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2004 ivory pearl, undergoing a vk56 swap

Old 09-10-2016, 06:50 PM
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Ok so onto the real updates.
Sorry there are not that many big updates, but for me, significant.

So if you recall back I had an issue with a coolant line that exited the block. and directly into the new motor mount. So here is how I fixed that.

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I tapped it with a 9/16 18 thread count. I will put a hose barb into it and reroute it around the motor mount. Problem solved!
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Old 09-10-2016, 06:58 PM
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AND HURRY!!!!!

I finally, after 5 attempts and have cut, drilled, cut, drilled, cut, and hack-sawed the damn rear subframes out. So I can finally clean the spots out. Pop the solids it, mount it back up and put that all back together.

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Old 09-10-2016, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by HRMoneyPit View Post
Expected a update and I get a ****ing bird...
All you had to do was wait 5 minutes and poof!!!!!

You have updates......

AND FYI its a humming bird, These little guys are completely skidish

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Old 09-10-2016, 08:50 PM
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Okay I'll take the update lol
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Old 09-10-2016, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by HRMoneyPit View Post
Okay I'll take the update lol
Haha you take it and you like it!
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Old 09-10-2016, 09:39 PM
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Nice progress.
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Thank you. Not the progress I was hoping for for. Hopefully tomorrow will bear more fruit.

I actually just purchased my harness conversion, Osiris and the Nats disable. Mailing out my 2 harnesses and ecu Monday.
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Glad to see the bushings finally came out! On your oil line though is 9/16-18 even available as a hydraulic or pipe thread?
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Old 09-11-2016, 01:05 PM
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It is not an oil outlet, it is coolant, it is directly behind the a/c compressor. It is a coolant outlet. I through it was oil at first because of the of where the line routes to, but when I popped it off Blue coolant started pouring out.
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Originally Posted by 1969honda View Post
Glad to see the bushings finally came out! On your oil line though is 9/16-18 even available as a hydraulic or pipe thread?
Yup found plenty of adapters. It is and SAE thread I found out
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Old 10-02-2016, 01:21 PM
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Ok so here is a little update.
I was in TX for 2 weeks so I haven't touched anything to right now, so its a small update, more to follow this coming week.

I corrected the little water outlet issue and here is what I came up with.
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Here is the original item.

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So Friday and today on Sunday I made a great deal of progress with the transmission.

Soooo. After getting the run around from multiple machine shops and talking to a transmission shop, I said, "F**k" it

There are 2 raised lines around the bellhousing on the transmission. An upper and lower one. So I took my angle grinder and put a cutting wheel on it and traced the line with the wheel on forward side. That was low enough, so I cut a sliver off which was the underside of that line and still not enough. I made a mark about 1/8 inch under and traced around under the previous cut and cut that and that worked fine. So after 2 cans of brake clean to clean all the crap off it and in the creases so as to not get anything inside the case.

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The front cover came off very easily, but the adaptor plate fit over the raised around by the slip ring. So I had to use a few bolts to pull it down and then took them out to put all the bolts in and torque them down. the VK56de auto bellhousing just slipped right onto the adapter and all fit nicely on that side.

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All that's left to mate the transmission to the engine is to buy the slave and clutch plate.

I still have no decided on one yet...
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Old 10-09-2016, 04:28 PM
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Looks like you did a good job on the trans, were you nervous at all cutting the bell housing off? How much more do you have on your list before you think you will have the car up and running?
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I was so pissed off after getting the run around for over a month and then they changed their mind and told me to find another shop in was more pissed off. I grabbed a roller to measure from the inside to the outside and that rib line that goes all the way around was really close. That was the big cut and theist nerve racking cause its the hardest to come back from. The other 2 were just basically cut a little more till it fits. I actually didn't need the last cut as it is slightly lower. However, that's OK cause the part I cut off is not the mating surface. The mating surface is that part where the front trans cover is mounted, so I will fill the gap will silicone and call it a day.

Let's see, what's left.
The harness and ecu was picked up by fed ex this morning and will be here this week.

There is a 1 inch spacer for the flexplate to make sure that input shaft matched up perfectly. Which I still need.

The transmission utilizes and aftermarket internal slave cylinder that I have to pick up

I am also still deciding on a clutch plate, which I think I finally decided and will order today.

Z fever is doing my headers and they are more than behind and I already paid half. So I calling today to complain. But hopefully soon on those also.

That's it to drop it in and reassemble.
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Old 10-10-2016, 10:48 AM
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Sounds like you are getting really close. Never heard of z fever... hope you get everything worked out on the headers from them.
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I am getting so very close. Just a pain in the butt cause most of it is all made to order.

I still have to press the solid rear subframe bushings in, I've been slacking on that.

Zfever is based out of Tampa, they seem to be a busy shop and they do quite a few vk56 swaps so they offer a good deal of swap items. He has some stuff on the shelf, but harness and headers are made to order apparently. I have read mixed reviews from other customers but I don't have any complaints yet.
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It's like a movie. You don't talk while watching. You just want to see how it ends and if there is a surprise ending. Keep the post going. I need to see how it ends.

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Any updates?
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Currently no. I was in Texas for 2 weeks for work, and 2 weeks later i am in fl now for almost 3 weeks. So no actual progress, but i am using all the overtime ro buy parts to finish.

I did get my vk56de to g35 harness made and my osiris with nats delete so im waiting on headers to put it in . Kinda getting pissed at how long they are taking.
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Sounds like progress to me! I've been in the same traveling boat, just got home from a two week stint down in Arkansas.

I did get to drive a Dodge Hellcat while there though, freaking beast in the unlocked track mode! I can only hope the supercharged VK56 I'm working on for my 240z will drive that straight and have that much of a kick when flogged on the back roads.
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