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Old 06-14-2012, 10:23 AM
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Last night I pulled the fuel rail, cut off the -6 inlet bung and welded on a -8. Re-"anodized" the rail and installed it. Then I completely plumbed the surge tank. Now it just needs to be wired and anodized.



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Old 09-03-2012, 01:12 AM
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FINALLY, the surge tank is fully installed and ready to prime! I didnt think it would ever happen. Anyway, pics:

Wire feed thrus with nylon shoulder washer insulators. (the ground stud is longer so I can attach an insulated cover someday, maybe.


I sealed inside each pair of shoulder washers with E85 safe epoxy, and on the ground stud


all assembled.


dropping it in. Note the nice o-ring


lid all bolted down


wire harness connected


all bolted down




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Old 09-03-2012, 02:26 PM
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Wow!!! Great work, I am speachless....
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:09 PM
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Good work, that looks awesome!
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:57 PM
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fantastic solution.. fantastic project...
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:34 PM
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Very nice! SOOO clean & tidy.

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wire harness connected
I noticed you have two separate ground wires coming into the top there and joining to one terminal. Where do these ground wires lead? I am always cautious of ground loops.

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I sealed inside each pair of shoulder washers with E85 safe epoxy, and on the ground stud
Did you check conductivity to make sure these are well isolated?
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:37 PM
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The ground wires lead back to where I grounded mostly everything. I wanted the tank grounded so I attached them directly to the tank and to each other. It wont be an issue.

No, its a 2.2 OHV.

About a month ago I installed a new battery cutoff switch, a good one that will actually kill the motor when running. Novel idea I know. Anyway, it turned out pretty good I think and its MUCH nicer having it right where I can reach it. I dont know how many times I had to get back out of the car to run to the back and turn the GD power on.

I also did some rewiring of the fuse box for the new fuel pumps.





Yes, this picture sucks.


Last night I finalized the plumbing for the surge tank and mounted the new hall crank sensor. I still need to swap a few wires around at the MS then maybe I can start this pile again this weekend.

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Old 10-17-2012, 02:35 AM
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Last week I primed the fuel system and noticed one of the AN fittings was leaking. I ordered a new one monday, installed it wed, and retested sunday, no leaks. Also I finished the rewire of the hall crank sensor and tested that on sunday. Turns out the pullup resistor for the sensor is not normally installed on the MS main board so while I was able to get it running it wasnt easy and wouldnt stay synced up at high rpm. Ill put the resistor in thrusday and hopefully Ill be ready to retest this weekend.

In fabrication news I decided to remove my coolant surge tank, since I really dont need it, and redo the crankcase catch can b/c the old one was meant to be used with a vacuum pump that Im just not going to ever install.

At this point they are mostly done. Hoping to finish both up thrusday for install this weekend.

Overflow. The inlet will be hard lined. I have that all bent up and ready to go as well.




The catchcan I did all tonight. The breathers will mount above each of the round tubes. Inside the metal mesh area will be either some aluminum wool that I have or maybe one of those ss scrubbies. The mesh discs inside the tubes prevent the wool from dipping in the oil caught (as long as I keep up with emptying it) Anyway, I think it should do a decent job of filtering the oily air and will be a lot simpler and smaller than the old one that I hated.









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Old 10-19-2012, 02:57 AM
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Got a late start tonight, 9:30, but still managed to get quite a bit done. The catch can is finished except for some mounting brackets. The overflow tank is done other than some sort of "finish". Likely Ill just bead blast and clear it.

Catch can with breather bushings.


Breathers installed. I can hardly wait to scuff the hell out of them and paint them or something. Ugh chrome.


Tank basically where it will sit, just not on the tape measure


Hard line for the catch can drain. Its sorta hard to see here.


Overflow plumbed in and mounted


Overflow, overflow :-p


Overview of everything


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Old 10-20-2012, 12:08 AM
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Nice work, BUT...

You may want to think about having the overflow tank overflow run to the back of the car...
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:36 PM
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Ya, not a horrible idea, at all.

Finished up the fab on the catch can last night. Just needs to be bead blasted and cleared (which is half done).

I didnt get a pic of the mounting bracket before I took these pics, Ill do that tonight.





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Old 10-25-2012, 12:59 AM
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more good stuff, keep going.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:09 AM
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Thanks!

Finished up the catch can late last week. I made a new abs filler piece for under it (which just needs to be bolted down, but Im out of 1/4-20 ss button heads). Again the finish is just a glass bead blast with a clear coat. I bead blasted the chrome breathers too, but of course the micron of chrome on there came off so I had to paint them an aluminum color. Its not a perfect match, but close enough. At least its not chrome, blech.



And a full "finished" view of the engine bay with the catch can and the new overflow installed.




Up next, some work on the steering.

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Old 10-29-2012, 11:52 AM
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Dan.

Just a note of appreciation for sharing the build!
It is so nice to see something GM built that is different, something other then another SBC/LS, AND the quality of the fab.


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Old 10-29-2012, 01:50 PM
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Thanks! I do appreciate it.

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Old 10-29-2012, 01:57 PM
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I second E on the fab work, but an LS in your Cavalier wouldn't bother me one bit :)
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Any updates? I can't believe it's been over a year now. That shop build has had you busy!
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None. Ive been super busy with the shop, and projects around the house, and helping out at a friends shop nights (who doesnt like $?).

Currently the garage, where Im still working until the shop is done, is full of the girls "craft" stuff from a room re-org at the house. Im trying to get that cleaned out so I can get back to work on fun projects.

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Old 02-19-2014, 10:19 AM
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Good Looking car. Ive never seen that design of the Cavalier.
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Old 02-23-2016, 04:34 PM
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Think its about time to try and get this pig back out. I need to pull the cover off and figure out what I want / need to do to make it happen.

Likely I need to make some big decisions, there is so much Id love to redo, but that could delay things til who knows when. I still havent decided if I care or not yet.... hah

Anyway, interest has been sparked now that the barn is pretty well done and we have no major projects scheduled for around the house this summer (other than finishing the attached garage).

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