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S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here? Build Thread

Yeah, it's not supposed to be that cammy sounding but it sure sounds good.
We'll see what it sounds like after tuning.
Its a used motor, should have stock cams and I put L&M intake only cams in and they are very small so either its a tuning issue or somebody put big cams in that motor before I got it. Its probably just tuning.
It won't be that way once the holes in the intake/CAI are sealed - it's just hunting around right now - someone was just needing to hear it start - damn kids...;)
 

Dave_W

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Still have the fuel pump that sounds like a chainsaw? Is that the sound before the engine lights up?
 
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Still have the fuel pump that sounds like a chainsaw? Is that the sound before the engine lights up?
Yup. I put a fuel pump controller on it to slow it down so its not so loud. Demand on this motor is going to be way less than the hot rod motor I had before so I hope to turn the pump waaaay down.
 
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No muff too tuff.....


The offset on this X pipe was too high and would send my pipes into the floor so I cut the X halfway through and flattened it out and welded her back up.

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This is the re welded side:

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This is the factory welded side. Yuk.
I also cut off the necked down portions and welded some 3" stubs on there for a smooth transition to the mid pipes.

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Its a tight fit but I got it all in there. Hope this is quiet enough....

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