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Old 08-02-2018, 11:42 PM
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It has been a long week of work and then working on the C5 Supercharger build when I can sneak into the shop for a while.

Here is part 2.

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Living in Minnesota you likely won't have any over-heating issues. BUT...some of who live in hot states have them. I ultimately ditched my stock radiator and replaced it with a DeWitt dual core radiator. Viola...no more overheating, even when the outside temperature is 115 degrees.

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I love following builds, this one is no different!
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Living in Minnesota you likely won't have any over-heating issues. BUT...some of who live in hot states have them. I ultimately ditched my stock radiator and replaced it with a DeWitt dual core radiator. Viola...no more overheating, even when the outside temperature is 115 degrees.

Just sayin'....

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Good point! After seeing how plugged the condensor gets (that fits in front of the radiator) after 15 years, I think I might replace it at some point. I am confident that would allow about 30% more air to flow through to the radiator - which would make it more effective. I will keep an eye on it. I like it to run about 190ish.
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Looking forward to more videos and your progress. I'm probably going to be tackling the same job later this year. Replacing the fuel pump in my C6 style tanks is probably my biggest install fear.

As far as overheating, I got the "Radiator Genie" from a tractor supply store and it's been worth every penny for cleaning out the C5 radiator and especially the condenser. It fits in that tight spaces and blows out tons of crud... has an air and water wand.
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Good point! After seeing how plugged the condensor gets (that fits in front of the radiator) after 15 years, I think I might replace it at some point. I am confident that would allow about 30% more air to flow through to the radiator - which would make it more effective. I will keep an eye on it. I like it to run about 190ish.
One thing I didn't attend to when installing my SC, is a Dewitt's cut down radiator. It's really easy when everything is in pieces, and you will be able to use A&A's newer dongle that feed air to the SC. About 20 HP just for that, and better cooling. I found that I had to raise the front of the car after the SC install because of it's requirement to use spacers to lower the stock radiator cradle, which then dragged in my sloped, gravel driveway.
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Been spending every night working on the Supercharger Build. No major problems thus far, just a lot do do to get it done right!

Part 3 of the A&A Supercharger build is complete!

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No comments in the past week. Hoping those that were following have not lost interest.

Part 4 is attached below covers the harmonic balancer removal and upgrade and the alternator/power steering bracket upgrade and an important deep cleaning of the radiator and AC condenser cores to get that airflow back!

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Still following with the utmost admiration brother!
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Still following with the utmost admiration brother!
Thanks! - working on part 5 now. Getting into the fun part - installing the Supercharger Components!
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You from MN? Where? Who you going to have tune it? Thanks for the videos.
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I subscribed to the youtube channel a while ago but with hawaii i'm behind. did you do anything with valve springs?
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You from MN? Where? Who you going to have tune it? Thanks for the videos.
East metro by area - how about you?
Part 2 goes into detail as to who will be tuning it (me) and why I believe I am qualified. It is a challenge for sure but keep the AFR's in the mid to low 11's at WOT, sneek up on the timing at WOT and avoid any knock retard, AND make sure the fuel system is indeed keeping up at all times under WOT. Respect these things and I should be OK. Make no mistake though, on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being a pro tuner, I am about a 5. Know a lot, but also know there are a lot of areas I need to understand better to tune more efficiently!
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Live in north metro. East bethel up 65. Like to come check it out sometime. Let me know if you need a driver while tuning. I'd love to help
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I subscribed to the youtube channel a while ago but with hawaii i'm behind. did you do anything with valve springs?
Stock Cam and valve springs. I plan to rev it to 6500 occasionally as the new boost should raise peak power quite a bit. I will be on the lookout for float if the extra boost does not let the valves close as they should.
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Progress! Head unit is installed and spent the time clearancing the radiator and shroud necessary to make room for the air intake system.

Part 5!

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Question for ya, why didn't you upgrade the P/S pump pulley?
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Question for ya, why didn't you upgrade the P/S pump pulley?
You stumped me. I have not come across anything about this in the research I did on the kit and others installs. I could have missed it.

What is wrong with the stock Power Steering pulley and why would we upgrade it?
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stock pulley is composite and can shatter into pieces... the c6 pulley is metal and also has pump access holes so you can remove the pump without taking the pulley off
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As you are going FI you may also want to upgrade your water pump, or weld the pulley onto your stock pump
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