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Old 03-07-2015, 03:08 PM   #26
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Ive swapped to a smaller belt now. Did some extended driving and when i return home i checked my meter. 13.38v idling. On the dash it was 1 mark below 13. I know these are not the best guages. I was thinking of installing a digital Meter Flush mounted with the rest of my after market pillar gauges going in to just keep an eye on it.
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:27 AM   #27
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Got my 3200 FTI stall today. Was Recommended to me by a fellow member on here as well as Tick Performace. Looking forward to to putting it in. I took My car to a Local reputable trans shop and let them drive my car. To me the one-two shift was very hard and i initially thought something was wrong when i was just driving my swap for the first time. The shop thinks the trans was modified. The second owner of the donor vehicle has no clue. I may just leave the trans alone for the time being. I will be looking into a bigger trans cooler with a built in fan though.
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:27 AM   #28
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Took my car to advanced to test the electrical system. These were the printed results. Not sure if i should maybe test with a second alt? Battery is brand new as well.


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Old 03-25-2015, 02:45 PM   #29
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Had new springs and steering installed. had to cut the springs cause i forgot the new motor is lighter -_- . 2nd times the charm lol. I had a hard time finding a shop to do the alignment. they denied me after looking at the car. Its good to go now though. One part is a tiny bit out of spec though.

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Old 04-12-2015, 07:28 PM   #30
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Ran into an issue last week. shattered my oil pan -_- . Thankfully I was able to save the motor. What a pita to change that out.

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Old 04-12-2015, 07:32 PM   #31
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Got my ls1 brake conversion hubs from flynbye. Looked forward to installing these and making some adjustments to pressure going to my swapped rear.



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Old 04-12-2015, 07:33 PM   #32
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Wow, That sucks.

What caused it to shatter? I'm doing an LS swap into my 88 Trans am and that was one of my concerns. I read the tubular k members don't provide much protection, and that there isn't much clearance with a stock k unless you cut out some of it.
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:36 PM   #33
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Wow, That sucks.

What caused it to shatter? I'm doing an LS swap into my 88 Trans am and that was one of my concerns. I read the tubular k members don't provide much protection, and that there isn't much clearance with a stock k unless you cut out some of it.
I hit something in the road and it wedged between the road and the pan. The pickup tube bent upwards. Im using the stock kmember. i only have millimeters of clearance. I f you get the chance. notch about 1-2 in out of the kmember at the back for more clearance. will be doing that this summer. I bought another thirdgen to daily in the mean time when i start work on this one again.
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:45 PM   #34
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Ah ok.
I will be running a holley pan, not the stock f body one. It will clear the stock k member much better and have basically the same ground clearance as the f body one. Its about $325 but I'm selling my '02 oil pan to cover as much of that as possible.

Here's a comparison pic of the pans...

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Old 04-12-2015, 07:50 PM   #35
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i wish i knew that before llol. spent 300 on this gm performance pan.
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Old 04-29-2015, 09:59 PM   #36
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Ordered some factory paint to try and color match my broken gfx with a satisfactory replacement. 3 base coats and 2 clear. It came out pretty good but im not sure if i should wetsand it?

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Old 04-30-2015, 09:43 AM   #37
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Ordered some factory paint to try and color match my broken gfx with a satisfactory replacement. 3 base coats and 2 clear. It came out pretty good but im not sure if i should wetsand it?

Did you cut/buff it already?

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Old 04-30-2015, 03:49 PM   #38
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It looks to have orange peel, so wet sand it first, then compound and polish...
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I was thinking the same but I only watch body guys work, no true experience here. You could have probably laid the clear a little heavier or "wetter" as this looks "dry" to my inexperienced eyes.
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Old 04-30-2015, 09:24 PM   #40
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should i respray the clear or is it too late?
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Old 05-03-2015, 04:34 PM   #41
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developed a ticking sound over the last two weeks that i thought was the motor. Thanksfully it was just the flexplate. I swapped it out for a thicker street/strip one.

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Old 05-06-2015, 08:54 PM   #42
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New flexplate is in. Been having a start issue. installed an aftermarket starter and it wont engage. just clicks. if i rotate the crank a little it will start. I shimmed the started with the one provided and its still the same issue. more shimming?
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Old 05-20-2015, 10:50 PM   #43
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I ended up returning the starter under warranty because of the start issue. SUMMIT sent me a new one. im not gonna use it as i took the oem one to a starter shop and had them replace the housing that broke so all is well now.

I bought a donor 8.8 from a 98 ford mustang GT and took it to ND fabrication in jackson to be built. they will adapt it to my thirdgen axle tubes. Going to run 4thgen 98-02 brakes and stepping up to 3.55 gears.
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Spent some time to try and reorganize under the hood. i will be removing the factory coolant overflow jugs along with the washer fluid and relocating them elsewhere. I also welded in some t clamps to permanently route my trans cooler lines.

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Scored this new OEM spoiler from a friend. looking forward to getting it painted and installed.

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Old 07-04-2015, 01:57 PM   #46
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8.8 is complete!! just need to paint it and install my ls brakes. Big thanks to ND fabrication for the job. Def worth looking into.


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Old 09-15-2016, 08:42 PM   #47
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210k my a arms and ball joints are pretty worn. I replaced the a arms with another stock factory set with new ball joints and bushings. While i was at it converted to 4thgen ls1 brakes. So far everything has went together fine minus a few small modifications.



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You will not be disappointed in the LS1 brakes, I have them on my 92 also
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Did a 4thgen brake conversion on the car and was having issues with the brakes and a soft pedal. Had someone assist me in bleeding and heard a loud POP and saw the mainline going to the rear had ruptured. I honestly consider this a blessing in disguise. I have a brand new stainless line that I had intended to use on my 87 but I will use it here. I will be taking the plates off this car tomorrow. When i get back from work I am pulling the motor and trans and stripping the car bare to prep it for paint.

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Did a 4thgen brake conversion on the car and was having issues with the brakes and a soft pedal. Had someone assist me in bleeding and heard a loud POP and saw the mainline going to the rear had ruptured. I honestly consider this a blessing in disguise. I have a brand new stainless line that I had intended to use on my 87 but I will use it here. I will be taking the plates off this car tomorrow. When i get back from work I am pulling the motor and trans and stripping the car bare to prep it for paint.

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I'm glad the line popped now though! Ouch.
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