Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Dynomax Exhaust
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-26-2011, 11:23 AM   #687
flopjack
 
flopjack's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro RS
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 62
Quote:
Originally Posted by LOWDOWN View Post
Number 3, without delving deeply into the "whys" and the "wherefores" of Production Engine development, a perusal of GM PP's LS3+ crate engines (which are NOT "Production Engines") reveals one interesting tidbit...fuel requirements. The LS3-480 hp requires 92-octane giz-o-line which, if I'm not mistaken, is NOT available in the Golden State of California. I dare say CA's potential sales would be deemed "important" to any "business case".

Add in the LS3's 6600 rpm limits because of their powdered rods and nodular cranks and you arrive at a conclusion that they are inherently inferior to the metallurgy and engineering present in the LS7, not as rev-able...and NOT as "mystical" as a "427 Camaro".

The LS7, at 505 hp, is a starting point for those interested in "more". Clearly, these engines (limited by their hypereutectic pistons) are capable of "more"...much more... Specs follow, as per GM PP (http://www.gmperformanceparts.com/Pa...jsp?engine=2):

LS 376/480:

Block (P/N 12584727): Cast Aluminum with 6-bolt, cross-bolted main caps

Bore x Stroke (in): 4.06 x 3.62 (103.25 x 92mm)

Camshaft duration (@.050 in): 219 degree intake / 228 degree exhaust

Camshaft type (P/N 88958733): Hydraulic roller

Compression ratio: 10.7:1

Connecting rods (P/N 12617570): Powdered metal

Crankshaft (P/N 12597569): Nodular

Cylinder heads (P/N 12598594): LS3 rectangle port; as cast with 68cc chambers

Displacement (cu in): 376 cu in (6.2L)

Maximum recommended RPM: 6600

Recommended fuel: 92 octane

Valve lift (in): .525" intake / .525" exhaust

Valve size (in): 2.16 int / 1.59 exhaust


LS7/505:

Block Part Number (17802854): Cast aluminum w/6-bolt steel main bearing caps

Bore x Stroke (in): 4.125 x 4.00 (104.8 mm x 101.6 mm)

Camshaft Duration: 211 degree intake / 230 degree exhaust

Camshaft lift (in): .591" (15 mm) Intake and Exhaust

Camshaft Part Number: P/N 12571251

Camshaft type: Hydraulic roller

Compression ratio: 11.0:1

Connecting rods Type: Forged titanium

Crankshaft Part Number 12568819: Forged steel

Cylinder head Part Number: 12578450

Cylinder head Type: CNC Ported LS7 specific pattern 70 cc CNC combustion chambers

Displacement (cu in): 427 (7.0L)

Maximum rpm: 7000

Pistons Type: Hypereutectic aluminum

Recommended fuel: 91 octane

Valve size (in): 2.20" titanium intake, 1.61" sodium filled exhaust


For those potentially offended by the thoughts (and price) of an LS7-engined 427 Z/28, well, we'll just call it a "COPO"...
I have to go with you that there is as good of a chance for the hot cam LS3 to make it to the Z28 as the LS7. And I believe the LS 376/480 actually has more power below 6600 rpm (redline) than the LS7 if you compare them at the respective rpm.
__________________
You may never have to outrun a Decepticon invasion...
...it's just nice to know you can!
flopjack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2011, 11:46 AM   #688
LOWDOWN
Downright Upright
 
Drives: Daily
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Cruisin'...
Posts: 4,145
Quote:
Originally Posted by flopjack View Post
I have to go with you that there is as good of a chance for the hot cam LS3 to make it to the Z28 as the LS7. And I believe the LS 376/480 actually has more power below 6600 rpm (redline) than the LS7 if you compare them at the respective rpm.
Actually, that would put you "against" me. You will NOT see a 49-state LS3+ "ZEE", was my point... Sorry for any confusion.

As to an LS7 427 Camaro, if someone of importance doesn't like the thought of it being called a "Z/28" (as happened with the Z/28 cum ZL1), then call the damn thing a COPO. At least GM owns that name, and no "consideration" would be required/expected...

And NO...I do NOT want Barry Manilow doing a theme-song of the "COPO CAMARO"...!!!

EDIT:

Please keep in mind the "Heritage" (with a purposeful capital H) at play here. Gen-1 derived styling. Gen-1 derived naming.

The original Z/28 was a homolagation-purposed vehicle, with a sub-305" engine, for Trans Am qualification. An "interim" offering. That's why only 602 were sold in '67. No one really knew about it...and it wasn't in the brochure.

Had it NOT been for the 305"-max ruling by SCCA, a Z/28 quite likely would have had the then-current Vette 327-350 hp L79 as its motor-vation. "Off-the-shelf". EASY.

