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Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 11:56 AM
Schnupper wrote:

That blows





"In Oldskool we trust"

Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 11:47 PM
Just read your thread, love the work you've done and the car looks great. Hope everything works out in the end with the motor work!


'03 LS Sport 5spd, Amsoil fluids, Vibrant cat-back, 5% 3M color stable tint, Z24 trunk lid

Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Monday, March 31, 2014 7:10 PM
forgot to post this on here from feb:
Tore into the bucket of bolts today.
Turbo is shot. Bearings are gone. Impeller hits the side of the turbo.
Intake manifold had 1/2 quart of oil in it.
All 4 pistons now have customlve reliefs in them.
2 pistons have a ton of side to side play.
4th cylinder is scratched pretty good.

Valves look good but I bet they are bent.
Metal flakes everywhere.
I have to inspect the cams, cam rollers, and lifters. A lot of force what's put on the valvetrain since the pistons are dented.


































On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Monday, March 31, 2014 7:16 PM
Update:
Pulled the engine.
Sold the team green LSD
Got some goodies
AEM boost gauge
Glow shift volt gauge
The infamous and RARE Brickyard Spoiler!!! .
New coil pack cover.
Aluminum control arm. (4lbs)
Saab charge pipe for under the oil pan.
TTR solid bushing engine mount.
Addco 26mm front swaybar
Prothane control arm bushings
Powdercoated the control arms my custom color.
CNS timing chain kit
Wisco 10:1 forged pistons
Eagle h beam rods















































On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Monday, March 31, 2014 7:22 PM
Got some goodies:
IR backup camera
Marshal 100 psi fuel pressure gauge
LZM balance shaft delete bushings
2-4in piston ring compressor and expander
Auto meter 1/8npt fee mail to 14.5 male oil sender fitting
10mm 3/8 inline fuel pump check valve
Ac delco front crank seal
Mechanical Boost controller
Gt17-gt20 turbo rebuild kit
Aeromotive stealth 340l fuel pump
Inner tie rods, outer tie rods, ball joints, and end links
Racetronics w body fuel pump harness
Feel pro rear main seal
Acdelco engine block sealent
Cometic .040 mls gasket
Victor reins intake gasket came in.
Got a 20 psi oil pressure sensor. (Stock is 7) ecotecs see between 80-120psi at the block so 7psi is a 93% drop in pressure on average so way to low to activate a light.

Today also dropped the two haves of the block off and my crank. Hopefully the bill isn't too high to check the clearances. If the price isn't too steep Ill have the bottom end balanced.












































On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Monday, March 31, 2014 8:34 PM
This sounds interesting.............


"If one day the speed kills me, do not cry because I was smiling." - Paul Walker
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 2:03 AM
Didn't know you were planning to build. Someone spent some $$$



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Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 5:56 AM
Y3llowCav wrote:

Didn't know you were planning to build. Someone spent some $$$
It was suppose to be a surprise lol


"If one day the speed kills me, do not cry because I was smiling." - Paul Walker
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 5:59 AM
Chris Bruce wrote:

Y3llowCav wrote:

Didn't know you were planning to build. Someone spent some $$$
It was suppose to be a surprise lol

Two can play this game :p



"In Oldskool we trust"
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 8:27 PM
Picked up more goodies

Brand New Toyota Cavalier Trunk Mat (one of two I know of in the USA)
Brand new Leather Shifter boot
Brand New Leather E-brake Boot
ARP head bolts (These were back ordered for a long time)
Bought 1/8 barbed nipples to use for venturi ports on the fuel pump.















On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Sunday, April 06, 2014 11:12 AM
Got the block back.
Block:
Checked
Polished
Honed
Decked both halve and the top.
Crank was polished
All within factory specs
T3 turbo manifold came!
It has 45* flange.



























On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.

Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Thursday, April 17, 2014 5:29 PM
Got my holset h1c out. Cannot figure out what size oil drainage and feed adapters I need. Also cannot figure out which housing is 12cm and which is 16cm. Any help would be nice.

Installed:
wiseco pistons
Eagle Rods
LZM Balance shaft delete bushings
Rod and main bearings
ARP head studs
Rear Main Seal

Got all the head studs level. Used a ratchet to bottom them out then backed them off a 1/4 turn.

Installed my rear main seal.
Installed both balljoints with side mount zerk fittings.

Modified the balljoints by switching to a 45* zerk fitting with some washers.
ARP flywheel bolts.
6an braided hose rated at 15,000 psi. High pressure silicone hose wrapped in nylon, steel braided, wrapped in nylon, then nylon braiding.
Clean my new rims up too.

Installed a new timing cover seal.
Was able to salvage a few powder coated parts from my old engine.
My pickup tube in my oil pan was a little clogged.






















































































On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Friday, May 02, 2014 8:11 PM
Got my OBX LSD
Epoxied primered black the block
Epoxied gloss black the block
Moved everything over from my old engine.
Installed:
Cometic head gasket
Turbo manifold
Holse h1c with 12cm housing

Installed some pioneer speakers in my rear deck lid and doors.
Also go some red carbon fiber bow ties for my rims.

