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Old 09-13-2017, 03:35 PM   #1541
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Ok very close to fire up! Talked with Aaron this morning -
- I'll need to change from LS30 to DT40 for this engine setup during the summer/warmer months. Also talked about a 5" CAI, 102 port and TB helping this blower setup! Not expecting huge HP numbers, but, probably bigger RWTQ numbers...

Ah, it seems it will never end ;o)...

-Don

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Old 09-13-2017, 05:38 PM   #1542
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I no longer own a Camaro but come back to this forum to check on this thread! Amazing job!
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:38 PM   #1543
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Hey, thanks for that! I do appreciate it -- nice to know folks get something out of it ;o)

Jag -- awesome car for sure -- have fun with it!

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Old 09-14-2017, 11:09 AM   #1544
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Well, according to Aaron, I'll be 'Busting Bugs' today (heading home ;o). I'll be heading over after 12 central to get a gander at the new monster -- can't wait! From what I understand, should be doing the break-in and dyno this morning!

Waiting for the 'word' ;o)...

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Old 09-14-2017, 06:11 PM   #1545
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Folks.. Quick post...

746 RWHP 793 RWTQ at 6200 RPM!

Have videos and pics... Will post all when I get back...

WOW is all I can say!

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Old 09-14-2017, 06:34 PM   #1546
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Awesome, congrats!
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Old 09-14-2017, 06:51 PM   #1547
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Awesome, congrats!

Thanks! Runs like stock.. Smooth idle..

I'll need to do a bit of data logging as it breaks in, but so far, amazing....

Ryan tweak the tune for road racing, we went more conservative with the tune. She has more in her, but right now don't want to push it...

He also tweaked the shift points in the trans... Man that torque comes on strong!

Got the dyno chart and will post that...

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Old 09-14-2017, 10:48 PM   #1548
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Awesome Don! Cant wait to see the pics and the videos.
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Old 09-15-2017, 12:58 AM   #1549
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GPI LSA Build Running!

Videos!

Break in (1):



Break in (2):



Break in (3):



Dyno Run (1):



Dyno Run (2):

Talking with Aaron while waiting:



YEA!

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Old 09-15-2017, 01:48 AM   #1550
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Daughters Wedding planning and getting this done at the same time...

Crazy..

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Old 09-15-2017, 10:44 AM   #1551
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GPI's Shop

A few pics of GPI's shop/location:









Drive up -- and what you're greeted with:





Dyno Bay:



Just a few of the cars the guys deal with:











This vette is getting a bad ass engine (all the way from NJ):







Build Office:



GPI can do a lot of custom jobs and fabrication --

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Old 09-15-2017, 11:00 AM   #1552
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GPI Team Getting Her Ready!

OK, here is my build as it progressed:

Block ready!



John (who built the engine), Mike, and Tony working to get the old items swapped (L99 is behind Mike
-- who is in the middle):



After a couple of days, here it is in the car!



Forced Inductions Lid Spacer:



Break in!





And Dyno (So rounded 747 RWHP, and 794 RWTQ) @ 13.5 PSI!



So, as we all know, nothing is 100% smooth. The PS Pulley had to be laser aligned for the Turn One, not a big deal, had to get the LS hub for the Lower Balancer, my MSD Boost-a-pump went out, and the aux boost/fuel electronics failed -- we bypassed it to get the aux fuel pump to run for the dynos -- Dave at DSX was awesome helping us diagnose that over the phone -- new and improved one on the way! AC Belt needed to be re-adjusted -- after the dyno pulls ;o). GPI gave it a go over before I left -- what a difference and the idle is so smooth -- sorry no lope here -- and the wife liked that ;o)

I do have 1 small correction to do -- the Idler pulleys need to be switched -- I reviewed the LSA pulley swap kit from Lingenfelter and it shows the larger pulley closer to the upper pulley -- for more belt wrap -- not a big deal, simple to correct.

Car ran excellent -- 400 miles after break-in -- not a single blip! Ran great on E83 (that is the max I found) and just smooth as silk running. I had a pad under the car, no drops of oil anywhere. I check the engine area, same thing -- dry.

I'll probably add a few spring clamps to the re-routed PCV lines -- just because I'm anal ;o) Maybe a few gazillion zip ties so I can keep my GPI given title ;o)...

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Old 09-15-2017, 12:32 PM   #1553
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Video after a total of 400 miles (340 from GPI):



Running very nice, smooth too ;o)

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Old 09-15-2017, 08:08 PM   #1554
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What an awesome build Don! Congrats!
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