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bthomas
post Feb 1 2023, 04:22 AM
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Yeah yeah, it’s a compromise but it’s just for fun, nothing serious.. Mostly hpde and a few cam autoX events.

2002 camaro ss I picked up end of last year off the ls1tech forum
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Bought it, and a week later had an injector hang open and hydrolocked the engine. Has some pretty good blowby now, most likely a broken ringland. I’ll figure it out once I pull it and tear down. It’s an iron block, so I decided to go ahead and have an aluminum engine built to do the swap at the same time I pull this one.

Found an lsa block for a good price, ordered up some je fsr pistons, compstar rods, and tea tfs 235 heads. Still waiting on all the parts and machine shop at this time.

Had another run of bad luck buying a whole pallet worth of umi parts from another member. Aaacooper lost the pallet for 2months. After a stressful wait, and them dragging their feet on an insurance claim they bothered to do their jobs and find it. Luckily it doesn’t appear to be missing anything or damaged.

Road race k member, lower adjustable arms, yellow konis, Strano springs, dse x tracker hubs, watts link, subframe connectors, willwood brakes, pretty good setup to go with the other parts already on car.

Hoping to find a decoupled torque arm to add to this pile of parts.

Should be able to update soon once engine is ready.
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post Feb 8 2023, 12:15 AM
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This sounds like fun. I'm interested to see the progress as you get it built.
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mikedamageinc
post Feb 9 2023, 05:06 PM
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Glad they found your pallet, that would have been real upsetting. Looks like everything you need to be fast and reliable. Make sure you address the oiling since you're tearing down the engine.

Where are you at and what tracks you run? Look forward to seeing the progress.
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bthomas
post Feb 12 2023, 08:53 PM
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QUOTE (mikedamageinc @ Feb 9 2023, 11:06 AM) *
Glad they found your pallet, that would have been real upsetting. Looks like everything you need to be fast and reliable. Make sure you address the oiling since you're tearing down the engine.

Where are you at and what tracks you run? Look forward to seeing the progress.

Dfw, Tx

Although I’m setback a bit again. Crack appeared after honing.
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post Feb 13 2023, 02:20 AM
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Ouch....that's not cool.

Going larger?
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bthomas
post Feb 13 2023, 04:30 PM
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QUOTE (trackbird @ Feb 12 2023, 08:20 PM) *
Ouch....that's not cool.

Going larger?

We’ll cut it out and see how the aluminum behind it looks. Preferably just sleeve the one hole since everything is already lined up at this size. (Pistons, balance job, cam, even the heads size.)

If we re sleeve the whole block I’m looking at another $5k or so all in.
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bthomas
post Feb 16 2023, 03:32 AM
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Heads showed up today. Some pretty good # for 235cc


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bthomas
post Feb 21 2023, 06:00 PM
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Located this unicorn to add to the parts (IMG:style_emoticons/default/burnout.gif)

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Big pallet of umi, koni, willwood, strano, and hotchkis goodies

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post Feb 24 2023, 12:00 AM
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Those head numbers look great!
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bthomas
post Aug 26 2023, 05:31 PM
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Damn beautiful sight in the rearview after all this time

(IMG:https://i.imgur.com/w9bqycF.jpg)

Ended up selling the other lsa block to the 2nd shop that did the sleeve. They had a customer that needed one, and I didn’t want to order pistons again. It needed a cleanup another 5 more after the sleeve distorted that whole bank. Luckily I found another lsa block for a good price.

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spun main had hardly any real damage to it, and the caps were still super tight. prolly some of the tighter fitting ones I've ever come across.

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