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  1. http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=386467 Add the ZL1 fuel pump for $250. edit: Looks like they upped the price. It's $3800 without the blower. A used blower will cost you about $800. https://lsa-conversion-store.myshopify.com/collections/lsa-conversion-kits/products/adm-lsa-stage-1-supercharger-kit-for-2010-2012-ls3-l99-w-0-supercharger
  2. I don't want to add to your confusion anymore, but I'm going to anyway. You are looking at a cam ($1k), heads ($1.5k min), converter ($1k) and that will require another $500 in incidentals (oil pump, gaskets, timing chain etc). The cam and converter are going to have a negative impact on day to day driving. Sure you can get a small cam and converter and a great tune and you will hardly notice it, but in return you probably won't gain a ton of power. If you're going to spend $4k why not look into a blower. You get all the extra power with no loss of driveability. I'm not sure the total cost of an LSA blower swap, but it's got to be around that or maybe a little less.
  3. He would do engine tuning for that amount also. But some local shops can do trans tuning with the engine tune. You just need to discuss the tuning with the converter company. Some converters won't require it. I think it depends on the clutch material they use.
  4. Random thought thread

    ****, I can't even stay awake long enough to see any of the acts. I'm in bed when you kids are waking up for your hippy parties. Get off my lawn!
  5. Random thought thread

    Bonaroo makes me think of that emoji differently. That's a guy that's been rolling around in a green grassy field for a weekend, wearing some weird hipster hat and that aint no thermometer. + +
  6. Music city raceway Street night

    I'm not going to make it. I should have an inspection on my pool electric today. If it's good, I have to fill in the ditch tonight before the rain comes.
  7. Single disc is good if you want to retain a lockup converter, but don't necessarily care to lock it at the track. Triple disc is to lock under WOT with big power. That's sometimes worth a little MPH at the track. Single disc would be fine for you. Your stock converter is a single disc. You need to be careful with an aftermarket lockup converter for your car. Some can require tuning changes, some are drop in. I bought a one year membership to 6L80etuning.com and he has quite a bit of info there.
  8. Music city raceway Street night

    I should come see what mine will do on street tires.
  9. So, lets say you had $50k cash to spend on a car and mods. Wants: Room for 2 adults and a kid No major builds. Buy a relatively new car and mod it Want a car that is moderately quick at the dragstrip, road course and autocross. I'm over having the fastest car. Must be a V8 and must sound good. No turbo, no nitrous. It should take a couple weeks to mod it. Reliable, daily driver No aftermarket ecu's. What would you buy and how would you mod it? I'm day dreaming while my Buick sits under the knife again. I'm tired of "building" this car but when it run's there is always something on it that bugs me. I've spent 98% of my time working on it and 2% enjoying it. I'm not selling it right now, but it's been on my mind a lot lately. And daydreaming and planning is fun.
  10. I think now that I've put a few miles on it, the valvetrain has gotten quieter. I went to "The Hill" Tuesday and made a few passes. 7.001@104.2 being the best. My 60's were slow by .1s than they were in February and the ET was off about the same. The air was 2000'. I might go a few more Tuesdays when the weather is decent, but for now I'm going to start daily driving it. Part of going back to DD is putting the stock wheels and tires back on. I'll put the full drag pack back on in the fall. I super cleaned the wheels. As I swapped them, I cleaned each caliper and inner fender also. Then gave the car a bath. This is the cleanest it's probably been since new. I love driving this car.
  11. What's in YOUR toolbox?

    Buy them used on ebay. Lots of plants use them and they will have regularly checked the calibration. They should be able to tell you if it's in spec or not. I have the 1/2" version of the snap on you linked. I still have my 20 year old 3/8" craftsman.
  12. Music city raceway Street night

    Really, the Z06 was only running mid 90's mph? It was supposed to be making 650rwhp and only weighs probably 3500 max. That should be ~110mph. I looked back at my old 1/8th mile passes at the hill. I had been running 102-103 on average at the Hill with one 105mph pass. The DA was 0 to slightly negative. Last night, other than the 99mph, I was running 104.2 and DA was around 2000. So, the pulley helped some, but I still think a tighter belt might help more. Doesn't matter because I'm ready to put the street tires back on it and daily drive it for a couple months. My 60's weren't that far off either. But come fall I'm going to start tweaking the tune and see if I can get it in the low 10's and maybe 6.6x.
  13. Music city raceway Street night

    Ok, I'll try to get it all together and head up there. I might have forgotten how to do a burnout by now. Looks like the weather might be realtively decent tonight. https://airdensityonline.com/track-forecast/Music_City_Raceway/
  14. Music city raceway Street night

    I'm thinking about it. I haven't checked my tune since the pulley swap, so I need to make some passes with good datalogs.
  15. I'm not completely sure. I think a pulley, headers and tune. There were about 5 CTSV's there, but we couldn't all get parking together.
  16. It's alive again. I finished it up Friday night and drove it to Cars and Coffee Saturday morning then the MCCM dyno day at Boost Addicts. The valvetrain still makes faint noise. Probably not much change overall, but I don't have to worry about it now.
  17. Random thought thread

    It's hard to diagnose anything without high side pressure also
  18. Music city raceway Street night

    Yes, tonight is a test and tune night. I think there might be a couple classes. Tomorrow is bracket racing. Sunday there is a Music City Car Meets thing going on. I'm going to try to get mine buttoned up tonight so I can go Sunday.
  19. Music city raceway Street night

    My pushrods won't be here until tomorrow. I have to seed and straw my yard before the next batch of rain hits so I won't be messing with the car for a few more days.
  20. Random thought thread

    The finished product.
  21. Random thought thread

    I had a few days to kill while waiting on pushrods for my car. I figured I might as well put in a pool. Actually I had the pool installed by someone else. Me and my brother did the electrical. Hopefully we'll backfill around the pool tomorrow. I'll call in the inspections this week and I'll be swimming next weekend. It's going to take a couple more days to fill it and probably a week minimum for the temp to get up to swimmable.
  22. Daddy, whats.....? Yes, lots of questions. Grammi got her a set of plastic tools so she's quite interested in helping me. She knows what car it is, she says thank god it's not a junk old Pontiac. These new lifters are supposed to have .040" preload +/- .010". I used a length checker and checked every one to zero lash then added .040". If you see my numbers up above you'll see that I'm varying about .023". That's either from the cam grinding or valve stem height variation. Seems like the exhaust pushrods are about .010" longer, so I'm going to end up with two sizes 7.385" for the intakes and 7.395" for the exhausts. Once you buy custom you can get all 16 a different length, but this is easy to keep track of.
  23. It's getting close to being back together. I pulled the heads off saturday and had them back on the same day with some help from my mini me. A friend helped me put the blower back on yesterday and I got most of the other little bits back on. I had to order custom length pushrods, so that's the hold up for the next week.