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Old 07-06-2010, 04:11 PM   #171
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MORE PICS'! MORE PICS'! MORE PICS'!!!

Are you going to still run an external cooler, too?

God ****! You aren't leaving a stone unturned
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:34 PM   #172
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MORE PICS'! MORE PICS'! MORE PICS'!!!

Are you going to still run an external cooler, too?

God ****! You aren't leaving a stone unturned
We have an auxiliary external cooler, but will not put it on until we drive this around and see what the running temps are. If the trans is already running cool it would just add unnecessary weight, so we will see.

...and FWIW, the Camaro has a lot of stones.
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:36 PM   #173
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We have an auxiliary external cooler, but will not put it on until we drive this around and see what the running temps are. If the trans is already running cool it would just add unnecessary weight, so we will see.

...and FWIW, the Camaro has a lot of stones.
she needs a diet?

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Old 07-06-2010, 05:09 PM   #174
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We have an auxiliary external cooler, but will not put it on until we drive this around and see what the running temps are. If the trans is already running cool it would just add unnecessary weight, so we will see.

...and FWIW, the Camaro has a lot of stones.
Are you guys just going to fart around with the converter then to get it to lock sooner? What size are you running again (I was thinking a mid-3XXX, but I'm probably thinking of another build).

I see I'm going to learn a lot from your build

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she needs a diet?

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Huh?...
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:25 PM   #175
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Even though I'm not going as big as your (nowhere near even halfway), I'm actually learning quite a bit as to what I will need to upgrade or where to look for problems if something goes wrong with my build. So while I can drool and oogle your engine, it's enlightening at the same time. Subscribed.
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:27 PM   #176
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Even though I'm not going as big as your (nowhere near even halfway), I'm actually learning quite a bit as to what I will need to upgrade or where to look for problems if something goes wrong with my build. So while I can drool and oogle your engine, it's enlightening at the same time. Subscribed.
NO kidding,

I was actually thinking about aftermarket fans.... Not now..

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Old 07-06-2010, 06:10 PM   #177
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Are you guys just going to fart around with the converter then to get it to lock sooner? What size are you running again (I was thinking a mid-3XXX, but I'm probably thinking of another build).

I see I'm going to learn a lot from your build

Huh?...
Well I was hoping that whatever lessons we learned from all of the research and development done on the SST, Camaro 5 members are able to glean some useful info that may help them out.

The converter should stall in the 3500-3600 range if all works as planned. The only difference is they stuck in a 2.75 first gear ratio so that may change things a little. The torque at this rpm is fairly obscene and we have a transbrake. The converter lockup can be adjusted by the computer controller.

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Even though I'm not going as big as your (nowhere near even halfway), I'm actually learning quite a bit as to what I will need to upgrade or where to look for problems if something goes wrong with my build. So while I can drool and oogle your engine, it's enlightening at the same time. Subscribed.
Your car already makes tons of power...

Well if there is any other data/pics that would help feel free to yell. I guess once it hits the road any weaknesses will be logged and stuck in here for members to use. I am sure there will be some somewhere.


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NO kidding,

I was actually thinking about aftermarket fans.... Not now..

I guess that goes back to the R & D statement above. Maybe it could even save members some money... Yeah, that fan stuff was pretty surprising. The Firebird has Spal fans.
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:23 AM   #178
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Dats a BIG radiator....how cool would that be if you didn't need the intercooler. I wonder what the weight will come out to be once it's finished. Not like it's really going to matter...hehehe...but
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:43 AM   #179
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Dats a BIG radiator....how cool would that be if you didn't need the intercooler. I wonder what the weight will come out to be once it's finished. Not like it's really going to matter...hehehe...but

We still need the intercooler for the turbos but we switched from an Air-To-Air to an Air-To-Water specifically for the SST. Since this car will see a fair amount of track time the only way to actually control the intercooler is Air-To-Water. That way if it is a super hot day I can pump dry ice/ice through the it before a run and drop the IAT's.

Here are a couple of pics of the custom SST Air-to-Air Intercooler. It is a monster. The workmanship is again flawless. If anyone would like this intercooler for their FI Camaro, PM me. I'd rather have a C5 member be able to use it.
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:10 AM   #180
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Bruce, so you aren't using this intercooler and it is for sale? I am curious if this will work with my new build for the F1R?
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Old 07-11-2010, 07:20 AM   #181
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Bruce, so you aren't using this intercooler and it is for sale? I am curious if this will work with my new build for the F1R?
Yes. I will PM you.
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Old 07-11-2010, 07:26 AM   #182
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Hey, sorry about the delays in getting more posted. I have a bunch of cool pics and stuff to put up, but have been out of the office a lot.

Suspension, driveline install, chute mount...
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Old 07-11-2010, 10:50 AM   #183
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This build makes my car feel so... trivial...

I'm living vicariously through speedster!
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:45 AM   #184
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I just stumbled into this thread for the first time...I couldn't stop reading it! This build is the very definition of awesome. I can't wait for more...
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bump for awesomeness (is that a word?)
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Old 07-16-2010, 06:05 PM   #186
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Holy crap.

I don't have any idea what half the stuff I just read is.

Wow. Can't wait to see this at C5FII
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Old 07-16-2010, 06:10 PM   #187
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I think this car should be Camaro of the year! I didn't even know about any of this stuff until this thread. Amazing. And what makes it even better is that speedster is a nice guy too!

This car alone would make me want to drive to the left coast for C5F2!
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