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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    Picked up a dakota digital module to interface with my Holley ECU. That way I don't have to run additional sensors for the VHX gauges and pull that information form the Holley ECU, and gain a few other things I can monitor from the dash too.

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  2. Da-bigguy

    Da-bigguy Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I am interested in seeing how that system works as I want to install a cruise control in my 71.
     
  3. 1971CamaroGuy

    1971CamaroGuy Veteran Member

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    The instructions suck that come with this kit, it's in several languages and looks like something you would get with furniture you put together lol. But i will def post some step by steps as I install it. Hopefully not long after I drop the motor in.
     
  4. 1971CamaroGuy

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    I took the brackets off my universal booster I had on the car and modded them. I had to grind some out of the edges of the brackets to allow the booster to pull tight. It had a step on the back side that was hitting the brackets. But being 1/4" thick still I was able to take the 90 degree edge out of the circular area a little creating a step. This was enough for the booster to pull tight. After that i painted the brackets semi-gloss to match the booster.


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    Messing with bending the lines on my master cylinder and proportioning valve.

    The issue is the lines have to cross each other since the front and rear ports on this MC is reversed compared to the OE MC. So you will need to bend them across each other. I didn't like the way I bent the 3/16" line so I def am changing that.

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    On the 05-Present C6 Corvette it uses (2) M12x1.0 SAE metric inverted flare nuts at the master cylinder connections. C5 master cylinders use bubble flares so it's def different.

    I searched and searched and ended up finding the nuts you would need here for the C6 2005+ master cylinder.

    http://store.fedhillusa.com/m84.aspx

    http://store.fedhillusa.com/m63.aspx

    One is for 3/16" line and the other 1/4" lined depending on how you set up your system. I opted for one of each, similar to the line size in my original set-up.
     
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  5. 1971CamaroGuy

    1971CamaroGuy Veteran Member

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    Ok, I re-bent a new 3/16" line and happy with the way it all turned out. I just buttoned it up and looking great. Main concern was getting everything to fit around the G-Brace but it will clear. Need to touch up the booster and do some detailing.

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  6. 1971CamaroGuy

    1971CamaroGuy Veteran Member

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    Just ordered some Ridler 695 18x8 and 18x9.5 wheels with some 235/40-18 tires for the front and 275/35-18 tires for the rear

    https://www.performanceplustire.com...tyle-695-black-rim-with-machined-lip/ws:18x8/

    https://www.performanceplustire.com...le-695-black-rim-with-machined-lip/ws:18x9-5/

    https://www.performanceplustire.com/tires-for-sale/nankang-tires/ns-20/ty:Tire:ts:235-40-18/

    https://www.performanceplustire.com/tires-for-sale/nankang-tires/ns-20/ty:Tire:ts:27535-18/

    Total with the coupon was $914 shipped to my door. The tires were cheaper than what I have seen, but I haven't heard too bad of a response on them. Seeing that i am not going to be putting too many miles on them, they will work for now. Of course I declined road hazard, prob wouldn't use it anyways.

    I have some Hanook Ventus 17" tires on the car that are basically still new, even though they are 5 years old...so that shows the kind of miles I put on these.
     
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  7. 1971CamaroGuy

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    Since tires and rims are ordered, and I have installed the disc brake proportioning valve I need to look at my braking and suspension now. I have hotchkis front springs ready to go in along with some brand new Bilstein shocks.

    I have these in my queue waiting to pull the trigger, but still do some more research on some of the parts.

    Hotchkis rear springs --- https://www.ebay.com/itm/331396863496

    Adco 709 1-1/4" sway bar ---- https://www.ebay.com/itm/221917859053

    CPP Rear sway bar --- https://www.ebay.com/itm/382255051625

    Rear disc brake kit --- https://www.ebay.com/itm/202035026488

    CPP C5 Spindle and brake kit --- https://www.ebay.com/itm/332149320299


    I'm doing some more research on the front brake kit, I know a lot of people aren't fans of CPP but I think on a street driven car these will be fine. I could buy a kit that modifies the spindle, the CPP kit is more attractive as it has it's own spindle and looks like it could have been a factory part.

    Plus that will leave my current set-up untouched and I can flip it to recoup some of the money spent on the new stuff.

    Plans are to leave the stock control arms on the car as I rebuilt those and the steering components a while back...so they are basically new.
     
  8. thesalboy

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    Looking good!

    What's the tank ahead of your radiator?

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  9. 1971CamaroGuy

    1971CamaroGuy Veteran Member

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    Thanks! - It's my radiator overflow...didn't have room in the stock location
     
  10. thesalboy

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    Heater hoses in the way?
     

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