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- Jerry -
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Kevin R wrote:

Needs a supercharger. I bet it would fit under the SS hood


 I would love to do that in my 65. Does the LS sit any higher in the engine bay than a BBC or SB?



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- Mike -
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There are not many options out there for an EFI '66 tank. It looks like a stock style tank with poor baffles for $450 or Rick's for an insane price of $1,400. I really don't want to wait around on someone fabing a tank and then hoping like hell it does not give me issues when I finally get around to using it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1964-67-CHEVELLE-FUEL-INJECTION-FUEL-TANK-COMPLETE-NEW-/270538166517?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item3efd54d0f5

http://www.jegs.com/i/Rick's+Hot+Rod+Shop/781/3051/10002/-1?CAWELAID=1710587534&catargetid=1784160769&cadevice=c&&cagpspn=pla&gclid=CLDbq6GWoLcCFSJlMgodjCoAaw



-- Edited by 66SSFan on Saturday 18th of May 2013 10:26:37 AM

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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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I know we discussed this at the BBQ but I have a sump welded to my tank with an external pump and corvette regulator. Instead of cutting out a square, you cut out a few holes and the sump acts like a baffle.  Fairly inexpensive and works well..

Dirty pic:



-- Edited by Brettd85 on Saturday 18th of May 2013 11:29:33 AM

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- Kevin -
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Hey mike if you want a nice stock style stainless tank the one just got from ground up for 220 shipping is very nice. 
Or you can have my tank I just removed and try to sump or modify it. 


-- Edited by Kevin R on Saturday 18th of May 2013 12:10:28 PM

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- Mike -
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Thanks guys. I'm really stuck on wanting an OEM in tank pump set up. I know they are expensive and it limits my options, but I don't want to go through all this hassle and end up with problems to chase around. I know of some that don't issues and others that have nothing but problems with the external pumps and non properly baffled tanks/pick-ups. The best option on the market is the Vaporworx Rick's tank, but it's $1,600 plus. I decided to wait a while and used the budgeted cash to buy a Yank torque convertor instead. I could have used the stock truck one for now, but in the end, this aftermarket one will make the car feel much more powerful. And I can stop thinking about tanks for now!

I also ordered Shift Works new trans-former shifter, cable, and 4L80E shaft mod pieces. I should have everything I need to get the entire drivetrain finished. I need to get my original radiator modified and serviced and then I'll tackle the fuel system last. Maybe by then Aeromotive will have there Stealth EFI tanks out for our A bodies?



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- Mason -
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I've been watching for them, and when I emailed they said they were in the works....just nothing yet. I wouldn't be surprised if they magically showed up at SEMA this year.

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- Mike -
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Ok, officially out of extra cash again. I just pulled the trigger on a Yank converter, $1K, ouch! The last big item is the fuel system. I will get a couple of the smaller pieces together next month, like getting the radiator modded, mechanical water temp and oil pressure fittings, radiator hoses, driveline resized and balanced, trans cooler lines, trans tunnel re build, ect. There is still plenty left to do.

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- Mason -
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Are you moving the inlet port to the passenger side?

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bad samaritan wrote:

Are you moving the inlet port to the passenger side?


 Yes, and adding a 1/4 nipple for the steam line off the TB.



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Need to find time:


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- Kevin -
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Nice parts...

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- I done brokend it! -
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66SSFan wrote:

 I will get a couple of the smaller pieces together next month, like getting the radiator modded, mechanical water temp and oil pressure fittings, radiator hoses, driveline resized and balanced, trans cooler lines, TRANS TUNNEL REBUILD, ect. There is still plenty left to do.


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Look for updates here in the next couple months. I have two more boat races coming up that will take a lot of time, but soon after I will be melting tires with this car! I agreed to sell the '69 last night on a whim. Was not looking to sell because I honestly love the car, but the offer was too good to pass up. We'll see if he pulls through as he has a couple cars up for sale right now. This will free a decent amount of extra cash to finish the '66 and throw in a couple little upgrades. Otherwise I plan to finish the '66 to include the drivetrain and a slightly custom interior job. Then I'll be onto the Nova with a complete suspension and brake rebuild, maybe swapping the 4-speed for a 5-speed trans. My only dilemma is between the Nova and my Model A. If I chose to do the Model A this winter, then the Nova stays as is and I buy a new TCI rolling chassis and go to town on the '31. Lots of time between now and then, but I want to be driving the '66 before this year is over!

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- Mike -
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After doing some research I have decided on the Rick's Vaporworx tank and pump. It's stupid expensive, but has been proven to work as good or better than OEM as it's the only tank built using the same OEM design. I do not want to regret cheaping out here and deal with fuel smells, vapor lock, surging, and gauge bounce that others are dealing with. I feel that in the long run, this will pay off. I'm leaning on the idea of buying Pro Car seats and having my rear seat made to match like what Mason did, or have Ben re do my '70 buckets with the TMI sport foams and covers. Then I'll have a shop do the carpet after the trans tunnel mods are complete. Not sure about the dash yet, I want something custom but subtle and I hate the bolt in aftermarket inserts for the '66-'67's. I may end up paying a fab shop to build me one. I should be able to complete all this for around $5K and be done with this car for a while, well, until I find the need to add a pro charger anyway.

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good to hear Mike, I'm sure you'll love that setup. I am going to go the same route when the time comes. Let me know if you would like to see any more pics of my seats

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Sweet,,, Cant wait to see another LS swap 66. Sounds like its going to be pretty sweet...



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- Jason -
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Vaporworx...me want!

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- Mike -
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Vaporworx tank showed up today, another big piece of the puzzle bought, getting closer.

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We need photos!
I have had a ton of parts arrive this week but since I shattered my arm & elbow friday in a crash on my HD, I am down for awhile! :(

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DHR Darren wrote:

We need photos!
I have had a ton of parts arrive this week but since I shattered my arm & elbow friday in a crash on my HD, I am down for awhile! :(


Holy shit, hope you're OK 



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