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toomanytoyz
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Sat May 04, 2013 6:15 pm

That's awesome, man! Really! Very Happy

Now go find yourself a hair dryer! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Tue May 07, 2013 9:34 am

sorry for the delay guys. I am still waiting for the video from the track from my buddy, howver...I have a few new photos of the car as well as the time slips for anyone who is interested (I was car 694)....so here it goes.














I also made it to the first cruise night at Marks of the year. I was car number 415....there must have been 600+ classics, rods and customs by the time I left....





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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Tue May 07, 2013 11:04 am

Needs more blower. Razz

Seriously though dude, you built yourself a pretty badass ride there! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Tue May 07, 2013 12:14 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
Needs more blower. Razz

Seriously though dude, you built yourself a pretty badass ride there! lol!

Thanks man. Im loving it....nice to have something fairly DONE haha

I really want to start looking for a 6spd auto.....i need to get rid of the shifter on the floor and fab up some paddles...
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Tue May 07, 2013 2:56 pm

Must feel great to be driving that again. Where is that show?
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Tue May 07, 2013 3:35 pm

Matt Trakker wrote:
Must feel great to be driving that again. Where is that show?

East Granby CT. About 20 mins from my house.

http://www.markscruisenight.com/index.html
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Tue May 07, 2013 5:27 pm

bfurches wrote:
Matt Trakker wrote:
Must feel great to be driving that again. Where is that show?

East Granby CT. About 20 mins from my house.

http://www.markscruisenight.com/index.html


Hmmm...there's another option if I ever get out of work early enough on a Monday, heh
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Tue May 07, 2013 5:38 pm

Matt Trakker wrote:
bfurches wrote:
Matt Trakker wrote:
Must feel great to be driving that again. Where is that show?

East Granby CT. About 20 mins from my house.

http://www.markscruisenight.com/index.html


Hmmm...there's another option if I ever get out of work early enough on a Monday, heh

Oh thats wicked easy to get to! Right near the viewing lot at Bradley. Arrow
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Sun May 19, 2013 10:29 pm

I made it back to the track yesterday for the test and tune. The only changes I made were in the tune....mechanically, everything was identical to the last trip.

The weather was almost identical with a very slight headwind. I got 5 runs in, just like last time....and almost all around the same time of day.

My best pass out of the five runs two weeks ago (5-4-13) was:
1.930 - 8.411@84.25 - 13.124@103.87

My best pass yesterday (5-18-13) was:
1.930 - 8.386@84.43 - 13.038@105.47

It was a little discouraging only because I kept running 13.0 back to back and couldnt dip into the 12s....but regardless, it was a gain which means my tune is heading in the right direction. I was definatley making more power on the big end judging by the ET and MPH, but I need to work on the 1/8 mile and getting the car snappier out of the hole.

I did however catch a little sunlight under that left front tire on a few passes Wink

I drove the car to and from the track again without incident (filling the tank with fuel before I left). I am going to keep going on motor for a little while before I spray it....I am determined to get this thing consistently into the 12s.

Anyways...here are a few pictures





In-Car video:

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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Sun May 19, 2013 10:43 pm

Makes me jealous lol. Nice work, keep at it with the tuning.
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Sun May 19, 2013 11:14 pm

What trans and shifter are you using?
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Sun May 19, 2013 11:24 pm

GasTT wrote:
What trans and shifter are you using?

Th350 with a B&M Stealth Pro Ratchet. Best shifter I have ever used.
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Tue May 21, 2013 4:04 pm

Can it be used on a 4L60E without a full manual valve body?
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Tue May 21, 2013 4:44 pm

Yea, it the blocker is removed for gm 4spd use.
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:39 pm

Finally!!!!




Machinist finished my new motor plates (for resale), so I have my original back and plan on putting the car back together tomorrow.

I fabricated a set of Caliper brackets which are still at the machine shop getting finishing touches right now. They utilize dual S10 aluminum calipers per axle with factory SS rear rotors (i will explain why at a later time).

