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Re: Mefarri's 1995 FD- LSX Turbo build- Picking up where Jimlab left off
« Reply #30 on: April 14, 2011, 08:41:58 PM »
Speaking of, IIRC he still has all the covers from a 98 LS1.

I have a front cover, lifter retainers, ~60 push rods, and 4 camshafts, LOL.    I don't see any other parts, I think I gave them away with my old 5.3, 6.0, 5.7 and other 5.7, LOL.

Why c6 manifolds over truck manifolds?

Better flow, and better packaging.

I did some looking, I don't think C6 manifolds will work for Matt's ideas.    I don't see how to use A/C and alternator with them, you'll need a tubular on the driver's side at the least and at that point, just do 'em both.  ;)
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Re: Mefarri's 1995 FD- LSX Turbo build- Picking up where Jimlab left off
« Reply #31 on: April 14, 2011, 08:42:11 PM »
1.5" short radius 90 10@$13.95 = $139.50
1.5" long radius 90 8@$4.95 = $39.60
2" short radius 90 2@$20.29 = $40.58
1.5" sch10 pipe 4'@$7.84 = $31.36
Stainless header flanges ~$100

Grand Total $351.04

All material (minus flanges) I bought at acestainless.com
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Re: Mefarri's 1995 FD- LSX Turbo build- Picking up where Jimlab left off
« Reply #32 on: April 14, 2011, 08:47:45 PM »
I have a front cover, lifter retainers, ~60 push rods, and 4 camshafts, LOL.    I don't see any other parts, I think I gave them away with my old 5.3, 6.0, 5.7 and other 5.7, LOL.

That's a start lol. Tracy probably has some, but I'm sure Matt wants the parts sometime before 2020

Good rods for 1000rwhp are $400-500.  A little more if you upgrade the rod bolts.  Mildly ported production heads can make 1000rwhp with enuf boost.

Callies rods come with ARP2000 bolts if I'm not mistaken, FWIW
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Re: Mefarri's 1995 FD- LSX Turbo build- Picking up where Jimlab left off
« Reply #33 on: April 14, 2011, 08:51:52 PM »
My Compstars have ARP2000s stock, fo' sho.
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Re: Mefarri's 1995 FD- LSX Turbo build- Picking up where Jimlab left off
« Reply #34 on: April 14, 2011, 09:23:10 PM »
Interesting choices you've made in your build direction.  That's going to be a heavy ass beast.  For cooling, look into Spal's High Output (HO) series, their 12" HO fan asks for a 50A fuse/breaker lol, pulls over 35A in free air.  We used two of them (and a 1.5" deep trapezoidal shroud) on a high-boost LSA that we couldn't keep cool and never had a problem, even in Vegas 114* heat.

I'd also go C6 manifolds, along with most people who have played with V8 turbos.  It's difficult to beat the efficiency/packaging/reliability combo, and your tubular setup will not be considerably lighter.

Please, PLEASE, don't put XXR's on this car.  They're the "SS Autochrome" of wheels.  Laughter will ensue.

Explain why they're so inferior?  Seriously.  I want reasons.  Because they're not 3 piece?  Because they cost 1/4 of the "good" wheels must mean they suck right?  Find me an XXR failure.  They weigh less than most "real" wheel and look killer.  All while being reliable. 

And as far as heavy goes,  you're saying it's going to be a heavy beast because of 75 pounds?  The chromoly cage can't weigh much more than that either.  Call it 150 combined over a stock fd with AL block.  Take out 40 pounds if I swap the seats out to fixed back units, 10 pounds or more for headlights, 10 pounds for PS which equates to 90 pounds over stock.  Plus turbo stuff.  Maybe another 60 or so.  So call it 150 over a stock lsx FD.  I'll take 150 pounds for safety, looks, and 300whp+. 
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Re: Mefarri's 1995 FD- LSX Turbo build- Picking up where Jimlab left off
« Reply #35 on: April 14, 2011, 09:28:28 PM »
Interesting choices you've made in your build direction.  That's going to be a heavy ass beast.

That's true, might even hit 3050 lbs!

