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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #45 on: March 20, 2012, 04:57:09 PM »
Saturday, February 11th, 2012: 
Removed the brake line bracket to make room for the Blazer tank





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





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...


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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #46 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.



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



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.


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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #47 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.



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



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


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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #48 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





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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #49 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.


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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #50 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.



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



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


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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #51 on: March 20, 2012, 06:49:11 PM »
     Looking good so far, You haven't got the comp. set up yet have you ?
#1: The easiest and most obvious solution to any problem is 99% of the time correct.
#2: There is no such thing as impossible, it just takes longer.
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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #52 on: March 20, 2012, 07:23:18 PM »
The AC compressor?

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #53 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.
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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #54 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.

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #55 on: March 24, 2012, 01:01:33 AM »
You can put them under the hood, just make sure theyre not going to get wet.
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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #56 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...

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #57 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.


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.

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #58 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.
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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #59 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.