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Offline Gunnytron

Re: UK RHD LS1 8.8 FD Gunnytron's build thread
« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2012, 01:50:28 PM »
Poly transmission mount on (powder coated) Samberg support




I am going to be following the crowd here by not using the mounting plate they supply. Apparently it makes the mount too big.
« Last Edit: December 09, 2017, 05:49:49 AM by Gunnytron »
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FD, LS1 running 220 3.90 Trickflow heads, Comp Ultra-gold Arc 1.72 Rockers, 7.550 BTR Pushrods, BTR Stage II NA Cam 227/234 .614"/.576" 113+2, ARP Head Bolts, BTR Platinum Springs, Ported FAST 90, NW 90mm TB, FAST 60lb Injectors, Textralia Clutch/Flywheel, T56, Cobra 8.8, 31 spline, trac-loc 3.55 Diff, Holley HP EFI, Racelogic TC.

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Re: UK RHD LS1 8.8 FD Gunnytron's build thread
« Reply #31 on: August 27, 2012, 03:58:26 PM »
Spent a bit of time wire brushing and painting the hub side of the drive shafts (pics to follow).

Also turned the car around and started pulling bits off the front. I removed the fog lights, oil and power steering coolers, but I suspect I will end up putting them back on again.

Notice the rust which appears all too commonly in the engine bay.



I appear to be very horny. As well as the standard one I have 2 of these. I can only assume it was fitted with the alarm?
« Last Edit: December 09, 2017, 05:52:50 AM by Gunnytron »
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FD, LS1 running 220 3.90 Trickflow heads, Comp Ultra-gold Arc 1.72 Rockers, 7.550 BTR Pushrods, BTR Stage II NA Cam 227/234 .614"/.576" 113+2, ARP Head Bolts, BTR Platinum Springs, Ported FAST 90, NW 90mm TB, FAST 60lb Injectors, Textralia Clutch/Flywheel, T56, Cobra 8.8, 31 spline, trac-loc 3.55 Diff, Holley HP EFI, Racelogic TC.

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Re: UK RHD LS1 8.8 FD Gunnytron's build thread
« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2012, 01:08:27 PM »
Once I had the original axles apart I spent some (unnecessary) time cleaning them up and giving them a new coat of paint. Now for assembly.

STAGE 2

1 - These are the parts for the hub side of the shaft. The original RX7 hub spline and bearing cage. Also the DSS bearing core.



2 - There are no instructions with these kits so you kind of have to guess/assume how things go together This is the orientation of the parts (I hope). Notice the bearing cage has a slightly larger radiused recess which points away from the spline.



Drop the cage into the housing. You need to keep the gaps on the sides (as pictured) otherwise it won't go in.




3 - Now put the core into the cage. To do this you need to hook one of the points into one of the holes in the cage.



Take note of the core orientation. The flat surface (I assumed) was the clip side and the other side is tapered at the opening so the c-clip slides in.



4 - Next you need to twist the core and cage so that you can start pushing the bearings in from the outside. The first three go in pretty easy.



To get the last few in I had to use a screwdriver to lever the cage up to make room.





5 - Now you can slide the rubber boot on the shaft and push it into the core. When I did this one went in easily and the other took me several evenings. No matter how hard I tried, the c-clip simply wouldn't pass through. Then, after a forehead slapping moment I realised that the shaft had been supplied with the c-clip and circlip on the wrong ends. One of the grooves these sit in is deeper than the other. I swapped the clips and bingo, it went in nicely.

6 - Slide the boot over the housing, put a clip on and tighten. Job done (partly). I resented buying a proper tool for the clips so I made a botch-job version myself. Worked great :)


« Last Edit: December 09, 2017, 05:59:51 AM by Gunnytron »
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FD, LS1 running 220 3.90 Trickflow heads, Comp Ultra-gold Arc 1.72 Rockers, 7.550 BTR Pushrods, BTR Stage II NA Cam 227/234 .614"/.576" 113+2, ARP Head Bolts, BTR Platinum Springs, Ported FAST 90, NW 90mm TB, FAST 60lb Injectors, Textralia Clutch/Flywheel, T56, Cobra 8.8, 31 spline, trac-loc 3.55 Diff, Holley HP EFI, Racelogic TC.

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Re: UK RHD LS1 8.8 FD Gunnytron's build thread
« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2012, 01:20:47 PM »
STAGE 3

Now for the diff end.

1 - Slide the boot onto the driveshaft



2 - This is the centre section. Note the orientation of the core. Again ( I assumed) the flush edge is the one the circlip rests on. The face you can see here is the one that faces away from the diff (not the circlip end). I lubed this up ready for assembly. Keep the mating surfaces as clean as you can because you need to put silicone on them.





