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Old 03-03-2012, 09:33 AM   #1
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Talking Vette TPI's daily driver build

Best of 14.983 @ 93.9 MPH (Bandimere 1 mile above sea level)

1987 Corvette 5.7L TPI

Mods:

LS swap (IN PROGRESS) with 150 wet shot!
-ARP Main Studs
-ARP Head Studs
-Manley True Double Roller Timing Set
-Melling High Volume LS6 oil pump
-Livernois L92 Stage 2C cam(224/246 .620"/.620" 117 LSA
-Trick Flow Genx 205 Heads
-Comp Cam Trunion Roller Rocker upgrade
-Comp Cam .660" Lift Valve Springs
-Comp Cam Hi-Tech Pushrods 7.425" Length
-LS6 intake
-42lb Green Top injectors
-LS1 Throttle Body (Ported, half shaft mod, screws shortened, bump stop)
-Monster Transmission's Monster in the box 700R4 rebuild
-FTI 11" Street Brawler 2800 Stall Converter
-TCI SFI 29.1 rated Flexplate with LS to older GM transmission adapter
-Trans Am WS6 ECM
-Champion Radiator 3 Core with Dual 12" fans
-Dirty Dingo SBC/BBC clam shell to LS engine mounts
-Antenna bypass switch
-TB Coolant bypass
-Windshield Washer tank removal
-Spare tire removal
-Flowmaster Exhaust
-Walbro 255lph
-Red tint side markers


Planned Mods:
Ratchet Shifter
QA1 Coilovers
Drag Radials
Twin 76mm turbos




































































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Old 03-03-2012, 09:34 AM   #2
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Maintenance Feb 25-26

L92 Stage 2C Camshaft from Livernois Motorsports








ARP Main Studs came a month late.. But FINALLY installed








My home made piston ring compressor

Covered up and protected while I wait for money to get cylinder heads.



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Old 03-03-2012, 09:35 AM   #3
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:37 AM   #4
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Love Vettes! Had two Z06's.
Congrats bro!
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:42 AM   #5
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Very nice!
Enjoy your new Baby.

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Old 03-03-2012, 09:42 AM   #6
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Love Vettes! Had two Z06's.
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Enjoy your new Baby.

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Old 03-03-2012, 10:04 AM   #7
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Looks like someone took very good care of that vette. Congrats.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:37 AM   #8
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:44 AM   #9
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Welcome. The c4's are fun machines for sure. It's nice to see that you get your hands dirty. You really enjoy the car that much more when you can say you've done work yourself.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:44 AM   #10
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The more the merrier. Welcome to camaro5
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:40 PM   #11
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See how we are here at Camaro5.com?....We like everyone...cause everyone brings something new to the site. Congrats on a nice find....Got me excited just hearing you might have a C5 sitting next to her some day!!.......
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:40 PM   #12
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Looks like someone took very good care of that vette. Congrats.
Only had two owners, second owned let the car rest in the garage with cover on 90% of time and first owner was in Florida.

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Welcome. The c4's are fun machines for sure. It's nice to see that you get your hands dirty. You really enjoy the car that much more when you can say you've done work yourself.
I want to get heads and cam after summer, and I plan on self installation



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See how we are here at Camaro5.com?....We like everyone...cause everyone brings something new to the site. Congrats on a nice find....Got me excited just hearing you might have a C5 sitting next to her some day!!.......
I'm sure I could swing the payments in about 5 years, I'll keep you all updated.

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Old 03-03-2012, 10:44 PM   #13
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Yep, you'll find plenty of positive feedback by the Chevy fans on this site over almost any car with the bow tie on it....especially Vettes since they have always shared some of the same components. I've had 3 Vettes myself and just sold my 84...very nice cars. I'll have another some day.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:47 PM   #14
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:41 AM   #15
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Figured I'd upload this.

Save for LS swap pics
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:30 PM   #16
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Saved for LS Swap pics
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:26 AM   #17
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Very nice condition. enjoy!
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:38 PM   #18
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Forgot to get in an engine pic from her!



And these are what I hope to replace soon
Those will be SWEET....we need pix.....have fun!!...
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:55 PM   #19
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Very nice condition. enjoy!
Thanks! Can't wait to get them. On another note, I got my certification from Drivesafe. Picture of the car cover on Nicky, and the dealership sent me a key chain and water bottle.


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Old 03-07-2012, 03:54 PM   #20
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Welcome! Clean C4. I used to have a 95 Corvette with the LT1/Auto.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:34 PM   #21
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Got the new deck working. Glad was an easy fix

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Old 03-17-2012, 06:17 PM   #22
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Directly after the Meguiars New Car Kit wash.





Directly after Meguiars New Car Kit wax.



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Old 03-21-2012, 07:03 PM   #23
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:55 PM   #24
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Glad to see that you took driver training. Very few people your age (or any age) for that matter do. It means you take things seriously and that is the sign of a true car enthusiast.

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Old 03-21-2012, 09:36 PM   #25
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Glad to see that you took driver training. Very few people your age (or any age) for that matter do. It means you take things seriously and that is the sign of a true car enthusiast.

Welcome to Camaro5 !
I very well plan on being a true car enthusiast for the rest of my life. This was the first class I've taken. And I'm taking HS/College credits at my local community college for automotive basics.
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