So I just went up to Virginia and bought this as my project start. $360 and I drove it home 2.5hrs. Pretty solid, painted last year(cheaply) Very excited to finally get the project Ive been planning started. This has been almost 4 or 5 years in the making.
Purchased -gen 3 4.8 -PAC 1218 springs -Jegs Sloppy Stage 1 Cam (200580) -th350 built for 750whp -PTC converter custom spec'd -VS Racing 7875 -deka 80lbs -china wastegate -2x walbro 450's -MS3 Gold Box -AEM UEGO wideband -Holley 302-2 -STS Mounts (from the origonal group buy)
Goal -cheap -ugly -fast
Extremely happy to be back in a brick again.
Free trash included Already came with some weight savings
Last Edit: Jul 25, 2017 16:23:23 GMT by andrewhans
When I was trying to find out what injectors to grab I watched one of your colorado vids and saw you made around 730whp with dual 450's, 80lb, e85 and 3/8 feed. Figured thats a bit over my goal of mid to upper 500's so it leaves me plenty of headroom for gen 4 internal fun later on. Same thing with the vs 7875.
So I pulled the fuel sender out and there is zero chance I will get two walbro 450 through that hole. Heres my idea to get around that. I already needed a new tank (the bottom is smashed in and the sender is faulty). My plan would be to purchase a new tank and one new sender. Then hang one 450 from each sending unit. The new parts would sit in the origonal location and I would cut out the old sheetmetal and weld in the old pump hanger off to the side near the fuel neck inlet. Its cheap, effective, and will allow me to step up my fuel line size later on if needed. I got this idea from the Frog 242 build on this board.
Last Edit: Jul 25, 2017 16:26:01 GMT by andrewhans
Just got thr PTC converter in the mail! Im down to little things now. All big purchases have been made. Very excited to get the big pieces out of the way. Had it built to be offset correctly so no adapters or hole opening needed to bolt it up to a dished truck flexplate.
Last Edit: Jul 25, 2017 16:27:20 GMT by andrewhans
I love these two tools. Havent come across something I couldn't get undone. I didnt even have to hold the crank still. Also got the MS3 Gold box setup for bench testing, got it all config'd and sensors straight. By "set up" I mean connected the ground and power wires of the EFI Source drop on harness lol. Pretty cool to see the sensors working and TPS working on the screen
Last Edit: Jul 25, 2017 16:27:55 GMT by andrewhans