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Not really going to post a full build thread here but wanted to post some updates of what I’ve got going this summer with my sand car.

 

we bought this car in September and had a great season, during the last trip I found my crank seal had started leaking, so I thought no big deal and I would replace it when I got home. Finished out the trip and the car ran awesome the whole time.

once I got it home I found that my problem was bigger than I was expecting. When I went to replace the crank seal I found a bunch of crank shaft end play, like .060 over spec and knew it was time for a rebuild!

so I pulled the motor and tore it down to asses the damage. I found the crank was grooved pretty bad at the thrust bearing, cylinder scoring, and some other wear. Basically the only reusable parts were the stock rods, block (with machine work) and the heads. This is not going to be cheap!

 

so I ended up getting a low mile ls2 that was a warranty core that had bent a rod when it hydro locked from a stuck open injector. A friend has had it sitting in his garage for years and wasn’t going to do anything with it and the price was right so I figured I would upgrade from my ls1.

tore down the ls2 and found that it was in much better shape, probably could have got away with putting an o.e rod and piston in and it would run, but I want it reliable!

ended up going with forged h beam rods, forged Wiseco Pistons that will bump compression slightly, a cam spec’d from alper, having the heads rebuilt and ports cleaned up, Melling oil pump, and a bunch of other small upgrades to make it as reliable as possible (should make some decent power to!)

 

and it it was also time to rebuild the shocks to I figured I would have them cerakoted while I’m at it!

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Looking really good!!!!  I wasn't on board with the cerakoted shocks before but after seeing them more I'm starting to like them more. 

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5 minutes ago, ltpyro said:

Looking really good!!!!  I wasn't on board with the cerakoted shocks before but after seeing them more I'm starting to like them more. 

Yeah I think they look a lot better than my beat up shocks looked! I’m interested to see how well they hold up with the spring dividers riding on them and them constantly getting blasted with sand! 

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Sweeet ride! Thanks for sharing. 

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While your here might as well replace the sliders with the https://www.allgermanmotorsports.com/suspension-sliders

I replaced my normal king versions last season and 2 of them are already showing signs of wear.  I am going to do the cerakote like you did and use the AGM sliders on them.

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Got the rear shocks put together and mocked up on the car today, they look a lot better than they did before! 

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Some more progress, I’m a dummy and put the pistons in with the valve reliefs on the wrong side, I guess that’s one way to learn! Ha! Got those reinstalled the right way and ready to get back to it.

johnson 2110r lifters as recommended by Jalper, Melling oil pump, cleaned up 243 heads with new ss valves. Got the heads installed and measured for push rods, also got those ordered, should be ready to run pretty soon! 

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Been slacking on posting updates! Got the motor put all together last weekend, and installed this weekend. Super happy with how it came out so far, sounds great! Should have the new radiator mounts setup and new hoses this week, then it will be time for tuning! 

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I was wondering where this car ended up, my buddy was the original owner. Looks good and that new motor should be fun! You going to do anything else to it?

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2 hours ago, HydroPower said:

I was wondering where this car ended up, my buddy was the original owner. Looks good and that new motor should be fun! You going to do anything else to it?

Brian Roth? I’ve been in contact with him since buying it and met him at the dunes last season! Cool guy! 

 

I have have a whole bunch of stuff I would like to do but not at the moment, curved windshield and a dash are on the list but won’t be until after this season. 

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I like the total loss cooling system......cool set up I miss my S&S great rides.....

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7 minutes ago, BLKturbo91 said:

I like the total loss cooling system......cool set up I miss my S&S great rides.....

Haha yeah I didn’t have my new radiator yet but didn’t want to wait to start it! 

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New cbr radiator installed with AN hoses, almost ready for dyno! 

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Nice....

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You may want to use a new crankshaft balancer bolt if you reused the old one. That is a one time use only bolt and will allow the balancer to spin on the crank because there is no keyway. Seen it 2 times now, first one was a 2008 Corvette that just had a crank seal replaced by another tech a few days before and the second was an LKQ engine that had obvious repairs earlier in it's life. Both of those got new crankshafts. This shit really happens.

Cool project.

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Looking Good!

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