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post #1 of 36 Old 02-15-2019, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Starting a project thread for my 95 xcab, truck sat in the lot of a local junk yard part of the owners private collection since 2009. It has a 92 Corvette LT1 partially swapped in with a carb intake manifold and optispark delete on it, but the 4l60e was mated to the LT1 from the v6. Not quite the ideal v8 swap in this day an age, but the owner was going to finish it "someday", and thats where i took over.
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Originally the truck is a 4.3 tbi and the factory harness seems to be intact although it was all over the place, so plans are to keep it tbi reuse the factory harness, run a v8 computer and prom in hopes that factory gauges will all still work.
pulled the grill bumper and bed and pushed it in the garage

mounting a junkyard tbi unit up

cleaned up the engine bay a bit and tidied up the wiring

plans are to get it running, then a 3/3 drop maybe more and clean up maybe repaint the exterior. Its going to be choked off with the tbi, but it should be simple to get it running and hopefully inexpensive
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Is that an aftermarket TBI to LT1 intake? Check the TBI bore diameter. The 454 TBI is bigger 2" in diameter and flows about 645 CFM. There are also a number of different "pods" available. IIRC truck 55#, cop 65# (both 1.68" bore diameter TBI) and 454 80#PH flow rating.
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That 4l60e can be upgraded to handle the LT1's torque, but you'll need to stick to a 95 for electrical reasons.It's a one year only trans.
Computer from a 1995 C1500 or van with a 350/4L60E should work. Again 95 only. Not 94 and definitely not 96.
Gauges will be a non-issue. They don't go thru the ECM. Except maybe the tach. Dakota Digital makes a box for that. If you have a factory tach.
Lot of guys simply add an external tach.
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Neat project. Looking forward to seeing it progress.
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Thanks for the insight and thanks for checking it out, i called a local salvage yard here only 95 350 tbi in the yard is a tahoe, going to buy it. I've currently installed a stock tbi pump so I'll leave the 350 tbi unit on there for now my biggest fear is this thing has been sitting for nearly 10 years untouched no idea of the real condition of the engine or transmission.

the inside of the engine looks extremely clean, now i'm concerned if that trans is any good. pretty much anything else that is of major importance suspension and brake wise will be replaced.
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Probably wouldn't hurt to pre lube the engine before firing. I took and old distributor and ground the gear down so it wouldn't touch the cam and stuff a 1/2 drill on it. You'll be surprised how soon you start seeing oil pressure. Then after you install the real distributor turn it over a few times with the coil unplugged to distribute the oil. I'd also pull the plugs and spray some mystery marvel magic oil in each cylinder to lube the rings and cylinder walls. While you have the valve covers off pour some oil all over the rockers, too.
Sitting shouldn't hurt the transmission since it's full of oil. You'll likely end up replacing the input seal and maybe others. They get old.
Those headers look new.
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Few updates, Installed the transmission cooler, ran 6an steel braided lines to and from the cooler ran the fuel lines, steel braided 6an feed, and a nylon braided 6an return.




added a 6an cleanable fuel filter onto the system should eliminate the need to constantly purchase fuel filters.
grabbed the ecm from the junkyard near my work some of the serial numbers match with whats on the current 4.3l, but the biggest thing is the prom chip. working in a parts store helps with a lot of what i need but proms for the older gm computers are basically non existent these days, plus when i opened it up it had a hyptertech chip in it

Engine is primed i did the distributor and drill method, plus ran the starter cranking for several seconds. I've changed the oil two times since, there was some condensation in the engine that emulsified in my oil. Oil is clean now even after spinning the engine but ill probably change it another 3-5 times after I've run it before it hits the road. Transmission is the biggest worry i went to change the trans filter and fluid no pics its basic service, but there was little to no oil in the pan meaning its been almost dry for nearly 10 years, that i know of. A minor set back that I'm encountering now is the runner for the header on the driver side sits directly over the upper nut for the l/f shock, which i need to change when i install my springs so the header will be coming back off. Headers i believe are patriot headers maybe not sure, i found them in a box behind the seats when i towed the truck to the garage, i sprayed them with vht flameproof paint but i expect that to burn off.
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I guess you can never be too careful... but...


