aussiesmg
aussiesmg UltimaDork
7/27/12 11:19 a.m.

The thread is here, but will continue in GRM from this point

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3150440/1996-chevrolet-s10-regular-cab-short-bed

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Autocross video at $2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzO7OfyqSTY

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
9/8/13 9:21 p.m.

Well we have started making a little progress on this car again.

I have decided to build it as a rallycross truck.

We have repaired the diff that blew up in $2010, we reinstalled the suspension. I am going to replace the rear 2.5" x 10" springs with softer 2.5" x 200lb x 12". I am researching the spring options for the front as well.

I am going to remove the 406 but am weighing my option as to what to replace it with. I want a V8 and would prefer to stay with a T5 or even a Super T10.

I am going to beef up the 4 link mounts and the panhard mount.

I still have the replacement aluminum radiator to replace the OEM one that was holed when the rear blew.

Install some dirt tires and go play

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beans
beans Dork
9/9/13 12:11 p.m.

Zoomies out the hood. You already know how I feel about this.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
9/9/13 3:20 p.m.

Link to 5.3 with manual thread

http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/53-gm-engines-what-manual-trans/70340/page1/#post1299800

Beans old son, you will learn something this weekend.

mazdeuce
mazdeuce SuperDork
9/9/13 3:35 p.m.

I want to rallycross where you rallycross.
Zooooooooooommmmieeees.............

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
9/12/13 8:51 a.m.

Rear springs arrived today... woot

Link to tires thread
http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/rallycross-tires/70306/page1/

Link to Rallycross thread
http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/rallycross-classing/71059/page1/

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
10/26/13 1:01 a.m.

Picked up a pair of 6 cylinder Camaro front springs.

Gearheadataku (Jeff) picked up a Super T-10 for the truck today.

Small steps, but progress is progress.

Still seeking a 5.3 with loom and puter

AquaHusky
AquaHusky Reader
10/28/13 4:57 p.m.

This is relevent to my intrests as I have a 96.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
12/6/13 4:39 p.m.

Afco rear coilovers with 175lb springs installed

406 and T5 removed, Super T10 ready to go in with the SFI bell.

I haven't located a 5.3 yet

AquaHusky
AquaHusky Reader
12/7/13 4:33 a.m.

I didnt think the 5.3 was hard to find. Or is it price that is hindering the progress?

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
12/7/13 8:02 a.m.

Basically finding time and a complete engine with computer and harness, I have been too busy to dedicate time to finding one

AquaHusky
AquaHusky Reader
12/7/13 10:40 a.m.

Time seems to be at a premium always. Ive always wanted to do an LS swap to mine, but I want it to be the aluminum block variety, then get the NV3500 trans from a fullsize. Not a 6 speed, but should hold up to a basic V8.

Mr_Clutch42
Mr_Clutch42 Reader
2/16/14 7:54 a.m.

How much money did you pay for your 406ci?

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
2/16/14 8:21 a.m.

In reply to Mr_Clutch42:

$0,

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
3/16/14 6:12 p.m.

Look what followed us home today

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aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
3/21/14 1:00 p.m.

I found a guy in S Michigan who strips wrecked trucks out, he goes through them quickly so you have to move when he has one. He is about 100 miles from me.

The front suspension and steering is all ship shape, removed the poorly welded engine mounts and reinstalling them.

Coming along nicely.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
5/5/14 9:53 a.m.

5.3, engine mounts and headers.

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aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
6/1/14 7:29 p.m.

Waiting on a pilot bearing before we throw a flywheel, clutch and transmission onto the 5.3

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aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
6/6/14 10:54 a.m.

It seems the flywheel I sourced is too large for the SBC clutch, the clutch plate holes do not line up.

Anybody got ideas, I was advised that this SBC clutch would work on the 5.3 with a 5.3 flywheel but that is not happening.

What have I done wrong?

NONACK
NONACK Reader
6/6/14 11:12 a.m.

Did whoever "advised" you possibly mean the clutch disc will work, but you need a 5.3 pressure plate?

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
6/6/14 12:44 p.m.

Details and pics in here

http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/53-gm-engines-what-manual-trans/70340/page3/

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
10/27/14 9:47 p.m.

It has been on the back burner due to the $2014 challenge, Mustang, RX5.0 and the new house, all taking priority, but some progress is showing

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aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
10/28/14 6:52 p.m.

A few mods to the crossmember, clearancing the pan

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Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku PowerDork
11/2/14 7:07 p.m.

The wrenches never stop at the compound do they?

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
11/2/14 11:13 p.m.

We try to keep the ball rolling Jeff

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