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 Post subject: 360demonRT's 78 build
 Post Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:51 am 
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Start out with a pic or two of the car. 79,xxx original miles. The last couple pics are taken with a real (non cell phone) camera. The paint has a lot of pearl

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I plan on painting the pillar semigloss black as I don't have the money or patience to cut it out and do the classic coupe swap.

Also plan on pulling the HVAC stuff out of the car, switching to manual brakes and steering, and lots of other things the wife will hate lol.

And a picture of the parts stack as of today

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Ordering a cam kit tomorrow (230/235 .6XX), a walbro 255, and a vette filter reg combo. Eventually going to get a built motor with a snail, for now I just want to enjoy it while I save parts money. I think all I need is a converter/flexplate spacer, a couple fittings, and some fluids. I hope to be able to pull the stock locked up 305 some time next week and put the 5.3 in. Probably buy a cheap Assed jegs converter and use the stock trans for a while.

I'll update as parts come in and stuff happens lol.

I'm always open to criticism and advice!


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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:06 pm 
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what's the best way to remove the air/heater box without going in with a hammer. it's in really good shape if there's someone local who wants to come pull it and keep it lol.

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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:00 pm 
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Its really not hard if the dash is out. Just unbolts and slides out.

Also the pillar conversion is a cake walk brother. Not hard at all!


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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:26 pm 
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Might have to pull the dash then. Be easier than goin in with the hammer. If I had all the parts for the pillar id switch it, but I don't have any of it lol. It'll wait til I get it running

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 Post Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:56 pm 
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Pulled some wiring and hoses today. Still have to pull the power steering hoses bellhousing bolts and i'm sure alot of stuff that will catch when I put the cherry picker to work. #### college loaded me up with homework, so I hope to be able to make time tomorrow to get the car into the garage and actually get the 305 pulled.

On a good note, I did order my cam, valve springs, pushrods, walbro inline, and vette filter/regulator. all i should need now to get the thing running (not driving) is some fuel hose, coil packs, a starter, and some miscelaneous fittings. Have to wait on payday to roll around on that #### though, LS stuff is high!

Does anyone have a link for the th350/400 to LS flexplate adapter? going to buy a cheap assed converter to get it moving untill i get enough stuff to do the turbo swap over the winter.

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 Post Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:20 pm 
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Send me a PM with your address, and I have the adapter your needing I believe. I bought it when I was putting a TH350 behind my LS1 but got an FTI converter specifically made. If its what you need, you can have it for price of shipping. 5 or 6 bucks?

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I do have the GM adaptor part number 12563532. Looks like they sell for about 46 bucks new. This is new in box and yours for the price of shipping. You will need to get longer bolts though (part number 12563533)


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 Post Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:56 pm 
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Geeze man, that's awfully nice, and much appreciated. I'll shoot you a PM!

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 Post Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:22 pm 
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Part went out today via priority mail. Dont sweat the shipping cost. Should be there thursday.


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 Post Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:49 pm 
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Good man

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 Post Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:00 pm 
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Not much but felt like Christmas lol. Walbro and filter/reg to get it up and running. Hope the weather is nice enough to work on it this weekend

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 Post Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:22 pm 
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I noticed the walbro didn't come with fittings... Anyone have ideas on the size? Also, the outlet on the regulator looks like a pushlock of some sort, got to a junkyard and find a fitting?

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 Post Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:17 pm 
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The walbro should be a 10mm x 1.0 thread pitch. And I assume you are talking about the fuel filter and not the regulator?


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 Post Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:22 pm 
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Nevermind, its a filter/regulator. You can probably go to any auto parts store and get the plastic fitting, I also know that they do make push lock to AN fitting adapters.


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 Post Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:31 pm 
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Will do on the parts house. Probably take the pump with me and go through random fittings until I find something

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 Post Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:24 pm 
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its a 10 x 1.0 fitting for the pump. Auto parts store or even home depot should have a 10mm x 1.0 pitch barbed fitting.

The other fittings for the filter/regulator should be available at the auto parts store as well.


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