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Street Build CHEVISH LUV 4G63T

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1978 Chevy LUV
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  1. mattp_65

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    Lake Stevens, Washington
    Finished up the cooling system and half of the intercooler setup. Gotta figure out the throttle body side to fit in an IAT bung. Oil line and feed line for the turbo is next on the list also adapting the cross member to fit around the oil pan.

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    Street Build 618  1

    1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

    1K  1

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    11.98 @ 125 · 2G DSM

    687  0

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.04 @ 121.000 · 2G DSM
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  2. mattp_65

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    Lake Stevens, Washington
    Rear end update. Explorer 8.8 Shortened, painted, axles installed, calipers bolted. Original gas tank removed and wow it's clean inside for a 40 year old tank. Tires are mounted on wheels. Next is clean up the leaf springs, add bushings, make some rear brake lines, install the rear end in the truck.

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    Street Build 618  1

    1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

    1K  1

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    11.98 @ 125 · 2G DSM

    687  0

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.04 @ 121.000 · 2G DSM
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  3. Ludachris

    Ludachris Founder & Zookeeper

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    Roseville, California
    Looking forward to seeing how this build turns out. :thumb:
     

    Street Build 8K  0

    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD (sold)
    manual · 2G DSM

    Road Race Build 7K  23

    1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    435.0 whp · 399.2 lb/ft · 1G DSM
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  4. mattp_65

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    Joined Aug 16, 2004
    Lake Stevens, Washington
    Finally rear end installed, bushings installed, brake lines fabbed and installed with brackets welded up, wheels and tires mocked up with full weight of truck. Next is to install brake master cylinder with brake fluid to check for leaks, and start mocking up fuel cell then electrical harness.
    Thanks for following, Merry Christmas more to come! rear1.jpg rear3.jpg rear4.jpg rear21.jpg
     

    Street Build 618  1

    1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

    1K  1

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    11.98 @ 125 · 2G DSM

    687  0

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.04 @ 121.000 · 2G DSM
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  5. mattp_65

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    Lake Stevens, Washington
    Merry Christmas! Finally got to finishing up the front and rear brakes with the master cylinder installed, all bled no leaks. Finished up the lines for the trans cooler. Next either fuel cell or electrical. Fuel cell area is being cleaned up and painted in the truck bed.


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    Street Build 618  1

    1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

    1K  1

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    11.98 @ 125 · 2G DSM

    687  0

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.04 @ 121.000 · 2G DSM
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  6. ChessmoDSM

    ChessmoDSM Supporting VIP

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    Looking good my friend, keep it up!!
     
  7. Jacob_Barnes520GST

    Jacob_Barnes520GST Proven Member

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    Joined Feb 21, 2018
    Tucson, Arizona
    I am too a LUV owner, I've had 4 of them now down to 2. They're neat little trucks. Very interested in where this build goes because I've considered this swap myself
     

    Street Build 511  8

    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM
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  8. mattp_65

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    Lake Stevens, Washington
    Fuel cell, pre/post filters and pump installed. Lines routed and hooked up.
    Next will be electrical harness, wow what a mess.
    fuelcell1.jpg fuelcell2.jpg electricalharness.jpg
     

    Street Build 618  1

    1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

    1K  1

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    11.98 @ 125 · 2G DSM

    687  0

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.04 @ 121.000 · 2G DSM
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  9. mattp_65

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    Well the electrical has begun. Stripped it more down and removed all the unnecessary wires. Then threw it onto the truck and see what goes where. All wires are near the correct sensors, still needs more clean up and some protective sheathing. And still need to add battery/alternator/starter/ignition harness.
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    Street Build 618  1

    1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

    1K  1

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    11.98 @ 125 · 2G DSM

    687  0

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.04 @ 121.000 · 2G DSM
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  10. mattp_65

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    Minor update. Electrical is almost done, wrapped in sheathing. Then I made a gauge cluster for my LUVLEE and wrapped in carbon wrap. Used some equus gauges and autometer boost gauge and black one is innovate wideband. Still need to work on battery starter and interior connections. Driveshaft is in the making. Thanks to Jeremy Nutt for helping me on the electrical portion, I think I have everything to make it start for the first time in a couple of years. luvcluster4.jpg luvcluster3.jpg luvcluster2.jpg luvcluster1.jpg luvelectrical.jpg
     

    Street Build 618  1

    1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

    1K  1

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    11.98 @ 125 · 2G DSM

    687  0

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.04 @ 121.000 · 2G DSM
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  11. mattp_65

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    Getting closer to starting this. Few more items like ignition wiring, gauges wiring, driveshaft install and fluids. Wiring has been tough but great help all around. Shifter installed and gauges lighted up. Hopefully next update will be video walk around and engine start. electrical6.jpg shifterbm.jpg gauges2.jpg gauges1.jpg electrical5.jpg
     

    Street Build 618  1

    1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

    1K  1

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    11.98 @ 125 · 2G DSM

    687  0

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.04 @ 121.000 · 2G DSM
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  12. mattp_65

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    Will it start?! C'mon try and start please.

