Project Truck

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  1. nonnieselman

    nonnieselman Nocturnal Specialties

    Picked this up to tinker with and try out a new setup.
    It hasn't had a engine in it since about 2009 i think.

    Bought a Heads/Cam 5.3 along with a 4L80E/CircleD Triple Disk Converter from a friend. It went a 11.3@117 in his 1998 truck.
    We are going to shoot for a mid 10 second pass and 25mpg with cold AC. So it should be a lot of fun.
    Got to sit down and figure out exactly which turbo im goin with but im pretty certian its goin to be the Borg Warner S475/87 1.10AR. Should be plenty big but still spool good.
    Truck has 4.10 gears so goin with a 3.23 or 3.42 depends on what tire size i settle on. So many choices.

    Really want to try the rear end out of my tahoe that has factory 5 Link rear suspension setup. It would ride alot better with the right coil springs and add Helper bags for towing when you just want to tow a trailer to the track.

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  2. Good luck with it!
     
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  3. mascott

    mascott Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Good looking truck to start with.
     
  4. rrharris

    rrharris Distinguished Poster

    Awesome. Gonna have to bring my boy to watch some passes!
     
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  5. bubbat

    bubbat Gatekeeper to my corner of Hell.

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    Nice truck and interesting project. Sounds similar to truck cousin had built, took complete drivetrain engine, transmission and rear suspension from ZR1 vette swapped it in. It runs in high 11s and is a blast on curvy roads
     
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  6. phillipd

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    Such a shame you aren't into mopars. We could rule the world
     
  7. nonnieselman

    nonnieselman Nocturnal Specialties

    Haha if you fund the project im in.
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  8. phillipd

    phillipd Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

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    Now that's the problem. If I had the funds me and all these kids and grand kid minions could rule the world. Time and money is at a premium around here
     
  9. wllmkttrll

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    First of all you got to remove that bow tie on the grill
     
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  10. Soonered

    Soonered Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Makes me miss my 72 Nova SS.
     
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  11. Southern Reloading

    Southern Reloading Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Ed only Chevy I had was a !975 Nova SS 396 4speed. Sweet little ride. Then I grew up!
     
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  12. nonnieselman

    nonnieselman Nocturnal Specialties

    Well finally got the truck to the shop. Picked it up last night along with the 5.3 and 4L80E and accessories.
    Had to kill a huge wasp next under the hood but thats the only one ive seen so far.

    Drawing up the fuel cell today and might have it being welded up by this evening.

    That picture above was from about 2006? Its a lot more dirtier now.
     
  13. Cliff731

    Cliff731 Danged ole' Hermit...

    Nonnie, the darned &*%$#!! wasp have been relentlessly untiring in their nest building endeavors this year. Don't ask me why I know about this.
     
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  14. nonnieselman

    nonnieselman Nocturnal Specialties

    Broke out the pressure washer and 5 gallons of degreaser Saturday.
    Everything under the hood, under the truck, bed, and even the roof is clean now.

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  15. nonnieselman

    nonnieselman Nocturnal Specialties

    It looks so small in there...

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  17. Southern Reloading

    Southern Reloading Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    They don't have to lead!! Don't you remember when we were young!!!
     
  18. nonnieselman

    nonnieselman Nocturnal Specialties

    Haha ;)
    What is this thing, sleep, that you speak of??

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  19. Southern Reloading

    Southern Reloading Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Hey Nonnie just wait a few more years!! you'll learn well what it is!!
     
  20. nonnieselman

    nonnieselman Nocturnal Specialties

    OH i feel it. Use to could go days without sleep. Now after 30ish hours i start making my way home or the next day ill be dragging bad..
     
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