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Forum: Forced Induction Discussions 05-18-2022, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,329
Posted By Tim M
1LEornothing: We selected Johnson Lifters from...

1LEornothing: We selected Johnson Lifters from Katech - slightly tighter tolerance to the lifter bores, as I understand it.

4.5 months wait for the ARP head bolts to arrive...came with a new GM...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 05-08-2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By Tim M
265 psi??? Is this a quality gauge?

265 psi??? Is this a quality gauge?
Forum: Forced Induction Discussions 05-07-2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,329
Posted By Tim M
Slow going, but the machinist is back from...

Slow going, but the machinist is back from Croatia...retrieved the block, crank, rods, pistons...all with a clean bill of health and spot on clearances.

Possibly the first time someone put an LT1...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro 1LE 05-07-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,137
Posted By Tim M
I have no issues with OEM oil cooler setup...

I have no issues with OEM oil cooler setup...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 05-04-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,387
Posted By Tim M
Compression test may give indications...leak down...

Compression test may give indications...leak down test is best. Lot of miles on it - you did well!
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 04-16-2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,170
Posted By Tim M
Only way to go...screw in: ...

Only way to go...screw in:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49300167421_8100ba76cb_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i7ufbz)
Forum: Forced Induction Discussions 04-16-2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,329
Posted By Tim M
Very slow movement due to travel and another...

Very slow movement due to travel and another project...

Received my precision oil dumbbell...because I needed one and seems like a good idea:
...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro 1LE 04-13-2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By Tim M
Not a Camaro, but I've done nothing different at...

Not a Camaro, but I've done nothing different at Daytona on a couple of cars. I don't see a reason for it on a street car.

Make sure you go high as you can - makes for a great photo!
Forum: Forced Induction Discussions 04-03-2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,274
Posted By Tim M
Good info - I wondered the same! Thanks.

Good info - I wondered the same! Thanks.
Forum: Forced Induction Discussions 03-24-2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,329
Posted By Tim M
Finally got a moment to test fit the main...

Finally got a moment to test fit the main bearings and take the block, crank, pistons to the machine shop for verification of sizes and clearances:

Long bolts on the inside!:
...
Forum: Forced Induction Discussions 03-12-2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,329
Posted By Tim M
1LEornothing: No argument on your comments. It...

1LEornothing: No argument on your comments. It was fun while it lasted...ultimately, I was likely pushing too much boost for track duty/autobahn for the available 98 octane German fuel. I used...
Forum: Forced Induction Discussions 03-07-2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,329
Posted By Tim M
The Classroom #2: One Way to Build an LT1

Greetings!

We recently finished another project for one of my young 'assistants' and have the 'opportunity' to start another for the older brother.

16 months ago - engineless 1998 Mitsubachi...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro 1LE 03-07-2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By Tim M
That is awesome! Another event I'd like to try! ...

That is awesome! Another event I'd like to try! Thanks for posting.
Forum: Member Car Journals 02-26-2022, 04:20 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 61,975
Posted By Tim M
Finally ordered a car cover...project is becoming...

Finally ordered a car cover...project is becoming a longer term one...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51904406044_ceda010064_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2n5BDAu)
Forum: Member Car Journals 02-05-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 61,975
Posted By Tim M
Few more arrivals! C5R timing chain from...

Few more arrivals!

C5R timing chain from Katech:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51864029881_68c4668e1c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2n23HaK)

And rev capable Johnson 2110K Lifters replacing...
Forum: Forced Induction Discussions 02-02-2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,252
Posted By Tim M
Modern technology continues to amaze me. ...

Modern technology continues to amaze me.

Maybe we will give that a try on the next iteration.

This go around we will stick with Chevy's recipe.

Thanks!
Forum: Forced Induction Discussions 01-29-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,252
Posted By Tim M
Ted - thanks for the feedback. Sounds a bit...

Ted - thanks for the feedback. Sounds a bit radical for my preference.

EDF - one won't hit 600 CHP with a smooth idle cam. :-) LT4-like performance would be acceptable for my purposes. Heck...
Forum: Forced Induction Discussions 01-28-2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,252
Posted By Tim M
Ted, I acknowledge the OEM blower might be...

Ted,

I acknowledge the OEM blower might be considered too small, I'm ok with that.

My preference is a mild camshaft for reliability, smooth idle, and able to rev to 7000 rpm (even if on the...
Forum: Member Car Journals 01-28-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 61,975
Posted By Tim M
Ordered on Black Friday after...

Ordered on Black Friday after Thanksgiving...arrived today!

Weighty/sizeable packages arrived...balanced 416 CU IN rotating assembly!
...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 01-27-2022, 10:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,151
Posted By Tim M
I recommend you remove the digital readout and...

I recommend you remove the digital readout and just enjoy the car. :-)

Why manufacturers have removed digital readouts from the gauge package - too many concerned customers.

Heck even my Honda...
Forum: Member Car Journals 01-23-2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 61,975
Posted By Tim M
Got a chance to pop open the crate... Part...

Got a chance to pop open the crate...

Part number:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51839322500_6d7589fa1d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mYS5wq)

Cover off:
...
Forum: Member Car Journals 01-21-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 61,975
Posted By Tim M
And arrival via air freight! Rather quick IMO...

And arrival via air freight! Rather quick IMO and no 29% up charge to the Germans!:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51833544272_f3efa3551c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mYmsRN)

Was concerned...
Forum: Member Car Journals 01-15-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 61,975
Posted By Tim M
Bit disappointing, but there is a reason why...

Bit disappointing, but there is a reason why Chevy offered the LT4 with forged pistons, lower compression, etc. Hope to make it a bit better than the LT4 offering in the end.

Few parts are...
Forum: Member Car Journals 01-14-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 61,975
Posted By Tim M
Took a bit of research and coordination...to...

Took a bit of research and coordination...to locate an in-stock OEM LT1 block and a company vendor that would ship overseas a preferred company (or get slammed with $700 import German fee!).
...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 01-02-2022, 01:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,575
Posted By Tim M
Hadn't seen most of these - impressive driving on...

Hadn't seen most of these - impressive driving on the streets! How politically incorrect - love it! (dream, right?)

Thanks for posting.
Forum: Forced Induction Discussions 01-01-2022, 04:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,252
Posted By Tim M
Appreciate the replies. CR will be dropping...

Appreciate the replies.

CR will be dropping to 10.6 or so (wish it was a bit higher, but piston availability...) to reduce the knock tendency and remove the octane booster requirement. (Kpt...
Forum: Forced Induction Discussions 12-31-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,252
Posted By Tim M
How Important is a 'Supercharger' Cam?

Looking at a camshaft for our soon to be supersized LT1 (416) with a ported LT4 blower at ~8 psi.

The OEM cam will be round filed to mainly eliminate the DOD aspect with a side benefit of...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 12-23-2021, 12:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,532
Posted By Tim M
CMitchell17: I've always understood valve...

CMitchell17: I've always understood valve springs are a wear item. The more stress, the less life. If they incur valve float, the pressure can drop significantly. Usage over time drops...
Forum: Forced Induction Discussions 12-22-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,204
Posted By Tim M
Efi69Cam: Great point...thanks. EDF: Noted...

Efi69Cam: Great point...thanks.

EDF: Noted on the gear. Texas Speed includes in their rotating kit...went with them as they have in stock items and they can balance the entire set before...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 12-22-2021, 05:19 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,532
Posted By Tim M
CMitchel17: Only way to check for spring fatigue...

CMitchel17: Only way to check for spring fatigue is to remove them (don't believe one can do on-LT-head checks) and check the pressure. At the price they sell them, I'd rather just start fresh each...
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