LS1/t56 swap

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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby jjanke » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:33 pm

I honestly primered after all the welding was done ....I had the benefit of building outside the car on a welding table then welding it on to the body rails as a unit ......I don't like the way weld through primer welds through....if that makes any sense...



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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby woody90gtz » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:49 pm

I'm not a fan of it either. I understand the idea behind it and why out would be a good idea to use, but I've tried two brands and they both sucked as far as trying to get a nice weld. Always lots of splatter. (Eastwood and Napa)


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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby Alxsmt » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:12 pm

One of my frienda also had bad results with the napa brand. A friend who has been a bodyman for 30+ years suggested upol. Ive used some of there products with good luck in the past so we will see. You can also buy a 3m wax product that protects bare metal for areas you cant reach, might have to try that too


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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby Alxsmt » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:55 am

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aluminum 300zx

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steel/iron, whatever it is lol. s14. looks like its not quite 7lbs difference like I thought. I think thats what I read anyways.


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just sitting on the lower mount, no rotors. looks like I will have plenty of spacing between the tire now.

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and thats the progress of the past few hours. once I get more gas for the welder ill build some quick upper mounts for the coilovers, drill the lower rubber mount to get the adapter in and mounted (holding off and getting the aluminum "bushing" pressed in for now), figure out a sleeve setup so I can use a smaller bolt in the adapter.. then recheck the rear roll center, and possibly lower the rear subframe a hair. Then double check the front roll center, build some sort of quick coilover mount, then its frame time!


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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby Alxsmt » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:11 am

I spent that last 10hrs going over my front and rear roll centers. The rear subframe is getting lowered 3" and the front subframe is getting lowered 1/4" lol. Used a laser this time.. Front Roll center will be 4 1/4" and the rear will be 5 7/8". I MIGHT only lower the rear 2.5" so I can adjust the roll center a bit if needed, but im undecided. It would put the rear around 7" then.

Planning to get the subframes taken care of tomorrow, possibly shock mounts and im thinking about changing the length of shock, going shorter.

Might even play with the bump steer gauge tomorrow too..


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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby jjanke » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:07 am

In English please !!!!



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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby Alxsmt » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:47 pm

Here is a good explanation of it.

http://thecartech.com/subjects/auto_eng ... Center.htm

I ended deciding to lower the rear subframe 2.5", which might be perfect, or it could need to be lowered with spacers to get it dialed in by feel once the car is going. I figure its easier to add spacers than cut the frame once its built. And adjustability is always good! Front subframe is lowered, back is almost done. I should have some pictures tonight if I get done at a decent hour


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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby Alxsmt » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:43 am

I didnt get it finished tonight. I have a bit of diegrinding to do.. made my mounts to lower the rear subframe and started hogging out the holes big enough for a socket to fit since I dont feel like buying 10" bolts for a temp setup..

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kinda ghetto, but it works for what I need.


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88 Beretta CL - your average grandma car.. Ls1 swap in progress
77 Celica - needs an engine swap
96 Geo - 1.0L, Cam, 3 angle, cam gear, magnaflow, Koni, H&R
86 Subi - rally car

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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby Alxsmt » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:39 am

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I cant wait to cut this out lol. its where I need it tho.

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ride height

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very rough sketch of my frame plan


next up is an alignment to double check everything is as square as I think it is. Then POSSIBLY shock mounts lol. or right to the frame! Its basically ready,,


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88 Beretta CL - your average grandma car.. Ls1 swap in progress
77 Celica - needs an engine swap
96 Geo - 1.0L, Cam, 3 angle, cam gear, magnaflow, Koni, H&R
86 Subi - rally car


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