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Old 02-12-2008, 12:22 PM   #1
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This is my 86 245 i'm planning on drifting this season. The plans are some good suspension, sbc, and a cage. We'll see how far i get this season. Kinda busy right now so haven't had time to work on it. The suspension is blown and i found some rust holes in the floor board that need to be repaired. Hopefully i'll start working on it soon.






My JTR v8 swap crossmember and V6 IPD front sway bar.
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:21 PM   #2
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keep the front end weight down and get an ls1
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Old 10-10-2008, 05:21 PM   #3
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keep the front end weight down and get an ls1
Using aluminum heads...so they v8 weight should be close to the weight of the stock motor. Going with a carb setup so it's less stuff to break ;)

some updates:


Since there was a complaint about lack of thread here i decided to post this crap up. Maybe i'll get to work on it some this weekend :D



Finally pulled the motor and tranny 2 weeks ago. Ended up crushing my finger w/ the driveshaft...which sucked. Bought some sheet metal and have been practicing welding for when i repair the rust.









welding>me

The welder im using is old as hell and you can't adjust the voltage...just the wire speed. Getting better...slowly...lol

Got my seats in and my suspension is at the platers...but hopefully will be here soon :D

Cut the front windshield out last night...i'll grind the rust areas down and work on repairing that this weekend.

The most important thing is that i got a bunch of stuff done around the house...so i can work on the car now :D
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:25 PM   #4
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Good progress, and thats a nice c10 ya got there...a '69?
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:29 PM   #5
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ni idea. It's actually my brother in laws. All i know is it drives really nice...i was very impressed with it!
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Old 10-12-2008, 08:01 PM   #6
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:47 AM   #7
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cool. what are you doing for headers? what are the specs on the motor?
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:30 AM   #8
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No idea what I'm doing on headers yet. Need to do some research on that. The exhaust shop im planning on using said they could adjust headers some but couldn't make custom ones.

No idea on specs on the motor. I know it's a street motor....it was a test motor for some street heads. I don't think we make the heads anymore...not even sure if they ever went into production.
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:42 PM   #9
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looks good. But you are talking about V6 swaybar. V6 swaybar from what car model ?
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:43 PM   #10
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huh? I have a ipd sway bar for a v6 240. You can see it in the picture. It slumps down more than the 4 cylinder brace.

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Old 10-14-2008, 01:51 PM   #11
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i have the hedman tight tuck block huggers. they sell them on summit. they fit without modification. they are not ideal for high performance apps but they have worked for me...
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:59 PM   #12
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SWEET!!! Thanks for the info!
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:56 PM   #13
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That orange thing looks right at home.
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:26 AM   #14
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since you plan of drifting the car, which a assume means a manual trans, and banging gears really hard you might want to box the motor mount...

here is mine.. it has held up fine...





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Old 10-15-2008, 09:16 AM   #15
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planning on using a muncie tranny. Next time i get a chance to work on it i'll pull the motor and try and box the mounts. Do you have any close up pictures of your headers? I was doing some reading and read that the lt1 impala headers work really well. Also going to pick up a 8.8 next time i'm in tulsa.
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Old 11-09-2008, 11:59 PM   #16
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Got a chance to work on it a little this weekend.....didn't get much done. Took the motor out and started adding support to the crossmember. I still suck at welding...so did a lot of grinding.



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Old 11-10-2008, 09:02 AM   #17
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Good job man, its coming along well. Welding is hard to get, but once you get it all is good. Like riding a bike.
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:17 AM   #18
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got the crossmember done! It's straight up ooglie....but it works.




Everything clears fine



Got the lt1 caprice headers this weekend....i'll bolt them up this week and see how the look.
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:12 AM   #19
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picked up a explorer 8.8 axle...it's supposed to have a locker in it.

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Old 12-01-2008, 12:41 PM   #20
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change that user name to 8banged!.. what made u choose the 245? drifting is supposed to be a stylish type of sport lol
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:53 AM   #21
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wanted a vehicle that could balance a v8 well, someone made a v8 swap kit for it, wasn't very popular but had some aftermarket....so i got into volvos.

Got my suspension yesterday. THANKS BEN!!


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Old 12-02-2008, 12:56 PM   #22
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Old 12-02-2008, 03:11 PM   #23
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Old 01-05-2009, 11:58 PM   #24
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Got a chance to work on it this weekend....but the wifey is being induced tomorrow....so we will have our first kid! Which means fewer updates :P

I worked on the headers for a while....if you use the lt1 manifolds on sbc heads you need to move atleast one stud hole. Then the flange wouldn't even come close to steering column/shaft. I messed for it for a few hours...but still no luck.

So i continued to work on my rust repair and made some progress.









Still needs some grinding/sanding...

Also dug through the transmissions and found the spare tranny from my brother in laws old dirt track car...looks like the one i'll be using





and a hurst shifter :D







and just because i couldn't wait to use one of these decals..

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awsome! how long do you expect until its up and running?
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