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Old 04-28-2009, 03:04 PM   #1
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Getting Ready For My 2SS/RS, RJT

I have been sitting at 3000 for almost four weeks so I had the garage repainted, including the floor. Since I am a batchlor I had the garage finished to match my recently remodled master bedroom and bath! The new Camaro will be parked next to my black 1996 Impala SS. So now my 2004 Silverado 2500 HD Duramax will be forced to sit out in the weather.
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Pics of garage please!!
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:11 PM   #3
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Did you do your floor one color or did you do something like checkerboard? That is what I will do in mine soon.
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:31 PM   #4
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:37 PM   #5
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:07 PM   #6
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What kind and what brand name of paint did you use? I'd like to do the same to my garage.
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:45 PM   #7
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I have not taken any pics yet...I will try to get some and post soon. I am working on a collection of banners and posters for the walls. My contractor used Farrell-Calhoun paint on the walls & ceilling and Devoe Epoxy on the floor. The colors are in two shades of light gray. The ceilling and trim is a semigloss, so light it is almost off white in color. The walls are satin light gray and the floor was color matched the same color. Also upgraded the lighting. Installed six new flourescent fixtures with 5000K lamps...I can see again! That will make it nice for working, polishing, etc. when the weather is bad.
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:46 PM   #8
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:27 PM   #9
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Detailed Performance Mods

Garage Pics: I will be taking photos and posting as soon as I get all the new banners in and up on the walls.

I moved to 3300 last week, so I spent the afternoon at Futral Motorsports ordering all the parts for the LS3-427 build. So here goes:

-New GM L92/LS3 Block
-Callies 4.125 Crankshaft
-Callies Connecting Rods
-Diamond Flat Top Pistons w/ Mahle Rings
-LS2 Heavy Duty Roller Timing Chain Set
-11.8:1 Compression Ratio
-L92 Heads Ported & Polished by Larry Meaux Racing 340I/245E CFM
-Manley Hollow Stem Intake Valves
-Manley Sodium Filled Exhaust Valves
-Manley Pushrods and Dual Springs
-Yella Terra Ultra Light Shaft Mounted 1.7 Rockers
-Custom Cam by Cam Motion. 236I/250E @ .598/.630 - 114 LSA
-Fast 50 lbs./hr Fuel Injectors
-Snow Performance Stage 3 Water/Methanol Injection System
-Snow Performance Safe Injection (will be tied into MSD Timing Twister)
-MSD Timing Twister
-MSD 8.5 mm Plug Wires
-Yank SS3200 Torque Converter
-B&M Tranny Fluid Cooler
-American Racing Headers w/ High Flow Cats & X-Pipe
-Magnaflow Axle-Back Exhaust
-Custom Cold Air Intake by ADM and Allan Futral
-Port & Polish Throttle Body
-Custom Tune w/lots of Dyno Time
-And of course, all the usual Blueprinting, Machine Work, Honning, Balancing, Cleaning, Etc.

Stay tunned for more. We are looking for 650 Crank HP.
We will be photo and documenting everything in detail.

The original motor will be available for purchase when done. We plan to have the motor finished before the new Camaro arrives. If so, it should be in the shop for only a week.

This car will be a daily, fair weather driver. She will make a few trips to the drag strip and go to lots of shows in the Baton Rouge - New Orleans area.
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:51 AM   #10
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Moved to 3400 this week, still no vin# yet. Heads are at Meaux Raceing in Abeville, LA being ported & polished by Larry Meaux himself.
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Old 05-29-2009, 02:41 PM   #11
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Progress

Moved to 3800 this week and Vin#12773

Parts are still arriving at Futral Motorsports for the LS3-427build.
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Old 06-03-2009, 05:57 PM   #12
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Now at 4100! All engine parts are in except for block, intake, headers and exhaust.
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:27 AM   #13
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Shipped!

Now at 4200, shipped on 6/2.
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:40 PM   #14
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Garage Pics: I will be taking photos and posting as soon as I get all the new banners in and up on the walls.