I had an old VW air cooled engine sitting for about 3 years. No history.
Had a bug shell which I installed it into.
Went to drain the oil...
Guess what came out?
About 1 GALLON of water. Crap.
So, it also had oil in it after the water escaped.
Well, WTF do I do now??
Yep, went for it.
Filled with fresh oil, cranked until the oil light went out.
Gave it the ether shot, and it fired right up!!!!
Ran not bad to boot.


How this happens is a mystery.


I think your transmission will be fine and I also bet the engine will run great.
I have found that someone doing a project like this (PO) would not install a junk engine/tranny.
Even from sitting, mechanical stuff generally doesn't mysteriously go bad (not counting seals and gaskets)


Good luck with this, my crystal ball says that you'll be ok with the drive train!

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Mad Max, ever the optimist.
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not much to report this weekend, my winter beater blew some power steering lines up and i had to pull my 94 out of winter storage so i have a car to drive. Finished off the remainder of the brake lines and mocked up the brake hoses on the 95.


this is just an older photo of me test fitting the air cleaner, was testing paint color on it, may keep it blue or do something else with it.
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I dig the old school batwing air cleaner.
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Thanks Mostizzle, i like having a touch of old school on the truck was originally looking for some older rally wheels too may end up with a set of repops in a 17" as i see bigger brakes in the future. For now i'm trying to get it running on a budget. but does that really exist? not much done test fitted the rad, and got speedway upper arms as per Connors truck seemed like a good budget friendly piece to help with header clearance.

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Haven't worked on the truck much in the last month, ran into a few issues with the house and some of remnants of my father's estate. Unfortunately this truck won't get half of what i wanted for it, but ill build it to be a solid driver with heat and air conditioning. got my front zq8 springs in with drop spindles and bilstein shocks. Picked up another project that has more value to me sentimentally than this truck so i'm going to wrap this up as quickly as i can then move onto the Van.


new project that came to the garage is my fathers 88 g20 beauville van. He purchased it used back in the late 80's early 90's kept it the rest of his life sadly he wasn't able to drive after 2006/2007 so it had been sitting, but he wouldn't let it go. Now after purchasing it from my brother who was the executor of the estate (feel like i should have been given it since he was scrapping it anyway).... i'm hoping it isn't too far gone and ill be able to get her up and running and repaired for a travel/leisure vehicle.

after sitting all these years of course the fuel pump was dead but i borrowed the one out of this s10 and fired it up and drove it up on the trailer, i know it runs and moves brakes still work too surprisingly ,but all that will be gone through after this truck is done.
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Those old Beauvilles are cool. Sucks about your pop.
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It really sucks the way family treats each other over estates shouldn't have been a big deal to give his brother the van if he wanted it, not like it had a lot of value.


That tilt trailer is nice, I have always wanted one, only aluminum, but no money in the budget for trailer or tow vehicle.
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Thanks guys, Still cranking on the truck going to make it as good as i can on a limited budget. Plans keep changing and evolving wanted more for it but my 94 got rear ended twice this year and a year ago i blasted the front on a bambi.... so i dropped off the batwing air cleaner and the rear diff cover for pin striping, and i'm picking up some used torque thrust wheels this weekend for it.
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finally got the front end together enough to test fit the wheels, going to need a 5mm spacer just kissing the tie rod when torqued down.
https://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i...psj59dtj1j.jpg

also got my belt drive finished up, throttle body is back out for some modding
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the front bolt i took back out on the ac compressor if you look at the rear they were way too long, and it interfered with the alternator mounting so i torqued all four first then removed that for the time being to install the alternator. Need to pick up another bolt or cut the threads down on this one.

