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Forum: performance & modifications 06-19-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 430
Posted By Pillow
Not apples to apples as the 7875 is a nicely...

Not apples to apples as the 7875 is a nicely sized turbo.

Andrew, get some big meats under there and post new times. Granted at 12s you are hauling ass!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By Pillow
x2 - Yes, that.

x2 - Yes, that.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-19-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 430
Posted By Pillow
Agree 100% with all that! :nod: The stock...

Agree 100% with all that! :nod:

The stock Volvo G80 ought to be fine. The stock rear end ought to be fine.

LS6 cam when you are ready OR one of the Torquer cams from TSP.

Ocean MK18...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-19-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 430
Posted By Pillow
They are usually a 150k mile trans behind a mommy...

They are usually a 150k mile trans behind a mommy Suburban Tahoe etc. IIRC the 3rd drum goes out on them.

A popular mod is the HD rebuild kit, beefier discs and 3rd drum. Apparently it will...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 430
Posted By Pillow
JY 960 wagon for the G80. Others will chime in...

JY 960 wagon for the G80. Others will chime in on what else may contain a G80.

Very true, 95% of my driving is boring interstate as well. But the 5% you get to open her up on back country...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 430
Posted By Pillow
Keep it OEM with one of these: ...

Keep it OEM with one of these:
http://www.hotrod.com/articles/ls-cam-test-comparison/

GM Blue springs (LS6/2) plus a nice factory cam with more up top equal nirvana. It is a completely different...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 430
Posted By Pillow
LS6 cam is still puny. Good for 200k+ :nod:

LS6 cam is still puny. Good for 200k+ :nod:
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 430
Posted By Pillow
This 100%, its a different LS animal with a cam...

This 100%, its a different LS animal with a cam swap. Shifting at 6500 is goooooood.

Just a straight LS6 swap is night and day. Gm Blue springs to match and done.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By Pillow
Ok, I finally have the exhaust setup. ...

Ok, I finally have the exhaust setup.

Passenger Side: LS3 crate style with center dump.

Drivers Side: Block Hugger header - Flowtech 11706FLT...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 430
Posted By Pillow
What Cam? Yes, please get some real tires...

What Cam?

Yes, please get some real tires on there and post results! :)

Def good for 13s if cam and tires.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,882
Posted By Pillow
That ish will buff out. GL man!!! Seems...

That ish will buff out.

GL man!!! Seems savable.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,468
Posted By Pillow
I always "bed in" / heat cycle pads to burn off...

I always "bed in" / heat cycle pads to burn off the junk and eliminate the weird first 100-200 miles garbage. 10-20 light to progressively firmer 0-45-0 cycles will do it. Once you see the new pads...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-08-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Pillow
To note, if this is a drag car you will want to...

To note, if this is a drag car you will want to keep the 15" option for the rear IMO. Preferably w/o spacers as some tracks may not allow them.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-05-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 686
Posted By Pillow
Mobil1 for modern engines or anything with a...

Mobil1 for modern engines or anything with a Turbo.

15W-40 Diesel of older or air-cooled. Usually Shell Rotella.

Swepco products are wonderful, but hard to get and expensive here. Best...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-05-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,208
Posted By Pillow
Minty fresh. Good work

Minty fresh. Good work
Forum: performance & modifications 06-04-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,169
Posted By Pillow
THIS^ 100% Also it depends on what options you...

THIS^ 100% Also it depends on what options you want to run. Example FlexFuel E85, A/C, Factory gauges, etc




Again THIS^ 100%... Sloppy can save money, but a clean install takes more...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-03-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By Pillow
Rambletron over F Body pulleys and fitment. ...

Rambletron over F Body pulleys and fitment. Pardon the slow ramble, I just wasn't on the speaking coherently train that day.
https://youtu.be/sQPzvnt_oBA

Good news is that the pulleys are...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-03-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,169
Posted By Pillow
4L60E. Screw the old TH series, get a modern...

4L60E. Screw the old TH series, get a modern trans w OD that is controlled by the ECU.

http://fitechefi.com/products/ultimate-ls/ultimate-ls-standalone-ecu-w-trans-control/

easy... sort...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-03-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By Pillow
Subbed. Looks like a cool project and...

Subbed. Looks like a cool project and drivetrain combo.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-02-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,169
Posted By Pillow
That gets you $50, maybe less. Stock rear...

That gets you $50, maybe less.


Stock rear end is fine for that. Add a factory limited slip and you are good until low 12s. It's essentially a Dana 30. Again 5.3 with LS6 cam and you are 13s...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-01-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,005
Posted By Pillow
x2! Very sharp. Sounds like you are fixing all...

x2! Very sharp. Sounds like you are fixing all the neglect as well. Keep up the good work!
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,169
Posted By Pillow
You are taking on a lot without much details of...

You are taking on a lot without much details of your goals. Set a goal and then design in detail to it with the information you can gather online or in books.

What 1/4 time are you looking...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,169
Posted By Pillow
Cam swap gets you 400+ easy flywheel out of a...

Cam swap gets you 400+ easy flywheel out of a 5.3.

What is your mechanical ability? How deep are your pockets?

There is really good info available for the 240 swaps here on TB and on...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-30-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,162
Posted By Pillow
Beautiful... I'm just going to set all my stuff...

Beautiful... I'm just going to set all my stuff on fire as it so inferior to this build. Good work, keep that progress rolling!
Forum: projects & restorations 05-30-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By Pillow
Updates and depression. Some of the parts...

Updates and depression.

