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Old 09-09-2016, 12:23 AM
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Progress!

EFI fuel tank is in...



Fuel filter mounted...



...and filter plumbed (no photos).

Now to started bending some hard line.

Blog updated.

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Old 04-10-2016, 08:50 PM
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Headers

@Russ: Trial-fitted these on the weekend...



They drop in like they were made for the '65.

The cats also fit, so will run those as well.

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Old 04-10-2016, 09:02 PM
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Old 05-10-2016, 09:22 AM
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@Russ: Trial-fitted these on the weekend...



They drop in like they were made for the '65.

The cats also fit, so will run those as well.

J
I tried them on mine also ... no go I have about 1mm clearance with the headers, but the heat shield touched the box.

Same with those Hooker headers I bought. They just touch the steering box. Problem I discovered is that the exhaust ports coming out of the heads are a little more forward on the right side, than they are on the left. It's not a lot, maybe 20mm, but that 20mm difference allows them to clear the box on left-hand drive cars.

My only options now are aftermarket extractors (Pacemaker make a short Tri-Y that might work), or custom (which I can't afford). My hope is that the pacemakers will be close enough that I can give them some "shaping" with a hammer to works - something I can't do with those cast iron offerings.


Thanks for thinking of me though

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Hooker manifolds:

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No good @Russ!

I hope you get something sorted... any chance you can shift the engine back in the engine bay?

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you only need 15mm clearance to pass engineering. That's what my headers are and fully engineered.

As per hot rod mag, heat em and bang em, no loss of power and you won't even know
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No good @Russ!

I hope you get something sorted... any chance you can shift the engine back in the engine bay?

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I could. I'm using adapter plates that moved the engine forward about an inch. Because the motor needs to be lifted to clear the front crossmember, moving it forward that little bit helps with trans tunnel clearances.

There is a Pacemaker short header made for the VE holden, and it looks to be a copy of the HSV specific header that I was only made aware of today. Have one on the way for test fit. Will find out tomorrow hopefully.

Fingers crossed.


Just looking at your blog. Nice work on the fuel lines. Near that point myself, and also going the hardline route. Spent last week picking up the exact same batch of Speedflow parts
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Nice one @Russ! Yeah, have been a bit slack updating this thread.

Fuel hard line in...








Power steering plumbed...



Used Speedflow 490 series powersteering hose + AN-6 fittings/adaptors on the high pressure side and clamped power steering hose on the return.

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Old 19-10-2016, 11:30 PM
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Progress!

The original Chev radiator was modified to take the Commodore hose routing.

It is now in place, along with thermo fan, ATF cooling and bottom radiator hose assembly...



Blog is updated.

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Computers + Relays + Fuses

http://1965chevroletimpala.blogspot....11/wiring.html

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Old 15-11-2016, 08:30 AM
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Nice.

Are you upgrading your gauges at all?

I just got my Dakota VHX gauges. They look stock, with more features (tach, actual gauges not idiot lights, etc). Drops straight in.
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Nice.

Are you upgrading your gauges at all?

I just got my Dakota VHX gauges. They look stock, with more features (tach, actual gauges not idiot lights, etc). Drops straight in.
@Russ,

No, all standard at this stage. Will use an OBDII adaptor and Android device to monitor how the engine is behaving.

Do you have any photos/links/details/info of the Dakota VHX gauges? I have seen the Dakota digital style ones and wanted to steer away from that idea.

I am hooking up the existing oil pressure warning light (I have used an Aeromotive T-piece adaptor to mount a standard oil pressure switch along with the LS oil pressure sensor).

Want to do a similar thing with the coolant temp warning light and am trying to source an temp switch with M12 x 1.5 thread. Got any clues?

I am thinking of using the "cold" warning light as the CEL.

And will look to get something like this...
https://www.summitracing.com/int/par...00-1/overview/
...to drive the speedo/odo.

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This is the Dakota VHX stuff. With the exception of two small digital readouts (odometer and clock), it looks stock. BEst of all, it simply bolts in to your existing bezel. Direct fit.

http://www.dakotadigital.com/index.c...860/prd860.htm



Can be ordered with black or white background, red, white or blue lighting - and you can even order it with metric readouts for speed and temp.


Here's one installed in a LHD 65:




Mine had to be custom made, as my RHD speedo is a different size than the LHD. I sent them a spare speedo and bezel I had and they made one to fit. It all arrived last week, and looks great. Yet to install it though.
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It Runs!

Big update to the blog..
http://1965chevroletimpala.blogspot.com.au/

The main activities since I last posted here have involved wiring, however the big news is IT RUNS!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRDcCqShonc&t=5s

Still a bit of work to do but stoked to get to this point!

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The Beast is Back

A bit late, but an early Christmas present was 4 x new tyres, an alignment and we are back on the road!







You can tell the alloy LS is lighter than the cast iron SBC with the nose sitting a smidge higher.

So stoked with it! MASSIVE thanks to my bro, for all his hours and expertise. there is no way I could have done this, in the time we did. Thanks again!

Now to drive it, let the wallet heal and dream of the next project...

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