The '69 ZL1 was an answer to NHRA's Super Stock requirement of "50-minimum", "Production-built". Like the Hemi 'Cudas and Darts of '68. Only Chev could do it totally on an assembly-line. Sadly, the beancounters decided ALL COSTS were to be passed along...$4,160 option!!

That rationale exists today. "Play all you want, but the costs get passed along". So, in a timely fashion, enhancing an LS3 to Production standards comes with a price. Even more complex and expensive than it was in '69. While the LS7 sits at Wixom, waiting...far less "development" required. Far less cost per unit to "prepare for Production", if you will.

THAT'S why the poll, a month ago, with only a "$5,000 differential"...and THAT'S why displacement is NOT an issue... COSTS are (and always will be). The disparity between a "hot" LS3 and an on-the-shelf ready-to-go LS7 is LESS than the costs "in the crate"...or, at least, should be...

As to what's "under the cam", man I'm only concerned about "ON-CAM"...and that, my friends, plays to the LS7! Just like it did with the lil 302 back in the day...

More "Heritage"!

Last edited by LOWDOWN; 07-26-2011 at 12:20 PM.
LOWDOWN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2011, 01:23 PM   #689
DGthe3
Moderator.ca
 
DGthe3's Avatar
 
Drives: 05 Grand Am GT
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Niagara, Canada
Posts: 23,222
Send a message via MSN to DGthe3
Quote:
Originally Posted by flopjack View Post
I have to go with you that there is as good of a chance for the hot cam LS3 to make it to the Z28 as the LS7. And I believe the LS 376/480 actually has more power below 6600 rpm (redline) than the LS7 if you compare them at the respective rpm.
Not really.
Name:  Corvette LS7.jpg
Views: 276
Size:  61.2 KB
Name:  LS376-480.jpg
Views: 233
Size:  45.7 KB
The LS376 has a bit more power in the midrange, but the LS7 beats it both down low and up top. Plus, we know that the LS7 meets all of GM's durability & emissions requirements for passenger car applications. Can't say the same thing for the LS376.
__________________
Note, if I've gotten any facts wrong in the above, just ignore any points I made with them
__________________
Originally Posted by FbodFather
My sister's dentist's brother's cousin's housekeeper's dog-breeder's nephew sells coffee filters to the company that provides coffee to General Motors......
........and HE WOULD KNOW!!!!
__________________

Camaro Fest sub-forum
DGthe3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2011, 01:36 PM   #690
LOWDOWN
Downright Upright
 
Drives: Daily
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Cruisin'...
Posts: 4,145
...and if you visit a Vette Z06 forum, or LS1 forum, you'll know @ 505/470 the LS7 ain't breakin' a sweat...
LOWDOWN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2011, 02:15 PM   #691
Blizzard
Searching for the truth
 
Blizzard's Avatar
 
Drives: 85 K-10, 13 1LE
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Macon, GA
Posts: 624
Number 3,

Is there a minimum number of LS7's that must be made each year? and is the Z06 maintaining this number safely?
__________________
2013 1LE 1SS RS TPW 4/29
Blizzard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2011, 03:14 PM   #692
LOWDOWN
Downright Upright
 
Drives: Daily
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Cruisin'...
Posts: 4,145
Blizzard, Z06 Production Figures are as follows:

2006 = 6272
2007 = 8159
2008 = 7731
2009 = 3461
2010 = 518 (!); ZR1 = 1577

* Does not include "crate engine" production

I'd say there's room @ the Wixom Inn for LS7 "occupancy"...
LOWDOWN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2011, 03:17 PM   #693
Blizzard
Searching for the truth
 
Blizzard's Avatar
 
Drives: 85 K-10, 13 1LE
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Macon, GA
Posts: 624
Quote:
Originally Posted by LOWDOWN View Post
Blizzard, Z06 Production Figures are as follows:

2006 = 6272
2007 = 8159
2008 = 7731
2009 = 3461
2010 = 518 (!)

* Does not include "crate engine" production

I'd say there's room @ the Inn for LS7 "occupancy"...
This is what I am guessing, but I still think there is some news about the GenV V8's to come shortly with relation to the Z28.
__________________
2013 1LE 1SS RS TPW 4/29
Blizzard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2011, 03:24 PM   #694
LOWDOWN
Downright Upright
 
Drives: Daily
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Cruisin'...
Posts: 4,145
According to GM's "tentative" production plans, the next-Gen Vette is slated for MY-14...sometime in '13?...and Gen-6 Camaro for MY-15...so will we see a next-Gen V8 in a this-Gen Camaro?

That would be a $64 (at least!) question...

