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Old 01-31-2013, 03:55 PM
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Haha thats too funny.

When I worked for Scion when the brand first hit the scene and ScionLife.com was blowing up I ran into that a LOT between building my own turbo car, and all the demos for the region (not so much in this community, but I also don't make the events very often).
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Started stripping the body today for paint

Honestly not looking forward to this portion of the project.

I have an aluminum hood from a Delta that I am going to mold into the header panel (it is roughly 1.5" longer then my caprice hood), I am deleting the all the stainless rocker moldings and wheel arches...only stainless I am keeping is the trim around the glass.

I am leaving all the body prep up to my brothers friend, and then hopefully his father can put some color on it for me.

....oh btw...added a new ride to the collection LOL



Last month my Fiances car got hit by an 18 wheeler (01 Monte SS), so I replaced it with this 05 Impala. Scored for 800.00!

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Old 02-25-2013, 08:43 PM
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Here are a few photos of the newest part I machined up for my turd...





I have no clue if I am going to pursue this or not, but it is in the works LOL
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What is it?
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How did I miss this Brandon? Very cool mods to say the least! Are you going to NSHS2?
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That is the male portion I machined of a coupler to run dual lsx engines in one chassis. It is a hardened 48 spline shaft that is pressed into an lsx crank spacer. Its all machined to ride in place of the converter pilot.

I finished the other side last night, I will post photos a little later.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:20 PM
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How did I miss this Brandon? Very cool mods to say the least! Are you going to NSHS2?
I'm going to try and make it!
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That is the male portion I machined of a coupler to run dual lsx engines in one chassis. It is a hardened 48 spline shaft that is pressed into an lsx crank spacer. Its all machined to ride in place of the converter pilot.
Is it April 1st already?

That sounds like an ambitious project. What chassis have you chosen that will give you enough longitudinal real estate to fit dual LSXs crankshaft-to-crankshaft?
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Is it April 1st already?

That sounds like an ambitious project. What chassis have you chosen that will give you enough longitudinal real estate to fit dual LSXs crankshaft-to-crankshaft?
I would like to put the setup in my Caprice. The LSX engines are extremely compact, and when you factor in how far back I moved the motor when I plated it....I actually have enough nose room in install a second. I would need to remove the radiator support and bend up a tubular unit that hugs the header panel, but I have taken quite a few measurements and I have the real estate under the hood to work with.

Here is the female side of the coupler. I machined the center crank hub off a truck dampener and machined a press-fit step into the female splines. It still needs to be finish welded on the flange before I can key it back in the lathe to make my final clean-up pass, but you get the idea...





Assembled unit...


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And just to give you an idea of how short these engines are and the room I will have to work:



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That would certainly be VERY cool. I don't suppose that you will have this combo ready for NSHS2 though.
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11.895 @ 116.7 mph, 4415 lbs. race weight at SSHS9 (125-shot)
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