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Hi. Figured I'd start a build thread because I like to show and tell. I'll just start off by posting pictures and circle back with comments. The car as it

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Old 01-02-2019, 12:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi.

Figured I'd start a build thread because I like to show and tell. I'll just start off by posting pictures and circle back with comments.

The car as it was last seen operational:

2009 370z Sports Package


Z1 piece rotors. (Click Here for install Pictures)
Carbotech AX6 pads (front) EBC Yellow (rear)
DBA Rear Rotors
Braded brake lines (Goodrich)
Fast Intentions 34 row cooler
20mm rear spacer
Whiteline front and rear sways.
SPL Front End Links
Energy Rear End Links
Whiteline Diff bushings
Mishimoto heavy duty trans cooler
(sold test pipes)
Zex Nitrous Kit w/ bottle heater and remote opener (Click Here for nitrous install)
Nitrous filling stations (because why not)
Evo-R Flashing 4th brake light. (I was almost rear ended multiple times. People seem to pay attention to the LED light.)







I think an eject button is called for with nitrous.


Install completed with nitrous




I added carbon fiber shifter trim, switch plates and Kenwood Excelon. The Excelon can tie into the OBD2. Gale Force's pillar can also be found in the picture. I recently upgraded to a dual Innovate wideband reader.








While I was on the carbon fiber kick... figured I would pickup some CF paddles. (look close, you can see my monkey toes)






You knows what goes good with interior carbon fiber? exterior carbon fiber.

Finite Element Design Brake duct inlets w/ stillen brake cooling




I want an even flow of CF, not too much just accent pieces so I found legit CF B pillars, not CF overlays. These will replace the OEM pillar


I wanted some cooling for my engine bay so I went with Fly 1 Spec-V hood.



Should go good with the Fly 1 Duckbill v3. (Fast intention exhaust removed. more on that later)


another view of the duckbill. Fuel pump failed so it was upgraded to an Aeromotive Stealth 340
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Bought a verus rear diffuser because my car may have went airborn at some point... I will not confirm nor deny that.

Also seen in the picture are the side blades for my Z, new dual band AFR, Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator and some camber arm that I picked up on the cheap. The Uprev tuning software was sold (more on that later).







Some Aerolatch hood pins


Zspeed under shroud:
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In this section... I'll lead off with this, because it's relevant. I've decided to go for an LS swap on my Z. Donor engine acquired! Aluminum block 5.3



The engine is pretty much trash so I need to break it down so that it can be sent out to the machine shop.











It's Time to send the block out for machining now that the block has been broke down.


Cylinders had pitting and were out of round; however, machine work made everything better than new.



A 4.8 crank was located because the goal is to destroke the 5.3. Keep in mind that the crank is the determining factor between a 5.3 and the 4.8. The block was punched out a bit so the ending displacement is more like a 5.0. Now you might be asking yourself, "why the destroke???". Well, I have two reasons. 1.) The destroke should make for a high reving engine. 2.) The 4.8 is strong. Very strong, as in hold 1500whp strong.

Another reason why I had to put a 4.8 crank in the block is because GM never made an aluminum block (L33 code) with a 4.8 crank.

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Accessories for the block? Yes please!

Molnar connecting rods, 2k hp rated.




Holley Sniper cross ram




AMP EFI coil packs


2200cc Injectors


MS3Pro Evo and CAN EGT reader (will be removed from that box)


8 EGT sensors, one per hole for tuning.


Two snails for some breath-ability.


Two intercoolers that will be joined at some later date
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CP pistons should be on their way and hopefully arrive mid January. I need to place an order to LJMS (Lil' John Motorsport Solutions) for cam, pushrods and trunnion kit. When the engine comes together, I'm looking to push 9k RPM or so.

I was at PRI last month and found a new product that will go into my Z once released by Sikky. I'm going to have to opt for solid mounts because expected HP/TQ range for the LS will be around 1000.
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What Transmission will you be paring the LS motor with?
What do you plan on doing with the CF paddles you purchased?
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What do you plan on doing with the CF paddles you purchased?
What Transmission will you be paring the LS motor with
- Going with a built 4L80e. Transmission will be built by Capizzi Automotive in MI (Stock LS SBE record holder). This guy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axTBSCYC8CY

What do you plan on doing with the CF paddles you purchased?
- The paddles will be used with the 4L80e because the BCM is going to be mapped out for all OE controls.
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