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Old 12-23-2012, 04:27 AM   #226
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After looking at -20an fittings, being they are a $100 bucks a piece, cutting them off the water pump and thermostat housing and welding some -16an fittings on, they are 1/4 of the cost. Didn't realize the price of those fittings were so crazy.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:51 AM   #227
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I will try to limit my posts on your build thread to one a page but I love the progress of this build! I seriously need a FF V8......
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:46 AM   #228
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sorry for not posting much, haven't done a whole lot the past few weeks... try to get some more stuff installed this week.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:38 PM   #229
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this is such an awesome build
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:05 PM   #230
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Subscribed. This is really impressive stuff! Can't wait to see the finished car!
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:29 PM   #231
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those are some amazing welds! you tig it yourself? impressive
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:37 PM   #232
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those are some amazing welds! you tig it yourself? impressive
sure did, on my 3rd bottle of argon, so haven't tig welded a whole lot, been having problems with my tig, finally tore it apart and found the problem.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:25 PM   #233
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first time seeing a build like this! cant wait for end results!!
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:00 AM   #234
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this is an amazing build! didn't even know this was possible
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:32 PM   #235
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Do you think it will have a real crazy/cool "Subie" like rumble because of the unequal left to right bank header runs? I can't say I've ever heard a turbo'd V8 like your doing. I hope it sounds wild!
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:36 AM   #236
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Do you think it will have a real crazy/cool "Subie" like rumble because of the unequal left to right bank header runs? I can't say I've ever heard a turbo'd V8 like your doing. I hope it sounds wild!
acutally probably just sound like a normal v8 with a cam at idle if i would have to guess... find out soon. Not sure what im going to do for exhaust yet, i know an open dump tube of the wastegate. 3.5" or 4" down tube, then maybe split it to dual 2.5" pipe out the rear. May just run 2 burns stainless mufflers. I know a single 3.5" or 4" pipe isn't gonna fit well under the car, and oval pipe in 4" is around $60 a foot and bends are $100 a piece.
But i did finally get around to doing a few things today and made a metal order so i can finish building my trunk setup
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:34 AM   #237
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After looking at -20an fittings, being they are a $100 bucks a piece, cutting them off the water pump and thermostat housing and welding some -16an fittings on, they are 1/4 of the cost. Didn't realize the price of those fittings were so crazy.
when i saw you said you were gonna use -20's i was like, omg this guy is crazy lol!!!! those things are super expensive. i was gonna suggest -16. btw what lines are you gonna use? we use aeroquip a lot.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:39 AM   #238
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You said you got your intake manifold from a newer Camaro SS right? I don't know much about LSX engines but one of my co-workers is building a twin turbo LSX motor to put in one of his older Camaros. He also had a intake manifold from a newer Camaro but ended up trading it for a older plastic intake (not sure what it was from). He said the newer ones are built with more pieces and one of the gaskets is known for failing under pressure. Have you looked into this? It might not be something to worry about at your boost level because his goal for the project was to be "substantially faster than his 1000cc road course bike".

Awesome build BTW! Love all the fab work.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:42 PM   #239
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I've just been drooling the entire build thread for this car.
Your craftsmanship is quite impressive and your swap is beyond unique.

I'm glad you went with the 4.8 (or the 5.3 you thought you bought.) The 4.8 is about as stout as the 5.3 and guys are running over 1000whp on stock internals. The nice part about the 4.8 is you can easily rev it higher than the 5.3L. Most of my close friends are LSx fiends, from 1000hp GTOs with a built 6.0L LQ9 converted to Automatic, to a 5.3L FC RX7 that runs low 9's spinning the tires to the 1000' mark, or a 4.8L Fox Body with a "large" turbo.

I'm definitely subscribing to this thread. I can't wait to see what you get done with the car. Best of luck!

Oh! And nice welds too.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:35 PM   #240
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You said you got your intake manifold from a newer Camaro SS right? I don't know much about LSX engines but one of my co-workers is building a twin turbo LSX motor to put in one of his older Camaros. He also had a intake manifold from a newer Camaro but ended up trading it for a older plastic intake (not sure what it was from). He said the newer ones are built with more pieces and one of the gaskets is known for failing under pressure. Have you looked into this? It might not be something to worry about at your boost level because his goal for the project was to be "substantially faster than his 1000cc road course bike".

Awesome build BTW! Love all the fab work.
Newer camaro is a LS3, 6.2l, which is a different intake manifold than my ls6 that is on my 4.8...
I want to buy the gm crate engine 376 that is built for boost, ( ls3 ). I did get a new camaro intake manifold to have incase i get a ls3 (lsx 376)on down the road. The ls3 manifold wont work on a ls1 / ls6 / 4.8, 5.3 , and 6.0 iron blocks which have cathedral port heads.
I have a brand new Ls6 intake manifold on my 4.8


But either way i'd never boost more than 15 psi, either manifold i would be fine in my case.

Lsx 376 that i would like to have...

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Old 01-08-2013, 10:51 PM   #241
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got a little bit done today on the fuel cell mounting...











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Old 01-08-2013, 11:00 PM   #242
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:13 AM   #243
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if this isnt modern day hot rodding i dont know what is... absolutely amazing
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:55 AM   #244
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Keep up the (HOLYCHEESENUTZ) work!! This is awesome *jaw drops*!
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:09 AM   #245
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when i saw you said you were gonna use -20's i was like, omg this guy is crazy lol!!!! those things are super expensive. i was gonna suggest -16. btw what lines are you gonna use? we use aeroquip a lot.

I did buy some -16an fittings, but they seem to be too small... they would restrict coolant flow. -20an is near perfect size wise on the Ls coolant system. Just gonna bite the bullet and buy -20 fittings... Rather spend the money now and now have cooling issues later on. But aeroquip is probably the way I will go.
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:37 AM   #246
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nice shinny 4'x8' shinny piece of aluminum ...
mockup of the trunk firewall.





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Old 01-09-2013, 03:29 PM   #247
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Update, organizing my Photobucket... i'll try and fix the missing pics on the thread asap!
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:52 PM   #248
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Update, organizing my Photobucket... i'll try and fix the missing pics on the thread asap!
Please. My heart just sank when the pictures were all dead!
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:48 PM   #249
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LS motors swap = win!
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:50 PM   #250
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Please. My heart just sank when the pictures were all dead!
yea mine did too when I saw most of them missing... didn't realize renaming my photobucket album was going to screw it all up. Saturday when I'm at work, I'll go through and add them back in.
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