I made a tool for installing the LS1 crank pulley. Lots of people use long bolts or all thread with a couple washers. I made a complete tool that includes a thrust bearing and full face washer to push the pulley on. It went on super easy. I have created a full print of the…

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My day job as a mechanical engineer designing emission legal engine packages for industrial applications makes me very curious to the emissions output of my LS1 engine at home. I’ve tested my 383 LS1 to ensure the new low overlap camshaft and catalytic converters are doing their jobs. Note that my engine has not been…

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I assembled a new cross over hose today using -8 TechAFX hose with 45 fittings on each end. This got my fuel hose low enough to shut the hood again. And I took her for a drive. This hose looks a ton better than the old hose. You can see where I had to grind…

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After a few month of dragging my feet I finally got everything on my list finished up in an attempt to make this car more street car than race car. Here is the list of projects I have finished up in the latest round of my build: Fuel cell removed and stock tank put back…

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After having some problems with finding gaskets to seal the Sikky headers I bought a set of new Hooker Headers for LS1 swapped 240sx. They have flat flanges so they will seal against pretty much any gasket. If it is one thing I hate it is exhaust leaks. With that said I decided to go…

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I’ve decided this year to focus on making the car a little more friendly to drive. So a custom grind smaller cam is on the way, the fuel cell has been pulled out, and I’m adding catalytic converters to the exhaust. I’ll post up pictures as new parts start to come in. Here are some…

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After waiting 500 miles to ensure the clutch was bed in the new 383 hit the dyno. This build was designed around a long flat torque band not peak power. Final numbers were 475 horse power & 431 peak torque. Note the 400 ft.lbs by 3,000 rpm.

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This 97 240sx has been by current project since 2007. The LS1 swap was originally finished in 2008. Engine specs: 2002 ls1 block, 383 CI, 11.1:1 compression Eagle forged 4″ stroke crank Eagle 6.125″ Rods Manley -4cc pistons with coated skirts Ackerly and Child extreme piston rings ARP 2000 rod bolts ARP Main studs ARP…

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