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Richard Oben

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  1. No expert, but cantilevering off of the mount is probably not a good idea. JCI has a mount that does the 4L60 and it ties into the floor. The CXR ties into the front mounts and into the tunnel. Keeping the stock mount may or may not be the answer it may be better to start from scratch. CXR on the left with a T56 JCI on the right with a 4L60E I hope. HTH, Richard.
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    Richard Oben LS1 series 1 240Z build

    Here are the pics of the progress. Sorry so few, there was a deadline to get it all done.
  3. First I am in this forum a lot. Without the pioneers before me we would never have taken on the job of putting an LS1 in a 240Z. I admit to being a car junkie, at one point there were 4 series one 240Zs at once, paired to two. Have been in the car business over 20 years. www.northracecars.com if anyone cares we make stuff for FFR cars and for Fox mustangs. If this inappropriate delete as needed. FFR Daytona coupe replica So it all started in the mid 80s with a series one car in my home town. Bought it as it was less rusty than the mustangs before it. In 92 bought 09070, not knowing anything about it other than I had been without one for several years. Back to school and life stuff. I actually drove the car and then we started the restoration. NO Rust Done. 9070 factory auto dealer air. August 1970 production date. Just no grunt. We sold the GTM and started thinking about LS in a Z So for $500 we bought Ruby. Ruby had a sunroof so we fixed it first Ruby had too much rust too. Ruby was sold so someone could save the front clip. Good bye. Then came Leslie. This is the first day, all stock six which was sold. Fixing the floor surprising little rust for a local car. Under side of Leslie Sanding down to put in frame rails Fitting bad dog rails they are straight floor not so much. lol Frame rail installed Don't laugh at my welding We installed the bad dog rails figuring the car would just twist in half if we did not. On the to fuel system New top of tank To fill hole in tank. Now that we filled the big hole the little one needs a pump. Pump has its own sump and sits on the bottom of the tank with the return going to the sump. So far no issues And I hate the sound of an external pump Engine out fenders were not actually bolted on as the bottom of the rocker panels had not been tapped for bolts. In short the car was a mess. We bought the kit from CX racing. complete and worth every penny in my opinion. Prepping for LS install. Note all new stainless brake lines, fuel lines etc. We are in the highlight version of the build. Rustoleum red is the same as Porsche red which is what this was supposed to be. Car was green originally. And it has rear ended someone as the front aprons are welded back on. A mess like I said. Put in the LS1 in. I bought a wrecked 04 GTO, changed pans, alternator, shifter, swapped the clutch to and LS7 one, and had the harness cut down. All the stuff that needs to be done to make the swap. John's cars AC set up is tight. but fits and works. Getting closer So very sorry for the bad pic, but is a bad mount I cobbled to hold the 8.8. Came from a 95 Lincoln mark 8. We put 3.73 gears in and traction lock. Front mount is from TTT. Waiting on Z car depot or Spitsnaugle to make a mount I am happy with for the 8.8 Modified the Datsun push rod to fit the Wilwood MC. To mate the 8.8 to the Datsun stub I bought the Z car depot ends and the DSS end for the 8.8 to fit the a 930 Porsche CV. Mounted everything in the car and then measured for the axles. Had them made and made a mess putting it all together. ITS ALIVE As it looks now. It had 80 miles on it when we left for the hot rod power tour! Went from KC to Des Moines to Davenport to Champagne to St Louis and back to KC did not do Indy or Bowling Green. 1300 miles later, had small oil leak fixed by tightening the by pass and filter, never figured out which was leaking. Blew out the 40+ year old wheel cylinder on the left rear. Other than that it performed great. There is so much I am leaving out but will edit as my time permits. In short CX racing kit. Gauges from speed hut. JCI compressor. Vintage air mini, with a condenser my local gut sourced. EZ wire main harness M&M cut down engine harness. Factory headlight and turn signal switches. From the outside and inside it looks like a 1971 240s with a fat exhaust pipe. Projects left to do. Install proper 8.8 mount. Springs and struts will be done at the same time as the 8.8. Rear discs and 280 Z stubs (28 vs 24 spline). Finish interior. Polish wheels a little. All of which I hope to get done over the winter. Ask all the questions you want. If you have a negative opinion leave it at home. The amount of blood, sweat, time and money involved is mind numbing so keep any all negative comments to your self please.
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    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    205 tires on the rear, I definitely need more tire. LOL. Thanks for the input. Richard.
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    Richard Oben LS1 series 1 240Z build

    Update time. Over the last few weeks, we replaced all the struts, all the springs, added rear stubs from a 280 (28 spline vs 24), added rear discs, added adjustable rear arms, shortened the driver side axle and got it all back together. Holy cow was it a lot of work. Pulling apart old (really old) stuff was easy when I was younger. I try to post a pick or two. My question is every LSZ tail happy? We used Eibach springs, KYB struts, Big front bar that came from another Z and an ST rear bar. This has alway been a street car, just trying to make it a little more predictable. May have to mess with alignment some more and/or remove rear bar, lower rear pressure. Any thoughts. I posted here as we are the LS Z crowd.
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    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    Well we took Leslie (LSZ) out for a local autocross. I have always planned on keeping this a street car AC and all. But holy cow is this thing tail happy. My set up is Eibach springs, progressive on all four corners, I have tokico on the other car and like the eibach better. Big front bar and ST rear bar. All with KYB street struts. Should I ditch the rear bar and see how that helps? I guess my question is your set up completely all race stuff or is it more street and then race.
  13. IN the CX pictures it showed mounted all the way back, unless the parts changed. Remember I bought the complete CXR kit exhaust and all. Some others may be more forward and did their own exhaust. I did have to trim the tunnel just a little to make the CAMARO shifter work. The GTO shifter was not even close. Literally we had it all in and tried to put the transmission mount in and the bell housing hit the hard lines for fuel and brakes. I could have beat the tunnel and probably made it go further back, but did not. Also I am not sure if it means anything but I have a series one 240Z. Also, I am at 2 degrees down on the engine/trans combo. HTH, Richard. Bo, absolutely no problem on asking more questions, I know I asked a lot before I got mine started. Richard.
  14. On the CXR kit it is intended to go in the furthest holes back. My problem was it couldn't, the lines at the front of the tunnel got into the back of the bell housing, so it went one hole forward. The exhaust is now tight but it fits. If there is any way to get it as far back as possible it would help in the long run. JMHO, Richard
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    74 260z 5.3 resto mod

    You, sir have been very busy. Richard.
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    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    TRUTH in that statement,
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    Richard Oben LS1 series 1 240Z build

    Someone asked before. We found the receipt RBP manufacturing out of Anaheim. $290 Dollars. HTH. Richard.
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    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    Yup, went from no brakes to great brakes, new booster was magic. Keep it simple keep it easy. Richard.
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    NEW OWNER: 75 280Z w/ LT1

    Sounds like the regulator is bleeding off the pressure. I could be easily wrong, but the key several times helping is a good indicator of faulty regulator. HTH, Richard.
  20. What he said Double. Nice work and WHOLE LOT of it. Richard.
  21. Man what a lot of work, the work is well done too! My only question is was a good shell not available? Richard
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    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    If stock worked for this long go back stock. I have the WW MC and have the stock booster. Make sure the plunger measures the same on the MC side. Don't ask how I know.... Richard.
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    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    Booster had the same problem. R
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    74 260z 5.3 resto mod

    The side windows un bolt from the regulator. Pain to do but not bad. Hard part is getting it all back in, one of those hold your tongue just right moments. Richard.
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