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LS1 240 mounts (facts not opinion???)

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JMortensen    235

Looks like the trans hangs down below the frame rails. Might not be that big a deal if you plan on a taller ride height. If you want it really low it might be an issue. Tough to judge by the angle of the camera, but that's what it looked like to me anyway.

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trackzpeed    5

My CX Racing kit should be here in a few days. No one has used the kit yet so I though I would be the test pilot. There slightly I spent some time on the phone before ordering. The car in the video is a 240z. There trans mount seems to fit that tunnel just fine. I asked and they so it fits the 240z. There kit allows adjustment of the engine forward and backwards  in 1/2" increments which is a bonus. Trans mount seems to be a solid design. I didn't order there headers for the kit because there anemic. There only 1 1/2" primaries on there what I would call mid length. I have a local guy who will fab up 1 3/4 Long tubes for 1000 plus material.

 

It was -19 F today inside my garage and the 240V heater can't keep up. It needs to be warmer for me to work on it. I will report my findings. I will be installing a L33 in my 71 240z

 

CX racings video of there kit in a 240z

 

 

 

Nice this will help confirm and/or deny suspicions about the kit. Thanks. Keep us posted

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trackzpeed    5

Those header are 1.5". Im going to stick with the 1 3/4 sanderson ones. I would like LT's but I'm on a tight budget due to the costs of finding a T-56.

 

There complete kit looks quite impressive with the full exhaust.... I believe it can be done cheaper but they appear to have a nice tight little product. I pick my complete 98 ls1 T56 Z28 up on Wednesday. My goal is to scavenge every part possible needed and sell off what's left. Waiting to see what I can recoup before I decide on which kit and what stage. I'm too late to the game to swap now as my local autoX season will start soon and I want to defend my current str class championship but when the season is over I hope to have all parts collected for a short swap time. I will watch your build closely. Thanks.

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Mikelly    115

FACT - I have the dirty Dingos on my car and DID NOT touch the steering rack.  I did take the pinch nut off the steering ROD, ground smooth and welded that shaft to the spline.  I had to do this to get my drysump and other parts to work properly with the headers from the group purchase. They work well, but you have to be careful when welding the mount pedestals to the frame rails because the rails of the Datsun are so thin.  You can check my build thread for pics.

 

Mike

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I have a really nice 240 (09070) that is all stock and too nice to cut up.  But I got bored, so I bought another series one car (04798). I have had some time so been doing a bunch of research here and elsewhere.  That being said, this is only opinion not fact.  My plan is the JCI motor mounts, JTR headers (street car only) and cold air kit, CX trans mount as it stays in the tunnel which should help on clearance for exhaust. Bad dog rails and Zed floors.  The car was a super cheap shell so long project coming.  Had an LS1 in another project and loved it.  JMHO, Richard. 

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CX Racing kit arrived. Welds are very nice. Pieces look good. Only issue I see is that the transmission flangs is welded slightly off resulting in a 1/16 difference in mount being perfectly square. It may be designed that way. Not sure. Sending an email to CXRacing ro question them

 

 

Trans mount

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Motor Mount

 

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trackzpeed    5

The bolt in option is what peaked my interest... that's why I put it on the list.  Ryan, I'm starting to really get into the CX racing camp the more I research.  Let us know how this is going.  Picked up my donor car yesterday... kinda feel bad to part it out it's really sweet and previously upgraded itself.   Most daunting task in all this will be wiring but wiring specialties seems to have a complete system available for less than $700.... Not sure I can pull off the DIY fab of Camaro harness?  Anyway, good to see swap guys contributing to the thread.  Still hoping this makes for a great factual sticky on the swaps that are out there. 

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The bolt in option is what peaked my interest... that's why I put it on the list.  Ryan, I'm starting to really get into the CX racing camp the more I research.  Let us know how this is going.  Picked up my donor car yesterday... kinda feel bad to part it out it's really sweet and previously upgraded itself.   Most daunting task in all this will be wiring but wiring specialties seems to have a complete system available for less than $700.... Not sure I can pull off the DIY fab of Camaro harness?  Anyway, good to see swap guys contributing to the thread.  Still hoping this makes for a great factual sticky on the swaps that are out there. 

 

I want to pull the Datsun motor but having a non heated garage its too cold right now. Its minus 15 (without wind chill) in the garage. Its suppose to warm up next week so I will see what I can accomplish then. The LS harness doesn't seem to difficult. I'm using a 2005 computer and harness. There's a you tube video step by step and there other site like http://lt1swap.com/wiringharness.htm to tell you what to remove. I want drive by wire and cruise so mine will be a little more complicated.

 

The CX mounts appear to be stainless except the piece that directly bolts to the motor which is aluminum. Welds are good. I will keep everyone posted.

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nullbound    16

I've only found one guy so far that's documenting an install with the Dirty Dingo bolt-in kit.  His build thread showing pics of the kit installed is here: http://ls1tech.com/forums/conversions-hybrids/1737523-another-ls1-swapped-books-76-datsun-280z-3.html

 

It's pretty clear the alternator won't fit on the lower driver's side.  It would be nice to know if the JTR headers will work, but he's going custom full length headers.

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trackzpeed    5

I've only found one guy so far that's documenting an install with the Dirty Dingo bolt-in kit.  His build thread showing pics of the kit installed is here: http://ls1tech.com/forums/conversions-hybrids/1737523-another-ls1-swapped-books-76-datsun-280z-3.html

 

It's pretty clear the alternator won't fit on the lower driver's side.  It would be nice to know if the JTR headers will work, but he's going custom full length headers.

Wow those look really clean..... My gut says dirty dingo means stock manifolds.... I'm willing to bet JTR headers will work. I'd be interested to see if cx would sell their headers without the kit.....

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trackzpeed    5

I want to pull the Datsun motor but having a non heated garage its too cold right now. Its minus 15 (without wind chill) in the garage. Its suppose to warm up next week so I will see what I can accomplish then. The LS harness doesn't seem to difficult. I'm using a 2005 computer and harness. There's a you tube video step by step and there other site like http://lt1swap.com/wiringharness.htm to tell you what to remove. I want drive by wire and cruise so mine will be a little more complicated.

 

The CX mounts appear to be stainless except the piece that directly bolts to the motor which is aluminum. Welds are good. I will keep everyone posted.

Thanks for the wiring link. Sweet stuff

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trackzpeed    5

Z28 sits in my driveway now... It's way nicer than I expected, so much so I feel bad tearing it down to put in the Z. It sounds really nasty with long tubes and straight pipes into muffler..... Kinda sounds that make small children cry. I can't wait to get this thing in my Z with over 1400+\- less weight.

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