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Old 02-08-2012   #1
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my LS6 350z build thread

Decided a few weeks ago I was fed up with being boosted because i was at a turning point either build the block or swap the motor for a ls series motor.

I found a local to buy my turbo kit almost 3 days after being posted forsale.

built and tuned the kit for $4400 and sold it for $5000 so I came out on top.

first step was remove the turbo kit.





took about 3.5 hours to uninstall. record timing if you ask me.

the kid i sold the kit to asked me to install it and i said i would in about a month for a fee.

I went searching the forums for a ls series motor and wasnt finding anything that caught my eye.

decided to see who my dealership went through to find their remanned motors.

they go through a number of different ones only one had what i was looking for

neal auto out of peoria had a ls6 with 88k miles

complete with:
wiring harness
ecu
clutch and flywheel
and all accessories

onlyn things not included:
transmission
and throttle body.

I went through and ordered it.

It showed up this afternoon.





it was in pretty decent shape. in my eyes.

the powersteering pulley was snapped off which upset me a tad
the AF sensor wire was cut and missing the connector.
and two of the wires to the injectors were frayed
and i called them and they said they would find a replacement PS pump free of charge.

and he refunded me
$50 for the wiring issues.

seemed like a pretty decent company if you ask me.

so now i am waiting to get the motor home and on the engine stand to do some more inspections and decide what will be needed to be replaced/ upgraded before installation.

these are the things I already plan on buying/upgrading before the install:
fuel rails
spark plugs and wires
intake gasket set
head gaskets
water pump
all new pulleys
t56 transmission
cable driven throttlebody
sikky 1 7/8 long tube headers
sikky ls mount kit
sikky power steering line
sikky master cylinder

I am not familiar with what products are good for the ls motors yet. if you have any suggestions on brands etc let me know.

theres definately a long road ahead.

I have already found out that I am going to need to re-pin the ecu to run the cable driven throttle body. I did some research on possibly using the drive by wire set up but it just isnt worth the hastle.

I will be wiring the LS harness into the Z harness myself.
sikky offers the service but i have read too many horror stories and i know i can manage this myself

going to have to figure out a way to run the cable into the car and mount it but shouldnt be a problem. I have a few ideas and am searching the forums to see how others did it.

this is just the begging and will keep posted.

ill post more pics once i get the motor home and on the engine stand.

all comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Old 02-08-2012   #2
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I like where this is going...
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Old 02-08-2012   #3
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This will be sweet. I HIGHLY recommend you put upgraded valve springs on this. See my other thread where I blew of my ls6 cts-v. if you plan on upgrading the motor at all you will want to put in arp rod bolts to prevent stretching.

This should be awesome though.
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Old 02-08-2012   #4
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This will be sweet. I HIGHLY recommend you put upgraded valve springs on this. See my other thread where I blew of my ls6 cts-v. if you plan on upgrading the motor at all you will want to put in arp rod bolts to prevent stretching.

This should be awesome though.
most of my sales are moving fairly quickly. and i get paid friday so ill have to buy atleast one tiny goodie for myself

i was planning after the install driving for the summer and over the winter putting a heavy cam in and possibly the springs... but now that you say that ill prolly move up installing the springs etc sooner are there any spefic brands? i dont know my domestic parts that well yet
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Old 02-08-2012   #5
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Springs ASAP and save the motor from carnage I would say go with Lunati springs. Get in contact with Ed Curtis for all your heads/cam questions or mods he has a proven track record in the LS world for years now. I asked for over 450 rwhp out of my heads/cam package from him while still having "some" street manors and I now have a 462 rwhp car that manages 22 mpg on the highway through a built auto trans with a 3600 rpm stall. If you have any other questions feel free to PM I have contacts for just about every part of an LS motor you can think of from when I built mine.

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Cool project.
If you don't mind me asking, what did you have to give for the LS6 from Neals?

I've bought a whole bunch of LS pull-outs there, but always 6.0L truck stuff...
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After all the parts replaced by them a shade under 3k
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This is going to be a awesome build. This is what i would do to mine if the motor went out.
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Sweet project. Good luck

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very cool
when are you hoping to have this thing back on the road?
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