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BRAAP last won the day on July 17 2016

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    Flying, sports cars, making internal combustion power plants behave beyond their original intended power levels. :-)

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  1. Hey BRAAP,


    Can I change my user name to CA-LS3-280Z?  I am in member in good standing

  2. Dug around my computer for those photos, I no longer have them, sorry. All I have left is what is in my Photobucket linked below, you will want to copy those right away as I have no idea how much longer Photobucket will host those pics before trying to extort the $400 a year fee they just instated to host them which I will not surrender to, (many have already had their pics locked). http://s17.photobucket.com/user/BRAAPZ/library/Mopar%20Z?sort=3&page=1 Best of luck with your Mopar Z project, take care, Paul
  3. You alive old man? :D

  4. Sweet Kart, thanks for sharing.... Yeah, I recall that episode, one of only a few that still stand out in my aged mind.
  5. Agreed. Rick, Glad my build threads have been helpful. Currently finishing up BrianV8Z's LSx E36 in the shop, (hopefully soon, Brian ahd been very VERY patient with the slow progress), then starting another one for my self. After selling my first one have been kicking myself ever since. Bought and E39 to LSx but it just doesn't deliver the same passion infused driving experience the M3 did, gorgeous silver E39 is up for sale that will help to fund another LSx E36.
  6. What year LS2, (more important, what color is the CKP crank sensor above the starter, BLACK or GRAY), can you confirm mileage at 28,000 and how much $?
  7. Couple updates, car is doing fantastic, just over 31,500 miles on the conversion and its been flawless. Daily driven over the past year and half, through the freezing winter here in the Pacific Northwest, trip through the desert mid summer in 107+ degrees, car has been awesome. Only issues that cropped up have been the relay for the back up lights and reverse lock out went bad, cheapo polyurethane Lollipops cracked out replaced with nice solid BMW rubber versions, had a fuel line ahead of the fuel filter swell and leak, have a feeling when I purchased the EFI hose I was given some non EFI rate
  8. I have been to the dark side!!! They did not have cookies!! :D I know it's been a long while, but I guess I'm back? been doing alot of reading and spending alot of time actually building things and setting things up for a change.

  9. My apologies for delayed replies to PM's, not on the forums often lately, last year saw a bit of change in family, all else takes a back seat. Caught up on work that was in progress, only taking on one project I agreed to some time back, (local HBZ member LSx BMW conversion that is just starting). I am not taking on any other work at the moment. LSx M3 update. 20,000 miles on the conversion and loving it. The conversion itself has been flawless. Mods planned in the near future, to install my LS6 intake, the Euro cluster that has been collecting dust on the shelf, adding V-bands just ah
  10. Haven't been around much, time for an update. Now 12,000 miles on the LSx conversion, 6900 with 6.0L, no issues, maintaing 25-27 MPG freeway, tons of easy to drive torque, LOVE the car, it is perfect. Late Sept, loaded up RTz and Mongo510 in the M and made the trek the Maryhill Hill climb to see Kipperman's newest toy, (viperedls1z), LS2 powered Locost. Great trip guys, thanks for inviting me. The 6.0L power is noticeably more vs the 5.3, the LS6 injectors are hitting 86% duty cycle at 5800 rpm. Met a nice chap in an Evo-ix at a stop light just outside of town, he pulled one
  11. May the torque be with you...

    1. BRAAP


      Silent, like the "M" in fish. :wink:

  12. Lingenfelter Performance is playing with 180 degree cranks again, this time in LSx! Â http://www.lingenfelter.com/LPEforumfiles/showthread.php?t=899 http://www.yellowbullet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=402101 Video of it running has crappy sound, Dyno cell acoustics suck, looking forward to hearing it out of the cell.Â
  13. I'm planning to be at the NW-Z meet this Saturday at Forged Performance with the car, if you're serious and gonna be there too, might be able to get you behind the wheel.
  14. Lots to update. Short version is having put over 7200 miles on in just under 3 months, ZOMG I LOVE this car! It's pert ne'er perfect right now, better than I had hoped. Swapped in an fresh rebuilt LQ4 6.0L 1100 miles ago, (the 5.3 had very low oil pressure from get go including a few cold seizures early on but still managed to last for 5200 miles before dying), the additional torque of the 6.0L vs the 5.3 is VERY welcome. Trip to Boise a couple weekends ago yielded 27.1MPG with the cruise set at 72 and fighting a head rind in the Columbia rvr gorge. The engine is silky smooth, exha
  15. Put 150 more miles on it over the weekend, LOVING it. Runs and drives just like the stock M3, similar power band and same drivability but with a butt-load more torque everywhere, even with the tiny 5.3. Hooked up the GM cruise control and it works perfect. Also hooked up the cooling fan, still have a few more loose ends to tie up such as intake plumbing, PCV, etc. taking it to work this week, 153 mile per day round trip Love the GM cruise control, doesn't lag over hills and responds crisply to accel/decel inputs. Another attribute of GM cruise strategy that I really like is each click of ac
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