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Hoke Performance LS2/T56 install starts today.....

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AC compressor installed. I bought the kit from DIrtydingo Motorsports. The kit mounts the AC compressor low on the passenger side of LS engines. The kit uses a Sanden SD7B10 compressor. I had to modify the lower bracket to get the tensioner to clear the steering rack. The compressor clears the 240Z frame rail, no modification needed. Next is installing the condenser and dryer, then running the AC lines through the passenger front fender vent channel.

 

 

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This weekend was the 1st real test for   the LS2. I ran the engine for around 1 hour. The exhaust sounds great. The only problem I had was  a small fuel leak at the carter low pressure fuel pump that feeds the Edlebrock sump located at the battery tray. The other problem was the LS2 thermostat was not opening until 215 degrees. The second fan was coming on at 217 degrees the engine would idle at a constant 217 degrees. I pulled the thermostat and put in boiling water and it opened at 215 degrees. The thermostat says 86 C looks like it is no good. I ordered a new delco 187 degree thermostat. My primary fan was coming on at 210 degrees, I will modify the ECU to come on at 200 degrees. Below is some pictures, the paint is about 60% complete. The color is the original metallic silver from 1971. The vintage air HVAC heater worked great.20181209_123624.thumb.jpg.29513bb8b430a1443ce871806954b80f.jpg

 

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The other problem I had was the fuel gauge is reading empty, there should be around a 1/4 tank of fuel. I installed a fuel gauge from a 280Z, I am reading 39 ohms at the sender. Not sure what is wrong, I grounded the signal wire and the gauge reads full.  I will be trouble shooting this week.

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Finished running the AC lines. I ran the two lines to the evaporator through the passenger inner fender. I removed the lower passenger vent. I evacuated the system all went great. Next I will charged the system when the weather warms.

 

I also replaced the gutted power steering pump and replace with a cleaner bracket and pulley from ICTbillet.com

 

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On 12/10/2018 at 11:16 AM, mrk3cobra said:

Here are some interior pictures. Just waiting for my new steering wheel from thezstore.com to complete interior.

 

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Hello mrk3cobra,

 

I was wondering what you used for clutch pedal and brake pedal assembly for the t56 swap. Currently have a pedal assembly from a 2002 Camaro and master and slave but was wondering what all you used if you wouldn’t mind giving me some information. 

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Almost all of us keep the Z pedals.  Swap the clutch master and it all works fine.  We swapped the Datsun push rod from the Wilwood or Tilton.  Doing this makes it a very simple part of the job.  HTH, Richard. 

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