Progress Thread The Only Part Of A Chevy You Don't Have To Tow (until Now), Into An Sn95.

Discussion in '1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk-' started by tannerc91gt, Mar 30, 2014.


  1. tannerc91gt

    tannerc91gt More durable than coconuts and twice as fast

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 1999
    Messages:
    5,201
    Likes Received:
    399
    Trophy Points:
    134
    Location:
    Indiana
    I goofed up and deleted the previous thread. Turned out to actually be a few interested people so I'll try and get this thread up to speed.

    Car is a 1998 GT with cobra bumpers and an R hood.
    Was a turbo 5.4/th400 car I bought as a roller.
    6pt cage
    Built rear with an ARB and a custom fuel tank
    Coilovers in the front
    PA racing tubular k
    And some other odds and ends
    image.jpg
    Out with the old

    image.jpg
    Let the tear down begin!
    Car was an oily, greasy mess with modular harness strung out everywhere.
    image.jpg
    Engine bay degreased and flaming river manual rack installed.
    Cleaned up the rear and pulled the fuel tank
    image.jpg

    Then I picked up this
    image.jpg
    06 LQ4 6.0 short block, Ls2 style rods/pistons
    Pistons are fly cut for ptv clearance
    Clevite 77 rod bearings
    Arp rod bolts
    Arp head bolts
    Arp balancer bolt
    Melling oil pump
    Asp aluminum balancer
    Ls2 hd timing chain
    Thunder racing trex cam .242/.248 duration at .050 .608/.612 lift 110lsa
    Ls7 lifters
    Comp one piece pushrods
    Patriot extreme gold .660 lift valvespring kit with titanium retainers
    853 casting ls1 heads milled .065
    Heavily ported on intake and exhaust ports with polished combustion chamber.
    Engine is 11.6:1 compression and pump gas friendly.
    image.jpg
    Painted the bay and test fit the long block.
    image.jpg
    Got my exhaust. Custom 1 7/8 primaries with 3.5" collectors with v-bands into a 3" x pipe
    image.jpg
    Also got my trans and converter
    FTI built TH400 with a RM valve body and transbrake. Should be good for 1,000.
    They also built a custom billet 9" 4,700 stall converter for me. Highly recommend these guys.
    image.jpg
    TCI flexplate let me put it all together and wrestle it into the car
    image.jpg
    Hung all my f-body accessories and hung the exhaust after cutting and rewelding my UPR mounts.
     
    #1
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2014
    A5literMan likes this.
  2. tannerc91gt

    tannerc91gt More durable than coconuts and twice as fast

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 1999
    Messages:
    5,201
    Likes Received:
    399
    Trophy Points:
    134
    Location:
    Indiana
    A little off topic but I ended up taking a day to build a decent work bench so my work space wasn't so depressing. 1000x better image.jpg
    image.jpg
    It's temporarily back on the ground and I had it pushed out while I did some other things
    image.jpg
    Got my F-body radiator and transcooler hung as well as my fans
    image.jpg
    Waiting on my fabbed valve covers Monday and im swapping the stock tensioner out for a katech unit to battle the slippage.
    I drew out my fuel system and bought my alt pigtail to wire that up.
    I'll be using the Holley HP EFI system so I've got the software on my laptop and have started getting a feel for it and building my base.
    Essentially waiting on a fuel system, my FAST 4150, driveshaft and my holley and I'll be rolling.
    These next couple days off I'm gonna try and tackle my flaking paint and breathe some life back into these wheels for now. Car would look great with a fatter tire on it but I'll have to be patient on that.
    image.jpg
     
    #2
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2014
  3. old_blue

    old_blue Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2003
    Messages:
    1,455
    Likes Received:
    45
    Trophy Points:
    49
    OMG I cant believe you are destroying that cloned Cobra. Just pure sacreligious.










    Bet those rims would look good with a quick polish. They actually dont look too shabby.
     
    #3
  4. tannerc91gt

    tannerc91gt More durable than coconuts and twice as fast

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 1999
    Messages:
    5,201
    Likes Received:
    399
    Trophy Points:
    134
    Location:
    Indiana
    Are you trying to say I SHOULDNT take it to the Mecum auction??
     
    #4
    hoopty5.0 likes this.
  5. old_blue

    old_blue Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2003
    Messages:
    1,455
    Likes Received:
    45
    Trophy Points:
    49
    I know a guy that would bid on it. He has a fox but always had a soft spot for the sn95's with a cobra bumper.
     
    #5
    tannerc91gt likes this.
  6. tannerc91gt

    tannerc91gt More durable than coconuts and twice as fast

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 1999
    Messages:
    5,201
    Likes Received:
    399
    Trophy Points:
    134
    Location:
    Indiana
    image.jpg
    Everything looks better in pictures
     
    #6
    A5literMan likes this.
  7. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2010
    Messages:
    2,605
    Likes Received:
    676
    Trophy Points:
    134
    Location:
    SW Houston
    I laughed a lot at this.

    How dare you destroy those clones!
     
