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Old 01-11-2015, 05:50 PM   #26
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do you by any chance still have the carpet?
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Old 01-12-2015, 09:40 AM   #27
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do you by any chance still have the carpet?
Sorry man. As I said before, I posted the entire interior up for free and it's gone!
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Old 01-12-2015, 09:51 AM   #28
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Hmmm mmm could eat off that bay. Clean and the color really pops
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Old 01-12-2015, 09:56 AM   #29
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I was out of town all weekend, but have the slightest update.

I totally forgot that I had ordered items from Courtesy Nissan a couple of months back. I asked them not to ship until the whole order could be fulfilled. I was both surprised and pleased when these showed up on Friday:



-door strikers
-sunroof latch
-hood prop bushing
-hood prop alignment clip
-hood prop securing clip
-hood bushings

I installed everything right away, but didn't snap any pics. It's amazing how big of a difference the small things make. I still need to order a new ignition set and turn signal and wiper stalks. They all work fine, but I just like the look and feel of the new stuff!
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Old 01-12-2015, 10:25 AM   #30
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Looking sick man, I've seen this car in person before you owned it and she was already a beauty. Good to see someone else making her even better than before. Keep it up man!
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:41 AM   #31
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Old 01-24-2015, 01:48 PM   #32
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I should come on here more often. I've somehow missed this until now. Man what a pretty build! I need to come out and see this thing some time!
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Old 01-26-2015, 02:44 PM   #33
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How much of an improvement did the new strikers make?
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Old 01-26-2015, 03:15 PM   #34
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:31 AM   #35
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I should come on here more often. I've somehow missed this until now. Man what a pretty build! I need to come out and see this thing some time!
Yeah man! I'm looking forward to seeing your 3 series in action too!

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How much of an improvement did the new strikers make?
Eleventy billion percent. The bushings in the old ones were blown out and the door rattled and didn't close on the first try sometimes. It got much worse once the door panels were hitting the door bars on the cage. With the new ones, the doors close like they're on a Lexus!

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Couldn't agree more!


Gaskets and go-fast parts will arrive this week. I'll be sure to post updates of me tackling my first LS assembly haha.
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Old 01-27-2015, 05:27 PM   #36
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Yeah man! I'm looking forward to seeing your 3 series in action too!



Eleventy billion percent. The bushings in the old ones were blown out and the door rattled and didn't close on the first try sometimes. It got much worse once the door panels were hitting the door bars on the cage. With the new ones, the doors close like they're on a Lexus!



Couldn't agree more!


Gaskets and go-fast parts will arrive this week. I'll be sure to post updates of me tackling my first LS assembly haha.

I love seeing this build. Exactly what I'd like to do on my Coupe if only I had the time, money, and willingness to invest in such an old car.
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:38 PM   #37
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Yeah man! I'm looking forward to seeing your 3 series in action too!
It doesn't hold a candle to your build but it is good fun!

What events will you be at this year? I'm out for round 1 while I'm in Japan but I should be at most of the rest. Look forward to seeing your car and catching up!
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It doesn't hold a candle to your build but it is good fun!

What events will you be at this year? I'm out for round 1 while I'm in Japan but I should be at most of the rest. Look forward to seeing your car and catching up!
I'm attending Rounds 1-3 and 5 & 6. Unfortunately I booked a two week vacation with Round 4 right in the middle about a month before the schedule was posted. I'll also be at LSB! I'd rather be in Japan than at Round 1! And yeah, looking forward to catching up and possibly some tandem action later this year!
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Old 02-11-2015, 06:10 PM   #39
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Awesomely clean build!
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Old 03-06-2015, 12:52 PM   #40
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Awesomely clean build!
Thanks Ashley! I actually chose this drivetrain with your car in mind! Can't wait to see it in action at Round 1!
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Old 03-06-2015, 01:12 PM   #41
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Progress...

So this thread has been on the back burner for the past month or so, but don't worry! I have been wrenching on the car non-stop, only taking breaks to snowboard haha.

