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Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 08-10-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 477
Posted By Russell James
The way I do it is put a dial indicator on the...

The way I do it is put a dial indicator on the balancer front face. And using big pry bars try to pry on the balancer and or flywheel. May need a helper to watch the dial indicator. Should be...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 08-10-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 477
Posted By Russell James
Just make sure you have good crank end play...on...

Just make sure you have good crank end play...on the engine stand, after driveline install, and then again after some driving. Many check it on the engine stand... but never again. Checking it after...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 08-09-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 477
Posted By Russell James
With your new bearings, make sure the thrust...

With your new bearings, make sure the thrust bearing is being "set" correctly with a plastic hammer after the first pass of main cap bolt tq. These are are steps from the service manual to make sure...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 08-08-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 477
Posted By Russell James
Neither of your failures had anything to do with...

Neither of your failures had anything to do with the oil. Brad Penn is good stuff. I wouldn't go thicker. 10w40 is on the edge of being too thick for street performance. Next change, I'd mix at least...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 08-07-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By Russell James
Watch the stem as you are slowing moving the...

Watch the stem as you are slowing moving the crank. You don't want the valve to fall farther in. If the valve is going down, turn the crank the other way. Very slowly. Maybe even a squirt of...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 08-06-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By Russell James
1000 hp COPOs do a nice wheelie

1000 hp COPOs do a nice wheelie
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-29-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By Russell James
Don't use the new bolt until you get the depth...

Don't use the new bolt until you get the depth right. Crank snout depth needs to be .094" to .176". Use a small machinist rule to check. If your saying 1/4", that's not really an exact...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-27-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,106
Posted By Russell James
Take your inner wheelwell spash shield off and...

Take your inner wheelwell spash shield off and put it back in there. It's insulation between the wheel opening and door.
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 07-24-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By Russell James
Exactly. The LS7 and LSA use slightly wider ring...

Exactly. The LS7 and LSA use slightly wider ring gaps, as those engines will see a more extreme use. The LS3 OE ring and bearing specs are pretty narrow gaps/clearances. For really high performance...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 07-24-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By Russell James
The LS3 ervice specs in inches from the service...

The LS3 ervice specs in inches from the service manual are below.

top ring .0067" - . 0173"
2nd ring .0126" - .0272"
oil control .0086" - .0335"

It's a pretty broad range, and for...
Forum: Camaro Fest VIII Discussions 07-21-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,201
Posted By Russell James
For an amateur event it was extremely well...

For an amateur event it was extremely well organized. I've been to plenty of other events where you get stuck sitting in lanes for hours, barely any track time... At the Fest the lanes moved fast,...
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 07-18-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By Russell James
Prop to trans bolt 11611335 Prop to RDM diff...

Prop to trans bolt 11611335
Prop to RDM diff bolt 11611336

and both need washers and nuts
Forum: Camaro Fest VIII Discussions 07-17-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,203
Posted By Russell James
I heard that too on the PA. And when checking...

I heard that too on the PA. And when checking out, the front desk said...glad you enjoyed your stay see you next year. Can't go wrong with BG. Love that place.
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 07-17-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By Russell James
Get a hold of a GMPP catalog. It shows a kit,...

Get a hold of a GMPP catalog. It shows a kit, and a breakdown of all the parts to put a ZL1 driveline in an SS. The driveshaft is different, flex coupler guibo bolts are bigger on the ZL1. Trans...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 07-17-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 703
Posted By Russell James
Get some OE Brembo pads and a real good DOT 4...

Get some OE Brembo pads and a real good DOT 4 like Motul. It should stop on a dime.

If it has aftermarket ceramic pads, there is the problem. Those are garbage. Basically good for a show...
Forum: Camaro Fest VIII Discussions 07-16-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,201
Posted By Russell James
I think the Heads up format was great. Would...

I think the Heads up format was great. Would hate to see it evolve into bracket racing.

