2014 Caprice not conventional build

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Turbopowered68
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Re: 2014 Caprice not conventional build

Post by Turbopowered68 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:40 am

I have been chipping away at it little by little
Car sill needs work on--
Replacing the OE torque converter with a new ZL1 converter
While replacing the torque converter I'll also be adding a dip stick, Camaro trans pan and filter
Will also be replacing the motor mounts with the " Technico Torque Master billet mounts"
Flickering exterior and dome lights
Drivers door panel has some damage - Not sure what I am going to do
A-Pillar spot light needs to be gone
Trunk and roof have a few holes that need fixing.
NEED to replace both front strut bearings
already Done
Installed Trunk lid liner -- Done
Paint work- temporally done
Driver seat swapped - Done
Fender vents = just ordered hopefully on their wayDone
Spare tire and jack set Done
Windshield washer line fixed Done
Wheels replaced - I hate them steel wheels = I have a lead on some 18 inch Camaro wheels-hopefully it works out. Done
Console needs some work Almost Done
Need to figure out the rear door lock-unlock mechanism. Done
Need to figure out the Bluetooth on the radio. Done
The horn -- Done
2014 Caprice V8
Elgin E-1840 P, LS9 Head gasket, LS7 Lifters, PAC-1218 springs, Trunion upgrade, Single roller timing set, Melling oil pump coming soon - ZL1 torque converter, Trans pan and filter.
1986 GN 212/212 Roller cam, 1.65 HR Rockers, 60-1 turbo, XFI 2.05, E85, Ebay Front mount IC, Husek Built TH200-4R trans, 3.42 gears 3800# .
1968 Chevelle LQ4, 4L80, 12 bolt w/3.42 gears

CrashTestDummy
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Re: 2014 Caprice not conventional build

Post by CrashTestDummy » Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:46 pm

Turbopowered68 wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:40 am
I have been chipping away at it little by little
Car sill needs work on--
Replacing the OE torque converter with a new ZL1 converter
While replacing the torque converter I'll also be adding a dip stick, Camaro trans pan and filter
Will also be replacing the motor mounts with the " Technico Torque Master billet mounts"
Flickering exterior and dome lights
Drivers door panel has some damage - Not sure what I am going to do
A-Pillar spot light needs to be gone
Trunk and roof have a few holes that need fixing.
NEED to replace both front strut bearings
already Done
Installed Trunk lid liner -- Done
Paint work- temporally done
Driver seat swapped - Done
Fender vents = just ordered hopefully on their wayDone
Spare tire and jack set Done
Windshield washer line fixed Done
Wheels replaced - I hate them steel wheels = I have a lead on some 18 inch Camaro wheels-hopefully it works out. Done
Console needs some work Almost Done
Need to figure out the rear door lock-unlock mechanism. Done
Need to figure out the Bluetooth on the radio. Done
The horn -- Done
Not seeing any pictures, so it's obvious none of this really happened, amiright?!! :lol:
Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas
2012 Caprice 9C1
1992 B4C 1LE Camaro
2010 Tahoe PPV (her car)
1995 DGGM Impala SS
1996 BBB Impala SS (11-second DD)
1985 Firebird - 310 LS1 C Prepared autocross car.
And some others
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Turbopowered68
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Re: 2014 Caprice not conventional build

Post by Turbopowered68 » Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:05 pm

CrashTestDummy wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:46 pm
Not seeing any pictures, so it's obvious none of this really happened, amiright?!! :lol:
I am normally a picture whore but I've been slacking lately
I'll get some later and post them up.
2014 Caprice V8
Elgin E-1840 P, LS9 Head gasket, LS7 Lifters, PAC-1218 springs, Trunion upgrade, Single roller timing set, Melling oil pump coming soon - ZL1 torque converter, Trans pan and filter.
1986 GN 212/212 Roller cam, 1.65 HR Rockers, 60-1 turbo, XFI 2.05, E85, Ebay Front mount IC, Husek Built TH200-4R trans, 3.42 gears 3800# .
1968 Chevelle LQ4, 4L80, 12 bolt w/3.42 gears

Turbopowered68
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Re: 2014 Caprice not conventional build

Post by Turbopowered68 » Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:10 pm

