Discussion in 'Member's Garage' started by ztoy, Sep 6, 2014.
i resent that
Unfortunately the engine had to come out once again. I didn't replace the O ring on the oil pickup when I had it out and it hadn't sealed properly. While I had it out again I fixed a few of the leaks in the sump which was being more of an oil sieve than a sump
When the engine was back in, hopefully for the last time, the next mission was the clutch master cylinder. I picked up a Hiace under dash master and with a bit of cutting and welding managed to make up a bracket so that it fits in the place of the TT clutch booster. Apart from running new lines to the slave the only other mod needed was a custom pushrod for the slave cylinder that was a little longer. Remote reservoir is a universal type for a motorcycle.
I hadn't planned to hide the engine bay wiring but half of the circuits that are in it are no longer used with the LS engine in place. So I embarked on the job of cleaning up the loom, relocating the fusebox and hiding as much of the wiring as I could.
I came to the conclusion that there just wasn't enough room behind the engine for the factory heater hoses. I relocated the hoses under the dash and they now come out under the brake booster. This will look heaps neater when the Radiator expansion tank is fitted than trying to pop them around the back of the engine.
As of this arvo most of the under dash gear has being re installed and the plan for the week is to get the dash in and all the aftermarket gauges working. Its getting much closer now to being on the road however work will slow on this shortly as I have a baby due in 4 weeks. Next update will hopefully have the radiator and the OTR intake done.
Anywho, Here are some pics of the work done.
Hand made from an old screwdriver
The factory harness
All tidied up, unneeded wires removed and extra wires added for sensors and thermo fans
The unneeded stuff
How the engine bay looks now
And the new custom fuse box
Redirecting the heater pipes
The clutch master and the re directed heater piping installed
And no, it doesnt interfere with the brake pedal, even when it goes to the floor. (which if it ever does I have bigger issues)
Well done, good work.. Can you put up some more photos of the clutch master conversion? It's hard to make out and I'm interested.
Looking good Al!
I only have 2 other photos of the clutch master Anti. Hopefully it gives you a better idea. Its a Hiace master that I machined the sides down to fit in a "U" channel. I just welded the other bits to the channel to make it fit.
The car is moving under its own power now. Surprisingly the clutch is quite light considering there is a Heavy duty clutch in the car.
Mad. Good thinking dude.
Surely that's a bonus. How did you achieve that? Being one of those factors that make one car more enjoyable than another, people might be more interested in the combination of parts and pivot points you used to get there.
Very impressive and inspiring pace
To be completely honest.........I fluked it.
The master cylinder has the same bore as the zed one, and the pedal can only go so far down so the stroke is the same. So not much changed. I just bought the parts, slapped them together and hoped for the best
My big plans for the OTR had to be scrapped. I made the intake which looked cool but wasn't going to flow all that well and it was cutting into the space needed for the radiator. I ended up going with a massive pod and 4 inch intake piping. Overkill but it looks total badass.
The radiator is a TT ebay jobbie that I cut down 2 inches and offset to one side to make room for the intake pipe. With a davies craig thermo fan on the front the car sits at 90deg at temp.
As well as getting the engine finished I painted the front bar, nose and guard. I also fit a big brake kit and finally got some rubber put on the HRE's.
Not much is left to do now. Interior kit should come next week to retrim it and then its time to get the mod plates and get this baby on the road.
Scrapped OTR attempt. I cant help but be reminded of head of one of those carpet shampoo vacs you get from bunnings
The badass, overkill pod and intake piping.
Custom made Swirl pot/expantion tank.
A bit of paint and a bit of beer. (as you should never paint sober)
And this is how it looks now. Im very happy with the way it has turned out.
this is SOOOO cool well done looks HOT!
Looks awesome. Shame about the OTR. Get a Japspec rear bar on there.
Guess who got a modplate?
The engineer was more than happy with the work done and thought that an LS swap was a great idea for a z32. Codes are for Performance engine swap, Auto to Manual conversion (didnt realise this needed a mod plate) and brake upgrade.
Roadworthy is booked for Friday so hopefully will be on the road on Saturday
...and done in no time flat.
I am impressed. :zlove:
Well done Al. Will you be joining us for the cruise so we can admire your work?
About bloody time Al, what's taken you so long,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :rofl:
Hopefully. Provided no gremlins poke their head up once I start driving it, I should be there.
This has been a great build thread.
Ztoy oozing talent and not giving up when obstacles were thrown his way.
Keep us up to date as to how things go after it's been on the road for a bit.
So she has been on the road a few weeks now and I pretty happy with it so far. Power delivery is insane. While I feel a TT is still faster, the v8 is so responsive. You can put your foot down in any gear and it just takes off. I cant wait till I can do some engine mods and pull some real power out of it.
My only real complaint is that on the highway it sits at 3k RPM at 100kmh. The t56 6 speed would have been a better gearbox for the swap as its final gear is 1 : 0.5 as opposed to the zeds 1 : 0.7x. This would bring the RPM down and make it nicer on the highway and save some fuel. Fitting a T56 however is much more difficult fit as it is a bigger box than the Zeds.
The dogbox took a while to get used to. Low rpm shifts are easy, Mid rpm is impossible and full throttle is a hoot as you can clutchless shift. The clutchless shifting is so much fun and makes the otherwise clunky box worth it. The 1/4mile is going to be fun in this thing
Only had one major issue since getting it on the road. The cheap ebay remote oil filter mount wasnt machined well and exploded when the oil pressure got high. This of course covered everything in oil and has taken 3 degreasing sessions to get clean. The engine did run dry for a moment but I recognised what was going on and killed the engine. Hopefully there is no long term damage.
Still a few little things to fix on it but all in all I'm very happy with it.
Should be able to get a TT rear end or a manual S14 diff pretty cheap to give it some extra legs, if highway cruising is worth dropping some wheel torque.
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