You can bracket race or watch bracket racing at any track any weekend. The Fest being a special event, is...
Forum: Camaro Fest VIII Discussions 07-15-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By Russell James
If you only want to run against street cars,...

If you only want to run against street cars, there are street car classes. Unlimited did not have a whole lot of rules.
Forum: Camaro Fest VIII Discussions 07-10-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By Russell James
Sodium is one of the four electrolytes you need. ...

Sodium is one of the four electrolytes you need. Add in calcium,magnesium and potassium and you’ve got it covered. The really good hydration drinks have all four electrolytes and low sugar.

If...
Forum: Camaro Fest VIII Discussions 07-10-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By Russell James
Pediolyte powder works great. 1/2 pack in a...

Pediolyte powder works great. 1/2 pack in a bottle of water, repeat all day all week. Much lower sugar than Gatorade. Gotta get those electrolytes way up 3/4 days before the event. Water the...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 07-10-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By Russell James
Did you use a GM 3 bolt timing gear? Some...

Did you use a GM 3 bolt timing gear? Some aftermarket gears are off a few degrees. Dyno numbers are just numbers that vary widely on a million of factors. Does it rip, pull hard from midrange...
Forum: Camaro Fest VIII Discussions 07-09-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,114
Posted By Russell James
Do you still have the red 2nd gen? Should bring...

Do you still have the red 2nd gen? Should bring that for some racing fun. I'm bringing a '69, trying to get a few old school cars interested in the drags. Was fun watching that car row the gears...
Forum: Camaro Fest VIII Discussions 07-08-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By Russell James
Anyone want to grudge race against an old school...

Anyone want to grudge race against an old school big tire 1st gen Z28? Single 4 barrel carb, all motor, no power adders. Would be a cool Old School vs New School. Carb vs the World. Any 5th or...
Forum: Camaro Fest VIII Discussions 07-08-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 14,723
Posted By Russell James
Can't wait. Time to start hydrating, it's going...

Can't wait. Time to start hydrating, it's going to be a warm one. Stocking up on pediolyte powder, easy way to add electrolytes to water. I've been to BG in the 90F temps and the EMTs get busy...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 07-03-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,688
Posted By Russell James
Tq is king on a heavy car. Hp wins races in...

Tq is king on a heavy car. Hp wins races in light race cars. So you basically need both. I wouldn't go extreme that kills the tq under the curve.

How much street driving are you still going...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 06-28-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By Russell James
What I would do... change oil now yourself with...

What I would do... change oil now yourself with top quality stuff and WIX xp filter, install magnetic drain plug. Oil wise something like...Amsoil signature series, Driven, Redline, LAT... there...
Forum: Camaro Fest VIII Discussions 06-26-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 14,723
Posted By Russell James
Kentucky heat makes the beer at Double Dogs that...

Kentucky heat makes the beer at Double Dogs that much better.

I'd like to pre-order... Bo's Dog Bowl Nachos, dozen hot wings, Margherita Pizza, and several tall frosted mug Sam Adams Summer...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 06-26-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By Russell James
Get a close inspection too of the belts and...

Get a close inspection too of the belts and hoses. They are probably dry rotted. Plan on tires. Pirellis that have sat for a few years will be square and dried out. It's a shame to see low...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 06-26-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By Russell James
60 psi of fuel spraying out a disconnected main...

60 psi of fuel spraying out a disconnected main line? Accident waiting to happen. That's how shops burn to the ground. Even if you get that done, what are you going to do with 15+ gallons of bad...
Forum: V8 - Engine, Exhaust, Bolt-Ons, Tuning Equipment 06-25-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By Russell James
Range device sold. Still have the complete...

Range device sold.

Still have the complete SS LS3 catback OE exhaust.
Forum: V8 - Engine, Exhaust, Bolt-Ons, Tuning Equipment 06-24-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By Russell James
PM returned. The Range is a RA003 V8 Range. ...

PM returned.
The Range is a RA003 V8 Range. 004501.
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