29-06-2012, 04:29 PM #61
08-07-2012, 11:30 AM #62
I am laying out my fuel pump and filters today. Are there any hand and fast rules about placement of filters in relation to the pump? I can effectively fit the pre-filter straight to the inlet of the pump but I wonder if it should have a short run of pipe separating them. Same goes for the 100 micron filter after the pump - can fit straight on the end of the pump discharge but unsure if I should.
13-07-2012, 04:05 PM #63
14-07-2012, 09:27 AM #64
15-07-2012, 04:16 PM #65
Finally got the motor in on Friday - been sitting on an engine stand for far too long. Can finish assembling the motor and get the wiring sorted after I have started sticking the front panels back on.
I have only stumbled across a couple of problems. One of them was addressed in the post above, being the 304 power steering bracket will not fit, so I need to stick the 308 one on. Second drama is the whole gearbox support issue. I bought a CRS crossmember to suit the 4L60e but even in the forward most position, its sits about 5mm too far back - should really be about 30mm closer to take advantage of the slotted holes. I am also unsure of which gearbox mount I should use. I have the original VT one, but the holes centres don't suit the crossmember, too wide. I have a 308 one from Mackay but the gearbox holes don't match the gearbox, about 12mm too wide. I also have the old 202 one, is perfect but the actual mount itself is a touch too wide and fouls on the gearbox. *facepalm*
09-08-2012, 09:29 AM #66
Finally got the gearbox all mounted up last night after a bit of faffing around with rubber mounts. I ended up using a Mackay A1158 to suit a T400 box. Just had to slot the holes where the mount fixes to the 4L60e extension housing.
I spoke to the chap at Driveshaft Balancing Services yesterday and will be dropping off my tailshaft tomorrow to get shortened.
09-08-2012, 11:35 AM #67
Mate, Who made your drop tank in perth torque fabrications? whats the cost if you dont mind me asking?
09-08-2012, 01:04 PM #68
09-08-2012, 11:13 PM #69
Oil dipstick tubed bastardised to suit...
VT 5L tube vs. "custom" tube.
Added a digital voltage meter to the stereo panel,
...and the old indicator stalk was busted... so... yeah...
11-08-2012, 07:18 PM #70
Spent a few minutes this arvo trying to hook up the shifter. I had bought a B&M T400 cable bracket kit ages ago when I was going to use a T400 in the conversion. The bracket didn't fit the oil pan bolting pattern so I knocked up one to suit. Just need to sort out the other end but my mate has my shifter gate (name?) that fixes to the column, so I need to get that back from him.
11-08-2012, 08:05 PM #71
coming along nicely mate, love it. You can never have too many pics in these threads too....
12-08-2012, 03:59 PM #72
How can I get my power steering pump to line up with my 304 crank pulley? I am using a 308 bracket and its already spaced out about 32mm which I think is standard? Looks like it needs to go out about another 50mm to line up where the 304 P/S pump would have been on the 304 pulley.
Can I safely space it out ~82mm? Seems like a long way... It currently lines up pretty close to the closest groove (unused A/C belt) to the motor, but its not a V groove to suit the P/S pulley. Do I need to get a 308 crank pulley? Do I need to get CNC Davo to knock me up a flash billet one?!
Water pump and alternator are fine because thats all 304 gear and the belt sits nicely on the middle spot, the P/S pump is 308 so the interface isn't there.
12-08-2012, 05:50 PM #73
It's hard to get a decent pic but here is what mine looks like at the box end.
With the power steering I think there is a couple of ways you could do it. The first way is as you've said, make longer spacers and space it out. The other way I think you might be able to do it is using the VT bracket to mount the HQ pump. You could get a HQ crank pulley but then you'd need to change the water pump pulley and the alternator pulley to V-groove pulleys. If there is enough room, I think using the VT bracket is possibly the best option, even if it needs a few mods to make it fit.
Last edited by hq308; 12-08-2012 at 05:52 PM.
12-08-2012, 07:11 PM #74
I had the same problem as you dingo hence why I asked about it a few posts back. In the end I ended up cutting my bracket and welding in a piece to space it out a bit.
Not sure what pulley I've got but I only needed to go as far out as the first groove which in my case was a V groove on my pulley.
Hope this helps a little bit.
I havent installed my power steering yet as I'm waiting for my replacement drag link and tie rods ends to turn up first.
12-08-2012, 08:03 PM #75
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