1980Z redneck-touring vortec/6spd

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by woody80z28, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. woody80z28

    woody80z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    UPDATE: EFI 383 build in the works, and full rotisserie job underway

     
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  2. woody80z28

    woody80z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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  3. Damon23

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    Your pretty good there with the design. I'd love to see someone tuck that much wheel underneath one of these cars. The dark colors are my favorite. I also like how you blacked out the trim around the side windows. My next Z will get that treatment.
     
  4. K5JMP

    K5JMP Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    love the title Woody.. lol
    I dig on your car because it has all the things that made the cars cool... and a few subtle upgrades that don't detract from that.
    cool car man;)
     
  5. Camarocore

    Camarocore Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    one of my fav project!
     
  6. ZS10

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    Very cool, you have lots there to be proud of!
     
  7. woody80z28

    woody80z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Throw in some tear down pics for good measure:

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  8. woody80z28

    woody80z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Made some progress on it. Still have a lot of wiring left to do though. I did get everything figured out and started, pretty much. Got my main power wires from the starter stud and starter engage wire sent back into the cockpit to be hooked up to the dist block I'm gonna put in.

    Drilled & tapped the crank to be 1/2-20 since I screwed up the factory threads trying to install the balancer the redneck way. I made a pilot on the lathe at work to make sure everything was straight so it wouldn't try to pull the balancer on sideways and get hung up. My new balancer installation tool works AWESOME by the way.

    Then I could put on my alt, elec water pump, p/s pump with IROC valve and fabbed bracket to work without the extra mounting location on the stock w/p. I took an old AC bracket and cut it up and drilled it to work. I love wrecking Mopar stuff to benefit the Chevy. Everything is freshly stripped to bare metal and sprayed flat black. Got the rad back in and figured out how I'm going to mount my fan. Now I just need to wire it.

    Removed my wiper motor. And if Rain-X works as well as I keep hearing, will remove the wipers too and make a block off plate for the firewall. Should be a nice spot to mount my clutch master cylinder.

    I also got my LED third brake light installed and I think it'll work well. Can't even see it when it's not lit, you'd never even know it's there. Hopefully the rest of the LED conversion works well once everything is all wired up.

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  9. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    What is the 3rd light from?
     
  10. woody80z28

    woody80z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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