ZL1 torque converter is IN
Deep Camaro pan is IN
Camaro trans filter is IN
Dip stick tube is IN
Billet motor mounts are IN
Home made torque strap is OUT
Exhaust manifold gaskets are in IN
I Need to sort out the tune as the car is bogging down in 5th and 6th when the converter locks up, I am going to try raising the lock up speed to see how that works. I really see not point in locking up in 6th gear and only going 45 mph. going to raise lock up on 6th to about 64 MPH especially since i have the lock up set to ZERO slip. Let me know what ZERO slip parameters you guys are running.
Thanks
Next on the list
Just ordered swaybar end links.
2014 Caprice V8
Elgin E-1840 P, LS9 Head gasket, LS7 Lifters, PAC-1218 springs, Trunion upgrade, Single roller timing set, Melling oil pump coming soon - ZL1 torque converter, Trans pan and filter.
1986 GN 212/212 Roller cam, 1.65 HR Rockers, 60-1 turbo, XFI 2.05, E85, Ebay Front mount IC, Husek Built TH200-4R trans, 3.42 gears 3800# .
1968 Chevelle LQ4, 4L80, 12 bolt w/3.42 gears

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Re: 2014 Caprice not conventional build

Post by Mooseman » Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:02 am

Which dipstick tube did you use? I hate not having one.
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Turbopowered68
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Re: 2014 Caprice not conventional build

Post by Turbopowered68 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:48 am

Mooseman wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:02 am
Which dipstick tube did you use? I hate not having one.
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2014 Caprice V8
Elgin E-1840 P, LS9 Head gasket, LS7 Lifters, PAC-1218 springs, Trunion upgrade, Single roller timing set, Melling oil pump coming soon - ZL1 torque converter, Trans pan and filter.
1986 GN 212/212 Roller cam, 1.65 HR Rockers, 60-1 turbo, XFI 2.05, E85, Ebay Front mount IC, Husek Built TH200-4R trans, 3.42 gears 3800# .
1968 Chevelle LQ4, 4L80, 12 bolt w/3.42 gears

GammaFlat
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Re: 2014 Caprice not conventional build

Post by GammaFlat » Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:29 am

Turbopowered68 wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:10 pm
Just ordered swaybar end links.
What kind of sway bar hardware are you using?
Current: 2013 9C3, Solo axle back, deeper trans pan, 3.27 diff, 12VoltSolutions Remote, Class III hitch, MPVI2, Android Auto capable radio
Future: Cam/lifters/springs/retainers oil pump, Headers/full 'zaust, high flow cats ('cause I care about emissions... test).
Wish List: change stroke from 3.622 to 4.0 for a 402 (6.6)

Turbopowered68
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Re: 2014 Caprice not conventional build

Post by Turbopowered68 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:44 am

GammaFlat wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:29 am
Turbopowered68 wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:10 pm
Just ordered swaybar end links.
What kind of sway bar hardware are you using?
haven't gotten them yet
ordered
Dorman SL90472XL
Dorman SL90471XL
2014 Caprice V8
Elgin E-1840 P, LS9 Head gasket, LS7 Lifters, PAC-1218 springs, Trunion upgrade, Single roller timing set, Melling oil pump coming soon - ZL1 torque converter, Trans pan and filter.
1986 GN 212/212 Roller cam, 1.65 HR Rockers, 60-1 turbo, XFI 2.05, E85, Ebay Front mount IC, Husek Built TH200-4R trans, 3.42 gears 3800# .
1968 Chevelle LQ4, 4L80, 12 bolt w/3.42 gears

Fandango
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Re: 2014 Caprice not conventional build

Post by Fandango » Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:37 am

Dang, you move fast. How was the converter install?

Turbopowered68
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Re: 2014 Caprice not conventional build

Post by Turbopowered68 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:55 pm

Fandango wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:37 am
Dang, you move fast. How was the converter install?
the job it self wasn't bad, but now having issues with engine, getting KR all the time even at VERY low part throttle not sure what it is or where its coming from, Tuner already looked at the tune and logs and said "its not the tune" so the hunt is on.
2014 Caprice V8
Elgin E-1840 P, LS9 Head gasket, LS7 Lifters, PAC-1218 springs, Trunion upgrade, Single roller timing set, Melling oil pump coming soon - ZL1 torque converter, Trans pan and filter.
1986 GN 212/212 Roller cam, 1.65 HR Rockers, 60-1 turbo, XFI 2.05, E85, Ebay Front mount IC, Husek Built TH200-4R trans, 3.42 gears 3800# .
1968 Chevelle LQ4, 4L80, 12 bolt w/3.42 gears

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