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Old 06-21-2011, 02:13 PM   #1476
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Well, the conversion really is the lifters, cam and pushrods. Or maybe even just the lifters and cam. But, ya. I'm gonna be an LS3, but ALWAYS be Team L99.

(It's really about the transmission anyway)

Hard to tell. But he did a number.

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That engine is a mess though. I just learned BAP, member?
BAP is the sound your finger makes when it gets wedged between..... oh wait, that was more of a SPLAT sound ... couldn't really tell with all the cursing...
... shouldn't have ever watched that vid LOL
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BAP is the sound your finger makes when it gets wedged between..... oh wait, that was more of a SPLAT sound ... couldn't really tell with all the cursing...
... shouldn't have ever watched that vid LOL
It all sounds the same when it's YOUR finger.


Oh, and this morning. (Ya, it's in the other thread but I want it doced here too. lol













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It all sounds the same when it's YOUR finger.


Oh, and this morning. (Ya, it's in the other thread but I want it doced here too. lol



How do they get out of the car without hitting the door in the trailer? Does the guy ride in your car the whole way back to Vengeance?
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Old 06-21-2011, 04:45 PM   #1479
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:01 PM   #1480
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How do they get out of the car without hitting the door in the trailer? Does the guy ride in your car the whole way back to Vengeance?
Actually it was me who drove it in. You have to climb out the window.
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Actually it was me who drove it in. You have to climb out the window.
Do you still have all your fingers and toes?

Seriously, good luck to you on this. I think you are smart to let those who have worked on so many of these cars have a look at it. They have the testing equipment and tools that most of us don't have access to. You've done an amazing job with your car. Now you can let them put the icing on to make it perfect. It will be sooooooooo fun when you get it back.
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Do you still have all your fingers and toes?

Seriously, good luck to you on this. I think you are smart to let those who have worked on so many of these cars have a look at it. They have the testing equipment and tools that most of us don't have access to. You've done an amazing job with your car. Now you can let them put the icing on to make it perfect. It will be sooooooooo fun when you get it back.
You are gentle with your words.

Say it like it is.

"Get the **** out of the way rookie. Let the big boys take over."
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:49 PM   #1483
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You are gentle with your words.

Say it like it is.

"Get out of the way rookie. Let the big boys take over."
Nah, it's pretty impressive you've taken it as far as you have. My hat is off to you

Even the big boys get stumped sometimes.
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Nah, it's pretty impressive you've taken it as far as you have. My hat is off to you

Even the big boys get stumped sometimes.
Well, Chris had a good point. I was kinda feeling down a bit for not being able to complete the task, so to speak, and he gave me a gem from his father in law.

"Who the **** do you think you are?"



Respect to the pros. I could do the cam I have no doubt. But considering my time constraints and the recent bout of engine failures, I don't want to leave anything to chance. So I figured why not let one of the best take a stab.
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:31 PM   #1485
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Well, Chris had a good point. I was kinda feeling down a bit for not being able to complete the task, so to speak, and he gave me a gem from his father in law.

"Who the **** do you think you are?"



Respect to the pros. I could do the cam I have no doubt. But considering my time constraints and the recent bout of engine failures, I don't want to leave anything to chance. So I figured why not let one of the best take a stab.
I used to respect elders opinions, then I became one and realized we just bull$hit on a higher level than young folk .....
.....The old goat makes a good point tho
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:00 PM   #1486
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I used to respect elders opinions, then I became one and realized we just bull$hit on a higher level than young folk .....
.....The old goat makes a good point tho
We've learned how to And make it sound believable...
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You will be happy you did. Don't sweat it. You can't be GREAT at everything...

I used to build race engines up north and haven't touched the last two. Kinda nice for a change.

Take a breather and go have a beer...or twelve. Drink a couple of beers and say "Randy, would you rather be agonizing over changing the cam or having these beers?" The answer is self-evident.
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:07 PM   #1488
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...and I was really looking forward to 32 pages of Cam thread...
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:10 PM   #1489
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Well, Chris had a good point. I was kinda feeling down a bit for not being able to complete the task, so to speak, and he gave me a gem from his father in law.

"Who the **** do you think you are?"



