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Birdman
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:29 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Engine is on it's way! Should be here in about 2 weeks. Got some sweet red annodized aluminum fuel rails and some valve covers I'm gonna shave and powdercoat wrinkle black, too. Cool

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:49 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

The engine will be at the machine shop in about two weeks or so, then the rebuild begins. Sold a bunch of Trans Am parts I had sitting on the shelf and bought some stuff for the engine. Got some sweet red anodized aluminum fuel rails with blue AN fittings and braided line.

Also got a set of stock valve covers that I'm going to smooth out and powdercoat wrinkle black, a set of LS1 injectors and clips, LS6 valve springs, and an LS1 Throttle body that I'm going to P&P.

So here's the engine combo that I'm going to go with.

Gen III 5.3L out of a 2005 truck with block painted black, donated by Strictly Performance (shipping by National Parts Depot)
LS1 intake smoothed and powdercoated bare aluminum color
Red anodized fuel rail, LS1 injectors, blue AN fittings, and braided line
Wrinkle black valve covers
LS1 TB powdercoated Super Chrome
Cam included in HI-RPM kit
HI-RPM kit donated by Painless Performance
5.3L heads, 3-angled and milled, LS6 springs, left bare aluminum
LS4 oil pump
Engine and heads will be built and assembled thanks to a donation by HRT Performance.

Can't wait to see this thing built, it's gonna look sexy.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:14 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

thats gonna be a sweet lil combo with a 6 spd

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:04 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Lightning Auto Customs has donated a shift boot for a T56 in a 67 Camaro, along with the plans for the bezel, which I am going to draw up in SolidWorks and have made up. This thing is NICE! They also hooked us up with some vinyl decals. Very Happy

Our engine will also be at the terminal next Wednesday, so then the fun begins with that! Big thanks to National Parts Depot for the free ride for our engine on one of their trucks cross-country! Cool

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:14 am Reply with quoteBack to top

hows the deal on the car goin?

any new news?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:08 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

We'll find out for sure tonight. The guy emailed me and said he's out of town, but there is a letter from his son waiting for him at home with the final word on our offer. Cool

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:34 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

cool i'll be in the triad this weekend. ive got some parts and some spare change to donate. let me know if your gonna be around

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:37 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Crap, I'll be down in Wilmington for my niece's 1st birthday. Sad

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

careful with the LS4 pump, from what I hear if you dont run a lot of oil in the pan, you can pump it dry. At least thats what I heard from Scott.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:19 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

SPEC Stage 2 clutch and Billet steel flywheel graciously donated by SPEC Clutch!

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It is down to the wire here guys and there is still no car. Something always seems to happen when we find a car, and it is getting down to the wire. PLEASE keep your eye out for a 67 or 68 for $2500 or less. The last one a guy I know bought the car out from under me, knowing what I needed the car for. Sad

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Bryan Schoch
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:29 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Made a deal on a car! The guy is going to install the floorboards for us before we go get it. Should be picking it up at the beginning of September. Grabbed it off of the pro-touring.com board. Can't wait to get this thing in the shop!

He's done more work since these pictures, but at least it gives you an idea!
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And the before shot:
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We also got our engine in today. Strictly Performance donated the engine and NPD had it delivered to us on one of their trucks. Heading to HRT Performance this week to start the rebuild.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

And thanks to Mike (jjdynomite) for picking the motor up from NPD in Charlotte and bringing it up to Raleigh! Cool

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Bryan Schoch
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:21 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

yay for Mike


pats himself on the back.


bad thing is I left half the stuff I was bringing ya at the house..... welp looks like another trip.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:36 am Reply with quoteBack to top

And here is what the finished product will look like! Thanks to Hermance Design for the donated rendering!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:41 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

sweet! Cool

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what's next....

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