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Old 09-16-2013, 01:52 AM   #1
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It all started with a skip shift eliminator...

I am finally documenting the build for once! What started as a bone stock 2010 SS has certainly snowballed into something interesting. Last set up to date was a V3 vortech with the stock short block putting 700rwhp out the stock tr6060 (dyno sheets to follow). As I imagine all those with some miles on a blown shortblock constantly fear the inevitable, I have decided to preempt the BOOM and pull the motor. What is to follow is my 416 forged stroker build, which will be fed through a YSI. Looking to see at least mid 900 to the back, but the swan song of 4 digits is calling and I might not resist. Here is a pic as it sits:

Current mods:

Mods to date.

Engine/Driveline
LPE 3.70 gears
DSS 1000hp half shaft
Hurst short throw
McLeod RXT twin clutch w/aluminum flywheel
Comp cams custom blower camshaft
Comp cams hardened pushrods
Comp cams valve springs
Vortech V3 with 3.33 pulley @10psi
Twin moros catch can
160deg tstat
Cooling mist meth injection
Tial q 50mm blow off valve (in addition to stock vortech piece)
BBk long tubes
Vibrant cats
Cut outs
Flowmaster x pipe
Magna flow magnapacks

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Forgestar cf5 20x9-20x11
Nitto NT05 275-315
Tsw 18" rears with Mickey Thompson et street II 305
Pedders xa coils
Pedders rear subframe bushing
Spohn toe links
Spohn trailing arms
Eibach sway bar
BMR front/rear adjustable swaybar end links
BMR 2 point strut tower brace

Interior/exterior styling
Street scenes ported lower grille
Heritage upper grille
Amber LED fogs
Lumens 6000 hid
Hex vents
Matte black roof/rear spoiler.
Smoked tail lights
Rear seat delete
Carbon fiber wrapped door/dash panels
Autometer fuel pressure gauge
Autometer air fuel gauge
Autometer oil temp gauge
Autometer oil pressure gauge
Autometer boost gauge
Autometer center console dual pod
Autometer dual pilar gauge pod
MSD shift light
SLP steering wheel pod
Proven wicked steering wheel hub adapter
Sparco removable wheel hub
Grant suede D wheel
Kirkey intermediate road race seats
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:19 PM   #2
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Pics of the tear down! I wish i had a lift... Getting the headers unbolted at the flange was a tough one. It is remarkable how strong the LS drivetrain is. So far, things are looking healthy as i dig into the motor.
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:24 PM   #3
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Here is a crappy 1/8 mile pass. I need to do the driver mod very badly... good thing I am adding 250hp.

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Old 09-23-2013, 01:37 PM   #4
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Engine is out!

Finally got the motor plucked and out of the car. Its amazing how much clutter and crap is in these engine bays. I am happy to be removing the oil cooler, AC, ABS etc.. Coming next is to relocate the fuse box and PCM into the passenger cabin/glovebox. I will try to document the fuse box relocation carefully and create a DIY as I go. Just picked up about 30 feet of 20ga heatshrink. This is gonna suck.

Till next time:
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:45 PM   #5
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:53 AM   #6
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Started tear down today, looks like on the advice of my tuner I will be swapping the ls3 for an ls2 block. Good thing I have one on hand. 402 stroke 9.5:1 compression yada yada... The long road begins now. The upside is the smaller displacement will likely respond better to the blower setup than the 416 originally would have.
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:39 AM   #7
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Started reworking the harness. Factory coil wires are ugly as sin, but I've always liked the coil pack look so I didn't want to relocate them out of the engine bay. We must be proud to run EFI! Haha. I'm running the coil connectors from the rear of the cylinder heads to clean up the look. Lots of soldering to clean up the awful wiring from the factory. Here is a pic of the pass side loom.
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:41 AM   #8
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Here is a shot of the connector. Heat shrink over the braid split loom cleans up the ends a lot
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:44 AM   #9
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Also painted all connectors
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:44 AM   #10
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Now for the driver side harness...
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:10 PM   #11
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:17 PM   #12
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Started tear down today, looks like on the advice of my tuner I will be swapping the ls3 for an ls2 block. Good thing I have one on hand. 402 stroke 9.5:1 compression yada yada... The long road begins now. The upside is the smaller displacement will likely respond better to the blower setup than the 416 originally would have.
Good move!

