Page 4 of 17 FirstFirst 1234567814 ... LastLast
Results 91 to 120 of 495

Thread: XJ6 - aka purple shitbox, purple people eater, now with more LS1

  1. #91
    arboreal bukkake briney's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Blackwater, QLD
    Posts
    1,485
    =

    Chased the misfire - isolated to no.2.
    Injectors are all ok.
    Plug was oily - oh bugger. Rest all fine.
    Comp test - most around 150-160psi, no. 2 on 30 wet + dry.

    Valve? Gasket?
    if it didn't come up with oil in it, it may well be a valve. time to whip the heads off ?
    Quote Originally Posted by Skompa View Post
    The throttle linkages jammed on the CDs in my old Triumph 2000 and stuck it at WOT.

    I didn't realise for about 15 mins as it never broke the speed limit.

  2. #92
    are hairy Dogsballs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    melbourne
    Posts
    6,907
    valve cover first. then heads, i say head gasket at top to oil galleries.
    Quote Originally Posted by 50RTD View Post
    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

  3. #93
    two jaaaaaaaags drscrote's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    657
    Yup off with it's head.

    Might have time at weekend if not too hungover.

    Exhaust was Performance Exhausts in Coburg. Ok not sensational job, still need to take it back there for a final adjust when the motor stops rocking, so will reserve final judgement till then.

  4. #94
    two jaaaaaaaags drscrote's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    657
    Got the valve cover off today, and straightaway could see the inlet rocker for no.2 was loose.

    Actually was almost out! Tightened up, checked the others - all ok.

    So back on 8 cylinders - nothing broken after all I hope.

    Still idles a bit rough, and my el cheapo ebay scanners won't read the codes. Something to do with Holden only being partially OBD compatible till 2005. My scanner can show me all the dynamic stuff like sensors, mpg, engine load, but need a proper scanner + expensive software like EFi live / tech 2 to read the codes.

  5. #95
    Shaved cunt Andrew Bolt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    melbourne
    Posts
    3,829
    This is awesome.

    Is there enough material on the exhaust manifold to head mating surface to mill it down so you get a bit more rail clearance?
    Last edited by Andrew Bolt; 10-09-11 at 09:53 PM.
    Proudly presenting the new foot long chocolate Subway.
    Quote Originally Posted by ALLMTR View Post
    Rats tail haircut used to mean make sure the OC spray is shaken

  6. #96
    two jaaaaaaaags drscrote's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    657
    Hi GT good to hear from you. You should come over and have a look when you get a chance - you're partly to blame for this project!

    Good idea about the manifold flange. There's a bit of meat there.

    Currently I have two left sided Corvette LS2 cast iron manifolds. The one on the R side is reversed, so the downpipe starts off angled forwards to clear the steering column. The one on the left goes back as GM intended.

    The chassis rails are flared out to the front, so the further forwards the manifold exits the more room there is. That explains why there's enough room on the R, but too tight on the left.

    I should probably just get a right side manifold and put it in reversed on the left. That will throw the outlet flange a couple of inches further forwards and will clear the rail I think.

    Other options :-
    Mill the existing manifold to head flange.
    Get headers made up.

    Need to keep the budget down, I'm thinking getting a whole RHS stock Corvette manifold from the sates will be cheapest most effective option.

  7. #97
    MacGuyver stockymcstock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    3,626
    shit, the rocker arm was loose? what are the chances! at least it wasn't something bad.....

    sorted that thermostat problem out yet?

    I am a Spinal and Sports Physio based in Flemington, Melbourne. Insane discounts for PF members!

    www.showgroundsphysio.com.au

    I also retail do high-level professional road bike fitting and retail Speedplay pedals and SMP seats - cheapest you'll find them anywhere.

    www.neillsbikefit.com.au


  8. #98
    Shaved cunt Andrew Bolt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    melbourne
    Posts
    3,829
    I'm pretty handy with a multimeter so if you have some wiring diagrams, I can help.

    Are there different thermostats?
    Proudly presenting the new foot long chocolate Subway.
    Quote Originally Posted by ALLMTR View Post
    Rats tail haircut used to mean make sure the OC spray is shaken

  9. #99
    two jaaaaaaaags drscrote's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    657
    Yeah, loose rocker arm. Seems ok now, much smoother on 8 than 7 pots! I'm just pleased that I don't seem to have caused that particular fuck-up, there's plenty I'm to blame for already.