Respect to the pros. I could do the cam I have no doubt. But considering my time constraints and the recent bout of engine failures, I don't want to leave anything to chance. So I figured why not let one of the best take a stab.
OMG! You have done so much to your car already. The 5th gen Camaro is not like a 1st gen where it's all mechanical. These cars have so many computer-assisted functions that it is nearly impossible to get it perfect if you haven't invested in the diagnostic tools (EXPENSIVE diagnostic tools) that only shops can really justify buying because they work on so many cars. So, going to Vengeance saves you from having to spend even more money to buy things you might only use once to diagnose your problem.

Also, Vengeance has worked on many more cars than any of us ever could (unless you are a professional mechanic) and they know where all the little quirks can hide. Besides, this is their livelihood. Don't deny them a chance to make an honest buck for doing a good job.

I know what you mean though. I felt pretty smug when I put my own XM antenna on my car by myself. I'm going to put my heritage grill on with the help of a friend this weekend (thanks, Todd!). But, I know where my limits are. I would never do anything like you have done such as putting on a supercharger. I'm happy to let the guys at IPS make my car sing. It's well worth it.

You should be proud of what you've done with your car. I am very impressed. But, I'm also impressed that you know when the best thing for you and your car is to let the guys at Vengeance work some magic to make it perfect.

You rock!
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...and I was really looking forward to 32 pages of Cam thread...
He just did 3200 post thread of "guess how many quarters in my console"

...ok, 3200 is high... I guess 476 posts
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We may be3 on to something here. LOL

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You will be happy you did. Don't sweat it. You can't be GREAT at everything...

I used to build race engines up north and haven't touched the last two. Kinda nice for a change.

Take a breather and go have a beer...or twelve. Drink a couple of beers and say "Randy, would you rather be agonizing over changing the cam or having these beers?" The answer is self-evident.
Agreed. And the problem would have been from having the beers AND installing the cam.....

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OMG! You have done so much to your car already. The 5th gen Camaro is not like a 1st gen where it's all mechanical. These cars have so many computer-assisted functions that it is nearly impossible to get it perfect if you haven't invested in the diagnostic tools (EXPENSIVE diagnostic tools) that only shops can really justify buying because they work on so many cars. So, going to Vengeance saves you from having to spend even more money to buy things you might only use once to diagnose your problem.

Also, Vengeance has worked on many more cars than any of us ever could (unless you are a professional mechanic) and they know where all the little quirks can hide. Besides, this is their livelihood. Don't deny them a chance to make an honest buck for doing a good job.

I know what you mean though. I felt pretty smug when I put my own XM antenna on my car by myself. I'm going to put my heritage grill on with the help of a friend this weekend (thanks, Todd!). But, I know where my limits are. I would never do anything like you have done such as putting on a supercharger. I'm happy to let the guys at IPS make my car sing. It's well worth it.

You should be proud of what you've done with your car. I am very impressed. But, I'm also impressed that you know when the best thing for you and your car is to let the guys at Vengeance work some magic to make it perfect.

You rock!
It's true. I've denied someone of making money installing my door panels, Bushings, Sway Bars, Drop Springs, Coilovers, Heritage Grill, Hood Spears, Headers, Exhaust, Cold Air Intake, Lower Control Arms, Catch Can, Center Gauge Leather, Supercharger and whatever else................

Time to stop being so selfish and help out the economy.

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...ok, 3200 is high... I guess 476 posts
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Nice way to look at it.
That's not exactly what I said...
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Check your boost numbers on the dyno and then drive the car on the street and check your boost. I have an LS3 with a Maggie/roto fab and made 9.1 on the dyno with the hood open. On the street at redline 1st-3rd gears max boost is 8.6. My tuner and myself stumbled onto this when I dropped to a 3.4 pulley. We did confirm that our boost gauges were reading the exact same psi.
With the fastlane intake mine gets all it's air from inside the bumper behind the foglight. I'll check it out though.

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Frank Zappa saw your new sig... "GREAT googlymoogly!"

... I agreed even though I never understood his art, but "Don't eat the yellow snow" is quite profound.
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He could play that guitar!

look what I found... she's so sweet
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Nope. Apperently those clowns at Vengeance are all about taking their time...... doing it right........ blah blah blah...................

They've had a whole day now. Dyno should be done by now.
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They've had a whole day now. Dyno should be done by now.
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