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Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons Today, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By L78toLT1
While it certainly won't get you all the way to...

While it certainly won't get you all the way to your goal, e85 should certainly be a part of the equation.
Forum: ZL1 Discussions Yesterday, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By L78toLT1
Even though you're no longer an employee, you...

Even though you're no longer an employee, you continue to be a hell of an ambassador for Magnuson, Greg. If I was running the show there, I'd hire you back in a Heartbeat...pun intended!
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-25-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,096
Posted By L78toLT1
I'm not certain but I would bet the seats are...

I'm not certain but I would bet the seats are fully machined ductile iron. Typically replacement seats are basically just little short cylinders. The o.d. is controlled to within a half-mil or so....
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 02-25-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,044
Posted By L78toLT1
The base suspension is damn good but it's neither...

The base suspension is damn good but it's neither stupid, nor stupid expensive to add the gm handling kit as some have stated. If you plan to track the car, it's worth every penny of the ~1600 bucks...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-24-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,096
Posted By L78toLT1
OP, what do your guides look like? From the pics,...

OP, what do your guides look like? From the pics, it looks like the radial position was not being controlled i.e. when closing, it appears the valves never hit in the same place twice. I would...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-23-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,096
Posted By L78toLT1
I concur. You're going to need a proper...

I concur. You're going to need a proper compressor eventually.
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-23-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,096
Posted By L78toLT1
Try taking a small punch, or better still a brass...

Try taking a small punch, or better still a brass drift rod and give the edge of each keeper a light rap to dislodge any residue that may be preventing the kerpers from falling off. Sqiirting a...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-22-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,096
Posted By L78toLT1
You can do a crude check to at least get an idea...

You can do a crude check to at least get an idea about the rings. I've seen big chunks of carbon buildup get sucked into the combination chamber, get smashed between the piston and head and compress...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-22-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,096
Posted By L78toLT1
Use a socket slightly smaller that the retainer....

Use a socket slightly smaller that the retainer. Place the socket over the retainer and give it a good whack with a Hammer. The impact is enough to compress the spring & retainer a half inch or so...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-22-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,096
Posted By L78toLT1
Find a deep socket that is slightly smaller than...

Find a deep socket that is slightly smaller than the spring retainer, place it on the retainer and smack the hell out of it with a hammer. That will usually break the retainers loose.
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-22-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By L78toLT1
I recommend removing the heads with the motor...

I recommend removing the heads with the motor still in the car. This frees up a bunch of space. Without heads, the motor will tilt back further increasing the clearance between the oil pan and...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-20-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,096
Posted By L78toLT1
If you lost a lifter, you would hear a...

If you lost a lifter, you would hear a distinctive tapping. You can also rotate the motor by hand to position the lifters on the heel of the cam and check the valve lash. With a collapsed lifter, the...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 02-18-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 789
Posted By L78toLT1
Jannetty Racing. Unsurpassed knowledge on this...

Jannetty Racing. Unsurpassed knowledge on this platform and the best customer service I have ever experienced.
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 02-18-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,224
Posted By L78toLT1
Don't forget PDR! Great for resale even if you...

Don't forget PDR! Great for resale even if you don't need it
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 02-18-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,623
Posted By L78toLT1
Even if you can do the work, it still ain't...

Even if you can do the work, it still ain't cheap!

I certainly do appreciate the allure of getting away from all the modern bells and whistles for a while though. I would have never sold my Boss...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 02-15-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,190
Posted By L78toLT1
Yep, but he should have bought a ZL1!

Yep, but he should have bought a ZL1!
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 02-14-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By L78toLT1
I recall speaking to Mike, the former CEO of...

I recall speaking to Mike, the former CEO of Magnuson at the Camarofest. Mike described several enhancements incorporated into the 2650 to make it more reliable as well as more efficient. Greg is...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 02-14-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By L78toLT1
Have you tried superchargersonline.com? They may...

Have you tried superchargersonline.com? They may have a 2300 on the shelf. They also turn up in the member classifieds on occasion.
I agree that the 2300 is a great little blower, but if you can't...
Forum: Forced Induction Discussions 02-13-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By L78toLT1
Reciprocating assembly. I hate auto spell check

Reciprocating assembly. I hate auto spell check
Forum: Forced Induction Discussions 02-13-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By L78toLT1
I had my reciprocating assignment balanced when...

I had my reciprocating assignment balanced when building my motor. I used the GPI piston/rod combo. My machine shop said the balance was close, but not spot-on. The balanced motor is smooth as silk,...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-11-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,108
Posted By L78toLT1
OP, do you have upgraded rocker trunions? All LT...

OP, do you have upgraded rocker trunions? All LT motor gurus seem to recommend them. I've been running the comp cams needle bearing trunking but am a little nervous about them as the bronze bushing...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 02-11-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,535
Posted By L78toLT1
I've been a fan of Grabber Blue since it debuted...

I've been a fan of Grabber Blue since it debuted in 1970. Grabber Blue looked pretty sweet on a '70 Boss 302!
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 02-09-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,427
Posted By L78toLT1
While not relevant with regards to your current...

While not relevant with regards to your current issue, you should be making well over 600whp if you're running at 14psi
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 02-04-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 864
Posted By L78toLT1
What sort of hitch do you have on your car,...

What sort of hitch do you have on your car, Gunkk? I'd like to have a setup like that. I have a trailer but it's overkill when I'm only going to Road Atlanta or AMP
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 02-04-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 893
Posted By L78toLT1
I've got to quit relying on my memory. As I get...

I've got to quit relying on my memory. As I get older it just isn't as reliable as it once was! I could have sworn that 15w50 was recommended for the track. I must have been thinking about the ZLE....
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 02-04-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 893
Posted By L78toLT1
15w50 was the only oil recommended for track use...

15w50 was the only oil recommended for track use until 0w40 dex2 became available
Forum: Forced Induction Discussions 02-04-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 635
Posted By L78toLT1
To better put things into perspective, given the...

To better put things into perspective, given the variability between dynos, A bone stock m6 dynoed right after me and made just a tick less, he was at 55xhp. Your car, with the right tune should make...
Forum: Forced Induction Discussions 02-03-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 635
Posted By L78toLT1
OP, I assume you're running a 98mm pulley as I...

OP, I assume you're running a 98mm pulley as I believe that is what comes with the base kit. When I first went FI, I ran a 95mm pulley and a custom tune from Ted Jannetty. My only other mods at the...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 02-01-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By L78toLT1
I've had my fascia off so many times that I can...

I've had my fascia off so many times that I can now do it solo, in about ten minutes. Even the first time wasn't bad, took about an hour
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 01-31-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,152
Posted By L78toLT1
This was in response to CMitchell's comment on...

This was in response to CMitchell's comment on cast iron. I forgot to quote the applicable section of his post.
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