    And still no thermostat. There are different thermostats for early and late LS1's, the one that's supposed to be right for my engine doesn't fit. I'm wondering if maybe the water pump has been changed to a later one or some similar mischief.

    The thermostat housing is right for an early thermostat, but now with the prongs snapped off so it fits in the waterpump, and the late model thermostat doesn't fit either.

  10. #100
    two jaaaaaaaags drscrote's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    657
    Well fixed the gearbox issue, now have all the gears and smooth shifts.

    Was just the main electrical connector had come undone when I was trying to get the Park Neutral Saftety switch connected. Much better now.

    Dropping the back this weekend for the 3.31 LSD + new brakes. Currently 2.88 single spinner, does 1600 rpm at 100 on the highway.

    Anyone know if the PNRD switch on the auto selector shaft does anything I need? I already have the reverse lights / starter inhibit from the selector on the console. As I understand it the rest of the switch sends a signal to the PCM and then the dash to the gear indicator, but that's it. Would be handy to get rid of it.

  11. #101
    are hairy Dogsballs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    melbourne
    Posts
    6,907
    when, tomorrow or sun? tomorrow helping mate with new clutch install. sun i want to do my 90/10's
    Quote Originally Posted by 50RTD View Post
    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

  12. #102
    two jaaaaaaaags drscrote's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    657
    Got the rear subframe out.
    Pretty oily and grotty as the oil seals are letting go pretty bad on the old diff.

    Will degunk + dismantle tomorrow morning I hope.



    The big radius arm bushes were a pain to pull from the body but gave in to the persuader in the end. I've got new bushes, will have to head over to stocky's beefy press to get them in.

    Last edited by drscrote; 16-09-11 at 11:13 PM.

  13. #103
    two jaaaaaaaags drscrote's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    657
    Just had a fun couple of hours getting the back end apart.

    Tons of gunge, and the engineering is really impressive, if overdone. Needle bearings on the wishbone shafts, inboard discs in an attempt to save unsprung weight (ridiculous given the car and likely use), alloy hub carriers.
    I read somewhere the Jag designers back in the 60s had a brief to built the best IRS possible regardless of cost or manufacturing inconvenience.

    Actually enjoyed it, no impossible bastard nuts to undo, all came to bits relatively ok.

    More degunk tomorrow, then swap the diffs over.

  14. #104
    are hairy Dogsballs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    melbourne
    Posts
    6,907
    i'm free thu/fri if you want a hand.
    Quote Originally Posted by 50RTD View Post
    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

  15. #105
    MacGuyver stockymcstock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    3,626
    lets press some shit nigga!

    I am a Spinal and Sports Physio based in Flemington, Melbourne. Insane discounts for PF members!

    www.showgroundsphysio.com.au

    I also retail do high-level professional road bike fitting and retail Speedplay pedals and SMP seats - cheapest you'll find them anywhere.

    www.neillsbikefit.com.au


  16. #106
    two jaaaaaaaags drscrote's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    657
    So it's all back together - it's an epic job solo even dragging the rear assembly around to work on it. The diff alone weights about 60kg, fuck knows what the whole subframe / wishbone / drive shafts / hub carriers / hubs / 4 calipers / 2 wheels weighs. Gotta be close to 150kg.

    It all came out ok - lowered on the jack, then sliding it out sideways through the wheel arch is the go. Once out I put the wheels back on then you can pull the whole lot around like a wheelbarrow. It does try to turn upsidown, which I let it do with the old diff - all the oil started to come out the vent, so I had to be more careful with the new one.
    Getting it lifted back up was a fair pain, lots of careful levering and jacks. I replaced all the subframe mounts, and the subframe needed a fair bit of persuasion to line up with the mounts.

    All in now, rear end basically dismantled, checked, cleaned, regreased and re assembled with reconditioned calipers, new discs + pads, new seals on the wishbone pivots etc.
    Thanks be to stocky for the help with the press and attacking the old radius arm bushings.

    Ratio is 3.31 with LSD, should have a bit more get-it-up-ya than the old 2.88.

    Just pop out for new brake fluid tomorrow, get it filled and bled, and that's most of the big stuff done.

  17. #107
    are hairy Dogsballs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    melbourne
    Posts
    6,907
    then skids bitches!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by 50RTD View Post
    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

  18. #108
    MacGuyver stockymcstock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    3,626
    have been for a spin in this and can confirm its awesome. really quiet until you get up it too. hooks up hard in first. perfectly powered for a cruiser!