If there's an "edict" that the new V8 is Vette-first, and the Camaro is to follow at a discrete distance, then a current-Gen Z/28 requires a current-Gen ready-to-go powerplant.
LOWDOWN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2011, 03:35 PM   #695
Blizzard
Searching for the truth
 
Blizzard's Avatar
 
Drives: 85 K-10, 13 1LE
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Macon, GA
Posts: 624
Quote:
Originally Posted by LOWDOWN View Post
According to GM's "tentative" production plans, the next-Gen Vette is slated for MY-14...sometime in '13?...and Gen-6 Camaro for MY-15...so will we see a next-Gen V8 in a this-Gen Camaro?

That would be a $64 (at least!) question...

If there's an "edict" that the new V8 is Vette-first, and the Camaro is to follow at a discrete distance, then a current-Gen Z/28 requires a current-Gen ready-to-go powerplant.
I have no inside information but still hold to my statement that we will hear something about the 2 very soon. But I do love the sound of 2013 Camaro Z28 LS7.
__________________
2013 1LE 1SS RS TPW 4/29
Blizzard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2011, 03:40 PM   #696
LOWDOWN
Downright Upright
 
Drives: Daily
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Cruisin'...
Posts: 4,145
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blizzard View Post
I do love the sound of 2013 Camaro Z28 LS7.
Just wait till ya HEAR it!!

It'll put the "fear of God" in them-there 'Stang Supervisors...
LOWDOWN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2011, 03:59 PM   #697
DGthe3
Moderator.ca
 
DGthe3's Avatar
 
Drives: 05 Grand Am GT
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Niagara, Canada
Posts: 23,222
Send a message via MSN to DGthe3
Quote:
Originally Posted by LOWDOWN View Post
According to GM's "tentative" production plans, the next-Gen Vette is slated for MY-14...sometime in '13?...and Gen-6 Camaro for MY-15...so will we see a next-Gen V8 in a this-Gen Camaro?

That would be a $64 (at least!) question...

If there's an "edict" that the new V8 is Vette-first, and the Camaro is to follow at a discrete distance, then a current-Gen Z/28 requires a current-Gen ready-to-go powerplant.
With all the tooling that will have to be changed, I just don't see how they can keep building LS3's along side next gen engines. The only way it would work is if they changed plants, but I'm pretty sure they've already announced that they're spending millions on their plant St Catharine's so that it can continue to build V8s when the next gen comes so ...
__________________
Note, if I've gotten any facts wrong in the above, just ignore any points I made with them
__________________
Originally Posted by FbodFather
My sister's dentist's brother's cousin's housekeeper's dog-breeder's nephew sells coffee filters to the company that provides coffee to General Motors......
........and HE WOULD KNOW!!!!
__________________

Camaro Fest sub-forum
DGthe3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2011, 04:35 PM   #698
2cnd chance
Too Many Great Choices
 
2cnd chance's Avatar
 
Drives: Z06, GS or ZL1?
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: The Road
Posts: 6,787
Quote:
Originally Posted by LOWDOWN View Post
2cnd chance, don't give it a 2cnd thought...
OK what have you found out?
2cnd chance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2011, 03:13 PM   #699
2cnd chance
Too Many Great Choices
 
2cnd chance's Avatar
 
Drives: Z06, GS or ZL1?
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: The Road
Posts: 6,787
LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS 7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7L S7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7 LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS 7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7L S7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7 LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS 7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7L S7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7 LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS 7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7L S7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7 LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS 7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7L S7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7 LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS 7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7L S7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7 LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS 7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7L S7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7 LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS 7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7L S7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7 LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS 7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7L S7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7 LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS 7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7L S7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7 LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS 7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7L S7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7 LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS 7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7L S7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7 LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7LS7...i GOTTA ONE TRACK MIND...
2cnd chance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2011, 05:39 PM   #700
boxmonkeyracing
juggernaut
 
boxmonkeyracing's Avatar
 
Drives: VRSCF, 2011 SS vert
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: kenly, nc
Posts: 3,343
Send a message via AIM to boxmonkeyracing Send a message via Yahoo to boxmonkeyracing
not a fan of the ls7. me want thicker walls. . .
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by fbodfather View Post
We do not want to use the Z28 moniker on a car that does not deserve this hallowed name.
boxmonkeyracing is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Tags
700 hp z/28 in 2014, the greatest camaro

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BREAKING: 2012 CAMARO ZL1 - 6.2L LSA Supercharged - 6MT Revealed! Tran Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 756 05-01-2013 06:22 AM
Transcript of Camaro ZL1 Q&A Webchat with Chevrolet Tran Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 38 02-17-2012 12:45 AM
Installation Camaro Needed for Manual for a Justice Install Package in SF Bay Area Info@PeddersUSA.com USA - California 6 04-30-2010 08:02 PM
The DEFINITIVE EXPLANATION OF CAMARO SUSPENSION, ISSUES, AND UPGRADES Info@PeddersUSA.com Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 106 10-19-2009 06:08 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.