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post #196 of 1067 Old 09-19-2012, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Got a few hours in today between the baby napping. I was able to finish getting all the wiring harness plugged in, got the grill, rad and trans lines finalized.


There is plenty of room for the mechanical fan.


Trans lines.


I just stuck a length of trans cooler line hose on the hard lines.

I realized that I dented the crap out of my trans pan so I pulled it and hammered the dents out. Also I found that the upper trans cooler fitting in the rad is screwed up. I called Superior rad today and they sent me out a new rad with a return tag for this one. That is some awesome customer service.


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post #197 of 1067 Old 09-20-2012, 02:22 PM
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hey did wayne do the performance tune on the computer? i am doing a cam swap on mine and was wondering how close he could get it the first time. just curious
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hey did wayne do the performance tune on the computer? i am doing a cam swap on mine and was wondering how close he could get it the first time. just curious
Yes he did. But mine is all stock. I'm sure he can get you squared away.

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post #199 of 1067 Old 09-22-2012, 03:42 PM
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hey man are you going to try to make the intake like i did? im curious if it'll clear the fan lol
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hey man are you going to try to make the intake like i did? im curious if it'll clear the fan lol
I used your idea and picked up a cold air tube to start with. I found an Airraid 200-912 tube for $112 delivered. It should clear the fan and rad hose since the tube is made for a 2001 Silverado with a 5.3.



What are you doing for an upper rad hose, stock is going to hit the alternator for me.

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So I have been bustin *** since Friday to get all the little crap squared away. I have installed the new radiator, plumbed the trans lines and the vapor line, installed a new starter and wired it, wired the alternator, mounted the ECM fuse block, oil in motor, oil in trans and I have started wiring the fuel pump relay, ECM block relay and a brake switch relay, and finally got the Camero manifolds installed.

I lack radiator hoses, coolant, air intake, fill tcase and exhaust.

I have some pics and more info to post up on all of this just don't have the time right now. Ill get that up in the next few days. I did however get the motor turning over and the trans pumping fluid threw the trans cooler. I'm close, should finish wiring tonight and then I just have to wait on the air tube so I can hook up my MAS sensor to get this thing started!

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Finished up the wiring. Funny thing is that I wire up 1.5 million dollar machine all day at work on the fly with nothing but spools of wire, a solder gun and some heat shrink. Wiring this thing was very intimidating for me. I spent more time researching the wiring than everything else put together. I just tackled 1 thing at a time, had a plan going in and it was fairly simple. By far the most extensive wiring I have done on my Jeep, but if you can wire a set of fog lights or a radio you can do it.

Oh it helps to have the fuel pump wiring plugged in if you want the pump to prime! Stumped me for about 10 minutes. But just getting the red MIL light on was awesome!

I noticed 2 things. 1) my alternator hums. Is this normal?
2) The idle air motor makes some noise at key on and then key off. Is this normal?

Im off to drink some whiskey or gin to celebrate. I could probably fire it up but the kids are sleeping and I wouldn't dare let them miss it.

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I am at the building motor part of my 5.3 build. But in the back of my mind the wiring is my fear also. I am going to modify my harness also. Good luck
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I am at the building motor part of my 5.3 build. But in the back of my mind the wiring is my fear also. I am going to modify my harness also. Good luck
I can't say if it had to do it over again I would have done my own harness. I can't say that I wouldn't have either. It is one of the purchases I don't regret. For the cost it was worth it. With that said I could have done it my self it's not the complicated.

The small fuse block Wayne uses you can grab at Advanced Auto Parts in the electrical section. I saw it there yesterday. After that you just need a relay to power the block, a relay for the brake switch and wiring in the fuel pump relay.

You still have to have the ECM tuned, which is why I had my harness done. They fixed a few messed up connectors and re loomed the whole thing. I probably would have had a $100 in by the time it was all said and done. So the extra $150 not to mess with it was worth it for me. Now the 6 weeks I waited I could have done without and several times I wished I had just done it myself.

Overall it was worth it, great quality work and awesome after the sale support.

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Very, very close now. All wiring is loomed and done. I got everything just the way I wanted it. It looks very factory.



The wiring around the battery has been cleaned up since I took this pic. I ended up adding in 2 relays. One for the brake switch signal to the trans and one to power the ECM fuse block. I mounted the ECM fuse block on the driver side fender. The 2 relays are mounted under the brake booster. I reused the stock fuel pump relay in the PDC. I just ran a signal wire from the ECM to the battery + side of the relay and grounded the other side by splicing into a ground already in the PDC. The ECM is going to be mounted in the stock location under the brake booster.

I'll try to put together some wiring diagrams on what I did and post those up in a few days.

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Build is looking great, your doing a good job. I plan to start my LS3 swap in the near future so reading eveyones swaps helps us all out.

Out of curiosity, if you put the exhaust manifolds in backwards (facing forward instead of rearward), would it be easier or harder to route the rest of the exhaust? I was thinking about it as I see thats how alot of folks with LS engines do turbo builds...
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Build is looking great, your doing a good job. I plan to start my LS3 swap in the near future so reading eveyones swaps helps us all out.

Out of curiosity, if you put the exhaust manifolds in backwards (facing forward instead of rearward), would it be easier or harder to route the rest of the exhaust? I was thinking about it as I see thats how alot of folks with LS engines do turbo builds...
I have seen that with turbo builds and I'm sure you could do it here. But I don't see what it would help. It seems to me that the exhaust would be dumping rightoin top of your front axle and I don't know If you want to do that.

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So nothing really going on, been topping of fluids, changed the spark plugs and installed those. Been checking over all the wiring. Just waiting for my intake to show up so I can mount my MAF and start this pig up.

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One thing. I have to give the trans a brake signal. It wants to see + all the time except when the brakes are applied. Which is completely oppsite of what the brake switch does. The brake switch is open until you apply the brakes. Not a big deal I just tapped into the brake switch + out and ran a line to a relay that I wired 87a as the out put. Easy.

One problem. The brake light flash when the emergencies are activated. So the relay kicks off and on with the flashing lights. I tapped into the white output wire from the brake switch. Any got any ideas? I realize that I will likely not be using my flashers while driving but it does happen and my torque converter will be bouncing in and out of lockup with the lights. Cant be good for it.

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So nothing really going on, been topping of fluids, changed the spark plugs and installed those. Been checking over all the wiring. Just waiting for my intake to show up so I can mount my MAF and start this pig up.
just an fyi. you can pull the rubber coupler off the maf and stick the small end in the TB to test fire done it a few times myself. im really interested in seeing if your intake design fits...not that i'd want to spend another 100+ on the stupid intake..but fitting in the engine bay itself seems to be a different story...dont forget the truck was a lot wider than our engine bays
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