Picked up some goodies:
GM oil squirter for the timing chain. Stupid thing was $25
10an t3/t4 oil drain flange
10an 45* swivel
Two 12mm x1.75 to 1/8th not adapters for ecotec oil ports
T4 metal gasket
10an swivel straight adapter
4an 90*

Lotek 3 pillar gauge pod full pilar replacement and interior color matched.
3ft 4an steel braided hose wrapped in nylon
3ft 10an steel braided hose wrapped in nylon
10an to 5/8th adapter
Victor reinz lk9 valve stem seals
12mm x 1.5 banjo bolt with 4an thread.

12mm x 1.5 to 4an oil feed reducer to 1.5mm
Victor reinz throttlebody gasket for the lk9

Installed:
Oil pressure sensor and adapter
Balance shaft chain and guides
Oil feed adapters and lines. Waiting for a 4an straight.
Installed oil drain adapters on turbo.
Had to order a special 5/8-18 unf tap which was $20 since no one carries this anywhere but online and I couldn't find a tap set that went past 1/2in.
Also recieved my 3in vband for my exhaust.



















































































































On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Friday, May 02, 2014 8:23 PM
Recieved my main bearing bolts
Spectre 8161 filter
4an straight fitting

GM Billet Cam Followers
New Lash Adjusters
Need or order more since I am missing some.

Revieved
Odd 5/8th UNF Tap
ARP timing chain guide bolts
Replacement 10an T3/t4 turbo gasket












































































On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 5:51 PM
Installed:
Aluminum Control arms
Addco 25.4mm Front Swaybar (what a pain even out of the car)
Oil Drain, tapped the block( what a pain couldn't find a 33/64 drill bit)
Test fitted the turbo
Have to bend the ac line out of the way and clearance the firewall a little bit.
Lotek Guage pod
AEM Wideband
AEM boost Gauge
Inner tie rods
Outer Tie rod ends
Aeromotive 11142 340lph fuel pump installed, no modifications.
Inline check valve for fuel feed installed with braided fuel hose
Racetronixs W body harness

































































































On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Friday, May 16, 2014 7:51 PM
Recieved my Supertech 75lb valve spring kit after 2 months of waiting.
SPRK-TS1012-EC

Installed my vband on my turbo.
Now has a 3in outlet.

Replaced the old main bearing bolts with new GM ones, Resealed the two halves of the block to make sure the oil drain passages were not blocked. Sealed the oil pan to the block and installed the lower dogbone mount. Also reinstalled all the accessories.

Polished the chambers in the head.
Polished and reshaped 1 of the 4 exhaust ports.































































On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Saturday, May 17, 2014 9:01 AM
Viewing this thread on Mobile is suicidal...

Keep it up!
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 2:01 PM
It may be suicidal for anyone but it loads fine on my computer with chrome, iphone 5, and ipad 3.

More porting didn't like how it came out.

Picked up a saab 9-3 charge pipe to turbo coupler with a factory heat shield

































On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 2:32 PM
Found a set of brake, lines, and gas tank straps at the junkyard there didn't have any rust on them!
Finally got my Toyota Trunk Lind line.
Picked up some LSJ cams.
Got a clean set of foglights























On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Sunday, May 25, 2014 5:13 PM
Started assembling my LSD, had issues getting the speed sensor gear on the OBX, OBX was .005 thicker then the stock one. Took 2 hours to get it on. Had a friend who ones a trans shop stop down and help. Then we ran into an issue where no one has the tools to pull diff bearings off the F23 so we had to cut them off. Not the differentials are at the machine shop getting bearings hones so I can properly set the preload with shims which is a pain on this trans since the shims go on the diff before the bearings get pressed on.
















On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Sunday, May 25, 2014 5:17 PM
AEM 150psi oil pressure gauges installed. Had to run the oil pressure sender to the front of the block because it would clear the thermostat housing because of the adapter and my turbo oil feed line wasn't long enough to reach a different port probably a good idea because that keeps the sender away from the turbo manifold. This is the 2nd gauges, first one was a 100psi but an ecotec sees well over 100psi, idles between 50-80psi.




















On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.

Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 5:03 PM
Installed the correct clips today for my toyota trunk lid liner. It's amazing the difference the correct clips make. I ordered 15 brand new ones from GM.
















On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 5:17 PM
Installed my toyota trunk mat. Also installed my 400w alpine mrp-f450 4 channel amp. Made a bracket at installed it to my package tray. I used come to isolate it from the package tray. Also installed a new bazooka sub harness old one was pulling apart.


































On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 5:26 PM
Wired in my IR backup camera.
Tested my gauges.
















On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 5:36 PM
Installed my new leather shifter boot.
New mirror stickers
















On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
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