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    Re: My NorthStar Head Stud installation picture

    Quote Originally Posted by stove y View Post
    you got any nice pics of how the motor mounts to the frame? i attend many car shows and always check out the frame mods. i like suspension work and fabricated stuff. you should put pics on a website that allows folks to check it out.
    The suspension is just the run of the mill Jerry Kugel custom stuff,American Stamping side rails, Pete and Jakes center round cross member, see lots of this kind of rod chassis kinda run-of the mill. If I knew how to do a web page I would be glad to do the pictures but that will be another day.

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    Re: My NorthStar Head Stud installation picture

    i was interested in the motor mounts. did you use the CHRFAB stuff?

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    Re: My NorthStar Head Stud installation picture

    On the driver-side I used a old motor mount bracket with everthing cut off except the part that bolts to the side of the block between the air condition compressor and the oil filter adapter. welded 1 inch tubing in a V shape to a 1 1/2 inch piece of tubing for the urethane bushing, which is sandwiched between the frame tab ears with a 1/2 inch bolt. The passenger side is the approximately same thing stock block base motor mount, all the rest cut away,V shaped tubing two on engine base plate to one piece 1 1/2 tubing horizontal with urethane bushing and frame tabs. I will take some close up pictures and post later. These were the 1995 motor mounts that I cut apart, the reasoning is it is 3 different levels for the bolt boss's and I thought using the orginial mount base just for the stamping shape was the way to go. They attach to the sides of the block. If I was doing it again I would use mounts from CHRF they look GREAT. Alan and Diane are very nice and helpful folks.

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    Re: My NorthStar Head Stud installation picture

    thats a beautiful engine.

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    Re: My NorthStar Head Stud installation picture

    No, in 1995 when I did this Alan was just getting started and I made mine from scratch.

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    Re: My NorthStar Head Stud installation picture

    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac kevin View Post
    thats a beautiful engine.
    Thank you,it has been a good little engine for 46,000 miles and I plan on a little redo of the whole car. It was done in January 2002 time for refresh.

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    Re: My NorthStar Head Stud installation picture

    Quote Originally Posted by stoveguyy View Post
    you got any nice pics of how the motor mounts to the frame? i attend many car shows and always check out the frame mods. i like suspension work and fabricated stuff. you should put pics on a website that allows folks to check it out.
    I am planing on pulling the motor in a few days and I will take and post some pictures for you.

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    Re: My NorthStar Head Stud installation picture

    lots of photo websites that share. never seen pics of the RWD northstar motor mounts online yet. i assume chrf is set up to provide parts for FWD motors in other rigs.

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    Re: My NorthStar Head Stud installation picture

    Quote Originally Posted by stoveguyy View Post
    lots of photo websites that share. never seen pics of the RWD northstar motor mounts online yet. i assume chrf is set up to provide parts for FWD motors in other rigs.
    Yes they have a lot of nice things for the FWD Norstars and RWD, and the new Chevy big horse power stuff.

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    Re: My NorthStar Head Stud installation picture

    Nice, very nice!!!!
    Which ECU are you using if you don't mind my asking?

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    Re: My NorthStar Head Stud installation picture

    [QUOTE=Pete1996;2534364]Nice, very nice!!!!
    Which ECU are you using if you don't mind my asking?[/QUOTE
    At present time I am using the 1995 ECU with a Howell Engine Development Cobra-II chip. With the new engine I am changing over to the Cadillac Hot Rod Fabrication/Hollie/HD EFI unit so as to have better control of the engine in order to get a little more out of it.

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    Re: My NorthStar Head Stud installation picture

    were you using a stock intake to start with? and now are going to an aftermarket intake package? don't know what efi aftermarket packages are available for the northstar?

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    Re: My NorthStar Head Stud installation picture

    Quote Originally Posted by stoveguyy View Post
    were you using a stock intake to start with? and now are going to an aftermarket intake package? don't know what efi aftermarket packages are available for the northstar?

    I AM USING THE PLASTIC 1995 INTAKE AND THROTTLE BODY REVERSED ON THE ENGINE TO PUT THROTTLE BODY AT THE FRONT. I AM GOING TO STILL USE THE PLASTIC INTAKE BUT OPENED UP INTAKE PORTS AS MUCH AS I CAN TO FIT THE NEW PORTED AND POLISHED CHRF HEADS. CHRF MAKES HIS OWN WIRE HARNESS FOR THE EFI, USING THE HOLLEY HD950 EFI UNIT WHICH WILL WORK ONLY ON STAND ALONE TYPE INSTALLATIONS. LOOK AT www.chrf.com WEB SITE LOTS OF PICTURES AND PARTS. THIS STUFF IS FOR THE 1995 THRU 2000 WITH SOON TO BE RELEASED FOR THE VARABLE CAM SHAFT TIMING ENGINES.

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    Re: My NorthStar Head Stud installation picture

    i have a used intake on my car. its from a 98 aurora 4.0. has my original throttlebody though. intake ports match up to the gasket so i think its ok. i may have even double checked the gm part # on the intake.

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    Re: My NorthStar Head Stud installation picture

    I will be using a modyfied stock intake, grind out intake openings as large as I can get them so as to match new big intake ports.

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