'87 Drag Car 7M awesomeness

stevenr816

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Started a year ago, I think the progress is very decent. First wanted around 700hp, then it all changed. :naughty:

Plans:
1200rwhp through a Powerglide
Mid/high 8 second passes
Awesome drag car/ along with weekend cruiser

Current Items (Sure I'm missing some)
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Head:
Race port & polish head
Ferrea Competition Plus SS Valves +1mm
Supertech Dual springs
SIP Racing 290 cams
SIP Shimless Buckets
Mirror Resurface
New/custom machines valve stem seals
New valve seats
5 angle valve job
Viton seals
Cometic MLS Exhaust Gasket
Custom Valve covers, powder coated, -8 PCV, -12 Oil Drain Hose
Custom FFIM, polished
Custom 90mm TB (grooved o-ring with 3.5" V-Band)
Thermal Intake Gasket
TMS Cam Gears
Gates Blue Racing Belt
SIP 1.3mm MLS HG

Engine:
Pauter Rods
GT42 w/1.01 AR Ceramic coated/polished
T6 Custom Built Manifold
4" V-Band aluminum downpipe
5" Aluminum downpipe back exhaust with v-band
3.5" IC Piping with v-bands
4x12x24 IC (possible water conversion in the future)
ProEFI 48 (Upgrading to 128)
NOS Fogger (50-150 shot)
Custom wiring harness
1ZZ Coils
ARP Head Studs
SIP Crank scraper
New oil shaft bearings
New freeze plugs

Suspension/Brake/Body:
Gutted
Cut doors
Drilled/Slotted rotors
Ceramic pads
Full poly bushings front/rear
Extended ARP Studs
skunk2 Lug nuts
New ball joints
New inner/outer tie rods
New rack
New wheel bearings/seals
Custom solid aluminum front/rear subframe bushings
ST Sway bars
Tokicko Illuma 2 shocks
Eibach springs


To come (Sure I'm missing some)
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Engine:
Custom CP Pistons
Fully machined/spun balance block
Borg Warner S485/GT47
TMS Billet Mains
ATI Dampener
ATI Flex Plate
Built Powerglide
ATI Converter
External filter/cooler
JZ Cam/Crank pickup setup
x4 Bosch 044s
-12 lines
Modded stock tank
2000+cc Injectors
AFPR
Alternator

Suspension/Brake/Body:
MR2 Electric steering pump
Stitch welded
Cage
Paint/Body work
Wide rear fenders (possibly)
Carbon hatch
Carbon hood
Lexan rear window
ARZ Big brake kit

First Tear Down




Firewall before


Firewall after




Gutted Door




Prepping for stitch welding


Solid front bushings








Sand Blasted front hub


Extendedness


Painted hub/new bearings






ProEFI




Wiring harness/1ZZ






Coolers


Pauter Rods


SIP 290 Cams


Cometic MLS Exhaust


Freeze Plugs


Ferrea Valves




Supertech dual springs




ARP Head


GT42






Ceramic


Thermal Gasket


90mm TB




O-ring groved


3.5" V-Band






mock up


1jz FFIM modded to fit 7M


Fixing weld blow though


Getting ready to blend




Runners modded and now fly cutting


Runners welded








Port before








After
















Switches to start wiring
 
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The exhaust will have to get damn hot for it to melt. I dont even think it will get close to the annealing properties of aluminum.

Damn good work!!!! Subscribed for sure!!!
 

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Ive been holding off on posting it to try to get a good thread to start.
Lots of drag cars run aluminum exhaust after the turbo.

Getting my head back from the machine shop next week along with my valve covers from the powder coat. I have to order the shimless buckets to size once its back and should be able to start on a stock block for my bday cant wait!

Also should give a shout to Rich @ SIP Racing for alot of info and parts
 

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Aluminium melts at 660°C/1220°F, there are alloys which melt higher than that, but not by much.......Ive heard of cars running aluminium exhausts, but only towards the rear of the car and certainly not for a 1200hp drag car dump pipe.

Link to drag cars using aluminium dump pipe?
 

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Multiple people here in AZ the build cars for Full Race and AFI use aluminum exhaust. Either it be a 900hp honda or XXXX supra

I haven't bought any stuff for the downpipe yet so I still have time to change alittle. I just have a vband and that's it.
 
