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Old 06-24-2010, 01:07 PM   #86
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B, where's the engine bay pics? I just stumbled on this thread and like! Is your strengthened LS3 base still gonna be TT'd??? This is cool.
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Old 06-24-2010, 01:33 PM   #87
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B, where's the engine bay pics? I just stumbled on this thread and like! Is your strengthened LS3 base still gonna be TT'd??? This is cool.
He's avoiding the engine bay pics for some reason.....

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Old 06-25-2010, 12:13 AM   #88
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Ha. Sorry guys. Been super busy out here in CA. Was out last week and lucky enough to come out again this week. Stopped by and saw the SST today. Lookin' pretty good. Tomorrow is a lot of travelling. Very late for me (brain still on east coast time), so I'll get pics up this weekend.
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Old 06-27-2010, 05:09 PM   #91
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OK, some more SST stuff.

Back to engine goodies. Here are the SST cylinder heads being CNC ported. Hours upon hours were spent finding the best flow characteristics throughout the mid to high lift range. These are optimized for the twin turbos and high boost levels this engine will see. The flow levels of these heads is pretty astounding.

Here is a shot in the CNC machine.


Note the multi-step valve job on these heads. This is a valve seat program designed for this boosted engine. We don't want hot spots especially on the exhaust side. [Note: In this pic only the intake seat on the left combustion chamber was complete.]



Here is the head on the flow bench. Most of the hours spent on these heads was on the exhaust side due to the extreme flow characteristics required on this boosted engine. Yes, this is the intake side...


Here is a shot of a finished combustion chamber. Notice each valve is lapped to its specific seat and labeled. You can also see the little mark where the Stainless Steel O-Ring hits the head.


Another difference on these SST heads is that the exhaust valves are made from Inconel. Unfortunately this material is very expensive, but it withstands much more heat than stainless. In a turbo application you need this because the cycling of the valve under high boost can cause the valve to deform and tulip when it is glowing red hot.

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Old 06-27-2010, 05:16 PM   #92
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omg! I'm going to learn so much on this thread!!! sooo purty!!!
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Old 06-27-2010, 05:20 PM   #93
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Here is another cool thing done on this engine. The heads are preheated to ensure correct loads when torquing the heads down. Two heat guns get each head up to temp. It is time consuming and smells terrible, but the aircraft sealer is melting into the surfaces and then is cooled slowly to set the "goop". You can see the aircraft sealer on the closest head/block/gasket line. This sealer turns grey/brown/black after it has cured. Copper gaskets won't need a retorque this way. Below is a shot of the first gun running.


Here is what the head temp is up to so far.

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Old 06-27-2010, 05:21 PM   #94
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OMG! That is amazing! speedster, thanks for sharing all these cool images as your car progresses. This car is going to stand head and shoulders above all the others. I hope you can get some video for us when it is up and running!
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Old 06-27-2010, 05:36 PM   #95
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As time went by the SST power capability kept going up. So just like all of you crazy Camaro 5 members - you just can't leave these Camaros alone !! The original intent was to run a TT LS3. OK, so the bottom end was swapped to a Pro Mod LSX level but that was for the future... Originally I wanted this car to look 100% stock, idle stock, get 25 mpg and pump out 1000 hp, but at this stage it was decided to kick it up a notch. So you have now seen that heads were changed and upgraded for considerably higher flow capacity. Something about a motor making so much power should not idle like it's electric, so the decision was made to chuck the hydraulic roller LS7 cam and run a solid roller with a NASCAR valvetrain. So the heads are now topped with nascar springs and a full T&D shaft roller rocker setup. This setup has proven to be bulletproof and should last for 100,000 miles with no problem. I guess we'll see. Here is a shot of what it looks like on the SST engine.
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Old 06-27-2010, 05:42 PM   #96
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Bruce all I can say is SHAZZZAAMMM. Complete eye candy. Absolutley looks awesome. I cant wait til you get this done and see this car in person. Keep the pics coming.
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Old 06-27-2010, 05:51 PM   #97
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Now this is the pic of the item that I have most grown to both love and hate. This intake manifold has been in the design state for literally years and I convinced the patent holder to pull the trigger. Now the reason why it is tough to post this is that this was the item that was mostly responsible for the SST not being at the first Camaro 5 Fest with many of you.

It will still end up on the SST, but there have been some complications with the forging and then the CNC programming, so for now I have decided to go with a Hogan tunnel ram 16 injector sheet metal intake until we get the bugs out, but this will eventually make it back on to the SST engine.

