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Old 05-23-2011, 12:50 PM   #71
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sick car . Im thinking of getting that hood from Seibon and the trunk. I bet that car sounds sick in person. Id love to be at a light and have a car like yours pull up next to me. Might do a big single turbo? Inbetween a centrifugal or turbo?
My personal recommendation is to skip Seibon. I've moved to a similar hood from VIS racing and a trunk from Carbon by Design.
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:44 PM   #72
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When you did your hpe800 kit what happened to the LS3. Would you be able to sell it? looking to do that.
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:55 PM   #73
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I turned the boost up down the road and pushed too hard for the aluminum LS3 and found a weak point in the assembly so to speak. The LS3 ended up with a large hole in the side of the block after a connecting rod bolt backed out halfway under day to day use then ripped out on a drag launch. I've since gone to a truly 'built for bear' LSX block and 6 bolt LSX racing heads built/installed/tuned by Advanced Racing Dynamics. The car has essentially been completely re-built top to bottom front to back and is now making over 1200 to the tire through a 4L80. I had a good relationship with Hennessey but when I completely rebuilt the car using another shop ran by a good friend it really wasn't their build anymore so I re-badged it.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:29 PM   #74
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so you couldn't sell the ls3 to help pay for the package?
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:37 PM   #75
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Hennessey used the LS3 block/heads when we built the original package, it later had a softball sized hole punched in it when the connecting rod bolt backed out thereby rendering it a large heavy useless object. Heh!
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:30 PM   #76
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Any chance you have any more pics? I saw this car in person at texas camaro revolution and it's absolutely gorgeous! It's what my v6 CGM wants to be when it grows up!
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:28 AM   #77
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Here's a few links to my photo albums on our club forum:

http://www.bayoucitymusclecars.com/f...php?albumid=11

http://www.bayoucitymusclecars.com/f...php?albumid=10

http://www.bayoucitymusclecars.com/f....php?albumid=5

http://www.bayoucitymusclecars.com/f....php?albumid=7
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:36 AM   #78
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I'm dropping/unsubscribing this thread and starting a new Journal that will document things since I moved to a new builder and the car has evolved so much from its original form. I'll add a link to THIS post once I get it set up.

Here's the new Journal link:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...33#post6927633

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