This is a discussion on My Rebuild within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Just to start off, I've never built a motor before. I have a t/a with 175k on the clock and ...
10-29-2009, 08:33 PM #1
- Join Date
- Feb 2007
- '00 Firebird WS6 T/A
Just to start off, I've never built a motor before. I have a t/a with 175k on the clock and when it gets to 200k
i guess my ideal build at this point would include porting the factory heads, rods, springs, intake, headers. maybe a cam. don't want reliability issues or surge... etc though and i'll be doing the tuning all myself so since it's a 2000 model, best ls1 factory cam, i was thinking of putting that off til i have a daily driver and am ready to have some real fun. for now the idea i suppose is to stay as close to stock as possible but do some fun shit while i have the engine apart anyway to make it interesting.
anybody else ever do this kind of build? it would be awesome to just write some dude a check but trust me, the $$$ precludes that. i have friends who can help with the build (and will...) so the labor shouldn't be much of an issue. partswise, i'm thinking i can get the heads ported and pick up a timing chain, probably ebay headers, ls6 intake, springs and rods for somewhere under $2k. i'd like to spin the motor higher to around 6.5 or 7k so if there's something else that needs to happen to do that then let me know.
10-31-2009, 01:48 PM #2
I think the 00, have an LS6 intake?
10-31-2009, 02:15 PM #3
- Join Date
- Nov 2006
- Broken Arrow, OK
- 2000 Camaro SS
10-31-2009, 02:18 PM #4
11-03-2009, 02:10 PM #5
What kind of budget did you have in mind. You can get pretty crazy and still have a decent DD. And when you say you will be doing your own tuning, do have a hand held or software(HP, Edit, etc)?
11-03-2009, 02:57 PM #6
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