I moved to 3300 last week, so I spent the afternoon at Futral Motorsports ordering all the parts for the LS3-427 build. So here goes:

-New GM L92/LS3 Block
-Callies 4.125 Crankshaft
-Callies Connecting Rods
-Diamond Flat Top Pistons w/ Mahle Rings
-LS2 Heavy Duty Roller Timing Chain Set
-11.8:1 Compression Ratio
-L92 Heads Ported & Polished by Larry Meaux Racing
-Manley Hollow Stem Intake Valves
-Manley Exhaust valves
-Manley Pushrods and Dual Springs
-Yella Terra Ultra Light Rockers
-Custom Cam by Cam Motion. Final specs on Cam will not be made until we get the final flow numbers on the heads and if we decide to use the VVT off the original motor.
-Snow Performance Stage 3 Water/Methanol Injection System
-Yank SS3200 Torque Converter
-B&M Tranny Fluid Cooler
-American Racing Headers w/ High Flow Cats & X-Pipe
-Magnaflow Axle-Back Exhaust
-Custom Cold Air Intake by Allan Futral
- Fast 102mm Intake (if it arrives in time)
-Port & Polish Throttle Body
-Custom Tune w/lots of Dyno Time
-And of course, all the usual Blueprinting, Machine Work, Honning, Balancing, Cleaning, Etc.

Stay tunned for more. We are looking for 650 Crank HP.
We will be photo and documenting everything in detail.

The original motor will be available for purchase when done. We plan to have the motor finished before the new Camaro arrives. If so, it should be in the shop for only a week.

This car will be a daily, fair weather driver. She will make a few trips to the drag strip and go to lots of shows in the Baton Rouge - New Orleans area.
That sounds so KILLER Gib!! I am very interested in following this thread.
Please keep us posted through the build with updates and pics.
I can only bet how awesome this beast is going to be on the street. Tame at idle, but a M-O-N-S-T-E-R at WOT!! Very nice.
Will it be running on pump gas? I assume so, what octane as well?
GOOD LUCK with everything.
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:27 PM   #15
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That sounds so KILLER Gib!! I am very interested in following this thread.
Please keep us posted through the build with updates and pics.
I can only bet how awesome this beast is going to be on the street. Tame at idle, but a M-O-N-S-T-E-R at WOT!! Very nice.
Will it be running on pump gas? I assume so, what octane as well?
GOOD LUCK with everything.
Thanks for your interest! It will be running on regular pump gas, 87 octane. We can run high compression with an agressive tune, because of the water/methanol injection system. This system raises octane 20 to 25 points, so this will be the same as running 107-112 octane. The system uses two jets, a small primary and a larger secondary. The system is controled by a microprocessor that reads the PWM on the engines fuel injectors. As throttle is applied the primary starts to inject the water/methanol and increases flow as more throttle is applied. When you start to romp on it, the secondary jet kicks in. If we feel the need for a little more power, we can blend 1-2% nitromethane into the water/meth mix!
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:40 AM   #16
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Garage Pics

Here are some photos of the garage, that a few of ya'll requested. Fresh paint, new colors, new lighting. I am still waiting on a bunch of banners from my engine builder. I hope I can keep the clean look. All the crap that was in the garage is now pilled up in my workshop/storage area. It will probably take me a year or two to make it functional again. Well, it's time to start cleaning and doing the Zaino thing, while I wait for my engine builder to get ready for the car.

