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> BUILD-OFF CHALLENGE: Tygaboy's '75 LS3, It seemed a good idea at the time...
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post May 20 2020, 05:11 PM
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Boy, I love what you're doing Chris. I am about to install almost identical SpeedHut gauges. I'm curious why you're running Speedo on the left side?

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post May 20 2020, 05:22 PM
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QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ May 20 2020, 04:11 PM) *

Boy, I love what you're doing Chris. I am about to install almost identical SpeedHut gauges. I'm curious why you're running Speedo on the left side?

Oscar


@ValcoOscar - Thanks, Oscar. A couple other folks asked that and to be honest, I just wasn't paying attention when I put them in the panel! But now, given this build, I figure the more stuff that isn't like stock the better.

Plus, I'm running an LS3 so I'm going to claim LS now stands for "Left Speedo"! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/av-943.gif)
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post May 20 2020, 05:29 PM
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QUOTE(tygaboy @ May 20 2020, 04:22 PM) *

QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ May 20 2020, 04:11 PM) *

Boy, I love what you're doing Chris. I am about to install almost identical SpeedHut gauges. I'm curious why you're running Speedo on the left side?

Oscar


@ValcoOscar - Thanks, Oscar. A couple other folks asked that and to be honest, I just wasn't paying attention when I put them in the panel! But now, given this build, I figure the more stuff that isn't like stock the better.

Plus, I'm running an LS3 so I'm going to claim LS now stands for "Left Speedo"! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/av-943.gif)


(IMG:style_emoticons/default/lol-2.gif) Better than "Left Standing" Carry on...love this thread.

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post May 20 2020, 07:04 PM
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Chris I love the gauges. Man you are getting close to driving that down the road. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post May 20 2020, 07:30 PM
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Chris - I like the "mannatino" approach; although those 4 upper buttons (the horns!) would bug me as you'll be peering around them at the main gauges. But a man of your skills could simply redesign the mounting plate.....!

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post May 21 2020, 07:54 AM
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That steering wheel switch setup is just way to cool (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post May 22 2020, 06:05 PM
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My wife and I took the GTS to lunch in Tomales. She had all my attention (my wife, not the GTS! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif) ) until these two showed up! Both nice guys and the driver of the GT3RS offered me a ride. I had no idea who he was so, being old and safety minded, I politely declined. Plus, the whole physical distancing thing... note I have my mask on.

Anyway, it seemed like all the 911s were out. On top of these, there were 2 other late model Carreras and a Turbo. Porsche Friday in Tomales!


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Once home, I fabbed up the driver side coil mount. The water pump is on this side so I opted to design a new mount that bolts to the block.


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Then I made another mount for the remaining two coils that picks up four of the mounting bosses on the block and connects to the other mount. In the end, it's pretty tidy and totally hidden, which was just what I was after.


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I really like the block mounted location for the coils so I cut and bent another one for the passenger side. With the starter in the way, I could mount only two on the block so I left the other pair on the engine cross bar. I'll redo the cross bar mount by welding in a threaded insert and close off the hole on the other side.

Next on the list is to make up the plug wires. One done here, seven to go.


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VERY clean!!!!!
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I have a few more fabrication and welding items to do in the engine bay, plus H20 system plumbing of the pump and engine, so I pulled the drive train for what I hope is the last time before this thing runs and drives.

With one small modification, I was able to remove this whole thing as an assembly!

I'd never seen it all together, out of the car and thought some of you would be interested to see it like this. If I didn't know, I'd bet there'd be no way it'd fit in a 914.


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post May 25 2020, 11:22 AM
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Beautiful.
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Even seeing photos of it in the car I would still tell you there's no way it would fit in a 914 (IMG:style_emoticons/default/lol-2.gif)
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post May 25 2020, 12:19 PM
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That engine is insane. Love the pipes, like a 60’s indy/F1. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/aktion035.gif)
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post May 25 2020, 04:08 PM
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Wow! Your right it does look like it wouldn't fit. What is that sled thing it's sitting on?
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QUOTE(Krieger @ May 25 2020, 03:08 PM) *

Wow! Your right it does look like it wouldn't fit. What is that sled thing it's sitting on?


@Krieger - Hi Andy! I took one of those ATV jacks and extended it, then added a U-channel at the front that cradles the engine mount/cross bar.
As you can see, it supports the assembled drive train and makes installation and removal a one-person job.
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A couple more items off the to-do list:
I got the ECU mounted and started playing with wiring, then added a couple simple braces that will serve as the base for the battery mount.
I allowed for use of a larger battery, in the event this tiny one doesn't cut it.

And no, that's not the box for it, it's just something to set it on to test various locations and orientation.
@markhoward Mark Howard is running this battery in his Camaro and it works for him so I figured I'd give it a try, but again, with an insurance policy!


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I fabbed a fancy "fit around the bar and sit at an angle" bracket for the radiator cap/tank.

This unit comes as part of the Renegade kit. It's a nice piece and it's generally mounted by bolting it to the fire wall.

Well, clearly, they didn't get the memo that there's no way I'm drilling holes in my firewall! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/happy11.gif)

I carved out a section of it so it'd wrap the bar, too. And yes, all the hoses clear everything.


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Looks like to me there’s two sections of exhaust pipe that would fit some turbos in real nice. Can you post more pictures of your lift system. I was just thinking about that the other night how am I going to do this by myself.y
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