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 Post Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:24 pm 
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Yep, we're finally getting semi-serious about getting this thing running. We got out today and finished the plumbing of the fuel system. Started in the front and worked our way back.

Here's the fuel rail adapter fittings, Russell Performance P/N 640850 for the 3/8" feed line and P/N 640860 for the 5/16" return line:
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This is with the #6 AN push-loc fittings and #6 hose installed:
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Kinda hard to see, but here is the fuel lines running underneath the heater box. I believe I should have plenty of clearance from the manifold and exhaust pipe. Right now I have it tie-wrapped in place. I bought some hose hangers, but they were too small and crimped the line (even though they are supposed to be for #6 AN line). So, I gotta get some more that won't crimp the lines:
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Here you can see the lightweight "IceMember" in the foreground and the fuel lines running along the frame rail in the background:
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Closer shot. Again, I plan on getting fuel line hanger clamps to replace most of the tie-wraps:
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Over the rear frame rail:
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This is above the rear axle, which is the trunk floor directly in front of the fuel tank. You can see the OEM style fuel fiter with AN adapters on the supply line. The other line is the return line:
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Here is where it goes and connects to the tank. The hose dangling is the vent hose, which was not connected when I snapped this shot. Also notice the red wire that will run to the front to power the fuel pump:
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Here is the tank bolted in with a few wires and hoses left to connect at this point:
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Here's a shot to show how well the filler neck fits:
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While we were out there, I test fitted the drivers side F-body exhaust manifold (Ebay specials). Perfect fit!:
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Here's the driver's side exhaust manifold from the bottom side. Like I said, perfect fit:
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OK, our next items on the to-do list:
* Plumb the transmission cooler lines to the radiator.
* Mount and plumb the remote oil filter to the Moroso oil pan.
* Plumb the power steering lines from the pump to the steering box.

Until Next time.......

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 Post Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:23 am 
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WooHoo! Nice work..

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 Post Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:41 am 
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Lookin' awesome, I'm gettin' stoked to see more progress! :D

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 Post Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:02 pm 
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Wow, that going to be a very nice factory looking install. Nice job!

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 Post Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:06 pm 
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Mr. MaliBlu wrote:
Wow, that going to be a very nice factory looking install. Nice job!


Thanks. That's what I was really aiming for with this project. I want it to look as close as possible to a factory install.

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 Post Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:47 pm 
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Man! That is really looking great. I have one favor to ask. Could you snap a pic of the passenger side exhaust manifold from the bottom next time your out there? I think I may be running manifolds until I can afford the BRP headers. Thanks.


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 Post Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:50 pm 
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Got out and worked on wiring tonight. Here are some pictures of the passenger side manifold. Sorry, they are small, I forgot I had my phone camera set to 320x240. #-o

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 Post Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:04 pm 
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Hey thanks alot. Looks like I can keep moving along with my project now that saving for headers wont be an issue.


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 Post Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:25 pm 
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Any thing happen over the long weekend to your project? Come on, were all dying to know how this thing turns out!

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 Post Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:33 am 
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Unfortunately, I had a NASTY (and I do mean NASTY) stomach virus that started on Thursday and knocked me out of commission for the whole weekend.
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I felt like I had a hangover all weekend long! confused_swirl.gif

So unfortunately that means I didn't get anything done. I have almost all the wiring complete. Right now funds are a little short. I need to order a few costly items, such as: gauges, get a driveshaft, etc. But, I'm still shooting for having it up and running for October. 8-[

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Unfortunately, I had a NASTY (and I do mean NASTY) stomach virus that started on Thursday and knocked me out of commission for the whole weekend.
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I felt like I had a hangover all weekend long! confused_swirl.gif

So unfortunately that means I didn't get anything done. I have almost all the wiring complete. Right now funds are a little short. I need to order a few costly items, such as: gauges, get a driveshaft, etc. But, I'm still shooting for having it up and running for October. 8-[



Its all that southern cookin,getcha everytime #-o

Looks good phil so far

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 Post Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 3:30 am 
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Looks really nice :awesome: , The Boy is gonna have a sweet little machine, wish I had the front clip for my 78 Boo. party_dance.gif

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 Post Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:08 pm 
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looking good, that rubber fuel line concerns me a little, i did the same thing and then went back with all braided....

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i was surprised when i installed my new gas tank. the original one, the filler neck was almost at the bottom of the opening, now with the new tank, its up about 4-5 inches. any higher and i wouldnt be able to fill it with gas.

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 Post Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:41 pm 
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Looks great, Phil! I'm not being critical, but just remember, when it comes time to go to tech those rubber fuel lines won't pass unless they're inside a steel tube where they pass the converter/trans.

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