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post #16 of 83 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 17, 9:37 AM Thread Starter
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Re: My 65 LS Swap Project

Dan, I got their house brand clutch. Maybe its a repackaged name brand, not sure. 11" Kevlar/Kevlar good for +500 HP and some track use.

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Nice. Good to get it all in one package. I was going to go with Bowler for that same type of thing, but ended up getting an engine/trans package deal, so went that route.

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Made some progress but not as much as I had hoped for. Fab work took me longer than I planned, turned out good but guess I'm just slow. Don't do it enough to be really fast at it!

Tunnel welded in, small amount of body filler on transition between firewall and tunnel/toe board. My firewall had already been smoothed and painted so instead of going through all that again I decided to paint the areas I worked on with a black rattle can and spray undercoating. Taped off the area I wanted to undercoat. Turned out pretty good. The rattle can undercoating has a nice texture and hides the fab sins pretty nicely. Not a show car, more of a driver. I also reundercoated the majority of the floorpan while I was at it.

Moving onto sound deadener/insulation for the floor, firewall and doors. Found a product on Amazon that looks and applys just like Dynamat. Its by a company Noico. Bought some of the 80 mil and 50 mil product.

Purchased my Vintage Air and Tanks Inc EFI tank/pump last week at Yogis here in Iowa. They gave me a pretty healthy discount too! And yes the EFI tank is the new sump version so should be able to drive it hard and not have any starvation issues.

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YES, progress! I like how that undercoating came out on the firewall.

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post #20 of 83 (permalink) Old May 22nd, 17, 2:05 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! Don't think it will hardly be noticeable.

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post #21 of 83 (permalink) Old May 22nd, 17, 8:18 PM
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Looking good Jeff.

I'm using AAW in my 65. The quality is good and it's very complete. The only down-side I found is that many of the wires are longer than needed, especially under dash. I have Vintage Air ducts running under the dash so, there's not a lot of extra room and, I ended up trimming a lot of the extra length out of thee wires. This made it necessary to re-work many of the pre-installed terminal ends.

It was a lot more work than I anticipated but, I'm good with the end results.

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post #22 of 83 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 17, 2:59 PM Thread Starter
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Was hoping to avoid alot of cutting and making up end connections.......... Wanted more plug and play.

Oh, its just time right? We all have plenty of that

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Another 65 build to follow!

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Finally back to this project and making some progress.....

Got all the interior insulated with NOICO peel and stick. Floor and firewall have the 80 mil while the top and doors have the 50 mil.
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Installed new switches and Dakota Digital gauge cluster. Added Vintage Air vent above radio, kind of like an OE location.
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post #26 of 83 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 18, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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Trial fitted the Vintage Air. Waiting for painter to spray my DSE heater delete panel so I can assembly the firewall stuff. Install defrost duct, cut dash for OE A/C vents (thanks Dave Bates!). Defroster duct fit like a saddle on a sow so I had to silicone around the perimeter.

Also started on wiring but discovered I need a better crimper for installing the AAW terminals.... hurry up and wait!
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Re: My 65 LS Swap Project

Looks good Jeff and you're welcome. Did you have any difficulty removing the OEM defrost duct? I wanted to use one of my spot weld cutters but don't want to chance cutting too much. Keep up the great work and update us with you're progress.

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Looks good Jeff and you're welcome. Did you have any difficulty removing the OEM defrost duct? I wanted to use one of my spot weld cutters but don't want to chance cutting too much. Keep up the great work and update us with you're progress.
I did, I used a die grinder to cut away most of the duct metal and spot weld. Then used a chisel to pop it off. There was one place where there was a second poorly done spot weld about 1/4" away from the one i could see well. It ended up tearing a tiny chunk out of the cowl parent metal that I'll have to fix now. My cowl was nicely painted so I was real nervous about messing it up.... and I did. I have an air chisel and thought maybe I should have tried it instead.

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Installed new switches and Dakota Digital gauge cluster. Added Vintage Air vent above radio, kind of like an OE location.
How did you wire up the gauges? Did you use the CAN Bus option or just the little control box it comes with?
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How did you wire up the gauges? Did you use the CAN Bus option or just the little control box it comes with?
I'm going to purchase the new Dakota Digital CAN bus device as it will deliver nearly everything needed from the Holley HP ECU..... I think. I still need to do a little research but that's what I've gathered so far from Dakota Digital.

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