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LS7 in a 1969 Corvette Convertible (Read 1764 times)
Reply #30 - Apr 11th, 2018 at 5:28pm

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Ok,
Time on the Peterson fluids website left my wallet light and hopes up.
I ordered all the LS7 parts. Not the AN stuff yet because i have a good grasp on that.

Well the tank and breather arrived today. The box was huge and my heart sank.
You see I read the dimensions carefully and measured my desired install spot.
Good lord, now what.

I opened the HUGE box and much to my surprise things were double boxed!

Ok, enough crap, I unboxed the tank an breather and they fit perfectly in the hole I had for Them!

Wow! For all the ups and downs, this is a big up for me! The oil tank and breather are the only true unknowns for me left. Now I have them and they seem to fit! Next few days will see me mounting them and getting ready to plumb them! Yeah! One more ( in my mind) hurtle working its way out!

Back to my glass of wine with my bride on the deck! Gas fire pit is nice!
We will fire up the firedisk shortly for a simple stir fry!

Scott
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Reply #31 - Apr 12th, 2018 at 8:33pm

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Reply #32 - Apr 16th, 2018 at 7:12am

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Saturday was a good day to be in the garage.

I purchased stainless steel nuts and bolts as well as washers. Picked up some aluminum for backing plates and headed into the garage.


I managed to get the 2 gallon tank mounted behind the passenger side gills and the breather tank just forward of that.

Given the tank holds 2 gallons of oil I added backing plates to support the extra weight.
I'll be squirting the plates  flat black in the near as they shine nicely and are visible in the front right wheel well. Once black and wheels remounted it should disappear.

I also ordered Koul Tools kit to make my AN lines. Last time I did this without the tools and my fingers bled a lot! LOL! This time I hope the tools willmake the line end assembly easier.

Scott

Here you can see the oil tan and catch can!
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Reply #33 - Apr 17th, 2018 at 6:17pm

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Wow  Shocked That engine and bay area looks really, really NICE!  Smiley
 

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Reply #34 - Apr 18th, 2018 at 6:02am

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Looks great
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Reply #35 - Apr 18th, 2018 at 6:36am

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Thanks guys,
Yeah it is getting there. One piece one at a time!
Engine bay is starting to get full though. I have room between the radiator and engine but that is about it! LOL! Filling the engine oil will be a trick as the tank fill is under the fender. Doh! It does not seem bad right now but I'm sure I'll curse myself over the years!

The only thing I do not like is the tank is very visible through the gills. The average guy will not know the difference however a true vette guy will likely notice. We'll see there. IF it gets attention I may pull it and paint it flat black also.

It is almost like I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel!  Cheesy

Scott
 
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Reply #36 - Apr 27th, 2018 at 7:10am

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Almost all my AN fittings have arrived.
Tonight I will start plumbing!


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Reply #37 - Apr 30th, 2018 at 8:24am

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What a day! Some good friends from Canada we have not seen for almost a year arrived early this morning with about 20 minute warning! Fortunately I was up and ready to go to the store, so I woke my bride who took a quick shower! Lol!
Great visit!

After lunch, I made my run, came home and the kids showed up! Doh! What a great visit!

So, a late start today.
Goal?
Plumb the oil system and then the pcv system.

So I started making lines and my bride labeled them so I could put them in correctly later should I get distracted again!


Making AN lines is a pita no matter what you do unless you are an expert. I am not.
Here are some tips I found out and what worked for me.

Tools I used:
1 electrical tape
2 wire ties
3 koul tools 12AN tool. Google it! I never once poked myself! Awesome!
4 Dremel cut of wheel. They have two, I bought the slightly larger one on sale at Home Depot.
5 two large crescent wrenches to fit the 12 AN fittings.
6 oil can. You know, squeeze the lever and get a few drips of oil .

What I did:
Cut the perfect end off that came pre cut for me from the distributor. You know, the 12AN braided line, cut the end off.
Why? I found the braid to be cut perfect but the end of the rubber hose was so stiff, I could not put the fitting on!

