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#21 dts300z

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:46 AM

Just a few more pictures. I finished wrapping the harness and a few other odds and ends. Enjoy!

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#22 garvice

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:55 AM

Looking great!

Is the aluminised tape to direct air flow?

#23 dts300z

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:45 AM

Thanks! Yes Sir! I've been working on trying to keep it cool at highway speeds (stays right at 172 degrees at idle). I think it's about whipped. I've finally created the low pressure zone in the engine compartment to help force the air through the radiator. Time to find a more permanent solution.

#24 dts300z

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 06:14 AM

It's looks like I'm going to retire the LT1. Time for an LSx swap.

Torched number 7 during a full throttle blast. Coolant hose blew, coolant temps went up and that was all she wrote. Needless to say we are starting over again lol. Not such good luck with the ole LT1.

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#25 dts300z

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 03:02 PM

What the UPS man left for me... woot

Conversion flexplate

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LS6 valve springs

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Rod bolts

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Trans dapt motor mounts

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A lil intake fo da squre bore.

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On the way... enough to get things rolling.

#26 dts300z

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:51 PM

$280 at LKQ... good price IMO


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#27 v8dats

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 01:06 PM

Bummer about the lt1. love the z32 platform. good luck with the new combo. making power with it should be easy!
TO Z OR NOT TO Z...

#28 dts300z

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 05:17 AM

Thanks! Yea it was a bummer but I'm actually a little more excited about the new swap. Should have a lot more potential. I think I might have to modify the firewall a bit more. Good excuse to spend a little more time on it to make it cleaner.

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#29 dts300z

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 04:54 AM

A little more progress. This thing is a bit taller than the LT1. Looks like I'm going to have to think about going EFI again. The damn oil pan is against the rack and the carb is sticking through the hood. The carb was about 2-3" lower with the LT1. Decisions decisions...

Oh and I had to hack into the firewall again lol.

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#30 dts300z

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 01:40 PM

Makin some mo progress! Got the mounts welded up and everything nice and centered. Need to do a bit of modification to the oil pan to get it to fit. The sump is super low on the truck pan and it needs to be thinned out a bit where it crosses the rack.

Had the wire speed up a little too high and got a bit of a booger weld but I really don't give a **** it'll hold just fine lol.

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#31 dts300z

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:53 AM

Made some more progress this weekend. Still have to finish welding up the tunnel and cutting the excess material off. Might not need much bondo when this one gets done.

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#32 dts300z

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:06 AM

More progress!! Got it all welded up. A little body filler and paint and were ready to rock.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:20 AM

More progress!

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:27 AM

Looking good, what do you use to bend/shape the tunnel?

#35 dts300z

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:00 AM

I actually just slowly work it into place.

I made a template with cardboard and then gave myself an extra inch or so all the way around the template (except for at the top). I started at the top, the only place I didn't add additional metal and started taching it. I welded everything from the inside except for the top. I had to tach it into place on the outside while I was forcing the metal into the tunnel. Easier said then done. Where the metal met the existing tunnel I had to use a bit of pursuasion as I tached it in. It didn't take very long. Took more time to grind all the excess metal down and smooth it out.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:37 AM

Thanks for the explanation.

#37 dts300z

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:12 AM

Alrighty finally making some progress. Drop the engine in and started mocking up the fuel system and turbo hot side.

 

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#38 dts300z

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:28 AM

Got some more finished up over the weekend.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:48 PM

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#40 dts300z

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:24 AM

lol






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