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ajakeski
06-21-2011, 10:02 PM
Here are some photos of GLH #2. 1986 GLH Turbo with a DC intercooler kit.
It needs some atention, but has a lot of potential. Just giving it a bath made things look a ton better. I'm working on replacing the hardware store plumbing connectors and sorting out the vacuum lines in time for SDAC.
The wheels are going away tomorrow. To be replaced with a set of pizza wheels painted black.
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Follow along with the fun here:

http://www.greatlakeshotrod.com/Great_Lakes_Hot_Rods/Direct_Connection_GLH/Direct_Connection_GLH.html


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86seeS
06-21-2011, 10:08 PM
Subcribed!

plymouth
06-21-2011, 10:25 PM
I don't think it looked to bad with the wheels on it. anyway very cool omni.

cordes
06-21-2011, 10:53 PM
I am looking forward to the progress.

ajakeski
06-22-2011, 03:59 AM
I don't think it looked to bad with the wheels on it. anyway very cool omni.

I'm selling the wheels to offset other costs on this car.
They could be yours.

omni_840
06-22-2011, 05:46 PM
Very nice!

Turboomni
06-22-2011, 10:52 PM
Those wheels have to go! It looks like it should be pulled by at least two horses. Glad your getting rid of them.
Nice find!!!!

ajakeski
06-22-2011, 11:36 PM
Two pair. The GLHS in the corner is ours, so are the two GLH Turbos. The GLHS heading out the door belongs to a customer. We put our shift linkage on it along with a moly bearing plate, a differential truss and a new clutch.

http://gallery.me.com/ajakeski/100222/IMG_0353/web.jpg?ver=13087998420001

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Those wheels have to go! It looks like it should be pulled by at least two horses. Glad your getting rid of them.
Nice find!!!!

Pulled by about 170 horses!
The new wheels for #2 had the tires mounted tonight. I'm going to get them on there tomorrow. today was spent chasing more parts.

ajakeski
06-23-2011, 06:22 PM
Swapped the wheels and got it running again. Here are some photos of the old intercooler connectors that were replaced with silicone. also some photos of the car with it's new wheels. They give it that Knight Rider look.
http://gallery.me.com/ajakeski/100222/IMG_0354/web.jpg?ver=13088674990001
http://gallery.me.com/ajakeski/100222/IMG_0358/web.jpg?ver=13088674720001
http://gallery.me.com/ajakeski/100222/IMG_0357/web.jpg?ver=13088674640001

ajakeski
08-24-2011, 01:07 PM
We have the new headliner installed and the interior panels refinished.
The scoop arrived yesterday. It covers the hole in the hood nicely.

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omni_840
08-24-2011, 02:30 PM
Looking good!

ajakeski
09-16-2011, 07:28 PM
$10 hood to replace the butchered one.
Got the injectors back from Mr. Injector. Now I just need some free time to work on this one.
http://gallery.me.com/ajakeski/100222/IMG_0522/web.jpg?ver=13161223420001
http://gallery.me.com/ajakeski/100222/IMG_0520/web.jpg?ver=13161223950001

martabo
09-30-2011, 11:54 AM
What scoop is that?! Im very jealous of your Omnis! Two very cool Lbodies!

fixit
10-10-2011, 09:47 PM
catching up on a few build threads

shouldn't the hood scoop face forward directing cold air on the intercooler (wrx style) instead of facing rear and drawing hot under hood air through the intercooler

ajakeski
10-10-2011, 10:01 PM
It'll draw cool air cowl induction style. That is how the scoop sold by direct connection for this kit was.

ajakeski
09-15-2012, 06:25 PM
I've been Trying to get around to putting floors in this one since we tore it apart last summer. I thought we would get it done over last winter, but that didn't happen.
Now the Cuda is off to the paint shop so I have some room to work on this GLH.
The driver's side floor is done, Tomorrow I'll start on the passenger side. Funny thing with this car is that there's no other rust, just the two front sections of floor.
For once I planned ahead. I saved the templates I made when I did the floor in GLH #1. Saved a lot of time on this one.


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omni_840
09-15-2012, 06:30 PM
Looking good:nod:

Not sure what happened but all of your previous pics are red X'd

ajakeski
09-15-2012, 06:49 PM
Looking good:nod:

Not sure what happened but all of your previous pics are red X'd

The old pics were hosted on Apple's Mobile Me. Apple closed that, so all the photos hosted there are gone.
I re-posted the important ones.

ajakeski
09-16-2012, 03:34 PM
Made the passenger side floor today. I'll weld it in this week.








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cordes
09-16-2012, 08:42 PM
That looks really good.

speedfreek500
09-16-2012, 10:43 PM
Looking great!