3 - Put silicone on the outer cap. I also put it on the inner cap. It just made sense to me.







4 - Slide the centre section onto the drive shaft then put on the circlip.



5 - Now put on the end cap and slide the boot up making sure the holes all line up.



6 - Slide the bolts through the center section assembly and then screw them into the end section. These are supposed to be torqued up to 57 lb/ft but I couldn't manage this as there's not much to grab hold of. I will tighten them correctly once I have them back on the car and I can put the brake on.



That's it. There is something very satisfying about these I feel :)

« Last Edit: December 09, 2017, 06:04:39 AM by Gunnytron »
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FD, LS1 running 220 3.90 Trickflow heads, Comp Ultra-gold Arc 1.72 Rockers, 7.550 BTR Pushrods, BTR Stage II NA Cam 227/234 .614"/.576" 113+2, ARP Head Bolts, BTR Platinum Springs, Ported FAST 90, NW 90mm TB, FAST 60lb Injectors, Textralia Clutch/Flywheel, T56, Cobra 8.8, 31 spline, trac-loc 3.55 Diff, Holley HP EFI, Racelogic TC.

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Re: UK RHD LS1 8.8 FD Gunnytron's build thread
« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2012, 02:54:26 PM »
Had quite a good few goes at the car this weekend. I got the suspension, steering rack, rollbar and sub-frame off. I also took out the old pump assembly and drained the tank.

I didn't take any pics of the current state for some reason.

Nice clean tank




Pump soon to be replaced with a Bosch 044
« Last Edit: December 09, 2017, 06:05:47 AM by Gunnytron »
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FD, LS1 running 220 3.90 Trickflow heads, Comp Ultra-gold Arc 1.72 Rockers, 7.550 BTR Pushrods, BTR Stage II NA Cam 227/234 .614"/.576" 113+2, ARP Head Bolts, BTR Platinum Springs, Ported FAST 90, NW 90mm TB, FAST 60lb Injectors, Textralia Clutch/Flywheel, T56, Cobra 8.8, 31 spline, trac-loc 3.55 Diff, Holley HP EFI, Racelogic TC.

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Re: UK RHD LS1 8.8 FD Gunnytron's build thread
« Reply #35 on: September 15, 2012, 01:50:37 PM »
Been busy this weekend. Went back to my mates workshop and got on with a few things.

Firstly I worked on the fuel tank cap making the hole for the an bulkhead fitting.



Not a pretty solution but I had to cut some of the frame away so that I had a decent surface for the ptfe washer.


I also cut the pump holder so that I could sit the 044 in it. Again, bit messy and not very accurate but no-one will see it. Well, unless your reading this :)





Cut the steering rack so UJ so that I can flip it.


I also got a good few hours in with the bead blaster. Components ready for powder coating.


A junker in the workshop :)


I really f&@!?ed these up taking them off. I love my pry bar, has to be one my best buys but in this situation I shouldn't have used it. I didn't realize the nuts were spot welded. The results is some very deformed steering rack clamps.

« Last Edit: December 09, 2017, 06:09:49 AM by Gunnytron »
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FD, LS1 running 220 3.90 Trickflow heads, Comp Ultra-gold Arc 1.72 Rockers, 7.550 BTR Pushrods, BTR Stage II NA Cam 227/234 .614"/.576" 113+2, ARP Head Bolts, BTR Platinum Springs, Ported FAST 90, NW 90mm TB, FAST 60lb Injectors, Textralia Clutch/Flywheel, T56, Cobra 8.8, 31 spline, trac-loc 3.55 Diff, Holley HP EFI, Racelogic TC.

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Re: UK RHD LS1 8.8 FD Gunnytron's build thread
« Reply #36 on: September 15, 2012, 01:57:08 PM »
Looking good other than the Hulk-smashified steering rack clamps.  :D
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Re: UK RHD LS1 8.8 FD Gunnytron's build thread
« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2012, 02:50:33 PM »
Don't feel bad, I made the same mistake with the steering rack clamps.  I just straightened them up using a vise and hammer, then retacked the nuts back on.

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Re: UK RHD LS1 8.8 FD Gunnytron's build thread
« Reply #38 on: October 02, 2012, 04:17:55 PM »
Finished pump assembly at last. The tank seal had shrunk a bit so I had to soak it in hot water and give it a stretch to fit.

I had originally intended to sit the base of the 044 in the cut-out bottom plate in a similar way to the OEM pump. I dropped that idea when I realised that it would sit a lot lower than the OEM.









