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805TundraVc

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What is the benefit of moving the slip from the trans output to the driveshaft?
The amount of slip in the transmission was too much based off of the amount of travel. Would of had to limit travel if we kept the slip in the transmission.


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FasterNU

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The throttle we used the original electronic throttle body and pedal. We mounted the controller for the electronic pedal on the column. It originally had a manual transmission so we had to remove that pedal and move the brake and gas pedal over being we narrowed that area with the firewall mods, I’ll get some pictures.

We went with a one piece drive shaft, I’ll get some more pictures of the transmission mounted. The part number for the headers on eBay is 182751950738, the company is Black Horse Racing.

I’ll get some more pictures tomorrow when I drop off some more parts at the shop.


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Awesome man!! You couldn't have come on here with this info and exact set up at a better time. I appreciate all the info and pics.
 
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805TundraVc

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Stopped by the shop today and checked on progress and dropped off a few parts. Found out the stock spark plug wires won’t work with the headers, looking for some aftermarket ones that will not sit right against the headers. But got some more pictures.

Header clearance. Had to move a tube on the passenger side but good to go.

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Steering box back from Power Steering Solutions. Rebuilt, steering stops installed, and fittings for steering ram welded in.

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Brakes are done!

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Transmission cooler installed and plumbed

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Wiring and center console making good progress

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Transmission cross member and exhaust ran

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Rear end all assembled

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Engine oil cooler plumbed

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Making good progress. Will have more updates next week! Got heims today for the steering ram and fittings and hose for the rear diff breather. Nickel and diming me will hopefully be over soon, lol.




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805TundraVc

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Msd multiangle plug wires should work for those
Im thinking these might work if I get a spark plug wire protector sleeve to go around. It’s two cylinders on the passenger side that are an issue, the other 6 are no problem.

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FasterNU

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appreciate pics... spying all sorts of things that will help me big time.

Still not sure I see how pass header was modified though...

As for the brakes. I assume that is stock brake booster? Just hook up vacuum from the LQ? Stock master?
 

805TundraVc

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appreciate pics... spying all sorts of things that will help me big time.

Still not sure I see how pass header was modified though...

As for the brakes. I assume that is stock brake booster? Just hook up vacuum from the LQ? Stock master?
No problem!

The passenger header wasn’t modified at all, we just had to cut a tube from the engine cage and create the landing on the side of the frame to move the tube away from the engine to get clearance, bolted right on after that.

Stock booster and master, running vacuum from the engine. I’ll see how the stock stuff works with the willwoods, if there isn’t enough stopping power then I’ll switch to a cnc setup.

Ordered these wires today with the protector sleeves, should work okay.

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HBFENDERBENDER

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im running the stock master on my truck with the 383 just hooked up vacuum and it stopped pretty decently. I run the spark plug wire covers on all 8 plugs to be safe. I had issues with the plug wires melting on the headers. Truck looks sweet!
 

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