stamped, the truck idea is awesome. I was a bit intimidated when i started the project on mine. But having a whole truck for a donor was key. Pulled the motor, injector and engine harness w/ computer from drivers kick pannel, fuel tank w/low pressure pump, lines, high press pump from frame rail. I even made the airbox system work from the 88 with some trimming on the intake tubes. My computer is mounted under the hood, harness goes from there. there is 2 main smaller harness' that tap into the chassis harness of the factory 88 truck. Tank was a direct bolt in. I ran normal rubber fuel line from the low pressure pump to the inlet of the high presure pump, then ran the proper efi lines to the fuel rail (only because the fuel lines from the tank to the hipres pump was damaged) Once it was plumed up, on to electrical. I found a few wiring diagrams of the same thing, because for some reason there were a few that were one or two wires oddball. You go through, find the wires to the computer that need constant power, then keyed power, grounded, all of the grounds throughout the main engine harness etc. You will find with some studying from the diagrams, that if you follow wires from the eec and fuel pump relays, it all starts to make sense where the wires go (to and from, with factory splices and Y's). i then took the wires from the fuel pump relay, to turn the pumps on, and made a small harness, from front to back. put it to the hi pressure pump, then carried on to the low. I basically got the gauges to work, although im going to replace the gauges with aftermarket, just to make sure things are truthful. Fuel gauge is off, but i coulda solved that with some patients and swapping of the senders in the tanks, cutting, and swapping. i run without a VSS, because consensus is that in the trucks that era, it basically does nothing, to no ill effect. I do have some minor issues that need addressed, like the egr and smog related stuff. The previous owner decided to remove it, and made a mess. So im going to do what needs to be done to eliminate that from the system, and eliminate vacume hard lines etc etc. I knew the motor was weak when i put it in, but had intentions of freshining it up later, but it ran extemely well. Idled great, awesome throttle response, and had no issues on steep inclines. Now it has a cooked exhaust valve so its not happy. If you would like anymore info, id be glad to try and help.
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