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Old 01-01-2014, 08:38 PM   #1
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Cool Started my Night Fury Cam Install, LS3 conversion, stall converter, etc today!

So I finally started my install today and I have a few days off so Im not in a rush but I got the balancer, timing cover, water pump, oil pump, front fascia(for trans cooler install), radiator, fans, valve covers, rockers off.

My parts list:
Lethal Racing Night Fury Cam
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LS3 Conversion
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Comp Rocker Trunnion Upgrade
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B & M trans cooler w/ Spal fan
EFI Live tuner with Lethal racing custom tune

See pictures, ill be updating as I go with hopefully an awesome video by this weekend.

Decided to go with the remote tune instead of dyno just because I would have to tow it to Lethal about 100 miles away, and the tuner costs less than a tow that far. So hopefully ill be able to get up to Lethal in the next month or two and dyno to see what my gains are.
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:44 PM   #2
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Nice!

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Old 01-01-2014, 08:59 PM   #5
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Man I'm excited!! Good luck Chris!

PS. Let me know if you want a ZL1 style splitter for your front end. I'm taking my SS front end off this week to put a ZL1 on, and I can take it off and sell it to you for cheap.
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:37 PM   #6
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Old 01-01-2014, 10:10 PM   #7
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Old 01-01-2014, 10:43 PM   #8
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You should have just pulled the engine out and do all the work on a engine stand and change the converter while the you have the engine out! One easy job not 2. You don't even have to pull the nose off either. Take off the intake, water pump, balancer and fans and it comes right the top! No need to pull the trans.
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You should have just pulled the engine out and do all the work on a engine stand and change the converter while the you have the engine out! One easy job not 2. You don't even have to pull the nose off either. Take off the intake, water pump, balancer and fans and it comes right the top! No need to pull the trans.
I agree with Terry. That's what Andy at ADM does. Only takes about 30 min to pull an engine out. Then much easier to work on that way.
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You should have just pulled the engine out and do all the work on a engine stand and change the converter while the you have the engine out! One easy job not 2. You don't even have to pull the nose off either. Take off the intake, water pump, balancer and fans and it comes right the top! No need to pull the trans.
The fascia has to come off for the trans cooler to be mounted.

I researched it and decided to go the in car route. I don't have an engine stand or engine lift.

Plus the part that seems to take time and be kind of a pain in the car is changing out springs and I can do that out of the car since I have to take the heads off anyway.

If you ask me, it would be a wash with the time it would take to remove and reinstall extra components and all that stuff compared to just leaving it in, there's really not all that much to this job.

Dropping the trans isn't a big deal either.
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:27 AM   #11
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Man I'm excited!! Good luck Chris!

PS. Let me know if you want a ZL1 style splitter for your front end. I'm taking my SS front end off this week to put a ZL1 on, and I can take it off and sell it to you for cheap.
Who makes the splitter, I definitely want one, I'll have to look it up and look at it on ur car to see if it's the one I want.

Thanks man!
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To do a cam swap u have to take out the front bumper off
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:56 AM   #13
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To do a cam swap u have to take out the front bumper off
The front bumper is off to install the trans cooler, which is mounted behind it. The cam itself can be done without removing the bumper.
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Who makes the splitter, I definitely want one, I'll have to look it up and look at it on ur car to see if it's the one I want.

Thanks man!
I got it from RPI designs. It looks just like the SLP one, just slightly different.
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I want to do the same mods to my L99. Good luck. Trans is the only thing I have not done before. The heads/cam are no problems.

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I want to do the same mods to my L99. Good luck. Trans is the only thing I have not done before. The heads/cam are no problems.

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Thanks, yeah the trans isnt all that much work, but It is holding me up cause of the big ass torx bit I need to take the driveshaft off.

Today I got the intake, heads, valley cover, ps pump, and cam out. Started getting all the little things off needed to drop the trans.

Punched all the old bearings out of the rockers and pressed the comp cams trunnion upgrade kit in.

Ill be swapping the springs tonight after I go out and get the socket I need to install the hex head rocker bolts and the socket I need to take the driveshaft off.

Hopefully I can get the converter changed early tomorrow, and then start putting everything back on. Then I can have it all done saturday night at the latest.
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All right now! Your power level is going to get transformed . Good luck with the install! Can't wait to hear your feed back on the new found power.
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Nice Chris!!

Be careful pulling the cam back in. Lube that cam up like you do your own stick lol and slide it in gently cause those bearings are soft. You can use 2 water pump bolts to help you in the process.
Good job covering up the lifter bores
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:01 PM   #20
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All right now! Your power level is going to get transformed . Good luck with the install! Can't wait to hear your feed back on the new found power.
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Nice Chris!!

Be careful pulling the cam back in. Lube that cam up like you do your own stick lol and slide it in gently cause those bearings are soft. You can use 2 water pump bolts to help you in the process.
Good job covering up the lifter bores
I will be so careful! Trunnions and the springs were a breeze after the first couple.

Trans is down! Putting the new converter in now.
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Doing good cuz!

Double check it all before you go to the next step. Use blue loctite on the cam bolts, cam retainer, I used a lil bit on the oil pump bolts too.
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Nice Chris!!

Be careful pulling the cam back in. Lube that cam up like you do your own stick lol and slide it in gently cause those bearings are soft. You can use 2 water pump bolts to help you in the process.
Good job covering up the lifter bores
I almost died when I read that Zeke. LMAO
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Doing good cuz!

Double check it all before you go to the next step. Use blue loctite on the cam bolts, cam retainer, I used a lil bit on the oil pump bolts too.
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I almost died when I read that Zeke. LMAO
I keep replaying it in my head whenever I use the assembly lube on a part "Like your own stick" haha

UPDATE

The trans ate up a bunch of my time today, and I was on the phone with SHawn/messing with the tuner for a little while. But I got the converter installed, cam, timing chain, lifters, heads (on but not torqued down yet).

Not a whole lot left to do, just hope I have a tune by the time I need my car for work monday moring.

For anyone interested, to do the converter, you have to:

remove bellhousing bolts, trans fluid lines, driveshaft, disconnect shift linkage, remove starter, converter bolts, passenger header. Not too bad, was tough to do bymyself lowering, raising, and leveling the whole transmission.

Driveshaft was kind of a bastard to get to, used an air ratchet.
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