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Old 12-23-2013, 11:40 PM   #151
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Awsome thanks. The joint you linked, is that exactly what you used? I don't see set screws on them and don't want to go the weld on route. Did you grind notches in the steering shaft for the oe upper joint?
Yes that is excactly the one I used and yes it does have a set screw. I did not have to grind any notches in the steering shaft, it went right in the upper joint.
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Old 11-13-2015, 09:57 AM   #152
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Old 11-13-2015, 10:21 AM   #153
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Old 01-27-2019, 11:52 AM   #154
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Holy project car thread revival, Batman! Took the car for a shakedown cruise yesterday. Rough tune, but it runs and drives with no leaks.
Very happy with the handling, brakes. Got some clunks to sort out and will be taking it to The Gump next weekend for a Kenny tune.
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:44 PM   #155
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:28 PM   #156
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Old 02-08-2019, 12:18 PM   #157
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Really happy with the way the motor turned out. Rated at 315 crank hp originally. I thought with the mods it would do 350-375 crank hp. It did 325 whp-assuming 15% drivetrain loss, that translates into 374 crank hp, so just what I thought. I love the choppy idle of the Howard’s ASA cam.
Not chasing power now, but may try E85 and/or a squirt of nitrous in the future.

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Old 02-08-2019, 12:25 PM   #158
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Gigitty. Love the sounds it's making.
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Old 02-08-2019, 03:51 PM   #159
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What rear end in it? 1031? 8.8?
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Old 02-08-2019, 04:38 PM   #160
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What rear end in it? 1031? 8.8?
1031 with a modded G80. 3.73:1 ratio
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:19 PM   #161
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Sounded nice on the dyno. What tranny?
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:19 PM   #162
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:51 PM   #163
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Sweet! Just a basic lm7 or something else?
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:33 PM   #164
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It’s a 2006 5.3 LH6, with the AFM/DOD crap removed. All aluminum block and 243 heads with flattop pistons-10.5:1CR. It has LS1 intake manifold with cable throttle. Howard’s version of the GM ASA cam with LS6 lifters and valvesprings. Injectors are Volvo 850 Turbo. Megasquirt II with fuel only and MSD 6LS/6012 ignition. Tranny is Camaro T56.

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It’s a 2006 5.3 LH6, with the AFM/DOD crap removed. All aluminum block and 243 heads with flattop pistons-10.5:1CR. It has LS1 intake manifold with cable throttle. Howard’s version of the GM ASA cam with LS6 lifters and valvesprings. Injectors are Volvo 850 Turbo. Megasquirt II with fuel only and MSD 6LS/6012 ignition. Tranny is Camaro T56.
Who said Mike would never finish a project? Slower than the 2nd coming..... but he did it.
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Old 02-09-2019, 11:31 AM   #166
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Gotta shout out to MikeJr., who did much of the fab work, Mike Haluska(740ATL) who spent two summer vacations helping me with the car, Kenny Howard for the tune- thanks for the 100hp- BNE, for the modded front struts, roll center correctors and rear spherical bearings. 15A for the upper strut mounts, Aaron Stiles of Detroit Muscle for early advice. And to the members of this board, whose examples and discussions helped guide me through this and to all those who sold me parts, many thanks.
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:03 PM   #167
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Looking good!
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:29 PM   #168
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Who said Mike would never finish a project? Slower than the 2nd coming..... but he did it.
How’s your 242 coming along?
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HE HAS a 242????
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Old 02-09-2019, 10:36 PM   #170
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How’s your 242 coming along?
Believe it's still in the queue....
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Old 02-20-2019, 12:31 PM   #171
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Smokey approves this project
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Old 02-20-2019, 01:44 PM   #172
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What'd you end up doing for exhaust?
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Old 02-20-2019, 03:27 PM   #173
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MikeJr. did the exhaust fab. 2.5” with x-pipe, QTP electric cutouts, Dynomax bullets and a rear transverse muffler I got from some dude.
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Old 02-20-2019, 03:33 PM   #174
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I thought it sounded familiar...both our cars sound like a Ford.
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Old 02-20-2019, 04:10 PM   #175
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Cutouts open and idling.
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