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    06 Cobalt LSJ Swap into my 71 TR6

    It was two years my waiting for one guy to help me and then 4 weeks once I took the car to Total Induction. Here is a picture of the conversion.
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    I have been posting in the new member catagory. I will be continuing here. I need to learn how to post pictures and other forum tricks.

    My car runs great and develops 218 HP at the rear wheels on 12.8 lbs boost. The car weighs only 2300 lbs so it makes a very serious move at speed and holds its own against any car with a weight/HP ratio of 10 lbs per HP or so. It is huge fun.

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    That install is very clean.

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    I wanted more HP for my TR6 and did not want it to sound like the SBC so I looked for a modern V6 or I6 and settled on this remarkable engine, the Ecotec SC. I called Morad Parts Company and they sent me the engine, engine harness, ECM, and everything. I later asked for the fuel pump and accelerator which came right away.
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    I got the header from Clear Image Automotive http://www.clearimageautomotive.com/contact_us.php.
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    I got the bellhousing for the GM WC T5 from Quad 4 Rods http://quad4rods.com/index.php?optio...page&Itemid=17 and the T5 from Dupont Engineering.
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    GoodParts CV Axle/Hub, Nissan R200 LSD 4.08 Ratio
    http://www.britishv8.org/Triumph/AlbertGary.htm

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    Beautiful!

    Now its time to slap a 2.6 pulley on it!

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    Beautiful!

    Now its time to slap a 2.6 pulley on it!
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    The engine had 47K miles on it. The SC pulley is stamped 77.9 MM which is a Stage 2 size pulley (3-1/16"). The kit came with the engine so I am not too sure what injectors are in there or the kit ID. I will pull it apart later to get the answer.
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    Does anyone know what make kit would stamp the pulley in Metric or recognize this pulley? I think this is a GM Stage 2 SC pulley so I am guessing that the Stage 2 injectors are in there.
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    Now we had to remove the AC pump for the steering shaft to get to the rack replacing it with a dual pulley we fab'ed. The belt gets pretty close as seen in this picture but it does not rub at all. The SC coolant reservoir is sitting there on the right.

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    The SC coolant pump is down below on the frame rail. We had to take it off the engine for the motor mounts. Notice the exhaust pipe goes through the rear tranny mount.

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    This is the duel pulley we made up to lift the belt high enough for the steering shaft to pass under.

    Pulley installed. Did not need a different drive belt.
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    GoodParts CV Axle/Hub, Nissan R200 LSD 4.08 Ratio
    http://www.britishv8.org/Triumph/AlbertGary.htm

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    what color are the injectors?

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    what color are the injectors?
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    Good question. You know, I have never opened it up to look. I havebeen too lazy and the car has been running so well I never bothered. it is easy enough to look in there so I plan to do tomorrow morning (Sunday) before the football playoffs.
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    Man that is some crazy fab work on that trans mount!
    More humans=more problems
    Don't worry nothing will be done until it's too late, there is money to be made.
    Maximum profit and overpopulation will ruin all the major economies.

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    Man that is some crazy fab work on that trans mount!
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    Here is another shot of the trans mount.

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    The SC coolant pump is on the left frame rail. I really like the 'V" exhaust bands which are great for quick disconnect and reassembly amd exhaust leak sealing.

    Speaking of the tranny, the GM T5 and the ecotec output splines are not the same. So I had Fort Wayne Clutch and Driveshaft make me a clutch disc for the T5 spline but Ecotec flywheel diameter. http://www.fortwayneclutch.com/

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    I sent them the stock Ecotec clutch which they said would work very well. They rebuild the pressure plate and made up the 6 pad disc. This is a very "grabby" disc and, I am told, will never wear. It has very little "slip" for moving about. I had the assembly balanced.

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    Here we are good to go. The Quad 4 Rods bellhousing joins the Ecotec to the GM T5. Here you can see how the SC was cut to relocate the throttle body with a 90 degree tube to clear the steering shaft. You can also see the fab'ed engine mount.
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    71 TR6
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    Cobalt Ecotec LSJ, GM Stage 2, Camero T5
    GoodParts CV Axle/Hub, Nissan R200 LSD 4.08 Ratio
    http://www.britishv8.org/Triumph/AlbertGary.htm

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    Those clamps are new to me, but I sure like the idea. Sure love how you do things.......ultra clean and ultra nice.
    More humans=more problems
    Don't worry nothing will be done until it's too late, there is money to be made.
    Maximum profit and overpopulation will ruin all the major economies.

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    We had to move the throttle body because the stock location was running into the steering shaft and firewall.
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    This is what we did.
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    The 90 degree tube worked great. We needed to put a dimple in the underside for the steering shaft to go by.

    Then we balanced off the engine bay with a fresh air intake tube to the front on the passenger side.
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    Last edited by Trick6; 01-13-2014 at 11:57 PM.
    71 TR6
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    Cobalt Ecotec LSJ, GM Stage 2, Camero T5
    GoodParts CV Axle/Hub, Nissan R200 LSD 4.08 Ratio
    http://www.britishv8.org/Triumph/AlbertGary.htm

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    Links don't work again.
    More humans=more problems
    Don't worry nothing will be done until it's too late, there is money to be made.
    Maximum profit and overpopulation will ruin all the major economies.

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