1957 Chevy Classic - Updating A Classic

LT1 In A Shoebox. This Owner Saved The Best Swap For Last!

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Hot Rod Assembly Line wanted to hide the fuel lines, so the fuel rails were sent to Tube Tech to be modified to flow into the passenger side, rear of head. Corvette fuel rails are located over the passenger side rear. When installing injectors into the fuel rails, take care to use a lubricant on the injector O-rings.

A Street & Performance LT1 chrome dress-up cover plate was easily installed using small drops of silicone. It gives the LT1 a custom finished look and covers the unpolished portion of the intake. The rear-exit fuel rail hold-down brackets were also installed.

This is the rear-exit passenter side stainless steel Fuel Line Kit from Street & Performance which allows you to run the fuel line up the passenger side.

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Because this '57 had a V-8 mount radiator, Hot Rod Assembly Line made brackets to mount the V-8 radiator in the six-cylinder position. This allows the additional needed space for the LT1 and allows the dual electric fans to be mounted behind the radiator for better cooling and looks.

With the radiator in six-cylinder position it's easy mount the dual electric fans. We wanted to put the fans behind the radiator to improve cooling performance, and looks.

The stainless radiator overflow is mounted on the passenger side along side the polished dryer & bracket for air. The chrome aluminum power steering reservoir and bracket is mounted on the driver's side.

The new power steering was detailed with an Aeroquip high-pressure braided hose kit. The power steering lines are mounted using aluminum hose separators from a No.6 high pressure hose from pump to gearbox and from the gearbox back to resevior.

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From reservior back to pump be sure to use at least a No.8 power steering hose, rated at least for 20-27 inches of vacuum. If not rated for sufficient vacuum, the hose may collapse and starve pump from the requisite fluid flow.

We used hard-line stainless steel fuel lines by James Miller of Tube Tech. Avoid rubber fuel lines.




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