Another post, been a while. I worked on the brakes which were a real baer. the lines, seriously I went through so much with that. Finally got Kore3 softlines measured and in. Got the right tools to get the AN3 flare done for the master. Even the 'bullet' would not seat right with out work. Finally got that all done and bled. I will do a video on that and all the other stuff later. Getting the tail pipes on with the detroit speed read was fun. Had to redo the electrical cause the lines for the AC were real close to the OFF button.
Got inside dash wired loosely and racepak up and programmed. Using computer RPM, Temp so far and Oil pressure from sensor on engine since racepak cannot read LS3 oil pressure from computer.
I do not have the radiator full yet, want to double check the bottom first but here is the second start with gauges so I can check that things work. Gas pedal swapped from truck one that came from Texas speed to the CTSV one which mounts much cleaner works. Gauges work. oil pressure and alternator work.
Ready for test run next week. I need to do the engine beak in before that once I get antifreeze in it. You can see temp rising here fast, I shut it down pretty fast. Also I do not like the ignition on the IDIDIT steering column. the start position is so weak on the spring. Not sure what I am going to do on that.
Id go ahead and fill it up with coolant...its cheap insurance on overheating. worst case you have to buy a couple more gallons of coolant...30 bucks versus expensive engine damage.
not familiar with the IDIDIT steering column, but is the ignition completely internal?
I hear you on driving....Im dying to drive mine. I used to start it up every now and then, and putt around the neighborhood. But that came to a halt when I pulled the wiring and started putting in VA AC....For sure Giggity on coolant, I plan to put coolant in before engine breakin run. I was just dying to check things off as working. That dash has been sitting in a box for over a year now. Same for most of those parts. I also noticed I did not do the valve cover pcv hoses yet. AND I did not do the gas tank vent! opened the cap this morning and it breathed in a ton of air. I got the parts, just got to do it and forgot about it. The amount of stuff to get this going is so large you have to keep a run list.
Yesterday when I ran that 2nd start I wanted to drive it bad. I got to put fenders on to support rad support though and I want coolant too. but its killing me. Strongest car I have ever driven in my life is a vette with 400HP LS2. This is way above that with same weight, lower rear gears, and bigger tires. I have not driven this car in over a decade now back when it had its SS worn 300HP engine.
On the steering column. its just like the stock one. all same parts I think. Except the ignition in this one when you turn the key to start is really weak. unlike my original one where you knew you were turning it to crank over this one you could use your pinky barely leaning on it and it would turn to crank. Almost feels like its not coming back to normal ignition position on its own its so weak. another member said he had the same thing on his IDIDIT column. He called them and I think they told him its supposed to be this way.