Cutlass Cruiser resurrection ~ Single Turbo + 4.8L

mclellan83

mclellan83

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Good to see the knowledable guys have already chimed in, I will say I want to see how it all comes together
 
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Nutty Cutty

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Apr 30, 2019
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I got an issue guys. Maybe someone can help me. I bought the cheap converter spacer to mate the th350 to my LS but there's a big gap between the flex plate and the conference bolt pads. I don't want to destroy the trans pump.
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Should I swap to the crank style spacer instead and does this go between flex plate and stall? See pic below

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Injectedcutty

Injectedcutty

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Nov 24, 2014
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Louisville, KY
I got an issue guys. Maybe someone can help me. I bought the cheap converter spacer to mate the th350 to my LS but there's a big gap between the flex plate and the conference bolt pads. I don't want to destroy the trans pump.
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Should I swap to the crank style spacer instead and does this go between the crank and flex plate this eliminating the need for the other spacer? See pics below

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Buy once, cry once. I completely understand trying to save a few bucks here and there, but it'll usually end up costing you more down the road.
 
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Nutty Cutty

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Apr 30, 2019
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I appreciate the poetry but that doesn't really help answer the question Sir.
 
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Nutty Cutty

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Apr 30, 2019
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I guess I need to add some info. I was typing on my phone earlier.

With the converter snout spacer on the converter the snout does not bottom out in the spacer. I think it could be too long which would cause more space between the stall and flex plate. I will trim it down. I just didn't want to end up wiping out the thrust bearing in the motor if I have too much spacing and the stall is bottomed out in the trans pump.
 
DRIVEN

DRIVEN

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Apr 25, 2009
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Owyhee County
I'll be watching this one too.
 
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81cutlass

Royal Smart Person
Feb 16, 2009
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Western MN
The turbo needs a Caterpillar sticker on it

:)
 
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Nutty Cutty

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Apr 30, 2019
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Yeah the idea was for it to be Gold. The powder coat I did is nice but I'm not crazy about the color overall. I may do it something bright and colorful. Neon something
 

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