Hey Branden, I've had the PDC template in my car for a week and I keep forgetting to send it....
It's alright amigo, it sits pretty snug where it should be, so I can drive it around without it for a bit. I appriciate you taking the time to do that. I keep looking at it and dont even know where to start.
on to the updates-
The way the harness is made for the silvarado it puts the PCM on the drivers side, so I had to make a new mount for it between the brake booster and the fender.
I used the Torchmate program at Votech to cut it out. I didnt take a picture of it before the first bend, but here is one after:
Second bend before cut and welded:
With the PCM mounted:
Mounted on the fender:
Next was the fitment of the cluster.
What one looks like with the cover off, if ya wanted to know:
What I started with, before any cutting:
First glance of what to cut:
Cut the top ears off:
Cut the bottom ears enough to fit, and then snapped the cover on and used it as a template of what to cut off the template:
I had to cut the top bolt holes off of the bezel for it ot fit in enough:
you cant tell in the picture, but I took a flap disk to the back side of the bezel where it was hitting the cluster.
And here is s dark picture of it in:
It is held in by the tighness of the fit, and the bezel, no bolts. It wont move at all for those of you who are asking "why not??".
For the cooling I had to make a little modification to the outlet of the water pump. the stock one pointed straight out, which would go right into the rad. so I pulled out the tube from the stock truck water pump, and cut,bent, and welded it into a tighter bend. These are just with it holding its own weight, not pressed in very far.
I cut a piece of fuel line and welded it into a hole I drilled into the top of the elbow. This is for the steam vent from the top of the heads:
The welds are pretty ugly, I noticed it too. lol. I cleaned them up brfore paint so it looks nice.
A hose goes from there to the bottom from the throttle body.
Then came finding radiator hoses.
I took masurments and kinda sketched what i needed, then went down to O'reillys and looked through all the hoses they had for one that looked remotly possible to work. Found ones that worked perfectly! after a little cutting...
the upper was easy, just 2 about 90* bends with about 10 inches between them. Here is the part number:
the lower hose was about the same, but with 4 inches between the bends:
The duct tape is where I cut it.
I used the torchmate program to cut out the rad. mount too.
Here is pic of it bent and painted:
Here is the first video I have of it running, it was before I did any of the above updates. Its crappy pic. and crapy audio. but its running.
Put the Dash back together:
I drove it down the highway today. I have a few issues that need to be worked out. like and injector sticking open and washing #7 out, wire fans correctly, and blinkers working properly. oh, and put exhaust on it.
Crazy thing is.... there is no MAS AirFlow sens. plugged in... and it ran like a champ. Beats me.
What do ya'll think?