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Unread 04-27-2008, 05:11 AM   #76
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It also doesn't want to go into any gear, let alone move around while in neutral, so I'm expecting another tear down in the future. It was doing this before the clutch install as well. I'm guessing when we swapped the new main shaft in, we didn't put it back together just right. The shop I'm working on it in has a hydraulic press, so I might just try to re press all the gears onto the main shaft again... Hopefully that will fix it. If not, then I'm going to take it to a shop and hope they don't rape me too badly
The SM465 top cover can be a bugger to get in place, make sure you have the shift forks in the right place before taking it somewhere. I held one of the gears in place with grease, it kept sliding out of place. Looking good.

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Unread 04-29-2008, 07:54 PM   #77
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The SM465 top cover can be a bugger to get in place, make sure you have the shift forks in the right place before taking it somewhere. I held one of the gears in place with grease, it kept sliding out of place. Looking good.
I'm REALLY hoping this is the case. It was decently easy to twist the gears before I re-installed the top cover, compared to how it was before I swapped the main shaft. As soon as the top cover went on, it spun a few times then nothing. So, I'll pull it apart and pray that the forks aren't lined up.


In other news,

Been slacking. Running out of money and time at the same time.... Not a good combination!

This past weekend I did some cutting. Got rid of the old tank and mocked up the fuel cell. Had to cut a hole in the sheet for the sump. I'll mount it inbetween the frame rails later on when I have more of the two things I'm short on right now.










Also, finally got my valve covers in the mail. Now I'm able to mount my coil packs. I'm glad I waited for these because I think this looks waaaay better than using a relocation kit. And that junk is expensive. This actually put money back in my pocket by selling the aftermarket covers.



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Unread 05-13-2008, 07:59 PM   #78
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Knocked a few things off the list this past week and over the weekend. Bought the fuel lines and AN fittings, bought the starter, and started separating the wiring harness.

Did some work today that warranted a few pics













See the square peg with a hole in the center coming off the block right infront of the starter hole? It was in the way.


So instead of breaking my block I decided to break the starter.


Fits now.








Just another shot of the e-fan clearance









Gonna have to move the fuel cell forward an inch or two. But I got it in. I'll figure out exact placement in the next few days.









What do you guys think of this spot for the fuel pump / regulator? I really can't figure out a better spot. I would love to put it along the frame rail, but I'm pretty positive the exhaust tubes will take up all of that space.





Gonna have to fab up something to make it bolt in there. Hell might keep the tub together longer.

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Unread 05-14-2008, 05:12 PM   #79
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Looking good! I check this thread almost daily to keep an eye on progress. Any idea how long before you fire it up? Did you figure out the tranny problem?
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Unread 05-14-2008, 05:25 PM   #80
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Hopefully should have it running soon. The wiring harness is a complete nightmare. No freakin clue what I'm doing with it. The tranny moves when I take the top cover off, but as soon as I put it back on it freezes up again. I'm sure that i"m just putting it on wrong. I'm going to get one of my buddies to help me remove / install it on Friday hopefully. Maybe an extra set of eyeballs / hands will get it on correctly.

Eddie what do you think about that spot for the pump / filter? Think they will be safe from gobs of u-joint grease? And especially road debris. This will be driven to and from the trail head.
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Unread 05-14-2008, 06:03 PM   #81
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Field replacement might be a PITA but I think the stuff will be well protected there.
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Unread 05-15-2008, 05:48 PM   #82
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Ordered Headers and emissions delete plates today. LS1 junk is expensive. I miss the $129 junk for the Inline 6. Should be here by next Friday.

Tomorrow I'll be building fuel lines and hopefully working on the harness a bit. I really don't even want to look at it, let alone plug it in to my Jeep. It's going to be one hell of a PITA.

I updated my build sheet in the first post with quite a few items.
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Unread 05-15-2008, 06:20 PM   #83
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Dude.. it hurt me just to look at your spreadsheet

Actually, it's not too bad... yet.

I kept a spreadsheet when I started building my old green 71 CJ5. I stopped adding to it at around $35,000...
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Unread 05-15-2008, 06:42 PM   #84
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I've shopped around for damn near everything. I'm pretty confident that I've kept this decently cheap. Hopefully It doesn't go much higher! I'm scared of how much it will cost to get the thing tuned and dyno'd.
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Unread 05-17-2008, 12:09 PM   #85
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Knocked out the fuel system today / yesterday.






This one is for you, Glenn.... Hehehe





Couldn't keep it as close to the tailgate as I wanted to...



Here's the reason why. There's about a 4" sealed space between the back of the tub and where this lip is underneath.



Same deal on the side






Good thing I'm never putting a backseat in again








Picked a different spot for the pump / filter. I hope I never have to do a trail repair on this mofo! Would be a PITA to get to. Right on the driver side frame rail. Hopefully the exhaust won't be too close to it.






Radiator hoses are a bit long.... But looks like they should fit. All I have to do now is to actually get them on. Another PITA chore.








Headers are in the mail, hopefully will be here by next Friday. Then it's back to the wiring harness!! God I really don't want to deal with that mess.
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Unread 05-18-2008, 05:10 PM   #86
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Lookin' good.

Just FYI for future reference, but you're spinning that Teflon wrong. You're going the right direction with the tape, but flip the spool over so that it feeds out from the bottom; as the spool spins on your finger you can apply a nice even pressure with your thumb and keep the tape tight on the threads, vs. feeding it out from the top where you have to hold the tape itself or keep stopping the spool in order to keep the pressure even.
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Unread 05-18-2008, 05:15 PM   #87
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Heh. So there is a trick to it. It stuck to the threads decently well, but like you said I had a hard time spinning it and keeping it on there. Thanks
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Unread 05-19-2008, 03:32 PM   #88
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Bought a front DS today. $225. About $125 cheaper than I was expecting
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Unread 05-19-2008, 05:53 PM   #89
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Love the project. I'm a big fan of the LS1 as I ran a 2000 Camaro SS that I turned into a bumper draggin' 1/4 mile car. Those motors are awesome as I was able to make 400rwhp with heads, cam and bolt-ons. I ended up building a 408ci LS1 that made close to 900rwhp on nitrous.

Fun stuff. I'm sure your project is going to be a blast.

Another suggestion on the teflon tape... ditch it and get some teflon paste and you'll never have to worry about it.
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Unread 05-19-2008, 09:02 PM   #90
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Those AN fittings are flared right? If so, you shouldn't use teflon on them at all. You rely on the seal at the flare.
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