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white ZL1 08-11-2013 03:57 PM

passenger side Elite catch can mount
 
When I brought the ZL1 home, I knew the first thing that I wanted to get on it was an Elite Engineering catch can. After searching and searching and searching, I didn't find any mounting options that were going to work for me since the car still has the stock air box on it.
I was given an idea of using the LLT V6 bracket to mount it off of the passenger side radiator bolt, but the bracket wasn't long enough to get out past the drip rail that's over the top of the fans and didn't mount the can high enough so that it would sit high enough up to clear the drip rail.

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/...ps5f5249fd.jpg

Then I found this post from forum member CanadianZL1#992 and the bracket that Davenport Motorsports used to mount his Elite Catch can off that same bolt on the passenger side.
I sent this pic to Steve at Elite Engineering, and Steve liked the idea and sent me the hockey stick mount and a spacer that he was pretty sure would work. I ran to Lowe's and bought some 6mm x 1.00 x 40mm and 50mm long bolts, 6mm split lock washers, and some 5/16" flat washers (they didn't have any 6mm washers that had a big enough outside diameter).
After cutting the hockey stick mount just below the upper mounting slot, here's our mounting hardware.

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/...ps1bed1789.jpg

In the pic below you can see the coolant line that runs from the radiator cap to the overflow and a wiring harness that we need to move out of the way.

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/...psc84c3060.jpg

Pull the coolant line out of the tabs that it sits in and just pull it over a little bit. Then use a flat blade screwdriver to pop the harness out, move the harness over towards the passenger side, and it easily just sort of "tucks" out of the way.

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/...psd0878345.jpg

I grabbed the 40mm and 50mm long bolts that I picked up at Lowe's and tested them both to see which one was going to work, and....neither did. The 40mm was just long enough that it barely grabbed the nut in the radiator mount, and the 50mm was too long and wouldn't thread all the way in since it hit the back side of the radiator mount. So I cut a little bit off the 50mm bolt, and it works perfect.

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/...ps1765c846.jpg

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6d24792c.jpg

With the can mounted to the bracket, it fits great. To check or empty the can you'll have to remove it rather than just unscrew it, that's a piece of cake and only take a 10mm socket.

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/...ps28440f63.jpg

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/...psb99c48df.jpg

The can came with a straight and a 90 degree fitting for the oil lines, but two 90's are needed to mount the can like this.
This was a piece of cake (with Steve's help) and if anyone wants to relocate their can, I'm sure Steve can get you the parts you need.
Anyone on the fence about getting the Elite can due to the available mounting locations, you don't need to be anymore. :thumbup:

jbotta 08-11-2013 08:33 PM

Looks awesome, Feels good knowing your protecting that bad ass ride. Only the best for our zl1',,,,,,,,

CanadianZL1#992 08-11-2013 11:16 PM

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Attachment 544697did pretty much the same thing when I got mine in April. Works great!!

white ZL1 08-11-2013 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by CanadianZL1#992 (Post 6887423)
did pretty much the same thing when I got mine in April. Works great!!

Damn near the exact same thing! The pics I found of yours are pretty much what I copied!
I even credited you and Davenport Motorsports. :thumb:

CanadianZL1#992 08-11-2013 11:34 PM

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Originally Posted by white 2SS/RS (Post 6887454)
Damn near the exact same thing! The pics I found of yours are pretty much what I copied!
I even credited you and Davenport Motorsports. :thumb:

Looks great. I wanted the black chrome can but davenport only had one can in stock and it was the red one, I think it looked ok with the red engine cover and rotofab CAI hoses. I have just enough room to unscrew and remove mine to empty it. I don't have to remove the whole can

CanadianZL1#992 08-11-2013 11:54 PM

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Here's what mine caught after 750 miles and 1 trip to the drag strip!!

white ZL1 08-12-2013 06:37 PM

The fitting came today, so I'm just waiting for the car to cool down so I can get the install finished.
I'll check to see if I can get it unscrewed once it's mounted again.

kevin1106 08-12-2013 06:57 PM

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Never liked the look of that location... Looks aftermarket.... I choosed a different location.

kevin1106 08-12-2013 06:59 PM

Another pic
 
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:)

white ZL1 08-12-2013 07:44 PM

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Originally Posted by kevin1106 (Post 6890298)
Never liked the look of that location... Looks aftermarket.... I choosed a different location.

