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.


Installed the idler pulley 180 degrees to it original orientation and loosely installed the front mount


Dropped in the AC compressor and tightened it up (15mm):


Novak includes the correctly sized belt for the kit and I put it on (15mm)
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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #19 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.
Real trucks are built, not bought Build thread

Give me a long enough lever and a place to stand, and I shall move the earth or break this bolt...Whatever, just hold my beer!

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #20 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.

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2012, 08:48:44 PM »
Wednesday, Jan 18th, 2012:  Fuel lines showed up this evening.

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #22 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.


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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #23 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.
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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #24 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...

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #25 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.
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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #26 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.

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2012, 03:21:04 AM »
You got header bolts yet?
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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #28 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.

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2012, 11:55:26 AM »
Thursday, Jan 26th 2012:   Headers from S&P showed up today.