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    LBC Build Log - Apex

    Just wanted to share a link for those interested in Fabricating your own headers (and owners of a 3D printer). I think these parts will immediately be recognizable (and also the thought "Oh those would be nice if it weren't for the $$$$). The STEP files are posted in various sizes and CLR which...
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    What happened to the Superlite cars Apex?

    Great work btw Glenn!!
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    What happened to the Superlite cars Apex?

    Want to finish mine?? lol I'm blowing off the dust of my project soon, and going to get back at it. I never got the right size coil overs/springs from SL. That will be the first step to see which direction this goes.
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    LBC Build Log - Apex

    I do have quit a few odds and ends of 1 1/2" dom with bends, so I'll see if I have something that works...what I don't have is the threaded plug to weld in. It's so close that I wasn't really considering cutting off the mount alltogether but you're probably right. I think the angle of the...
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    LBC Build Log - Apex

    Here is the modification we made to the cross bar to fit oil pan. We'll either strengthen this or cut it out completely and replace with smaller tubing. IMG_20170714_165726 by LBCportagee, on Flickr Also had to take down both front motor mounts to get the adapter plate to bolt to the...
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    Posting

    You might also consider IMGUR. I can see now that edit is available to go back and update links what a pain. Screw photobucket, their website absolutely sucked anyway. Their phone app was actually multiple times better then the site. DELETE.
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    LBC Build Log - Apex

    I bought the smallest rear sump oil pan I could find which was the holley swap pan (302-1). Still interfered with the cross bar on the subframe. I thought I'd leave as much of the bar as possible but I ended up cutting out more then half to give minimal clearance. This to allow the engine to...
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    LBC Build Log - Apex

    Thank you for the offer. The c5 pan we tried was actually a bat-wing. The wings are what kept it from fitting. Will try an F body pan, but I think it will be too deep. We'll have to cut the subframe I believe.
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    LBC Build Log - Apex

    Couple of pics of car on ground confirm the need for shorter springs and shocks in front and longer springs and shocks in back.
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    LBC Build Log - Apex

    1st attempt to put engine in. The Corvette oil pan doesn't fit the rear subframe. Our preliminary measurement was before Superlite made changes to move the engines forward. Now it no go. Mostly irritated that I had to clearance the transaxle adapter plate for the lower bolts into the oil pan...
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    RCR/SLC adapter plate G96.01

    I think there's a couple people who've used the RCR/SLC adapter kit for the g96.01 and LS. All I received was the adapter plate and flywheel. I know others have at least gotten bolts but I'm not sure about instructions. I've got a donor flexplate from an 04 C5, but it doesn't seem to align...
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    S2's Build Thread

    I can tell you that the software I've been using test changes at the lowest increment of 1/16". The changes are being made on both sides and in a direction that I think doesn't translate to large angle movement. You could easily estimate the change with math also but I wouldn't sweat it.
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    LBC Build Log - Apex

    I think the easiest solution for the coilover is to go back to a t-bar mount, similar to the original corvette. This will have to be paired with a bearing style coilover instead of the bushing type (you remove the bearing and just use the eyelet with the tbar). These shocks needed to go back...
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    LBC Build Log - Apex

    The take away from measuring chassis and suspension's is that it is not fun. After building the base and leveling we got through one side of the front end plus a couple other measurement on the other side in a day. There's a lot of ambiguity in estimating the exact location of ball joints on...
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    LBC Build Log - Apex

    I agree that the lack of anti dive makes it more difficult to achieve the camber goals I would want and probably the coilover mounting, but mounting the UCA and LCA level is definitely a suspension strategy over an oversight I'd say. Not everyone would agree with the approach necessarily and...
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    LBC Build Log - Apex

    Thanks for taking a look. The sway bar mount is towards the front of the car on the front suspension LCA. The proper orientation as far as I'm aware. I was afraid it wouldn't help much. I can make new mounts and figured I'd have to, but since Glen's car doesn't have these issues I wanted to...
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    LBC Build Log - Apex

    Today I set the lower control arm at level with the frame of the car. My goal was to see if I needed to change my control arm spacers and add-in some caster that might help align the coilover (would be marginal help at best). But I couldn't even get past an initial measure of camber at this...
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    LBC Build Log - Apex

    Haven't truly got anything done lately. This is another thing I'm contending with preventing me from moving forward. I can't decide if there's something wrong with the geometry/placement of the control arm mounts or what is going on. The lower coilover bracket is basically a square piece...
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    LBC Build Log - Apex

    Because my description previously was somewhat difficult I thought I'd make matters worse with the poorest photoshop pic ever. Anyway Hinge in green, Red triangulated body support, blue tie-in to subframe, Yellow latch somehow between blue and red.
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    LBC Build Log - Apex

    Surge tank ready to be anodized (a good idea with ethanol), after I get some mounts welded on. I decided to switch to an in-tank pump on the surge tank since real estate is somewhat sparse in the Apex - well actually there's lots of room just no where to mount anything. The flat surfaces on...
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