Poor lighting, will try again on a sunny day.
The view seen by most.
Current mod for the LT1. 8 psi intercooled Procharger kit. If you're wondering why, it's because I need a little more power out of the toll booths. (UPDATE) No problem getting out of the toll booths now!!!
Custom 9.5" EDGE torque converter. 3000 rpm stall, 2.4 STR. ( This and the 3.73:1 is the biggest bang for the buck )
This is an early run with just headers and cold air kit. 239 rwhp & 287 rwtq. Lot's of room to grow.....
Here's my mobile security system and co-pilot Otto.
Rear wheel horse (266 hp 300 tq) with headers, catback, and tuning. Engine is stock.
Poor mans rebuilt Hotcammed LT1 ($400.00), dynoed 6/21/05, 332 rwhp and 322 rwtq.
52mm Holley throttle.
Ready to drop in.
8 psi Procharger, 498 RWHP 427 RWTQ
Pulls like a runaway train!!!
Boost RPM stock pistons too much spirited driving = 80% blowby on 2 cylinders.
Ring lands. Aren't those supposed to be on the piston?
On the road to recovery. 2nd attempt is not the $400.00 rebuild as above. Block was bored and honed .030" with torque plates. Main bores line honed and studs have replaced OEM bolts. Cylinder deck was milled .020" to correct angles and bump compression.
Setting and checking crank thrust. ARP studs and 4340 Eagle forged crank.
Checking camshaft timing and specs. This is a custom ground blower specific cam from Comp Cams.
Measured cam specs vs. cam card.
J-E forged blower pistons, 8.5:1 compression. Underneath is a set of Eagle forged H-beam connecting rods.
Custom file to fit Speed-Pro "Hellfire" rings.
Using piston to square the ring in it's bore.
Many hours filing and measuring.
SRP -24cc forged blower pistons will provide a true 8.5:1 static compression ratio.
Assembling the Eagle H-beam rods to pistons.
Installation of the Spiro lock retainers was no fun.
The last piston install.
All eight in, time for a cold one.