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Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 07-22-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By KCS
There's always RPM. Since horsepower is a...

There's always RPM. Since horsepower is a function of torque and RPM, the higher you spin without losing too much torque output, the more power you can make.

For example, if you can produce...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 07-22-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,198
Posted By KCS
We're using Wiseco pistons and Callies crankshaft...

We're using Wiseco pistons and Callies crankshaft and connecting rods in this 427ci LSX. It's getting a pair of turbos with a goal of 900whp on pump gas.
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Forum: USA - Texas 07-19-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,679
Posted By KCS
Well, all BS aside, we'd love to have the...

Well, all BS aside, we'd love to have the opportunity to tune your car for you. We tune a relatively low volume of cars but we do that only because we spend a lot of time getting it right the first...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-20-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,200
Posted By KCS
GM Trunion Failure Strikes Again!!

If you have never seen or heard of the GM trunions failing, this is what it looks like. You may notice a slight ticking, which will develop quickly into a loud hammering sound. The following photos...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 06-13-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,849
Posted By KCS
The aftermarket cranks are a pretty good deal...

The aftermarket cranks are a pretty good deal compared to what you pay for reusing a stock crank, especially for the blower cars.

The stock crank will be light on the counterweights for a forged...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-12-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,065
Posted By KCS
For 12.5:1, you would could run something like...

For 12.5:1, you would could run something like Wiseco's K448X7
5cc domed piston and just cut a little off the deck of the heads.
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 06-12-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,849
Posted By KCS
You would need to take out roughly 10cc out of...

You would need to take out roughly 10cc out of the chamber to get up to 10:1, which is kind of a lot. By the time you do that, considering the labor, machining costs, new gaskets and bolts, etc you...
Forum: Chevy Camaro vs... 06-12-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,262
Posted By KCS
I would prefer a sleeved block instead of the LSX...

I would prefer a sleeved block instead of the LSX block. I like the LSX a lot, but I was disappointed with the length of the cylinders in the standard deck blocks. The cylinder length is a big...
Forum: Chevy Camaro vs... 06-11-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,262
Posted By KCS
BBC = Big Block Chevy I'm not saying the...

BBC = Big Block Chevy

I'm not saying the 427ci LS3 is unreliable, but 725hp at the flywheel from 427ci AND good drivability is a lot to ask of a naturally aspirated engine (granted "good...
Forum: Engine | Exhaust | Bolt-On | Drivetrain Modifications 06-11-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 929
Posted By KCS
I would consider valve springs at least. It...

I would consider valve springs at least. It doesn't seem mandatory, as it looks like the LSA springs are designed to .570" lift and the LS9 cam is .562", but a se of PAC beehives wouldn't hurt for a...
Forum: Chevy Camaro vs... 06-10-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,262
Posted By KCS
You can't bore an LS3 to 427ci. You would either...

You can't bore an LS3 to 427ci. You would either have to hone it to 4.070' bore and use a 4.10" crank, or sleeve the block and then you can go to a 4.125" bore and use a 4" crank. Either way, you...
Forum: USA - Texas 06-10-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,109
Posted By KCS
We would prefer not to.

We would prefer not to.
Forum: USA - Texas 06-07-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,109
Posted By KCS
The ice tank works extremely well with ice, but...

The ice tank works extremely well with ice, but the advantage isn't just when it has ice in it. It's a much larger capacity, so it takes more heat to raise the temperature of the coolant. The result...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-07-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,824
Posted By KCS
I couldn't agree more. We use relatively small...

I couldn't agree more. We use relatively small intake lobes and pretty normal exhaust lobes on the rectangle port heads compared to something we would spec out for a cathedral port head. Some of our...
Forum: USA - Texas 06-06-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,109
Posted By KCS
510 Race Engineering - Developing The LSA

One of the great things about working in a custom automotive shop like 510 Race Engineering is that you are privy to a lot of cool R&D on some of the newest platforms. Take the LSA for example. It is...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 06-06-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,016
Posted By KCS
Very cool. Love these setups with tons of power...

Very cool. Love these setups with tons of power and almost looks stock.
Forum: Camaro Photos | Spyshots | Video | Media Gallery 06-06-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,018
Posted By KCS
Glad you guys had fun. Next time we know to put...

Glad you guys had fun. Next time we know to put out more tents for shade, but I hope the water we handed out helped. We may start doing something like this pretty regularly after the Coffee and...
Forum: Camaro Photos | Spyshots | Video | Media Gallery 06-06-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,018
Posted By KCS
Thanks for posting this up! I know there are...

Thanks for posting this up! I know there are still more shoots Mike did of the girls and some of the other beautiful cars that made it out to our Dyno Day.
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-06-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 25,154
Posted By KCS
It's about damn time...lol.

It's about damn time...lol.
Forum: Engine | Exhaust | Bolt-On | Drivetrain Modifications 06-06-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,833
Posted By KCS
Something to consider is the increased heat. You...

Something to consider is the increased heat. You get a twofold effect from the increase in rotor speed and also from more boost pressure. We see the IAT2's skyrocket as we speed up the supercharger,...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 06-05-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 919
Posted By KCS
510 Race Engineering - Developing the LSA

One of the great things about working in a custom automotive shop like 510 Race Engineering is that you are privy to a lot of cool R&D on some of the newest platforms. Take the LSA for example. It is...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 06-05-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,677
Posted By KCS
"Fueling Issues" will blow any engine up, it...

"Fueling Issues" will blow any engine up, it doesn't matter if it has boost, nitrous, or its naturally aspirated. Detonation is detonation.

As an engine builder, I've seen engine failures all...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-05-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,951
Posted By KCS
There is no black and white answer, it's all...

There is no black and white answer, it's all relative. Displacement, cylinder heads, operating range, etc all play a role in what cam is needed, and what would be "big" or "small".

Now if you...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 06-05-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,677
Posted By KCS
The smaller doses of nitrous (<200shot) really...

The smaller doses of nitrous (<200shot) really are pretty safe IF you don't get greedy with it and you get it dialed in correctly in the tune. Sometimes the manufacturers' jets don't result in the...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 06-04-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,677
Posted By KCS
I had a 150shot on my Trans Am back in the day...

I had a 150shot on my Trans Am back in the day and loved it! All it had was a SLP exhaust and a TNT nitrous kit, and I was running door to door with pullied/ported blower 03-04 Cobras.

Nowadays,...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-29-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,261
Posted By KCS
Maybe. Trying to diagnose this stuff over the...

Maybe. Trying to diagnose this stuff over the internet is like tying to teach Helen Keller how to do the Macarena. It ain't easy. Posting some pics will shine a light on a lot of stuff and will...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-29-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,153
Posted By KCS
I can't speak for Lethal since I don't know...

I can't speak for Lethal since I don't know situation, but like I said, it's normal to charge labor to do the trunion install. It takes time and time is money. Lethal took care of you by waiving that...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-29-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,261
Posted By KCS
Wrong plugs, bad fuel, faulty injector/O-rings,...

Wrong plugs, bad fuel, faulty injector/O-rings, failing fuel pump, etc. That's if it's really melted pistons and not the cam installed off a tooth or two and the valves have gotten bent beating up...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-29-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,153
Posted By KCS
That's normal. It takes some time to pop out all...

That's normal. It takes some time to pop out all 16 trunions and clean and reinstall new trunions, bearing, and c-clips.
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-29-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,153
Posted By KCS
We're seeing gains of about 100whp with our mild...

We're seeing gains of about 100whp with our mild heads/cam packages. IIRC, we used a 220 duration intake lobe on the last 1LE and saw +96whp.
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