I will be starting a new thread in the next day or two titled "Getting Ready For My 2SS/RS, RJT Part 2". This is where I will post pics & info on the engine build and other mods.
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:26 AM   #17
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Thanks for your interest! It will be running on regular pump gas, 87 octane. We can run high compression with an agressive tune, because of the water/methanol injection system. This system raises octane 20 to 25 points, so this will be the same as running 107-112 octane. The system uses two jets, a small primary and a larger secondary. The system is controled by a microprocessor that reads the PWM on the engines fuel injectors. As throttle is applied the primary starts to inject the water/methanol and increases flow as more throttle is applied. When you start to romp on it, the secondary jet kicks in. If we feel the need for a little more power, we can blend 1-2% nitromethane into the water/meth mix!
That sounds so KILLER!! I makes total sense the way you explained it.
Cannot wait. Now with this water/methanol injection system? What is it exactly? Is it a canister that sits in the engine compartment? And, how hard is it to get that water/methanol mix? Where do you get that stuff?
Again, I like your build set-up.
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:14 PM   #19
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That sounds so KILLER!! I makes total sense the way you explained it.
Cannot wait. Now with this water/methanol injection system? What is it exactly? Is it a canister that sits in the engine compartment? And, how hard is it to get that water/methanol mix? Where do you get that stuff?
Again, I like your build set-up.
The system is by Snow Performance. You can go to www.snowperformance.net You can see all the diferent types of systems, lots of tech info and forums. I have been useing one of their systems on my '04 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD, Duramx Diesel for about five years. The people there are very friendly and helpful. I first started useing water/methanol injection back in 1979. That was on a turbocharged Mustang Cobra. I will be useing a 2.5 gallon tank mounted in the trunk on the Camaro. You can buy the mix from Snow but it is expensive. I take my 5 gal. fuel jugs to one of the local speed shops to get filled. About $5.25/gal. I mix it at home 50/50 with distilled water as I need it.
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:58 PM   #20
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I have started a new thread, titled Getting Ready For My 2SS/RS, RJT, Part 2 - Engine Build.
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The system is by Snow Performance. You can go to www.snowperformance.net You can see all the diferent types of systems, lots of tech info and forums. I have been useing one of their systems on my '04 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD, Duramx Diesel for about five years. The people there are very friendly and helpful. I first started useing water/methanol injection back in 1979. That was on a turbocharged Mustang Cobra. I will be useing a 2.5 gallon tank mounted in the trunk on the Camaro. You can buy the mix from Snow but it is expensive. I take my 5 gal. fuel jugs to one of the local speed shops to get filled. About $2.75/gal. I mix it at home 50/50 with distilled water as I need it.
Thanks for the info Gib. I really appreciate it. And, I can really appreciate your build as well. (I'm a horsepower junkie!!!) lol
Does this mix run out quick? About how many miles can you get on a 2.5 gallon that is mounted in the trunk? THANKS!!
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Thanks for the info Gib. I really appreciate it. And, I can really appreciate your build as well. (I'm a horsepower junkie!!!) lol
Does this mix run out quick? About how many miles can you get on a 2.5 gallon that is mounted in the trunk? THANKS!!
It all depends. Every application is diferent. This is the first time I have done water/meth injection on a N/A engine. All my applications in the past have been on turbocharged engines. On my Silverado Duramax diesel i use about 1 gal. of mix for every 2 to 4 tanks of fuel. I don't even turn the system on during the winter months. Diferent applications, diferent goals. The Camaro set-up will be useing a whole lot more due to the agressive tune and the use of regular fuel. We will be dialing in all the spark advance that she can take. I will not know until it's all tuned, dialed in and go through several tanks of gas on the street. I hope that It does not use over 1.5 gal. per fill up. We can also back off of the timing some and use premium fuel and re-tune to use less. We will be doing a lot of experimenting with this engine set up to find the right balance. I guess I am not to worried about how much mix this set-up will use, since this engine will probably get about 7-9 MPG on the street. As they say, pay to play!
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It all depends. Every application is diferent. This is the first time I have done water/meth injection on a N/A engine. All my applications in the past have been on turbocharged engines. On my Silverado Duramax diesel i use about 1 gal. of mix for every 2 to 4 tanks of fuel. I don't even turn the system on during the winter months. Diferent applications, diferent goals. The Camaro set-up will be useing a whole lot more due to the agressive tune and the use of regular fuel. We will be dialing in all the spark advance that she can take. I will not know until it's all tuned, dialed in and go through several tanks of gas on the street. I hope that It does not use over 1.5 gal. per fill up. We can also back off of the timing some and use premium fuel and re-tune to use less. We will be doing a lot of experimenting with this engine set up to find the right balance. I guess I am not to worried about how much mix this set-up will use, since this engine will probably get about 7-9 MPG on the street. As they say, pay to play!
VERY NICE GIB!!
I appreciate your time & patience in answering my questions. I will be following your threads closely. Thanks!
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