81Z28 corner carver/auto-xer.

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  1. Zedzag

    Zedzag Veteran Member

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    Been working on my 81Z for a while now and thought I should post some progress.

    I bought my 81Z28 back in 1994. I blew up the origional engine a year later due to a huge front seal leak. I went out one night to play. I knew I should've checked the oil level from the huge puddle in front of the car. She spun a bearing and that was the start of the first phase...drag car.

    I built an iron headed 355 for it.
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    I drag raced for a few years then caught the autocross bug from a friend of mine. I decided to change the car so I could drive it long distances if I wanted and get decent fuel economy. 4.10s, 3" exhaust, and 3000 stall get pretty annoying of the freeway after a while.

    I decided to build up and swap in an LSX based engine with EFI and a 6 speed, change the suspension so she could take a corner, and add some much need braking power.

    Here's where I am now:
    2001 LQ4 6.0 build up[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Breaking the LQ4 in with a carb since I know nothing about tuning EFI and all I got was a long block anyways.[​IMG]
    I've now pieced together all the parts to convert to factory EFI.[​IMG]Finalizing the wiring [​IMG]
     
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    Next was some rust repair around the rear tail panel area[​IMG]

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    I experimented with a trunk sub and amp combo andit turned out pretty good.[​IMG]
     
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    The suspension was next. I yanked out all the old junk and installed GW L-3 leafs with del alum shackle kit, herb adams mod to the front perch, QA1 adjustable shocks, and poly leaf pads which will probably come out because the retainer plates warped while torquing them down.[​IMG]
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    Baer track kit brakes were bought off a board member with 2000 miles on them. 13" front and 12" rears. The rears look small inside thaose 18 x 9.5 Coys C-5 wheels.
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    4th gen trans am seats:

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    I have a Rick's modified stock tank going in with the fuel lines soon. Hopefully by next month I'll have it running with the EFI. The front suspension, brakes, and steering are next.

    I love this progress section and I hope you guys like what I've done so far.
     
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    looks great so far!!!!!!
     
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    How bad is it if this happens? I believe mine are bent too, should they be replaced before driving?
     
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    Very nice.....great looking car.
     
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    Love that EFI set-up. You car looks great too.
     
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    nice man
     

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