My 1971 LS Swapped Pro-Touring Project

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by 1971CamaroGuy, May 15, 2012.

  1. 1971CamaroGuy

    1971CamaroGuy Veteran Member

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    No accessory brackets..the only thing I have left is an LS1 intake with injectors and fuel rails..but will be selling that as a whole when it's ready. I'll list it when it's ready to sell - thanks
    I'll PM you with what I have left when it's ready to sell...don't really want to turn my project thread into a FS thread. It might be a bit as I am waiting on the weather to cool a bit - thanks
     
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    Got the headliner patched and the seat-belt retracter holes filled. The weirdest thing I have noticed is that I thought the original headliners were press molded to the shape of the roof. This one is flat with the side areas scored to conform to the shape. Maybe it's a firebird thing?

    I won't know how it fits until I try it I guess


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    Got the old drivetrain out, still trying to decide if I want to mess with pulling the cap, mostly because I could do some easy detail work with it off and easier to place the drivetrain on the subframe.

    Either way I may get a new engine hoist. My old one spent a few years in the back yard and the castors are rusty and hard turn. Soaking them in PB blaster right now to see what I get.

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  4. RS1979

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    If you can get it done without scratching the paint, leave the cap on. Getting the gaps right can be a time consuming job.
     
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    Yeah that's my fear, I don't want to ding the front cap lol.....getting that motor / tranny up over it and at the right angle to snake it in might be a bitch to do
     
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    It just hit me. You were just talking about taking the nose off. That would give you extra clearance and less chance of messing up your paint.
     
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    That was actually one of ideas aside from taking the whole clip off, I figure pop the nose, bumper, valance and core support off in one piece...seems like it would be just as easy to do that
     
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    I spent a few hours today pulling my front header / core support / lower valance out in one piece. Kind of glad I did now as this gives me some room to go back in there and do some detailing, my engine bay is a mess. This will make it easier to drop in the new engine and hook everything up.

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    So I am going back on forth on the brakes, I'm pretty sure I am going to do C5 brakes in the front and most likely going with a custom works kit. I am on the fence about CPP's C5 spindle as it would look cleaner. But people seem to be reporting issues with the chinese C5 hub assemblies they supply with the kits.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/332149320299

    But I AM going to get one of these kits for the rear

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/162892908176

    I went ahead and order a used C5 booster and master cylinder off eBay, I was looking at my sub-frame yesterday and the area on the subframe has patches of paint coming off from when the master cylinder dripped brake fluid on it. Hindsight I wished i powder coated the frame.

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    My master cylinder is starting to rust on the outside, the chrome cover is showing signs of rust and honestly it's an outdated design. Prone to leaking. I feel like I needed to update that since i have the motor out and all of the bolts are easier to get too. As a bonus the C5 master cylinder has a level switch built in so that would be fairly easy to wire to my dakota digital brake issue light.

    Then I can clean and touch up the subframe.

    I'll have to mod the booster like this member did here..but it looks easy enough.

    http://www.apiem.com/camaro/C5Brakes20081106.asp
     
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    One of the reasons, if not the biggest reason I wanted to go back to a drive by cable throttle body....cruise control

    I go my Vostra universal kit in today, not too keen on how it was thrown in the box and not really packed...but everything looks ok

    Plans is to set this up using the factory throttle body and bracket for a OEM look

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