Project: Slideways z26

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Re: Project: Slideways z26

Postby themixer » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:45 pm

there will be next year, maybe you can show up in the only RWD beretta



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Re: Project: Slideways z26

Postby Barry » Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:11 pm

Ive been thinking that since 2011. SOME DAY, hopefully sooner than later.



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Re: Project: Slideways z26

Postby Barry » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:03 am

Small but critical update:

Pan is welded up. Ended up having to build a custom oil pickup tube because the factory one lands too far forward.
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Thanks GM for threading the block under the adapter. The FWD oil adapter wont clear the steering rack. That OPSU can be put straight into the block. I had it on a elbow to clear the FWD headers.
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RWD pan finally installed.
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I dropped it in to see how everything fits. It looks just about perfect. Ground clearence, engine position, hood closability(?) is right where I want it.

Now I can start finishing motor mounts, make trans mount, build steering shaft, etc.


But wait I have like 4 drift days and more 24hr lemons this month.



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Re: Project: Slideways z26

Postby woody90gtz » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:27 pm

Sweetness!


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Re: Project: Slideways z26

Postby bonecrrusher » Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:25 am

Going to use a Camaro V6/ s10 trans?


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Re: Project: Slideways z26

Postby Barry » Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:36 am

Yeah 3rd gen camaro v6 trans as of now. Looking to upgrade to a 4th gen 3.8 trans however... I heard there a little stronger and use a internal slave. Trans tunnel is pretty tight and if I can eliminate the slave cylinder off the side it might make my life easier.



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Re: Project: Slideways z26

Postby Barry » Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:34 pm

Got to do some work this weekend. Engine is finally centered in car and mounts are partially welded. I hope this is the final engine mount revision.... I think this is the 4th set now?

My fears about the bellhousing not fitting the tunnel came true. I would really like a internal slave trans. They use a different input shaft however... But I am pretty sure I can make some kind of clutch and flywheel combo work with s10/camaro/beretta parts.


So I am on the lookout for a 3.8 fbody T5. But for now I will continue on with the current trans and upgrade when I get the chance.



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Re: Project: Slideways z26

Postby Alxsmt » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:35 pm

Havnt checked on this in awhile. Im glad your making progress!


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Re: Project: Slideways z26

Postby DUBS28 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:57 pm

This project came up in conversation this evening. Had to drop in and check on it. Its been a while since there was an update but glad to see its not dead.


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Re: Project: Slideways z26

Postby 3X00-Modified » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:32 pm

No update for a year... What leads you to believe it's not dead?

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Re: Project: Slideways z26

Postby woody90gtz » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:07 am

When I talked to him it's still not dead. Just slow. He got a Bimmer wagon to drift now. Had


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