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Factory Spec: 4.7-liter V8 engine - 310 horsepower, 330 lb-ft of torque.


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Old 01-23-2013, 11:55 PM
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Sure thing....here's some pics of how it is on my truck right now. Please keep in mind this bracket was for test fitting only. The final product will be aluminum and will look nice. It will also be slightly larger, this one was made out of 3/4" wide scrap metal, the final product will be 1" wide aluminum, to match the catch can.









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looks good so far, thanks for reminding me to go empty mine out
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I got a good price from a buddy that does machine work, just need to price material. Based on how many people want one will determine cost effectiveness.

Here's where my pricing guesstimate is at so far: The bracket shipped should be between $20-$30. This is based on selling say 5 of them.

I'm trying to decide if people would want the hardware and line to go with it. Would make it more convenient for them, but also more expensive. The hardware is only $1/ea bolt, and the line is only $1/lf, but shipping for the hardware(buying online) is like $10. So if we sell 10 brackets that's only an additional $1/person, but just depends on how much interest there is.

If you're interested please post up(4th gens). I'll be seeing my dad this weekend, although not sure he'll have his truck with him. If he does I'll look at this bracket being used on the 3rd gens.
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That looks sweet sean, nice work
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Mine already all installed and made my own bracket, not felling like changing it all up, it works for me right now, thanks for the offer.
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Sorry for my lack of knowledge here! what does adding a catch can do for the engine?
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No worries asur. Maybe you'll come around

There are some benefits to the catch can, mainly that it keeps the intake clean from getting gummed up with oil. Theoretically it will very very very slightly improve power and efficiency, but really it's just to keep the intake charge free of oil. It certainly isn't necessary but many performance oriented people "need" this.
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There are some benefits to the catch can, mainly that it keeps the intake clean from getting gummed up with oil. Theoretically it will very very very slightly improve power and efficiency, but really it's just to keep the intake charge free of oil. It certainly isn't necessary but many performance oriented people "need" this.
No problem Sean, had I not fabbed my own, I would of ordered one.

here is a bit more info to add to Sean's on what a catch can is:

Modern engines feature a variety of emission control devices and systems to reduce the toxic gases released into the atmosphere. One of these is called the Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) system. During the combustion process a small amount of gases leak or “blow-by” the piston rings and create a positive pressure in the crankcase. The PCV system vents these gases along with oil mist from the crankcase and routes it back into the intake manifold so it can be burned off. The problem is, over time the excess oil vapor collects along the inside of the intake tract and forms a “gunk”. This can lead to a variety of issues including carbon build up, retarded timing, detonation, and power loss.

An oil-air separator is an aftermarket device that will condense and collect the oil vapor before it has a chance to reach the intake system. As the gases and oil vapor enter the can they typically pass through a screening mechanism that gives the oil vapor something to adhere to. As the droplets form they drop harmlessly into the bottom of the reservoir so that they can later be drained. The other gases are allowed to pass through so that they can be burned of as intended. These devices are often referred to as “catch cans”.

When it comes to selecting a catch can, as always, you will get what you pay for. Cheap catch cans (less than $100) are plentiful but they are often little more than an empty can with two ports. These will capture a small amount of oil but the vast majority passes straight through. Be sure that the can incorporates some sort of baffling system to pull the oil vapor out of suspension.
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Well guys....I have news.

A guy came up this weekend and we swapped front bumpers. I noticed he had a moroso catch can on his truck. It was bolted behind the passenger side headlight, and also fits my truck. It's roughly the same cost as the billet tech can, and comes with the bracket, and is very similar in design. It even has a valve on the bottom to drain it so you don't have to unscrew it.

After finding this(wish I would have known earlier) I think I'm going to abandon this project and not put the money into custom made brackets(especially with as little interest as there has been). This moroso can may even fit 3rd gens too(someone will have to try it). I think I'm going to sell my Billet Tech can and then buy the moroso one. Once I do, I'll follow up here.

This was kind of frustrating/disheartening but it is easier and cheaper and will work just as well so I'm not going to invest anymore in this project.
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