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DIY: Race Car Build In Progress… Part 9

Today the fun stuff begins with the engine and trans installation

I feel like we are turning the corner and will start to witness some exponential progress. Overall Scot describes this build as “wild but controlled”, and based on what we’ve seen so far I agree. If you need a review of Scot’s Pro-Touring race car build or missed an episode, here are the links: part one, part two, part three, part four, part five, part six, part seven, and part eight.

On the docket for today is the installation of that beautiful LS1 engine and 6-speed ZF6 manual transmission, but not so quick as some motor mount fabrication is in order. This certainly isn’t a machine you see in most enthusiasts’ shops.

Here is the LS1 with a new Fidanza aluminum flywheel, new pilot bearing, a Mcleod clutch and pressure plate, with ARP bolts.

Without further delay, let’s get that engine and transmission mated up!

And on the chassis she goes!

Wow, Scot, all those components together look beautiful, and what a transformation with that frame. Well, how’s that for exponential progress? The climax sure felt like it came a bit soon, but not to worry as Scot is still getting after it.

The American Racing Headers, NGK plugs, MSD wires, intake manifold, and fuel injection system are on, what a cool system from FiTech.

Now, how about slapping on that throttle body, fuel injectors, and fuel rails!

It’s coming together beautifully, with the front pulley assembly installed, along with the wiring for the engine management system.

As expected, Scot needs a recharge after this flurry of activity. Next up in part ten is the fuel pump and plumbing, playing around with the exhaust system components, and a few surprises. I hope you are enjoying the build so far, join us for discussion over on our Facebook pageDouglas B.