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Username Post: Tommy49's 1949 Deluxe Sport Coupe        (Topic#349880)
Keith_Knox 
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08-16-21 07:59 PM - Post#2825332    
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  • tommy49 Said:
Thanks, David , it's been a long, slow road. Doing this LS swap was a big decision and I've really done more than necessary for a swap, but, I've tried to put a lot into detail and that eats up a lot of time. For example, I just spent 2 days on this air intake bracket .







Being that you already have a V8, you have a start.




That is what makes your project so interesting.

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1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
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tommy49 
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08-17-21 05:36 AM - Post#2825359    
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Thanks, Keith! There's more "interesting" things to come!

Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E swap in progress, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
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08-19-21 03:36 AM - Post#2825529    
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We got frisky! We put 2" blocks in the back, put the front clip, hood, 1 door, and tires on, and set the 49 on the floor. Here's a comparison between the old stance and the new stance. The old had 2" shorter front springs & pretty much stock rear height. The new stance is the adjustable MII and 2" blocks in the rear. Not a lot of difference, but just enough.







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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E swap in progress, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
tommy49 
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08-19-21 03:46 AM - Post#2825530    
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Here's some more from yesterday. I had planned on making a cold air intake box over the winter, but ran into air cleaner/hood issue, so I'm moving to Plan B, lower the air cleaner for now.















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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E swap in progress, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
johnwd98 
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08-20-21 05:15 AM - Post#2825584    
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I would be tempted to route the air filter tubing through the radiator support with the filter behind the grille if there's enough room there. I am a believer of not sucking in the hot engine compartment air to help keep the engine running cooler. Especially during stop and go city driving.


1950 Fleetline, 355 TBI, mild cam, 700R4, 3.73 posi rear Blazer axle, MII front. P/W, Remote door and trunk locks, GM cruise control, A/C.
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tommy49 
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08-20-21 07:49 AM - Post#2825591    
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I'm going to make a cold air box that uses the fresh air intake hole already in the core support. I don't have a fresh air duct on the passenger side, so I can use the existing hole and the stock baffle. For testing purposes. the air cleaner is just going to be behind the hole. The inner wheel panel needs rust repair before the cold air box goes in, so that work is put off until winter.







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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E swap in progress, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
tommy49 
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08-20-21 10:02 AM - Post#2825596    
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OK, a quick fix. Here's my temporary air intake.





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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E swap in progress, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
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08-21-21 04:41 AM - Post#2825638    
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1950 Fleetline, 355 TBI, mild cam, 700R4, 3.73 posi rear Blazer axle, MII front. P/W, Remote door and trunk locks, GM cruise control, A/C.
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tommy49 
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08-25-21 03:48 AM - Post#2825923    
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Started on the wiring. Took about 2ft off the engine harness for the pcm and ran into the "shortage of room" situation, again, with the body segment of the engine harness.The fresh air intake tube was too close to the pcm to run the harness, so of course, the tube needed to be modified. Now there's plenty of room.












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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E swap in progress, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




Edited by tommy49 on 08-25-21 05:08 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
tommy49 
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09-09-21 05:22 PM - Post#2826808    
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Still working on the engine electrical. Finished wiring up the engine relay power box for the coil, injector, trans, O2 , MAF sensors. Had to take another 7" out of the fresh air tube for harness connectors. Yesterday we went downstate to The Big City (Grand Rapids) to pick up a new driveshaft. Powered up the car electrical today and have to work out turn signal issues with the new column. Seems like I'm working all day, everyday, and not making headway.



Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E swap in progress, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
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09-10-21 03:43 AM - Post#2826829    
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It's baby steps. One problem solved at a time.

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tommy49 
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09-10-21 10:38 AM - Post#2826842    
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OK, we have rear park, turn & stop lights!! 2 green wires crossed on a new under-dash connector. Now I can close up that job and pull the front clip off. I need to bleed the brakes before I put the body braces back on and prime some inner panel rework. Next week, I'll try to get the pcm programmed.

Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E swap in progress, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
tommy49 
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10-03-21 09:56 AM - Post#2828429    
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Work's has been a little slow lately, mainly due to a parts shortage, but I've also needed some time away from the shop. I did get the pcm programmed and made an floor access panel for the trans cooler lines. It nearly impossible to get to the trans fittings from the top or underneath, but now they're easy to get to. I had a small leak on the 700r4 once and it was a pain to get to.










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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E swap in progress, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
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10-04-21 05:01 AM - Post#2828468    
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A little extra work now could make life easier down the road but, with a little luck, you'll never need to open that cover.

1950 Fleetline, 355 TBI, mild cam, 700R4, 3.73 posi rear Blazer axle, MII front. P/W, Remote door and trunk locks, GM cruise control, A/C.
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tommy49 
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12-18-21 04:10 PM - Post#2832824    
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After a couple months off, I've started back on the 49. Did some small sheet metal repairs in the trunk area and started to relocate the battery to the trunk. I'm going to put a cold air intake box where the battery was located, so to the trunk it's going. I couldn't just mount the battery to the floor, so I made support bracket & welded that to the frame.







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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E swap in progress, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
tommy49 
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12-18-21 04:14 PM - Post#2832825    
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I also added a trans cooler and plumbed it with 5/16"
tubing.





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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E swap in progress, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
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12-19-21 09:24 AM - Post#2832869    
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You do some really nice work

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Way out behind the Old School

Half a Dozen in a Row, all it needs for Her to go.


 
tommy49 
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12-19-21 09:55 AM - Post#2832872    
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Thank you, George!

Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E swap in progress, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
tommy49 
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12-28-21 06:08 AM - Post#2833345    
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I decided to replaced the original ignition switch, something I should have done when I did the dash mods. It would have been easier and smarter to make a new ignition switch hole then, but now I had to come up with something else. Here's some pictures of what I did to fit the Painless(?) switch.

Here are the parts.




The bezel is made from a 1 1/2" stainless washer.


The hardest part was getting the bezel to fit the curve of the dash.






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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E swap in progress, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
tommy49 
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12-28-21 06:16 AM - Post#2833346    
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The split ring centers the switch in the hole.


It took a bunch of filing to get the bezel to fit and I didn't tape around the hole to prevent scratching the paint.




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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E swap in progress, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
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12-28-21 07:22 PM - Post#2833386    
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More outstanding work.

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tommy49 
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12-29-21 03:14 AM - Post#2833393    
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Thanks, Keith!

Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E swap in progress, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
tommy49 
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01-09-22 11:39 AM - Post#2834218    
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Spent a couple days repairing the front fender inner splash panels. They were pretty rotted and someone "repaired" them with window screen & bondo.







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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E swap in progress, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
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01-10-22 03:44 PM - Post#2834320    
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Gotta love bondo and screen. Chicken wire would be next on the evolutionary scale.





 
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01-16-22 05:31 AM - Post#2834622    
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Looking good Tommy! This is a great build.



 
tommy49 
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01-16-22 10:00 AM - Post#2834641    
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Thanks, Ken!

Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E swap in progress, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 




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