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    1. #461
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      Stockholm area-Sweden
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      Klar snart??



    2. #462
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      Dec 2005
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      *Opens first page* Oh cool, budget build *flips to the last page* WHAT THE HECK??? Well that certainly escalated! Hahaha, this thing is killer! Keep up the awesome work!

      Dan
      A.K.A: That bald guy
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      - 67 Camaro: Current Project Car

    3. #463
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      Quote Originally Posted by 67SSDan View Post
      *Opens first page* Oh cool, budget build *flips to the last page* WHAT THE HECK??? Well that certainly escalated! Hahaha, this thing is killer! Keep up the awesome work!

      Dan
      I thought the same............budget build must mean something different in Sweden than it does in the states

    4. #464
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      Aug 2007
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      Quote Originally Posted by prossi View Post
      I thought the same............budget build must mean something different in Sweden than it does in the states
      From the amount of his own engineering and fabrication time that has gone into this amazing build, in the grand scheme of things his end total parts cost is going to seem extremely budget vs what this car would theoretically be worth if someone else did all the thinking and labouring!
      1972 Nova, forged LQ4 with twin 6466's, T56 Magnum, OEM subframe w/ Speedtech front, Chassisworks gLink rear, Ridetech coils & Wilwoods, with a rear floater in the works --> http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/conver...1972-nova.html

    5. #465
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      Quote Originally Posted by frojoe View Post
      From the amount of his own engineering and fabrication time that has gone into this amazing build, in the grand scheme of things his end total parts cost is going to seem extremely budget vs what this car would theoretically be worth if someone else did all the thinking and labouring!
      No doubt! I was meaning it more from the "that didn't go where I thought it was going to go" standpoint, rather than a critique of what he's done. Looking freaking awesome!

      Dan
      A.K.A: That bald guy
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      - 67 Camaro: Current Project Car

    6. #466
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      Aug 2002
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      Sweden
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      Some updates



      2.0 of center bolt system for the front wheels. This one prevents the axle from rotating using the splines in the corvette hub. The old one was dependent on friction only. It would have worked, but I updated anyway.



      I've never made splines before, so I spent a couple of hours on internet before making some test samples. Did three test samples before it felt OK - first had 34 splines not 30, second was too small and third was close to ok.






      Making threads for the lock nut, holding the axle to the wheel hub. I could fit the normal tool holder since it was too far in on the axle. Supported the die with a tube to ensure straight threads. Came out really good.



      Finished result. Nice to do some real fab work instead of working on abstract electric things.


      Collected all parts for surface treatment in a palled and escorted them myself to the company doing the zinc-work. There are alot of hours in that pallet and loosing it would probably result in a project close down, so I didn't wanna risk that the shipping company lost it.

    7. #467
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      Awesome work as usual... Spindles are beautiful !
      Gil

    8. #468
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      Thanks for all the comments guys. This thread is a great motivator for me!

      Quote Originally Posted by vikingramair View Post
      Klar snart??
      Ne, men kanske reggad typ runt sommr nesta r typ?
      Sen ska den lackas, inredning skall byggas osv. Men d r den i alla fall rullande.


      Quote Originally Posted by 67SSDan View Post
      *Opens first page* Oh cool, budget build *flips to the last page* WHAT THE HECK??? Well that certainly escalated! Hahaha, this thing is killer! Keep up the awesome work!

      Dan
      Haha, I love when I get that reaction myself. Seen alot of threads here where I get the same reaction, so I'm just glad I could give that feeling to someone else.

      Quote Originally Posted by frojoe View Post
      From the amount of his own engineering and fabrication time that has gone into this amazing build, in the grand scheme of things his end total parts cost is going to seem extremely budget vs what this car would theoretically be worth if someone else did all the thinking and labouring!
      Spot on. The investment isn't that large (compared to other builds) but hopefully it will be both fast and good looking. The project hasn't escalated much actually, this was my initially plan to do something with more labour than money.

    9. #469
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      I've spent many evenings here by now. The engine is actually connected to the ECU now. Still need to connect the fuel pumps, but that's about it. I'll wait with lights, AC etc until body parts are installed.



      Installed an hour meter also, that will keep track of number of hours the engine is running. Alot easier to keep track of that, rather then miles in this type of vehicle.



      The installation. Looks kind of crappy right now, but working on cleaning it up a little.



      Tools for "ignition" and "Fire in the hall-start-button"



      Sooo, with most of the wiring finished, at least to the smartwire and some functions that it could control, I connected the battery and turned on the master switch. First time there's current in the cables. Lift the red cover and activate the toggle switch to wake up the SmartWire-box.
      I expected this:


      But all I got was two LEDs being light up. Ah, well, that isn't that bad either.


      Next up is to finish the ECU-installation and connect the dash.

    10. #470
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      Bless your ESL heart :-)

      Fire in the hole....

