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Old March 31st, 2016, 02:55 PM
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Nick, email & pm sent to purchase mounts. Let me know what else you need from me.
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Old April 1st, 2016, 11:38 PM
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Forgive me if this was talked about here. I have read through all of this thread but don't recall seeing much about a tranny cooler for the auto. Is it necessary? If so what cooler are you running?

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Old April 1st, 2016, 11:47 PM
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Yes, Permacool with Fragila stainless lines. It's in the BOM. Also there are pics early in the thread.
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Old April 3rd, 2016, 12:32 PM
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I'm in the middle of reworking my harness, and I'm not sure what i'm supposed to do with the oil pressure switch thats in Nicks BOM - does it replace the stock sensor behind the intake manifold? given its a single connector I'm guessing id need to delete the wires and run it direct to the warning light?
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Old April 3rd, 2016, 12:40 PM
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Its for the defender warning light.
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Old April 3rd, 2016, 12:45 PM
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thanks Nick, but where does it go on the engine?
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Old April 3rd, 2016, 01:02 PM
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Oil cooler bypass on the side of the oil pan. Gm part in the bom.
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Old April 3rd, 2016, 02:10 PM
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Oil cooler bypass on the side of the oil pan. Gm part in the bom.
Like this :



I used an adaptor and 45 degree fitting (to clear the reversed intake manifold) to mount the VDO oil pressure sender in the original position on top of the engine :



Hope that helps.....
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Old April 13th, 2016, 09:38 AM
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thanks guys

reading back through the thread again... did the vdo gauges not work in the end? hence everyone opting for the DD cluster instead?

Nick, if you've updated your bom recently could you sent it to me again please as I'm working from the one you sent me waaaay back.
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Old April 13th, 2016, 10:53 AM
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thanks guys

reading back through the thread again... did the vdo gauges not work in the end? hence everyone opting for the DD cluster instead?

Nick, if you've updated your bom recently could you sent it to me again please as I'm working from the one you sent me waaaay back.


The VDO gauges work as expected. You have a choice.
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Old April 19th, 2016, 05:03 PM
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Hi

My problem is the red battery light on the dash. I am using the GM crate engine control system and can find no way of making it work. The bulkhead connector has nothing is there a way?

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Old April 20th, 2016, 03:15 PM
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this is happening.. http://jeepbeach.com....means I'm surrounded by more mullets and neon jeeps than usual in Florida this week.. the silver lining is I got to leave several of them with their mouths wide open today as they got blown off the line by a crappy old land rover. Have i mentioned I love my LS swap?!
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Old April 20th, 2016, 08:58 PM
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Without reading 1150 messages, is there a manual for the installation or a website explaining it?

I want to buy a set but after one mail from Nick it became quite, no answers anymore. Does anybody know how I can contact him, or Nick if you read this, can you contact me?
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Old April 20th, 2016, 10:34 PM
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I drove out to his house in San Diego. Nick is incredibly busy. He also has a full time job. It will be interesting to see if he ever spins this off full time. But be patient and work with him. The kit he makes is simply astounding. Here's mine with a 6.2L LS bolted in place but not yet wired up. It's actually a L94 crate motor from Turnkey Engine Supply.
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Old April 20th, 2016, 11:59 PM
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Here's mine with a 6.2L LS bolted in place but not yet wired up. It's actually a L94 crate motor from Turnkey Engine Supply.
My GOD! Look at that motor! Look at those shocks! Look at those....... Oh, forget it! Just look at that! ;-) NICE!
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Old April 21st, 2016, 12:25 AM
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Without reading 1150 messages, is there a manual for the installation or a website explaining it?

I want to buy a set but after one mail from Nick it became quite, no answers anymore. Does anybody know how I can contact him, or Nick if you read this, can you contact me?
Yes, read the 1150 posts.... In all honesty the install is fairly straight forward, Nicks parts are top notch and if you get stuck just post up here. Also go read the Gen III thread if your looking for a budget or manual option
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Old April 21st, 2016, 12:50 AM
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I drove out to his house in San Diego. Nick is incredibly busy. He also has a full time job. It will be interesting to see if he ever spins this off full time. But be patient and work with him. The kit he makes is simply astounding. Here's mine with a 6.2L LS bolted in place but not yet wired up. It's actually a L94 crate motor from Turnkey Engine Supply.
I flew around the globe to his house

Great job by the way came out nicely
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Old April 21st, 2016, 03:23 AM
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Have i mentioned I love my LS swap?!
Awesome aren't they! I have just driven mine its first 200km in the last 3 days. It has been sitting for a while since getting the exhaust fitted due to work commitments but having worked few out a few gremlins with fuel pumps and and a good old earthing issue we are finally on the road. I have a couple of hopefully minor tuning issues to sort but the thing very nearly flys
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Old April 21st, 2016, 09:02 PM
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Without reading 1150 messages, is there a manual for the installation or a website explaining it? I want to buy a set but after one mail from Nick it became quite, no answers anymore. Does anybody know how I can contact him, or Nick if you read this, can you contact me?
Ok, Nick contacted me, Thx. I will order the parts from him.

I want to go for a new engine and transmission. Any suggestions where to buy and which configuration ? Did see the side of turn key engine supply but get confused which engine to take, so many different ones.
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Old April 21st, 2016, 10:49 PM
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We went with Turnkey, L99 with the 6l80e combined with Nicks kit it's plug and play.
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