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Old 03-06-2019, 09:42 PM
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Yeah, they all work dude!
 
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Nice work so far! Got all the pics this time!
 
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Old 03-07-2019, 08:33 AM
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Looking good!

I wish ITC made a compressor bracket like that but for the Corvette accessory drive spacing... I would much rather have the belt routing hug closer to the block... plus I already have all the Corvette spacing stock stuff on the LS3 I have for my swap :P
 
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Old 03-07-2019, 09:20 AM
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I'm interested to see how the end fitment is with the ITC brackets and stock 4.3 accessories though. What cooling solution do you plan on using? On ITC's web site they show the brackets installed on a swap WIHTOUT the radiator support being cut into to recess the radiator into and move it and the condenser forward, but you can't really see what they did for cooling in those photos... I currently have Intrepid fans on mine, but space looks tight with the truck crank pulley spacing, which is why I was wanting to run the Vette pulley spacing on mine, but if everything will clear with the truck pulley spacing and those ITC brackets, then by all means that's the route I will go!
 
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That looks amazing! Great story. Great build. Cant wait to see finished project.
 
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Old 03-11-2019, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by blazen_red_4x4 View Post
Looking good!

I wish ITC made a compressor bracket like that but for the Corvette accessory drive spacing... I would much rather have the belt routing hug closer to the block... plus I already have all the Corvette spacing stock stuff on the LS3 I have for my swap :P
I don't think that that would be possible because of the way the AC compressor mounts, but that would be awesome to give a bit more clearance.
 
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Old 03-11-2019, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by blazen_red_4x4 View Post
I'm interested to see how the end fitment is with the ITC brackets and stock 4.3 accessories though. What cooling solution do you plan on using?
im going to use a all aluminum c4 rad from eBay (I know that goes a bit against my quality standards) but it comes with fans, and I have a fan controller I bought for this a while back. I don't plan on recessing the radiator.
 
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Originally Posted by PAblazerboy2000 View Post
I don't think that that would be possible because of the way the AC compressor mounts, but that would be awesome to give a bit more clearance.
Yeah that's what I figured, either the AC compressor or the PS Pump would interfere if they were set back any further.

Are you going to be running their alternator bracket as well on the passenger side?


Originally Posted by PAblazerboy2000 View Post
im going to use a all aluminum c4 rad from eBay (I know that goes a bit against my quality standards) but it comes with fans, and I have a fan controller I bought for this a while back. I don't plan on recessing the radiator.
Ah okay. Wasn't sure if you were going to try and get away with the stock 4.3 rad or just something thicker.

That being said, what water pump do you plan on using? Considering the inlet and outlets of the C4 Radiator are on the same sides as the stock 4.3 radiator (which is to say they're on opposite sides of the radiator), but the truck 5.3 water pump has both inlet and outlet on the passenger side. I may end up running the LS3 Vette water pump I have with the 1.5" spacers that ITC sells if I go with their brackets to match the truck crank pulley spacing.
 
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:16 AM
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[QUOTE=blazen_red_4x4;704840]Yeah that's what I figured, either the AC compressor or the PS Pump would interfere if they were set back any further.


Ah okay. Wasn't sure if you were going to try and get away with the stock 4.3 rad or just something thicker.

I am using their alternator bracket, with the turn buckel, I got a brand new delco ad244 145 amp so I can run fans, and for the rad, the inlets are in the same spot as a 4.3, so the inlet on the pump is close to the one on the passenger side of the rad, at the bottom, and the out is on top by where the factory air box is. Like my dad's 2500 with a 6.0 they have a long *** pipe that goes across the top of the rad to the neck on the rad so it all looks like it should work.
 
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