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Old 01-25-2014, 12:30 PM   #5151
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Subsribed. Great to hear PQ that you are getting a engine.Look forward to reading updates. Decided to take car out for spin and broke the motor. In the same boat. Stopped by C5 for first time in months afterwards. Man there still is some great entertainment on some of these threads.Never met you guys and gals but sure would would like to make CFest this year. Torn between the LSX, LS7 and sell the Supercharger or the Storker ah Stroker. 416 417 418 LS3 whatever you call it. Best Wishes PQ.
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Old 01-25-2014, 04:20 PM   #5152
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Subsribed. Great to hear PQ that you are getting a engine.Look forward to reading updates. Decided to take car out for spin and broke the motor. In the same boat. Stopped by C5 for first time in months afterwards. Man there still is some great entertainment on some of these threads.Never met you guys and gals but sure would would like to make CFest this year. Torn between the LSX, LS7 and sell the Supercharger or the Storker ah Stroker. 416 417 418 LS3 whatever you call it. Best Wishes PQ.
Gah............ sux to hear that.

It's not easy deciding and configuring an engine direction. Especially on a tighter budget all of a sudden. Ugh..........
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:53 PM   #5153
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:58 PM   #5154
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Ordered.

Black is about done, bored minimally to get a good clean hone so no real displacement change there but the pistons will be shorter for 10.2:1 compression and a bit of volume be default there. Not much I imagine. Pistons and rods forged of course. Re-using my crank.

Heads are getting CCd and cleaned up. Not going to port them but going to knock off the sharp edges that can get hot.

Cam and specs to come.

1860.70 at this point.

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Old 03-10-2014, 05:05 PM   #5155
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Glad to see you getting the ball rolling!
I'm sooooo ready to get this thing going.

Probably won't spend a lot on the heads. Not going to be a racecar. I have some good guys here who know what they are doing having been doing this for years.

MIGHT do some new valves if there is a need. But hopefully not. haha
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Old 03-10-2014, 05:59 PM   #5156
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I'm sooooo ready to get this thing going.

Probably won't spend a lot on the heads. Not going to be a racecar. I have some good guys here who know what they are doing having been doing this for years.

MIGHT do some new valves if there is a need. But hopefully not. haha
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Old 03-10-2014, 11:52 PM   #5157
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doesn't count. It has to be the real stuff
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:53 AM   #5158
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Glad to see you are making progress PQ..thanks for posting the price breakdown.....I'm amazed at what stuff costs...haven't built an engine since around 1994 .. Yikes prob close to 3X$ now or a bit more.
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:34 AM   #5159
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Nice work Bud. Sounds like you will ready for Texas.

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I am guessing at least $4,000, plus machine work, plus tuning...
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Old 03-11-2014, 01:17 PM   #5161
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Glad to see you are making progress PQ..thanks for posting the price breakdown.....I'm amazed at what stuff costs...haven't built an engine since around 1994 .. Yikes prob close to 3X$ now or a bit more.
I actually thought it interesting breaking it down to only 60.00 per piston.

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Nice work Bud. Sounds like you will ready for Texas.

Not sure about being ready for Texas. May be 2 or 3 weeks to get these pistons as we made them a custom height at the pins.


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I am guessing at least $4,000, plus machine work, plus tuning...
Agreed. I"m guessing I'll be around 6k after I buy a fuel pump, injectors and get it tuned.

Machine work will probably be around 500.00 and ZL1 pump with new injectors will be around 900.00 with tuning here about 600.00.

Wanted something more bad ass like boring it out for more cubes and such but I"ll be just happy to get it back on the road.
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:31 PM   #5162
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.......but I"ll be just happy to get it back on the road.

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Old 03-12-2014, 12:11 PM   #5163
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Wanted something more bad ass like boring it out for more cubes and such but I"ll be just happy to get it back on the road.
don't cheat yourself... it's a 377 now you added a whole .9ci
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:03 PM   #5164
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Oh ya, well with the stroking AND the 'honing with umph' (lol) it might even be a 378. lmao
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Old 03-13-2014, 03:06 PM   #5165
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Sounds like this is going to be pretty badass. Hopefully the pistons get to you sooner than expected.
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Old 03-13-2014, 03:32 PM   #5166
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Sounds like this is going to be pretty badass. Hopefully the pistons get to you sooner than expected.
I like the way you think.
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Old 03-13-2014, 05:52 PM   #5167
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well... you walked right into that one
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:13 PM   #5169
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Until there is blood this thread is all
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:28 PM   #5170
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Oh ya, well with the stroking AND the 'honing with umph' (lol) it might even be a 378. lmao
Oh crap, not that argument again... Just buy my motor and be done with all this mess...
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There will be blood. haha

I'm cutting the hole in the back seat shelf for the fuel pump on Sunday. So if all goes well I can hit the E.R. by 3pm.

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I already told you, I couldn't afford a a quarter of you motor.
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Who has a used 2200-ish stall that they don't want? lol
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:55 PM   #5174
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From the looks of his new avatar I think he definitely drew blood! Did the engine block fall on your face PQ?
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Maybe. But not unless I do a stall.

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