Nearly every weekend of decent weather there'* something going on in the garage at my place (reminds us of Dan, doesn't it).
Here'* a few highlights from this weekend.
2000 GP GT, Mileage unknown, 3rd time in the garage (last year he topswapped with IC and 1.9RR'*, blew it up and L67'd).
His trans was shot and he already had parts for a Gen V conversion. A built up trans with 1" GMR chain was on tap to go in.
There'* no shots of the removal or build up of the engine. Here'* the engine after I finished with it, connected to it'* new trans. It'* now an XP cam, 105# springs instead of LS6, Gen V, IC'd engine.
Some GP guys might notice something about the passenger side dog bone doesn't look "normal" to them. It'* been BillBoosted
Braided fuel lines were tossed on for a better connection because the L36 lines don't mate well to the PRJ logs he added and he always had leaks from the ZZP modded rails that are meant to work with the L36 to L67 swaps. Something about the way the connections sit on things didn't let them work well.
In it goes
Back to the dog bone comment. The GP'* have a big cast iron mount that bolts to the end of the head for coils and hooks to the passenger side dogbone. When looking for more belt wrap, frequently they swap over to a driverside GXP mount (stronger) and leave the passenger side off. We chose to use the newer NA passengerside mount and a Bonneville coil pack bracket/tensioner. This gave us more belt wrap and kept the second dog bone. (note: he has shortened dog bones on the car)
GP owners do strange things.
And it'* all set
See ya next year
A standard type of mod visit for me where I have the car come in on a Friday night and leave Sunday afternoon. It'* a good bit of work in short time, dedication and drive is how it all gets done that quick.