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Old 12-08-2011, 03:50 PM   #1
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Davenport Motorsports, the building of a Supercar series Camaro!

Follow along and view a photo diary of the build of our 1st "Supercar" series Camaro.

This particular car will be getting a stroker, forged LS3 to 427 ci. TVS 2300 Supercharger, upgraded camshaft, cylinder heads, long tube headers, high flow cats, Pfadt suspension, Baer Brakes, HRE wheels, Nitto Tires and a host of body and interior upgrades.


We started with a brand new 45th Aniv, 6 spd manual vert.



Baseline dyno'd it, and then....

We tore it apart!









Fuel tank with new Lingenfelter twin fuel pumps installed.





Rear subframe out ready to get fortified with Pfadt.



As will all high horsepower Camaro's that we build, Pfadt Aluminum subframe bushings are being installed.



As well as Pfadts differential mounts.







DSS 1400 hp axle, compared to stock.



More Pfadt goodness.








More pic's to come as the build continues.
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:44 PM   #2
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Private Label Baer brakes.

15" two piece rotors with 6 Piston forged Monoblock Calipers.





HRE P45S', 20" X 9" front, 20" X 11" rear, 275 Invo's on the front and 315 Invo's on the rear.




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Old 12-08-2011, 04:47 PM   #3
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Wow already looking good, also pm me if you want to sell the stock Calipers?
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:10 PM   #4
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very nice... there is something about stock part sitting on the floor that just gets me excited....
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:15 PM   #5
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:24 PM   #6
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:28 PM   #7
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Wow already looking good, also pm me if you want to sell the stock Calipers?
This car is going back to the dealership, to be sold, when we're done. Whoever the lucky new owner is will get to choose whether they want all the stock parts with the car.

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very nice... there is something about stock part sitting on the floor that just gets me excited....
Us too!

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looking good
Thanks!
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:41 PM   #8
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This car is going back to the dealership, to be sold, when we're done. Whoever the lucky new owner is will get to choose whether they want all the stock parts with the car.



Us too!



Thanks!
Would this void my warranty?
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:02 PM   #9
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Would this void my warranty?
We're going to include a warranty on the engine and all the parts that we install.
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:47 PM   #10
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Looking good! You guys sleeving the LS3 block for the FI 427?
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:01 PM   #11
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We're going to include a warranty on the engine and all the parts that we install.
Oh no I'm sure. I was just being a smart ass is all. Glad to see that you guys are warrantying your work though.
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Old 12-09-2011, 09:33 AM   #12
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Looking good! You guys sleeving the LS3 block for the FI 427?
Thanks! We're using a 4.1" stroke and a 4.070 bore, so no need to sleeve it.

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Oh no I'm sure. I was just being a smart ass is all. Glad to see that you guys are warrantying your work though.
I figured you were joking around. Thanks for following the thread!
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:53 AM   #13
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Great build Davenport! I hope the future owner can appreciate the effort and part selection that went into this car. It's going to be a riot to drive when it's finished!

Those HRE's look awesome!
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:19 PM   #14
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Great build Davenport! I hope the future owner can appreciate the effort and part selection that went into this car. It's going to be a riot to drive when it's finished!

Those HRE's look awesome!
Thanks! Here's a little more love for you guys.



Not the greatest shot in the world of your sway bar, but it was the best i could do from underneath the car.






He had HRE request the color code from Baer, so the pinstripe would match the calipers. Turned out really good!






More photo's coming, stay tuned!
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:31 PM   #15
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nice work

Nice work there ! Some of us can only dream.Like your selection of parts and your workmanship.I am sure you will make someone VERY happy !
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:22 PM   #16
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Nice work there ! Some of us can only dream.Like your selection of parts and your workmanship.I am sure you will make someone VERY happy !
Thank you. Very nice of you to say!
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:39 PM   #17
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Installed the Classic Design sport bar this afternoon. Really pleased with how this piece looks! Gives the car a very muscular appearance.







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Old 12-12-2011, 11:14 AM   #18
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I'm diggin the sport bar in the verts, it really smartens up the look with the top down.
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:16 PM   #19
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Out of curiosity we decided to weigh the Factory V8 Brembo brake set up and compare it the the Baer set up.

The factory Brembo uses a large 4 piston caliper on the front and smaller 4 piston caliper on the rear with a 14" one piece rotor front and rear, the rear rotor is slightly larger but i didn't measure it exactly.

Baer uses a massive 6 piston forged monoblok caliper front and rear, and 15" two piece rotor front and rear.

The factory set up with pads weighs 139.6 lbs total.

The Baer set up with pads weighs 122.80 total!

So you get a far better brake set up, and you don't have to visit weight watchers!

Win Win!!
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:52 PM   #20
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:41 AM   #21
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It's been a little while since i updated the build. We had to take a little time off of the project to get a few customers car's finished.

New motor build on a GTO, rebuilt the carbs as well, and did some tuning.



New LS7 427 for a certain Camaro that some of you may know from this forum.



I had a bunch of pic's of stuff going on in the shop but, the computer that I have those pic's on is in for repair so these are all I could post.


We started back on the Supercar build last week.

Some pic's of the internals.











Getting ready to go back in the car.

Shot of the 8 Rib balancer.



ZR1 twin disc clutch.



Red TVS 2300 with ported base.





That's all for now, I'll keep updating as we progress.

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Old 01-10-2012, 01:34 PM   #22
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New LS7 427 for a certain Camaro that some of you may know from this forum.



And might i ask who on this forum's motor is this?
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:07 PM   #23
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New LS7 427 for a certain Camaro that some of you may know from this forum.



And might i ask who on this forum's motor is this?
That's the new heart beat for the Camaro in this thread:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=122760



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Old 01-11-2012, 10:16 AM   #24
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I'm sure the new 427 is going to make that car get up and go!
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:32 PM   #25
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I'm sure the new 427 is going to make that car get up and go!
Yup, we think it will too!
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