For cooling, look into Spal's High Output (HO) series, their 12" HO fan asks for a 50A fuse/breaker lol, pulls over 35A in free air.  We used two of them (and a 1.5" deep trapezoidal shroud) on a high-boost LSA that we couldn't keep cool and never had a problem, even in Vegas 114* heat.

So...  4x the price for fans that aren't more compact and draw more energy?

I'd also go C6 manifolds, along with most people who have played with V8 turbos.  It's difficult to beat the efficiency/packaging/reliability combo, and your tubular setup will not be considerably lighter.

I actually agree with Jordan.  ;)

Please, PLEASE, don't put XXR's on this car.  They're the "SS Autochrome" of wheels.  Laughter will ensue.

Oh no, the pompous drifter douchebags will make fun of him!

I get tons of compliments on my "POS" XXR wheels.   Most of the people that don't like them have cars that are 2, 3, 4 or more colors (hey, like yours!) or have been bounced off of several walls and pieced together with zip ties.   :D

haha rofl.  :D
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Re: Mefarri's 1995 FD- LSX Turbo build- Picking up where Jimlab left off
« Reply #36 on: April 14, 2011, 09:29:22 PM »
1.5" short radius 90 10@$13.95 = $139.50
1.5" long radius 90 8@$4.95 = $39.60
2" short radius 90 2@$20.29 = $40.58
1.5" sch10 pipe 4'@$7.84 = $31.36
Stainless header flanges ~$100

Grand Total $351.04

All material (minus flanges) I bought at acestainless.com

WIN.  Now where can I find manifold flanges that won't take 6 years to get?  :)
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Re: Mefarri's 1995 FD- LSX Turbo build- Picking up where Jimlab left off
« Reply #37 on: April 14, 2011, 09:32:30 PM »
I would just use truck manifolds. People run 8s over 160mph on them. But thats just me.

Expensive wheels ugh I have ONLY broken expensive wheels. ROFL

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Re: Mefarri's 1995 FD- LSX Turbo build- Picking up where Jimlab left off
« Reply #38 on: April 14, 2011, 09:41:49 PM »
great car to start with!  That paint job alone is probably $5-7K.

I have a turbo kit for an FD for sale if you are interested.  Setup to make stupid power if you want to.  4" downpipe.
Plus have a (2) 6.0 iron blocks.  1 has doweled/pinned main caps and the other is stock.  In addition a stock LS1 crank.
Good rods for 1000rwhp are $400-500.  A little more if you upgrade the rod bolts.  Mildly ported production heads can make 1000rwhp with enuf boost.

Looking forward to the progression of this car.  Do you still have the polished aluminum suspension pieces on the car?  I remember that bling....

I agree.  The paint job cost paid for the car... :yay:

Not interested in the kit Mark but I'm going to pm you on that block and something else...

Yea it's all still there...Even the knuckles...  Notice the coilovers are all polished stainless as well and even the spring color is the same color as the car.  haha.  Hilarious and awesome.



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Re: Mefarri's 1995 FD- LSX Turbo build- Picking up where Jimlab left off
« Reply #39 on: April 14, 2011, 09:45:12 PM »
i have damn near a complete LS1 in parts. front and rear covers, cam retainer, etc. if you want it, ill get some pics and put together some pricing

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Re: Mefarri's 1995 FD- LSX Turbo build- Picking up where Jimlab left off
« Reply #40 on: April 14, 2011, 09:48:45 PM »
Glad to see this chassis finally getting completed, just don't adopt Jim's obsessive nature that inhibits him from finishing. 

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Re: Mefarri's 1995 FD- LSX Turbo build- Picking up where Jimlab left off
« Reply #41 on: April 14, 2011, 09:57:54 PM »
WIN.  Now where can I find manifold flanges that won't take 6 years to get?  :)

Get the "race" flanges and you're in business in a few days instead of a few years  :D

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"I'm not sure what your intent was because I don't speak "dumbshit", but next time, start your own thread. "

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Re: Mefarri's 1995 FD- LSX Turbo build- Picking up where Jimlab left off
« Reply #43 on: April 14, 2011, 10:03:37 PM »
Like a boss
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Re: Mefarri's 1995 FD- LSX Turbo build- Picking up where Jimlab left off
« Reply #44 on: April 14, 2011, 10:34:59 PM »
BTW, I have bought from that vendor before, good guys.
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