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    Re: *the goose*

    Post  Fierro51 on Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:06 pm



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    Well im gonna put the basetts up for sale and get these depending on how long they takemto get here snd how much they weight... but for the price its a nice looking solid 1 piece aluminum wheel

    Long weekends give me too much time to surf the web Idea Idea Idea Idea


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    Post  Fierro51 on Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:38 pm

    Well after my little one went to her moms I got the new cam thrust plate installed, with the new trickflow ls2 tensioner bracket, so nowi have a timing chain tensioner. Also upgraded to the ls2 heavy duty timing chain. Siliconed and mounted the oil pan. Need to order head bolts but my cell phone took a shiit so I have to go get a new one tomorrow. Otherwise I would have pictures up for you all


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    Post  Fierro51 on Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:03 am

    well just found of from jegs the wheels will be a while.. they have 308 fronts already on order for customers and 280+ of the rears on order for customers. Shocked Shocked


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    Post  Fierro51 on Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:54 pm

    well got the last of the hard parts i need to finish the engine on order today. (cross my fingers).. now just some odds and ends things... but should be good to go.

    going junkyard hunting this weekend to get a used starter for now. should have the engine back in this week or weekend..


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    Post  GM B-Body Forum on Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:40 pm

    Ooo i like those wheels alot! Im also in the works of installing i cant decide either c5 or c6 zo6 front brakes. The zo6s are 13.4 inch rotors and the c5 z51 i think it was are 12.8. Im doing it a different way than most would, and when that time comes ill post a huge thread about it! Ill pm you about it, i dont want to leak the info just yet on here! hahaha again im loving those wheels, ill have to check them out on jegs


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    Post  Fierro51 on Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:56 am

    GM B-Body Forum wrote:Ooo i like those wheels alot! Im also in the works of installing i cant decide either c5 or c6 zo6 front brakes. The zo6s are 13.4 inch rotors and the c5 z51 i think it was are 12.8. Im doing it a different way than most would, and when that time comes ill post a huge thread about it! Ill pm you about it, i dont want to leak the info just yet on here! hahaha again im loving those wheels, ill have to check them out on jegs

    thanks for email man, im gonna do that setup when i get everything else done and these wheels are basic copy of the weld v series wheels. cant imagine why they are so popular.


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    Post  Fierro51 on Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:33 pm

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    well shame on me for thinking. but i only received 1 ls9 head gasket in my parts. i saw the 1 in the box and just figured. so now my other gasket is on order.


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    torquing the new arp head bolts. i dont use the lube they give you becuase they never give you enough. been building engines for years and always use #2 compound(peanut butter) from back in my days at Freightliner.  never had an issue with it what so ever so if you guys ever need to build an engine invest in this.


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    all assembled and torqued down. stuffs all ways to nice to cover up.. clear valve covers anyone? Rolling Eyes Cool

    [img][/img] new 7.400 x .080 push rods installed as well.


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    Post  Fierro51 on Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:38 pm

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    new sfi balancer came in too now. but i cant seem to find my turbo drain weld in bungs i ordered for the front cover... (sucks when you dont bulk order) so front cover and isntallion is gonna have to wait  but heres some more comparison pictures.  
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    Post  Fierro51 on Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:52 pm

    [img][/img] more goodies showed up about 20 mins ago. couldnt find a nicer kit for less than 300 bucks so i settled on this one for half the price.

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    Post  Myloth on Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:17 pm

    Nothing like goodies from Jegs Smile!
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    Post  Fierro51 on Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:22 pm

    Well new bungs showed up, but still waiting on the headgasket


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    Post  Fierro51 on Tue May 09, 2017 12:46 pm

    Finally recieved the head gasket and mounted the passenger side cylinder head. Also had the front cover welded up with fittings and installed. and new balancer and massive balancer arp balancer bolt installed.

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    went with twin drains incase we switch to twins later on
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    thats a 10mm 3/8 socket

    after seeing the size of the bolt i dont feel bad for paying 30 dollars:shock: for it


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    Post  Fierro51 on Fri May 12, 2017 10:42 am

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    about a 1/2" worth of room at the manifold to the heater box. but that is with the thick grafite type gasket. going to use mls gaskets.

    now the left hand side that was a different story

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    a little massaging and she went in
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    about 3/8" gap there. going to work on it some more but i lost my light so i put gaskets in it tightened the bolts and then sealed up everything.
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    couldnt resist seeing it with the intake


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    Post  Fierro51 on Fri May 12, 2017 10:55 am





    still needs more work but like i said i ran out of daylight. was a very good feeling to see an engine back in it


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    Post  Myloth on Sat May 13, 2017 3:54 pm

    Looking good so far, it is a good feeling to have a motor in what was an empty engine bay.
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    Post  Fierro51 on Sat May 13, 2017 6:35 pm

    Myloth wrote:Looking good so far, it is a good feeling to have a motor in what was an emptpy engine bay.

    This is gonna sound different. But it was a little emotional because of what the car has come to represent


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    Looking good man! It amazes me to see how monstrous that balancer bolt is compared to a sbc bolt! Goodness!! Idk if anyone else saw the video of engine masters where they completely bashed a set of headers to see if they robbed power and they ended up making more power, made me think of that when I seen your pic of your headers.


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    Post  Fierro51 on Mon May 15, 2017 9:40 pm

    GM B-Body Forum wrote:Looking good man! It amazes me to see how monstrous that balancer bolt is compared to a sbc bolt! Goodness!! Idk if anyone else saw the video of engine masters where they completely bashed a set of headers to see if they robbed power and they ended up making more power, made me think of that when I seen your pic of your headers.

    Right now I understand the price point. AND I've seen that episode lol. Didn't even hesitate to bash the header when i saw it wouldn't fit Cool


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    Post  Fierro51 on Wed May 17, 2017 5:16 pm

    Plumbed the coolant line to the water pump.
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    then decided to work on the racecar. putting it all back together since it didnt sell this winter.
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    1 1/2 later, engine,trans are in all electrical is connected minus battery. oil and coolant is full radiator in and trimmed the full containment seat so i can get in and out of the car easier with my helmet on.

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    Post  Fierro51 on Fri May 19, 2017 4:01 pm

    WELL was all ready to get work done on the car this weekend and we got hit with 12" of snow yesterday and its still snowing as of 2pm this afternoon. No 76 degrees last week when we put the engine in and now back to winter. man i love this wyoming weather


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    tried fitting the turbo last night, trying to figure out how i want the exhaust piping to go... might have to put it on the driver side.


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    Post  Fierro51 on Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:39 am

    If you ever get the chance to do an ls swap.. do the homework and build your own standalone harness or buy the one that fitech sells. way less of a head ache to make things work.


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    Post  Fierro51 on Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:43 am

    As you can see in the second to last picture the right side header sits about 2 1/2" farther forward than the left side header. had to remove it and cut it off to be able to make the bend we need to get to the turbo flange on the passenger side frame rail.


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    Post  Fierro51 on Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:38 pm

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    how all the obd and check engine light was wired before

    how it is now. cant really see it but it has all been extended and loomed 8 feet each.
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    Post  Fierro51 on Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:39 pm

    ill do the other circuits once the pcm is mounted as i need to figure out powers and ground location. hopefully splicing the injector connectors in the next couple of days


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