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Hoke Performance LS2/T56 install starts today.....

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mrk3cobra    0

My Hoke performance LS/T56 kit arrived today. I ordered the kit for an LS2 GTO install (alternator located low on the driver side. I will be installing a 2006 LS2 and T56 transmission from a GTO,  in my 1971 series 1 240Z. The kit looks like it is very high quality.

 

 

 

 

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BrandenZ    1

Nice prep work! I received one of their beta kits and the fitment across the board was darn near perfect. All I did was swap oilpans (which I already planned on doing for road racing anyway) and that was that!

 

I do highly, highly recommend going ahead and installing a remote bleeder on the transmission before you mount it in the car. It is a giant PITA without it. Ask me how I know!  :angry:

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Ironhead    0

Great to see, and very timely for me.  Outstanding work prepping the chassis.

 

I am going along the same route but am far behind you.  I was about 80% convinced I was going to use the Hoke kit and I think you just sold me the rest of the way.

 

Branden, not sure what you mean by remote bleeder...?  You mean for the clutch slave cylinder?

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BrandenZ    1

Great to see, and very timely for me.  Outstanding work prepping the chassis.

 

I am going along the same route but am far behind you.  I was about 80% convinced I was going to use the Hoke kit and I think you just sold me the rest of the way.

 

Branden, not sure what you mean by remote bleeder...?  You mean for the clutch slave cylinder?

 

I can also recommend and vouch for the Hoke kit. I've got about 200 trouble-free miles, including a few autox events on the swap now.

 

Yes, I mean for the slave cylinder. Based on where the transmission sits, it was almost impossible to bleed the clutch master cylinder after the swap. I was legitimately concerned that I'd need to drop the transmission, and kicking myself for not installing a remote / speed bleeder ahead of time. I got it done with the help of a buddy, but it was noottttt fun!

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BrandenZ    1

The slight difference you can see in the cross member steering brackets is because the Hoke cross member in the picture is from a 280Z, and my old cross member is from my 1971 240Z.

 

 

One other note on the steering rack is that if you're using the Hawks headers, be sure to rotate the rack itself while it's all loose to make sure you get the rod nicely placed between the primaries on the driver's side header. I did not take care to do that and had a bit of rub initially. Thankfully, I was able to adjust it with the motor still installed... but again it took the help of a buddy and was not fun.  :mellow:

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JSM    15

Tried to install the steering rack on the new Hoke cross member last night. But there was a problem with the new Energy suspension urethane mounts. I was sent 2 upper mounts for the passenger side, missing the lower passenger mount.

That is weird. I just got mine in today and had to check. Mine looks like they were cast in one mold, separated and packaged.

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mrk3cobra    0

Getting closer to dropping in the engine. Finished the brake and clutch lines. Will finish running fuel lines this weekend. I will be using an electric low pressure fuel pump at the OEM gas tank feeding the Edelbrock fuel sump, that has a EFI fuel pump submerged in the fuel in the sump.

Will finish removing extra wiring in the engine bay that will not be used.

 

 

 

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