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Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 10-16-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By Russell James
1000 at the crank or wheels? Big difference? ...

1000 at the crank or wheels? Big difference?

Whole car done right or half assed? Big difference?

25 - 50K is scratching the surface.

Example. The 4.0L Blower COPO 327 motor. Done right,...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 10-15-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By Russell James
If they are high quality headers..make sure the...

If they are high quality headers..make sure the engine is centered in the mounts. Loosen the mounts, shake the engine around, retighten mounts. Still don't fit, return to vendor.

If they are a...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 10-15-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By Russell James
Forged in US or Italy. And a race proven design....

Forged in US or Italy. And a race proven design. Plenty of forged stuff out there with dangerous designs.

You're very safe with an OE track package wheel. Like the 1LE/ZL1/Z28 forged, as...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 10-15-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Russell James
Exactly ...just get a good ported TB. And great...

Exactly ...just get a good ported TB. And great tuner if still need better response.

The throttle reaction is so intentionally tuned slow in the tuning for smooth driving. It can be vastly...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 10-13-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 879
Posted By Russell James
The .2 versions are the second version of all...

The .2 versions are the second version of all their cams. Like 1.2 is their second version of their stage 1 cam. You have to read the descriptions to see the difference between stage 1 and stage...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 10-12-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 879
Posted By Russell James
L99 is an LS motor. Take the whole car to a...

L99 is an LS motor.

Take the whole car to a speed shop that specializes in LS performance builds, and gets raving support and applause from the major LS vehicle websites. There are some really...
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 10-12-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By Russell James
I'd still change the whole she-bang. Nothing in...

I'd still change the whole she-bang. Nothing in there can be fixed without taking it all apart... while all apart... I'd put the whole kit in.

Seen a gazillion people try to "fix" clutch...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 10-12-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By Russell James
I'd pull the fuel pump fuse. Change the oil. ...

I'd pull the fuel pump fuse. Change the oil. Makes sure to fill the filter. Then crank it for a while a few times until you see oil pressure. Then put the fuel pump fuse back in and fire it up. ...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 10-10-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By Russell James
They are actually called - LS Series Camshaft...

They are actually called - LS Series Camshaft Lifter.

If you want to put someone's head into a tailspin, tell them your build has LS2 lifters.... cuz that's what they really are.

They were...
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 10-10-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By Russell James
I'd throw a clutch kit in it. Clutch, Pressure...

I'd throw a clutch kit in it. Clutch, Pressure Plate, slave cyl/throwout brg...

When the system starts to give problems, replace it all as a system.

It's an auto adjusting sealed system. ...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 10-07-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,017
Posted By Russell James
Maybe just the '64 grille was horse inspired. Ya...

Maybe just the '64 grille was horse inspired. Ya know, that big chrome galloping hose emblem.

Since the P51 was named after the horse. I guess either the plane or the horse could be in the...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 10-07-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 482
Posted By Russell James
There are many ways to obtain high quality tools...

There are many ways to obtain high quality tools without paying retail. Got most of mine while at a technical school. Snap on, Matco, Lincoln.... many quality companies gave students monster...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 10-07-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 482
Posted By Russell James
Goes well with the china freight tools. Sorry...

Goes well with the china freight tools. Sorry couldn't resist.

Slap your momma in the mouth for not teachin' on the tools and helmet rules.
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 10-07-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By Russell James
Exactly. No such thing as "LS7 lifters." ...

Exactly. No such thing as "LS7 lifters."

They are LS lifters, have been for years.

And buckets... if someone is looking at them telling if they are good.. kinda like looking at a condom and...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 10-05-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By Russell James
One thing is not always connected to another. ...

One thing is not always connected to another. You can do burnouts and not set codes or cause oil leaks.

If the clutch and tires were melted, I'd suspect abuse. Oil leak, I'd suspect loose oil...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 10-05-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By Russell James
LS3 and LS7 lifters are the same. If the whole...

LS3 and LS7 lifters are the same. If the whole system is built right, it's a fine lifter.

A lifter failure is often a victim and not the perp.

Talk to the cam seller for tips on the whole...
Forum: USA - Great Lakes 10-05-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By Russell James
Depends on how hard you plan on driving the car. ...

Depends on how hard you plan on driving the car. If really pushing it hard for the full 20 min sessions, I wouldn't run the ceramics.
Forum: USA - Great Lakes 10-04-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By Russell James
Gingerman is in tip top shape. Was just repaved a...

Gingerman is in tip top shape. Was just repaved a couple years ago. It really flows well for bigger cars. Considered one of the safest road courses in the country as the runoffs are mostly just...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 10-04-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 673
Posted By Russell James
Ever see an LS motor that spins the lifter in the...

Ever see an LS motor that spins the lifter in the bucket....after tapping for a while....? Plan on a new motor.

Better to fix it before the major carnage.

Lifters on an LS motor are a piece of...
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 10-03-2017, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By Russell James
The service manual says to lower the back of the...

The service manual says to lower the back of the engine cradle a bit. Leave the front bolts snug but drop the back a bit. That should give the angle to get a straight back slide out. A trans...
Forum: USA - Great Lakes 10-03-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By Russell James
You're only a 2:45hr drive to Gingerman. They...

You're only a 2:45hr drive to Gingerman. They have openings for this weekend's Gridlife event. $280 for sat and sun in the hpde intermediate group. Or $230 for CGI Monday. They also have and open...
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 10-03-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By Russell James
Needs to come straight back or you will be...

Needs to come straight back or you will be binding the input shaft splines in the clutch.

Try a little penetrating lube around that dowel, put the left side back flush, then try to pry wiggle...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 10-02-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By Russell James
Throttle has to be wide open while cranking. ...

Throttle has to be wide open while cranking.

Min is 100. Lowest from the highest cyl is 70% but not below 100.

You want to watch 4 puffs, 4 compression strokes. If first few puffs are low...
Forum: USA - Great Lakes 09-29-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By Russell James
That white flash will be Becky D lapping us :D

That white flash will be Becky D lapping us :D
Forum: USA - Great Lakes 09-29-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By Russell James
Gingerman HPDE Mon Oct 9th with CGI

If anyone is interested in a track day, a few of us with 5th gens are hitting Gingerman on Mon Oct 9th. It's a CGI day, they have great instructors if you want to use one. Always a very enjoyable...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 09-28-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,087
Posted By Russell James
Mufflers. Said your neighbors.:smiling1:

Mufflers. Said your neighbors.:smiling1:
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 09-27-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,026
Posted By Russell James
The reality is the price of one complete car is...

The reality is the price of one complete car is but a fraction of what it would cost to field a professional race team.

Double it for all the spares. Double it again for the hauler, tools, crew...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 09-26-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,215
Posted By Russell James
Shoot for 440/450ish. 480 is going to be a lopey...

Shoot for 440/450ish. 480 is going to be a lopey lumpity race cam. You can go quite stealthy in the 440/450 range and keep cross country driving reliability.


cnc heads. + a mild cam... and...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 09-26-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,115
Posted By Russell James
Sunday site seeing and star gazing... get the...

Sunday site seeing and star gazing... get the sunroof.

Track time... Mohawk, Recaros, Suede, Manual trans, C/F hood (as long as it is perfect). You don't want to have to replace that C/F insert....
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 09-26-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 685
Posted By Russell James
Yeah, because not only is the center electrode...

Yeah, because not only is the center electrode melted away... the ground strap shows evidence of metal loss/transfer. That happens from a crispy lean nitrous shot on the wrong plugs/gap. When peeps...
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