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Old 10-03-2014, 02:53 PM   #161
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The sunfire next to it makes the picture full of win
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:38 PM   #162
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Nice to see this project still moving. Especially when there's practically nothing left going on with this chassis.
thanks, still more to come over the winter build

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The sunfire next to it makes the picture full of win
notice the double spoiler on that bad boy? still has the stock 1 up by the back window




most of the interior back in shift boot is from an alero so doesn't fit at all but better then just a huge hole

also pressure washed my dirty ass carpet, had a monster can or 2 pop in the back this was the before

chopped the auto brake pedal instead of swapping the brake/gas pedal and mount from the 5spd

swung by a friends to grab my "new" steering rack(bad seals on my original)


waiting for the mailman to bring me some packages this week....

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Old 10-06-2014, 11:48 PM   #163
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Nice work so far.
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:09 PM   #164
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not much of a update but I've been holding off on dropping the drivetrain in as I would rather get my new rack, tierods, swaybar etc bolted in.... got my order from Rock Auto today though and cleaned up that rack


I work till 2:30pm tomorrow then 4day weekend so some good updates should be coming
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:18 PM   #165
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Woooohoo
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Old 10-10-2014, 03:54 AM   #166
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so its 4:30am and I'm tired as **** so I'll keep this short, things weren't going my way today but still made some progress

installing that stupid Speedbuilt swaybar made me loose my mind today! Hopefully it puts a smile on my face on the 1st corner I take

6 puck clutch going on and new slave cylinder went in


it's in!! 3 out of 4 mounts holding it in right now as I still haven't installed my poly insert for the rear mount
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:06 AM   #167
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a buddy swung by my place on his way to the track last night to drop off a LX5 TB and adapter plate he made, also got my CAI the other day since the LX5 TB has vac lines on it, saves me from drilling/tapping my UIM

LX5 vs 3400

had a little fire with the rear mount

and beat the metal ring out of it, ready for the poly insert now

didn't want to cut/extend my CTS so I opened up my injector harness to get the wires out and reroute it, CTS and MAP sensor share a wire so pulled the MAP plug with it


got most of the wiring hooked back up and buddy who dropped off my LX5 parts copied my LX9/5spd tuned PCM and is going to flash the tune to my PCM(HP Tuned PCM I bought had a different service # then my 2003)

having a issue with getting the axle stubs out of my LSD trans, when I had the engine/trans sitting on the floor they were moving on me as I tried to pry it out so thought having the drivetrain bolted in would help but I still can't get them to budge :S buddy I bought it from mentioned they are a lot tighter with the LSD but never expected this
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Old 10-11-2014, 01:09 PM   #168
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Looking good man! You hoping to get her on the road before winter or is she parked til spring?
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Old 10-11-2014, 02:11 PM   #169
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Fast progress now. Me likey.
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Looking good man! You hoping to get her on the road before winter or is she parked til spring?
wanting to drive it this week but looks like I might be pulling the drivetrain out again to swap transmissions
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:24 PM   #171
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What? Why?
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Old 10-11-2014, 09:52 PM   #172
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Does the lx5 TB fits without any modifications?
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No. As you can see, it requires an adapter plate. And at that point you may as well get the uim/lim ported along with the uim to inlet air from a 65mm throttle body. Or it will just restrict it. 65mm isnt really worth it without a ported uim inlet.
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:59 PM   #174
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do a google search for "OBX stuck axle" and you will see why in frustration I give up for now.... Went and bought a larger pickle fork today to fit around the axle and hammer it out but nothing, going to jack the car up higher to try and get more swinging room with the sledge/pickle fork and I have roughly a 4' pry bar to try out once it's higher

trying to get these out, thought the previous owner left them in to help with fluid spillage but now I'm thinking he couldn't get his axles out


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Does the lx5 TB fits without any modifications?
You need to buy or make an adapter plate which is pictured above and need to modify the throttle linkage bracket

was shocked to see my 3400 CAI fit perfectly with the LX9, and LX5 TB/adapter

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Old 10-12-2014, 12:01 AM   #175
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No. As you can see, it requires an adapter plate. And at that point you may as well get the uim/lim ported along with the uim to inlet air from a 65mm throttle body. Or it will just restrict it. 65mm isnt really worth it without a ported uim inlet.
the 3500 UIM is already matched for 65mm unless hes looking to toss the LX5 TB on a 3400? then ya porting would need to be done as well as adapter plate
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Yeah i doubt he has a 3500 uim, was referring to a 3400 with my post.


And oh joy, obx lsd problems
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Old 10-12-2014, 09:01 AM   #177
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Did you guys forget I'm also "hybreed"? -.-
Thanks for the info...

On a side note I'm exited to see the outcome of this.
6 speed swap is also on my to do list but in a very far future

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Old 10-12-2014, 02:14 PM   #178
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do a google search for "OBX stuck axle" and you will see why in frustration I give up for now.... Went and bought a larger pickle fork today to fit around the axle and hammer it out but nothing, going to jack the car up higher to try and get more swinging room with the sledge/pickle fork and I have roughly a 4' pry bar to try out once it's higher

trying to get these out, thought the previous owner left them in to help with fluid spillage but now I'm thinking he couldn't get his axles out

Did you try using a slide hammer? Pry bars don't work very well for getting axles out, even on stock tranny's. You need a sharp sudden impact to expand the C-clip in the hole and get it out of the notch in the axle splines. I've done it with a pry bar and long screw driver on my 4T45 and it was a bitch to get out, but when I had access to a slide hammer that popped them right out easily. If you aren't prying evenly on both sides the axle wants to bind in the hole as well from sideways pressure. The slide hammer puts the force directly behind it and pull it straight outward.
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Old 10-14-2014, 08:33 AM   #179
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Don't own one but only 1 I can find locally I don't think any of the attachments would work, the 3 jaw maybe but I feel like it has nothing to hold on to... I've got tons of axles out with pry bars, I know not the best way but usually pops out
http://www.princessauto.com/pal/en/P...-Kit/8309262.p

Might still grab it and try and make my own piece for the end with some steal and my mig
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Yeah, making your own piece might be a good idea. The one I used, my dad brought it home from the GM dealer he worked at, so I don't know if it was a special part for working on GM cars or a custom piece. Didn't look custom made though, it just looked like it would be good for any CV axle fwd car.

It had an "L" shaped attachment on it, and the bottom of the L (perpendicular to the slide) had a U-shaped slot cut in it and was fairly thin so that it could fit between the inner CV and trans case and would slide in right on either side of the shaft.



edit: I really wonder why it's so tight though. I wonder if the slot on the inside wasn't machined properly or something making the snap ring too tight? There is a chamfer machined in the slot on the axles to give the ring a bit of a ramp to slide on when it's pushed out, but the inner slot inside the trans has to be deep enough to allow the ring to expand as well (without too much force).
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