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Texas Turbo Tom 240 to LS2/T56/Magnacharger build

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texis30O    26

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So I found a MAJOR problem. The vacum line that went into the primary off of the turbo to feed presure into the carb had been bent, mangles and cracked. I have pulled the carb apart completely and it is a a shop down the road getting a new line put in. Once that is back together I should be able to see what the car can do. I think that this would change things up on the dyno as well. But we will see.

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texis30O    26

The car is back together. Running like a scalded ape. I now have to figure out why I have no tail lights or blinkers. I guess I can insure this jap tin can death trap and get it in the road. Of course there are still lots of things to do. Next I believe is the suspension and brakes......

The machine shop drilled out the old vacum line and put in an aluminum one in its place. Shorter,stronger and no leaks. I would be interested to see what the car does in the dyno now that I believe it is sorted out. Andrew funk you did for the help with the carb. I would have been lost with out the help. I will try to get some video of it driving.

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GT72Datsun    11

Glad to hear you got it running again. Curious to see if the dyno results change and the resulting air fuel ratios. Once you have good a/f ratios at cruise and under boost, keep playing with the water injection start pressure and timing advance/return to fight and pinging. If i ever put my wideband back in my turbo tom's car i will take a video of some pulls. Enjoy driving it!

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texis30O    26

Changes coming. Major changes..... I am currently working out the details but I will be updating the car. I am never in town long enough to get my hands dirty. I am having to turn the car over to a shop to finish out what I don't have time for. I have a new job that has me all over the place, even when I am in town I am grinding out hours and don't have anything left in me to work on the car. I can either sell it. ( not going to happen) Or finish it to be able to play with..... I chose the latter. I am also considering a dropped 4 door tundra with a Paxton or a Vortec supercharger for a DD in the coming year so I need to get the Z on the road.

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texis30O    26

The kit is sold. I am in the process of re packaging it for the new buyer to help with shipping costs. I sold the NOS kit with it. However I still have all of my Stewart Warner gauges that will be going up for sale when I get a chance to pull them out of the car. My seats, Suede Corbeaus, will be going up for sale as well. I am going with the original seats with a twist..... little by little the car is finally coming around. It is just taking some extra work on my behalf.....which I don't mind working a little more as long as the money goes to the Z.

 

@BluDestiny, Yes I do have a 05 Tundra, but not for long. I am about to pick up a 07 CrewMax, 2WD, and either put a TRD blower on it or a NOS/race fuel kit to spray at will. I want a DD truck with around 500 to the wheels. It will help me get to work faster.......

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texis30O    26

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N42 block, N42 head, Schnider cam, balanced lightened crank, little head work, Roto-master turbo, Dual injector factory manifold.

 

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I will be installing the 5 speed that was with this set up.  Until I grenade it.  Then I will swap to a Z32 as I have the A.Hoke kit sitting by.  I will also be installing a R200 LSD unit that I picked up.  I will be changing the ignition system to be coil on plug, as well as MS3.  I have a whole new gauge set up that will all be Speed Hut..... I have been saving up for these changes. 

The original seats have been recovered and I have added black suede diamond tuck patterns in the centers.  I will be picking those up tomorrow if I have time after work. I will also be changing over all of the interior vinyl to a black suede with diamond tuck pattern in the near future.  After I get all of this done I will be going after the brakes and suspension.  Still lots left to do. 

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texis30O    26

Yes, with some add ons.  Blower will be added in 12 months after the install.  I am currently working to get the drivetrain in order.  I have already redone the factory seats.  The interior is completed.  There will be Speedhut gauges in the interior. No stereo, plans for A/C but I want the mechanical issues taken care of first. 

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texis30O    26

As usual.... the plan evolves. 

I have purchased a LS3 (L92) from a 09 Denali, a built t56 transmission, custom ground billet cam, and a maggie blower for the car.  I am currently sourcing a full rearend to swap.  My Turbo Tom motor was purchased from the guy who bought the kit from me.  I also sold him a fully built turbo motor that had a bunch of special parts on it ( for next to nothing.) I should have asked for more money but he was in the right place at the right time.  I have funds for the swap and have started to move forward on this project.  I have had the factory seats refinished in leather and suede so those are going in when the car gets back from the shop.  I do not have the time to put into this to keep the project going so I have had to farm out the project to a local shop that does good work.  I have all new gauges going in the car as well.  Since I sold all of my Stewart Warner gauges as well.  I wanted to start with a clean slate and keep the car for many years.  I just have suspension and brakes to work out ( which I am in the process of) and then I should be done with the mechanical aspect of the build. 

I will post up some pics of the progress once the car gets over to the shop.  I am pulling the rest of the drivetrain out and will deliver them a shell to work with. 

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texis30O    26

I wanted to have the ability to fix the car easily.  with a VH platform I don't think there is that much aftermarket support or the ability to diagnose issues as easily as the LS.  The LS can make gobs of power and perform well above what will need from it. 

I have all of the money for the rearend swap, now I just have to go out and buy the parts and wait for the others to be made. 

I am also looking at brake options at this time.  I don't foresee the car being on the streets until October.  At this point I can't even find the time to spend a few hours to get the car finalized and sent to the shop.......

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