Here are some specs on this very special intake:
It is a new cross ram (8) throttle body individual runner intake for this combo. Since the completion of the design, it has now been over a year in development. The fabricated version of this was worth almost 50 ft lbs over a stock intake on a normally aspirated motor.

Notice the dual injector per cylinder for the turbo applications. There is very little bend in the port and there are (8) 2-7/16 throttle bores that have a patented taper design compiled from over 15 years of dyno tests. What you can't see are the 2 sets of hidden fuel rails, the linkage for all of the throttle bodies and the individual air bleeds for each runner that can be either manual or computer controlled for perfect cylinder-to-cylinder distribution.

Anyway, here is what it looks like.
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That intake is gorgeous! Can't wait to see the rest of it... Installed... Running
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Old 06-27-2010, 06:56 PM   #99
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:23 PM   #100
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This car better be at C5fest2
Actually, I'm sure all the California people here, would love to see it in person before you take it to Florida with you.
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:52 PM   #101
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Now that the decision was made to push the engine output a little higher, we went on the prowl for fuel system upgrades and alternative. Originally we would have gone with one of the dual pump systems that a few of the Camaro 5 vendors have but as with the engine itself, as it morphed, its fuel needs did too.

This fuel system is a true dual fuel system we call "Octane On Demand". Basically, the SST engine is outfitted with 16 injectors. It is two completely separate 8 injector systems controlled by a very sophisticated engine computer. We will determine the exact injector sizing during the dyno testing but they will more than likely be 83 lbs/hr or 65 lbs/hr or a mix of the two.

How it works:

1. When the engine is in low load mode (i.e. unboosted/high vacuum mode) it will utilize the primary fuel pump which normally runs 93 octane pump gas and the engine computer tells the electronic fuel pump controller to reduce pump voltage to slow the fuel flow and keep it from unnecessary fuel heating while simultaneously unloading the pump.

2. When the engine is in medium load mode (i.e. low vacuum/low boost) the engine computer tells the electronic pump controller to kick the primary pump to full voltage.

3. When the engine is in high load mode/high boost the engine computer commands both primary and secondary pump to full output. The secondary pump is actually a higher capacity pump than the primary. The secondary pump also pumps strictly C-16 race fuel.

The driver does not feel any of this occur. This is completely automatic and 100% streetable. It also allows for some pretty spirited driving on standing miles, road courses or open highway races (i.e. Silver State Classic in Nevada) without touching the car.

[Note: For max effort drag race runs, the primary fuel cell can also be filled with C-23 race fuel and a full boost map can be quickly loaded into the engine computer.]

Here are the pics of the Octane On Demand system:
First Pic - Spare Tire/Stock Battery Location - Great low and rear location for fuel cells
Second Pic - Here are the fuel cells built to fit directly into spare tire well
Third Pic - Pic of dual fabricated fuel cells - primary 18 gallons, secondary 16 gallons
Fourth Pic - Note the baffled pickup area and that the pickup is actually a replaceable 100 micron fuel filter.
Fifth Pic - Primary fuel pump - Aeromotive A1000
Sixth Pic - Secondary fuel pump - Aeromotive A11104 Eliminator
Seventh Pic - The fuel cells installed
Eight Pic - Completed fuel cell install
Ninth Pic - Fabricated fuel fill lines and vent line for each cell
Tenth Pic - A nice touch. Top nozzle - 93 octane pump gas, Bottom nozzle - C-16 Race Fuel. The request was if possible it would be a very clean installation if they could fit both fill nozzles behind the factory gas lid. They did get it to fit. Again, impeccable workmanship - keeps it stock looking.
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:59 PM   #102
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OMG! That is amazing! speedster, thanks for sharing all these cool images as your car progresses. This car is going to stand head and shoulders above all the others. I hope you can get some video for us when it is up and running!
There will be some videos...

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Bruce all I can say is SHAZZZAAMMM. Complete eye candy. Absolutley looks awesome. I cant wait til you get this done and see this car in person. Keep the pics coming.
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This car better be at C5fest2
Actually, I'm sure all the California people here, would love to see it in person before you take it to Florida with you.
After the engine is installed, I have to drive it around under varying conditions for a few days to get all of the part throttle maps done. Tom (Nelson) sits in the passenger seat and we just drive 'n tune. I have a couple of California C5 members going to ride around during this. It'd be fun to cruise with you guys while it is still out there. It would be an honor.
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