Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Bigwormgraphix
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > Member Car Journals

Member Car Journals Want to keep a long term Camaro project journal to share with the community? Use this forum to create a single thread which you can update over time to document the progress.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-17-2014, 09:36 PM   #5351
PQ
1st State Chevy supporter
 
PQ's Avatar
 
Drives: Hybrid SS Camaro
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 36,837
Send a message via Yahoo to PQ
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Twisty View Post
Back in the day my old boss built insane motors with 2 bolt main blocks & cast cranks and pushed them HARD... cast crank can take a pretty good beating
I'm hoping. haha

Quote:
Originally Posted by RubyCamaro View Post
Geez I can't believe you are finally going to bring that thing back from the dead! I sort of feel like we need to have a séance to speak with the spirit of the dead Camaro before you get started. You might need to hear from it's soul for guidance. LOL (or maybe not?)


Quote:
Originally Posted by TAG UR IT View Post


What the hell is that thing?!?!


A forged, cammed, worked, new beast to go within. :woot:
__________________
PQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 10:39 PM   #5352
PQ
1st State Chevy supporter
 
PQ's Avatar
 
Drives: Hybrid SS Camaro
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 36,837
Send a message via Yahoo to PQ
So what have you guy heard about powder coating an engine?

I have a client that says he'll do it for me.

Orange with black accents or polish it and powder clear it.
__________________
PQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 10:45 PM   #5353
SSE 4 2SS
Boosted Moderator
 
SSE 4 2SS's Avatar
 
Drives: LS-3 429 TT with other odds-n-ends
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kyle Tx
Posts: 13,410
Send a message via AIM to SSE 4 2SS Send a message via Yahoo to SSE 4 2SS
Retains heat... ??? no idea here...
__________________
SSE 4 2SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 10:48 PM   #5354
PQ
1st State Chevy supporter
 
PQ's Avatar
 
Drives: Hybrid SS Camaro
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 36,837
Send a message via Yahoo to PQ
Quote:
Originally Posted by SSE 4 2SS View Post
Retains heat... ??? no idea here...
I thought about that. I asked him and he said there is a special powder that allows heat to escape. Like the stuff on a Maggie.
__________________
PQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 10:51 PM   #5355
PQ
1st State Chevy supporter
 
PQ's Avatar
 
Drives: Hybrid SS Camaro
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 36,837
Send a message via Yahoo to PQ
Would look similar to this one but my orange with the black Maggie on top.

Yea? Nae?

Name:  New Picture.jpg
Views: 254
Size:  150.7 KB
__________________
PQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 11:07 PM   #5356
SM0KE
IN THE CIRCLE
 
SM0KE's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 IOM 2SS/RS
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: IN THE CIRCLE
Posts: 1,922
I say hell yea
__________________
Increasing Circle Size is not important.
Worthiness will knock at the door on it's own accord


SM0KE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2014, 06:33 AM   #5357
Scott@Bjorn3D


 
Scott@Bjorn3D's Avatar
 
Drives: Kami, 2013 2SS LS3 Luvin
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Eufaula, Alabama
Posts: 6,065
Send a message via MSN to Scott@Bjorn3D
Do Orange baby!!! That is going to look awesome.
__________________
2013 2SS, GM Strut Tower Brace, CAI Intake Black, VMAX TB, Elite Catch Can, Hotchkis Chassis Brace, Hurst Shifter, 3.91 1LE Complete Rear End, NPP, 1LE Track Pack,Factory Reproductions Style 41 ZL1 Fitment Wheels 10" on all 4 corners
Scott@Bjorn3D is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2014, 08:21 AM   #5358
JusticePete
Rebel Leader
 
JusticePete's Avatar
 
Drives: Camaro Justice
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 15,272
You have a custom Camaro. Black with the same Victory Red accents you have on the body.
__________________
JusticePete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2014, 10:04 PM   #5359
zebra
just can't seem to leave
 
zebra's Avatar
 
Drives: your mom wild!!
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: cold & windy
Posts: 11,583
may as well throw an 8rib on there while it's out & accessible.
what cam you go with (specs)?
__________________
zebra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2014, 02:43 PM   #5360
GTAHVIT
One Lucky Guy.
 
