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  • #21156
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    Plumbing theme. Starting to show

    #21159
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    Lol are they what i think they are

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

    #21161
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    Black vh sle CHE did was cool they lucked out with a Caddy top & Lowe chassis spacers to keep it all under stocker bonnet. Bit scary lsa dudes having oil issues/bearings wpn383,psi-hdt & couple vf lsa cars on track days. Yet magnusson charged cars seem to be ok so far.

    wpn383 and psihdt where other issues.

    Ive done some mods to my sump to help with oiling.

    Wpn also is a maggy. The lsa blower to whilst smaller is more efficient then the maggy

     

    #21162
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    Really any car making big hp can have issues, sort of goes with the territory.  Looking great Cav, going to be a weapon that’s for sure.

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    Any updates Cav? I’ve just read through the whole thread for the second time, I’ve finally got some cash to get my VK happening and an LSA conversion is veeeeery tempting

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    #22219
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    I’ve been slowly chipping away. Car is booked for tubs, tailshaft loop, mod the headers and finish the exhaust

    Once thats done ill get nutted into boot setup and wiring.

    I’ve been very lazy and busy of late  cracked the shits it’s go time now

     

    #22230
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    Not doing the tubs yourself?  Looks like a nice little diy project?

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    I was going to. But I simply don’t have the time or resources ATM. It’s just easier and quicker to pay so I can get the ball rolling.

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    Nothing like the satisfaction of doing it yourself though.

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    Yeah i no. But it would honestly take me months.

     

    Working 6days lately. Plus a young kid. I don’t wanna be stuck in the garage. I’d just get frustrated and cut corners knowing that I don’t have a car and that I’m not spending time with my kid.

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    Yea fair call, I do have to remember when i did mine, the kids had left, so had more shed time available.

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    Finally got some time to turn a spanner today on the car.

    Got most of the shifter install nutted. This is what it will look like granted it will have a nicer leather boot.

    I’ve also picked up a t400 case as I’m no longer going with the glide. I’m waiting on an extension housing as the case didn’t come with one. My tuff mounts XMember is also on the way. Once it all here, I’ll mount the motor and box correctly and send it away to get the tubs, headers and a few other “mods” done.

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    Finally got some time to turn a spanner today on the car. Got most of the shifter install nutted. This is what it will look like granted it will have a nicer leather boot. I’ve also picked up a t400 case as I’m no longer going with the glide. I’m waiting on an extension housing as the case didn’t come with one. My tuff mounts XMember is also on the way. Once it all here, I’ll mount the motor and box correctly and send it away to get the tubs, headers and a few other “mods” done.

    killer its starting to take shape man. make sure you install the cable right. i found that out the hard way haha.

    if yours is anything like mine you’ll need to space the trans crossmember down 10mm.

    for fstgmh, vkefi8 and mine it stopped the pipes resting on the floor as they came out of the header. but then turbo is probably different so i’ll be quiet now haha.

    #22429
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    No turbo here. Just a blower.

     

    I dont need anymore headaches then I already have with these headers lol. Thus why I’m leaving it to the fabricator now.

    Ive told him do as you need to make them work.

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    Didn’t consider a 4L80E?

    #22434
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    Nah I’m not it one for electronics personally. I like old school when it comes to that sort of stuff.

    So I’ve never really looked into them. Is that what you run Ian?

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    #22438
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    Powerglides and TH400s are tried and true, especially when you’re going for a drag/street setup. 4 speeds can be built for it but the originals are basically bulletproof cause they’ve been around for years. That’s why I’m going the TH400 route. There’s enough electronics with LS engines as there is.

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    Doing some light reading. You can get then built minus the electronics. With manual valvebodies etc.

     

    interesting…..

    #22441
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    Nothing like the satisfaction of doing it yourself though.

    I look at it this way, if i make say 500+ for a days work and i can pay someone todo something say 300 and it would take me a day i am better off paying. Especially if its an annoying fiddly unsatisfying job. Lol recently payed to have auto oil and diff oil done on this very theory

     

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

    #22446
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    Yeah that’s why I’m going for a 4l80e in my ss, full manualized no extra electronic bullshit and I will have overdrive and a pretty bulletproof box for not too much outlay, mind you the ss will be lucky to have 400 at the wheels whereas the ute will hopefully be up in the 6-800 mark which is why I went for the good old t400, food for thought though my boss is currently building a 4l80e to run in a gq patrol with an 800 rwhp duramax diesel which should be capable of 1400rwhp so if you build them right there’s nothing wrong with the 4l80

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