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  1. 94 LT1 from a Z28 T56 All going into a 77 280Z with a modified Velo Rossa body kit. Moved the A/C to the drivers side, custom brackets and pulleys. Still a work in process, but getting closer. - Joe
  2. It's not a VR front. The rear appears to be a VR, but the front is from something else, it has a hood that can be seen in the pictures. - Joe
  3. I relocated the battery behind the passenger seat in a Taylor battery box. I'll have to dig up some pictures for you. I ran the ground to a bolt to the frame and routed the positive down the trans tunnel in a PVC pipe. The box sits over the tool compartment, so I ran the Positive into the compartment, out the hole where the fuel pump lines are, into a 90 degree PVC bend to the trans tunnel, into a flexible PVC bend that had threaded ends (hole in the trans tunnel). That got me inside the trans tunnel, from there I just ran a PVC pipe to the engine compartment. I tested the ground with a meter and it seemed fine. I haven't started the engine yet, but all the tests were fine. I can email you some pictures it you need them. - Joe
  4. Who cares about the Vette crowd. WE still love ya Mike. :D Joe
  5. I got a Moroso pan with the windage tray build in. Don't remember the part number but both Jegs or Summit have it. (94 LT1) Joe
  6. It's a very strange accident, but still a sad one. RIP Steve. Joe
  7. Dale, You da Man Got mine today. Thanks for sharing your good fortune with us. Joe
  8. YEA !!!!!!! Guess I'll have to hear it in person :icon54: Joe
  9. Start by checking the Grounds. Do a search and you'll find links to wiring diagrams. Check the diagram for the wires that are common to the gauges that are not working and start from there. Hope that helps. Joe
  10. Sorry to hear about your wrist. I suspect (since you'll be limited to non vehicle hobbies) Donna will go into hiding after the first week. - Joe
  11. I think I can hear the lawyers drooling and heading over to that guys house. More unresolved complaints..... can we say Class Action .......... - Joe
  12. A) Drill Doctor - works well, sharpen the bit as often as required Cutting Fluid - You can use WD40, but true cutting fluid is best. It really makes a difference - Joe
  13. After years of back spasms, PT, drugs and pain I finally broke down and went to a Chiropractor. I don't care if it's "psychosomatic", it works well for me. My problem was my spine was misaligned so that it pinched a nerve which caused the spasm which pulled my spine and pinched the nerve, which caused a spasm which ....... you get the picture. Once he got my spine adjusted it stopped the cycle and I've been much better. I'm still cautious when it comes to my back, and I can feel when things start to tightened up, but it sure worked for me. It sounds to me like you might have the same issue. I could reach for a shirt and bang, drop to the floor then crawl to the bed and be stuck there in spasm for three days. I tell my Chiropractor he gave me my life back. Take it easy Pete and get better, don't push to hard. I guess an automatic trans is acceptable for medical reasons:flamedevi - Joe
  14. The cotter pin is actually better, it's softer an less susceptible to fatigue. Plus it's a lot easier to remove. A cotter pin is not suppose to have stress, it is simply to keep something from backing off or turning. - Joe
  15. Primary tool - Patience Secondary tool - Patience Additional tools - Miscellaneous Profanities - Joe
  16. I still miss the one I had years ago. Great little car, quick and agile. It was where I first learned the phrase "Lucas, The God Of Darkness", which carries over to the '78 Jag XJS (5.3L V-12) I acquired recently. Also explains why the electrical system in the Z doesn't scare me at all. Also the reason I'm attaching the cheek panels of my Velo Rossa front clip to the hood for a full tilt front clip. - Joe
  17. Good work and great write up. I think your idea about the overflow lines to the expansion tank will end up in FAQ. I suspect you just made it easier for me when I'm ready to put the tank back in. - Joe
  18. Sounds like an OS error. Try hitting the F8 key when booting then select "Last Good" startup option. - Joe
  19. I'll try to get it together and email you in the next few days, life's a little busy right now. I made my plates out of 1/4" aluminum, Terry made his out of steel (3/16" I think, but he'll correct me if I'm wrong). - Joe
  20. Pete, I hope the surgery goes well. My good friend is a Safety and Ergonomics expert. We've been hanging out for so long I can hear him yell about lifting with my legs not my back even when he's miles away. I caught myself reprimanding a kid at a tire place for picking up his impact wrench by the hose the other day (called my buddy and blamed him, he just laughed and claimed he's a good influence). Having had back issues for years (thank Heaven for my Chiropractor) I know your pain and related issues far to well. I guess I've learned to be more careful and allow Archimedes to lift the heavy stuff. Get well quickly, Mike will need help moving all the heavy stuff in the garage. :flamedevi - Joe
  21. The second picture shows the A/C compressor mounted over the drivers side valve cover (it's yellow, so look closely). This is the mount I designed and shared with Terry (love-my-V8-280Z). He refined it some and used it on his LT1. I found a mounting bracket from a Pontiac that mounted to the LT1 head with a little modification. Terry made his brackets from scratch. I made plates to support the pulleys so the belt would wrap under the water pump using some custom pulleys. Terry pretty much duplicated my plates but was able to find and use some standard pulleys. I have tracings of the plates and I think Terry should have the pulley numbers he used. We both used the original LT1 compressor. It takes a little work, but it's well worth it. I can probably find the instructions I sent to Terry and send them to you if you want. The hardest part is making the measurements and making the spacers. I'll bet if you ask Terry real nice he might even have the measurements he used. - Joe
  22. If the tube has a flare where it meets the block there was probably an O-ring there. Replace the O-ring and make sure the old one is removed. As Mentallylost mentioned you could also use RTV. - Joe
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