I am going to stuff the rear under the car with the drum brakes for now and go beat the hell out of it tomorrow.

5.3 may have a deposit by the weekend. If so, its coming out, and the 6.0L is going in until its sold. I also want to spray the shit out of a 4.8 before the seasons over.

Stay tuned for some awesome numbers, or broken parts. Whichever comes first haha.
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:56 pm

Good update! I'd like to see the numbers for that 6.0 bounce 
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:35 pm

bfurches wrote:
Finally!!!!




Machinist finished my new motor plates (for resale), so I have my original back and plan on putting the car back together tomorrow.

I fabricated a set of Caliper brackets which are still at the machine shop getting finishing touches right now. They utilize dual S10 aluminum calipers per axle with factory SS rear rotors (i will explain why at a later time).

I am going to stuff the rear under the car with the drum brakes for now and go beat the hell out of it tomorrow.

5.3 may have a deposit by the weekend. If so, its coming out, and the 6.0L is going in until its sold. I also want to spray the shit out of a 4.8 before the seasons over.

Stay tuned for some awesome numbers, or broken parts. Whichever comes first haha.

This is the exciting stuff! Good to see that it will be back in one piece soon.
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:16 pm

Car is back in action....but not for long LOL

I drove it around this weekend, as well as to work today....not going to lie....the gear killed it lol.
I played with the timing and fuel and got 75% of it back, but that was kinda to be expected.

I am going to enjoy it through the week, but come Saturday, the motors getting pulled...and off to paint we go before the new power plant gets dropped in.

I am still optimistic that I will have at least one solid run before the end of the year (hopefully quick enough to get the friendly boot from the track).
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:15 pm

Pulled the motor and said good bye....




Then I got a text with a few pics from the body shop owner today...




Getting there.
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:20 pm

bfurches wrote:


Then I got a text with a few pics from the body shop owner today...




Getting there.
cheers 

Awesome! Getting there man. Whos doing the work? Contemplating another paint job for the wagon. Razz 
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:25 pm

Yea, I'd like to get my bodywork and paint done but not by maaco or some guys home garage.

If you've got a guy, and you trust him, I suppose I can trust him.

My 9C1 is a 50 footer at this point. Looks good zipping down the road, but reality sets in when its still and up close :/
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:32 pm

Thanks guys,

I am going through East Coast Customs in Springfield.

Base/Clear/ Pearl and all the body work, out the door.

His crew is moving pretty quick, and they seem to pay pretty close attention to detail.
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:44 pm

Sounds good. As long as they don't paint my tail pipes I'll be happy.

I'm stripping the car before it goes anyway. No trim, door handles etc.
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:10 pm

I can't wait to see the Pearl. I've always wanted to do the Caddy imron? pearl white to mine, but it will need the roof re done and that's hours of metal work Mad  I won't be able to afford the pearl at that point.
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:15 am

MASShole9C1 wrote:
Sounds good. As long as they don't paint my tail pipes I'll be happy.

I'm stripping the car before it goes anyway. No trim, door handles etc.
Good luck with the rear door handles, they SUCK! Mad
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:46 am

I did them for him the other day. You have to remove the rear glass and then they take 2 minutes, Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:19 pm

Hey Jay....thanks for dropping those manifolds off!

I made some "changes to them" in an attempt to get them pointing the right direction Wink


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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:27 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
That's awesome, man! Really! Very Happy

Now go find yourself a hair dryer! Very Happy
Ok....took you up on the offer Wink








Finished the merge, wastegate is mounted, turbo placement is down....just need to cut down the merge extensions and finish piping in the hot-side.

I am trying to make it to the round-up as long as the body-shop cooperates in time.
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:35 pm

Oh boy! Smile

*gets popcorn*

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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:00 pm

OMG
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:28 pm

Long block is cleaned up, painted and just about ready to go! Only thing holding me up at the moment is the cam from Comp!!

