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Re: Roofy's Sunflower progress thread.
Saturday, December 15, 2012 5:41 AM
Did you have to slot the jackshaft holes to bolt to the block?










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Re: Roofy's Sunflower progress thread.
Saturday, December 15, 2012 6:59 AM
very interested in info about the jack shaft
Re: Roofy's Sunflower progress thread.
Saturday, December 15, 2012 10:03 AM
There is more involved on the Ecotecs than slotting the bolt holes. There is no way that the jackshaft will fit as is on the ecotecs. I am making an all new bracket to fit the ecotec block. Will post pix when completed!




Currently #4 in Ecotec Forced Induction horsepower ratings. 505.8 WHP 414WTQ!!!
Currently 3rd quickest Ecotec on the .org - 10.949 @ 131.50 MPH!!!

Re: Roofy's Sunflower progress thread.
Monday, December 17, 2012 10:11 AM
Mocking up my bracket.





You can see the welded on nuts on the back side of the bracket here...





They fit up with the jackshaft here...




Cleaned up and painted everything to make it look good.



And it fits!!!




Here's the final result behind my wheels, spindles and brakes installed.



Installing my sway bar and k-frame brace now. Its almost done!!!






Currently #4 in Ecotec Forced Induction horsepower ratings. 505.8 WHP 414WTQ!!!
Currently 3rd quickest Ecotec on the .org - 10.949 @ 131.50 MPH!!!

Re: Roofy's Sunflower progress thread.
Monday, December 17, 2012 11:09 AM
Looks great man.




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Old Motor: 160whp & 152ft/lbs, 1/4 Mile 15.4 @88.2
M45 + LD9 + 4T40-E, GO GO GO
Re: Roofy's Sunflower progress thread.
Monday, December 17, 2012 11:40 AM
So the jackshaft is bolted to the plate with the nuts on the back and not directly to the block? I see the plate is bolted to the block, but is that good enough to hold?










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______________________
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2012 numbers - 4SPD AUTOMATIC!!
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Re: Roofy's Sunflower progress thread.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 12:47 AM
By my way of thinking, the bracket I made should work just fine for the jackshaft. The OEM bracket only keeps the shaft from dangling at an angle, since there is very little if any torsional force on the shaft, I think 1/4" plate steel will be more than adequate for what I'm going to be working with.

I feel like for the amount of work I did tonight, I should have accomplished more than I did. Here's what I managed to do today.

J decided to recoat my rear calipers and brackets to match the front.



Also finished coating the subframe and made some additional reinforcement plates for the K-brace that will help spread the load out when I bolt the brace solid.



Close up of my reinforcement plates.






Currently #4 in Ecotec Forced Induction horsepower ratings. 505.8 WHP 414WTQ!!!
Currently 3rd quickest Ecotec on the .org - 10.949 @ 131.50 MPH!!!

Re: Roofy's Sunflower progress thread.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 1:23 AM
Did you get the weight of the factory j vs nwf parts?







Re: Roofy's Sunflower progress thread.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 8:28 PM
Car is back together and driving pretty good!!! I need to get an alignment and break in the pads before I really test everything out, but I can already tell that the car stops a lot faster, and has a lot less body roll with the new parts. The jack shaft and bracket appear to be working great as well. Once I get the alignment and get a chance to really tear into the throttle, I will post more feedback on everything I have done.




Currently #4 in Ecotec Forced Induction horsepower ratings. 505.8 WHP 414WTQ!!!
Currently 3rd quickest Ecotec on the .org - 10.949 @ 131.50 MPH!!!

Re: Roofy's Sunflower progress thread.
Thursday, December 20, 2012 7:54 AM
damn, someone has a good work ethic.

as for exhaust.... looks like it hangs down real low? looks like it needs tucked up under the bumper from the angle i saw?



It's nice to be injected but I love being blown.
Re: Roofy's Sunflower progress thread.
Thursday, December 20, 2012 7:55 AM
Sounds good, damn I used to work as fast as you lol. My kid changed that up real quick for me. Ahhh










~2014 New Z under the knife, same heart different body~
______________________
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2012 numbers - 4SPD AUTOMATIC!!
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Re: Roofy's Sunflower progress thread.
Thursday, December 20, 2012 8:27 AM
hey roofy if you might answer a mechanically challenged j owner whats the pros of having a hybrid cv axle, ive gone through a couple of cv axels on my pro kit and am wondering if there is a better option, im only on a pro kit with agx's and im tired of having to replace the axles



Modding my j since I found the org
Re: Roofy's Sunflower progress thread.
Thursday, December 20, 2012 10:33 AM
The hybrid axles are because the splined shaft on the J bodies is a lot smaller than the one on the N/W body axles. So you have to upgrade to the larger spline cv end to fit the N/W bearings. It is also supposed to be a stronger setup than factory.




Currently #4 in Ecotec Forced Induction horsepower ratings. 505.8 WHP 414WTQ!!!
Currently 3rd quickest Ecotec on the .org - 10.949 @ 131.50 MPH!!!