*linked the images, because they were bigger than the screen when i attempted to preview the post.*
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If you use postimage they resize automatically.
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So does photobucket. But they don't for the preview. I've had that happen with my flickr pictures too, but as soon as I post the forum resizes them correctly.
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thanks guys didnt realize it didnt resize for previews, and ill definately look into postimage as well.
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Yes, with postimage you will not have that ugly watermark in your pics, DO IT!
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ok garage looks like a bomb went off was too excited to clean before taking a photo just moved everything around, stinks when you're crammed into a corner of a garage. It's so tight i cant bring my box been using the land lords stuff and bringing in stuff when i need it. Got the brakes and front and rear on, rear blocks in lines tidied up had to set her on her feet to see what she's going to look like.



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Fixed it for you...use the Hot Link for Forums tag, and it will show up full sizes.
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Not much to report, finished up routing the heater hoses, installed my drive shaft bearing, and transmission spacer added fluids. Also pulled it out of the garage to install the bed noticed my timing is way too advanced doesn't like half throttle, but i haven't timed it properly yet so i'm not worried just yet, did a burnout. put the bed on and backed it back in. Short list of things to do fuel pressure regulator, ultimate tbi mod, exhaust (land lord's neighbor called the cops on me). All in all it's starting to look like a truck again.
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just another angle forgot to add it to the previous post
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not a whole lot happening this week tons of rain, hate working on epoxy floors with the door open and its too hot in the garage otherwise. started building my exhaust y pipe got it all mapped out, just need to weld it up. May take a bit before that as i have no welding skills or fabrication skills so i bought a 304 stainless hot rod kit with a bunch of bends and really only had to have one pipe bent slightly more and cut two pipes down to get this. I will probably band clamp it for the time being to drive it out of the garage and to someone who can weld it for me.
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not much happening with this truck really, trying now to get it done by early next week hopefully the weekend. lots of little issues to be sorted out beings the motor was dropped in by a butcher. biggest issue is the blower box had 3 holes and a large crack in it from the passenger side cylinder head hitting in while the motor was being put in.

did some quick fiberglass patches to it, considering i'm well over my allotted budget, and i had fiberglass and resin laying around. after patching it on the inside i used some left over heat reflective tape to coat the exterior of it. Tons of this stuff left over from all the DSM's i've been postponing their fate of being salvage or parts cars..... anyway pic of this installed

mocking up the ac lines tonight so i can have them crimped, had to get a temp air cleaner since my air cleaner hasnt been started yet only been 3 weeks or more, but i figured it would take him a while it's not his primary job.
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Love what you are doing with the truck. Keep up the great work.

What size are the rims, tires and drop? I love that look. I have mine at 2/3 drop and stock Steelers until I figure out what rims/sizes i want. I have a 4/6 but only half is installed currently. Tires rub with full 4/6 installed.
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Love what you are doing with the truck. Keep up the great work.

What size are the rims, tires and drop? I love that look. I have mine at 2/3 drop and stock Steelers until I figure out what rims/sizes i want. I have a 4/6 but only half is installed currently. Tires rub with full 4/6 installed.
Thanks, I have to check the tire size i bought the tires and rims second hand (17" wheels), they were on a stock blazer xtreme without any issues. Drop on this truck is probably around 3.5/4 or close to that maybe a 4/4, front suspension is beltech spindles and zq8 springs i figure they'll be slightly lower than 1.5inches with the added weight of the v8 on them. The rear is JTR 3" blocks with pinion correction shims and 1" add on block. My 94 is drop spindles up front with 4cyl zq8 springs on a 4.3 truck with mcnaughty's 2" drop spindles. Rear is zq8 rear leaf springs 3" JTR blocks with axle set back plates and pinion correction shims.
pic of the 94 thats running 15" american racing smoothies with a 205/75R15 rides like hell (wrong spring rates up front) bottoms out (no c notch in the rear), but it can turn lock to lock no problem.

