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#21 Domzs

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:51 PM

Looking good so far . I like the rear fender flares , do they make anything for the front ? Going to LS my 91 soon , like 2 yrs . Waiting for it to be emission exempt . LOL


 

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:18 AM

Thanks! They do make wider front fenders but it's the whole fender. Haha yeah, I'm 1000 miles over the exemption limit this year... good thing I know people!

 

 

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#23 Domzs

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:38 AM

Looking good . This is why i love the LS motors , one cam . LOL .


 

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:37 AM

Haha yeah that is a pro to having an LS! Oh well, I'll make due!

 

 

Got all the body panels mocked up on the car. She's coming together! Have a few more odds'n'ends to wrap up before she is off for body work
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:25 PM

Looking good . Keeping the rear mount antenna ? Going to shave mine .


 

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#26 NCchris

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:54 PM

Beautiful work, man! I love it! The VH 45 is a really neat engine in my opinion and you are making me want this. I already have the perfect vehicle!

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:14 AM

Thanks guys! Yeah, I'm shaving my antenna too, as well as the hole for the rear wiper. 

 

Yeah a slick top VH is the way to go! My buddy is going with a VH swap in his slicky. I absolutely love the VH platform and I intend to do a lot of testing/documentation with this engine.



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:33 AM

Quick question: Will the tarantula clear the hood with your engine mounts or do we need a custom intake?
Edit: Another quickie: Keep AC?

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:47 AM

The intake will not clear the hood unfortunately, The only way it will clear the hood is with a spaced sub-frame I believe. Definitely a no-no in my book! lol Just my opinion. No AC or powersteering. I may add power steering in the future... in the form of a Opel Astra electric pump. 



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:45 AM

Very cool,  Will all this fit in a Z32 2+2?  I'm loving those bumpers wings and skirts.  I'll have to check out the website n see if you've got pricing up yet. 

 

A couple Q's: On that oil pan, I guess it'll have to be installed only with the motor out since those rear bolts will be about impossible to reach otherwise, right?  Not that anythink in the Z32 engine compartment is easy to get to.

How well does the VH fit front to back? Won't it hit the radiator?



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 11:38 AM

Yes, it will fit the 2+2. Thanks! It really has exceeded my expectations i had from my imagination! I'm slowly getting everything uploaded onto the website. The oil pan isn't listed yet.

 

It's a tight fit, You need to install the oil pan with the engine out, install the engine in the car and then bolt the transmission from under the car. The oil pan will not clear the sub-frame when installing if the transmission is attached. I rotated the transmission mount 180 degrees to move the transmission and engine towards the fire wall by about an inch. You can still use the OEM driveshaft. You will have to shorten the shifter linkage. With the engine being pulled back 1" it is centered over the front subframe. There is plenty of room for the radiator. I am relocating the radiator to keep everything hidden, and for room when I go turbo'ed. 



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 08:28 AM

Alrighty this is the run down! Eagle Rods must be modified (-$100 if you want your machine shop to modify the connecting rods)
 
8.3:1 CR = MUST CONSULT YOUR ENGINE BUILDER TO MAKE SURE THESE WILL WORK FOR YOUR BUILD 6
94mm Wiseco Pistons + modified H-beam Eagle Rods & ACL Rod Bearings = $1850.00 +shipping/paypal fees 
                                (-$100 if you want your machine shop to modify the connecting rods)
 
8.9:1 CR = MUST CONSULT YOUR ENGINE BUILDER TO MAKE SURE THESE WILL WORK FOR YOUR BUILD 10
93mm, 93.5mm, 94mm Diamond Pistons + modified H-beam Eagle Rods & ACL Rod Bearings= 
$1950.00 +shipping/paypal fees
 
9.3:1 CR = MUST CONSULT YOUR ENGINE BUILDER TO MAKE SURE THESE WILL WORK FOR YOUR BUILD 6
93mm, 93.5mm, 94mm Diamond Pistons + modified H-beam Eagle Rods & ACL Rod Bearings= 
$1950.00 +shipping/paypal fees
93mm, 93.5mm, 94mm Diamond Pistons used with OEM rods= 
$900.00 +shipping/paypal fees
 
9.4:1 CR = MUST CONSULT YOUR ENGINE BUILDER TO MAKE SURE THESE WILL WORK FOR YOUR BUILD 6
93mm, 93.5mm, 94mm Diamond Pistons used with OEM rods= 
$900.00 +shipping/paypal fees
 
10.5:1 CR =MUST CONSULT YOUR ENGINE BUILDER TO MAKE SURE THESE WILL WORK FOR YOUR BUILD! 1.7
93mm, 93.5mm, 94mm Diamond Pistons + modified H-beam Eagle Rods & ACL Rod Bearings= 
$1950.00 +shipping/paypal fees
93mm, 93.5mm, 94mm Diamond Pistons used with OEM rods= 
$900.00 +shipping/paypal fees
 
 
10.9:1 CR = MUST CONSULT YOUR ENGINE BUILDER TO MAKE SURE THESE WILL WORK FOR YOUR BUILD! 5
93mm Diamond Pistons + modified H-beam Eagle Rods & ACL Rod Bearings= $1950.00 +shipping/paypal fees
93mm Diamond Pistons used with OEM rods= $900.00 +shipping/paypal fees
 
11.5:1 CR = MUST CONSULT YOUR ENGINE BUILDER TO MAKE SURE THESE WILL WORK FOR YOUR BUILD! 8
93mm Diamond Pistons + modified H-beam Eagle Rods & ACL Rod Bearings= $1950.00 +shipping/paypal fees
93mm Diamond Pistons used with OEM rods= $900.00 +shipping/paypal fees
 
Please note prices all prices are a rough estimate! Let me know what bore size, compression ratio you are looking for and I will give you an accurate price. Best way to contact me is at info@performancevh.com!


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Posted 28 May 2013 - 07:59 PM

I finished up the oil pan. I've been working on fabricating up 3 more sets of engine mounts and oil pans. As well as poly engine mounts. Going to the bodyshop this week! Can't wait!
 
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Posted 02 June 2013 - 06:45 PM

Made some more progress today, fabricated the lower radiator mounts, made some poly insulators and started on the hood pin layout. I'll be either painting these hood pins to match or I'll get some white ones. 
 
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Posted 17 June 2013 - 04:28 AM

Fabricated my coolant reservoir today. Still have to weld on the hose nipples yet. Finished up another oil pan and installed my hood struts, no more hood prop! :)
 
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Posted 26 June 2013 - 04:32 AM

Loaded up the Z to go to the body shop Monday
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Got some parts in yesterday, I had some 304 SS exhaust flanges laser cut by Aqua Cut Technologies. Great people to deal with!
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Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:49 PM

Keep them pictures coming!  I love seeing other hardcore fab guys making stuff.  Gets the ol' noggin going.


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 06:36 AM

This is looking like an excellent project! Keep rolling in the updates!


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:15 AM

This is about as far as I will go with the intake until I get the engine in the car. Time to get busy with body work!
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Engine bay almost ready for primer... This man is the best auto body specialist I know, watching him work is like watching an artist. I cannot wait until he starts on the exterior, that's when the real magic happens!
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Posted 29 July 2013 - 10:53 AM

This weekend I pulled the front suspension apart again for the second time. Greg (the body man) had been working on smoothing the wheel wells out and got some spots in primer. Here's a little preview..
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