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Old 04-12-2010, 01:06 PM   #26
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Got any updated pics with your new wheels on?
Here are few pics from a recent car show here in Houston. This was right after paint but before we started the process to swap in the new V-band mount turbos. (same size just a different mount that will give us better ground clearance since they're front/bottom mounted) Everything except the extra interior work I want to do will be done this week and Hennessey will start setting up the media frenzy.

The car was literally put in at the last second and we didn't have time to fully polish or detail it so don't nit pick. Heh! It won 'best under construction'.
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Old 04-12-2010, 01:45 PM   #27
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:12 PM   #28
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I see what you did there

We need more!

Any chance you could get some pics of the undercarriage as well?

Congrats on the purchase.

I'm sure you could get someone to take professional pics for free & let them use the pics to show off their product.

I know you're probably busy, so if you don't get a chance to post anymore don't worry. Rockin' ride
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:21 PM   #29
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Very nice !!! Gotta love those Twin Turbos...
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:25 PM   #30
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I have no idea what you could POSSIBLY mean... :emoticon7:

Hennessey is finishing up the build this week. Lots of good stuff done to the suspension/brakes/chassis but I can't get detailed pics till its all done and cleaned up. Once its done I believe its going to get plenty of media attention and I'll get good pics out as soon as I'm able including shots of the under carriage with it up on a lift.

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I see what you did there

We need more!

Any chance you could get some pics of the undercarriage as well?

Congrats on the purchase.

I'm sure you could get someone to take professional pics for free & let them use the pics to show off their product.

I know you're probably busy, so if you don't get a chance to post anymore don't worry. Rockin' ride
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Old 04-12-2010, 03:11 PM   #31
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that is one SICK looking ride. I think i just jizzed in my pants lmao
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Old 04-12-2010, 03:11 PM   #32
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I have no idea what you could POSSIBLY mean... :emoticon7:
hahaha... ooooook. That is a funny though. Can't wait to see it.
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Old 04-12-2010, 03:18 PM   #33
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Thats looks baaad!! great job guys....love the hood too
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Old 04-12-2010, 04:37 PM   #34
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Incredible. Your ride will forever haunt my dreams.
WOW!!! BAD ASS!
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Old 04-12-2010, 04:58 PM   #35
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Whats up with no under the hood where it counts pics? Secret flux capacitor mounting?
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:15 PM   #36
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I'm kind of curious about the "sweet spot" comment and the Maggie too, ADM has built cars that make 1000RWHP on a built 427 (as I recall)
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:21 PM   #37
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LOL! Nothing secret, the car ran but was still 'under construction' so to speak so it really wasn't much to look at right then. You can't see the turbos from under the hood anyway since they're bottom mounted so you aren't going to see much. We put it in that small Corvette/Chevy show at the last second primarily just because it was right here in Houston.

I promise there will be full photo's once Hennessey wraps it all up and the media gets a swing at it.

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Old 04-12-2010, 05:30 PM   #38
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I'm kind of curious about the "sweet spot" comment and the Maggie too, ADM has built cars that make 1000RWHP on a built 427 (as I recall)

I doubt they did it on a stock TVS2300 though. Hennessey went back and forth directly with Magnusson swapping parts for almost 2 weeks and in the end the agreement was (as I understand it) that the 2.3 liter TVS2300 just wasn't happy pushing enough air at enough psi to make my application happy. When they spun it hard enough to get the pressure we needed it was making too much heat because it was out of its efficiency range ON MY APPLICATION. Its perfectly happy on a mostly stock LS3 though which is what it was designed for. Its a damn fine piece of kit so I'm not knocking it whatsoever! We could have just moved up a model to a higher volume unit but its designed differently in regards to the heat exchanger etc and Hennessy and I were both eager to try out twin turbos once we started looking at options.
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:22 PM   #39
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Twin Turbs Configuration...

