Originally Posted by prostar205
The stock Lightning truck requires dual 255 fuel pumps. The crate Lightning motor I bought has the larger Lightning injectors to go with the dual fuel pumps.
I know some people don't get why I did it and I really don't care. I've had this truck since it was brand new in 1999 and I would venture to guess that there are only a handfull of these trucks out there like this. It is my baby and I'll never buy another new car. My next project is a 1969 RS/SS Camaro convertible, 396 ci, 6-speed - that's a few years away.
Thanks for the encouraging words.
I completely get why you did this. It's your money to spend or save, and in spending some on this truck you are saving yourself the waste of payments (and depreciation) on a new one. I drive an 03 Bonneville that has 252,xxx miles on it, and I lucked up and found a parts car that was wrecked in the back end but still has a good engine and transmission, so when one of the two bite the dust, I can throw in the replacement and keep going. I take care of the car as best I can, but I don't have to freak out if a shopping cart or another car door puts a ding in it. It's a car. It gets me from point A to point B, and I don't have to stress about how I am going to make a $500/month payment. Instead, I can put some back for when I finally do have to replace it.
I am glad you got your ride going and are enjoying that your old dog has some new tricks.