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Old 07-01-2013, 09:56 PM   #18
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I'm pretty impressed with the torque. And the forged motor should hold up no matter how much I throw at it. It looks like I'm going to be able to pick it up on Wed.... Then on July 13th I'm planning on testing it at Eagles Canyon Raceway in north Texas if anyone wants to come out it is an open to the public on that day.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:02 PM   #19
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:16 AM   #20
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:58 PM   #21
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Nice ride....I will be following this....

Hey Sam, Have you ever been down to Eagles Canyon? You should stop by, it is not that far from Witchita Falls... Guarantee you would have a blast!
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:32 PM   #22
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I have had the car home for 24 hours and have put 200 miles on it. It is absolutely amazing. 700+ wheel horsepower is a very nice sensation. I'm a little surprised by the number of people that just stare at the car. I figured when I bought it there were so many Camaros out there no one would notice me. Definitely not the case, one guy nearly caused an accident watching my car sit a light. I took a photo of the dyno sheet. Remember it had a pulley, intake and tune before ADM even touched it. It runs like a crotch rocket right now..... Thanks again Andy!
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I'm new to this ZL1 forum and new to the Camaro. I have finally come through to the end of a long drawn out and ugly divorce. Prior to the divorce I had a CTS-V that was highly modified. I regularly ran the car at a local racetrack but honestly the Cadillac takes a lot of work to make it a reasonable track car. Anyway, I was forced to sell the car or pay the ex the entire sum of the modification receipts. So last Saturday I found a used ZL1 in McKinney, Tx, I bought it and on Tuesday it was in the shop. Here is the plan on the build:
6.8 stroker motor with forged crank, rods, and pistons.
Linenfelter Heads, radical camshaft.
Headers, no cats, stock mufflers with bypass switch manual override to "hush" headers
Intercooler upgrade, fuel pump upgrade, transmission swap (manual) to match the output shaft on stroker crank. Various pulleys, injectors, etc to handle the power increases.

Replacing rear linkage suspension bushings, and milling of spacers to run 19" rims that I used for track rubber on CTS-V.

I'm hoping the car will dyno at least 750 whp on 91 octane. Car will have 2 tunes on a hand loader, one for 91 octane and one tune for 110 octane race gas that is sold at my local track.

Build is being done by ADM Performance in Lewisville, TX. Andy is an authorized Lingenfelter builder and distributor and he does great work. Can't say enough about how he works with a customer.

Don't know if I can figure out how to post pics but stick a couple on here.

I tried to put them on as attachments.
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Welcome to Camaro5 and congratulations on your new ZL1! You should find plenty of excitement by driving that powerful vehicle. Best of luck moving forward and you're more than welcome to PM us with any questions!

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Old 07-07-2013, 04:29 PM   #24
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:47 PM   #25
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:59 PM   #26
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Thanks for the support and encouragement. I took it out to Eagles Canyon yesterday. When I tried to mount my race rubber I did not feel the added width of the wheel spacer and the added thickness of the TSW rim left enough thread to safely run hot laps. I only had about 3 threads on each lug nut. I was very disappointed. The mechanic at pinnacle racing (Greg) is going to put longer studs on it for me. I should be able to drive out there next Saturday, get in and run laps... maybe I can take some video.... haven't figured all the high tech stuff out yet...lol.
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:25 PM   #27
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Welcome to Camaro5 and congratulations on your new ZL1! You should find plenty of excitement by driving that powerful vehicle. Best of luck moving forward and you're more than welcome to PM us with any questions!

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Thanks William,
I'm almost 50 years old and have loved performance cars all my life. I must admit that for many years I was not thrilled with GM products but this Camaro really feels solid. My daily driver is a Cruze eco with the manual trans and that car hit the nail on the head also. I tell everyone that asks me that GM is making some quality stuff right now. Americans really do like a car that will perform even though we don't have an autobahn.... (I'm still hoping someday someone in this country will figure out if you take off the artificially imposed speed limits and force people to concentrate on driving, the highways are actually safer.) But, I digress, Chevy is making some good stuff these days at prices that make the rest of the world take notice. Over-engineering may actually pay off. I couldn't build a car like this if the foundation didn't have a lot of over-engineering in it. Tell your bosses I said thanks!
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:28 PM   #28
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Congrats on the ZL1 !!

