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#421 alainburon

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 06:05 AM

Moving along at a turtle's pace but moving along. Got a new job and I'm doing quite a bit of traveling therefore the car will not get worked on as much as I would like. I was able to finally get the plate I had made for the Mislpec wiring harness bolted in place and the harness fitted. The plate fits under the battery tray at the firewall and it's not visible from the engine bay. Used a rubber gasket between the plate an firewall in order to ensure water does not come in to the cabin. Working on the fuel tank next.

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#422 trackzpeed

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 08:23 AM

Nice work!



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Posted 07 April 2017 - 12:13 PM

Thank you sir.



#424 MRGierut

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 09:23 AM

Those connectors are pretty slick!  I like that idea!  Are those pictures in the engine bay, or the cabin?



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Posted 10 April 2017 - 04:58 PM

Thank you, they are Milspec connectors. Real easy to engage and disengage. The pictures are from the engine bay side right under the battery tray.



#426 TheZkid

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 07:17 PM

Thank you, they are Milspec connectors. Real easy to engage and disengage. The pictures are from the engine bay side right under the battery tray.

 

 

Wow, you have literally taken home the bread in every aspect.. Putting our Z-Car guys name in the clouds on this build.. Your patience, commitment and loyalty to this car is very, very well respected on this forum.. I speak for everyone when I say we ALL want to see you over come all of the problems that everything and EVERYONE throws your way.

 

What an incredible build. This project will probably go down in Z history for nicest swap. No joke. Massive respect and kudos to you.

 

Have a question now, I see you used the J C I engine mounts correct? So, I see you had a problem with the headers fitting?

 

Im wondering what headers you used to not fit// im sure it would be a combination of the engine itself and all of your additions in there.

I am STILL TRYING to get an engine mount kit PLUS headers that will NOT make you redo your steering rack in a 280 ls1/ls2 swap..

 

Again, I know you have it in you to finish, you've already shown incredible patience and persistence!

 

Keep on truckin my friend - We're ALL behind you!! 



#427 alainburon

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 05:27 AM

Thank you for all the kind words, I really appreciate it. My inspiration for this build has come from this website. There are a lot of awesome builds here.

 

Yes sir I used the JCI engine mounts. As for the headers I got the ones from 417 Motorsports. They were the 1st to make long tube headers for the S30 LS swap and had a group buy in this site. The problem I had was the O2 bung on the driver's side header was in the wrong clock position and the O2 sensor would hit the transmission. Also the bolt that holds the steering shaft to the knuckle close to the fire wall was hitting on the primaries. I used small spacers between the driver's side motor mount and the engine block to move the header away from the steering shaft and used a bolt with a much smaller head on the steering shaft. Thank god that solved the problem. I did have to send the header to be re-ceramic coated once I had the bung relocated to the right clock position.  

 

Not major problems but time consuming and frustrating. I always keep saying "if it's not one thing it's the next" but in all honesty it will be all worth it when I get the car on the road as there won't be another one just like it. Especially since most swaps are going turbo now.



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Posted 29 May 2017 - 10:23 AM

The main thing I wanted to accomplish was for the fuel tank not to hang down below the rear valance as well as the tank not being inside the car like most fuel cells since this is not a race car.

 

I was able to finish installing the fuel tank this weekend, I had a 2 inch inlet tube made for it in order to use the factory fuel filler neck. Made the braided lines and tested them under 500 psi of pressure for leaks. The tank has an AN10 outlet which steps down to a AN8 at the fuel filter. It has an AN6 for the return from the fuel rail and an AN8 for the vent. It's a shame all the work we put in for something that will never be seen....LOL

 

 

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#429 jpndave

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 04:56 AM

Exceptional as usual. I always enjoy and am inspired by your updates.
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#430 Nelsonian

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 05:20 AM

Very nicely done sir! Do you know how many gallons that cell will hold?
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#431 Jay

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 06:07 AM

God it's kinda depressing reading this and seeing how crappy my skills are in comparison to yours. Well done, sir.


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#432 alainburon

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 03:05 PM

Exceptional as usual. I always enjoy and am inspired by your updates.

Thanks Dave, I appreciate it sir.

 

Very nicely done sir! Do you know how many gallons that cell will hold?

Thank you, it will hold 19 1/5 gallons.

 

God it's kinda depressing reading this and seeing how crappy my skills are in comparison to yours. Well done, sir.

Thanks, I learned a lot during this build and I'm not as good as a lot of guys here that are true fabricators.



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 04:41 AM

I bought a couple of Deutsch connector brackets and modified them to hold the O2 sensor harness on the side of the transmission instead of having it hang with zip ties. I just did not want to take a chance and have one of them come loose and land on the headers. I'm working on making the cold air intake as well as running my Nitrous line and filter into the cabin next.

 

 

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 02:36 PM

Finished installing my Nitrous Filter and line into the car. I was able to fit most of the interior plastic panels as well as run the wiring for the amp. 

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