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1986 951 LS1 Conversion

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Post  kevin924kevin on Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:39 pm

I have deleted my TB do to my Z06 trans. I do not see an issue, with them removed. I am going to reinforce the lower shock mount area, and with my cage and such it will do the same to the top shock mounts. After doing alot of reading it is very common in the race application to remove the TBs. Just my opinion.
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Update

Post  hickmaster2001 on Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:21 pm

Short Block

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Engine with Total Engine Airflow Stage 2 CNC ported 5.3L heads

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Comp Cam Trunion upgrade

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Engine with Torque Tube as an assembly

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its coming along nicely......

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Re: 1986 951 LS1 Conversion

Post  docwyte on Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:32 am

Can't tell for sure, but did you mount your oil cooler in front of your radiator? If so, move it! You want as little in front of the radiator as possible...

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Oil cooler

Post  hickmaster2001 on Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:39 am

Doc, good eye!

Agreed, clear radiator space is at a premium.  Between the cooler and A/C condensor I may have a cooling issue. It is modeled after the lindsey 944 turbo setup with a long narrow cooler at the bottom edge of the radiator. New front bumper cover with more open areas and some good ducting should help. Plan is to try like it is first and see how it goes. I may end up building some "extra" radiators in there like you though.  I used a ton of info from your build threads so big thanks to you sir!

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Re: 1986 951 LS1 Conversion

Post  docwyte on Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:44 am

Well I can tell you for certainty that if you leave that oil cooler in front of the radiator and AC condenser you'll have cooling issues. Particularly on track, maybe not on the street unless you get stuck in traffic.

I wouldn't mount it there, that's why I moved mine.

My situation with water temps and track use is specific to my environment. Meaning I live up at high altitude where the air is thin and it's triple digits hot on track. Most of the other guys haven't had to add an auxiliary radiator for track use.

Bear in mind that they're all at sea level and most of them are running track cars so they don't have AC condensers installed like we do...

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Re: 1986 951 LS1 Conversion

Post  hickmaster2001 on Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:54 pm

Thanks Doc, at this point the effort is mostly directed at getting it fired and overall going. I am at sea level and will be for the foreseeable future (military). If need be I will reconfigure the cooling system. Your advice is not ignored, as I type my mind is going over other options Smile

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Re: 1986 951 LS1 Conversion

Post  docwyte on Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:07 pm

My first oil cooler was on the passenger side, mounted parallel to the ground ducted through the fog light opening. It worked quite well, but the core ended up cracking as it was solidly mounted, not mounted on rubber bushings.

My current oil cooler is on the drivers side, V mounted and ducted through the drivers fog light and lower part of the grill.

I've found it easier to just do the work now vs having to go in and redo everything. That takes time and money and more importantly, motivation...

I'm military too, 140th MDG...

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Re: 1986 951 LS1 Conversion

Post  hickmaster2001 on Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:02 pm

Getting closer and closer.......


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Re: 1986 951 LS1 Conversion

Post  kevin924kevin on Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:02 am

Nice. Congrats.
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Update, been awhile

Post  hickmaster2001 on Tue May 17, 2016 1:12 pm

Been working on little issues and tightening up odds and ends.  Finally got it to the exhaust shop and have started working on the body stuff.  Couple pics.....

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Goog thing my neighbor is a professional auto body guy Very Happy

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Re: 1986 951 LS1 Conversion

Post  hickmaster2001 on Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:38 pm

Finally made it to the dyno for a test run and tune. Ended up at 390 RWHP / 384 lb ft. Below is the graph and a video. Now all I have to do is tear it all apart again for paint haha.

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Engine bay question

Post  hickmaster2001 on Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:02 pm

Need some opinions here.

I am changing the paint color of the car because the gold is not my style.

So I have the car stripped to make sure it's done right and all the hidden gold spots get attention.

Plan is to paint it a dark metallic grey color.

My question is what color to paint the engine bay?

I am leaning towards the same color as the body of the car (dark metallic grey) but i also think a satin black would be easier to maintain and look better in the long run.