Is that a Dodge hood scoop? I can't recall if it was, And if not do you have the measurements on it.

Thanks Brian

ajakeski
09-17-2012, 02:10 AM
Looking great!

Is that a Dodge hood scoop? I can't recall if it was, And if not do you have the measurements on it.

Thanks Brian

It's a '69 Super Bee six pack scoop. We just turned it around 180*

ajakeski
09-19-2012, 06:37 PM
The welding is done. Tomorrow I can finish applying seam sealer and get the floor ready for Lizard skin.

Flux core welds aren't pretty, but they sure soak into rusted steel well.
I kept track of my time spent fabricating the floors and welding. I have 23 hours putting these in. That doesn't count gutting the interior.
I'm glad it's done, floors are a pain in the butt.

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ajakeski
09-21-2012, 08:26 PM
The first coat of Lizard Skin sound control is on. Insulation tomorrow. Photos too.
Now it 's 0cktail hour.

ajakeski
09-22-2012, 02:06 PM
Floors are done.
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ajakeski
10-04-2012, 03:48 PM
It's coming together. May be done for the SDAC meeting 10-14

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BadAssPerformance
10-04-2012, 06:23 PM
Looking Great! :thumb:

SDAC Meet at Grove is the 14th... SDAC Chili Cookoff is the 20th!

Tbird232ci
10-05-2012, 04:51 AM
You ever think about selling the floor pans you made? I'd love a set when I get that far into my project.

ajakeski
10-06-2012, 07:13 PM
You ever think about selling the floor pans you made? I'd love a set when I get that far into my project.

I've had a few people ask about making floors. I'm going to put something together in the near future.


The GLH is at about 95%. A few more minor details to tend to and it'll be done.

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omni_840
10-06-2012, 10:52 PM
Looks great!

wallace
10-08-2012, 10:20 AM
Looking good! What paint did you use on the headlight bezels and grill?

ajakeski
10-08-2012, 01:26 PM
SEM Trim Black #39143.
Prep with a red scuff pad and spray it with a little plastic adhesion promoter prior to painting.

ajakeski
10-09-2012, 06:58 PM
97% done...

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ajakeski
10-10-2012, 05:34 PM
98%...

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ajakeski
10-14-2012, 08:46 AM
I found a few more bad wires to repair and played musical logic modules until I found one that agrees with this car.
All that's left is recover the rear package tray.

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blk86trbo
10-14-2012, 04:50 PM
You got a beautiful GLHT for sure...was hoping to see it today at Great Lakes :(

ajakeski
10-14-2012, 07:15 PM
You got a beautiful GLHT for sure...was hoping to see it today at Great Lakes :(

We were looking forward to going today. Had to do the test and tune in the industrial park.
It's done enough for me. Runs and drives great.
One more saved from the crusher.
I'm calling it 100%

ajakeski
04-13-2013, 02:40 PM
New wheels and tires.
A boost and AF gauge along with a stage 3 LM for 15 pounds of boost.
Ready for summer.
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omni_840
04-14-2013, 02:04 PM
Looks great :nod:

martabo
04-18-2013, 11:27 PM
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/_martabo/Andysglht_zpsf83ac341.jpg (http://s105.photobucket.com/user/_martabo/media/Andysglht_zpsf83ac341.jpg.html)

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/_martabo/andysomnirear_zps13be8de2.jpg (http://s105.photobucket.com/user/_martabo/media/andysomnirear_zps13be8de2.jpg.html)

AzShadow
04-19-2013, 01:04 AM
great looking car. good job

Keito
04-19-2013, 11:26 AM
I'm feeling the new wheels for sure.
Looks great!

ajakeski
05-25-2013, 04:18 PM
Now with ICE COLD A/C

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ajakeski
04-26-2015, 08:29 PM
No major upgrades have been done on this car over the past few years other than maintence and repairing things as they fail.

Last summer we put a beating on it at the SDAC GoCart track autocross and that may have been the straw that broke the camel's back. Beside rattling and vibrating like it was going to explode, the car began to feel like it was loosing power.
We built a new engine over the winter. 1988 TII block from a 1989 Maserati TC. Forged crank with Venolia pistons and a set of reworked TII rods from Turbo's Unleashed.
Ported head, back cut valves, ported water pump, baffled oil pan, etc.

The Turbo is new with a 2.5 inch swingvalve and a ported exhaust manifold.

In addition the transmission was replaced with an overhauled a520 with an OBX differential. The trans was converted for use with mechanical L body shift linkage.

