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Author Topic: My Build Story...The 12welve gets some Luv! (Project High Response)  (Read 35416 times)

Offline weitrhino

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Yeah, huge win! Let me know when you can come over to my place and do the same things.

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Filled up the tranny with 4-1/4 pints (2.125 quarts) of MT90.


My plan is to use the lower half of the OEM shift lever and the too half of an eBay short shift lever that came with the s13 trans that came with the swap since aftermarket kits that have a top plate don't line up with the mounting holes in the C trans.

I did a test fit and the shifter height seems high for my tastes so I'm probably going to cut about an inch and a half off the bottom half.

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Yeah, huge win! Let me know when you can come over to my place and do the same things.
If You weren't so far away I'd take you up on that. Then you could help me finish mine! Besides I've got lots of time on my hands these days.
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Fabbed up a Keith Locklear Edition transmission crossmember.

Added some washers instead of the rubber grommets from the OEM trans mount and some primer and paint to resist rust. Then after a few height adjustments I coated all the bolt heads and exposed threads with grease to reduce corrosion.

Credit for the mount goes to Keith. Thanks for the help!
http://club-s12.org/retro4/index.php?topic=35964.0
Keith also helped me to realize that both the mk1 and mk2 front drive shafts are virtually the same. You just have to knock off the collar. I found that it's easier to do this with the drive shaft off the car (thx again Keith) since it's got a spot weld in each side. The dust collar is on the tail shaft of the C trans so this one had to come off to fit.


Mk1 left. Mk2 on the right. The removed collar is off to the side.
So with that information I decided to just use the mk1 front drive shaft so I won't have to worry about balancing issues. However when the center bearing takes a dump on this one I'll just swap in the mk2 piece since it's all nice and clean.
« Last Edit: 12:44:45 PM / 04-Mar-16 by 8SixS12 »
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If you were to look around my garage it may not look like I've done much lately but, I've been hard at work planning how I'm going to route the engine harness. Knowing that the bulk of it is on the right I layed out the SR harness on the engine. After visualizing what wires could be ran around on the drivers side through the the fender, I decided to drill a hole in the passenger side of the firewall. I measured the size of the grommet and drilled the hole to match. I looked at my options about a hundred times and figured this is by far the cleanest route with the least amount of harness in the engine bay without the hassle of trying to do a wire tuck and it will allow me to mount the ECM in the glovebox for easy access. 


Then I moved the grommet further up the harness so that the ECM connector, ignitor chip and other EFI splices would run inside the car and back out the drivers side fender to the engine bay. The extended MAF and O2 sensor wiring will run through an existing hole next to the brake booster which ends up right where they need to be.
My finger is where the grommet used to be.
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Finally worked out the heater hoses and finalized the radiator placement. No pics yet tho. Stay tuned.
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Is that a new trans? That thing is clean!

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Nah bro. I just power washed it, primed and painted earlier in the build thread.
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ahh I must've missed that...

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Well, my family and I moved again. This time to Birmingham Al. So again the project was put on hold because of all the ins and outs of the move , a transfer with my job, a promotion and just life I'm just about ready to get this thing running! Since the last time I posted I've installed the new fuel pump, rail and finished up some wiring(I hope). I just have a few more boxes to unload  and some other things to put away in the garage. I did get to rebuild my workbench which is now a more usable 8 feet wide x 4 ft deep! Also bought a shop press for bearings and what not. Can't wait to get started!
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Man, firing up your project car in your new house courtesy of a promotion is going to be one hell of a feeling.... Good for you dude.
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Offline weitrhino

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I've been wondering what happened to you. Now I'm expecting regular progress reports........with pictures of course!

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Hey, now your in Keith's territory, get together with him, he's  real good to know! Go check out Barber Motorsports Park as well, it's awesome.

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in for the updates!

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Well, works been crazy! I’m pretty much a glorified baby sitter with a company car. Anyway I finally got started on the car again. I may have or continue the thread on Facebook since I’m having a hard time finding a free site that’ll host my pics. Photobucket is smoking that real good stuff for what they’re charging. Anyway the bumper is back off right now so I can start mounting the intercooler.  I’d like some advice from any of you that’s done it before with s13 piping.
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