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Another LS4 / 4T65-E powered swap completed (pics inside) by Darth Fiero
Started on: 07-07-2013 07:43 PM
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Last post by: Tom Slick on 09-29-2016 06:15 PM
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Originally posted by Dave E Bouy:

I mounted my N* ECM/TCM much the same way you did on your first LS4 swap but I really like the way you've mounted these. Are these mounted directly to a piece of the metal frame or are they isolated from the frame like the earlier swaps? Enquiring mind need to know.....

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The ECM and TCM shown in the earlier pictures are both mounted to a piece of plastic. The plastic "plate" they are mounted to is then screwed to the sheet metal body. I did this to isolate the ECM and TCM cases from chassis ground - for good reason. If you allow the ECM and TCM to ground to chassis and ever have your battery cable to engine block ground become disconnected for any reason and try to crank the engine, you can fry not only the computer(s) but also the engine wiring harness.

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Originally posted by Tom Slick:

Finally got me some new Enkei Raijin wheels (18x8 front, 18x9.5 rear) and installed my big brake kit (13" front & 12" rear)




Nice fit on the car are they 5X100 wheels? The car is a beauty
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Nice fit on the car are they 5X100 wheels? The car is a beauty


yes they are 5x100 wheels

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Tom,
The car looks really good man. I bet you are enjoying the heck out of it. Quick question for you...did a body shop do the hood scoop? Looks like a Warber style from Archie. I bought one from him like 2 years ago and finally got around to hoping to have a body shop fiberglass it into a spare hood I have. Just trying to figure if they are gouging me on price. They told me like $700 to do that and paint it. Feel like that's kind of steep but I dunno. Should have bought the finished hood from Archie for $400 all done and just have them painted lol.

 
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yes they are 5x100 wheels




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Tom,
The car looks really good man. I bet you are enjoying the heck out of it. Quick question for you...did a body shop do the hood scoop? Looks like a Warber style from Archie. I bought one from him like 2 years ago and finally got around to hoping to have a body shop fiberglass it into a spare hood I have. Just trying to figure if they are gouging me on price. They told me like $700 to do that and paint it. Feel like that's kind of steep but I dunno. Should have bought the finished hood from Archie for $400 all done and just have them painted lol.


If it's a professional body shop/collision center, and not a Maaco or similar, they'd probably still charge you $400 to paint it, and you'd still be out $800.
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I got my entire Formula painted for $1600. Lots have seen the top notch quality of the paint job at the 30th. Maybe I'm just a little greedy. Lol

 
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If it's a professional body shop/collision center, and not a Maaco or similar, they'd probably still charge you $400 to paint it, and you'd still be out $800.


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I got my entire Formula painted for $1600. Lots have seen the top notch quality of the paint job at the 30th. Maybe I'm just a little greedy. Lol



Panels off paint job, and you did all the prep work prior to taking the panels in for paint?

Prep work is a huge part of the expense. If a shop is going to glass in a scoop, then that is a lot of prep work they're going to have to do.
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Panels off paint job, and you did all the prep work prior to taking the panels in for paint?

Prep work is a huge part of the expense. If a shop is going to glass in a scoop, then that is a lot of prep work they're going to have to do.



Panel off paint job, they did all the prep work and then painted the car. $1600 total out the door. Toner Red (Sherwin Williams paint)

I got a heck of a deal, just got a little frustrated at the notion that they can do the hood scoop probably but it will or might shrink after they are done. It's like well thanks for doing it and then telling me it will most likely shrink out after lol.

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Panel off paint job, they did all the prep work and then painted the car. $1600 total out the door. Toner Red (Sherwin Williams paint)

I got a heck of a deal, just got a little frustrated at the notion that they can do the hood scoop probably but it will or might shrink after they are done. It's like well thanks for doing it and then telling me it will most likely shrink out after lol.


Oh, that's crazy. Are they just going to Bondo it in or something? I could see it breaking out if they did a poor job of installing the scoop in the first place, but using the right compound it shouldn't have any issues.
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Dipped job #4, ready for Hot Rod Power Tour.

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A few shots in Gulfport MS after traveling with the Hotrod Power Tour.

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Looks great! What did people on the Power Tour think of your car?
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Looks great! What did people on the Power Tour think of your car?


They loved it. They knew something good was in it when I drove by.
All the props go to you, thanks...
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Do you have any more details on the exhaust valve? Manufacturer, model, or part number? I'm planning an exhaust system right now and would love to incorporate something like that.
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Really very impressive all the mechanical knowledge you have.

I'm just a monkey that can do what I see in an illustration if it simple enough.

Just awesome.
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Do you have any more details on the exhaust valve? Manufacturer, model, or part number? I'm planning an exhaust system right now and would love to incorporate something like that.


I bought it off eBay and had it shipped to Ryan where he did his mechanical magic and made if functional. I tried looking in my eBay history to get more details but nothing of importance came up.
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I bought it off eBay and had it shipped to Ryan where he did his mechanical magic and made if functional. I tried looking in my eBay history to get more details but nothing of importance came up.


Thanks for the info!
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I bought it off eBay and had it shipped to Ryan where he did his mechanical magic and made if functional. I tried looking in my eBay history to get more details but nothing of importance came up.


Sorry Tom, I can't remember the specifics of where you got it from either. I do remember that it was a vacuum operated exhaust valve. I think it would close the exhaust valve with vacuum present and it would open it when the vacuum went away (such as what would happen at full throttle) - if I remember how it worked correctly.
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Dipped job #5


Thanks

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