My LQ4 Swap

Discussion in 'High Tech Retrofits' started by TheMeat, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. TheMeat

    TheMeat Veteran Member

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    Little update,

    I got the block back from the machine shop.

    Bought a used set of 243 heads. Bought bearings and rings.

    Removed the gas tank, transmission, front inner fenders. Sanded and painted the fenders.

    Also polished the valley cover. Its not a mirror finish but the best I could do with the amount of patience I have!

    Waiting on the bank account to catch up and/or some used items I have listed to sell before making more purchases. I figure I can get everything cleaned up and painted while I wait. I'll shoot some pics when something presents itself.
     
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    Changed my mind again and thought a Whipple would look bad ass sitting on top with a hole in the hood!! This is a quick mock up I did with it tonight. I am going to try and figure out the IC mounting and hoses tomorrow.


    Still a ways out on this build but hopefully I am now up to walking speed instead of a crawl.
     
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    that's gonna be a lot of fun!
     
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    I hope you have tires on order. :cool:
     
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    slobber..
     
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    Looks like it would fit fine under a cowl hood.
    And if this is the definition of walking instead of crawling, I must be falling backwards :D
     
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    With some help from the in-laws', the intercooler mounting has been resolved and I am able to keep the factory condenser and radiator positions.

    We did eliminate the original hood latch system and I will be using hood pins. The pull handle that comes on these cars takes up a huge amount of space behind the front grill.

    Pics to follow as usual
     
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    We placed that swap meet "L88 hood:dumper:" on the car and removed some of the underside support. It appears it will fit with another round of trimming.

    The passenger side is the area requiring the most clearance. The TB is mounted over there now on the snout. Overall though, everything looks good.

    I might have a way to mount ac back in the factory truck motor position without cutting a notch in the sub frame. Engine is coming back out for final assembly and then I'll see about the ac.
     
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    Inlet of blower opened up to 102mm now. Not shown in this pic but, I also smoothed the rest of the inside.

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    Painted all of my brackets and accessories black. Mixed feelings about doing this but, too late now!


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    Took better part of a day to do this and cleaned every bolt I could find with the wire wheel.
     
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    Valve train/top end, fuel system, and converter have been finalized and purchased;

    Brian Tooley StageIII PD cam; 231/248 @ .050, 120 LSA
    LS7 lifters
    Comp single roller chain
    Brian Tooley premium springs with Titanium retainers
    ARP studs
    LS9 head gaskets
    stock rockers with trunion upgrade
    317 heads with fresh rebuild and clean up

    FIC 95lb injectors (running E85)
    Holley 12-1400 pump
    10 micron and 100 micron Holley filters
    Aeromotive regulator and fuel rails
    >-10 an sumped tank to pre filter, then pump, then post filter
    >-8 feed from post pump filter to back of rails
    >-8 line to regulator
    >-6 return to top of tank via factory 3/8 fuel line and sending unit.


    Using the 4L80E
    crossmembers.com x-member (love these things)
    Yank SC3000 converter
    Transgo HD2 kit

    Also, sent the factory truck harness out for a rewire and repair. Changing the injector connectors to EV6 style too.

    All this stuff adds up quickly $$. Got a little carried away with some of it but, I plan on driving the car A LOT as I did in the past.

    Nothing put together yet other than the short block. Busy schedule next few months so progress will be slow.
     

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