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Old 11-03-2012, 06:12 AM   #5254
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for us newbs...washed? I checked out ERL and wow 40 psi of boost. A-ma-zing That out to do the trick.
sorry, offshore term...or a hydraulic term... If you have high pressure in one area and it leaks to another area, it eats away or damages the area where the leak developed.as high pressure is passing through the leak...
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:31 PM   #5255
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Dude...one thing I'll say, you have the freaking coolest attitude towards all of this. And you wife...lol...you are one lucky dude!

"Honey! Just fyi, I'm gonna buy a new engine!"

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Old 11-03-2012, 01:41 PM   #5256
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Dude...one thing I'll say, you have the freaking coolest attitude towards all of this. And you wife...lol...you are one lucky dude!

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Old 11-03-2012, 10:58 PM   #5257
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Dude...one thing I'll say, you have the freaking coolest attitude towards all of this. And you wife...lol...you are one lucky dude!

"Honey! Just fyi, I'm gonna buy a new engine!"

"Okay! Have fun!!!"



Doug,

I really think I learned a lot from the guys I work with... Several of them lost everything... Everything to hurricanes... They pulled on their boots and got back to it... Yes, it hurts a bit but I can move on or park the car. In comparison to everything else, a new motor is pretty reasonable... But... I could not agree more, Debbie is the best wife and partner I could ever hope for...

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See above... ...are you ready for dinner in a few weeks... Wednesday evening this time... Depending on when I get off the rig and from Houma La to Pascagoula to get my truck...
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:57 PM   #5258
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Dude...one thing I'll say, you have the freaking coolest attitude towards all of this. And you wife...lol...you are one lucky dude!

"Honey! Just fyi, I'm gonna buy a new engine!"

"Okay! Have fun!!!"



Sorry about the bad luck but I agree about the attitude. At the level our cars are at it's not if its when but the six bolt pattern should help. I've always heard the mile run is the hardest on the motor. Hell I'm not sure if I could hold it down to 200mph. If I did I'm sure there would be some cleanup that would have to happen when I got out.

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Old 11-04-2012, 12:06 AM   #5259
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Sorry about the bad luck but I agree about the attitude. At the level our cars are at it's not if its when but the six bolt pattern should help. I've always heard the mile run is the hardest on the motor. Hell I'm not sure it I could hold it down to 200mph. If I did I'm sure there would be some cleanup that would have to happen when I got out.
Chris, welcome to the thread...

Congrats on the Texas Camaro Nats by the way...

A friend mentioned on facebook the other day...

Hypothetical conversation...

Why is it so expensive....
It's a race car

Why does it take so long....
It's a race car...

Etc....

I laughed as I knew exactly what he was saying... And yes, if you want to go fast, stuff will break... It's an opportunity for better parts...
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Doug,

I really think I learned a lot from the guys I work with... Several of them lost everything... Everything to hurricanes... They pulled on their boots and got back to it... Yes, it hurts a bit but I can move on or park the car. In comparison to everything else, a new motor is pretty reasonable... But... I could not agree more, Debbie is the best wife and partner I could ever hope for...

See above... ...are you ready for dinner in a few weeks... Wednesday evening this time... Depending on when I get off the rig and from Houma La to Pascagoula to get my truck...
Yup. I get to buy this time.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:11 AM   #5261
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Yup. I get to buy this time.
Cool deal, it's kind of up in the air at this point, but I'll keep you informed...
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:15 PM   #5262
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To add a little illustration to things, the engine is still absolutely perfect in that the cylinders still have cross hatch in them, the pistons look great, even the cylinder that let go looks fantastic. Put when you make almost 170hp per cylinder, and then funnel all that pressure through a small relief that's at most .051" thick, you make what we like to call, PLASMA! The head looks like it got brushed with a plasma cutter and is not worth saving. The cylinder, at least the iron liner held up great, but the supporting aluminum just out side of the liner is a little eroded. I'm hoping the guys at ERL can pull that liner, fix the imperfection in the deck, and then install a new liner. With everyone at SEMA right now, it will be middle of the week before I get any response regarding this type of repair, but I have high hopes! All in all I'm very impressed with the quality and durability of this motor.
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:32 PM   #5263
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:22 PM   #5264
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To add a little illustration to things, the engine is still absolutely perfect in that the cylinders still have cross hatch in them, the pistons look great, even the cylinder that let go looks fantastic. Put when you make almost 170hp per cylinder, and then funnel all that pressure through a small relief that's at most .051" thick, you make what we like to call, PLASMA! The head looks like it got brushed with a plasma cutter and is not worth saving. The cylinder, at least the iron liner held up great, but the supporting aluminum just out side of the liner is a little eroded. I'm hoping the guys at ERL can pull that liner, fix the imperfection in the deck, and then install a new liner. With everyone at SEMA right now, it will be middle of the week before I get any response regarding this type of repair, but I have high hopes! All in all I'm very impressed with the quality and durability of this motor.
Awesome... I have been too busy to call, but that's sounding like great news, considering the motor has over 11 k miles and still looks that good internally...

