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Dieselwrencher 11-09-2012 04:24 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
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Originally Posted by woodwright (Post 5693034)
You suck man. :lol::lol:

I can set you up with one. :lol:

rgreathouse 11-12-2012 03:13 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
This things gonna be bad! its been inspirational for my swb 12v/nv4500 build. Does the intercooler piping clear between the inner fenders and battery box fine? ive been debating running my 2nd gen intercooler flipped upside down and relocating batterys.

rgreathouse 11-12-2012 03:14 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
Also does your hood latch clear ok? im having a tough time squeezing the 2nd gen intercooler between frame rails and under hood latch.

Dieselwrencher 11-12-2012 03:54 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
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Originally Posted by rgreathouse (Post 5698733)
This things gonna be bad! its been inspirational for my swb 12v/nv4500 build. Does the intercooler piping clear between the inner fenders and battery box fine? ive been debating running my 2nd gen intercooler flipped upside down and relocating batterys.

The piping clears the battery trays, but I had to trim the inner fender on the driver's side for the intercooler piping to clear.

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Originally Posted by rgreathouse (Post 5698737)
Also does your hood latch clear ok? im having a tough time squeezing the 2nd gen intercooler between frame rails and under hood latch.

My hood latch will clear after I modify it. :lol: I have to cut it and move it 3/4" of an inch and do the same to the hood guide pin and it will work fine.

rgreathouse 11-12-2012 04:27 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
Thats what I fugured... Im thinking about running the intercooler oposite of yours and mounting the batterys under the bed.

For fitting it ill either run a 1" body or trim an inch off the intercooler... I hadnt really thought about modifying the latch so ill be excited to see that!

Have you ran exhaust yet? Its gonna be interesting to get mine past the tcase.
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Dieselwrencher 11-12-2012 04:29 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
Yep, I have 4" over the trans cross member and 5" on back. I got 4" all the way through on the 88 burb I'm doing, so it can be done. :lol:

rgreathouse 11-13-2012 12:02 AM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
We'll hope so! what radiator are you running? Any pics of clutch linkage? and hydra boost linkage?

Dieselwrencher 11-13-2012 04:19 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
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Originally Posted by rgreathouse (Post 5699674)
We'll hope so! what radiator are you running? Any pics of clutch linkage? and hydra boost linkage?

I used a stock BBC radiator for this truck. I can get you a pic of the clutch pedal set up. It was a PITA to figure out and get the rod to travel straight when the pedal moves in an arc. I'll have to remove the linkage for the hydra boost to get a pic of it. When I do I'll get a pic of it.

ryanroo 11-13-2012 09:22 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
Real men run big radiators!



just kidding... hahaha

Ryan

Dieselwrencher 11-14-2012 04:36 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
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Originally Posted by ryanroo (Post 5701153)
Real men run big radiators!



just kidding... hahaha

Ryan

Will you ever utilize it? :lol: Mine stays cool just fine right now. LMAO!

mknittle 11-14-2012 08:08 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
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Originally Posted by Dieselwrencher (Post 5702525)
Will you ever utilize it? :lol: Mine stays cool just fine right now. LMAO!

LOL does it have water in it?:metal:

mknittle 11-14-2012 08:28 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
Lookin Great RYAN!

Dieselwrencher 11-15-2012 03:07 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
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Originally Posted by mknittle (Post 5702869)
LOL does it have water in it?:metal:

Actually, it does have coolant in it. I don't think the truck knows it's supposed to be a truck again. :lol:

ryanroo 11-18-2012 08:11 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
What hydroboost are you using? i have the unit from a 01 dodge and it is all sorts of into the intake. i think i need to find a shorter hydroboost, or continue on with my slight modification of normal to get the unit i have on there.

i need to make sure i the ability to use an MC that has a big enough bore for the big front brakes. i think i can maybe get this one to work if i toss the factory intake horn, but it will still be close to the IP

Thanks

1985-GMC 11-18-2012 08:42 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
Some of the corvette guys mount the hydroboost upside down, that might be an option.

