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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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Posted 03 April 2017 - 08:23 AM

Nice work!



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Posted 07 April 2017 - 12:13 PM

Thank you sir.



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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!! 



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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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