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Old 03-15-2015, 03:57 PM   #41
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Why try to re-use/modify the camaro shifter? V8R has a shifter for this, no? Or maybe it isn't available yet..

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I'll ask them, but it wasn't mentioned.
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What's your plan for headlights? Or is it going to be track only?
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Old 03-15-2015, 06:00 PM   #45
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I think my floor will fit. I'm about to order the engine and trans, but trying to find a awesome deal. I got the money in hand. Do you know if all RWD LFX will fit? I know me and Ryan (ThePass) is in the same boat in limitations of room for depth of oil pan.
I was also thinking of drive (40 miles) up to V8 Roadsters and see what they got.

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Your floor is awesome.
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V8R will have an LFX oil pan that should be an improvement. Not sure how soon that will be available though.

My floor is more modular, and usually leaves a small area directly under the motor open.

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Old 03-20-2015, 07:14 PM   #48
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Installed the radiator, rear hubs, dash, rotors, etc. Installed a catch can and the ported throttle body is otw. Jason came over to take some measurements for the Enthuza exhaust system he's going to build. In the mean-time I'll be wiring thew car. The new V8R engine harness is in my office and I've got most of everything else I'll need. The axles seem to be binding a bit so I'll need to tt Steve about that. Hard to turn the assembly even using the wheel.










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Nice clean MXL install.

What are your exhaust plans re: size and duals all the way back or merge to single?

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Nice clean MXL install.

What are your exhaust plans re: size and duals all the way back or merge to single?

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Pretty much told Jason to make it as light as possible while keeping sound as low as he could. AMP (local track) has a 100db limit which is strictly enforced. Think it will be 2.5" merging at the trans to a 3" single. from the engine to the merge will have a ceramic coating.
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I just ordered my engine last night :-) Good deal. So I'm coming with straight pipe.
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So how much was your engine if you don't mind sharing? Did you buy a complete drop out with tranny and harness?
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May be unnecessary, but consider flipping your MAF to the TB side so the air isn't turbulent so close to the filter. Usually needs a foot or so to smooth out.

Looking forward to seeing more.
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Old 03-26-2015, 08:22 PM   #54
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Nice work so far! You've given me some ideas for my LS swap.

Just curious what carpet you used when you replaced it. My OEM carpet is pretty ratty and should be replaced.

Edit: I missed it on page two. Strong first post for me.

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Old 03-30-2015, 08:21 AM   #55
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Making small progress. Installed the gas pedal, ecu, the battery (passenger footwell where the ecu was), replaced the intake manifold with one that I've shaved down the ribs for hood clearance (still not closing). Radiator, hoses, fan, and intake are all installed. Started making an airbox where the driver's side headlight was. Also have installed the second switch panel with the master cut off switch. Lastly, I scored a second Sparco Pro2000 so now I've got a passenger seat for anyone crazy enough to ride with me.







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Looking good.

Hood clearance was one of my concerns with this swap in an NA from the info V8R had put out... Do you think it's going to make it with the stock hood?
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It definitely does not clear the stock hood. After grinding down the intake manifold I still need about an inch. I'm going to raise the back of the hood a little (will still seal out the high pressure air) and may be able to bend it enough to fit... We'll see. I'm using a pos steel hood now but also have a one piece fiberglass hood that I might end up modifying.
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And there isn't a way to lower the engine abit?
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I'm getting closer- more triming... 1/2" now and I'm thinking I can make it fit.

Built the airbox... I'm just about down to wiring. Can't procrastinate any longer on it.

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What are you going to do for headlights? I have no desire to put my barn doors back in, but haven't found any really slick options. I'd love to try a mini LED bar in the turn signals, but have yet to explore. Looking good!
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