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Gen V LT1/8 speed “Connect and Cruise” install on a ’55 Chevy 2 door post

I have made a wee bit of progress, the two steps forward part.  Motor is in, small amount of cutting and grinding and welding…well, ok, a lot of that.  Note I cut off a bit of the motor mount to have access to the oil port for my oil pressure gauge.  Put on the Drive Junky belt system today.  Found out that I can use a rack and pinion steering which takes care of the header clearance problem. 

The fuel tank is ready to be TIG welded (Rick’s Tanks).  However the 500 # gorilla is still in the room, that’s the 8 speed, and yes, you are right, 1st gear is like 4.56,  I found out that the rear end is 2.20:1.  Not sure if that is within the parameters of the ECM, might have to swap gears later.  I have to get the steering in before I can move the car back over to the lift side and slide the tranny under the car.  Then I can see how much of the 60 year old floor I have to cut away.  Anyway it is some progress. – Harry Abbott, Oak Harbor, Wa.


Latest photo from Harry -12/5/2017

DriveJunky serpentine system

Rick’s tank bung to be welded into Tank’s Inc FI tank


Dirty Dingo engine mounting plates adapted to frame


 

New Serpentine drive system for Gen V LT4 with power steering

Drivejunky has just come out with their new system that features the supercharger belt that only runs one thing, the supercharger. The belt length is short, and runs a gates heavy duty automatic tensioner, similar to their limited production Magnuson and Whipple blower builds. The tensioner can be seen under the custom machined cover on the front of the engine. This drive system simplifies and shortens the belt run that the factory engines run in Corvette and Cadillac CTSV configurations. The blower drive, and accessory drive belts feature Gates’ new RPM Racing belt made from a High-modulus, low-stretch polyester tensile cord with the strength to transmit load more accurately with less vibration. All accessories run on a separate belt behind the blower drive. This is the first system that solves the potential bearing failure problem by running the GM type II pump with a 6 rib belt (normal) rather than the 8 rib blower belt.

 

Gen V LT4 PCV solution

If you have a problem with the stock PCV sump and connections, Mighty Mouse have a number of solutions for both the LS and the LT1/LT4 series of crate engines. This kit replaces the factory PCV valve stopping airflow (and oil) into the floor of the supercharger on Gen V LT4 DI engines (2015+ Z06 and CTS-V) LT4 PCV ‘ported’ fitting re-routes the crankcase flow to the outside of the engine, so that it can be used for external ventilation.  The PCV can be set up with an -6AN inlet from valley cover using included adapter.


http://www.mightymousesolutions.com/product-page/cts-v-3-mild