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Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Thursday, March 24, 2016 6:38 AM
Addicted to meth wrote:

You got a lot off the Reaper.


Yea I picked up a few things from the reaper.




On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.

Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Thursday, March 24, 2016 6:40 AM
Picked up a 3" mandrel bent tight 90 to come off my turbo for the downpipe. It is 304 stainless and polished. Found out my steering rack is leaking some how. It didn't leak the past two years. Received and installed my OEM bump steer kit.


















On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Wednesday, April 06, 2016 2:27 PM
Where did you get your underdrive crank pulley? I contacted MRZ and they don't make them anymore. Didn't know if you had a connection!
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 6:09 PM
Bret Carter wrote:

Where did you get your underdrive crank pulley? I contacted MRZ and they don't make them anymore. Didn't know if you had a connection!


I bought mine from another member. You could contact MD Enforcer on here. He makes custom pulleys.




On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 6:12 PM
I started disassembling the steering rack.

Picked up an Omega Power Steering Rebuild Kit Part Number 2847.
The seal kit inside was part number was R&P CB8412
























On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 6:14 PM
no disassemble! haha
























On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 6:16 PM
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On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 6:21 PM
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On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 6:23 PM
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Picked up some 1.5" 304 stainless J bends for the wastegate instead of plain steel.



















On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 6:25 PM
I had to buy these special bearings in a pack of 16 because they are only sold to manufactures so this is probably all that will be available. I already sold 5. Also I can't buy new lines and no one makes a 1/4" oring flare. Same flare gm uses for 5/16" fuel line.


















On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 6:29 PM
Finished my push button start install and everything is copacetic. MD came through and hooked me up with a tow strap and some more ARP bolts for my radiator/ headlight bolts and some longer bolts for my camber plates since the stock ones were too short.








On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.

Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 6:31 PM
Rebuilt my shifter so there is zero play now.
















On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 6:33 PM
Picked up a set of Pioneer TS-G4645R Speakers and put my old ones in my beater since it needed some.












On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 7:35 PM
Got some birthday presents. New GM shifter cables with factory heat shielding. They make cheaper ones without it for a different engine. Also got a fan shroud for a mustang with dual 12" 1400CFM fans.


















On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 7:36 PM
Installed this awesome Mini ATX 6 fuse distribution block for the extra stuff I have added.








On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 7:40 PM
Drilled holes in the shroud and installed some nutserts. I added a gasket around the shroud to seal the fan to the shroud. Notched the flanges on the shroud. There is a big gap.






















On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 7:45 PM
Added more weather stripping between the condenser and the radiator to keep as much air flowing though it too gain the most efficiency possible. I also put aluminum tape on the top and bottom to seal the gaps until i come up with something better if there is something better. I ended up cutting the side flanges off and with a few hits from a hammer it fit in in between the endtanks!
























On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 7:49 PM
Took the rear trailing arm out of my parts car because it had a 1mm bigger internal sway bar, 19mm to be exact. Why? because I had it haha. Welded a 20" x 4" plate across the center of it to box in the twist beam. Welded another plate to the center for the two diagonal braces. Weld the sway bar endlink mounting plates on. Haven't seen anyone do that. Welded 1/4" think plates for the tie bar mounting points. They are not going anywhere.
























On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 7:51 PM
Finished it up and welded tabs for the rear tie bar. Not sure if I will use it or not but I would rather have tabs and not need it then not have them and need tabs. Also bolted the sway bar up.


















On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 7:56 PM
Thanks to Juicedz4 I got these awesome ballistic Fabrication 2" weldable bearings. Cut my old crappy bushings off and kept them intact.
























On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 7:59 PM
Here is some bearing measurements.
















On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.

Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 8:02 PM
Welded the bearings in. Got good welds on the top and bottom. Put a few tacks on the inside but it started screwing up the bearing and made it really really hard to unscrew the cap so I stopped. It looks like crap on the sides but its about as sold as it can be. The welds that hold the factory sleeve on are smaller then the ones i put on the bearing so its not going anywhere.
























On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 8:15 PM
Installed my steering rack. Welded 3/4" aluminum square tubing on my radiator and put nutserts in them and made brackets to hold the shroud on in case for some reason it wants to come off. Installed the radiator. I now have about 4" more room behind the radiator for excitement.


















On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Sunday, May 29, 2016 5:42 AM
Nice update!!



FU Tuning



Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Wednesday, June 01, 2016 9:39 AM
Addicted to meth wrote:

Nice update!!


You really think so? I don't think anyone really follows this build. Im finally getting caught up on posting pictures. I was a good 4 months behind.




On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
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