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Now that my 5.3/th400 build is gone, it's time to get back to the original build of my 1978 Nova. I have had this car since I was 15 so I have never come to parting with it. The plan is to drop in a 07 LQ4 with dbw and run a t56 behind it and make it a handling cruiser for the family. This will be a slow build at this point as I'm still gathering parts. So far here is what I have gathered.

2007 LQ4 out of a wrecked Silverado with. 44k miles.
Pacesetter coated long tubes
Low mileage Texas speed MS3 cam
EBay 1" set back plates







 

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Mock up stage. Got the CTS-V pan mounted for mock up. Having to move the factory frame stands up due to the thickness of the eBay 1" set back plates.









Got the mounts move and bolted down. Truck accessories fit with plenty of room.







This last picture I had to at least put the core support on and set the fenders on for motivation as I havent driven this car in over 8yrs. Wishing I had this combo back in high school.
 

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Cool, how much did it run you?

Also, what do you plan on using as a computer/efi controller?
The lq4/6.0 I bought from a local salvage yard complete intake to pan with wiring harness, ecm and dbw peddle along with the tac module for a miss quoted price. They quoted it as having 144k miles before a yard hand spoke up and corrected management in saying it actually had 44k miles. I picked it up for 1600 and saw the truck it was pulled from. Wasn't really looking at buying at the time just fell into it.
 

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Looking good!:D Don't forget to post some pics in the LsX forum!
 

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How does the cts pan clear the cross member? I used the camaro pan on mine, but had to mod the cross member. Looking good!!:yes:
 

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How does the cts pan clear the cross member? I used the camaro pan on mine, but had to mod the cross member. Looking good!!:yes:
1st pic is from an upward angle so looks like it hangs lower than it really does



This is a more accurate pic showing the pan to cross member, don't mind the temp filter :yes:

 

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looking good! great work you are doing
 

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Well Figure its time for a update. After selling the 5.3 mustang I didn't think that I wanted another race car but wouldn't you know it I got the itch again.
I sold the MS3 cam and lt headers to go a faster direction in favor for a large turbo. This is going to be a slow build with the news of a new addition to the family coming in May.

As of now I am waiting on the v-bands for the headers and finding the sst plate to make the turbo flange and mount.

Here are some pictures of trying to figure out where to put this friggin thing.






Slowly making progress. Got one V-band welded on last night on my lunch. Hopefully get the other done tonight. Don't think it turned out to bad for being a newbie at tig welding.

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Trying to keep up the momentum. Got the Drivers side v-band done on lunch tonight. Guess its time to make the turbo flange and get some stainless tubing ordered.



 

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Looks like it's going to be a hoot to drive :yes:
 
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