• Hi, Thanks for feedback. The return pipe is also 3/8. Have considered exhaust heat but lines are not near exhaust, have run them up the top of the gearbox tunnel to rear of engine. Did consider maybe the muffler at rear next to the tank was causing the heat transfer. As cava said would not have thought it would be excessive flow with one 044 pump,…[Read more]

  • Hi. Wondering if anyone else had this issue or got any opinions on it. I have a VK running an L98 LS  engine. Am having problems with the fuel pump getting noisy after driving for longer than 40 minutes as the fuel is getting hot. The tank is warm to touch. Am using a bosch 044 external pump. 5/8 suction pipe and 3/8 pressure line. The pump is…[Read more]

  • I see you having issues with header clearance. I cant quite see from pics but are you using a VL, VN, VP rack or a VH rack. The later steering racks are a lot smaller profile giving more room. Later racks wont bolt up to early K frame. Need to fit later K frame as well. You may already know this and have done it, but just in case.

  • Are you using the E38 controller or the earlier controller from LS1? I got gen 4 L98 in my VK. Used the E38 controller which fitted under the wiper plenum and all the fuses, circuit breakers and extra relays I fitted in the standard VK fuse box. Ended up quite tidy with everything out of the way.

    Dave

  • Be careful using the grease pressing method on LS engines. The crank is hollow and has a core plug in the end behind the spigot bearing and it can apparently be pushed in by the grease and then you will have an engine oil leak when you put it back together

  • Good to see a bit of progress. Should come up nice. I went with the tko box in my VK. Very happy with it. Seems as strong as. Little bit of gear noise, sounds good though. Also used VL borg warner diff with 31 spline axles and a true trac centre. Standard lsd did not last very long. Keep the posts forthcoming.

  • Good to to see you are getting a fair amount of progress on the car. You asked me about what i did regarding air box on my thread I had regarding cam and tune on L98. I posted a couple of pics on there of what I did. Just a reminder in case you didnt see it.

  • Yes same with mine for  engineering regulations, enclosed air box with a k&n filter in it. Made a filter setup on the front left side of the engine bay. Is separated from the engine bay and draws air around the headlight and past  the left side of the radiator thru the grill area. Used  100mm intake pipe and the filter is 100mm opening and abou…[Read more]

  • Yes same enclosed air box with a k&n filter in it. Made a filter setup on the front left side of the engine bay. Is separated from the engine bay and draws air around the headlight and past  the left side of the radiator thru the grill area.

  • Thanks for your responses. The gearing seems o.k. The box is a tremec TKO 600 which has shorter 1st, 2nd and 3rd gearing than the 6 speed tremecs. I know the tuner had to set the fuel ratios a bit fat to get it reasonable. I think about 13:1 from memory. Maybe just needs bit more time spent on the tuning side of things. I was thinking it may be…[Read more]

  • Hi,

    Have standard L98 engine with aftermarket cam in my VK with manual box. Cam specs are as follows

    .050 duration- intake 233, exhaust 237. Lobe separation angle 112. Valve lift .550.  Not sure of brand of cam as it was in the engine when I got it. Has been dyno tuned with maf sensor. Makes 380 hp at wheels. Just after peoples opinions/…[Read more]

  • Hi,

    Pretty sure that hole is there as a tell tale hole. If the diaphragm gets a hole in you get fuel coming out the hole. Should be sealed against oil getting in that far. Think there should be some sort of rubber seal arrangement near where it bolts to the block.

  • dave replied to the topic new hard line routing in the forum Fuel Systems 2 years, 4 months ago

    The charcoal canister I used suits a VN or VP I think. Has 3 pipes on. One from the engine purge valve, one from the tank vent and one goes to vent filter. I put the vent filter as high up as I could inside rear wheel arch attached to top of fuel filler tube.

  • dave replied to the topic new hard line routing in the forum Fuel Systems 2 years, 4 months ago

    The charcoal canister I used suits a VN or VP I think. Has 3 pipes on. One from the engine purge valve, one from the tank vent and one goes to vent filter. I put the vent filter as high up as I could inside rear wheel arch attached to top of fuel filler tube.

  • dave replied to the topic new hard line routing in the forum Fuel Systems 2 years, 4 months ago

    Pics of fuel lines. The fuel line mounting brackets I used are off a VN commodore. Main reason I did this was not enough room to run them all in the original position and too close to the exhaust.

  • dave replied to the topic new hard line routing in the forum Fuel Systems 2 years, 4 months ago

    Could only find one pic of fuel lines. The fuel line mounting brackets I used are off a VN commodore. Main reason I did this was not enough room to run them all in the original position and too close to the exhaust.

  • dave replied to the topic new hard line routing in the forum Fuel Systems 2 years, 4 months ago

    Could only find one pic of fuel lines. The fuel line mounting brackets I used are off a VN commodore. Main reason I did this was not enough room to run them all in the original position and too close to the exhaust.

  • dave replied to the topic new hard line routing in the forum Fuel Systems 2 years, 4 months ago

    Could only find one pic of fuel lines. The fuel line mounting brackets I used are off a VN commodore. Main reason I did this was not enough room to run them all in the original position and too close to the exhaust.

  • dave replied to the topic new hard line routing in the forum Fuel Systems 2 years, 4 months ago

    I made new hard lines for my VK with LS engine. Used 3/8 steel for fuel pressure and return also run one 5/16 steel line for charcoal cannister which I fitted at the rear above the axle housing. Run them from rear to across back of trans crossmember and then up into the trans tunnel (as VRsenator 065 has done). Hard lines finish above bell housing…[Read more]

  • dave replied to the topic VK VL c pillar windows in the forum Body & Paint 3 years ago

    Thanks for the replies. Yes info I am getting is they are just sikaflexed in. Quite thick bead as sit off the car body about 8 mm. Seem to sit in the plastic frame. I am thinking stick the window in the plastic external surround and then put the whole thing on a bead of sealant and screw the surround on. The plastic trim on the inside will cover…[Read more]

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