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Old 02-07-2014, 11:01 PM
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Deep breath. The End is in sight.
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Old 02-08-2014, 12:28 AM
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car is amazing, Tony! sorry about the engine.
thanks for the coolest thread evarr.
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Old 02-08-2014, 12:45 AM
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at this point you might as well blow another $15-20k on an LSA/LS9.
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:11 AM
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Arghhh!!!! That Sucks bigtime. I suppose nobody is going to put their hand up re the motor either? They'll say it was fine when it left our shop...
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Old 02-08-2014, 12:24 PM
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This is when you find if the "good" shop is really that.
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Holy F**K man.
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by TonyG View Post
*** BAD NEWS***

Get the car on the dyno and it's smoking. Bad. Oil is coming out the exhaust as well.

I'll know Monday when the engine is out and I can see what the cylinder wall and crank & rods look like.

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REALLY sorry to hear this Tony. Hope you get this sorted out soon and that at least one of the shops helps to cover some or all of the costs.

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Originally Posted by fwb42 View Post
This is when you find if the "good" shop is really that.

bearings consuming themselves after the above work described on LS motor – (odd).

shop denying responsibility w/ high-profile cars – (stupid).
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:46 PM
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Sorry to read this. Hopefully it will be resolved as easy as possible. Fortunately, replacing a shortblock is far easier and faster than all of the other awesome work completed. In the grand scheme, just a bump in the road.
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Old 02-09-2014, 12:51 AM
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Originally Posted by blown 944 View Post
Sorry to read this. Hopefully it will be resolved as easy as possible. Fortunately, replacing a shortblock is far easier and faster than all of the other awesome work completed. In the grand scheme, just a bump in the road.
While not exactly lunch money, the short block is the easy part.
Flushing out the thirteen miles of lines/tanks/coolers to make SURE they're clean is not going to be easy.
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:49 AM
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Awful luck!
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Old 02-10-2014, 04:46 AM
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I have had similar things happen with race motors. Watch the fingers start pointing in every direction and you carry the can in the end... sucks.
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by LUCKY DAVE View Post
While not exactly lunch money, the short block is the easy part.
Flushing out the thirteen miles of lines/tanks/coolers to make SURE they're clean is not going to be easy.
Not that big a deal. There's two oil filters in series that filter the oil before it gets to the engine.

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Everyone... that's for the words of encouragement. And yes... the engine is probably the least expensive part of this project.

That said... :-) since I'm there now .... and because a set of pistons and rods cost the same no matter the engine displacement :-) It looks like I'm just going to build a LS3 short block at 6.2L vs the LS6 at 5.7L and pick up some power along the way.

Using my same CNC'ed LS6 heads, we're going to open up the valve sizes and unshroud the vavles picking the compression up with the piston.

We've plotted it on the computer and there are substantial power gains to be had going this route.

So there it is.... gonna order the parts today. Should have it back together in a couple weeks.

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Old 02-10-2014, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by TonyG View Post
Everyone... that's for the words of encouragement. And yes... the engine is probably the least expensive part of this project.

That said... :-) since I'm there now .... and because a set of pistons and rods cost the same no matter the engine displacement :-) It looks like I'm just going to build a LS3 short block at 6.2L vs the LS6 at 5.7L and pick up some power along the way.

Using my same CNC'ed LS6 heads, we're going to open up the valve sizes and unshroud the vavles picking the compression up with the piston.

We've plotted it on the computer and there are substantial power gains to be had going this route.

So there it is.... gonna order the parts today. Should have it back together in a couple weeks.

TonyG
Way to go Tony
Turning lemons into lemonade !!!
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