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Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons Today, 04:56 PM
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Posted By cmitchell17
Do you have any more info on the problem? Has any...

Do you have any more info on the problem? Has any other aftermarket companies documented it? Is it the exact same issue as the LS7? (which I though the LS7 issue was due to bad manufacturing causing...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons Today, 04:38 PM
Replies: 116
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Posted By cmitchell17
Yeah, I agree, I will not be buying anything else...

Yeah, I agree, I will not be buying anything else through TSP.

I took the #7 intake valve and inserted it into all the other intake valve guides on the head, they all went in fine and the same,...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons Today, 12:00 PM
Replies: 116
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Posted By cmitchell17
I need to go inspect after work. I know from...

I need to go inspect after work. I know from sliding the valves in and out of them nothing felt loose, except the #5 being harder to pull out than the rest because I think its bent.

What gets me...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons Yesterday, 11:34 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By cmitchell17
I agree 100%, the corvettes sound more refined...

I agree 100%, the corvettes sound more refined and exotic like, and less like kids gutting their cats and putting "straight pipes" or "loud pipes" on.

I think the C7 Corvette NPPs are 2 separate...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons Yesterday, 11:23 PM
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Posted By cmitchell17
I completely forgot about getting a bung in my...

I completely forgot about getting a bung in my kooks headers. For the almost $2500 price you pay and they don't even give you a extra bung, which is a very common need, is ridiculous. Along with the...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons Yesterday, 11:11 PM
Replies: 116
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Posted By cmitchell17
I have the TSP 7.8in which I measured with the...

I have the TSP 7.8in which I measured with the calipers at 7.796.

I am with you 100%, I already invested in a degree wheel with mounts and a dial gauge, another dial gauge with a magnetic mount,...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons Yesterday, 09:43 PM
Replies: 116
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Posted By cmitchell17
I remember I did call TSP about my preload, and I...

I remember I did call TSP about my preload, and I remember making a thread about it. I think they ended up telling me that the pushrods they sent to me were probably ok with the johnsons and I should...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons Yesterday, 09:28 PM
Replies: 116
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Posted By cmitchell17
It would be extremely interesting to know that as...

It would be extremely interesting to know that as well. TSP will not tell me any of that info, I mean I kind of get it as some might be "proprietary" race info, but then again we are paying them. I...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons Yesterday, 03:54 PM
Replies: 116
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Posted By cmitchell17
Interestingly enough, I am almost certain I never...

Interestingly enough, I am almost certain I never saw that warning when buying my heads, not sure if they had it up a year or so ago?

That being said, I think there is a pretty big conflict on...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons Yesterday, 03:52 PM
Replies: 116
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Posted By cmitchell17
Right now I am thinking it may be cheaper just to...

Right now I am thinking it may be cheaper just to buy some aftermarket castings. Although I don't trust any casting besides the stock one, paying an absurd amount of money you would think you could...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons Yesterday, 03:22 PM
Replies: 116
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Posted By cmitchell17
So TSP is saying "falling out", I guess that...

So TSP is saying "falling out", I guess that means literally falling out of the seat. I don't think mine have fallen out of the seat? I think #7 failed and the others are starting to fail from being...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons Yesterday, 02:40 PM
Replies: 116
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Posted By cmitchell17
TSP ported stock castings. At this point I wonder...

TSP ported stock castings. At this point I wonder if it would be cheaper just to buy aftermarket castings.
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons Yesterday, 02:26 PM
Replies: 116
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Posted By cmitchell17
Yeah pay to play I guess haha, this will actually...

Yeah pay to play I guess haha, this will actually be my first failure on this motor, besides the GM induced one because of the oil cooler hose busting.

It gets more interesting, #5 looks like it...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons Yesterday, 01:26 PM
Replies: 116
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Posted By cmitchell17
Haha, lets hope it wasn't that. The exhaust...

Haha, lets hope it wasn't that.

