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HOW TO DO AN ADVANCED SEARCH.

Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:56 pm by Admin


For the benefit of 944Hybrids users there are two search functions available for you to use.
The purpose of this sticky is to explain the "Advanced Search" function because it is much more powerful and is the best choice when researching information.

When you log on to the site a list of options is shown in a line at the top of the page. One option is labelled "Search", use this option (NOT the search box lower down on the right).

After you click on the upper search option, a drop down box appears. At the bottom of this box is a radio button marked "Advanced …

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Post  Admin on Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:19 pm

I've been spending my evenings at the shop working an 87 na. I am installing a 5.3 and dressing in the usual garb needed for the swap.
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Oh, I also found some tubular manifolds that work perfect and clear the steering shaft with ease Cool

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Post  eclou on Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:22 pm

nice find on the shorties!
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Post  Admin on Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:47 am

Wasn't really a find.......

More like a make! Very Happy

Thanks again for the motor. yep that's your truck motor in there Wink



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Post  kevin924kevin on Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:33 am

Admin, are these going to be a new item you will be selling? they look nice, great fit.
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Post  Admin on Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:53 am

Yes,
Yes they will be for sale very soon, Thanks for asking....
I built these as a less expensive option than headers. I based the design off of the GTO cast iron manifolds, they should flow as well or better than a factory set and they clear the steering shaft very well.

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Post  kevin924kevin on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:42 am

Thanks admin
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Post  eclou on Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:16 pm

Admin wrote:Wasn't really a find.......

More like a make! Very Happy

Thanks again for the motor. yep that's your truck motor in there Wink



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awesome!!
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Post  jmking on Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:15 am

Awesome Eric!
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Post  Bluemach1 on Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:56 pm

Hmmmm. Eric, let me ask you this, will the stock cast iron GTO's clear? I am doing a California swap and would love not to have to deal with modifying my steering shaft for a temporary solution.

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Post  Admin on Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:13 pm

Not a chance, that's why I made those new ones. The GTO manifolds are to wide.

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Post  jmking on Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:59 pm

Eric, is that your 87 we got that 2.5 from last year?
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Post  Admin on Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:35 am

Yes, Yes it is.....
I should have it back on the road in about a week... Cool

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Post  kevin924kevin on Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:47 pm

Admin do u have another set of these manifolds ready?
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Post  Admin on Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:09 pm

No , but I can have a set by the end of the coming week, I would have to order in materials.....
Want a set?

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Post  kevin924kevin on Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:28 pm

Admin what would be the damgae for a set?
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Post  Admin on Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:11 pm

I'll work up a price in the morning,

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Post  kevin924kevin on Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:30 pm

Thank you.
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Post  gdopnt on Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:23 pm

Eric
You could work up a second price and another for your oil pan with baffels.
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Post  Admin on Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:46 pm

The oil pans are listed on my website.
The tubular manifolds are going to list for $349.99 with 3 bolt flanges, I can add V- Band clamp flanges for an additional $75 installed......

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Post  eclou on Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:17 pm

Admin wrote:The oil pans are listed on my website.
The tubular manifolds are going to list for $349.99 with 3 bolt flanges, I can add V- Band clamp flanges for an additional $75 installed......

wow that's a steal! And its not even made in China lol
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Post  Lemming on Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:11 am

eclou wrote:
Admin wrote:The oil pans are listed on my website.
The tubular manifolds are going to list for $349.99 with 3 bolt flanges, I can add V- Band clamp flanges for an additional $75 installed......

wow that's a steal! And its not even made in China lol

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Post  NitroMidgets on Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:56 am

I take it the 5.3L was chosen because how available they are and the pricing? Is it the aluminum block 5.3?
I'm interested in seeing how it turns out and what power you are seeing from the setup.

Looks pretty good so far.

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Post  Admin on Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:03 am

The price was right on this one!
Thank
Eclou ! Cool

It's an iron block and we will be putting it on the dyno just to see what it'll do. I'm not exspecting huge 400 hp + numbers ...... we are just looking to see what a stock 5.3 will put to the ground. The base line on the 2.5 stock 4 banger put down a whopping 114 hp and 114 ft of torque! Razz

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Post  NitroMidgets on Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:38 am

I think even horsepower tv did a bit on building up a 5.3L but I am not sure how it turned out.

I had seen one recently for $1k but it had only something like 40k on it. Sub $1k they get tempting. That is not for the aluminum block model though.

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Post  964ruf on Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:01 pm

5.3's are great motors. similar to ls1 power without all the expense. once you take the manual fan off the 5.3 and put electric fans on it, you gain 5-8hp. on a stock 315hp 5.3 with electric fans, headers, ls1 intake and k/n you are around 350chp, which is ls1 territory. for a lot less money usually. I have seen 5.3's go for 250- 1500. depending on miles and iron block or aluminum. I personally have a friend who owns a Chevrolet truck salvage yard near me. he gives me 5.3's as he has over a 100 of them. to him and other yards like his, these engines are likely surplused and they are willing to work on the prices. recently he gave me a l92 6.2 aluminum block 403hp truck motor. lets just say he is a "good" friend lol.

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