Corey, Thanks for sounding in... And here's to the guys that did the original build, and the same ones that can hopefully pull off a repair...

After moving and installing approx 300,000 lbs of iron in the last 5 days, we have the stack back together, the stack team left today, and I'll do the finish and touch up stuff over the next couple of days and then start testing... I'm one sore puppy though... All of me hurts....the stack team is one supervisor and a couple of trainees... I was on a stack team five years ago... We travel rig to rig helping out as needed...they are great to have around when it gets busy like this...tomorrow I have to remove and replace a bunch of tubing...

I'll be laying on my stomach under a bonnet (ram door that weighs 7500 lbs) on top of the connector top plate bending and fitting tubing. Oh joy... Think of laying on your stomach under a car fitting and bending tubing in the gutter or storm drain at the curb...
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:18 PM   #5265
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To add a little illustration to things, the engine is still absolutely perfect in that the cylinders still have cross hatch in them, the pistons look great, even the cylinder that let go looks fantastic. Put when you make almost 170hp per cylinder, and then funnel all that pressure through a small relief that's at most .051" thick, you make what we like to call, PLASMA! The head looks like it got brushed with a plasma cutter and is not worth saving. The cylinder, at least the iron liner held up great, but the supporting aluminum just out side of the liner is a little eroded. I'm hoping the guys at ERL can pull that liner, fix the imperfection in the deck, and then install a new liner. With everyone at SEMA right now, it will be middle of the week before I get any response regarding this type of repair, but I have high hopes! All in all I'm very impressed with the quality and durability of this motor.
Nice.

I'd live an engine like that.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:25 AM   #5266
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Sorry I haven't posted in here for a while been pretty busy with work and don't get on C5 much lately... Glad to see you made it out there for the mile run with Brandi! Too bad on the issue with the gasket but 197 looked real easy for her so no more talk about 200 I think you should be shooting for 220 sand bagger lol. Get er done and stay safe Brotha, I'll try and check in more often.
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Good luck with the rapairs my friend. It'll be back and better than ever. That's the upside to things breaking, ha-ha . Running the car up in the mile sounds like a blast, and I hope you shatter some records when the build is complete.
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Nice.

I'd live an engine like that.
It does give me a warm fuzzy feeling despite the issue at hand... Corey stood behind ERL and so do I... We made the decision to stick with the LS3 heads. that's entirely on me.. As long as the deck can be repaired and the rest of it is ok, I'm good with going back in the car with the same motor. Better heads pf course, and if ERL has the block, I'm going to ask Corey if they can configure it for a six bolt head pattern...
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Sorry I haven't posted in here for a while been pretty busy with work and don't get on C5 much lately... Glad to see you made it out there for the mile run with Brandi! Too bad on the issue with the gasket but 197 looked real easy for her so no more talk about 200 I think you should be shooting for 220 sand bagger lol. Get er done and stay safe Brotha, I'll try and check in more often.
My goal for the weekend was 220.... Just didn't have time to push it that far... We'll be back out there soon..

I hear you on the busy at work... Glad to see you back on even if sparingly...


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Good luck with the rapairs my friend. It'll be back and better than ever. That's the upside to things breaking, ha-ha . Running the car up in the mile sounds like a blast, and I hope you shatter some records when the build is complete.
Brandi will be fine and better than ever... The mile run is about the most fun I've ever had in a car... Ahem... But yeah, it's amazing...
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Brandi will be fine and better than ever... The mile run is about the most fun I've ever had in a car... Ahem... But yeah, it's amazing...
Hahahaha, 10-4, roger that! Over and out!
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:53 PM   #5270
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So.... I just got some news that made my day.

Corey sent me a note that ERL said no problem fixing the block.

They will make the needed repairs, upgrade to 1/2 inch head studs for 60% more clamping power, hone the cylinders to a 4.130 Bore to get a new cylinder surface with new pistons....

Can you say, 429 Cubic Inches of Bad Arse Boosted Motor...
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