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Re: 1986 LS2 Conversion

Post  superman22x on Wed May 25, 2016 12:54 pm

I mean, are the engine mount studs sitting in the same part of the slot in the cross member.  The passenger side might be further back, which would twist the engine enough to touch the firewall I think.


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Re: 1986 LS2 Conversion

Post  FrostedFlakeJake on Wed May 25, 2016 1:29 pm

superman22x wrote:I mean, are the engine mount studs sittin in the same part of the slot in the cross member.  The passenger side might be further back, which would twist the engine enough to touch the firewall I think.  

Thank you for the clarification. I will investigate tonight

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Re: 1986 LS2 Conversion

Post  superman22x on Wed May 25, 2016 1:46 pm

I took my engine out last night to weld up and paint the oil pan. If i get it back in tonight, I will take a picture of where mine is sitting.

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Re: 1986 LS2 Conversion

Post  erioshi on Wed May 25, 2016 3:23 pm

With so many successes without needing to bend metal, I would be hesitant to pick up the hammer.  

When faced with a problem like this I tend to disassemble things one piece at a time until I can figure out where I went wrong.  If that doesn't do it, I tend to go back to the instructions and go forward slowly treating everything as brand new, and ignoring my inner "this goes here" voice.  Usually, I find the mistake was all mine.
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Re: 1986 LS2 Conversion

Post  FrostedFlakeJake on Wed May 25, 2016 4:03 pm

I don't think the holes in the cross member where the engine mounts connect are slotted. I'm fairly certain I had to take a slightly larger drill to the stock holes to get the engine mount through.

But it's definitely worth checking Smile

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Re: 1986 LS2 Conversion

Post  superman22x on Wed May 25, 2016 8:23 pm

Mine are slotted about an inch and a half I think. I also had to file them to make them a little bit bigger. TPC uses standard bolts for everything.

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Re: 1986 LS2 Conversion

Post  FrostedFlakeJake on Fri May 27, 2016 7:42 am

superman22x wrote:Mine are slotted about an inch and a half I think.  I also had to file them to make them a little bit bigger.  TPC uses standard bolts for everything.

Mine were too! Loosened the nuts on both mounts and used a 2x4 to push the engine over just enough to get the bellhousing on rabbit

Really glad you said something cause in my memory I still imagine drilling out a normal hole but I guess I'm just losing it.

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Re: 1986 LS2 Conversion

Post  superman22x on Fri May 27, 2016 8:01 am

Nice! Glad that worked. I couldn't get the bolts on with it in the car. I had to put the bellhousing on first.

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Re: 1986 LS2 Conversion

Post  FrostedFlakeJake on Fri May 27, 2016 8:13 am

superman22x wrote:Nice!  Glad that worked.  I couldn't get the bolts on with it in the car.  I had to put the bellhousing on first.

I can get 3 out of 5. I'm following some instructions posted elsewhere on the board. This is just to adjust the driveshaft forward/backward. I'll have to pull the engine back out to install the clutch and at that point i'll install the engine for a final time with the bellhousing attached to the engine.

The house I'm looking at appraised to match my offer. Should be able to close in a couple weeks unless my financing falls through Laughing

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Re: 1986 LS2 Conversion

Post  superman22x on Fri May 27, 2016 11:00 am

Yep, I'm at about the same point. I just installed the clutch a few days ago. I only had to move the driveshaft forward 0.25" at most I think. That was difficult though. It really didn't want to move, haha. I put the engine back in for now, but I'm guessing it will need to come back out for the headers to be installed. At least for the driver side. Unless I can just hang the engine and drop the cross member to get them in from the bottom. They are just the short TPC budget ones.

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Re: 1986 LS2 Conversion

Post  FrostedFlakeJake on Fri May 27, 2016 11:02 am

superman22x wrote:Yep, I'm at about the same point.  I just installed the clutch a few days ago.  I only had to move the driveshaft forward 0.25" at most I think.  That was difficult though.  It really didn't want to move, haha.  I put the engine back in for now, but I'm guessing it will need to come back out for the headers to be installed.  At least for the driver side.  Unless I can just hang the engine and drop the cross member to get them in from the bottom.  They are just the short TPC budget ones.  

Mine got pushed forward a couple inches because I incorrectly moved it while dropping the trans. I had to hit it with a 2lb sledge to get mine to move....

