Author Topic: 1958 Chevy Apache  (Read 3602 times)

rejeep

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #105 on: February 10, 2020, 09:05:26 AM »
that looks awesome....
the patina on that truck could possibly be perfect...
I never wanted a red car.. always thought they were tacky and common...
I now have 4 very not common cars and they are all red.. :o

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #106 on: February 10, 2020, 09:06:11 PM »
Looking good!  8)
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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #107 on: February 11, 2020, 11:17:10 AM »
It looks really good man!

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #108 on: February 14, 2020, 11:43:10 PM »
Its alive!  :)

PCM installed.  Air intake installed.

I wanted to hear it run, so i jumped the gun and added coolant and fired the engine. 

Starred up so fast it scared me.  Engine sounds tight.   Runs clean.

Have a real bad fuel leak on the drivers fuel rail somewhere i need to address.   Couldnt get the the coolant to circulate.  Must have trapped air somewhere. 

Sucks to have the shop doors open whens its -1 out...
 

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #109 on: February 15, 2020, 08:01:52 AM »
fuel rail- if you need any of those orings let me know


coolant-  there is a steam port on the driver side head that probably went through the TB and then to the rad.  put a bolt in a short section of hose so you can bleed the head here.  usually you just have to do this at start up with new coolant.  some guys plumb this to the suction side of the water pump housing. 

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #110 on: February 15, 2020, 05:57:11 PM »
fuel rail leaks chased down. 
 Coolant loop was fighting me.   Ended up drilling out the weep hole in the thermostat to .25".  This allows the coolant pump to move enough coolant to purge the air in the high spots without waiting for the thermostat to open

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #111 on: February 19, 2020, 02:25:12 PM »
PCM and Relays located in glovebox.



Random Dash pic.
Took some work to retain the factory column shifter.




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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #112 on: February 19, 2020, 03:02:38 PM »
Air suspension tank installed and plumbing started.
Air management system still undecided.  more research required, but i do have one bookmarked for purchase...

Also started configuring an old android tablet to be used as an instrument display. (factory cluster is non functional)
This will include rooting the tablet to gain access to the files that need to be changed so the the tablet will auto boot when the charger cable is powered (key on).  Then a taskmanager can run a macro app to start a OBDII display app.  And when the charger cable is powered off (key off) the macro app will stop the display app and power off the tablet.
The end result will be a display that turns on and off with the truck. 

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #113 on: February 19, 2020, 07:34:07 PM »
This will include rooting the tablet to gain access to the files that need to be changed so the the tablet will auto boot when the charger cable is powered (key on).  Then a taskmanager can run a macro app to start a OBDII display app.  And when the charger cable is powered off (key off) the macro app will stop the display app and power off the tablet.
The end result will be a display that turns on and off with the truck.

I'm interested in this if you're willing to share...
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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #114 on: February 20, 2020, 05:18:42 PM »
once i get it debugged and up and running..

I switched focus because i think i just found a way to do my own flashing of LS PCM's for FREE.

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #115 on: February 20, 2020, 07:11:22 PM »
nice!  i have a few that can be done :)

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #116 on: February 20, 2020, 07:57:11 PM »
Me too
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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #117 on: February 20, 2020, 08:25:29 PM »
Me three!
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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #118 on: February 21, 2020, 01:26:58 PM »
if i get this PCM thing working I would like to pull files from different PCM's to build a library of "tuned" and "stock" files.

im going try it on my Apache first as I just had it sent out for a tune.

I should be able to clone the tune into another PCM...