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UK RHD LS1 8.8 FD Gunnytron's build thread
« on: August 04, 2012, 01:01:08 PM »
Finally I have decided to get my butt in gear and start a build thread.

I have spent most of my time gathering parts and slowly removing the rotary out of my donor car so I have a bit of catching up to do.

My donor car is an automatic 94 X-Type in white with glass sunroof.

The motor is a 2000/1 LS1 45K with:
220 3.90 Bore Trickflow CNC heads
YT Ultra light Rockers
7.50 TFS pushrods
Custom Camshaft 219/215 .604/.601 115 + 3
ARP Head Bolts (Reusable for Boost)
Underdrive pulley
All emissions removed
Vengeance Racing ported FAST 90 intake manifold
Nick Williams 90mm Throttle Body

The guy I bought it off had intended to go turbo so the parts are setup for that. I have no intention of going that bonkers so for the moment I will see what power it kicks out as is. I may go for a lumpy cam and mill the heads at a later date.

I will be running power steering but no aircon. I am also intending to run mafless.

The box has a uprated internals (not sure what), Textralia OZ700 clutch and flywheel



This didn't stay in my hands long :)







01/2012
« Last Edit: December 09, 2017, 05:48:20 AM 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 3.55 Diff, Holley HP EFI, Racelogic TC.

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Re: UK LS1 FD Gunnytron's build thread
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2012, 01:05:58 PM »
You don't need it.  :)


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Re: UK LS1 FD Gunnytron's build thread
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2012, 01:06:56 PM »
I have gone for mostly Samberg stuff though for the rear I am holding out for a guy here in the UK to finish developing his Cobra rear diff mount.



Cobra diff


Driveshaft Shop Propshaft


Fast intake


Samberg header tank powder coated satin black


Samberg engine mounts


« Last Edit: December 09, 2017, 05:23:21 AM 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 3.55 Diff, Holley HP EFI, Racelogic TC.

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Re: UK LS1 FD Gunnytron's build thread
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2012, 01:07:45 PM »
BTW, that dodgy spoiler has already come off :)
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 3.55 Diff, Holley HP EFI, Racelogic TC.

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Re: UK LS1 FD Gunnytron's build thread
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2012, 01:17:57 PM »
I had some time off between moving flats so went to my mates workshop and made use of their skills and facilities.

Got my new camber bolts welded. They made the Samberg plates flush with the outer rather than the inner surface which meant they were sitting a little to proud of the groves on the subframe so I stuck them in a lathe and shaved the backs off a little.







I also got the Monaro master cylinder mounted to the clutch pedal. Whilst doing this I also bead blasted all the pedals and gave them a coat of Hammerite.

Before


After





To get the master to fit properly I ground away some of the inner frame. I had to be careful to make sure the rubber boot wasn't going to rub on the frame.





I shaved the side off a bolt to get it to sit where I wanted


Instead of doing any welding I just threaded the gnarly end of the bar with a 1/4" thread (I think)


If I hadn't already done the work I would have followed zeeshan's lead here http://www.norotors.com/index.php?topic=11999.0
That would involve more time and money though so I am sticking with what I have and keeping fingers crossed.
« Last Edit: December 09, 2017, 05:27:59 AM 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 3.55 Diff, Holley HP EFI, Racelogic TC.

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Re: UK LS1 FD Gunnytron's build thread
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2012, 01:24:57 PM »
My battery relocation stuff. Battery to follow.


Fuel fittings. Think I have most of them but may need a few more. I started making an illustrated chart of the system setup I decided to go with. I will post it up when it's finished. I spent quite some time time trying to visualise where and what parts to get so hopefully it will helps others.


Now some random pics

Rotary finally coming out


I had to ditch this fitting as it didn't mate up with the clutch and bleed lines I got from a guy over here (thanks Tinker_27).


Clutch


Slave cylinder


Slave cylinder off

« Last Edit: December 09, 2017, 05:31:09 AM 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 3.55 Diff, Holley HP EFI, Racelogic TC.

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Re: UK LS1 FD Gunnytron's build thread
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2012, 01:34:26 PM »
Whilst sourcing parts I have found it very hard to resist buying stuff that I want rather than what I need. Here is an example of a moment of weakness. A new GTO shifter with textured leather and black boot with black stitching





« Last Edit: December 09, 2017, 05:32:16 AM 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 3.55 Diff, Holley HP EFI, Racelogic TC.