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Thanks William,
I'm almost 50 years old and have loved performance cars all my life. I must admit that for many years I was not thrilled with GM products but this Camaro really feels solid. My daily driver is a Cruze eco with the manual trans and that car hit the nail on the head also. I tell everyone that asks me that GM is making some quality stuff right now. Americans really do like a car that will perform even though we don't have an autobahn.... (I'm still hoping someday someone in this country will figure out if you take off the artificially imposed speed limits and force people to concentrate on driving, the highways are actually safer.) But, I digress, Chevy is making some good stuff these days at prices that make the rest of the world take notice. Over-engineering may actually pay off. I couldn't build a car like this if the foundation didn't have a lot of over-engineering in it. Tell your bosses I said thanks!
Wow,

That is awesome and I will definitely spread the word! We definitely appreciate you taking notice in our vehicles, especially from a quality perspective. We hope that we will continue to impress you and those you know with safe and quality products for a very long time.



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Old 07-08-2013, 12:54 AM   #30
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:23 PM   #31
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I went to Eagles canyon raceway on Saturday the 13th of July and let's call it a learning day and a tuning day. First off let me say that when the car was running no one else had the raw power to run with it. Of course that is the way it should be when you have about 750 HP and TRQ, the problem was I could not string together very many laps without reduced power mode or completely shutting down of the car.

First Problem - track rubber of different height seemed completely incompatible with complex ZL1 traction control system. Stabilitrack errors kept putting car into low power mode unless car was put in traction off. I know others must have found a fix for this and did a search but didn't hit the right thread any help?

Second Problem with spring tension on throttle body that kept fighting with the traction control and killing engine completely. Engine would not even turn over until it sat long enough to clear the code or be towed off the race track. (another story here) Andy @ ADM replaced throttle body have not retested or had problem since.

Third - Air intake temps out of parameter to the point engine is shut off. Balooned Lingenfelter coolant reservoir, Lost about 1/2 gal of coolant which was enough to be below pump volume. Need way closer monitoring of intake temps.

Good news - Brakes are amazing. Oil temp never above 210. Engine water temp never above halfway in the little gauge under the tach.

I know it is frustrating being on the track and running your limited laps under caution. I apologize to anyone who may have been there and reading this post for the inconvenience I caused. I'm tryng to make arrangement to get out on a low volume members day to be sure the bugs are worked out before I try to run with the masses again on open track days.
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:03 AM   #32
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sorry if I missed this somewhere in the thread above, but what throttle body were you using, and did you upgrade the heat exchanger from stock, or just add the coolant reservoir?
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:01 PM   #33
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sorry if I missed this somewhere in the thread above, but what throttle body were you using, and did you upgrade the heat exchanger from stock, or just add the coolant reservoir?
I had all the mechanical parts upgraded at ADM performance in Dallas. To the best of my understanding the car is running a stock throttle body. I got the idea he changed it again after my track day. Andy assures me that I will not have throttle body issues again. The heat exchanger for the supercharger is a replacement unit that is about twice as large as the stock unit. It was engineered by Ron Davis, a radiator builder that ADM knows and he assures me it has the best cooling properties available to date. Right now the system has about 2 gallons capacity.

I assume from your avatar that you are tracking your car. What are you doing for tires?
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:00 PM   #34
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I just got the michelin super sports, but I haven't made it to the track with them yet, They do have more traction though.

I'm sure andy will straighten things out for you, he seems to be probably the most highly respected buider on this forum, as soon as I can save up some mullah I'll head up his way. I wonder if there is something about that the block being bigger that contributes to the coolant problems, or it could just be hot as hell right now where you are tracking. I'm just trying to learn as much as I can about the cooling issues because its almost always hot in florida. Keep up the detail write ups it helps guys like me plan our future mods!
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