Block has been stripped and painted, new LS9 Springs installed, I have a new LS2 timing chain...very conservative build....but should make significant more steam then the 5.3.

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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:38 pm

good progress and a sweet color! Does the stand get painted with every engine? Laughing 
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:21 pm

Sneak peak of the color...

This was before the clear was sprayed...and I know the pictures are horrible....but you get the idea...



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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:33 pm

Pearl white? Love the color of that engine. Plans to paint my LT1 a similar color.
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:24 pm

GasTT wrote:
Pearl white? Love the color of that engine. Plans to paint my LT1 a similar color.
Yea, the color is a Subaru color called Satin White Pearl. It looks really nice.

The engine did come out very good as well. I used the VHT Engine Metallics (burnt copper I believe)

The cam is installed, valve springs are done...the motor is basically good to go once I slap the intake and pan on it.


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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:27 pm

Dude you suck! Razz 

I wish my car was getting painted. I wanted pearl white too. DAMN!
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:23 am

Alright what the HELL is that part in the pic next to the mirror being painted???????
It's been driving me nuts trying to figure it out!!!

Block looks great too! Like a tribute to the old, while being new and improved,
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:38 am

Ironfistdog wrote:
Alright what the HELL is that part in the pic next to the mirror being painted???????
It's been driving me nuts trying to figure it out!!!

Block looks great too! Like a tribute to the old, while being new and improved,
front bumper filler!
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:30 pm

I think this train is about to make some steam... Cool



 
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:38 pm

Not sure why you painted the block a cool color. No one will ever see it under all that lol
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:15 pm

Ironfistdog wrote:
Alright what the HELL is that part in the pic next to the mirror being painted???????
It's been driving me nuts trying to figure it out!!!
Front bumper filler
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:32 am

looking sick! makes me want to get mine done faster. what size turbo are u running?
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:38 pm

96slowss wrote:
looking sick! makes me want to get mine done faster. what size turbo are u running?
Kinda Frankenstein....but the important part is it is a 70mm compressor side.

Not huge...but neither is my motor....should compliment each other nicely on the street.

Car is all done, cleared and buffed. Body shop has a few loose ends to button up, but it looks amazing....I can't get a pic that does it justice!


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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:10 pm

Looks great! I've still got to see this in person. Big change from UTI in 2010/2011.

Keep the updates coming!
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:37 pm

I got my actual motor buttoned back up today....I am really happy with the way everything looks. Here are the pics...















Everything is in place, finish welded, painted and ready for install.
The motor is a gazillion mile 4.8L, Comp Thumpr (smallest one they make), LS9 Springs .580, LS2 Timing Chain ...and a bunch of boost. See how long it lives!

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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:08 pm

I'm speechless. This thing is gonna surprise alot of folks on and off the track!
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:10 pm

Haha, wow. This should be interesting...
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:17 pm

so sick... did u spray the heads with a flat silver? ive been seeing that a lot with the ls and iam starting to like it more and more
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:35 pm

96slowss wrote:
so sick... did u spray the heads with a flat silver? ive been seeing that a lot with the ls and iam starting to like it more and more
It's Duplicolor "Cast Aluminum" engine paint. I use there whole line of engine paints for a lot of projects. This was an LY6 I did not too long ago:



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I ordered the intercooler and charge pipe kit today. I really wanted to avoid the ebay-special....however there are to many variables with the cold-side piping, and I think it is going to be changed fairly quick...so it should be good enough to get me up and running.

Here is the intercooler I ordered:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CXRacing-Universal-Bar-Plate-3-Inlet-Outlet-One-Side-Turbo-Intercooler-31x12x3-/330708962190?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4cffca4b8e&vxp=mtr
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PostSubject: Re: My LSx Swapped Box   Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:45 pm

that looks sick.. iam waiting for my heads to come back from the machine shop and I was planning on polishing them but I like that look alot
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