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5.3 installed into a 77 280


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Looking good Jamar!!

I can't wait to hear about the first drive.

 

Looks like a great start. Are you concerned about how much of the radiator frame you cut out for the air filter? I thought that was a pretty critical part of the unibody support for the front end.

Regarding the radiator support, this was my old 400hp turbo L28 car. I had trimmed away the rad support to allow the air filter hose amd intercooler pi-ping to all enter/exit from the drivers front. I noticed no ill effects. :)

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Regarding the radiator support, this was my old 400hp turbo L28 car. I had trimmed away the rad support to allow the air filter hose amd intercooler pi-ping to all enter/exit from the drivers front. I noticed no ill effects. :)

 

That's good to know. I need to "adjust" mine for my AC lines but have been reluctant to cut even a little out of it. I remember when Batman cut the top of his out for his cold air setup people went crazy saying he lost a lot of structural integrity. Of course he did cut out the top rail, not just the side sheet metal.

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well as you see the motor is in but i still have to drop the tranny to install cooler lines and then run them, i also have to get a flexible tranny dipstick and throttle cable for the car after that i install the driveshaft and then drive the car to the muffler shop to hace the exhaust connected

to dlouis7 i tried to call you but no one answered and my area code is 904 and about the electrical i had a buddy of mine just tell me what wires had to be hooked up and i spliced them into the 280's harness which is mostly alot of power wires that go to the battery and to the accessories and since i am running a 4l60e i will be using an electrical speedo

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