GTAHVIT's Avatar
 
Drives: #22 Tom Henry Racing 2010 2SS/RS
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Saint Augustine FL
Posts: 28,765
Orange
GTAHVIT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2014, 02:07 AM   #5361
zebra
just can't seem to leave
 
zebra's Avatar
 
Drives: your mom wild!!
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: cold & windy
Posts: 11,583
yep... you know all about oranges!
__________________
zebra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2014, 12:09 PM   #5362
mlee
H-Town Camaro Club
 
mlee's Avatar
 
Drives: Number Twenty-Three
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Conroe, TX
Posts: 24,207
Yell Yea... THR orange FTW..
__________________
.
mlee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2014, 12:24 PM   #5363
RubyCamaro
SSlayer
 
RubyCamaro's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 1LT Red Jewel tintcoat
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Springfield, TN
Posts: 12,983
__________________
RubyCamaro is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2014, 08:18 PM   #5364
GTAHVIT
One Lucky Guy.
 
GTAHVIT's Avatar
 
Drives: #22 Tom Henry Racing 2010 2SS/RS
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Saint Augustine FL
Posts: 28,765
Agreed... THR orange is the best orange.... But Randy is has a bit of a problem telling the difference between red and orange...

GTAHVIT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2014, 11:31 PM   #5365
RubyCamaro
SSlayer
 
RubyCamaro's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 1LT Red Jewel tintcoat
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Springfield, TN
Posts: 12,983
__________________
RubyCamaro is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2014, 05:49 AM   #5366
zebra
just can't seem to leave
 
zebra's Avatar
 
Drives: your mom wild!!
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: cold & windy
Posts: 11,583
__________________
zebra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2014, 11:31 AM   #5367
PQ
1st State Chevy supporter
 
PQ's Avatar
 
Drives: Hybrid SS Camaro
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 36,837
Send a message via Yahoo to PQ
Quote:
Originally Posted by JusticePete View Post
You have a custom Camaro. Black with the same Victory Red accents you have on the body.
Hmmmmmmm.............. Pete that might be a great idea. I'll have to think of a good scheme.

Quote:
Originally Posted by zebra View Post
may as well throw an 8rib on there while it's out & accessible.
what cam you go with (specs)?
Cam card is coming in the next post.

I think a rear cog drive would be a cheaper option. The harmonic balancer is balanced to the crank. Would that throw it off possibly?

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTAHVIT View Post
Agreed... THR orange is the best orange.... But Randy is has a bit of a problem telling the difference between red and orange...



We never did a poll. Maybe we should. lol
__________________
PQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2014, 11:31 AM   #5368
PQ
1st State Chevy supporter
 
PQ's Avatar
 
Drives: Hybrid SS Camaro
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 36,837
Send a message via Yahoo to PQ
Name:  Comp Camcard.jpg
Views: 178
Size:  284.4 KB

Name:  Piston Specs.jpg
Views: 178
Size:  279.5 KB
__________________
PQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2014, 11:35 PM   #5369
zebra
just can't seem to leave
 
zebra's Avatar
 
Drives: your mom wild!!
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: cold & windy
Posts: 11,583
what's that - about 9* overlap @.050? and that's compared to -3* with the last one.
i'd expect to see a bit less boost unless you drop back to the 2.8
on the blower drive, are you running a 1:1 right now? even if you cogged it, i'd expect to start seeing belt slip with the stock 6rib and a 2.8
i know my 2.9 would most likely slip if i swapped from my underdrive to a direct just from the extra load... but then again, at 15psi or so on a stock engine, i'd have other things to worry about

now on the other hand, with the more aggressive cam, you'll probably come close to balancing out the loss of boost pressure - just without as flat a curve, i'd imagine.


and please - anybody who knows i'm wrong on something, call me out on it. these are just the conclusions i've reached from my recent research on how cam specs affect the power curve - particularly on PD blower cars... which was way over my head when i started a couple months ago.
__________________
zebra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 02:05 PM   #5370
PQ
1st State Chevy supporter
 