Dieselwrencher 11-19-2012 09:46 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
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Originally Posted by ryanroo (Post 5709579)
What hydroboost are you using? i have the unit from a 01 dodge and it is all sorts of into the intake. i think i need to find a shorter hydroboost, or continue on with my slight modification of normal to get the unit i have on there.

i need to make sure i the ability to use an MC that has a big enough bore for the big front brakes. i think i can maybe get this one to work if i toss the factory intake horn, but it will still be close to the IP

Thanks

Ryan, my Hydraboost is from a 84 K30. I made a new plate and bolted it directly to the fire wall. You might have issues with as far back as your engine is. If you have to ditch the stock intake just make a flange and weld pipe to it like i did on mine. A stock intake wouldn't fit on mine either. I tried a 24v one, a 12v one may have fit. I also tried a dodge unit on my truck, but the bracket they had on the rear placed the whole mess way forward like you're saying and would have been into my injection pump. If you want a bigger reservoir, get one from a C40 or so. It should bolt on the pick up hydraboost unit.

1985-GMC 11-19-2012 09:50 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
Oh never mind. Its getting into the intake horn, I get it now.

ryanroo 11-19-2012 10:22 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
Sweet, i think i have one of those kicking around. ill have to check my hidden parts piles and see if i can make that work.

the engine set back is definitely getting me right now, but i think i can make it all fit

Ryan

RatRod68 11-20-2012 08:09 AM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
There is a member on here that sells an adapter plate to run gm hydroboost setup. There is a guy on pirate running the kit on his K5 with a 6.oh in it

ryanroo 11-20-2012 08:58 AM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
adapter plates aren't much of an issue, i can make pretty much anything i need.

i think ill need to follow Ryans path with intake.

Ryan

RatRod68 11-20-2012 12:53 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
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Originally Posted by ryanroo (Post 5712445)
adapter plates aren't much of an issue, i can make pretty much anything i need.

i think ill need to follow Ryans path with intake.

Ryan

I keep forgetting you moved it back so the back of the valve cover acts as your center console. :sexy:

Check the super dooty ones. I have a super dooty hydroboost setup with a 95 Explorer master cyl. Everything else under the hood of the explorer is stock. If your interested, I can get some measurements

Dieselwrencher 11-20-2012 03:44 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
Ryan, for what it's worth, I put a stock corvette master cylinder on a gm truck hydraboost in my corvette so I could run the 4 piston calipers. It works great. Maybe that's an option for you too.

ryanroo 11-20-2012 09:00 PM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
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Originally Posted by RatRod68 (Post 5712773)
I keep forgetting you moved it back so the back of the valve cover acts as your center console. :sexy:

Check the super dooty ones. I have a super dooty hydroboost setup with a 95 Explorer master cyl. Everything else under the hood of the explorer is stock. If your interested, I can get some measurements

I am all about dual purpose. a center console that keep the coffee warm? I'M IN! i would take some measurements if you have time, cant hurt to have some options.

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Originally Posted by Dieselwrencher (Post 5713051)
Ryan, for what it's worth, I put a stock corvette master cylinder on a gm truck hydraboost in my corvette so I could run the 4 piston calipers. It works great. Maybe that's an option for you too.

Actually ive heard good things about those, i just totally forgot about it. ill probably have to bug the napa guys for some specs when i figure out WTH i am doing.

lowrollin70gmc 11-24-2012 12:57 AM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
I'm also running a Corvette master on hydroboost with stock D60 discs/11.5AAM discs. Works great and doesn't look too modern under the hood.

There is a split on the Corvette masters with the later ones having a shallow indent for the push rod. I bought one for a 77 Corvette and a 1 1/8 bore and it works great with plenty of reservoir capacity.

Edit: I'm finally building my 68's D60 (after driving my Nova on snow/ice I decided to get my butt in gear) so if you can PM me your address I'll ship the GM D60 arm down to IA.

Dieselwrencher 11-24-2012 01:04 AM

Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion
 
Thanks Lowrollin.


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