Here's some photos of it coming together:

http://www.turbo-mopar.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=54454&stc=1http://www.turbo-mopar.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=54455&stc=1http://www.turbo-mopar.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=54456&stc=1

ajakeski
05-10-2015, 03:15 PM
Nearing completion:

2.216VTurbo
05-11-2015, 01:25 PM
About the last guy carrying the torch for IC'd TI's. Of course with a Masi crank and rods I guess it's not really a TI anymore;) See you in July Andy:D

ajakeski
05-11-2015, 01:32 PM
about the last guy carrying the torch for ic'd ti's. Of course with a masi crank and rods i guess it's not really a ti anymore;) see you in july andy:d

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iTurbo
05-12-2015, 07:43 PM
That looks awesome!!

ajakeski
05-17-2015, 04:56 PM
Thanks!

The GLH runs and drives again. Finished up a few things today and did a four wheel alignment.

We used Venolia pistons on this engine. They're noisy as hell when cold. We even had the machine shop tighten up the piston to wall clearance when all the work was done.

The rod linkage conversion on the 520 worked without any issues. I didn't even have to adjust the linkage.

We ditched the fart can muffler and installed a Magnaflow. It's mounted where the cat would normally go. Sounds good ,dropped a few pounds and lowered the center of mass.

KYB struts were replaced with Konis on all four corners.

So far, so good.

cordes
05-17-2015, 05:26 PM
The only problem I can see is that you've broken the gravity in your garage. Good luck getting the car out with it like that.

ajakeski
05-17-2015, 05:36 PM
The only problem I can see is that you've broken the gravity in your garage. Good luck getting the car out with it like that.

Gravity restored!

cordes
05-17-2015, 05:40 PM
Well, that was a lot faster than I had anticipated.

Omni8188
05-20-2015, 01:47 PM
Looks great Andy. Max is hoping he can come visit your shop again one of these days!

ajakeski
05-20-2015, 05:17 PM
Looks great Andy. Max is hoping he can come visit your shop again one of these days!


Sure, any time.

Wastelands Warrior
05-20-2015, 05:25 PM
That is one cool looking engine. :)

acannell
05-20-2015, 06:21 PM
Thanks!

The GLH runs and drives again. Finished up a few things today and did a four wheel alignment.

We used Venolia pistons on this engine. They're noisy as hell when cold. We even had the machine shop tighten up the piston to wall clearance when all the work was done.

The rod linkage conversion on the 520 worked without any issues. I didn't even have to adjust the linkage.

We ditched the fart can muffler and installed a Magnaflow. It's mounted where the cat would normally go. Sounds good ,dropped a few pounds and lowered the center of mass.

KYB struts were replaced with Konis on all four corners.

So far, so good.

VERY nice looking engine!!

ajakeski
05-20-2015, 07:43 PM
Thanks!

I always likes the Ferrari red wrinkle look.

ajakeski
06-21-2015, 06:54 AM
I was having issue with oil in the compressor side of the turbo. Pulled the turbo yesterday and found it had a dynamic seal instead of a carbon seal. Rebuilt the new turbo using a carbon seal and the oil problem is solved.
350 break in miles to go.

ajakeski
06-24-2015, 10:26 PM
100 miles, no oil in the turbo. I call it a success.
Now it's time to reinstall the AC and get ready for the CarCraft Summer Nationals.

going4speed
06-28-2015, 08:25 PM
what are you using for a condenser?

ajakeski
06-28-2015, 10:07 PM
what are you using for a condenser?

The condensor is a stock L body unit stolen from our 1988 Horizon parts car.

minigts
06-30-2015, 03:56 PM
Thanks!

The GLH runs and drives again. Finished up a few things today and did a four wheel alignment.

We used Venolia pistons on this engine. They're noisy as hell when cold. We even had the machine shop tighten up the piston to wall clearance when all the work was done.

The rod linkage conversion on the 520 worked without any issues. I didn't even have to adjust the linkage.

We ditched the fart can muffler and installed a Magnaflow. It's mounted where the cat would normally go. Sounds good ,dropped a few pounds and lowered the center of mass.

KYB struts were replaced with Konis on all four corners.

So far, so good.


Did you make the rod converter or did you buy it from OmniPotent? Just curious because I need to get the 555 in mine at some point.

ajakeski
06-30-2015, 10:03 PM
I made the conversion brackets using stock 525 brackets and a 555 bobble strut bracket.
The hardest part is getting the 525 brackets. The 555 bobble strut bracket is still available from Mopar.
I have some more detailed photos if you want them.

minigts
06-30-2015, 10:17 PM
I will more than likely get the one from Greg but I wouldn't mind seeing the photos.

ajakeski
07-12-2015, 09:04 PM
I will more than likely get the one from Greg but I wouldn't mind seeing the photos.

I'll email you the conversion bracket photos