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Started reworking the harness. Factory coil wires are ugly as sin, but I've always liked the coil pack look so I didn't want to relocate them out of the engine bay. We must be proud to run EFI! Haha. I'm running the coil connectors from the rear of the cylinder heads to clean up the look. Lots of soldering to clean up the awful wiring from the factory. Here is a pic of the pass side loom.
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Here is a shot of the connector. Heat shrink over the braid split loom cleans up the ends a lot
Ill be watching this! Im doing a cam swap in my garage in the next couple of months and if I have time, would like to clean up the wires.

Nice build brother!
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:40 PM   #13
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:41 AM   #14
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Just ordered this: Holley Hi Ram
Intake will be sanded and painted black with a red logo. And I might keep the stock hood and cut an oval to have the holley intake peek through for fitment.
Have already removed wipers and plastic cowl cover to take a look at what needs to be trimmed. Likely will be able to create a new bracket to maintain the motor assembly to allow for a single drivers wiper (maintain street legal operation) definitely don't want this car to see rain, but laws are laws. On the fence between converting to a cable throttle. It might make it harder to set up WOT box and 2 step. Also collected -10an bungs and bulkheads to weld into the valve covers. Will rout through the strut tower to vented breather/catch cans behind the wheel liners. Not sure if the ls3 valley plate crank vent nipple is large enough, I'll see if anything has to change. The upside is I have about 6 inches of room under the high ram to stash my nice new coil wires and injector harnesses. More to come...
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:11 PM   #15
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Just ordered this: Holley Hi Ram
Intake will be sanded and painted black with a red logo. And I might keep the stock hood and cut an oval to have the holley intake peek through for fitment.
Have already removed wipers and plastic cowl cover to take a look at what needs to be trimmed. Likely will be able to create a new bracket to maintain the motor assembly to allow for a single drivers wiper (maintain street legal operation) definitely don't want this car to see rain, but laws are laws. On the fence between converting to a cable throttle. It might make it harder to set up WOT box and 2 step. Also collected -10an bungs and bulkheads to weld into the valve covers. Will rout through the strut tower to vented breather/catch cans behind the wheel liners. Not sure if the ls3 valley plate crank vent nipple is large enough, I'll see if anything has to change. The upside is I have about 6 inches of room under the high ram to stash my nice new coil wires and injector harnesses. More to come...

Nice!

On a side note, the angle that that picture was taken makes the intake look a few feet tall to me lol
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:57 PM   #16
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:59 PM   #17
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It is! . Hence cutting the hood, cowl and wipers haha
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:05 PM   #18
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Nice!

On a side note, the angle that that picture was taken makes the intake look a few feet tall to me lol
It's 12.32 inches at the tallest
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:28 PM   #19
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:34 PM   #20
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very nice. should be a monster
Fingers crossed. I blame Nathan for starting the Clutter thread and dragging me down this path.
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:55 PM   #21
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I know there are a small group running this intake, but it seems to flow incredibly and looks amazing:
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:43 AM   #22
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The tedium continues... I don't want to imagine how long the fuse box and PCM relocation is going to take. It brings a new level of respect for the work and detail that builders like ADM put into their projects . The main wiring harness work will start tomorrow if I'm lucky. Waiting on parts for the engine, but plans have changed yet again!! Also have to take a drive to pick up the 1 piece aluminum DSS shaft that has arrived .
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:51 PM   #23
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Man that is a lot more work than I imagined! I'm at the point if no return and I wasn't expecting so much extending wires and soldering. I had planed on running only the wires that reached through the back but now I might as well do it all the way your doing for the cleanest look. Your wiring pics are helping me out big time keep them coming
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:15 PM   #24
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:34 AM   #25
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Here are some pics of the new valve covers, relocation brackets and coil harness. Im on the fence as to whether I should paint the VC black or not. it would be much easier to keep finger prints off. Then again, the polished look is nice. Need ARP 12 point bolts to round out the look. All in good time though as I am putting together a MASSIVE arp order. Still havent had a chance to finish drilling out the spot welds on the ABS bracket and fuse box bracket. Will hopefully have a chance this weekend. The holley intake has arrived, picking it up tomorrow hopefully. Then on to the rotating assy. Someone find me a free YSI hahaha.
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