Next is connecting all the fuel, oil and cooling pipes up to the V8 LS3 engine.
A fuel pressure gauge connected inline with a braided fuel line connected to the engine fuel rail.
At the rear of the engine is the slave cylinder clutch fluid pipe that connects to a braided pipe that runs up to the clutch master cylinder. I then filled up the clutch master cylinder reservoir with Dot 4 brake fluid and bled all the air from the system. I also adjusted the clutch pedal push rod to set the clutch pedal height and ensure I had enough pedal throw to make sure the clutch worked how it should.
Temperature sender unit for the dash temperature gauge screwed into the bottom of the radiator. The ECU uses the temperature sender unit screwed into the front of the left hand cylinder head.
An oil catch can was fitted to help run a cleaner engine.
Braided pipes used again to connect up the oil catch can.
Air intake system was made from a 100mm diameter 90* angle stainless steel pipe. I used the standard LS3 Mass Air Flow (MAF) meter setup and after market cone air filter with a chrome filter cover to enhance the look. The rubber connecting tubes I used, you can purchase on line or at most auto shops that deal with after market items.
45* angle radiator hoses and polished stainless steel tubes were made and cut to size to fit neatly in place.
Power steering pipes from the reservoir connected up to the power steering rack and pinion and power steering pump.
View of the high pressure braided pipe lines from the pump and the return pipe to the power steering reservoir. The braided pipe at the top of the picture is the air bleed pipe from the cooling system overflow tank. The rubber pipe at the bottom right hand corner of the above picture is the evap hose that is connected to an electronically operated valve. This allows fumes from the petrol tank to be drawn into the intake manifold and burnt as part of the intake fuel mixture.
View of most of the pipe connections on the engine.
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