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Sweet i was wondering who would be the first to use the efr series turbos.
Won't be for awhile I know that. I'm gonna use the gt42 to it's potential while finishing the fuel system, upgrading to the ProEFI 128 and whatever else is needed. Thats why I'm building the t6 manifold
 

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Ive seen this project in person, lots of custom fabrication and quality parts being used. Cant wait for it to be done.
 

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So after some discussions with my bff that's making my manifold from full race I will be running a SS downpipe/aluminum cat back for the street and an aluminum downpipe/side exit for the strip.

He said there's no way for it to melt cause it the difference in direct vs indirect heat. After time it will fatigue and crack and have to replace the whole thing not just reweld it.
 

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This car shares the same garage as my project.....where do you think he get all his custom fab from??? =]
 

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Steve, I sent the PM about the fuel rail. We can make any size rail you want, you specify and that is talking about the inner diameter.

Let me know.
 

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Better hurry Andy Or ill beat you to it =] jk

I believe he specified the ID for -10
 

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Steve, I sent the PM about the fuel rail. We can make any size rail you want, you specify and that is talking about the inner diameter.

Let me know.
Ya I got it, I am still looking around. Its still awhile from now that I will be needing fuel stuff. I will keep you in mind.

Wait.......1200hp???? 7M??? This should get very interesting! Looks really good so far, but that's a pretty lofty goal.
Ya its been done, and its going to be around 1500 - 1550 crank.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keHP7k31s5I&feature=related

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

damn all this drool is gonna fry my keyboard :) very nice subscribed
Thanks
 

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I didn't say it can't be done! I said it will be very interesting to see. As far as I know, Mibrum has done it (1000+), and so has Duane. There may be a couple more. It's not an everyday occurance, and I'm sure it takes FAR above average workmanship. I don't have any idea what the skills of you or your builder are. I'm not doubting. I posted merely to be subscribed. Things look good in pictures and print. I want to be here to see it in video.
 

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i love it... and as for the aluminum exhaust....what is the head made of?.... think people.... its not gonna melt... if it was the mounting flange tor the manifold on all of our cars would be...
 

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I didn't say it can't be done! I said it will be very interesting to see. As far as I know, Mibrum has done it (1000+), and so has Duane. There may be a couple more. It's not an everyday occurance, and I'm sure it takes FAR above average workmanship. I don't have any idea what the skills of you or your builder are. I'm not doubting. I posted merely to be subscribed. Things look good in pictures and print. I want to be here to see it in video.
Oh I know lol no worries. I've built plenty if engines and as far as I know they've all been running to this day. But this motor is requiring precise craftmanship on every little detail. I personally am probably not going to build the block (I would love to but dont want to toss 4k+ down the drain. I'll let rich @ sip do it since he's built many 1000+ hp 7ms

i love it... and as for the aluminum exhaust....what is the head made of?.... think people.... its not gonna melt... if it was the mounting flange tor the manifold on all of our cars would be...
Again direct vs indirect heat. Also the headhas coolant running threw it constantly so not a very good comparison. It will save me more time & money to do the SS down pipe and run an aluminum DP/dump for the strip cause 4/5" aluminum bends are $$$ compared to replacing the straight 5" catback. Also exhaust doesn't have any "heat exchanger" like coolant except for metal it can transfer to. Bends create heat, downpipe has atleast 2 bends.

---------- Post added at 11:26 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:24 PM ----------

Stock block all cleaned up, painted, arp installed, lower gasket set ordered.


Switch plate mounted and made out of lexan
 
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What are your plans for coolant and oil systems?
New oil pump, shimmed, filter relocation to the front, using a 2qt filter, then to a micron filter, and oil cooler

Coolant nothing special, I have a koyo radiator, fal fans, would like to find an electric pump that would eliminate a belt just needing an alternator belt.
 

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I think it was his redundancy backup pump that was electric, yes.


BTW... SUBSCRIBED!!!:biglaugh:


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Sweet I'll have to ask him, thanks

Do you plan on doing billet mains or a girdle?
Billet mains yes forgot to put them on the list. There on my master list at home. Girdle I don't think they make anything for these engines.
 

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If they don't make it, I am sure you can, it is not hard at all. It is mainly used to prevent any movement of the block and make it rigid.

People say to just go billet mains, others say girdle. Why not both? There are no negatives to them because as Ian said, after 600HP, a straight six crank is a wet noodle.
 

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I'll have tO look into it and talk to rich.

Lots of time, welding and blending put into these. All screw holes filled, blended flush, 3000 pipe mounting welded up, tapped for AN fittings

Straigh from powder


Before
 
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