Not a whole lot of progress; spent two weeks in Mexico and started Jiu-Jitsu, so time in the garage has been limited. Any way, catch can, heater, and transmission cooler plumbed, on to the fuel system!
With the creation of a bigger t-bolt clamp and some finish welds, the cold side is complete! Coolant overflow and oil catch installed. Next on the chopping block is the trans cooler, followed by the fuel system.
Got most of the cold side buttoned up, just waiting on a silicone coupler before making some final welds, then I will post some pics. Also installed the throttle cable. I prefer the Jegs brand cables, cheap and always get the job done!
A fellow slop turned me onto Dayco's dimensional look up for radiator hoses. If you are looking for something oddball, chances are the local auto parts store will not have it hanging in the back. Check this site, it helped me find the lower hose which I would have never found otherwise: www.daycoproducts.com/online-catalog-1?part_type=10
With the last bit of argon, I managed to burn in a -10 bung for the passenger side cover, man I hate welding oil soaked cast!
It was a good weekend for progress! Pulled the trans oil pan, replaced the filter, and knocked all the dents out of it from the previous owner. Installed the shifter, oil feed, LS1 intake, and Deka# 80 injectors - stock hood city! Also fabbed the cold pipe from the turbo to the IC. I was low on argon and made an improvised 180* bend lol, I don't think the turbo will mind...
Chopped up a factory 5.0 upper rad hose and spliced it with 1 1/4" aluminum tube. Thought since it was there, I would install a fitting for the front steam vent. Built up a little weld, drilled and tap. I think it should work!
Hacked the stock alternator/power steering bracket in half, hogged out the mounting holes, turned 90* clockwise, and my alternator now clears! Painted the hotside, mounted the wastegate, turbo, and plumbed the oil drain. LS1 intake on its way, I'll take the lesser flow in order to clear the stock hood.