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    raevenzero replied to the thread Ryan's 80 Build/Swap.
    I gave up on trying to plan around the dump on the GM8 turbo. Today, I received deliver of an hx35 which will give me more options for running a down pipe. I plan on dropping between the fender and the frame into the back of the fender well...
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    raevenzero replied to the thread Ryan's 80 Build/Swap.
    Just wanted to give a quick update since I haven't posted in a little while. I have the hydroboost done. It took some creative bending of the stock Chevy lines. The only real modification I had to make was the pressure line to the steering...
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    raevenzero reacted to Volunteer's post in the thread Ryan's 80 Build/Swap with Like Like.
    Man that looks great, nice work bud :clap:
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    raevenzero replied to the thread Ryan's 80 Build/Swap.
    She's in. I have the entire drive train slanted so that the t-case is a couple of inches more to the passenger side. I still have exhaust, linkages, wiring, brakes, fuel, and cooling lines to go. I made an adapter plate for the hydroboost...
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    Awesome. I hope it's helpful. It isn't a great production, but there isn't much info in this area. You might be able to make a spacer too, just make sure that you have enough extra linkage to make up the difference. Also, my 80 is a '91 so...
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    Here's what I did. Though I'm currently making a relocation bracket for my 4l80e swap.
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    raevenzero replied to the thread Ryan's 80 Build/Swap.
    Exactly. I didn't think about it the first time. I have started it 2 more times and it started right up both times. Both of those times I gave it a little more glow plug after start and it cleared up fast. I always did that on the Chevy too...
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    raevenzero replied to the thread Ryan's 80 Build/Swap.
    A couple of local guys came over yesterday and we pulled the engine, transmission, and transfer case. Next is cleaning up the engine compartment and definitely the shop.
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    raevenzero replied to the thread Ryan's 80 Build/Swap.
    I remember seeing the 40. I think it had the 6.2. We talked about the 62, but I can't remember if it was turbo or not.
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    raevenzero replied to the thread Ryan's 80 Build/Swap.
    That would be great to see, Larry. The LS seems like a great powerplant for just about everything and I can't wait to see that one on a trail. This 6.5 won't make a lot of power, but it will be torquey, efficient, and stupid simple. Also, it...
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    raevenzero replied to the thread Ryan's 80 Build/Swap.
    I started filling it with oil last weekend and noticed a problem. There was a ding in the front crank seal that likely happened when I was trying to figure out what was wrong with the first harmonic balancer I installed. It was for a different...
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    raevenzero replied to the thread Ryan's 80 Build/Swap.
    It's Detroit Alpine Green. I'm hoping it holds up. I sprayed the block down with Purple Power and oven cleaner, then steam cleaned it. I have a few places where the paint didn't stick very well, but I will touch it up as I can. Hopefully it...
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    raevenzero replied to the thread Ryan's 80 Build/Swap.
    Thanks Larry, you too! I just did intake tubing and received some steel plate to make an upper intake manifold. I'm hoping to have that built this weekend and start looking at getting the engine started. Once I verify that it runs and has oil...
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    raevenzero replied to the thread Ryan's 80 Build/Swap.
    Before and After...
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    raevenzero replied to the thread Ryan's 80 Build/Swap.
    I found some pictures of the new heads being installed. These have the later precups for more power than the stock heads. This engine was originally rated at 200hp per the sticker on the valve cover, so I'm hoping for a little more with the...
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    Nothing exciting to post yet. My engine is *mostly* together and I finally got my transmission back after 9 months at a shop. Work has been busy and the weather lousy, but I'm starting to put the pieces together. I'm expecting things to really...
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    raevenzero reacted to SIG383's post in the thread Welcome to Veterans' Highway! with Like Like.
    PCSing...my plans are to stay past 20. I’m not quite ready to give it up yet. Lol
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    We now have it booked. The weekend is May 14-15-16. This avoids Mother's Day, Memorial Day and any major TLCA sanctioned event in the Southeast. In 2019 we had a pretty good time at Choccolocco Mtn Park, so we're going back there for the variety...
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    raevenzero replied to the thread Welcome to Veterans' Highway!.
    Welcome! I spent some time in Germany about 15 years ago. In fact, I met my wife there. I bet things have changed quite a bit, especially in the last year. Are you retiring in June, or just PCS'ing stateside?
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