Re: Project turbo 3800 awd blazer
alright, I have no pics right now, but I thought it would be worth an update
I bought a cage from s&w cages, made from mild steel. I decided on mild instead of moly for the simple fact that I can weld mild without fear of it shattering in a roll over. also the 40 lbs differeance doesnt hurt my feelings too bad.
I also bought a set of impact racing 5111111 5 point harnesses to go along with the cage, and some compition engineering harness bracets to help me mount them to the cage.
I also purchased the torque converter I needed, which is a precision industries vig. converter with a 3400 stall.
I tried to buy a set of injectors but they're a bit harder to find than I thought they would be, the line I had on a set is gone, so i am trying to find another.
I got my headers welded up, they look pretty good. I installed them into the truck and it looks like the one tube that links them got slightly warped, but it still lines up and bolts up fine.
All of my fuel line came in, and I started putting some of it together last night, although i am going to wait for my filter to come in, so that I can actually have it all cut to the correct lenth. also waiting on my racetronix harness to come in, I talked to them today, they say it shoudl ship out friday or monday and be here next week.
I finished gutting the truck, and cut a few things off the frame that I didn't think were needed, and got rid of the cross member that held in the torsion bars. With the jackstands just behind the front wheels I could bench press the back of the truck off the back jacks...
I completly rebuilt the back brakes and replaced the lines back there, as well as the lines up front going from the metering valve to the flex hoses. I still need to get my hands on some new rotors and pads. and bleed them...
I lowered the back another 2 inches, and I decided against going with the LL coilover assist shocks. even without the shocks in there yet, its really stiff with the removed weight. I am going to try this set of bilstiens I have laying around and see how they do.
I went though and re-did the harness off of the original car. I got it down to what I need, and cleaned it up so its ready to go into the truck. I plan to run the whole thing off of a switch...other little things will include a relay for the fans, but thats really all i can think of, the original truck still has everything, and all i will need to do is run the fuel pump on wire from teh pcm into whats left of the wiring to the fuel pump on the truck. That will only be a signal wire at that point for the relays in the racetronix harness...
things I need to buy still
coil over setup for the front end
powersteering pump res.
prolly some foam for the cage...
oil pressure, volt, fuel, tach, and trans temp gauge (I have boost, and water)
misc hoses, goofy fittings for the turbo feed and drain lines
lexan to replace the back glass with
I should be able to get most of those things here in the next week or so...