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Need a picture of a stock 87 454

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by K5er4Life, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. K5er4Life

    K5er4Life 1/2 ton status

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    As some may know, I am doing a TBI swap in my '86 crew cab. I am making it 100 percent emission compliant. So far I have gathered most of my parts, luckily I know a guy that has a has chevy truck junkyard and for a flat rate he is getting me the rest of everything I need to do the swap. Also I picked up a brand new wiring harness from Tom at turbo city, I havent started with that part of it but I will tell you his customer service is already great. He has spent much of his time in person talking to me about my install. But I digress, I need pictures of a stock 454 (or relatively stock) out of preferably an '87. Form speaking with Tom he said those 454's did not come with a knock sensor, so as a result no esc module. I have a few other questions as well. After Im done Im taking it to a smog nazi....eerrr...I mean ref to have it certified. And being that Im in Cali I need it to comply exactly with how a 1 ton crew cab dually from 1987 came equipped from the factory. So your pictures and/or help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    No knock or esc for '87 454 right?
    Does the smog pump have that sensor that plugs into the computer in '87?
    What about the charcol canister, does have a sensor on it to control emission function as well in '87?
    I know it has an egr solenoid to control egr functions.
    Does anyone have any experience in doing what Im doing as far as a referee station is concerned?
    Once again thanks for the help and Im sure this is only one of a few questions I will have as I go through this swap.
     
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    ttt, Somebody has to have a pic of an 87 454 from cali or otherwise.
     
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    look here...

    I've had good luck finding vacuum hose diagrams and wiring diagrams on www.autozone.com --they have a section there for vehicle specifications..:crazy:
     
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    Thanks diesel, I looked around and kind of found what Im looking for. It appears that there is no esc or knock sensor in the wiring diagram for 87. However, I would like to confirm this. Also They didnt list a vaccum diagram for 87, it did for 88-up and 86-down trucks. :dunno: I would appreciate it if someone would just peak under there hood that has this engine and year and confirm if there is a knock and/or esc, now obviously if there is no knock sensor then there will not be an esc module. Also a picture of the factory vaccum diagram would be incredible. Thanks guys, I know someone will come through.
     
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    I have and 88 454 dont know if I can help, but If I can I will get you some pics
     
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    Yes please that would be awesome, an 88 shoud work as I dont think anything changed. It wasnt until 89 that the whole system changed just a little bit. Meaning the ecm number and minor component changes in the harness.
     
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    I will go snap some right now:D
     
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    Thank you sir, your help is greatly appreciated.
     
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    here you go. If you need more just let me know.

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    I just confirmed from my store that 1987 crew cab dually with a 454 uses a knock sensor and it is a standard ignition number KS7, but there is no listing for an ESC module.
     
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    Noregrets, thank you very very much. These are plently, I saved everyone and I am certain these will be an enormous amount of help once I start piecing this thing back together. :bow:

    What I figured I would do next is go down to the chevy dealer and see if they have any factory wire diagrams for that exact year and model. I have had pretty good luck when needing stuff like this in the past.
     

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