also to keep this on track i did hard line the purge solenoid last night mocked up my ac lines and installed a temp air cleaner till my bat wing is done.
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How well do you know the guy doing your air cleaner. Those rare old pieces have a habit of walking away after a while.
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How well do you know the guy doing your air cleaner. Those rare old pieces have a habit of walking away after a while.
I hear ya, his older brother is one of my closest friends, and we've been friends for 12 years or so now. Although there is always that possibility no doubt, can you ever really know a person besides yourself? ( i find knowing myself hard sometimes lol) I think the bigger issue as to why he hasn't done much with it or anything was when i dropped it off, and he asked what i wanted, i said I'll leave it to you have fun. I'm sure he's probably not sure what colors to use, but i looked at it as a good time to practice and hone his skills. he also has my replacement differential cover too so we'll see what happens at least i can drive it for the moment without this stuff.
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Got word back from my pin stripe guy, my fault as to why its not done yet. I wet sanded the air cleaner and diff cover to clear them once the pin stripe was added, but the paint he uses won't accept clear on it so off to pick them up and re clear coat them.
Update on the truck.
rushed and put a nose on it i had laying around my phantom grill isn't ready yet.* mainly cuz i havent started it*


drove the thing all day yesterday no issues oil pressure reads low when it warms up, praying its a bad sending unit.
this is after a 20 min drive and sitting idle waiting on my fiance for about 10 mins since she's never ready even when i tell her i'll be there in 20 mins.... ac was on this whole time too.


put 110 miles on her trouble free yesterday, started her up this morning to go to work, and she didn't want to run at all. Strumbling partial and mid throttle tons of hesitation. Tried to push her the last 8 miles to work thinking i'll deal with it here then she threw the belt and cut the upper hose...



belt cut down through the center not sure if something hit it or if its a defective belt but now i'm stuck here at work
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I had that happen on an LS6 when my crank pulley was coming off... I'd definitely check pulley alignment to see if anything is off.

Those belts are destructive when they start coming apart like that. Look for any cut wiring or similar, which might be the reason for the poor running. My car went into limp mode from the TPS wiring getting cut, which is how I discovered the belt too.
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i wouldn't doubt something is out of alignment or i have a death wobble on something. i'd guess crank or power steering two things i didn't change trying to keep this thing as a budget build, as for wiring i have a sneaking suspicion that its the coolant temp sensor for the ecm, had the wiring run through behind the water pump and just above the belt, on the corvette lt1 its on the front of the water pump, not sure on camaro lt1's. but if it cut that this morning then the ecm def wasn't fueling properly.
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Not much to report, started driving it daily on monday, my work commute is 9 miles one way. In the proposed 108 miles it was driven this week it threw the belt yet again cut another upper radiator hose, i know have hard pipe by the belts. Rear brake lights stopped working checked the grounds since the bed was off, but it turned out to be the relay under the hood by the blower box failed. my interior lights do not come on when the door is opened can be turned on when the dimmer turned all the way up. Front side markers were not working again thought it was a ground issue, but it turned out to be the front turn signal bulbs were bad though brand new, not sure but i changed them and they work again. Have an issue where it stumbles slightly in the morning when commuting to work once the day warms up she goes alright. Going to keep driving it and sorting it out for a bit then i'll be moving to body and paint/interior work.
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Having fun driving it around town, gets about 15mpg, still needs timing work its out just a bit. Notice it runs hot, hotter than i feel comfortable with approx 215-220 degress with ac on in 90 degree heat. Also, previous owner deleted the steam pipe on the back of the engine and i feel like there maybe a head gasket issue, so ill have to do a leak down test. Did re clear coat the diff cover and air cleaner so those are getting dropped off this weekend for pin striping. Installed a phantom grill since i got a crazy good deal on a open box t-rex insert.



going to start cleaning it up finally, and decide if i should leave it black or paint the whole truck.
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