I mocked everything up to become familiar with the layout and to see if any major problems with the setup would come into play. Glad I didÖ Power steering must go. Iíll be fabricating something to keep my Air Conditioning. A tensioner will need to be created to be used with a smaller belt as the power steering assembly acted as the current tensioner. You can see I mocked up one of the coolant lines. Not super happy with this routing so it will be changed to run under the turbo and away from the manifold. With stainless lines I need to be very conscious of rubbing as they will (and have) wear through things.
Iíve decided to use the port in the side of the block for my coolant. Iím also switching to AN lines so here they are mocked up.
For the coolant reroute I wanted something clean and reliable. I went and picked up the 2002 Tahoe radiator hose that most people use, then I chopped it up. You can see that there is hard pipe in the middle- thatís actually my old recirculating valve hard pipe, just so happened to be the right size for the job.
Then I used a slight elbow and mounted it to the alternator bracket using a t-bolt clamp. I have had my tension set bolt removed for months so this was convenient. I used locking nuts with loctite. The assembly sits here comfortably with it unbolted but this was just for some added insurance.
Next was my fuel setup Ė I converted the fuel lines to AN using the adapter shown here:
Then installed my Aeromotive regulator. I ended up using an existing hole in the bay with my own bracket. Locking hardware and loctite was used here as well.
I extended a bunch of my wiring to route it all under the intake manifold, even the injector leads. After that was complete I mocked up the intake manifold to check for obstructions.
The lines are in place and awaiting my fuel rail.
Next task was to install my Deatsch Werks pump. The DW pump is quieter than my old one, still in-tank and will flow the power I need. Since my car is a returnless setup I chopped off the regulator and redirected the return flow onto the pump for cooling reasons.
Manifold after ceramic coating:
Now I'm just waiting on the fuel rail.