While waiting for all the engine goodies, the next task I took on was cleaning up the front wheel wells. Edward did a great job re-routing the OEM harness away from the wire-munching tires, so my slimmed down harness fit well. The bulk of my work was cleaning up any leftovers from the welding on the tubs, hammering down any remaining sharp edges, and sealing everything up with a final coat of undercoating. I didn't snap progress pics, but here's the final result.





It took forever since I was extra careful not to get any overspray on the beautiful red, engine bay.

Speaking of engine goodies, I'm pretty certain that I have nearly every part that Texas Speed sells for the LS1 lol. Here is the ever-growing, not-so-comprehensive parts list:
  • Stock 241 heads with new GM valves, guides, and seals
  • PRC Single Beehive springs
  • TSP 228R 112 LSA cam
  • TSP 7.400 pushrods
  • LS7 lifters
  • LS2 lifter trays
  • Rollmaster double roller timing chain
  • Trickflow LS2 timing chain damper
  • Stock sized GM MLS head gasket
  • GM Head Bolts
  • ARP every other bolt
  • New OEM style pistons
  • TSP ported LS6 oil pump
  • LS3 water pump with 160 degree SLP thermostat
  • TSP 25% underdrive pulley
  • Taylor 10.4mm wires
  • NGK TR6 plugs

Next up was changing out the valve springs to better suit the new cam. First, I bought the Trickflow spring compressor. Let me just say, this tool is phenomenal and made quick work of changing out all the springs since you can do two at a time!







I'll let you figure which springs are aftermarket .

Once the heads were buttoned up, I moved on the cam and timing install:







My apologies as the frequency and quality of pictures diminishes as Round 1 rapidly approaches! I'm happy to answer questions on stuff not shown.
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My favorite install moment was explaining to my wife why all the parts in the box wouldn't work and needed to be replaced :



On with the installs:















All done!

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Yeah right! Just a trial fit of the accessories. More cleaning and painting followed!



New throttle body gasket:



Getting the CXracing kit to fit sucked balls, but was still worth the $ savings.

The engine and alternator brackets had a slight interference and this was the results:



The headers hit EVERYTHING!





My remedy:



Also added heat shielding to starter to try to mitigate any issues that might come up:



Meanwhile, the PCM came back from TSP with all the tuning required for the swap and mods:



Also trimmed the ears on the trans off to avoid fitment issues:

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Mad-tyte Photoshop rendering of what the cooling systems will look like:



Sikky/Wilwood Clutch master kit:



GM Slave:



Sikky P/S lines:



More parts continued to flow in:



What a million dollars in AN stuff looks like:



Fuel filter/regulator setup:



Fuel line install (ignore the engine being installed for the moment :



Spec Stage III clutch, have had one on every car I've ever owned and never had one fail!

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Old 03-06-2015, 01:25 PM   #45
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Taylor Thundervolt 50 10.4mm wires with DEI shielding:



Glamor shots of the engine and trans before going in:





Special thanks again to Edward and his friends Jesus and Eduardo who came over to help me install the swap. I would have seriously messed some stuff up since space and visibility were almost nonexistent.



The only battle scar from the install, and it was from the chain on the engine hoist:



Fuel pump install. Old pump was a perfectly good Walbro 255 lph, but upgraded to the high pressure Walbro 450 lph as a precaution. I think the Corvette fuel filter I'm using is set at 58 psi, which is cake for the 450 but pushing the limits of the 255 at high flows (255 liters per hour is rated free flow, i.e. no pressure resistance).

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After:

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How much was the clutch master and firewall adaptor? Looks great and we'll thought out
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That's all for now. I'll have updates for the cooling system, the oil filter/cooler setup, and more soon!
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http://www.sikky.com/view_item.php?id=141&catid=13

Like $280 with shipping. High quality, perfect fit, but no damn instructions for the slave cylinder line change!

You also need the threaded rod from a 240SX, which I had to buy a whole new clutch master cylinder to get since I sold mine...
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Old 03-07-2015, 02:05 PM   #49
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Berry nice, it's almost like watching my build. I should be running in a week or so.
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Old 03-07-2015, 05:35 PM   #50
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Very nice I like how everything is coming togather but I need more info on the coolant surge tank.
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