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BUILD THREAD 86 GP 2+2~Blown 6.0

Discussion in 'G-Body Build Threads' started by 81cutlass, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. 81cutlass

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    Kinda updates.

    My front air dam is missing a piece or has lost a bunch of rigidity. I build a few brackets to stabilize it and its better.

    Cut the 1 1/4" receiver off the hitch I bought with the car and welded a 2" one on so my cargo carrier would fit.

    And changed oil. Getting ready for drag weekend this Fri-Sun. I just want to run 11's and not break.
     

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    Nice fab work. I like how low profile it is. PM me if you decide to produce a few. I may be interested and sell my JT Race Shop piece.

    Cool pic of the G-Bodys at work. Thanks for posting.
     
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    Will do. Ill get a few built in the next few weeks.


    Well last night I wrapped up some of the little stuff, going to pack and hit the road tomorrow.
     
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    So i did drag weekend 2 weeks ago. Overall car did good. Ran slow due to 90+ degree temps and still working issues out.

    Best was a 12.90ish at 105mph. I was down a solid 5-10 mph and .3-1.5 seconds down from where i should be on the high end. Really bad heat soak and some lackluster air.

    Otherwise the trip was fun, had a blast. Totally will do it again. Its like drag week but a lot more personal with 25ish cars and 3 tracks over a fri-sunday trip.

    Only casualties trip wise was a shredded blower belt which i find out was the crank pulley walking forward due to not pining the crank, blew out a shock (imagine 30 year old oe shocks being bad) and not 60ft worth a damn. On the way home from the last track i heard a whine on decel and did a bit of checking today. I chipped a spider gear in my dif which is really because i ran out of time to replace the gov lock posi. It did survive 15 hard t56 launches from 3500+rpm so when the component everyone says fails i won't complain there.
     

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    Pulled the rear apart and yep it chipped one of the spider gears. Thats all because the gov lock doesnt lock until 5 or 10mph or whatever and it lets one spin off the line and then locks, cutting the spinning wheel speed in half and instantly jerking the other wheel to the speed.

    Had the bearings on the pinion in a little rough shape so I am rebuilding that too.

    Overall no bad news since the carrier needed to be swapped anyways and the bearings were going to be changed. Gears were fine thankfully.
     

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    Took the driveshaft out (left it in when I pulled the rear). I noticed I couldnt get the slip yoke in the trans any farther than half way when I pulled the rear yoke caps off. Tried prying the driveshaft forward but couldn't and didnt think of it much.

    Tried taking it out and it was stuck. Ended up ratchet strapping the year u joint to the hitch and then pounding the yoke out. IT came out and felt inside the yoke and felt some burrs and yep, it ended up twisting the yoke.

    Yoke was a $45 ebay cast one. Didn't think it would be a problem but apparently it is. Needs a forged one I guess!

    That explains why it was making noise and ate the front bearing on the diff. Yoke couldn't slip in!
     

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    Damn. Boost!
     
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    Cool build thread. I have the JT driveshaft loop in my malibu, doesn't look too bad under the car my 3" driveshaft fits fine in it and I also have a pypes x pipe exhaust and it clears.

    Also, no red/blue ecm will read oil pressure, just the later blue/greens
     

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