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Old 10-07-2016, 04:19 PM
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Pure sex. What all do you have to do to get the LSJ head to work properly on L61?
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Old 10-10-2016, 10:28 AM
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LSJ Head, valve cover, head gasket, LSJ valvecover bolts (Cause the L61 bolts dont work... thanks GM.) and going to the individual Coil on plugs.





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That is a custom made reluctor wheel on the ATI damper for the AEM Infinity, and Its a dummy pulley, not a full AC compressor on there (stupid belt routing) But now at least, all my stuff is 6 rib, so no more cutting off ribs of belts for hours.
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Is there no way to make a bracket to take the place of the compressor? I'm loving this thread!
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Is there no way to make a bracket to take the place of the compressor? I'm loving this thread!
You could, we jsut took a stock ac compressor and separated it out. its just the end cap and the pulley now.
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Nice man loving the work so far!!
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It's in. Next step Wiring. Trevor is doing an amazing job on this.


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Old 10-16-2016, 11:42 AM
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Amazing work keeps coming from the TJPerformance Shop


New AEM Scan gauge, like the interceptor but works directly with our Infinity ECU





95% completed new engine bay harness.



Mil-Spec Bulkhead connector for easy harness removal.



In the car!
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Sounds like Trevor knows his stuff.
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He is the man. I thought I was well versed in building and repairing these cars, but man he has the driveline of these things down to an art.
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Good news, car powers on. Few more things to do and it should crank!
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Some thick ass heat exchangers you got there. Looking good man.
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What signal are you using for your ignition? I'm trying to figure out options for an alternate ECM and would like to get away from the single coil pack but am not sure that would work with L61 head. I know you have an LSJ head now so just wondering how you have it setup.
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Old 11-01-2016, 10:23 AM
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Everything for the engine is wired into the AEM Infinity ECU. It has a custom made reluctor wheel with an AEM crank sensor mounted off the Damper.
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Nice teaser video.
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Soon..... Hoping to get the car on the dyno this weekend and bring her home so I can start working on more aero parts. Trevor has done an AMAZING job on everything, and there is no way I could ever recommend him enough. It has just been, as I expected, a challenging build since its the first of its kind, and that means shaking the bugs out on it. It took us longer than planned to get the custom pistons, get some of the other parts, and we have had a few learning stumbles on the AEM Infinity, but man, now that its all synced up. Hoooolllllyyyyy ****. Miles ahead of HPT.

So hopefully Facebook / Instagram / This thread will see some love this weekend.
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So, overdue update time. After some finagling, since the AEM is not plug and plug and we knew that, we got everything running, and horry shhiiiittt. The car is a damn rocket. On pump E85 (which is random in values here) The car makes 303 whp and 256 lbf/tq. We expect those numbers to rise now that we are switching her to a race E90 fuel (Ignite Red E90- its reliable, dependable, and repeatable)

Car makes power up to 7500 rpm, Redlines at 8500. Its a hoot. But honestly, its not streetable anymore. (becides the whole $5.50 a gallon for fuel thing) Its too quick and responsive. its just not that much fun to drive on teh street knowing that you have to ease it everywhere.

Turned around and rewired everything off a switchpanel. Only need the car on for steering, everything else runs off this. And yes, the radio is still in the car because Global TA Street class rules require one. No, I don't use it.




We went to Willow Springs Raceway (right down the street) last Friday to shake out (and were the only car there!) and yeah I love everything about this. Even with it being cold, windy and damp, on old hard tires, and only being able to go about 80% of what the car had, we were running at least 10mph faster all around the track.





Biggest thing is I have to remember not to short shift since we make power longer, and just get comfortable in the car again. We only got to run a half day, as we learned that the front main seal doesnt like 110psi for 20 seconds..... Easy fix, and changing the oil pump relief spring. Trevor is headed back down next Friday to knock that out, im just trying to clean all the oil off the car.

I'm super excited, and just hoping at this point we can find some additional funding to lock in our year.
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Old 12-22-2016, 02:27 PM
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So, overdue update time. After some finagling, since the AEM is not plug and plug and we knew that, we got everything running, and horry shhiiiittt. The car is a damn rocket. On pump E85 (which is random in values here) The car makes 303 whp and 256 lbf/tq. We expect those numbers to rise now that we are switching her to a race E90 fuel (Ignite Red E90- its reliable, dependable, and repeatable)

Car makes power up to 7500 rpm, Redlines at 8500. Its a hoot. But honestly, its not streetable anymore. (becides the whole $5.50 a gallon for fuel thing) Its too quick and responsive. its just not that much fun to drive on teh street knowing that you have to ease it everywhere.

Turned around and rewired everything off a switchpanel. Only need the car on for steering, everything else runs off this. And yes, the radio is still in the car because Global TA Street class rules require one. No, I don't use it.




We went to Willow Springs Raceway (right down the street) last Friday to shake out (and were the only car there!) and yeah I love everything about this. Even with it being cold, windy and damp, on old hard tires, and only being able to go about 80% of what the car had, we were running at least 10mph faster all around the track.





Biggest thing is I have to remember not to short shift since we make power longer, and just get comfortable in the car again. We only got to run a half day, as we learned that the front main seal doesnt like 110psi for 20 seconds..... Easy fix, and changing the oil pump relief spring. Trevor is headed back down next Friday to knock that out, im just trying to clean all the oil off the car.

I'm super excited, and just hoping at this point we can find some additional funding to lock in our year.
I just realized you are in Rosamond, I was out there last week when I was waiting on my Q. If had knew I would have loved to check the balt out in person. I lived Rosamond for a few years while stationed at Edwards AFB. I did big and little willow a few times. Broke my balt at grudge racing lol.
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Oil pressure never touches the main seal...
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Old 12-23-2016, 12:09 AM
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Oil pressure never touches the main seal...
The oil pump is literally right behind the front main seal.



And Alerosaint, if your out this way again, hit me up, your more than welcome to come say hi and see the car if I am around.
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Youre right it is, but the main seal doesnt seal the oil pump, it seals the crank case against the balancer. Only pressure it sees is crankcase pressure. If you looked at the oil pump, it is completely sealed within the front cover, if youre getting oil pressure to that seal you have bigger issues.
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