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  • #11911
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    Got a couple of pics of the bottom end this afternoon. Still looks like new.

    Fitted up a Moroso sump for the conversion.

    Going to give it a lick of paint, then fit up the water pump and alternator. Hopefully have a new manifold very soon as well.

     

    #11914
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    How You find the sump mate. I was looking At them the other day.

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    I like it. But the mounting surface was a bit wavey/warped. It pulled straight when I tightened the bolts. And I’m sure you know the sump gasket is a oring-aluminum plate type deal so I just did it up as tight as I could on the old alloy block.

     

    If if your current sump has two long bolts at the rear of the motor you’ll need to change them to a short one.

     

    One reason why I chose this sump, apart from fitment, is that I have to run a remote filter setup and I’ll be using (forget brand name) a reusable filter. The ones where you can unscrew the top and inspect the filter. Clean it out then reuse it.

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    “OBerg”?

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    Cool, never seen those before thanks!

    #12048
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    Got my Powerglide to LSX SFI approved bellhousing today

     

    #12050
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    What that set ou back. Why not standard housing.

    #12053
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    Gearbox came without a bellhousing and that’s all I could choose I think. That bellhousing was about $300US plus $80US shipping.

     

    Forgot to mention my CRS tube front end should arrive on Monday.

    Also booked in to get a 8.00 second certified chromoly cage, rear end, boot and floor firewall done in February.

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    Why not standard housing.

    Coz race car…

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    Why not standard housing.

    Coz race car…

    I was thinking more along the lines of he’s attached to his feet… YOU know why ;-)

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    … YOU know why

    Damn straight.

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    #12305
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    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

     

    not cheap. But so worth it. Does it offer any weight reduction compared to stock?

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    Yeah definitely worth it in the end. Covers suspension, steering, brakes and engine mounts in one hit.

     

    Its meant to be 150lbs lighter. Which is a big plus as well, because the twin turbo and ls1 setup would probably even it out.

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    Weight plays an equally big a part as horsepower.

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    Yeah of course. I’m hoping to have this as close to the lower limit of 1400kg as I can. Chromoly cage and diff. Fiberglass bonnet. Kirkey Prostreet drag seats for the front.

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    Pulled the seats and floor covering off today. Front is mint. Had a shit load of the tar-like stuff underneath. The rears however, had nothing. So looks like I’ll be doing a back half of the car.

     

    Holley Dominator EFI ecu, Racepak, Kirkey Pro-street drag seats, Wilwood Mastercylinder and proportioning valve on order.

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    Dry Ice and remove as much as you can. Will make it noisy but do wonders on the scales.

    Can you tell me location to money tree hahah

    Let me know what you think about the master and P Valve. I’m thinking of doing the same.

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    Dry Ice and remove as much as you can. Will make it noisy but do wonders on the scales. Can you tell me location to money tree hahah Let me know what you think about the master and P Valve. I’m thinking of doing the same.

    Got it all off already. Only the front half had it, which looks nearly like new in some spots. But the back didn’t and is rusted pretty bad.

    I wish there was a money tree  :-( I have been selling old car parts and making a bit of money off that lately. Just about dried up that source though.

     

    The master cylinder and proportioning valve won’t be here for another 6-8 weeks.

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