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Unread 2016-01-26, 06:38 PM   #101
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It was enough for the 3rd gear to blow out. With $1500 Karlen can make a 9 second LSx powered car, even a C4 corvette.
Andrew's poor driving broke my transmission.
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Andrew's poor driving broke my transmission.
Considering you have never ran faster than a 14, and went a second slower than I did in my Cobalt, I think we know where the poor driving existed.

I just happened to be behind the wheel when the thing failed.
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I am going to sound deaden the cab floor and firewall so I stripped out the rubber mat and seat. I found the trans hump has been molested at some point. I am going to scrap up all of the remaining sound deadening to replace with new.


Gotta love those Texas trucks. Not a spot of rust.



This is where the ratchet shifter was mounted. I figured I would have to weld in the 4 mount holes and the hole for the cable. Apprarently there was a manual trans in the truck at some point. There were two pieces of galvanized sheet tacked in with silicon half holding in place. Another on the front of the hump to clearance the trans. There were also 3 larger holes that someone through they needed that were covered with a rubber patch. Interesting...



Bolt in high hump from a manual 4x4 to fix this. I am going to cut out the low hump and bolt this in. This will give a little more clearance on the 80e as well as access. I'll weld in a patch where the shift hole is.

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Got a few minutes to work in the truck today. I started removing the sound deadener that the previous owner installed. I also took out the patch panels on the hump to access how much fab work is going to been needed to fit the new high hump. Not too bad, a little hammer and dolly work and cut out the small hump is all that is needed. Coat everything with chassis saver and button it up. I going to strip the stock insulation on the firewall and replace with new. It's been torn, ripped and molested too much to salvage.

The TH400 fits with about 3/8 clear with the stock small hump. Good thing I am going with the large hump because the 80e wouldn't clear.



Scrapping the old crud up



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I've been sick all week so I didn't get much done. I was able to rough cut the low hump out today. It still needs to be cleaned up where the previous owner used a plasma cutter to cut the hump out. I stripped everything off of the firewall to prep it for dynamat and insulation. The heater wasn't working so I took it out to clean it up and put a new resistor in. The heater core was leaking so I am going to pop a new core in. That's about it for today.

The truck was originally white. It still has the original insulation on the firewall. The white paint was mint behind it. No a spec of rust.


Removed the inner fender to get the blower box off of the firewall. Everything looks good.
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Such a bad ass truck! LOVE IT!!!!
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A small update... I rebuilt the entire heater assembly, installed a new core and re-installed it to the truck. All that is left is sound deadening, insulation and carpet before I can start wiring. The new tilt column will be here Saturday. This was a can or worms, but it all up to spec now.

Hump bolted in. Finished up welding in the weld nuts as well


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Looking good. I have a quart of chassis saver I didn't end up using, maybe I'll use it on my floors.
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Looking good. I have a quart of chassis saver I didn't end up using, maybe I'll use it on my floors.
It is good stuff! I figured instead of priming and painting, I'd use the chassis saver instead as a single coat. Worked out great. It really likes rust. It literally started moving towards the little bit of surface rust on the hump. I am going to use it on my frame horns when I swap the motor in too.

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Good work, sir! Love seeing the progress!
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Is chassis saver like por15? I used that on my c10 wheel wells and frame area.
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Is chassis saver like por15? I used that on my c10 wheel wells and frame area.
Yeah, same type of stuff. There were a couple of people talking about how it is better than POR15. I cannot tell you if it is or isn't. I thought I'd give it a shot since I could buy it locally in Olathe.



I didn't get much time this weekend. I did enlarge the bulkhead hole in the firewall, get the seal on the hump and bolted it in for good and test fit the new AAW bulkhead. I am hoping to a free night this weekend to get the interior buttoned up so I can wire this dang thing.

Swapping out the AAW supplied screws for button head bolts to keep the firewall clean on the engine side. I can't imagine running these screws through the firewall into the engine bay. Talk about a tacky look.
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Sound deadener down, firewall insulation 95% done.





Ran out of steam on Sunday so I need to finish up the insulation around the hump and drivers lower firewall. I foung myself cutting corners due to being spent, so I called it a day.
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Yeah, same type of stuff. There were a couple of people talking about how it is better than POR15. I cannot tell you if it is or isn't. I thought I'd give it a shot since I could buy it locally in Olathe.



I didn't get much time this weekend. I did enlarge the bulkhead hole in the firewall, get the seal on the hump and bolted it in for good and test fit the new AAW bulkhead. I am hoping to a free night this weekend to get the interior buttoned up so I can wire this dang thing.

Swapping out the AAW supplied screws for button head bolts to keep the firewall clean on the engine side. I can't imagine running these screws through the firewall into the engine bay. Talk about a tacky look.
Do they just provide screws similar to what the factory used? Or do they provide bolts/nuts?

Ours have Stainless button head bolts on the interior side and lock nuts on the firewall side. The factory setup was rather small screws shot into small holes.
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Do they just provide screws similar to what the factory used? Or do they provide bolts/nuts?

Ours have Stainless button head bolts on the interior side and lock nuts on the firewall side. The factory setup was rather small screws shot into small holes.
There were 3" sheet metal screws that went inside out. I wasn't a fan of having 2 daggers sticking out in the bay. I bought stainless button head bolts with the nuts inside the cab.

The stock screws were pretty big, but still sheet metal screws. Since this is a driver, I wasn't too worried about how it looked, I just didn't want a wrist shredder.
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Spent a few minutes last night finishing up the firewall insulation. Wiring Starts tonight.

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You gonna bring the truck out at least for the KC stop of the Power Tour?
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That's the plan. I'll be down in Ft. Worth sometime in May for a buddies car show. I am going to bring the truck down on a trailer.
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That's the plan. I'll be down in Ft. Worth sometime in May for a buddies car show. I am going to bring the truck down on a trailer.
When in May/what show? Might have to come check the truck out in person.
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When in May/what show? Might have to come check the truck out in person.
It a show that my buddies dad puts on in his back yard out in Haslet. I'm not sure on the date yet.
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finished up the interior wiring today minus the gauges. I am going to try to finish up the gauges in the morning.





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Done minus the rear light wiring. I am going to wrap the harness, re-assembly the engine bay and interior and drive it on the lift to wire the rear. Finally!



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Spent the day yesterday working on the truck. Installed the steering linkage, wheel adapter and wheel and built a relay array for the electric fans that mounts to the radiator. Buttoned up the wiring in the engine bay and fired it up. Fired right up. Drove it over to the lift so I can run the rear light harness. Getting closer.

Had one mishap. Don't be a dummy and forget that you have a mechanical oil pressure gauge. Truck only ran for 15 seconds but that's enough time to pump a 1/2 quart into the cab on to brand new carpet. Opps. Most of it came out of the carpet. It was one of those deals that I knew it was mechanical but was more concerned about the electric temp guage being hooked up. Oh well, live and learn.

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Looks great, surprised you don't have a tach in your gauge cluster, but they are expensive.

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