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Re: 2JZ28 Build - 4th Gen Camaro Z28 with built 2JZ/T56 Magnum
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2019, 11:11:19 AM »
Poop.   Well if I build one, the wheels will fit.  LOL

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Re: 2JZ28 Build - 4th Gen Camaro Z28 with built 2JZ/T56 Magnum
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2019, 01:54:28 PM »
My buddy who owns the car is running that one.   I'll share it as soon as he lets me know.

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« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2019, 02:10:50 PM »
It's it isn't binky level, I'm not subscribing.  :gruffy:

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Re: 2JZ28 Build - 4th Gen Camaro Z28 with built 2JZ/T56 Magnum
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2019, 09:00:55 PM »
Need better audio, and probably a little better editing software, but here's our first intro video.   It's just discussing the project, no actual build work yet, but it's a start:

https://youtu.be/8tOCr_Otidw
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Re: 2JZ28 Build - 4th Gen Camaro Z28 with built 2JZ/T56 Magnum
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2019, 07:49:34 PM »
Progress!

Building motor mounts:

Passenger side in progress:



Driver side all braced up:



And the motor in the car on the mounts!   I am putting some small slotting in the car to help with perfecting the alignment (I'm fighting millimeters for clearances) but this is very nearly the final spot.    Next is finishing mods to the tranny crossmember, then I should be able to put the wastegates on and start building downpipes/charge pipes.



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1965 Mustang Coupe - TT Coyote, TR6060, modern brakes/suspension...  project car
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« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2019, 08:23:10 AM »
Hot rolled steel sucks! 
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Re: 2JZ28 Build - 4th Gen Camaro Z28 with built 2JZ/T56 Magnum
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2019, 10:46:42 AM »
Another update video:



Watch it if you want to hear me ramble on about nerdy crap for 15 out of 20 minutes of video.
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Re: 2JZ28 Build - 4th Gen Camaro Z28 with built 2JZ/T56 Magnum
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2019, 08:10:12 PM »
Intake manifold fabricobblation:







This was a real PITA, and the most complex thing I've ever fabricated I think.   I cut the runners off flush, about 1.5" shorter than stock.   I then marked the runners on a 3/16 flat plate (3003) and cut them with a step bit to "big but not all the big" then welded the runners to the plate (this was a real PITA, between snaking the torch around them and welding old dirty cast to the 3003.   Anyway, once that was done, I used a wood router with a 1/4" roundover bit to enlarge the holes to proper size and bellmouth them.   I cleaned that up with a die grinder a bit here and there.

On the plenum, I bent up some more 3/16" plate to try and get as much volume as I could from the area, while dodging strut tower and brake booster.    I ended up with the shape you see there.   I had to do it in two pieces to fit in my press brake, so I welded the joint from the inside and outside (which were both chamfered for better penetration).   The layout was also done to try and maximize strength in the intake (same reason I did it with 3/16")

I then cut everything to fit and seam welded all of it.   The corners were all set to have a very small overlap of about 1/16" so that a good bit of the edges were exposed to be sure that the welds got good, consistent penetration.

All that's left will be to pick up an LS throttle body flange (using a GM 90mm "gold blade" on the car) and fabricate an adapter plate for that.   I will also add a doubler plate on the bottom in an area to add strength for tapping NPT ports for vacuum, etc.   I may also add a couple standoffs to the bottom to mount up a vacuum manifold block so that's it nicely integrated into the package.

It's not perfect but for a first attempt at something like this, I'm pretty pleased with it, and most importantly it fits and (probably) won't explode when we boost it.
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1965 Mustang Coupe - TT Coyote, TR6060, modern brakes/suspension...  project car
2016 BMW 428i xDrive Gran Coupe - Completely stock...ish

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« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2019, 10:31:52 AM »
Impressive work Blake
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Re: 2JZ28 Build - 4th Gen Camaro Z28 with built 2JZ/T56 Magnum
« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2019, 10:44:03 AM »
Thanks!

Episode 4 is up (and misspelled, apparently):



Now you can listen to me blather on for 7-8 more minutes!
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1965 Mustang Coupe - TT Coyote, TR6060, modern brakes/suspension...  project car
2016 BMW 428i xDrive Gran Coupe - Completely stock...ish

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« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2019, 07:58:03 AM »
Looking good Blake

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Re: 2JZ28 Build - 4th Gen Camaro Z28 with built 2JZ/T56 Magnum
« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2019, 04:00:47 PM »
Following.  :bacon:
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Re: 2JZ28 Build - 4th Gen Camaro Z28 with built 2JZ/T56 Magnum
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2019, 08:02:30 AM »
Thanks guys!   Ben ordered a bunch of new parts (I spend lots of my friendís money...) so we should have more info soon.

We are planning on reworking the videos for more fabrication montage and less me droning in about why we did things that way after the fact.    I just donít have a GoPro currently to record with, and Iíve not been keen to buy one just to document this build.

Anywho, hoping to have the rest of the intake and IC pipes done next weekend, then Iíll do cooling, accessory drive and exhaust, at which point itís mostly wiring and fuel which is pretty straightforward.
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Re: 2JZ28 Build - 4th Gen Camaro Z28 with built 2JZ/T56 Magnum
« Reply #28 on: October 28, 2019, 11:04:55 AM »
Progress!









Waiting on a 3" -> 4" aluminum transition to finish the charge pipes, then it's on to the cooling system.    Water pump is in along with most of the piping, hopefully I'll have the cooling system sorted in the next week or two, at which point exhaust will follow.

I've gotten an awful lot of welding practice on this intake manifold, though the thick aluminum is (mostly) pretty forgiving.   It's not going on the weld porn sites by any means, but I think it looks pretty good.   The throttle body had to go in at a funny angle to leave plenty of clearance for the cam drive/VVTI/cooling and power steering bits.   Anyway, bit by bit...
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Re: 2JZ28 Build - 4th Gen Camaro Z28 with built 2JZ/T56 Magnum
« Reply #29 on: October 28, 2019, 11:08:13 AM »
Oh and I forgot to take pictures of it, but there is a doubler plate on the bottom of the intake that's about 1" x 4" that will have a 1/4 NPT and a pair of 1/8 NPT tapped holes for brake booster and engine air controls/MAP sensor.    I did the doubler plate to have more thickness to drill tap.

All pressure sensors will be remote mounted (oil and MAP in this case) from the engine to minimize vibration failure.   I may add some bungs to the bottom of the intake to mount the vacuum block underneath it still also as I think that'd be a nice, clean setup.
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