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Old 28-01-2018, 09:17 AM
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Or you take real concave wheels like Apex ARC8 or PS7 or BBS RC ...

From the look, the wheels on the pic, the Dotz don’t match to the body
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Old 02-02-2018, 12:39 PM
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Engine and gearbox are now in the car.

Apart from the obvious difference from T56 to TR6060 gearbox which needed new mounts, there's actually a fair few other differences from the LS1 to LS3 in terms of ancillaries and location of pipes etc.

Mice had eaten through some of my fuel lines so I'll be a bit fussier where I store it now, plus some brake pipes also need replacing. Craig at Dyno Torque is doing new braided stuff throughout.

It's a bit more work than I expected, but no drama, I'm in good hands and I'm quite excited now, which after all was the objective!

With the front panel removed it's very easy to see just how compact the LS series engines really are compared to the BMW DOHC V8s.



The alloy motor sits pretty far back in the engine bay compared to S5*series, so weight distribution is pretty good. When my car got weighed after the LS1 conversion, the bias was virtually 50/50.

I didn't get many shots like this before, so it's nice to see it taking shape and appreciating the benefits.


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Old 09-02-2018, 06:05 PM
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Front end back on and beginning to look like a car again





Exhaust, fuelling, intake and cooling all done and wiring now under way.





Gear linkage finished. It's got an adapted 5 series linkage and all soundproofing is back in place making it a nice sealed factory like finish inside.

The shift is very short and positive, a nice feel and improvement over the muscle car old-skool feel of the T56.



Interestingly, there's a 1 series track car in for an S65 conversion at the same time.



It's great to see them side by side. The S65 is a big old lump next to an LS! Better if we don't talk about power figure comparisons either


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Old 13-02-2018, 10:24 AM
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Gearbox and oil coolers now fitted.

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Looking awsome !!!!
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Old 13-02-2018, 10:05 PM
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Looking awsome !!!!
Thanks. I'm getting really into it and feeling excited for the end result.
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Old 14-02-2018, 12:13 PM
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So you should be...that Donkey sits lovely in there...very tidy indeed.
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Old 14-02-2018, 11:13 PM
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For some reason I really like the car in this picture, even though it's sat on the horrible Dotz slave wheels. It must be that it looks short and squat without the front bumper?

It could also do with the KW's lowering a tad too but still looks good IMO.

They're such great looking cars from certain angles!

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Coming along nicely. You must put up a sound clip when it’s done, would love to hear it
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...would love to hear it
Mine's not running yet but here's another interesting LS3 conversion just completed in the same workshop. Quite cool I think.

https://www.facebook.com/craig.taylo...6552834045048/

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