Re: Roofy's Sunflower progress thread.
Thursday, December 20, 2012 10:41 AM
Beautifully done.work, wish they had these as a factory option


Modding my j since I found the org
Re: Roofy's Sunflower progress thread.
Thursday, December 20, 2012 10:44 AM
^^ They did, look for 97 Sunfire GT's. These are for isuzu's but can be made to work with the Getrag.










~2014 New Z under the knife, same heart different body~
______________________
WHITECAVY no more
2012 numbers - 4SPD AUTOMATIC!!
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306 TQ
Re: Roofy's Sunflower progress thread.
Thursday, December 20, 2012 1:42 PM
why cant you just buy axles for an n-body with 5speed?



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It's nice to be injected but I love being blown.
Re: Roofy's Sunflower progress thread.
Friday, December 28, 2012 11:26 AM
those are the same wheels im contemplating but in silver with a machined lip...very nice looking on that car, the gold with the blue is a great combo! Im also putting in a set of aluminum GA GT CA's with polys...cant wait!
the only thing i have to comment negatively on is WTF is up with that exhaust? to each their own but holy god....i cant stand seeing exhaust unless its flush and clean...sticking out or big cylinder fart cans just look awful in my opinion... but thats easily over looked with all that other badassness going on lol....

congrats on getting a lot done!


04 Cav. 2dr. 5spd. My DD. 'Nuff said.
Re: Roofy's Sunflower progress thread.
Sunday, January 13, 2013 4:35 AM
-Z Yaaaa- wrote:

why cant you just buy axles for an n-body with 5speed?


I could have bought the 5 speed axles for a N body, but they were never made equal length, so it was just easier to use my axles i already have and just swap the ends. And honestly the boots and junkyard axles were cheaper than buying new axles anyways.




Currently #4 in Ecotec Forced Induction horsepower ratings. 505.8 WHP 414WTQ!!!
Currently 3rd quickest Ecotec on the .org - 10.949 @ 131.50 MPH!!!

Re: Roofy's Sunflower progress thread.
Friday, January 18, 2013 5:53 PM
Quickie detail with the full setup.




The new brakes fill out the wheels nicely!!!








Currently #4 in Ecotec Forced Induction horsepower ratings. 505.8 WHP 414WTQ!!!
Currently 3rd quickest Ecotec on the .org - 10.949 @ 131.50 MPH!!!

Re: Roofy's Sunflower progress thread.
Friday, January 18, 2013 10:11 PM
JUCNBST wrote:

Did you get the weight of the factory j vs nwf parts?



Looks great!




Re: Roofy's Sunflower progress thread.
Monday, January 21, 2013 3:51 AM
Looks great man!




PRND321 Till I DIE
Old Motor: 160whp & 152ft/lbs, 1/4 Mile 15.4 @88.2
M45 + LD9 + 4T40-E, GO GO GO

Re: Roofy's Sunflower progress thread.
Monday, January 21, 2013 5:04 AM
Approved!










~2014 New Z under the knife, same heart different body~
______________________
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2012 numbers - 4SPD AUTOMATIC!!
328 HP
306 TQ
Re: Roofy's Sunflower progress thread.
Monday, January 21, 2013 7:33 AM
Damn that's sexy!

Well done, man. I didn't envision the blue and gold and red to look that good but boy, does it work.

-Chris-



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Re: Roofy's Sunflower progress thread.
Monday, January 21, 2013 7:07 PM
Thanks for the comments everyone!!! Like most others' projects, this has been a very long and expensive journey!

As for the weight of stock vs aluminum suspension parts, I apologize but couldn't find a scale that was accurate for the low weights. Excluding the rotors, I would venture that there is almost 20# difference on each side compared to stock parts, BUT the weight difference in the larger size W/F rotors unfortunately negates a lot of the difference between the two. If there were a lightweight rotor option for the W/F rotors, that would cut down on weight tremendously. Using factory parts, the complete NWF swap is still about 5# lighter than stock J parts.

I just got the car aligned today, and it handles absolutely amazing!!!! Along with rotor/pad break in, dialing in the suspension, and slightly different alignment specs from stock, I can honestly say this is now one of the best handling cars I have ever driven. The larger4 wheel discs and wider stance all around really makes the car feel planted and secure. I took some not so safe turns at ridiculous speeds today, and it just stuck to the ground. I couldn't be happier with the final result.

I would like to personally thank Jeffie!, Mr. Quick, Mark at OEM, and anyone else who has and still continues to develop parts for these cars. Everything I have purchased from these guys is top notch. Even if I have modified things to suit my purpose a bit, I have no complaints.

As far as further modifications and upgrades, I still need to do my custom leather interior, and have a good HPT guru give me a retune with my new setup. I still have some more plans and tricks up my sleeve, so I will not be calling my car "finished". It might be alot longer between posts and updates, but I will be sharing any more mods I do or custom upgrades as I complete them in this thread.




Currently #4 in Ecotec Forced Induction horsepower ratings. 505.8 WHP 414WTQ!!!
Currently 3rd quickest Ecotec on the .org - 10.949 @ 131.50 MPH!!!

Re: Roofy's Sunflower progress thread.
Monday, January 21, 2013 7:14 PM




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