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    Hi Brendon I have lost your number can you call me its Mark the one with the blue c10 from Liverpool
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    Hi Mark.
    I will send you a PM with my mobile number.
    Cheers, Brendon.

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    Hi Just a quick update. it was Christmas day in my shop today!
    My engine was delivered by the engine Builder I work closely with on LS conversions (Kyle) he has worked his magic and built me a custom LS1 with a long list of uprated internals. As a result the motor was dyno`d on Tim Adams race engines dyno (kyles buddy) and it is producing 445lbs/ft. of torque and 491.8 hp.
    this awesome bit of kit is going into the C10 and is run on a Canems custom loom that will allow all manner of tweaks to be performed when the pick up is finished in June.
    I will be strengthening the chassis to cope with this monster over the christmas period.

    Kyle sells these motors and specialises in LS engines, his ad is on ebay here.
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    That's some engine porn right there!

    Nice to see an update

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    Awesome project, what trans you planning on running?
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    Hi, I am putting a race built manual shifting 700r4 with a full reverse pattern installed. and I will be running a 12 bolt with eaton posi on 3:73 with 30 spline half shafts and sending it all to the floor via 20 " rubber. if the box was left in auto I would be bogging the engine round town (so now I can keep it in 3rd and just keep the revs up a little)

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    Just a quick update on this years progress (yesterday and today).
    I have decided to box the chassis in and then later will install a series of CDS tube cross braces to further strengthen the chassis to ensure I get the power down.
    I cut some hardboard templates and then cut some 4mm thick J275 carbon steel plate, I then cut the holes in the boxing plates to ensure I wasn't putting too much weight on the chassis and also to ensure I could get the powder coating redone (also easier to re-route all my wiring)
    next job was to check all the geometry to ensure it was all in line and equal and then tack the plates in place. another re-check was conducted with a rotating laser (really good level floor in the workshop but decided to check any way)
    used the rotating laser to make sure the welding was not going to distort the chassis and also used a set of rack clamps in conjunction with a load of packing and dead weights to keep it still.
    then the hard bit started, I decided to fully tig weld the open corner joint but used step and back welding techniques to minimise the distortion potential.
    had to wait for welds to cool down and the chassis was rotated 6 times and reloaded with dead weights before the welding was complete.
    a double check with the laser shows that it has hardly moved (coupe of millimetres over the full length)
    will now be having a discussion with a few guys in work (metallurgist and materials engineer) to see if it would be beneficial to peen the welds to relieve the residual stress or let it stay stressed to increase rigidity.
    the upside is that I will be leaving the original riveted cross braces in place and will be bolting and pinning all the other braces where possible.
    next on the agenda is to fabricate the front arms from CDS tube then build the chassis up, fit the body and then fabricate custom motor mounts to get the LS and trans are far back into the chassis as the body will allow.
    Cheers, Brendon.













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    Great thread, great motor, and a pity that the chassis work won't be seen when everything is put together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Volksron View Post
    Great thread, great motor, and a pity that the chassis work won't be seen when everything is put together.
    Hi Ron.
    I am hatching a plan to show the chassis work with bit of tricky engineering that allows me fold the bed up in two halves via a central hinged support that runs the length of the bed with a series of pneumatic cylinders and latches that secure it when its pootling along.

    This will then be allow the bed to fold up and show the entire under carriage and also let me access all the bits underneath like fuel cell air compressor and tanks etc.

    I spent all yesterday radiussing and blending the welds (no metal loss just blend slight ripples in the tig weld and any raised points) then its back off to powder coating AGAIN!

    pulled my back (PUTTING MY OVERALLS ON OF ALL THINGS) so having a day off recuperating

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