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post #1 of 7 Old 10-21-2014, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Foxbody Project in Auto Club at school

Started work on this project with the Automotive Technology Students at school. I started the group this year so we could have something fun around and plan on racing it when it's together.( I am the Sophomore instructor at North Iowa Area Community College)

We have a stock bottom 5.3 LM7 using all ARP Fasteners donated to the club. The best bolts out there and a top notch company to work with. Manley has sent over some pushrods even! We will be using a BRP Hotrods Mount kit to bolt the LS in place. They have some amazing products for all kinds of LS swaps and more. Check them out. Edlebrock has donated a Victor Jr Intake manifold and fuel rails also.

To build the hotside turbo kit we have had Squeeze Performance help us with some flex joints, flanges and V-bands. Painless Performance has donated a very nice wiring harness that will meet up to our OEM GM PCM. We just had a EFI LIVE V2 Flash scan unit with credits donated by Donna Blackmore at EFI LIVE. I have been very partial to HP Tuners, but with the help from EFI Live and there amazing forum, I have become a huge fan. Living here in Iowa, there is a ton of Diesel stuff around here so I think it will be used more than I think!

We are running a 76mm Turbo and a built 4l60e transmission. Still looking for some donations for injectors, radiator and suspension components. Maybe some of the shops, vendors or manufacturer's on here want to help the College Auto Club out????!!!!!

We finally got our dyno installed too. I have been training a couple select students some tuning fundamentals and they have so much fun on it. If anyone needs Dyno time and live's close to the we can rent it out by the hour and day depending on schedule time. The school will only rent the dyno, not tune.

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post #2 of 7 Old 10-21-2014, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Busy week here at school. We got the engine back out from the test fitment and torn down to a short block. The engine is going to a machine shop locally where a couple students will be building it with the machinist's.

American Muscle sent over a very nice banner, some decals and some shirts for the club member's! They love stuff like this!

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post #3 of 7 Old 10-22-2014, 11:41 PM
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nice build!

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post #4 of 7 Old 10-23-2014, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Couple updates! Engine ready to go together. Pleased to say we will be using a Brian Tooley Racing Camshaft kit! This should yield us some great power and give us a pretty nasty sound!

We got our transmission finished and all painted up. After the camshaft shows up the engine goes back in and we start building our hotside of the turbo kit with our parts from

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Switching to a newer style Mustang gas tank so we can run dual 340lph pumps in tank.

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Got our camshaft installed. Brian Tooley Racing custom grind camshaft with BTR Pushrods, Dual Valve springs, seats, seals, retainers, locks and shims!!!! This thing is going to breath well and sound amazing. Used our ARP head studs and bolted the heads down. Very pleased to say we are using an Edelbrock Victor Jr. Intake manifold along with a set of Edelbrock Billet Fuel rails and an Edelbrock Intake Elbow. Should flow very well when all together!

Our Painless Performance Wiring harness came in last week too. I am very excited to use this over other harnesses I have used. This thing is truly a nice piece. The quality of work here is the best I have seen yet. I can't wait to get it on the engine and show finished pics with it all wrapped up and looking sharp! The students literally laid it out on the engine and found every spot it needed to be connected in less than five minutes, very easy to get on. Now we just need to get it routed around the car and get it started up! Top notch place to get harnesses if you want quality.

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Just a quick couple pictures here of another truck we are LS swapping in our spare time. This one is our Division Chairs truck. Its a 1937 International Series D. He wanted a nice driver, but nice old OEM look outside. So, I out our foam LS engine and the gutted 4l60 and the students stuck it in place. With zero modification minus a new transmission cross member the engine fits. Stock manifolds will fit between the rails even! The stock floor pan clears the trans with zero modification too.

This truck also got a 8.8 Ford Differential swap and a nice set of Model A disc conversion brakes on the front. We had to mill the original "I" beam down and bore it a little to, luckily our Tool & Die Dept was able to make it all fit together fine. This thing is gonna rock when its all done!

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Just about to start back up here at school, figured I would start the new semester with a little update. We got the hotside piping all done, intake elbow and TB on, and wiring harness finished. The harness from PAINLESS WIRING was awesome! Went on great and fitment is the best I have ever had with an aftermarket harness. The exhaust flanges and flew joints from worked amazing too. We also boxed and bared the front frame.

Getting very close to finishing this and getting to drive it! The students are itching away to fire it up and tune it. Still needing an intercooler and some fuel components but should be ready to run soon!

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This build is really cool; even more so that it's with your students! I wish I had taken that class @ college!! Any updates?

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