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Old 03-11-2011, 09:39 AM   #365
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All in bro, build it right.. Come to the fest have a blast with all of us, and then be confident and ready to throw down for C5FIII..

If you don't do it right you'll be sweating it every time you put your foot on the loud pedal...

I'd love to see you and your car at Fest II... But I'd MUCH rather see You at Fest II and you and your car done right at Fest III, IV, V... and so on...
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:56 AM   #366
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All in bro, build it right.. Come to the fest have a blast with all of us, and then be confident and ready to throw down for C5FIII..

If you don't do it right you'll be sweating it everytime you put your foot on the loud pedal...

I'd love you see you and your car at Fest II... But I'd MUCH rather see You at Fest II and you and your car done right at Fest III, IV, V... and so on...
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:18 AM   #367
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1. Did they just order the wrong parts for your bottom end?
2. Did they send you someone elses?
3. Did they try to pull a fast one?

1, is unprofessional
2, that stuff happens
...Hopefully not 3

Your shop is on the ball tho... Kudos to them
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:46 AM   #368
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Build it right my friend. You'll be better off in the long run.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:47 PM   #369
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Thank you everyone for the advice and warm wishes...

I had a talk with Corey, we talked to the gentleman at ERL, and all is good...

We are going with the motor they delivered... The guy at ERL absolutely stands behind this motor 100% and said that the parts we discussed upgrading to, are what they use in their extremely high HP 6 bolt head applications. There was never any intention to decieve, it was just a mis-communication between Corey and thee guy at ERL. They discussed upgrading, and felt it wasn't necessary, but decided to anyway just for grins and gigggles...Well, the last decision wasn't written down and there it is...

He re-assured us that this motor and it's internals are substantially more than we will need for our intentions. Corey did say that he had originally purposely over-engineered the build.

After the phone conversation, I asked Corey point blank if he trusted this guy, and he told me he did.... It was pointed out to the guy at ERL that there are around 40,000 people on Camaro5 and lots of them are following this build, and I have had countless PM's from folks, both watching out of curiosity, and out of the desire to do the same build, and they would all have access to the information if something did fail... The response was an unequivical no problem... he is standing behind the motor, and will do so down the road...He was also told the car was going to a national, International event in April and if it broke there there would be some egg... Same no doubt it would be good answer. He also threw out a couple of names, one, a guy running a sand dragster making 1800 HP with a turbo setup that is running the exact same internals, and has gone for two years without going into the motor, and another guy running the same internals with a 6 bolt head making 2000 HP in a drag strip car, and no problems...

All in all, I feel comfortable, Corey is satisfied, and we are continuing with the build... They are still a great rod, they just aren't finished to the same degree, they are same manufacturer, and same forgings...

We started building the motor up and it's progressing well...Joe, Racer778, stopped by and we visited for a while. After looking at everything, he seemed very comfortable with it as well... I know it's not his money, but I respect his opinion...

I leave for Brazil tomorrow afternoon, but I feel Brandi is in good hands, and she should easily be ready for the Trek West...

So, while I'm gone, they will finish the motor, install the new clutch and turbo kit, break it in, dyno it, make a couple of passes at the track, (to insure the car is stable at the launch and at the top end) get the spoiler painted and finish the install on that, install the gauges and the gauge pod, install the line lock, etc.......

Corey will not make passes to try to break world records, he will just be making sure it's all stable with the major suspension changes we have made, and he will be data logging while running it....

Again, Thank You All for the support, I appreciate it more than you could know, and I hope and pray that none of you ever has the oppurtunity to ever say.... "I told you so." I feel very confident that it wont happen..

Unless someting comes up in the next three to four weeks, I'll be seeing you all at the Fest... with Brandi...Yes that weighed on my mind, but I'm comfortable with the decision....
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:58 PM   #370
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Glad it worked out... I was afraid maybe you were behind bars after no word all day
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:33 PM   #371
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Glad it worked out for you! Have fun with it when you come home.
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:38 PM   #372
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Glad it worked out for you! Have fun with it when you come home.
When I get back, I have a need for your address. I have something to ship to you...
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:39 PM   #373
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Glad it worked out... I was afraid maybe you were behind bars after no word all day
I'm not the kind to step over any lines, I will walk the top rail though....It's all good and I'm happy and excited... Corey was mad enough for both of us until we talked to the guy at ERL...
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:40 PM   #374
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I think I was more stressed out about the discrepancy than Robert was. But yes, Sean said point blank that he stands behind the build and no matter what he would make it right regardless of what we decide. I've never had an issue with any ERL engine in the past 6 years of using their product, and trust me we've tried real hard to break some of these things. So Robert and I decided that if ERL is willing to stand behind this engine 100%, we're willing to put it in and test the theory! Should have this puppy running by the middle of next week, get some break in miles on her, and see what the limits of the TTi turbo kit really are. :-)

Have a safe trip tomorrow Robert. I'll send you some time slips after Joe brings over your drag radials....
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:44 PM   #375
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Awesome! That's great news

sounds to me that this will be a worry free BEAST!!!!!

If you, your shop and the engine builder are all nodding north and south. That's all the confirmation that anyone should need.

You don't strike me as that kinda guy to make a uninformed decision..

Can't wait to see her run... Oh and if you guys hear a couple camaros doing burnouts around midnight in your hotel parking lot on your way to the fest..... I won't be Me or PQ...

Just sayin!

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I think I was more stressed out about the discrepancy than Robert was. But yes, Sean said point blank that he stands behind the build and no matter what he would make it right regardless of what we decide. I've never had an issue with any ERL engine in the past 6 years of using their product, and trust me we've tried real hard to break some of these things. So Robert and I decided that if ERL is willing to stand behind this engine 100%, we're willing to put it in and test the theory! Should have this puppy running by the middle of next week, get some break in miles on her, and see what the limits of the TTi turbo kit really are. :-)

Have a safe trip tomorrow Robert. I'll send you some time slips after Joe brings over your drag radials....
For those of you whom he hasn't met, this is Corey, my builder and the mastermind behind the Beast that Brandi will be... all around good guy and serious cut-up.... None who enter are free from the abuse, but i like it and I was admitted as one of the family today, seriously...I was on my knees....






wiping up spilled antifreeze,


and my wife claims I smell like motor oil....
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Awesome! That's great news

sounds to me that this will be a worry free BEAST!!!!!

If you, your shop and the engine builder are all nodding north and south. That's all the confirmation that anyone should need.

You don't strike me as that kinda guy to make a uninformed decision..

Can't wait to see her run... Oh and if you guys hear a couple camaros doing burnouts around midnight in your hotel parking lot on your way to the fest..... I won't be Me or PQ...

Just sayin!

2 dudes doing burnouts,,, who you bringing with you in addition to PQ, we all know that silly 66-7 aint smoking no tires...
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:13 PM   #378
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When I get back, I have a need for your address. I have something to ship to you...
Just send me a PM when you get back. Not in an really hurry. More interested in seeing you car finished haha
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