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Old 05-02-2013, 12:03 PM   #2051
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You guys are killing it! I've spent a ton of time on the vette forums over the years, and the talent and attention to detail on these builds is blowing away anything I've ever seen. Those guys would cry if I sent them this link. Absolutely amazing work
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:20 PM   #2052
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Glad I could help. Use some of my radiator money for it and ignore the fact that you're getting another radiator, then you're net positive in cashflow plus lost some weight. And I'll always be here to purchase your 2nd or 3rd revisions to help you reinvest in your car.
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Looks great Krusher! Welcome to the club. I like the clean look of the valve covers, but it made me wonder if grinding off the studs for the coil brackets would make it that much better...you know...Nathanize it. Just a respectful suggestion!
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And then polish them.
Sweet!

Quick Update:

Had the wind shield removed.

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LC these are the two bolts holding the substructure that wont come all the way out without removing the windshield.

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With the windshield out, I was able to take out the sub structure. Always fun trying to figure out how each connector comes apart

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This is the harness that runs behind the air box to the fuse box. The only way it will come out is by disconnecting it from the inside and pulling through the engine bay. Requiring the entire assembly to be removed. Since I'm putting the fuse box in the glove box, I will be shorting it about 3 feet.

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With everything out, I covered the holes and finished grinding the overhang. This is the before picture.

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Also trimmed off anything that no longer was necessary.

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The blue tape works well as a guide.

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Everything in front of the blue tape was trimmed off.

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Got rid of a few brackets also.

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I wish would have done this a long time ago instead of tiptoeing through the tulips. I would have been much further along today.

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Old 05-05-2013, 05:44 AM   #2053
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I'm never gone...watch this and the other thread daily. Just quiet while I
Ground-breaking work you guys are doing. One question I have: how is the hood going to seal at the top along the windshield? Or does this become your new windshield "defroster"?
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:12 AM   #2054
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Now I just need to clean the rest of it.

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I can see myself just cutting those bolts and adding studs just to remove the substructure..

Yet so I will have to remove the windshield for the cage anyway..

Thanks Nathan.
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Hey all, if anyone is looking to flip their fuel rails 180 - I have an extra short GM braided hose for sale that connects to the fuel line (as seen in my picture below). No need to post here, just PM me please!

Keep up the good work Nathan - I am getting ready to do cam, head work, FAST intake, headers and stall!
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:16 PM   #2057
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Just wanted to show the motor i just built for my car. Already had a lot of underhood dressup. Just your normal 850hp/1050tq LS3. Added some more powdercoated parts like the intake and intake tube. All fittings and hoses are AN fittings now and added new bolts to the engine.

Nathan, you should be commited!
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:19 PM   #2058
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:24 PM   #2059
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:08 AM   #2060
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Just wanted to show the motor i just built for my car. Already had a lot of underhood dressup. Just your normal 850hp/1050tq LS3. Added some more powdercoated parts like the intake and intake tube. All fittings and hoses are AN fittings now and added new bolts to the engine.

Nathan, you should be commited!
I like how you powder coated the OEM fuel rail
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:04 AM   #2061
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I like how you powder coated the OEM fuel rail
thanks. yea the stock rail works just fine with high hp builds and i like the saftey of it also.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:21 AM   #2062
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thanks. yea the stock rail works just fine with high hp builds and i like the saftey of it also.
Safety? Hmm do you mean to say that aftermarket fuel rails aren't as safe?
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:32 PM   #2063
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Safety? Hmm do you mean to say that aftermarket fuel rails aren't as safe?
not saying that, but i wont run an aftermarket rail on my car.
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Nathan just wanted to let you know your windows will be shipping today or tomorrow. cant wait to see them installed on this beautiful build!
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Nathan, you should be commited!
NICE! I hope to one day visit you guys for a tune
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OMG he's now gone too far, he has powder coated the windows.









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Nope - Optic Armor makes lightweight racing windows/windshields
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NATHAN weigh the factory glass and new glass before you install them.
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Intrested in the wieght differance also.
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LOL, Here is how the factory does it.

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I'm not sure I will do it this way as I'm contemplating doing a flat fore wall. I will just depend on how much time I have to get everything done.

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I can see myself just cutting those bolts and adding studs just to remove the substructure..

Yet so I will have to remove the windshield for the cage anyway..

Thanks Nathan.

I agree LC, I'm going to try an figure something out befroe reinstalling as it would a PITA if I ever have to do it again and something tells me I probably will be doing it again.

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Keep up the good work Nathan - I am getting ready to do cam, head work, FAST intake, headers and stall!
Alright Indy Your car just keeps getting better and better!

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Installed. Ill post better pics later!
Black10 that just looks crazy sick

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Nathan just wanted to let you know your windows will be shipping today or tomorrow. cant wait to see them installed on this beautiful build!
Hey Jim, I cant wait! Every ounce removed is HUGE, special coming off the top of the car.

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OMG he's now gone too far, he has powder coated the windows.









That was suppose to be our secret

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You got it.

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Old 05-10-2013, 05:54 PM   #2074
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Amazing work by many people (on nathans car, and others).

Here is what I've been working on... Did aluminum first to make sure the CAD files are valid. In aluminum they save 1.6 lbs. I have a sheet of carbon fiber thats going to the waterjet next month, I will post up weights on that too...

Factory bracket & screws (no solenoids) = 1.5 lbs each side
Aluminum bracket & screws (no solenoids) = 0.7 lbs each side





It mounts to the factory covers and utilizes the factory wiring (both solenoid wiring, and spark plug wires).







Now, I just need to pull off the factory valve covers, remove the extra mounting holes, and polish them up.

Also going to go ahead and polish up the brackets (they are t6060 and should shine).
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