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Old 11-06-2009, 07:43 AM   #1
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well i never had a build thread so i figure i make one since i am going to update my car over the winteri might as well document it from the begining to now :) So here is the story
My RX5.7




So here we have the Block


it was nasty! needed to be cleaned and honed and the block needed to be decked

Here are the NASTY pistons and rods


The intake before it was washed and all those good things

O what fun that was. So after about 500 in parts and labor I started working on the motor

So here we have the block nice and cleaned out. Bored 30 over because two cylinders had some bad marks on it

and here is the other side

Here are the new pistons and rods


So now that i have all this cleaned up and new stuff i started to put it all together


so the crank was polished and checked no major damage done to it and all together and all clearance checked i was happy :D

the heads are stock and i had the intake cleaned and painted new cam bearings and the stock cam met the specs so i was able to put it all together

New pushrods and all the goodies


and here it is all together

now not pictured is my fully built T56 from Six Speed Inc. It was built with CF syncs gears to match my 4.10 rear end gears bronze pads, and all the great stuff in it!




Well i don't have many pictures of putting the motor in but i have a few pictures!
Lets start with the mouting bracket for the motor!

As you can see i beefed up the sway bar and tried my best to clean it up.

Whats not pictured was the rattle can spray job i did to the whole engine bay
Shifter in place looks like its Stock :)

So after a few hours and a lot of getting pissed off i i got the motor in!

Sorry for the blurry pics

new valve covers

Here is the video of the day I finally got it together and running!
YouTube - V8 FC
well the shifter was really tall so i got a short shifter and a hurst shift knob



So after all the work i finally got the chance to play it took me almost a full year to get everything together including losing the tranny and having to getting everything rebuilt cost me $1500 after the core so here is some
Here are the pics from the FC getting its new t56 it was so scary driving it home I had it at my Dads house and he helped me put it in!
I thought it was going to be a mess but we worked out pretty good and got it done fast!



So after all that i didn't to much to it but then i bought a house and she needed a new home :)
But when I got her home i got her some new shoes too, yes the shoes are right off a 2002 Mustang GT

So here is a video that my wife made famous, but I installed new shocks, springs and the new wheels and tires
YouTube - RX7 wih new wheels and setup

When i got it home I had a custom box made for my trunk and then I found some tail lights to make it look a little better




So I finally got the chance to play around with her on the track. So here is my first time Auto Crossing
YouTube - My first time Auto X
YouTube - First time at AUTO cross part 2
And then once I really got the hang of it this was my best time yet!
YouTube - my best first auto cross runs

So I can tell you I was a little scared and this was my first time racing! please the girls recording didn't know we can hear them :D

So I got use to it and I made a second run


look at that roll

What a blur..lol
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ok so i origanlly got myself an lq4 to toss in to the fc but i came across a great deal for an ls1 i couldn't pass up. an even trade block for block for an ls1 with 40k on it!
the lq4 the day i got it




so it left my house and i got my ls1 and i was super happy about it!
inside the vally

inside the valve cover

with the ls1 intake back on it!

ported ls1 TB (thanks jamie)

fuel rails and lq4 turck coils on it


maf and water pump bolted on

ls1 flywheel bolted on with arp flywheel bolts and apr pressure plate bolts


the things not on yet!
f body crank pulley, because i don't have a puller for it yet

f body altenator, because i don't have the mounting bolts yet


and the wiring harness and pcm in the box not ready to start modding it yet..lol


more to come!!
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well didn't get to do much due to my wifes car being down so i got the little things i could done this weekend

got the wiring harness as much together and apart as i could in the bay

headers are unbolted


oil pan, tray, pick up, and dip stick all came in the mail today



as to much suprise i had another knock on the door today and it was my race proven racing baffle with trap does on it!


so i said let me clean the oil pan up and get the new baffle in it
before

after


thats all i was able to get done this weekend due to my wifes car being down next weekend i should have the lt1 at least out of the car!
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well i didn't get much done today but i got the hood off rad off and i am getting close!

sitting in the working out room

radiator sitting in the background

well it took me a while but i got some work done!



half way out


out just need help steering it out




out and trans is off


the motor is ready for the new owner




playing with the slave cylinder to make sure that i can use my setup


i took the stock quick release from gm so i can use my SS line from the lt1


happy to see that it fits well and i am going to buy a new fitting so is 180 not 90 degrees


thats all i can do for now until i get some parts solds so i can buy more parts to finish off the swap!
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some stuff came in the mail today :D

my long tube headers!



and my t56 for the ls1 is here!
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how to convert the ls1 slave cylinder :D
rusell fitting

out the box

aparts

with the new fitting installed

stock bleeder with the remote bleeder

all together

on the t56

on the face plate
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and where i am at right now!
some more stuff showed up in the mail :D






i got new mounts too because i noticed my old ones looked like this

and for 8.44 i got two new ones :)
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