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Offline TheTransporter88

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Re: LSx FC engine & trans mounting
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2011, 09:47:34 AM »


sweet jesus..... i want!!!!!!!!!
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Offline frijolee

Re: LSx FC engine & trans mounting
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2011, 11:46:40 AM »
First article trans mount is done.  This attaches to a pair of internal plates (not shown) that sandwhich the trans tunnel.





Notice how the trans tunnel is too streep on one side to let you back hardware out?  We'll use one long bolt to solve that...  It's on the passenger side where you have more lateral clearance for the exhaust.



Plates for engine mounts are being cut now so we should be only a couple weeks from releasing these.

Special thanks to LOF for helping with the test car and to v8-rx7 for the fab work.

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Re: LSx FC engine & trans mounting
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2011, 12:49:22 PM »
that looks great.  nice work
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Re: LSx FC engine & trans mounting
« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2011, 12:54:17 PM »
Loving the diff brace Joel!  I've got a buddy that's just starting an FC LS1/T56 swap... what's the ETA of availability for these parts?  Are you looking for a test fitter?
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Re: LSx FC engine & trans mounting
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2011, 12:59:24 PM »
ha me too.  i could put one of those in a car in less than a month.  i'd be a tester.  :)
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Re: LSx FC engine & trans mounting
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2011, 05:27:07 PM »
Guys, I was able to hold this piece in my hand today, and it is killer. It looks even better than the pictures. By the looks of it there is enough room to run a dual 3 inch exhaust with no impact to ground clearance. You could probably do 3.5 if you really wanted to.

It should be on my car in a day or so, and I will have my exhaust done in a couple weeks.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2011, 05:39:58 PM by largeorangefont »
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Offline josh18_2k

Re: LSx FC engine & trans mounting
« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2011, 05:58:04 PM »
Cost/ETA??  i'm redoing my exhaust VERY soon... rather not reuse the garbage hinson crossmember

meat is neat

Offline theantirotor

Re: LSx FC engine & trans mounting
« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2011, 06:25:33 PM »
Will this work with multiple trans such as 4l60e/t56?

does it fit both hard tops and verts?


on my dads 4l60e vert the trans mount sucks because neither hinson or grannys normal trans mounts will fit...
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Offline DeaconBlue

Re: LSx FC engine & trans mounting
« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2011, 09:21:49 PM »
I just brought home a 700 mile TR-6060 from a 2010 Camaro today.  I need to start looking at the tail section differences between it and the F-body T56.  I sure like the look of that mount Joel and would love to use it.  Does it use the stock bolt holes in the manual trany tunnel or not?  Maybe once Ashley posts some picture I will understand better  :)

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Re: LSx FC engine & trans mounting
« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2011, 09:27:16 PM »
from what he said i believe you drill holes and use backing plates against the tunnel inside the car.
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Re: LSx FC engine & trans mounting
« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2011, 09:32:16 PM »
from what he said i believe you drill holes and use backing plates against the tunnel inside the car.

Yes you have to drill some new holes, but it is a straightforward procedure, and will be easily serviceable.  Joel will have it all documented here shortly once the interior plates are finished and we have it in the car.
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Re: LSx FC engine & trans mounting
« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2011, 09:34:31 PM »
from what he said i believe you drill holes and use backing plates against the tunnel inside the car.

Yes you have to drill some new holes, but it is a straightforward procedure, and will be easily serviceable.  Joel will have it all documented here shortly once the interior plates are finished and we have it in the car.

I have zero problems with drilling new holes to install a superior product.
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Offline DeaconBlue

Re: LSx FC engine & trans mounting
« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2011, 10:25:53 PM »
Okay - thanks.



Offline V8-rx7

Re: LSx FC engine & trans mounting
« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2011, 08:01:35 PM »
I finally got some pictures of the mount installed on LOF's car. The fit on this thing is really sweet and you can run dual 3" exhaust under it no problem, overall I am really happy with how it came out.

I am sure Joel will keep you guys posted with an actual release date, but it should be soon.





Check out the exhaust clearance...... That is a piece of 3" tube for reference.




« Last Edit: October 10, 2011, 09:51:17 PM by frijolee »
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Offline frijolee

Re: LSx FC engine & trans mounting
« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2011, 09:56:52 PM »
Hey Anthony...

I have a couple of tweaks I want to make to how the inside plates ended up so I removed a few pictures in the above (hope you don't mind).  It's probably fine but I just didn't want to set false expectations.

That said, the 3" tube shots really give you a better picture of the ground clearance.  I like the comparison to the frame rail in the background on the last shot.

-Joel
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