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Old 12-26-2012, 11:00 AM
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My motor finally shipped from Thomson. Should arrive Monday. Here is a great article on my chosen motor that Clay found online for me

http://www.streetrodderweb.com/tech/...ce_lsx_engine/

Also here are some recent photos as I added the M5 front bumper and M5 side trim. I also purchased a black dash and black carpet for my interior swap from tan to black.


















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Old 12-26-2012, 11:13 AM
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I have an 89 740 wagon that I have wanted to put an ls3 in for a while now. I am just afraid of the big weight difference with the 2 motors.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:16 AM
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The question I get most often is why am I going with an iron block. My answer is always first "Because GMPP 427 duh" and second, "b/c this is a station wagon". Weight isn't that big of a consideration for this project.
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**** that is sexy.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:51 PM
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aaaaaaaand off to craigslist to look at bmw wagons
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it would look sick as a two door
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That is a clean S30 you had. Good Luck on the new project.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:32 PM
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holy cow that's a beautiful wagon!!! also love those datsuns. am a huge Datsun fan!
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:33 PM
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Thanks. The 510 was mine but the Z is one of five from my dad's collection.
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Here is my motor. Thomson built GM performance LSX 427.

http://www.streetrodderweb.com/tech/...ce_lsx_engine/

I am waiting on specifics but from what I understand, the engine I got was one of a few leftover 427's that they further tweaked. My friend said at the very least, the cam was upgraded and that it made over 600 and revs to 7k. Either way, it has new internals and was put on the engine dyno so I should have the dyno sheet and additional specs soon The motor came with CTSV acc kit and an E67 Stand alone ECU kit. Now all I need is my trans and I am ready to begin.






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Nice!
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Oh my god.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:53 PM
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Very nice, that wagon is going to be sick.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:19 PM
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I pulled the sway bar and cleaned up the bay. Swapped the autokraft oil pan over and installed the mounts. First test fit.

















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Loving the high res pics. Keep it up.
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:50 PM
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I just got the Magnum with a 2.66 1st gear. This one also has a custom adapter for the bell housing to fit a ZR1 clutch and flywheel. I am also getting a hotter cam and better rockers The goal is 600 rwhp. In addition, I just bought a 3.62 ring and pinion gear from an e46 m3. This will go in the m5 diff that I am on the hunt for now.




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Where did you get the adapter to run the zr1 clutch?
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My friend sourced that out so I will have to ask him when he is back in town. I still need to figure out a shifter solution as that one is about 5" too far forward. I know the t56 with GTO shifter fits perfect.

Picked up the M5 diff, axles and driveshaft. I plan on having the stock DS modified to fit the GM slip yolk fitting.
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Subscribed. i really like this build
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