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Re: 1986 LS2 Conversion

Post  superman22x on Fri May 27, 2016 12:24 pm

Yeah, I had something like that. Hope the bearings are ok. Guess I'll find out! Ha

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Re: 1986 LS2 Conversion

Post  FrostedFlakeJake on Tue May 31, 2016 9:39 am

Very busy weekend moving. Put the car on the ground for the first time since November! The ride height settings on the coil overs was set from the factory and it appears to have been set to the lowww and slowww setting

I'll have to adjust the coilovers. But at what point would I need different length springs? Can i raise the car 1" or 2" on the same springs?

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Re: 1986 LS2 Conversion

Post  majormojo on Tue May 31, 2016 11:33 am

An inch or two should be fine, as long as you still have enough sleeve length to safely hold the collar. You'd only need longer springs if the sleeves are too short to get the ride height you want or the springs don't allow for full travel (coils bind before full compression of the suspension).
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Re: 1986 LS2 Conversion

Post  FrostedFlakeJake on Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:00 am

majormojo wrote:An inch or two should be fine, as long as you still have enough sleeve length to safely hold the collar. You'd only need longer springs if the sleeves are too short to get the ride height you want or the springs don't allow for full travel (coils bind before full compression of the suspension).

Alright thanks I'll see what they look like adjusted.

Minor set-back. Couldn't get 1 or 3 in the trans. I knew about it after I fixed the trans being stuck in gear but I got sidetracked and ignored it. The cross-shaft that the linkage attaches to is all messed up on one end. Basically the entire end pictured below is supposed to be able compress and it just can't. The spring is all junked up and the end of the shaft looks like it's been jb welded or something. Getting another one for $50.

While i'm waiting for it to come in the mail i'll try to finish the harness, mess with the rear swaybar/camber. Run some oil lines. Try doing all the other littler things.

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Re: 1986 LS2 Conversion

Post  FrostedFlakeJake on Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:00 pm

Had to cut away some of the structural area of the hood for the truck throttlebody to clear and then some more for the intake. It shuts but the hood still rests on the plastic sealing piece on the throttle body even with the hood structure cut away. I'm fine living with it.

Intake is really close. Ordered a filter but boy there isn't alot of room in there.

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Post  944convert on Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:05 pm

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Re: 1986 LS2 Conversion

Post  FrostedFlakeJake on Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:14 pm

Lots of headaches trying to get the hood to close. It's hitting the TB. I only got it to close the other day cause it actually dented out the hood a little.

The TB on the TBSS is taller as the IAC motor is on top of the TB rather than off on the side like the DBW Vettes.

I'm going through the buildlogs to see if someone else has come up with a solution. As far as I understand this type of TB has been used on trucks as well so there's a chance i'll find something.

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Post  Techno Duck on Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:18 pm

Can you flip the throttle body upside down? Might offer more clearance.

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Post  FrostedFlakeJake on Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:21 pm

Techno Duck wrote:Can you flip the throttle body upside down? Might offer more clearance.

Tried, but it's the same issue only instead of hitting the hood it hits the water pump.

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Post  superman22x on Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:55 am

You will have to switch to the LS3 throttle body I think. Your TB was used on the trucks and CTS-V if I remember right. I currently have one sitting on my shelf... Didn't work for me either.

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Post  FrostedFlakeJake on Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:50 am

superman22x wrote:You will have to switch to the LS3 throttle body I think.  Your TB was used on the trucks and CTS-V if I remember right.  I currently have one sitting on my shelf...  Didn't work for me either.  

The internets say changing the throttle body would require at least sending the ECM back out to be tinkered with. I have to check and see if the ls3 gold style TB's would work since they are $120 new compared to the silver style LS2 ones that are $300+.

It's just frustrating cause it's reallllllllly stinking close to not being a problem.

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Post  superman22x on Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:22 am

What controller do you have?  E38 or E67?

If it's just a little bit of room you need, you could try shaving a little off the motor casting.

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Re: 1986 LS2 Conversion

Post  FrostedFlakeJake on Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:30 am

E40. I already complained allll about it cause the guy who sold me the engine & harness/ecm sold me a mismatched engine & harness/ecm.

I'm considering all options. Including scooping or adding a bubble to the hood.

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Post  superman22x on Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:57 am

Is it an unlocked controller already and all?  If you switch to an E38 or E67, you can use the gold blade LS3 TB.  If you stay with the E40, I think you are stuck with the silver blade.  The connectors are the same I think.  You could repin your E40 harness to be used with an E38.  And then you would just need a tune/unlock for the E38.  I have an extra E38 and the 80 pin grey connector.  I repinned my E38 harness to use with an E67.

EDIT: I'm wrong on that. I forgot, E40 is for the 24x crank... You may need to get the silver blade TB unfortunately. Or switch to a different water pump so you can flip the TB. Check my "Hood Clearance" thread for a little info on a member who did that.

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