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post #151 of 164 (permalink) Old Jun 21st, 19, 09:22 AM
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Sorry but when you indicate GMPP pedal, I'm not sure that is what I have?

The following is what I purchased.

CORVETTE THROTTLE PEDAL ASSEMBLY

https://www.gmperformancemotor.com/P..._Code=19417903

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Ok DSE bracket will work.

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post #152 of 164 (permalink) Old Jun 21st, 19, 01:57 PM
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Re: A Backyard Mechanics Guide to an LS3 Swap

I used the Monte Carlo pedal in my GMPP harness. Works great, not as bulky at the one in the kit and no re-pin necessary.

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post #153 of 164 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 19, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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So I have the stock oil pan removed and I'm a little unclear about some of the wording in the directions for the new Holley 302-2?


I think it is the wording in the 2nd paragraph "may be used"? What is the alternative to "may be used"? Is this suggesting that the full length windage try does not need to be used at all if you chose not to?




Is this indicating that the stock sheet metal plate in the following image has to be cut down to 14.25" and notched?







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You modify that windage tray as per Holley instructions. Yes cut down to 14.25 AND notched. Make sure all burrs are removed too.
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Yep modify it or buy the F body windage tray they give you the part number for.

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Thanks, their wording did not seem very clear.

Iíll try modifying the orginal and if I mess it up I see I can purchase the # they indicate on Amazon for $40.00

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Was able to cut thru the windage tray as if it was butter with a cut-off disk. Should have taken some pictures but when your in the zone and focused you just "GITER DONE" without pausing to take pictures.


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Next on the list was the Torque Converter and even though I watched many videos and knew that there would be two clanks to get the convert on the shaft I mistake the first clank for an actually clank. What I absoluly knew was NOT to draw the transmission in with the bolts.



Here I sorta though I was OK because the converter was resting below the outer surface of the transmission.



Here you can see as far as I was able to mate it up to the engine, and when I decided I needed to start over and backup a step and check for that Clank, Clank.



So during second attempt I kept shifting and jiggling the convert and definitely found that right 2nd Clank and the convert sat deeper into the transmission than during the first attempt.

Also bought some bolts and cut off the heads so that I could add some additional temporary alignment studs.





The second attempt was a success with the transmission mating up to the engine with no effort.



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^^^^

Only a complete success when you finish bolting the TC to the flex plate.

Good job even though I dont do automatics. They are for old guys and I'm only 68. Haha.

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Was able to cut thru the windage tray as if it was butter with a cut-off disk. Should have taken some pictures but when your in the zone and focused you just "GITER DONE" without pausing to take pictures.
I did the same with a cutoff disk. My LS was a truck LQ4 and Holley oil pan.

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Next on the list was the Torque Converter and even though I watched many videos and knew that there would be two clanks to get the convert on the shaft I mistake the first clank for an actually clank. What I absoluly knew was NOT to draw the transmission in with the bolts.



Here I sorta though I was OK because the converter was resting below the outer surface of the transmission.



Here you can see as far as I was able to mate it up to the engine, and when I decided I needed to start over and backup a step and check for that Clank, Clank.



So during second attempt I kept shifting and jiggling the convert and definitely found that right 2nd Clank and the convert sat deeper into the transmission than during the first attempt.

Also bought some bolts and cut off the heads so that I could add some additional temporary alignment studs.





The second attempt was a success with the transmission mating up to the engine with no effort.



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They are for old guys and I'm only 68. Haha.
Not sure for how much longer but at least your the correct year "68"

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Took a look at the PDF for the harness but unable to 100% know how much of the cable\connectors need to be on which side of the firewall?

Perhaps the point of the connectors that indicate "Power Tap" and "Inputs\Outputs" need to be on the passenger side of the firewall?


So in the picture below I still need to move the Earl Seal to the left past the lose wires?




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I assume you did it already but the number they give you for the windage tray is shorter but still needs to be notched... just cut down the one you have.

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May I check with the experts?

The connectors that indicate "Power Tap" and "Inputs\Outputs", which side of the firewall will I want these for future use?

Engine Bay or Passenger side?


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