PQ's Avatar
 
Drives: Hybrid SS Camaro
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 36,837
Send a message via Yahoo to PQ
Quote:
Originally Posted by zebra View Post
what's that - about 9* overlap @.050? and that's compared to -3* with the last one.
i'd expect to see a bit less boost unless you drop back to the 2.8
on the blower drive, are you running a 1:1 right now? even if you cogged it, i'd expect to start seeing belt slip with the stock 6rib and a 2.8
i know my 2.9 would most likely slip if i swapped from my underdrive to a direct just from the extra load... but then again, at 15psi or so on a stock engine, i'd have other things to worry about

now on the other hand, with the more aggressive cam, you'll probably come close to balancing out the loss of boost pressure - just without as flat a curve, i'd imagine.


and please - anybody who knows i'm wrong on something, call me out on it. these are just the conclusions i've reached from my recent research on how cam specs affect the power curve - particularly on PD blower cars... which was way over my head when i started a couple months ago.
PQ trying to understand this info >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

lol

My rear drive is 1:1 right now. I was hoping to put a small and large pulley set in back to spin it faster and still put a larger pulley in front?
__________________
PQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 02:34 PM   #5371
PQ
1st State Chevy supporter
 
PQ's Avatar
 
Drives: Hybrid SS Camaro
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 36,837
Send a message via Yahoo to PQ
Robert helped me with the correct tool to buy. Piece of cake.




__________________
PQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2014, 09:51 AM   #5372
f5journal
Senior Camaro Fanatic
 
f5journal's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 SS/RS manual - White
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: aiken, sc
Posts: 1,911
Very cool...I wonder if that's a good method for doing Hexvents??
__________________
Former '68 and '69 Z/28 Owner...........Now sporting around in a 2011 RS/SS with........Kooks LT's and cats, JRE tune, CAI, scoop, ZL1 Bumper conversion, custom ZL-1 grille, halo harness, Painted silver stripes, GM GFX, black painted lower edge of skirts and rear bumper. MGW shifter
f5journal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2014, 06:48 PM   #5373
PQ
1st State Chevy supporter
 
PQ's Avatar
 
Drives: Hybrid SS Camaro
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 36,837
Send a message via Yahoo to PQ
It does want to noodle up the edge a little. I'd be careful on body panels. haha
__________________
PQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2014, 09:25 AM   #5374
Merc
COTW 12/5/11
 
Merc's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SSRS IOM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Abbotsford BC Canada
Posts: 8,279
Quote:
Originally Posted by f5journal View Post
Very cool...I wonder if that's a good method for doing Hexvents??
My Buddies V6 hood starts to vibrate and flop around over 100MPH with the Hex Vents.
__________________
Merc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2014, 01:25 PM   #5375
f5journal
Senior Camaro Fanatic
 
f5journal's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 SS/RS manual - White
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: aiken, sc
Posts: 1,911
Thanks Merc
__________________
Former '68 and '69 Z/28 Owner...........Now sporting around in a 2011 RS/SS with........Kooks LT's and cats, JRE tune, CAI, scoop, ZL1 Bumper conversion, custom ZL-1 grille, halo harness, Painted silver stripes, GM GFX, black painted lower edge of skirts and rear bumper. MGW shifter
f5journal is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Tags
camaro of the week, the circle

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
GM unveils Jay Leno Camaro, Camaro Synergy, Camaro Chroma, Camaro Dusk at SEMA irocnroll 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 101 02-27-2012 12:25 PM
GM memo to dealers Moose 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 41 02-04-2010 07:33 PM
The DEFINITIVE EXPLANATION OF CAMARO SUSPENSION, ISSUES, AND UPGRADES Info@PeddersUSA.com Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 106 10-19-2009 06:08 PM
Ambient lighting (ABL) - the FINAL update = LIMITED TO DOOR PANELS CamaroScotty 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 338 04-15-2009 05:33 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.