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  • Deaf Bob
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    On your comment above about not noticing 15 hp, maybe not in a banzai run, but maybe in driveability.. Not having to downshift for slight differences in the roads.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    a bit of work tonight
    got the old intake off.... gained some space


    cleaned the dead rats off

    schnazzy




    somewhere I have new seals for the injectors.... sigh... oh well, along with one bracket for the rails, it didn't come with bolts for the intake...oh well, if it were easy everyone would do it

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    my understanding is that the short runner intakes like that one leave alot to be desired, even compared to a stock LS2 intake.
    unless, of course, you needed the larger throttle body for soon turbo install.... "if"

    also, 15 hp may be a lot on a dyno, but in the real world.... I'm not convinced anyone would notice the difference - I certainly haven't.
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; November 16th, 2019, 06:12 PM.

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  • ejs262
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    cheaper then a Dorman. It's a nice piece though it is missing a bracket - time will tell whether or not I have to make one.

    and that said, some might notice there's a big hole over on the passenger side..... it's for potential, future improvements.
    my understanding is that the short runner intakes like that one leave alot to be desired, even compared to a stock LS2 intake.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Gotta love fresh parts! Details on the intake?
    cheaper then a Dorman. It's a nice piece though it is missing a bracket - time will tell whether or not I have to make one.

    and that said, some might notice there's a big hole over on the passenger side..... it's for potential, future improvements.

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Gotta love fresh parts! Details on the intake?

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    more gifts from brown santa...



    what's cool is the UPS driver hoofed these down to the shop.... he also brought other gifts
    intake


    headers that almost fit


    I think I'm going to heat the bracket and reform it a touch

    for cheap, they fit perfect


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  • ejs262
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    I missed this earlier, I vote Turbo Trans AM.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    thanks.... all those pictures of the left fender and only one that doesn't show the right, front bottom .... weird how he forgot that....

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  • CTX-SLPR
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    Just in case he has something you could use: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/pts...017730943.html

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    brown Santa arrived





    the only thing left to order is a cam....

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  • silver_bullet
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    I have no idea what I'm going to do with this

    or this


    as far as I'm concerned it could sit but I'd still like to reduce backstock.... lord I hate craigslisting stuff, but I may force myself....
    Lessee.....1970’s 2wd “Heapster”? JK

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    I swear I need to cut my backstock by at least 50% - I have no idea where my box of axle straps went, thankfully I had to go to the store to get an alternator for my 'burb so I could pick them up twice... and wrong... but at least the second set could be convinced to fit

    it's official, the driveshaft was the right one... yahoo.
    I have no idea what I'm going to do with this

    or this


    as far as I'm concerned it could sit but I'd still like to reduce backstock.... lord I hate craigslisting stuff, but I may force myself....

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  • ejs262
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    I vaguely remember the test from ages ago.... any idea what the Dorman was made for? or part number? all I'm finding on Google is truck manifolds - which will not fit under the hood....

    and let me assure you all again that when this is said and done this 6.0 will be my mule motor....
    here's the Dorman part, it's about $430,

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/rnb-615-901/overview/

    Here's an AC Delco part listed as "top section only" for $240, If the picture is accurate, it should also work for you.


    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/a...make/chevrolet

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  • 1946Austin
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    I talked to a guy at a local cruise about 18 months ago who had a '72 Chevy 4x4 he'd dropped on an 2008 4x4 Chevy frame. He said that's really the simplest, easiest, and fastest way to go on my old Suburban. I'm just not sure I want all the other late model running gear. Not even sure I want the OD trans. It would be nice, but I doubt I'm doing enough traveling with my '69 to worry about OD.
    I contemplated doing the simple LS swap where you just bolt the engine to my TH400 and do the intake and distributor swap to get a carb, and eliminate the computer. But then I'd lose the part I like, the electronic fuel injection.

    I sure love the looks of the '64-'65 Skylarks! And the wagon is even neater!
    Last edited by 1946Austin; November 11th, 2019, 04:39 PM.

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