...and like I said, that location doesn't work for me. It's too close to heat sources IMO, and odds are it wasn't going to fit there with the stock airbox still on the car.

white ZL1 08-12-2013 07:56 PM

Mounted.
Huge thanks to Steve from Elite Engineering for working with me and getting me the pieces I needed to put this Frankenstein together. Very much appreciated Steve!

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/...ps778b149e.jpg

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13-ZL1 08-12-2013 08:06 PM

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Originally Posted by white 2SS/RS (Post 6890584)
Mounted.
Huge thanks to Steve from Elite Engineering for working with me and getting me the pieces I needed to put this Frankenstein together. Very much appreciated Steve!

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/...ps778b149e.jpg

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/...psbcaea783.jpg

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/...psfa24e8ab.jpg

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9550c06a.jpg

Looks good!

580/556 ZL1 08-12-2013 08:14 PM

i did instal it on passager's side to, but i did put a longer stainless steel spacer so i can unscrew my can without removing the bracket
http://imageshack.us/a/img401/4004/r6mc.jpg

white ZL1 08-12-2013 08:58 PM

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Originally Posted by 580/556 ZL1 (Post 6890673)
i did instal it on passager's side to, but i did put a longer stainless steel spacer so i can unscrew my can without removing the bracket
http://imageshack.us/a/img401/4004/r6mc.jpg

Nice! Like that!
With how far that sticks out, you don't think it's putting much stress on that mounting location?

CanadianZL1#992 08-12-2013 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by white 2SS/RS (Post 6890526)
...and like I said, that location doesn't work for me. It's too close to heat sources IMO, and odds are it wasn't going to fit there with the stock airbox still on the car.

I agree, didn't want mine right on top of the header either. I'm not sure how mounting it on the passengers side makes it look aftermarket but to each their own. Looks good

580/556 ZL1 08-12-2013 09:58 PM

the spacer is 3 inch and its solid , stainless shaft and stainless bolt and for the radiator mounthing everything is solid dosen't scare's me at all and its really ez to unscrew the can...:thumbup:
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Originally Posted by white 2SS/RS (Post 6890879)
Nice! Like that!
With how far that sticks out, you don't think it's putting much stress on that mounting location?


BlackZL1 08-13-2013 09:01 AM

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I didn't like that location, doesn't seem secure enough to me so I picked this location instead..

white ZL1 08-13-2013 09:54 AM

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Originally Posted by 580/556 ZL1 (Post 6891180)
the spacer is 3 inch and its solid , stainless shaft and stainless bolt and for the radiator mounthing everything is solid dosen't scare's me at all and its really ez to unscrew the can...:thumbup:

Nice!

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Originally Posted by BlackZL1 (Post 6892329)
I didn't like that location, doesn't seem secure enough to me so I picked this location instead..

Didn't this just happen a few posts ago? :frusty:

jbotta 08-13-2013 10:25 AM

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Originally Posted by BlackZL1 (Post 6892329)
I didn't like that location, doesn't seem secure enough to me so I picked this location instead..

Wow, That looks Awesome.

CanadianZL1#992 08-13-2013 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by BlackZL1 (Post 6892329)
I didn't like that location, doesn't seem secure enough to me so I picked this location instead..

When you have an intercooler reservoir that location is out. First time I emptied it I really had to twist on it. It was tight. Nothing even flexed, it's very secure, I've had it on there for months now and it hasn't budged!!

Stephen12ZL1 08-13-2013 01:46 PM

I still like my location best http://www.flickr.com/photos/89668803@N06/8154714490/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/89668803@N06/8154714442/

BlackZL1 08-13-2013 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by CanadianZL1#992 (Post 6892915)
When you have an intercooler reservoir that location is out. First time I emptied it I really had to twist on it. It was tight. Nothing even flexed, it's very secure, I've had it on there for months now and it hasn't budged!!

there are better alternatives than placing the resivoir over the headers.

CanadianZL1#992 08-13-2013 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by BlackZL1 (Post 6893703)
there are better alternatives than placing the resivoir over the headers.

I had my headers ceramic coated and the tank is not over the header, IMO that tank looks out of place, I monitor my IAT with aeroforce gauges and heat soak is no issue

white ZL1 08-13-2013 08:14 PM

Just to update, Steve at Elite is going to make a few of the shorter brackets. Maybe this will be made available to all as an optional mount? :thumb:

BlackZL1 08-14-2013 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by jbotta (Post 6892538)
Wow, That looks Awesome.

Thanks Jbotta :thumbup:


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