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Old October 23rd, 2015, 05:09 AM
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Just a quick follow up on the engine ancillary mount brackets, I have just ordered from Kwik Performance (LS1 Alternator and Power Steering Pump Bracket)


K10143 AC compressor bracket

K10166 alternator/power steering bracket

I had planned to have a crack at making these but time and effort mean that hopefully these will overcome the clearance issues!
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Old November 6th, 2015, 03:40 AM
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Cool so the ancillary drive mounts arrived today and I had a spare hour waiting for the Farrier to show up so I started fitting them up...

The quality and fit were fantastic and the LHS all assembled as per the instructions and with no clearance issues...

20151105_164557 by James Elphick, on Flickr

20151105_170849 by James Elphick, on Flickr

The RHS was again simple but If you are installing the EVAP system then mount the purge valve bracket on the back of the first bolt you fit Also I don't have a Air Con Pump to install yet and I'm suspicious that it may clash with the ECU mount...

20151105_174956 by James Elphick, on Flickr

20151105_174945 by James Elphick, on Flickr
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Old November 6th, 2015, 03:58 AM
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And to follow up on the tank pressure sensor, I finally mounted mine in the LVS canister. The center part of this is linked directly to the fuel tank so the sensor will register tank pressure but it is impossible for it to be filled with fuel. The sensor can be fitted to the back of the canister so it is protected between the tank and the chassis rail. The loom feeds directly to it. I did shorted the Loom by a meter or so and used some sealant to hold it all in place.

20151031_145020 by James Elphick, on Flickr

20151102_154121 by James Elphick, on Flickr

I also found that I needed GM part 19257603 to fit my vent valve to the Speartech loom. I just used the plug off the loom!

20151028_191450 by James Elphick, on Flickr

20151028_192348 by James Elphick, on Flickr
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Old November 6th, 2015, 11:48 PM
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I'm watching all the LS builds Just bought a D130 2010 and no drive train so good to start planning the LS engine. Also get the truck body in to the country.
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Old November 9th, 2015, 04:26 AM
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Nice! A proper power plant and in a decent spec Landy

Here is a pic of the fuel tank pressure sensor as fitted

20151108_103957 by James Elphick, on Flickr

and I hooked up the heater hoses today...

20151109_165257 by James Elphick, on Flickr

I would have achieved more but I found this under the cylinder head of my Lightweight

20151108_125403 by James Elphick, on Flickr

But on the upside my Unimog 406 finally passed its Roadworthy and got its new plates

20151102_184555 by James Elphick, on Flickr
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Old December 2nd, 2015, 03:30 AM
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OK, so time for a bit of an update, I have completed a stack of small bits which have suddenly made the project look much closer to completion (or at least running LOL) I finished off the engine bay wiring with the installation of the thermo fans and plumbed in the radiator. The top hose needed a pipe making up with a slight bend in it so that it runs parallel over the fans and then down slightly to the radiator. The engine end is 32mm and radiator has 35mm inlets and outlets so I used 32mm pipe and expanded one end out to fit the 35mm elbow (When I say I... I have a very good working relationship with with a local exhaust fitter so he did the bending and stretching for very little cost)

20151201_173037 by James Elphick, on Flickr

The bottom hose is a tight fit but is basically the same principle but in 35mm pipe swagged to match the 38mm engine fitting and with a 20ish deg bend to align the two elbows. This needs to be as short as possible!

20151201_172925 by James Elphick, on Flickr

I also finished the Power steering pump and the gearbox oil cooler lines. As I had hard lines with the power steering pump off my original oil cooler, I tig welded AN fittings on to the ends. For the power steering simply reconnected my existing pressure line. For the gearbox I made up braided lines and used the 6l80 adapter by HGM (Billet Transmission Cooler Manifold for 6L80, 6L90 — HGM Automotive Electronics) For the reservoir I re used the GM pot and mount (with some substantial alteration) and bolted it back to the Kwik Performance brackets.

I am also a convert to the Lokar pedal solution as with a bit of judicial alteration, I managed to smash the Corvette pedal I had... so I am currently waiting for that to arrive

I'm sure I have finished some other bits off too but I am out of pictures so that will do for now!
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Old February 26th, 2016, 05:23 PM
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Thought I would chuck up a few pics of bits that have been completed as the truck is now running!

First run, no manifolds

20151204_172537 by James Elphick, on Flickr

Manifolds Fitted

20160111_165619 by James Elphick, on Flickr

Bonnet Converted to P38 Gas Struts

20160105_151343 by James Elphick, on Flickr

Loker Pedal fitted

20160111_165647 by James Elphick, on Flickr

Dashboard Started

20160217_195301 by James Elphick, on Flickr

Currently still waiting for its return from the exhaust fitters
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Following! Way to go with the extra fabrication outside of the well covered bits (4wd tail conversion, fitting another radiator, etc.) Good info along the way
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Any video of the corvette engine running?
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Any video of the corvette engine running?
Click the top photo, its actually a 3 second video clip (I have just changed the privacy setting so should now work if it didn't before!)

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Old February 26th, 2016, 07:54 PM
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Got it!! Sounds loud!
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Old February 26th, 2016, 08:08 PM
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Not going the "sleeper" route. Sounds badass though! Nice donkey by the way.
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Old February 26th, 2016, 10:11 PM
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That's kickass.... lets see some more video of it running.
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Old February 26th, 2016, 11:24 PM
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I will do If I ever get it back from the exhaust shop! The guy is fantastic with a length of 3" pipe but nothing happens quickly (its been there nearly a month and last week he only had the tail pipe left to seam up so hopefully soon) He is a bit of a Landy nut himself and I think he just likes driving it in and out of the workshop
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Hi could you please post a link to the Loker Pedal. It looks like just what i need for my LS3 installation.

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http://www.summitracing.com/int/part...6012/overview/

http://www.summitracing.com/int/part...gm02/overview/

I used this throttle control as it was listed as a replacement for the part number I had on the pedal I originally ordered with my Speartech loom. I notice that Nick uses DBW-GM01 which may fit a little bit better (I'm not sure) but I don't know if it plugs into the Speartech Loom!

Mine works perfectly and bolts straight through the bulk head using the original hols although IIRC the bottom hole needs elongating about half the hole diameter. Fitting it, on your own however is a bitch!
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Heading off to hopefully pick the defender up from the exhaust shop so maybe a video soon... But for now, here is the dash assembled and detailed!

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Looks awesome, any update? I just decided to go with an LS3 for my 110, following with interest.
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Old May 27th, 2016, 05:28 AM
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Its currently on the Dyno / final engineers inspection so should have some results Monday or Tuesday
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Keep us all posted! Very interesting to hear how it goes and what you think of it..
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