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Re: UK LS1 FD Gunnytron's build thread
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2012, 01:46:46 PM »
I still have several major components to source:

Wiring loom (probably go with an ebay job)
Sound proofing
Heat shielding
Fuel pump (going Bosch 044)
Gauges (would like to go with Jordan innovations' autometer but that is straying into the "stuff i'd like rather than "stuff I need" pile http://www.norotors.com/index.php?topic=12610.0)
Intake (going to try and make a Samberg style over the rad setup for my hinson single fan rad)
Power steering lines (not sure about this yet. If i can I will go with a Pez style setup but sourced over here)

My list of jobs to do next:

Remove FD subframe
Remove Auto box and propshaft
Remove auto diff and driveshafts
Cut gear lever hole

Doing some of these jobs will take a little planning as my garage isn't very big so once one end of the suspension is off I won't be able to move the car easily.
« Last Edit: August 07, 2012, 05:50:07 AM 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 3.55 Diff, Holley HP EFI, Racelogic TC.

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Re: UK LS1 FD Gunnytron's build thread
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2012, 01:48:46 PM »
My bling power steering pump and valve




« Last Edit: December 09, 2017, 05:33:01 AM 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 3.55 Diff, Holley HP EFI, Racelogic TC.

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Re: UK LS1 FD Gunnytron's build thread
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2012, 02:30:51 PM »
Nice start.   There is getting to be a pretty good amount of swapped cars in the UK now.  :)
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Re: UK LS1 FD Gunnytron's build thread
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2012, 02:36:09 PM »
Here's the fuel system diagram


PDF too
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« Last Edit: December 09, 2017, 05:38:35 AM 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 3.55 Diff, Holley HP EFI, Racelogic TC.

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Re: UK LS1 FD Gunnytron's build thread
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2012, 05:05:13 AM »
Nice start.   There is getting to be a pretty good amount of swapped cars in the UK now.  :)

Yep going to be interested in this thread. I'm in my third year of owning my RHD FD after the conversion.

Jealous of the parts though especially if the T56 is uprated as mine is the worst part of my conversion. Doesn't like high rev shifts very much.

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Re: UK LS1 FD Gunnytron's build thread
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2012, 05:22:01 AM »
I have stumbled across a few threads about WOT shift problems. I vaguely recall the corvette people fitting a shim on one of the bolts or something. Might also be master cylinder issue possibly???

Another bridge to cross if/when I get tO it.
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 3.55 Diff, Holley HP EFI, Racelogic TC.

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Re: UK LS1 FD Gunnytron's build thread
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2012, 08:06:54 AM »
Well today has turned into a day of not so good discoveries.

I got up early all enthusiastic, went to the recycling centre to ditch an old downpipe, get rid of some oil and ditch that rank spoiler.

Then it all went wrong. I had planned to get stuck in and remove the diff and axles today but my first problem was this...

A pond in the wheel well.


I tried using my new wiggle syphon, but that was rubbish so resorted to the old sucking technique. That worked but I was slightly unnerved to see lots of bird feathers in the water. I may have just poisoned myself :)

Bit cleaner but a little smelly


Whilst I had the boot open I noticed a rogue wire going through the bodywork. Not sure what is going on here. Either its a terribly lazy fix or the fog light has been wired in to the bumper light (there is no fog under the bumper)


To top that off I discovered that I had made a school boy error. I never thought to check if I had the socket for the wheel nuts.

I had nothing to undo this. Not sure if it is a standard mazda pattern but it pretty much ended my days work on the car.


So, the only progress I made today was draining the diff fluid.

You win some you loose some :)
« Last Edit: December 09, 2017, 05:40:35 AM 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 3.55 Diff, Holley HP EFI, Racelogic TC.

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Re: UK LS1 FD Gunnytron's build thread
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2012, 08:58:59 AM »
HAHA, panic over. I suddenly remembered that I found an old socket covered in oil and melted sweet in the glovebox.

Luckily I hadn't thrown it out as it turns out its the wheel nut socket I need. Phew.
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 3.55 Diff, Holley HP EFI, Racelogic TC.