The exhaust side looks fine:
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I know the exhaust valve retainer and lock were a lot easier to get off. I don't know how I would know if I had...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons Yesterday, 11:27 AM
Replies: 116
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Posted By cmitchell17
This one seems way overpriced, but is there a...

This one seems way overpriced, but is there a specific one that is better:...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 02-22-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 966
Posted By cmitchell17
Does the smell get worse after you get on it...

Does the smell get worse after you get on it hard? Maybe wait until its dark outside and try getting on it then stop and reverse really quickly and shine your headlights in front of you and look to...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-22-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,727
Posted By cmitchell17
Thanks for the info, I guess you tore the engine...

Thanks for the info, I guess you tore the engine down and replaced the piston?

From trying to look into the intake port with a flashlight behind the valve on the combustion chamber side, it looks...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-22-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,727
Posted By cmitchell17
If I could get the intake valve out I could see...

If I could get the intake valve out I could see the seat but I swear it will not come out. I feel like I am doing damage to it beating on it like this I guess I can always by new retainers.
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Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-22-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,727
Posted By cmitchell17
#7 is on the right, I don't see a difference on...

#7 is on the right, I don't see a difference on the intake manifold side, but its hard to tell. Every time I have taken the intake manifold off it has been filled with oil from the PCV system anyway....
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-22-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,727
Posted By cmitchell17
The intake was a little more brown and wet with...

The intake was a little more brown and wet with oil and the rest of the intakes yes, but not by much. There was also oil on the spark plug threads, but it was on every spark plug thread #1, #3, #5,...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-22-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,727
Posted By cmitchell17
So leak is definately still there, I filled the...

So leak is definately still there, I filled the chamber #5 and #7 up with alcohol, #5 is fine, and #7 leaks out the intake and none out the exhaust.

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Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-22-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,727
Posted By cmitchell17
I think you are seeing the topography of the...

I think you are seeing the topography of the combustion chamber on the piston head. There's no knicks out of the edge of the piston just really small knicks in the top near the sides but like someone...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-22-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,727
Posted By cmitchell17
What do you think could have been banging? If...

What do you think could have been banging? If eveything on the valve train is still intact and no marks of contact then what else could it have been?

So I tried bolting the head back up with just...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-22-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,727
Posted By cmitchell17
Also I saw this, and this was only occuring in...

Also I saw this, and this was only occuring in the #7 piston, the rest of the pistons looked ok.

I don't want to say this was detonation, because it seems to me it would be everywhere on the...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-22-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,727
Posted By cmitchell17
Ok so I still can't get them off, but I just put...

Ok so I still can't get them off, but I just put the flashlight under the head and there is no light coming through, so the valve is sealing now?

So has anyone seen this before? Could it really...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-22-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,727
Posted By cmitchell17
I tried it and they are just stuck in there, if...

I tried it and they are just stuck in there, if my C clamp is big enough and I compress the valve at the combustion chamber and then stick a socket on the other end of the c clamp I am wondering if...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-22-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,727
Posted By cmitchell17
Yeah I got lazy with the oil, but I think I was...

Yeah I got lazy with the oil, but I think I was just hoping it was becuase I overfilled it, in reality I think I have been revving it to high and just have too much cam with too much lift and its...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-22-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,727
Posted By cmitchell17
I finally got it off after I bumped the valve...

I finally got it off after I bumped the valve from the bottom, but then I realized it was the exhaust side I just took off. So I tried the same thing on the intake side and it's not coming off.

If...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-22-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,727
Posted By cmitchell17
Are you talking about the retainer or the locks?...

Are you talking about the retainer or the locks? So are you saying to find a socket that's small enough to hit the locks? or the retainer?
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-22-2021, 01:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By cmitchell17
How long did it take you? How high is your garage...

How long did it take you? How high is your garage also? And does anyone ever remove the hood? I guess you don't have to but im not sure if it might give a little extra room so you aren't as cramped...
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