    #7
    tannerc91gt likes this.
  8. tannerc91gt

    tannerc91gt More durable than coconuts and twice as fast

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 1999
    Messages:
    5,201
    Likes Received:
    399
    Trophy Points:
    134
    Location:
    Indiana
    Should have quite a few more parts on the porch when I get home from work in the morning. Gonna put the new valve covers on and see how it looks but I've been trying to find a localish powdercoater to do my intake and VCs, possibly a set of wheels. Maybe a few other odds and ends if it's cheap enough.
    Anyone have anything against getting some coil over springs done? Any Ill effects?
     
    #8
  9. MikeH686

    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2011
    Messages:
    2,003
    Likes Received:
    371
    Trophy Points:
    104
    Location:
    Waldorf, MD
    #9
  10. Noobz347

    Noobz347 Stangnet Facilities Maint Tech... Er... Janitor
    Admin Dude

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 1985
    Messages:
    20,603
    Showcase:
    59
    Albums:
    8
    Likes Received:
    2,675
    Trophy Points:
    174
    Location:
    Box behind Walmart
    Clicked "HATE" on every post in this thread.

    Just wanted you to know. :p
     
    #10
    74stang2togo and tannerc91gt like this.
  11. tannerc91gt

    tannerc91gt More durable than coconuts and twice as fast

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 1999
    Messages:
    5,201
    Likes Received:
    399
    Trophy Points:
    134
    Location:
    Indiana
    Southern Indiana. I've gotten 4-5 recommendations but it all seems to be "I know a guy that knows a guy".
    :D Wouldn't have it any other way
     
    #11
  12. Noobz347

    Noobz347 Stangnet Facilities Maint Tech... Er... Janitor
    Admin Dude

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 1985
    Messages:
    20,603
    Showcase:
    59
    Albums:
    8
    Likes Received:
    2,675
    Trophy Points:
    174
    Location:
    Box behind Walmart

    sticker,375x360[1].png
     
    #12
  13. GroverDill

    GroverDill GoldMember

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 1999
    Messages:
    4,862
    Likes Received:
    338
    Trophy Points:
    114
    Location:
    Rathdrum ID 83858
    The LS swap is awesome.

    The wheels..... Well nevermind.
     
    #13
  14. old_blue

    old_blue Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2003
    Messages:
    1,455
    Likes Received:
    45
    Trophy Points:
    49
    Cant we lock this thread and ban the OP? Just aint right.











    Are you going to use stock VC's? I know someone who used aftermarket tall VC's to try and fool the masses about the engine type. Got caught by an older lady and the jig was up.
     
    #14
  15. tannerc91gt

    tannerc91gt More durable than coconuts and twice as fast

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 1999
    Messages:
    5,201
    Likes Received:
    399
    Trophy Points:
    134
    Location:
    Indiana
    Really don't care for them myself. They've got a buyer as soon as I decide on a rear tire size and buy my wheels.

    Unfirtunately I'm out of cheap parts to buy. The rest are big ticket items.$1,500 ecu, $1,500 wheels/tires, $540 TB, and hopefully just $600 for my fuel system. No clue on the driveshaft. So progress has slowed. We're gonna take a weekend vacation in may so I've moved some money towards that. Otherwise there's just a lot of little stuff to get lined out.
     
    #15
  16. tannerc91gt

    tannerc91gt More durable than coconuts and twice as fast

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 1999
    Messages:
    5,201
    Likes Received:
    399
    Trophy Points:
    134
    Location:
    Indiana
    I hate these valve covers. Should have a set of fabbed covers on my porch right now. Deciding whether I'll have some of it powdercoated or not.

    Accufab makes the 4150 bodies for a FAST. Accufab offers 3-4 color choices whereas FAST offers...red. BUT the FAST TB flows 150 more cfm for like $20 less so color be damned that's what I'm using. Got my cable coming so I can fit that as well as a new dipstick and the pigtail to wire my alt.
    I had problems with my belt configuration and slack. Modified the GM tensioner I bought and it didn't cure the problem so I picked up a Katech tensioner that should do the trick. Sucks to pay $119 for a belt tensioner but slippage is apparently a big issue the other way
     
    #16
  17. MikeH686

    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2011
    Messages:
    2,003
    Likes Received:
    371
    Trophy Points:
    104
    Location:
    Waldorf, MD
    I had my valve covers done by a guy named Sean from custom functionz he's located in Maryland 150 for a set of covers. image.jpg
     
    #17
  18. tannerc91gt

    tannerc91gt More durable than coconuts and twice as fast

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 1999
    Messages:
    5,201
    Likes Received:
    399
    Trophy Points:
    134
    Location:
    Indiana
    I caught those in your thread, and I think that's exactly what I'd go with.

    On a side note I have always had a hard time taking any business or product seriously that replaced the S with a Z
     
    #18
  19. MikeH686

    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2011
    Messages:
    2,003
    Likes Received:
    371
    Trophy Points:
    104
    Location:
    Waldorf, MD
    Yeah but he's a great guy haha I think I'm gonna have him do my wheels black with a copper flake in the powder that's gonna be 350 with the tires off 400 with tires on
     
    #19
  20. tannerc91gt

    tannerc91gt More durable than coconuts and twice as fast

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 1999
    Messages:
    5,201
    Likes Received:
    399
    Trophy Points:
    134
    Location:
    Indiana
    image.jpg
    That's better
     
    #20
    84Ttop likes this.

Share This Page