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Old 08-02-2014, 12:19 PM   #5526
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That's what scares me. You usually get what you pay for. Mine were less than half that price.
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Old 08-02-2014, 12:20 PM   #5527
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Still might need to get a fuel pump control module with the ZL1 pump I put in. I'm hoping the BAP will be fine but some say it won't.
Even on the V6, I don't think people had to replace their fuel pump modules when installing the ZL1 pump. I could be wrong
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Old 08-02-2014, 03:37 PM   #5528
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That's what scares me. You usually get what you pay for. Mine were less than half that price.
so were mine and they've been fine & were what i've seen recommended in a ton of 500 & 600+hp builds (other than low compression or E85 setups... but then the guys running these are usually shooting for 700+ with high boost - both of which require significantly more fuel)
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:43 AM   #5529
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Even on the V6, I don't think people had to replace their fuel pump modules when installing the ZL1 pump. I could be wrong
Some have said that if you go over 650 flywheel horse power then you'd need more fuel pressure hence the need for a controller to do it.

I'll be between 750 and 800. Around 650 at the wheels.

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so were mine and they've been fine & were what i've seen recommended in a ton of 500 & 600+hp builds (other than low compression or E85 setups... but then the guys running these are usually shooting for 700+ with high boost - both of which require significantly more fuel)
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Old 08-03-2014, 02:32 AM   #5530
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Some have said that if you go over 650 flywheel horse power then you'd need more fuel pressure hence the need for a controller to do it.

I'll be between 750 and 800. Around 650 at the wheels.
You did an LS3 conversion right? If you've got the manual then yeah 750 at the crank would be right around 650 for the wheels. Can't wait til you finally get her running again, I can't imagine letting her hibernate for a whole year.

How much did the conversion run you, and what all did you need to replace? I'm guessing you either traded or sold the old stuff?
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Old 08-04-2014, 12:37 AM   #5531
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:31 PM   #5532
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You did an LS3 conversion right? If you've got the manual then yeah 750 at the crank would be right around 650 for the wheels. Can't wait til you finally get her running again, I can't imagine letting her hibernate for a whole year.

How much did the conversion run you, and what all did you need to replace? I'm guessing you either traded or sold the old stuff?
I had done an LS3 conversion already before the cam went bad.

I have an auto tranny. I'm expecting the engine to produce around 800 so 650 ish to the wheels.

Was 558 at the wheels and I lowered the compression a little, went with a bigger cam and forged the internals to run more boost safely.

I"m not going to go after 650 but keep it safely done. I may be a little short but not too much.


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Yup. It's all done but I have to put the coil packs and blower on. Won't get my new valve cover bolts till tomorrow and then I can put it all together and start it up hopefully.
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:44 PM   #5533
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A pic of the coil packs. I decided to paint them orange.

Pic of my oil pressure gauge mounted to the valve cover too.

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Old 08-05-2014, 05:34 AM   #5534
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Old 08-05-2014, 12:26 PM   #5535
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I see a new career... Mobile needs a "PQ's Speed Shop"
That would be a dream come true. But I do not know how to tune a car and I am just not knowledgeable enough.
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You can use LS2 valve cover bolts in an LS3.

But you have to pry the sleeve off of each old bolt and slide the valve cover holes and then insert the bolt. Worked great.
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:45 AM   #5537
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:48 PM   #5538
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So PQ where are the #'s? The car was supposed to be tuned today when I was yacking at you on the phone. Better of got it done today since you lazy butt did not help me move Zac in.
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Haha, Took the blower back off to get ported. So numbers next weekend. Turns out I'd have had to wait anyway.
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Old 08-11-2014, 02:20 AM   #5540
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Haha, Took the blower back off to get ported. So numbers next weekend. Turns out I'd have had to wait anyway.
Oh so now I can bitch slap you for not helping me out. I think just for that you and Bonnie have to take next Saturday off and come to Thomasville. I tell you I have never had so much fun as hitting 100MPH on a city street with a sheriff escort. Bring the Vette baby.
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:37 PM   #5541
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:51 AM   #5542
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:02 PM   #5543
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Oh so now I can bitch slap you for not helping me out. I think just for that you and Bonnie have to take next Saturday off and come to Thomasville. I tell you I have never had so much fun as hitting 100MPH on a city street with a sheriff escort. Bring the Vette baby.
Working. Really busy and may have to open on Sunday too. No way in hell we, not I, can make it. I don't for see us going anywhere for a while. Ugh..........

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Was going to get them last weekend but plans changed once that clip became obvious. Plus deciding to have the blower/intake manifold ported.

I'm missing a tranny cooler fluid line retainer clip. At the radiator. OOOOPS..... lol

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Old 08-13-2014, 10:18 PM   #5546
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Tighten that belt fool!!! Lok
This was after taking the blower off once. I have to tighten that belt, put the CAI back on, hook up the IAT wires and find a retainer clip. lol
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Oh shit, And I see a Throttle Body sensor that needs plugged in. hahahaha
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