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Old 06-07-2017, 02:10 PM   #29
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I also thought about just running one or two of these http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vibrant-Perf...JZJ1YH&vxp=mtr
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I also thought about just running one or two of these http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vibrant-Perf...JZJ1YH&vxp=mtr
I know some road racers that use ventilation kits like that. The only thing you have to be careful of is sucking to much oil out of the engine. I'm not sure how you go about tuning or adjusting them so they don't do that.

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Old 06-07-2017, 06:13 PM   #31
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Oh you went with the tbi. I'm going to have to cut the inside of my manifold to remove the baffle and weld the pcv shut. In the 8.1l factory l18 the pcv is all internal and a terrible design. The suction for the pcv is located in the valley and ends up sucking up lots of oil that is splashing around. I'm thinking about adding pcv ports to each valve cover. A guy sells a gadget that uses the egr port for vacuum and then a port in the front of the intake for the crankcase port. Your way looks much easier but I want the port injection. I can't wait to see the looks on peoples faces probably years from now when I show up to the black bear tuning event near me in a 28 ft 40 year old RV.
I can't blame you for wanting to stick with the multi port injection, I would too!
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Old 06-12-2017, 09:07 PM   #32
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The fun is just getting ready to start
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Old 06-21-2017, 07:20 PM   #34
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sooo

Was pulling the RV through the neighbors yard to get it situation for its long period of being down when lost all forward gears. Good time for it. Had to pull it with the truck and ripped off one of the tow hoops in the front. Oh well. It added about an hour of time getting it situated just right. Waiting on the rear output with drum brake. But the 8.1l engine is pretty much ready to go otherwise.
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Was pulling the RV through the neighbors yard to get it situation for its long period of being down when lost all forward gears. Good time for it. Had to pull it with the truck and ripped off one of the tow hoops in the front. Oh well. It added about an hour of time getting it situated just right. Waiting on the rear output with drum brake. But the 8.1l engine is pretty much ready to go otherwise.
Wow, talk about timing!

Have you started removing the old engine/transmission yet?
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Wow, talk about timing!

Have you started removing the old engine/transmission yet?
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Well the thing is, I found a guy that will trade a pistol of mine for an entire wrecked 8.1l with allison truck that had 120k on the clock. I have done a few engine swaps before(sr20 into an mgb, 7.3l into a 78 f150, and some easier chevy swaps). Since this thing bolts up my current issue is only getting a drum brake on the back of the 4x4 allison but I'm sure it can be done. I'll use a tablet and an obd2 bluetooth adapter initially for all the gauges that can't be hooked up easily as well.
I have a drum brake off a Gear Vendor overdrive that I will not be using. Don't know if it will fit but could send pics.
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I got all that figured out. I bought a kit from ebay that came with all the parts. They actually send me the wrong housing and I didn't realize until it was installed. Now I have to pull it out and put it back in under the RV...not super fun.
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