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  1. #41
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    Looks great! I'm jealous of all the room that LS allows vs. my stupid-big Coyote motor. Nice job.
    1988 Mazda RX7 - Forged LS/T56, 76mm turbo, ProEFI, Ford 8.8 - Sold
    1965 Mustang Coupe - TT Coyote, TR6060, big brakes, suspension. Basically a large car shaped hole in the ground I throw money into.
    2013 Focus ST - Daily Driver - FRPP Tune

  2. #42
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    I got all of the brake lines plumbed and all of the C5 brakes bolted in. I also dropped in the motor today. I added new GM exhaust manifold gaskets and new NGK colder plugs for the turbo. I would have installed the transmission but i goofed on the clutch and ordered a LS7 clutch and pressure plate and failed to get the proper flywheel. I have an aluminum fidonza LS1 flywheel and a stock LS1 flywheel kicking around. I can either buy the correct LS7 flywheel or buy the correct LS1 clutch and pressure plate. The cheaper option is to get an LS7 flywheel.

    Enjoy the pics. More to come.














    How do you all think my waste gate dump will work?


  3. #43
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    The wastegate priority is very good, should work excellent.
    1988 Mazda RX7 - Forged LS/T56, 76mm turbo, ProEFI, Ford 8.8 - Sold
    1965 Mustang Coupe - TT Coyote, TR6060, big brakes, suspension. Basically a large car shaped hole in the ground I throw money into.
    2013 Focus ST - Daily Driver - FRPP Tune

  4. #44
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    Well guys, its been a year... had lots of ups and downs, switched jobs twice, but i never stopped tinkering on the car. Its actually up and running. The holley efi was super simple to slap on the car. I am using the base turbo LS tune. About the hardest thing i had to do was adjust the throttle body blade to achieve a better hot IAC position. As it sat it would idle but die when you revved it. I had to remove the throttle body 5-6 times to get it just right, now I can rev the engine til the blow off valve opens and it will just idle down as normal.

    After I got it running, about March of this year I walked away from it while i adjusted to new jobs and income. I have since started to strip the entire car and piece by piece put it all in SPI black epoxy. Man the car is pretty dented under all that nasty ass buff primer and old body work. who ever did the body work did a great job but the car sat outside for so long i had no choice but to take it down to bare metal.

    Here comes the pictures. Feel free to ask questions.

  5. #45
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    Ls1 v Ls7 flywheel



    Look at this rats nest, holley wiring is good but i have no idea who designed the harness layout. lots of ends are too short or too long.



    got the dash installed to monitor the engine




  6. #46
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    look at this thick ass primer! and for all you wondering, I bought an eastwood contour sct and it kicks ass on FLAT surfaces only! the rest was wire wheel and a rust stripping disk.





















    Repo rear valance fit OK




  7. #47
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    Glad to see you making progress!
    1970 GTO Version 2.0
    1967 Cougar build
    GM High-Tech Performance feature
    My YouTube Channel Please Subscribe!
    Instagram @projectgattago

    "You were the gun, your voice was the trigger, your bravery was the barrel, your eyes were the bullets." ~ Her

  8. #48
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    Man, I remember your first build thread. Glad to hear you finally got this thing drivable (before tearing it down again). Did you get any video of it running?

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  10. #50
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad-1stGen View Post
    Man, I remember your first build thread. Glad to hear you finally got this thing drivable (before tearing it down again). Did you get any video of it running?
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    why isnt the youtube video not working?

    https://youtu.be/7tpK50X1LMo

  11. #51
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCx View Post
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/7tpK50X1LMo" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    why isnt the youtube video not working?

    https://youtu.be/7tpK50X1LMo
    Don't use the embed code. Use either the share URL or default URL with the [ video ] tags.


  12. #52
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    Not much else to add. Still putting the car in epoxy one panel at a time. I did the door shells and cowl this last weekend.






  13. #53
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    Progress is looking good. Those are some real PITA steps, haha. Good work keeping on it!
    1988 Mazda RX7 - Forged LS/T56, 76mm turbo, ProEFI, Ford 8.8 - Sold
    1965 Mustang Coupe - TT Coyote, TR6060, big brakes, suspension. Basically a large car shaped hole in the ground I throw money into.
    2013 Focus ST - Daily Driver - FRPP Tune

  14. #54
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    Not much to update, Still putting the car in epoxy. I stripped the last fender and hung one of the doors on the body. I also mocked up the trunk lid and tail extensions.





    I also found some odd damage on my driver side fender. I stripped off all the paint and and found a bunch of flux weld boogers all over the wheel lip and some heavy bondo. I sand blasted just the wheel arch/lip and discovered all this mess.





    looks like someone did a horrible job on that wheel lip. I welded it back up and grinded all the welds down. there were so many little pits and holes i had to fill will small tacks.

  15. #55
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    I had a ton of sway bar issues with the car. I bought a 1" big block sway bar years ago and attempted to install it on my car. To no avail the bar fit horrible and seemed to not line up with the control arm at all. It also hit the frame. I got frustrated and ripped the big block bar off my dads 67 fastback and it too fit horrible on my car. I lined them up next to each other and noticed my bars end link brackets were bent at a weird angle.







    I got super frustrated and grabbed a brand new 1'' sway bar from Global West. My folks only live a few miles from their headquarters. While I was there I picked up some 1/2" poly coil spring spacers. I think I cut my springs too low. Any way, the Global West bar fell right into my car! its dimensions were different (assuming its a small block style bar?) and the end link sides looked longer too. I also added some energy suspension frame bushings, they offer the best bolt spacing and adjustability over the other 3 pair of bushings and brackets I have laying around. Here is the end result of the new bar!

    suspension while on the lift, Nothing is tight yet





    Suspension while on the ground, Nothingtight yet



    And lastly I tossed a fender onto my car to see the right height. I think i need to bring it up a tiny bit. I can barely fit my finger between the tire and fender. 225/45/18 on an 18x8 wheel 4.5 back space.


  16. #56
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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    I got a little work done before dinner today. I finally received my Opentracker roller spring perches so I tossed those into the car as well as my 1/2 poly Global West spring isolators. I think I have the perfect ride height now. I can fit 2 fingers between the front tire and fender. I have the same gap in the rear as well. I also messed around with the alignment and tie rods.







    Here is the side by side comparison


  17. #57
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    The ride height looks great!
    1970 GTO Version 2.0
    1967 Cougar build
    GM High-Tech Performance feature
    My YouTube Channel Please Subscribe!
    Instagram @projectgattago

    "You were the gun, your voice was the trigger, your bravery was the barrel, your eyes were the bullets." ~ Her

  18. #58
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    I haven't driven a car with roller spring perches but all over the web people who've put them in rave about them.
    Cars are meant to be driven.

    John B

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