    I am a Spinal and Sports Physio based in Flemington, Melbourne. Insane discounts for PF members!

    www.showgroundsphysio.com.au

    I also retail do high-level professional road bike fitting and retail Speedplay pedals and SMP seats - cheapest you'll find them anywhere.

    www.neillsbikefit.com.au


  19. #109
    Shaved cunt Andrew Bolt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    melbourne
    Posts
    3,829
    Has this been pulling skids out the front of RMH ED yet?
    Proudly presenting the new foot long chocolate Subway.
    Quote Originally Posted by ALLMTR View Post
    Rats tail haircut used to mean make sure the OC spray is shaken

  20. #110
    Registered User GSRman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Caught in the ACT
    Posts
    16,391
    This is a cool project.
    This is a post i wrote by mistake, which is nice...

    PF GT5 whore car list https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?...thkey=CPKNmOIJ

  21. #111
    two jaaaaaaaags drscrote's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    657
    Haha lots of fun here. Minor epidemic of exploding gearboxes in Melbourne.

    Was just off to get the fans issue looked at - bit of a clunk, then lost all forward gears, rush hour traffic, Flemington Road.

    I knew the box was iffy - whining in 3rd, very slight drip of fluid from the bellhousing. Was hoping it would make it a bit longer though!

    Drove backwards for a bit and got it off the main road, should be able to get the rest of the way home later when the traffic dies down.

    Where to go for replacement trans in Melb?

  22. #112
    are hairy Dogsballs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    melbourne
    Posts
    6,907
    told you, DTM auto in geelong. the new hotness in Lsx gearbox guys in melbourne and what craigs automatics (best in aus) in nsw recommend.

    or holmart

    http://holmart.com.au/online/prod1906.htm
    Quote Originally Posted by 50RTD View Post
    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

  23. #113
    MacGuyver stockymcstock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    3,626
    sounds like you caught gearbox aids from dogsballs car?

    I am a Spinal and Sports Physio based in Flemington, Melbourne. Insane discounts for PF members!

    www.showgroundsphysio.com.au

    I also retail do high-level professional road bike fitting and retail Speedplay pedals and SMP seats - cheapest you'll find them anywhere.

    www.neillsbikefit.com.au


  24. #114
    Shaved cunt Andrew Bolt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    melbourne
    Posts
    3,829
    Let us know, can come twiddle spanners. Except weekend Oct 30ish.
    Proudly presenting the new foot long chocolate Subway.
    Quote Originally Posted by ALLMTR View Post
    Rats tail haircut used to mean make sure the OC spray is shaken

  25. #115
    are hairy Dogsballs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    melbourne
    Posts
    6,907
    pull the engine and auto. no fun lying under a car removing and refitting a gearbox. trust me i know!
    Quote Originally Posted by 50RTD View Post
    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

  26. #116
    two jaaaaaaaags drscrote's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    657
    Quick phone poll
    To rebuild my box, mildly uprated innards,
    DTM $2500+tune $400
    Preston Automatics $1800

    Holmart brand spanking new, stock, $2950

    Ebay lucky dip starts at $500 for a high miler

    Anyone got one blocking their driveway they need shifted?

  27. #117
    Registered User darwinschops's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Terra
    Posts
    3,103
    Quote Originally Posted by drscrote View Post
    Tons of gunge, and the engineering is really impressive, if overdone. Needle bearings on the wishbone shafts, inboard discs in an attempt to save unsprung weight (ridiculous given the car and likely use), alloy hub carriers.
    I read somewhere the Jag designers back in the 60s had a brief to built the best IRS possible regardless of cost or manufacturing inconvenience.
    that and the pics to back it up is a crazy level of effort and detail. not an engineer but it looks a damn sight better too than any 'dore donor. inboard discs, a pair of shocks and springs either side, other fancy stuff i don't know about. awesome project too. will be a very nice cruiser done...

  28. #118
    Registered User darwinschops's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Terra
    Posts
    3,103
    fark...

  29. #119
    two jaaaaaaaags drscrote's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    657
    What about an Adventra 4l60e?

    Located one in Adleaide new for a grand.

    Is it the same box? Looks it externally on the pics. The transfer case is in the trans tunnel on those I think.

    Any one know if the ratios will be way off, or wacky converter?

    Model is 5HMD

  30. #120
    are hairy Dogsballs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    melbourne
    Posts
    6,907
    transfer case at front. the ratio's are different in v6 and v8.
    Quote Originally Posted by 50RTD View Post
    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •