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    #46
    be carefull with the CAS... it is very sensitive with heat... if it melts it wont run anymore LOL
    im a cunt
    and apparently i dont know shit...

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      #47
      Getting close .

      Fitted in the std radiator which is a 4 core jobbie in the car and bought the factory VY radiator hose fit and with a little shortening fits just fine . Holden in their wisdom left the rad in/outs for the V8 commo's in the same spot just to suit conversions how thoughtful ( or lazy ).

      Ive got one of the old school autometer temp sensors with that rather large fitting that taps into the manifold on the holden 5ltr , its not very modern but works and i wasnt going to change it so had to find a place to jam it in . Hello heater outlet on water pump



      That solves the water issues , now onto getting the coil packs to fit nicely . Clearence issues with the last coil pack and the brake booster surfaced as i have set the motor as far back and low as possible , im sure most people fitting the LS1 will have the same prob as it can only move a few cm's for and aft due to sump restriction . Ive managed to tilt and lower the last coil pack a little which gives enough room to allow for the motor to torque up without hitting anything.



      This week will be modifying the dash as the factory guages have been made redundent , the LS1 wont talk to the rev tach , i have no speedo drive anymore as T56 is electronic , water temp is a guage and so is oil pressure . It will kind of be like Babalouis skyline but in a VL dash .Will wire up the loom as all the other wiring for starter and alternator is complete . Shifter is finished and is ready to go along with wiring up reverse lights and lock out soloniod.

      adam
      Sandown 1.23.31
      Calder 1.05.76
      Phillip Island 1.47.95
      Winton 1.33.30
      H/Hills hill climb 1.03.3(FG XR6T)
      Bathurst 2.47.49

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        #48
        i hear this is running now??
        im a cunt
        and apparently i dont know shit...

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          #49
          Dale is right and big thanks , first the pics

          Couple of finished bay shots



          Dale sent down a modified loom for me to get it ready to go and withing a few pumps of the holley it fired into life and settled to a nice idle , its missing a TPS ( fitting this week) so its a little fluffy to drive and im only putting around anyways . Its had a decent miss/back fire under light to medium throttle openings but seems to clear up the more i drive it and im really not worried untill the last sensor is wired up.

          Its pretty exciting getting it to fire for the first time , always the concern of what ive forgot to do ! . Within a week or two it will hit the dyno and ill get it sorted , btw stock LS1's dont really sound that nice straight out of the extractors .

          Everything works on new dash


          Rev tach needs to be set to 4 cyl mode to work with the LS1 puter, hence the aftermarket job.

          Havent got the car above 85 degrees to turn on the thermo yet as i think they go on at 90?? .

          Gearshift is spot on and hydraulic clutch is way to light , im used to cable plus heavy clutch.


          Little things to do are
          fit bonnet vent / scoop ( proberly walky one )
          lower engine another 7mm ( easy done , can adjust engine mount)
          track down small slave cylinder leak ( dammmmmm )
          profit??

          adam
          Sandown 1.23.31
          Calder 1.05.76
          Phillip Island 1.47.95
          Winton 1.33.30
          H/Hills hill climb 1.03.3(FG XR6T)
          Bathurst 2.47.49

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            #50
            Very nice Adam!!!

            S
            Have you heard??

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              #51
              damm dude i could have set the tacho to work with your factory one, it is a adjustable output..
              im a cunt
              and apparently i dont know shit...

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                #52
                Originally posted by 10sec_rx7 View Post
                damm dude i could have set the tacho to work with your factory one, it is a adjustable output..
                what factory tach - that looks like a clock to me

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                  #53
                  good point.... lol
                  im a cunt
                  and apparently i dont know shit...

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                    #54
                    It HAD a tach , but i couldnt bring myself to hack into the std dash ( its worth money in commo land ! ) , so hacked the clock dash instead .

                    adam

                    ps , too late Dale
                    Sandown 1.23.31
                    Calder 1.05.76
                    Phillip Island 1.47.95
                    Winton 1.33.30
                    H/Hills hill climb 1.03.3(FG XR6T)
                    Bathurst 2.47.49

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                      #55
                      Much better this way anyhow ... no speedo means no scaring the fuck out of yourself when you're giving it the boot on the track.

                      From what I remember the VL dash speedo cable is a real cunt to connect up anyway.

                      If you really want to know how fast you're going, count the revs.
                      Sparta, Rome, The Knights of Europe, the Samurai. They worship strength, because it is strength that makes all other values possible.

                      Han, Enter the Dragon

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                        #56
                        verry nice

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                          #57
                          what size sway bars you run on this thing out of curiosity, your spring rate would be rather high wouldn't it as well?

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                            #58
                            looks great Adam! the blow by catch can looks tops, are you going to run a drain back on it or just empty it periodically?
                            Turns out, far too much has been written about great men and not nearly enough about morons


                            Originally posted by seedyrom
                            my neighbours called the cops...... not because of the sound of me working in the garage was too loud, but because i taped a cardboard box to my back, covered my self in vaseline and pretended i was a snail on their lawn

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                              #59
                              Originally posted by Jim View Post
                              looks great Adam! the blow by catch can looks tops, are you going to run a drain back on it or just empty it periodically?
                              Ill just empty when required jim , ive got a provision to drain back but the oil that gets trapped inside isnt something i want back into the motor as the condensation makes a mess of it.

                              RB30 . Im running a std front sway bar ( Fe2) and no rear bar , front rates are 580lbs and rears are 350lbs . Ive got an assortment of bars ive played with and atm this is the best compomise and most neutral handling , its also the quikest setting atm on most tracks . Running a rear bar makes the car pointy and very tail happy , bigger front bar ( 32mm solid) makes it u/steer like a pig on slow/medium corners . Its always a balance and its neutral to understeer atm and im happy with that , chasing oversteer is fun ( and a little faster) untill you throw it off the track.

                              adam
                              Sandown 1.23.31
                              Calder 1.05.76
                              Phillip Island 1.47.95
                              Winton 1.33.30
                              H/Hills hill climb 1.03.3(FG XR6T)
                              Bathurst 2.47.49

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                                #60
                                it's funny you know, but i was reading a bit yesterday into it and old mate on his early commo runs no bar on the rear either, reckons traction becomes an issue with one as the wheels can be off the ground.

                                tell me this, a rear bar can only effect traction around a corner right, straight line it should have zero effect bearing mind a flat road surface?

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