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Old 10-04-2018, 04:33 PM
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Do you plan to dress up the engine a bit before final install. like Paint it?
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Do you plan to dress up the engine a bit before final install. like Paint it?
Absolutely. I still have to tear the engine down to gap the rings and inspect the bearings. I'm going with an LJMS Turbo Cam as well. I will be painting the block gloss black and all the rails and coil mounts etc will all be cleaned and powdercoated. One of my good friends has a powdercoating business and has always been helpful with any of my personal projects.
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Engine Mounts are done. Working on 4L80e Trans Crossmember next. Then I will knock out the turbo hot side and intercooler setup.








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Latest update.


The transmission crossmember has been made for the 4l80e. Also found a nice set of factory headers from GM that will be a direct bolt in to work for NA Builds if anyone decides to tackle this project once I'm done with mine. Hot side on the turbo is next then intercooler plumbing.

















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That looks quality workmanship.
Thank you for the update.
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That looks quality workmanship.
Thank you for the update.
Second that. Beautiful work & thank you for the update.
Out of curiosity, would a 6-speed have been more difficult in this conversion?
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Second that. Beautiful work & thank you for the update.
Out of curiosity, would a 6-speed have been more difficult in this conversion?
Not really. You would have to source a 5 speed x5 being parted out and steal the pedal assembly and get the hydraulic portion. Then plumb in your own lines to the TR6060 or T-56 that you choose. This is more of a race build than a daily build otherwise I would have done something similar but the costs go up substantially to go manual just because of the transmission cost alone. A Cammed LS3/TR6060 build for everyday use in a 04-06 4.8is would be an amazing project.
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Not really. You would have to source a 5 speed x5 being parted out and steal the pedal assembly and get the hydraulic portion. Then plumb in your own lines to the TR6060 or T-56 that you choose. This is more of a race build than a daily build otherwise I would have done something similar but the costs go up substantially to go manual just because of the transmission cost alone. A Cammed LS3/TR6060 build for everyday use in a 04-06 4.8is would be an amazing project.
Yes it would! One day.. lol. Im gonna let you finish this one first so you can give us all some motivation
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