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Old 09-29-2011, 03:46 PM   #61
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lookin' good Jr.

Any plans to dyno it before or after install?

Hope you like the engine mounts. If I recall correctly you were planning to race SCCA. What class are you planning on? Does it allow much modification, or is it pretty restrictive? A set of Light Racing Bars and some FeatherLight coil overs would really round that thing out nicely.
I'm going to do a dyno right after the install and have it tuned too.

When I first got the car I thought I was going to run T1 in SCCA. The C5 doesn't have too much time left in that class. Plus my car has to many mods that take it out of that class. I run with ICSCC.
http://www.icscc.com/ They run like NASA with horsepower to weight ratio. Really big up here in Washington. SCCA isn't really big here.

Some Pfadt coil overs are on the top of the list.





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Old 09-29-2011, 03:50 PM   #62
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I bought PFADT engine mounts from them as well, oh do they look pretty!
Do they ever!!!






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all they need is a polished mount to go on
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Old 10-01-2011, 11:22 PM   #64
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Waiting for the weather and spare time to work in my favor to install the motor. In the meantime working on the odds and ends. The header studs were old and torn up. Plus one wasn't even screwed in all the way. There was a piece of metal from a previous bolt that blocked the thread. Cleaned the thread and new studs installed.


Before


127K miles has taken it's toll.


Nice and new






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make sure to anti-seize them so they don't do that again.
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make sure to anti-seize them so they don't do that again.






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Waiting on the weather. Looks like Thursday I will be able to put the motor back in.



I can't wait to get this done.





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Old 10-03-2011, 04:12 PM   #68
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The starter that was on the car had a hard time doing it's job when it got hot. After a half hour session, it would have a hard time turning over. The heat from the headers and engine are too much. That problem is solved with this monster.




Get's shipped out tomorrow, should be here in a few days.




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The motor is in!!!

Had the time to put the motor in today. I have a lot of work left, but it seems the tough stuff is behind me. I'm going to take some extra time so I can lay down the radiator. Here's some pictures from today. By the way I had the motor mounts upside down. I thought they were on right because the way it says Pfadt. That's another story. I was yelling what the PFADT!!!

Removing the engine from the stand.


I used my Kent-Moore J series fly wheel stop tool.


Of course I couldn't use a plastic clutch alignment tool. I had to add to the tool kit by getting a J-series alignment and pilot bearing install tool. Fits nicely with the other Kent-Moore tools.


Clutch and pressure plate installed.


Bell house is installed. The engine is ready to go!


Looks like the perfect place to install a hand built LS1



Going in, it was easier to take out. What a monster to get in.


I had to remove the nose to get the engine far enough back. It's in and mounted.


More work tomorrow.




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Old 10-08-2011, 07:05 PM   #70
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Doing some of the odds and ends today, also have the car off the jack stands. The last of the air condition is removed.



Empty now. The car is Cool Suit equipped, so no need for air condition.



Suspension is hooked back up.



The car was on jack stands for 2 months. I'm glad it's down. Won't be too long now.






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Old 10-09-2011, 09:29 PM   #71
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I need help.

I'm working on fabricating my radiator to lay down like this one.




I have to remove the skid bars that support the horn and the Secondary Air Injection Pump. The horn is easy, it's the pump I'm concerned about. I know what the purpose for it is and I know it can be removed. My question is. I'm going to have the car tuned after this work is done. Can I have this tuned out? So if the check engine light comes on. Will the tune make that go away and any codes that pop up?

That assembly has to go in order to do this mod.



You have to start somewhere. Cardboard works.







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Starter is here. MSD claims you can be in Desert heat and this thing will start up flawless.



I removed the Secondary Air Pump.





I ordered LS1 AIR Block-off Plates for the headers. This will block the holes to over ride the system.







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The starter is in. The headers and exhaust are done. I removed the steering rack and will order a new one tomorrow. This one leaks and is old. I just have to install the intake manifold and the harmonic balancer. The clutch pedal feels great. I'm really happy. The radiator is more involved than I thought. I'm working on that, stay tuned.

The steering rack.








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Getting down to the final stages. Waiting on the new steering rack. Almost all of it is done. Once I get the new steering rack, I can install the water pump and power steering pump.

J-series harmonic balancer install tool.


Getting it together.


Man that sure looks good.






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Getting down to the final stages. Waiting on the new steering rack. Almost all of it is done. Once I get the new steering rack, I can install the water pump and power steering pump.

J-series harmonic balancer install tool.


Getting it together.


Man that sure looks good.






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Oh wow that does look like alot of work (still tweaking our LS6 install too!) Looks like it's nearly complete, thus the payoff of actually driving that beast! Have fun with it!
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