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Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 6:34 PM
Welded plates on both frame rails and painted the engine bay.
What a nightmare to get the brake booster off. Took probably and hour as it was rusted fast to the firewall.















On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.

Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 6:36 PM
Picked up a hks ssqv 4 blow off valve
My aluminum coolant tees came in. One is 5/8" and the other is 1.25" both have a 1/4npt tapped hole.
My coolant fitting finally came in it was special ordered from 3 months ago. M10x1.0 female to m12x1.5 male
Now that the fitting came in I don't need the large coolant tee so that was a waste.

I used rubber insulated clamps to hold the coolant lines.


















On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 6:38 PM
Found a brand new rk sport carbon fiber trunk filler.
1.75" stainless 16g pipe came in to make a wastegate extention.
1.5" aluminumized steel jbend a came in to make a dump tube.
Acdelcosplatter paint - took forever to find!
3in self centering vband




















On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 6:39 PM
3in mandrel bent systems aluminized steel for my down pipe
90* 4an for the coolant feed on the head.
9in 3a braided brake line (forgot to order 2)- my 6in line is getting all deformed for some reason.
LFU solid aluminum steering rack bushings. Only needed one set as there is only one bushing on a 3rd gen other side is solid mounted from factory.
1/4np to 4 an fitting for the coolant return in the heater for line.


















On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Thursday, January 01, 2015 6:02 PM
Made a cabin filter setup so when you turn the fan on it's not like your sitting in front of a wood chipper.
















On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Thursday, January 01, 2015 6:05 PM
Passenger side frame fall rust fixed. Wasn't as bad as the other side.
Change my fuel pump feed line to the check valve to 6an instead of 8an. Much better fit.
Finished the waste gate coolant feed
LFU aluminum steering rack bushings installed

Hopefully my 4 months transmission rebuild gets done and I can get this engine in my car before I take anything else apart.























On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Thursday, January 01, 2015 6:07 PM
Installed the saab water pipe heat shield. Ran the vacuum lines and added a bunch of brackets for the hoses.

Need to find a way to weld the saab bracket to my turbo to support it.

























On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Friday, January 02, 2015 8:51 AM
getting there!!!



Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Saturday, January 03, 2015 5:48 PM
Figured out a way to adapt my valve cover vent.












On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Saturday, January 03, 2015 5:49 PM
4an 90
1.5" self centering vband for the wastegate
Slave and master quick connect adapter to for -4an fittings

New custom coolant tee came in. This one is 3/4 fits way better. Old one was 1/2. Also got a few other goodies.






















On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Sunday, January 04, 2015 8:41 PM
Built a custom clutch hose, mine blew apart. Crappy gm plastic.
Homie hooked me up with a coolant pipe bracket. Mine went poof.
Zzp solid shifter bushings
Picked up a wings west lip!




















On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.

Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Monday, January 05, 2015 11:28 AM
Rob,

only thing I see is what if you pressurize the crankcase and blow oil from that vent on the valve cover into the intake on the turbo? Mine did this until I copied the GM racing design..



Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Monday, January 05, 2015 3:32 PM
jason norwood wrote:

Rob,

only thing I see is what if you pressurize the crankcase and blow oil from that vent on the valve cover into the intake on the turbo? Mine did this until I copied the GM racing design..


What's gms race design.




On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Monday, January 05, 2015 4:11 PM
You defiantly want to be running a baffled catch can before the turbo. Your also probably going to suck oil into your turbo due to too much vac.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Monday, January 05, 2015 4:38 PM
Philly D wrote:

You defiantly want to be running a baffled catch can before the turbo. Your also probably going to suck oil into your turbo due to too much vac.



You sure, saab used the same setup stock? I don't see how that much oil can go through ought have valve cover baffles then through the charge pipe. I have a baffled catch can on the way but I just don't see it.




On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Wednesday, January 07, 2015 5:22 AM
I am not 100 sure no. I swear I read it somewhere over on the cobalt forums. You can always just run it. Your going to find out quickly if it is sucking too much.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Sunday, January 18, 2015 6:35 PM
Retrofit going on
Cob led blue 80mm halos
Red demon eye LEDs
H1 mini 6.0 projectors





















On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Sunday, January 18, 2015 6:38 PM
Started retrofitting the headlight.


















On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Sunday, January 18, 2015 6:39 PM
Why does it need headlights if you're not driving it?



"In Oldskool we trust"
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Sunday, January 18, 2015 6:40 PM
Picked up a cheap baffled oil catch can.

I may cut it open and modify it for some larger ports.

















On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Sunday, January 18, 2015 6:41 PM
My supplier hooked me up!

4 brand new Falken FK452 255/35/18!










On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.

Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Sunday, January 18, 2015 7:02 PM
Y3llowCav wrote:

Why does it need headlights if you're not driving it?


I like to set goals that seem impossible.




On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:20 AM
Had to get new tires for the whip. When I bought my rims they said they were 18x8 they lied. The tires would not fit I flipped the rim over and they say 18x7.5. The rims measured 8in with my rim measuring tool. I had so get 235/40/18 instead.


















On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:21 AM
Bad news windshield and hood got messed up. Not sure what happened as I wasn't at the shop. I am assuming wind did it with the storm over the weekend.










On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:22 AM
Installed my zzp aluminum shifter bushings. Wow what. Difference the make. It was very surprising. I didn't think it would do anything.














On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
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