BRILLIANT! The whole set up is rock solid. I am green with envy! What a rocketship. Congrats on Best Under Construction Award. Well deserved.
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:42 PM   #40
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A freaking beautiful car! I wanted to go the way of the carbon fiber hood and trunk and the way you pulled it off looks so damn perfect. My engine won't ever come close to yours (I doubt anyone will), but your project makes me totally sold on going forward with the STS turbo for my V6. Once again, perfect ride, it looks amazing.
Not only is the car an absolute dream but it is also good for the economy.
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:46 PM   #41
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I doubt they did it on a stock TVS2300 though. Hennessey went back and forth directly with Magnusson swapping parts for almost 2 weeks and in the end the agreement was (as I understand it) that the 2.3 liter TVS2300 just wasn't happy pushing enough air at enough psi to make my application happy. When they spun it hard enough to get the pressure we needed it was making too much heat because it was out of its efficiency range ON MY APPLICATION. Its perfectly happy on a mostly stock LS3 though which is what it was designed for. Its a damn fine piece of kit so I'm not knocking it whatsoever! We could have just moved up a model to a higher volume unit but its designed differently in regards to the heat exchanger etc and Hennessy and I were both eager to try out twin turbos once we started looking at options.
Another option for the use of a twin screw on this type of build could be the larger size Kenne Bell. Just a guess.

Still, twin turbos are the shizznit. Amazing car you have there.
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Old 04-12-2010, 11:59 PM   #42
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A great ride made even better by that Eagle Globe & Anchor.

If you need someone to drive it so you can get some action shots, I'll buy my own plane ticket.
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Old 04-13-2010, 10:25 AM   #44
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A great ride made even better by that Eagle Globe & Anchor.

If you need someone to drive it so you can get some action shots, I'll buy my own plane ticket.

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Old 04-13-2010, 10:30 AM   #45
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Another option for the use of a twin screw on this type of build could be the larger size Kenne Bell. Just a guess.

Still, twin turbos are the shizznit. Amazing car you have there.

Kenne Bell is certainly an option though one most closely associated with Mustangs. Magnusson also makes larger superchargers too though and there's always the centrifugal type too. Hands down a turbo system is the most efficient though it does have a different 'personality' than driving a supercharger based system.
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Kenne Bell is certainly an option though one most closely associated with Mustangs. Magnusson also makes larger superchargers too though and there's always the centrifugal type too. Hands down a turbo system is the most efficient though it does have a different 'personality' than driving a supercharger based system.
Believe me, I think TT's are amazing. At least, I can only imagine that they are.

Also, I really love the paint scheme that you went with. I have a CGM and I was wondering how black paint would look on it. And your car answered that question for me. I think down the line I'll do a black and carbon fiber design.
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Old 04-13-2010, 12:55 PM   #47
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Believe me, I think TT's are amazing. At least, I can only imagine that they are.

Also, I really love the paint scheme that you went with. I have a CGM and I was wondering how black paint would look on it. And your car answered that question for me. I think down the line I'll do a black and carbon fiber design.
Glad ya like the paint! I wanted to keep it subtle color wise but still have it be visually striking if you know what I mean! LOL! I wanted to do something that worked with both the metallic Cyber Gray and the carbon fiber pieces I was adding, so metallic black was an obvious choice to me. We followed existing body lines and incorporated it with a rally stripe effect to tie in the front and rear. There will also be some real CF inside the car, door panel and dash accent pieces.

S&T auto body on the west side of Houston did the paint and does a lot of paint work for Hennessey in general. Carbon fiber stuff for the Camaro is still realistically in its infancy so plan on doing test fits and be prepared to wait for replacement parts if something isn't exactly right.
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Old 04-13-2010, 05:06 PM   #48
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I must ask. How in the hell do you have that kind of money? Annd you're working on a Porsche!! As we both know, the USMC isn't a wealth building organization.
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Old 04-13-2010, 06:17 PM   #49
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That is the coolest Camaro I've Ever seen! I have a CGM Camaro and have been wanting to do something carbon fiber to the exterior and this is by far the best. Will Hennessey be selling these carbon fiber parts?
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Old 04-13-2010, 06:54 PM   #50
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I must ask. How in the hell do you have that kind of money? Annd you're working on a Porsche!! As we both know, the USMC isn't a wealth building organization.
Long story, but I've done a lot since I got out of the Corps. I credit a LOT of the success I've had so far in life on the values and traits I either picked up or honed while in the Marines. I'm sure you know LOTS of former Marines have gone on to be CEO's of fortune 500 companies. I'm not a CEO and I'm not a millionaire but I've had some nice jobs here and there. I saved up some money and splurged on 2 serious car projects and that'll pretty much be it! Heh! 2 swings for the fence and 2 homeruns so I can't complain. Paid my own way through Purdue University, lots of technical training and project management experience, both followership and leadership training/experience in the military... some good choices and some luck along the way! No kids, no debt and a good income coupled with a passion for cool cars and a girlfriend/other half thats doing well for herself and likes cars too so she encourages me... I'm fortunate and appreciative of the fact that I am.
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