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Offline freeskier7791

Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #180 on: December 04, 2018, 05:46:50 AM »
I will be doing a Ford 8.8 swap finally, as well as a new front suspension set up.  I sold the stock rear end to a guy at work who races IT7 class.

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Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #181 on: December 04, 2018, 09:44:13 AM »
Woohoo!
Blake MF'ing McBride
1988 Mazda RX7 - Turbo LS1/T56/ProEFI/8.8/Not Slow...   sold.
1965 Mustang Coupe - TT Coyote, TR6060, modern brakes/suspension...  project car
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Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #182 on: December 04, 2018, 07:01:16 PM »
Woohoo!


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Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #183 on: December 07, 2018, 11:13:15 PM »
Bought my Ford 8.8 axle today!!!  I also made this video, its very long and nerdy








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Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #184 on: January 28, 2019, 11:10:52 PM »
Newest video is up!  I designed a new 4 link for the 8.8.  Please critique.



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Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #185 on: February 26, 2019, 09:53:27 PM »



I extended my control arms and am now running FC RX7 knuckles and Coilovers, this car is becoming more and more of a frankenstein...

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Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #186 on: February 28, 2019, 11:45:56 AM »
LOL, Frankenfun.   Nice work!
Blake MF'ing McBride
1988 Mazda RX7 - Turbo LS1/T56/ProEFI/8.8/Not Slow...   sold.
1965 Mustang Coupe - TT Coyote, TR6060, modern brakes/suspension...  project car
2016 BMW 428i xDrive Gran Coupe - Completely stock...ish

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Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #187 on: February 28, 2019, 02:45:52 PM »
LOL, Frankenfun.   Nice work!

Thanks!  I love how it is becoming my own creation

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Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #188 on: March 20, 2019, 07:43:40 AM »
Put my new wheels on, and went drifting.  Unfortunately since I was rushed and didn't have a 220V circuit, my panhard bar and 4 link brackets broke on my rear axle.  I have since installed a 220v circuit in my garage and am getting new brackets made that are thicker.   I am going to be welding those on soon.


I also blew 3rd gear, I am just going to buy 2 more T5s because that is cheaper then converting to something else.




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Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #189 on: April 08, 2019, 08:58:30 AM »

Welded on my new axle brackets, so glad I put a 220V outlet in, it makes all the difference.  I also put the new transmission in, and am preparing my roll cage for install.  Unfortunately it is just a bolt in but I feel like that is safer than no cage






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Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #190 on: April 22, 2019, 08:29:00 AM »
This bolt in roll cage kinda sucks, but I guess it's marginally safer than no cage.  I am hoping to build myself a real custom cage later this year.



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Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #191 on: April 22, 2019, 03:37:11 PM »
That's not too bad.    It should be worth a little bit of protection.
Blake MF'ing McBride
1988 Mazda RX7 - Turbo LS1/T56/ProEFI/8.8/Not Slow...   sold.
1965 Mustang Coupe - TT Coyote, TR6060, modern brakes/suspension...  project car
2016 BMW 428i xDrive Gran Coupe - Completely stock...ish