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This is a discussion on The patient is ready within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Originally Posted by clg82 Wow this a great thread! Congrats on the build by the way. And also where do ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    Wow this a great thread! Congrats on the build by the way. And also where do you work at because judging by the looks of things you could use an assistant and I will send you my resume.....
    Thanks, I'm really enjoying the build.

    As for my work, I work for a defense contractor...and yes we are hiring

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKid View Post
    Thanks, I'm really enjoying the build.

    As for my work, I work for a defense contractor...and yes we are hiring
    the first, last, and only line of defense against the worst...scum of the universe....

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    Quote Originally Posted by needls1again View Post
    the first, last, and only line of defense against the worst...scum of the universe....
    Yes...my work makes me giggle

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKid View Post
    Thanks, I'm really enjoying the build.

    As for my work, I work for a defense contractor...and yes we are hiring
    What defense contractor you work for? I've done a lot with communications contractors.

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    Just read the whole thread. Great build and good luck!

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    Thanks! I should have picks up of the engine and new Kmember assembled soon. Hoping to be on the road in less than a month.

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    Does ur new k member lower the motor any?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MudStainKILLA View Post
    Does ur new k member lower the motor any?
    S**t I hope not! The car is already lowered 2 inches. It should sit at the same height, and actually give me a little more ground clearance because it is about an inch thinner.

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    Lol I was just wondering if it did. Wanna stuff an lsx tall deck under my hood seems how the car is gonna have to stay stock for the next couple years due to my duty station. Didn't know if aftermarket k members allowed for a drop to allow for more clearance. Really haven't had a chance to check em out. LS1.com hits right to my phone to keep me informed!

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    I can't wait to see those pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MudStainKILLA View Post
    Lol I was just wondering if it did. Wanna stuff an lsx tall deck under my hood seems how the car is gonna have to stay stock for the next couple years due to my duty station. Didn't know if aftermarket k members allowed for a drop to allow for more clearance. Really haven't had a chance to check em out. LS1.com hits right to my phone to keep me informed!
    Yoiu can probably get a custome K that will sit lower, but that will play with your driveshaft geometry if you don't drop the trans member as well. Just pop it through the hood, ZR1 style

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    Quote Originally Posted by MudStainKILLA View Post
    Lol I was just wondering if it did. Wanna stuff an lsx tall deck under my hood seems how the car is gonna have to stay stock for the next couple years due to my duty station. Didn't know if aftermarket k members allowed for a drop to allow for more clearance. Really haven't had a chance to check em out. LS1.com hits right to my phone to keep me informed!

    GMHTP recently featured an F-body with a screw type supercharger atop the engine -- the cowl was modified and the K-member was spaced down to gain additional clearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    GMHTP recently featured an F-body with a screw type supercharger atop the engine -- the cowl was modified and the K-member was spaced down to gain additional clearance.
    So, not just the motor mounts, the whole fram? That sounds...bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKid View Post
    So, not just the motor mounts, the whole fram? That sounds...bad.
    They may have also spaced the transmission mount down as well -- the article did not say. There were pictures showing the spacers and it looked to be nicely done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    They may have also spaced the transmission mount down as well -- the article did not say. There were pictures showing the spacers and it looked to be nicely done.
    Yeah, i'm sure they did it right. As long as the tranny is dropped to match, it should be fine. I know I had a hell of a time getting rid of the drivetrain vibration after lowering my car.

    But if I lowered my drivetrain, I'd have to put rollers on the oil pan LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKid View Post
    Okay...I'm back! The weather finally broke, and my floor thawed out. I stripped down the time end, and I got some very pleasant surprises. Fisrt of all I pulled the intake and cleaned out the normal rat's nest that these cars get, but overall it wasn't to bad.



    So now, I think I may leave the bottom alone, and save the money for better vale train and induction options. One question, though. Shouldn't the gasket be open over the water jackets? I'm used to old small blocks, so this is new to me.

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    This is normal, it is like this to slow the coolant down but keep it moving, and to help cool the head evenly and to prevent hot spots between the cyls. Nothing to sweat.. Lookin' good brudda!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    This is normal, it is like this to slow the coolant down but keep it moving, and to help cool the head evenly and to prevent hot spots between the cyls. Nothing to sweat.. Lookin' good brudda!
    Thanks! The new gaskets have slightly larger openings. I guess the thought behind this is, a higher performance build should move more coolant? Not really worried since I never had a temp problem, and I put in a 160 stat on the new motor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKid View Post
    Thanks! The new gaskets have slightly larger openings. I guess the thought behind this is, a higher performance build should move more coolant? Not really worried since I never had a temp problem, and I put in a 160 stat on the new motor.
    You're prolly right, a better design than the factory set. Less likely for a larger hole to swell shut..

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