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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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