Some of the parts for the Alt and PS pump relocation have come in, but I need a different idler pulley for the F body water pump and alternator. Good news is that the...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-30-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,468
Posted By Pillow
Very good comparison of the Hawk line up and...

Very good comparison of the Hawk line up and mimics my impressions of the HPS pads on a daily. Which is equal to: I will never run HPS pads on a daily again as they are loud and dusty. HPS are too...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By Pillow
Ok, I've got my eye on some C6 manifolds. Give...

Ok, I've got my eye on some C6 manifolds. Give me a couple weeks to find out fitment.

Exhausting conversion!
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,468
Posted By Pillow
EBC Yellow are excellent. Even the Red series...

EBC Yellow are excellent. Even the Red series are a very good daily pad.

I say go for it! You cannot have too much of a good thing in brakes. As the old saying goes: If speed kills, do...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By Pillow
Good questions! STS conversion mounts. ...

Good questions!

STS conversion mounts.

I have tried the C5 Z06 manifolds with no luck. They do not tuck in enough to the block.

Also tried the 2010+ Camaro SS (LS3) and Truck (of...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By Pillow
LS 7/9 swappers - what exhaust manifolds work?

LS swappers, what have you all used with success on a 7/9 NA build?

I have tried multiple stock GM manifolds, but they have either dumped onto the steering shaft or come out too wide and hit...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-18-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 817
Posted By Pillow
Check out the FS area, there is a 17 set in white...

Check out the FS area, there is a 17 set in white done and ready to go.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By Pillow
I just purchased a set of new take-off LS3...

I just purchased a set of new take-off LS3 exhaust manifolds. Lets see if those fit.... Wait for it... Wait for it... Seriously probably a week delay at this point.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By Pillow
Accessory drive part numbers from ICT Billet: ...

Accessory drive part numbers from ICT Billet:

Item # Description Qty
551778 LS Truck Saginaw Power Steering Pump & Alternator Bracket Kit LSX LQ4 5.3L 6.0L 1
551445 LS Truck Block - Drill...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,203
Posted By Pillow
QFT:cheers:

QFT:cheers:
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By Pillow
I started out in the ACVW world as well. The...

I started out in the ACVW world as well. The ACVWs are different than Volvos though so don't think some of the items are as simple as a VW.

For the suspension, look into the IPD springs,...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,203
Posted By Pillow
As long as the gears are in good shape, the...

As long as the gears are in good shape, the synchros are the wear items. If the gears are damaged, the T5 probably will be a mess when you test the gears before purchase. Homeboy would have had to...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By Pillow
STS Machine LS swap mounts review... ...

STS Machine LS swap mounts review...
https://youtu.be/LaFk0OQgVvI

Quality kit overall, but the description is 100% wrong. Many people have called BS on this before and they were right.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By Pillow
Initial walk around after tearout. ...

Initial walk around after tearout.

https://youtu.be/ikW_HnJ00MA

Drivetrain quick walk through.

https://youtu.be/TDxiKeW2eGw
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By Pillow
Let me check the threads for 1/2"-20 tonight. I...

Let me check the threads for 1/2"-20 tonight. I figured metric and it did line up with 1.25 pitch like a glove.

This is for using the stock supply line for a LS swap. On the LS side I can...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,203
Posted By Pillow
Yes, those videos are pure gold! Long but good. ...

Yes, those videos are pure gold! Long but good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XREsRG9Y1mU&t=1089s
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By Pillow
Here is a video of the fitting in question:...

Here is a video of the fitting in question: https://youtu.be/aUTwB4gt2go
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,203
Posted By Pillow
Junkyards or CL. Either one depending on what...

Junkyards or CL. Either one depending on what you need.

Follow the 5speeds.com videos on YT and he walks through most of the big issues. Really if you have a press then you can rebuild a T5. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-14-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By Pillow
Pillows LS swap into 960 build v-log - the shade tree conversion bible

This conversion has been a longtime in the making. Thanks for the information and support of the TB members and LS1Tech Hybrid conversions along the way that have provided guidance and motivation. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By Pillow
Stock 7/9 fuel lines to AN underhood

Honest I searched... And could not find a definitive answer except for fuel rails.

Has anyone used an adapter fitting from the drivers side under hood hard fuel line to AN?

It looks like the...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By Pillow
Thank You!!! I was stuck between the M10 and...

Thank You!!! I was stuck between the M10 and M12 debate and the only reference I could find was from Dave B's site which was for a 260 setup and not 7/9.

I ordered this: ...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-13-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By Pillow
Hydraulic Clutch MC thread size?

Hopefully easy question that has been eluding me. I figure someone else has run into the situation I am in for hydraulic clutch lines.

What is the thread size/pitch for the 7/9 Turbo clutch...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,052
Posted By Pillow
:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: Track...

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

Track days or Drag Days? Two completely different things...

And really you want 15" alloys as they are much lighter for drag slicks
Forum: projects & restorations 05-07-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,162
Posted By Pillow
Damn that is the sex! Good call on...

Damn that is the sex!

Good call on pinning the pulley.

LS9 cam is new for like $110 and is built for a blower... Just sayin ;)
Forum: projects & restorations 05-07-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,162
Posted By Pillow
VVT delete if you can especially with a manual. ...

VVT delete if you can especially with a manual. Just my opinion, but it is one less thing to worry about.

Since you have a front mount cam sensor look for LS2,LS7, or LS9 (debatable by some)...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-06-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,007
Posted By Pillow
I applaud the fast work there. Any wiring...

I applaud the fast work there.

Any wiring tips to share fro getting the factory dash integrated to the LS?
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