    Can this be, it's on the ground with wheels! Thanks for everyone's help so far. Next exhaust and tuning for cruise.



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    Last edited: Jul 19, 2019

    Street Build 618  1

    1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

    1K  1

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    11.98 @ 125 · 2G DSM

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    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.04 @ 121.000 · 2G DSM
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  13. mattp_65

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    Exhaust done and wrapped; o2 & wideband sensors installed. Issues now I have is high idle (possible vac leak), battery not being charged by alt (maybe bad grounding), leak at drain plug of radiator. Most are easy fixes so should be on the road soon...more to come. exhaustLuv3.JPG exhaustLuv2.JPG exhaustLuv.JPG 4g63tluv.jpg
     

    Street Build 618  1

    1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

    1K  1

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    11.98 @ 125 · 2G DSM

    687  0

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.04 @ 121.000 · 2G DSM
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  14. mattp_65

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    TEASER Video of it running
     

    Street Build 618  1

    1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

    1K  1

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    11.98 @ 125 · 2G DSM

    687  0

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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  15. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    Independence, Kansas
    Your getting close to cruising around in her.
    Love the LUV!!!! :thumb:
     

    Street Build 3K  27

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · automatic · 1G DSM

    402  13

    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 1G DSM

    408  17

    1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 582  4

    1998 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    13.620 @ 108.460 · 1G DSM
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  16. mattp_65

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    Lake Stevens, Washington
    Cruzin' in my 7 8... Hittin' the boost!
    Around the block. So far no over heating issues after new bigger rad install. Need to do a cruise tune once it's registered and insured. Can't wait to take on the streets.
    Car show pics coming up this week.

    Here is a vid of me cruzin!
     

    Street Build 618  1

    1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

    1K  1

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    11.98 @ 125 · 2G DSM

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    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.04 @ 121.000 · 2G DSM
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  17. ThunderChild

    ThunderChild Supporting VIP

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    Rathdrum, Idaho
    Had to double check, I see a black stepside luv on my way to work frequently and thought it might be you. Then I looked and saw Lake Stevens is only like 340 miles away haha.

    Loving the build man!
     

    Street Build 218  3

    1990 Plymouth Laser N/T
    fwd · manual · 1G DSM

    316  8

    1987 Toyota Pickup/Hilux
    awd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 868  7

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 1K  1

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 1G DSM

    Street Build 2K  10

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 1G DSM
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  18. mattp_65

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    Lake Stevens, Washington
    Made it to Hot Wheels Event in Washington. Stepside LUV needed in a hot wheels blister pack :)


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    Street Build 618  1

    1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

    1K  1

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    11.98 @ 125 · 2G DSM

    687  0

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.04 @ 121.000 · 2G DSM
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  19. mattp_65

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    @Ludachris
    Hey Chris, I couldnt figure how to change my title in my profile. Could you change it from "78 Chevy Luv Build thread with a 4G63t (soon)" to "78 Chevy LUV Build w/ 4G63T" ?

    thanks
    Matt
     

    Street Build 618  1

    1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

    1K  1

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    11.98 @ 125 · 2G DSM

    687  0

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.04 @ 121.000 · 2G DSM
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  20. Ludachris

    Ludachris Founder & Zookeeper

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    Roseville, California
    Done. ;)
     

    Street Build 8K  0

    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD (sold)
    manual · 2G DSM

    Road Race Build 7K  23

    1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    435.0 whp · 399.2 lb/ft · 1G DSM
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  21. mattp_65

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    I forgot to add my Throwback Thursday and Wheel Wednesday last week Pics from my page. Since no new updates. Throwback is exactly 3 years apart.
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    Last edited: Oct 21, 2019

    Street Build 618  1

    1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

    1K  1

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    11.98 @ 125 · 2G DSM

    687  0

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.04 @ 121.000 · 2G DSM
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