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Old 12-21-2020, 05:48 PM
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Not sure where to put this so what could be more proven than an LS swap. Been blocked from FB because someone tried to hack my account so I'll post some pics here. Making some serious headway but a lot more fun to come















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Old 12-26-2020, 10:01 AM
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Sorry to hear about your FB accounts. Glad to hear you are making headway. This will be really cool when it's done. What did you end up doing for suspension? I recall you were looking for a set of front coilovers... looks like you found a pair?
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I ended up buying a full set of Geckos as AMR is useless to even try and contact. I took the springs and top mounts and adapted them to my 350z coilovers I am using in the rear so it makes a perfect setup. I sold the rear struts to someone who needed just rear struts so it worked out for both of us. It looks like I will only need to slightly modify a front sump aftermarket oil pan for clearance so that will save time from fabricating a whole oil pan. I have also began gather parts for the engine build which when it is done will run around 7k rpms and hold roughly 900hp which should be more than enough headroom, at least for now. My FB account has been reactivated but its not the same as the forum, so I will continue to update with progress as time goes on. Hoping to have my last driveshaft flange soon so I can get the measurements for the shop to have it made. I am currently bargain hunting for an LS-3 intake manifold and then I will start sourcing my fuel system components for the engine. I have still got to close up the trunk and measure out my fuel cell and get that ordered as well. I don't think I will run the car N/A anymore either as it will just waste energy remaking the cooling system over again to make room for a charge air cooler etc. so I think I will just forge ahead with the turbo kit fab once the engine is done and ready to go in. But even as I write this, I am not totally sold on this either so we will see when it gets closer. For now I am trying to budget my spending on this project a little rather than just burning the cash right away. Will post more when more progress is made

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Old 12-31-2020, 05:42 PM
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Thanks for sharing (especially since I don't Facebook). Looks like an awesome project!

I like the targets just left there, a great way to say "Don't touch!".

Happy new year!

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So only a little progress this weekend. I have started to rebuild the trans tunnel prob half a day from being completed. I'm still waiting on some parts to complete my driveshaft measurements. Once I've got that done I can pull my mock up engine and trans so I can disassemble trans and install the new tailshaft housing. I did however get my ball joints installed. Since the sti rack has 14mm inner ends and the taper diameter for the out tie rods was different I had to make something work. I found some gmc work van tie rod ends are the correct length and nearly correct pitch so with a little modification of the spindle they will work well.



More pics when I get a little further

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Some goodies came in the mail today




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Updates. Got a little more done although I haven't been able to spend as much time as I would like to on working on it. Pics below








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Little more progress this week.








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No pictures to show just yet. I have just about finished up my mock up. Need to finish one more oil cooler line and it's finished in the engine compartment. Once mockup is complete I will be emptying out the engine bay and cleaning and painting.

I still need fuel injectors, plugs, wires, ems, tons of wiring, brakes, and wheels/tires. Things are still moving forward and I still have hopes of the car running before the end of the summer. More pictures soon

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Now that mock up is just about done. I pulled engine,trans, and subframe along with all supporting goodies to clean everything in the engine compartment and give it a spray. Had to get some paint on the welded bits anyway. More paint, a few more parts and it'll go back together





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Started on the brakes a little. Front lines are done as well as plumbing in the proportioning valve and bulkhead for rears. Definitely will need another roll before I can go any further.




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Wow Tom! You certainly tackle the tough ones! You should be working in aerospace!
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Wow Tom! You certainly tackle the tough ones! You should be working in aerospace!
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Gordon glad to hear from you it's been a long time! How are things?

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