454SSguy buid thread

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    454SSguy I'm Awesome

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    As most of you guys know I've been collecting parts for a little while now. Something you might not know is why. Ok yea I love cars but there's more purpose than that. I'm hoping to use the truck as a ministry tool. While building it I plan on having some guys from my church's youth group come help me out. Most of them are from underprivileged homes and can't afford cars for them to have a job and/or they don't have a positive male role model in their lives. So it's important to me to spend some time with these guys during this.


    Internal Engine

    Scat forged 489 CI rot assembly 10.2:1 compression

    Cam = Duration @ .050 231/234
    Lift w/1.7 rockers .600/.600
    LSA 110 degree

    External Engine
    Heads - Pro Comp Oval ports that have been gone through by my machinist
    Rockers - Crane 1.7 full rollers, got for a steal
    Lifters - Crane Retro fit Hyd Rollers also stole these :cool:
    Intake -Weiand Team G, port matched
    Carb- QFT Black Diamond 850
    Valve Covers - Fabricated from a vendor on RJ. Have An fittings welded in for Catcha can and oil fill (-24an)
    Catch Can - Moroso with An fittings, got on forum for $35 shipped

    Fuel Supply
    Fuel Cell - RCI 15 Gallon with sump and vents.
    Pump - Aeromotive A1000, just found out these get hot and shut off on street cars. If it does that to much it will be up for sale.
    Reg- Holley dead head unit
    Lines - All braided stainless, even vents, may even keep the charcoal canister (not sure yet)

    Drivetrain

    Tranny - T-56 from Tick performance
    Driveshaft - Driveshaft shop in OKC
    Clutch&flywheel - Hayes setup
    Pedal&Master Cylinder- junkyard item from 88-94 5spd truck Got these from a guy on Forum
    Rear- GOV Locker (have eaton and some 4.10s in the garage when it goes)

    Suspension
    Want a 5/5 drop when finished

    Front - Coilover swap, beltech 1 7/8" swaybar
    Rear 4 link - custom built
    Tub - cuz the new meat wont fit with out it, lol. Just a jegs kit
    Coilovers for rear- s single adjustable did some research on Coilovers Need 17" ext 11.5" compressed shock - spring 12x 225lb
    Coilovers in front - QA1 Single Adjustable kit for 2nd Gen camaro w/ 10" 550lb spring


    Wheels and Tires
    This is the fun part, no one steal my idea!!

    Fronts - 17x8 Cragar 397's black Gonna have 2 spares of these to swap out the rears on trips
    Rears - 17 x 11.5 Cragar 397's, have to get them stretched :cool:
    Front Tires - 275/55r17 Nitto nt450 ( Fronts & the 2 spares will wear these)
    Rear Tires - 345/40R17 ;)
    Aestetics

    Headlights - Ebay specials, gonna reuse my brackets. Black with clear lenses
    HID's - from DDMtuning all 35w, 5000k for hi/low/fog. lifetime warrant $103
    Bed cover - leaning towards a soft top rollup style, still lookin for this too if anybody knows where to get one.
    Roll pan - Hate the ZR1 it's ok, but smooth would look better



    That's about it right now. If you guys have suggestions throw em out and I'll update/change this list. Thanks for reading.


    Thought you guys might like to see the evolution of my SS. Still got a ways to go, but she's gettin there.

    This is her when she first got home. Nothin done cept exhaust and a horrible lookin fiberglass cowl hood, and billet grill. Soon to change. Check out that mileage, and that interior.

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    Next up is to do somethin about that 90's throwback roll pan. The tailights are shaved so I can't just take it off. Threw some tint on em to atleast make it look a little cleaner. I think I will eventually go to a smooth roll pan with nothing but a Fire and Ice strip for tailights, I'm sure the cops are gonna love that. have some better pics later
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    Next up is to do somethin about that 90's throwback roll pan. The tailights are shaved so I can't just take it off. Threw some tint on em to atleast make it look a little cleaner. I think I will eventually go to a smooth roll pan with nothing but a Fire and Ice strip for tailights, I'm sure the cops are gonna love that. have some better pics later
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    Next up was that grill in the front. And since I got the VHT Nightshades out, might as well darken up those corner lights too. Also did a good polish on that hood and the rest of the truck, as you can see.
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    So those 275's just werent cuttin it. I talked to a guy on the 454SS forum and got some SS wheels stretched. They are 9.5" wide and will be for sale when I get home in April. Tires are Nitto NT555r's that are 325/50r15's. mmmmm.... Meat, lol.
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    So that was it for a while. Then I found out I was gettin deployed again so I started puttin together a build thread. I'm not gonna spoil to much, but these next few post are me startin to head in that direction. The pictures are a little more organized after this point.

    Here's some new valve covers, need some updated pics of them but they are off the truck right now, explained in a later post. Anyway, the important part, pictures.

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    Well while I had it tore down that far I decided I'd clean up that wiring a little bit. Heres that...

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    In this pic you can see the hose I wrapped everything in, looks way better than that wire loom IMO.

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    Now on to the tranny and oil cooler. The oil cooler is an extra as I still use the one in the new radiator (pics next post) and runs through a thermostat first. You can see it in some of the pics just inside the engine compartment. The tranny cooler will be rendered useless about 1 month after I get home and do the T-56 swap, lol. I think I will turn it into an aftermarket Power Steering cooler, factory one is long skinny vertical cooler on right. Mostly because it looks cool having them symmetrical. My awesome wife can be seen in a couple of these pics, and yes she really did build some of those lines and not one leaked.


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    Next up is the New radiator. I got them from a parts guy on the 454ss.com site. He gets us really good stuff at a pretty good price. For my setup I ran an aluminum 4 core with tranny and oil coolers ( I know I have two of each), with a High Flow waterpump (chrome btw) and two 16 Electric fans. Not any good pics with it mounted but you get the idea.

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    From the front

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    Good shot of the welds on the tanks, quality stuff. More info on why I need such a nice cooling system later :)

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    Well I hit a little snag right before I left. I alluded to this earlier. Apperently I have no idea how to set valve lash, lol. Well when I figurd it out I was doing a test run and it spit a lifter out into the valley so yea, lol.

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    I got it tore down and was about to put it together when I find this....

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    I've got alot planned for when I get back. I will be updating this thread as I go. Look for updates around 1 April 2012
     

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