Any thoughts on this? Would love to hear them.

Thanks!
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Re: 1986 951 LS1 Conversion

Post  sharkey on Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:24 pm

paint it body color. as long as your careful when you work on the car itll look great for a long time.

black engine bays look like you tried to fix a rough engine bay with a rattle can. ive never been a fan of it.

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Re: 1986 951 LS1 Conversion

Post  erioshi on Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:56 pm

I definitely body color for road car. For a race car or track car it is all about utility. I prefer something light colored like a white or an off-white in a shade that complements the car. It makes it easier to spot leaks that reach the paint and the light color helps to reflect light back onto the engine.
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Engine Bay paint

Post  hickmaster2001 on Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:05 am

erioshi,

Thanks for posting, agree with your comments.

Looks like I am going to compromise and paint the area with the battery, wiper, heater, and fusebox black and paint the front part of the engine bay body color. I think that will work out very well for me. Thanks for your input again!!!!

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Re: 1986 951 LS1 Conversion

Post  racertomtom on Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:33 am

hickmaster2001 wrote:
 I think that will work out very well for me.  
That makes it a good decision!

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Some update pics

Post  hickmaster2001 on Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:50 pm

Prepped engine bay for paint....

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Painted bay, color looks good, better in the sun...

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Rear euro bumper with trim strip removed and bolt holes filled

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Front bumper prepped for first primer.....

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A/C

Post  hickmaster2001 on Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:23 am

Still working on this.

Currently fitting the a/c components.

Just thought I would share my method in case anyone is still reading here Smile

I bought some weld on fittings from "AutoACFittings" (google will take you to the site).
I then cut out all the porsche rubber parts and TIG welded the fittings to the lines.
I also did this to the suction line at the firewall.
So now I have a mix of porsche hard lines with US style fittings on the ends and no flexible rubber parts.
I ordered all the fittings and hose from "Cold hose" and mocked it all up.
I am waiting on the crimp tool to finish it off.
I will post some pics when I get more done.

I looked here for a/c solutions but didn't find much.
Hope this info helps/inspires someone..

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Re: 1986 951 LS1 Conversion

Post  dsrracer on Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:42 pm

I'm very interested in your solution. I thought I would use the Porsche line from the condenser to the dryer to the evaporator. Then create a new line from the evaporator to the compressor to the condenser. Any thoughts?
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Re: 1986 951 LS1 Conversion

Post  gdopnt on Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:01 pm

In middle of the a/c also. Just received the weld on part and was going to order the crimper.

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Update

Post  hickmaster2001 on Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:24 pm

Got the front suspension and A/C wiring done today.  Working on brake bleeding and some other little things here and there now.....

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A/C Working

Post  hickmaster2001 on Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:26 pm

Spent some time today wrapping up the A/C.  Seems to be working well.  Wasn't too hot here today so not the best day to charge/test it but seems good so far overall.  Few pics of the various fittings below.  Let me know if anyone has questions on my method for experience sake....

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Re: 1986 951 LS1 Conversion

Post  gdopnt on Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:02 am

hello,
What compressor block did you use?  my compressor is a delphi. I have one on way from nostalgic air hopping its right.

You plugged the valve in the compressor

Are the 90' going to the compressor

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A/C

Post  hickmaster2001 on Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:06 pm

gdopnt,

I used a "straight through" compressor block from Cold Hose seen here:

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I have the stock 1998 LS1 compressor, not sure specifically which one. I used the same method listed here and other places to mod the compressor by welding the valve end closed.

I used 180 degree fittings on the compressor which worked well for me.

Hope that helps, let me know of anything else.
I have received so much help from this forum and just want to make sure I "pay it forward"...

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Brake bleeding

Post  hickmaster2001 on Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:57 pm

I have the Motive Power bleeder and have bled the brakes with that and with the two man method. The pedal still seems spongy. Brakes come on quickly but with the hydroboost I can power the pedal almost all the way to the floor. I am assuming there is air in there still. Anyone have any advice/tips?

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