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Old 02-13-2017, 10:50 PM   #1107
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Man you have so much going on under the hood (electric vacuum pump and external fuse box in addition to everything else the vehicle came with in addition to other mods).......and im over here trying to get rid of stuff; clean up under the hood and drop weight
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Old 02-13-2017, 11:13 PM   #1108
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Yep, I know. When I added the SC, I dropped weight in other areas where I could. Honestly, its the fun of it. The ported SC will be on a diet too, so whatever I add will be made up there. Give and take. If I get the expected HP, the weight will be a wash.

Now the dude behind the wheel -- if he lost a 'few' lbs, THAT would be a GREAT weight savings ;o)

Man, there is still a ton of room to add more goodies under the hood ;o). If this was a real race car, I'd be like JOHNSONROD and pull all the crap out -- but, I'm too old and like the creature comforts ;o).

Besides, when I hit the throttle, instance Chiropractor spinal adjustment -- free of charge ;o)

BTW, this probably weights less than an auto ZL1 -- since I don't have the 160 lbs Diff!

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Old 02-13-2017, 11:40 PM   #1109
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Man im really debating about stripping everything that is 'unnecessay' to drop the weight below 3200lbs on a 1/4 tank of gas.

I was browsing on superchevy and came across an article on the 2012 camaro ss - white monster. The inside was gutted, custom carbon fiber dash was made as well as a custom DSE rollcage and they installed Sparco Evo seats. They also did the flat trunk and painted the interior.

Really leaning towards taking the plunge and going full racecar

http://www.superchevy.com/features/1...white-monster/
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Old 02-13-2017, 11:48 PM   #1110
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Man im really debating about stripping everything that is 'unnecessay' to drop the weight below 3200lbs on a 1/4 tank of gas.

I was browsing on superchevy and came across an article on the 2012 camaro ss - white monster. The inside was gutted, custom carbon fiber dash was made as well as a custom DSE rollcage and they installed Sparco Evo seats. They also did the flat trunk and painted the interior.

Really leaning towards taking the plunge and going full racecar

http://www.superchevy.com/features/1...white-monster/

This is freaking awesome!

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Old 02-14-2017, 12:29 AM   #1111
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Saw that. JusticePete can show you too... he's done it...

Go full race, no ac, etc... might as well do a COPO ;0)

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Old 02-14-2017, 12:46 AM   #1112
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Saw that. JusticePete can show you too... he's done it...

Go full race, no ac, etc... might as well do a COPO ;0)

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Yeah but I would still drive on the street and nothing like a built v6 race car however, it probably would have been cheaper to buy a body in white or get a COPO, they also would have been stripped with no interior panels but where is the fun in that lol
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Old 02-15-2017, 03:18 PM   #1113
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Vacuum Pump is mounted:







Next, I'll program the microswitch to run for 4 minutes after startup -- that is about all I'll need. This is how you program the switch:

The switch (with video how to and manual!):

http://www.3rdbrakeflasher.com/timer...put-p-213.html

For reference:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

How to setup:



Manual:

http://www.bit.ly/timer17

Next will be the programming/wiring, then routing of the vacuum tubing....

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Old 02-15-2017, 03:26 PM   #1114
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Now, the reason we need the v6 vacuum booster piping is for this key item:



this has built in check valves that allows the pump to run and 'close off' the vacuum from the engine so the 'pump' is not trying to pull a vacuum on the manifold.

NOTE the orientation -- this is VERY important. The 't' that comes out goes to the vacuum pump. I'm going to 'paint' the side that goes to the booster, pump, and manifold a different color so I'll know the direction.

Once that is ready, I'm going to 'insert' this check valve into my 'existing' LSA brake hose so I can then setup the pump.

I'll show how I'm doing that and how the hose will be routed....

-Don

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Old 02-15-2017, 04:00 PM   #1115
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Here is the section we really need:



Notice I added the 'paint' to show the up side and the brake booster side of the outlet.

Also here is a very special location in the hose routing:



Notice the 'expanded' part of the hose? This is the second check value that is 'inside' the hose -- you need that for sure. This will route behind the intake manifold and I'll have to 'extend' the vacuum hose to go where the pump is. Now, I'm off to get the vacuum hose!

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Old 02-15-2017, 04:26 PM   #1116
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weighed the brick today. it weighed 4000 LBS when new. 400 LBS out is pretty good for me with a six point cage in my little garage. it hasnt been on the rack yet, and we didnt bother with leveling, so dont slam me on the balance yet. it actually looked great with me in it lol. here are a few more shots from the winter skunk works. sorry i dont have a thread and i dont want to dump this in the NCM track day thread. these pics were taken about an hour ago.
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Old 02-15-2017, 04:39 PM   #1117
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That is awesome -- it looks so shinny!

400 lbs -- that's a LOT!

All good -- that is about what my 68 weighted before we did the 428 dual quads on her... (she was stroked and forged) -- I think when we weighted it finally, it was 3300 lbs -- 600 hp and 3300 lbs -- 4:10s, turbo 400 -- yep, it was fun ;o) Not bad for a 19 year old (@ the time).

Straight, it was fast, curves, it would not hold a candlestick to these 5th gens...

Can't wait to see it run!

(Matt looks so happy!)

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Old 02-16-2017, 09:34 PM   #1118
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OK, finished programming the micro-controller (set it to supply power @ startup for 4 minutes using the video and pdf doc), then created my wire harness:



Next, I'll route this wiring, then route the vacuum lines. Once those are set, a running test! That will be tomorrow...

The blue wire is switch power, red is battery/terminal power, and the black wires are grounds.

-Don

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Old 02-17-2017, 11:45 AM   #1119
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Vacuum Pump Wire Routing

Routed and installed the wire harness -- ty-wrapped and setup:

Wiring route and cleanup:





To the pump:



A bit of cleanup:



Next will be routing the vacuum line (pump line you see started)...

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Old 02-17-2017, 05:48 PM   #1120
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Electric Vacuum Pump Works!

Routed the vacuum hose to the pump side. Also, switched the hosed the v6 had in order to have it 'fit' with my ZL1 brake booster and hose. ONE THING to watch out for, GM puts check values IN the hose, so when you switch the manifold hose to the booster side, you need to cut off the end (going to the t) that has the check valve in it - or NO vacuum in the booster -- ask me how I know ;o)

Anyway, once everything is routed, I did a test of the pump -- switched on and SUCCESS! Nice ready to go pedal!

Initial test:



Full test (waited until pump shuts off after 4 minutes):



Woot!

Next, I'll show the hose routing...

-Don

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