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  1. Ok I've done the research and it is not clear!!!! I just passed on a 98 LS1 T56 Camaro because I can't get the Facts straight on LS1 to 240 mounts. I've owned /raced 5 240's in the past and want to jump into an LS1 swap. Here is what the search has turned up so far..... Please contribute factual knowledge not "well I heard that.... opinion" JCI- a lot out there seems to work well but is a bugger to install and I've run across a few complaints of poor fit and crappy hardware. works with steering shaft and headers... read a few posts of busted motor mounts. Dirty dingo- Easier to install and works with headers but requires modification of steering rack..... or not, I found a least two posts that indicate the rack worked just fine? Have not seen a completed build... CX racing- have not seen a completed build and I have no reference for headers or steering rack... designed in the US but manufactured in China??? so quality issues? Trans mount will most likely "not fit in 240 tunnel" Hawks third gen- "best mounts......" plenty of clearance but only work with "Hawks long tube headers".... or not, I ran across a post here on hybrid that states "JTR/Sanderson headers fit just fine with plenty of clearance.... what the hell! DIY- Why re-invent the wheel when the at least one of the above will work.... So back to my topic post, I would love to have some input on what really works! Knowledge is power and opinions are like butt holes... everybody's got one. So if you don't know what your talking about first hand, don't add to the confusion. My car is a rust free (at least by Datsun standards lol) 72 240Z..... Thanks. Jim "trackzpeed"
  2. In the beginning.... 72 rust free (for a Datsun) California Z Bits and pieces along the way (new struts, springs, air dam, wheels and tires, LSD R200 with AZC bar, bushings etc Ran the 240 with stock motor and an MSA header and exhaust in my local AutoX (11 y/o daughter ran her kart) and we both won our classes for the year.... Picked up the little gem (98 LS1 T56 with 108K on the odo), to AutoX while the Z is getting prepped.... And the games begin.. CXracing Kit ordered and on its way. Updates and a thousand questions to ask the Hybrid community as the build progresses.
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    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    I’d love to see your car finished. A real work of art IMO.
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    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    Lots or rain and cold weather in NorCal...... had a brief opportunity to stretch the Z’s legs. Sometimes I forget how freakishly quick this car is. It’s easy to get behind and overcook the apex on a spirited run. Looking forward to next AutoX season.
  5. Stub axles worried me the most with my LS swap. The stock half shafts held up ok for a year.... I went the full upgrade from drive shaft shop...... it was a bigger PIA than expected but I finally got the right parts from them and I’m really happy with the set up. My .02. Jim
  6. Looking great. very tidy engine bay
  7. Really cool process. Thanks
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    240z LT1 T56 Comfortable Performance Build

    Twins! Look great Edan. Happy thanksgiving. Jim
  9. Love to see some wind tunnel data. Creative idea and work. Nice job.
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    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    Talk with Edan at Silvermine motors. Great to work with and awesome product. Just saving up my nickels for the his steering kit.
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    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    On the To-do list is raising the exhaust for better clearance, in tank fuel pump and electric power steering..... but I’m kind of out of steam and motivation right now. so I spent some time on my other Motorsport passion... happy thanksgiving to the HybridZ community. Jim
  12. Exhaust is so tucked and clean. I’m going to alter my CX Y pipe to fit better. Lowest point on the car and I drag on small speed bumps. Very nice work. Jim
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    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    Yes “Apex”. Thank you, I must be getting to old to remember. Lol.
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    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    Plenty of room..... sits lower than the straight Six. I have a strut tower bar triangulated and there is still plenty of room. Pics are somewhere in my build thread. HTH. JIM
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    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    Hoke makes really nice stuff. I was going to be a beta tester for him but it took to long to come to market and I got impatient. I’ve been happy with the CXR choice.
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    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    last race of the season. Finished top 5. It was a good day
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    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    Got it.... the car is loud no matter what but not because of the mounts. Minimal sound deadening for a lighter car for me plus I like the exhaust note. I get some differential sounds from my solid mounts back there but that’s not part of the CXR stuff. Handling is great but my car has all adjustable LCA’s and camber plates..... may be a bit darty for some but turn in is great and very neutral steering that can be modulated with right foot. If I did it again I would use the new cross brace that ties in to TC area (forget the manufacturer name) then bolt in the CXR stuff on top of that. I run the car hard and have no regrets. Happy with my outcomes. Hope that helps. Jim
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    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    I’m sorry. NVH? Maybe my brain is off but I don’t understand that reference. Happy to help if I can. Jim
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    LS1 - Oil Cooler Yes or No?

    Get a good baffled oil pan. Improved racing has an insert that works well. LS1 are kind of notorious for minimal oil pick up on a road course with a stock f body pan. Not sure about the cooler..... I don’t seem to have any problems. Hth. Jim
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    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    My race Saturday..... not my best outing..... finished top 10 in a big field but I was beat a couple of tenths by some guys I’m usually faster than. Guess a little rusty from lack of seat time or they are just getting faster.... had a great day though
  21. No issues but I didn’t have a valence..... installed a xenon air dam. There are some pics on build log of the gen III V8 forum before I switched to 17’s.
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