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    DamnYankee Build Thread

    My truck kit was delivered today. Will be open wheeled. I have the crate LS3 6.2 with a T-56 manual. Moser rear. Wilwood brakes.
    Haven't decided on wheels yet, but soon I hope.
    Inventory tomorrow :-)

    Ron

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    Looking Good !

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    Congrats! Looks like Christmas in Feb. LOL.

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    Finally making some progress on my build. Either I was out of town, or I had company.
    Brakes plumbed, suspension and steering installed.
    I had firewall hydro-dipped with a carbon fiber pattern. Hard to see in pics, but it does look cool.
    Painted the engine and now installed with transmission. Using LS376/480 with a T-56 Super Magnum.

    When I installed the electric power steering motor it was hitting the LS oil pan, so it needed to be clocked down to clear the pan, but this made it the lowest thing hanging under the chassis, which I didn't like. So I ordered 2 oil pans from Summit to see which would work. The first one I opened was the GM 12628771, and this fit the power steering motor perfectly. The motor is 3/4 inch below the pan, but still 3/4 inch above the chassis. I also had to use oil pickup 12558251, and windage tray 12558253. The original dipstick worked fine. The other pan was Holley 302-3, and I never opened the box, just returned it to Summit.

    Took me a while to find wheels that I liked, and fit. I liked the looks of these Milanni Kapri, but they were discontinued. The 20s were still available, but not the 18s. I saw a set of used 18s on eBay but seller wouldn't sell me only 2. So in late March I was in Los Angeles visiting my son and discovered that the wheel distributor with the used set was in East LA. So I drove over there and measured the back of the wheel to be sure my Wilwood calipers would clear, and they did. They still wouldn't sell me 2, so I bought all 4. Then 2 days later they sent me an email saying 2 of the wheels got damaged in the warehouse preparing for shipment, so they refunded half my money and I got the 2 that I wanted to begin with. And was able to get the 20s on clearance somewhere else. Winning !

    Next on to fuel system.
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    Looking good!

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    What size tires did you go with. Look good

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