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Old 03-08-2018, 08:21 PM
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I can't stand the fender exit strategy. Why not try and get at least halfway behind the front doors before sending it out? You can always put a quiet muffler and a cutout on it.

To me that makes or breaks it as a daily driver. If you can't hear yourself think? And if everyone can hear you coming, or stepping down on the gas pedal even a slight bit, it takes away all the mystery and gives you a creeping headache. It sounds fun, but honestly after listening to turbine whistle for 5 hours I still hear it when I shut the car off and it makes me think my hearing is getting abused.
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Old 03-08-2018, 08:29 PM
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To me that makes or breaks it as a daily driver.

Not a daily driver and it’s going to be coming out the passanger side front bumper. If I end up hating it then it is what it is. I’ll just have a big *** hole in the front bumper to remind me of my mistake. I know some like it and some don’t.

But this is a to and from the track, 15min drive to work and some street time here or there car. Any real distance and I’ll put it on a trailer.

Don’t take it wrong, I do appreciate the advice. Just one of those things I’m going to have to figure out on my own

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Oh my bad you used the word daily. I drive mine 400miles+ per week and it would kill me to have to listen to that all the time. I put a single turbo muffler on it, kills all power but its deathly silent. I can hear the belt tensioner squeaks and the electric buzzing of the transmission.

And added a cutout for performance situations.

So I dont waste the space I can only remind you that Lt1swap.com has all the wiring info. I am sure you could do it yourself based on what I already see. I was able to wire mine in around 20 hours, taking my slow *** time. Just a heads up to save you some cash.
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For what it's worth, my car has a 3ft long 4in exhaust off the turbo and it's quieter inside the car than any heads cam car I've been in.
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That's a sight I've seen too many times. All of my project cars from now on will have removable upper core supports. Makes the in/out/in/out process so much easier.

Looking good man
This is mine I did...
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That's a sight I've seen too many times. All of my project cars from now on will have removable upper core supports. Makes the in/out/in/out process so much easier.

Looking good man
Thanks man. Seeing it out of the car feels like I’m going 2 steps back lol.

I could have left it in and did the cam swap and drill the pan but I wanted to make sure when I drill/tap the pan I get all the shavings. Plus doing the cam on the stand makes it that much easier

Mungface78, that looks good and would make life a ton easier
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Thanks man, I wish I was as far along with the build as you are though, good to work so far!
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Originally Posted by Mungface78 View Post
Thanks man, I wish I was as far along with the build as you are though, good to work so far!
Thanks man. Lol all I need is time and I can have this thing going

Mounting my fuel pump here. What do you guys think? The picture makes it look close to that upper control arm relocation bracket but itís not close at all.

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Simple bracket made for the pump



Cut my stock alternator/ps pump bracket and cleaned everything up. I’ll blast the timing cover tomorrow



Cam swapped in, doing it upside down made it quick and simple



I got my flaming river manual rack and pinion. Big thanks to member Burning for giving me the heads up on the 20% off eBay coupon.

Ordered all the -an fittings I think I need and I’ll order tie rod ends and steering joint tomorrow

I sent my harness off a couple weeks ago. As long as I get it back soon I should be able to fire this thing up the end of the month.

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Haven’t posted in a while, figured I’d throw out a update.

Motor is back in car. Fuel hoses done and cell mounted and yeah, my front bumper is way off in paint color..




Got my driveshaft together and surprise surprise....to short... by a lot.




Finally got my wiring harness back Friday. Got it all plugged up to the motor but have the dash out routing the harness and trying to find a place to put the pcm. Probably just going to mount it under the carpet on the passenger side trans tunnel for easy access. Want it behind the dash but also want to keep all the hvac stuff so I can keep heat at least. Going to work on getting the dash back in tonight, order some wire and hopefully be able to start this thing up this weekend, we’ll see. Oh and got my tach from member burning on Saturday and got the upr tach Mount to go with it Saturday too





And haven’t got brave enough yet to cut a hole in my bumper but that’s where the downpipe is coming out

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Got my Intercooler mounted where I want too

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Looking good man that thing is gonna be so much fun. Is that the stock driveshaft with a new yoke or did you have one made? Car is super clean. Looks awesome.
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Yeah that’s a stock driveshaft with a th400 yoke and conversion joint. I’m going to have to have one made and possibly cut that yoke down some because of how long it is.
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Yeah thatís a stock driveshaft with a th400 yoke and conversion joint. Iím going to have to have one made and possibly cut that yoke down some because of how long it is.

I forget what tranny are you running? Is it actually a th400 or is it a 4l80e? and you did say everything came up short right? Just curious because I've got a 4l80e and I used my stock driveshaft it fit perfect. Just wondering why your shifted forward more than mine if that's the case... all things being equal that is.
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Originally Posted by SwapStang View Post
I forget what tranny are you running? Is it actually a th400 or is it a 4l80e? and you did say everything came up short right? Just curious because I've got a 4l80e and I used my stock driveshaft it fit perfect. Just wondering why your shifted forward more than mine if that's the case... all things being equal that is.
I’m running a short tail shaft th400 with a aje kmember, engine mounts and tranny crossmember

Quick google search shows the 80e is roughly 4in longer then a th400. Never knew that myself

After I hear this thing run I’ll have a shaft made somewhere
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I’m running a short tail shaft th400 with a aje kmember, engine mounts and tranny crossmember

Quick google search shows the 80e is roughly 4in longer then a th400. Never knew that myself

Wow I actually didn't know that! I thought they were pretty close the same length. So let me ask a question, is it cheaper to yard sale your th400 and pick up an 80e versus paying to have the driveshaft lengthened? I honestly didn't have any work done at a shop for mine so I really don't know what they charge but a 4l80e around here is fairly cheap and the th400s still get a good buck. Be almost an even swap
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My th400 Is brand new and built by abruzzi. It has a reverse manual valve body, 34 elelment sprag, transbrake etc. I don’t want to ditch it over a driveshaft. Overdrive would be nice but this tranny should last me a long while...probably longer then I’ll have the car..hopefully lol

I think custom made driveshaft with me supplying the yoke is in the neighborhood of $ 200-400
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The fore/aft location of the mount on a 4L80 is 3-1/4" further rearward than the mount location on a short shaft TH400.
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My th400 Is brand new and built by abruzzi. It has a reverse manual valve body, 34 elelment sprag, transbrake etc. I donít want to ditch it over a driveshaft. Overdrive would be nice but this tranny should last me a long while...probably longer then Iíll have the car..hopefully lol

I think custom made driveshaft with me supplying the yoke is in the neighborhood of $ 200-400

Ahhh gotcha. I though it was just a random one you picked up off CL or something. That's not too bad and you're right definitely not worth it over a driveshaft!
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The fore/aft location of the mount on a 4L80 is 3-1/4" further rearward than the mount location on a short shaft TH400.

Definitely good to know thanks!
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