Finally got to try to mock the engine it’s position. Still not sure if I will keep the engine in the stock location or move it a far back as possible. I was pleased to see the up and forward headers will work. I was concerned with them clearing the power brake booster, but there is plenty of room as you can see below.
Continue reading Mocking it up
Removed the Smallblock Chevy for the last time. On to bigger and better things!
Continue reading So Long Old Friend
Just mocked up my headers and turbos because I couldn’t wait to see how they looked. Now That I have some dimensions, I can also start planning on the support bracket that will hold them and keep their heavy weight from destroying my headers. With no intercooler, the cold side should be a piece of cake.
Another important item showed up today. My 2002 4L80e transmission. Complete, low mile out of a 2002 Chevy 3500. It will be controlled via a Microsquirt running the transmission control firmware and linked to the MS3x via the can network. This will allow full customization of shift points as well as dozens of other variables. The torque converter will most likely be a PTC matched to my combination.
Continue reading Picked Up My 4L80E
Blame it on my adult A.D.H.D, or my need to constantly better whatever it is I am working on. I am changing course with this build once again. I have heard it from several that they wish I would stop making changes and just get it done. Well, this is a means to that end, but in a better fashion. My plans were to build a turbocharged, fuel injected Small block Chevy engine for the truck. Which I could have easily done. However, the caveat was that I would be limited in terms of the builds horsepower due to using a stock block (this is highly disputed and while some guys do make very respectable power).
Continue reading Big Change of Plans and More Power!