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Old 04-06-2013, 09:08 AM   #1
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LS7 Engine Build option

Will we have the option to build our own engine for the Z/28? I'm still torn between the ZL1 and the new Z/28, but the option to build my own engine might be too much to pass up. What do you think?
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:16 AM   #2
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Will we have the option to build our own engine for the Z/28? I'm still torn between the ZL1 and the new Z/28, but the option to build my own engine might be too much to pass up. What do you think?
I'm afraid not, this ain't the '60's anymore.
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I'm afraid not, this ain't the 60's anymore.
Did they even do that in the 60's? They do it currently, just not something they've announced for the z/28 yet. It is an option on the zr1 and z06.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:38 AM   #4
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Did they even do that in the 60's? They do it currently, just not something they've announced for the z/28 yet. It is an option on the zr1 and z06.
Yeah I doubt that was an option in the 60's, but the Corvette program for the LS7 and LS9 always looked really cool to me.
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I doubt they put the ls7 in the z/28.
If they did though, I may be trading in the ZL1 for a Z28. The forged internals will be a perfect platform to upgrade.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:54 AM   #6
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I doubt they put the ls7 in the z/28.
If they did though, I may be trading in the ZL1 for a Z28. The forged internals will be a perfect platform to upgrade.
The LS7 is already confirmed for the Z/28.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:57 AM   #7
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The LS7 is already confirmed for the Z/28.
Yeah, I just read that, crap. Choices.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:59 AM   #8
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I doubt they put the ls7 in the z/28.
If they did though, I may be trading in the ZL1 for a Z28. The forged internals will be a perfect platform to upgrade.
where have you been, it was the big deal at the NY auto show 2 weeks ago, LS7 and the Z/28 where shown for the first time.
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The Customer Engine Build option for LS7/LS9 for Corvette is a $5,000+ option...
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:37 PM   #10
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The Customer Engine Build option for LS7/LS9 for Corvette is a $5,000+ option...
I would totally do it too.
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:36 PM   #11
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Yeah, I just read that, crap. Choices.
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:50 PM   #12
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The Customer Engine Build option for LS7/LS9 for Corvette is a $5,000+ option...
No biggie...

Anyone dropping $100,000 on a new Z/28 can afford both the $5,000 engine build option and the travel expenses and time away from business to do it.
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Did they even do that in the 60's? They do it currently, just not something they've announced for the z/28 yet. It is an option on the zr1 and z06.
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Yeah I doubt that was an option in the 60's, but the Corvette program for the LS7 and LS9 always looked really cool to me.
My bad, I thought you meant having engine options. There has been no mention of a program like they have for the Corvette's for building your own engine(with the guidance of a GM engine builder)
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:37 PM   #14
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You can also do it with the corvette grand sport if you choose a manual transmission, because the hand built ls3 that it comes with is built in the same plant as the ls7 and ls9!
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:24 PM   #15
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The engine build experience is worth every penny. I hope they extend it to the z28. They also offer it as a crate engine option. The only potential issue I see is the fact that the hand built engine line is moving from MI to KY. That might cause a timing problem.
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:44 AM   #16
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I would hope GM extends the performance engine build experience to the Z/28.

One thing of note is that the new Performance Engine Build Center is being relocated from its current Wixom, MI to the Bowling Green KY Corvette assembly plant in Q1 2014.

This is just about the time the C7 and Z/28 go into production.

GM wants to add the experience of seeing engines built to the Corvette plant tour and in some cases product delivery.

Based on this and the supercar exclusiveness the Z/28 is likely to have I would think those LS7's destined for Camaro duty will get the same special treatment as those have been for super Vettes, for a cost.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:40 AM   #17
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The engine build experience is worth every penny. I hope they extend it to the z28. They also offer it as a crate engine option. The only potential issue I see is the fact that the hand built engine line is moving from MI to KY. That might cause a timing problem.

Although I can not speak from experience, I would have to agree.

Any useful training course these days is $ 3,000+ per week.

In the old days not knowing some of the tricks and quality control checks was of little consequence on an $ 800.00 engine build, just start it up, if it goes (good), if it blows (build another).

Thus (for me) I would have much more confidence (from the build experience) if I was to rebuild $ 13,000.00 worth of parts on my own.


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