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LS3 Stroker Build

This is a discussion on LS3 Stroker Build within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; A few months ago i posted some pics of where my LS1 broke from the block where the starter bolts ...

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    LS3 Stroker Build

    A few months ago i posted some pics of where my LS1 broke from the block where the starter bolts up.
    I decided to build and LS3 and I have all the parts and machine work done. I was planning on putting the motor together this weekend and have it running by sunday. Since i'm planning on using my same camshaft, as i pulled it out last night i noticed it had a problem. For some reason it was a bad stick, its good thing it didnt blow up the LS1. Anyway now I have to wait for them to custom grind me another cam, but it might not go together till next weekend. I was excited then really bummed when i noticed the cam was screwed.
    Here is what I have done to the motor that will be living in my 2001 Z28. And all the work done by me and a buddy that ownes a Machine Shop Here in Midland, TX. Rusert Machine!:

    6.2L LS3 GM Block
    Ported L92 Heads
    Comp Springs to accomidate .650 lift
    Forged Ceramic Coated moly pistons/Rings
    Coated bearings Rod/Mains
    Coated bottoms of SI valves
    Titanium Retainers
    Forged Callies 4" stroke Crank
    ARP bolts
    Erson Cam 236/242 .620/.620
    Monster Stage 3 Clutch
    Tick Performance Stage 2 6-Speed
    Pro 5.0 Shifter from Texas-Speed
    LS3 Intake
    Holley 90mm TB
    Volant Intake
    BMR adj. Torque arm
    BMR LCA
    BMR Relocation Bracket
    Dana S-60 4.11's
    HSW Nitrous 75 Shot Plate system 10lb bottle
    LS2 Timing Cover/Cam sensor Extension
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    man you got some dough rolled up in there... you doing anything to the drivetrain

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10spokess View Post
    man you got some dough rolled up in there... you doing anything to the drivetrain
    +1 your gunna need it!

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    This is what i wanna do ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10spokess View Post
    This is what i wanna do ;-)
    I wish i would have waited a little while longer and done a LS3 too. owell, there's always next time....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Crash View Post
    I wish i would have waited a little while longer and done a LS3 too. owell, there's always next time....
    what did you end up doing???

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    Chromoly d.s

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    The car suspension and rear end with ds has been done for a while I built the weak links first. Right now it's just the motor I'll post pics up tonight

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10spokess View Post
    what did you end up doing???
    Check out my sig. Im happy with the end result, but a 70lb lighter block would have been nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_01_Z28 View Post
    The car suspension and rear end with ds has been done for a while I built the weak links first. Right now it's just the motor I'll post pics up tonight
    Ya i did mine a little backwards.

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    How is the LS3 stroker progressing. I have hopes of doing a very similar LS3 project. I have seen 2 stroker kits on ebay to replace the rotating assembly 1. $1800.00, 2. $2800.00. Both are very pricy. Are they a necessity, or might there be another quality way to get around this cost.
    I was noticing the specs on your cam, very aggressive, sounds as if you are building a major killer. Way to build. Keep the good work coming, I have many more questions. thx

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    It's done man, I just haven't had time to get in and give an update. Runs good I'm still working on the tuning end but, I don't have much time so I may just crack and take it somewhere. I have driven it a few times, not leaning out at all. Seems like the tune really isn't bad. I raced a trans am this weekend that had an ms3 cam and claimed he was the fastest f body in his town. Yup!! Put like 4 cars on the fellow

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    As for your questions I would use a local reputable machine shop, when you start a build like this clearances are very important. But yea that price is about right for a rotating assembly. The necessity depends on how you will use the car. I'm going to spray and spin it at 8k. So for me yea I need it. But if your going to be conservative and the car will only see about 6k occasionally then I'd say probly not.

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    Sounds like a great engine...500hp?

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