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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by dodge man on Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:36 pm

that should make that little chevy boggy on down the road
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by vanny on Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:37 pm

NIIIIIIICE!


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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by savage on Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:37 am

Wow , did they over night that motor to you??? Should fit in your van Nice.
Let me know when your off work & need a hand.
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by millwright71 on Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:21 pm

Putting in another 72 hour week, but have had some time to plan a few things. To make life easier I believe I will install a fuel tank from a 96 or so model van to gain the in tank pump, and also a return line location. Looks like the ole spot weld cutter will rise again to move that crossmember!
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Progress

Post by millwright71 on Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:14 pm

Had a little time to work on the doghouse conversion this evening. Got the front section flanges welded on, then located and welded down. Bolted the back sections to the front so the floor can finally be marked and cut out. Had to set the lid on just to see what it looks like.


I cannot thank all the guys on this site enough for the information, and help to get this project done. I spend a lot of time searching the archives and it is priceless as far as I am concerned to keep these machines on the road.

Tom
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by pan58head on Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:14 am

Tom , you will love that ls, wish mine was finished so I could drive it. We've done a few swaps into other hot rods and you won't believe how good these motors run. Best of all no more fuel smell in your van.. AS for running the 87-95 22 gallon chevy van tank, pm gotavan and get a set of his stainless tank straps just ask him for 8" extra in length
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by pan58head on Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:36 am

This is my supercharged 5.3 sorry for the dust


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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by millwright71 on Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:04 am

That is a sweet looking set up there! I have a video of a supercharged 6.0 in a late model 4 wheel drive Silverado ripping off posi's at will with 35" tires! Can't wait to get this thing running.
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by pan58head on Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:09 pm

This set up was in a tahoe that was wrecked, my buddy scored for me. We took it out before pulling and I was impressed with how good it went. I've had it running but haven't had a chance to try it out. Hopefully soon
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by millwright71 on Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:14 pm

Savage and I spent the evening removing all of the unused pieces from under the van. All of the clutch mechanism, shifter rods, exhaust system, fuel tank, and lines are now gone! Back to work for me tomorrow on day shift so not much gonna happen for a little bit. Like always, I can't thank Tom enough for all his help, fun times!
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by millwright71 on Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:20 pm

Got the doghouse bolted in place this evening, repaired the spots in the rear with a piece of floor Savage brought over, but ran out of gas for the welder halfway through the second piece. Switched gears and got the gas tank crossmember out. It was a little slice of heaven drilling out all those spot welds, but the end result will be worth it. Probably not much progress for the next couple days, gonna be below zero!

Tom
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by G-Man on Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:15 am

Is this going to be ready for Baker's???
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by millwright71 on Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:17 am

I am really shooting for it to be ready, if not painted, at least mechanically and in epoxy primer/sealer for the trip. If it isn't, will be bringing the Dodge! I can't wait for spring to start driving that one again!!!!


Tom
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by millwright71 on Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:33 pm

With all the cold, snow, and overtime lately not much has been getting done on the van. I did see a post over at VCVC about electric power steering from pan58head and gathered the parts today from the local take a part.
Here it is, unit came from a 2002 Saturn Vue, complete with upper and lower couplings.

Just need to get the controller box from Ebay that was developed to replace the factory body control module.
Not sure when this thing will get installed, got a lot going on right now. affraid
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by pan58head on Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:16 pm

Tom, thanks for the credit, spent a lot of time on this project. I think I figured out a easier way to make the lower coupler , I going to play in the shop tomorrow and I will post what I find
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by millwright71 on Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:38 am

Looking forward to the updates, I am pretty excited about this mod. Opens up a lot of choices for steering wheels.
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by millwright71 on Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:42 pm

Savage and I worked on the 5.3 swap tonight, found out the factory engine crossmember needs some clearancing for it to fit. There was a lot of test fitting involved, very glad Tom was here to help. I am fairly sure it was the shape of the Silverado oil pan that made the modifications necessary. I used motor mount adapter plates, with factory mounts set in the 1" back position. Pics of the crossmember to follow, once welding is complete.

Tom
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by millwright71 on Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:30 am

Sounds like I need an original 2nd gen motor mount cross member for this to work a little easier. Think I have located one, will hopefully have this thing mounted next weekend!
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LS 5.3 Pics!!!

Post by millwright71 on Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:59 pm

The LS is in! There was a lot more involved than I thought. The second gen crossmember still needed a little clearancing to fit with the original Silverado pan. The motor mounts are a pretty tight fit, and took a lot of finessing to get the center bolt in correctly.

Savage and I test fitted the rest of the doghouse, as well as the lid and it all fits nicely!


Savage and I also modified the 22 gallon fuel tank filler neck, and got the pump and sender unit installed. Next up will be getting it mounted, and new lines ran. Like always, can't thank Savage (Tom) enough for all his help.....

Tom
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by G-Man on Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:11 pm

Looks great in there, wish I could get half of what you got done over these past few months
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by vanny on Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:10 am

Snug as a bug in a rug and looks Fantastic! Nice work guys...Again! You 2 make an amazing team!!!


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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by 66mnecotruck on Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:10 pm

Just went thru your post for the first time. Amazing craftsmanship, I'm excited to follow along.
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Progress!

Post by millwright71 on Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:09 pm

Thanks for the compliments guys, they are a great motivator to get this thing running! Got the new 22 gallon gas tank mounted, along with the filter/regulator for the fuel line. Gathering needed fittings to get that line finished. While waiting for parts, got the radiator test mounted to make sure there is clearance for dual 10" fans.


Also got the alternator relocated and eliminated the power steering pump. New serpentine belt fits tight, but looks good.

In the process of bodyworking the doghouse and lid right now, hoping to have it running by the end of the month.


Tom
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by vanny on Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:45 am

Looks Great Tom, moving right along!


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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by Digz on Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:51 am

Maybe I missed it .. Dual pass radiator?

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