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post #976 of 987 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 18, 9:15 PM Thread Starter
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Kevin thanks for taking the time to read it all. Wish it only had taken a week to build the car

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Philip, I know you haven't posted lately on you build page, but I have question.

How well does the AC setup work? I'm debating if I want to copy your setup or have my evaporator and POA Valve reconditioned and recalibrated for R134 on my 72 with a LS conversion. Also plan to update the condenser to a parallel flow as well. South Carolina summers are hot, especially with the humidity. I'm want to try and make the AC as powerful as possible. I'm also using a Grand Prix evaporator case that is deeper at the fan motor area and will allow a taller fan blade to hopefully increase air flow volume.

I want to make sure that I do all I can to help the AC system. Hoping I can make it comfortable for the kids to ride in the back (third row).

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Eric it works extremely well, on the last long trip at times it had to be shut off as it was too cold. This was without a high speed on the blower. Thought it was a bad switch, turned out to be a bad relay.
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The rear brake hoses and front calipers arrived today, still waiting on the rear springs.
I'm using the stock F body hoses at the rear calipers and the stock A body hose from the frame to the rear. The tabs to secure the hoses on the axle tube were cut off of the brackets that came from the brake donor car. There is a right and left bracket mounting to align the index points, the hoses are the same but mount opposite each other.
The stock 12 bolt lines were shortened and a flare nut from the donor car installed on the line before creating a bubble flare on the end to tie into the F body hose.







Whoever coined the phrase "change is good" must not have built hot rods. Seems the simplest things often get complicated. I replaced the sheet metal cover with an aluminum cover with bolts that add support to the bearing caps. Seemed simple enough until the brake hose install...and the line wouldn't reach the frame. An adjustment had to be made to the bracket to locate the hose back in the stock position. A a piece of scrap metal left over from cutting out the parking brake cable brackets was used.

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I am currently doing this swap and wanted to ask one question :

Did you swap the backing plates to position the calipers toward the rear instead of the front ? I figure you did this to make the e-brake lever pull toward the front instead of the rear ?

I need to swap my backing plates around to do this. Seems like the easiest way to hook up the e-brake to the parking brake system.

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Beth I did swap the right and left backing plates to make the stock parking brake cable interface with the LS brakes easier. The parking brake cable bracket at rear wheel is the F body part cut down and bolted to the lower control arm bolt. Aligns the cable to the backing plate perfectly and the cable runs along the control arm like the stock cable did.



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Beth I did swap the right and left backing plates to make the stock parking brake cable interface with the LS brakes easier. The parking brake cable bracket at rear wheel is the F body part cut down and bolted to the lower control arm bolt. Aligns the cable to the backing plate perfectly and the cable runs along the control arm like the stock cable did.



Thanks !

This will make my install a lot easier. Appreciate it !
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post #982 of 987 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 19, 7:42 AM
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Nice project. Caught my eye as it is using the 99 454/4L80e ans the 411 computer swap. I'm going to try that on our 99 Suburban.

One question, what happened to the fancy license plates. God of fire/sun and all?

Keep up the good work.

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Rich the plate was changed cause due to cost. AZ has added a fee to our plates for highway safety. I may reinstate the plate, I thought it was cool.

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The added fee will only last 2 years. The State is discontinuing it due to unpopularity.

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The added fee will only last 2 years. The State is discontinuing it due to unpopularity.
So they say, but in the past things like that never go away. IMO, they are hoping we get used to it.

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Philip, have you had a chance to do any more tuning to that beast??

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A little but it is not done yet. I can't swim to get it to idle consistently and it runs rich when driving at slow speeds. I think if one gets fixed it will solve both issues.
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