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  • #12100
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    Happiness is an engine eased in over xmas

     

    thats the plan. Fingers crossed. I’ll slide it in. Get it sorted and then yank for paint

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    Mine actually dropped in (Xmas too btw) pretty easy tbh.  Its all the crap that comes after that’s time consuming.  But I like the way your being very methodical and planned, I reckon it should come together pretty sweet.  Gotta be one of the highlights of a build I reckon, first time the donk gets dropped in :good:

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    yeah I know what your saying. I went through all of this when I built the old SS.

    So I kinda know the process and what to expect. Trying to make it as smooth as possible.

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    I usually do the full speed ahead and hit ever jagged rock along the way type of build my self but I suppose doin it smooth is a good approach as well lol

     

    before you remove the engine for paint do you wreckin you could do a skid vid ?

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    U should be banned for asking stupid questions.

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    I usually do the full speed ahead and hit ever jagged rock along the way type of build my self but I suppose doin it smooth is a good approach as well lol before you remove the engine for paint do you wreckin you could do a skid vid ?

    For me, forum post of the year :good:   :good:   :good:

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    Didn’t do much today. But had a good suss of the rear end. I pulled out the up trailing arms. I think they were well and truly cooked.

    Also got some good ideas for the brake line from this beautiful VK

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    Just wondering why your changing brake lines?  Trust me its a lot of work.  Not saying not to do it, but think about it as its not a performance gain, which you seem to be sort of (understandably) focussed on?  Btw those P clips above are drilled and tapped into the chassis member.  You might want to run that by the engineer first, may be OK, but some of them don’t like you drilling holes into it as it can set up a fatigue crack, especially where the three are in a line.

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    Subtle mods to keep the bay fresh.

    My angle grinder has already gotten the best of the brake likes. So I have no option now lol

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    I usually do the full speed ahead and hit ever jagged rock along the way type of build my self but I suppose doin it smooth is a good approach as well lol before you remove the engine for paint do you wreckin you could do a skid vid ?

    For me, forum post of the year

    i think so to lol

     

    your only tackling front Brake lines aren’t you and connecting onto existing rears  ?

     

    not to bad when only doin them ones

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    Yeah that’s it mate. It’s 3 line.

    mines a real race car. No ABS.

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    Yeah that’s it mate. It’s 3 line. mines a real race car. No ABS.

    But but mines a real race car and has ABS…  ;-)

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    Yeah that’s it mate. It’s 3 line. mines a real race car. No ABS.

    But but mines a real race car and has ABS…

    But yours is a Toyota  :negative:

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    I shouldn’t be too harsh. I’ve got a Toyota too.

    Some happy snaps of the conversion gear, while I’m outside

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    Yeah that’s it mate. It’s 3 line. mines a real race car. No ABS.

    And I want to live, so I have 600hp AND abs…

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    Looking good mate, just hope the brake line isnt a long painful job, will suck if it slows build down just for the sake of a few pretty brake lines that most people will not notice. Keep it simple not like you will be at car shows with bonnet popped etc

    munch munch ls1s for lunch
    Best 1/4 mile 13.1@105mph 60ft-1.8sec Reaction time .8 sec 0/100-4.8sec

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    Looking good mate, just hope the brake line isnt a long painful job, will suck if it slows build down just for the sake of a few pretty brake lines that most people will not notice. Keep it simple not like you will be at car shows with bonnet popped etc

     

    shouldbt be too hard or painful. Painting the bay so it’s something I know will shit me.

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    Ordered some bits and pieces today from Precision Int and VPW.

     

    This is will get me going over the break and was all I needed to actaully drop the engine in.

     

    TCI LSA flex plate

    ARP Flex Plate Bolts

    Holley 12-848 fuel reg + 0-100psi gauge

    TCI Outlaw Shifter

    Gm Sump Gasket

    Improved racing baffle and Crank Scraper, (waiting on my ASR windage tray still)

    M20 bolt to plug the factory provisions for a W2A that utalizes the engine coolant.

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    Ok. Had some goodies arrive yesterday and today.

    Power glide sump

    Holley billet fuel reg and gauge

    TCI FLEX PLATE + arp bolts

    CRS 1 7/8 4-1 headers. 3.5inch collector

    My sexy TCI OUTLAW SHIFTER. Love this thing!!!!

    Improved racing baffle, re sending an ls1 item not ve

    VS SENATOR/GTS manual surround. First I’ve found for sale.

    Mate of mine water blasted my sump too. Came up brand new.

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    shit hot work mate, will be good to see the updates over the xmas break.

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