'94 Firebird LT1 into '78 Camaro project back on

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    Finally back home!!!
    Very nice install!
     
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    Got rid of the last wire nut and wrapped some wires in split loom....

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    A little more presentable ...

    Tom
     
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    Thanks again for the information about the motor mounts. I was able to get the mounts i wanted to work afterall. Your build is inspirational.. just putting few touches on mine. Thats cool. I just saw your post now where u put the ecm. I wanted to putmine in same place. Sweet i know now it will fit.

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    Tried to post a pic of my build. But, heres the link
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    Accessory Bracket Question

    I too am doing a '78 LT1 California Smog Legal conversion, just started a few weeks ago Located HERE:

    http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/showthread.php?t=275555

    Question: On the accessory bracket, I want to keep the AC compressor. Do you know if it has sufficient clearance? Or does the sub frame need to be pocketed? I understand it will need to be notched to clear the control arm, will the suspension interfere? I'll be watching your thread to see how yours comes along too.
     
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    I not 100 percent clear on your questions, but I will try to help.

    AC Compressor will NOT fit where it mounts on a B-body (yours) or F-body (mine)
    only the Corvette LT1 (which is on top drivers side). In order to use the lower
    mounting point, you have to notch the subframe. I didnt want to go that route.
    My plan was to get the Bowers setup (Corvette location) and run Corvette hoses.

    http://www.bowersrodshop.com/old/info_pulley_j.htm

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    They also sell the AC delete pulley, which is a copy of the GM I used. It puts the
    compressor right back where it was originally on a 2nd Gen.;)

    The accessory bracket (Alt/PS/AC) needs to be notched to clear the front upper
    bushing on the control arm. I have a few pictures of this contact. It was so bad
    in my case the passenger side motor mount wouldnt line up.

    I wont be tackling the AC compressor install any time soon, so watching my thread
    for that info wont "come along" for a while. As far as the swap, make some coffee
    and start reading ... I am already approaching my first "regular" smog test in April!!
    This will be the first official use of the BAR sticker. My smog guy already saw the
    car though, I brought it by after we passed the BAR inspection on the first try.:cool:

    Tom

     
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    Fits nice and just about done. thanks for all your help
     

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