      Andrew
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    11. #471
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      Haha!
      So obvious when you spell it out.

      Thanks! I should settle with just posting pics instead. ;-)

    12. #472
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      Love this post and now I am thinking of doing the something similar with my ignition switch.

      Quote Originally Posted by Ripper View Post
      Tools for "ignition" and "Fire in the hall-start-button"



      Sooo, with most of the wiring finished, at least to the smartwire and some functions that it could control, I connected the battery and turned on the master switch. First time there's current in the cables. Lift the red cover and activate the toggle switch to wake up the SmartWire-box.
      I expected this:


      But all I got was two LEDs being light up. Ah, well, that isn't that bad either.


      Next up is to finish the ECU-installation and connect the dash.
      marty-mj
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    13. #473
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      You, sir, are a superb machinist. Those hub centers do NOT look easy to make at all, but came out looking perfect!

    14. #474
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      Thanks!

      It was actually pretty straight forward. I've never made splines before, so I had to make a few test samples there before I went for the real ones. Most challeinging is finding right material in low volumes. Most of the companies wants sell you a couple of tonnes, and the mechanical shops only have the regular material on the shelf. I found these pieces one year ago and knew what I was going to use them for. The problem is when you sourced the right stuff but only has enough for two pieces - if you screw up it can be really really hard to find the right material again.
      Normally this is not a problem, but in this case it was since I used stuff outside the "normal spec".


      I finished the coil wires this week. Had to make my own, of course, since Pontiac 400 with LS2 coils wasn't that common... Bonus was though that I got to decide the length of them.



      This pic was supposed to show the engine with the intake assembled, but when I had it in my hands I realized it wasn't even close to the finish the rest of the build have right now. 2h later it was disassembled for cleaning and touch up. Future update will show some pics. Until then, there's just an half finished engine.


      Headers has been mounted. I used some high temp grease from loctite on the bolts to (hopefully) prevent them from getting stuck. Aluminium, heat and stainless steel is not always the best combo...




      I'm running a dry sump system and have had some problems with it before with too high pressure. Not sure it's because of this, but I've added a pressure regulator to keep the crankcase vacuum on the same level. It'll hopefully save my gaskets too. Not sure if this works as intended but it's easy to plug or remove if I need to rework it. It's located where the distributor used to be.


    15. #475
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      Took a small break in all "prioritized" work and focused at the defog ducts. I have a feeling that the AC system will be quite customized when finished - 3D printing is such an easy method for creating parts for this type of system so it's impossible to resist
      The stock channel was impossible to use, not only because of the raised trans tunnel but also because the vintage air outlets are on top of the system and the stock ones were on... well, I don't even remember that anymore. :D


      The Vintage system I'm using. The fan was already switched 180 with a 3D-printed ABS adapter.


      The new defog ducts since the universal included in the kit didn't fit very well.


      My new ones vs. universal


      Close up. Made some channels in them to force the air over a wider area of the windshield.


      Hard to get them on a good pic once installed, but fitment came out really good. Even better than the stock channel.



      OEM-warning on this one, but I'm also experimenting with a filter on the inlet channel. Clean air inside the car (including pollen and other smaller particles) will be nice. Yes, the system will be connected to fresh air, rather than recirculating.


    16. #476
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      Dec 2005
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      Using 3D printing for parts is so boss! Digging this. There is another guy on here somewhere that's doing that (he built an air intake) and it turned out great. Keep it up!

      Dan
      A.K.A: That bald guy
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      - 67 Camaro: Current Project Car

    17. #477
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      Thanks!

      yeah, I saw that a couple of weeks ago. A Camaro if I remember right...
      It's a great method of creating complex shapes.

    18. #478
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      Some parts back from anodizing


      Finished the fuel neck before anodizing. Stepped down from 50mm tube to 38mm tube, so that's why I needed the adapter.



      Finished (and anodized) fuel plate...


      The devil is in the details.. The roll over valve was the only red detail on the fuel plate, so I just had to reanodize it in natural finish instead... Modified it to get rid of the hose clamp fitting too.




      Fuel sender was too short for the tank also, so I lowered it by adding a spacer in top. It will show full tank longer, but that's better than not showing the last gallons of fuel. Made a spacer in the lathe and welded it to the tank tube.



      Finished catch tank.
      The volume is roughly 1,1 gal. Two walbro pumps, one supplies the catch tank and the second for the fuel system. Extra mount for another pump if I need more power in the future. Nylon hoses instead of rubber and Oetiker clamps instead of regular hose clamps.
      The current consumption of the pumps are supervised from the racepack, so the system will warn if the consumption is too high and pumps are starting to get worn.





      Had the entire container holding the ATL tank anodized. Felt really nice, it will be alot easier to keep it clean and decent finish in the future.


    19. #479
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      Looks incredible Anders
      marty-mj
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    20. #480
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      I've used our printer for some obsolete retainer clips but never considered this. Good idea!

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