Cutting:
I wrapped the cut line on the steel braid with electrical tape. It was the only immediately available tape. Then, at the center of the tape i put a wire tie nice and tight. Just a regular cheep 10 inch or so tie. Nothing special. Then i put the line into a vise and cut the line with my dremelworking around the line as my wheel was not big enough for a single sweep.
I actually cut about a 3rd of the width of the tie off! No worries.

Next was assemble the fitting! Using the koul tool, I oiled the braid, put the fitting in the koul tool, and twisted the braided hose in! Wow! Easy! No blood drawn at all!. Next twist in the other half of the fitting. Nice! Admittedly I am no expert. I could easily clean up a few of my lines as I actually twisted the hose in to much! Doh! As long as ther are no leaks, I do not care! FYI I have no connections to “koul tool” other than I bought the tools! They are koul!
As noted earlier, no blood!

See a couple of lines labeled and ready for install!
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Notice no fancy red or blue. Simple black where I can! Lines hooked up to the oil tank!
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See minimal oil pan! My new lines hooked up and ready!
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I'm getting there!
Scott
 
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Reply #38 - Apr 30th, 2018 at 1:39pm

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Wow! Great tips on doing that. It is looking really good!  Smiley
 

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Reply #39 - May 1st, 2018 at 4:44am

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Sounds like you are getting the hang of it. I use a porta-band saw or a regular band saw with the black electrical tape stretched very tight. I also heat upp the end with a heat gun to get the rubber soft so it slips on easily. I have used a cut off wheel but prefer the band saw...it cuts like butter. I actually have to make some up for the 73 because I changed carbs & I'm not a rubber hose fan.
Alan Smiley
If there is one tool that is really handy working on old cars it's a porta-band saw it'll go through 1/4 steel  like you were cutting paper...I'm actually on my second one Cool
 
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Reply #40 - May 1st, 2018 at 11:29am

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Thanks for the comments!
Wow Alan! I never knew that existed!

I'd have probably bought that instead of the cut off wheel!
Oh well!

Hopefully no more AN fittings in my future!
Oh wait, fuel line! Doh!

Scott
 
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Reply #41 - May 1st, 2018 at 1:01pm

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Reply #42 - May 3rd, 2018 at 5:53pm

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Ok,
After the motor and tranny swap i find the driveline will not fit. So off to the highly recommended shop. I received advice and purchased a spicer yoke. Went home, made measurements and the next day took my driveline and yoke back to the shop. I provided the described measurements and was told leave the parts and see you in a week. You see they are busy. So I wait. In the mean time I am researching exhaust. So far Allen exhaust stands out but not the “quiet” exhaust. It would seem that is new to them and fails regularly per my interpretation of internet reviews. I had hoped for nice quite driver exhaust with cutouts for, you know, those days.

More research shows side pipes and quiet are not reasonably compatible. So, I just ordered the stock sounding big block pipes for my car. They will need minor modes for o2 sensors and size adjusted for the ls7 collectors. I’m thinking I may hold off on the cutouts and see how the B.B. pipes work.

This weekend I am back to the rack and pinion stearing. It is installed but not adjusted in any way.

It feels weird to think I now have a limited list of things to do! No longer the huge task! Just some things to do!

Scott
 
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Reply #43 - May 7th, 2018 at 7:01am

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Saturday we woke up very early to see our neighbors daughter compete in rollerskating.
Sadly we arrived just moments to late because some skaters did not show and she was pressed into an earlier spot! Doh!

Same day my neighbor came over to help with the steering on my car. The steeroids multiple knuckle coupling is very painful to fiddle with alone. After a while we did get my steering wheel to turn freely with no binding at all! Whoo hoo! Still no running engine so we have yet to experience the power steering.

Next he studied my air conditioning lines and asked about hooking them up. I said the smaller one is a bit short! Sad  . SO after some fiddling, tweaking, bending this angle, bending that angle, he had just enough line! Nice air conditioning is now plumbed!

Next? we opened the wiring harness box! OH wow! I did not realize they provided yet a whole nother fuse box with relays etc already to go! Good lord where will I put this!

Either way, we made lots of headway on Saturday!


Sunday my bride and I spent pressure washing the topsides of Destiny!

Scott
 
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Reply #44 - May 8th, 2018 at 4:16am

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Smiley Yup, Spring is here! I pressure washed the whole house last week. Looks brand new again!
 

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