« Last Edit: December 09, 2017, 06:11:51 AM by Gunnytron »
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FD, LS1 running 220 3.90 Trickflow heads, Comp Ultra-gold Arc 1.72 Rockers, 7.550 BTR Pushrods, BTR Stage II NA Cam 227/234 .614"/.576" 113+2, ARP Head Bolts, BTR Platinum Springs, Ported FAST 90, NW 90mm TB, FAST 60lb Injectors, Textralia Clutch/Flywheel, T56, Cobra 8.8, 31 spline, trac-loc 3.55 Diff, Holley HP EFI, Racelogic TC.

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Re: UK RHD LS1 8.8 FD Gunnytron's build thread
« Reply #39 on: October 02, 2012, 04:30:00 PM »
I used rubber hose for my pump to hat line as well. I havent had much fuel in it yet, but I keep feeling like it wasnt the right thing to do.

Have you had any experience doing that before? I feel like the fuel will eat away at the rubber fuel line.
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Re: UK RHD LS1 8.8 FD Gunnytron's build thread
« Reply #40 on: October 02, 2012, 04:32:24 PM »
I used rubber hose for my pump to hat line as well. I havent had much fuel in it yet, but I keep feeling like it wasnt the right thing to do.

Have you had any experience doing that before? I feel like the fuel will eat away at the rubber fuel line.

No, not done it before but I specifically ordered submersible (in tank) fuel line designed for the purpose. I wouldn't even consider normal fuel hose as it will swell and split from what I read.

Aeromotive in-tank pumps come with a hose setup anyway. There have been a few people complaining of the pipe failing though. I can only assume/hope that they simply were sent a wrong batch of fuel line.
« Last Edit: October 02, 2012, 05:17:41 PM by Gunnytron »
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FD, LS1 running 220 3.90 Trickflow heads, Comp Ultra-gold Arc 1.72 Rockers, 7.550 BTR Pushrods, BTR Stage II NA Cam 227/234 .614"/.576" 113+2, ARP Head Bolts, BTR Platinum Springs, Ported FAST 90, NW 90mm TB, FAST 60lb Injectors, Textralia Clutch/Flywheel, T56, Cobra 8.8, 31 spline, trac-loc 3.55 Diff, Holley HP EFI, Racelogic TC.

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Re: UK RHD LS1 8.8 FD Gunnytron's build thread
« Reply #41 on: October 08, 2012, 09:32:45 AM »
Looks like you fitted new terminals into the tank side of the connctor plug for your pump. Would you mind sharing where you sourced these or confirm the below pieces are correct?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/180452450571?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Thinking about pulling our Supra Denso pump assembly out and doing this at some point.

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Re: UK RHD LS1 8.8 FD Gunnytron's build thread
« Reply #42 on: October 08, 2012, 01:03:39 PM »
I didn't replace the pins. I spent ages trying to find some new ones but ended up using a small screwdriver to split them apart. I tinned the wire then crushed them closed again. Then did another layer of solder just to be sure.

Actually it's worth noting that I think the wire I used is probably the maximum thickness you can go with. It was all very tight including getting the plastic sleeve into the fitting. Bear this in mind if your going for heavier gauge.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2012, 01:16:50 PM by Gunnytron »
http://www.norotors.com/index.php?topic=12880.0
FD, LS1 running 220 3.90 Trickflow heads, Comp Ultra-gold Arc 1.72 Rockers, 7.550 BTR Pushrods, BTR Stage II NA Cam 227/234 .614"/.576" 113+2, ARP Head Bolts, BTR Platinum Springs, Ported FAST 90, NW 90mm TB, FAST 60lb Injectors, Textralia Clutch/Flywheel, T56, Cobra 8.8, 31 spline, trac-loc 3.55 Diff, Holley HP EFI, Racelogic TC.

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Re: UK RHD LS1 8.8 FD Gunnytron's build thread
« Reply #43 on: October 08, 2012, 01:21:52 PM »
Spent some time at my mates workshop..... Again.

Got all of the bushes out of the suspension. This was alot harder work than I expected. The simple ones I got out using the press but the majority of them I did with a vice and brute force.
Luckily they had a massive array of huge sockets which made things easier.




« Last Edit: December 09, 2017, 06:12:44 AM by Gunnytron »
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FD, LS1 running 220 3.90 Trickflow heads, Comp Ultra-gold Arc 1.72 Rockers, 7.550 BTR Pushrods, BTR Stage II NA Cam 227/234 .614"/.576" 113+2, ARP Head Bolts, BTR Platinum Springs, Ported FAST 90, NW 90mm TB, FAST 60lb Injectors, Textralia Clutch/Flywheel, T56, Cobra 8.8, 31 spline, trac-loc 3.55 Diff, Holley HP EFI, Racelogic TC.

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Re: UK RHD LS1 8.8 FD Gunnytron's build thread
« Reply #44 on: October 08, 2012, 01:27:10 PM »
Good job, hope you had a nice beer after you finished.
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